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PhD position at the Institute of Mechanics, OVGU Magdeburg, Germany

I have an opening PhD Position at our Institute of Mechanics, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg (Germany).
The candidate should work in the field of new solution algorithms for complex simulations.
Additionally, the willingnes of teaching (in english as well as in german) is premised.
Attached you will find the corresponding job advertisement.

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A model updating procedure to enhance structural analysis in the FE code NOSA-ITACA This paper describes the model updating procedure implemented in NOSA-ITACA, a finite-element code for the structural analysis of masonry constructions of historical interest. The procedure, aimed at matching experimental frequencies and mode shapes, allows fine-tuning calculation of the free parameters in the model.

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Modal analysis of historical masonry structures: Linear perturbation and software benchmarking The mechanical behavior of masonry materials has a common feature: a nonlinear behavior with high compressive strength and very low tensile strength. As a consequence, old masonry buildings generally present cracks due to permanent loads and/or accidental events. Therefore, the characterization of the global dynamic behavior of masonry structures should take into account the presence of existing cracks.

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Ph.D. Position at Villanova University, US (Computational Fluid Dynamics)

A Ph.D. position is available at Villanova University, Department of Mechanical Engineering, to conduct numerical simulations of biological and physiological flows. Financial support for tuition and stipend will be provided. The candidate is expected to start in fall 2019.

The candidate must have previous FORTRAN programming experience and familiar with Linux commands. Previous in-house code development experience is strongly preferred.


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Call for Abstract - Frontiers in Built Environment, Earthquake Engineering

Dear colleagues, Given the recent establishment of the so-called Urban Seismology field and the lack of dedicated journals for the topic, together with Professor Maria Todorovska (University of Southern California, USA), Dr. Riccardo Maria Azzara (INGV, Italy), Dr. Michele Palermo and Dr. Simonetta Baraccani (University of BOlogna, Italy), we would like to establish a network of researchers dealing with this very challenging topic.

Supporting high quality candidates in the coming MSCA-IF call

I am looking to support potential high quality candidates for the coming MSCA-IF call to join my group. The postdoc will work in my group (at University of Nottingham, Faculty of Engineering, Centre for Structural Engineering and Informatics) on an interdisciplinary subject related to materials science or computational mechanics of masonry or concrete structures (new or old materials are possible).

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Modal analysis performed by NOSA-ITACA code

The following picture shows a screenshot of the NOSA-ITACA desktop enviroment during a modal analysis. In particular the first and the third mode shape of the San Frediano bell Tower in Lucca (Italy) are shown. The structure is discretized into 45641 eight-node brick elements (element no. 8, NOSA-ITACA element library) with 136923 degrees of freedom. For more details sees: R.M. Azzara, G. De Roeck, E. Reynders, M. Girardi, C. Padovani and D.

Job vacancy: R&D Engineer (Software Developer), Synopsys, Exeter, UK


This position based in Exeter (UK), would suit a software developer looking to develop novel algorithms for software applications used by international blue chip corporations, research institutions and universities worldwide. For more information about the products you will be working on, please see 

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2019 Science of Adhesion Gordon Research Seminar and Conference (GRS and GRC), Massachusetts, July 21-26

Dear Colleagues, 

The registration for 2019 Science of Adhesion Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) and Gordon Research Conference (GRC) is now open!  These are great events to consider if you are interested in adhesion-related problems. Please refer to the details below, and we look forward to seeing you this July in Massachusetts. 

Science of Adhesion Grodon Research Seminar (GRS) - Harnessing Adhesion Science: Translating Research Advances to Novel Applications

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Call for abstracts: IWCMM-29 Sept. 15-18, 2019 Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dear Colleagues, 29th International Workshop on Computational Mechanics of Materials (IWCMM-29) will be held in Dubrovnik, Croatia,  September 15-18, 2019. As part of this meeting, we are organizing a session on Functional and Architectured Materials  

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Postdoc Position in Computational Fracture Mechanics

A post-doctoral position is immediately available in a research group by Prof. Kyoungsoo Park at the School of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea. The successful applicant should have strong research background on computational fracture mechanics associated with cohesive zone modeling, contact mechanics, microstructure computation, hygro-thermo-mechanical analysis, parallel computing or related research area. Specific research direction can be discussed. If interested, please contact Dr.

A PhD position at the University of Western Ontario, Canada

We are looking for a talented, self-motivated, and enthusiastic student with a BSc or MSc degree in mechanical or materials engineering. Students with strong background in crystal plasticity and computational mechanics are recommended to apply.


Prospective candidates will be assessed based on how well they meet the following criteria:

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PhD position in Theoretical & Experimental Mechanics of High Performance (bio)Materials


Our Group of High Performance Materials in Enviormental & Civil Engineering Department at Michigan State University has two openings for PhD positions to work on Multiscale Modeling or Experimental Charachterization of Soft Materials starting Fall 2019.


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Journal Club for March 2019: Fatigue of hydrogels

Fatigue of hydrogels

Ruobing Bai (1,2), Zhigang Suo (1)

(1) John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Kavli Institute for Bionano Science and Technology, Harvard University

(2) Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, California Institute of Technology


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The 2019 Franklin Institute Laureate Symposium honoring Dr. John A. Rogers held by Temple University, 9-12PM, April 10, 2019


Soft, Body-Integrated Microsystems Technologies


Franklin Institute Symposium honoring Dr. John A. Rogers 

Recipient of the 2019 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Materials Engineering


Additive Manufacturing 4-D Printing Symposium

The Department of Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics at Drexel University is organizing an International Symposium on Additive Manufacturing on Friday, April 12, 2019.

The subject of the meeting is Multi-Dimensional 3-4-D Printing of Metallic Materials

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Criteria for selecting a reasonable and better measure of anisotropy

Published in Physcal Review Letters: Many materials are anisotropic. However, there is no widely accepted measure for characterizing the degree of elastic anisotropy. Here, assuming that the limiting case of extreme anisotropy should possess a positive semidefinite stiffness matrix, we propose three criteria to evaluate measures of anisotropy and show that the existing measures in the literature do not satisfy all of the proposed criteria.

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Dynamics of periodically coupled parallel flexural elements: towards the modular design of metamaterial beams

Periodic systems have attracted a lot of attention in science and engineering due to the existence of band gaps in their frequency spectra. Here, we study the flexural wave propagation in beams that are periodically connected in parallel and investigate how the contrast in the material and cross-sectional properties may affect the band structure of these systems and their dispersion properties.


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