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
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.
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:
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.
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 Garikipatiare now available online on youtube and open.umich.edu.
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
this is to inform you that the research unit MUSAM "Multi-scale Analysis of Materials" (http://musam.imtlucca.it) 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
(http://musam.imtlucca.it/CA2PVM.html) and under my supervision.
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 (www.imtlucca.it), 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).
Has anyone ever come across the treatment of radiation heat transfer in one-dimensional beams using FEM ? Convection and conduction are well established, but I was wondering whether radiation is still an open area of research?
Any links to publications would be very much appreciated, Thank you
This project aims at improving the efficiency of the manufacturing process of MEMS while decreasing the production cost by considering at the design stage the uncertainties in such a way that a range of the MEMS properties can be predicted for the manufactured products, which will be immune to factors that could adversely affect performance. This approach is called robust design and it is focused on achieving target reliability.