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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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Research Position in Computational Mechanics at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, CA

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A full-time position is available at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, California for an applied mechanics engineer with a strong background in computational solid mechanics, numerical methods and constitutive model development.

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Three Postdoctoral positions at the University of Oxford: Brain modelling, soft-tissues, and water filtration

The Mathematical Institute at Oxford is advertising three post-doctoral positions within the Oxford Centre for Collaborative Applied Mathematics for(ideally) a 1st April 2011 start. The project titles (with links for more information) are:

1. Brain Mechanics, Cortex Folding, and Pattern Formation in Growing Tissues.

Academic posts in High Performance Computing - Durham University, UK

School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, Durham University, UK.  We have four posts available in high performance computing applied to computational science and engineering (two lectureships, one readership and one chair). CLOSING DATE January 7th 2011.

Search on or the Durham University Vacancies website

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Postdoctoral Fellow Position in Computational Mechanics -- Accepting Applications until Position is Filled

Job description
A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in the Computational Solid Mechanics Laboratory
(CSML) in the Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering at King Abdullah University of
Science and Technology (KAUST). Candidates with experience in one or more of the following
research areas are encouraged to apply:
(1) Constitutive modeling of materials (metals, biological tissues, polymers, gels, soft active
materials, …etc.)

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Looking for a postdoctoral position in the field of (solid) computational mechanics


My name is Nguyen Vinh Phu, a PhD student at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. I have been working with Prof. Bert Sluys on a project named "Coarse graining of failure in heterogeneous solids" since July 2007. I am finishing my work and therefore seeking for a postdoctoral position starting after July 2011.

My expertise in computational solid mechanics includes

(1) Finite elements, extended finite elements and meshless methods.

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Post-Doc position in Computational Mechanics Institute of Structural Mechanics, Bauhaus Uni. Weimar

We are
looking for a Postdoctoral fellow to strengthen our
Research Training Group 1462 Model Qualities that
consists of 12 PhD students. This is a fixed-term position for a
period of one year. A renewal for a further year is possible.


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Post-Doctoral Position in Multiscale Mechanics & Physics (MMC) Lab at University of Texas, Arlington

We have an immediate opening for an outstanding post-doctoral fellow in our Multiscale Mechanics& Physics (MMP) Laboratory.  We are broadlyinterested in the fundamental physics and mechanics of nano/bio materials andtheir applications in innovative nano/bio devices.

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PhD positions at the University of Sheffield

Two PhD studentships of three years duration are available Department of
Civil and Structural Engineering and the Department of Mechanical
Engineering at the University of Sheffield sponsored by the Leverhulme

More details can be found here

 The studentship will fully cover University tuition fees at EU/UK level, provide a tax-free bursary of £13290. Closing date for applications is the 24th September 2010.

Postdoctoral position at University of Pittsburgh

The Department of Industrial Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh anticipates an opening for a postdoctoral associate starting September 2010. The position’s primary area of research will focus on mechanics of the microforming processes and characterizing the thermomechanics of deformation at micrometer length-scales.

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Two Ph.D. positions are open at the University of Brescia, Italy

The group of Mechanics of Solids and Structures at the  University of
Brescia is seeking two candidates for Ph.D. positions. The appointment
is starting on January 1st 2011, application deadline Sept. 15th 2010.

The research topics involve: computational dynamics of solids with
reference to ground motion simulation due to seismic input, multiscale
computational fracture mechanics and discrete dislocation mechanics.

Survey on XFEM: is XFEM good at characterizing Failure rather than Fracture?

Would like to hear your expertise/user/non-expert/sceptic comments on XFEM. Here are some of the challenges. Would like to hear your relections.

1. Can XFEM be utilized in characterizing Failure rather than Fracture?

2. What sort of challenges XFEM still have with respect to Fracture Mechanics?

3. How the Fracture mechanics benefit the industry, from the perspective of strcutural integrity?

4. Failue investigations vs. Fracture investigations: benefit to industry?

5. Academist vs Engineer: Perspective on XFEM

PhD Research Positions in Computational Nanomechanics at the University of Pittsburgh

Several PhD research positions are currently open in the Computational Nanomechanics Group at the University of Pittsburgh for the following research projects:


1.  Thermomechanical behavior of carbon-based nanomaterials

2.  Atomistic-to-continuum themomechanical theory in solids

Postdoctoral Position in Computational Mechanics

A postdoctoral fellowship is available in the Duke Computational Mechanics Laboratory, beginning in September of 2010 (with flexibility on timing).  Funding for the fellowship concerns research in the simulation of dynamic fracture of polycarbonate.  The ideal candidate will have experience in some combination of the following areas (in no particular order of importance):

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Postdoctoral Researcher on Multiscale Modeling of Electrical and Mechanical Properties of Multifunctional Composites

The research group on ‘Structural Composites’ at IMDEA Materials seeks a Research Associate (Postdoctoral Researcher) for a collaborative European Project in the area of Multiscale Modeling of Electrical and Mechanical Properties of Multifunctional Polymer Composites, The selected candidate will work under the supervision of the project leader to develop detailed multiscale modeling tools (micro and meso levels) to predict electrical conductivity and mechanical properties  of CFRP composites reinforced with nanotubes/nanofibers.

Looking for an open PhD position in Computational Mechanics

Dear all,

I'm currently achieving a Mines ParisTech post-master degree in computational mechanics at the Center for Metal Forming (CEMEF) in France. I'm looking to a career in computational mechanics software development. To reach this goal, I'm looking out for a PhD in this field. I'm more interested in numerical methods (software engineering) than in rheologic approach of materials. Remeshing methods, crack growth modeling, crash analysis, parallel computing or multidisciplinary optimization are attractive fields I would be motivated to work on.

Opening for new Ph.D. students in the Computational Mechanics group, The University of Iowa

The Computational Mechanics group at The University of Iowa, led by Professor S. Rahman,
is looking for new Ph.D. students, who are capable of and interested in performing
high-quality research on reliability-based design optimization.  The research, supported
by NSF and others, entails developing new theory and efficient algorithms for stochastic
computing and design optimization. A solid background in mechanics and elementary
numerical analysis is a must; some exposure to uncertainty and probabilistic methods is

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Faculty Positions in Computational Multiscale methods at University Paris-Est, France

The University Paris-Est Marne la Vallée, France, invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions in multiscale computational mechanics, as assistant professor level, for September 2010 start date. The candidates will be hosted by the Laboratory of Multiscale Computational Mechanics (Laboratoire Modélisation et Simulation Multi Echelle, MSME UMR 8208 CNRS). Successful candidates are expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and carry out a research program with potential collaborations at the European and International level.

A question on UMAT implementation of non-local theory


Hi, friends,

Now, I am implementing the non-local continuum theory in ABAQUS through UMAT programming.

Unfortunately, I have been obstacled by the following question:

On one hand, in non-local continuum theory, the non-local strain of every particular integration point is determined by the global strain field all over the specimen.

Question on the definitions of secant stiffness and tangent stiffness in iterative methods for non-linear problems

Recently, I find that definitions of secant stiffness and tangent stiffness in many books seem pretty confused.Therefore, here I am giving the definitions I think correct, then give my questions on them.

Consider the equation


(1) Definition of tangent stiffness. As for the above equation, what is the tangent stiffness for some particular value x0?

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ECCM IV, 2010, Paris: Symposium on multiscale methods for modelling surface effects on nanosystems and nanostructured materials

We are inviting abstracts for the following symposium: Multiscale methods for modeling surface effects on nanosystems and nanostructured materials, European Conference on Computational Mechanics (ECCM IV), May 16-21, 2010, Paris, France.


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