7th International Conference on Fracture of Polymers, Composites and Adhesives (ESISTC4 2014)- First AnnouncementSubmitted by Laure Ballu on Wed, 2013-04-17 15:06.
The 7th International Confeence on Fracture of Polymers, Composites and Adhesives will take place from 14-18 September 2014, Eurotel Victoria, Les Diablerets, Switzerland.
We are inviting papers in the areas reflecting the current and future of TC4: Polymers, Application of fracture mechanics, Adhesives, composites.
Abscract submission page now open. For more information, go to http://www.esistc4conference.com
Stability of anisotropic magnetorheological elastomers in finite deformations: A micromechanical approach
Stephan Rudykh and Katia Bertoldi
Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 61 (2013) 949–967
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Multiscale Modeling & Simulation Group at the Masdar Institute (MI) is seeking suitably qualified candidates for PhD positions (Fall 2013). Refer to attached documents for futher information.
Multiscale Modeling & Simulation Group at the Masdar Institute (MI) is seeking suitably
qualified candidates for MS positions (Fall 2013). Refer to attached documents for futher information.
IMDEA Materials Institute (www.materials.imdea.org) is looking for post-doctoral researchers to work in two research projects devoted to:
- Development of multiscale modeling strategies to simulate the mechanical performance of structural composites under impact
- Development of microstructure-based multiscale models to simulate the mechanical behavior of Ni-based superalloys
Candidates should hold a PhD in Materials/Mechanical Engineering and a solid background in computational mechanics and multiscale modeling strategies for structural materials.
At Leibniz Universität Hannover, Institute of Structural Analysis, several PhD candidate positions in the field of analysis of composite materials and structures are available (High cycle fatigue of composite materials, Material modelling for clinching, Structural analysis of wind turbine rotor blades with morphing trailing edge (2 positions), Virtual development of nanoparticle-reinforced composite materials).
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in life-prediction of polymer composites and Structural Health Monitoring at the University of AlabamaSubmitted by avinash573 on Wed, 2012-10-17 02:52.
A Post-Doctoral Research Fellow with background in testing and life-prediction of polymer composites and Structural Health Monitoring is sought. The appointment is anticipated to start from November 2012, and continue for two years. Interested applicants please send a complete resume to:
Prof. Samit Roy
Dept. of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics University of Alabama
Ph: (205) 348 5883
Recruiting PhD students at University of Akron, Department of Civil Engineering. Intelligent Structural Engineering and Health Monitoring Group
Our website: http://isehm.mech.uakron.edu/
Research Area:Stochastic Modeling of Composite Materials, Inverse Problems, Experimental Mechanics.
Scholarship program is available for suitable candidate.
Applications including CV and PS can be sent to email@example.com Dr. Gunjin Yun
I wender about the limitation of the Navier methode for the solution of the probleme of plate " Why is vailable only for simply supported plates " for wiche raison " mathimathicaly or another thing.........?
ERC Starting Research Grant (IDEAS) on Multi-field and multi-scale computational approach to design and durability of photovoltaic modules
Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Ing. Marco Paggi
CALL FOR PhD STUDENTS (Jan 2013 – Dec 2015; application: deadline in summer 2012)
Prof. Marco Paggi is opening at Politecnico di Torino 3 new positions for PhD students (PhD in Structural Engineering), supported by the European Research Council (see SCUDO, http://dottorato.polito.it/ for the application procedure to be announced soon).
I deal with modal analysis of 3D 'both clmaped' composite tube in ANSYS. I use solid elements and orthotropic model of material. Constants of this material are homogenized values of composite tube. So I meshed the tube and set the element coord system ESYS as cylindrical. The problem is with results, becasue after solving I get very low eigenfrequncies, i.e. first 100 eigenfrequencies are from 0 to 10 Hz with step 1 Hz and it seems a bit weird.
Do you have any tips where the problem could be?
The Composites Material and Structures Group of Institut Clement Ader (www.institut-clement-ader.eu/) invites applications for a position in simulation of the thermal behaviour of composites materials at the postdoctoral research associate level.
Applications are invited for the following position at the University of Limerick, Ireland:
Irish Centre for Composites Research (IComp)
Research Assistant in Experimental Testing and Analysis of Composite Materials and Processes - Specific Purpose Contract
Salary: €21,850 - €32,930 per annum
(maximum starting salary: €30,200)
AnalySwift, LLC, a leading provider of efficient high-fidelity modeling software for aerospace and energy composites and other advanced materials, announced today the release of VABS 3.6. This is the latest version of VABS, which is the tool of choice for efficient and accurate modeling of composite slender structures such as wind turbine blades, helicopter rotor blades, high aspect ratio wings, composite bridges, and other slender structural components.
The Department of Engineering and Balliol College at Oxford University have a University Lectureship available in the area of Solid Mechanics and Materials Engineering. We would be particularly interested in receiving applications in the general area of composite and lightweight materials, including, polymer, metal, ceramic, biological and multifunctional composites, foams and lattice materials. The closing date for applications is 16th January 2012. Further information can be found in the attached files.
We look forward to receiving your application.
Micromechanical Analysis of Strain Rate-Dependent Deformation and Failure in Composite Microstructures under Dynamic LoadingsSubmitted by Yuli Chen on Tue, 2012-01-03 12:10.
September 17-19, 2012, Beijing, P.R. China
Overview and Objectives
Read Dr Marcin Kaminski's (Technical University
of Lodz) September 2011 Editorial for ICE-journal Engineering and Computational Mechanics for free here.
Hi dear mechanicians,
I am about to publish the results of my MSc thesis in a journal. The thing is, my project was carried out in industry about multi-scale FE simulation of impact in composites. So it is merely an industry-level application of available methods.
I want to ask if any of you have any particular journal in mind, in which publishing such a paper is rather easy (doable) and does not have a long waiting list for review??
Looking forward to your suggestions
Thanx a lot
6th International Conference on Fracture of Polymers, Composites and Adhesives, 11-15 Spetember 2011Submitted by Laure Ballu on Wed, 2011-08-03 11:20.
The conference is now only 6 weeks away. If you haven't already registered, please do so at http://www.tc4pca.elsevier.com/
According to a book chapter written by NL Hancox, 'Laminar construction of composites which is required if the reinforcing fibres are to be used efficiently and anisotropy reduced, can be a reason why composite laminates are vulnerable to impact damage.'
Now I have three questions;
1-What is meant here by the specified 'laminar construction to reduce anisotropy'?Does it mean to use different orientation for fibres in each ply to have an isotropic material at the laminate level?
2-Why are we interested to make laminates isotropic at all?
3- How can this, make composite laminates more susceptible to failure under impact??