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PhD Position in Multiscale Modeling of Materials for Energy

A PhD position is open for summer or fall 2017 in Advanced Hierarchical Materials by Design Lab at Louisiana Tech University on multiscale modeling of materials for energy applications with emphasis on ferroic materials. The candidates must have earned a M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering or related fields and have a solid background in theoretical and computational mechanics, specifically continuum mechanics and finite element modeling, and need to be familiar with a programming language (preferably C/C++).

Research Studentship in Impact Engineering

Development of Experimental and Modelling Methodologies for Force Fusing in Structural Dynamics4-year funded D.Phil studentship, available from January 2017 (subject to eligibility requirements)

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Senior Research Fellow in Impact Engineering

Applications to be received by 12pm on Thursday 5th of January 2017Grade 9: £45,562 – £52,793 with discretionary range to £57,674 p.a.

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Extrusion, slide, and rupture of an elastomeric seal

Elastomeric seals are essential to two great technological advances in oilfields:  horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing.  This paper describes a method to study elastomeric seals by using the pressure-extrusion curve (i.e., the relation between the drop of pressure across a seal and the volume of extrusion of the elastomer).  Emphasis is placed on a common mode of failure found in oilfields:  leak caused by a crack across the length of a long seal.  We obtain an analytical solution of large elastic deformation, which is analogous to the Poiseuille flow of viscous liquids.

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Tenure-Track Faculty Position on Multiscale Modeling at Villanova University (in Philadelphia)

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Multiscale Modeling of Advanced Materials and/or Manufacturing Processes 

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Tenure-track faculty position in Mechanical Engineering at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)

The Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is inviting applicants for a Tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of thermal-fluids to start in August 2017.

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Post-wrinkle bifurcations in elastic bilayers with modest contrast in modulus

Post-wrinkle bifurcations in elastic bilayers with modest contrast in modulus

Anesia Auguste, Lihua Jin, Zhigang Suo, Ryan C. Hayward

Extreme Mechanics Letters

A slip wave solution in anti-plane elasticity


It is shown that a slip wave solution exists for anti-plane sliding of an elastic layer on an elastic half-space. It is a companion solution to the well-known Love wave solution.

Society of Engineering Science - 2017 Medalists and Fellows

The Board of Directors of the Society of Engineering Science is pleased to announce the names of the 2017 Medalists and newly elected Fellows.

2017 SES Young Investigator Medals:

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Postdoc Position in Mechanics of Polymer and Composite Materials Characterization

Applications are invited for an immediate postdoctoral associate opening in materials characterization at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Temple University, Phiadelphia, PA. The project will focus on the mechanical property characterization of micro/nano-fibers and their woven structures for design of high energy absorption materials.

Upcoming abstract submission deadline for the 2017 EMI International Conference in Rio de Janeiro

2017 EMI International Conference 
March 19 - 22
J W Marriott, Rio de Janeiro, 
                                                                  Deadline to submit an Abstract is Dec 15!

Speech of Acceptance of the 2016 Timoshenko Medal by Ray Ogden


Applied Mechanics Division Banquet, Phoenix, Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Thank you Arun for the very kind introduction.  However, I think the citation is rather too generous and more than a little exaggerated!

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PhD/masters position in Mechanical Department at University of Hawaii at Manoa

A PhD/masters position is available in AMMI Lab at University of Hawaii at Manoa in the field of surgical robotics. Interested and outstanding candidates should visit my website at Information about general admission process could be found on

PhD student position at Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany in EU project in the area of microstructure modeling of additive manufacturing

The position will be within the EU funded project LASIMM (Large Additive Subtractive Integrated Modular Machine). The intent of the offered position is the development of microstructural and process models for additive manufacturing and cold working process to predict the resulting material properties, especially the microstructure and residual stress fields in titanium. In particular dynamic recrystallization will be accounted for in the modeling approach. Additionally, the deformation as well as the forces acting on the deployed robot are investigated and optimized. The job will be in an interdisciplinary environment and offers a number of possibilities for the personal scientific development. You will work in close collaboration with scientists of other disciplines as well as with external users. You should be a team player, and have excellent communication and organizational skills. The applicant has to have a master degree in mechanical engineering, civil engineering, mathematics, physics, materials science or related areas.

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Damage modeling in Small Punch Test specimens

I hope some of you may find this work interesting:

Damage modeling in Small Punch Test specimens

E. Martínez-Pañeda, I.I. Cuesta, I. Peñuelas, A. Díaz, J.M. Alegre

Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics, 86A, pp. 51-60

A pre-print is available at

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How the embryonic chick brain twists

During early development, the tubular embryonic chick brain undergoes a combination of progressive ventral bending and rightward torsion, one of the earliest organ-level left–right asymmetry events in development. Existing evidence suggests that bending is caused by differential growth, but the mechanism for the predominantly rightward torsion of the embryonic brain tube remains poorly understood.

Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK

Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering,

Institute of Mechanical, Process and Energy Engineering,

School of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK 


Application deadline: 11/Dec/2016 

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Special Issue: Plasticity of Crystals and Interfaces; Journal: Crystals

Journal: Crystals

Special Issue: Plasticity of Crystals and Interfaces

Special Issue Editor: Sinisa Dj. Mesarovic

Deadline for submission of papers: 31 March 2017


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Strain values transformed in a rotated x'y'-Cartesian coordinate system with ABAQUS

Dear All,

I'm trying to get strains in some specific points (along a path) from the xy-Cartesian coordinate system to a local x'y'-Cartesian coordinate system rotated through an angle (theta) which means transform the strains (Ex,Ey) to (Ex',Ey') as described in the attached figure, something I usually do manually with Mohr's circle and I wonder if I can do it directly with Abaqus ?

Thank you in advance !




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[Call for abstracts] Modeling of Soft Materials, USNCCM14, Montreal

Dear Colleagues,

14th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics (USNCCM14) will be held in Montreal, Canada,  17 – 20 July, 2017. As part of this meeting, we are organizing a symposium (MS710) to bring together experts in modelling, simulation, manufacturing and experimental investigation in the field of soft materials to present and discuss recent advances. Topics of particular interest include (but not limited to)

Upcoming deadlines for submissions at the EMI 2017 Conference

EMI, the Engineering Mechanics Institute of ASCE will hold the EMI 2017 conference on June 4-7, 2017  in San Diego, California (  It will be chaired by Prof. J.-S. Chen and Prof. Yuri Bazilevs of the University of California San Diego.


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