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PhD position available on Contact & Frictional Joints in Gas Turbines, fully funded

This studentship has now been filled, but there may be further similar studentships to follow.




Competence Centre for Composite Materials 

difference between elastic limit and proportional limit

hi all,

can anyone explain about the following basic questions

1. me the difference between the proportional limit and elastic limit.

   Please dont give the definitions of both, i need some detailed explaination.

 2. How many natural frequency a object can have?



Teng Li's picture

On the cover of the NSF 2011 Congressional Budget Request

The research on stretchable and twistable electronics by Yonggang Huang at Northwestern University and John A. Rogers at the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign has been featured on the cover of the NSF Budget Request to the United States Congress for the fiscal year 2011.

Details available at

question on the design of a wide-flange beam

I am refering to the book - Mechanics of Materials by Beer, Johnston and DeWolf (McGraw-Hill) topic 8.2.

When we design a wide-flange beam, we must consider two conditions. First, the shear stress at the maximum shear section must not exceed the allowable shear stress. Second, the principal stress at the junction of the web and the flange at the section of the maximum moment must also be compared to the allowable normal stress. This is straightforward and clear to me.

Polymer materials analysis for damping in ansys

I want to find the material damping of polymer material through ansys, Is it possible to find the damping of a material damping by using ansys. In the experimental work the polymer material  perspex is used in which 9 layers of perspex material are mounted on milling machine bed and machining is done along with work piece material to reduce the vibration and to found out the damping. How this can be analysed in ansys and which models can be used for this. Many layers are stacked one upon the other and damping has to be found out.How this modelling can be done.

Master of Science Programme „Computational Sciences in Engineering (CSE)“, Germany

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International, interdisciplinary, and bilingual

Master of Science Programme „Computational Sciences in Engineering (CSE)“

at the Technische Universitaet Braunschweig in Germany.

Sakdirat Kaewunruen's picture

21st Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM21)

Dear Colleague,

The 21st Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM21) will be held at the Conference Centre of the City Campus, Victoria University, Melbourne, 7-10 December 2010. The conference will be hosted by the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Science, Victoria University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Chwee Teck Lim's picture

GEM4 Summer School on Cellular and Molecular Mechanics 2010 - Natl Univ Singapore (Jul 25 - 31, 2010)

The Global Enterprise for Micro Mechanics and Molecular Medicine (GEM4, and the Research Centre of Excellence (RCE) in Mechanobiology will be organizing a Summer School on Cellular and Molecular Mechanics with a focus on Mechanobiology. The 2010 GEM4 Summer School will be held from July 25 - 31, 2010 at the National University of Singapore. This 2010 Summer School will comprise both lectures and lab demonstrations.

connielan's picture

Looking for a post-doc position in computational mechanics and structural engineering. I will be your best choice

Having achieved many goals in my career of computational methods in structural mechanics, structure engineering, finite element method and computational simulation of structural construction process, I am interested in widening my professional horizons by seeking new challenges. I am looking for a postdoctoral position in computational mechanics and structural engineering.

Jizhou Song's picture

The Most-Cited Institutions in Engineering, 1999-2009 (affiliated with Thomson-Reuters), has ranked University of Illinois as the most cited institution in engineering from 1999 to 2009 (  It is followed by Berkeley, MIT, Stanford, University of Michigan, and Georgia Tech.

Angelo Simone's picture

PhD position in computational mechanics

A fully funded PhD position is available in the area of multi-scale modeling of geomaterials within the research project Failure of cohesive geomaterials: bridging the scales - GEOBRIDGE at Laboratoire Sols, Solides, Structures – Risques (3S-R), Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France. 

Sprunger's picture

Download your Free Abaqus SE

Download your Free Abaqus SE at:

SIMULIA Academic programs would like to offer you a complimentary copy of our Abaqus SE (student edition). Now students can have their own personal finite element analysis tool to use on or away from campus. Abaqus Student edition is ideal for students using Abaqus as part of their coursework as well as for practicing engineers who wish to become more proficient with Abaqus.

Marino Arroyo's picture

Assistant professor positions in Computational Mechanics in Barcelona

The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC, ) opens tenure-track assistant professor positions in Computational Mechanics. Please follow this link for more information.

contact problem

hi all,

my name is christian, i'm a master degree student in mechanical engineering. i've been doing a swaging  process simulation using MSC.MARC, but i have a problem.when i ran the simulation, there were some node or element that penetrated into the other element and/or rigid body. i tried to change the value of contact tolerance and mesh, but i got the same result (pentrated still happened). what should i do to solve this problem?should i use mesh adaptivity? please help me ^^


Zhigang Suo's picture

Applications of Fracture Mechanics

These notes were prepared when I taught fracture mechanics in 2010, and were updated when I taught the course again in 2014.

Notes on other parts of the course are also online.

Post-Doctoral Position in Nanostructured Solar Cells

The Microelectronics Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin has an immediate opening for a Post Doctoral Researcher in the area of nanostructured solar cells. It is desirable that an applicant have experience and interest in topics related to basics of solar cell design, fabrication and testing. Applicants from related areas such as optoelectronics or nanoelectronics will also be considered provided they have experience in device design, fabrication and testing. A successful candidate must hold a doctorate degree in Engineering, Applied Physics or other related areas.

Post-Doctoral Position in Large Area Nanofabrication of Quantum Dots

The Microelectronics Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin has an immediate opening for a Post Doctoral Researcher in the area of large area nanofabrication of quantum dots. It is desirable that an applicant have experience and interest in topics related to nanolithography, reactive ion etching of deep nanostructures, and nano-scale material characterization. A successful candidate must hold a doctorate degree in Engineering, Applied Physics or related fields.

New idea in fatigue problems

there are two analytical concepts that are very important in fatigue failure.the first one is crack closure and the others is residual stress .the first one is in behind of crack and the other emphasis in the front of crack tip. the question is if we use some devices such as AFM/SEM is it possible we model the energy filed during fatigue process?   if this idea can be investigated the second question can be asked: is there any similarity to model for different loading conditions? 


I appreciate if you also put your comment in my idea?


Bes Regards,

Konstantin Volokh's picture

Mechanics of Soft Materials: Lecture Notes

I finished the grad course on Mechanics of Soft Materials. It took 14 weeks with 2 academic hours per week and it covered the following topics: 1 Tensors 2 Kinematics 3 Balance laws 4 Isotropic elasticity 5 Anisotropic elasticity 6 Viscoelasticity 7 Chemo-mechanical coupling 8 Electro-mechanical coupling.

I attach the class notes and I will be grateful for the remarks, corrections, and criticism from iMechanicians.


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