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Postdoctoral Position Opening at Northwestern University

A postdoctoral associate position is available immediately at the Computational Nanodynamics Laboratory at Northwestern University with Prof. Sinan Keten.

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Immediate Postdoc Openings - Modeling of materials

There are two immediate postdoc positions in the Advanced Hierarchical Materials by Design Lab at the University of Alabama on multiscale modeling of materials and processes. 

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Global Composites Experts Webinar by Dr. R. Byron Pipes

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

Title: Rheology of Carbon Fiber Thermoplastic Polymer Composites

Speaker: Dr.  R. Byron Pipes

Time: 4/22, 11AM-12PM EST.

Please go to to register for this webinar.

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Postdoctoral Position in geotechnical earthquake engineering at Université Gustave Eiffel (France)

A postdoctoral  position is open at Université Gustave Eiffel, France. The project will focus on Centrifuge Modelling of soft soil reinforced by rigid inclusions subjected to seismic loading. The post-doctoral researcher will carry out experimental studies on the soil-rigid inclusion-superstructure interaction taking into account several highlighted factors. The experimental study will also provide essential data for numerical modeling.

Start date: October, 2021

Application deadline: Open until Filled

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1st virtual colloquium on Fracture across Scales

I would like to direct your attention to our 1st Virtual FRASCAL Colloquium which is organized by the DFG funded Research Training Group GRK 2423 "FRASCAL - Fracture across Scales".

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A Review of Damage, Void Evolution, and Fatigue Life Prediction Models

Our new review article [open acess] on damage, void evolution, and fatigue life prediction models. We tried to include everything done in the last 20 years. My apologies if we missed your work.
Metals | Free Full-Text | A Review of Damage, Void Evolution, and Fatigue Life Prediction Models (

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Two PhD openings in Computational Solid Mechanics

The Computational Mechanics and Methods Group (CM3) in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Kentucky is seeking highly self-motivated individuals who have great interests in the broad research area of computational mechanics and methods. Ideal applicants should have strong background in solid mechanics and great interests in computational modeling & simulation using nonlocal meshfree/meshless methods, such as peridynamics.

Job opening at IIT Kharagpur

We are looking for an applicant with Master degree in Mechanical Engineering or allied fields with prior experience in finite element modelling and mechanical/damping characterization.  The position is for a period of up to 36 months, depending on the performance of the candidate. There might be possibility of registering for the MS (by research) or PhD program at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, if found suitable in the corresponding selection procedure of these programs.

5th International Conference on BioTribology: 26-28 April 2021 (Online)

The program for the joint 5th International Conference on BioTribology (ICoBT) and the 23rd International Conference on Wear of Materials (WOM) is announced. The conference will take place online 26-28 April 2021. Delegates have full access to both conferences.

Registration deadline for live participation: 23 April 2021

For full details and to register, visit

Eight fully funded Master positions in Computational Mechanics and Materials Science at CEMEF (Mines ParisTech & PSL University)

Advanced Master MAPMOD

Digital Materials and Advanced Processes Modelling

MAPMOD is a one-year full-time postgraduated program in line with industrial needs for high level competences in high added value components or equipment manufacturing in fields such as aeronautics, energy, automotive…

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Ph.D. positions (2021 Fall and 2022 Spring) at North Carolina State University

Ph.D. positions starting from 2021 Fall and 2022 Spring in YIN group at NCSU.

The research program will focus on soft robotics and mechanical metamaterials. Candidates with high self-motivation, experimental or modeling background and interests in mechanical engineering, materials science and engineering, and mechanics are highly encouraged to apply.


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Discussion of fracture paper #29 - Fast Crack Growth in Fibre Reinforced Composites

The outstanding and brilliantly written paper, "Modeling of Dynamic Mode I Crack Growth in Glass Fiber-reinforced Polymer Composites: Fracture Energy and Failure Mechanism" by Liu, Y, van der Meer, FP, Sluys, LJ and Ke, L, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 243, 2021, applies a numerical model to study the dynamics of a crack propagating in a glass fiber reinforced polymer. The paper is a school example of how a paper should be written. Everything is well described and carefully arranged in logical order.

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On the Effect of a Rate-Dependent Work of Adhesion in the Detachment of a Dimpled Surface

AbstractPatterned surfaces have proven to be a valuable design to enhance adhesion, increasing hysteresis and the detachment stress at pull-off. To obtain high adhesive performance, soft materials are commonly, used, which easily conform to the countersurface, such as soft polymers and elastomers. Such materials are viscoelastic; i.e., they show rate-dependent properties. Here, the detachment of two half spaces is studied, one being flat and the other having a dimple in the limit of short range adhesion and a power law rate-dependent work of adhesion, as observed by several authors.

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Li-ion distribution and diffusion-induced stress calculations of particles using an image-based finite element method

The realistic particles in lithium batteries have unique microstructures, which should be determined in the analysis of chemo-mechanical behaviors during charge/discharge cycles. In this paper, an image-based finite element method (IBFEM) is developed to investigate the volume expansion, Li-ion distribution, and diffusion-induced stress (DIS) of a realistic particle.

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A micromechanics-based deep learning model for short fiber composites

If you are curious about application of machine learning techniques in mechanics problems, our latest paper is probably interesting for you. In this paper, we are proposing a micromechanics-based artificial neural networks model for short fiber composites. You can find the paper here: 

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USNCTAM 2022: Call for Proposals to Organize Symposia

The 19th National Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (USNC/TAM) will be hosted by the University of Texas at Austin, at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center from June 19-24 in 2022. Proposals are now invited to organize symposia at the 19th USNC/TAM. For more information, go to:

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Journal Club For April 2021: Variational phase-field modeling of brittle and cohesive fracture

The Journal Club for April 2021 presents a concise review of the so-called variational phase-field fracture theory for brittle and cohesive fracture. Topics include the pioneering work of Griffith on brittle fracture in 1920, Barenblatt's cohesive zone model in 1959, to Marigo/Francfort's variational formulation of Griffith's brittle fracture 78 years later and the Bourdin's phase-field regularisation of MF's model. Also discussed is recent models for cohesive fracture, the role of the length scale parameter, solver for the coupled PDEs and some applications.

A tribute to Arthur Peter “Art” Boresi

Dear Colleagues,

We mourn the death of Arthur Peter “Art” Boresi, professor emeritus of civil and architectural engineering at the University of Wyoming, Laramie, and formerly of theoretical and applied mechanics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, who died February 15, 2021, at age 96 at Laramie.

Please find attached a tribute to Art, written by his colleagues James W. Phillips (UIUC), Richard J. Schmidt (U. of Wyoming) and Ken P. Chong (George Washington U).


Yuri Bazilevs

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The first paper published in the first overlay journal (JTCAM) in Solid Mechanics

Dear Mechanicians, dear colleagues, dear authors and readers of scientific publications,

We are very happy to inform you that the first overlay journal in mechanics, which was launched in August 2020, has just published its first paper.

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PhD Position in Soft Robotics Locomotion at the University of Southern Denmark

I am looking for a talented and highly motivated student for a fully-funded 3-year PhD position to work on soft robotics locomotion in my group at the Center for Soft Robotics, the University of Southern Denmark.

Apply online until April 15, 2021.


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