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Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow – New Instrument Design

Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow – New Instrument Design

Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering/ Institute of Materials Science

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, United States


Application Deadline: Open until filled

Position Start Date: Available immediately


Igor Berinskii's picture

Postdoctoral position in metamaterials at Tel Aviv University (Israel)

Dr. Igor Berinskii proposes a postdoc fellowship in his group MultiScale Mechanics of Solids on a topic connected to computational simulations of shape morphing mechanical metamaterials and self-deployable structures. The candidate is expected to:

 - have a strong experience in the mechanics of solids

 - have excellent coding skills (C++/Python/Matlab)  

 - be proficient in FEA

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ECCOMAS YIC 2019 in Krakow - MS on “Novel theories, formulations, methods and applications in structural mechanics”

We would like to invite you and your students and colleagues to contribute your talks to a mini-symposium on the broad topic of “Novel theories, formulations, methods and applications in structural mechanics”, which we will be organizing at the 5th ECCOMAS Young Investigators Conference (YIC 2019, in Krakow, Poland from September 1-6, 2019.

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1st International Workshop on Plasticity, Damage and Fracture of Engineering Materials

Dear Colleagues, 

We have the pleasure to invite you to 1st International Workshop on Plasticity, Damage and Fracture of Engineering Materials in Ankara/Turkey on 22-23 August 2019 organized by METU and TOBB University of Economics and Technology with the support of European Structural Integrity Society.

Qiming Wang's picture

Abstract invitation for the 4th Mini-Symposium on 4M Engineering Materials and Structures of EMI conference 2019

Dear Colleagues, 

We cordially invite you to submit abstracts to the 4th Mini-Symposium on 4M (Modeling of Multiphysics-Multiscale-Multifunctional) Engineering Materials and Structures in the Engineering Mechanics Institute conference 2019 at Caltech during June 18-21, 2019. 

Submission link:

Deadline: Jan 30, 2019

jamodeo's picture

PhD and MSc positions at INSA-Lyon, France

We are looking for 1 Msc (with PhD offer) + 1 PhD students in the field of 

- atomistic modeling of devritrification process

- multi-scale modeling of UO2 plasticity


For more details, please have a look to : 

ebarbero's picture

Abaqus startup start-up initialization file Python script

I need to find a startup file that Abaqus/CAE reads on startup to add a line of Python to modify the behavior the way I like it. I find myself adding this line manually every time I start Abaqus/CAE and I am tired of it. Like the .gpr file but .grp is a binary file--I cannot add things to it with a text editor. It has to be an initialization file, right? Or may be some other way to do it. Thanks in advance. 

ebarbero's picture

how to access the main page of

I found a great tutorial for abaqus/cae at but I cannot find the main page, which I need to navigate it; I am forced to Google for individual sections guessing at what the section titles migh be; I need a URL to the root page so I can navigate the tutorial like an ebook. 

PhD and MSc positions at the University of Western Ontario, Canada.


We are looking for talented, self-motivated, and enthusiastic students with a BSc or MSc degree in mechanical or materials engineering. Students with background in any of the following areas are recommended to apply:

Vivekanandan A's picture

Why a 2D and 3D model using a coupled thermal displacement element in ABAQUS give different results? Can any one help me?

I am modeling a rectangular plate placed on a hot plate using a coupled temperature displacement type of analysis in abaqus. I have modeled it in 2D as well as 3D. I have defined a contact between hot plate and rectangular specimen. But my 2D and 3D results are different. Can any one help me in clearing my doubt. Thanks in advance.

Modern Finite Element Technologies - ECCOMAS Thematic Conference

Dear colleagues,

We would like to draw your attention to the ECCOMAS Thematic Conference:

"Modern Finite Element Technologies - Mathematical and Mechancial Aspects"

which takes place in Bad Honnef, Germany from 1.-3. July 2019.
Deadline for presenting a one page abstract is on 1. March 2019

I would like to invite all you, members of the Scientific Committee to
make an effort in spreading the news, and increasing the participation.


