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Symposium on "Multi-scale Mechanics of Particulate Media" at the Society of Engineering Science Meeting

Dear colleague,

We encourage you to submit an abstract to the symposium "Multi-scale Mechanics of Particulate Media" (Symposium D-1) within the "Mechanics of Solids and Structures" track of the 53rd Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science (SES) to be held at the University of Maryland, October 2-5, 2016. The symposium description may be found below. For further details and to submit an abstract, please see the meeting website: The abstract submission deadline is June 15, 2016.

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Transmission and localisation in ordered and randomly-perturbed structured flexural systems

The paper presents a novel analysis of localisation and transmission properties of randomly-perturbed flexural systems. Attention is given to the study of propagation regimes and the connection with localised resonance modes in the context of Anderson's localisation. The analytical study is complemented with numerical simulations relevant to the design of efficient vibration isolation systems.


Eigenvalues, reflected and transmitted energy, localisation factors for the examined bi-coupled random system:

Simpleware at the ANSYS Automotive Simulation World Congress, June 7-8 2016, Munich

ASWC will be attended by over 350 professionals from over a 100 companies and organizations. AT the event 70 presentations will be delivered by experts from major global car, truck and off-highway manufacturers, tier-1 suppliers, prominent universities, and research centers. Attendees will have a unique opportunity to meet automotive simulation leaders, see how major global companies are using simulation, learn best practices, see the latest technology advances, and network with peers from around the world. 

Simpleware at ASWC

Assistant Professors / Associate Professors in Mechanical Engineering 825559

Department of Engineering (ENG), Aarhus University (AU) invites applications for a number of positions as tenure track assistant professors or associate professors in the field of Mechanical Engineering (ME). The University has ambitious plans to increase its activities significantly within research and education as well as public and industrial collaboration with the vision of bringing AU into the global engineering elite.

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LES and RANS simulation of wind- and wave-forced oceanic turbulent boundary layers in shallow water with wall modeling

Large-eddy simulation (LES) and Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) simulation of wind and wave forced oceanic turbulence in unstratified shallow water are performed in order to investigate the influence of wall modeling on results. The LES is also used to investigate the dependence of results on downwind and crosswind lengths of the computational domain, representative of a shallow shelf coastal ocean (10-to-30 m deep) unaffected by lateral boundaries.

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These notes are a part of the notes on linear algebra.

Electroelasticity of polymer networks

This work introduces a new microscopically-motivated model for the electromechanical response of elastomers:

The merit of this novel model is demonstrated in the following paper

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Postdoc Openings at CMU on Soft Multifunctional Materials

The Integrated Soft Materials Lab (SML) is accepting applications for postdoctoral appointments in the areas of soft-matter electronics and multifunctional materials. The postdoctoral researchers will lead efforts to develop composites and integrated soft material architectures for sensing and actuation in wearable, deformable, and shape-programmable systems.  Applications will focus on artificial skin and muscle for autonomous soft robots, prostheses, and wearable computing.  

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SES2016: Call for Abstract Submissions

Dear Colleagues,

The 53rd Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science (SES2016) will be hosted by the University of Maryland (UMD) during 2-5 October 2016 (note the new conference date) at the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center.  

Ph.D. position in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Houston

There is a Ph.D. opportunity in my lab supported by the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Houston on the microstructure-sensitive description of the deformation and failure response of shape memory alloys. Applications are sought from self-motivated students with a strong background on solid mechanics and FEA simulations. Should you be interested in the position, please, email your CV to tbaxevan at central dot uh dot edu.

IIMEC 2016 summer school on "Advanced Material Systems: Experimentation and Modeling"

On behalf of the International Institute for Multifunctional Materials for Energy Conversion (IIMEC) and the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, we would like to announce a summer school on Advanced Material Systems: Experimentation and Modeling. The summer school will be held from July 3–9, 2016 on the Aristotle University campus in Thessaloniki, Greece. 

Comments made at “Mechanics, Education and Research Universities: Perspective for the 21st Century”

Comments made at a symposium to celebrate Choon Fong Shih on the occasion of his 70th birthday, held at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 200 Beacon Street, MA

Professor Da Hsuan Feng, Director of Global Affairs and Special Advisor to Rector, University of Macau

Two postdoc positions at Singapore University of Technology and Design

Our group has postdoctoral position openings supported by Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)-Digital Manufacturing and Design (DManD) Centre for the projects of design and fabrication of soft robotics, and nano/micro fabrication.

We are seeking self-motivated postdoctoral researchers with a strong background on solid mechanics and FEA simulation, and hands-on experience in advanced manufacturing, 3D/4D printing, material preparation and characterization.

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PhD Studentship at University of Strathclyde, Glasgow,UK in the Area of Peridynamics

Applications are invited for a PhD studentship on PERIDYNAMIC MODELLING in the Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering at the University of Strathclyde under the supervision of Dr Julia Race and Dr Selda Oterkus.


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Polymer constitutive modelling: Formulation and computational aspects

  • This work formulates an elasto-viscoplastic model at finite strains.
  • A particularly efficient numerical integration algorithm is presented.
  • A closed-form analytical expression is derived for the consistent tangent operator.
  • The non-linear behaviour of polymers is captured in the numerical examples.
  • Quadratic rate of convergence is successfully achieved.
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Computational Biomechanics of a Subject-specific Brain: Postdoctoral Fellowship at The Johns Hopkins University

A Postdoctoral Fellowship is available at The Johns Hopkins University, Whiting School of Engineering, in the area of Computational Brain Biomechanics under accelerative conditions. The goals include modeling the dynamic response of the brain and modeling subject-to-subject variability. The approach will develop computational head model using finite element method, considering advanced mathematical and computational techniques and up-to-date mechanics-based understanding of the brain biomechanics.

Mechanics, Education and Research Universities: Perspectives for the 21st Century

A Symposium to celebrate Choon Fong Shih on the occasion of his 70th birthday

Group photo I, Group photo II

11 May 2016, 5pm-7pm.  Reception at the Harvard Faculty Club (20 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138)

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PhD and Postdoc Fellowships in Rock Mechanics at Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris France

The Rock Mechanics group at the laboratoire de Géologie of Ecole Normale Supérieure, in Paris France, is opening the following three positions:

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Geometry and mechanics of thin growing bilayers

Matteo Pezzulla, Gabriel P. Smith, Paola Nardinocchi, and Douglas P. Holmes, Soft Matter, 12, 4435-4442, (2016).



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