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Experimental analysis of prepreg tack

Dear all, I post a study dealing with tack of prepreg materials. This kind of composite materials is increasingly used in the design of structural parts, particularly in the aerospace industry.Tack is one of the major properties that governs the ability of prepreg to be laid up. To investigate this property, we have developed a probe tack test to evaluate the effect of the temperature, the contact time, the contact force and the debonding rate on it.

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Abaqus Users' Conference - now the SIMULIA Customer Conference

2009 SIMULIA Customer Conference
May 18-21, 2009 • the Brewery, London, England

Impact in Composites


I'm doing some research in aircraft protection against impact, mainly refering to UAV's protection of the payload (avionics,etc..) during crash.

Does anyone knows where I can get some info about related topics (impact in composites, collision protection, reinforcement of structures, etc..)?


Thanks, Ivo Pires

ANSYS shell99

Choose a channel featured in the header of iMechanica: 

Does anyone knows what's the theory of the element shell99 in Ansys? I tried to search in ANSYS Help, but didn't find anything. Is it kirchoff classical plates theory?

Position: Post-doc at the Univ. of Auckland, New Zealand

Project Title: Advanced Modelling and Simulation of Closed Mould
Composite Manufacturing Processes
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position on composite manufacturing processes with the Liquid Composite Moulding (LCM) Group at the University of Auckland. The successful candidate will play a major role in developing the LCM group’s research into advanced composites manufacturing processes (including I/CM, Resin Infusion, VARTM, and RTMLight).

Ansys Help

Hi All

I have just started my postgraduation in aerospace composites. I am new to FE of composites and required serious help in learning composite modelling. It will great if someone can help me in starting up. If you know any websites or books which have examples which I can go through to learn modelling of composites, please let me know. Thanks for your help.



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5th IC on Fracture of Polymers, Composites and Adhesives - just 4 weeks to go!

The 5th International Conference on Fracture of Polymers, Composites and Adhesives will be held in the beautiful Alpine village of Les Diablerets, Switzerland, 7-11 September. Les Diablerets is situated 120 km from Geneva's international airport and is easily reached either by car or by public transport.

The full oral and poster programs, as well as registration details can be found on the conference website at

Post-Doctoral Opportunities on Molecular Modeling, Strachan Group, MSE, Purdue University

We are seeking to hire an outstanding candidate as a post-doctoral fellow to work on large-scale molecular dynamics of polymers and polymer composites. The project focuses on the characterization of the molecular mechanisms that govern the mechanical responseof these materials. The successful candidate will work in the Strachan group and will have the opportunity to interact with experimentalists and theoreticians in academia, industry and national labs.

Post-Doctoral position available on X-FEM for the simulation of fracture in composites

A one year (renewable) post-doc position is avalaible at the Ecole Centrale of Nantes, France.

The research deals with the simulation of complex cracking patterns in composites using

 the eXtended Finite Element method (X-FEM).


To apply : a CV + name of at least two references.



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Program available for 5th IC Fracture of Polymers, Composites & Adhesives

The full oral program is now available via the conference website at Register now to participate at this well-received single session conference held in the beautiful Alpine village of Les Diablerets, Switzerland.

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Two faculty positions in computational and experimental mechanics at Columbia University

Columbia University
Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics

The Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics invites applications for TWO tenure-track faculty positions to support a Department initiative in Sustainable Engineering. Qualified individuals are sought with expertise in either:

(1) Computational mechanics - with an emphasis on large-scale computing applied to multi-scale, multi-phase modeling of materials (from nano- to macro-scale), and/or mechanics and materials challenges in energy and/or the environment.

need help reg composite analysis using ANSYS

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Hi everybody...

 does anyone has ANSYS tutorial for analysis of composites....if so please provide....i would be very grateful to you

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Research Positions in Modeling of Solids and Structures

Please see attachment for details of Computational Mechanics researcher openings at Industrial Research (, a Crown Research Institute in beautiful New Zealand.

The role involves the application of advanced modeling and simulation methods to research on solids and structures, with an emphasis on complex systems such as composites and meta-materials, or solids with multiple defects and discontinuities.

The position is research oriented but also provides opportunities to consult with industry on commercial projects.

Candidates with expertise in theory and computation of elastic wave propagation, the mechanical behavior of composites, structural dynamics, or acoustics are encouraged to apply.

Graeme Milton to be awarded the 2007 Prager Medal

Professor Graeme Milton will be awarded the 2007 Prager medal from the Society of Engineering Science for his work on solid mechanics.  The medal will be handed out at the 44th Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science (SES2007) to be held between October 21 and 24, 2007 at College Station, Texas.


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