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RVE analysis without BCs and periodic mesh requirements

RVE analysis becomes a routine exercise in material modeling. Usually it is carried out using finite element codes such as ABAQUS or ANSYS. The main thing one should pay attention is to applying the right boundary conditions. It is settled that periodic boundary conditions are the preferred boundary conditions to be applied. The BCs are that u_i-\epsilon_{ij}x_j should be equal on the corresponding edges. This type of boundary conditions can be applied using coupled equations constraints. This requires that one creates a mesh with corresponding nodes on periodic edges.

2 PhD and 4 Postdoc positions in mechanics of composites @ Ghent University (Belgium)

Two PhD (4 years) and four Postdoc (2-4 years) vacancies are available in the composites research group at Ghent University in Belgium. The different open positions deal with composite heat exchangers, simulation of large wind turbine blades, fatigue of composites, radically new sensing technologies for composites, business development in lightweight materials for automotive,... More information can be found on http://www.composites.ugent.be/PhD_job_vacancies_PhD_job_positions_compo....

Hamid Reza Sanei's picture

Actively looking for Post doc Position on multiscale analysis of materials

My research interests and expertise are in the areas of composite materials, mechanics of polymers, nanoindentation, stochastic finite element method and microstructure characterization. I have extensive experience on both computational and experimental analysis of materials at different length scales. 

 List of my publications can be found at 

 https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Seyed_Hamid_Reza_Sanei

jansen's picture

PhD Candidate Position in Fatigue Damage Modeling of Composite Structures

The Institute of Structural Analysis at Leibniz Universität Hannover invites applications for a

Scientific coworker / PhD Candidate (Salary scale E13 TV-L)

The position is available from now.  The work should lead to a PhD thesis.

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Invitation to WCCM2016: (MS618) Nonlocal Theories and Multiscale Methods

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to participate in the minisymposium “Nonlocal Theories and Multiscale Methods for Complex Material Behavior” that we are organizing at the 12th World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM XII) to be held on July 24-29, 2016 in Seoul, Korea, jointly with the 6th Asia-Pacific Congress on Computational Mechanics (APCOM VI).

jansen's picture

Postdoc Researcher damage modeling of composite and layered structures

The Institute of Structural Analysis at Leibniz Universität Hannover invites applications for a Scientific coworker / Postdoc Researcher (Salary scale E14 TV-L) (Reference number 65)

PostDoc in high performance composite materials

The FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland includes nine schools with more than 10’000 students. The School of Engineering is specialized in practice-oriented education, continuing education, applied research and development, and advisory services. We are looking for you to join the School of Engineering, Institute of Polymer Engineering, in Windisch, Switzerland, at the earliest possible date:

PostDoc / Senior Research Engineer (m/f) high performance composite materials

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Call for Abstracts: “Dynamic Behavior of Composites” at SEM 2016 (Buena Vista, FL, June 6-9, 2016)

Dear Colleagues,

We invite you to submit an abstract for the 'Dynamic Behavior of Composites' under session track 1 'Dynamic Behavior of Materials' for the upcoming SEM XIII international Conference in Orlando, FL June 6-9, 2016

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Call for Abstracts: “Dynamic Behavior of Composites” at SEM 2016 (Buena Vista, FL, June 6-9, 2016)

Dear Colleagues,

We invite you to submit an abstract for the 'Dynamic Behavior of Composites' under session track 1 'Dynamic Behavior of Materials' for the upcoming SEM XIII international Conference in Orlando, FL June 6-9, 2016

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Postdoctoral position in Multiscale Modeling and Experimental Characterization of Polymer Composites under High Strain Rate Deformations

Applications are invited for an immediate  Postdoctoral position within the Cognitive Performance Optimization Laboratory (COPOL) in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of New Brunswick. The candidate will perform research in the area of multiscale modeling and failure analysis of high-performance light materials such as Long Fiber Thermoplastic Composites under high strain rate deformations.

Open Position: Professor of Composite Materials

We are looking for you to join FHNW University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland at the Institute of Polymer Engineering in Windisch, Switzerland at the earliest possible date as a Professor of Composite Materials.

PhD vacancy (4 years) on the ultrasonic polar scan method for non-destructive testing of composites @ Ghent University (Belgium)

Non-destructive testing (NDT) refers to techniques that are used in the life-cycle of a structural component to investigate their quality, functionality and 'health' without destroying the object, nor affecting its properties. The continuous development of more advanced materials, like fiber reinforced plastics, requires new and more sophisticated NDT techniques. One such an innovative NDT technique is the Ultrasonic Polar Scan (UPS) which has recently been developed, both experimentally and numerically, in our research group.

PhD vacancy (4 years) on multi-scale fatigue damage modelling of unidirectional fibre-reinforced composites @ Ghent University (Belgium)

The core idea of this fundamental research project is to develop a consistent multi-scale modelling framework for fatigue damage in unidirectionally reinforced composites. Three scales are distinguished: (i) the micro-scale, where individual fibre filaments are arranged in a polymer matrix.

PhD vacancy (4 years) on simulation and testing of short fibre-reinforced composites for application in heat exchangers @ Ghent University (Belgium)

Almost all heat exchangers are currently made of metal. A few attempts have been made to make heat exchangers from (fibre-reinforced) polymers. Switching from metal to polymer/composite can have several advantages:

Bent F. Sørensen's picture

20th International Conference on Composite Materials in Copenhagen, 19-24 July 2015

The The Preliminary Program is now ready here on the website

www.iccm20.org

You can still registrer for the conference. 

We send out invitations directly to those of you who have registrered so that you can join our LinkedIn Group. Here you can post a discussion, find new connections and start getting ready for the ICCM20. Hope to see you in Copenhagen soon!

 

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Multi-processor mode of ABAQUS VIEWER

Hi Everyone,

I am making an 3D RVE model for fiber reinforced composite. approximately there are 62500 elements in the model and there are 200 frames in the odb files (the odb size is around 3gb). When I try to open the file, it took me a very long time (approximately one hour) just to display the model in ABAQUS viewer, and when swithcing from one frame to the next frame, it took some time around 10 mins. And it is very not conveient at all. Currently I am using NVIDIA Quadro 5000 for my graphics card.

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Summer School on Fatigue and Damage Mechanics of Composite Materials

Dear Colleagues,

we are glad to present the Summer School on Fatigue and Damage Mechanics of Composite Materials (13 . 17 July 2015) and the Short Course on Experimental Techniques and Testing of Composite Materials (9 . 10 July 2015) organized by and to be held at The Department of Management and Engineering  - University of Padova in Vicenza - Italy.

zappalorto's picture

Summer School on Fatigue and Damage Mechanics of Composite Materials

Dear Colleagues,

we are glad to present the Summer School on Fatigue and Damage Mechanics of Composite Materials (13 . 17 July 2015) and the Short Course on Experimental Techniques and Testing of Composite Materials (9 . 10 July 2015) organized by and to be held at The Department of Management and Engineering  - University of Padova in Vicenza - Italy.

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