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Journal Club for October 2016: Roughness evolution of biomaterial surfaces

As an example, here we discuss implant-associated infection from the mechanics point of view on bacteria adhesion affected by the biomaterial surface roughness:

1.    Implant-associated infection, a leading cause of failure in many biomedical devices, is caused by adhesion of bacteria to the surface of biomaterials. Implant-associated infection is difficult to treat, for example, joint replacement infections may occur deep around the artificial implants.

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SEM 2017: Shock & Blast - Abstract deadline extended to Oct. 31

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 2017 SEM Annual Conference & Exposition on Experimental and applied Mechanics to be held at Hyatt Regency Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, USA, June 12-15, 2017.


The classical problem of a cable under axial load has been revisited by Weiguo Wu and Xin Cao: Mechanics model and its equation of wire rope based on elastic thin rod theory, International Journal of Solids and Structures, in press, 9 pages. On line 22 october 2016 at .

Model is applied to a multistrand ccable given in a book by Costello (1990). Axial stiffness results compare very well.   

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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.

Call for Papers: PVP 2017 - MF2 Application of Fracture Mechanics in Failure Assessment

2017 ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference

Hilton Waikoloa Village, Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA

July 16 – 20, 2017

The ASME Materials and Fabrication Committee (M&F) is inviting papers in the technical sessions on Application of Fracture Mechanics in Failure Assessment (Topic MF-2). The papers will appear in the PVP 2017 conference proceedings and may be considered for publication in the ASME Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology (JPVT) or any other ASME archival journals.


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Acta Mechanica Sinica (Volume 32, Issue 5, 2016 ) is online now !

Acta Mechanica Sinica (Volume 32, Issue 5, 2016 ) is online now !

Dear everyone!

The fifth issue in 2016 (Volume 32, Issue 5) of Acta Mechanica Sinica (AMS) is online now.

Manufacturing challenges associated with variable stiffness composites

Can  any one tell me what are the variable stiffness composites and what are the manufacturing challeneges involved.

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PhD positions in mechanics of advanced materials at the University of Minnesota

PhD positions in the broad area of mechanics of advanced materials are available in the group of Prof. Stefano Gonella ( at the University of Minnesota.

Postdoctoral Appointee in Experimental Impact Mechanics at Sandia National Laboratories

Job Title - Experimental Mechanics Postdoctoral Appointee

Job ID - 655230

Location - Albuquerque, NM

Department - 01528

Regular/Temporary - Temporary

Full/Part Time - Full-Time

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee for the Experimental Impact Mechanics Laboratory.

Key functions of this role include, but are not limited to:

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UC Merced - Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant Positions Available

The Mechanical Engineering program at the University of California Merced has graduate student positions, funded via Teaching or Reasearch Assistantship, for top applicants. More information about the program is available at: Information about how to apply is available at:

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2017 The 8th International Conference on Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (ICMAE)

Dear Colleagues,

I am Dr. Emin Taner ELMAS from İzmir, Turkey; and I am also a member of SCIEI - SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING INSTITUTE. 

As an international scientific / technical committe member, I would like to kindly announce and inform you about The 8th International Conference on Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (ICMAE) 2017 organized by SCIEI - SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING INSTITUTE. 

Announcement of the 2016 Haythornthwaite Grants Recipients

The AMD-ASME Executive Committee is delighted to announce the 2016 recipients of the Haythornthwaite Grants. 

2016 Haythornthwaite Research Initiation Grants: 

The AMD-ASME Executive Committee selected the top four proposals for the Haythornthwaite Research Initiation Grants, each to be awarded at $20,000. The four selected recipients are:

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PhD Position in Multiscale Modeling and Experiments of Ballistic Fibers at the University of South Carolina

Applications are invited for a PhD studentship position focused on multiscale modeling (nanoscale mechanics) and experiments of high performance ballistic fibers. 


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Highly-stretchable 3D-architected Mechanical Metamaterials

Key contribution to the field: Most of exisiting additive manufacturing techologies are focused on rigid materials from rigid plastics to metals, but manufacturing sructures with both highly complex architectures and high stretchability is challenging. Here, we introduce a new stereolithography-based additive manufacturing technology to fabricate elastomer lattices with complex 3D architectures and high strechability.

Paper title: Highly-stretchable 3D-architected Mechanical Metamaterials

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Lightweight Mechanical Metamaterials with Tunable Negative Thermal Expansion

Key contribution to the field: Manufacturing of composite structures with tailored 3D microstructures is challenging with existing manufacturing technologies; here we introduce a new stereolithography-based additive manufacturing technology to fabricate multimaterial littice structures with nearly arbitrary 3D microarchitectures. 

paper title: Lightweight Mechanical Metamaterials with Tunable Negative Thermal Expansion

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Themed Article on Mechanics of High Speed Rail-Ⅱ may Interest you ——Published in Acta Mechanica Sinica(Vol.32, Issue 2, 2016)

Dear everyone!

Welcome to themed article on current research progress on mechanics of high speed rail-published in SCI-indexed journal


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Acta Mechanica Sinica (Volume 32, Issue 4, 2016 ) is online now !

Acta Mechanica Sinica (Volume 32, Issue 4, 2016 ) is online now !

Dear everyone!

The fourth issue in 2016 (Volume 32, Issue 4) of Acta Mechanica Sinica (AMS) is online now.

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Open Faculty Position at the University of Houston

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Houston (UH) invites applications for a tenure-track at the Assistant Professor level beginning Fall 2017. Candidates are expected to establish an internationally recognized dynamic research program in the broad areas of theoretical and/or solid mechanics. All specialties in the broadly defined area of solid mechanics will be considered including contemporary topics that are at the nexus of mechanics and energy, biology, manufacturing among others.

Postdoc position in constitutive modeling of biological tissues

One-year post-doc position is currently available on theoretical constitutive law development for complex biological materials at NC State (

PhD or equivalent doctorate in appropriate field and strong backgrounds in applied mechanics and nonlinear elasticity are required. The tentative starting date for the appointment is Dec. 01, 2016.

PhD position in Dept. of Civil Engineering, IIT Roorkee

A phD position is available in the area of "A multi-scale based fracture and fatigue studies in quasi-brittle materials". Interested candidates with M.Tech. qualification my apply for the position before 8th November 2016 (Notification is availble in IIT Roorkee website). 

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