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Minisymposium at PANACM 2015: Smooth Approximations on Unstructured Meshes

As part of the 1st Pan-American Congress on Computational Mechanics (April 27-29, 2015 in Buenos Aires, Argentina), Marino Arroyo and I are organizing a minisymposium - ``Smooth Approximations on Unstructured Nodal Discretizations: Finite Elements, Spline-based Techniques and Meshfree.'' The deadline for abstract submissions is November 20, 2014.

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IV International Conference on Computational Contact Mechanics, 27-29 May 2015, Hannover

The aim of the Conference is to provide an international forum for researchers, practitioners and for all who are converned with modern computational techniques and applicaitons in the field of contact and interface mechanics.

Prospective Speakers are invited by the organizing committee, Peter Wriggers and Giorgio Zavarise, to submit contributions until February. 2, 2015.


D. Schulte's picture

8th International Congress of Croatian Society of Mechanics, Last call for Papers - Opatija, Croatia, 29 Sept.-2. Oct. 2015

For the 8th time, Croatian Society of Mechanics is organizing its international congress, which will be this time held in Opatija, Croatia, from 29 September to 2 October 2015. International Congress of the Croatian Society of Mechanics is triennial meeting established for the mutual exchange of scientific and technical information in the domain of Mechanics with a focus not only to the Central Europe but also beyond this region.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Multi-Scale Musculoskeletal Modeling

Postdoctoral Fellow in Multi-Scale Musculoskeletal Modeling and Applied Computational Mechanics, Biomedical Engineering Department at Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois


Postdoctoral Fellow


Northwestern University


Chicago, Illinois


ESIS's picture

Discussion of fracture paper #9 - Crack tip modelling

Dear Reader, 

I recently took over as the ESIS blog editor. Being the second in this baton relay, I will do my best to live up to the good reader expectations that has been established by my precursor, who is also one of the instigators of the blog, Wolfgang Brock. 

Yield stress fluid flows

A Virtual Special Issue of the Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics devoted to yield stress fluid flows has just been released. With this first Virtual Special Issue of the journal we inaugurate a practice, which we plan to make regular, of highlighting developments on a particular subject of relevance in order to guide and encourage research in the field.

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Faculty Position in Mechanical Engineering at University of Chile

Dear all,

In the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, at University of Chile, we are seeking to fill a faculty position with an exceptional researcher in areas related to Mechanical Engineering. The official call is expected to appear by March 2015. 

Zhigang Suo's picture

Updated notes on nonlinear viscosity

I have just updated my notes on nonlinear viscosity.  The notes are written for a course on plasticity.  When I update the notes, I will post a link on my twitter account:

ktramesh's picture

Faculty Position in Dynamic Behavior of Materials and Structures at Johns Hopkins



Department of Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University

Dynamic Behavior of Materials and Structures


Job opening for a Research Scientist at A*STAR IHPC, Singapore

The Soft Matter group in the Engineering Mechanics department of A*STAR IHPC is seeking a highly motivated and qualified Research Scientist to work in the area of applied mechanics and materials, with focus on soft active materials. The applicant must hold a PhD in applied mechanics, mechanical engineering, or relevant fields, although a post-doc experience is not necessary.

Cai Shengqiang's picture

Faculty position in the department of mechanical and aerospace engineering at UCSD

The Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (MAE, at the Jacobs School of Engineering (JSOE) at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor rank with research focus on experimental and/or computational mechanics of advanced materials under extreme conditions.

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The aim of the workshop is to gather experts from all over the world to update advances in computational methods in vibration and acoustics and to foster an environment conducive to exchanging ideas and information. The workshop will provide a common platform to bring together researchers, engineers, scientists, scholars and students to exchange and share their new ideas in broader domain of vibration and acoustics and discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted.

Faculty positions in Aerospace Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology, Madras


The Department of Aerospace Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras is seeking to fill Assistant Professor vacancies in the following research areas.


1) Experimental Structural Mechanics/ Composites
2) Airplane Aerodynamics
3) Control of Aerospace vehicles
4) Aircraft Design (aerodynamic/structural)


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Faculty position in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineerng at USC


The Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at USC is seeking applications and nominations for tenure-track or tenured faculty. All fields of aerospace and mechanical engineering will be considered, with particular emphasis on computational engineering. We also encourage special applications from more senior scholars who have a well-established academic record and whose accomplishments are leading/transforming their fields of study. Exceptionally strong candidates will also be considered for appointment to an endowed professorship.


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Faculty position in Civil Engineerng at USC

The Sonny Astani Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Southern California has two faculty position openings.  Details can be found at .

osudre's picture

Open position at Teledyne Scientific Company

Teledyne Scientific Company announces the opening of a new position at its Thousand Oaks, California facility. This position offers you the opportunity to utilize and expand your academic training in mechanical engineering. The position will be associated with Teledyne Scientific Composite Materials group. The group has been for the past 20 years at the forefront of the design and characterization of materials for extreme environments including unique types of high-temperature composites for the aerospace industry.

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Theoretical study of magneto-rheological elastomers

I post the links to some of our recently published papers on magneto-elasticity. These are iron-filled elastomers whose mechanical properties can be influenced by the application of a magnetic field. A continuum theory that accounts for magneto-mechanical coupling as well as rate-dependent energy dissipating deformations is presented.

I also attach post-print versions of these articles here. Hopefully, they can be useful for some people working in this field.

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Abaqus UEL for coupled diffusion-deformation theory for elastomeric gels

We have a new paper in IJSS that discusses details about Abaqus user elements, in the context of polymer gels, that may be useful to the community. The supplemental material of the paper provides the UEL code, some input files, as well as a short tutorial that should be helpful to others in their own research projects, even if not related to gels.

The link to the files is:

Opening for a Sr CFD/FEA Modeling Engineer at Medtronic

Here is the link:

Requisition ID:95396

Experience with phase-chase modeling or FSI is a plus.  

Please feel free to forward this posting to potential candidates.  Thanks!

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Invitation for Abstracts: PACAM XV, May 18-21, 2015

Dear Colleagues, we cordially invite you to participate in PACAM XV.The Pan-American Congress of Applied Mechanics XV will be held in Champaign, IL from May 18 to May 21, 2015, under the auspices of the American Academy of Mechanics and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The conference will feature plenary lectures by Prof.

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Call for abstract: USNCCM13 MS304: Concurrent Multi-Length Scale Modeling: from Finite Elements to Atoms and Electrons

We cordially invite you to participate in the United States Association for Computational Mechanics (USACM)'s 13thU.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics (USNCCM13) by giving a talk in our minisymposium entitled Multiscale Concurrent Multi-length scale modeling: from Finite Elements to Atoms and Electrons. The Congress will be held in San Diego, California, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, July 26-30, 2015.

Jeong-Yun Sun's picture

Ionic Skin

Research paper.

Title:  Ionic Skin


Authors: J.-Y. Sun, C. Keplinger, G.M. Whitesides, Z. Suo



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