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Postdoc vacancy (3 years) on computational mechanics of thick adhesive joints in large wind turbine blades

Over the last years, UGent-MMS has developed the stand-alone BladeMesher software for generating finite element models of large wind turbine blades. The software reads in the material data and airfoil data of the wind turbine blade, and automatically constructs the geometry and finite element mesh for the blade. In a next step, the nodal and element information of the finite element mesh is written out to an input file for a commercial finite element solver (Abaqus in this case).

New webinar: Introduction of Composite Material Analysis Technology by Integrating Actual Testing and CAE

Join Synopsys Simpleware software, CYBERNET Multiscale.Sim, and Shimadzu Corporation for a webinar on Thursday, October 13th, 2022 on composite material analysis integrated actual testing and CAE.

Learn more and register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/204553566873541131?source=iMechanica

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iVABS

Dear All,

I am excited to share that we recently developed iVABS as an integrated VABS-based framework for design and optimization, parametric studies, uncertainty quantifications of composite rotor blades, and other beam-like structures. This tool is particularly useful for rapid design of composite slender structures with accuracy of detailed 3D FEA at the speed of simple engineering beam theories.  

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PhD position at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in solid mechanics and fracture mechanics of composite materials

We have an open position as a PhD student in the area of fracture mechanics of fibre composites. The focus of the position is to develop element test specimens, i.e., test specimens that are purposely-designed with the aim of checking the accuracy of model predictions of damage evolution (two or more damage types) in composite structures subjected to static and cyclic loading

Postdoc vacancy (3 years) on computational mechanics of thick adhesive joints in large wind turbine blades

Over the last years, UGent-MMS has developed the stand-alone BladeMesher software for generating finite element models of large wind turbine blades. The software reads in the material data and airfoil data of the wind turbine blade, and automatically constructs the geometry and finite element mesh for the blade. In a next step, the nodal and element information of the finite element mesh is written out to an input file for a commercial finite element solver (Abaqus in this case).

Webinar: Introduction of Composite Material Analysis Technology by Integrating Actual Testing and CAE

Interested in using imaging data and computer-aided engineering (CAE) for weight reduction? This webinar on February 8th and 10th looks at studying fiber orientation in composite materials to improve workflows prior to costly production.

Register here: https://www.shimadzu.com/an/news-events/campaign/automotive/weight_reduc...

PhD vacancy (4 years) on computational mechanics of thick adhesive joints in large wind turbine blades

Over the last years, UGent-MMS has developed the stand-alone BladeMesher software for generating finite element models of large wind turbine blades. The software reads in the material data and airfoil data of the wind turbine blade, and automatically constructs the geometry and finite element mesh for the blade. In a next step, the nodal and element information of the finite element mesh is written out to an input file for a commercial finite element solver (Abaqus in this case).

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[Polymers] Special Issue: Mechanics of 3D-Printed Polymers and Polymer Composites

A special issue on "Mechanics of 3D-Printed Polymers and Polymer Composites", is recently launched in the journal "Polymers". If your research is related to the topic, I would like to invite you to submit your latest research developments to the special issue. For more details and submitting your manuscript, please see: 

https://www.mdpi.com/journal/polymers/special_issues/Mech_3D_Print_Polym...

 

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Uniaxial stretch-release of rubber-plastic bilayers: strain dependent transition to stable helices, rolls, saddles, and tubes

Polymeric plastics deform irreversibly (i.e., inelastically) whereas rubbers deform reversibly, i.e., elastically.

Thus, uniaxially stretching a rubber-plastic bilayer composite beyond its yield point can create an elastic strain mismatch between the two layers. Upon release, the bilayer may then bend out-of-plane.

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PhD position in data-driven stochastic multi-scale simulations of composite materials

Context

As part of a Europeanproject between different industrial partners and Universities, the main objective of the doctoral position will be to develop methodologies in thecontext of data-driven stochastic multi-scale simulations.

