University of Connecticut: Multiple tenure-track faculty positions at the assistant /associate/full professor levelSubmitted by David M. Pierce on Tue, 2013-10-15 18:39.
The Biomedical Engineering (BME) Department at the University of Connecticut invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions at the assistant /associate /full professor level, with an expected start date of August 23, 2014. The attachments include both long and short ads.
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Mechanical characterization and micromechanical modeling of bread dough. J.Rheol [http://dx.doi.org/10.1122/1.4768463]Submitted by fendi on Mon, 2013-10-14 04:44.
The mechanical behavior of dough, gluten, and
starch was studied in an effort to investigate whether bread dough can be
treated as a two phase (starch and gluten) composite material. Mechanical
loading tests revealed rate-dependent behavior for both the starch and the
gluten constituents of dough. There is evidence from cryo-scanning electron
microscopy that damage in the form of debonding between starch and gluten
occurs when the sample is stretched. In addition, the Lodge material model was
found to deviate from the tension and shear stress-strain test data by a
Tenure Track Faculty Positions in The Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, The University of AlabamaSubmitted by unnithan on Fri, 2013-10-11 16:13.
THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA
DEPARTMENT OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING AND MECHANICS
Seeks applications for three tenure-track faculty positions
The recently founded Group of Appleid mechanics in Enviormental & Civil Engineering Department at Michigan State University has a few openings for PhD positions to work on Multiscale Modeling of Soft Materials starting Fall 2014.
There are two opening postdoc positions in mechanics at Northwestern University. Background in either
mesoscale numerical simulations or electron microscopy is preferred. Please contact Jianmin Qu at j-qu@Northwestern.edu
Virtual Special Issue: CFD simulation of pedestrian-level wind conditions around buildings: past achievements and prospectsSubmitted by Laure Ballu on Thu, 2013-10-10 13:31.
This Virtual Specail Issue deals with papers on CFD simulation of pedestrian-level wind conditions around buildings, published in the Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics (JWEIA).
Hydrogels that undergo a volume phase transition in response to an
external stimulus are of great interest because of their possible use as
actuator materials. The performance of an actuator material is normally
characterized by its force–stroke curve, but little is known about the
force–stroke behavior of hydrogels. We use the theory of the ideal
elastomeric gel to predict the force–stroke curves of a
temperature-sensitive hydrogel and introduce an experimental method for
measuring the curve. The technique is applied to PNIPAm hydrogels with
low cross-link densities. The maximum force generated by the hydrogel
increases with increasing cross-link density, while the maximum stroke
Faculty position in computational materials science and engineering at Illinois Institute of TechnologySubmitted by MMAEatIIT on Thu, 2013-10-10 06:00.
Applications are invited for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level in the area of computational materials science and engineering. Candidates from a range of disciplines such as materials science, chemistry, physics, chemical engineering, and mechanical engineering are all welcome to apply.
Faculty Position in Biomechanics / Bioengineering in Dept. of Mechanical Engineering at University of Colorado, BoulderSubmitted by VirginiaLFerguson on Wed, 2013-10-09 19:55.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Bioengineering with an emphasis on mechanics and/or design.
Biomechanics areas of interest include, but are not limited to, theoretical, experimental, and computational biomechanics and/or mechanobiology. Design areas include, but are not limited to, photoacoustics and ultrasonics, theranostics, biorobotics and/or medical device design.
Workshop "Impact of mechanical and thermal loads on the long term stability of PV modules" on 05th Nov.2013, Hamelin, GermanySubmitted by J.Reinoso on Wed, 2013-10-09 15:43.
Dear imechanica members,
I am glat to inform your the organization of the workshop "Impact of mechanical and thermal loads on the long term stability of PV modules" on 05th November 2013 at ISFH (Institute for Solar Energy Research Hamelin), in Hamelin, Germany.
Atomistic-to-Continuum Multiscale Modeling with Long-Range Electrostatic Interactions in Ionic SolidsSubmitted by Jason Marshall on Wed, 2013-10-09 13:54.
This is the preprint of an article that will appear in the Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids. (doi:10.1016/j.jmps.2013.09.025).
Atomistic-to-Continuum Multiscale Modeling with Long-Range Electrostatic Interactions in Ionic Solids
by Jason Marshall and Kaushik Dayal, Carnegie Mellon University
One post-doctoral fellowship is available in RealTcut, funded by the Strasbourg Institute of Advanced Study
The goal of the post-doc is to extend the preliminary results which can be seen here: http://youtu.be/KqM7rh6sE8s and will appear shortly in the journal Medical Image Analysis
The successful candidate will be based in Strasbourg in the ICube laboratory http://icube.unistra.fr/en/
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) invites applications for several tenure-track faculty positions to begin September 2014 or thereafter. Appointments will be at the assistant or untenured associate professor level. In special cases, a senior faculty appointment may be possible. We will consider exceptional candidates in all areas. The candidate should have demonstrated excellence in original research. Faculty responsibilities will include teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, developing course materials, student advising, conducting original scholarly research, and supervision of student research. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. by the beginning of employment.
