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Symmetric global partition polynomials for reproducing kernel elements

The reproducing kernel element method is a numerical technique that combines finite element and meshless methods to construct shape functions of arbitrary order and continuity, yet retains the Kronecker-δ property. Central to constructing these shape functions is the construction of global partition polynomials on an element. This paper shows that asymmetric interpolations may arise due to such things as changes in the local to global node numbering and that may adversely affect the interpolation capability of the method.

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cdmHUB: Publish and Run Composites Simulation Tools In the Cloud

We recently launched the Composites Design and Manufacturing HUB (, a community-driven, collaborative platform that has the unique capability to let users to freely publish and run simulation codes in the cloud in addition to all the social network functionalities (blogging, questions/answers, groups, etc.).

Medtronic Job Opportunity - Sr Numerical Modeling Engineer

The posting was temporarily offline yesterday. It’s been re-posted since.  The new link is attached below as the old one does not work anymore.  Also attached is the description of the position. Thanks again for your interest and help!!

Requisition ID:  94254

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Post-doctoral position at McGill/Polytechnique Montreal on crystal plasticity

I have a 2-year post-doctoral position available at McGill/Polytechnique to work on the effect of shot peening on the residual stresses at the grain levels. The methodology will consist of meshing representative volume elements of polycristals and submitt them to shot peening (explicit dynamic simulations). I require a candidate who has exprience in FE modeling of Representative Volume Elements of polycristals and crystal plasticity. 

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Engineering Analyst position with focus on FEA, elastomers, and fatigue life prediction

Endurica, LLC is a growing software and consulting services company headquartered in Findlay, Ohio, USA. The
company develops and sells solutions that enable customers to manage durability of elastomeric products. Our
physics-based solutions include computer-aided engineering software that numerically simulates the fatigue life
of elastomeric products, a materials characterization service, and project-oriented consulting services. Our
software is distributed globally in partnership with Dassault Systemes.

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PhD position available in computational mechanics of concrete and reinforced concrete

"The SEGIM center at Northwestern University  ( has an immediate opening for a PhD student in the area of Computational Mechanics of Concrete and Reinforced Concrete and related to a newly awarded NSF project ( see ).

von-mises stresses in solid model with and without pores

Hello Everyone,

My name is Muhammad Imran and I am a PhD student in TU, Dortmund. I am performing tensile test simulation in Abaqus for aluminium silicon alloy. I am calculating stresses for three different models, one model is solid (zero porosity) and second model has a cavity inside and third model has some pores inside.

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5 years post-doctoral fellowship available, University of Southampton

I am looking for a post-doctoral research fellow with a high academic profile to join me on the PhotDyn project. The topic concerns the development of novel high strain rate testing procedures based on ultra-high speed deformation imaging and inverse identification. I am mainly looking for someone with expertise in constitutive modelling of materials. The detailed job description can be consulted here.

Research Assistant Position with a possibility for obtaining a PhD @ Loughborough University, UK

Research Assistant in Material Modelling ( 2 years)

Project goal: Develop physics-based numerical tools capable of characterising material behaviours in nickel and titanium alloys, linking micro and macro length scales. The models developed will be relevant for a broad temperature range, high deformations (up to failure) and high strain rates.

The Research Assistant will work as part of a multidisciplinary team consisting of partners from the UK (Univ. of Oxford) and India (IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IISc Bangalore), as well as with the industrial partners. 

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Two Ph.D. Positions in Computational Nanomechanics at the University of Vermont

Positions for two doctoral students in mechanical engineering are available immediately in the Sansoz Research Group at the University of Vermont located in Burlington, Vermont (USA).

New algorithm based on Newton-Raphson method

A new numerical algorithm has been developed in this research work to reduce computational time.

Fast publishing journals

I am doing reserach in the field of multi-scale modelling of mechanical behavior of polymers.

I was wondering if nayone could introduce me fast publishing (up to three months submission to publication period) in the following areas:

PhD in experimental mechanics of 3D printed materials @ Ghent University (Belgium)

The approved research project is a collaboration between the companies V!go, Materialise, Devan and Ghent University. It is a feasibility study for 3D printed orthoses, that can be 3D printed and thus tailor-made for every patient. An orthosis (plural: orthoses) is "an externally applied device used to modify the structural and functional characteristics of the neuromuscular and skeletal system".

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Geometry, topology, and solid mechanics

Differential geometry in simple words is a generalization of calculus on some curved spaces called manifolds. An n-manifold is a space that locally looks like R^n but globally can be very different. The first significant application of differential geometry happened to be in Einstein’s theory of general relativity.

8th GRACM International Congress on Mechanics, Volos, Greece, 12-15 July 2015

Dear colleagues,

Τhe Greek Association of Computational Mechanics (GRACM) in association with the Mechanical and Civil Engineering Departments of the University of Thessaly will organize the 8th GRACM conference in a series of congresses in the area of computational mechanics. The conference will be held between the 12th and 15th of July 2015 in the facilities of the University of Thessaly in Volos which is the host city of most of its academic departments.

New shear lock free finite elements with arbitrary higher order derivative

A set of highly efficient and shear lock free finite elements based on Timoshenko  beam and Reissner-Mindlin plate theories has been developed for the analysis of thin and thick structures. These elements have arbitrary higher order derivatives and do not require any spcial integration scheme. All are isoparametric elements.


R&D engineer for developing FEM software

This position is mostly about developing and implementing FEM elements and material models in C++.

Minimum requirements:

 - PhD or MS + 3 years in a relevant field

 - Solid background in solid mechanics and material science

 - Experienced in developing advanced FEM elements and material models

 - Software development experience in C and C++

 - Experience with mechanical simulation tools

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A Ph.D. Position in Mechanics of Soft Materials at Michigan State University

Our Group of Appleid mechanics in Enviormental & Civil Engineering Department at Michigan State University has an openings for PhD positions to work on Multiscale Modeling of Soft Materials starting Spring 2014 or Fall 2015.

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Truss Me! It’s great for learning

In a large "Mechanics of Materials" class at ETH Zurich, I incorporated an educational game, Truss Me!, into the class. It showed the potential gaming apps have in enhancing traditional teaching of mechanics.

Job - Computational Scientist in Structural Mechanics & Industrial Applications

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