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CISM course ''Modelling and Simulation of Tribological Problems in Technology''

Advanced Course at the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences (CISM, Udine, Italy)

 

Modelling and Simulation of Tribological Problems in Technology

May 28, 2018 — June 1, 2018 

Coordinators:

Marco Paggi (IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, Lucca, Italy)

David A. Hills (University of Oxford, Oxford, Great Britain)

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Thematic session on Contact Mechanics @ EMMC 2018, Nantes

Abstract submission for the European Mechanics of Materials Conference (Nantes, 26-28 March 2018) is open, with deadline at the end of September 2017.

https://emmc16.sciencesconf.org/resource/page/id/8

Contributions are welcome for the following thematic session organized by Marco Paggi (IMT Lucca) and Jean-Francois Molinari (EPFL):

 S13 Mechanics of discrete systems (incl. granular media, tribology, scratch, indentation, adhesion)

 

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Mini-Symposium ''Reaction Diffusion Problems in Mechanics'' @ ESMC 2018

 Abstract submission for the 10th European Solid Mechanics Conference (EUROMECH), Bologna (Italy), 2-6 July 2018, is now open, with deadline the 15th of November 2017.  http://www.esmc2018.org/drupal8/node/2  Contributions are welcome for the following Mini-Symposium:  Mini-symposium 9-2 - Reaction Diffusion Problems in Mechanics OrganizersMarco Paggi (IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca),Ricardo Ruiz Baier (Oxford University),Fabrizio Davì (Università Politecnica delle Marche) Mini-symposium d

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Identification of higher-order continua equivalent to a Cauchy elastic composite

Dear Mechanician,

A novel method for the identification of higher-order continua equivalent to a Cauchy composite has been published, as a result of the collaboration between the following two ERC projects:

http://erc-instabilities.unitn.it

http://musam.imtlucca.it/CA2PVM.html

Full paper:

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Contact in soft tissues

Dear Colleague,  the III International Conference on Biomedical Technology (ICBT 2017, an Eccomas conference) will be held in Hannover (Germany) from November 6th to 8th, 2017.

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Open challenges in the phase field approach to fracture mechanics

Open challenges in the phase field approach to fracture mechanics

Minisymposium organized by Marco Paggi and José Reinoso at the World Congress in Computational Mechanics WCCM 2018 in New York, USA: http://www.wccm2018.org

 

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Reaction diffusion problems in mechanics

For those interested in this topic, we are organizing a minisymposium at the European Solid Mechanics Conference (sponsored by EUROMECH) in Bologna, in 2018, see session 9.2:

http://www.esmc2018.org/drupal8/node/9

Some examples are:

Reaction diffusion and Brinkman flow to model chemical reactions and the motion of a contaminated viscous fluid:

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Durability of photovoltaic laminates: mechanical, economical and societal impacts

Mechanicians interested in interdisciplinary research on composites for photovoltaic energy applications, please download the free reports for policy makers and photovoltaic companies published by the Task 13 of the International Energy Agency: 

http://mailchi.mp/c40cfc488823/iea-pvps-newsletter-pv-power-update-39?e=...

 

The ERC Starting Grant CA2PVM is glad to have contributed to this outreach activity, see:

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Latest progresses on the phase field model for brittle fracture

Dear Fracture mechanician,

In my group we published 2 articles with novelties on the phase field model for brittle fracture:

 

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White paper on failures of photovoltaic modules in the field - IEA supported by ERC

ERC StG CA2PVM outreach activity on Photovoltaic durability and reliability research in collaboration with the International Energy Agency. 

An open access report for policy makers, PV investors and researchers interested in failure mechanisms of PV modules in the field has just been released and is downloadable from this link: 

http://www.iea-pvps.org/index.php?id=435

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PhD positions - IMT Lucca - Multiscale Analysis of Materials

2017/18 PhD program at IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca (Italy) - follow up announcement

Deadline for applications – July 18th 2017, 12 pm (midday) Italian time

 

Applications are being accepted for the 2017/18 PhD program at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca (www.imtlucca.it), for the track on Computer Science and Systems Engineering (CSSE) focusing on Cyberphysical Systems.

