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Call for Abstracts: SES 2017@Boston, Symposium II-B: Computational Mechanics of Soft Materials in Medicine

This symposium will focus on the computational modeling of soft materials and their interactions with biological entities for application in medicine.

Pradeep Sharma's picture

Society of Engineering Science (SES) Board of Directors---Call for Nominations

On behalf of the Board of Directors of SES, we are soliciting nominations to fill 2 positions in the SES Board of Directors. The SES members will elect the directors from the nominees. The Board plays an important role in defining the vision of SES, organizing various SES events, managing society finances, and evaluating nominations for the SES awards. Please nominate your colleagues to serve the Board. All we need are the name of the nominee and 1-2 sentences on why you think he/she might be appropriate for the SES Board.

Flavio Stochino's picture

A simplified model for railway catenary wire dynamics

In this paper, a simplified analytic model for the dynamic behaviour of railway catenary wire is presented. The model is discussed and validated with the help of numerical results obtained by a finite element code, for the case of a typical Italian railway installation. The simplified model is convenient from the computational point of view and is useful for sensitivity analysis. Some parametric studies have been developed by considering as free parameters the velocity and the distance of the train pantographs and looking at their effect on catenary dynamics.

Yonggang Huang's picture

Yihui Zhang will receive the 2017 Journal of Applied Mechanics Award

The Journal of Applied Mechanics Award is provided by the Applied Mechanics Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) to honor the best paper which has been published in the Journal of Applied Mechanics during the two calendar years immediately preceding the year of the award. The award will be made annually to the corresponding author of the paper who received their Ph.D. no more than 10 years prior to July 1 of the year of award.

SES 2017 - Abstract Submission open

The 2017 SES Annual Conference will take place at Northeastern University from July 25-28, 2017.

The conference organizers have now opened the ABSTRACT SUBMISSION. More information on tracks and symposia is available at http://www.northeastern.edu/ses2017/track-topics/

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Google Maps/Earth Computer Graphics Algorithms for Model Reduction in Mechanics of Materials

We present an innovative image-based modeling technique, based on Google Earth like algorithms, to effectively resolve intricate material morphology and address the computational complexity associated with heterogeneous materials. This sharp volumetric billboard algorithm stems from a volumetric billboard method, a multi-resolution modeling strategy in computer graphics. In this work, we enhance volumetric billboards through a sharpening filter to reconstruct the statistical information of heterogeneous systems.

Ying Li's picture

Call for Abstract Submission to SES2017 Symposium IV-A: Molecular, Cellular, and Tissue Mechanics

Dear Colleagues,

You are cordially invited to submit your one-page abstract to our Symposium IV-A: Molecular, Cellular, and Tissue Mechanics for

The 54rd Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science (SES2017) 

Date & Location:

Northeastern University during 25-28 July 2017.

 

Multiple Open Postdoctoral Positions: NHERI SimCenter @ Berkeley

 

Postdoctoral Positions Available: Computational Solid and Fluid Mechanics for Probabilistic Simulation and Machine Learning Applied to Performance Based Engineering.  Natural Hazards Engineering Research Initiative SimCenter @ UC Berkeley

 

Full Professorship on Applied Mechanics (Materials Theory)

open position: Full Professorship on Applied Mechanics (Materials Theory) at the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Stuttgart, Germany

jandrade's picture

Postdoctoral Cecil and Sally Drinkward Fellowship Competition at Caltech

The Mechanical and Civil Engineering Department at Caltech is inviting applications for a one-year postdoctoral scholar position in Civil Engineering and Applied Science. This is an endowed postdoctoral fellowship with the intention to identify and groom the best talent in the field. More information on the process and how to apply can be found at https://applications.caltech.edu/job/drinkward 

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Acta Mechanica Sinica (Volume 33, Issue 1, 2017 ) is online now !

Acta Mechanica Sinica (Volume 33, Issue 1, 2017 ) is online now !

Dear everyone!

The first issue in 2017 (Volume 33, Issue 1) of Acta Mechanica Sinica (AMS) is online now.

Shuze Zhu's picture

Compressible, Dense, Three-Dimensional Holey Graphene Monolithic Architecture

We demonstrated outstanding compressibility of holey graphene nanosheets, which is impossible for pristine graphene. Holey graphene powder can be easily compressed into dense and strong monoliths with different shapes at room temperature without using any solvents or binders. 

