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[Closed] PhD position available in computational solid mechanics at University of Rhode Island

I am looking for a PhD student to work on computational cellular biomechanics. This position will be available starting in this coming fall semester in the department of mechanical, industrial and systems engineering at University of Rhode Island.

Prior experience in finite element method and biomechanics is a plus. Interested candidates are encouraged to send a CV to Dr. Hongyan Yuan at (

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Marie Curie PhD position at University of Trento (Italy): deadline June 30

Please, give a look to my research activity at and to my group at

If you are strongly motivated to work with a very active group in Solid Mechanics, we have a PhD position (3 years) available from November 2014, but the deadline for application is June 30, 2014!

The position is on a EU grant and is addressed to numerical/theoretical modelling of ceramics.

For details on the application see the attachment.

Ph.D. Positions in Mechanics of Soft Materials at Michigan State University

Our Group of Appleid mechanics in Enviormental & Civil Engineering Department at Michigan State University has a few openings for PhD positions to work on Multiscale Modeling of Soft Materials starting ASAP.

Postdoctoral Position in Computational Damage Mechanics Available at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi

A Postdoctoral Research Fellow position in computational damage mechanics is
available immediately at Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in Abu
Dhabi in United Arab Emirates. Masdar Institute is established in collaboration
with Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The research project focuses on
using advanced computational fracture and damage mechanics for simulating the
behavior of advanced materials under different loading and environmental
conditions. The candidate is expected to have a PhD in the field of Mechanical,
Civil, or Aerospace Engineering with solid knowledge of theoretical/computational
solid mechanics; continuum damage mechanics, fracture mechanics,

PhD Positions in Mechanical Engineering at UBC, Vancouver, Canada.

Two  PhD positions are available in the dynamics and applied
mechanics lab at UBC, Vancouver. 
To know more about our group's research see .

Job opening at GEM in Princeton, NJ

Global Engineering and Materials, Inc. (GEM) is looking for candidates to fill an immediate opening of Research/Software Development Engineers.

Please find detailed job descriptions in the attached file. Thanks!

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24th International Workshop on Computational Mechanics of Materials (IWCMM 24) in Madrid, Spain, on October 1st-3rd 2014

The abstract submission for the 24th International Workshop on
Computational Mechanics of Materials (IWCMM 24) in Madrid, Spain, on
October 1st-3rd, 2014 is now opened. The deadline for abstract
submission is June 15th, 2014.

The workshop is intended to cover all aspects of modeling and
simulations of the mechanical behavior at different length and time
scales. The materials of interest range from traditional materials such
as metals, alloys, polymers and composites to advanced and emerging
materials and bio-materials.

Call for abstracts: “Issues in computational modeling of damage, fracture and fragmentation of solid materials”

As part of the 51st Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science (SES 2014) to be held at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, on October 1-3 2014, it is our pleasure to invite you to submit an abstract to the Symposium “Issues in computational modeling of damage, fracture and fragmentation of solid materials”.

2 Post-doctoral positions in geomechanics available

2 Post-doctoral positions of 1 year duration are available in geomechanics. You can find details on the positions at

Doing Topology Optimization Explicitly and Geometrically - A New Moving Morphable Components Based Framework

    Structural topology optimization, which aims at placing available material within a prescribed design domain appropriately in order to achieve optimized structural performances, has received considerable research attention since the pioneering work of Bendsoe and Kikuchi. Many approaches have been proposed for structural topology optimization and it now has been extended to a wide range of physical disciplines such as acoustics, electromagnetics and optics.

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Symposium on Structural Repairs, AIAA SciTech 2015, Florida

Call for Papers

Special Session on Structural Repairs

AIAA SciTech 2015, the new home of the

56th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures,
Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference

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Symposium on Structural Joints, AIAA SciTech 2015, Florida

Call for Papers

Special Session on Structural Joints


AIAA SciTech 2015, the new home of the

Open PhD position in soft tissue modeling at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

The project addresses tissue modeling for the pharynx region and is a part of a larger project addressing the obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (mechanical, fsi, medical angles). See for further info. Deadline is 15 May.Expected start-up is summer 2014.

From dislocation motion to an additive velocity gradient decomposition, and some simple models of dislocation dynamics

Amit Acharya         Xiaohan Zhang

(In Ph. G. Ciarlet and Ta-Tsien Li, editors, Proceedings of the International Conference on Nonlinear and Multiscale Partial Differential Equations: Theory, Numerics and Applications held at Fudan University, Shanghai, September 16-20, 2013, in honor of Luc Tartar. Series in Contemporary Applied Mathematics. Higher Education Press (Beijing), and World Scientic (Singapore), 2014)

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Non-Metricity and the Nonlinear Mechanics of Distributed Point Defects

We discuss the relevance of non-metricity in a metric-affine manifold (a manifold equipped with a connection and a metric) and the nonlinear mechanics of distributed point defects. We describe a geometric framework in which one can calculate analytically the residual stress field of nonlinear elastic solids with distributed point defects. In particular, we use Cartan's machinery of moving frames and construct the material manifold of a finite ball with a spherically-symmetric distribution of point defects.

Equivalent strain in large torsional deformation

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Dear All

Looking for a methodology to convert shear stress-shear strain data from a torsion test in large deformations into true strain-true stress curve, I found two schools of thought: 




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Researcher in Investigations of Adhesives and Bonds in Wind Turbine Blade Substructures

The Section of Composites and Materials Mechanics at the Department of Wind Energy, the Technical University of Denmark seeks a resesearcher for experimental (e.g. determination of cohesive laws) and modelling (finite element simulation using cohesive zone modelling) work. Apply electronically no later than May 13th via 




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