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Postdoc and PhD positions at Arizona State University

One postdoc and several PhD student positions are available at Arizona State University for fall 2012. Research background in at least one of the following areas is preferred.

1. Fatigue and fracture of materials and structures

2. Computational mechanics and micromechanics

3. Damage detection for composite materials

Interested candidates please send application documents to


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Minisymposium on "Plasticity: Bridging the Scales from Micro to Macro" at IWCMM XXII, Baltimore, MD, USA (Sept. 24-26, 2012)

Dear friends and colleagues,

This is to inform you of the minisymposium

Plasticity: Bridging the Scales from Micro to Macro

to be organized at the 22nd International Workshop on Computational Mechanics of Materials (IWCMM XXII) and request you to consider submitting an abstract. The workshop will be held in Baltimore, MD, USA during September 24-26, 2012.

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PhD positions in Computational Mechanics at the University of Salento in Lecce, Italy

3 PhD positions are now available at the Department of Innovation Engineering at the University of Salento in Lecce, Italy. Funding is provided by the European Research Council Starting Researcher Grant project "INTERFACES-Mechanical Modeling of Interfaces in Advanced Materials and Structures".

The successful applicant will work on topics related to computational methods for interface modeling, isogeometric analysis, and multiscale methods.

Applicants should possess the following qualifications/attributes:

(a) an Engineering degree in a closely related area;

International Conference on Computational Mechanics, Durham, UK, 25-27 March 2013

Dear Colleagues, On behalf of the CM13 Organising Committee, I would like to invite you to attend an International Conference on Computational Mechanics - CM13, to be held in Durham, UK from 25-27 March 2013. The conference is organised under the banner of the UK Association of Computational Mechanics in Engineering (ACME) replacing, for 2013, the annual ACME meeting with a much larger and truly international event. A flyer containing full details of the conference can be downloaded here.

Post-doctoral position in multidisciplinary design optimization (ULB-BATir, Belgium)


The post-doctoral position will be accomplished within the BATir (Building, Architecture & Town planning) department of the Brussels School of Engineering/´Ecole polytechnique de Bruxelles, at the Universit´e Libre de Bruxelles ( ). Duration of the position: 18 months, starting in April 2012.



Job Opportunity at Bridgestone Americas

There is an open position in the Advanced Tire Technology department in Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations ( Please see the attached flyer for details and send resume, if interested, to

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WCCM 2012 - Mini symposium on Computational Damage Mechanics of Composite Materials

I am co-organizing a mini-symposium on « Computational damage mechanics of composite materials »  in the World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM 2012) with Dr. Gilles Lubineau at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and Dr. Glaucio H. Paulino at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Geometry of Non-Linear Continuum Mechanics

This is an attempt to contribute to bring the discussion on non-linear issues in Continuum Mechanics (CM) under the comprehensive supervision of modern differential geometry (DG). Some people would say that engineers do not need so much mathematics, but such an opinion is a sure indicator of lack of knowledge of the matter. In fact I am an engineer, a University teacher and a designer in Structural Engineering and my experience is that a lot of troubles would have been saved to me by a basic training in DG.

PhD position at Mines ParisTech (Centre des matériaux)

A PhD position is avalaible at the Centre des Matériaux of Mines ParisTech (Paris, France). The research will focus on "Experimental and numerical analysis of sustained load cracking in Titanium". The candidates should have a master degree in mechanics, materials sciences and engineering, or computational mechanics. A full decription of the subject is attached. Interested applicants please send a resume to Dr. Matthieu Maziere (

PhD position at Loughborough University: 'Plasticity in small length scales'

As one of the biggest Departments of its kind in the UK, the Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering has an international reputation for being at the forefront of technological innovation and for maintaining extensive links with industry.

Journals in Physics and Engineering, and Preprint Servers Like arXiv

Hi all,


1. In the past, we have had quite some discussion regarding both open-access and open-access journals. However the slant in this blog post is different. I am not concerned here much about open-access journals per say.

