Faculty Positions at Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar

We IITGN Logoat IIT Gandhinagar (IITGN) have embarked on an ambitious expedition to be the best Institution in India and among the best in the world and are looking for outstanding faculty candidates with well-rounded perspectives, who can join hands with the dynamic and energetic group of faculty members at IITGN to lead initiatives in research, education and institute building.

Applications are welcome at Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor levels in all areas of Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and allied branches, with specializations in thermal sciences, fluid mechanics, applied mechanics, dynamics & controls, manufacturing and design & optimization. Application instructions and formats are available at http://iitgn.ac.in/faculty-recruitment.htm.

CISM Advanced Course "Advanced finite element technologies"

We would like to draw your attention to the advanced course at the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences (CISM) to be held in Udine (Italy) from October 6 through 10, 2014 on the topic of: "Advanced finite element technologies" (http://www.cism.it/courses/C1414/). The advanced course will comprise of distinguished lectures from the following experts:

- Ferdinando Auricchio (University of Pavia, Italy)
- Antonio Huerta (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain)
- Daya Reddy (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
- Jörg Schröder (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
- Gerhard Starke (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
- Peter Wriggers (Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany)

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Harvard Seeks Senior Lecturer in Applied Mathematics

The Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences seeks applicants for the position of Senior Lecturer in Applied Mathematics, with an expected start date of July 1, 2014.

Postdoctoral Position Opening at University of Western Ontario, Canada

Position is available for a postdoctoral fellow to carry out an industry sponsored project on carbon fiber composite modeling. The contract is initiated for one year, with possible extension if work progresses satisfactorily. The research will focus on

 (1)  micromechanics modeling of elastic and viscoplastic behavior of injection molded carbon fiber composites;

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39th Congress of the Society of Biomechanics

Dear All,

I am involved in organizing the "39th Congress of the Society of Biomechanics", which will be held in Valenciennes (France), from 27 to 29 August 2014.

We strongly encourage you to submit papers to this Conference, the deadline for submission of abstract (2 pages in English) is March 3, 2014.

For more details  http://naceurh.free.fr/SB2014/

Please take note that all papers accepted in this congress, will be published in a special issue of the international journal "Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering", with an impact factor 1.4 (JCR-indexed journal).

Job Opportunity with SunEdison - Research Scientist, Solar Materials R&D

SunEdison Inc. provides innovative silicon based solar energy solutions around the globe. We specialize in the production of polysilicon, silicon wafers, solar modules, and provide solar energy services that integrate the design, installation, financing, monitoring, operation, and maintenance portions of the downstream solar market. SunEdison is a vertically integrated company that seamlessly combines solar materials with our energy services business. SunEdison's solar manufacturing primarily involves Czochralski growth of silicon single crystals, mechanical slicing of silicon crystals into wafers and production of high output solar modules.

Faculty openings at Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

The Department of Aerospace Engineering at IIT, Madras seeks to fill Assistant and Associate Professor vacancies in specialisations related to  Structural Mechanics, Aerodynamics, Design and Flight Control.  For full details, please visit facapp.iitm.ac.in.  Application deadline: 21 March, 2014.

Post doc: Buckling in soft polymeric materials

A post-doctoral position is available in the lab of Sachin Velankar at the University of Pittsburgh to examine buckling instabilities in soft polymeric materials. The project is experimental, and therefore some past experimental experience with polymers is desirable. However this project requires a thorough understanding of elastic instabilities, and therefore a comprehensive grasp of mechanics is absolutely essential  – indeed more important than past experimental expertise.

Interested individuals should contact velankars@gmail.com. The position is for a period of 12 months.

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Forensics: residual stress of fractured part

I’ll present this below without the answer, in case you want to enjoy a little brain teaser. It is a solid and experimental mechanics problem that, while not terribly practical, I found very interesting:

A part fractures cleanly in two by brittle fracture (no plasticity) under the action of residual and applied stresses. You only have the broken part in front of you, no prior information.

 What were the original residual stresses on the fracture plane?

Open Position at ANSYS, Inc.

Company: ANSYS, Inc.
Position: Technical Services Engineer
Location: Irvine, CA or Lebanon, NH (somewhat flexible)

Position Summary:
The Technical Services Engineer is
responsible for providing world class assistance to ANSYS customers in
the usage of our products, as well as for leveraging our knowledge and
relationships to assist in growing our software business in line with
our corporate vision. This is a
highly diverse technical role that requires managing multiple projects
and initiatives at once while working both individually and as part of a team.

