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Flavio Stochino's picture

Robustness and Resilience of Infrastructures under Extreme Loads

The catastrophic consequences observed after extreme events (flooding, earthquakes, vehicle impact, explosions, and fire) in transport and energy networks, as well as commercial and residential buildings, have significantly changed the public perception of risk regarding structures and infrastructure. Materials and structures are pushed to the limit in these conditions and given the fact that it is not always possible to provide an elastic response damage development must be considered and robustness becomes a precious characteristic.

Flavio Stochino's picture

Low cost condition assessment method for existing RC bridges

Aging infrastructures represent a current engineering challenge. Huge budgets are necessary to keep their functionality and the lack of a proper and timely maintenance entails an increasing deterioration and therefore higher repair costs. Therefore, assessing the reliability of infrastructures becomes mandatory, with particular attention to the ones still in service even when their life limit has exceeded.

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Welding simulation

The aim of this tutorial is to develop a step-by-step instructions for simulation of a welding process with the FEA-program LS-PrePost. The tutorial contain a simulation of a single-pass gas metal arc welding, but we can use the same method to simulate multi-pass welding.

Pu Zhang's picture

PhD position on mechanics of 3D printed biomaterials at SUNY-Binghamton

A funded PhD position is available immediately to work on mechanics modeling for 3D printed biomaterials. The PhD student is expected to conduct continuum modeling and finite element simulation (Abaqus) informed from meso-/micro-scale simulation results and experimental data.

ChangyongCao's picture

PhD positions in the areas of soft robots, printed electronics, and bioinspired materials

PhD positions in the areas of soft robots, printed electronics, and bioinspired materials are available now in the Laboratory of Soft Machines & Electronics at the School of Packaging and the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University.

ChangyongCao's picture

Faculty Position in Packaging Innovation, Design and Additive Manufacturing

The Michigan State University (MSU) School of Packaging invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in the area of Packaging Innovation, Design and Additive Manufacturing. The appoint will be at the assistant professor level with a combined research/teaching/service responsibility. Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

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Charles Wojnar to receive the 2018 Journal of Applied Mechanics Award

Professor Charles Wojnar from Missouri University of Science and Technology has been selected to receive the 2018 Journal of Applied Mechanics Award for the paper "Linking Internal Dissipation Mechanisms to the Effective Complex Viscoelastic Moduli of Ferroelectrics", Journal of Applied Mechanics, v 84, #021006, 2017.

Simpleware Workshop in Seattle, Jan 24th

Join us at the University of Washington, Seattle, on Wednesday January 24th (1.30pm-4.30pm) for a free workshop on obtaining high-fidelity models from 3D image data.

Agenda

1:30 - 1:40 PM Registration & Refreshments

1:40 - 2:40 PM Introduction to Image-based Model Generation with Simpleware

Yizhe_Tang's picture

Inertia of Dislocation Motion and Negative Mechanical Response in Crystals

Dear Colleagues,

Please see attached a recent article published in Scientific Reports on the fundamental nature of dislocation motion in crystals. Leave your comments or whatever you think of it.

Link: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-18254-5

 

Best,

hutapea's picture

PhD Position, Design of Medical Devices and Mechanics

Ph.D. position in the area of Design of Medical Devices and Mechanics is now available in the Composites Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA. Qualified applicants should contact Dr. Parsaoran Hutapea by email at hutapea@temple.edu.

Xuesen Zeng's picture

ARC PhD Scholarship – Civil Composites, University of Southern Queensland

Division:

Research and Innovation

Department:

Centre for Future Materials

Classification:

PhD (Higher degree by research) in Civil Composites

Location:

Toowoomba

Date:

15 February 2018

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Xuesen Zeng's picture

PhD Scholarship - Polymer Composites, University of Southern Queensland

Division:

Research and Innovation

Department:

Centre for Future Materials

Classification:

PhD (Higher degree by research) in Polymer Composites

Location:

Toowoomba

Date:

Xuesen Zeng's picture

PhD Scholarship - Civil Composites, University of Southern Queensland

Division:

Research and Innovation

Department:

Centre for Future Materials

Classification:

PhD (Higher degree by research) in Civil Composites

Location:

Toowoomba

Date:

Xuesen Zeng's picture

Research Fellow (Polymer Chemistry), University of Southern Queensland

Division:

Research and Innovation

Department:

Centre for Future Materials

Classification:

USQ Academic Level B

Term:

Full-time fixed term appointment for 2 years

Location:

Xuesen Zeng's picture

Research Fellow (Civil Composites), University of Southern Queensland

Division:

Research and Innovation

Department:

Centre for Future Materials

Classification:

USQ Academic Level B

Term:

Full-time fixed term appointment for 3 years

Location:

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An ECCOMAS Advanced Course on Computational Structural Dynamics, Prague, 2018

We would like to announce An ECCOMAS Advanced Course on Computational Structural Dynamics 2018, shortcourse2018.it.cas.cz . The short course on computational structural dynamics will be held form June 4 to June 8, 2018 in Prague, Czech Republic.

Design and testing of tubular polymeric capsules for self-healing of concrete

Dear all,

Our group has recently published a paper on "Design and testing of tubular polymeric capsules for self-healing concrete". We have combined experiments and numerical simulations in order to optimize polymeric carrier capsules for their use in self-healing concrete. Interested? You can read the full paper at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/320657352_Design_and_testing_of...

Regards

Jingjie Yeo's picture

High-Strength, Durable All-Silk Fibroin Hydrogels with Versatile Processability toward Multifunctional Applications

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/adfm.201704757/full Hydrogels are the focus of extensive research due to their potential use in fields including biomedical, pharmaceutical, biosensors, and cosmetics. However, the general weak mechanical properties of hydrogels limit their utility. Here, pristine silk fibroin (SF) hydrogels with excellent mechanical properties are generated via a binary-solvent-induced conformation transition (BSICT) strategy.

Mike Ciavarella's picture

Nobel laureate Randy Schekman: How journals like Nature, Cell and Science are damaging science

An article on the Guardian here.  Critics will say Shelkman has founded his own open access journal, here, probably competing with Nature, Cell and Science, which explains a lot.

 

Leon Mishnaevsky's picture

9th International Conference on Computational Methods, Rome, Italy, August 6-10, 2018

ICCM9- Roma - 6-10th August 2018

The International Conference for Computation Methods (ICCM)  series were initiated by Professor GR Liu (University of Cincinnati OH, USA in Singapore in 2004 it has become one of the major international conferences in the related areas.

Postdoc Position in Modelling THMC processes at Wuhan University in China

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Fellow research position in modelling coupled thermal-hydro-mechanical-chemical (THMC) processes in hydraulic fracturing at Wuhan University in China, Department of Civil Engineering. Code writing ability and strong background in mechanics are required. Specific knowledge of TOUGH2 and parallel processing is preferred. Applicants must hold a PhD in Petroleum Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, or a related discipline.

 

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