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Experimentally validated multi-scale modelling scheme of deformation and fracture of cement paste

Our group has recently published a new paper on simulations and modelling of mechanical properties of cement paste in Cement and Concrete Research, the leading journal in the field. 


Estimation of three dimensional stresses based on ESL theory

In this research work, a new higher order shear theory has been developed and a new method is used to estimate interlaminar stresses using constitutive law.

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Reader, Senior Lecturer and Lecturer at Loughborough University, UK

The above positions are available at the Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University, UK.

Please consider the adverts and apply using the following web pages:

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A comprehensive investigation of natural convection inside a partially differentially heated cavity with a thin fin using two-set lattice Boltzmann distribution functions

Natural convection occurs in many engineering systems such as electronic cooling and solar collectors. Nusselt number (Nu) is one of the most important parameters in these systems that should be under control. This investigation is a comprehensive heat transfer analysis for partially differentially heated cavities with a small thin fin mounted on the hot wall of the cavity to increase or decrease the Nu. A Boussinesq approximation was utilized to model the buoyancy-driven flow.

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Mini-Symposium on "Mechanics and Physics of Solids and Structures" within ESMC2018, Bologna (Italy), July 2-6, 2018 (Abstract submission deadline: November 15th, 2017)

We would like to invite you to participate in the Mini-Symposium on "Mechanics and Physics of Solids and Structurese" within "ESMC2018 - 10th European Solid Mechanics Conference" in Bologna (Italy), July 2-6, 2018.

The deadline for abstract submission is November 15th, 2017.

Mini-symposium Organizers
Sebastien Neukirch (CNRS/UPMC),
Benoit Roman (CNRS/UPMC),
Keith Seffen (University of Cambridge),
Francesco Dal Corso (University of Trento)

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Bond-level Deformation Gradients and Energy Averaging in Peridynamics

This is the preprint of an article that will appear in JMPS (

Bond-level Deformation Gradients and Energy Averaging in Peridynamics

Timothy Breitzman (Air Force Research Laboratory), Kaushik Dayal (Carnegie Mellon University)


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Postdoc and PhD positions - UIC

We have immediate openings for candidates in the areas of a) computational solid mechanics and b) experimental biomechanics.

Candidates with strong background in numerical simulations (finite element analysis, high performance computing, ...) or previous strong experience in experimental characterization of materials are encouraged to apply. To be considered, please send CV with a cover letter, and copy of journal publications to

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Symposium on Recent Advances in Mechanical Metamaterials (18th USNC/TAM)

Dear Mechanicians,

You are cordially invited to submit your abstract (text 400 words) to our Symposium on Recent Advances in Mechanical Metamaterials (symposium 352) as part of the 18th U.S. National Congress for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics that will be hosted by Northwestern University at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare from June 5 to June 9, 2018.

Abstract submission is open until November 10, 2017

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Ballistic penetration and fragmentation of brittle targets

The attached, to appear in I.J. Impact Engng., is an attempt to simplify such very complex calculations using an incubation time concept for defects coalescence, in the spirit of Tuler and Butcher and others.

By comparing the calculations and the experiments, it seems that the approach works nicely, produces realistic results, and most of all does not necessitate complex models with too many parameters of very sophisticated FE formulations.



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Postdoctoral position at the Technion

A new postdoctoral fellow position will start on 1 November 2017 at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.  The position is in the area of theoretical and computational modeling of failure in soft solids.  The potential candidate should have a Ph.D.

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Role of grain boundaries in determining strength and plastic deformation of yttria-stabilized tetragonal zirconia bicrystals

Mechanical properties of yttria-stabilized tetragonal zirconia (YSTZ) bicrystals under compressive loading are investigated by atomistic simulations. Previous studies on deformation of single-crystal YSTZ showed that some specific orientations promote dislocation emission, tetragonal to monoclinic phase transformation, or both. In this work, nanograins with different orientations are selectively combined to generate bicrystals with various grain boundaries (GBs).

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NEW.Mech 2017 @ MIT | Registration deadline info

The 8th annual New England Workshop on the Mechanics of Materials and Structures (NEW.Mech​ 2017​) is taking place at MIT on October 14, 2017.

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Harvard University Tenure-track faculty position in Bioelectronics

The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences seeks applicants for a position at the tenure-track level in Advanced Bioelectronics, with an expected start date of July 1, 2018.

We seek candidates who have a strong research record in the area of advanced bioelectronics, optics, or magnetics, including novel classes of materials and devices, for use in biomedical applications.

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MS and PhD position at the Ohio State University

Versatile Structures Lab ( at the Ohio State University is accepting applications to fill the need of 2 MS students and 1 PhD student, starting Fall 2018. Please contact Dr. Hu at along with your CV and a brief biography highlighting previous experience and skills. Thanks.

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International Journal of Computational Materials Science and Engineering (IJCMSE)

As the Editorial Board member of IJCMSE, I enthusiastically welcome the high quality submissions from the community of iMechanica. The objective of the journal is the publication and wide electronic dissemination of innovative and consequential research in all aspects computational materials science and engineering, featuring the most advanced mathematical modeling and numerical methodology developments.

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Understanding cementite dissolution in pearlitic steels subjected to rolling-sliding contact loading: A combined experimental and theoretical study

Cementite dissolution behavior of pearlitic steels subjected to rolling-sliding contact deformation is comprehensively investigated by combining experimental characterization and phase-field modeling.

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Call for Abstracts SEM 2018: Shock & Blast

Dear Colleagues,


We would like to invite you to submit an abstract for the ‘Shock & Blast’ session under Track 1: Dynamic Behavior of Materials. This symposium is part of the 2018 SEM Annual Conference & Exposition held at Hyatt Regency Greenville, South Carolina, USA, June 4-7, 2018. This conference marks the 75th Anniversary of SEM and will be a special meeting.


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Ph.D. and Postdoc Positions in Advanced Materials & Emerging Electronics @ MSU

Multiple PhD and Postdocs positions in the fields of advanced materials and energizing electronics are available immediately at Michigan State University.


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