2nd International Conference on BioTribology (ICoBT2014) - Preliminary Programme Available

The ICoBT2014 preliminary programme is now available on the conference website. If you register by the 7 March early booking deadline, you will save on the standard rate.


For more information and to register, please visit www.biotribologyconference.com. 

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Competition for a post-doc position on computational mechanics now open at IMT Lucca

Dear Colleague,

this is to inform you that the research unit MUSAM "Multi-scale Analysis of Materials" (http://musam.imtlucca.it) at the IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca (Italy) has opened 1 Post-doctoral Fellow position (1 year but renewable for a maximum of 3 years in total) on Computational mechanics applied to solar energy materials, related to the ERC Starting Grant CA2PVM
(http://musam.imtlucca.it/CA2PVM.html) and under my supervision.

The link to the call is:

The link to the application form is:

Split Hopkinson Compression Test data analysis

I have performed some high strain rate split hopkinson
compression tests. The oscilloscope reads the incident and reflected
displacments (in input pressure bar) and transmitted displacment (in output
pressure bar) in volt. To convert displacement in volt (output voltage) to
mechanical strain (m/m), I have a difficalty. What is the relationship between
the output voltage (volt) (the reading from oscilloscope), excitation voltage (volt)
and strain gauge Gauge Factor (GF)?

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Post-doctoral position (computational mechanics) at Rice University

Post-doctoral position available in computational mechanics at Rice University. The announcement and instructions to apply are posted at


Mechanics journal impact factors 2012

Some funding agencies require that articles be published only in journals with impact factors greater than 1. Here's a list from 2012 that tells you which to choose (if you care about impact factors).
-- Biswajit


Announcing Wear of Materials 2015 - Website has just gone live

20th International Conference on Wear of Materials
12-16 April 2015
The Sheraton Centre, Toronto, Canada

The 20th International Conference on Wear of Materials will focus on both the fundamental and applied aspects of wear and friction of materials at the macro-, micro-, and nano-scale. It will address the understanding of tribological phenomena; particularly the progress in recent decades and a special session will concentrate on modeling of wear.

Paper: On finding cohesive law parameters for foam-metal interfaces

A detailed report of our work on trying to find cohesive laws for interfacial fracture is attached.  I will add the experimental data after a shorter version of this report has been published.

The reason for posting this report on iMechanica is so that people who want to replicate the tests or perform similar tests know what is involved.  As we have found out, many details and potential problems faced by an experimentalist are hard to determine from the concise papers that are typically published as journal articles.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

-- Biswajit


 On finding cohesive law parameters for foam-metal interfaces


Faculty Position - Computational Materials Science

The Department of Mechanical Engineering
at the University of Wyoming invites applications for a tenure-track faculty
position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the area of computational
materials science.  The successful
applicant will be expected to establish an externally funded research program, develop
collaboration within the Department and College, mentor graduate students, and teach
at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. 
Minimum qualifications include an earned doctorate in mechanical

CISM Advanced Course "Ferroic Functional Materials"

We would like to draw your attention to the advanced course at the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences (CISM) to be held in Udine (Italy) from September 8 through 12, 2014 on the topic of: "FERROIC FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS: EXPERIMENT, MODELING AND SIMULATION". The advanced course will comprise of distinguished lectures from the following experts:

- Kaushik Bhattacharya (Caltech, USA)
- Manfred Fiebig (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
- John Huber (University of Oxford, UK)
- Doru C. Lupascu (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
- Christopher S. Lynch (UCLA, USA)
- Jörg Schröder (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)

For more information please visit:

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Modelling fracture of graphene using Griffith’s criterion and quantized fracture mechanics

In armchair graphene sheets, crack propagates perpendicular to the applied strain, whereas crack propagation in zigzag sheets occurs at an angle to the straining direction. This occurs due to different bond structure along armchair and zigzag directions as shown in Fig. 1. Videos 1 and 2 show the fracture of armchair and zigzag sheets, respectively.


Fig. 1: Armchair and zigzag directions of graohene

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Senior Researcher/Post-Doc Position in Solid Mechanics at AICT, Seoul National University, Korea

Applications are invited for the position of senior researcher/postdoctoral fellow in the following areas with special focus on multiscale defect mechanics of electronic materials and devices:

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Call for Abstracts in Mini-Symposium on "Computational Modeling of Microstructural Evolution II”- ASME Congress 2014

Dear Colleague,

We would like to invite you to participate in a mini-symposium entitled “Computational Modeling of Microstructural Evolution II” in ASME 2014 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (http://www.asmeconferences.org/Congress2014/).
ASME Congress and Exposition will be held in Montreal's downtown convention center, 14-20 November 2014.

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Post Doc Position

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