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Journal Club Theme of December 2014: Neuromechanics

Descartes said: `I think, therefore I am’. Darwin wrote, ‘I think’. Unarguably, the brain is the most complex and mysterious part of our body that has intrigued both scientists and philosophers alike for centuries. It is the seat of our sensory perception, emotions, learning, memory, and consciousness. While the role of electrochemistry in the working of the brain and these processes have been investigated extensively in the last century, the role of mechanics or mechanical stimuli in controlling the structure and function of the brain has remained essentially elusive.

Paris constant

I need to know Paris constant (cp,mp) for Mild carbon steel (Q345)...can anybody help me??

tnx alot

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Postdoctoral Researcher in Computational Mechanics of Composite Materials at IMDEA Materials

The research group of Design and Simulation of Composites Structures at IMDEA Materials, led by Drs. Carlos González and Cláudio S. Lopes, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow in the field of multiscale computational mechanics of advanced composites. Candidates with strong background knowledge on computational damage mechanics, model development, and numerical simulation of advanced composite materials and structures are strongly encouraged to apply. Experience in experimental mechanical testing of composites is highly valued.

 

Interim replacement at CEA/Saclay, France

Five-month temporary assignment starting from the beginning of March 2015, in Service de Recherches de Métallurgie Physique, CEA/Saclay (France).

Title of the project: Ab initio modeling of dislocations in body-centered cubic metals.

Research area: Solid State Physics, Material Science

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Adaptive periodical representative volume element for simulating periodical postbuckling behavior

Finite element method (FEM) with fixed representative volume element (RVE) encounters some difficulties in simulating the periodical postbuckling behaviors of infinite long beam or infinite large film on soft substrate under compression, because the wavelength and pattern of buckling are not known before simulation and will change with the increase of compression strain.

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SABIC Technology Internship Program, Summer 2015

Frequency extraction in coupled Fluid/Structure models

Hi there

Please let me know how I can extract frequency (all or the first) in coupled fluid/structure models

 

Best Regards

Thanks in advanced

HM

3D Printing of cylindrical shells with varied stiffness

Hi, all,

I'm planning to print a series of cylindrical shells with different material patches on shell surface. The size is about 100 mm in length, 80 mm in diameter and 0.5 mm in shell thickness. The shell was designed with varied stiffness by using two different material properties. The 3D assembly has been created with two groups such that it is easy to select one group for a specific material. I wonder did any of you try some commercial 3D printing companies or providers who can fabricate similar structure with varied stiffness and afforable cost. Let me know. Thanks!

European Conference on Constitutive Models for Rubbers

Dear Colleagues,

Let us inform you that the 9th European Conference on Constitutive Models for Rubber (ECCMR IX) will be held in Prague (Czech Republic) between September 1st and 4th 2015.

 

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Microstructurally based cross-slip mechanisms and their effects on dislocation microstructure evolution in fcc crystals

Three newly identified cross-slip mechanisms from atomistic simulations of fcc crystals, namely surface, bulk and intersection cross-slip types, were hierarchically informed into discrete dislocation dynamics simulations. The influence of each cross-slip type on the evolution of the dislocation microstructure in face-centered cubic microcrystals having different crystal sizes and initial dislocation densities was investigated.

Postdoc Positions at Brown University (Solid Mechanics), Providence RI

The solid mechanics program at Brown has two openings for postdoctoral research associates in the areas of computational modeling of battery electrode materials, and computational design of advanced high-strength steels.   One position is available immediately; the other towards the end of August.   Both projects will have opportunities to work closely with experimental and industrial collaborators.

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Post-doctorate position in mechanics of materials

Position starting at the beginning of 2015, in LIMATB (France) - http://www-limatb.univ-ubs.fr - on the subject: Modeling plastic instabilities (PLC type) developing under various strain paths

 

 

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EML is born

Dear Friends,
Let me assure you that we (the editorial team) are just as anxious as you are to see what kind of papers are published by EML, with similar anticipation as one looks at a new born baby for the first time.  Does the baby girl have big eyes like her mother? Or does the baby boy have little hair on his head like his father? Or the baby is just different, different from all other children, and beautifully so.

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Optical microscope for three-dimensional surface displacement and shape measurements at the microscale

We report a novel optical microscope for full-field, noncontact measurements of three-dimensional (3D) surface deformation and topography at the microscale. The microscope system is based on a seamless integration of the diffraction-assisted image correlation (DAIC) method with fluorescent microscopy. We experimentally demonstrate the microscope’s capability for 3D measurements with submicrometer spatial resolution and subpixel measurement accuracy.

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New Background of Micromechanics

Dear Colleagues,

One proposes a new background of micromechanics defining a new field of micromechanics called computational analytical micromechanics (CAM, see the abstract attached). It offers opportunities for a fundamental jump in multi-scale and multi-physics modeling of random heterogeneous media with drastically improved accuracy of local field estimations.  I would be happy if you pay your attention to CAM.

Valeriy Buryachenko

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Statistics of 2014 publications in Journal of Applied Mechanics

Here is the number of 2014 papers published in JAM from each country and region.

79 -- USA;

45 -- China (including Hong Kong);

9 -- Canada;  

5 -- Singapore;

4 -- Italy; Japan; 

3 -- France; India; Russia; UK;

2 -- Germany; Israel; South Korea;

1 -- Iceland; Iran; Netherlands; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; Taiwan.

Postdoc and PhD positions in computational modeling at TU Delft in the Netherlands

Applications are invited for one PhD and one postdoc positions in the area of computational mechanics of materials, at Delft University of Technology, in the Netherlands. See the attached file for details.

Teng Li will be the new Editor of iMechanica Journal Club

Teng Li, the co-founder of iMechanica, will be the new editor of iMechanica Journal Club.  He has also played an instrumental role in the recent launch of the Elsevier Journal Extreme Mechanics Letters.

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PhD positions in Mechanical Engineering, Shiv Nadar University, India

Mechanical Engineering Department in the School of Engineering at Shiv Nadar University, India invites applications for admission in the Ph.D. program starting January 2015.

More information about broad research areas and the application procedure can be found at

 

http://www.snu.edu.in/engineering/engineering_mechanical_engineering.aspx

3 Tenure-Track Faculty Positions - AES at CU-Boulder

The Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences in the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for three tenure-track faculty positions in the areas of structures and materials, small satellites, and bioastronautics. Applicants in structures and materials are especially sought with the following research interests: Design, modeling, fabrication, and characterization of structural and/or multi-functional materials and their integration into innovative aerospace systems; preference given to applicants with an experimental focus.

Fellowships for Outstanding Post-doctoral Fellows from China and India

Fellowships for outstanding post-doctoral fellows from China and India are available at the Laboratory for Mechanics of Soft Materials, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. The fellowship funding period will begin in October 2015. The candidate shall be a citizen of China or India. Candidates who have Indian or Chinese citizenships and have completed their doctoral degrees in a leading institution outside of China or India are also eligible to apply for a fellowship.

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