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PhD Positions in Mechanical Engineering at UBC, Vancouver, Canada.

Two  PhD positions are available in the dynamics and applied
mechanics lab at UBC, Vancouver. 
To know more about our group's research see .

Job opening at GEM in Princeton, NJ

Global Engineering and Materials, Inc. (GEM) is looking for candidates to fill an immediate opening of Research/Software Development Engineers.

Please find detailed job descriptions in the attached file. Thanks!

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24th International Workshop on Computational Mechanics of Materials (IWCMM 24) in Madrid, Spain, on October 1st-3rd 2014

The abstract submission for the 24th International Workshop on
Computational Mechanics of Materials (IWCMM 24) in Madrid, Spain, on
October 1st-3rd, 2014 is now opened. The deadline for abstract
submission is June 15th, 2014.

The workshop is intended to cover all aspects of modeling and
simulations of the mechanical behavior at different length and time
scales. The materials of interest range from traditional materials such
as metals, alloys, polymers and composites to advanced and emerging
materials and bio-materials.

Call for abstracts: “Issues in computational modeling of damage, fracture and fragmentation of solid materials”

As part of the 51st Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science (SES 2014) to be held at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, on October 1-3 2014, it is our pleasure to invite you to submit an abstract to the Symposium “Issues in computational modeling of damage, fracture and fragmentation of solid materials”.

2 Post-doctoral positions in geomechanics available

2 Post-doctoral positions of 1 year duration are available in geomechanics. You can find details on the positions at

Doing Topology Optimization Explicitly and Geometrically - A New Moving Morphable Components Based Framework

    Structural topology optimization, which aims at placing available material within a prescribed design domain appropriately in order to achieve optimized structural performances, has received considerable research attention since the pioneering work of Bendsoe and Kikuchi. Many approaches have been proposed for structural topology optimization and it now has been extended to a wide range of physical disciplines such as acoustics, electromagnetics and optics.

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Symposium on Structural Repairs, AIAA SciTech 2015, Florida

Call for Papers

Special Session on Structural Repairs

AIAA SciTech 2015, the new home of the

56th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures,
Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference

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Symposium on Structural Joints, AIAA SciTech 2015, Florida

Call for Papers

Special Session on Structural Joints


AIAA SciTech 2015, the new home of the

Open PhD position in soft tissue modeling at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

The project addresses tissue modeling for the pharynx region and is a part of a larger project addressing the obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (mechanical, fsi, medical angles). See for further info. Deadline is 15 May.Expected start-up is summer 2014.

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From dislocation motion to an additive velocity gradient decomposition, and some simple models of dislocation dynamics

Amit Acharya         Xiaohan Zhang

(In Ph. G. Ciarlet and Ta-Tsien Li, editors, Proceedings of the International Conference on Nonlinear and Multiscale Partial Differential Equations: Theory, Numerics and Applications held at Fudan University, Shanghai, September 16-20, 2013, in honor of Luc Tartar. Series in Contemporary Applied Mathematics. Higher Education Press (Beijing), and World Scientic (Singapore), 2014)

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Non-Metricity and the Nonlinear Mechanics of Distributed Point Defects

We discuss the relevance of non-metricity in a metric-affine manifold (a manifold equipped with a connection and a metric) and the nonlinear mechanics of distributed point defects. We describe a geometric framework in which one can calculate analytically the residual stress field of nonlinear elastic solids with distributed point defects. In particular, we use Cartan's machinery of moving frames and construct the material manifold of a finite ball with a spherically-symmetric distribution of point defects.

Equivalent strain in large torsional deformation

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Dear All

Looking for a methodology to convert shear stress-shear strain data from a torsion test in large deformations into true strain-true stress curve, I found two schools of thought: 




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Researcher in Investigations of Adhesives and Bonds in Wind Turbine Blade Substructures

The Section of Composites and Materials Mechanics at the Department of Wind Energy, the Technical University of Denmark seeks a resesearcher for experimental (e.g. determination of cohesive laws) and modelling (finite element simulation using cohesive zone modelling) work. Apply electronically no later than May 13th via 



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Journal Club Theme of May 2014: in situ Nanomechanics

The in situ nanomechanics is an emerging field that investigates the mechanical properties and deformation mechanisms of nanoscale and nanostructured materials, by integrating the real-time mechanical testing inside electron microscope and the mechanics modeling with atomic resolution. It provides a powerful approach to "visualize" the intrinsic nanomechanical behavior of materials - seeing is believing.

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post-doc in dislocation modeling

In the context of a European project involving partners in France, Germany and Belgium, we are seeking a motivated post-doc to implement a saddle-point search method in a discrete dislocation dynamics code to study thermally-activated dislocation processes, such as cross-slip, in complex microstructures. The start date is October 2014 and the post-doc will be based in Lyon (Institut Lumière Matière) but with strong interactions with the Laboratoire d'Etude des Microstructures, CNRS/ONERA near Paris.

Multiscale Material Modelling

Computational modelling of materials behaviour
is becoming a reliable tool to underpin scientific investigations and to
complement traditional theoretical and experimental approaches. In cases where
an understanding of the dual nature of the structure of matter (continuous when
viewed at large length scales and discrete when viewed at smaller length scales) and
its interdependences are crucial, multiscale materials modelling (MMM)

Yield surface of a material model

Can anyone tell me which kind of numerical (finite element) simulations should be used to obtain the yield surface of a material model?

I am going to plot the yield surface of a constitutive model developed for polymers. If you can also introduce me references in which I can find how to determine, numerically, the yield surface of material model, I would be grateful. 


Modeling of Particulate Composites

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I am trying to model particulate composites and simulate their stress-strain response. The problem that I am facing is that the inclusions (stiffer than the matrix) are only acting as points of stress concentration. Consequently their is no strengthening and hence no apparent increase in load carrying capacity of the composite. Any help/suggestioin in this regard would be higly appreciated.




Force-driven evolution of mesoscale structure in engineered 3D microtissues and the modulation of tissue stiffening

Force-driven evolution of mesoscale structure in engineered 3D microtissues and the modulation of tissue stiffening

Ruogang Zhao, Christopher S. Chen, Daniel H. Reich, Biomaterials, Vol. 35, Issue 19, June 2014, Pg 5056–5064



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