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M.S./Ph.D. position in Computational Mechanics and Materials at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Applications are invited for an M.S./Ph.D. position in Computational Mechanics and Materials at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. The ideal candidate should have a B.S. in engineering, math or physics, with prior experience in continuum mechanics, computational modeling, and/or finite element analysis. The position will start in Fall 2017.

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Damage modeling in Small Punch Test specimens

I hope some of you may find this work interesting:

Damage modeling in Small Punch Test specimens

E. Martínez-Pañeda, I.I. Cuesta, I. Peñuelas, A. Díaz, J.M. Alegre

Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics, 86A, pp. 51-60

A pre-print is available at

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

Applications are invited from highly motivated researchers for two postdoctoral positions immediately available in the Multiscale Multiphysics Design Optimisation (M2DO) lab, led by H Alicia Kim.

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Predicting origami-inspired programmable self-folding of hydrogel trilayers

Imitating origami principles in active or programmable materials opens the door for development
of origami-inspired self-folding structures for not only aesthetic but also functional purposes. A
variety of programmable materials enabled self-folding structures have been demonstrated across
various fields and scales. These folding structures have finite thickness and the mechanical
properties of the active materials dictate the folding process. Yet formalizing the use of origami

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Doctoral Candidate Position in Computational Ice Mechanics

We are looking for a doctoral student to join our Arctic Marine and Ice Technology research group at the Aalto University (Finland), Department of Mechanical Engineering, to study ice-structure interaction process in shallow water using numerical simulations.  In the complex ice-structure interaction process an intact ice sheet fails into discrete ice blocks, which affect further stages of the process. Realistic calculations of ice loads due to this process require modeling of the ice blocks and their pile-up process.

Yield behaviour of trabecular bone

A recently published paper  "Evaluating the macroscopic yield behaviour of trabecular bone using a nonlinear homogenisation approach" links the micromechanics of bone to its macroscopic behaviour. The paper may be of interest to colleagues on this forum. The abstract is provided below.


PhD Vacancy: UK Centre for Doctoral Training in Fusion Energy

I am currently looking to fill an open PhD position in a project titled:

Advanced Virtual Design of 3D Printed Fusion Reactor Components

This is to continue recent work that uses X-ray tomography, high performance computing and finite element analysis to design the plasma facing wall of the ITER reactor. Recent related publications can be found below:

PhD in Biomaterials for Aerospace Composites

Applications are invited for a fully funded PhD studentship at the University of Manchester to help develop the next generation of simulation tools. These will be used to evaluate the structural integrity of novel aerospace composites under a wide range of operational conditions.

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University of Michigan Continuum Physics and FEM lectures available online


Open.Michigan is a University of Michigan initiative that enables faculty, students, and others to share their educational resources and research with the global learning community. As part of this, Continuum Physics and Finite Element Method lectures offered by Prof. Krishna Garikipati are now available online on youtube and

Simulation-based numerical optimization of arc welding process for reduced distortion in welded structures

This paper presents an effective numerical approach for welding process
parameter optimization to minimize weld-induced distortion in
structures. A numerical optimization framework based on coupled Genetic
Algorithm (GA) and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is developed and
implemented for a low and a high fidelity model. Classical weakly
coupled thermo-mechanical analysis with thermo-elasto-plastic
assumptions is carried out for distortion prediction of numerical
models. The search for optimum process parameters is executed by direct
integration of numerical models and GA-based optimization technique. The
developed framework automatically inserts the process parameters into
the simulation models, executes the FE-based welding simulations and

Online finite element analysis of nanoindentation (indentation)

Dear All, 


We (the NanoBIO Node at Illinois ) have a preliminary release of an online finite element analysis of nanoindentation (indentation) tool using FEAP

This preliminary release is limited to linear elastic material, axisymmetric geometry, spherical rigid indenter, and various boundary conditions. 

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Competition for a post-doc position on computational mechanics now open at IMT Lucca

Dear Colleague,

this is to inform you that the research unit MUSAM "Multi-scale Analysis of Materials" ( at the IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca (Italy) has opened 1 Post-doctoral Fellow position (1 year but renewable for a maximum of 3 years in total) on Computational mechanics applied to solar energy materials, related to the ERC Starting Grant CA2PVM
( and under my supervision.

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Call of interest - Post-doc position at IMT Lucca on computational mechanics for photovoltaic applications

This is a call of interest for a post-doc position (1 year renewable up to 3 years) at the IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca, Italy (, in the field of computational damage and fracture mechanics. The activities are in the framework of the ERC Starting Grant IDEAS "Multi-field and multi-scale Computational Approach to design and durability of Photovoltaic Modules" (Prof. Paggi, Principal Investigator).

For more details about the project, see:

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PhD Studentship available at Queen Mary, University of London in the SEMS

Research Studentship (PhD) in Computational Material Science: the topic is computational nano mechanics and concurrent multiscale methods for composites under impact loading.

Research Associate in 4D Image based quantification and simulation

An excellent opportunity to work in a world leading team with privileged access to facilities that most researchers can only dream about.

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Shell and Finite Element Method

I'm study about shell and i need some ebooks to read. Coud you here give me some? Thanks a lot.

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Sr. Packaging Mechanical Analyst at Apple

 Sr. Packaging Mechanical Analyst

  • Job Number: 25557504 
  • Santa Clara Valley, California, United States
  • Posted: Jan. 3, 2013
  • Weekly Hours: 40.00

Job Summary

Mechanical engineer working in the central IC packaging group.

Key Qualifications


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