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Mechanical Self-Assembly of a Strain-Engineered Flexible Layer: Wrinkling, Rolling, and Twisting

Self-shaping of curved structures, especially those involving flexible thin layers, is attracting increasing attention because of their broad potential applications in, e.g., nanoelectromechanical andmicroelectromechanical systems, sensors, artificial skins, stretchable electronics, robotics, and drug delivery.

21st International Conference on Wear of Materials - Call for Papers

The 21st International Conference on Wear of Materials will take place in California, USA from the 26-30 March 2017.

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EUROMECH Conference on Multi-uncertainty and Multi-scale Methods and Applications


13 September – 16 September 2016, Portugal

The conference aims to:

(a) present the state-of-the-art in this field by showing the most recent developments by leading experts, and

Mechanics of Cosserat Media

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We are trying to find out the work conjugate strain (and wryness) measures to T and M (stess and couple stress) and we know that in classical theory the conjugate strain measure is identified using the stress power, which appears in the power balance equation derived taking the inner product of the equation of motion with velocity. Please refer to the attached pdf for details.

1.  Given the equations of motion of Cosserat media (Eq 1 and 2 in attached pdf) how do we extend the procedure of calculating the stress power for Cosserat media?

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JAM in 2015

Thanks to the efforts of the associate editors and reviewers, JAM continues to publish very fast.  Among ~800 submissions in 2015, there are only 19 papers that are still under review as of February 1, 2016.  In addition, the acceptance rate continues to decline, to ~16% in 2015. 



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Late Breaking Abstracts - accepted until Feb 5th for Nanobrücken 2016

 Nanobrücken 2016: A Nanomechanical Testing Workshop & Hysitron User Meeting will take place March 2nd - 4th, 2016 at the INM - Leibniz Institute for New Materials in Saarbrücken, Germany. This will be the 6th edition of the now-annual Nanobrücken workshop series. 

As in the past, the workshop is open to all aspects of nanomechanical and nanotribological testing, including biomechanical, in-situ experimentation and theory/simulation.

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Thermo-mechanical response: Role of Porosity and Microcracking (in particular)

Below are references to some of our ongoing work that is published and is related to study the role of microcracking (in particular) and porosity to the thermo-mechanical response of functional ceramics. This study is  relevant to understand the structural reliability of the systems such as the SOFC's (solid oxide fuel cells) and DPF's (diesel particulate filters).

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Gibbs: Thermodynamics

I bought this reprint by the Ox Bow Press in 1990s.  The quality of print is excellent. The book collects all papers of Gibbs on thermodynamics. I’ll focus on the three main papers:  Paper I (pp. 1-32), Paper II (pp. 33-54), and Paper III (pp. 55-371).  Papers I and II are short and fundamental.  Paper III is very long; it applied the basic approach developed in the short papers to a large number of important phenomena.  Over the years I have returned to the book many times, and will continue to do so in coming years.

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Call for abstracts: Industrial Applications of IGA and Meshfree Methods -- USACM Conference on Isogeometric Analysis and Meshfree Methods -- October 10-12, 2016, La Jolla, CA

Dear Colleagues,

You are invited to submit an abstract to the thematic session "Industrial Applications of IGA and Meshfree Methods” at the USACM Conference on Isogeometric Analysis and Meshfree Methods taking place on October 10-12, 2016, in La Jolla, California, at the Estancia La Jolla Hotel and Spa.

The aim of our thematic session is to bring together researchers working in the industrial scale application of isogeometric and meshfree methods, to share recent advances, lessons learned, and to transfer knowledge between the two communities.

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Postdoctoral Fellow position at Johns Hopkins University

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Fellow research position at Johns Hopkins University, focused on the computational modeling and nonlinear mechanics of architected materials.

Applicants must hold a PhD in Mechanical/Civil Engineering or a related discipline, and should have demonstrated background in computational solid mechanics. Previous experience with cellular/porous materials is preferred. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and organizational talents are expected.

