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Faculty Position in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level effective September 1, 2017.  This position is part of the strategic expansion intended to support research and teaching activities in the areas of sustainable water and environmental engineering. 

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Call for Abstracts SEM 2017: Shock and 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 2017 SEM Annual Conference & Exposition on Experimental and applied Mechanics to be held at Hyatt Regency Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, USA, June 12-15, 2017.

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Call for Abstracts: Symposium on “Mechanics of Energy and Energetic Materials” at SEM 2017 (Indianapolis, IN, June 12-15, 2017)

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to cordially invite you to submit an abstract to the 2017 Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM) International Congress session on “Mechanics of Energy and Energetic Materials”. The conference will be held in Indianapolis, IN from June 12–15, 2017. Abstracts are due October 17, 2016 via the SEM.org website.

Mechanics of Energy and Energetic Materials

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Gérard Maugin (December 2, 1944 - September 22, 2016)

Dear Friends:

As was also mentioned by another colleague (http://imechanica.org/node/20391), Prof. Gérard Maugin passed away on September 22, 2016.

The following is a message that my good friend Prof. Marcelo Epstein sent me and a few other colleagues. He has kindly given me permission to share it with you.

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Failure Envelope

A finite element software computes the stresses and/or strains sets values at each dynamic iteration step. These values can be plotted on a stress-space giving several failure envelopes. For an isotropic or an homogeneous mixture the Von Mises criterion represents an ideal envelope which may not coincide with the available envelopes but the stresses values can be checked with the material strength.

How to use rule-of-mixtures in order to obtain mechanical properties of bidirectional composites?

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Dear all,
We are easily able to obtain mechanical properties (such as elastic modulus, Poisson's ratio and ...) of a unidirectional lamina composite by means of rule-of-mixture. 
For instance, in case of "longitudinal loading", strength of the fiber-reinforced composite for long continuous fibers will be like:
Ec=Ef*Vf+Em*Vm.

I have two main questions: 
First, are these relations (longitudinal and transverse loading) hold for bidirectional composite? if not, how can we obtain relative elastic modulus? 

The Mechanical Laboratory of Sousse Scientific Workshop

The Mechanical Laboratory of Sousse (LMS) of the National School of Engineers of Sousse intends to organize annual scientific workshop on one of the four research themes identified by the laboratory teams. This first Workshop is proposed by the LMS team: “Fatigue of Materials and Structures”. The proposed theme is ” Mechanical performance of materials: From experiments to predictive approaches”.

The Mechanical Laboratory of Sousse Scientific Workshop

The Mechanical Laboratory of Sousse (LMS) of the National School of Engineers of Sousse intends to organize annual scientific workshop on one of the four research themes identified by the laboratory teams. This first Workshop is proposed by the LMS team: “Fatigue of Materials and Structures”. The proposed theme is ” Mechanical performance of materials: From experiments to predictive approaches”.

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A perspective paper on material failure theory and applications

The Perspective papers published in Journal of Applied Mechanics have attracted a lot of readers, such as the first perspective paper by Huajian Gao (Brown University) which has been downloaded for >8,000 times.  A perspective paper, as invited by the editor of JAM, is very short (2~3 pages) and easy to read (like Readers' Digest) to reveal some emerging directions, or some important discoveries in clasical directions, in mechanics.

How to develop a new constitutive model from scratch?

Dear all  iMechanica, I wonder if there is any good  material on constitutive modeling that explains how to develop a new constitutive model from scratch, e.g. from the experimental data say uniaxial tension and compression. Where should one start to develop a new constitutive model? What laws should the model obey?  These questions perhaps are addressed in many continuum mechanics text books. but I am looking for materials that explain in a concise (short) and easy to understand way.

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2016 cdmHUB Annual Workshop at Purdue

Join us for the 2016 Composites Simulation Workshop at Purdue University. Learn about and engage with world-class researchers and industry experts in multi-scale composites modeling. Interact with state-of-the-art composites simulation software; hear expert, cutting-edge advances in strength and lifecycle prediction modeling. Experience composites 3D printing and advances in composites manufacturing modeling for high-rate automotive applications.

Call for Papers, 14th International Conference on Fracture June 18-23, 2017, Rhodes, Greece

 

14th International Conference on Fracture

June 18-23, 2017, Rhodes, Greece

Call for Papers

 Session/Symposium Title: Analysis and Testing of Fracture under Multi-axial/Biaxial Loading Conditions

 

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Vector

These notes are a part of the notes on linear algebra.  I compare spacetime and appleorange.

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Sixth Joint International Conference organized by Institute of Research Engineers and Doctors at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.".

Dear Colleagues,

I am Dr. Emin Taner ELMAS from İzmir, Turkey; and I am also a member of Institute of Research Engineers and Doctors  The IRED has sent me a request to announce  this below conference " Sixth Joint International Conference organized by Institute of Research Engineers and Doctors at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.". 

2017 ASME PVP Conference - High-Pressure Technology Track Call For Papers

Call for Papers

2017 ASME Pressure Vessel & Piping Conference

High-Pressure Technology Technical Program

July 16–20, 2017

Hilton Waikoloa,

Workshop: Advanced Biomedical Modeling, Oct 20th 2016, Reading, UK

Advanced Biomedical Modeling Workshop

Date: Thursday, October 20, 2016

Venue: Synopsys, 100 Brook Drive, Green Park, Reading, RG2 6UJ

Fee: Free to attend

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Multiple Faculty Positions in the College of Engineering at UW-Madison

The College of Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks faculty candidates for up to four tenure-track faculty positions in the mechanics of solids and soft materials. Candidates excelling in experiments, theory, computational modeling, or any combination of these approaches are sought. Particular application areas of interest include (but are not limited to) cellular and tissue biomechanics, additive manufacturing, microelectronics, energy production/storage, and response of infrastructure to man-made and natural hazards. 

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Tensile instability in a thick elastic body

A range of instabilities can occur in soft bodies that undergo large deformation. While most of them arise under compressive forces, it has previously been shown analytically that a tensile instability can occur in an elastic block subjected to equitriaxial tension. Guided by this result, we conducted centimeter-scale experiments on thick elastomeric samples under generalized plane strain conditions and observed for the first time this elastic tensile instability.

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Mixed assumed-strain finite element model for laminates

Fibre-reinforced plates and shells are finding an increasing interest in engineering applications; in most cases dynamic phenomena need to be taken into account. Consequently, effective and robust computational tools are sought in order to provide reliable results for the analysis of such structural models. In this paper the mixed assumed-strain laminated plate element, previously used for static analyses, has been extended to the dynamic realm. This model is derived within the framework of the so-called First-order Shear Deformation Theory (FSDT).

Post-doc in Non-linear Dynamics

Employment as an assistant researcher (Post-doc) at the project OPUS from National Centre of Science.

Details: http://www.perlikowski.kdm.p.lodz.pl/project.html

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Call for Abstract SEM 2017: Shock and 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 2017 SEM Annual Conference & Exposition on Experimental and applied Mechanics to be held at Hyatt Regency Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, USA, June 12-15, 2017.

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