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2nd Call for Abstracts: USNCCM13 Minisymposium 414 on Recent Advances in Mesh Adaptivity for Inelasticity, Damage, Crack Propagation and Failure.

In this minisymposium we seek to highlight challenging problems in computational solid mechanics that require mesh adaptation methods for their solution. We focus on the finite element method and works that address large deformations and the accompanying inelasticity, damage, crack propagation and failure. Discussion will center on Lagrangian descriptions and determining the necessary computational components to resolve, preserve, and evolve the fields that govern these processes. Prototypical material systems may include, but are not limited to, ductile metals and biomaterials.

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Ph.D. Positions in Mechanics of Soft Materials at Michigan State University

Our Group of High Performance Materials in Enviormental & Civil Engineering Department at Michigan State University has an openings for PhD positions to work on Multiscale Modeling of Soft Materials starting sSummer  or Fall 2015.

Postdoctoral position on Petroleum Geomechanics: Damage and Failure in Porous Media, Department of Petroleum Engineering, Louisiana State University

A one-year postdoctoral position is available at the Department of Petroleum Engineering, Louisiana State University. The successful candidates are expected to possess a PhD degree in Mechanics or Civil engineering or science and have experience in the area of computational mechanics or finite elements and continuum mechanics. The candidates will be working in the area of hydraulic fracturing, poroelasticity, and mechanics applied to fluid flow in fractured porous media. Experience in damage mechanics is plus. This position is extendable for another year.

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some discussion and questions on Fineberg's beautiful experiments on dry friction

As many of you I am very intrigued by Fineberg's experiments on friction, published several times in Nature and Science (see ref. list below). I am trying to develop some (simple) models from a different perspective than what most people are trying to do (full dynamic simulations including all possible viscoelastic, rate-state dependence, etc.), main reason being that I think Coulomb law is still the basis for most engineering calculation.

Tony Lee's picture

PhD scholarship in multiscale modelling of bio-system

A Phd scholarship  in 'Advanced Modelling for the Biomaterial/Biosystem Interaction' is available  in the Laboratory for Advanced Modelling and Simulation in  Engineering and Science  at Queensland University of Technology.

ASME 2015 Applied Mechanics and Materials Conference, McMAT2015

Symposium 3: Computational Nanotechnology

June 29 - July 1

Location: Seattle Washington

The abstract submission deadline has been extended to February 23d 2015

The conference website can be found at:

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Ken Kamrin is the recipient of the 2014 Eshelby Mechanics Award for Young Faculty


It gives me great pleasure to announce the outcome of the 2014 competition for the Eshelby Mechanics Award for Young Faculty. This award is given annually to rapidly emerging junior faculty who exemplify the creative use and development of mechanics. The intent of the award is to promote the field of mechanics, especially among young researchers. The selection committee consisted of: K. Ravi-chandar (UT Austin), Huajian Gao (Brown University), Kaushik Bhattacharya (Caltech), Roger Fosdick (Minnesota University), and Yonggang Huang (Northwestern University).

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Discussion of fracture paper #10 - Searching for the length scale of stress corrosion

According to the Swedish Plant Inspectorate the major part of all reported fracture related failures in Sweden are due to stress corrosion. I guess it is more or less a reality everywhere. The association with accidents is probably because it comes without warning and usually at surprisingly low loads. Just a mm sized spot of decomposing grease is enough to create a locally extremely acid environment. In an otherwise friendly environment this often not even considered as a possibility by the designer.

The paper for this discussion is:

Announcement of a Postdoctoral Research Associate Position in Structural Health Monitoring

Announcement of a Postdoctoral Research Associate Position

In Structural Health Monitoring

Texas A&M University at Qatar

USNCCM13 in San Diego, CA

Mini-Symposium: 104 Modeling of Vascular Tissue

Mini-Symposium Organizers: Arun Srinivasa ( & Sevan Goenezen (, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.



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Opportunity for Researcher - Finite Element Modeling at the Novelis Global Research and Technology Center in Kennesaw, Georgia

Please apply online at

Select USA in the "Country" field and click on "Submit". On the next page, select "Research and Development" in the "Job" field and click on "Search for Jobs". The position is listed as "Researcher-Finite Element Modeling"

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Postdoctoral position on: Identification of elastic microstructures from full-field measurements - CNRS & Aix-Marseille University France

A one-year postdoctoral position is available at the Laboratory of Mechanics & Acoustics, CNRS & Aix-Marseille University, France.

The project focuses on image-based identification problems for physical quantities of interest in solid mechanics within the framework of optical measurement methods for complex manufactured materials. The guideline objective is to develop an identification framework for multiscale, heterogeneous and anisotropic media.

More information can be found in the attachment.

Application deadline: February 28th, 2015.

ICCM2015 - Advances in Computational Geomechanics

As part of the 6th International Conference on Computational Methods (ICCM2015,, to be held in Auckland, New Zealand on Jul 14-17th, 2015, we (Giang D. Nguyen, Ha H. Bui and Vinh Phu Nguyen) are organising a Mini Symposium titled “Advances in Computational Geomechanics”.


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Micromechanics Simulation Challenge - Level 1

For the purpose of establishing the best practice for homogenization and dehomogenization needed in composites design and manufacturing, cdmHUB launches the Micromechanics Simulation Challenge. After incoporating comments from  academia, industry and commercial software providers, we have finalized the final draft for Level 1 problems, which is attached here with more details can be at

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Symposium on Nanoengineered composites: 15-17.7.2015, Denmark

International Symposium on

NANOENGINEERED COMPOSITES: Properties, modelling and applications

July 15-17, 2015, Roskilde, Denmark

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Call for Abstracts: "Advances in Computational Methods for Heterogeneous Materials"

As part of the 13th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics to be held in San Diego, CA, on July 26-30 2015, it is our pleasure to invite you to submit an abstract to the Symposium “Advances in Computational Methods for Heterogeneous Materials”.

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The Department of Mechanical Engineering ( at University of Chile invites applications for three full time tenure-track faculty positions in Mechanical Engineering. Applicants must have deep interest in undergraduate and graduate teaching, as well as the purpose to conduct long-term, externally funded research programs at international level. Candidates are also expected to maintain fruitful work relationships with industry in their respective areas through R&D initiatives.

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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Soft Tissue Biomechanics and Imaging, University of Pittsburgh

     The Laboratory of Ocular Biomechanics at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking candidates for a postdoctoral fellow position on microstructure-based modeling of soft tissue biomechanics and remodeling. The project goal is to understand aging and vision loss. Specific duties will involve imaging, finite element modeling, analysis and interpretation of results, manuscript preparation and presentation in national and international meetings.


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