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New Ebook on Elastic Solids at Amazon

This treatise provides a broad overview of the definitions of
fundamental quantities and methods of analysis for the use of solid materials
in structural components. The presentation is limited to the linear elastic
range of material behavior where there is a one to one relationship between
load and displacement.  Fundamental
methods of analysis and typical results for structures made of elastic solid materials
subjected to axial, bending, torsion, thermal, and internal pressure loading;

7th International Conference on Fracture of Polymers, Composites and Adhesives (ESISTC4 2014)- First Announcement

The 7th International Confeence on Fracture of Polymers, Composites and Adhesives will take place from 14-18 September 2014, Eurotel Victoria, Les Diablerets, Switzerland.

We are inviting papers in the areas reflecting the current and future of TC4: Polymers, Application of fracture mechanics, Adhesives, composites.

Abscract submission page now open. For more information, go to 


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Instabilities in Magnetoactive Materials

Stability of anisotropic magnetorheological elastomers in finite deformations: A micromechanical approach

Stephan Rudykh and Katia Bertoldi

Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 61 (2013) 949–967


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Three fully funded PhD positions (Fall 2013) at Masdar Institute, Abu Dhabi

Multiscale Modeling & Simulation Group at the Masdar Institute (MI) is seeking suitably qualified candidates for PhD positions (Fall 2013). Refer to attached documents for futher information.

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Three fully funded MS positions (Fall 2013) at Masdar Institute, Abu Dhabi

Multiscale Modeling & Simulation Group at the Masdar Institute (MI) is seeking suitably
qualified candidates for MS positions (Fall 2013). Refer to attached documents for futher information.

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Post-doctoral positions on Multiscale Materials Modeling at IMDEA Materials Institute

IMDEA Materials Institute  ( is looking for post-doctoral researchers to work in two research projects devoted to:

- Development of multiscale modeling strategies to simulate the mechanical performance of structural composites under impact

- Development of microstructure-based multiscale models to simulate the mechanical behavior of Ni-based superalloys

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PhD Candidate Positions in Analysis of Composite Materials and Structures

At Leibniz Universität Hannover, Institute of Structural Analysis, several PhD candidate positions in the field of analysis of composite materials and structures are available (High cycle fatigue of composite materials,  Material modelling for clinching, Structural analysis of wind turbine rotor blades with morphing trailing edge (2 positions), Virtual development of nanoparticle-reinforced composite materials).  

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in life-prediction of polymer composites and Structural Health Monitoring at the University of Alabama


A Post-Doctoral Research Fellow with background in testing and life-prediction of polymer composites and Structural Health Monitoring is sought. The appointment is anticipated to start from November 2012, and continue for two years. Interested applicants please send a complete resume to:


Prof. Samit Roy

Dept. of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics University of Alabama


Ph: (205) 348 5883 

One PhD student position at Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Akron, OH

Recruiting PhD students at University of Akron, Department of Civil Engineering. Intelligent Structural Engineering and Health Monitoring Group

Our website:

Research Area:Stochastic Modeling of Composite Materials, Inverse Problems, Experimental Mechanics.

Scholarship program is available for suitable candidate. 

Applications including CV and PS can be sent to Dr. Gunjin Yun

Free vibration of plate

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Hellow Mechanics

I wender about the limitation of the Navier methode for the solution of the probleme of plate " Why is vailable only for simply supported plates " for wiche raison " mathimathicaly or another thing.........?


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PhD students in Structural Engineering - Computational methdos for the durability of photovoltaics

ERC Starting Research Grant (IDEAS) on Multi-field and multi-scale computational approach to design and durability of photovoltaic modules

Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Ing. Marco Paggi


CALL FOR PhD STUDENTS (Jan 2013 – Dec 2015; application: deadline in summer 2012)

modelling a 3D composite tube

Hi guys,

I deal with modal analysis of  3D 'both clmaped' composite tube in ANSYS. I use solid elements and orthotropic model of material. Constants of this material are homogenized values of composite tube. So I meshed the tube and set the element coord system ESYS as cylindrical. The problem is with results, becasue after solving I get very low eigenfrequncies, i.e. first 100 eigenfrequencies are from 0 to 10 Hz  with step 1 Hz and it seems a bit weird.


Do you have any tips where the problem could be?




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1 year post-doc composites materials - thermal behaviour - ICA - Univ. of Toulouse

The Composites Material and Structures Group of Institut Clement Ader ( invites applications for a position in simulation of the thermal behaviour of composites materials at the postdoctoral research associate level.

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Research Assistant in Experimental Testing and Analysis of Composite Materials and Processes

Applications are invited for the following position at the University of Limerick, Ireland:

Irish Centre for Composites Research (IComp)

Research Assistant in Experimental Testing and Analysis of Composite Materials and Processes - Specific Purpose Contract                

Salary: €21,850 - €32,930 per annum
(maximum starting salary: €30,200)

Job Opportunity at Bridgestone Americas

There is an open position in the Advanced Tire Technology department in Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations ( Please see the attached flyer for details and send resume, if interested, to

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VABS 3.6 Reduces Realistic Composite Blade Modeling to Seconds

AnalySwift, LLC, a leading provider of efficient high-fidelity modeling software for aerospace and energy composites and other advanced materials, announced today the release of VABS 3.6. This is the latest version of VABS, which is the tool of choice for efficient and accurate modeling of composite slender structures such as wind turbine blades, helicopter rotor blades, high aspect ratio wings, composite bridges, and other slender structural components.

University Lectureship in Solid Mechanics and Materials Engineering, University of Oxford

The Department of Engineering and Balliol College at Oxford University have a University Lectureship available in the area of Solid Mechanics and Materials Engineering.  We would  be particularly interested in receiving applications in the general area of composite and lightweight materials, including, polymer, metal, ceramic, biological and multifunctional composites, foams and lattice materials. The closing date for applications is 16th January 2012.  Further information can be found in the attached files.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Alan Cocks

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Read Dr Marcin Kaminski's Sept Editorial for Proceedings-of-ICE journal for free here.

Read Dr Marcin Kaminski's (Technical University
of Lodz)
September 2011 Editorial for ICE-journal Engineering and Computational Mechanics for free here.

TC4PCA 2011 conference, 11-15 September 2011, Les Diablerets, Switzerland

Only a few days left before the conference starts, but it is not too late to register if you haven't already done so. Go to 

Also, don't miss the deadline fro full paper submission: 15 October 2011. To submit go to



Industry-level journal about FEM applications

Hi dear mechanicians,

I am about to publish the results of my MSc thesis in a journal. The thing is, my project was carried out in industry about multi-scale FE simulation of impact in composites. So it is merely an industry-level application of available methods.

 I want to ask if any of you have any particular journal in mind, in which publishing such a paper is rather easy (doable) and does not have a long waiting list for review??

Looking forward to your suggestions

Thanx a lot



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