I kindly inform you that, in the framework of the 14th International Conference on Fracture (ICF14), to be held in Rhodes, Greece, June 18-23, 2017, we are organizing a mini-symposium on "Fracture and contact in multiphysics problems: from energy to biological applications".
If you are interested, please submit your two-page abstract through the ICF14 website (www.icf14.org) by October 31, 2016, selecting our mini-symposium.
Applications are sought for one Post-Doctoral Researcher at University of California, San Diego (USA) to join the M2DO research lab. The primary research focus is to develop topology optimization for multiscale and multiphysics problems optimizing materials and structures.
Relevant research background in the following areas are encouraged to apply:
Applications are sought for four Post-Doctoral Research Associates and two PhDs to join a very active research group at Cardiff University, UK (School of Engineering). Based in Cardiff, there will be frequent interactions with the University of California, San Diego as well as major aerospace companies in the UK. The research will formulate and develop numerical methods for mulitiscale and multiphysics design optimisation using level set topology optimization.
The Automated Computational Mechanics Laboratory (ACML) at The Ohio State University has an immediate opening for a one-year postdoctoral research associate position. The project is aimed at the application of the finite element method for simulating and optimizing the multiphysics laser ablation process in aircrafts. The optimization process involves characterizing the optimal laser parameters (e.g., peak power, fluence, intensity, etc.) to maximize the coating removal efficiency while minimizing damage to the substrate material.
Applications are invited for one PhD position (4 years) in the area of atomistic-based modelling of polymer composite degradation at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.
The successful applicant will work with Dr. Angelo Simone (Computational Mechanics of Materials Group) and Prof. Barend Thijsse (Virtual Materials and Mechanics Group) on a project funded by the Technology Foundation STW through the High Tech Materials program. The position is to commence in spring/summer 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Veryst Engineering has an opening for a Multiphysics Simulation Engineer to work on problems involving fluid flow, structural mechanics, heat transfer and/or acoustics. Responsibilities include engineering analysis and design. Ph.D. or Masters Degree in mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, aeronautical engineering, or physics with some industrial experience preferred. Strong academic record and references necessary. Experience with COMSOL Multiphysics, ANSYS, and/or Abaqus is desirable.
The Multifunctional Materials Branch of the Materials Science & Technology Division at the US Naval Research Laboratory in Washington DC has an interest in postdoctoral associate candidates for several areas in computational mechanics and multiphysics.
The SIMULIA Regional User Meetings (RUM) are being held in 25 locations around the world.
6 locations in the United States; 2 locations in Brazil; 7 locations in Asia/Pacific; and 9 locations in Europe.
Attend a RUM near you to meet other Abaqus users, learn about the latest FEA and multiphysics technology in Abaqus, as well as the latest Process Automation, Design Exploration, and Optimization technolgy in Isight and Tosca.
Abaqus 6.13 - Live Webinar! July 23, 9am EDT and 12 pm EDT. The latest release, Abaqus 6.13 delivers a number of powerful, customer-requested enhancements for modeling, meshing, visualization, contact, mechanics, and performance. These improvements enable customers to reduce development time and costs, while increasing the efficiency of the product development process through highly accurate simulations of real-world product and material behavior.
The approach to modeling soil is validated by comparing predicted traction of a trolling rigid wheel to measured traction test date available in the literature. Comparison of the measured and predicted traction force shows that this approach is reasonable for predictin traction in soil.
This paper presents an automated approach to extract strains of aircraft structural models from widely used CAD and FE environments. The developed approach has been implemented as an integrated tool in widely used CATIA V5 and Abaqus environment. The integrated tool is a quick inexpensive and effecive technique for predicting structural strains.
In this paper, the different "built in" material models based on the isotropic, kinematic and combined istropic-kinematic hardening theories available in Abaqus/Standard are evaluated for carbon steels. The results presented in this study are expected to provide important insight to practicing engineers dealing with inelastic material characteristics.
This study demonstrates a simulation of an integrated multilink suspension system model in
Abaqus. The model is assessed in Abaqus to determine the suspension strength and fatigue life of each individual link. This topological design optimization is executed for this multilink suspension model using ATOM to determine the critical load path, alternative concept designs, and locations for mass reduction in order to meet the performance requirements.
This paper describes the parameter-based geometrical optimization of a thrust collar bearing. The thrust bearing, for example, has to carry the whole axial force of the rotor with only minimal deformation of the collar surface over the turbocharger’s complete operating range.
This paper discusses a method to address this challenge by the creation of a moving
tie constraint via the MPC user routine. This approach allows the change in weight; change in inertia and effects of fluid momentum to be correctly and conveniently captured using dynamic modelling.
The objective of this paper is to use Abaqus/Standard to compute elastic-plastic J-integral results along the crack front. These results are then used to calculate the plastic collapse crack reference stress, especially for cases when the reference stress solution is not available for a structural component.
The paper covers foundation performance issues and applications for pile-founded, gravity base, and deep water structures. Many of the significant applications were complemented by extensive experimental test programs to confirm or validate the analyses.
The principal objective was to ensure reliable design of the large size bearing test rig. The main challenge here concerned the simulation method for representing the complex mechanical construction of the machine with sufficient precision in an FE model.