Dear Colleague: You are cordially invited to participate in the Nanobrücken 2014 Nanomechanical Testing Workshop, which will take place March 26-28, 2014 at INM - Leibniz Institute for New Materials in Saarbrücken, Germany. This will be the 4th edition of the annual Nanobrücken workshop series. This year's Keynote Speaker will be Andrew Minor (University of California, Berkeley).
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS) is recruiting 2 post-doctorate research fellows to pursue research on ice-structure interaction in the Keppel-NUS Corporate Laboratory. As part of the S$75 million collaboration between Keppel Corporation and NUS, the team comprising of Prof. Andrew Palmer, Dr. Bai Wei, and Dr. Pang Sze Dai, seeks to develop solutions for offshore rigs to meet the challenges of harsh arctic environments in oil and gas exploration and production.
I have an open position for a Post-doctoral researcher in the area of biomimetic materials, starting immediately. The successful candidate will explore and optimize bioinspired microarchitectures to increase the mechanical performance of engineering materials (glasses, ceramics, polymers). This work will expand on our recent progress on overcoming the brittleness of glass (http://barthelat-lab.mcgill.ca/publications.html). Materials and systems of interest include nacre-like ceramic / polymeric composites, multilayered conch-shell like composites and fish-scale inspired flexible protective systems.
I have updated my notes on the Griffith paper. I added more description on the experimental determination of surface tension of solids. Griiffith himself determined the surface tension of glass by an experimental setup. Udin et al (1949) described a setup based on the same principle. This setup is now known as the zero creep experiment.
Grants for 3rd International Workshop on Physics Based Material Models and Experimental Observations Cesme/Turkey 2-4 JuneSubmitted by Kalle Nilsson on Tue, 2014-02-04 18:57.
In 2012 and 2013 we organized very successful Workshops on
"Physics-based material models and experimental observations" funded
by the European Union's Enlargement programme. We cordially invite you to
submit an abstract to the 3rd International Workshop on Physics Based
Material Models and Experimental Observations to be held on 2-4 June
2014 in Cesme-Izmir/Turkey.
Basile Audoly - Université Pierre et Marie Curie and CNRS, Paris, France
Katia Bertoldi - University of Harvard, Cambridge, MA, USA
Davide Bigoni - Università di Trento, Italy
Alain Goriely - University of Oxford, UK
Sébastien Neukirch - Université Pierre et Marie Curie and CNRS, Paris, France
Sergio Pellegrino - California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA
see the attachment for details on the course and the registration
The Civil Engineering Department at Universidad EAFIT in Medellín, Colombia is seeking applicants for a tenure track position in the field of Geotechnical Engineering. Interested candidates must have a PhD degree in the field. The selected candidate is expected to conduct research in the area of Geotechnical Engineering, and create and promote graduate courses.
Research Engineer Position in Microfluidics/BioMEMS at iNfinitesimal LLC
2014 James Watt PhD Scholarship available (in Multiscale Tissue Mechanics) at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UKSubmitted by Yuhang Chen on Tue, 2014-02-04 07:31.
2014 James Watt PhD Scholarship, School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
More details can be found at http://home.eps.hw.ac.uk/~yc273
The applied mechanics group through its research lines in Seismic Engineering and Computational Mechanics is offering three graduate student positions at the MsC and PhD levels to conduct research in projects related to:
We would like to invite you to present your work at "Symposium on Mechanics of Soft Materials" in ASME 2014 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition ASME Congress and Exposition, Montreal's downtown convention center, 14-20 November 2014.
A multiscale modeling scheme based on peridynamic theory
Postdoctoral fellow, Center for simualtion, visualization and real time prediction (SiViRt), University of Texas at San Antonio)
Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at San Antonio
Openings at various levels are immediately available in Max-Planck Institute for Iron Research, for projects on experimental micro-mechanics and/or alloy design. The positions are in the group of Cem Tasan (Adaptive Structural Materials), in the Microstructure Physics and Alloy Design department of prof. Dierk Raabe.
For more details on the openings and the group, please visit http://asm.mpie.de.
For more information regarding the institute, please visit http://www.mpie.de
STOP! Hey, what's that sound? Everybody look what's goin' down............. in the SIMULIA Learning Community!Submitted by SIMULIA on Mon, 2014-02-03 15:42.
