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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

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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

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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,



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

Job Details
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

Charles Augarde

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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


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