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Why fracture and failure mechanics is so important? From Southwest Boeing 737 cracks to future Boeing 787 safety

Even Jay Leno tried to understand fatigue cracks at his Yesterday’s Tonight Show, our research on fracture and failure mechanics is received great attention from the general public. Read more after this photo--

  Southwest jet


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is it possible bi-directional composite laminates analysis in ansys???

hi  this murugesan.....i am doing project on composite materials......i have one big doubt in composite analysis...i am using 0+90 net like fiber composites.....i want to analysis laminates of 0+90 orientation of 5mm thicknes and 8 plies.....these orientation are bi-directional.......i found in ansys, we can apply the orientation of uni-directional ply question is, if anyss can analyss the bi-directional laminates? can we give bi-directional orientation.....if ansys did nt perform means, suggest any useful software for performing bi-directional laminates analysis..........kindly inform me through mail also....

thanking you,


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Openings for PhD students and PostDoctoral fellows at NYU-Poly

The Dynamical Systems Laboratory in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University is seeking to recruit multiple Post-Doctoral fellows and Ph.D. students in fluid-structure interactions, mechanics of composite materials, and vibrations.

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Post-doctoral Position in Computational Mechanics at Los Alamos National Laboratory

The Fluid Dynamics and Solid Mechanics group at Los Alamos National Laboratory is currently seeking outstanding candidates to fill a post-doctoral research position in computational solid/structural mechanics.

The prospective candidate is expected to take part in the development of non-classical, global-local plate/shell finite elements for applications involving the response and/or failure of composite structures under severe dynamic loading conditions.

3 Open Positions at Institute of Polymer Engineering in Switzerland

The Institute of Polymer Engineering has 3 open positions as research assistants in three different fields of polymer research:

- nano polymer technology

- polymer injection technology

- polymer composite technology

Please find more details in attachements.





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Postdoc and Junior research scientist positions in composite materials and computational solid mechanics at CAS

Postdoc and Junior research scientist positions in composite materials (design, synthesis, and/or mechanical analysis) and computational solid mechanics at the Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Candidates for the research scientist position should have hand on experience on synthsis of composite materials. Interested ones please send your resume to Dr. Yujie Wei via email:

Post buckling analysis

hi all,


i am working in composite analysis, can anybody tell me how to perform post buckling analysis using 3d layered solid element in ANSYS or ABAQUS


thanks & regards

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Ferrari Millechili project --- the next generation of sport car

I am going to Modena on Monday to talk to my collegues in the Millechili lab (MilleChili means 1000Kg in italian)

Postdoctoral Research Associate Position in Computational Solid Mechanics at KAUST

A postdoctoral position is avilable in the Composite and Heterogeneous Materials Modeling and Simulation (COHMAS) Laboratory at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). The successful candidate will be engaged in modeling and simulation of degradation in composite materials.

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I am looking for PhD position in Composite Materials

Hi Friends,

Iam looking for PhD positions in Composites Mechanics and Manufacturing area.

If you happen to know any information, kindly convey it to me.

Please find my Resume attached for your information.


Thanks and Regards,

Thiyagarajan Dev,


6th Australasian Congress on Applied Mechanics (ACAM 6)

The National Committee on Applied Mechanics of Engineers Australia is hosting the 6th Australasian Congress on Applied Mechanics (ACAM 6) in Perth, Australia on December 12th-15th 2010.

ACAM 6 ( aims to provide an international forum for researchers, industry practitioners, engineers and postgraduate scholars to promote, exchange and disseminate knowledge and experiences of the most recent results and advances in a wide range of topics in Applied Mechanics.

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Post-Doctoral Position in Composite Materials at Hanyang University, Korea

The Hanyang Structures and Composites Laboratory in Hanyang University, Korea seeks a post-doctoral fellow in the broad area of composite materials. The scholar will perform Finite Element Analysis and experimental measurements of short and long term behavior of composite materials. The scholar is supervised by Prof. Sung Ha, and also expected to guide graduate students. Candidates with experiences in manufacturing of composite materials are also encouraged to apply. The nominal starting date is Sept. 1, 2009. Please apply with a CV, recent publication and a list of references to Prof. Sung Ha,

Reducing Stiffness of a FE model

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How can I model a bridge which consits of a small beam of composite that surrounded with ceramic layer

Hi dear

I am going to model a bridge in dental work which it consists of two parts:

1: a small beam which it is made of composite 5 plys

2: a cramic part which surround the beam.

I want to model it with Abaqus. Please help me if you can. I'd appreciate if you help me and send its steps to my email:




I am facing some problem in ABAQUS. How can i use Vumat subroutine and how can i findout sresses.Please help me

Composite structures in Ansys

I am trying to analyze a honeycomb core sandwich assembly in Ansys and am having trouble. Using shell 91 do I input the layers under real constants or as a shell input. Thanks

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Postdoctoral and Ph.D. positions in Experimental Solid Mechanics at Michigan State University

Composite Vehicle Research Center (CVRC) at MSU has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral research associate to conduct research in non-destructive evaluation (NDE) and structural health monitoring (SHM) of composite materials in an effort to develop self-diagnostic composite structures for air and ground vehicles.

Highly motivated PhD or MS/PhD candidates are sought for research in experimental solid mechanics in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Michigan State University.

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2009 SEM conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico USA

I would invite you to present your research work at the Society of Experimental Mechanics Conference (visit  for more details). You are welcome to submit your abstract my two sessions: 

1. Mechanical Behavior of Nanocomposite Materials

2. Recent Advance in Composite Materials.

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PlosONE publishes secret of Stradivari violins in wood density

Research Article

Formal Correction: This article has been formally corrected to address the following errors.

MMF-based Failure and Life of Composites. An Internet Course offered through WebEx

Message from Stephen W. Tsai, of Stanford University.  After well received, successful completion of Composites Design Tutorial-1, we are pleased to announce Composites Design Tutorial-2 starting on April 8, 2008. This tutorial, comprising of twelve weekly 120-minute live sessions, is offered over the Internet using the cutting edge WebEx application with VoIP. The tutorial is offered to the Eastern and Western Worlds at convenient local time followed by active Q&A in English and other three languages for extended period. This allows the participants to access the tutorial contents on demand 24/7, even after the live tutorial sessions.

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Openings for New Ph.D. Students on Composite Materials and Failure Mechanics at Vanderbilt University, USA

New students may start from January 2008 if the graduate students have previous research experience in solid mechanics (e.g., nano/micro-mechanics, computational mechanics) or material engineering (MD simulation, mechanical behaviors). Students will have the opportunities to conduct balanced experimental and computational work on the durabilty and impact failure of marine composite materials; failure and material designs of nanocomposite materials; or rehabilitation of infrastructure materials using composites and other materials.  An MS degree is required.

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