Symposium on "Soft Materials and Structures", 51th SES Meeting at Purdue University (Oct 1-3, 2014).Submitted by Xuanhe Zhao on Mon, 2014-04-07 21:22.
This is a friendly reminder to draw your attention to the Symposium on **Soft Materials and Structures** to take place at the upcoming 51th Meeting of the Society of Engineering Sciences (SES) at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (Oct 1-3, 2014). More information can be found on the meeting's website:
We have an exciting, two-year postdoctoral position in the general area of nonlinear acoustic metatmaterials. We are seeking a motivated, soon to graduate PhD student, or a transitioning postdoc. Candidates must be presently in the US. This is a two-year NSF-funded postdoc opportunity at
Georgia Tech in the general area of nonlinear periodic structures and metamaterials.
Details about the research are below. An ideal candidate will have
expertise in acoustics of periodic structures/materials. Some background
Your tasks: In the context of a large research project on processing of thermoplastcs composites, supervise production and implementation of new manufacturing and processing tools; plan, design, and analyse experiments for process development and material characterisation as well as for structural application of composite materials with a thermoplastic matrix; calculate and simulate material characteristics and structures; manage projects and supervise bachelor and master students
I have seen many lecture notes on general topics like stress, strain, tensor etc..
But, I am more interested in learning about fatigue and fracture mechanics.
Please let me know, if there are any online courses, for the above given topics.
Tsien Hsue-Shen, an expert of mechanics, the “King of Rocketry” of China, lived in US for twenty years long. Iris Chang (by a book in 1995) and Judith R. Goodstein (by a report of a conversation with Lee Alvin DuBridge in 2003) gave accounts of Tsien’s biography. In 2013, “Exhibition of Achievements of People’s Scientist Tsien Hsue-Shen” toured to universities in Shanghai and Chinese cities of Beijing, Kunming, Chengdu, Wuhan, Lanzhou and Huhehaote, displaying a different version of Tsien’s activities in US and declaring that Tsien read and studied, with great concentration, the philosophy of Marxism during his stay in US.
The ICE's journal Engineering and Computational Mechanics is planning a themed issue on Direct Methods.Submitted by Rebecca Ratty on Fri, 2014-04-04 09:33.
The ICE's journal Engineering and Computational Mechanics is planning a themed issue on Direct Methods. If you would like to learn more, please follow the link below:
The second issue in 2014 (Volume 30, Issue 2) of Acta Mechanica Sinica (AMS) is now online.
Welcome to this SCI-indexed journal http://ams.cstam.org.cn for rapid publication of your exciting results.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Houston (UH), Cullen College of Engineering seeks a highly motivated and creative person for a faculty position to build a world-class research program on semiconductor device manufacturing and mechanics with emphasis on energy applications. Flexible electronics manufacturing is another area of interest. The University of Houston has recently made a significant investment to establish a 74-acre Energy Research Park (ERP) and has now established a 13,000 sq.ft. state-of-the-art Energy Devices Fabrication Laboratory in the Park. Details of the ERP can be found at http://www.uh.edu/af/universityservices/erp/.
Seven finalists have been identified for the 2014 Melosh Competition to be held Friday, April 25, at Duke University. The finalists and their current institutions are:
Amin Aghaei, Carnegie Mellon University
Sourish Chakravarty, SUNY Buffalo
Gina El Jannoun, MINES ParisTech
Mhadi Moghadam, UCSD
Phani Motamarri, University of Michigan
Nathan Roberts, University of Texas
Timothy Truster, University of Tennessee
Please join me in congratulating the finalists!!!
Institution: POLITECNICO di MILANO – Italy
Ph.D. Supervisor: Prof. Valter Carvelli
FP7-Marie Curie-ITN Endure
Deadline application: Aprili 29th, 2014
The US National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (USNCTAM) publishes periodic Reports on Recent Trends in Mechanics. An archive of recent reports can be found at the Committee’s website. The USNCTAM has reorganized the process for generating such reports; a SubCommittee (K. Ravi‐Chandar, Chair (email@example.com), G. McKinley, Vice‐Chair (gareth@MIT.EDU), A. Karagozian (firstname.lastname@example.org) and E. Tadmor (email@example.com) has been charged with developing these reports. See the attached file for further detail.
Here is the call for proposals . The due date is 1 May 2014.
Dear friends of IMechanica:
Primary data mining through Web of Science
reveals that the number of papers containing “continuum mechanics ” increases
rapidly these years. This is a very exciting fact to our mechanicians. Thus, I
wrote a short paper titled “The Renaissance of Continuum Mechanics”, which was just
published online via:
Please refer to the figure given below. I want model this problem using ABAQUS.
A slab (elastic deformable) is resting on two balls (elastic deformable) on a flat surface (rigid). A support acceleration boundary condition is given to the flat surface on which the balls are being supported. I need to model the ball such that it is capable to both roll and slide i.e. I need to assign coefficient of rolling resistance and coefficient of sliding at the contact interface. After the dynamic analysis I will need to measure the acceleration response of the top slab.
I would appreciate if anyone can provide some tips on modelling this in ABAQUS.
Thanks in advance.
河海大学“先进材料与力学研究中心（筹）”诚聘英才,Tenure-Track Faculty Positions, Center for Advanced Materials and Mechanics Research, Hohai University,Submitted by Feng Xue on Mon, 2014-03-31 05:19.
Professors Markus Buehler, Katia Bertoldi and Oscar Lopez-Pamies will receive the Journal of Applied Mechanics Award in 2014Submitted by Yonggang Huang on Sun, 2014-03-30 15:26.
Prof. Markus Buehler from MIT will receive the 2014 Journal of Applied Mechanics Award for his paper "Bioinspired graphene nanogut" (Journal of Applied Mechanics, v 80, article 061009, 2013). Profs. Katia Bertoldi from Harvard University and Oscar Lopez-Pamies from University of Illinois will also receive the 2014 Journal of Applied Mechanics Award for their paper "Some remarks on the effect of interphases on the mechanical response and stability of fiber-reinforced elastomers" (Journal of Applied Mechanics, v 79, article 031023, 2012).
[GRE requirement lowered] PhD Study at Utah State University: Presidential Doctoral Research FellowshipSubmitted by Ling Liu on Fri, 2014-03-28 15:52.
If you are interested, and meet the requirement on GPA and GRE (see below), please contact Dr. Ling Liu at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants from all related backgrounds are welcome. Prior research experience is NOT required.
The PhD student will work with Dr. Ling Liu in the broad area of materials modeling and simulation. Materials of interest include self-assembled macromolecules, electrode materials, spider silk, irradiated materials, and nanocomposites. Our webpage is: http://www.engr.usu.edu/mae/faculty/liu/
The fellowship will offer: 1) $20,000+/year stipend for 4 years; 2) full tuition waiver; and 3) several other benefits.
Fuel Cell Ceramics Reliability Summer Intern.
Interested candidates with a background in mechanical, material science. solid mechanics please email your resume to amit.pandey/at/lgfcs/dot/com with the subject title "Fuel Cell
Ceramics Reliability Summer Intern"
Specialist area: Fuel Cell Ceramics Reliability Summer
Piezoelectricity above the Curie temperature? Combining flexoelectricity and functional grading to enable high-temperature electSubmitted by rmbarki on Wed, 2014-03-26 14:42.
Most technologically relevant ferroelectrics typically lose piezoelectricity
Research Associate/Senior Research Associate in Computational Mechanics