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A micromechanics-based deep learning model for short fiber composites

If you are curious about application of machine learning techniques in mechanics problems, our latest paper is probably interesting for you. In this paper, we are proposing a micromechanics-based artificial neural networks model for short fiber composites. You can find the paper here: 

Postdoc in micromechanical characterization of lithium ion batteries

A one-plus-one year post-doctoral position is available at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. The project aim is to develop reliable methods for material characterization of the mechanical properties on the micrometer scale.

The application deadline is 2021-04-15.

Apply on the KTH website:



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Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) conference

The ICME Conference 2020, a HxGN LIVE event is a 3-days intensive online conference on October 6-8, 2020 for executives, R&D, manufacturing professionals, engineers, and designers to learn, explore and share about Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) to enable companies to blur the boundaries between manufacturing, materials and part performance for the optimal design of innovative quality products.

PhD scholarship application in Geomechanics at University of Lyon - Micromechanical and multi-scale behaviour of damaged heterogeneous rocks around underground excavations



The goal of this project is to investigate the multi-scale behaviour of clay rocks, going from microscopic to macroscopic scale, with application to underground drilling. The research will be based on multi-scale approach and numerical method allowing to model microstructure media in a double-scale framework (FEMxFEM). Please, see the full description in the attached file here below.

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Nonlocal Micromechanics of Composites of both Random and Periodic Structures (Background, Opportunities and Prospects)

An extended abstract dedicated to nonlocal (in the sense of either Eringen or Silling) micromechanics is attached. It can’t be considered as a review in any sense. It is just a personal vision on a new area of micromechanics, in particularly based on the author’s publications (references on hundreds related papers can be found in the referred publications). The style of the abstract is plausible rather than rigorous that willfully used by the author just for initiation of discussions in the new prospective area of micromechanics.

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Micromechanical model for prediction of fatigue limit of fibre composites

We have published a paper called "Micromechanical model for prediction of the fatigue limit for unidirectional fibre composites" in Mechanics of Materials. See the link here.

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PhD position at Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in Damage Tolerant Composite Materials

A new PhD position is vacant at the Section of Composites and Materials Mechanics of the Department of Wind Energy at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). The PhD project will concern damage tolerance of composite materials subjected to static and cyclic loading. The objective is to creacte enhanced fracture resistance by facilitating the formation of multiple cracks with large-scale fiber bridging along the interfaces in a layered composite by controlled mechanical properties by surface treatments.

PhD position at University of Lorraine, France

Project title: Micromechanical modeling of geomaterials by considering the microstructural anisotropy 

Location: Nancy (France), Georessources Laboratory, University of Lorraine

Starting date and duration: September/October, 2018, 3 years

Candidates: First-class undergraduate and master degrees in mechanics, applied mathematics, civil engineering or other related disciplines. The candidates should be motivated by research in theoretical and numerical modeling and have a good background in mathematics, mechanics of materials, finite element method, etc. 

2 PhD Positions: Solid mechanics, fibre networks

Would you like to be a part of the Ph.D. research training program linked to the industry and leading European research organizations? Are you interested in mastering advanced experimental and modelling tools? Please, apply!


Effect of Loading on Slipping of Crystal Planes

We know when a metal is subjected to proper loading, there exists plastic strain. A great part of plastic strain is developed from the slipping of the crystal planes of that metal in microstructure level. Now, when the load is uniaxial, it is simple to calculate the amount of shear strain acts on that plane. But, when the load is not uniaxial, the life is harder. It is very hard to calculate which slip plane feels how much shear strain.

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A theoretical study on the piezoresistive response of carbon nanotubes embedded in polymer nanocomposites in an elastic region

Herein, we report a theoretical study of polymeric nanocomposites to provide physical insight into complex material systems in elastic regions. A self-consistent scheme is adopted to predict piezoresistive characteristics, and the effects of the interface and of tunneling on the effective piezoresistive and electrical properties of the nanocomposites are simulated. The overall piezoresistive sensitivity is predicted to be reduced when the lower interfacial resistivity of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) and the higher effective stiffness of nanocomposites are considered.

