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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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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.


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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.

Oct 26 Webinar: Reducing the Risk of Concussion Through Personalized Helmet Design

Presented by Ross Cotton (Synopsys Simpleware); Bence Gerber and Chris Quan (ANSYS) 

Wednesday, October 26, 2016: 11 AM EDT / 3 PM GMT

Simpleware and ANSYS Head Modelling

Call for abstracts: A symposium on Computational Mechanics at Varied Length Scale, June 11-15, 2017, Portugal


A symposium on Computational Mechanics at Varied Length Scales under the auspices of the 7th International Conference on Mechanics and Materials in Design will be held in Albufeira(Algarve), Portugal on June 11-15, 2017. The symposium aims at bring together experts in the following (but not limited to) fields,


• Multiscale Methods and Multiscale Analysis


PHD position on SAW gas sensor in the University of North Texas

A PHD position is available immediately in the Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering, University of North Texas-Denton in the fields of design, modelling and experiment for Piezoelectric Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) Gas sensor, Candidates should have a Bachelor/Master's degree in mechanical engineering or Chemical engineering with good academic standing and should have some experiences in the following:

(1) Piezoelectric device modelling and experiment

(2) SAW device modelling and experiment

(3) Carbon nanotube fabrication

(4) Gas sensor development

Simpleware Workshops in Guildford & Farnborough, Oct 19th and 21st

Simpleware ScanIP

We are running free workshops on using Simpleware for 3D image visualisation, analyis and model generation. Join us in Guildford and Farnborough, UK to learn about getting the most out of our software for 3D image-based modelling.

The workshops are free but pre-registration is required as places are limited.

Postdoctoral Position at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in computation mechanics


(1) Computational mechanics and multiphysics modelling of relevant areas, including the soft matter, 3D printing, fuel cell, bio-fluid and cell in microfluidics

(2) Supervision of undergraduate/postgraduate students


Job requirements

1)  PhD degree in Mechanical/Material Engineering or related fields

(2) Strong background in computational physics and solid/fluid mechanics

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One postdoctoral fellow position in solid mechanics/biomechanics available at Dartmouth

One postdoctoral fellow position in solid mechanics/biomechanics at Dartmouth is immediately available in the Chen group at Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth ( The subjects of research include, but are not limited to, cancer cell migration and mechanics of morphogenesis in embryos or plants.

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Journal Club for October 2016: Roughness evolution of biomaterial surfaces

As an example, here we discuss implant-associated infection from the mechanics point of view on bacteria adhesion affected by the biomaterial surface roughness:

1.    Implant-associated infection, a leading cause of failure in many biomedical devices, is caused by adhesion of bacteria to the surface of biomaterials. Implant-associated infection is difficult to treat, for example, joint replacement infections may occur deep around the artificial implants.

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Gerard Maugin

I have received a message from Dr. Thomas Michelitsch, French National Center for Scientific Research, that Gerard Maugin passed away on September 22, 2016. Professor Maugin was a great man, a great researcher in continuum mechanics and applied mathematics. His untimely death is a momentous loss for the entire Applied Mechanics Community.

Immediate Vacancy Doctoral or PDF-Atomic Force Microscopy

Immediate vacancies exist for high calibre doctoral and postdoctoral candidates to join one of the most active and successful groups at the University of Toronto to work in the field of Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) Characterization of Reinforced Polymeric Nanocomposites. Prospective candidates must have an extensive experience and use of AFM in their previous research.


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