Ph.D. position in the framework of FP7-Marie Curie-ITN Endure

Institution:  POLITECNICO di MILANO – Italy

Ph.D. Supervisor:  Prof. Valter Carvelli

Funding Availability: 
FP7-Marie Curie-ITN Endure

Deadline application: Aprili 29th, 2014

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PhD student position at Arizona State University

One PhD student position is available at Arizona State University for fall 2014. Research background in at least one of the following areas is preferred.

1. Fatigue, creep, and corrosion analysis of materials

2. Computational mechanics and micromechanics

3. Damage detection for composite materials

International Conference on Fatigue Damage of Structural Materials X

International Conference on Fatigue Damage of Structural Materials X
21-26 September 2014 | The Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis, MA, USA
Keynote speakers announced! For more information and to register visit: http://www.fatiguedamageconference.com/conference-speakers.html


New test data in a 2013 conference paper. Details in the attached file.

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MS, PhD Candidate Positions on Computational Simulation of Composite Materials and Structures in Hanyang University, South Korea

MS, PhD candidates for fall semester-2014 on computational simulation of composite materials and structures are available in Hanyang University, South Korea.

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1st invitation to VAL 2015 conference discussing effects of variable amplitude loading

Dear iMechanicians,

Let me invite you the 3rd International Conference on Material and Component Performance under Variable Amplitude Loading (VAL 2015) taking place in Prague, Czech Republic in March 23-26, 2015. See the details on its website http://www.val-conf.org.

The conference will discuss among others these primary questions:

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

Research Associate - Modelling of Crack Growth under Fatigue-Oxidation Conditions

A Research Associate is required to undertake an EPSRC-funded project to model oxidation damage at a crack tip and associated crack growth for nickel alloys.

You will join the vibrant Mechanics of Advanced Materials group at Loughborough (www.lboro.ac.uk/moam) which has gained significant experience in the study of mechanical behaviour of advanced materials.

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Postdoctoral position at IMDEA Materiales (Madrid, Spain) in crystal plasticity finite element simulation of Ni-based superalloy

The research group of Multiscale Materials Modeling at IMDEA Materials Institute seeks a:
Postdoctoral Researcher (PhD in mechanical engineering or materials science)

(Ref: POST-MMM-01)


the relationship between the elastic constant of the metal and the the number of the fatigue cycles?

Is there a relationship between the elastic constant of the metal and the the number of the fatigue cycles?If we can find the relationship of the stand test spesimen,can we use that  relationship to predict the fatigue life of other structures? 

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Wear-out models for composite materials fatigue, and the "strange case" of Kassapoglou's "too good to be true" model

Wear-out models have been very successful for fitting probabilistic SN
curves of composite materials.  The "strength-life equal rank
wear-out models for fatigue of composite materials were
first presented by Hahn and Kim [1], and later as a fitting approach to fatigue
data by Sendeckyj [2].

Size Effect in Fatigue of Metals

Hi everyone,

So it has been a while now that I am trying to understand the concept of size effect seen in fatigue of metals.

As far as I have understood(if correctly!), size effect in metals is more due to a fractal nature, rather than energetical because the fracture process zone is small in metals. I have seen also papers which use fractal theories to account for it.

I have seen a good deal of research done by Bazant for concrete and quasi-brittle materials, but somehow I cannot make a proper analogy for metals.

Overhead Electrical Conductors

Mechanics of overhead electrical conductors under wind excitation is a complex problem . It is described in detail in  the following book:

EPRI Transmission Line Reference Book: Wind-Induced Conductor Motion. Second Edition. EPRI. Palo Alto, CA. 2009. 1018554.

EPRI : Electric Power Research Institute.


I've performed a experiment in fatigue.I need to now perform analysis in ABAQUS and validate the results.


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New Applications of Small-Scale Mechanical Testing: Half Day Tutorial at TMS 2013 Annual Meeting in San Antonio

Half-day Tutorial at 2013 TMS in San Antonio
New Applications of Small-Scale Mechanical Testing 

The tutorial will start at 1pm Sunday, March 3rd and will discuss topics including:


Nanoindentation Techniques

Fatigue of thin films 

Testing at Elevated Temperatures 

Chemical and Environmental Effects  


Research engineer position at Cenaero as software developer in fracture mechanics, Belgium

The position concerns contribution to the development of Morfeo, a manufacturing oriented finite element software. For any of the project activities, the candidate is expected to develop the numerical methodology up to industrial maturity. First of all, the candidate will contribute to the fracture analysis module of Morfeo. Morfeo relies on an innovative approach based on the extended fi nite element method (X-FEM) in order to easily handle complex industrial applications. Developments include general modeling of the crack propagation and the damage tolerant approach, contact, multi-crack analysis and parallel implementation of the algorithms. Targeted applications include e.g. determination of crack propagation paths on industrial large-scale components and fatigue analysis.

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Fatigue of polymer-supported Ag thin films

The fatigue behavior of Ag films on polyethyleneterephthalate substrates was studied using electrical resistance measurements.
Scanning electron microscopy images showed two types of failure: typical fatigue failure with extrusion–intrusion pairs, and ductile
failure with local necking. Once through-thickness cracks are formed in the metal layer, cracks propagate and the resistance increases abruptly for both failure modes. The effect of adhesion on fatigue life is discussed in terms of concurrent delamination, crack initiation and propagation.

The paper has been published in Scripta Materialia and can be downloaded from:

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Graduate Studies Opportunities in Montreal


Shot peening for fatigue life improvement

Welcome to the Mini-symposium "Creep and Thermo-Mechanical Fatigue" (July 23-26, 2013, Montreal, Canada)

Dear Colleagues,
We are pleased to invite you at mini-symposium Creep and Thermo-Mechanical Fatigue within
the 4th Canadian Conference on Nonlinear Solid Mechanics at McGill University (July 23-26,
2013, Montréal, Canada).

The mini-symposium web-page is: http://cancnsm2013.mcgill.ca/ms26.html

We welcome abstract submissions on the following topics:

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ECCMR 2013 - European Conference on Constitutive Models for Rubber - Abstract deadline: 1 Nov 2012

The 8th European Conference on Constitutive Models for Rubbers (ECCMR VIII) will be held at Tecnun/CEIT (San Sebastian, Spain) between June 25th and June 28th, 2013.

ECCMR is the premier rubber research and technology event worldwide, in a series of biennial conferences. The previous seven conferences (Vienna 1999, Hannover 2001, London 2003, Stockholm 2005, Paris 2007, Dresden 2009 and Dublin 2011) were highly successful and attracted an increasing number of participants for a wide variety of disciplines in academia and industry in the field of rubber technology.

International Conference on Fatigue Damage of Structural Materials IX - Less than 2 weeks to go

There are now less than two weeks left to register for the ninth biennial International Conference on Fatigue Damage of Structural Materials IX. 16-21 September 2012, The Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis, MA, USA

International Conference on Fatigue Damage of Structural Materials IX, 16-21 September 2012

Register today to book your place at this prestigious conference, which has attracted over 290 abstracts. This is a significant opportunity for you to join leading researchers to exchange and discuss new ideas and findings. http://www.fatiguedamageconference.com/conference-register.html

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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 yongming.liu@asu.edu


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example for modeling fatigue in abaqus


I want to modeling fatigue in composite with abaqus and i need a simple example in this subject.

can i help me?


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