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Internship Announcement


Title: Structural FEA Intern

Category: Internship in Industry

Employer: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

Location: Sugar Land, TX, USA

Opening Date: 04/27/2017


Multi-scale finite element modelling of magnesium medical devices

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for two full-time Postdoctoral Researcher positions on the finite element simulation of magnesium orthopaedic implants. These three year fixed term positions are funded through a US-Ireland R&D Partnership Programme involving collaboration between the SFI Centre for Research in Medical Devices (Cúram), the NSF Engineering Research Centre Revolutionizing Metallic Biomaterials (RMB, USA), and the Nanotechnology and Integrated Bioengineering Centre (NIBEC, Northern Ireland).

Interested candidates should send a CV to

The start date for both positions is May/June 2017.

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Abaqus2Matlab: A suitable tool for finite element post-processing

A new piece of software has been presented that connects the well-known FE code Abaqus with Matlab. The source code, detailed documentation and a large number of tutorials can be freely downloaded from 

Some interesting applications are addressed in the associated journal article: (a pre-print is available at

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Several PhD student positions available at the MAE department of University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

There are several PhD student positions available immediately at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering of the University of Central Florida (UCF). Students will work on a recent DOE funded project on Cu(Al)/CNT metallic matrix nano composites. Students with background in solid mechanics, finite element analysis, or nano material processing are particularly encouraged to apply. If you are interested, please send your resume and representative publications (if have) to Dr. Yuanli Bai ( or Dr. Quanfang Chen ( The openings are for either Spring 2017 or Fall 2017. Excellent candidates can also be nominated to apply for fellowships of university level.

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PhD Position in Multiscale Modeling of Hierarchical Materials

A PhD position is open for summer or fall 2017 in Advanced Hierarchical Materials by Design Lab at Louisiana Tech University on multiscale modeling of hierarchical materials with an emphasis on nanocomposites. The candidates must have earned a M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering or related fields and have a solid background in theoretical and computational mechanics, specifically continuum mechanics and finite element modeling, and need to have the knowledge of writing computer code (preferably using C/C++).

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Strain values transformed in a rotated x'y'-Cartesian coordinate system with ABAQUS

Dear All,

I'm trying to get strains in some specific points (along a path) from the xy-Cartesian coordinate system to a local x'y'-Cartesian coordinate system rotated through an angle (theta) which means transform the strains (Ex,Ey) to (Ex',Ey') as described in the attached figure, something I usually do manually with Mohr's circle and I wonder if I can do it directly with Abaqus ?

Thank you in advance !




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SIMULIA Regional User Meetings

There will be more than 20 meetings held around the world. 

Topics will cover linear and nonlinear Finite Element Analysys, Contact, Multiphysics, Multscale, Optimization, Simulation for Additive Manufacturing and ore.

Learn about the newest features in Abaqus, Isight, Simpack, fe-Safe, Tosca

Check out the worldwide schedule here:

Modeling finite number of mass/stiffness systems on an elastic media

Choose a channel featured in the header of iMechanica: 

I have to model finite number of springs with point masses on a soil layer in Abaqus representing resonators. I tried to use Reference Points on the soil layer and some Reference point above the layer and connect them with Spring/Dashpots using connecting two nodes option, I chose Line of action for the spring, then I add stiffness. In the next step I applied Point mass as inertia to the reference points above the soil. 

Haitao Zhang's picture

Full-Time Position in Schlumberger

The below position is still open:

Job Description

Responsibilities: You will closely collaborate with Schlumberger design engineers in US, Europe, and Asia. You will be performing FEA studies in technically challenging areas such as non-linear solid mechanics, metal plasticity, viscoelastic materials, shock, vibration, heat transfer, composites, and fluid/structure interactions. You will also need to present FEA results to various internal or external clients.

Looking for Research/Postdoc Opportunity.

