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Nine papers about fatigue modelling of short fiber composite

Recently, we have published a series of nine papers about modelling fatigue and damage in short fiber composites.  Together, they provide a complete description of modelling of such materials including wavy fiber composites; starting from appropriate homogenization method to component level fatigue simulation. Discussion and feedback on the papers is welcome.

★Full PhD scholarship at Curtin University, Australia (Structural Engineering)

The candidate will work with Prof. Hong Hao and Dr. Wensu Chen in the area of structural Engineering on an Australia Research Council (ARC) project regarding development of sandwich composite structure against blast and impact loading.


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Cartesian product

These notes are a part of the notes on linear algebra.

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Graphene is softer to bend when stretched and bent and harder to stretch when bent and moderately stretched


In the attached paper, we have shown that concomitant bending and stretching, whatever their value, concur to make bending stiffness decrease; moreover, concomitant bending and stretching make the stretching stiffness (or the Young modulus) increase until the applied forces reach a threshold value, then they make it decrease. Said differently, graphene is softer to bend when stretched and bent and harder to stretch when bent and moderately stretched.


Writing UHYPER for photo-thermal sensitive hydrogels described in the thermodynamic framework?


I`d like to write a UHYPER for photo-thermal sensitive hydrogels described in the thermodynamic framework. But the photo-chemical term in the energy equation is 7order greater than the others. The other terms are related to stretch and mixing energy they exist also in the temperature sensitive hydrogels energy equations and their UHYPER is valid.  I have checked all the coefficients, their orders are all correct.

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Post Doctoral Openings at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

Post Doctoral Openings - COHMAS Laboratory

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

Draft Program Available for the International Conference on Fatigue Damage of Structural Materials

The the draft programme for the eleventh biennial International Conference on Fatigue Damage of Structural Materials is now ready to view here

Please register now to secure your place as we advance the knowledge and understanding of the mechanics, materials, environmental, and computational aspects of fatigue damage in structural materials.

Reasons to Attend


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A novel impact identification algorithm based on a linear approximation with maximum entropy

Paper Accepted for Publication in Smart Materials and Structures

N. Sanchez, V. Meruane, A. Ortiz-Bernardin, “A novel impact identification algorithm based on a linear approximation with maximum entropy.”


One postdoc position at Singapore University of Technology and Design

Our group has one postdoctoral position opening supported by Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)-Digital Manufacturing and Design (DManD) Centre for the projects of design and fabrication of fiber reinforced composites, and nano/micro fabrication.
We are seeking self-motivated postdoctoral researchers with a strong background on solid mechanics and FEA simulation, and experience in composite fabrication, material preparation and characterization.

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Underwater Soil Mechanics Problem

I am an undergraduate student conducting a research project involving the design of a tool to aid astronauts to perform experiments on lunar surfaces and would like to request some direction about which analytical tools would be best suited for this application (i.e. FEA or DEM software/techniques). The specific scenario of interest is to design a tool that can act as an anchor in a sand-like medium (regolith) on the surface of the moon.

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Post-buckling analysis of plates?


I want to write a finite element code capable of modeling the pos-buckling behavior of plates. I have already written a FEM code for eigenvalue buckling analysis of plates.

I don't have any idea how to start.

I would be very grateful if someone could help me


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Does a single crystal have a net rotation after you load and then unload it ?

To detail out,

My understanding of multiplicative decomposition of deformation gradient F =FeFp  (see the attached figure) is

Fp indicates the shape change without inducing any stress
Fe leads to elastic stretching and rotation


Say, If I load a single crystal and unload it, we will have a residual plastic strain present. As, we removed the load, the effect of Fe would have been gone. So all the elastic effects vanish.

which kind of homogenization can we use?

hello every one.

If we consider dislocation effect( GNDs) that they have proportional relation with strain gradient, does it effect on way of homogenization or not? i mean at this situation can we use any methods of homogenization ? I'm looking into size effects at micro scale on macroscopic properties.i want to be sure if self consistent method is usable to as a method or not?

