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postdoctoral position - phase field modeling

A postdoctoral research associate position is available immediately in the Computational Materials & Mechanics Laboratory at Missouri University of Science and Technology (Rolla),

Candidates need to have a strong background in Phase Field Modeling (PFM).

Interested candidates should send their CV and two to three of their journal articles (in PFM area) to Prof. Zaeem at

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Discussion of fracture paper #11 - Fracture processes and phase-field modelling

In the latest volume of Engineering Fracture Mechanics there is an interesting paper about the calculation of crack growth paths by use of a phase field model. The considered material is inhomogeneous and that causes the crack to follow a winding path through the material. The material structure is from a CT scanned micro-structure of a cement-based porous material. The paper is:

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Effect of variant strain accommodation on the three-dimensional microstructure formation during martensitic transformation: Application to zirconia

This paper computationally investigates the effect of martensitic variant strain accommodation on the formation of microstructural and topological patterning in zirconia. We used the phase-field technique to capture the temporal and spatial evolution of embryonic formation of the monoclinic phase in tetragonal single crystals. The three-dimensional simulations were able to capture the formation of all the possible monoclinic variants. We used the multivariant single embryo as an initial condition to mitigate the lack of nucleation criteria at the mesoscale.

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Postdoctoral Position Opening at Beijing Computational Science Research Center (CSRC)

Beijing Computational Science Research Center (CSRC) a newly established interdisciplinary institute in China is recruiting multiple postdoctoral positions ( to conduct top research in computational sciences in condensed matter physics, quantum optics, biological sciences, and material sciences and advance algorithm developments.

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Shape memory effect and pseudoelasticity behavior in tetragonal zirconia polycrystals: A phase field study

Shape memory effect and pseudoelasticity behavior in tetragonal zirconia polycrystals: A phase field study, International Journal of Plasticity 60 (2014) 71–86. Martensitic tetragonal-to-monoclinic transformation in zirconia is a ‘‘double-edged sword’’, enabling transformation toughening or shape memory effects in favorable cases, but also cracks and phase degradation in undesirable scenarios.

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