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Arttu Polojärvi's picture

PhD position in computational mechanics

We in Aalto University School of Engineering are looking for a doctoral student to work on numerical modelling of fragmentation of quasi-brittle materials. In more detail, you will study breakage and fragmentation of ice blocks. These phenomena occur under compressive loads in ice block to ice block contacts. The fragmentation process is complicated, and requires novel numerical modelling techniques. Modelling may need to be done on different scales, which may have to reach from very high resolution modeling to simplified contact models on larger scale.

Ruobing Bai's picture

Fatigue Fracture of Self-Recovery Hydrogels

Dear Colleagues,

Here is our recent paper “Fatigue Fracture of Self-Recovery Hydrogels”. To the hydrogel community, this paper distinguishes the fatigue fracture and the self-recovery of a hydrogel. To the mechanics community, we show that, for the first time in hydrogels, the fatigue threshold depends only on the covalent network, but not on the noncovalent interactions that provide dissipation.

CAD-Analysis Isogeometric Analysis Post-doc and Software Developer sought to develop a CAD-Analysis simulation prototype Proof of Concept FNR

The http://legato-team.eu in Luxembourg

1) a post-doctoral fellow for 18 months (very competitive salary) to develop accelerated IGAFEM IGABEM and GIFT technology

2) a C++ software developer for 19 months (very competitive salary) to develop a user interface and accelerate the code

The candidates should

1) have some knowledge of IGA, isogeometric analysis or geometry independent field approximation

2) have excellent C++ coding skills

ndaphalapurkar's picture

WCCM 2018, New York City. Symp#1216 Microstructure Regulated Mechanics of Materials Under Extreme Dynamic Environments

Dear Colleague,

A mini-symposium on the Microstructure Regulated Mechanics of Materials Under Extreme Dynamic Environments at the 2018 World Congress on Computational Mechanics (http://www.wccm2018.org/) will take place in stunning heart of New York City, New York from July 22--27, 2018. 

Arttu Polojärvi's picture

PhD position in computational mechanics

We are looking for a doctoral student to work on numerical modelling of fragmentation of quasi-brittle materials. In more detail, you will study breakage and fragmentation of ice blocks. These phenomena occur under compressive loads in ice block to ice block contacts. The fragmentation process is complicated, and requires novel numerical modelling techniques. Modelling may need to be done on different scales, which may have to reach from very high resolution modeling to simplified contact models on larger scale.

Yunwei Mao's picture

USNC/TAM 2018 mini-symposium 362: Failure and Damage in Soft Materials: From Instabilies to Cracking

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to submit an abstract to our symposium titled “362 Failure and Damage in Soft Materials: From Instabilies to Cracking” as part of the 18th U.S. National Congress for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (Northwestern University in Chicago, IL, June 4-9, 2018).

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USNC-TAM: Minisymposium on Friction, Fracture, and Damage

Dear Colleagues,

We cordially invite you to submit an abstract to MS 335: Friction, Fracture, and Damage; a minisymposium that will take place as part of the upcoming US National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (Chicago, IL June 4th -9 th 2018). Abstract Deadline: Nov 10th :http://sites.northwestern.edu/usnctam2018/

Ahmed Elbanna, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Krishnaswamy Ravi-Chandar, University of Texas at Austin

Research assistantship at IISc Bangalore

We have an immediate opening for a research assistant in the Mech Engng department at IISc Bangalore. 

Requirements:

  • Strong background in Finite element methods
  • Skill in C++ programming
  • Masters degree with specialization in computational mechanics, applied mathematics or related areas.
  • Open only to Indian citizens.

Interested candidates satisfying ALL the above requirements can write to

rram at mecheng dot iisc dot ernet dot in

Research assistantship at IISc Bangalore

We have an immediate opening for a research assistant in the Mech Engng department at IISc Bangalore. 

Requirements:

  • Strong background in Finite element methods
  • Skill in C++ programming
  • Masters degree with specialization in computational mechanics, applied mathematics or related areas.
  • Open only to Indian citizens.

Interested candidates satisfying all the above requirements can write to

rram at mecheng dot iisc dot ernet dot in

Post-doctoral fellow in Chile's Legato Team

Possibilities for postdoctoral fellowships in Computational Mechanics with Elena Atroshchenko in collaboration within the Legato Team http://legato-team.eu

Please apply here: http://www.conicyt.cl/fondecyt/2016/09/06/concurso-postdoctorado-2018/

If you need information, please contact Elena Atroshchenko <eatroshchenko@ing.uchile.cl>

Arttu Polojärvi's picture

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.

