failure Mechanics

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.

The goal of this project is to develop a failure model of a metallic foam material and to implement it in a commercial FEA code (LS-DYNA). Next, computer simulations will be employed for virtual prototyping of multi-physical applications with the focus on composite columns and sandwich panels. Experiments will be also conducted to validate and calibrate the developed computational and analytical approaches.

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Modelling of fiber failure in Abaqus

Fiber Modelling of fiber failure in Abaqus ABAQUS, Fiber failure, failure criteria , Fiber Composite  , composite I am presently working on modelling of fiber failure inof a composite lamina on ABAQUS. After researching a lot, Even after researching a lot, I haven't been able to find a damage criteria which  can depict natural failure in of a fiber. I do not want to induce a crack in it and break it or put in a cohesive layer. I want to break it as it breaks naturally. 

Can you help me with this? Also, there are a I am using ABAQUS to model it, so it would be great if you could tell me with respect to how can I do imodel it on ABAQUS.

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Hi all,

     Can anyone give a description on the diffrence of ALE in ABAQUS and LSDYNA? And also the difference between r-adaptivity and ALE in ABAQUS. It seems ALE in ABAQUS means the same with r-adaptivity in LSDYNA while “ALE” means diffrently in the two codes.

      Thanks a lot!

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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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Openings for New Ph.D. Students on Composite Materials and Failure Mechanics at Vanderbilt University, USA

New students may start from January 2008 if the graduate students have previous research experience in solid mechanics (e.g., nano/micro-mechanics, computational mechanics) or material engineering (MD simulation, mechanical behaviors). Students will have the opportunities to conduct balanced experimental and computational work on the durabilty and impact failure of marine composite materials; failure and material designs of nanocomposite materials; or rehabilitation of infrastructure materials using composites and other materials.  An MS degree is required.

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