g.r.namratha's picture

Are there any online courses for fatigue and fracture?

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.



Jian-zhong Zhao's picture

Inconsistency of Biography of Tsien Hsue-Shen

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.

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:

Acta Mechanica Sinica, Vol.30, Issue 2, 2014

Dear everyone!

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.


Acta Mechanica Sinica(AMS) Editorial Board Submit online

Pradeep Sharma's picture

Faculty Position in Semiconductor Device Manufacturing and Mechanics

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/.

John E. Dolbow's picture

Finalists for the 2014 Melosh Competition

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!!! 

Ph.D. position in the framework of FP7-Marie Curie-ITN Endure

Institution:  POLITECNICO di MILANO – Italy

Ph.D. Supervisor:  Prof. Valter Carvelli

Funding Availability: 
FP7-Marie Curie-ITN Endure

Deadline application: Aprili 29th, 2014

Call for Proposals: Recent Trends in Mechanics

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 (ravi@utexas.edu), G. McKinley, Vice‐Chair (gareth@MIT.EDU), A. Karagozian (ark@seas.ucla.edu) and E. Tadmor (tadmor@cscamm.umd.edu) has been charged with developing these reports. See the attached file for further detail.

Zhigang Suo's picture

Proposals for IUTAM Symposia and IUTAM Summer Schools

Here is the call for proposals .   The due date is 1 May 2014.

Laura De Lorenzis's picture

EMMC-14 - MS on Contact and Friction Mechanics

Weiqiu Chen's picture

The Renaissance of Continuum Mechanics

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:


Rolling Ball


 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,


Yonggang Huang's picture

Professors Markus Buehler, Katia Bertoldi and Oscar Lopez-Pamies will receive the Journal of Applied Mechanics Award in 2014

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). 

Ling Liu's picture

[GRE requirement lowered] PhD Study at Utah State University: Presidential Doctoral Research Fellowship

If you are interested, and meet the requirement on GPA and GRE (see below), please contact Dr. Ling Liu at liu.usu@gmail.com. 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.  

Amit Pandey's picture

Fuel Cell Ceramics Reliability Summer Intern (Rolls-Royce PLC & LG Corp.)

 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

Research Associate/Senior Research Associate in Computational Mechanics

Research Associate/Senior Research Associate in Computational Mechanics

Ji Wang's picture

Faculty Positions in ALL Levels with the School of Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics, Ningbo University 宁波大学机械工程与力学学院招聘启事

The School of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, Ningbo University, is looking for cadidates for all subjects in the broad field of mechanical engineering and mechanics.  In addition to traditional field of impact and shock waves, piezoelectric devices, material durability, and metal forming, the school are also initiating new directions like vechicle engineering, fluid mechanics, occean engineering, and other related subjects.

Erkan Oterkus's picture

PhD Position in the area of peridynamics

Dear All,

We are planning to offer a PhD position in the area of peridynamics. For more information about our PMMA research group, please visit


If you are interested, please send your current CV to oterkus@gmail.com.
This offer is only valid for citizens of European Union countries.

Postdoc or Ph.D. position for development of offshore plant substructures at Korea University, Korea

Postdoc or Ph.D. position for development of offshore plant substructures at Korea University, Korea

Structural Engineering & Mechanics Laboratory at the School of Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering, Korea University, Korea, has open positions for a Ph.D. student (four years) and a post-doctoral researcher (three years) to pursue research on development of offshore plant substructures funded by Korean government. The position is to commence in August or September 1, 2014.


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