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Simpleware at Hartree Summer Schools 2016: Week 2 - Engineering Simulation

Dates: June 27 - July 1, 2016

Venue: The Hartree Centre, STFC Daresbury Laboratory, Warrington, WA4 4AD, UK    [Directions]

School Leaders: Lee Margetts (University of Manchester), Anton Shterenlikht (University of Bristol), and Llion Evans (Culham Centre for Fusion Energy)

Registration Fee: £150

Simpleware are contributing to this event.

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.

PhD Positions in Advanced Virtual Prototyping at the University of Manchester

I am currently recruiting new PhD students to join my research group at The School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering at the University of Manchester. The core focus of the group is advanced computing for engineering simulation. My research interests centre on extreme scale parallel computing, cloud computing and virtual reality simulation platforms, applied to scientific and engineering problems involving complex processes.

PhD Positions in Advanced Virtual Prototyping at the University of Manchester

I am currently recruiting new PhD students to join my research group at The School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering at the University of Manchester. The core focus of the group is advanced computing for engineering simulation. My research interests centre on extreme scale parallel computing, cloud computing and virtual reality simulation platforms, applied to scientific and engineering problems involving complex processes.

Short Course: Advanced Methods in Computational Fluid Dynamics

Advanced Methods in Computational Fluid Dynamics 

7-10 September 2015 

Continuing Professional Development Course 

University of Manchester and STFC Daresbury Laboratory, United Kingdom 

Extinct Kangaroos Couldn't Hop

Another couple of interesting articles to share. Using some "mechanics" principles, researchers have reasoned that 100,000 years ago, kangaroos were too heavy to hop.

A while ago, a different group of researchers published the results of computer modelling (using genetic algorithms) that showed dinosaurs might have hopped and skipped as forms of locomotion! (But only if particularly happy?)

These articles might be good to share with undergraduate engineers for discussion in tutorials. There are issues to discuss with assumptions in both cases. 

Cracks found at reactor at Hunterston B nuclear power station

Perhaps some of those on this site have seen the news article on the BBC website yesterday about cracks appearing in the reactor at the Hunterston B nuclear power station. As the article states, cracking in the graphite bricks is predicted and the regulators are happy that the reactor is safe to operate.

Fidesys Online: Cloud Computing Platform for FEA

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http://online.cae-fidesys.com/en/welcome

The Fidesys Online web service allows to carry out deformation mode
analysis for articles under static loads. You will need only web browser
and Internet connection. Now it's easier than ever.

The "Goldilocks" Effect in Fossilized Dinosaur Trackways

The following paper is now online:

Falkingham P.L., Bates K.T., Margetts L. and Manning P.L. (2011) "The
'Goldilocks' effect: Presevational bias in vertebrate track
assemblages", Journal of the Royal Society Interface

See: http://rsif.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/early/2011/01/12/rsif.201...

Authors welcome any comments for future studies!

Abaqus UMATs

I have funding for software development to provide a UMAT interface in the parallel versions of the code from Smith I.M. and Griffiths D.V. "Programming the Finite Element Method", 4th Edition, Wiley, 2004.

I would be interested to hear about any open source UMATs available for download. I'd also like to hear from anyone who might like to use their closed source UMATs in a parallel environment.

The funding has been awarded by the UK National HPC Service HECToR to encourage the greater use of HECToR for Structural Engineering.

Academic posts in High Performance Computing - Durham University, UK

School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, Durham University, UK.  We have four posts available in high performance computing applied to computational science and engineering (two lectureships, one readership and one chair). CLOSING DATE January 7th 2011.

Search on www.jobs.ac.uk or the Durham University Vacancies website

Charles Augarde

Open Source Software Repositories

I will be setting up an open source project for parallel finite element analysis in the next month or two. I am just wondering what the community's opinion is regarding the best repository to use.

SourceForge? Google Software? Others?

Your opinions are welcome.

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