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Call for abstracts: “Computational Modeling of Damage and Fracture in Solids”, SES 2012, Atlanta GA

As part of the 49th Annual Technical meeting of the Society of Engineering Science   (SES 2012) to be held in Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA, on 10-12 of October , 2012, it is our pleasure to invite you to submit an abstract to the Symposium “Computational Modeling of Damage and Fracture in Solids”.


One (1) to Two(2) years post-doctoral positions are open in Ecuador (South America). The following are areas of interest:

Postdoctoral positions in statistical modeling of fracture and plasticity

We anticipate the opening of four postdoctoral positions in 2012 to work on statistical aspects of fracture and plasticity,  and in particular on size effects in the fracture of  disordered media and in microplasticity.  The positions will be funded by the ERC Advanced Grant 2011, SIZEFFECTS.

Cohesive crack - how to verify model? Cant figure out how to output stress intensity factor...


I am simulating crack propagation with cohesive elements. In order to verify that my model is working correctly I wanted to compare it to some real world data or benchmark examples. One such example is in the Abaqus Benchmarks manual - a flat plate with a crack in the center.

Deadline extended: CSME International congress: Fatigue and Fracture of engineering materials


    The deadline to submit article for the CSME international congress has been extended to February 17th, 2012. We are organizing a symposium on fatigue and fracture of engineering materials and strongly encourage researchers around the world to submit their research articles relevant to this field. 



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EXTENDED ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: Nanobrücken II: A Nanomechanical Testing Workshop, March 22-23, 2012, INM Saarbrücken, Germany

Dear Colleague:

You are cordially invited to attend Nanobrücken II:  A Nanomechanical Testing Workshop, jointly presented by INM - Leibniz Institute for New Materials and Hysitron, Inc., with co-sponsorship from the JEOL company. This is the second workshop in the Nanobrücken series. The workshop's scope has been broadened, and the abstract submission deadline is now February 19, 2012.

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WCCM 2012 - Mini symposium on Computational Damage Mechanics of Composite Materials

I am co-organizing a mini-symposium on « Computational damage mechanics of composite materials »  in the World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM 2012) with Dr. Gilles Lubineau at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and Dr. Glaucio H. Paulino at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Numerical simulation of intergranular and transgranular crack propagation in ferroelectric polycrystals

This is the preprint of an article that will appear in International Journal of Fracture (IJF)

Title: Numerical simulation of intergranular and transgranular crack propagation in ferroelectric polycrystals

Authors: Amir Abdollahi and Irene Arias, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona




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Call for Papers - SIMULIA Customer Conference 2012

The international SIMULIA Customer Conference (SCC2012) will be held May 15-17, 2012 in Providence RI, USA. Abstracts for papers are due November 7, 2011.

All users of SIMULIA products including Abaqus FEA, Multiphysics, Isight and Simulation Lifecycle Management (SLM) are invited to submit an abstract.

Amir Abdollahi's picture

Slow-Fast Crack Propagation in Ferroelectric Single Crystals

Dear Colleague,


I have uploaded a video which shows the simulation of Slow-Fast crack propagation in ferroelectric single crystals:


For technical details, please refer to our recently published paper in Acta Materialia:


Best regards,

Amir Abdollahi

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Phase-field simulation of anisotropic crack propagation in ferroelectric single crystals

This is the preprint of an article that will appear in Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering (MSMSE)

Title: Phase-field simulation of anisotropic crack propagation in ferroelectric single crystals: effect of microstructure on the fracture process

Authors: Amir Abdollahi and Irene Arias, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona




PhD Studentship: Rock Fracture and Fragmentation - Imperial London, UK

PhD Studentship: Rock Fracture and Fragmentation




Background: The Rio Tinto Centre for Advanced Mineral Recovery was founded

in 2008 in the Department of Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College

London. The Centre is a partnership between Imperial College and Rio Tinto,

Erik Van der Giessen's picture

Four-year PhD position on modeling of irradiation-induced embrittlement

The Micromechanics of Materials group at the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials in the Netherlands is looking for a qualified PhD student to unravel irradiation-induced embrittlement in nuclear materials. A detailed description can be found in the attachment. Ideally, candidates have an MSc degree in mechanical or nuclear engineering, (applied) physics, material science or a related field, but holders of a BSc with the highest ranks may also be considered.

Apply before it's too late: June 1. 

S. Beretta's picture

Damage tolerance of railway axles

Failure of railway axles has been the problem which gave origin to the studies about 'fatigue'. The modern approach to the structural integrity of these safety components is to complement the traditional designwith a 'damage toleranc' analysis.

Postdoc research associate and PhD student positions available

One postdoc and several PhD student positions are available at Clarkson University. Research background in at least one of the following areas is preferred.

1. Fatigue and fracture of materials and structures, computational mechanics and numerical methods

2. Probabilistic methods, Bayesian statistics, reliability and risk assesment 

3. Structural dynamics, health monitoring, signal processing, system identification

ESIS's picture

A blog for discussing fracture papers

The aim of ESIS is not only to develop and extend knowledge in all aspects of structural integrity, but also to disseminate this knowledge world-wide by means of scientific publications and to educate young engineers and scientists.

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A free program to generate interface elements in an existing FE mesh

Hello all,

Last year when I started implementing interface elements to model material failure, I realized that the formulation is easy except how to generate a mesh with interface elements. I did a googling to search for such a free program. Amazingly, I did not find any although there are many researchers working on the fracture mechanics field.

So, I wrote a small object-oriented C++ program which reads a FE mesh, duplicates nodes and insert interface elements where asked. The program is able to

(1) insert 1D/2D interface elements everywhere in a FE mesh


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