I think you all will be happy to hear a few amazing accomplishments that
occurred in 2013 in the SIMULIA Learning Community. We are so pleased
to announce that the SLC contains well over 12,000 members and is
growing daily - THANK YOU!!! These members include SIMULIA users,
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Additionally, we received our first few CUSTOMER blog posts created and
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Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the area of large-scale inversion and imaging using acoustic waves and high-performance computing.
At the interface between the fields of solid mechanics, acoustics and numerical modeling, the present job offer focuses on inverse problems with the aim of extending applications of the spectral-element method and petascale high-performance computing to (1) ocean acoustics and for (2) non-destructive material testing.
I cannot get the actual significance regarding the usage of Prony series and Shift factors in the material modelling of the viscoelastic material.
Please can anyone post some insights into this. Would be helpful.
please find a link to a story describing the results of a final project that I assigned for my graduate "Experimental Structural Dynamics" class. This is timely, on this Superbowl Sunday and the broad coverage of safety issues related to Football and head injuries.
Call for Abstracts in Mini-Symposium on "Computational Modeling of Microstructural Evolution II”- ASME Congress 2014Submitted by mohsenzaeem on Sun, 2014-02-02 10:16.
We would like to invite you to participate in a mini-symposium entitled “Computational Modeling of Microstructural Evolution II” in ASME 2014 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (http://www.asmeconferences.org/Congress2014/).
ASME Congress and Exposition will be held in Montreal's downtown convention center, 14-20 November 2014.
Haythornthwaite Foundation/Applied Mechanics Division - 2013 Student Travel Awards
The ASME Applied Mechanics Division Executive Committee continues to seek ways to involve and encourage younger members and particularly graduate students in the activities of the AMD Division. Through the generous annual support of The Robert M. and Mary Haythornthwaite Foundation 10 travel grants were awarded in 2013. These travel grants are offered to U.S. graduate students currently enrolled at U.S. universities or colleges presenting a paper in any field of applied mechanics. The winners were:
2014 Thomas J.R. Hughes Young Investigator Award - Professor Katia Bertoldi
The Executive Committee of the ASME Applied Mechanics Division is pleased to announce and congratulate Professor Professor Katia Bertoldi, Associate Professor, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, is the recipient of the 2014 Thomas J. R. Hughes Young Investigator Award.
Applied Mechanics Division of ASME - 2014 Thomas K. Caughey Dynamics Award - Professor Alexander F. VakakisSubmitted by Executive Commi... on Sat, 2014-02-01 18:02.
2014 Thomas K. Caughey Dynamics Award - Professor Alexander F. Vakakis
The Executive Committee of the ASME Applied Mechanics Division is pleased to announce and congratulate Professor Alexander F. Vakakis, W. Grafton and Lillian B. Wilkins Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, who is the recipient of the 2014 Thomas K. Caughey Dynamics Award.
Applied Mechanics Division of ASME - 2014 Ted Belytschko Applied Mechanics Award - Professor Glaucio H. PaulinoSubmitted by Executive Commi... on Sat, 2014-02-01 17:58.
2014 Ted Belytschko Applied Mechanics Award - Professor Glaucio H. Paulino
The Executive Committee of the ASME Applied Mechanics Division is pleased to announce and congratulate Professor Glaucio H. Paulino, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, who is the recipient of the 2014 Ted Belytschko Applied Mechanics Award.
Applied Mechanics Division of ASME - 2013 Student Paper Competition
The Applied Mechanics Division of ASME encourages the involvement of graduate students in the activities of the AMD Division. One of the ways is the sponsorship of the annual Student Paper Cmpetition. The recipient of this prize was chosen from the Haythornthwaite Student Travel contest award pool sponsored by the Haythornthwaite Foundation. This year the winner was:
Haythornthwaite Foundation and the Appplied Mechanics Divsion of ASME - 2013 Research Initiation Grant AwardsSubmitted by Executive Commi... on Sat, 2014-02-01 17:39.
Haythornthwaite Foundation and the Applied Mechanics Division - 2013 Research Initiation Grant Awards
Two PhD positions in my research group are immediately available. Both positions involve the design, analysis, and implementation of numerical methods for computer aided design, analysis, and optimization with particular emphasis on complex multiphysics systems.
Candidates applying for a position should have a BS (and, preferably, an MS) in mechanical/civil/aerospace engineering, applied mathematics, computer science, or physics, and the ideal candidate will have a solid background in computational mechanics, computer aided design, and scientific computing including programming experience in C/C++.