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Graphene layers give colourful warning

Graphene layers give colourful warning







(23 March 2017)


Published online


22 March 2017

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Pradeep Sharma's picture

Society of Engineering Science (SES) Board of Directors---Call for Nominations

On behalf of the Board of Directors of SES, we are soliciting nominations to fill 2 positions in the SES Board of Directors. The SES members will elect the directors from the nominees. The Board plays an important role in defining the vision of SES, organizing various SES events, managing society finances, and evaluating nominations for the SES awards. Please nominate your colleagues to serve the Board. All we need are the name of the nominee and 1-2 sentences on why you think he/she might be appropriate for the SES Board.

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A simplified model for railway catenary wire dynamics

In this paper, a simplified analytic model for the dynamic behaviour of railway catenary wire is presented. The model is discussed and validated with the help of numerical results obtained by a finite element code, for the case of a typical Italian railway installation. The simplified model is convenient from the computational point of view and is useful for sensitivity analysis. Some parametric studies have been developed by considering as free parameters the velocity and the distance of the train pantographs and looking at their effect on catenary dynamics.

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SES-2017 -- Call for abstracts: Symposium VII-B: Experimental and Computational Trauma Biomechanics

The 54th Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science (SES), a joint event with the Applied Mechanics Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, will be hosted by Northeastern University, on July 25-28, 2017 at its Boston campus.

You are invited to submit abstracts to 

Symposium VII-B:Experimental and Computational Trauma Biomechanics.    Symposium Organizers:

Multiple Postdoctoral Positions at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) SG in computation mechanics


(1) Computational mechanics and multiphysics modelling of relevant areas, including the soft matter, 3D printing, fuel cell, bio-fluid and cell in microfluidics

(2) Supervision of undergraduate/postgraduate students


Job requirements

1)  PhD degree in Mechanical/Material Engineering or related fields

(2) Strong background in computational physics and solid/fluid mechanics

(3) Analytical and independent problem solving skills and ability to develop theoretical models and to implement large-scale numerical computation

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Postdoctoral position in nanomechanics of 2D nanomaterials

The School of Engineering and Materials Science at Queen Mary University of London has a vacancy for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant (PDRA) to develop computational models of ultra-flexible 2D nanomaterials in sheared liquids, using techniques borrowed from computational fluid and solid mechanics.

Scientific assistant – Material characterization and modelling

With around 8,200 students, Brandenburg Technical University (BTU) Cottbus-Senftenberg is the second largest and the only technical university in the federal state of Brandenburg. It is a research-oriented technical university that offers excellent research opportunities. In the Chair of Mechanical Design and Manufacturing of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, we are looking for a candidate as

Scientific assistant (m/w)

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Yihui Zhang will receive the 2017 Journal of Applied Mechanics Award

The Journal of Applied Mechanics Award is provided by the Applied Mechanics Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) to honor the best paper which has been published in the Journal of Applied Mechanics during the two calendar years immediately preceding the year of the award. The award will be made annually to the corresponding author of the paper who received their Ph.D. no more than 10 years prior to July 1 of the year of award.

SES 2017 - Abstract Submission open

The 2017 SES Annual Conference will take place at Northeastern University from July 25-28, 2017.

The conference organizers have now opened the ABSTRACT SUBMISSION. More information on tracks and symposia is available at

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Google Maps/Earth Computer Graphics Algorithms for Model Reduction in Mechanics of Materials

We present an innovative image-based modeling technique, based on Google Earth like algorithms, to effectively resolve intricate material morphology and address the computational complexity associated with heterogeneous materials. This sharp volumetric billboard algorithm stems from a volumetric billboard method, a multi-resolution modeling strategy in computer graphics. In this work, we enhance volumetric billboards through a sharpening filter to reconstruct the statistical information of heterogeneous systems.

Ying Li's picture

Call for Abstract Submission to SES2017 Symposium IV-A: Molecular, Cellular, and Tissue Mechanics

Dear Colleagues,

You are cordially invited to submit your one-page abstract to our Symposium IV-A: Molecular, Cellular, and Tissue Mechanics for

The 54rd Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science (SES2017) 

Date & Location:

Northeastern University during 25-28 July 2017.


maharshi.kintada's picture

Arc Length Continuation method fails at low arc length values.

I have implemented a Arc length continuation method for material non-linearity. The program quits with low arc length values while it progresses well for high arc length values. I am attaching a png image for your understating  about the nature of the force deformation curve. Can you please clarify me about the problem and provide me any suggestions on it.

Thanks in advance.

Any helpful information about 2 & 3 surface models

Does anyone have any helpful information (Organised governing equations & subroutine files) about Two & Three surface models which are developed by Shen & Goto respectively? 

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Cyclic response of friction damped mechanical systems - PhD thesis - part II

This is the "part II" of my PhD thesis.

It addresses the problem of finding the dynamic cyclic response of mechanical systems experiencing dry friction with a particular focus on the influence of varying normal and tangential loads. I first start from a single degree of freedom model and gradually increase the complexity of the system. In the last chapter I address a system with 12 degrees of freedom which shows localized vibration states, that are very similar to solutions known in other physics fields like optics and fluid dynamics. 

Antonio Papangelo's picture

Stick-Slip transition in dry friction - PhD thesis -part I

This is the "part I" of my PhD thesis.

It addresses the problem of the stick-slip transition at an interface experiencing dry friction taking inspiration from the experiments led by Prof. Fineberg, where for the first time, an high speed camera has been used to visualize how the contact interface evolves when stick-slip transition occurs.   

Multiple Open Postdoctoral Positions: NHERI SimCenter @ Berkeley


Postdoctoral Positions Available: Computational Solid and Fluid Mechanics for Probabilistic Simulation and Machine Learning Applied to Performance Based Engineering.  Natural Hazards Engineering Research Initiative SimCenter @ UC Berkeley


Full Professorship on Applied Mechanics (Materials Theory)

open position: Full Professorship on Applied Mechanics (Materials Theory) at the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Stuttgart, Germany

In Memoriam: Dr Louis Cloutier (1936-2017)

My friend and former colleague, Dr. Louis Cloutier, passed away on February 26. A long time Hydro-Quebec engineer, among other achievements, he will be remembered for his major contribution to the solution of electric power transmission mechanical problems, most notably to Aeolian vibration control, and related conductor fatigue.


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