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A Review of Quantitative Phase-Field Crystal Modeling of Solid–Liquid Structures

Phase-field crystal (PFC) is a model with atomistic-scale details acting on diffusive time scales. PFC uses the density field as its order parameter, which takes a constant value in the liquid phase and a periodic function in the solid phase. PFC naturally takes into account elasticity, solid–liquid interface free energy, surface anisotropy, and grain boundary free energy by using this single-order parameter in modeling of coexisting solid–liquid structures.

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Effects of geometrical and mechanical properties of fiber and matrix on composite fracture toughness

Composites reinforced by thinner fibers are intensively studied in recent years and expected to have better
mechanical properties. With development of nanotechnology, the diameter of fiber can be as thin as
several nanometers, such as nanofibers and nanotubes. Then, do these thinner fibers definitely result in
composites with better mechanical properties? In this paper, the toughening effect of reinforcing fibers in
composites is investigated based on the three-level failure analysis model. It is found that thinner

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Submissions to JAM have almost doubled

The submission to JAM in 2013 was ~42 manuscripts/month.  Probably because of its rapid review process (1st round of review ~ 10 days, and 2nd round of review ~24 days including authors' revision time) and rapid publication (online within 48 hours after acceptance), the monthly submission is nearly doubled now.  For example, the submission in December, 2014 is 78 in a single month. 

Cansmart/SMN 2015, Vancouver, CANADA


The 5th International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering

SMN 2015 in conjunction with Cansmart 2015

The International Conference on Smart Materials and Structures



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Fully funded PhD position at Imperial College London

We are looking for a PhD researcher to work at numerical simulations of the electro-mechanical response of nano-reinforced polymers, within the Marie Curie training network “TheLink”. The position is fully funded for 36 months and funding includes tuition fees and a competitive maintenance/salary, as well as additional benefits for those with a family. The researcher will work towards a PhD in Mechanics of Composites at Imperial College London, Department of Aeronautics, under the supervision of Dr V.L. Tagarielli and Dr S.T.

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Post-Doctoral Openings at KAUST(SaudiArabia) in Computational Modeling for Nano-composites

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

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Postdoctoral position in the field of Ultra High Performance Fiber-Reinforced Concrete

The Czech Technical University in Prague - University Center for Energy Efficient Buildings, offers one postdoctoral positions in the fields of modeling, simulation, assessment, and optimization of multi-functional materials and structures.

The present project will be supervised by a mentor from the Faculty of Civil Engineering at the Czech Technical University in Prague. The project is supported by the European Union, through the Operational Program Research and Development for Innovations, project No. CZ.1.07/2.3.00/30.0034.

Post-doctoral Research Fellow

Applications are invited for a position of Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the National University of Singapore. The successful candidate will perform research in the areas of advanced computational fluid mechanics and fluid-structure interaction. A Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering, Applied Math., Civil Engineering, Ocean and Naval Architectural Engineering or other related disciplines is required.

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13th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics: Call for abstracts

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to contribute an abstarct to the minisimposium 1008 "Modeling Materials with Coupled Physics (thermo- electro- chemo- and magneto-mechanics)"  within the 13th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics (USNCCM13) to be held in San Diego, California, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, July 26-30, 2015.  The deadline is Feb. 15, 2015. Please visit the conference webpage:

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Last minute vacancy for Digital Image Correlation course

Following a late cancellation, we have one vacancy left for our one-week intensive course on Digital Image Correlation to be held in Ghent, Belgium, 12-16 January 2015. All details can be found on the course website.

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PACAMXV: Track 7: Friction, Fracture, and Damage

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to draw your attention to the following minisympoisum taking place as part of the 15th Pan American Conference of Applied Mechnaics (University of Illinois Urbana Champaign May 18021 2015). Deadline for abstract submission is Dec 31st 2014.

Friction, Fracture, and Damage

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Hibbitt Engineering Fellows, School of Engineering, Brown University

New prestigious postdoctoral fellowships are provided by a generous gift from Susan and David Hibbitt. Since the fellows will be selected through internal competition with those of other disciplines, solid mechanics applicants should be well qualified for the competition. The Hibbitt Engineering Fellows will receive an annual salary plus benefits and an additional research and travel stipend. Anticipated start date for these full-time positions is in July 2015.

Paris constant

I need to know Paris constant (cp,mp) for Mild carbon steel (Q345)...can anybody help me??

tnx alot

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Postdoctoral Researcher in Computational Mechanics of Composite Materials at IMDEA Materials

The research group of Design and Simulation of Composites Structures at IMDEA Materials, led by Drs. Carlos González and Cláudio S. Lopes, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow in the field of multiscale computational mechanics of advanced composites. Candidates with strong background knowledge on computational damage mechanics, model development, and numerical simulation of advanced composite materials and structures are strongly encouraged to apply. Experience in experimental mechanical testing of composites is highly valued.


Interim replacement at CEA/Saclay, France

Five-month temporary assignment starting from the beginning of March 2015, in Service de Recherches de Métallurgie Physique, CEA/Saclay (France).

Title of the project: Ab initio modeling of dislocations in body-centered cubic metals.

Research area: Solid State Physics, Material Science

Bin Liu's picture

Adaptive periodical representative volume element for simulating periodical postbuckling behavior

Finite element method (FEM) with fixed representative volume element (RVE) encounters some difficulties in simulating the periodical postbuckling behaviors of infinite long beam or infinite large film on soft substrate under compression, because the wavelength and pattern of buckling are not known before simulation and will change with the increase of compression strain.

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SABIC Technology Internship Program, Summer 2015

Frequency extraction in coupled Fluid/Structure models

Hi there

Please let me know how I can extract frequency (all or the first) in coupled fluid/structure models


Best Regards

Thanks in advanced



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