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Applied Mechanics Division – Haythornthwaite Foundation Research Initiation Grants 2016

With funding from the Haythornthwaite Foundation, the Executive Committee (EC) of the Applied Mechanics Division (AMD) of ASME is pleased to announce the establishment of the Haythornthwaite Research Initiation Grant Program, targeting university faculty engaged in research in theoretical and applied mechanics that are at the beginning of their academic careers. Applicants must hold a tenure‐track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor at a US university on October 1, 2016, and must not be more than 5 years beyond receipt of their doctoral degree at the time the award is made.

Displacement Discontinuity method (DDM)

Does anyone know the open source program for Displacement Discontinuity method?

scientific researcher - material modeling - Lüneburg, Germany

The Institute of Product and Process Innovation (PPI) at the Leuphana University Lueneburg – foundation under public law – is offering a position as 

scientific researcher (f/m) – Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in

EG 13 TV-L

PhD Positions at EPFL Geo-Energy Lab

There are two PhDs opening in my group at EPFL: one on dense suspensions flow & one on experimental investigation in hydraulic fracturing. More details can be found on the group web page at


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B-Spline and NURBS

Hi Dears

I have a question about B-Spline or NURBS. Assume that we have a X(u)=sig(Ri,p(u)).Xi that Xi are the control points and Ri,p are the rational basis functions. When I choose a parametric variable like ui according to control point by interpolation I can find the X(ui), now the question is this that can I find the parametric variable according to having an spatial X(u)??? It means that can I find the parametric variable that have resulted a spatial X(u) that I have it???
thanks for your attention. 

Open Post-Doc Position in Cell Mechanics at Brown University

A unique postdoctoral fellow position that bridges biophysics (biomechanics) with host defense is available in the Department of Surgery and the School of Engineering at Brown University. The successful applicant will investigate the role of dimension and other mechanical regulators on the function of human and murine neutrophils. The applicant will have earned a Ph.D. in physics, engineering or applied math but is interested bridging these disciplines with techniques in cell biology and live cell imaging to study leukocyte migration and immune function (Toyjanova et al., J.Biol.

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SIF analytic Solution (Mode I and/or II) for Tubes

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I was wondering if anyone knows of an analytic Solution for KI and/or KII in tubes.

I´ve seen an infinite number of equations, shape functions, FEM simulations, standards, etc. But one closed solution for tubes?, an analog to Williams series but for cilindirical surfaces?

I am trying to fit experimental displacement data to Williams series. I´ve done it succesfully for flat specimens (kind of easy actually). But now, we have to do the same for tubes. When cracks are long, you can´t approximate the tube surface to an infinite plate anymore.

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Dynamic friction in sheared fault gouge: implications of acoustic vibration on triggering and slow slip†

Friction and deformation in granular fault gouge are among various dynamic interactions associated with seismic phenomena that have important implications for slip mechanisms on earthquake faults. To this end, we propose a mechanistic model of granular fault gouge subject to acoustic vibrations and shear deformation. The grain-scale dynamics is described by the Shear-Transformation-Zone theory of granular flow, which accounts for irreversible plastic deformation in terms of flow defects whose density is governed by an effective temperature.

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Assistant Professor position at University Paris 13, Paris (in French)

Bonjour à tous

Un poste de maitre de conférence est ouvert au recrutement à l'université Paris 13. L'enseignement se fera à l'IUT de Saint Denis, en français.

La recherche s'effectuera au Laboratoire des Sciences des Procédés et des Matériaux (LSPM), UPR 3407, Université Paris 13, Sorbonne Paris Cité.

Pour plus de renseignement, voir le fichier joint.

Contact : G. Dirras, dirras(at)

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10 Days GIAN course on FInite Element Method

IIT Hyderabad is organizing a 10 days course on Finite Element Method, under the auspicies of

Global Initiative on Academic Network (GIAN) started by Ministry of Human Resource Development(MHRD)

Government of India.

The course will taught by Prof J N Reddy , Texas A&M University , USA and Dr. A Rajagopal , IIT Hyderabad.


For more details please see the attached brouchure.

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Osmocapillary phase separation

A covalent network of polymer can imbibe a solvent to form a gel. In a cavity on the surface of the gel, capillary force may suck the solvent out of the gel to form a pure liquid phase. We show that such osmocapillary phase separation occurs when capillarity balances osmosis, and when the diffusion of solvent in the gel prevails over the condensation of solvent from the vapor. Osmocapillary phase separation can occur even when the gel is isolated from the vapor, or when the solvent is nonvolatile.

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JDBM Special Issue on Low Impedance Materials

The Journal of Dynamic Behavior of Materials has published a Special Issue on Low Impedance Materials.  All papers are freely available.

