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Two PhD positions in computational mechanics at the University of Tennessee

Two PhD positions are currently available in the Computational Laboratory for the Mechanics of Interfaces at the University of Tennessee - Knoxville (http://clmi.utk.edu). Research topics are in the following areas:

 

1. Modeling of aluminum alloys using dislocation density based crystal plasticity methods.

2. Fracture in composite materials using a Discontinuous Galerkin method for debonding

 

UMAT Dr Huang's Crystal Plasticity Code: help

Dear all,

I want to implement Dr Huang's code for polycrystals. I am stuck at two issues. 

 

1. How do we define the orientation to each grain separately in the code ? (I believe we need to do it in texture.txti ?)  I am not able to understand the texture.txti file.

2. What else would be different for a polycrystal CP umat implementation?

 

I apologize if my doubts are too basic. Please assist.

Master/Ph.D position available in Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M

A Ph.D. position is available at Texas A&M University in the Aerospace department to work on the Coupling between a microstructure-sensitive model and a phase-field model to predict the mechanical behavior/damage of a bi-phased materials: Application to Ni-based single crystal superalloy. More information are in the attached file.

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Reminder: Call for abstracts International Workshop on Computational Mechanics of Materials in Madrid, Spain on October 1st-3rd

This is a reminder to invite you to submit an abstract for the 24th International Workshop on
Computational Mechanics of Materials (IWCMM 24) in Madrid, Spain on October 1st-3rd.
The abstract submission will close in
less than 3 weeks.

 

Grants for 3rd International Workshop on Physics Based Material Models and Experimental Observations Cesme/Turkey 2-4 June

In 2012 and 2013 we organized very successful Workshops on
"Physics-based material models and experimental observations" funded
by the European Union's Enlargement programme. We cordially invite you to
submit an abstract to the 3rd International Workshop on Physics Based
Material Models and Experimental Observations
to be held on 2-4 June
2014 in Cesme-Izmir/Turkey.

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Full scholarships available at European Commission funded workshop on physics based material models in Izmir / Turkey

European Commission' s JRC (Joint Research Centre) is organizing the 3rd workshop on physics based material models and experimental observations (http://iwpmeo.org/) in collaboration with University of Oxford, Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung and Middle East Technical University. The workshop will be held in Izmir/Turkey on 2-4 June 2014.

Ph.D. position opened at the University of Brescia, Italy

The group of Mechanics of Solids and Structures at the School of Engineering at the University of Brescia (Italy) has an open PhD position. The appointment will begin on January 1st 2014 for three full years.

The following topics are of interest:

1. small-scale plasticity of metals, with emphasis on modelling the size effect through strain gradient plasticity theories and dislocation mechanics. 2. micromechanics of composite materials, with emphasis on modelling failure.

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Postdoctoral Positions in Computational Mechanics and Multiphysics at the US Naval Research Laboratory

The Multifunctional Materials Branch of the Materials Science & Technology Division at the US Naval Research Laboratory in Washington DC has an interest in postdoctoral associate candidates for several areas in computational mechanics and multiphysics.

ABAQUS model of polycrystal plasticity

Hi everyone 

I am learning the polycrystalline crystal plasticity and testing material in ABAQUS and UMAT. Now I am trying to build a RVE by using the truncated octahedrons as the grain shape or Voronoi tessellations.

For truncated octahedrons, I built a truncated octahedrons and assembled them into the grain aggregate in the .inp file, and assign orientations in the UMAT based on the part's name. However, I found it hard to define their interaction between grains. What is their interaction properties and how to define the contact pair in an automatic way?

Postdoc opportunity in the field of computational mechanics

Description

New Technologies Research centre at the University of West Bohemia
(Czech Republic) invites applications for a Postdoctoral position in the
field of Computacional Mechanics of Materials. Highly motivated
individuals holding a PhD in Mechanics, Materials Science or closely
related fields are encouraged to apply.

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Need help for running UMAT of Dr. Huang's single crystal

Hello Everyone,

I am a new member of imechanica. I have started to learn UMAT of Abaqus to model my material behavior ( Cu6Sn5, HCP) using crystal plasticity finite element model. I found Dr. Huang's single crystal UMAT to start learning UMAT and I thought that it would be a great guide to start though it is written for FCC mat. But unfortunately I was not able to run the UMAT with it's input file.

