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Magnetically responsive composites

Dear all,

I would like to share with you a couple of our recent papers that I think may be of interest for the wider community:

1) Ciambella, J., Stanier, D. C., & Rahatekar, S. S. (2016). Magnetic alignment of short carbon fibres in curing composites. Composites Part B: Engineering, 1–30. (downloadale at:

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3D inverse design helps military OEM develop unique cooling fans

3D inverse design helps military OEM develop unique cooling fan

Symposium on Atomistic and Mesoscale Aspects of Fracture and Fatigue


I would like to point you to the 

Mini symposium at the 14th International Conference on Fracture Rhodes, June 18-23 2017

on Atomistic and Mesoscale Aspects of Fracture and Fatigue

Chair: Prof. Peter Gumbsch, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology & Fraunhofer IWM, Germany

Co-chair: Dr Gianpietro Moras, Fraunhofer IWM, Germany

Open position: Assistant/Associate Professor at Virginia Tech

The Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics (BEAM) at Virginia Tech seeks applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level in the broad area of mechanics of smart energy materials. Special consideration will be given to candidates with expertise and interests in bio-inspired dynamical systems, nano-engineered systems, and advanced materials for energy applications as well as those candidates whose work is at the food, water, and energy nexus.

JRF position at IIT Ropar

Job title: JRF

Minimum qualification: MTech in Mechanical/ Applied Mechanics or Equivalent.


Graduate degree (B.Tech.) in Mechanical/ Applied Mechanics with a valid GATE score.

Research area: Crystal Platicity, FEM

Salary: Rs 25000 per month + 10% HRA

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SEM 2017 Abstract Deadline Today (10/31)

Dear Colleagues,

The Time-Dependent Materials Technical Division of the Society of Experimental Mechanics invites you to submit an abstract to Track 2,“Challenges in Mechanics of Time-Dependent Materials” at the SEM International Congress & Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics (Indianapolis, IN, June 12-15, 2017). The submission deadline has been extended to October 31st.

PhD student open position at Virginia Tech

There is an open position for a Research Assistant in my group. The project in on multi-physics multi-scale modeling of composite materials. The successful applicant should have a strong background in continuum mechanics and be proficient in programming languages such as Fortran, C,or Python. Interested applicants should send an email to mshakiba <at> vt <dot> edu, and include their CV highlighting their qualification for the position. The position is available starting Aug 15th 2017. 

TMS 2017: Job Candidate Poster Session-Deadline Extended to December 15, 2016

The TMS Young Leaders Committee is organizing the Young Professional “Job Candidate Poster Session” at the TMS 2017 Annual Meeting & Exhibition in San Diego, CA. This event is designed to create networking opportunities for young professionals to interact with potential employers and hopefully discover prospects for future employment.

Huawei technology looking for simulation engineers, preferably experiences in solder fatigue and high strain rate

The product process department in Huawei Technology in Shenzhen, China is expanding our simulation capability. We are looking for interested simulation/mechanical engineers, preferably experiences in solder fatigue and high strain rate scenarios in board level electronic packaging. If anyone is interested, please sent me your resume via



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[Call for Abstracts] 2017 APS March Meeting 2.1.12: Physics of Bio-Inspired Materials (GSOFT, DBIO) [same as 4.1.30] (Due: November 11, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. EST)

Dear Colleagues,

The upcoming 2017 APS March Meeting will take place in New Orleans, LA during March 13-17, 2017. Here, we would like to invite you to contribute to a focus session called “Physics of Bioinspired Materials” as below. 

2.1.12: Physics of Bio-Inspired Materials (GSOFT, DBIO) [same as 4.1.30]

What's the mechanism of piezoionic effect

Any one studying the "piezoionic" effect? What's the mechanism of such an effect? What are the principal influencing factors?

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Formation path of delta hydrides in zirconium by multiphase field modeling

A multiphase field model is developed to study the effects of metastable ζ and γ hydrides on the nucleation and growth of the stable δ hydrides in α zirconium matrix.  Acta Materialia 123 (2017) 235-244 

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Scalar done right

Almost three years also , I posted an entry titled Scalar Done Wrong.  The entry has received a large number of comments, and 16,793 reads.  I have since tried to get scalars right.  I have just attached today’s version of my notes as a PDF file to the original entry.

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Research Scientist/Post-Doctoral Position in Advanced Materials at Rice University

Position Description: 

A research scientist/postdoctoral associate position in the area of synthesis and characterization of 2D materials and nanocomposites is available at Rice University. The successful candidates will work in a highly inter-disciplinary and stimulating environment.


Job Duties and Responsibilities: 

Assistant Professor, Computational Solid Mechanics

FacultyPositioninComputational Solid Mechanics,CornellUniversity 

Assistant Professor, Computational Solid Mechanics

FacultyPositioninComputational Solid Mechanics,CornellUniversity 

Assistant Professor in Aerospace Engineering, IIT Madras, India

The Department of Aerospace Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras is seeking to fill Assistant Professor vacancies in the following research areas.

1.      Experimental Structural Mechanics

2.      Control and Flight Mechanics of Aerospace vehicles

3.      Aircraft Design

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SEM 2017: Shock & Blast - Abstract deadline extended to Oct. 31

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to submit an abstract for the Shock & Blast session under track 1 'Dynamic Behavior of Materials'. This symposium is part of the 2017 SEM Annual Conference & Exposition on Experimental and applied Mechanics to be held at Hyatt Regency Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, USA, June 12-15, 2017.


The classical problem of a cable under axial load has been revisited by Weiguo Wu and Xin Cao: Mechanics model and its equation of wire rope based on elastic thin rod theory, International Journal of Solids and Structures, in press, 9 pages. On line 22 october 2016 at .

Model is applied to a multistrand ccable given in a book by Costello (1990). Axial stiffness results compare very well.   

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A Better Alternative to RVE Analysis

RVE analysis is popular for computational homogenization. It can be used independently for virtual testing or as a module for multiscale modeling. Its popularity is mainly due to the maturity and acceptance of commercial finite element software. RVE analysis usually requires a 3D domain to obtain 3D properties and local fields. If a 2D RVE is used, only 2D properties and local fields are obtained. To obtain the complete set of properties, multiple analysis is needed. For example, to obtain the complete stiffness matrix, six 3D RVE analyses are needed.

Call for Papers: PVP 2017 - MF2 Application of Fracture Mechanics in Failure Assessment

2017 ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference

Hilton Waikoloa Village, Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA

July 16 – 20, 2017

The ASME Materials and Fabrication Committee (M&F) is inviting papers in the technical sessions on Application of Fracture Mechanics in Failure Assessment (Topic MF-2). The papers will appear in the PVP 2017 conference proceedings and may be considered for publication in the ASME Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology (JPVT) or any other ASME archival journals.



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