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Meet the Editors-in-Chief of Mechanics Journals at SES2016: An Open Forum

The advent of internet era has been driving some significant changes in scientific publication process. The needs for optimizing publication process, from manuscript preparation and submission, to review process and to post-publication dissemination, are ubiquitous for many disciplines. There is no exception for the mechanics field.  

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Faculty Positions in Mechanical Science and Engineering at UIUC

<p>The Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for multiple faculty positions in all ranks. Emphasis is on the areas of (i) manufacturing and (ii) energy and sustainability; however, excellent candidates will be considered in all areas related to mechanical engineering and theoretical and applied mechanics. A doctoral degree is required, and salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applications received by December 4, 2016, will receive full consideration.

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Postdoctoral Position in Molecular Modeling of Polymer at the University of Delaware Center for Composite Materials

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position at the University of Delaware Center for Composite Materials (UD-CCM) focused on molecular modeling of polymer materials – PE and Epoxy. The successful applicant will closely work with Dr. Sanjib C Chowdhury and Professor John W Gillespie Jr to predict thermo-mechanical properties of the model materials through molecular dynamics simulations.

Use of phase change materials (PCMs) to mitigate early age thermal cracking in concrete: Theoretical considerations

Dear all,

We have recently published a paper related to modelling of the influence of addition of phase change materials (PCMs) on early age cracking in concrete. Registered subscribers can view it at:

Here is the abstract:


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A new concept of fast vessel

When one introduces hydrodynamic concept together with protective polyurea coating into the design of fast planning boats, this is the result. Enjoy!

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SES2016 goes mobile!

Dear colleages,

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PhD Position at McGill University in Smart Advanced Materials

One PhD position is available for Fall 2017 in the Bioresource Engineering Department of McGill University. The research is on the Multiscale Modelling of Smart Advanced Materials. Theoretical, computational, and experimental studies will be conducted for design and analysis of smart advanced materials for energy scavenging. The candidate will work under the supervision of Dr. Hamid Akbarzadeh at McGill University. For this position, 


Required qualifications for the position are:

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Free-standing graphene slit membrane for enhanced desalination This study considers two novel ideas to further explore and enhance the graphene membrane for desalination. Firstly, while earlier molecular dynamics (MD) simulations studies have used frozen membranes, free-standing membrane is considered here. Since 2D membranes are usually embedded on porous support in the experimental reverse osmosis (RO) process, the free-standing membrane can more accurately model the behavior expected during operation.

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Hi all,

I am pleased to post the references of my recent paper entitled :



Volume 704 (2015) pp 435-441

DOI: 10.4028/


N.B: The equation (7) has been reviewed with:

[P2](nxg)=[[I](nxn)| [0](nxf)]

and is available at:

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Fourth Joint International Conference organized by Institute of Research Engineers and Doctors at Rome, Italy.


Dear Colleagues,

I am Dr. Emin Taner ELMAS from İzmir, Turkey; and I am also a member of Institute of Research Engineers and Doctors  The IRED has sent me a request to announce  this below conference "Fourth Joint International Conference organized by Institute of Research Engineers and Doctors at Rome, Italy. ". 

Therefore , I am sending you this Conference Announcement since there is also a mechanical engineering conference listed below, so you may interested in.

Best Regards,

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Call for Papers: International MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists (IMECS 2017)

Dear Colleagues,

I am Dr. Emin Taner ELMAS from İzmir, Turkey; and I am also a member of International Association of Engineers and also a member of its Society for Mechanical Engineering with member number 164672. The IAENG has sent me a request to circulate this calls for papers to my colleagues, related to "International MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists (IMECS 2017)". 

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Faculty Positions in Mechanical Engineering @ Boston University

The Boston University Department of Mechanical Engineering anticipates openings for multiple tenure-track junior faculty positions.

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One Ph.D opening in Mechanics of Materials starting from 2017 Fall at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA USA

One Ph.D. position will be available in the Applied Mechanics of Materials Laboratory of Mechanical Engineering Department at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA. The position will start in the coming Fall 2017.

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PhD positions available in computational solid mechanics, materials modeling area in Michigan Technological University

2 PhD positions are available from Spring 2017, in Michigan Technological University, in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics Department. The candidates are to work in the computational modeling of multiphysics behavior of polymer materials, high rate fracture response of gel like tissue mimicking materials. Interested candidates can email their CV with relevant information at -tsain[AT]

Candidates with background in continuum mechanics, finite elements and materials modeling are preferred.


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Lecturer / Associate Professor in Additive Manufacturing

The University of Southampton has an opening for an early to mid career faculty in additive manufacturing. The dealine for online applications is October 7th 2016. Do not hesitate to contact me for informal enquiries at

2 PhD positions in structural engg. at NDSU

Two fully funded PhD positions for Spring 2017 are available in the area of experimental and computational damage mechanics at North Dakota State University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Area 1: microstructure and micromechanics based modeling of fatigue in structural steels; Area 2: multiscale computational tools for damage analysis of pavement materials.

Does internal heat transfer attribute work with VUMAT subroutine?

I am running J-C plasticity VUMAT subroutine and trying to club inbuilt heat transfer attributes for temperature update, but it's not working. I would appreciate if someone can advise me if there any way to club inbuilt heat transfer with VUMAT or I have to write separate subroutine? 

Thanks & Regards,


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Faculty Opening in Solid Mechanics at Brown University

The School of Engineering at Brown University is seeking to fill a faculty position in Mechanics of Solids and Structures at any academic level.  Candidates should have expertise and research interests in the mechanics of soft, biological, structural, energy materials or systems that are complementary and synergistic with existing research areas in the School as described below.

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Ph.D positions open


Positions of two Ph.D students are now open for Spring and Fall 2017 in the department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of New Hampshire (UNH).

We are looking for enthusiastic and self-motivated candidates who are experienced in mechanics of materials, bio-inspired engineering and 3D printing.

Dynamic Crack Branching

Hi all, 

     I came across the problem of dynamic crack branching in few papers like ["Phase field approximation of dynamic brittle fracture", Schlüter et al (2014), "Phase-field modeling of ductile fracture",Ambati et al (2015)].  I am not able to understand the reason for the crack to branch out at an angle ~27 when a tensile uniformly distributed load is applied in a dynamic way at top and bottom side. If you take isotropic homogenous elastic medium why the crack should branch out like that ? I would be grateful if you could please share your thoughts on this. 


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