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Funded PhD positions in the area of neutron irradiation effects on metals


We are looking for self-motivated and enthusiastic students with a degree in mechanical or materials engineering. Students with following backgrounds are strongly recommended to apply:

Cemal Basaran's picture

Int. Conference on Damage Mechanics 2023

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

The Fourth International Conference on Damage Mechanics, ICDM4, will be held at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on May 15th-18th, 2023. The abstract submission will be due on December 15th, 2022. Please consider submitting an abstract using the templates ( If you submitted an abstract in 2019, you would need to resubmit it before the deadline.
Best wishes to you all!

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MS/PhD RA positions, U Tennessee Knoxville, Statistical homogenization & multiscale failure analysis

I have up to 4 open positions (funded by the department of defense and other sources) for MS or PhD (preferred) students at the University of Tennessee Knoxville (UTK). Almost certainly, I cannot hire a postdoctoral fellow. The positions should start in Fall 2022 or at the latest Spring 2023. One of the positions requires US citizenship.


All projects use Multiscale stochastic homogenization of materials using statistical volume elements (SVEs) to some extent.


Emilio Martínez Pañeda's picture

Fracture in distortion gradient plasticity

Dear iMechanicians,

I hope that the following paper is of interest to you. We use for the first time Gurtin (2004) gradient plasticity theory to investigate crack tip mechanics, revealing the existence of an elastic core adjacent to the crack tip, resembling a dislocation-free zone. Also, we show that the combination of strain gradient hardening and dislocation blockage can rationalise brittle fracture in elastic-plastic material interfaces.

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