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Justin Dirrenberger's picture

Postdoc position between PIMM and CNES

The PIMM lab is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to work in a joint project with CNES (French space agency), on the design of architectured materials through additive manufacturing.

Although in French, the link hereafter is available for application, even for non-French speaking candidate.

Mohammad Aramfard's picture

Disclination mediated dynamic recrystallization in metals at low temperature

Recrystallization is one of the most important physical phenomena in condensed matter that has been utilized for materials processing for thousands of years in human history. It is generally believed that recrystallization is thermally activated and a minimum temperature must be achieved for the necessary atomic mechanisms to occur. Here, using atomistic simulations, we report a new mechanism of dynamic recrystallization that can operate at temperature as low as T = 10 K in metals during deformation.

Ji Wang's picture

Visiting position on fracture mechanics

A colleague of mine wants to find a visiting position on research of fracture mechanics of metals.  His visit is supported by a grant from his institution and he is interested in working with someone on fracture mechanics of metal materials.  Please drop me a line and I shall help you connected.  

Manaliac's picture

Tensile test under LS-DYNA

Dear all,

I would like to run a tensile test under ls-dyna of a mild steel  and
apply a 7000 N load to the dog bone specimen on a explicite scheme.

Unfortunately, I
have wild deformations ( and an error) on the nodes on edges where the
load is applied, so can you please tell me what are the importants
constants (like time termination, mass scale,...) and how to perform a
perfect run?


Have a good day,


Thank you


polymer/metal multiscale


I am searching on multiscale simulation of polymer/metal ( mechanical propertices).

Cohesive zone model is used for this porpose.

Is there another models that can use for this issue and using MD data as input?

Best regards,


Markus J. Buehler's picture

Postdoc position at MIT: Thermal and mechanical properties of nanocomposites

A postdoctoral associate position at MIT is available immediately,
focused on the analysis and development of multifunctional thermal
management structures, by using theoretical and atomistic multiscale
modeling and simulation. This project specifically involves calculations
of thermal and mechanical properties of graphene based metal- and
polymer nanocomposites, with a focus on various aspects such as
interfacial transport properties, tunability, mutability and phonon
engineering. Additional aspects of the project relate to the general

Wugui Jiang's picture

help for applying the cohesive model to predict the fatigue lift for bimaterial system with perfect interfaces

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Dear fellows,

We will predict the fatigue life for the metal-ceramic multilyer devices subjected to cyclic load in service . Residual stresses are induced during  high- temperature process in the devices, which were known in the previous work. Considering the bimaterial interface as a weak plane, no  geometric discontinuity are taken into account, i.e., perfect interfaces are considered.

 How to construct the cohesive interface model (no initial crack)?

appreciate your advice in advance.



Is Strain Gradient Elasticity Relevant for Nanotechnologies?

Determination of Strain Gradient Elasticity Constants for Various Metals, Semiconductors, Silica, Polymers and the (Ir) relevance for Nanotechnologies

Strain gradient elasticity is often considered to be a suitable alternative to size-independent classical elasticity to, at least partially, capture elastic size-effects at the nanoscale. In the attached pre-print, borrowing methods from statistical mechanics, we present mathematical derivations that relate the strain-gradient material constants to atomic displacement correlations in a molecular dynamics computational ensemble. Using the developed relations and numerical atomistic calculations, the dynamic strain gradient constants have been explicitly determined for some representative semiconductor, metallic, amorphous and polymeric materials. This method has the distinct advantage that amorphous materials can be tackled in a straightforward manner. For crystalline materials we also employ and compare results from both empirical and ab-initio based lattice dynamics. Apart from carrying out a systematic tabulation of the relevant material parameters for various materials, we also discuss certain subtleties of strain gradient elasticity, including: the paradox associated with the sign of the strain-gradient constants, physical reasons for low or high characteristic lengths scales associated with the strain-gradient constants, and finally the relevance (or the lack thereof) of strain-gradient elasticity for nanotechnologies.

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