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In-situ measurements of stress evolution in composite sulfur cathodes

Owing to their enormous capacities, Li-S batteries have emerged as a prime candidate for economic and sustainable energy storage. Still, potential mechanics-based issues exist that must be addressed: lithiation of sulfur produces an enormous volume expansion (~80%). In other high capacity electrodes, large expansions generate considerable stresses that can lead to mechanical damage and capacity fading.

Tenure-track faculty position in Civil Infrastructure Engineering at Cornell

The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University (Ithaca campus) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the broad area of Civil Infrastructure Engineering. Applicants should have a deep expertise in a foundational discipline (such as engineering mechanics, applied mathematics, risk analysis, materials science, and/or computational science and engineering) and a history of research achievement supporting technology in at least one of the following areas:

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12 Early-Stage Researcher positions on BioImplant - A Marie Curie Training Network Developing Improved Bioabsorable Materials for Medical Implant Applications (3-year PhD)


Project Background: BioImplant Innovative Training Network (ITN) is a European Industrial Doctorate programme that will provide world-class multidisciplinary training to 12 early-stage researchers (ESRs) in the area of bioabsorbable medical implant development.

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering - Univ. of West Florida

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at University of West Florida ( invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level starting fall 2019 (Position #126160).

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CFRAC 2019

CFRAC 2019

VI International Conference on Computational Modeling 

of Fracture and Failure of Materials and Structures

Post-Doc position in nanoscale mechanics and molecular dynamics simulations

Job Summary: The successful candidate will join an internationally collaboration team of scientists in the New Technologies – Research Centre at University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic. He or she will contribute to ongoing research projects and have the opportunity to propose, design, and carry out new research efforts within the broader scope of the group's research topics, which focuses on molecular dynamics simulations of piezo-electric phenomena at nanoscale and metal plasticity at nanoscale.

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Ph.D. and postdoctoral openings in the area of non-periodic mechanical metamaterials

One fully-funded Ph.D. student position and two postdoctoral openings are available at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague.

Successful candidates will join a newly-formed interdisciplinary group of researchers with expertise in computational mechanics, composite materials, optimization, and mobile and modular robotics. Depending on your research experience and interests, you will contribute either to modeling or experimental investigation of modular pattern-forming mechanical metamaterials built on principles of non-periodic tilings.

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10th International Conference on Computational Methods (ICCM2019)

ICCM2019, July 9th-13th, Singapore


The conference series originated in Singapore in 2004 by Professor GR Liu, followed by ICCM2007 in Hiroshima, Japan, ICCM2010 in Zhangjiajie, China, ICCM2012 in Gold Coast, Australia, ICCM2014 at Cambridge, England, ICCM2015 at Auckland, New Zealand, ICCM2016 at Berkeley, USA, ICCM2017 at Guilin, China, and ICCM2018 at Rome, Italy.

The 10th International Conference on Computational Methods (ICCM2019) is back to its birth place, and being scheduled in July 9th-13th 2019 at Singapore.

5th FSSIC Fluid-Structure Sound interactions and Control Symposium, Chania, Greece, 27-30 August 2019

Dear Colleagues,

We have the pleasure to invite you at the 5th Fluid-Structure Sound interactions and Control Symposium in Chania, Crete island, Greece,  from 27-30 August 2019.

The FSSIC Scientific Committee gave us the honour to organise the fifth FSSIC in the beautiful city of Chania. For the organisation, we benefit from the contribution of Professor Georgios Stavroulakis and Dr. Maria Bakatsaki, of the Technical University of Chania.

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Mini-symposium Invitation at International Conference on Nonlinear Solid Mechanics in Rome, Italy

Dear Colleagues,


We would like to invite you to submit an abstract for a mini-symposium at International Conference on Nonlinear Solid Mechanics (ICoNSoM 2019) on “MS-18 Computational Fracture Mechanics” :


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Postdoc and Faculty positions at Hunan University China

We have openings for two positions of post-doc fellow in our research group in the College of Civil Engineering at the Hunan University, China. These positions will focus on the high performance composites in civil engineering, and bio-inspired composites for flexible armor. For the post-doc positions, in addition to a strong understanding of solid mechanics and materials, experience in FE modelling using LS-DYNA is highly desirable.  For the faculty positions, the candidate should have strong research background in high performance construction materials (i.e.

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Now Acceting Abstracts:


Mini-symposium on Current and Future Needs in Sub-microscale Vibration Analysis

Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference 2019
California Institute of Technology

Arzhang Alimoradi* and Marie Levine†

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Graduate Student and Post-doc Opportunities at UH

We have openings for a PhD candidate and a post-doc fellow in our research group in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Houston. These positions will focus on the theoretical and computational modeling of damage in advanced materials.

