The SES 50th Annual Technical Meeting will be held July 28-31, 2013 at Brown University (Providence, RI, USA).
I would like to invite you to submit an abstract to the symposium: "Experimental Nanobiomechanics", under Mechanics of Biological and Soft materials.
This symposium covers experimental methods in biomechanics with an emphasis on nanoscale and microscale biomechanics. Methods include but not limited to atomic force microscopy for imaging and characterization, bio-MEMS for biomechanical characterization of cells and biomaterials, microfluidic application in medicine and biology, and similar methods. Methods covering multiple scales are particularly emphasized.
Academic posts (Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader/Professor) in Computational Mechanics(including Fracture Mechanics, InelasticitySubmitted by Charles Augarde on Wed, 2013-03-06 06:43.
Academic posts (Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader/Professor) in Computational Mechanics(including Fracture Mechanics, Inelasticity and Geomechanics) Durham University, UK
Up to four posts are available to join an existing team including a number of recent young hires (Akkerman, Koziara, Coombs, Giani, Mao, Gonnet ... ) in a general engineering school which also includes computer science. We are now one of the largest groups in computational mechanics in the UK.
In this paper, we present a geometric discretization scheme for incompressible linearized elasticity. We use ideas from discrete exterior calculus (DEC) to write the action for a discretized elastic body modeled by a simplicial complex. After characterizing the configuration manifold of volume-preserving discrete deformations, we use Hamilton's principle on this configuration manifold. The discrete Euler-Lagrange equations are obtained without using Lagrange multipliers. The main difference between our approach and the mixed finite element formulations is that we simultaneously use three different discrete spaces for the displacement field.
Post Doctoral Research Assistantship in Computational Mechanics available at Institut de Physique du Globe, Paris FranceSubmitted by harshasbhat on Tue, 2013-03-05 10:27.
Due to a large number of requests, the deadline to submit an abstract to the 12th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics, to be held in Raleigh this summer, has been extended to March 15, 2013. Students and postdoctoral fellows should note that there are travel awards available for the Congress.
New Technologies Research centre at the University of West Bohemia
(Czech Republic) invites applications for a Postdoctoral position in the
field of Computacional Mechanics of Materials. Highly motivated
individuals holding a PhD in Mechanics, Materials Science or closely
related fields are encouraged to apply.
We welcome applications for a fully funded PhD position in the field of experimental mechanics and materials science. Further details in the attachment.
Call for proposals from the U.S. National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics for organizing AmeriMech SymposiaSubmitted by G. Ravichandran on Sat, 2013-03-02 13:52.
AmeriMech symposia are intended to promote interactions among researchers in an area of contemporary interest in the mechanics of fluids and solids. It is expected that the symposia will address topics of a specialized nature, will be small in size (about 50 participants) with minimal cost, held in an informal setting, encourage participation of young researchers, and promote interdisciplinary ideas and discussions. This format allows for in-depth discussions and close interactions between participants. Such symposia are known to help assess the state-of-the-art and chart new directions for the future.
Several recent papers have reported measurements of adhesion energy between graphene and other materials (e.g., Si/SiOx and copper) [1-3]. Like thin films, many experimental methods may be adopted to measure the interfacial properties of graphene, such as the pressurized blister test  and the double-cantilever beam test . The challenges lie in the handling of atomically thin membranes and analysis/interpretation of the data.
The Atomistic Materials Modeling group of Prof. Erik Bitzek is
inviting applications for doctoral students in the area of Computational
Materials Science to join the Institute for General Materials Properties within
the Department of Materials Science of the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität
Erlangen-Nürnberg in Erlangen, Germany.
Postdoctoral Research Associate at University of Pennsylvania :: Modeling of nanomaterials and soft materialsSubmitted by Dibakar Datta on Fri, 2013-03-01 17:52.