Position within ERC Strarting Grant MINATRAN in Univ of Erlangen

There is a postdoctoral research postition within Dr. K.E. Aifantis's ERC Starting Grant at the Univ of Erlangen. The project is concerned with examining dislocation_interface interactions through gradient plasticty and simulations. A PhD in materials engineering is required and publications in the field must be evident. If a good experimental candidate is found who can perform in situ TEM/nanoindentation experiments he/she will also be considered. The position needs to be filled asap and can be extended for 18 months.

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Determination of Representative Volume Element (RVE) based on Microstructure

Estimating the response of polycrystalline materials using sets of weighted statistical volume elements

Siddiq M. Qidwai, David M. Turner, Stephen R. Niezgoda, Alexis C. Lewis, Andrew B. Geltmacher, David J. Rowenhorst, Surya R. Kalidindi

Acta Materialia, 60, 5284–5299, 2012; http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actamat.2012.06.026 

Postdoc opportunity in the field of computational mechanics

Description

New Technologies Research centre at the University of West Bohemia (Czech Republic) invites applications for a Postdoctoral position in the field of Computacional Mechanics of Materials. Highly motivated individuals holding a PhD in Mechanics, Materials Science or closely related fields are encouraged to apply.

A crystal plasticity continuum theory with length scale dependent internal residual stress and free surface effect


The long range elastic interaction between dislocations is naturally accounted in
discrete dislocation plasticity through stress field of individual dislocation.
In addition, the dislocation boundaries elastic interaction is considered via
image stress superposition approach in the finite element framework. In current
study these interaction terms are considered in crystal plasticity framework
through length scale dependent internal residual stresses which are arise from

Advanced Finite Plasticity Textbooks

While reading the article

"An alternative approach to finite plasticity based on material isomorphisms " (1999) by Prof. Bertram, the first thing that attracted my attention was the quote [by Prof. Naghdi (late)]:

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Full scholarships available at European Commission funded workshop on physically based material modeling

European Commission' s JRC (Joint Research Centre) is organizing a workshop on physics based modeling of material properties and experimental observations in collaboration with METU (Middle East Technical University). The workshop will be held in Ankara on 22-23 October 2012.

EC FUNDED WORKSHOP ON PHYSICS BASED MODELING OF MATERIALS, Ankara, October 22-23

The objective of the workshop, co-organized by Joint Research Centre of the European Commission and Middle East Technical University, is to discuss the present status of physics based constitutive modelling of metallic materials and associated experimental methods.

The Workshop is funded by the European Commission's Integration and Enlargment Programme.  There is no cost for attending the Workshop. A limited number of scholarships is available for participants from the target countries (see attached flyer).

Post-doctoral position on Crystal Plasticity Modelling of Deformation in Hexagonal Metals

A full-time post as a LATEST2 Research Associate is available for a 2 year fixed term subject to relevant skills and experience to work as part of the LATEST2 (Light Alloys Towards Environmentally Sustainable Transport: 2nd Generation) team in the School of Materials, University of Manchester. 

Post-Doc/PhD in mechanics of grain boundaries at Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung, Düsseldorf

MPI für Eisenforschung, Düsseldorf, Department for Microstructure Physics and Alloy Design
Post-Doc or PhD Position: Characterizing and modeling the mechanics of crystalline interfaces

Research Scientist at TU Bergakademie Freiberg

A research scientist position is available at TU Bergakademie Freiberg in the area of computational modeling of dislocation properties using either molecular dynamics, discrete dislocations or crystal plasticity. The research of the group focuses on dislocation properties at both the nanoscale and the microscale. The successful candidate should have a strong background in numerical modeling with demonstrated capability of innovative and independent research.

Postdoctoral Position in Solid Mechanics

The Department of Industrial Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh anticipates an opening for a postdoctoral associate starting January 2012. The position’s primary area of research will focus on mechanics of micro-scale deformation processes and characterizing the thermomechanics of deformation at micrometer length-scales. Applicants with a strong background in computational solid mechanics and crystal plasticity will be preferred. 

Postdoctoral postion in multiscale computational mechanics at RPI

There is an immediate opening for a postdoctoral research position in the Advanced Computational Research Laboratory at RPI, Troy NY to work on Multiscale Computational Mechanics. Encouraged to apply are creative, self-motivated candidates with a sound background in computational mechanics. RPI is home to the CCNI, one of the most powerful university-based super-computational research facilities in the world.

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