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Fully-funded PhD position in Computational Mechanics [#1] for EU students for September 2016, University of Southampton, UK

PhD project 1 (Reference: NGCM-0011)


Generalised asymptotic numerical methods for buckling instability problems in biological systems and bio-inspired morphing structures

Biotribology Group, nCATS
Faculty of Engineering and the Environment
University of Southampton, United Kingdom



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A Ph.D. student position in Mechanical Engineering at Temple University

There is one open Ph.D. student position with financial support in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Temple University to start in Fall, 2016 . The successful applicant will work with Dr. Haijun Liu in his LISTEN Lab ( on interdisciplinary research topics that involve mechanics, biology, acoustics, and sensor technology. The research topic for this position is on the mechanics/asoutics modeling of thin sound insulators and experimental characterization.  Interested candidates are invited to email Dr.

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Fatigue design and maintenance of railway axles

The ESIS Technical Committee 24 provides a forum for researchers and engineers who deal with structural integrity problems in modern railway system. During our latest meeting, held on 1-2 October 2014 at Politecnico di Milano, excellent talks presented results obtained within different research projects, including  EURAXLES - EBFW3  and SUSTRAIL.

Ph. D student and Post-doc researcher are needed

Positions of one Ph.D student and one Post-doc researcher are now open in the department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) to work on NSF and DoD funded projects. We are looking for enthusiastic and self-motivated candidates who are experienced in solid and structural mechanics, composites, and materials science. Specifically, candidates with experience in one or more of the following areas are encouraged to apply:

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CALL FOR PAPERS - Impact, Damage and Fracture of Composite Structures, 2016 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Phoenix, AZ 2016


2016 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition Phoenix, Arizona, November 11-17, 2016

Track 3: Advances in Aerospace Technology

Topic 3-10: Impact, Damage and Fracture of Composite Structures

Organized by K.T. Tan ( and Ali Najafi (


WEBINAR - How TURBOdesign Suite enables pump designers to meet emission legislation | Wed 9 March

In order to meet emission legislation such as EU’s Ecodesign directive or US’s Energy Conservation Standard for Pumps, pump designers need to optimize the efficiency of the pump over multiple operating points. In this 1 hour free webinar we will show how the different modules available in TURBOdesign Suite, especially the 3D inverse design code TURBOdesign1 and automatic optimization platform TURBOdesign Optima can be used to rapidly design high performance pump stages that meet requirement at multiple operating points.


Usermat: Linear viscoelastic model with geometric nonlinearity

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I have implemented a linear viscoelastic model using the user subroutine Usermat in Ansys.
I have used the classical paper: "Formulation and implementation of three-dimensional viscoelasticity at small and finite strains" of Kaliske & Rothert (Simo's approach) and it works fine for small deformations.

It is written in the documentation that in the case of a simulation with large strain (geometric nonlinearity), one must rotate the state variables.

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Positions for Research Assistant, Research Associate, PhD student or Postdoctoral Fellow at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University

We are looking for candidates who have strong background in mechanics to help us modelling and simulating of 2D and 3D nonconventional textile structures with negative Poisson’s ratio (auxetic textiles). The positions can be Research Assistant, Research Associate, PhD student or Postdoctoral Fellow depending on applicant’s previous experience.


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ASME 2016 IMECE- Call for Papers [Track 12] 12-35 Physics and Mechanics of Ductile Failure: Modeling and Experiments

We invite you to participate at our session on Physics and Mechanics of Ductile Failure: Modeling and Experiments at ASME 2016 IMECE to be held in Phoenix, Arizona, USA during November 11-16, 2016.


The deadline for submission of abstracts is March 7, 2016. The session is organized under Track 12,  #12-35 Physics and Mechanics of Ductile Failure: Modeling and Experiments.


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The anisotropy of hexagonal close-packed and liquid interface free energy using molecular dynamics simulations based on modified embedded-atom method

This work aims to comprehensively study the anisotropy of the hexagonal close-packed (HCP)-liquid interface free energy using molecular dynamics (MD) simulations based on the modified-embedded atom method (MEAM). As a case study, all the simulations are performed for Magnesium (Mg). The solid-liquid coexisting approach is used to accurately calculate the melting point and melting properties. Then, the capillary fluctuation method (CFM) is used to determine the HCP-liquid interface free energy and anisotropy parameters.

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Positions for PhD students

Two positions for PhD students are available in Prof. Peng-Cheng Ma’s group in The Xinjiang Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). The institute is one of the research unites affiliated to the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and it locates in Urumqi, China, a city with distinctively historic and cultural atmosphere. Major research activities in the group are: i) Carbon-based materials for structural and functional applications; 2) Polymer-based nanocomposites for engineering and environmental applications.


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