PhD opportunity

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Compressive performance and crack propagation in Al alloy/Ti2AlC composites

The morphology of MAX phase composites is examined here. Specifically, crack branching is examined in Al - Ti2AlC composites showing the role of MAX phase distribution on the fracture performance of such materials. Ductile alloy phases serve to deflect cracks in the hard, yet tough, MAX phase.

Full text available here

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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.

Four Fully Funded PhD Positions

#IPPTPAN in collaboration with Department of Engineering at #NTU is offering four fully supported #PhD positions in the following fields:

 

1) Non-linear thermo-mechanical behaviour of polycrystalline shape memory alloys undergoing complex loadings < https://www.ippt.pan.pl/_download/tem_prac_dok/2020_z_kowalewski_en_1.pdf >

 

PhD vacancy (3 years) on mechanical testing of recyclable vitrimer composites

Vitrimers are a groundbreaking development in polymer chemistry. This new class of polymers is neither thermoset, nor thermoplastic, but inherits properties from both polymer classes. Vitrimers were "invented" by Prof. Leibler in Paris in 2011 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitrimers).

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Postdoc Position in “Multi-Scale Modeling of Composites”

 

A postdoctoral position in “Multi-Scale Modeling of Composites” is available in Tehrani Group in the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering at UT Austin. The position starts in August 2020. The required qualifications for this position are as follows:

·       Acquired a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field before the position start date.

PhD/postdoc vacancy (4 years) on computational mechanics of large wind turbine blades

Over the last years, UGent-MMS has developed the stand-alone BladeMesher software for generating finite element models of large wind turbine blades. The software reads in the material data and airfoil data of the wind turbine blade, and automatically constructs the geometry and finite element mesh for the blade. In a next step, the nodal and element information of the finite element mesh is written out to an input file for a commercial finite element solver (Abaqus in this case).

PhD vacancy (3 years) on experimental testing of thermoplastic automotive composites

Thermoplastic composites are gaining more and more interest in automotive, aerospace and sports applications, because of the short cycle times and recycling possibilities. Besides short fibre-reinforced thermoplastics, also continuous fibre-reinforced thermoplastic composites are being considered for load-carrying structures. However, their behaviour during manufacturing and during in-service use is very different from the traditional thermoset composites (typically epoxy-based).

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A fully funded PhD Position Available at Stony Brook University

One PhD position is available for Fall 2020 in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Stony Brook University, New York Long Island. The research program focuses on the mechanics and design of novel advanced materials and metamaterials to achieve high mechanical performance, new wave propagation features, and multifunctional characteristics. The candidates with background in solid mechanics and finite element analysis are highly encouraged to apply. 

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Compressive performance of MAX phase composites

Compressive performance and crack propagation in MAX phase composites 

 

Here micro CT was used to reveal the structure performance relationships in metal/ceramic composites based on Ti2AlC / Al alloy combinations.

The results show the promise of infiltrated max phase materials in the production of high performance composites.

5 PhD/postdoc vacancies in mechanics of composites @ Ghent University (Belgium)

The Mechanics of Materials and Structures research group at Ghent University (Belgium) is recruiting 5 PhD/postdoc researchers in the field of experimental and computational mechanics of composites. There are 5 positions:

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PostDoc position in multi-scale computational mechanics to study the impact failure of composites

Context
As part of a collaborative project between different Belgian industrial partners and Universities related to the study of composite laminate under impacts, the main objective of the doctoral position will be to develop a multi-scale numerical framework to study failure of the synthesized materials.

Material Testing: Crucial Step in Bridge Development & Engineering Design

Bridge failures underscore the importance of rigorous material testing. The collapse of the incomplete pedestrian bridge at Florida International University on March 2018 is an example where design errors led to growing cracks as described by OSHA.

Although material failure is not the sole reason for bridge failures, it is a crucial step for selecting the right materials, bridge design analysis, and construction testing.

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