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How are principal planes & eigen vectors of the stress tensor related ? | An intuitive explanation

To obtain the principal planes we construct the stress tensor and find the eigen vectors. Here is an attempt to explain it more intuitively rather than the use of the formal mathematical method. Hope you enjoy this video!

This is an educational outreach initiative targeted at all engineers interested in mechanics and seek simpler explanations. Kindly share if you learn something out of this !

Here is the link to the VIDEO

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What are Principal Stresses (explained without math equations) ?


In the following video, I have tried to explain the concept of principal stress in a more physical way and without involving any mathematical equations, hope you can easily imbibe the concept.

Here is the link to the video : Principal stresses

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PhD position in computational solid mechanics

Aalto University (Finland), Department of Mechanical Engineering, is looking for a doctoral student for a study on the breakage and fragmentation of ice blocks under compressive loads. The fragmentation process is complicated and requires the use of novel modelling methods that can be used reliably on different scales. In addition to the computational work, we will perform experiments on this topic.

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Post doc position in computational solid mechanics

We in Aalto Univeristy (Finland), Department of Mechanical Engineering, look for a post doc to join our group for a study on the breakage and fragmentation of ice blocks under compressive loads. The fragmentation process is complicated and requires the use of novel experiments and numerical models, and in this research, you will be working on both. The unique experiments on this topic will be performed in the cold room of the department.  Numerical modelling will be done on a variety of scales.

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Failure of brittle materials using simple experiments- Part 2

Here is my second video, where I tried to explain the concepts of stress state, principal stresses, Mohr circle and failure theories in layman's language and associated these concepts to explain the failure of a brittle material. This is an educational outreach initiative mainly targeted at the undergraduates (mechanical/civil/aerospace and materials engineering) studying mechanics and also other me

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Concept of state of stress in a simple way

I tried to explain the concept of state of stress in a simple way, here is the link to the video - state of stress

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Funded PhD and Research Fellow position in Computational and Theoretical Solid Mechanics

There are vacancies for the following positions

  • Fully funded PhD, and
  • Research Fellow

in the research groups of Prashant Saxena and Chinthapenta R Viswanath in the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at IIT Hyderabad.

Interested candidates may please refer to the attachments for details on how to apply.

Last date for application is 30 June 2017.

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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


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10th European Solid Mechanics Conference – ESMC 2018


Dear Colleague,


We are pleased to announce the 10th European Solid Mechanics Conference – ESMC 2018, which will be held in Bologna (Italy) during July 2-6, 2018
The Conference is organized by the University of Trento and the University of Bologna.


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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.

Ph.D. Positions at New York University

Kindly view the PDF announcement for more details. The research will be conducted under the supervision of Professor Maurizio Porfiri, director of the DSL. The Dynamical Systems Laboratory (DSL) is seeking to recruit outstanding Ph.D. students in a number of funded research projects.

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PhD Positions Available in Solid Mechanics and Advanced Materials

Two PhD positions are available immediately in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at State University of New York (SUNY) Stony Brook University, New York, US.

Looking for a job opportunity in Mechanical Engineering

Dear All, 

 My name is Anton and I have graduated from New Mexico State University with my Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering in August. I am currently looking for a job opportunities in both industry and academia (PhD). I am keep looking for an openings on this web-site myself, but I will be grateful for any suggestions. If someone knows any other opportunities please let me know. 

Here is a brief summary of my qualifications: 

•Solid Mechanics and Materials. Physics of Strength and Plasticity. Modeling of Mechanical systems

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Call For Abstracts: 2016 SES Symposium D-14 "Non-linear Response of Highly Deformable Structures"

We would like to invite you to submit abstracts to Symposium D-14: Non-linear Response of Highly Deformable Structures within the “Mechanics of Solids and Structures” track at the 53rd Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science (SES 2016), hosted by the University of Maryland, October 2-5, 2016.

The deadline for abstract submission is June 15, 2016.

Two postdoc positions at Singapore University of Technology and Design

Our group has postdoctoral position openings supported by Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)-Digital Manufacturing and Design (DManD) Centre for the projects of design and fabrication of soft robotics, and nano/micro fabrication.

We are seeking self-motivated postdoctoral researchers with a strong background on solid mechanics and FEA simulation, and hands-on experience in advanced manufacturing, 3D/4D printing, material preparation and characterization.

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Faculty Position - Solid Mechanics - Stony Brook University

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Stony Brook University has a tenure-track faculty position open in Solid Mechanics.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or related field.

Preferred Qualifications: Candidates in the area of Solid Mechanics, with emphasis on composite materials. An experimental background is preferred. Highly qualified candidates in other areas of solid mechanics will also be considered.

Tenure-track Faculty at Eastern Michigan University in Tribology, Nanomechanics, or Solid Mechanics

The Depart­ment of Physics and Astronomy invites ap­plications for a tenure-track position in physics in the area of experimental nanomechanics/tribology starting Fall 2016. Re­spon­si­bilities include: teaching a full range of classes (from introductory to graduate level) in physics, especially mechanics; lead­ing mechanics-related activities; performing departmental service; and conducting scholarly activity. Minimum qualifications: A master's degree plus 18 semester hours.  Preferred qualifications: Ph.D.

The 2016 Rodney Hill Prize In Solid Mechanics

It is with pleasure that Elsevier and the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics jointly announce the award of the 2016 Rodney Hill Prize for contributions to the field of Solid Mechanics to Dr. Raymond Ogden of the University of Glasgow. The prize will be presented to Dr. Ogden at the 2016 International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics to be held in Montreal, Canada. This prize was founded by and is sponsored by Elsevier.

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Full-Time Position in Schlumberger - FEA

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.


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