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Consistent and stable meshfree Galerkin methods using the virtual element decomposition

Paper Accepted for Publication in International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering

Consistent and stable meshfree Galerkin methods using the virtual element decomposition

A. Ortiz-Bernardin, A. Russo, N. Sukumar



Ying Li's picture

Call for Abstract Submission to USNCCM14: Multiscale Modeling in Bio-Mechanical Systems

Dear Colleagues,

You are cordially invited to submit your one-page abstract to our Mini-Symposium (MS108) "Multiscale Modeling in Bio-Mechanical Systems" for

USACM's 14th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics (USNCCM14)

Date & Location:

Javier LLorca's picture

Postdoctoral position on multiscale modeling of microstructural development

IMDEA Materials Institute is looking for a post-doctoral researcher
(PhD in Materials Engineering, Metallurgy, Mechanical Engineering, Computational Materials Science) (Ref: PD02-VIR) to work in the research project VIRMETAL (virtual design, virtual processing and virtual testing of metallic materials) funded by an Advanced Grant of the European Research Council. Research activities will be focused in the development of multiscale modeling strategies –based on the phase-field method– to simulate the microstructural development during solidification as well as during thermo-mechanical treatments in Al and Mg alloys.

Zhigang Suo's picture

What's That Stuff

A few years ago I bought a Chinese book titled 你身边的化学.  The book contains articles about chemistry in everyday life.  The authors collected these articles from magazines and websites, and translated them into Chinese.  In particular, the authors mentioned a column, called “What’s That Stuff”, in Chemical & Engineering News.

Mike Ciavarella's picture

moving singularities (crack analogues) in fretting fatigue

    The stress concentration induced by fretting fatigue was studied with a simple "Crack Analogue" model (CA) by the MIT group of Suresh in the late 1990's, which was then "improved" by the present author to take into account simply both contact loads and bulk stresses loads, and even the case of finite stress concentration in the so-called "Crack Like Notch Analogue" (CLNA) model.

Amit Acharya's picture

Fracture and singularities of the mass-density gradient field

A continuum mechanical theory of fracture without singular fields is proposed. The primary
contribution is the rationalization of the structure of a `law of motion' for crack-tips, essentially
as a kinematical consequence and involving topological characteristics. Questions of compatibility
arising from the kinematics of the model are explored. The thermodynamic driving force
for crack-tip motion in solids of arbitrary constitution is a natural consequence of the model.
The governing equations represent a new class of pattern-forming equations.

Pradeep Sharma's picture

Yong Zhu is the recipient of the 2016 Eshelby Mechanics Award for Young Faculty

It gives me great pleasure to announce the outcome of the 2016 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), G.

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Call for Abstracts, ASME 2017 IMECE (Tampa, Florida): Phase Transformations in Materials Processing and Their Effects on Mechanical Properties

Call for Abstracts, ASME 2017 IMECE, 3-9 November 2017, Tampa, Florida

Track: Materials: Genetics to Structures

Symposium: 11‐6 Phase Transformations in Materials Processing and Their Effects on Mechanical Properties

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Effects of SiC, SiO2and CNTs nanoadditives on the properties of porous alumina-zirconia ceramics produced by a hybrid freeze casting-space holder method

Highly porous alumina-zirconia ceramics were produced by adding space-holder materials during freeze casting. To increase the strength of porous ceramics, different amounts of nanoadditives (silicon carbide-SiC, silica-SiO2, and multi-wall carbon nanotubes-CNTs) were added. Space-holder materials were removed by preheating, and solid samples were produced by sintering. Up to 68% porosity was achieved when 40% space-holder was added to the solid load of slurry. Wall thicknesses between pores were more uniform and thinner when nanoadditives were added.

Johannes T.B. Overvelde's picture

Rational design of reconfigurable prismatic architected materials

Advances in fabrication technologies are enabling the production of architected materials with unprecedented properties. Most such materials are characterized by a fixed geometry, but in the design of some materials it is possible to incorporate internal mechanisms capable of reconfiguring their spatial architecture, and in this way to enable tunable functionality.

