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Poking/pressurizing thin elastic sheets with sliding boundaries

Dear iMechanicians, I would like to share our recent work on the poking and bulging of elastic thin sheets that were inspired by the classical indentation test and bulge test. Under clamped boundaries, there have been well-established theories and well-controlled experiments in this field.

Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics' free-of-charge live webinar by Prof. Youshi Hong - Friday (19/02) at 9 AM GMT

Esteemed Colleagues,

this post is to invite you all to attend our fourth free on-line global live TAFMech webinar on Fracture Mechanics-related topics that will take place this Friday (19/02) at 9 am GMT.

The webinar details are as follows:


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2020 Melosh Medalist, Duke University

We are very pleased to announce that Stein K. F. Stoter, from the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo-Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA (adviser: Professor Dominik Schillinger), is the 2020 Melosh Medalist for the Best Student Paper in Finite Element Analysis. Dr. Stoter’s contribution was titled "The variational multiscale method for discontinuous Galerkin type finite element formulations".

Congratulations Stein!

Oscar Lopez-Pamies's picture

The poker-chip experiments of Gent and Lindley (1959) explained

Despite being commonly credited with initiating the field of cavitation in elastomers, the famed poker-chip experiments of Gent and Lindley (1959) have yet to be fully explained. One likely reason for their elusiveness is that it had long been presumed that cavitation in elastomers was a phenomenon that could be explained solely on the basis of the elasticity of the elastomer at hand.

PhD Candidate required in Computational fracture mechanics

I am looking for a PhD candidate who will be sponsered by my Institute to work in the area of fracture mechanics. 

ABAQUS experience would be an advantage and concepts in fracture mechanics and finite elements will be desirable.

If you are interested to work in this area at Indian Institute of Technology Ropar in Metallurgical and Materials Engg. department, please dont hesitate to contact me at

The candidate should be an Indian citizen.

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Research Scientist positions at Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR, Singapore


IHPC is seeking a highly motivated research scientist to conduct research in computational thermal analysis for composite materials. The project focuses on developing a numerical simulation platform for polymer matrix composite thermal simulation under various external heat load and conduct optimization for industrial design purpose.

The successful candidate will be required to aid the work in the following fields:

PhD Student in Experimental Biomechanics

One position for a PhD Student in Experimental Biomechanics for 3 years; expected from April 15, 2021 at the Institute of Biomechanics in Graz, Austria.

Acceptance conditions: M.Sc. in (Bio)mechanical Engineering, Electrical engineering, Physics or related field and experience with desire to pursue a PhD degree.

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Improved Muller approximate solution of the pull-off of a sphere from a viscoelastic substrate

M. Ciavarella (2021) Improved Muller approximate solution of the pull-off of a sphere from a viscoelastic substrate, Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology, DOI: 10.1080/01694243.2021.1882766

See also in attach the PDF.

Amit Acharya's picture

Analysis of a model of field crack mechanics for brittle materials

Léo Morin       Amit Acharya

A computational model for arbitrary brittle crack propagation, in a fault-like layer within a 3-d
elastic domain, and its associated quasi-static and dynamic fields is developed and analyzed. It
uses an FFT-based solver for the balance of linear momentum and a Godunov-type projection-evolution
method for the crack evolution equation. As applications, we explore the questions of equilibria
and irreversibility for crack propagation with and without surface energy, existence of strength
and toughness criteria, crack propagation under quasi-static and dynamic conditions,
including Modes I, II and III, as well as multiaxial compressive loadings.

Haitao Zhang's picture

Full-Time Position in Schlumberger- Modeling and Simulation Engineer

Title: Modeling and Simulation Engineer
Category: Full-time position in industry
Employer: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
Location: United States, Texas, Sugar Land
Opening Date: 04/01/2021


University-Academia Partnership- 2 positions in Computational Mechanics A postdoc and a Senior PhD Interns)

Computational Mechanics and Modeling of Composites,  fracture, large deformation, machine learning, heat transfer in polymers  


Funded Ph.D. Positions in Brain Injury Biomechanics

Two PhD positions are available within the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Texas at San Antonio for Summer or Fall 2021 in the area of injury biomechanics research focused on traumatic brain injury and computational modeling.

The overall goal of this research, headed by Dr. Marzieh Memar, is to integrate computational and experimental techniques to unfold mechanisms underlying traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Baoxing Xu's picture

Journal Club for February 2021: Deformation, instability, and assembly of materials by dynamic solid-liquid interactions

Deformation, instability, and assembly of materials by dynamic solid-liquid interactions 

Yue Zhang, Qingchang Liu, and Baoxing Xu

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Virginia


Wenbin Yu's picture

Global Composites Experts Webinar by Dr. J. N. Reddy

cdmHUB invites you to attend the Global Composites Experts Webinar Series. 

Title: Recent Developments in Computational Approaches to Model Laminated Composite Shells and Damage and Fracture in Solids

Speaker: Dr. J. N. Reddy

Time: 2/11, 11AM-12PM EST.

Please go to to register for this webinar.


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[Abstracts due Feb 5] Our usual ML, UQ and Optimization mini-symposium @ USNCCM2021

Dear colleagues,

Deadline to submit your abstract to USNCCM2021 is fast approacing (Februart 5). If you are working with machine learning, uncertainty quantification, optimization or a related topic, consider the following symposia:

  • USNCCM2021: MS309 Data-driven Science with Uncertainty Quantification, Machine Learning, and Optimization

This mini-symposium has been quite popular and with high quality speakers in the last editions of USNCCMs and WCCMs. We hope it stays this way ;)

Call for Papers: Special Issue on Advances in Integrated Digital Engineering Applications

Dear Colleagues,

I'm current guest editor on a Special Issue of the MDPI Journal of Applied Sciences. This is a journal with an impact factor of 2.474.

The aim of this Special Issue is to explore the re-engineering of engineering through the integration of advanced digital technologies. Research papers or case studies involving any discipline of engineering are welcome. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

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USACM virtual workshop on Computational Nanomechanics - Student/postdoc competition for invited talk

We are writing to invite the mechanics community to participate in the upcoming U. S. Association for Computational Mechanics (USACM) virtual thematic workshop on “New Trends and Open Challenges in Computational Mechanics: from nano to macroscale”, to be held online on March 25th and 26th, 2021.

Stavros Gaitanaros's picture

Call for Abstracts: Virtual Mach Conference

Please consider submitting an abstract to the Symposium Mechanics and Manufacturing of Architected Materials for the 2021 Virtual Mach Conference which will take place on April 7-9, 2021

The deadline for abstract submission is January 30.

Organizers: Stavros Gaitanaros (JHU), Jamie Guest (JHU), Jochen Mueller (JHU)

Siva P V Nadimpalli's picture

Mechanics of Sodium-ion Battery Electrode

Measurement of Volume Changes and Associated Stresses in Ge Electrodes Due to Na/Na+ Redox Reactions

Prof. René de Borst’s TAFMech webinar scheduled for 29th of January has been cancelled!

Esteemed Colleagues,

this post is to inform you that, due to personal reasons, unfortunately, Prof. René de Borst will not be able to deliver his presentation this Friday. Accordingly, the webinar scheduled for Friday 29/01 has been cancelled.


We look forward to welcoming you all to the next TAFMech webinar:

Bin Wang's picture

keep reading-30

On optimal hierarchy of load-bearing biological materials, Zhang, Zhang, Gao, Proceedings of The Royal Society B, 2011



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