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Postdoc position in Mechanics of Materials at the University of Oxford

Dear Colleagues,

I am looking for a talented and motivated postdoctoral researcher to join my group at the University of Oxford in September 2021 (2-year contract). The project focuses on the constitutive modelling of biodegradable polymers (large deformations coupled to mass transport and chemical reactions). Candidates should have a strong background in continuum mechanics, constitutive modelling (hyperelasticity, viscoplasticity) and finite element methods. 

A complete description of the position is attached.

Two PhD Studentships in Next-generation Aircraft Propulsion Materials (Imperial College London)

We are seeking two motivated candidates for fully-funded PhD studentship in the exciting field of high performance alloys for next-generation aero-engines.The studentships include fees and stipend of £16,553 for suitable candidates ordinary resident in the UK or EU nationals for the durati

Assistant Professors / Associate Professors in Mechanical Engineering 825559

Department of Engineering (ENG), Aarhus University (AU) invites applications for a number of positions as tenure track assistant professors or associate professors in the field of Mechanical Engineering (ME). The University has ambitious plans to increase its activities significantly within research and education as well as public and industrial collaboration with the vision of bringing AU into the global engineering elite.

Master’s (Research)/Ph.D position available in Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M

A Ph.D. position is available at Texas A&M University in the Aerospace department to work on interactions between fatigue and creep (permanent deformation due to a constant mechanical stress applied) at high temperature in a superalloy. More information are in the attached file.

The candidate should have obtained a Bachelor’s or a Master's degree with a strong background in materials science, mechanical engineering or any related field. An interest for both experimental and numerical approaches is expected from the successful candidate.

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Postdoctoral researcher position opening at Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Korea

We are seeking a highly qualified candidate for a full-time postdoctoral researcher position in the area of Computational Mechanics at the Graduate Institute of Ferrous Technology (GIFT), Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Korea. Candidates with a strong background in continuum/dislocation-based plasticity theory, computational mechanics of sheet metals, FE modelling of sheet metal forming processes… are highly encouraged to apply.

Post Doctoral Research Associate at Loughborough University



The project will form one of the integral parts of a collaborative UK/India research grant, which is funded by the EPSRC and the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.

Duration: 1 year

Deadline for application: 25 March 2014  


The projects aims to:


Polymer Packaging Modeling Engineer at Procter & Gamble

The selected individual will lead the development, initial application and deployment of new modeling capability in the area of thermoplastic packages. The initial focus is on developing best in class material models across a range of polymers. This material modeling capability will be leveraged globally for a broad range of packaging model applications (blow molding, parison / preform optimization, empty and full bottle interaction with packing lines, etc.)

Constitutive models for rubber


I found a very useful explanation about hyperelasticity here:

 In the proof3, there is a good explanation (I can't found anything better than this one) of how we can express the Cauchy stresses in terms of the principal streches.

I am interested to incompressible material, so this is the equation:

14 PhD and 2 PostDoc positions on modelling of landslides and debris flow

We are currently seeking for ambitious young researchers working in a European ITN research project on the multiscale
modelling of landslides and debris flow. 
The project covers a broad spectrum of research topics such as
constitutive model, numerical methods, laboratory tests, centrifuge model tests

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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.

St. Venant-Kirchhoff constitutive law in Abaqus

I would like to conduct simulations in Abaqus using a St.
Venant-Kirchhoff constitutive law, but when I try to define a material
in Abaqus CAE I do not see it as an option.


Is this available as a
built-in model?

 Is this just another material model with a parameter set to a specific value? (Hyperelasticity isn't my strongest area.)

PhD positions in Multiscale computation and modelling of granular materials

Multiscale computation and modelling of granular materials

Granular materials are ubiquitous in nature and extensively utilized in many processes in civil, chemical, mechanical and mining industries.  Understanding and predicting granular material behaviour is vital for migrating natural hazards and for optimising industrial processes.  However, complexity arising from grain interactions poses considerable challenge to this task.  To date, there is no universal theory or model can describe granular material behaviour for a wide range of conditions.


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Newsletter for the ASME Committee on Constitutive Equations - Spring 2010

Mechanics community,

Please find attached the spring 2010 edition of the ASME Committee on Constitutive Equations Newsletter. Included in the newsletter are short articles on "Constitutive Modeling of Skeletal Muscle Tissue" and "Nonlocal Modeling of Materials".


Greg Odegard

ABAQUS and Constitutive equation

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Dear all,

 I'm new to ABAQUS and I was wondering if we could have access to any constitutive equation in ABAQUS and add another stress tensor to the Cauchy stress tensor?


-- Hamid Attaran 

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European Conference on Constitutive Models for Rubber - ECCMR VI

ECCMR 2009 - Sixth European Conference on Constitutive Models for Rubber

Held at TU Dresden, Germany, September 7-10, 2009.

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Constitutive Modelling of Elastomers

Rubber or rubber-like materials, or generally elastomers, sustain large elastic deformations. The problems of such cases are non-linear, the non-linearity came from two sources, the first one due to materials, and the second is geomertrical non-linearity. Elastomers are, also, viscoelastic, i.e. time and temperature dependent.

5 PhD positions in solid mechanics

There are 5 vacant PhD positions with good stipend in the field of solid mechanics, constitutive modelling and numerical simulations. We are looking for very competent, creative students all over the world. It is a rare opportunity for a young scientist to develop his versatile skills and this is your chance. As some people know, SIMLab (Structural Impact Laboratory) is internationally reputed group working on problems related to Crashworthiness and Structural Impact. Our group recently got a Centre for Research based Innovation (CRI). All these positions are filling under CRI. Please find the details in the links here:

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