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Sardinia radio telescope finite element model updating by means of photogrammetric measurements

 The 64 m diameter Sardinia Radio Telescope (SRT), located near Cagliari (Italy), is the world’s second largest fully steerable radio telescope with an active surface. Among its peculiarities is the capability of modifying the configuration of the primary mirror surface by means of electromechanical actuators. This capability enables, within a fixed range, balancing of the deformation caused by external loads.

Project Fellow (PhD) position for Indo-China project in Computational Mechanics

The project is between BITS Pilani (India) and Wuhan University (China), funded by the Ministry of Mines, Govt. of India. It is in the area of computational fracture mechanics.

Details of the project and application process is in the attachment.

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A Post-Doctoral Position at KAUST in Computational Modeling for Nano-composites

The Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) invites applications for a Postdoctoral fellow in Mechanical Engineering at the Composite and Heterogeneous Material Analysis and Simulation Laboratory (COHMAS, 


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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Multiscale Modeling of Dynamic Failure

A postdoctoral research fellow is sought to join the Laboratory for Nonequilibrium Phenomena ( under the direction of Prof. Justin W. Wilkerson at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA).

Computational and Data Science Professorship to be soon opened at the University of Luxembourg

A short heads up: we will open soon at least one professorship in computational and data sciences at the University of Luxembourg. Applications from leading academics in Computational Mechanics will be, in particular, welcome. 

Stay tuned on this blog and: 

Stéphane Bordas

PS: Informal inquiries can be already sent my way: stephane.bordas AT uni DOT lu

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PhD positions in mechanics of metamaterials at the University of Minnesota

PhD positions are available in the group of Prof. Stefano Gonella at the University of Minnesota Twin-Cities. ( The positions are in the area of wave mechanics of advanced materials, with focus on elastic and acoustic metamaterials, tunability and nonlinearity. Current topics of interest include:

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postdoc position in computational mechanics

A postdoc position is available in the Computational Mechanics Lab at the University of Texas at Dallas. The research will focus on high-performance computing application in the general field of computational mechanics. The potential candidate shall have a Ph.D. degree in mechanics, mechanical engineering and related areas with emphasis on computation and simulation and integration with experiments. The project will involve extensive programming on HPC platforms.

Postdoctoral Associate

The University of Notre Dame, Center for Shock Wave-processing of Advanced Reactive Materials (C-SWARM), is seeking a highly qualified candidate for the postdoctoral associate position in the area of computational mechanics/physics with emphasis on parallel numerical methods. C-SWARM is a center of excellence established by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) whose primary focus is on the emerging field of predictive science.

Multiple positions in modeling & simulation of layered tissue structures @ Cleveland Clinic

Erdemir Laboratory at the Cleveland Clinic ( has three positions for an upcoming project on the biomechanics of multi-layer tissue structures of musculoskeletal extremities with emphasis on computational modeling & simulation. The positions will initially be for a duration of one year with the possible extension to three years.

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2 Post Doctoral researcher positions in Computational Mechanics of Materials

Two post doctoral positions are available at the University of Limerick, Ireland. The object of the research, which is funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), is to obtain an understanding of the mechanical behaviour of ferritic and martensitic steels at the micron and sub-micron scale and to link this behaviour to component behaviour. The work will involve computational and experimental studies of material behaviour using a range of numerical and experimental techniques.

ACM2015 : International Conference on Advances in Applied and Computational Mechanics ,5-7 August 2015, Izmir/Turkey

We are proud to announce International Conference on Advances in Applied and Computational Mechanics, which is organized in the honor of  70th birthday of Prof.J.N.Reddy. This is a tribute for his many and lasting contribution to education and research in applied mechanics.


Conference will be held at  WYNDHAM GRAND Hotel, Inciralti Izmir/Turkey during August 5-7, 2015. 

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PhD Position in Computational Ice Mechanics at Aalto University, Finland

We are looking for a doctoral student to join our Arctic Marine and Ice Technology research group at the Aalto University, Department of Applied Mechanics, to study ice-structure interaction process in shallow water.  In this complex interaction process an intact ice sheet fails into discrete ice blocks, which affect further stages of the process. Realistic calculations of ice loads due to this process require modeling of the ice blocks and their pile-up process.

Cellular Automata for Multi-scale Fracture

Could cellular automata be used to model mechanisms (for quasi-brittle fracture) that occur at the meso-scale and then feed these mechanisms to a macro-scale finite element model? Is it possible to replace constitutive models with mechanistic models, simulating mechanisms that lead to fracture instead of formulating equations that predict failure? These are typical questions that have motivated my recent collaboration with Dr Anton Shterenlikht at the University of Bristol.

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The current development of the isogeometric approach in various fields of mechanics is explained by the high-accuracy results which can be achieved at a reduced computational cost by codes based on non-uniform rational B-splines (NURBS). In the case of strongly curved beams the simple diagonal de Saint-Venant’s constitutive model can lead to significant errors as it has been reported in the classic literature. Other models such as Winkler’s have been proposed and seem more suitable for these kinds of structures.

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PhD Robust Optimization Viscoelastic Sandwiches

Visco-elastic structures are widely employed for vibration damping. Nowadays, optimal design of these structures has become commonplace. However, operating conditions introduce variability in their performances. Taking into account this variability in the optimization loop is necessary to obtain optimal robust solutions.

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Call for Abstracts: "Advances in Computational Methods for Heterogeneous Materials"

As part of the 13th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics to be held in San Diego, CA, on July 26-30 2015, it is our pleasure to invite you to submit an abstract to the Symposium “Advances in Computational Methods for Heterogeneous Materials”.

CFP: Mini-symposium at 13th US National COngress on Computational Mechanics (USNCCM13)

We invite you to submit abstracts to this Simpleware-sponsored minisymposium

Deadline: February 15, 2015

13th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics (USCNCCM13)

July 26-July 30, Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, CA

Mini-symposium - Biomechanics Modeling: Advances and Applications to Real-World Problems

Organiser: Petr Krysl, University of California, San Diego

Open Postdoctoral Position in Computational Science and Engineering

The University of Notre Dame, Center for Shock Wave-processing of Advanced Reactive Materials (C-SWARM), is seeking a highly qualified candidate for the postdoctoral associate position in the area of computational mechanics/physics with emphasis on parallel numerical methods. C-SWARM is a center of excellence established by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) whose primary focus is on the emerging field of predictive science.

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Postdoctoral Researcher in Computational Mechanics of Composite Materials at IMDEA Materials

The research group of Design and Simulation of Composites Structures at IMDEA Materials, led by Drs. Carlos González and Cláudio S. Lopes, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow in the field of multiscale computational mechanics of advanced composites. Candidates with strong background knowledge on computational damage mechanics, model development, and numerical simulation of advanced composite materials and structures are strongly encouraged to apply. Experience in experimental mechanical testing of composites is highly valued.


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PhD positions in Mechanical Engineering, Shiv Nadar University, India

Mechanical Engineering Department in the School of Engineering at Shiv Nadar University, India invites applications for admission in the Ph.D. program starting January 2015.

More information about broad research areas and the application procedure can be found at

Postdoc in multi-scale modelling of composites vibration response @ Ghent University (Belgium)

Nowadays, there is an increasing interest to use composite materials in automotive applications, in particular the use of fibre-reinforced plastics (carbon or glass fibres in a polymer matrix) is widely considered. The use of lighter materials, and hence a reduced fuel consumption, can be one of the possible solutions for reduced CO2 emissions.


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