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Composite orthogonal cutting - contact problem

Hello to everybody,

I am trying to simulate the orthogonal cutting of carbon fiber reinforced polymer composite using Abaqus v6.13 software. In my 2D model, Fiber and Matrix are represented as different phases. Damage models for fiber and matrix are implemented.

I have tried to use two different approaches:

what's the relation of the viscous hydrodynamic forces and swirl?

what's the relation of the viscous hydrodynamic forces and swirl?

Are the viscous hydrodynamic forces and the nonlinear viscous hydrodynamic forces applied on offshore platform in the ocean?

Are the viscous hydrodynamic forces and the nonlinear viscous hydrodynamic forces applied on offshore platform in the ocean?The platform is fixed. 

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Newmark Lecture 2014

Dear Colleagues,

Prof. Ole Sigmund from the Technical University at Denmark: was the presenter of the 2014-2015 Newmark Distingusihed Lecture which was given in the Civil Engineering Department at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. His presentation was titled: Topology Optimization: State of the art and future perspectives. You may find a link to the video lecture here

Faculty Position in Dynamics at Ohio State

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at The Ohio State University invites applications from outstanding individuals for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position in the broad disciplinary area of dynamics.

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Tenure Track Assistant Professor Position in Structural Engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK), invites applications and nominations for a faculty position, at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of structural engineering. Salary is nationally competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Review of applications will begin soon after their receipt and will continue until the position is filled.

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Invitation for Abstracts: Computational Mechanics Symposium at EMI 2015 (Stanford)

Dear Colleagues

I would like to make you aware of a computational solid mechanics minisymposium being organized for the 2015 EMI conference at Stanford University, June 16-19, 2015:

MS 41: Computational Methods and Applications for Solid and Structural Mechanics 

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Many top mechanicians and material scientists have published in JAM in 2014

Many top mechanicians and material scientists have published in JAM in 2014, such as

January issue: R.M. Christensen;

February issue: J.D. Embury; Z.P. Bazant; and Huajian Gao;

April issue: J.D. Achenbach;

May issue: P.D. Spanos;

June issue: E.H. Dowell;

July issue: V. Tvergaard and J.W. Hutchinson;

August issue: R.M. Christensen;

October issue: D.R. Clarke; and Z.P. Bazant;

November issue: R.M. Christensen; L.B. Freund; Zhigang Suo; and J.A. Rogers

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Mary Boyce, Huajian Gao, Gary Leal and Liping Liu to receive the SES awards

Professor Mary Boyce (Columbia University) has been selected to receive the 2015 Engineering Science Medal from the Society of Engineering Sciences (SES); Professor Huajian Gao (Brown University) will receive the Prager Medal; Prof. Gary Leal (UCSB) will receive the Taylor Medal; and Professor Liping Liu (Rutgers University) will receive the Young Investigator Medal.



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Piezoelectric vibration damping using resonant shunt circuits: an exact solution

Piezoelectric vibration damping using resonant shunt circuits: an exact solution


Payam Soltani, Gaetan  Kerschen, Gilles  Tondreau and Arnaud Deraemaeker


Cornell Tenure-Track Faculty Position in the area of Structural and/or Geomechanical Behavior

A tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level is available in the School of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Cornell University (Ithaca campus) in the area of structural and/or geomechanical behavior across materials and time and length scales.

Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Letters, Volume 4, Issue 5, 2014 is online now!

Dear everyone,

The fifth issue in 2014 (Volume 4, Issue 5) of Theoretical and Applied Mehcanic Letters (TAML) is now online.

Welcome to this young journal for rapid publication of your exciting results. 


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Postdoc position available at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Purpose: Under general supervision, the postdoctoral research associate will be conducting research specifically in battery manufacturing R&D to lower cost, raise energy density, increase production yield, and address manufacturing bottlenecks. This incumbent will work in close collaboration with other researchers involved with ORNLs applied energy storage program. This position resides in the Department of Energy (DOE) Battery Manufacturing Facility and the Manufacturing Systems Research Group at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).

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Multiple postdoctoral research positions at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Enthusiastic and highly motivated postdoctoral scientists are sought to work on the following topics at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.  

1. Nanostructured membranes for water purification.

2. Solar cells based on graphene-semiconductor heterojunction

3. Wear and contact fatigue

4. 3D printing.

The candidates should have rich experiences in relevant research areas, good publication records and excellent writing skills.

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Ridge localizations and networks in thin films compressed by incremental release of large equi-biaxial substrate pre-stretch

Atsushi Takei, Lihua Jin, John W Hutchinson, Hiroyuki Fujita, Ridge localizations and networks in thin films compressed by incremental release of large equi-biaxial substrate pre-stretch, Advanced Materials, 2014, 26 (24): 4061-4067.

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PhD Position in Computational Mechanics at the University of Stuttgart

At the Junior Research Group on Computational Micromechanics and Material Design at the
University of Stuttgart, Institute of Applied Mechanics, Chair of Material Theory, a

PhD position

is to be filled as soon as possible. The position is funded by the German Research Foundation
(DFG) in the framework of the Cluster of Excellence on Simulation Technology and initially
limited to the duration of three years (salary according to E 13 TV-L).

Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering

The University of West Florida (UWF) is establishing a new undergraduate program in Mechanical Engineering (ME) to tentatively start in fall 2016. UWF invites experienced applicants in the ME or related fields for a faculty position at the Associate Professor level starting fall 2015 (Position # 122040). The successful candidate will work with the chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, the college dean and the Provost Office to set the foundations of the new program and work out the details of its curriculum.

Assistant or Associate Profesor in Computational Materials Science at the University of Wyoming

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wyoming invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the area of computational materials science, with an emphasis on multi-scale modeling, including atomistic and molecular scale modeling. Special consideration will be given to applicants with expertise in energy-, bio- or high-temperature materials.

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Biomechanics Tenure Track Position in Cornell MAE

We are recruiting applicants for a tenure track position at Cornell University in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in the field of Biomechanics. Areas of particular interest include spine biomechanics/ kinematics, cell and tissue engineering and cell and tissue mechanics. Biomechanics faculty at the School have opportunities to take part in the Cornell-Hospital for Special Surgery Institute for Orthopaedic Biomechanics as well as other research centers/facilities on the Ithaca campus and the newly founded Cornell NYC Tech campus in New York City. 

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Part II of Professor Christensen's paper on failure mechanics is published in JAM

Failure Mechanics—Part II: The Central and Decisive Role

of Graphene in Defining the Elastic and Failure Properties

for all Isotropic Materials


Continuing from Part I (Christensen, 2014, “Failure Mechanics—Part I: The Coordination

Between Elasticity Theory and Failure Theory for all Isotropic Materials,” ASME J.

Appl. Mech., 81(8), p. 081001), the relationship between elastic energy and failure specification

is further developed. Part I established the coordination of failure theory with

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Invitation to submit abstracts for MS54 in EMI 2015 (Stanford)

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to draw your attention to the following minisymposium taking place as part of the EMI conference in Stanford (June 16-19, 2015)

MS 54: Multiscale Modeling and Simulation of Fracture and Fragmentation Processes

Ahmed Elbanna*, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA
Glaucio Paulino, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA

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PhD Student Position at Rutgers University - 3D Printing of Soft Materials

Prof. Lee’s group in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Rutgers University has an opening for a PhD student for Spring/Fall 2015 with interests in mechanics of soft materials, 3D printing, and micro-/nano-engineering.


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