structural mechanics

ICE's Engineering and Computational Mechanics general call for papers!

Dear Colleague,

Engineering and Computational Mechanics is currently looking for papers on the theme of Disaster and Hazard engineering for publication in 2014. Sub-topics include risk analysis and pre-emptive disasters.

Other themes EACM is interested in are: Fluid Structure interaction especially ringing phenomenon; Energy and renewable energy including offshore and waves; and review papers covering the themes in the call for papers.

If you are interested in submitting a paper, please see the call for papers via the link below:

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Truss Analysis

I have truss (an inverted V) which is internaly unstable but restrained enough to prevent rigid body modes. Its a 2D structure which means m<2j-3. I am giving density to this structure and analysing it in dynamic implicit and explicit analysis both are running and giving same results. There is also stress. I know why numerically I am getting it. No inversion in explicit and full mass matrix in implicit. My question is what does that result mean? Is the truss deforming because of mass? I expect it to just fall down without any strain energy. There is strain energy stored in the element too.

 why there is strain?  

what does it physically mean? 

B.C are both roller 

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Why mode shapes are not mass normalized when it is subjected to ambient excitation?

If the modal properties are obtained from ambient excitation, then the mode shapes will not be mass-normalized. what may be the reason ? 

Assistant/Associate Professor vacancies - Aerospace Engineering - India

The Dept. of Aerospace Engineering at IIT, Madras has vacancies in the broad areas of Structural Mechanics, Aerodynamics, and Flight Mechanics and Control.  For more details visit  Last date: March 18, 2013.

Staff position at Oak Ridge National Laboratory: Research Associate - Structural Mechanics for Reactor Applications

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is seeking candidates for a staff position in Structural Mechanics for Reactor Applications.  The full job description follows.  Please contact me at or apply online at

Research Associate - Structural Mechanics for Reactor Applications 


FIDESYS 1.0 is released

Hello Everyone,

FIDESYS Desktop version is released.

FIDESYS is developed by the staff of Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics of Moscow State University. It is a competitive FEA solution package for structural mechanics. It is designed to be less hardware demanding and more cost affective for the user. For further information please visit the following site:

Anyone who is interested in a demo version or have additional questions, can get in touch with me through my e-mail address

Kind Regards,


Nitel Muhtaroglu

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New Generation CAE system for framed structures

Dear Colleagues,

I would be glad to present symbolic-numeric CAE system for frame structures analysis.

It will be available soon as Preview version for enthusiasts

The main features are:

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Dear Collegues,

On behalf of the International Scientific Committee, I am pleased to inform you of the 3rd International Conference on IMPACT LOADING OF LIGHTWEIGHT STRUCTURES (ILLS 2011) taking place in  Valenciennes, France, June 28th-July 1st, 2011:

We would like to invite researchers and professionals working in the field of impact loading and crashworthiness, to present a conference paper. Please, if you are interested, we would appreciate if you can confirm your participation, and suggest you to send us an extended abstract (4 pages) you intend to submit describing the main features of the work.

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