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nonlinear finite element developer position @ altair

We have an opening for nonlinear fea developer. Areas of interest includes material modeling, element formulation, contact mechanics, fracture mechanics etc. If interested send a resume to We also offer summer internship position. Location for the job is in Irvine CA.

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Google Translate has been greatly enhanced by machine learning

Here is a long article from New York Times.  I have just tried some English-Chinese translation.  The improvement is dramatic.  Will machine learning affect mechanics.or materials discovery?

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Several PhD student positions available at the MAE department of University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

There are several PhD student positions available immediately at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering of the University of Central Florida (UCF). Students will work on a recent DOE funded project on Cu(Al)/CNT metallic matrix nano composites. Students with background in solid mechanics, finite element analysis, or nano material processing are particularly encouraged to apply. If you are interested, please send your resume and representative publications (if have) to Dr. Yuanli Bai ( or Dr. Quanfang Chen ( The openings are for either Spring 2017 or Fall 2017. Excellent candidates can also be nominated to apply for fellowships of university level.

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The 3rd Sandia Fracture Challenge is here!

The third Sandia Fracture Challenge is here!  We invite to you participate in this next installment of our collaborative, blind assessment of predictions of ductile fracture.  For the third SFC, we wanted to challenge the computational mechanics community to predict ductile fracture in an additively manufactured structure.

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Special Issue: Granular materials; Journal: Materials

Journal: Materials  (flyer attached)

Impact Factor 2.728

Special Issue: Granular materials   Special Issue Editor: Sinisa Mesarovic       Deadline: 15 April 2017

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Wissenschaftlicher MA - Numerische Mechanik (FEM) -

Am Institut für Kontinuumsmechanik der Leibniz Universität Hannover ist eine Stelle als

"Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin / Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter" - EntgGr. 13 TV-L, 100 % - zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt zu besetzen.
Die Stelle ist auf 4 Jahre befristet.

Contact stiffness estimation based on structural frequency response


If you work on contact mechanics, or have difficulty get your FEA model converge due to contact, you may find it beneficial reading my patent on "Contact stiffness estimation based on structural frequency response". It forms a first ever rational method to estimate the contact stiffness, and provides a practical technical solution to a real challenge in contact mechanics. For industrial FEA developers or users, please contact me for the right to commercialize or implement it. Thank you!


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Senior R&D Engineer positions in Mechanics of Materials.

Vesuvius USA, the world leader in ceramics and refractories related to the molten steel industry, is seeking multiple experienced Senior Research Engineers to join the Flow Control group at our world-class R&D center and laboratory headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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PhD Position in Multiscale analysis of energy storage systems

Dear colleagues,

Universidad Loyola Andalucía (Seville, Spain) is currently offering a PhD position starting in 2017 at the Engineering Department for multiscale multiphysical analysis of energy storage systems in renewable energies.

See the attached file for further information on the topic and the application process.


PhD opening in computational mechanics at EPFL

I have a PhD opening in my group to start in 2017 on the multiscale modeling of fluid driven fracture propagation.

Interested individuals should contact me, and submit in parallel an application to EPFL doctoral school in mechanics

(see for more details about the mechanics PhD program at EPFL and the application process).


A brief description of the topic can be found in attached file.

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PhD Position in Multiscale Modeling of Hierarchical Materials

A PhD position is open for summer or fall 2017 in Advanced Hierarchical Materials by Design Lab at Louisiana Tech University on multiscale modeling of hierarchical materials with an emphasis on nanocomposites. The candidates must have earned a M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering or related fields and have a solid background in theoretical and computational mechanics, specifically continuum mechanics and finite element modeling, and need to have the knowledge of writing computer code (preferably using C/C++).

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Looking for Research Intern in Schlumberger-Doll Research

Job title:  Research Internship (6 months) 

Location:  Schlumberger-Doll Research, Cambridge, MA, US

Job Description 

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One Ph.D. opening in Mechanics of Materials for 2017 Fall

One Ph.D. position will be available in the Applied Mechanics of Materials Laboratory of Mechanical Engineering Department at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA. The position will start in the coming Fall 2017.

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Conference in honor of Lev Truskinovsky's 60th birthday

On behalf of the Organisers, I wish to post the following message: 


Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce

Nonconvexity, Nonlocality and Incompatibility: From Materials to Biology

Conference in honor of Lev Truskinovsky's 60th birthday 

Department of Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh

May 5-7, 2017

Conference Website:


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Postdoc position at The Johns Hopkins University in the area of brittle damage and failure

Postdoctoral Fellow Position: Computational simulations of brittle failure


A postdoctoral position is available at The Johns Hopkins University.  The position is in the area of damage-based constitutive modeling and computational simulations of brittle failure.  This postdoc position is in Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute ( The potential candidate should have a Ph.D. in engineering or a science discipline.  


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Book Review On: Extending the Theory of Composites to Other Areas of Science; Author: Graeme Walter Milton

We would be hard-pressed to find an area of research that permeates so deeply in nearly all branches of physical sciences and mathematics as does the topic of homogenization [1].

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Faculty Position Available in Fuzhou University, China

Multiple faculty positions are available in School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou, Fujian,China.

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PhD Position in Multiscale Modeling of Materials for Energy

A PhD position is open for summer or fall 2017 in Advanced Hierarchical Materials by Design Lab at Louisiana Tech University on multiscale modeling of materials for energy applications with emphasis on ferroic materials. The candidates must have earned a M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering or related fields and have a solid background in theoretical and computational mechanics, specifically continuum mechanics and finite element modeling, and need to be familiar with a programming language (preferably C/C++).

Research Studentship in Impact Engineering

Development of Experimental and Modelling Methodologies for Force Fusing in Structural Dynamics4-year funded D.Phil studentship, available from January 2017 (subject to eligibility requirements)

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