For the PhD position, a strong background in solid mechanics is required; a good background in computational mechanics is highly desirable. 

For the post-doc position, in addition to a strong understanding of solid mechanics and materials, experience in crystal plasticity modeling, coding is highly desirable. 

Multiple graduate research assistantship and wage positions are available in the Center for Energy Harvesting Materials and Systems (CEHMS) at VIrginia Tech

Multiple graduate research assistantship and wage positions are available in the Center for Energy Harvesting Materials and Systems (CEHMS) at VIrginia Tech. We expect the student(s) will participate in projects funded by NSF, ONR, DOE and industry, and work on the energy harvesting circuits, power management, and control. The Energy Harvesting and Mechatronics Research Lab and CEHMS directed by Prof Lei Zuo have active research on energy harvesting from vibration, motion, fluid, and heat, using electromagnetic, piezoelectric, and thermometric transducers, at mW to KW scale.

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2018 Timoshenko Medal Acceptance Lecture: Academic Family, by Prof. Ares Rosakis

The 2018 Timoshenko Medal Acceptance Speech:  Academic Family, by Prof. Ares Rosakis of California Institute of Technology, was just published in Journal of Applied Mechanics.  The article is attached.


Stress update scheme in platicity

Hi everybody,

I am studying the plastic deformation of sheet metal. Recently, I study about stress update scheme in finite element analysis using return mapping method. For this problem, we can calculate the increment of stress components, Δσ for a given value of strain components Δε using elastic predictor - plastic correct scheme. Since Δε = Δεe +Δεp, first, we assume Δεp=0 and check the yield criterion. Then, we find Δεp to satisfy the yield criterion as well as the consistent condition.

However, I have a question as the follows

Tailoring porous media for controllable capillary flow

Liu, M., Suo, S., Wu, J., Gan, Y., Hanaor, D. A. H., & Chen, C. Q. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2019, 539: 379-387.


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Interface-Governed Deformation of Nanobubbles and Nanotents Formed by Two-Dimensional Materials

In this paper, we experimentally characterize a simple and unified power law for the profiles of a variety of nanobubbles and nanotents formed by 2D materials such as graphene and MoS2 layers.

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Optimal-Feedback Accelerated Picard Iteration Method and a Fish-Scale Growing Method for Wide-Ranging and Multi-Revolution Perturbed Lambert's Problems

Wide-ranging and multiple-revolution perturbed Lambert’s problems are building blocks for practical missions such as development of cislunar space, interplanetary navigation, orbital rendezvous, etc. However, it is of a great challenge to solve these problems both accurately and efficiently, considering the long transfer time and the complexity of high-fidelity modeling of space environment. For that, a methodology combining Optimal-Feedback Accelerated Picard Iteration methods and Fish-Scale Growing Method is demonstrated.

PDF position in Elastomers @ York University, Toronto, Canada

Vacancy exists for high calibre one postdoctoral fellow to join the Innovative Design and Engineering Analysis Laboratory at York University, starting immediately.
The position’s primary area of research will focus on characterization and modelling of elastomers subject to high strain rates.




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USNCCM Mini-symposium on Computational Geomechanics

Dear colleagues, 

On behalf of the co-organizers, I would like to draw to your attention to the mini-symposium #1401 on Computational Geomechanics in the upcoming 15th NS National Congress on Computational Mechanics, to be held at Austin Texas from July 28th to August 1st, 2019. The due date of abstract submission is January 15th, 2019. 

Further information can be found at

The scope of the mini-symposium is listed below.


Steve Sun

Columbia University

A review on modeling of electro-chemo-mechanics in lithium-ion batteries

Investigations on the fast capacity loss of Lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) have highlighted a rich field of mechanical phenomena occurring during charging/discharging cycles, to name only a few, large deformations coupled with nonlinear elasticity, plastification, fracture, anisotropy, structural instability, and phase separation phenomena. In the last decade, numerous experimental and theoretical studies have been conducted to investigate and model these phenomena.

PhD Positions @ the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Hybrid Composites

Two PhD positions are available starting Summer/Fall 2019 in the Manufacturing and Mechanics Lab (MaMeL) within the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison under the supervision of Professor Pavana Prabhakar. The research topic is in the area of Mechanics of Hybrid Composites, and will involve theoretical/computational multiscale and multiphysics modeling in combination with experimental manufacturing and characterization studies.


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