A postdoctoral position with primary focus on molecular dynamics simulations is available immediately at Shenoy Research Group under the direction of Prof. Vivek B. Shenoy . We are looking for a strongly motivated candidate to work on modeling of nanomaterials and soft materials. The ideal candidate will have a background in materials science/computational physics with expertise in molecular dynamics simulations with LAMMPS or other packages. This individual will have the opportunity to be directly involved in complimentary experimental investigations, both at Penn and our collaborators in industry.
One Ph.D. position is now available starting October 2013 on magnetorheological elastomers in the Solid Mechanics Laboratory of Ecole Polytechnique, France. The potential student will work on the development of new experimental procedures and high fidelity numerical models for the understanding and constitutive description of microstructured magnetorheological solids. Students with strong interest in new coupled problems and strong background in engineering, physics or/and mechanics are encouraged to apply.
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We would like to invite you to a symposium entitled "Mechanics and Dynamics of Periodic Structures" as part of Society of Engineering Science (SES
Residual stresses in random elastic composites: nonlocal micromechanics-based models and first estimates of the RVE sizeSubmitted by lucadeseri on Mon, 2013-02-25 03:23.
One Ph.D. position is now available for September 2013 or January 2014 on computational materials sciene in the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at the Unviersity of Manitoba. The potential student will work on the mechanical properties in nanoglass and crystalline/amorphous composites. Students with strong interests in atomistic simulations (MD, ab inito, monte carlo, etc.) and good programming skills (C, Fortran, etc.) are encouraged to apply. International applicants please convert your GPA of last 60 credits (normally your MSc and part of your BSc) to a 4.5 scale according to the following guidelines:
Stability of anisotropic magnetorheological elastomers in finite deformations: A micromechanical approach
Stephan Rudykh and Katia Bertoldi
Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 61 (2013) 949–967
Open MSc/PhD positions are available in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at University of Alberta. The research projects will involve computational and experimental study of soft material mechanics, with an emphasis on fracture. Students with background in solid mechanics or materials science are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates please send resume to Dr. Rong Long (email@example.com).
For more information about the research group and the application process please visit:
At the Institute of Lightweight Design and Structural Biomechanics (ILSB) of Vienna University of Technology,
vienna, Austria there is an open position for the Lab-Manager of the Laboratory for Nano- and Micromechanics of
Biological and Biomimetic Materials. Click here for details.
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Post-Doctoral Position, Brest, France: Analysis of the effects of transfer and storage phases on the behavior of bonded ..Submitted by MKB on Thu, 2013-02-21 08:00.
Post doctoral position at Brest, France.
We would like to invite you to submit a contribution to a minisymposium that we are organizing on Emerging Methods for Large-Scale Quantum-Mechanical Materials Calculations at the 12th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics, to be held July 22-25, 2013 in Raleigh, NC. This minisymposium aims to bring together leading researchers in this emerging area to discuss and exchange ideas on new methods developments for density-functional calculations, mathematical analysis, and applications of ab initio methods in electronic-structure calculations.
Symposium on Structure-Property Relationships in Low-dimensional Metallic Nanostructures - MS&T'13 - New deadline on March 31Submitted by Fred Sansoz on Tue, 2013-02-19 05:06.
We are pleased to invite you to submit an abstract for the international symposium on Structure-Property Relationships in Low-dimensional Metallic Nanostructures at the MS&T'13 conference in Montreal, Quebec Canada on October 27-31, 2013.
NOTE: The deadline for abstract submission has been extended to March 31 at http://www.matscitech.org/
A single strand of polymer is a chain of a large number of monomers. The monomers are joined by covalent bonds, and two bonded monomers may rotate relative to each other. At a finite temperature, the polymer rapidly changes from one configuration to another. When the two ends of the polymer are pulled by a force, the distance between the two ends changes. The polymer is known as an entropic spring. These notes are developed as part of statistical thermodynamics to supplement the course on advanced elasticity.
Call for abstracts, 4th Canadian Conference on Nonlinear Solid Mechanics (CanCNSM2013) in Montreal(Jul23-26), deadline March 1stSubmitted by zichen on Mon, 2013-02-18 16:57.