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WCCM 2018, New York City. Symp#1216 Microstructure Regulated Mechanics of Materials Under Extreme Dynamic Environments

Dear Colleague,

A mini-symposium on the Microstructure Regulated Mechanics of Materials Under Extreme Dynamic Environments at the 2018 World Congress on Computational Mechanics ( will take place in stunning heart of New York City, New York from July 22--27, 2018. 

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Fracture mechanism in notched metal

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G'day all

Having a metal element with a notch like crack (assume sharp one, exhibits plasticity),  what are the actual fracture mechanism (the phases the crack goes through) in the total fatigue-life. 

please comment on these scenarios:

1- crack initiation life calculated from the (S-N, e-N), then using LEFM/EPFM to determine the cycles for the crack propagation to failure...

Q/ how to find the crack length between the two phases, I mean from which stresses and at which crack length we start the crack propagation life estimation.

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IUTAM Symposium on Architectured Materials Mechanics: Call for abstracts

This "Architectured Materials Mechanics" IUTAM ( Symposium will take place September 17-19, 2018 in downtown Chicago, Illinois. It aims to provide a state of the art on the engineering science (design, fabrication, mechanics) of architectured materials including (but not limited to): lattice materials, metamaterials, origami, topologically interlocked materials and bioinspired materials. The list of invited speakers can be found on the symposium website:

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Two new PhD positions in bioinspired architectured materials and structures, McGill University

We have new openings for two PhD students –fully funded - in the Laboratory of Advanced Materials and Bioinspiration at McGill University, starting Fall 2018 (Application deadline: 01/15/2018)

OPEN ACCESS - Modelling deformation and fracture of Gilsocarbon graphite subject to service environments

Dear all,

Our article on experimentally-informed modelling of deformation and fracture of Gilsocarbon graphite subjected to service environments, published in the Journal of Nuclear Materials, is now available as open access. You can download it at:



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PhD openings in ME or MSE at Missouri S&T

PhD openings are available in Dr. Caizhi Zhou's group in the Department of Mechanical Engineering or Materials Science and Engieering at Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly University of Missouri-Rolla). Research projects may involve crystal plasticity finite element modeling or atomistic simulations. The students will receive rigorous training and interact intensively with their academic advisor.

Web Workshop - Intro to Simpleware for Life Sciences, Jan 17 2018

Join us for this interactive web workshop where we will demonstrate the ease of obtaining high fidelity models from medical image data using Simpleware. We will walk you through the workflow of how to build simulation-ready models for advanced analysis of anatomies, implants, medical devices, and surgical techniques.

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Crystal plasticity parameters for nickeel

Can someone help me with finding the crystal pasticity parameters for single crystal nickel.

I am using the model given in the attached paper.

I will be thank to you.



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Call for Abstract Submission to the WCCM 2018: 412 Modeling and Design of Materials with Coupled Physics

Dear Colleagues:

13th World Congress in Computational Mechanics (WCCM XIII2018) and 2nd Pan American Congress on Computational Mechanics (PANACM II) will be held at Mariott Marquis in New York City, NY on July 22-27, 2018 (

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Tenure Track Position in Multiscale Computational Solid Mechanics

The School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney) seeks candidates for a full time, tenure track position in the area of Multiscale Computational Solid Mechanics at as level (Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, or Associate Professor) commensurate with academic qualifications and experience.

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PhD Position on the Mechanical Properties of DNA Nanostructures

Applications are invited for a PhD position at Johns Hopkins University (beginning Fall 2018) on a collaborative project between the labs of Extreme Mechanics of Architected Materials (Prof. Stavros Gaitanaros) and Mechanochemistry And Functional Imaging Applications (Prof. Yun Chen) at Johns Hopkins University.
The project will focus on the combination of multi-scale modeling and experiments in order to examine the mechanical behavior of DNA origami nanostructures.

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EMI 2018 Mini-Symposium MS20 “Nonlinear mechanics of highly deformable solids and structures”

Dear Colleague,

The next Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference (EMI) will take place from May 29th to June 1st, 2018, at MIT.

As organizers of the Mini-Symposium MS20 “Nonlinear mechanics of highly deformable solids and structures”, it is our pleasure to invite you and your students to participate in our mini symposium.
The deadline for abstract submission is January 31st, 2018.

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Postdoctoral position in mechanics/robotics at UCLA

We are looking for a postdoctoral fellow to work at the intersection of robotics and mechanics. The selected candidate will join the Structures-Computer Interaction Laboratory, a new group in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering of the University of California, Los Angeles. Visit our website: The research project aims to use collaborative robots to investigate the mechanics of structures (slender/flexible structures in particular). Our lab is equipped with a Sawyer collaborative robot from Rethink Robotics. We will explore how continuum mechanics simulations can be used to train robots to perform simple tasks, e.g. tying knots in ropes. Details of the project will be determined after consultation with the candidate.

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PhD Position in Multiscale Modeling of metamaterials

A PhD position is open for Spring 2018 in Advanced Hierarchical Materials by Design Lab at Louisiana Tech University on multiscale modeling of metamaterials. The candidates must have earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering or related fields (applicants with a MSc will be given priority) and have a solid background in theoretical and computational mechanics. Having knowledge of continuum mechanics, finite element modeling, and a programming language is a plus.

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China Scholarship Council - University of Bristol Joint PhD Scholarships

The University of Bristol (UK) and the China Scholarship Council are jointly offering many full PhD Scholarships in all disciplines. The application deadline is 15 January 2018.

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WCCM 2018 mini-symposium 1010: Reduced Order Techniques for Modelling the Buckling and Postbuckling Behaviour of Lightweight Structures

Dear Colleague,

As the co-organisers of the minisymposium ‘Reduced Order Techniques for Modelling the Buckling and Postbuckling Behaviour of Lightweight Structures’ in the 13th World Conference in Computational Mechanics (WCCMXIII ), Carol Featherston, David Kennedy, Zhangming Wu would like to invite you to present a paper.

The conference will be held in New York on the 22nd-27th July 2018 at the Marriott Marquis on Broadway.

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Multiple spatially localized dynamical states in friction-excited oscillator chains

  • Journal of Sound and Vibration


A. Papangelo (a,*), N. Hoffmann (a,b), A. Grolet (c), M. Stender (a), M. Ciavarella (d)

a) Hamburg University of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Am Schwarzenberg-Campus 1, 21073, Hamburg, Germany

b) Imperial College London, Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2AZ, UK


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