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Ph.D. and Postdoc positions on mechanics of compostie materials and structures

Ph.D. and Postdoc positions are available in the  School of Traffic and Transportation Engineering (First Class Academic Discipline) at Central South University in Dr. Li's research group. Lists of topics of interest are:


1. Rain/sand erosion;

2. Fatigue of fiberglass composite for wind turbine blade;

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Workshop on Computational Fatigue Analysis 2023 – FKM-Guideline Non-Linear

From October 30 to November 1, 2023, we hold 11th Workshop on Computational Fatigue Analysis in Prague, Czechia. This time, we chose the attractive topic of the latest extension of the FKM-Guideline for Analytical Strength Assessment. This guideline developed for years by FKM Association in Germany provides clear description how to deal with static and fatigue analysis of industrial components.

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Lecture by P. Yadegari on “Fatigue strength of ultra-high strength steels and surface-hardened components”

Lecture by Patrick Yadegari on “Fatigue strength of ultra-high strength steels and surface-hardened components” will be held on-line on Tuesday September 5 at 3PM CET. Its approximate duration is expected 1 hour, but it will depend on the scope of the discussion and the questions of participants. If you wish to take part, please write me to, so that I could send you the access link to the Zoom platform. Here is the abstract to the lecture:

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1st Workshop on Thermodynamics of Fatigue Process

The workshop takes place on-line only on June 14 from 2 PM CET. It is intended to serve as a networking event, where interested researchers present their focused domain. The subsequent brainstorming will help us to evaluate whether there is a will for a broader cooperation among the participants, and if to transform this workshop into something more regular.

If you do not feel strong enough to present, you are still invited to join us - simply let me know to my e-mail address to get the access to the workshop. No fee requested.

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Modeling fatigue life and hydrogen embrittlement of bcc steel with unified mechanics theory

50 days' of free access to the article. Anyone clicking on this link before May 12, 2023, will be taken directly to the latest version of the article on ScienceDirect, which you are welcome to read or download. No sign-up, registration, or fees are required.

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PhD position in france : modelling of fatigue crack propagation in metallic materials weakened by hydrogen

Dear all

Please fin attached a PhD proposal for the beginning of the 2023 academic year, proposed by the Institut P' (Poitiers, France) in collaboration with the LSPM lab (University Sorbonne Paris Nord), aiming at modelling fatigue crack propagations in metallic materials under gazeous hydrogen environnement.

Hsiao-Wei Lee's picture

Predicting high cycle and ultrasonic vibration fatigue with unified mechanics theory

The unified mechanics theory (UMT) is ab-initio unification of the second law of thermodynamics and Newton's universal laws of motion, in which Boltzmann's second law of entropy formulation governs dissipation & degradation. Hence, the unified mechanics theory does not require any empirical dissipation & degradation potential function or an empirical void evolution function. Material degradation is quantified on the Thermodynamic state index (TSI) axis based on the specific entropy production, which starts at zero and asymptotically approaches one at failure.

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Modeling fatigue of pre-corroded metals with unified mechanics theory

The unified mechanics theory (UMT) was used to develop a model to predict the fatigue life of pre-corroded steel samples with BCC structure. Details of the experimental validation are also provided.

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Defect-based Physics-Informed Machine Learning Framework for Fatigue Prediction

I would like to draw your attention to our recently proposed predictive method based on a semi-empirical model (LEFM) and Neural Network, exploiting the Physics-informed Machine Learning concept. We show how the accuracy of state-of-the-art fatigue predictive models, based on defects present in materials, can be significantly boosted by accounting for additional morphological features via Physics-Informed Machine Learning.

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PhD fully-funded position in Computational Solid Mechanics - emphasis on Fracture Mechanics (call deadline: end of July 2022) – University of Udine (Italy)


Structural Integrity and MEchanical Design (SIMED) group is seeking a PhD candidate to conduct research in computational solid mechanics, mainly applied to structural problems. The successful applicant will work at the Polytechnic Engineering and Architecture Department (DPIA) of the University of Udine, under Dr Enrico Salvati’s supervision.

