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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

The Blast Impact and Survivability Research Unit (BISRU) in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Cape Town, is seeking candidates for a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. The candidate would conduct research in the area of failure of fibre reinforced polymers and sandwich panels under extreme loading (blast and or impact), with a focus on erosion  / pulverisation of the FRP face sheets. Candidates must have completed a PhD or be able to show evidence of submission.

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Lecturer / professorship opportunities in Mechanical Engineering at University of Cape Town

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Cape Town is seeking applicants for the following permanent academic positions:

 Solid Mechanics at the Lecturer / Senior Lecturer level :


Thermo-Fluid Mechanics at the Professor / Associate professor level: 

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ICILLS 2014 - 4th International Conference on Impact Of Lightweight Structures

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The Blast Impact and Survivability Research Unit (BISRU) of the
University of Cape Town has been given the privilege to host the 4th
International Conference on Impact Loading of Lightweight Structures.

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Pre / post processors for LS-DYNA

What pre/post processors / front ends are other researchers using for LS-DYNA? Our research involves blast and impact problems, so we need to access Lagrange / Euler coupling. In addition we need to apply dynamic plasticity (Johnson-Cook etc) and composite material models. 

My personal experience so far has been with ABAQUS / CAE - are there any DYNA front ends that offer a similar interface?  


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