Post-Doctoral Fellow in Computational Structural/Solid Mechanics and Design

Applicants are sought to fill a post-doctoral position in
computational solid/structural mechanics and design. The selected applicant will work
closely with Prof. Masoud Rais-Rohani and his research colleagues and graduate
students at the Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems (CAVS) in the Bagley
College of Engineering at Mississippi State University. Applicants must have strong background

New computational mechanics page

Prof. Rebecca Brannon and her team have created a wonderful page containing interesting information on aspects of plasticity, damage, and computational mechanics (particularly, the Material Point Method).

Check it out at

-- Biswajit

EUROMECH Colloquium 540 Advanced Modelling of Wave Propagation in Solids

 EUROMECH Colloquium

Advanced Modelling of Wave Propagation in Solids

1-3 October 2012, Institute of Thermomechanics, Academy of
Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic

How to deal with noisy data in a mesh free Galerkin method

Choose a channel featured in the header of iMechanica: 

I'm currently working with a particle tracking velocimetry method, specifically trying to extract shear and vorticity data from the non-gridded velocity results. Of several methods used, the most efficient and accurate was based on a non-Sibsonian element free method. Unlike a more typical Galerkin problem which finds displacements by solving a PDE, this method uses the displacements of natural neighbors to find local flow gradients. 

24th Nordic Seminar on Computational Mechanics


24th Nordic Seminar on Computational Mechanics 

November 3-4, 2011 - Helsinki - Finland

The seminar is intended for researchers developing computational methods and scientists and engineers focusing on challenging applications and covers all fields of computational mechanics. In particular, presentations by graduate students are welcome. 

 More information: 

Stress Field near a crack tip with different crack fibre orientations of an orthotropic lamina

I was going through these papers:

1.P.K. Sarkar and S.K. Maiti, 'Prediction of mode-1 fracture toughness of unidirectional fibre composites with arbitrary crack fibre orientation from its lowest or matrix fracture toughness'. int. J. Fracture, vol. 40. pp. R91-R96, (1989).


2.S.K. Maiti and P.K. Sarkar, 'A method of calculation of total strain energy release rate and its layer-wise distribution for an arbitrary through the thickness crack extension in a composite laminate', Engg. Fracture Mechanics, vol. 36, pp. 639-646,(1990).



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Two Faculty Positions in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials at the Georgia Institute of Technology

The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions in structural engineering/mechanics/materials (SEMM). Candidates at all ranks are sought with expertise in one or more of the following areas: (1) computational/solid mechanics; (2) infrastructure materials. The expected starting date is August, 2011.

MARIE CURIE FELLOWSHIP - Early Stage Researcher

Are you a recent graduate in civil, mechanical or chemical engineering, physics
or applied mathematics, with experience in one or more of the following: solid
or soil/granular mechanics, discrete element method (DEM), bulk solids handling,
computational multiphase flow modelling?
Looking to develop a career in cutting-edge engineering with the opportunity to
live and work internationally?
The PARDEM project has brought together industrial and academic partners to
develop the DEM modelling techniques and to predict the behaviour of granular
solids such as pellets, grains, sand and biomass for industrial applications.
As part of PARDEM, the University of Edinburgh has outstanding doctoral training
opportunities in the area of granular solids. We are seeking an exceptional

CISM Course: Plasticity and Beyond

Dear all,

please find information about the 5 day - course on Plasticity and Microstructures at CISM Udine, Italy.

The link is:

Flyer is attached.

Best regards,



Original post from CISM website:

Plasticity and Beyond: Microstructures, Crystal-Plasticity and Phase Transitions

Postdoc research associate and PhD student positions available

One postdoc and several PhD student positions are available at Clarkson University. Research background in at least one of the following areas is preferred.

1. Fatigue and fracture of materials and structures, computational mechanics and numerical methods

2. Probabilistic methods, Bayesian statistics, reliability and risk assesment 

3. Structural dynamics, health monitoring, signal processing, system identification


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