PhD Candidate required in Computational fracture mechanics

I am looking for a PhD candidate who will be sponsered by my Institute to work in the area of fracture mechanics. 

ABAQUS experience would be an advantage and concepts in fracture mechanics and finite elements will be desirable.

If you are interested to work in this area at Indian Institute of Technology Ropar in Metallurgical and Materials Engg. department, please dont hesitate to contact me at

Postdoc vacancy (2.5 years) on multi-scale modelling of fatigue in 3D printed metals

The use of 3D printed metal structures is taking a very fast ramp-up in industry. General Electric has demonstrated the possibility of printing titanium fuel injectors for their LEAP engine, EADS has printed a nacelle hinge bracket for the Airbus A320, Boeing is printing plastic inlet ducts for high-altitude aircrafts, hip implants and other prosthetics are exploiting the design freedom of additive manufacturing (AM),...

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Entropy Based Fatigue, Fracture, Failure Prediction and Structural Health Monitoring

If you are interested in the most recent advances in physics-based Fatigue, Fracture, Failure Prediction, and Structural Health Monitoring
You may find this publication helpful.

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Four Fully Funded PhD Positions

#IPPTPAN in collaboration with Department of Engineering at #NTU is offering four fully supported #PhD positions in the following fields:


1) Non-linear thermo-mechanical behaviour of polycrystalline shape memory alloys undergoing complex loadings < >


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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Udine in Phase-Field modelling of fracture

I am seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Phase-Field modelling of fracture to join the Design of Machines group at the Polytechnic Engineering and Architecture Department (DPIA) of the University of Udine. The position is fixed-term for 1 year with funding provided by the European Social Fund (ESF). 

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Fatigue of Graphene

Materials can suffer mechanical fatigue when subjected to cyclic loading at stress levels much lower than the ultimate tensile strength, and understanding this behaviour is critical to evaluating long-term dynamic reliability. The fatigue life and damage mechanisms of two-dimensional (2D) materials, of interest for mechanical and electronic applications, are currently unknown. Here, we present a fatigue study of freestanding 2D materials, specifically graphene and graphene oxide (GO).

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Entropy Special Issue


Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2019


Special Issue "Entropy Based Fatigue, Fracture, Failure Prediction and Structural Health Monitoring"


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Analytical Models for Fatigue Life Prediction of Metals in the Stress-Life Approach -- phd thesis by Pietro D’Antuono

dear collegues

  I'd be very grateful if you could have a look, if not a deep reading, at the phd thesis of my last student, playing on classical results on uniaxial fatigue, but with a view of simple, unified perspective on constant and varying amplitude fatigue.  We made large use of web site and the data in there.
 Thanks in advance for any remark.  The final thesis will be submitted in few weeks time.

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SEM Fracture and Fatigue Call for Papers

Dear Colleagues,

We invite you to submit a paper to the 2020 Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM) Annual Meeting in one of the many sessions in the Fatigue and Fracture Track. See below for further information on these sessions, and please forward this to others who may be interested.

PhD Positions Available (up to 2) on Fatigue Resistance of Bone

Bones not only support and protect the various organs of our body but provide structure and enable mobility making them the most important structural materials in the human body. While aging, diet and health are known to significantly affect the structural integrity and fracture resistance of bone, fatigue, a significantly more important loading condition, is rarely studied.

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Open PhD position in multi-resolution fatigue modeling at the University of Tennessee

We have an open PhD position starting in the Spring or Fall semester 2020 at the Computational Laboratory for the Mechanics of Interfaces at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville. A high quality PhD student is sought to study failure of structural materials under fatigue by developing a novel computational approach that explicitly targets traction equilibrium and displacement compatibility along the grain boundaries.


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