Shuozhi Xu's picture

Ph.D. students opening in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the Iowa State University

A research group at Iowa State University ( is looking for research assistants in the field of solid mechanics, computational mechanics, computational materials science and engineering. Research topics will fall into a broad area of modeling and simulation of mechanical and transport behaviors, such as plasticity, fracture, phase transformation, thermal transport, or mass transport, in a variety of engineering materials.

mohsen.damadam's picture

Molecular dynamics simulations of mechanical behavior in nanoscale ceramic –metallic multilayer composites

The mechanical behavior of nanoscale ceramic–metallic (NbC/Nb) multilayer composites with different thickness ratios is investigated using molecular dynamics (MD) simulations. Based on the obtained stress–strain behavior and its dependence on temperature, strain rate, and loading path,the flow stress for the onset of plasticity is identified and modeled based on the nucleation theory,and the in-plane yield loci for different layer thicknesses are constructed. The results are used to establish the plastic flow potential for developing a continuum viscoplastic constitutive model for

genet's picture

Tenured Assistant Professor position at École Polytechnique

The Mechanics Department at École Polytechnique invites applications for a faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in all areas of mechanics. See details in joint document.

Fatemeh Ahmadpoor's picture

A perspective on the statistical mechanics of 2D materials

2D materials are fascinating for numerous reasons. Their geometrical and mechanical characteristics along with other associated physical properties have opened up fascinating new application avenues ranging from electronics, energy harvesting, biological systems among others. Due to the 2D nature of these materials, they are known for their unusual flexibility and the ability to sustain large curvature deformations. Further, they undergo noticeable thermal fluctuations at room temperature.

Erkan Oterkus's picture

PhD Studentship on Peridynamics

Dear All,

Applications are invited for a PhD studentship on PERIDYNAMIC MODELLING at the University of Strathclyde under the supervision of Dr Julia Race and Dr Selda Oterkus.


Justin Dirrenberger's picture

PhD scholarship available in computational mechanics at PIMM Lab in Paris, France

A PhD scholarship is available at PIMM laboratory to work on the topology optimization of lattice structures obtained by additive manufacturing.

See the file attached for description.

The successful candidate should have obtained a Master's degree (or equivalent) with a strong background in computational mechanics, materials science, mechanical engineering or any related field; although prior knowledge of the French language is not mandatory, spoken and written English proficiency is needed.

Faculty Positions in Mechanical Engineering Program

Faculty Positions in

The Physical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) ( invites qualified applicants to apply for faculty positions at all ranks (Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor) in the Mechanical Engineering Program.

ludovicnoels's picture

PhD position in computational damage mechanics and fracture mechanics


In the context of Belgian research project, the Universite catholique de Louvain, the Universite libre de Bruxelles, and the Universite de Liege are collaborating  to study from the atomic-scale to the macro-scale the thermomechanical failure of a new family of alloys.

PhD opportunity

Akke Suiker's picture

PhD FEM modelling of deterioration behavior of sewer systems

Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands, is looking for a PhD Finite element modelling of deterioration behavior of sewer pipe systems.

Position: PhD-student

Departments: Department of the Built Environment

FTE: 1,0

Date off: 12/02/2017

bardia's picture

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

Kawai Kwok's picture

Two Ph.D. positions in Mechanics of Structures and Materials at University of Central Florida

Applications are invited for two Ph.D. positions at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando, FL. The research will focus on the modeling and design of lightweight, flexible, smart structures, with application towards deployable spacecraft structures. A combination of computational, experimental, and analytical methods will be utilized in this research.

Towards understanding the influence of porosity on mechanical and fracture behaviour of quasi-brittle materials: experiments and modelling

Dear all,

We have recently published a paper titled  "Towards understanding the influence of porosity on mechanical and fracture behaviour of quasi-brittle materials: experiments and modelling" in the International Journal of Fracture. If you are interested, you can download it at:

Kind regards,


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