 

As a mechanician, you will benefit from:

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2017/18 PhD program at IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca

2017/18 PhD program at IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca

Deadline for applications – July 18th 2017, 12 pm (midday) Italian time

     

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PhD position – Inkjet printing and characterisation of electronic devices

PhD position – Inkjet printing and characterisation of electronic devices

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1 year Post-doc position on experimental mechanics at IMT Lucca, Italy

Experimental mechanics, material testing and prototype design

1 Post Doctoral Fellow position at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, Lucca, Italy, under the supervision of Prof. Marco Paggi (https://www.imtlucca.it/marco.paggi), ERC StG and ERC PoC grant holder (see http://musam.imtlucca.it/CA2PVM.html).

Please apply online at:

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Mini-symposium at ICF14 on "Fracture and contact in multiphysics problems: from energy to biological applications"

Dear Colleague,

I kindly inform you that, in the framework of the 14th International
Conference on Fracture (ICF14), to be held in Rhodes, Greece, June 18-23,
2017, we are organizing a mini-symposium on "Fracture and contact in
multiphysics problems: from energy to biological applications".

If you are interested, please submit your two-page abstract through the
ICF14 website (www.icf14.org) by October 31, 2016, selecting our
mini-symposium.

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Structural mechanics models for renewable energy applications

Dear Colleague,

the output of the FIRB Italian Project in the object (Politecnico di Torino, University of Salento and University of Trento, 2012-2016) has been published on the following permanent webpage:

http://musam.imtlucca.it/FIRB.html

Models and applications regard photovoltaic modules, solid oxide fuel cells, and piezoelectrical systems for energy harvesting.

Yours sincerely, 

Marco Paggi 

Principal Investigator 

 

 

 

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Scouting for Tenure-Track positions at IMT Lucca

Dear All,

I am pleased to inform you that an International Scouting procedure for Tenure-Track faculty positions is now open at IMT Lucca. 

The IMT School is collecting expressions of interest from exceptional candidates of all ranks in the following areas:

 

· Economics, Management and Data Science

· Computer Science and Systems Engineering

· Neurosciences

· Cultural Heritage

 The second area includes computational mechanics. 

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New 2016 PhD call at IMT Lucca on cyberphysical systems and computational mechanics

The International 2016 call for PhD applications at IMT Lucca (Italy) is now open!

 

Applicants may apply online at:

https://www.imtlucca.it/phd/prospective/admission

 

For people interested in computational mechanics, please select the CSSE Track and specify MUSAM as the research unit to be enrolled in.

 

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Facebook web-page of MUSAM online

Dear Colleagues,

for those of you interested in being continuously updated on the activities of the Research Unit MUSAM on Multi-scale Analysis of Materials at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, research publications and open positions, please visit and join with your 'like' the new Facebook web page of MUSAM :

https://m.facebook.com/fanpagemusam

Thank you and best regards,

Marco Paggi 

Research Unit Director 

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GIMC-GMA Congress | Lucca, Italy | 27-29 June 2016

Dear Colleague,

I kindly inform you that the XXI National Congress of Computational Mechanics and the VIII Meeting of the AIMETA Mechanics of Materials Group will take place from 27th to 29th of June 2016 at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, Lucca, Italy.

With great pleasure we announce that the plenary lectures will be delivered by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Miehe (University of Stuttgart) and Prof. Vikram Deshpande (University of Cambridge).

Important deadlines for participation:

15 April 2016: Submission of abstracts.

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MUSAM - Multi-scale Analysis of Materials - Annual report 2015

Dear Colleague,

I would like to inform you that the annual report on the scientific and educational activities carried out by the research unit MUSAM on Multi-scale Analysis of Materials at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca (Lucca, Italy) during 2015 can be downloaded from the following link:

 

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PhD call in Computer Science and Systems Engineering - Specialization in Computational Mechanics

The call for new PhD positions at the IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca, Italy, is open:

http://www.imtlucca.it/phd/prospective/admission

with deadline for online applications the 29th of June 2015.

A description of the Curriculum in Computer Science and Systems Engineering is available at:

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MUSAM - Multi-scale Analysis of Materials - Annual report 2014

Dear Colleague,

 

I would like to inform you that the annual report on the scientific and educational activities carried out by the research unit MUSAM on Multi-scale Analysis of Materials at IMT Lucca during 2014 can be downloaded from the following link:

 

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