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Multiple postdoc openings at UC San Diego (USA) and Cardiff University (UK) + two PhDs at Cardiff University (UK)

Applications are sought for multiple Post-Doctoral Research Associates at University of California, San Diego (USA) and Cardiff University (UK) and two PhDs (Cardiff) to join a very active cross-continental M2DO research lab. The primary research focus is to develop topology optimization for multiscale and multiphysics problems optimizing materials and structures. The research members are required to travel between US and UK regardless of their bases.  

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Two Postdoc + two PhD Openings in Topology Optimization, Cardiff University, UK

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.

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A multi-scale modeling framework for instabilities of film/substrate systems

Spatial pattern formation in stiff thin films on soft substrates is investigated from a multi-scale point of view based on a technique of slowly varying Fourier coefficients. A general macroscopic modeling framework is developed and then a simplified macroscopic model is derived. The model incorporates Asymptotic Numerical Method (ANM) as a robust path-following technique to trace the post-buckling evolution path and to predict secondary bifurcations.

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PhD position in the area of atomistic-based modelling of polymer composite degradation

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.

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Averaging and Homogenization in multiscale methods

I found this reference very helpful in building a solid base for learning the foundamentals of Homogenization methods and up to now, is the only reference that addresses the difference between Homogenization and Averaging methods.

I will put more references in this entry and will be happy if you share your links with me.

Sutured tendon repair; a multi-scale finite element model.

We've recently published an open access journal paper that looks at the mechanics of sutures used to repair severed tendons. A homogenization strategy is used to derive effective elastic properties for tendon fibrils and intracellular matrix. We have found that regions of high stress correlate with the regions of cell death (necrosis) that are sometimes observed in patients.

If this is of interest, please feel free to view the paper here.



Hierarchical Materials Symposium at USNCTAM 2014 - Abstract deadline is now January 6, 2014

Dear Colleagues,


The submission deadline for abstracts to the 17th U.S. National Congress on Theoretical & Applied Mechanics has been extended to Jan 6th, 2014.  Please consider submitting an abstract to at the website below.  We will be holding a symposium on "Elasticity, PLasticity, and Multiphysics of Hierarchical Materials: Mechanisms to Mechanics" that many of you should find quite interesting!


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USACM: Multiscale Methods and Validation in Medicine and Biology II

The second USCACM Thematic Conference on Multiscale Methods and Validation in Medicine and Biology will be held on February 13/14, 2014 in Berkeley, California.The deadline for abstract submission is September 30, 2013.

For more information, please visit

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USNCCM12 MS4.9: Concurrent Multi-Length Scale Modeling: from Finite Elements to Atoms and Electrons (call for abstract)

We cordially invite you to participate in the 12th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics (US-NCCM12) and give a talk in our minisymposium (MS4.9) entitled "Multiscale Concurrent Multi-Length Scale Modeling: from Finite Element to Atoms and Electrons". The Congress will be held in Raleigh, NC, USA, from July 22 to July 25, 2013.

A review on multiscale methods for material modeling

Dear all,

Please find enclosed our paper which is published on Journal of Multiscale Modelling
Vol. 3, No. 4 (2011) 1–
42 which gives an overview of state of the art multiscale techniques for material modeling. 

The paper discusses the following topics: homogenization, Representative volume element, computational homogenization (Fe2 methods) for both both bulk materials and strong discontinuities. 

I hope the paper is useful for beginners to the field.

All the bests, 

Abaqus multiscale bridge with UMAT

Choose a channel featured in the header of iMechanica: 


I'm trying create a bridge between scales using Abaqus, UMAT subroutine.

On macro scale I call UMAT, which calls other abaqus inp. with this example code

call SYSTEM('abaqus cae script=C:\Temp\mixUMAT\ -- A 2 5.3')

And my "simpleModel" receives all arguments properly.

However, I need some values which are calculcated on "simpleModel", to UMAT continues the executation.

Anyone knows  how can I do it?


Thank you! 

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Submit an abstract for IMECE-2012 sympoisum "Multiscale Perspectives on Plasticity in Metals"

My co-organizers and I invite you to submit an abstract to the upcoming symposium “Multiscale Perspectives on Plasticity in Metals” at the ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE), to be held November 9-15, 2012 in Houston, Texas. This symposium will explore the unique challenges to understanding plastic deformation in metals and formulating material models that can accurately predict thermo-mechanical deformation.

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Free Computation Cycling Time

National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network Computation (NNIN/C) Project at Michigan provides free computation cycling time for a limited time (Sept. 15, 2011 to Jan. 15, 2012) to support researches in Nanotechnology (Nano/Microsystems, Nanomaterials, Multiscale modeling, etc). To get a free computation account, please go to:

 For more information, please contact

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Marie Curie IEF & IIF

I am interested in applying for Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowships (IEF) and Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowships (IIF). These are highly prestigious two-year fellowships (with average salary ~£50k/year):

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USNCCM-11 Mini-symposium on "Emerging computational methods for transient non-linear problems with multiple temporal scales"

Dear Colleagues,


I would like to bring to your notice the mini-symposium on "Emerging computational methods for transient non-linear problems with multiple temporal scales" at the 11th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics ( The conference will be held at Minneapolis, Minnesota from July 25-29, 2011.


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USNCCM-11 Minisymposium on Multiscale Transport Phenomena in Biological and Biomedical System

Dear Colleagues:

Wing Kam Liu and I (Ashfaq Adnan) would like to invite you to submit abstract(s) to the following mini-symposium at the upcoming 11th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics ( The congress is scheduled to be held on July 25-29, 2011 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

Post-Doc in Computational Material Science or Computational Mechanics Institute of Structural Mechanics, Bauhaus Uni. Weima

Multiscale Methods for Fracture

are looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow for a Research Project on
multiscale modeling of material failure. The Postdoctoral Fellow should
have done his/her PhD preferably in Computational Material Science or
otherwise in Computational Mechanics. A strong background in Molecular
Dynamics, multiscale methods such as the bridging domain or bridging
scale method and finite element methods is required.

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Post-Doctoral Position in Multiscale Mechanics & Physics (MMC) Lab at University of Texas, Arlington

We have an immediate opening for an outstanding post-doctoral fellow in our Multiscale Mechanics& Physics (MMP) Laboratory.  We are broadlyinterested in the fundamental physics and mechanics of nano/bio materials andtheir applications in innovative nano/bio devices.


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