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New Website on Peridynamics

Dear All,

We are pleased to inform you that there is a new website on peridynamics : 

We are hoping that this new website will be a suitable platform for researchers to discuss about their peridynamic research.

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Ph.D Position in TU Darmstadt (Germany)

Ph.D Position Announcement

 At the Division of Mechanics of Functional Materials in the institute of Materials Science, TU Darmstadt a Ph.D position is to be filled as soon as possible. The position is scheduled for three years.

 Tasks and Opportunities


One Ph.D position is available in the field of computational modelling in the research group of Dr Parashar at the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. Brief description of the doctoral research project and minimum candidature requirements are as:

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Master student position in Mechanical Engineering - Lamar University, Texas, USA

Several Master of Science (MS) positions in Mechanical Engineering are available for Summer/Spring 2017. Full RA available for 1 student. The "out of state tuition" is waived for all of the addmitted applicant with $1000 scholorship annually. Depending on the availibility of funding and applicant criteria other arrangement may be made. The positions are directed by Multiscale Contact Mechanics and Tribology Laboratory at Lamar University, Beaumont, TX, USA.

Spontaneous Wettability Patterning via Creasing Instability

Surfaces with patterned wettability contrast are important in industrial applications such as heat transfer, water collection, and particle separation. Traditional methods of fabricating such surfaces rely on microfabrication technologies, which are only applicable to certain substrates and are difficult to scale up and implement on curved surfaces. By taking advantage of a mechanical instability on a polyurethane elastomer film, we show that wettability patterns on both flat and curved surfaces can be generated spontaneously via a simple dip coating process.

Call for Papers // Fatigue Durability India 2016 // Publishing Partner Springer

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FatigueDurability India 2016 invites technical papers from all Academicians/ individuals/companies associated with engineering design, analysis, testing, instrumentation, research on Fatigue Durability & Fracture Mechanics or related technologies .

The Authors are encouraged to submit paper on the following themes, but not limited to

1 Marie Curie Ph.D. positions at Columbian Carbon Europa/Politecnico di Torino

In the framework of XP-Resilience, an inter/multi-disciplinary EU ITN programme including seven academic partners, one Institute of Applied Science and seven private companies from ten different European countries (see our previous post for further details), Columbian Carbon Europa (CCE) ( will recruit an ESR (Early-Stage Researcher), with enrolment in the PhD Programme in “Civil and Environmental Engineering” at Politecnico di Torino (POLITO).

International Conference on Fatigue Damage of Structural Materials - Registration Open

The eleventh biennial International Conference on Fatigue Damage of Structural Materials will be held in scenic Cape Cod at The Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis, Massachusetts from the 18-24 September 2016. This prestigious and long running conference will bring together delegates from around the world to discuss how to characterize, predict, and analyze the fatigue damage of structural materials.

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An analytical benchmark for MD codes: testing and correcting LAMMPS

In the attached paper, recently appeared on Computer Physics Communications, we have proposed an analytical benchmark and a simple consistent Mathematica program for graphene and carbon nanotubes, that may serve to test any molecular dynamics code implemented with REBO potentials. By exploiting the benchmark, we checked results produced by LAMMPS (Large-scale Atomic/Molecular Massively Parallel Simulator) when adopting the second generation Brenner potential, we made evident that this code in its current implementation produces results which are offset from those of the benchmark by a significant amount, and provided evidence of the reason.

introducing constant tempreture in a mass diffusion step

hello ,

I want to introduce a  constant temperature  in a model of masse. Diffusion model must change of pace with the changes of the tempreture introduced.

I introduced the temperature under predifined field but it did not work.

How can I introduice tempreture to the model ?

thank you

defining a time dependent elastic modulus

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I'm working on a model with Abaqus and I face a problem. One of my materials has an elastic modulus which isn't constant according to time. As I search I found out that this should be done by USDFLD subroutine. I'm not familiar with subroutins and how to write them and all the resourses that I've found just confused me more. I would be grateful if someone helps me.....

