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.
Call for abstracts and special issue papers: Computational mechanics of cells, tissues, and biomaterialsSubmitted by azadpoor on Wed, 2013-10-02 16:34.
We would be pleased to have a contribution from you or from one of the members of your group among the presentations of the symposium entitled
COMPUTATIONAL MECHANICS OF CELLS TISSUES AND BIOMATERIALS
organized within the joint World Congress on Computational Mechanics and European Conference on Computational Mechanics (http://www.wccm-eccm-ecfd2014.org/frontal/default.asp )
to be held on 20-25 July 2014 in Barcelona (Spain).
The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the
University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a tenure-track faculty
position in the area of Solid Mechanics.
Areas of interest include, but are not limited to
micro/nano-scale solid mechanics, mechanics of soft matter, mechanics of
advanced technologies, mechanics of materials for energy applications,
computational mechanics and multi-scale modeling, mechanics of friction and
adhesion, and transport-coupled mechanics.
A postdoctoral research scientist position is available immediately in the Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering at Columbia University. This position is renewable (up to three years) depending on performance. The main responsibility of the project, sponsored by ARPA-E, is to perform computer simulations of crashworthiness of electric vehicles using finite element method. It also involves multiscale modeling of a new type of impact resistant lithium-ion battery, as well as structural design and optimization.
Symposium P: Mechanics of Energy Storage and Conversion—Batteries, Thermoelectrics and Fuel Cells, 2014 MRS Spring MeetingSubmitted by jiangyuli on Tue, 2013-10-01 19:14.
The abstract submission is open from Oct. 1- Nov. 1, 2013, at http://www.mrs.org/spring2014/
Position: Computational Solid Mechanics Engineer
Company: Global Engineering Research and Technologies (GERT)
Location: Tucson, Arizona, USA
Full/Part time: Full Time.
Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications.
Remote employment: No. Must be willing to relocate to Tucson, AZ.
Visa: Must have legal paperwork allowing the ability to work in the U.S.A
Improved barrier properties in polyolefins (Job Code: ME-PDSK032013)
An apparatus for performing microtensile tests at elevated temperatures inside a scanning electron microscopeSubmitted by Gi-Dong Sim on Tue, 2013-10-01 01:54.
The College of Engineering at Temple University invites applications for the position of Chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department. The College is rapidly expanding its doctoral, master's, and ABET accredited undergraduate degree programs, and the Chair is to provide leadership in academic matters, chart the future growth of the Department, promote externally funded research, and value teaching excellence. The Department is expected to grow rapidly during the next few years and currently has 19 faculty, 450 undergraduate students, and 50 graduate students in its M.S. and Ph.D. programs.
The College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Vermont invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Mechanical Engineering at the Assistant Professor level with emphasis on smart materials and manufacturing processes, and/or robotics. Requirements include a B.S. degree and a Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering, or in a closely related discipline. See job description and application guidelines at http://www.cems.uvm.edu/facsearch/me.php . Full consideration deadline: 11/15/2013.