Animal cells behave like fluid-filled sponges in response to being mechanically deformed according to new research published in Nature Materials.
Scientists from the London Centre for Nanotechnology at UCL have shown that animal cells behave according to the theory of ‘poroelasticity’ when mechanically stimulated in a way similar to that experienced in organs within the body. The results indicate that the rate of cell deformation in response to mechanical stress is limited by how quickly water can redistribute within the cell interior.
You are welcome to submit abstracts to the MS 4.5 "Multiscale Computational homogenization for bridging scales in the mechanics and physics of complex materials", organized by P. Wriggers, K. Terada, V. Kouznetsova, M. Cho and myself at the 12th US National Congress on Computation Mechanics (USNCCM), July 22-25, 2013, in Raleigh, USA.
The deadline fo abstract submission is February 15, 2013.
The topics of the MS can be found here:
Looking forward to meet you in Raleigh.
Application deadline: 31 January 2013
Position start date: Available immediately
The recently established University Center for Energy Efficient Buildings (UCEEB) offers seven post-doctoral positions in the field of modeling, simulation, assessment and optimization of multi-functional materials and structures.
The present project integrates seven different topics aligned with the research activities of UCEEB. Each topic will be supervised by a mentor from the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague, with long-term experience in the relevant fields of research. The project is supported by the European Union.
IMDEA Materials Institute (www.materials.imdea.org) is looking for post-doctoral researchers to work in two research projects devoted to:
- Development of multiscale modeling strategies to simulate the mechanical performance of structural composites under impact
- Development of microstructure-based multiscale models to simulate the mechanical behavior of Ni-based superalloys
Candidates should hold a PhD in Materials/Mechanical Engineering and a solid background in computational mechanics and multiscale modeling strategies for structural materials.
Fracture, debonding and instabilities have been commonly regarded as failure modes in engineering systems. Here, we show that the controlled deformation and instability of surfaces can induce effective detachments of various types of biofoulings through fracture and debonding of the fouling organisms. This new mechanism can potentially be used to address biofouling problems across many human endeavors including maritime operations, medicine, food industries, and biotechnology.
3rd African Conference on Computational Mechanics - Minisymposium on Computational modeling of nano- and microstructured materiaSubmitted by s.bargmann on Sat, 2013-01-12 15:14.
We cordially invite you to participate in at the 3rd African Conference on Computational Mechanics - An International Conference – AfriCOMP13 (July 30 – August 2, 2013, Livingston, Zambia) by giving a talk in our minisymposium "Computational modeling of nano- and microstructured materials".
Crack initiation and growth: methods, applications, and challenges. Minisymposium for SES 2013 at Brown University.Submitted by AS on Sat, 2013-01-12 08:33.
Brown University will host the SES 50th Annual Technical Meeting and ASME-AMD Annual Summer Meeting (July 28-31, 2013). It is our great pleasure to welcome you to submit abstracts to the symposium
Crack initiation and growth: methods, applications, and challenges.
A postdoc position is available in Dr. Qi’s group in the
Mechanical Engineering Department at University of Colorado Boulder starting
from April, 2013. The project will involve mechanics and design of polymer
composites. Candidates should have strong background in solid mechanics,
physics and constitutive modeling of polymers, and computational mechanics. Interested
candidates should send his/her CV together with a list of 2-3 references to
The position concerns contribution to the development of Morfeo, a manufacturing oriented finite element software. For any of the project activities, the candidate is expected to develop the numerical methodology up to industrial maturity. First of all, the candidate will contribute to the fracture analysis module of Morfeo. Morfeo relies on an innovative approach based on the extended finite element method (X-FEM) in order to easily handle complex industrial applications. Developments include general modeling of the crack propagation and the damage tolerant approach, contact, multi-crack analysis and parallel implementation of the algorithms. Targeted applications include e.g. determination of crack propagation paths on industrial large-scale components and fatigue analysis.
The position concerns contribution to the development of Morfeo, a manufacturing oriented finite element software. For any of the project activities, the candidate is expected to develop the numerical methodology up to industrial maturity. First of all, the candidate will contribute to machining oriented development. Morfeo relies on an innovative approach based on level sets in order to easily handle complex industrial applications. Developments include general modeling of the machining process, remeshing techniques, new boundary conditions, parallel implementation of the algorithms. Targeted applications include e.g. prediction of the distortions generated by the clamping system and relaxation of residual stresses during turning of large-scale components.