Arttu Polojärvi's picture

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.

Fundamentals of Fracture Symposium at DPG-EPS Meeting 2018

Sandra Korte-Kertzel, Peter Gumbsch and I are organizing a Symposium on the Fundamentals of Fracture

at the joint meeting of the German and European Physical Societies (DPG and EPS) in Berlin, March 11-13 2018.

 

exw569's picture

Postdoctoral position in nanomechanics of 2D nanomaterials

The School of Engineering and Materials Science at Queen Mary University of London has a vacancy for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant (PDRA) to develop computational models of ultra-flexible 2D nanomaterials in sheared liquids, using techniques borrowed from computational fluid and solid mechanics.

Sharlotte Kramer's picture

Sandia Fracture Challenge: Survey

The Sandia Fracture Challenge (SFC) was issued in December 2016, and the SFC supplemental information became available in February 2017.  The predictions are due July 15th, 2017.  We would appreciate feedback from you regarding the Challenge prior to the return of the predictions.   Please email Sharlotte Kramer (slkrame@sandia.gov) and Brad Boyce (blboyce@sandia.gov) with (1) your intent to participate in this SFC and/or (2) any comments you may have on the Challenge.

Closed: Research Fellow (PhD) position in ISRO funded project

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has funded a 2 year project to BITS Pilani (Goa and Hyderabad campuses). The simulation project will model atomistic fracture in amorphous silica, with application to the Thermal Protection System (TPS) of the Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV).

Details of application are mentioned in the attachment.

Sharlotte Kramer's picture

Sandia Fracture Challenge Update

Supplemental information for the third Sandia Fracture Challenge (SFC) is now available!  We have compiled the supplemental information promised in the original information packet and some additional information based on questions we received from participants.  The supplemental information includes electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) data on the Challenge geometry, additional base material tests, raw DIC images and examples of DIC analyses of base material tests, and additional boundary condition information.

Sharlotte Kramer's picture

The 3rd Sandia Fracture Challenge is here!

The third Sandia Fracture Challenge is here!  We invite to you participate in this next installment of our collaborative, blind assessment of predictions of ductile fracture.  For the third SFC, we wanted to challenge the computational mechanics community to predict ductile fracture in an additively manufactured structure.

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Extrusion, slide, and rupture of an elastomeric seal

Elastomeric seals are essential to two great technological advances in oilfields:  horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing.  This paper describes a method to study elastomeric seals by using the pressure-extrusion curve (i.e., the relation between the drop of pressure across a seal and the volume of extrusion of the elastomer).  Emphasis is placed on a common mode of failure found in oilfields:  leak caused by a crack across the length of a long seal.  We obtain an analytical solution of large elastic deformation, which is analogous to the Poiseuille flow of viscous liquids.

WaiChing Sun's picture

PhD student or Postdoc Position available at Columbia University

A PhD or postdoc position is available in  computational multiscale modelling of geological materials at my research group.Interested candidates please visit http://gradengineering.columbia.edu/onlineapplication for general information. Answers of general admission question can be found at http://gradengineering.columbia.edu/frequently-asked-questions-2.  

Symposium on Atomistic and Mesoscale Aspects of Fracture and Fatigue

 

I would like to point you to the 

Mini symposium at the 14th International Conference on Fracture Rhodes, June 18-23 2017

on Atomistic and Mesoscale Aspects of Fracture and Fatigue

Chair: Prof. Peter Gumbsch, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology & Fraunhofer IWM, Germany

Co-chair: Dr Gianpietro Moras, Fraunhofer IWM, Germany

Call for Papers: PVP 2017 - MF2 Application of Fracture Mechanics in Failure Assessment

2017 ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference

Hilton Waikoloa Village, Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA

July 16 – 20, 2017

The ASME Materials and Fabrication Committee (M&F) is inviting papers in the technical sessions on Application of Fracture Mechanics in Failure Assessment (Topic MF-2). The papers will appear in the PVP 2017 conference proceedings and may be considered for publication in the ASME Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology (JPVT) or any other ASME archival journals.

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