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2nd Workshop: Impact of mechanical and thermal loads on the long term stability of PV modules, 3 February 2015, Hannover


After the successful first edition organized by ISFH and held in Hamelin (Germany) in November 2013, ISD hosts the second edition of the workshop entitled “Impact of mechanical and thermal loads on the long term stability of PV modules”. On behalf of the ISD-ISFH consortium, we are pleased to invite you to participate at this event. This is a great opportunity for meeting colleagues active in this area and discussing new ideas and establishing links for future cooperation.


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Call for Abstracts: Symposium on Acoustic Metamaterials and Phononic Crystals, ASME-McMAT 2015

First of all, Happy New Year to you all!

We would like to invite you to participate in the Symposium on Acoustic Metamaterials and Phononic Crystals at the ASME 2015 Applied Mechanics and Materials Conference (McMAT2015) to be held this summer from June 29 to July 1, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. 

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Postdoc position – Modeling dynamic fracture and fragmentation

A Postdoctoral fellowship is available at The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, U.S.A. in the area of fracture and fragmentation under dynamic loading conditions. The potential candidate should have a Ph.D. in an engineering discipline, a strong background in fracture mechanics and extensive computational modeling experience working with the finite element methods or some other numerical method with application to solid mechanics.

Research Associate-Modelling of 3rd Generation Artificial Turf

Loughborough University - Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Fixed-Term for 12 Months

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A Review of Quantitative Phase-Field Crystal Modeling of Solid–Liquid Structures

Phase-field crystal (PFC) is a model with atomistic-scale details acting on diffusive time scales. PFC uses the density field as its order parameter, which takes a constant value in the liquid phase and a periodic function in the solid phase. PFC naturally takes into account elasticity, solid–liquid interface free energy, surface anisotropy, and grain boundary free energy by using this single-order parameter in modeling of coexisting solid–liquid structures.

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Effects of geometrical and mechanical properties of fiber and matrix on composite fracture toughness

Composites reinforced by thinner fibers are intensively studied in recent years and expected to have better
mechanical properties. With development of nanotechnology, the diameter of fiber can be as thin as
several nanometers, such as nanofibers and nanotubes. Then, do these thinner fibers definitely result in
composites with better mechanical properties? In this paper, the toughening effect of reinforcing fibers in
composites is investigated based on the three-level failure analysis model. It is found that thinner

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Submissions to JAM have almost doubled

The submission to JAM in 2013 was ~42 manuscripts/month.  Probably because of its rapid review process (1st round of review ~ 10 days, and 2nd round of review ~24 days including authors' revision time) and rapid publication (online within 48 hours after acceptance), the monthly submission is nearly doubled now.  For example, the submission in December, 2014 is 78 in a single month. 

Cansmart/SMN 2015, Vancouver, CANADA


The 5th International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering

SMN 2015 in conjunction with Cansmart 2015

The International Conference on Smart Materials and Structures



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Fully funded PhD position at Imperial College London

We are looking for a PhD researcher to work at numerical simulations of the electro-mechanical response of nano-reinforced polymers, within the Marie Curie training network “TheLink”. The position is fully funded for 36 months and funding includes tuition fees and a competitive maintenance/salary, as well as additional benefits for those with a family. The researcher will work towards a PhD in Mechanics of Composites at Imperial College London, Department of Aeronautics, under the supervision of Dr V.L. Tagarielli and Dr S.T.

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Post-Doctoral Openings at KAUST(SaudiArabia) in Computational Modeling for Nano-composites

The Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) invites applications for a Postdoctoral fellow in Mechanical Engineering at the Composite and Heterogeneous Material Analysis and Simulation Laboratory (COHMAS, 

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Postdoctoral position in the field of Ultra High Performance Fiber-Reinforced Concrete

The Czech Technical University in Prague - University Center for Energy Efficient Buildings, offers one postdoctoral positions in the fields of modeling, simulation, assessment, and optimization of multi-functional materials and structures.

The present project will be supervised by a mentor from the Faculty of Civil Engineering at the Czech Technical University in Prague. The project is supported by the European Union, through the Operational Program Research and Development for Innovations, project No. CZ.1.07/2.3.00/30.0034.

Post-doctoral Research Fellow

Applications are invited for a position of Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the National University of Singapore. The successful candidate will perform research in the areas of advanced computational fluid mechanics and fluid-structure interaction. A Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering, Applied Math., Civil Engineering, Ocean and Naval Architectural Engineering or other related disciplines is required.

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13th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics: Call for abstracts

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to contribute an abstarct to the minisimposium 1008 "Modeling Materials with Coupled Physics (thermo- electro- chemo- and magneto-mechanics)"  within the 13th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics (USNCCM13) to be held in San Diego, California, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, July 26-30, 2015.  The deadline is Feb. 15, 2015. Please visit the conference webpage:

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Last minute vacancy for Digital Image Correlation course

Following a late cancellation, we have one vacancy left for our one-week intensive course on Digital Image Correlation to be held in Ghent, Belgium, 12-16 January 2015. All details can be found on the course website.

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PACAMXV: Track 7: Friction, Fracture, and Damage

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to draw your attention to the following minisympoisum taking place as part of the 15th Pan American Conference of Applied Mechnaics (University of Illinois Urbana Champaign May 18021 2015). Deadline for abstract submission is Dec 31st 2014.

Friction, Fracture, and Damage


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