numerical methods

PhD and postdoc positions in Pavia

The Mathematics Department of the University of Pavia is currently offering 1 PhD position (3 years) and 2 postdoc positions (1 year, renewable) within the framework of the ERC Consolidator Grant HIgeoM. This research project focuses on mathematical study and development of isogeometric analysis for solid and fluid mechanics.

Interested candidates may find a detailed description of the activity and the instructions how to apply here:

The deadline for applications is June 1st 2014, but earlier applications are very welcome.

PhD - Dynamics of capsules and polymersomes under flow and in blood

Date of beginning: to negotiate

Location: IRPHE, Aix-Marseilles University, Marseilles, France

Contact: send your CV to and

Visit,175- for additional informations.

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13th Congress of Computational Mechanics, October 2-3, Chile

Dear colleague,

The University of Talca and the Chilean Society of Computational Mechanics invite professionals, academics, researchers and students to the XIII Jornadas de Mecánica Computacional (XIII Congress of Computational Mechanics), to be held on October 2-3, 2014 at the University of Talca, campus Curicó, Chile.

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PhD scholarship on: "Reduced Order Model of PGD type application to numerical computing in high cycle fatigue"

A fully funded PhD scholarship exists in the area of solid mechanics at
the Arts et Métiers ParisTech, CER Angers, France.

The successful applicant will have a  Masters' degree  in
solid mechanics, physics or applied Mathematics . He/she 

is expected to have very good numerical

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Ph.D. Position on Magnetorheological Elastomers at Ecole Polytechnique, France

One Ph.D. position is now available starting October 2013 on magnetorheological elastomers in the Solid Mechanics Laboratory of Ecole Polytechnique, France. The potential student will work on the development of new experimental procedures and high fidelity numerical models for the understanding and constitutive description of microstructured magnetorheological solids. Students with strong interest in new coupled problems and strong background in engineering, physics or/and mechanics are encouraged to apply.

Please find more information and contact details in the attached pdf file or visit the following webpages:

Multiscale Modeling of Heterogeneous Materials - Post-Doc position in Pilsen

The Post-Doc position is open for 2013-2014 (2 years) at the
Faculty of Applied Sciences of the University of West Bohemia in
Pilsen, Czech republic. Details to be announced at the end of September 2012.

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

PhD Studentship: Rock Fracture and Fragmentation: Optimization



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FEM versus FFT

Dear all,

In micomechanics, homogenization of heterogeneous
materials based on FEM is traditional. Homogenization based on FFT technique has been recently found (in many literatures) to have much more advantages
in term of accuracy, computational cost and resource consumption.

I am wondering why FEMs are still
widely used in education, research, and industries of
mechanics ?

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PhD students in Structural Engineering - Computational methdos for the durability of photovoltaics

ERC Starting Research Grant (IDEAS) on Multi-field and multi-scale computational approach to design and durability of photovoltaic modules

Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Ing. Marco Paggi


CALL FOR PhD STUDENTS (Jan 2013 – Dec 2015; application: deadline in summer 2012)

Prof. Marco Paggi is opening at Politecnico di Torino 3 new positions for PhD students (PhD in Structural Engineering), supported by the European Research Council (see SCUDO, for the application procedure to be announced soon).

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International CAE Conference Call for Papers

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In the field of numerical analysis, the International CAE Conference is the most important event in Italy and one of the leading conferences in Europe. It features two congress days and some Users' Meetings of the main technologies developed by the most important worldwide CAE players, such as ANSYS, Flowmaster, MAGMA, Forge, modeFRONTIER and many others.

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

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Postdoctoral position in Paris (Numerical & Experimental Structural Mechanics)

Location: Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, LMT Cachan, South of Paris, France
Duration: 18 month
Starting date: Between March 2011 and September 2011
Scholarship: €2000/month


Volume integration in mehsless methods

I use the meshless Galerkin method for 3D simulation of plate movement. This method requires the volume integration over a test domain. Could somebody help me with the volume integration? I wonder if there are standard or open source algorithms that can be used for this problem.

I would appriciate any help.

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Post-doctoral research associate position

The Computational Science and Engineering Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is seeking highly qualified candidates for one post-doctoral research associate position in the Center for Simulation of Advanced Rockets.

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The SIAM 100-digit challenge of Bronemann et al: A review

Suppose if somebody asked you the following question, and more importantly, wanted the answer to an accuracy of 100-digits:

  • Problem A: A particle at the center of a 10 x 1 rectangle undergoes Brownian motion (i.e., two-dimensional random walk with infinitesimal step lengths) until it hits the boundary. What is the probability that it hits at one of the ends rather than at one of the sides?

Or, this question (again, demanding the answer to an accuracy of 100-digits):

  • Problem B: A square plate [-1,1]x[-1x1] is at a temperature u = 0. At time t=0 the temperature is increased to u=5 along one of the four sides while being held at u=0 along the other three sides, and heat then flows into the plate according to u_t = \nabla u. When does the temperature reach u=1 at the center of the plate?

You might be tempted to answer back "What's the point?", and, probably, you are justified. However, if you did that, you would have missed some wonderful oppurtunity to learn (and/or teach), among other things, the following lessons:

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Meshfree Methods: Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about meshfree methods are now addressed in the forum, under the Computational Mechanics subheading.

If you click on a question below, you will be redirected to the forum. I will update this post as more questions are added. Other experts are encouraged to augment my response there.

1. If I have meshfree shape functions that satisfy Kronecker-Delta, can I satisfy essential boundary conditions?

2. Is a mesh required in meshfree methods?

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