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A new time integration scheme for dynamic problems

An extension to an implicit time integration scheme of Silva and Bezerra has been proposed . It is proposed to combine the Newmark scheme with the three point backward Euler scheme to have more user controlled numerical properties like high frequency dissipation. Also, the stability, accuracy, and dissipation of the proposed scheme have been studied. This is achieved by studying the spectral radius, period elongation, and amplitude decay.

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1st Midwest Mechanics of Materials and Structures workshop at UIUC campus on Aug. 26th 2015

The departments of Mechanical Science and Engineering and Civil and Environmental Engineeing at University of Illinois Urbana Champaign will be cohosting the first Midwest Mechanics of Materials and Structures workshop at UIUC this Summer (Aug. 26th, 2015).

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PhD position in Mechanics of High Performance (bio)Materials

Our Group of High Performance Materials in Enviormental & Civil Engineering Department at Michigan State University has an openings for PhD positions to work on Multiscale Modeling of Soft Materials starting Spring 2016.


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Dynamic response and localisation in strongly damaged waveguides

In this paper, we investigate the formation of band-gaps and localisation phenomena in an elastic strip nearly disintegrated by an array of transverse cracks. We analyse the eigenfrequencies of finite, strongly damaged, elongated solids with reference to the propagation bands of an infinite strip with a periodic damage. Subsequently, we determine analytically the band-gaps of the infinite strip by using a lower-dimensional model, represented by a periodically-damaged beam in which the small ligaments between cracks are modelled as ‘elastic junctions’.

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Theme Articles on Micromechanics may Interest you ——Published on Acta Mechanica Sinica

Dear everyone!

Welcome to theme articles on Micromechanics published on SCI-indexed journal


Theme Articles on Micromechanics

Guest editors: Qi-Chang He, Geng-Kai Hu

Ask for Hosford and AH. Cottrell book

hello Dear friends

for doing my phd thesis I need two books titled" mechanic of crystals and textured polycrystals" from W.F. Hosford and " dislocation and plastic flow in crystals" from AH. Cottrell. if anyone has these books please send for me or direct me to related links.

best wishes.

Zhigang Suo's picture

Friends of Extreme Mechanics Letters

When I traveled in China in June, I was once again irritated by the Internet.  It was often slow and broken.  Many important services are inaccessible, blocked by someone.  Why would someone do that?

But I found my Chinese colleagues extremely well interconnected.  Everyone has a cell phone.  They actually use their cell phones!  

2 PhD positions in Rock Mechanics at The University of Adelaide

We are seeking 2 highly motivated PhD candidates for a research project supported by Australian Research Council (ARC) with an Industry partner, OZ Minerals, based in South Australia.

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PhD position at QUT (Australia) Biomechanics

Phd student position in 'Multiscale Modelling for the Biomaterial/Protein Interaction' currently exists in the Modelling&Simulation Group at Queensland University of Technology.

Theme Articles on Soft Materials may Interest you ——Published on Acta Mechanica Sinica

Dear everyone!

Welcome to theme articles on mechanical characterization of soft materials published on SCI-indexed journal


Theme Articles on Soft Materials

Guest editors: Yan-Ping Cao, Yang-Tse Cheng 

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Postdoc position opening: modeling 3D-printed materials and structures

                A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the computational mechanics group of Professor Albert To at University of Pittsburgh.  The position is in the modeling of additive manufactured (3D printed) metals and lattice structures and is for one year with possible extension to two years upon satisfactory performance.  The applicant is required to have a doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field at the time of appointment.  The applicant must also have strong computer skills and be experienced in materials modeling using A

Caterpillar Inc., Multi-Body Dynamics Software Developer - (Job Number: 1500073V)

The Machine Performance section within Virtual Product Development Technology at Caterpillar Inc.

Open University of Turkish Aeronautical Association (UTAA) faculty positions in Engineering (Mechanical, Mechatronics, Computer, Industrial, Electronics, Aeronautical and Astronautical)

The Department of Engineering at UTAA ( invites applications for a faculty appointment at the senior and junior level. For the details, please refer to the following page: (
UTAA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from all nations, members of minority groups, individuals with disabilities, etc. The deadline of applications is July 30, 2015. If you have any queries, please contact Dr. Ferhat Kadioglu (

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Two lecturer position at Universidad Industrial de Santander, Colombias

The School of Mechanical Engineering at Universidad Industrial de Santander invites applications for two tenure track faculty appointments at any level. Applications will be received until 03/08/2015. As part of recent strategic planning, the school has identified special hiring needs and opportunities in controls, robotics, dynamics and manufacturing engineering.

Research Manager, Mechanics and Materials - Corning Inc.


Corning is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics, creating and manufacturing keystone components that enable high-technology systems.

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SES symposium "Soft Materials" extended DEADLINE approaching -- July 31, 2015

Dear Colleagues,

The 52nd Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science will be hosted by Texas A&M University during October 26-28, 2015. As part of this meeting, we are organizing a mini-symposium to address recent experimental, computational, theoretical, and manufacturing advances on the mechanics and physics of soft materials. Topics of particular interest include:

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Symposium on "Behavior and Mechanics of Active Materials and Structures" at SES 2015 in Texas A&M

Dear Colleagues:

Please, consider to attend the symposium entitled "Behavior and Mechanics of Active Materials & Structures" organized for the occasion of the 52nd Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science (SES). The SES meeting will be held at Texas A&M University, October 26 - 28, 2015 (

Zhigang Suo's picture

Fossil-fueled civilization

I'll be teaching an undergraduate course on engineering thermodynamics.  We will use the textbook by Cengel and Boles.  I will supplement the textbook using my own notes on thermodynamics.

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Crack tip fields in soft elastic solids subjected to large quasi-static deformation — A review — ScienceDirect

Analytical solutions for the asymptotic deformation and stress fields near the tip of a crack in soft elastic solids were reviewed by Prof Rong Long and Prof Chung-Yuen Hui. These solutions are based on finite strain elastostatics and hyperelastic material models, and exhibit significantly different characteristics than the classical crack tip field solutions in linear elastic fracture mechanics.

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Postdoctoral position at the Technion

A new postdoctoral fellow position will start on 1 November 2015 at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.  The position is in the area of theoretical and computational modeling of dynamic failure in soft solids.  The potential candidate should have a Ph.D.

Open Stanford faculty position in Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University ( invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment at the junior level (Assistant or untenured Associate Professor). Applications will be reviewed across all disciplines of mechanical engineering. As part of recent strategic planning, the department has identified special hiring needs and opportunities in controls, robotics, manufacturing, and biomedical engineering.

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MIT CEE Rising Stars Workshop October 15-16, 2015

MIT invites top early career women in Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) and related domains (e.g. mechanics, materials, environmental and earth science) who are interested in careers in academia to apply to attend this new innovative workshop to be held on the MIT campus.


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