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Journal Club Theme of April 2016: Boundary conditions in atomistic simulations for extended defects in solids

Boundary conditions in atomistic simulations for extended defects in solids

Christopher Weinberger 1, Lucas Hale 2 and Ian Bakst 1

1 Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, Drexel University

2 Materials Science and Engineering Division, NIST



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Toughness due to hysteretic deformation

These fragments of notes are intended for a course on fracture mechanics, but I have always run out of time, and have never managed to go over them in class.  Some of the ideas are mentioned in various parts of the class.  I have also listed refeences and review articles.


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[Call for Abstract] SES 2016 Symposium E-1: Mechanics and Electrochemistry of Energy Materials

We would like to invite you to submit abstracts to the symposium on Mechanics and Electrochemistry of Energy Materials at the 53rd Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science (SES 2016) to be held at University of Maryland College Park (October 4-7, 2016).

Symposium Description

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The stress intensity factor and Young's Modulus

The stress intensity factor and Young's Modulus 

It is evident that stress intensity factor considered as  the most important factor in fracture mechanics which used for evaluating the stress state near to tip crack . However this factor depends up many parameters (such us normal loading, cracks size and its geometry). my question is as follow 

cell mechanics

Experimental studies recently performed on single cancer and healthy cells have demonstrated that the former are about 70% softer than the latter, regardless of the cell lines and the measurement technique used for determining the mechanical properties.

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[Call for Abstracts] SES minisymposium on Friction, Fracture, and Damage

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to consider submitting abstracts to the following minisymposium taking place as part of the Soceity of Engineering Sciences meeting to be hosted by the University of Maryland (October 4-7, 2016)

D-9 :Friction, Fracture and damage (

Simpleware at North Star Imaging 30th Anniversary Symposium, May 11-12 2016

May 11 - 12, 2016 - St. Michael Cinema, St. Michael, MN

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Simpleware at the NSI 30th Anniversary Symposium

Generate master curve for viscoelasticity

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I would like to generate a master curve (e.g. of the storage modulus) based on frequency-sweeps experiment for different temperatures.

Basically, I need to determine the shifts in order to construct the master curve. I want to automatize the process with Matlab, instead of shifting the data by hand. And I don't want to use WLF or Arrhenius methods.

I want to determine the shifts for each temperature s.t. I get a smooth master curve (minimize the error using least square).

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EUROMECH Conference

13 - 16 September 2016, Porto, Portugal


Plenary Speakers:

Prof. Wing K. Liu, Northwestern University

Research Assistant/Associate in Multiphase Lattice Materials (Experimental) (fixed term)

A position exists for a Research Assistant/Associate in the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge to work on Multi-phase Lattice Materials (Experimental) (fixed term).

The closing date for applications is 20 May 2016 and further details on the position and how to apply can be found here:

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The Role of Mechanics in the Study of Lipid Bilayers

The following summer school on the role of mechanics in the study of lipid bilayers may be of interest to some of you.

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Fully funded PhD opportunity for International Students

I have a fully funded PhD position (3 years duration) for students from any nationality to work on an excited simulation based project to elucidate details of diamond machining of silicon at Queen's University of Belfast. A world leading Paris based industry delivering silicon PV cells have extended their financial assistance to work on this rewarding project. Candidates having good background in mechanics/ manufacturing are very much encouraged to write to me at

Yield behaviour of trabecular bone

A recently published paper  "Evaluating the macroscopic yield behaviour of trabecular bone using a nonlinear homogenisation approach" links the micromechanics of bone to its macroscopic behaviour. The paper may be of interest to colleagues on this forum. The abstract is provided below.



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