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Transversely Isotropic Viscoelastic Material

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I am looking for a viscoelastic model for transversely isotropic materials with applications in geomechanics. I also look for the material properties and viscoelastic coefficients for one or two TIV material. Can any one help me? 

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

The Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position with a start date of September 1, 2015 or thereafter.   The department is conducting a search for exceptional candidates with a strong background in any discipline related to Aerospace Engineering, broadly defined.   We are seeking highly qualified candidates with a commitment to research and education.   Faculty duties include teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, advising students, and conducting research.

Probing the intermediate states between rolling-up and wrinkling thin films

Self-positioned nanomembranes such as rolled-up tubes and wrinkled thin films have been potential systems for a variety of applications and basic studies on elastic properties of nanometer-thick systems. Although there is a clear driving force towards elastic energy minimization in each system, the exploration of intermediate states where specific characteristics could be chosen by a slight modification of a processing parameter had not been experimentally realized.

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Is anyone familiar with the use of yield strength in creep zone?

I was going through some literature on AUSC steam turbine (operating temperature 700 deg C). In many of the papers i have seen that 400 MPa yield strength at operating temperature was used as material selection criteria for turbine rotor. At the same time some people are using Alloy 617 for same application, for which creep rupture is quite high (around 137MPa at 700 deg C) at operating temperature but yield strength is around 200 MPa.

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Two Ph.D. positions available at University of Houston

Two Ph.D. positions in the general area of mechanics are currently available in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of Houston.

Applicants should possess an MS degree in civil, mechanical, or other related engineering field at the time of enrollment at University of Houston. A strong background in continuum mechanics is required.

Call for Abstracts; EMI 2015 Stanford

Dear colleagues,

I invite you to submit an abstract to the following minisymposium: Modeling and Characterization of Nanocomposites and Molecular Heterostructures as part of the Engineering Mechanics Institute annual conference at Stanford University.


Best Regards,

Steven Cranford

Northeastern University


MS 12: Modeling and Characterization of Nanocomposites and Molecular Heterostructures

Survey of Computing Platforms for Engineering Simulation

How many organisations are using Cloud Computing? Is the use of High Performance Technical Computing in engineering simulation set to grow in the next 5 years? Will Tablet PCs be powerful enough to run my application? What do my peers think?

These are typical questions asked by the engineering simulation community. Wouldn't it be great if we could take a snapshot of the type of computing platform we're using today and also predict where we will be in the next 5 years? 

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Research Fellow at National University of Singapore

One Research Fellow: To design, fabricate and test endovascular stents

Job requirements:

Cracks found at reactor at Hunterston B nuclear power station

Perhaps some of those on this site have seen the news article on the BBC website yesterday about cracks appearing in the reactor at the Hunterston B nuclear power station. As the article states, cracking in the graphite bricks is predicted and the regulators are happy that the reactor is safe to operate.

8th International Congress of Croatian Society of Mechanics – Abstract Submission Deadline Approaching

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.

Biaxial tissue tester

I am a Research Assistant at St. Mary's University and my professor is interested in BUYING a USED biaxial tissue tester. If you have one please contact me so I can let him know.

-Luke Keller

Accelerated wear tester

I am a Research Assistant at St. Mary's University and my professor is interested in BUYING a USED Accelerated wear tester or the software that comes with it. If you have one please contact me so I can let him know.

-Luke Keller

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Post-doctoral position in Nanomechanics at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway

NTNU Nanomechanical Lab at The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway, offers a full-time 3-year post-doctoral position in nanomechanics. Post-doctoral salary 482500 NOK / year.

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Two PhD positions in computational mechanics at the University of Tennessee

Two PhD positions are currently available in the Computational Laboratory for the Mechanics of Interfaces at the University of Tennessee - Knoxville ( Research topics are in the following areas:


1. Modeling of aluminum alloys using dislocation density based crystal plasticity methods.

2. Fracture in composite materials using a Discontinuous Galerkin method for debonding


Periodic boundary condition on non-rectangular RVE

Dear friends,
Hi. I'm working on multiscale modeling of soft tissues. For micromechanical modeling of the tissue i consider an RVE with sinusoidal edges as figure 1. 

I imposed periodic boundary conditions on the RVE using corner nodes as master nodes and define the displacement of the other nodes on the boundary related to these master nodes displacements using constraint equations as figure 2.


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Post-doctoral position at Polytechnique Montréal in the simulation of the shot peening process

Dear All

I am currently looking for post-doctoral candidates to work on the simulation of the shot peening process by coupling discrete and dynamic finite element simulations. This is a two-year position. The project is in collaboration with 4 major aerospace companies and involved 6 other PhDs and 2 PDFs. 

The applicants should have a very strong background in computational mechanics.

Please send me:

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Pseudomagnetic Fields in a Locally Strained Graphene Drumhead

Recent experiments reveal that a scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) probe tip can generate a highly localized strain field in a graphene drumhead, which in turn leads to pseudomagnetic fields in the graphene that can spatially confine graphene charge carriers in a way similar to a lithographically defined quantum dot (QD). While these experimental findings are intriguing, their further implementation in nanoelectronic devices hinges upon the knowledge of key underpinning parameters, which still remain elusive.

Variation of Stress with Charging Rate due to Strain-Rate Sensitivity of Silicon Electrodes of Lithium Ion Batteries

Silicon is a promising anode material for lithium-ion batteries due to its enormous theoretical energy density. Fracture during electrochemical cycling has limited the practical viability of silicon electrodes, but recent studies indicate that fracture can be prevented by taking advantage of lithiation-induced plasticity. In this paper, we provide experimental insight into the nature of plasticity in amorphous LixSi thin films. To do so, we vary the rate of lithiation of amorphous silicon thin films and simultaneously measure stresses.

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Postdoc position in computational mechanics at the ME Department, Johns Hopkins University

Description:  Postdoc position in computational biomechanics in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Johns Hopkins University

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Two postdoctoral positions in Mechanics of Materials at Oregon State University

We are seeking to fill two postdoctoral scholar positions at Oregon State University. The ideal candidates will have expertise in one or more of the following: computational materials science, granular mechanics, solid mechanics, and/or mechanical testing of materials. Positions will initially be for 1 year with an anticipated starting date of January 1st, 2015, with the possibility to continue for a second year depending on performance and continued funding.

The successful candidates will:

I am looking for values of the displacement at failure or Fracture energy of Al2024-T3 alloy

Hi All,

Does anyone have the values for the fractrue energy or/and displacement at failure for Al2024-T3, I am trying to find them for my simulations.


Many thanks



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Looking for Postdoctoral Position

Dear imechanica members,

My name is Likun and I am posting this blog in searching for postdoctoral positions in Computational Solid Mechanics.

I obtained Ph.D. in Computational Mechanics at Carnegie Mellon University. My thesis work involves developing multiscale method for retrieving slow-time scale behavior from molecular dynamics.

I also have several years' research experience in multiscale analysis and phase-field modeling of hysteresitic behaviror in active materials.  


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