Question about implicit creep subroutine in Abaqus

The implicit implementation of creep in abaqus requires dh/d(\delta \epsilon_c ) as Jacobian in Newton-Raphson's iteration. The derivative can be expanded as shown in the figure attached. The term dh/dq, the one underlined by a green stroke, is expected to be provided by users through specifying DECRA, whereas the term dq/d(\delta \epsilon), underlined by a red one, is confusing me. It seems that that term is computed by Abaqus but I have no idea how it is done. The same question applies to the last derivative on the right hand side.

byang's picture

FEA software engineer position at Altair engineering, Irvine, CA

Altair OptiStruct is a general finite element analysis code with comprehensive analysis solutions for linear and nonlinear static and transient analysis, buckling, eigenvalue analysis, NVH (noise and vibration), Component Modal Synthesis (CMS), thermal analysis and fatigue. It is the world leading structural optimization solution. OptiStruct serves over two thousand companies worldwide for analysis and simulation-driven design.


Fully Funded PhD Position: Smart Materials, 3D/4D Printing Technology, Bio-medical Devices

Fully-funded PhD positions are available in the Department of Engineering at Nottingham Trent University with a starting date of October 1, 2019 (application deadline: February 25, 2019). More information about PhD studentship can be found here .

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Fully Funded PhD Position on Mechanical Metamaterials at the University of Missouri, Columbia

The position: I am looking to support a PhD student to work with me towards the design, modeling, fabrication and testing of mechanical metamaterials with emphasis on morphing structures such as origami tessellations and lattice materials. The study will focus on deriving and validating novel stress-strain relationships that transcend the standard framework of Hook's law. Sought applications will be in the domains of (i) self-deploying space structures; (ii) soft robotics; and (iii) "invisibility" cloaks.

Synopsys at iCT 2019, Feb 13-15

Location: Centro Culturale Altinate San Gaetano, Padova, Italy

iCT is a key event for networking and knowledge exchange in the field of industrial Computed Tomography. 

Attend the Synopsys Industry Talk

Advanced CT Image Data Visualization, Analysis and Model Generation with Simpleware

Ramin Aghababaei's picture

Postdoc position in cutting edge optimization for metal machining, Aarhus University, Denmark

Applications are invited for a 2.5-year postdoctoral position at Aarhus University, Denmark. The focus of the project will be on shape optimization of cutting edge for improving milling process of stainless steel. This research opportunity broadly involves the development of physics-based computational approaches and systematic simulations for understanding the micromechanics of material removal from metallic surfaces.  This project is part of a big Grand Solution industrial project, which is funded by the Innovation Fund Denmark.

Professor Position (Full Professor) in Continuum Mechanics at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Leibniz University Hannover, Germany

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Leibniz University Hannover is seeking to fill a Full Professor position in Continuum Mechanics to start Fall 2019. The professorship is linked to the management of the institute of the same name and represents the subject inteaching and research.

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Tenure-Track Faculty Position (Assistant Professor) in Design and Manufacturing at University of Mississippi

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at University of Mississippi ("Ole Miss"), Oxford, MS is seeking to fill a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position in Design and Manufacturing to start Fall 2019. Successful candidate is expected to foster a balanced program of research and undergraduate/graduate instruction that integrates the perspectives of machine design, manufacturing, and robotics.

PhD position in computational biomechanics at University of Glasgow

I am looking for motivated students to join my research group and work towards their PhD in the area of computational biomechanics.


Almost 30% of all deaths globally are related to cardiovascular diseases, and most of these are related to changes in the stiffness of tissues making up the system. There is an urgent need for new computational tools that can help detect, understand, and treat these diseases. There are three specific projects available under his broad topic:

Web Workshop - Introduction to Simpleware Software for Life Sciences, Jan 30 2019

Join us for this interactive web workshop where we will demonstrate 3D image processing and analysis using Simpleware software. We walk also you through the workflow of building high-quality models for advanced analysis of anatomies, implants, medical devices, and surgical techniques.

Register to watch live or download on-demand

A tutorial on Bayesian inference in mechanics

Hussein Rappel's new paper is out.

— STEPHANE Try out MuLib 

35 PhD positions open - apply online

Cohesive element modelling problem in ABAQUS

Dear All,

I am modelling a 3 point bend specimen with Cohesive elements tied to the upper and lower halves of the specimen in 2d.

The problem is that the CZ elements perform properly only for a combination of element sizes, i.e. a combination of element size of structure and CZ elements, for instance in my case the structure/specimen element size is 0.2mm and CZ is 0.001 or 0.002. For any other combination the adjacent elements bend as shown in the attached image.

I will be glad if someone could explain this behaviour and the solution.


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