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Force-driven evolution of mesoscale structure in engineered 3D microtissues and the modulation of tissue stiffening

Force-driven evolution of mesoscale structure in engineered 3D microtissues and the modulation of tissue stiffening

Ruogang Zhao, Christopher S. Chen, Daniel H. Reich, Biomaterials, Vol. 35, Issue 19, June 2014, Pg 5056–5064


TED University: Faculty Position in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ankara-Turkey

The Department of Mechanical Engineering ( invites applications for a tenure track/tenured faculty position to begin September 2014.

For tenure track positions, highly motivated and research driven candidates are sought. For tenured faculty positions, the candidate should have demonstrated excellence in original research.

High order isogeometric cohesive elements for delamination analysis

Please find attached two recent papers on the use of high order B-splines/NURBS cohesive interface elements for an efficient modeling of delamination of composite laminates.  

Mecahnics on the behaviour of Horizontal/laterally loaded thin hollow tubes

Dear all,

Please give some reading material on the horizontal/laterally loaded thin hollow tube, which explains with suitable formulas to calculate circumferential/hoop stresses in the thin tube subjected to lateral/horizontal loaḍ


visiting positions in Shanghai University

There are several visiting position openings in Shanghai University in the field of solid mechanics. Faculty members from domestic universities and foreign universities who are intereasted in the positions are welcome to contact with Professor Junqian Zhang (

Prager's Hardening Rule

Hi all

I am currently investigating Prager hardening room which is stated as the simplist linear kinematic hardening rule. I was wondering if anyone has worked with this model and if so if you have managed to identify how to determine the constant used for the back stress equation


dα =C * dεp ( this is epsilon dot p which is the equivalent plastic strain)


Please can you let me know how to determine the constant C from experimental results? 

Postdoc Position Available in Theoretical & Applied Mechanics Group at Drexel University (Dept. of Mechanical Eng. & Mechanics)

A postdoc position is available in the Theoretical & Applied Mechanics Group ( Of particular interest are expertise in subcontinuum and continuum computational mechanics methods. Available researh projects include both alloy and composite material systems. 

Applicants should submit a full CV, a statement of research and their earliest employment availability to



Yonggang Huang's picture

Journal of Applied Mechanics (ASME Transactions) now publishes very fast.

Journal of Applied Mechanics (JAM) received 526 submitted manuscripts in 2013.  Among them 4 are still in review.  

The average time for the 1st round of review, with the decision to accept, or reject, or revise, is 18 days.  After the 1st round of review, the average time to make the final decision is 34 days, which include both the authors' revision time and 2nd (and more) round(s) of review.

After acceptane the uneditted manuscript appears online with the assigned DOI within 48 hours.

Postdoctoral researcher position opening at Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Korea

We are seeking a highly qualified candidate for a full-time postdoctoral researcher position in the area of Computational Mechanics at the Graduate Institute of Ferrous Technology (GIFT), Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Korea. Candidates with a strong background in continuum/dislocation-based plasticity theory, computational mechanics of sheet metals, FE modelling of sheet metal forming processes… are highly encouraged to apply.

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An elastic phase field model for thermal oxidation of metals: Application to zirconia

Abstacrt: A multi-phase field model was developed for non-selective oxidation of metals which captures both the oxidation kinetics and stress generation. Phase field formulation involved a non-conserved phase field variable as the marker for the metallic substrate, oxide scale, and a fluid phase containing oxygen, and a conserved phase field variable representing the concentration of oxygen.

presenting a new method to model of metal foams

i have presented a new method for the first time to model of metal foams that subtracts stochastic cells from a desired volume and changes it to a foam.

i would like to know if there is any phd position for this?

thank u for your consideration :)

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PhD Position Available in Multifunctional Composite Materials

One PhD position is available immediately in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Stony Brook University, NY, US.  The research program focuses on the mechanics and multifunctional applications of 3D periodic composite materials including shape memory, acoustic/elastic wave propagation, and energy harvesting. The candidates with background in solid mechanics and finite element analysis are highly encouraged to apply. 


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