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A friendly reminder that today is the last day for abstract submission to the National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (USNC/TAM).

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to cordially invite you to submit an abstract to Symposium #341 “Mechanics of Heterogeneous Soft Materials on Flexible Structures” at the 18th U.S. National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (USNC/TAM).

The conference this year is hosted by Northwestern University and will be held at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Chicago from June 4 to June 9, 2018.

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Last Call for Abstract Submission to Symposium 356: "Mechanics and Design of Mechanical Metamaterials" for 2018 USNCTAM at Northwestern University, DUE Extended by 11/25/2017

Dear Colleague, We would like to bring your last attention and invite you and your students/postdoc to submit abstracts for oral presentations to Symposium 356 on “Mechanics and Design of Mechanical Metamaterials” under the umbrella of “Phononics And Metamaterials” at the 18th U.S.

Cambridge University: Research Assistant/Associate in the mechanics of failure of adhesive joints

A position exists, for a Research Assistant/Research Associate in the Department of Engineering, to work on the mechanics of failure of adhesive joints. The post holder will be located in Central Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK.

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Photo-controlled patterned wrinkling of liquid crystalline polymer films on compliant substrates

Photo-chromic liquid crystalline polymer (LCP) is a type of smart materials which are sensitive to light. Here we harness its photo-mechanical response to flexibly control surface patterning, through modeling a film involving homeotropic nematic liquid crystals with director perpendicular to the polymer film attached on a compliant substrate. Theoretical and numerical analyses were conducted to explore the surface instability of such film/substrate systems under both uniform and non-uniform illuminations by ultraviolet (UV) light, respectively.

Generate 2d polycrystal

Dear All,

I want to generate a peridioc microstructure with lets say 50 grains in which grain size is gaussian with specified mean and standard deviation.

Can someone please tell me which software I should use ??


Thank you very much.

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Faculty Searches in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at U. C. Berkeley

The DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, University of California, Berkeley, seeks applications for two faculty positions. One position is at the tenure-track, Assistant Professor level and is open to all areas of mechanical engineering including, but not limited to: (1) Biomechanical Engineering, (2) Control and Robotics, (3) Design, (4) Dynamics, (5) Energy Science and Technology, (6) Fluid Mechanics, (7) Manufacturing, (8) Materials, (9) Solid Mechanics, (10) Micro and Nano Science and Engineering, and (11) Ocean and Offshore Engineering.

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WCCM mini-symposium: Multiphysics Modeling of Cells and Tissues (MS 523)

Dear Colleagues, 

We are organizing a mini-symposium on Multiphysics Modeling of Cells and Tissues at the World Congress in Computational Mechanics (WCCM 2018).

"Multiphysics Modeling of Cells and Tissues (MS 523)"

WCCM 2018 will take place in New York, 22nd-27th of July 2018. Abstract submission is now open and will remain open until December 31, 2017. Information on submitting an abstract can be found at: 

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Recipe for catastrophe

Last year we published a paper titled “Electromechanical Catastrophe”.  I am planning to give a lecture on this topic in my course on Advanced Elasticity.  The mathematics of catastrophe is old, but can be used more widely.

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First International Conference on Materials, Mimicking, Manufacturing from and for Bio Applications

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I am co-organizing a mini-symposium entitled Mechanics of bio-inspired architected materials and interfaces within the “First International Conference on Materials, Mimicking, Manufacturing from and for Bio Applications” ( with Gilles Lubineau (KAUST) and Pablo D. Zavattieri (Purdue University). 

abaqus sloshing

I try to model and simulate the half-full water tanker and then evaluated sloshing frequency in ABAQUS . 
I have many questions. Can every one help me? 


1-i have to aoustic to evaluated sloshing frequnce ?

2-Is there another way to do it in abaqus?
Thanks for your help 

FEA of the Tibial Post of a Knee Prosthesis

Tibial post failure has been reported in several retrieval studies for knee surgeries using posterior-stabilized (PS) prostheses. Fractures of the tibial post are considered to be caused by high stress-induced destruction (bending and tensile forces). The design of polyethylene inserts requires a certain level of plastic deformation to take place without the risk of deformation. The design of the tibial post varies markedly among manufacturers.

8th International Conference on Engineering Failure Analysis (ICEFA2018): Call for abstracts


Present your research at the 8th International Conference on Engineering Failure Analysis, 8-11 July 2018, Budapest, Hungary.  Oral and poster presentations are invited on the conference topics by 8 December 2017.


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Post Doc or PhD position open in design of shape memory composite

A PhD position or a Post-Doc position, depending on the candidate skills are available in the Department of Sciences and Methods fo Engineering at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy. The research project is in the smart composite materials design. The candidate will have to design and optimize a composite structure with embedded SMA for morphing application. Candidates should have possibly a strong background in mechanics, finite elements simulations and smart materials.

Keynote speakers announced for the 12th International Conference on Fatigue Damage of Structural Materials

We are delighted to announce that Alan Turnbull, National Physical Laboratory, UK will be joining our list of prestigious keynote speakers at the twelfth International Conference on Fatigue Damage of Structural Materials. Alan Turnbull was elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2011 and Fellow of the Royal Society in 2013. In 2016, he was awarded the OBE for services to science and industry. 

10 positions for PhD Canditates

for 3 years, fully employed, at Graz University of Technology, Austria in the following areas:

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Posdoc in smart manufacturing of composite materials

The candidate will work in a project related with smart manufacturing of composite materials by injection/infusion techniques. The project will consist in a joint collaboration between Data Mining Research Group from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) and IMDEA Materials Institute. The research activities will be focussed on the application of simulation techniques (computational fluid mechanics) to the optimization of manufacturing process of composite materials by liquid moulding, including the creation of a physical demonstrator.

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Morphology of voltage-triggered ordered wrinkles of a dielectric elastomer sheet

Wrinkles have attracted a lot of attention in the fields of material science and engineering applications. And dielectric elastomer is a potential smart material which has advantages including large deformation, light weight, high energy density, quick response and et al. We try to use DE to make a wrinkle structure which is quick response and reversible easily.


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