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2018 ICMSC 2018 - The 2nd International Conference on Mechanical, System and Control Engineering

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to kindly introduce you the 2018 ICMSC 2018 - The 2nd International Conference on Mechanical, System and Control Engineering,which will take place at Moscow, Russia on  June 21-23, 2018.

Please also kindly find the attached documents  for  ICMSC 2018 - CFP both in English and Russian languages and these documents consists of the detailed information about the ICMSC 2018.

Ashby PhD Scholarship in the Mechanics of Materials

A fully funded PhD scholarship exists in the area of Mechanics of Materials, endowed in honour of Prof M F Ashby. The successful applicant will have a 1st class degree (and ideally a Masters degree) in an appropriate field. The precise topic of the PhD can be fixed after the scholarship has been awarded.

Further details may be obtained from Ms Hambro-Fernandez (

Ying Li's picture

Call for Abstract Submission to EMI 2018 (MS76): Mechanics of Emerging Polymers with Unprecedented Networks

Dear Colleagues,

You are cordially invited to submit your one-page abstract to our Mini-Symposium (MS76) "Mechanics of Emerging Polymers with Unprecedented Networks" for

Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference 2018 (EMI 2018)

Date & Location:

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, May 29, 2018 - June 1, 2018


Bahram Sarbandi's picture

Vacancy: Numerical Simulation Engineer / Offre d'emploi: Ingénieur en Simulation Numérique


We are recruiting a Numerical Simulation Engineer / Doctor  specialized in elastomers and completely bilingual in French- English. 

Description of the vacancy : 


Simpleware at NDE 2017 Chennai, December 14-16 2017


NDE 2017 is one of the most important annual engineering events in India. The conference provides an effective platform for NDE professionals from all over the world to meet and exchange ideas. Eminent NDE experts from various national and international industries participate in this seminar along with research institutions and academia. The Exhibition will consist of 150 NDE manufacturers and service providers which will showcase their equipment and systems. 

Problem with defining corner BC/constraint

Hello all,

I'm trying to model the buckling of a shell structure under thermal load.

The structure is square-shaped.

The left edge must be kept straight. To achieve that, I applied MPC Tie Constraint for its nodes.

The bottom edge must be fixed so that the BC applied at its nodes was U1 = U2 = U3 = 0.

Temperature is applied as a predefined field.

However, when I run the simulation the corner that connects both edges deforms very strangely which makes me question how to model it.

I appreciate any input. Thanks.

Haitao Zhang's picture

Full-Time Position in Schlumberger – Modeling and Simulation Engineer


Title: Modeling and Simulation Engineer

Category: Full-time position in industry

Employer: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

Location: United States, Texas, Sugar Land

Opening Date: 12/01/2017


Job Description

Ying Li's picture

Call for Abstract Submission to WCCM2018: Multiscale Modeling in Bio-Mechanical Systems

Dear Colleagues,

You are cordially invited to submit your one-page abstract to our Mini-Symposium (MS502) "Multiscale Modeling in Bio-Mechanical Systems" for

13th World Congress in Computational Mechanics (WCCM2018)

Date & Location:

Marriott Marquis, New York City, NY, USA, July 22, 2018 - July 27, 2018

hua_2001's picture

WCCM 2018 mini-symposium 410: Mechanics of Soft Materials with Multi-physics: From Deformation to Failure

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to submit an abstract to our symposium titled “410 Mechanics of Soft Materials with Multi-physics: From Deformation to Failure” as part of The 13th World Congress in Computational Mechanics (New York City, NY, July 22-27, 2018).

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Basics of plasticity theory in 6 min

This video explains the very fundamental points with regard to plasticity theory. It covers the following -


1) Why study plasticity ?

2) Additive decomposition of strain

3) stress and strength

4) Yield condition , flow rule & hardening rule



moh22000's picture

Postdoctoral Fellow- Marine Additive Manufacturing Centre of Excellence

Applications are invited for an immediate  postdoctoral position within the Marine Additive Manufacturing Centre of Excellence at the University of New Brunswick. The candidate will perform research in the area of materials characterization of additively manufactured metals (aluminum or steels) developed through powder bed fusion techniques. The candidate will use several experimental techniques to characterize the 3D printed metals such as OM, SEM, EBSD measurements, fractography, and TEM.

