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PhD positions in Fracture Mechanics at IIT Delhi

Deadline: 5th April 2023 !

I am looking to admit at least two PhD students in the broad area of Fracture Mechanics at the Department of Applied Mechanics, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi.

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Postdoctoral Opportunity at UT Austin

Professors Kenneth Liechti and Rui Huang in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at the University of Texas Austin have an opening for a Postdoctoral Fellow to engage in a funded project in the area of multilayered van der Waals materials. Although the project involves both experiments and modeling, the thrust of this position will be experimental. Accordingly, we seek a creative individual who has prior experience in conducting nanomechanical experiments with 2D materials.

Bent F. Sørensen's picture

PhD position at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in solid mechanics and fracture mechanics of composite materials

We have an open position as a PhD student in the area of fracture mechanics of fibre composites. The focus of the position is to develop element test specimens, i.e., test specimens that are purposely-designed with the aim of checking the accuracy of model predictions of damage evolution (two or more damage types) in composite structures subjected to static and cyclic loading

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MMM10 (2-7 October 2022, Baltimore) Symposium #13: Mechanics and Physics of Material Failure

Dear Colleagues,
The 10th International Conference on Multiscale Materials Modeling (MMM 10) will be held during 2-7 October 2022 at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel, in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

We are organizing a symposium on the Mechanics and Physics of Material Failure (Symposium #13).

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Post-doctoral position at LGCGM (INSA-Rennes) and IRDL (UBS-Lorient)

This study is dedicated to the characterization and modelling of the mechanical behavior of a titanium alloy under complex strain paths representative of incremental forming. A combined experimental and numerical approach is to be developed. A commercial alloy in sheet form is considered (cf. attached file for a full description).

Arttu Polojärvi's picture

PhD position in computational solid mechanics

Aalto University (Finland), Department of Mechanical Engineering, is looking for a doctoral student for a study on the breakage and fragmentation of ice blocks under compressive loads. The fragmentation process is complicated and requires the use of novel modelling methods that can be used reliably on different scales. In addition to the computational work, we will perform experiments on this topic.

Arttu Polojärvi's picture

Post doc position in computational solid mechanics

We in Aalto Univeristy (Finland), Department of Mechanical Engineering, look for a post doc to join our group for a study on the breakage and fragmentation of ice blocks under compressive loads. The fragmentation process is complicated and requires the use of novel experiments and numerical models, and in this research, you will be working on both. The unique experiments on this topic will be performed in the cold room of the department.  Numerical modelling will be done on a variety of scales.

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PhD scholarship in Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France

One Ph.D. position is now available starting October 2017 on harnessing instabilities in magnetorheological elastomers. The PhD will be pursued in the Solid Mechanics Laboratory of Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France. The potential student will work on the development of new experimental procedures and numerical models for the fabrication and testing of new magnetorheological elastomeric devices that operate in the postbifurcation regime by proper combination of mechanical and magnetic loadings.

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Post-doctoral positions at National University of Singapore (NUS) and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)

Starting April 2016, we will have openings for two post-doctoral fellow positions in experimental and computational mechanics of advanced polymers. These positions will support a new research program between Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and National University of Singapore (NUS) funded by Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). The project focuses on synthesizing, characterizing, modeling, and simulating the thermo-mechanical behavior of polymers with covalent adaptable networks (CANs), e.g. vitrimers.

Yield stress fluid flows

A Virtual Special Issue of the Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics devoted to yield stress fluid flows has just been released. With this first Virtual Special Issue of the journal we inaugurate a practice, which we plan to make regular, of highlighting developments on a particular subject of relevance in order to guide and encourage research in the field.

Paper: On finding cohesive law parameters for foam-metal interfaces

A detailed report of our work on trying to find cohesive laws for interfacial fracture is attached.  I will add the experimental data after a shorter version of this report has been published.

The reason for posting this report on iMechanica is so that people who want to replicate the tests or perform similar tests know what is involved.  As we have found out, many details and potential problems faced by an experimentalist are hard to determine from the concise papers that are typically published as journal articles.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

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17 th National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics June 15-20 (Michigan State University)

Dear all,

I would like to bring to your attention the following minisymposium that is organized as part of the NCTAM 17 (Michigan State University, June 15-20, 2014)


Friction, Adhesion and Fracture: From microscale physics to macroscale response

Kostas Danas's picture

Ph.D. Position on Magnetorheological Elastomers at Ecole Polytechnique, France

One Ph.D. position is now available starting October 2013 on magnetorheological elastomers in the Solid Mechanics Laboratory of Ecole Polytechnique, France. The potential student will work on the development of new experimental procedures and high fidelity numerical models for the understanding and constitutive description of microstructured magnetorheological solids. Students with strong interest in new coupled problems and strong background in engineering, physics or/and mechanics are encouraged to apply.

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PACAM XIII - Modeling and Characterization of Ductile Failure

Dear Colleagues,

The Thirteenth
Pan-American Congress of Applied Mechanics (PACAM XIII) will be held in
Houston, TX, USA. The conference dates are May 22-24th, 2013.

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blast in deep water


Dear all,
I am proud to present to i-mechanicians some recent work by my student Andreas Schiffer. We provide a new experimental technique and detailed analytical models to explore one-dimensional underwater blast problems in deep water.
Schiffer et al, 2012, The Response of Rigid Plates to Deep Water Blast: Analytical Models and Finite Element Predictions, J. App. Mech

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Submit an abstract for IMECE-2012 sympoisum "Multiscale Perspectives on Plasticity in Metals"

My co-organizers and I invite you to submit an abstract to the upcoming symposium “Multiscale Perspectives on Plasticity in Metals” at the ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE), to be held November 9-15, 2012 in Houston, Texas. This symposium will explore the unique challenges to understanding plastic deformation in metals and formulating material models that can accurately predict thermo-mechanical deformation.

Bo Li's picture

Experimental study on the dielectric properties of polyacrylate dielectric elastomer

The dielectric constant of elastomeric dielectric material is an
essential physical parameter, whose value may affect the
electromechanical deformation of a dielectric elastomer actuator. Since
the dielectric constant is influenced by several external factors as
reported before, and no certain value has been confirmed to our
knowledge, in the present paper, on the basis of systematical comparison
of recent past literature, we conducted extensive works on the
measurement of dielectric properties of VHB films, involving five
influencing factors: prestretch (both equal and unequal biaxial),
electrical frequency, electrode material, stress relaxation time and
temperature. Experimental results directly show that the dielectric

Harold S. Park's picture

USNCTAM 2010: Minisymposium on Mechanics of Crystalline Nanostructures

Horacio Espinosa and I welcome the submission of new abstracts for a minisymposium on "Mechanics of Crystalline Nanostructures", to be held at the 2010 US National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (USNCTAM 2010), June 27-July 2 at Penn State University. 

Zaoyang Guo's picture

Ph.D. studentship in smart material at University of Glasgow, UK

A three-year
PhD studentship is available within the Glasgow Research Partnership in
Engineering (GRPE) as part of the Joint Research Institute in Mechanics of
Materials, Structures and Bioengineering at the University of Glasgow. 
specific goals of the PhD will be to manufacture MREs and determine the
influence of manufacture conditions on the micro-structure and magnetic-sensitivity
of the magnetorheological elastomers (smart material).

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