4 Marie Curie Ph.D. positions at University of Trento within XP-Resilience

XP-RESILIENCE is an inter/multi-disciplinary programme including seven academic

partners, one Institute of Applied Science and seven private companies from ten different

European countries. XP-RESILIENCE intends to establish a network of individual research

projects working towards Advanced Modelling and Protection –via metamaterial-based

isolators/layouts- of Complex Engineering Systems for Disaster Reduction and Resilient



The objective of XP-RESILIENCE is to train researchers combining a robust academic




华中科技大学是教育部直属的全国重点大学,是首批列入国家"211工程"重点建设和"985工程"建设的高校之一。华中科技大学力学系有30多年的发展历史、较为雄厚的科研力量和一些重要的科研成果。力学系拥有力学一级学科,固体力学、动力学与控制、工程力学和流体力学博士学位授予权,工程力学国家级特色专业,力学博士后流动站,湖北省重点学科,工程结构分析与安全评定湖北省重点实验室等学科平台。承办的国际期刊《Acta Mechanica Solida Sinica》被SCI收录并由Elsevier公司向全球发行。








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Student Internship Position at Schlumberger Doll Research

Job title: research internship for 6 months

Location:   Schlumberger Doll Research, Cambridge, MA, US


Job Description

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Call for Abstracts (IMECE): 3D Printed Soft Materials


Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to submit an abstract to the session on 3D Printed Soft Materials at the ASME 2016 IMECE to be held from November 11 to November 17, 2016 in Phoenix, AZ.


Deadline for abstract submission is July 15th.


AMD Newsletter 2016

Dear Colleagues, Please find attached the new 2016 issue of the ASME Applied Mechanics Division Newsletter.

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13th French National Workshop on Computational Structural Mechanics

Dear colleagues,

On behalf of its organizing committee, I am happy to invite you to the 13th French National Workshop on Computational Structural Mechanics. Please find the flyer attached.

Kind regards,


Junior Professorship (W1) - High Performance Computing in the Engineering Sciences

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) is one of Germany´s leading research universities.

The Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering Sciences in conjunction with the interdepartmental Research Department "Subsurface Modeling and Engineering" (SME) and the Collavorative Research Center SFB 837 "Interaction Modeling in Mechanized Tunneling" invites applications for the position of a Junior Professorship (W1) in High Performance Computing in the Engineering Sciences to start on 01.01.2017.

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Call for Abstracts: 2016 ASME IMECE Topic 12-35 Physics and Mechanics of Ductile Failure: Modeling and Experiments

Dear Colleagues:

Please consider submitting abstracts to Topic 12-35 Physics and Mechanics of Ductile Failure: Modeling and Experiments at the 2016 American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE) to be held at the Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ, USA from November 11-16, 2016. 

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Research Associate Job Available at Schlumberger-Doll Research

Job Title:   Research Associate – (MMS-AR)


Location:   Schlumberger Doll Research, Cambridge, MA, US

Job Description

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Research Internship in Schlumberger-Doll Research

Job title: research internship for 6 months

Location:   Schlumberger Doll Research, Cambridge, MA, US


Job Description

Schlumberger-Doll Research (SDR) center is looking for a six month research intern with modeling simulation and mechanical engineering background. The scientist will work with SDR scientists to develop a thermal-mechanical model for oil and gas applications. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of finite element modeling, solid mechanics and heat-transfer.   

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12 PhD and 2 Postdoctoral Research Associate positions in materials science

The Centre for Advanced Materials (Zentrum für Hochleistungsmaterialien – ZHM) is a joint institution in Hamburg, Germany, bringing together scientists from universities and non-university research organizations in the area of materials science and technology.

Opening for two new Ph.D. students in the Computational Mechanics group, The University of Iowa.

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The Computational Mechanics group at The University of Iowa, led by Professor S. Rahman, is looking for two new Ph.D. students, who are capable of and interested in performing high-quality research on isogeometric methods and uncertainty quantification. The research, supported by U.S. National Science Foundation, requires building a solid mathematical foundation, devising efficient numerical algorithms, and developing practical computational tools, all associated with stochastic isogeometric analysis of complex materials and structures. A substantial background in solid mechanics with coding experience in finite-element or similar methods is a must; exposures to uncertainty quantification and probabilistic methods are highly desirable.


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