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Post-doctoral position in Failure of Brittle Materials at National University of Singapore

We anticipate an opening for a post-doctoral fellow position in micromechanics based failure modeling of heterogeneous brittle materials. The focus will be on characterizing the roles of flaw distributions on rate-dependent failure in materials such as concrete. The objective is to develop an understanding of failure processes with the aim of designing high performance brittle materials.

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Post-doctoral position in Failure of Brittle Materials at National University of Singapore

We anticipate an opening for a post-doctoral fellow position in micromechanics based failure modeling of heterogeneous brittle materials. The focus will be on characterizing the roles of flaw distributions on rate-dependent failure in materials such as concrete. The objective is to develop an understanding of failure processes with the aim of designing high performance brittle materials.

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Textile Composite Property Calculator in the Cloud

I hope this information will be helpful for some researchers. We recently integrated TexGen with SwiftComp, called TexGen4SC, to provide a very easy app to compute thermoelastic properties for textile composites for all the types of woven microstructures which can be generated by TexGen. This tool can achieve RVE analysis accuracy with a very small fraction of its computing time. This tool can respect the finite thickness of a woven fabric. It can be freely launched on any device (smart phones, ipads, etc) connected to Internet.

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A Better Alternative to RVE Analysis

RVE analysis is popular for computational homogenization. It can be used independently for virtual testing or as a module for multiscale modeling. Its popularity is mainly due to the maturity and acceptance of commercial finite element software. RVE analysis usually requires a 3D domain to obtain 3D properties and local fields. If a 2D RVE is used, only 2D properties and local fields are obtained. To obtain the complete set of properties, multiple analysis is needed. For example, to obtain the complete stiffness matrix, six 3D RVE analyses are needed.

Post-doctoral position in failure micromechanics

There is an opening for a post-doc in Prof. Shailendra Joshi’s research group at NUS, starting November 2016, in the area of micromechanics of advanced structural steels. An ideal candidate for this position must possess a PhD in mechanical engineering or related field with a strong background in computational materials mechanics.

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Fully – funded PhD opportunity in Metal-Forming and Materials Modelling Group, Imperial College London, Deadline 31st of Aug. 2016

The Metal Forming and Materials Modelling group wishes to provide a FULLY funded studentship to EXCEPTIONAL candidates to conduct PhD research work in the Mechanical Engineering department, at Imperial College London. The research work will be focused on the development of novel metal forming technologies, e.g.

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RVE analysis without BCs and periodic mesh requirements

RVE analysis becomes a routine exercise in material modeling. Usually it is carried out using finite element codes such as ABAQUS or ANSYS. The main thing one should pay attention is to applying the right boundary conditions. It is settled that periodic boundary conditions are the preferred boundary conditions to be applied. The BCs are that u_i-\epsilon_{ij}x_j should be equal on the corresponding edges. This type of boundary conditions can be applied using coupled equations constraints. This requires that one creates a mesh with corresponding nodes on periodic edges.

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Micromechanics Simulation Challenge

cdmHUB has completed the level I micromechanics simulation challenge. Several micromechanics methods/tools including both commercially available tools such as  Altair MDS, ESI VPS, Digimat, SwiftComp and research codes such as MAC/GMC/HFGMC and FVDAM, are used to analyze six typical 2D/3D microstructures.

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Postdoctoral position in Multiscale Modeling and Experimental Characterization of Polymer Composites under High Strain Rate Deformations

Applications are invited for an immediate  Postdoctoral position within the Cognitive Performance Optimization Laboratory (COPOL) in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of New Brunswick. The candidate will perform research in the area of multiscale modeling and failure analysis of high-performance light materials such as Long Fiber Thermoplastic Composites under high strain rate deformations.


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