Post-Doc Position: Colloids in polymer systems: Numerical studies and simulations

Post-Doc Position: Colloids in polymer systems: Numerical studies and simulations


The Material and Process Simulation group at the University of Bayreuth is offering a

1 Post-Doc Position TV-L E13 (m/f)

Colloids in polymer systems: Numerical studies and simulations


Post-Doc Position: Colloids in polymer systems: Numerical studies and simulations

Post-Doc Position: Colloids in polymer systems: Numerical studies and simulations


The Material and Process Simulation group at the University of Bayreuth is offering a

1 Post-Doc Position TV-L E13 (m/f)

Colloids in polymer systems: Numerical studies and simulations


Polymer Packaging Modeling Engineer at Procter & Gamble

The selected individual will lead the development, initial application and deployment of new modeling capability in the area of thermoplastic packages. The initial focus is on developing best in class material models across a range of polymers. This material modeling capability will be leveraged globally for a broad range of packaging model applications (blow molding, parison / preform optimization, empty and full bottle interaction with packing lines, etc.)

Ying Li's picture

Challenges in Multiscale Modeling of Polymer Dynamics

Ying Li , Brendan C. Abberton , Martin Kröger and Wing Kam Liu


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Investigation of Cellular Contraction Forces in the Frequency Domain Using a PDMS Micropillar-Based Force Transducer


Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems
Ping Du; Chen Cheng; Hongbing Lu; Xin Zhang
Volume: 22, Issue: 1, Page(s): 44 - 53

DOI: 10.1109/JMEMS.2012.2213070

Moisture absorption in adhesive

Dear all, 

Need Help.. 

I'm doing research in moisture absorption in adhesive bonding. I'm wondering how to differentiate and characterize the Fickian Diffusion and Non-Fickian Diffusion during absorption and desorption moisture.


Thank You 


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Freely jointed chain

A single strand of polymer is a chain of a large number of monomers.  The monomers are joined by covalent bonds, and two bonded monomers may rotate relative to each other.  At a finite temperature, the polymer rapidly changes from one configuration to another.  When the two ends of the polymer are pulled by a force, the distance between the two ends changes.  The polymer is known as an entropic spring.  These notes are developed as part of statistical thermodynamics to supplement the course on advanced elasticity

Circular membrane tension calculation

Hi, I am a new PhD student working on the vibration behavior of a thin polymer film. Specifically the film is an elastomer VHB 4910. The question that I have specifically is that initially the film is 500 microns thick. Upon the application of prestress, the film is stretched (clamped) and the film thickness decreases to 20 microns. Assuming that the thickness is uniform, how can I calculate the tension in the membrane? 

Thanks for any suggestions that you can provide, and happy new year!

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Look for free-code UMAT on polymer viscoplasticity model of M.C. Boyce

I just attended USNCCM11, and heard from a presentation that there should be free code for polymer viscoplasticity model from M.C. Boyce.Unfortunately, I googled from half an hour and dowloaded nothing this afternoon. Can anybody give more info ?

Thanks in advance !

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,


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high strain rate in MD simulations

Dear All, 

Recently I have read some literatures on Molecular simulation of polymer. My interest is measurement of

mechanical properties of polymer through the uniaxial tensile test.    

I have a question about relatively large time scales in MD simulations of polymer and how to interpret MD

stress-strain results for FE modeling. In particular, in the literature it is mentioned that strain rate of

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Postdoctoral Position at Duke Soft Active Materials Laboratory

The Duke Soft Active Materials Laboratory directed by Prof Xuanhe Zhao is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to study mechanics of polymers and hydrogels with applications in tissue regenerations. The work will be carried out in close collaboration with the Duke Orthopaedic Bioengineering Laboratory directed by Prof Farshid Guilak.


Can any one assist me with a Phd proposal on Polymer nanocomposites. I want to work on Thermomechanical characterization of a named thermoplastic polymer.I need help with a topic

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.





Micro-sphere Model

Hi all,

I am currently working on micro-sphere model like the one used by Miehe, Ihlemann and Pawleski. I wonder if someone know a FEM code who use this type of model.

Thanks a lot

Joachim Guilie


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hi , Gurson and Polymer PP ...so hard to find the right way

i'm a new persone in this webside

i'de like to know more good things about Gurson model.

if u have any help

so , u can add me between ur friends


thx for ur help  

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Failure by simultaneous grain growth, strain localization, and interface debonding in metal films on polymer substrates

In a previous paper , we have demonstrated that a microcrystalline copper film well bonded to a polymer substrate can be stretched beyond 50% without cracking. The film eventually fails through the co-evolution of necking and debonding from the substrate. Here we report much lower strains to failure (around 10%) for polymer-supported nanocrystalline metal films, whose microstructure is revealed to be unstable under mechanical loading.

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New Book on Polymers and Viscoelasticity

I wish to inform the imechanica community about my recent book,  Polymer Engineering Science and Viscoelasticity, Springer, 2008. THe book starts at the beginning and contains both the physics of polymers and the mathematics of viscoelasticity. It is also unique in the history of mechanics in being the (first ever?) father-daughter book. Those interested in polymer mechanics may find this a useful resource! It may be found in your library or further information can be found here

Abaqus / polymer simulation

Hi all,

I'm trying to model a peel T test on a composite material composed of steel and polymer (polypropylen) on Abaqus 6.7. Between these parts, there are cohesive elements COH3D8.
I have a problem with my model and I don't understand it. You can visualize my results in attachs files.
For understand this draw, a few precisions:
The elements in white has just here to guide the materials.
In B (cf attachs files), the nodes are embedded.
In A I applied a velocity.
In C I applied rotation constraints and coupling constraints on all rotations and displacements.
My structure present a strange evolution in the red circle. I don't understand this.

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Co-evolution of local thinning and debonding

Co-evolution of local thinning and debonding

A 1um-thick Cu film was deposited on Kapton 50HN substrate, with a thin Cr interlayer to improve adhesion. The specimen was in-situ annealed at 200oC for 30min after deposition.

This FIB image was taken after the specimen was uniaxially stretched to 50% and released.

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