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5th Summer School on Computational Materials Science Across Scale

On behalf of the International Institute for Multifunctional Materials for Energy Conversion (IIMEC) and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M, we would like to announce the 5th Summer School on Computational Materials Science Across Scales. The 2016 IIMEC Summer School will be held from July 18 to July 29, 2016 on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station, Texas. 

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Masters of Thermodynamics

One Internet, multiple worlds.  People have gone mobile, but iMechanica has not.  Although iMechanica is accessible from mobile phones, but it was not designed as such.  On the other hand, mobile social networks are good mostly for short forms.  A practical solution seems to be posting on iMechanica and linking the entries to social networks, such as twitter, wechat, and Facebook.  For example, The New Yorker has a strong presence on Facebook, as my sons and their friends would say.   

PhD positions in Geotechnical Engineering in Canada

Dear all,

Happy new year. My supervisor ( is currently looking for potential PhD students. If you are highly interested and motivated to join our group, please E-mail at Do not hesitate to knock me if you have any questions.

Thank you very much.



Sujan Dutta. 

Seeking a PHD position (with CSC funding)

I'm Xiaoliang Fang from BeiHang University, China, and  I am applying a doctoral study.


A disseration style worth emulating ?


... We do not assume any of those words make any kind of sense, though we do make certain assumptions about how much time the reader has on her hands and what kind of sense of humor she has.

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Fourth International Conference of Nanomechanics and Nanocomposites (ICNN4)

The 4th edition of the International Conference of Nanomechanics and Nanocomposites (ICNN)  will be held in Vicenza from 14th to 17th of September 2016.

Recruit PhD Students in Mechanical Engineering

Recruit PhD Students in Mechanical Engineering Division, School of Engineering, UC Merced

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A short course on "stability analysis and bifurcation theory" by Ryan Elliott

With a growing interest in soft materials, stability and bifurcation analysis is re-emerging to be a critical topic for mechanicians. There are some excellent books out there but most tend to focus on finite dimensional systems rather than (continuous) infinite dimensional systems which are of most interest to mechanicians. In general, much of the modern developments on this topic are scattered across journal papers and perhaps there are not too many pedagogical resources for beginners.

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Control volume

These slides are used in a course on thermodynamics.

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Third course on Digital Image Correlation






How to find RHT Concrete Parameters

I want to perform simulation usinng Ansys Autodyn or Abaqus. Acutally I am new to FEM softwares. For the simulation I want to use RHT concrete model, however, the concrete is has f'c of about 3000psi or 20Mpa or less. Ansys Autodyn has RHT models for 35Mpa and 140MPa concrete and Abaqus has none. Kindly if you can help me find out the parameters for 20Mpa concrete. If any tests are needed to find the parameters, kindly provide me a list and refer me any source.  

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(Course) Plastic Deformation in Crystalline Solids

Instructor: Kamyar Davoudi

Lectures: Saturdays and Mondays, 10:30 am-12:00 pm

Institute: Sharif University


Interesting 3D Printed Parts for Young STEM Students

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I am curious if anyone has used a 3D printer to demonstrate mechanics of materials to secondary school (or younger) students.  Please let me know if you are aware of a curriculum/have ideas based on this idea.



Masters and PhD Opportunity in Geotechnical Engineering at Canada


Good Day. I am a PhD student (Geotechnical Engineering) at Memorial University, Canada. Currenlty, my supervisor ( is actively looking for graduate students. If you are really interested, Please E-mail your CV @ by October 9, 2015.

Thanks for your time.


Sujan Dutta. 

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Numerical analysis on friction pads - script analysis

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Hello there. My name is Angela and I am a civil engineering student finishing my master thesis. The subject of my thesis is numerical simulation of a friction pad which is subjected to several cycles of 30 mm amplitude deformation (allowed due to the existance of slotted holes). I have to report the frictional behavior of the specimen and for that I have experimental Data. The variation of the friction coefficient can be due to wearing of the plates and, consequently, loss of preload (which was not measured experimentally) and also some strain hardening of the asperities, ... 

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Composites Simulation Workshop

Join the Composites Design and Manufacturing HUB for the 2015 Composites Simulation Workshop at Purdue University. Experience the first Composites Simulation Fair with commercial software providers in an open exhibit format. Overview the fundamentals of composites simulation; experience state-of-the-art composites simulation software; hear expert, cutting-edge advances in strength, fatigue and virtual allowables modeling from academic, industry and commercial software experts.

RILEM Multi-scale Modelling Course for Concrete (MMC2)

The RILEM Multi-scale Modelling Course for Concrete (MMC2) provides the opportunity for participants to become familiar with modelling cementitious materials at four different levels of detail. Different ways of schematization and numerical approaches are considered to simulate the chemical, physical and mechanical behaviour of cementitious materials.

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PhD scholarship in experimental and modelling study of the composite pultrusion process for manufacturing of pre-fabricated elements for wind turbine blades

The Section for Composites and Materials Mechanics, DTU Wind Energy, is seeking a PhD student for an experimental and modelling study of the composite pultrusion process for manufacturing of pre-fabricated elements for wind turbine blades. The PhD scholarship is part of the OPTI_MADE_BLADE project funded by the Innovation Fund Denmark. The project targets the development of design and manufacturing solutions for large (>70m) offshore wind turbine blades.

 In the assessment of the candidates, consideration will be given to:

Needle Insertion Into Soft Tissue

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I'm modelling the deformation of a soft tissue under needle insertion, but I'm having difficulties because the data I have is not sufficient. What I need is about the epidural space, elasticity constants, inner and outer radii, etc. Can anyone give me some answers about that.

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Fossil-fueled civilization

I'll be teaching an undergraduate course on engineering thermodynamics.  We will use the textbook by Cengel and Boles.  I will supplement the textbook using my own notes on thermodynamics.

finite element method

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how can i apply torsion loading on a finite element model in ansys workbench?

Young and Hooke

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Why is the law Hooke's but the modulus Young's?

Short Course: Advanced Methods in Computational Fluid Dynamics

Advanced Methods in Computational Fluid Dynamics 

7-10 September 2015 

Continuing Professional Development Course 

University of Manchester and STFC Daresbury Laboratory, United Kingdom 


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