There has been a recent revival of the study of thin elastic rods from the mechanics, physics and computer science communities. From a fundamental perspective, predicticting the geometrically-nonlinear behavior of thin rods in the post-buckling regime is a challenging endeavor. Moreover, there are many modern industrial contexts for which rationalizing the mechanics of thin elastic filamentary structures is both relevant and timely. The role of intrinsic natural curvature of an elastic filament, which is often overlooked, is of particular interest since it can dramatically, quantitatively and qualitatively change the behavior of the system.
1. The Mechanics of thin elastic rods - past and present:
It is my pleasure to solicit nominations for the "Eshelby Mechanics Award for Young Faculty". This award, launched last year, is given annually to rapidly emerging junior faculty who exemplify the creative use and development of mechanics. The intent of the award is to promote the field of mechanics, especially among young researchers. While interdisciplinary work that bridges mechanics with physics, chemistry, biology and other disciplines is encouraged, the ideal awardee will demonstrate clear inspiration from mechanics in his/her research.
The award will consist of $ 1500 cash and a commemorative plaque.
Hybrid fiber-reinforced polymer composites have
extensive applications due to their high strength, corrosion resistance,
low maintenance and design flexibility. However, moisture absorbed by
composite components plays a detrimental role in the integrity and
durability of hybrid structure since it can degrade the mechanical
properties and induce interfacial delamination failures. In the current
study, the moisture diffusion characteristics in two-phase
(unidirectional S-glass fiber reinforced epoxy matrix/unidirectional
graphite fiber reinforced epoxy matrix) hybrid composites using moisture
concentration-dependent diffusion method have been investigated. In the
moisture concentration-dependent diffusion method, the diffusion
Penn Institute for Computational Science (PICS) Kickoff Symposium ( October 10, 2013 ) :: FREE RegistrationSubmitted by Dibakar Datta on Sat, 2013-10-05 05:08.
PICS Kickoff Symposium :: October 10, 2013 ;
Registration is free : CLICK HERE
The Penn Institute for Computational Science (PICS) will be holding its Kickoff
Symposium on Thursday, October 10, 2013, from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM in the Wu & Chen Auditorium.
Dear Mechanics Colleagues:
We invite you to submit an abstract to a minisymposium on "Nano and Bio Mechanics" for the 2014 USNCTAM, June 15-20, 2014, to be held at Michigan State University. This minisymposium will focus on the development and application of
both experimental techniques and computational models and methods to
problems of interest in the fields of nano and bio mechanics. Topics of
interest will include, but are not limited to:
Title: Electro-Mechanical System Design Intern
Category: Internship in Industry
Employer: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
Location: United States, Texas, Sugar Land
Opening Date: 10/01/2013
I am co-organizing the mini-symposium entitled «Multiscale and multifunctional composites: design and identification» in the 13th International Symposium on Multiscale, Multifunctional and Functionally Graded Materials (MM&FGM2014) with Dr. Gilles Lubineau at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).
The purpose of this mini symposium is to gather leading researchers in the area of multiscale and multifunctional composites to discuss design strategies (both experimental and/or computational) for achieving multifunctional composites materials which have the potential to dramatically improve system-level performance and efficiency. Full description is available here: http://fgm2014.poli.usp.br/node/36
Scale transition of a higher order plasticity model – a consistent homogenization theory from meso to macroSubmitted by L.H.Poh on Thu, 2013-10-03 00:21.
Standard plasticity models cannot capture the microstructural size effect associated with grain sizes, as well as structural size effects induced by external boundaries and overall gradients. Many higher-order plasticity models introduce a length scale parameter to resolve the latter limitation. This paper adopts two distinct length scales in the formulation, i.e., an intrinsic length scale (l) governing micro-processes such as dislocation pile-up at internal boundaries, as well as the characteristic grain size (L), and aims to unravel the interaction between these two length scales and the characteristic specimen size (H) at the macro level.
A book review by Prof. Jan Achenbach (Northwestern University) is published in the Journal of Applied Mechanics, April, 2014. The book, The Theory of Materials Failure, was authored by Prof. Richard M. Christensen and published by Oxford University Press, 2013.