Postdoctoral Position within the ERC Starting Grant MuSIC -- Modeling and SImulation of Cancer growthSubmitted by hgomez on Thu, 2013-01-10 14:59.
Undertake research as a Postdoc within the project MuSIC - Modeling and SImulation of Cancer growth. This project is funded by an ERC Starting Grant.
Nanoscale Interfacial Friction and Adhesion on Supported versus Suspended Monolayer and Multilayer GrapheneSubmitted by Teng Li on Wed, 2013-01-09 12:14.
The Helmholtz-Institute of Materials Research in Geesthacht, Germany, invites applications for a Scientific researcher m/f.
The position is initially limited for one year with the possibility of an additional three-year-extension (starting as soon as possible).
In an international scientific team you will work on the computational modeling of material behavior. You will work in close collaboration with scientists of other disciplines as well as with external users. You should be a team player, and have excellent communication and organizational skills. The applicant has to have a master degree in mechanical engineering, civil engineering, mathematics, physics, materials science or related areas. Applications from graduate post-docs are also most welcome.
Please apply online. Do not contact me; I do not work in the company.
The Research and Computer Aided Engineering group at Carrollton Technology Center of Halliburton is looking for an expert FEA analyst at principal engineer level. This position requires
1) Extensive experience with nonlinear finite element analysis and fundamental understanding and knowledge of Solid Mechanics.
Post-Doc Research Associate Position Available in Computation Mechanics and Biomechanical Modelling for Breast Cancer SurgerySubmitted by j.hipwell on Tue, 2013-01-08 17:56.
ICAME 2013: Call for Papers, due 31 Jan 2013
28-29 August 2013, Malacca World Heritage City, MALAYSIA
Minisymposium on Multiscale Modeling and Simulations of Materials Phenomena at USNCCM12, Raleigh, NC, USA (July 22-25, 2013)Submitted by Shailendra on Tue, 2013-01-08 01:01.
We cordially invite you to participate in the 12thU.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics (US-NCCM12) by giving a talk in our minisymposium titled Multiscale Modeling and Simulations of Materials Phenomena. The Congress will be held in Raleigh, NC, USA during July 22-25, 2013.
On behalf of the organizing committee, I cordially invite your participation in Symposium on Wrinkled and Crumpled Membranes, as part of the 13th Pan-American Congress of Applied Mechanics (PACAM XIII), to be held in Houston, Texas, May 22-24, 2013.
CSIRO division of Earth Science and Resource Engineering is seeking a Senior Research Scientist in hydraulic fracturing/geomechanics. The position is located in Melbourne, Australia and the successful candidate will play a leading role in a world class hydraulic fracturing laboratory facility and in a hydraulic fracturing research team that integrates modelling with experimentation at laboratory and field scales. To read the position details and to apply please visit this link: http://csiro.nga.net.au/?jati=b167ca29-7826-e2d5-743c-6e3f87d59483
Amit Acharya and Robin J. Knops
The attached version is the accepted version to be published in Journal of Elasticity.
The common practice of ignoring the elastic strain gradient in measurements of geometrically necessary dislocation (GND) density is critically examined. It is concluded that the practice may result in substantial errors. Our analysis points to the importance of spatial variations of the elastic strain field in relation to its magnitude in inferring estimates of dislocation density from measurements.
The Journal of Applied Mechanics Award is provided by the Applied
Mechanics Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers to honor the
best paper which has been published in the Journal of Applied Mechanics during
the two calendar years immediately preceding the year of the award. The award
will be made annually to the corresponding author of the paper who received their
Ph.D. no more than 10 years prior to July 1 of the year of award. Corresponding
authors who have yet to receive a Ph.D. may also be considered. The award will
be presented at the AMD Banquet at the IMECE meeting.
Sr. Packaging Mechanical Analyst
- Job Number: 25557504
- Santa Clara Valley, California, United States
- Posted: Jan. 3, 2013
- Weekly Hours: 40.00
Mechanical engineer working in the central IC packaging group.
Faculty Positions: Mechanical Engineering at KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology)Submitted by kaust on Mon, 2012-12-31 22:27.
FACULTY POSITIONS: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
The Mechanical Engineering Program in the Physical Sciences and Engineering Division at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) invites applications for faculty positions at all ranks (Assistant, Associate, and Full Professors).