Postdoctoral Position in Applied Mechanics

<p>A post-doctoral position in the general area of continuum simulations of high-strain rate impact phenomena is available in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Northeastern University. The specific goal of the project is to investigate the mechanics of cohesion following high velocity impacts. Knowledge of finite element theory, contact mechanics, plasticity and cohesive zone using customized codes and Abaqus are required. Experience with writing own finite element codes, Abaqus user subroutines and Python code will be helpful for the position.

Assistant or untenured Associate Professor - Stanford University

The Department of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University ( invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment at the junior level (Assistant or untenured Associate Professor) in the broadly defined field of electrical and computer engineering. The department is especially interested in candidates in robotics and autonomous systems, hardware systems, and embedded systems. Priority, however, will be given to the overall originality and promise of the candidate’s work over any specific area of specialization.

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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computational Neuroscience (but embedded in a mechanics group)

I realize this is a bit off topic from traditional iMechania job posts, however our group is primarily a computational biomechanics group. We conduct much research in the area of brain biomechanics and more recently are working to move into multiphysics and multiscale areas of brain science. This project, funded by the NIH Brain Initiative, focuses on growth and bioelectric simulations of neuronal cell networks.

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ICMES 2016:2nd International Conference on Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Systems, December 4-6, Hong Kong

ICMES 2016: 2nd International Conference on Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Systems


ICFMS 2016: International Conference on Functional Materials


Opening for a new Master student in the Computational Mechanics group, Georgia Southern University

The Computational Mechanics group at Georgia Southern University, led by Dr. Xuchun Ren, is looking for a new Research Assistant, who are capable of and interested in performing high-quality research on engineering design. The research, supported by  U.S. National Science Foundation and Startup Funding, entails building a solid mathematical foundation, devising efficient numerical algorithms, and developing practical computational tools for stochastic topology optimization.

Academic Jobs Universidad de OHiggins Chile (in Spanish)

La Universidad de OHiggins es una nueva universidad estatal que iniciara sus actividades el 2017.  Se inicio la busqueda de profesores para el Instituto de Ciencias de la Ingeniería, que se enfocará en sectores como minería, energía, agricultura y medio ambiente, entre otros.

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2 Open Marie Skłodowska-Curie PhD Positions at INSA de Rennes

The Structural Engineering Research Group at INSA de Rennes / LGCGM invites applications to fill two PhD Positions within the Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN XP-Resilience. The positions are offered to Early Stage Researchers (ESRs).

The XP-RESILIENCEnetwork offers a unique opportunity to Early Stage Researchers to investigate various topics related to Structural Resilience and receive multi-disciplinary training from high-profile academics and top Engineers/Managers from industry. 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 Communities.The objective of XP-RESILIENCE is to deliver high-quality training to ESRs including a strong theoretical basis in reliability/resilience with practical experiences, technological expertise with awareness of the socio-economical context and conviction to furthering research with an entrepreneurial spirit. It aims at offering innovative research training ground as well as attractive career development and knowledge exchange opportunities for 14 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) through cross-border and cross-sector mobility for future growth in Europe.

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These notes are a part of the notes on linear algebra.

2 Postdoctoral positions in aortic biomechanics and fluid dynamics at University of California at San Francisco Medical Center and San Francisco VA

The Cardiac Biomechanics Laboratory at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center (UCSF) Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery and San Francisco VA Medical Center is seeking a hard working, motivated post-doctoral fellow to participate in biomedical engineering research involving the ascending thoracic aortic aneurysms (aTAA).  The post-doctoral fellow should be motivated to be on a career track to become an academic professor.  Our lab is NIH funded to investigate the biomechanics of aortic aneurysms and currently has 1 postdoctoral fellow, and are seeking 2 additional fellows.

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PhD position in mechanics of metamaterials at the University of Minnesota

A PhD position is available in the group of Prof. Stefano Gonella at the University of Minnesota Twin-Cities ( in the area of wave mechanics of advanced materials, with focus on mechanical metamaterials.


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