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Online Resource on Rotations with Rigid Body Dynamics Applications

Dear Colleague,

The online resource on rotations,

has been operational now for nearly 7 years and has been recently updated with material from the literature. Among the latest additions, we note the following subjects:

Roberto Brighenti's picture

Winter school on "Trends on Additive Manufacturing for Engineering Applications"

The winter school on Trends on Additive Manufacturing for Engineering Applications will be held in Timisoara (Romania),

25-29 January 2021  &  Online.

The main aim of the Winter School is to involve PhDs and young researchers in the field of AM with an engineering perspective.

Lecturer in Systems Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University

The Whiting School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins University seeks applicants for a full-time teaching position (Lecturer) in the area of systems engineering to be part of the teaching faculty in the department of Civil and Systems Engineering (CaSE). This position will serve a key role in the department’s new program in Systems Engineering and the growing Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE). More experienced candidates may be considered for a Senior Lecturer position.

marco.paggi's picture

Open courses on Computational Mechanics @ IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca

Dear Colleagues,

this year my courses on Computational Mechanics for the PhD in Systems Science at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca will be delivered online and will be open to anyone interested in.

Enclosed please find a list of syllabi of the courses, along with the schedule of the lessons (Central European Time zone) and the Zoom link.

The courses are:

- Numerical Methods for the Solution of Partial Differential Equations (20 hours, December-January)

kedarkirane's picture

NSF NRT fellowships at Stony Brook University

NSF funded NRT Fellowship is available for eligible students at Stony Brook University, in the field of Quantitative Analysis of Dynamic Structures (QuADS!).  It supports select students performing research in the area of materials characterization. This prestigious one-year fellowship will provide

- An annual stipend of $34,000 during Year 2 of your Ph.D. (So you can apply for your PhD now to SBU, and then, to this fellowship for your second year) 

Pradeep Sharma's picture

A tutorial on the electrostatics of deformable materials with a focus on stability and bifurcation analysis

The attached tutorial paper is yet unpublished but I am posting a pre-print since several students I know have found it to be a useful pedagogical resource. You may also access the document on arXiv.

Here is the abstract.

Roberto Brighenti's picture

Ph.D. positions at Univ. of Parma – Italy on Smart Materials and Additive Manufacturing Simulation (for Chinese CSC supported students)

Two Ph.D. positions are available at the Univ. of Parma – Italy, for Chinese CSC supported students. The topic will be the mechanical modeling of advanced and responsive materials and additive manufacturing modeling, starting from Nov. 2021.

carpick's picture

PhD Open House at UPenn

Dear Friends - UPenn has great research in mechanics. If you know people interested in pursuing a PhD, please share this announcement. Thank you! Rob


Virtual PhD Open House on Friday, November 6, 2020

Nili's picture

Funded PhD Position in Dynamic Systems and Intelligent Machines Lab- San Diego State University

We have an open PhD position in the areas of perception, planning, and control of autonomous systems in DSIM lab. Highly motivated applicants with prior experience in robotics, control and/or machine learning and strong programming skills and mathematical background are encouraged to apply. Applicants should have B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, or a closely related field.

Remote Mechanics Teaching. How to do it well?

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Many of us will be teaching remotely soon.  I wonder what is most effective when it comes to mechanics.

In our department we have been having meetings to help professors figure out what is the approach to the online teaching modality.  There have been lots of suggestions:

Introducing Ansys Innovation Courses

ANSYS, Inc. has been investing time and resources into their knowledge resources and academic program and their recent contribution to the community is the "Ansys Innovation Courses". These are on-demand physics-based courses that are free for everyone which empowers students and professionals to visualize, reinforce, and rapidly master key physics concepts, with the help of simulations.

Two new books for continuum mechanics of solids

I would like to announce two new books that Prof. Lallit Anand and I have just published on continuum mechanics of solids. 

Dibakar Datta's picture

YouTube Videos on Atomistic Modeling

Dear All,

My student is making YouTube videos on Atomistic Modeling.

Your suggestions and feedback will make the videos better. 


Dibakar Datta's picture

New Book on 2D Materials

We have edited a new book on 2D materials. Thanks to all the authors for their contribution. 

ScienceDirect LINK: Synthesis, Modeling, and Characterization of 2D Materials, and Their Heterostructures 

Dr. Hanaor - Department of Ceramic Materials - TU Berlin's picture

An improved semi-analytical solution for stress at round-tip notches



A semi-analytical model is developed for the notch tip maximum stress.

Application of the formula to U and blunt V-notches is demonstrated.

The results can be used to assess the brittle failure of notched components.

kolman's picture

An ECCOMAS Advanced online Course on Computational Structural Dynamics 2020

We would like to announce An ECCOMAS Advanced online Course on Computational Structural Dynamics 2020,  . The short course on computational structural dynamics in the form of the webinar will be held from August 31 to September 4, 2020

The program of the online course is available on the link .

PhD Admissions at Mahindra University, India


Admissions in Fall 2020 to the PhD program at Mahindra University are open. Application deadline is 20 June.


Please visit the following webpage for more details:




National Webinar on Avian-inspired Smart Unmanned Aerial Vehicles by Professor Daniel Inman, University of Michigan

Greetings From Shiv Nadar University, India! "Mechanical Engineering Department at Shiv Nadar University is organizing a National Webinar on "Avian-inspired Smart Unmanned Aerial Vehicles" by Professor Daniel Inman, Harm Buning Collegiate Professor, University of Michigan. Topic: Avian-inspired Smart Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Date and Time: 3rd. June at 7pm IST, All are cordially welcome to attend!

1d finite element beam modelling for pipe

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HI , the query is related to FE modelling of 1d Euler bernouli beam for pipe

If a pipe is modeled as a beam ,how can we input or account for the internal pressure of pipe. 

What is the quantity and the direction of nodal loads

Should a load = Pressure x Pipe sec Area be applied to all nodes??

Thank You.


marco.paggi's picture

Multiple PhD positions available @ IMT Lucca: listen the storytelling of 4 enrolled PhD students

PhD positions on Systems Science with specialization in computational mechanics are available at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca (Tuscany, Italy), see the following previous posts on imechanica:

- A call for 1 PhD position in the framework of the H2020 Marie Curie Project NewFrac (deadline: 30 June 2020):


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