ACS Nano, Article ASAP, http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsnano.7b00227

 

Julien Yvonnet's picture

3-year PhD position at University Paris-Est on multiscale cracking modeling in 3D printed glass-polymer composites

 

We are looking for highly motivated PhD candidates to study the multiscale cracking in 3D printed glass-polymer composites. The main objectives of the project are to develop a multiscale numerical modeling framework for cracking in PA12/glass beads samples obtained by additive manufacturing (Selective Laser Sintering, SLS) and to combine these numerical tools with experimental 3D imaging and in-situ mechanical testing techniques to identify the models. The PhD is part of a funded national research project involving several academic institutions and an industrial partner.

qing.peng's picture

The normal-auxeticity mechanical phase transition in graphene

When a solid object is stretched, in general, it shrinks transversely. However, the abnormal ones are auxetic, which exhibit lateral expansion, or negative Poisson ratio. While graphene is a paradigm 2D material, surprisingly, graphene converts from normal to auxetic at certain strains. Here, we show via molecular dynamics simulations that the normal-auxeticity mechanical phase transition only occurs in uniaxial tension along the armchair direction or the nearest neighbor direction. Such a characteristic persists at temperatures up to 2400 K.

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Localization and instability in sheared granular materials: Role of friction and vibration

Shear banding and stick-slip instabilities have been long observed in sheared granular materials. Yet, their microscopic underpinnings, interdependencies and variability under different loading conditions have not been fully explored. Here, we use a non-equilibrium thermodynamics model, the Shear Transformation Zone theory, to investigate the dynamics of strain localization and its connection to stability of sliding in sheared, dry, granular materials. We consider frictional and frictionless grains as well as presence and absence of acoustic vibrations.

Giorgio Carta's picture

A phononic band gap model for long bridges. The ‘Brabau’ bridge case

In this paper, we study the dynamic flexural behaviour of a long bridge, modelled as an infinite periodic structure. The analysis is applied to the ‘Brabau’ bridge across the river Tirso in Italy. The approach reduces to a spectral problem leading to the analytical expression of the dispersion relation, which provides the ranges of frequencies for which waves do and do not propagate. The contributions of the bridge structural elements on the dispersive properties of the structure are investigated in detail.

2017年华中科技大学诚聘力学专业海内外优秀人才(含申报青年千人计划的候选人、博士后)

                            2017年华中科技大学诚聘力学专业海内外优秀人才(含申请青年千人计划的候选人、博士后)

 

      华中科技大学位居美丽的江城武汉,是教育部直属的全国重点大学,是首批列入国家"211工程"重点建设和"985工程"建设的高校之一。华中科技大学力学系有30多年的发展历史、较为雄厚的科研力量和一些重要的科研成果。力学系拥有力学一级学科,固体力学、动力学与控制、工程力学和流体力学博士学位授予权,工程力学国家级特色专业,力学博士后流动站,湖北省重点学科,工程结构分析与安全评定湖北省重点实验室等学科平台。承办的国际期刊《Acta Mechanica Solida Sinica》被SCI收录并由Elsevier公司向全球发行。

力学系现拥有教师50余人,其中长江学者讲座教授1名、国家教学名师1名、教授14名、副教授20名。现面向海内外招聘若干名具有力学专业背景,愿意从事与力学学科相关的教学和(或)科研工作的优秀人才。

 

一、每年招聘人数

Sharlotte Kramer's picture

Sandia Fracture Challenge: Survey

The Sandia Fracture Challenge (SFC) was issued in December 2016, and the SFC supplemental information became available in February 2017.  The predictions are due July 15th, 2017.  We would appreciate feedback from you regarding the Challenge prior to the return of the predictions.   Please email Sharlotte Kramer (slkrame@sandia.gov) and Brad Boyce (blboyce@sandia.gov) with (1) your intent to participate in this SFC and/or (2) any comments you may have on the Challenge.

Fabrice Pierron's picture

Two year post-doctoral position on high strain rate deformation imaging, University of Southampton

We are currently looking for a post-doctoral researcher to join the Photo Dyn group (www.photodyn.org). The initial contract if for two years, starting October 1st 2017. The online application deadline is May 12th 2017. For more information, please see https://jobs.soton.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=848217BX.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computational Mechanics

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship attached to the South African Research Chair in Computational Mechanics.

 

Jikembo's picture

One PhD Position on “Atomistic Simulations and First-principles Experimental Investigations of Nanomaterials for Energy Harvesting” at Kansas State University

Applications are invited for a PhD position in atomistic simulations and first-principles experimental investigation of nanomaterials for energy harvesting in the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at Kansas State University. Preference will be given to candidates with a master degree. Candidates should possess a strong background in continuum mechanics, coarse-grained simulation, multiscale modeling, molecular dynamics, and computer programming.

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