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Stress Splitting in thin laminated Composites (Peperboard)

Dear guys,

I am investigating on “Paperboard Material” for my PhD thesis. As you maybe know paperboard is generally a composite with several layers and whole thickness of around 0.4 mm all.

★Full PhD scholarship at Curtin University, Australia (Structural Engineering; Civil Engineering)

The candidate will work with Prof. Hong Hao and Dr. Wensu Chen in the area of structural Engineering on an Australia Research Council (ARC) project.

Please refer to  and for more information about Prof. Hao and Dr. Chen's research work

Tenure-track Faculty at Eastern Michigan University in Tribology, Nanomechanics, or Solid Mechanics

The Depart­ment of Physics and Astronomy invites ap­plications for a tenure-track position in physics in the area of experimental nanomechanics/tribology starting Fall 2016. Re­spon­si­bilities include: teaching a full range of classes (from introductory to graduate level) in physics, especially mechanics; lead­ing mechanics-related activities; performing departmental service; and conducting scholarly activity. Minimum qualifications: A master's degree plus 18 semester hours.  Preferred qualifications: Ph.D.

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Prof. Kamrin from MIT will receive the 2016 Journal of Applied Mechanics Award

Professor Ken Kamrin from MIT has been selected to receive the 2016 Journal of Applied Mechanics Award for his paper Eulerian Method for Multiphase Interactions of Soft Solid Bodies in Fluids” (JAM 82, 041011, 2015).

Postdoctoral Fellow in probabilistic fracture mechanics(Paul Scherrer Institute)

The Paul Scherrer Institute PSI is the largest research centre for natural and engineering sciences within Switzerland. We perform cutting-edge research in the fields of matter and materials, energy and environment and human health. By performing fundamental and applied research, we work on sustainable solutions for major challenges facing society, science and economy. PSI is committed to the training of future generations. Therefore about one quarter of our staff are post-docs, post-graduates or apprentices. Altogether PSI employs 1900 people.

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Sardinia radio telescope finite element model updating by means of photogrammetric measurements

 The 64 m diameter Sardinia Radio Telescope (SRT), located near Cagliari (Italy), is the world’s second largest fully steerable radio telescope with an active surface. Among its peculiarities is the capability of modifying the configuration of the primary mirror surface by means of electromechanical actuators. This capability enables, within a fixed range, balancing of the deformation caused by external loads.

PhD in Biomaterials for Aerospace Composites

Applications are invited for a fully funded PhD studentship at the University of Manchester to help develop the next generation of simulation tools. These will be used to evaluate the structural integrity of novel aerospace composites under a wide range of operational conditions.

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Samantha Daly is the recipient of the 2015 Eshelby Mechanics Award for Young Faculty


It gives me great pleasure to announce the outcome of the 2015 competition for the Eshelby Mechanics Award for Young Faculty. This award 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. The selection committee consisted of: K. Ravi-chandar (UT Austin), Huajian Gao (Brown University), G. Ravichandran (Caltech), Roger Fosdick (Minnesota University), and Yonggang Huang (Northwestern University).

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PhD position in D. Rittel's group - OUTCOME collaborative project - ITN-ETN

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with a strong background in materials science and mechanics, to sudy dynamic shear failure of metallic materials. Experience with numerical modeling required. Previous exposure to experimental work will be considered as an advantage.

Additional information can be found in the atatched description of the planned research.

Contact email:

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Heat seal properties of polymer–aluminum–polymer composite films for application in pouch lithium-ion battery

Polymer–metal–polymer composite films are widely used in packaging, building, and cooling, and more recently as envelopes for pouch lithium-ion batteries (LIBs). The influences of heat seal temperature and dwell time on the heat seal strength (HSS) of five different multilayer films were investigated by T-peel testing. The failure modes were observed and analyzed by digital optical microscopy. Heat-sealing temperature and dwell time interacted and simultaneously influenced the HSS. Temperature was confirmed as the primary factor while dwell time was secondary.

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Immediate opening for post-doctoral researcher in coatings tribology

Immediate opening for a post-doctoral researcher in the area of coatings tribology


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