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Emilio Martínez Pañeda's picture

A cohesive zone framework for environmentally assisted fatigue (code included)

I hope some of you find this work interesting, the code with the cohesive zone model for fatigue can be downloaded as a user element (UEL) subroutine for Abaqus from

A cohesive zone framework for environmentally assisted fatigue

Susana del Busto, Covadonga Betegón, Emilio Martínez Pañeda

Engineering Fracture Mechanics (2017)

Frederick Gosselin's picture

Funded PhD Position, Automation of Forming of Wing Skins, Montreal, Canada

A fully funded PhD Position in mechanical engineering is available at Polytechnique Montreal in Canada to automate the peen forming of aircraft wing skins.

Peen forming automation through in-process 3D shape measurement

Mohammed Bouchelarm's picture

Strain values transformed in a rotated x'y'-Cartesian coordinate system with ABAQUS

Dear All,

I'm trying to get strains in some specific points (along a path) from the xy-Cartesian coordinate system to a local x'y'-Cartesian coordinate system rotated through an angle (theta) which means transform the strains (Ex,Ey) to (Ex',Ey') as described in the attached figure, something I usually do manually with Mohr's circle and I wonder if I can do it directly with Abaqus ?

Thank you in advance !




Fracture mechanics of shape memory alloys: review and perspectives

Shape memory alloys (SMAs) are intermetallic alloys displaying recoverable strains that can be an order of magnitude greater than in traditional alloys due to their capacity to undergo a thermal and/or stress-induced martensitic phase transformation. Since their discovery, the SMA industry has been dominated by products for biomedical applications with geometrically small feature sizes, especially endovascular stents.

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.

Haitao Zhang's picture

Full-Time Position in Schlumberger

Modeling and Simulation Engineer – FEA

Category: Full-time position in industry

Employer: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

Location: United States, Texas, Sugar Land

Opening Date: 07/06/2015


Job Description


Dear ALL,

Does anyone here has an experience carry out  FE analysis for a part[bracket] which was deformed plastically during cyclic loading test.

I'm now working to resolve this issue when a bracket was fail to withstand the constant loading of 500N during cyclic test. It was reported fail at ~3800 cycles which was less than target.



Dear ALL,

Which reading material/source that describes the good understanding of stress triaxiality?

What is the role of stress triaxiality for FE analyst?

I have read a lot of papers/articles but still have confusing me on the fundamental of stress triaxiality.


Application Engineer in Solids and Structures

ADINA R & D is seeking an Application Engineer with a strong background in solid mechanics and finite element analysis to help develop the ADINA market and support customers.

Selection of element bsed on the location in abaqus using python script.

I'm facing problem while writing a script for a parametric study.
After changing the each parameter the model changes and and the loaction of the interested element changes based on those parameters.
Also the element number changes.
Is there any command in python script to choose the elements based on the location ? 

Thank you in advance

Rajesh Kumar

Looking for a postdoc position in US

Hi, all,

I am Kun Luan, a doctoral graduate from China. I am now looking for a postdoc position in damage tolerance, failure analysis, and fracture mechanics for composite materials, and advanced numerical methods for structural analysis. I already got my PhD degree of engineering in March 26,2014.  

wave propogation in with non local deformation

I have a one dimensional bar with a triangular pulse given at one end for 2 microseconds. The boundary conditions are free-free.I am having two cases. One in which the deformation is local (Hooke's law) and other in which the deformation is dependent on a kernel of radius r (say 5* element length).I find that the wave speed is higher when the deformation is non-local as compared to local deformation case. Is this correct? Is there a way to verify the solution?

Evading the strength-ductility trade-off dilemma in steel through gradient hierarchical nanotwins

It is a long-standing goal in metallurgy to enhance the strength of materials without sacrificing ductility. In a recent article in Nature Communications, we reported an effective way to evade the strength-ductility trade-off dilemma in twin-induced plasticity steel.

Online finite element analysis of nanoindentation (indentation)

Dear All, 


We (the NanoBIO Node at Illinois ) have a preliminary release of an online finite element analysis of nanoindentation (indentation) tool using FEAP

This preliminary release is limited to linear elastic material, axisymmetric geometry, spherical rigid indenter, and various boundary conditions. 

Is the CST element more accurate than bilinear element (Q4) for bending problems?

I did a 2D beam bending problem with CST and Q4 element, respectively. CST gives better accuracy. Is it due to the shear locking effect with Q4?

Comparing experimental fracture properties and micromechanical (or global-local/multiscale) finite element simulations

I am interested in developing a global-local finite element model (micro/macro) to simulate flexural testing of a composite material. Flexural loading will be applied on global model (macro) and crack propagation will be simulated in the local model (micro). I want to compare stress intensity factor or any other fracture property obtained from local model (micro) with that of experimental results.

I would appreciate if anyone could suggest some references/literature in this area. Any kind of suggestions would be great!


MWR for the first- and third-order differential equations

Hi all,

In engineering sciences, we usually end up using either the second- or the fourth-order differential equations, and the MWR (the method of weighted residuals) works pretty well for them.

The question is: how about the first- and the third-order differential equations? Why don't we see any applications of MWR for these odd-ordered differential equations? What gives?

Reverse Engineering Ants for Robotics

New research is emerging out of a project where Ohio State University used our software to reconstruct the anatomy of an ant neck. In this project, micro-CT scans of an ant neck were reconstructed using Simpleware software and exported as a mesh for analysis in Abaqus.

Job Opportunity: FEA Analyst at Baxter China

Dear Colleagues,

The engineering analysis group at Baxter Healthcare has an immediate opening for an FEA analyst at the Senior Principal Engineer level. The person will work from the Baxter R&D facility in Suzhou, China, and report to the manager of analysis group in Round Lake, IL.

Enclosed is the job description. Interested candidates please apply at

Thank you!

Rui He


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Postdoc position at Ecole Centrale de Nantes in France

A Postdoc position on “Risk-based Selection of Constitutive Models for Geotechnical Analysis” is open at Ecole Centrale de Nantes in France. Fore more details, see the attached pdf file.

Payam Soltani's picture

Effect of geometric parameters on the stress distribution in Al 2024-T3 single-lap bolted joints- Outstanding Paper Award Winner

 The article entitled “Effect of geometric parameters on the stress distribution in Al 2024-T3 single-lap bolted joints” published in International Journal of Structural Integrity 

has been chosen as an Outstanding Paper Award Winner at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2013.

Moredetails can be found :

Project Associate / PhD Positions: Multiscale Simulation of Nano-Composites for Fatigue & Fracture

Applications are invited for few open positions in the area of
multiscale simulation of fatigue and fracture of advanced alloys and
nano-material based composites. Primary focus of this research is investigation
of fatigue and fracture behavior of nanomaterials and to develope various
constitutive models for continuum, based on large scale atomistic simulations.
Research effort will include development of analysis and design methods toward
improving material/structural behaviour using computer simulation. Interested
candidates should have preferably MTech/ME degree in
mechanical/civil/aerospace/material engineering discipline with good knowledge


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