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Faculty Position in Machine Learning - Arizona State University

We are running a faculty search in the area of Machine Learning at ASU School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy this year. We seek applicants who are interested in developing novel Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence-based approaches for advancing the fields of mechanics and materials engineering. Please feel free to share this information with colleagues, former and current advisees and others that may be interested. Application link: 

Webinar on Undergraduate Research Opportunities in STEM

Happy to announce that along with Oscar Lopez-Pamies from UIUC, I will be hosting a webinar this Friday 11/4 at noon Eastern time.  The webinar will discuss undergraduate research opportunities in STEM.  It will be held over Zoom but also live-streamed via Facebook.

Interested students or faculty can register here:

Two PhD positions at Louisiana State University for Fall 2023

Two funded PhD positions are available at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Louisiana State University for Fall 2023. One position will be focused on computational geomechanics, and the other will be focused on material characterization and modeling of metals. Please refer to the attachments for details.

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WCFA2022-VFA workshop on Vibration Fatigue Analysis

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This is the invitation to the Workshop on Computational Fatigue Analysis 2022, which is held on the important topic of Vibration Fatigue Analysis this year. Key researchers in this topic in Europe - Denis Benasciutti, Adam Nieslony, Filippo Cianetti, Janko Slavič and Massimiliano Palmieri - will summarize their knowledge and experience to the expert audience. The event takes place in few weeks, between November 14 and 16 in Prague, Czechia. If you find this location too far away from your workplace, you can use the on-line mode of the attendance.

PostDoc position in Biomechanics at Graz University of Technology

A postdoc position as a University Assistant for 6 years, fully employed (40 hours/week), expected commencement of employment: February 1, 2023, at the Institute of Biomechanics, Graz University of Technology, Austria

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Two Faculty Positions (Assistant Professor) in Biomedical/Mechanical Engineering at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK

School of Engineering and Physical Sciences at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh have multiple openings at Assistant Professor level in Mechanical Engineering. These positions are on a permenant basis.

More details and below.

Successful candidates will contribute to research in areas related to Biomedical Engineering (as PI in our Research Institute among a few other PIs and research groups) and teaching in Mechanical Engineering.

Examples of desirable research areas include (but not limited to):

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Postdoc and PhD positions at Texas A&M University

One postdoc and multiple PhD positions are available at mechanical engineering at Texas A&M university in college station, Texas, working with Prof. Wei Gao. The research project will focus on mechanics and materials research with AI and machine learning approaches. The applicants are expected to have background in mechanics, physics or materials.

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Professor: Materials for Green Energy Technologies at the University of Glasgow

James Watt School of Engineering at the University of Glasgow is looking for an extremely collegiate research-driven professor with an excellent understanding of the materials and energy domains. The School here in Glasgow is in a very interesting phase of development, with strategic plans to approximately double in size by 2030 and that offers many opportunities for appropriately ambitious candidates. Example research areas include but are not limited to:  

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Online Seminar: “Meshfree models for Engineers. Where are they really worthwhile?”

Dear colleges, 

My name is Miguel Molinos, I am a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Seville (Spain). My co-workers, Manuel Pastor and Pedro Navas (UPM), and myself are organizing a thematic seminar with the title "Meshfree models for Engineers. Where are they really worthwhile?". The objective of this seminar is to discuss the potential impact that mesh-free methods can have on those engineers working in industry who usually rely on commercial FEM-based programs.


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Faculty position in AAE at Purdue

Exciting teaching position available at the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Purdue. We are in growth phase and looking for exicitng individuals to work and collaborate with.

please see atatched ad for description of position and for method of application.

Let local 1 direction be the global z axis

Hi all


how can I make the local 1 direction to be the projection of the Z global axis in abaqus 2D model?


thank you

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Ansys Webinar - FEM Analysis for Compaction Process of Powders

I would like to invite you to sign up for this upcoming materials webinar on 15 November 2022 (11 AM EST / 4 PM GMT / 9:30 PM IST) to see the press powder process analysis realized by co-simulation of Ansys® Rocky, Ansys LS-DYNA®, and Multiscale.Sim™ ⇒ Register from here

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Postdoctoral and PhD positions in synthesis and in situ micromechanics of nanocrystalline alloys

Applications are invited for postdoctoral and doctoral (PhD) research positions in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Vermont (USA) and are available immediately. The successful researchers will work in the Sansoz Laboratory for Nanostructured Materials Science and Engineering on funded projects to study grain boundary segregation and strain localization mechanisms in a range of nanocrystalline metallic alloys. These positions are focused on experimental nanocrystalline film synthesis and in-situ tensile SEM characterization.

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Graduate research assistant positions at the North Carolina State University

A research group led by Dr. Liming Xiong (currently at Iowa State and will be moving to NCSU) ( at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, is looking for full-support ($2600/month + tuition) graduate research assistants in the general field of theoretical, applied, and computational mechanics of materials.

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Postdoc positions supported by ERC Grant from Prof. Zhuang's lab in Hannover, Germany

Position description: Two postdoctoral positions are now open for ERC Starting Grant with focus on flexoelectric nanostructures and metamaterials.

The third axis should be in the hoop direction

Hi all

this error keeps popping up " The third axis should be in the hoop direction" when modeling carbon fiber within matrix in 2D in abaqus.

Can you please help?

Thank you

implementing carbonfiber properties in 2D

Hi all

I was wondering about implementing carbonfiber properties (engineering constants) in 2D in abaqus.
This error keeps popping up "The third axis should be in the hoop direction".

I am adjusting material orientation so that the primary axis X sould be out of the paper. But in 2D the Z axis must be out of the paper.

Is there any solution to that?


AMD Award Banquet during IMECE 2022

Applied Mechanics Division of ASME will celebrate its traditional awards banquet on Nov 1 (Tuesday) during IMECE 2022. This year’s banquet is more special than other years. In addition to the regular awards related to AMD, this year two ASME medals, Melville medal and ASME Honorary member will be recognized. 


The venue of the banquet is

Applied Mechanics Division Awards Dinner

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Pheoris West BC Third Fl. | Hilton Hotel downtown Columbus, OH.

Solution of plane strain problems based on a new model

For orthotropic plane strain problems, the various existing calculation methods are very complex. The orthotropic plane strain problem with cracks have solved by using a new element model, and compared with the finite element method, it can be found that the displacements and the stresses of the two methods are in good agreement.
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Application of new orthotropic model in plane stress problems

The plane stress problems have solved by using a new orthotropic element model, compared with the finite element method, it can be found that the results of the two methods are in good agreement.
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