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Post-doctoral positions in the Center for Advanced Research in the Engineering Sciences, and the Institute for Materials, Manufacturing, and Sustainment at Texas Tech, Lubbock, TX

I belong to the Lab of Professor Satya N Atluri  ( ).  Professor Atluri asked me to advertise in Imechanica that he will have 5 or 6 Post-doctoral positions in his labs, the Center for Advanced Research in the Engineering Sciences, and the Institute for Materials, Manufacturing, and

Shengqiang Cai will be the new editor of the iMechanica Journal Club

Shengqiang Cai, of the University of California at San Diego, will be the new editor of the iMechanica Journal Club.  He is an active researcher in the field of soft materials, and has made contributions to the development of theory, experiment, and computation.  He will be principally responsible for selecting the discussion leaders for themes in 2017.

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Prescribing Surface Strains to change Gauss curvature

Prescribing  Surface Strains to change Gauss curvature

To change Gauss curvature K of a surface we need to strain each differential shell element by virtue of Egregium theorem ( K is invariant if strain is zero in isometry mappings).

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Postdoctoral position in Mechanical Engineering on Growth and Remodeling

Description:  Postdoc position in growth and remodeling in the Nguyen Lab, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University


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

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Imperfections in Crystalline Solids

Wei Cai and Bill Nix, of Stanford University, have just published a new textbook Imperfections in Crystalline Solids.  You can look at the first chapter at the website of the Cambridge University Press.  

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Modulating elastic band gap structure in layered soft composites using sacrificial interfaces

A wide range of engineered and natural composites exhibit a layered architecture whereby individual building blocks are assembled layer by layer using cohesive interfaces. We present a novel mechanism for evolving acoustic band gap structure in a model system of these composites through patterning the microstructure in a way that triggers non-planar interfacial deformations between the layers as they are stretched.

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Two Tenure Track Faculty Positions (Assistant/Associate Professor), Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, The University of Alabama

The Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics (AEM) at The University of Alabama invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions in areas related to space/astronautics and unmanned aerial systems (UAS). The successful applicant for the space/astronautics position will contribute to the department’s emerging space technology research thrust. The successful applicant for the UAS position will contribute to a University-led effort to establish an airborne/spaceborne remote sensing center of excellence.

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A Nobel Prize worthy paper, unifying Mechanics and Thermodynamics with a mathematical basis

I highly recommend this paper to any mechanician who is familiar with the scientific efforst in the last 150 years to unify mechanics and thermodynamics. Sosnoskiy and Sherbakov and several others from the Russian Academy of Sciences listed in the Acknowledgemnsts have achieved it. Congratulations.

Sosnovskiy, L. Sherbakov, S.,”Mechanothermodynamic Entropy and Analysis of Damage State of Complex Systems”, Entropy, 2016, 18, 268.

A Unification of the Concepts of Variational Iteration, Adomian Decomposition and Picard Iteration method; and a Local Variational Iteration Method

This paper compares the variational iteration method (VIM), the Adomian decomposition method (ADM) and the Picard iteration method (PIM) for solving a system of first order nonlinear ordinary differential equations (ODEs). A unification of the concepts underlying these three methods is attempted by considering a very general iterative algorithm for VIM. It is found that all the three methods can be regarded as special cases of using a very general matrix of Lagrange multipliers in the iterative algorithm of VIM.

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Postdoctoral positions at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

We are looking for two postdoctoral researchers to work on the following topics at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.  

1. Modeling the welding process using finite element method.  

2. First-principles calculations of novel nanomaterials for energy harvesting applications.  

Why two different heaviside enrichment functions used in XFEM?

I have been looking at XFEM literature for a while and wondering why do we need 2 different heaviside enrichment functions in XFEM? In paper titled "A finite element method for crack growth without remeshing" by Nicolas Moes et al.(1999), they use the following function for heaviside enrichment:

 H(x,y)={1, for y>0

             -1,for y<0}

 While, in paper titled "A review of extended/generalized finite element methods for material modeling" by Ted Belytschko et al.(2009), they use the following function for heaviside enrichment:

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PhD Positions are available in the Mechanical Engineering Department - University of Illinois at Chicago

We are looking for candidates for doctoral positions in the areas of computational and experimental biomechanics. Candidates must have earned a M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering or in a related field from an accredited University. Candidates with strong background in numerical simulations (e.g. C++ and FORTRAN programming skills, finite element analysis, and high performance computing) and/or previous experience in experimental characterization of bioogical tissues are highly desirable.

Position Closed

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SES2016 is open for registration

Dear colleagues:

We are pleased to announce that the 53rd Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science (SES2016) is now open for registration at


We look forward to seeing you at the University of Maryland, College Park in October!

Teng and Abhijit

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Nominate 2016 EML Young Investigator Award

The second Extreme Mechanics Letters (EML) Young Investigator Award is provided by Elsevier to honor the best paper by a young scientist which has been published in volumes 5-8 EML from 2015 to 2016. Nominations and self-nominations are encouraged. Deadline of nomination is Sept. 10, 2016. 

To nominate a paper, simply log in to your free Materials Today Account. See the link below for details. 

Simpleware Automotive Workshop, Dearborn, MI, Sep 13 2016

Date / Time: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 / 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Location: Ford Conference & Event Center, Dearborn, MI

Fee: Free-to-attend. Pre-registration is required as places are limited

Register here

Who should attend

A Comparison of the Elastic Properties of Graphene- and Fullerene-Reinforced Polymer Composites: The Role of Filler Morphology and Size

A recently published paper in mechanical properties of graphene polymer nanocomposites via MD simulations, by Chang-Tsan Lu, Asanka Weerasinghe, Dimitrios Maroudas and Ashwin Ramasubramaniam.

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RA position is available in the University of Alabama in Huntsville

One immediate graduate student RA position is available. The potential student will register to the department of mechanical and aerospace engineering and perform graduate research in the area of energy storage/conversion using first-principles calculations. Stipend and tuition support will be provided.

Any student who has a background in physics and/or materials science at either atomic scales or continuum scales is welcomed to email his/her CV to Prof. Eunseok Lee (

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Multiscale real-space quantum-mechanical tight-binding calculations of electronic structure in crystals with defects using perfectly matched layers

<p>We consider the scattering of incident plane-wave electrons from a defect in a crystal modeled by the time-harmonic Schrödinger equation. While the defect potential is localized, the far-field potential is periodic, unlike standard free-space scattering problems. Previous work on the Schrödinger equation has been almost entirely in free-space conditions; a few works on crystals have been in one-dimension. We construct absorbing boundary conditions for this problem using perfectly matched layers in a tight-binding formulation.

In Memoriam - Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Miehe


Dear Sir or Madam, dear colleagues, 

with deep sadness and regret we inform you Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian  Miehe passed away last  Sunday, August 14th, 2016th.

Professor Miehe held the chair for Mechanics and Material Theory at the Institute of Applied Mechanics, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the University of Stuttgart and has been one of the directors of the institute. He has been greatly appreciated by his colleagues and his co-workers, and students always found him receptive to their concerns.


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