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Unusual couplings in elastic tubes - negative poisson effect and overwinding on being stretched

We demonstrate intersting extension-torsion-inflation coupling in intrinsically twisted chiral tubes. In particular, we show that by tuning its intrinsic twist and the material constants, such tubes can show negative poison effect on being stretched. Similarly, such tubes can overwind initially when stretched - the same unusual behavior has been reported earlier when a DNA molecule is stretched. See the attached paper which will appear soon in the Journal of Elasticity.

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Research Associate/Postdoc position at IIT Delhi

Job title: Research Associate/Postdoc

Minimum qualification: PhD in Solid Mechanics/Mathematics

Research area: Thermoelastic Modeling of nano and Contunuum Rods – A Molecular Approach

Salary: Rs 36000 per month + 30% HRA

Walk in interview: 3rd of Nov 2016 in Department of Applied Mechanics, IIT Delhi

Contact person: Prof. Ajeet Kumar, ajeetk@am.iitd.ac.in

See the attachment for more details.

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PhD/Postdoc position at IIT Delhi

A PhD/Postdoc position is available for Indian nationals in my group to work in the broad area of "Molecular origin of elastic/plastic deformations in nanorods". This is a collaborative project with Germany and may require a semester or two stay in Germany. The PhD applicant should have good background in mathematics and solid mechanics. The postdoc candidate should preferably also be familiar with molecular modeling of materials.

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Effect of material nonlinearity on spatial buckling of nanorods and nanotubes

You may be interested in reading our following article: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10659-016-9586-1. We show the importance of incorporating material nonlinearity for accurate simulation of nanorods and nanotubes. The linear material laws are shown to give completely erroneous results. The nonlinear material laws for nanorods were obtained using the recently proposed "Helical Cauchy-Born rule". We also discuss how surface stress affects buckling in such nanostructures.

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A one-dimensional Rod Model for Carbon Nanotubes

We recently published a paper in International Journal of Solids and Structures titled "A rod model for three dimensional deformations of single walled carbon nanotubes".(paper attached)

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0020768311002149

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