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Fossil-fueled civilization

I'll be teaching an undergraduate course on engineering thermodynamics.  We will use the textbook by Cengel and Boles.  I will supplement the textbook using my own notes on thermodynamics.

finite element method

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how can i apply torsion loading on a finite element model in ansys workbench?

Young and Hooke

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Why is the law Hooke's but the modulus Young's?

Short Course: Advanced Methods in Computational Fluid Dynamics

Advanced Methods in Computational Fluid Dynamics 

7-10 September 2015 

Continuing Professional Development Course 

University of Manchester and STFC Daresbury Laboratory, United Kingdom 

Cyclic loading to RC columns in ANSYS

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Modeling of Localized Inelastic Deformation 2015

Dear colleagues,

on behalf of the course organizer, I would like to bring to your attention to the advanced course on Modeling of localized inelastic deformation that will be taught by Milan Jirasek in Prague, Czech Republic on 7-11 September 2015. More detailed information on the course is posted at We are looking forward to seeing you in Prague!

2015 IIMEC Summer School on Advanced Material Systems: Experimentation and Modeling

On behalf of the International Institute for Multifunctional Materials for Energy Conversion (IIMEC) and the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, we would like to announce a summer school on Advanced Material Systems: Experimentation and Modeling. The summer school will be held from July 13–18, 2015 on the Aristotle University campus in Thessaloniki, Greece. 

Modeling Materials Short Course in Erlangen, Germany



Five-day short course on the fundamentals of continuum, atomistic and multiscale modeling of materials.


Prof. Ellad B. Tadmor (U. Minnesota, USA) and Prof. Ronald E. Miller (Carleton University, Canada).


Friedrich-Alexander-Universität (FAU), Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany


4th IIMEC Summer School on Computational Materials Science Across Scales

On behalf of the International Institute for Multifunctional Materials for Energy Conversion (IIMEC) and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M, we would like to announce the 4th Summer School on Computational Materials Science Across Scales. The 2015 IIMEC Summer School will be held from July 20–31, 2015 on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station, Texas. 

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New Master's program "DESIGN des MATÉRIAUX et des STRUCTURES" at MINES ParisTech (in French)

The Centre for Material Sciences (MINES ParisTech) opens a new master program (450h of courses + internship in the industry). The majority of courses are tought in French, so this program might interest french students finishing their master courses this summer (2015) or french-speaking foreign students holding a degree equivalent to the french master. We are looking for motivated candidates!

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== In French ==

Zhigang Suo's picture

A state of stress is a linear map

A state of stress in a body.  Components of stress.  Subject to a load, a body develops internal forces.  The distribution of the internal forces in the body is usually inhomogeneous. For example, when a rod is bent, part of the rod is in tension, and the other part of the rod is in compression.

If the internal forces are uniformly distributed in the body, the body is said to be in a homogeneous state of stress.  For brevity, we often say a state of stress, or just stress.

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Vibration analysis of multi storey building

Hai, currently im trying to analyse multi storey masonry building using ABAQUS with the input of vibration dynamic data (Vibration dynamical building performance), is there any possibility to import the vibration data of ".txt" file or must be input manually ? 

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Summer School on Fatigue and Damage Mechanics of Composite Materials

Dear Colleagues,

we are glad to present the Summer School on Fatigue and Damage Mechanics of Composite Materials (13 . 17 July 2015) and the Short Course on Experimental Techniques and Testing of Composite Materials (9 . 10 July 2015) organized by and to be held at The Department of Management and Engineering  - University of Padova in Vicenza - Italy.

How to implement GTN Damge Model in Abaqus

Dear Friends,


                      I have to know how to implement a GTN Damage model in Abaqus. Is there any Examples or Tutorials to learn this technique. Can anyone possible to solve my problem.


I trying implement this Damage model for the axisymmetric Model. I have uploaded for your reference.

flexural vibration beam+ponctual mass

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Hello everyone,

I  modelled  a slender beam (an Euler-Bernoulli beam)  in flexural vibration in Abaqus  in order to do a natrural frequencies extraction. And, then i wanned to analyse the impact of a concentrated mass in its end. but for the first mode, i obtained a result understandable but not for the following modes which i verified analytically. the viewport of this fundamental mode can be found as a file attachement.

Could you please give me an explanation. And Thank you very much for your help

How to define initial stiffness matrix for cohesive elements in ABAQUS

I am trying to  model adhesive failure using cohesive elements in Abaqus. I need to define the elastic behaviour of elements using traction separation criteria.

So I wanted to know what is the E/Enn, G1/Ess and G2/Ett values for my adhesive(E=1650 MPa)?

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Essential parameter/properties masonry structure modelling (ABAQUS)

hai, im haidar (undergraduate-civil engineering from Malaysia)

Kindly please help me, 

currently im working on my thesis which majorly focused on the dynamic analysis of masonry (Concrete Masonry Unit) multistorey building structure,

presently, im modelling the 3 story building (including ground floor) of masonry building with block size of (200x400mm) including 10mm thickness of mortar joint

(macro-modelling) using the ABAQUS program. However, im facing few issues and confusion regarding on masonry modelling:


analysis Composite at Abaqus

Hi every one

I try to analysis my Model at Abaqus. I want to use continume shell model to create the composite layer. The model shape is so complex and I can not use Hex meshing. Abaqus just meshing the model as Tetra element. And my problem is abaqus do not accept tetra az composite layer at element type. I try to daturm the model very smal part until may be can define hex element but its not work. There is any way I can use tetra meshing for continume shell.  

How to convert ls-Dyna to Abaqus file.

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I am doing a project on the effect of forming in fatigue analysis of a component.I have .key file from dyna which I have to run analysis in abaqus. I need to carry the dyna output containing initial stress and nodal thickness into abaqus and carry analysis which I currently am not able to do it. Kindly suggest me how I can do that if u know.

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How to plot multi contours in tecplot at a time from two different files.

for example i have two different excel data files A & B with node coordinate and its mises value. I  knew how to plot the individual contour in Tec plot using individual files A & B but now i want to plot both the contour on same page using these individual files (A+B). So, anyone can help me......  

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What is the Mechanical properties of Spandex?

   Hello everyone I'm new here, Hope you can help me!

I was looking for an elastic material and I found a material called Spandex or Lycra(its trade name) I tried to find its mechanical properties on internet, but could not find specific calculation such as its Yielding stress and its modulus of elastisity(E), the most important thing i need is to find the maximum force or stress that it can stand.

Thank you.



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