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Cracking growth prediction for a structure with creep and plasticity deformation

My question is how we can predict the crack growth rate and direction for a structure under cyclic loading in such a way that both plasticity and creep has been built in it.

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Journal Club Theme of February 2009: Finite Element Methods in Quantum Mechanics

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Welcome to the February 2009 issue. In this issue, we will discuss the use of finite elements (FEs) in quantum mechanics, with specific focus on the quantum-mechanical problem that arises in crystalline solids. We will consider the electronic structure theory based on the Kohn-Sham equations of density functional theory (KS-DFT): in real-space, Schrödinger and Poisson equations are solved in a parallelepiped unit cell with Bloch-periodic and periodic boundary conditions, respectively.

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Why do we often use Jaumann rate instead of Truesdell rate?

In the attachment, we show that Truesdell rate can by simplified to Green-Naghdi rate by assuming F .=. R and can be further simplified to Jaumann rate by assuming W .=. R(.)R(T), where .=. means approximately equal

Call for papers: a series of monograph in the field of engineering mechanics

Advances in Engineering Mechanics (AEM)

a series of monograph in the field of engineering mechanics
published by Nova Science Publishers, Inc, 400 Oser Ave. Suite 1600, Hauppauge NY, 11788-3619, USA
Chief Editor: Prof. Bohua Sun

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Call for Papers

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The University of Chile invites applications for two full time faculty positions in Mechanical Engineering. Applicants must have deep interest in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, as well as the purpose to conduct long term, externally funded research programs at international level. Candidates are also expected to maintain fruitful work relationships with industry in their respective areas. According to qualifications, they may be ranked at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Candidates are sought in two areas:

  1. Energy: Research interests in conventional or alternative energies, with emphasis in energy conservation, generation or efficient use.

Cohesive Failure Law

Can anyone please suggest material for Cohesive Failure Model. I need to know the basic concepts that deals with cohesive failure model. I would also like to know how deltanc, deltatc etc are formulated in this model. Please sugggest.

Pradeep Sharma is selected as the 2009 Thomas J.R. Hughes Young Investigator Award

Pradeep Sharma's pictureIt gives us special pleasure to announce that Pradeep Sharma, of the University of Houston, has been selected as the recipient of the 2009 Thomas J.R. Hughes Young Investigator Award.

3rd Southern California Symposium on Flow Physics - Saturday, April 18 2009 - UC San Diego

We are pleased to announce the 3rd Southern California Symposium on Flow Physics - or "SoCal Fluids III" - which will take place on the campus of UC San Diego on Saturday, April 18, 2009. The 1st symposium was held in 2007 at Caltech (with 85 participants), and in 2008 at UCLA (with 92 participants). During this one-day exchange of ideas in an informal and collaborative atmosphere, we are inviting postdocs and graduate students to give short APS-style presentations on their research.  All faculty and undergraduate students are also highly encouraged to attend.

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Postdoc Position Available

Postdoc research fellows are needed in computational material science.  Experience in molecular level simulation of polymer/metal interfaces or CNT/Si and CNT/Cu interfaces are required.  Please send detailed academic CV to Jianmin Qu at

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Eleventh Pan American Congress of Applied Mechanics (PACAM XI)

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to participate in the Eleventh
Pan American Congress of Applied Mechanics (PACAM XI) January 4 - 8, 2010.

The History of Another Dimension - 50 Years of Bentley's V8 Engine

Dr Ulrich Eichhorn's lecture covers the original design and development of the Bentley V8 engine, from its introduction in 1959, in their S2 model, through to its present day form in the newly launched Bentley Brooklands coupe.

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Assistant Professor position: Multi Scale Mechanics

In the field of multi-scale (discrete and continuum) theory and modeling of fluids and solids.

Computers & Structures, Inc., Structural Software Development Engineer position for hire

CSI is looking to hire a talented engineering software developer for finite element based structural engineering software. Job listing below. Applicants should be sure to list relevant experience in developing engineering software, experience and/or research which would apply toward development of finite element analysis software, particularly development of material models.

 Structural Software Development Engineer
   Berkeley, CA

Bioheat transfer

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Dear researchers.

I am trying to start studying HIFU (high intensity focused ultrasound) absorption mechanisms and modeling methods, specially for clinical applications(absorption in tissue). But I cant find any straightforward article in this field.Would you please help me on this.

With great Thanks.

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Research Fellow Position in Offshore Geomechanics at Ecole des Ponts ParisTech (ENPC)

A post-doctoral position is available at Ecole des Ponts ParisTech (Paris, France) in Offshore Geomechanics. The theme of this 1 year research fellow position is:

Mechanical behaviour of ocean sediments and offshore geohazards

More information is available at the web page of Navier research department of Ecole des Ponts ParisTech.

decomposition of fourth-order tensor

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Is it possible to decompose a 4th-order tensor Dijkl with minor symmetry (i.e., Dijkl=Djikl=Dijlk) into Dijkl=AijBkl? And does Dijkl have its polar decomposition form like a 2-order tensor ? Welcome to discuss this question.

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Ph.D. Candidate Position at the University of Waterloo

Ph.D. position avaliable at the University of Waterloo. This program is funded by NSERC and CFI to construct UHV variable temperature nanoindenter and micro-tensile tester. Candiates must have a strong background in instrumentations and programming. Please contact Ting Tsui at

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PostDoc Position Available at MIT

PostDoc Position Available

Ortiz Laboratory at MIT

Professor Christine Ortiz, Department of Materials Science and Engineering , Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA


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