The 7th International Conference in the series will take place once again at Les Diablerets, in Switzerland on 14-18 September 2014.
It organised by the European Structural Integrity Society - Technical Committee 4 on Fracture Mechanics related to Polymers, Polymeric Composites and Adhesives. To submit your abtract, go to http://www.esistc4conference.com/submit-abstract.html
Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute (HEMI; hemi.jhu.edu) of The Johns Hopkins University is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to work on computational and theoretical modeling of the fragmentation in brittle materials under blast loads. The potential candidate should have (or must have completed the requirements for) a Ph.D. with a background in fracture and computational mechanics. The candidate will work in close collaboration with Profs. N.P. Daphalapurkar, L. Graham-Brady and K.T. Ramesh.
If you are interested, please send (to email@example.com) your Curriculum Vitae and the names of at least two references. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Johns Hopkins University is an EEO/AA Employer.
Prof. Wei Cai at the Mechanical Engineering Department of Stanford University is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to contribute to the ParaDiS program (http://paradis.stanford.edu).
A book review by Prof. George Weng (Rutgers University) is published in the Journal of Applied Mechanics, November, 2013. The book, Micromechanics of Composite Materials, was authored by Prof. George Dvorak and published by Springer, 2013.
A research fellow position available in Nanyang Technological University, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Singapore. The candidate should mainly be familiar in modelling impact phenomena using software AUTODYN. The candidate should be able to join in one or two month.
For further information contact Professor Sridhar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Research Associate is required to undertake an EPSRC-funded project to model oxidation damage at a crack tip and associated crack growth for nickel alloys.
You will join the vibrant Mechanics of Advanced Materials group at Loughborough (www.lboro.ac.uk/moam) which has gained significant experience in the study of mechanical behaviour of advanced materials.
Postdoctoral position at IMDEA Materiales (Madrid, Spain) in crystal plasticity finite element simulation of Ni-based superalloySubmitted by jsegurado on Mon, 2013-09-09 14:27.
The research group of Multiscale Materials Modeling at IMDEA Materials Institute seeks a:
Postdoctoral Researcher (PhD in mechanical engineering or materials science)
Evaluation of low-velocity impact response of honeycomb sandwich structures using factorial-based design of experimentsSubmitted by prathyush963 on Sat, 2013-09-07 23:32.
Position: Computational Solid Mechanics Engineer
Company: Global Engineering Research and Technologies
Location: Tucson, AZ.
Full/Part time: Full time.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications.
Remote employment: No. Must be willing to relocate.
Visa: Must have proper authorization to work in the U.S.
Dear colleagues and friends,
On behalf of the editorial board, I would like to introduce our new Journal, Soft Robotics (SoRo) to the mechanics community. SoRo is an innovative peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the science and engineering of soft materials in mobile machines. The Journal breaks new ground as the first to answer the urgent need for research on robotic technology that can safely interact with living systems and function in complex natural or human-built environments.
On Plastic Deformation and Fracture in Si Films during Electrochemical Lithiation/Delithiation Cycling, DOI:10.1149/2.098310jesSubmitted by Siva P V Nadimpalli on Thu, 2013-09-05 19:10.
Halliburton Drill Bits and Services has a position open for a Computational Mechanics Research and Development Engineer in the Woodlands, TX. As a leader in the oilfield services industry, Halliburton offers challenging opportunities for competent people who want to progress in our high performance organization. This engineer will be working as a member of a team comprised of highly motivated professionals from diverse backgrounds. The individual will be assigned to work on the rock removal process primarily through computational analysis of the cutter / rock interaction process.
The University of Padova opened a selection for 15 PhD grants for
foreign (non-Italians) students with deadline for application at
September 19th. The call and information for the selection are available
at the following website:
Michele Zappalorto PhD
Assistant Professor of Machine Desing
University of Padova, Italy
The Applied Mechanics Division seeks nominations for the awards listed below. All awards are international. Each nomination should include a nomination form and 4-5 letters of support, as described in this document. Each nomination should be emailed as a single PDF file to the Chair of the Applied Mechanics Division, Bergman, Lawrence A (email@example.com)by 5 November 2012. The subject line of the email should contain the words“AWARD NOMINATION”, the name of the award, and the name of the nominee. This deadline is firm. Nominations submitted after this deadline will be considered for the subsequent award year.
One Ph.D position starting from Spring, 2014 is available in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, US.
The research program will focus on mechanics of multi-functional materials and structures, thin film, mechanical self-assembly, and their novel applications in healthcare, energy absorption, and energy harvesting, etc. The research will involve a combination of experiments, modeling, and simulation methods (FEM and MD etc). Candidates with experimental or modeling background and interests in solid mechanics, mechanical engineering, materials science, and bio-engineering are highly encouraged to apply.
The laboratory for fluid structure interaction (LIFE) at Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) in Tarragona, Spain is looking for a Postdoc candidate to apply for the Beatriu de Pinós scholarship. The candidate will work in a project involving fluid-structure interaction in offshore engineering with applications to wind energy and the dynamics of offshore structures.
Predictive abilities for stresses in individual inclusions and the matrix by the Mori-Tanaka and PGMT formulationSubmitted by Atul Jain on Sun, 2013-09-01 18:37.
Both effective properties of composite and the stresses in the individual inclusions and in the matrix are necessary for modelling damage in short fibre composites. Mean field theorems are usually used to calculate the effective properties of composite materials, most common among them is the Mori–Tanaka formulation. Owing to occasional mathematical and physical admissibility problems with the Mori–Tanaka formulation, a pseudo-grain discretized Mori–Tanaka formulation (PGMT) was proposed in literature. This paper looks at the predictive capabilities for stresses in individual inclusions and matrix as well as the average stresses in inclusion phase for full Mori–Tanaka and PGMT formulation for 2D planar distribution of orientation of inclusions.
In a paper just published in Science, we describe a class of devices fabricated using stretchable, transparent, ionic conductors. These devices are highly deformable and fully transparent. They can operate at frequencies above 10 kHz and voltages above 10 kV. We demonstrate a fully transparent loudspeaker that plays music. See a YouTube video. The Supplementary Materials contain experimental methods, theory, and more movies. The Science magazine conducted a podcast interview, which covered some of the same ground in this post.
One year postdoctoral position at Texas A&M University in Qatar is effective immediately; the work will be in the field of solid mechanics experimental investigation and modeling of Mg alloys.
One year postdoctoral position in solid mechanics effective immediately at Texas A&M University in Qatar at light material lab
This position is not located in the United States. Must be willing to relocate to Doha, Qatar.
August 30, 2013
Two Open Ph.D. Positions in Biomechanics
University of Connecticut, Storrs
Two Ph.D. positions (to fill this year)
(1) Computational Biomechanics: Mathematical modeling and simulation of biomechanical systems from the cellular to the tissue level; implementation of algorithms and material models into finite element codes such as FEAP. Strong background in solid mechanics necessary and some experience with numerical methods desirable.
(2) Experimental Biomechanics: Mechanical and/or optical investigations of soft biological tissues at the macro and microscopic levels. Strong background in mechanics necessary and some experience with mechanical testing desirable.