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Psychrometry and HVAC

Attatched are the slides for a course on engineering thermodynamics.  Before coming to class, please watch this tutorial on psychrometry. 

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Multiscale Modeling of Dynamic Failure

A postdoctoral research fellow is sought to join the Laboratory for Nonequilibrium Phenomena ( under the direction of Prof. Justin W. Wilkerson at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA).

Speech of Acceptance of the 2015 Timoshenko Medal by Michael Ortiz

Applied Mechanics Division Banquet, Houston, 17 November 2015.

Howdy! I am your after-dinner entertainment!

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Ideal-gas mixture

These slides are used in a course on thermodynamics.

EN curves

<p>What is the difference between SN and EN curves ? Where is stress based approach and strain based approach used in lifing ?</p>

Recruit PhD Students in Mechanical Engineering

Recruit PhD Students in Mechanical Engineering Division, School of Engineering, UC Merced

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PhD scholarship: Predicting delamination damage in the machining of Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) composites

Start Date: 1st September 2016

Duration: 4 years

Stipend: Tax free stipend of £18,000 per year, plus all tuition fees paid at UK/EU rates. 

Supervisors: Dr Jose Curiel-Sosa (Dept of Mechanical Engineering), Dr Kevin Kerrigan and Dr Vaibhav Phadnis (Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre).

Applications deadline: 7th December 2015.

Project Description

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Michael McAlpine and Xuanhe Zhao to receive Extreme Mechancis Letters Award

Michael McAlpine (University of Minnesota) and  Xuanhe Zhao (MIT) will receive the 2015 EML Young Investigator Award  honoring the best paper published in Extreme Mechanics Letters by a young scientist in 2014 or 2015. Michael is being recognized for his paper, "Pyro-paraelectricity,” which was published in the March 2015 issue of the journal. Xuanhe is awarded for the paper, "Predicting Fracture Energies and Crack-Tip Fields of Soft Tough Materials,” which was published in the September 2015 issue of the journal.


My APDL code for plate:



Hi friends,

I want to model a plate with fix supports in APDL ANSYS but I receive an error that send it for you. dimensions of the plate are (0.2*0.2)m2 and carries pressure load 50(KN/m2).

please help me,




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Tough Soft Wet Adhesion

Tough bonding of hydrogels to diverse non-porous surfaces

Hyunwoo Yuk, Teng Zhang,Shaoting Lin, German Alberto Parada & Xuanhe Zhao

Nature Materials (2015) doi:10.1038/nmat4463

A design strategy for tough bonding of hydrogels to diverse solids.

Ashby PhD Scholarship in the Mechanics of Materials

A fully funded PhD scholarship exists in the area of mechanics of materials, endowed in honour of Prof M F Ashby. The successful applicant will have a 1st class degree (and ideally a Masters degree) in an appropriate field. The precise topic of the PhD can be fixed after the scholarship has been awarded.

Further details may be obtained from Ms H A Gardner ( .

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Reception in celebration of the 1st anniversary of Extreme Mechanics Letters

Extreme Mechanics Letters (EML) is turning 1. Come and join us for a reception to celebrate the 1st anniversary of EML during the 2015 MRS Fall Meeting.  See the attached reception flyer for details. All are welcome! 

Location: Sheraton Boston Hotel, Gardner, 3rd Floor

Address: 39 Dalton St, Boston, MA 02199

Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 

Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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Atom probe informed atomistic simulations reveal the importance of local interface curvature

The interaction of dislocations with precipitates is an essential strengthening mechanism in metals, as exemplified by the superior high-temperature strength of Ni-base superalloys. Here we use atomistic simulation samples generated from atom probe tomography data of a single crystal superalloy to study the interactions of matrix dislocations with a gamma' precipitate in molecular dynamics simulations.

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A multiscale simulation framework of the ARB process

The accumulative roll bonding process is one of the most prominent severe plastic deformation processes for obtaining sheet materials with ultra-fine-grained microstructures and high strength. The properties of such sheets differ significantly from those of conventionally rolled sheets. It is hence desirable to have a simulation framework that can accurately predict the material properties, including the evolving texture and anisotropy during processing.

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Multiple Post-Doctoral Positions in Advanced Synthesis and Characterization at Rice University

Position Description: Multiple postdoctoral associate positions in the area of advanced synthesis and nano/micro-scale characterization of nanoparticles and nanocomposites are available at Rice University. Various techniques will be applied to synthesize and self-assemble size- and shape-controlled (calcium) silicate-polymer nanoparticles followed by nano- and micro-characterizations including a myriad of probes such as electron microscopies (TEM, XRD, SEM, AFM), ICP, XPS, NMR, porosimetry, dynamic mechanical analysis, nanoindentation, etc.

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2015 Nathan Newmark Distinguished lecture by Professor James Rice

Prof. Jim Rice delivered the 2015/2016 Nathan Newmark Distinguished lecture at University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. This lecture series, organinzed by the Structural Engineering group at UIUC, honors the memory of Prof. Newmark who was an influential figure in computational mathematics, structural dynamics and earthquake engineering. A link to Prof. Rice's lecture can be found here:



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Position filled: Postdoctoral Researcher in Geomaterials with FE skills, UCSD/LANL

Applications are sought for a motivated/independent Post-Doctoral Research Associate to conduct research on the nonlinear elastic response of porous materials. This project is a component of a larger program, involving Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and Chevron USA, to investigate  linear and nonlinear elastic response of porous materials as a function of their quasi-static state.  The postdoc will be responsible for the theoretical development of modeling that will interface a sequence of on-going experimental studies.


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