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PhD Studentship in Computational Mechanics of Porous Metallic Materials

We are offering the PhD studentship at the
University of Surrey, and we are looking for enthusiastic and self-motivated candidates.

This project focuses on applications of metallic foams where structural functionality is combined with energy absorption, damping, heat insulation, and noise silencing.

New Open Access journal: Case Studies in Engineering Failure Analysis

Read over 40 open access articles from Case Studies in Engineering Failure Analysis

Case Studies in Engineering Failure Analysis provides a forum for the rapid publication of short, structured Case Studies in Engineering Failure Analysis and related Short Communications, and will provide an essential compendium of case studies for practitioners in the field of engineering failure analysis and others who are interested in the ways in which components fail.

Read the 40+ articles that are live already!

Important News: ICEFA V changes venue from Rotterdam to The Hague

ICEFA V, the Fifth International Conference on Engineering Failure Analysis, will now be held at Hilton Hotel, The Hague, The Netherlands from 1-4 July 2012. For more information, go to

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Job Opening at IBM Microelectronics: Semiconductor Process Integration Engineering Professinal

There are several openings for semiconductor process integration at IBM Microelectronics. The reqiured background is quite broad, specifically mechanical engineering background, reliability, failure analysis and modeling with experience in BEOL process and integration. To see more details and to apply online, please click the link below.


4th I C on Engineering Failure Analysis - oral program announced, early bird discount offer ends 9 April

Don't miss out! Register by Friday 9th April 2010 to save on the cost of your registration fee for the Fourth International Conference on Engineering Failure Analysis at Churchill College in Cambridge from 4th - 7th July 2010.

Elsevier is pleased to announce details of the oral programme are now available - please visit for more information. Keynote speakers will be:

The vital role of fractography in engineering failure analysis
Dr. Stan Lynch, DSTO, Australia.

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Challenges in the finite element analysis of tire design using abaqus

Finite Element Analysis of Vehicle and Tire has become a very important aspect of a tire design and failure analysis to most Tire companies. Tire modeling with ABAQUS is a very complicated process involving complex materials like hyperelastic rubber and textile reinforcements, large model size, prolonged simulation time and various convergence issues. This white paper intends to help in understanding the challenges in tire analysis and several tips and tricks that makes a difference in the quality of the results and processing time.

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Journal Club Theme of 1 May 2008: Mechanical Behaviors of Polymer-matrix Nanocomposites

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1. Definition of nanocomposites Nanocomposites are a novel class of composite materials whose reinforcements have dimensions in the range of 1-100 nm. Although nanoscale reinforcements (or nanofillers) of nanocomposites have different kinds of fillers such as nanofibers, nanowires, nanotubes and nanoparticles etc, their mechanical behaviors have some common features.

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Program available for 3rd IC Engineering Failure Analysis

The full program for the 3rd International Conference on Engineering Failure Analysis is available at Join your peers and take advantage of the 15% "early bird" discount by registering for this popular and well-received single stream meeting before 30 April. The conference takes place July 13-16 in the beautiful coastal town of Sitges, just a few miles from Barcelona's international airport. 

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Changing element status in ANSYS

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Respected sirs/madams

I am working on failure analysis of concrete. I am trying to simulate in ANSYS, I heard about element birth/death option for changing the status of element during analysis. My doubt is whether I can use this element birth/death option for analysis or this is only used as a postprocessing tool.

 I am trying is to reduce the stiffness of the elements whose maximum principal stress reaches the ultimate strength of concrete and than further apply load in the susequent load step on the finite element model whose elements are removed.

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Reminder - abstract submission date for 3rd IC Engineering Failure Analysis

The abstract submission deadline for this next conference in the biennial Engineering Failure Analysis series ( is 30 November 2007.

The conference will take place in the coastal town of Sitges, just a short distance from Barcelona's international airport, from 13 to 16 July 2008.    

I hope you can take the opportunity to network in Sitges with people of similar research interests at this informative and well-received single-stream conference. 

Best wishes

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