Post-doctoral Fellow Position at Mines ParisTech

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Fellow research position at the Center for Material Forming at Mines ParisTech. The Fellow will focus on computational modeling of discontinuous fibers composites. Code writing ability and strong background in mechanics are required.  Applicants must hold a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, or a related discipline.

azadpoor's picture

From flat sheets to curved geometries: Origami and kirigami approaches

Our recent review paper on how origami and kirigami techniques that could be used to create curved geometries has been just publised online. It is available as an open access article, which is why I am posting it here. We have also included some beautiful photos of our hand-folded origami and kirigami. 

Callens, SJP, Zadpoor, AA, 2017, “From flat sheets to curved geometries: origami and kirigami approaches”, Materials Today, in press.

Pradeep Sharma's picture

Book Review---First book on "Dynamics of Lattice Materials”---by Srikantha Phani and Mahmoud Hussein

“Metamaterials” are the fabled materials exhibiting properties and functionalities that defy expectations. Or at least that's how I have always defined them to myself. These first emerged on the scientific scene in the nineties; or perhaps that is when an extensive flurry of activities on this subject can be traced to. The initial focus was on designing (what appeared to me as) composites with a specific geometrical inner structure that allowed the emergence of electromagnetic properties not typically seen in nature; such as negative refractive index.

Pedro Reis's picture

Faculty Position in Thermal Sciences at EPFL, Switzerland

The Institute of Mechanical Engineering is soliciting applications for a faculty position at the level of tenure-track assistant professor in Thermal Sciences.

Mike Ciavarella's picture

Obituary for prof. Paul Paris the inventor of the fatigue crack propagation "Paris' law"

I do not think in Imechanica there has been an obituary for Paul Paris, whose work in fatigue crack propagation is extraordinary and one of the few important and lasting contributions ----- today our aircrafts, both civil and military, all rely on "damage tolerance", which is based on Paris' law.   Paris' law, as every great innovations, was published in 1961 only after rejection by three of the leading journals in the fracture mechanics field.  It bears the name of "law" although of course it is not like Newton's law.  It is a power law, based perhaps on what Barenblatt calls "incomplete"

Phd positions in Mechanical/Structural Engineering University of Technology Sydney

The School of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering at the University of Technology Sydney is seeking PhD students to work on projects related to:


a) Energy Harvesting: harnessing renewable energy from wind, vibration, human motion, ocean wave, etc.

Open Source Python-based Multiphysics Solver

Choose a channel featured in the header of iMechanica: 



Can anyone please point me towards any open source Python-based Multiphysics Solver, preferably with GUI for simple CAD operations and mesh generation ?



Sourish's picture

Fulltime Researcher Position Opening in the Nanoprobe Laboratory for Bio-& Nanotechnology and Biomimetics (NLB2)

A fulltime researcher is sought for an open research position effective immediately. Research project is in the field of biomimetics – fabrication of bioinspired surfaces for water collection and repellency. Project involves microfabrication of surfaces using various coating composites and characterization as well as some modeling.

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"Multiphysics & Multiscale Modeling" for Titanium Aluminides

The Institute of Test and Simulation for Gas Turbines within the Organization of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) is focused on new aeroengine technologies through coupling of numerical and experimental processes to enable the validation of new innovative solutions.

2018 Ted Belytschko Applied Mechanics Award – Professor Tayfun Tezduyar

The Executive Committee of the ASME Applied Mechanics Division is pleased to announce and congratulate Professor Tayfun Tezduyar, James F. Barbour Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Rice University, as recipient of the 2018 Ted Belytschko Applied Mechanics Division Award.'s picture

Research Associate (Postdoctoral Researcher) in Xiaodong(Chris) Li's Lab at the University of Virginia

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Virginia seeks candidates for a Research Associate position to assist in the development of low-cost carbon fiber techniques in Professor Xiaodong (Chris) Li's lab.


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