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Post-Doc Position Available in Computational Mechanics

A post-doctoral position is available in the Mechanics of Composite Materials (MCM) Lab at the Faculty of Engineering, Tel-Aviv University (TAU), Israel.

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On a systematic approach for cracked rotating shaft study: breathing mechanism, dynamics and instability

We present a systematic approach to deal with the modelling and analysis of the cracked rotating shafts behaviour. We begin by revisiting

the problem of modelling the breathing mechanism of the crack. Here we consider an original approach based on the form we give to the energy of the system and then identify

the mechanism parameters using 3D computations with unilateral contact conditions on the crack lips. A dimensionless flexibility is identified which makes the application

Regression testing with the Command design pattern

Computational mechanics practitioners are not typically known for practising well-established software engineering techniques. That makes code developed by various research groups next to impossible to understand and modify.  I still see requests on iMechanica on how to implement Drucker-Prager models when every freshman student probably has their own implementation.  It is likely that the person who developed a particular code cannot themselves understand the code a few years after the relevant paper has been published.  

Drucker Prager Plasticity model

Hi All,

I am trying to code the Drucker prager plasticity model for the 2D plane strain case using consistent tangent modulus. I am using C++, therefore I would appreciate if anyone could share relevant materials which I could use and preferrably for the 2D case so it is not unnecessarily complicated.

 

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Call for abstracts: Mini-Symposium "Instabilities in Structural Mechanics and Fluid-Structure Interactions" at ESMC 2018

This is the first announcement of the

Mini Symposium "Instabilities in Structural Mechanics and Fluid-Structure Interactions"

Organizers:
Oleg Kirillov (Northumbria University, UK), Olivier Doare (ENSTA ParisTech, France)

In the frame of ESMC 2018 - 10th European Solid Mechanics Conference, July 2-6, 2018 Bologna, Italy

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3D Printing Grand Challenge

Abstract Submission Extended to March 1st 2017

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Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher (PhD student), Improving the crashworthiness of composite transportation structures

Applications are invited for a PhD position at the University of Limerick, Ireland, funded through the EU Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher Programme.

SALARY: €37,903 p.a. (plus family allowance of €4,589 p.a. where appropriate in accordance with Marie Skłodowska-Curie programme rules).

Topic: Development of discrete fastener-less joining technologies for impact protection devices

ASME 2017 IMECE: Fatigue and Fracture of Active Materials–Call for abstracts

Dear Colleagues:

Please, consider to attend the symposium entitled "Fatigue and Fracture of Active Materials" organized under track "Mechanics of Solids, Structures, and Fluids" in the International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE) ASME 2017 conference. The conference will be held in Tampa, Florida, November 6–9, 2017 (https://www.asme.org/events/imece).

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PhD position in Prof. Nadimpalli's group at NJIT

Hello All,

There is a potential opening for a PhD student in Prof. Nadimpalli’s group at the New Jersey Institute of Technology starting from Fall2017. Candidates with good academic credentials and an interest to work in experimental research projects are encouraged to apply. Ideal candidate should have a master’s degree in mechanical/materials science/aerospace or related field with a good background in Solid Mechanics, Materials Science, and Experimental Methods (including but not limited to SEM, TEM, and nanofabrication methods).

Grants available EC funded "Materials resistant to extreme conditions for future energy systems", 12-14 June 2017, Kyiv - Ukraine

Dear colleagues,

I would like to inform you about a Works "Materials resistant to extreme conditions for future energy systems", 12-14 June 2017, Kyiv – Ukraine.

The Workshop is funded by the European Commission Enlargement Programme. There is no fee to attend.  Participants from the target countries* can apply for a Grant to cover their cost.  Eligible for Grants are those that work in or are citizens of a target country.

Soft Materials Mechanics and the 2017 ASME IMECE

Dear Colleagues,

The Soft Materials Mechanics Technical Committee (TC) is pleased to announce that the abstract submission process for the 2017 ASME IMECE in Tampa, FL is open. The TC symposium solicits abstracts from many disciplines represented from previous years (active materials, gels, biomaterials, 3D printing, and more) as well new subject areas and collaborations.

Issues with implementation of strain gradient plasticity framework of Niordson and Hutchinson (2003) in Abaqus UEL subroutine

I have implemented the rate-independent strain gradient plasticity framework of Niordson and Hutchinson (2003) in UEL. I was able to validate the results of the shear of infinitely wide thin layer between two rigid surfaces (Niordson and Hutchinson, 2003). However, the UEL subroutine fails to converge for the more complex problem of the shear of finite width slab. I suspect the convergence issues are arising out of internal elastic-plastic boundary conditions and the yield criteria. I have few doubts in this regard.

 

Issues with the implementation of Strain gradient plasticity framework of Niordson and Hutchinson (2003) in ABAQUS UEL

I have implemented the rate-independent strain gradient plasticity framework of Niordson and Hutchinson (2003) in UEL. I was able to validate the results of the shear of infinitely wide thin layer between two rigid surfaces (Niordson and Hutchinson, 2003). However, the UEL subroutine fails to converge for the more complex problem of the shear of finite width slab. I suspect the convergence issues are arising out of internal elastic-plastic boundary conditions and the yield criteria. I have few doubts in this regard.

 

Is there any dissymetry of lift in the forward flight of the helicopter after applying the cyclic control?

Dear friends,

I was curious about the time varying loads on the helicopter blades in the forward flight. After reaching lots of books and documents, I came to know that some control (cyclic) is applied to take care of the dissymetry of lift in the forward flight. My question is, if the dissymetry of lift is eliminated by applying the cyclic control or by blade flapping (whatever), then why the load should vary with time for the 90 and 270 position of the blade? Can anybody explain this? Please let me know the justification. I am really curious about it. 

Thanks

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Call for Abstract Submission to the USNCCM14: Modeling Materials with Coupled Physics

Dear Colleagues:

The 14th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics (USNCCM14) will be held at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal, QC, Canada,  July 17-20, 2017 (http://14.usnccm.org/).

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“Deflecting elastic prism” and unidirectional localisation for waves in chiral elastic systems

For the first time, a design of a “deflecting elastic prism” is proposed and implemented for waves in a chiral medium. A novel model of an elastic lattice connected to a non-uniform system of gyroscopic spinners is designed to create a unidirectional wave pattern, which can be diverted by modifying the arrangement of the spinners within the medium. This important feature of the gyro-system is exploited to send a wave from a point of the lattice to any other point in the lattice plane, in such a way that the wave amplitude is not significantly reduced along the path.

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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 Lab of Mechanical Engineering Department at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA. The position will start in the coming Fall 2017

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PhD position in Mechanics of Solids and Structures for Fall 2017

 

A Ph.D position in mechanics of solids and structures is now open for Fall 2017 in Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of New Hampshire. We are looking for highly motivatied students to work on NSF and DoD projects.

The applicant is also qualified for applying for a one-year Fellowship.

Please contact Professor Yaning Li for details.

Email: yaning.li@unh.edu

Web: http://www.unh.edu/yaning-lab/

 

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