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A (Possibly Free) Primer on the Finite Element Method

For those of you interested in a terse introductory guide to the Finite Element Method, you might find the latest book by my colleague at U.C. Berkeley, Tarek Zohdi, to be helpful:

SPLIT HOPKINSON PRESSURE BAR

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Hi all,

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Constraint Moments and Constraint Forces in the Mechanics of Rigid Bodies

For those of you preparing to teach a course on Lagrangian Mechanics of Rigid Bodies in the forthcoming semester or quarter, you may be interested to read a new expository paper by Arun Srinivasa at Texas A&M and myself:

 A Simple Treatment of Constraint Forces and Constraint Moments in Rigid Body Dynamics, ASME Applied Mechanics Reviews, To Appear (2014).  

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Tenure-track Faculty Position in Materials Science and Engineering

HARVARD SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCES

Tenure-track Faculty Position in Materials Science and Engineering

Abaqus 6.13 Help needed - Subroutine UHYPER

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Hello all, I am in a desperate need of some expert help

For a newbie at Abaqus with subroutines,

After months of trying, finally installed Abaqus, verified results all passed.

(Abaqus 6.13, Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, Intel Parallel Studio XE 2013)

 Couple of questions-

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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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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.

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First Book on Peridynamics is Available

                                                         Peridynamic Theory and Its Applications

                                                                                       by

                                                              Erdogan Madenci & Erkan Oterkus

 

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FREE Registration : School on Molecular Dynamics for Biomolecules and Nanomaterials

 

Dr. Axel Kohlmeyer , one of the LAMMPS code developers, is organizing FREE School on Molecular Dynamics for Biomolecules and Nanomaterials at Temple University, Philadelphia (August 18th - 22nd, 2014)

 Detail Schedule is Available Here 

VUMAT of Drucker Prager, help needed please..

Hi Everyone,

                    I have written Drucker Prager in VUMAT version as shown below..but still there are some deviation with the original in built version of ABAQUS. I have all the notes how i derived these equation.could you please show me where the code has gone wrong or have i missed a critical point in here..i tried my best to spot the error but could not..may be you all experts could find it. Thank you very much. 

 

subroutine vumat(

c Read only -

     1  nblock, ndir, nshr, nstatev, nfieldv, nprops, lanneal,

piezometric head

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Hello together,

my professor just failed me in an oral exam. It was shwn a graph of a piezometric headline that increased. I said that its because of an increase of the diameter of the tube. He said afterwards:

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Modeling of Localized Inelastic Deformation 2014

Dear colleagues,

I would like to bring to your attention the advanced course on Modeling of localized inelastic deformation that will be taught by Milan Jirasek in Prague, Czech Republic on 15-19 September 2014. More detailed information on the course is posted at http://mech.fsv.cvut.cz/~milan/course2014.html. We are looking forward to seeing you in Prague!

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Scholarship available!

We are happy to announce an individual scholarship opportunities for international students for studying in International Master Degree Programme Advanced Dynamics of Discrete and Continuum Systems http://imechanica.org/node/16800 of Saint Petersburg State Polytechnical University.

Nominal vs. net strength

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I have difficulty accepting the definition of "nominal strength" and "net strength" given in Shigley's Mechanical Engineering Design.

Consider a plate of width w, thickness t, with a hole of diameter d centered at w/2, loaded with force F.  

Shigley's says: the "net stress" is \sigma_net=F/(wt) and the "nominal stress" is \sigma_nominal=F/((w-d)t). ==> I think he is wrong!

According to: http://dictionary.reference.com/

Net:

— noun

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New educational program: MSc Advanced Dynamics of Discrete and Continuum Systems

St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University (Russia) opens a new MSc program in mechanics and mathematical modelling. The program is designed for training highly professional scientists and engineers with the theoretical background and practical experience in theoretical mechanics, computational mechanics, IT, mathematical modelling and simulations, and distributed computing.

Bridgman and tensile test

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Dear all I came up with some stress distributions which exist in a cylindrical specimen in a tensile test. However, I cannot understand how these formulas were gotten. There is a reference to a Bridgman paper (1944). Is there anyone who can give some inputs abouts this?

 

Thanks in advance 

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FEM

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University of Michigan Continuum Physics and FEM lectures available online

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Open.Michigan is a University of Michigan initiative that enables faculty, students, and others to share their educational resources and research with the global learning community. As part of this, Continuum Physics and Finite Element Method lectures offered by Prof. Krishna Garikipati are now available online on youtube and open.umich.edu.


Workshop on Microfluidics : Nanofluidics : Multiscale CFD, Registration deadline extended

Please join us for a national workshop on Microfluidics and Nanofluidics near Delhi, India during 14-16 July 2014. We are happy to have some higly accomplished academician in multiscale CFD domain. Prof. Suman Chakraborty, Bhatnagar Awardee 2013 will be principal instructor and speaker in the event.

http://www.iitkgp.ac.in/fac-profiles/showprofile.php?empcode=bTmVW

Novice ABAQUS user seeking advice on damaged plasticity reinforced concrete model

Hi
all,

 I
am an ABAQUS novice working on a graduation project.  My model is a
reinforced concrete Tee-joint with steel rebars and stirrups embedded to the
concrete.  The concrete is modeled using the Damage-Plasticity model, with
mostly default suggested values.  The elastic and plastic values are
derived from experimental values.  In addition to the embeddment, the
column and the beam is tied together using the tie command.  The model is
subjected to an axial load as well as a displacement force. 

New introductory course in structural mechanics opens on edX

2.01x: Elements of Structures is a new introductory course in structural mechanics that just started on edX. Anybody can  register  to audit the course for free. 

Course material includes lecture videos, tutorials, example problems, recitation problems with video walkthrough, homework problems, "boardnotes" (condensed lecture notes) and synoptic tables.

Homogenization - If materials in the model are isotropic, is it possible to get truly anisotropic resulting material?

Hello,

I read that "In general, even if the materials on the micro-level are isotropic, the effective 

material can show anisotropic behavior. A general anisotropic linear elastic material 

may have twenty one independent material parameters.''

 

If I understand my results correctly then simple structures like ''ball in the unit cell'' result in orthotropic material.

I am a bit puzzled - what would be the simplest structure that would result in anisotropic material behaviour?

What is mandel stress?

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 Dear all,

 Sometimes, we can see the conception of Mandel Stress, I wonder

What is mandel stress? How to use it?

Thanks. 

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