Dear Fellow Members,


I am currently pursuing my PhD research under the supervision of Prof. Ralf Müller at the Institute for Applied Mechanics, TU Kaiserslautern, Germany. I have submitted my dissertation on October 2014. And expecting to defend my PhD work on March, 2015.


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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Soft Tissue Biomechanics and Imaging, University of Pittsburgh

     The Laboratory of Ocular Biomechanics at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking candidates for a postdoctoral fellow position on microstructure-based modeling of soft tissue biomechanics and remodeling. The project goal is to understand aging and vision loss. Specific duties will involve imaging, finite element modeling, analysis and interpretation of results, manuscript preparation and presentation in national and international meetings.

Angelo Simone's picture

Two PhD Positions in Computational Modelling of Structural Batteries at TU Delft

Applications are invited for two PhD positions (four years) in the area of computational modelling in the Computational Mechanics of Materials group of the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.

The successful applicants will work with Dr. Angelo Simone on a project funded by the European Research Council through the ERC Consolidator grant StruBa (Computational Modelling of Structural Batteries). The positions are to commence in May 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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Micromechanics of collective buckling in CNT turfs

Complex structures consisting of intertwined, nominally vertical carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are called turfs. Under uniform compression experiments, CNT turfs exhibit irreversible collective buckling of a layer preceded by reorientation of CNT segments. Experimentally observed independence of the buckling stress and the buckling wavelength on the turf width suggests the existence of an intrinsic material length.

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Postdoctoral Position Opening in Solid Mechanics at Columbia University

A postdoctoral research scientist position is available immediately in the Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering at Columbia University. This position is renewable (up to three years) depending on performance. The main responsibility of the project, sponsored by ARPA-E, is to perform computer simulations of crashworthiness of electric vehicles using finite element method. It also involves multiscale modeling of a new type of impact resistant lithium-ion battery, as well as structural design and optimization.

Two postdoctoral positions available at NIST

The Biosystems and Biomaterials Group at NIST has two postdoctoral positions available for recent PhD graduate to work on (1) simulation of photon transport (light migration) in polymeric composites (2) modeling of cell-material adhesive interactions. These interdisciplinary research programs require the prospective applicants to have a strong background in computational methods (finite element or MD).

Postdoctoral Positions at Univ. of Texas at Austin, Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering

Dr. Mukul Sharma, Professor in Dept. of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin is seeking to fill two Postdoctoral Positions.

PhD scholarship in Diesel Engine Tribology

A PhD scholarship is available at DTU Mechanical Engineering, Section for Solid Mechanics, in the field of diesel engine tribology. The scholarship focuses on computational modelling and experimental verification of fluid film and bearing parts of journal bearings in large two-stroke diesel engines. The department has well-established research activities in these fields and the present scholarship is partly funded by the EU-project Hercules-C. The research activities will be performed in close cooperation with MAN Diesel & Turbo SE located in Copenhagen.

Two PhD positions at JWI&BSRT Charite Berlin: Multiscale modeling of MMTs

The research laboratory for Quantitative Acoustic Microscopy and High
frequency spectroscopy of the Julius Wolff Institute &
Berlin-Brandenburg Graduate School for Regenerative Therapies, Campus
Virchow-Klinikum - Prof. Dr. Kay Raum – is opening the two Doctoral
Researcher (PhD) positions immediately.

We are looking for two motivated graduate students with excellent
academic performance and interest in conducting interdisciplinary

Position I

Position ID: DM.138.11

Project description


Dear all,

       I would like to ask you, how is it possible to simulate fatigue in Abaqus. I have created my loading. But if I run it as it is it will never reach a critical value, so you could say there is no damage evolution. Is it the only way is to apply some type of hysteresis loop evolution and say that after some cycles the hysteresis loop changes?

Any advice is more than welcome!



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Looking for a postdoc on Laser Material Processing

I am already PhD candidate of Mechanical Engineering in Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas. I am looking for a postdoc position with an emphasis on laser material processing. You may access my CV by:



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