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.
A Postdoctoral Research Fellow position in computational damage mechanics is
available immediately at Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in Abu
Dhabi in United Arab Emirates. Masdar Institute is established in collaboration
with Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The research project focuses on
using advanced computational fracture and damage mechanics for simulating the
behavior of advanced materials under different loading and environmental
conditions. The candidate is expected to have a PhD in the field of Mechanical,
Civil, or Aerospace Engineering with solid knowledge of theoretical/computational
solid mechanics; continuum damage mechanics, fracture mechanics,
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.
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”.
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.
(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)
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.
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 http://www.dtu.dk/english/career/job?id=bd1b6714-648d-48b5-823b-f818133fe388
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.
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.