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Journal Club for October 2017: Multiscale modeling and simulation of active matter

Tong Gao

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Department of Computational Mathematics, Science, and Engineering, Michigan State University



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Postdoctoral Position in computational solid mechanics at Aarhus University, Denmark

Applications are invited for a 2 year postdoctoral position with a background in computational solid mechanics. The focus of the project will be on micromechanics of failure in materials surface with applications in tribology and micro-machining. This research opportunity broadly involves development of physics-based computational approaches and systematic simulations for understanding the process of surface failure under different loading condition (e.g.

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Effects of surface tension on the suction forces generated by miniature craters

There are emerging demonstrations that micro- or nano-craters engineered on polymer surfaces can enable enhanced adhesion. In the past, we have developed a framework for quantifying the suction forces produced by isolated macroscopic craters neglecting surface effects. In this paper, we take surface tension into consideration because it plays a significant role in miniature craters on soft polymers. We have derived linear and nonlinear elastic solutions for the elasto-capillary distortion in miniature hemispherical craters whentheyare demoldedfromthe template.

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MS1801 @ WCCM2018 -> Data-driven Methods and Applications: from Physics-informed Learning Machines to Optimization Under Uncertainty

Dear colleagues,

We encourage you to submit your abstracts to minisymposium 1801 of the 13th World Congress on Computational Mechanics (New York City, from July 22 to 27 of 2018). This minisymposium focuses on:

1. recently developed methods for data-driven approaches;

2. data-driven applications to fluids, structures and materials involving (but not limited to) machine learning, uncertainty quantification and/or optimization.

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Postdoctoral Position in Molecular Modeling of Composite Materials at the University of South Carolina

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in Mechanical Engineering at the University of South Carolina, focused on molecular modeling of hybrid fiber-reinforced composite materials. The successful applicant will join an interdisciplinary team of faculty and researchers at the McNAIR Center for Aerospace Innovation and Research. The research involves studying processing-structure-property relationships of hybrid composites. 

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Faculty positions available at METU Northern Cyprus Campus

The Department of Aerospace Engineering at Middle East Technical University (Northern Cyprus Campus) invites applications for faculty positions to begin in 2018. Topics of interest include advanced structures and materials, aeroelasticity, aerodynamics, flight mechanics and control, advanced propulsion systems, and space applications. Outstanding candidates in other synergistic areas will be considered as well. Even though the emphasis is preferably on individuals at the Assistant Professor level, the other ranks will also be considered.

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On Weingarten-Volterra defects

Amit Acharya

The kinematic theory of Weingarten-Volterra line defects is revisited, both at small and finite deformations. Existing results are clarified and corrected as needed, and new results are obtained. The primary focus is to understand the relationship between the disclination strength and Burgers vector of deformations containing a Weingarten-Volterra defect corresponding to different cut-surfaces.

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How to Realize Volume Conservation During Finite Plastic Deformation

Volume conservation during plastic deformation is the most important feature and should be realized in elastoplastic theories. However, it is found in this paper that an elastoplastic theory is not volume conserved if it improperly sets an arbitrary plastic strain rate tensor to be deviatoric. We discuss how to rigorously realize volume conservation in finite strain regime, especially when the unloading stress free configuration is not adopted in the elastoplastic theories.

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WCCM Mini-symposium 1701: Computational Geomechanics

Dear colleagues:

We invite you to present a talk within the Computational Geomechanics mini-symposium (Session ID: 1701) at the World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM XIII) in New York City from July 22-27th, 2018. The call for abstracts will be open between October 15 and December 31, 2017. The mini-symposium description is provided below.

Session Description:

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SEM 2018: Shock & Blast - Abstract deadline extended to Oct. 26

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to submit an abstract for the ‘Shock & Blast’ session under Track 1: Dynamic Behavior of Materials. This symposium is part of the 2018 SEM Annual Conference & Exposition held at Hyatt Regency Greenville, South Carolina, USA, June 4-7, 2018. This conference marks the 75th Anniversary of SEM and will be a special meeting.

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Postdoctoral Position At Northwestern University

A postdoctoral associate position is available immediately at the Computational Nanodynamics Laboratory at Northwestern University with Prof. Sinan Keten. This research project focuses broadly on the atomistic and multi-scale modeling of biomolecular materials such as nanocellulose and their interfaces with polymers. A Ph.D. in a related field is required for this position. Expertise in atomistic and molecular modeling techniques (molecular dynamics, density functional theory, coarse-grained molecular simulations) is required. Additionally, a strong background in soft matter research (polymer science, biophysics, or related areas) is highly desired. Interested candidates should send a CV, a summary of research interests, contact information of three references, and three most relevant publications as a single pdf file to Evaluations will begin immediately, and the start date is flexible.

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Postdoctoral and PhD positions in Stochastic Computational Mechanics, Duke University

Several positions at the PhD and postdoctoral levels are available in the group of Prof. Guilleminot at Duke University. The ideal candidates should have a particular interest in conducting interdisciplinary research at the interface of computational mechanics, materials science and uncertainty quantification. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) stochastic modeling and computational frameworks for large-scale nonlinear materials and systems, statistical inverse problems and multiscale approaches.

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IUTAM Symposium on Architectured Materials Mechanics: Call for abstracts

This "Architectured Materials Mechanics" IUTAM ( Symposium will take place September 17-19, 2018 in downtown Chicago, Illinois. It aims to provide a state of the art on the engineering science (design, fabrication, mechanics) of architectured materials including (but not limited to): lattice materials, metamaterials, origami, topologically interlocked materials and bioinspired materials. The list of invited speakers can be found on the symposium website:

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Mechanical Reading of Ferroelectric Polarization

The mechanical properties of materials are insensitive to space inversion, even when they are crystallographically asymmetric. In practice, this means that turning a piezoelectric crystal upside down or switching the polarization of a ferroelectric should not change its mechanical response. Strain gradients, however, introduce an additional source of asymmetry that has mechanical consequences.

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Invitation to a minisymposium on Peridynamic Theory and Multiscale Methods at WCCM XIII, in New York, U.S.A., July 22-27, 2018



13th World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM XIII) - 2nd Pan American Congress on Computational Mechanics (PANACM II)

July 22-27, 2018, New York, U.S.A.

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MIT Faculty Positions in Civil and Environmental Engineering

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) invites applications for several tenure-track faculty positions to begin July 2018 or thereafter. Appointments will be at the assistant or untenured associate professor level. In special cases, a senior faculty appointment may be possible. 

Postdoc Position available at Singapore University of Technology and Design

Postdoctoral Positions:

Our group has one postdoctoral position opening supported by Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)-Digital Manufacturing and Design (DManD) Centre for a projects of 3D printing with active materials.

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Postdoc Position in Optimization, Metamodelling, and Statistical Analysis at McGill University

One postdoctoral and/or one MSc/PhD position are available in the Bioresource Engineering Department of McGill University for January 2018. The postdoctoral researcher and MSc student will work on a multidisciplinary research project involving Metamodeling, Optimization, Statistical analysis, and Numerical multiscale simulation to develop a predicative mathematical-computational model to analyze statistical biological data and to simulate transport phenomena in porous biological media. The candidate will work under the supervision of Dr.

On the origins of the electro-mechanical response of dielectric elastomers

Recent theoretical works have shown that the electro-mechanical performance of dielectric elastomers can be enhanced through micro-structural design.


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