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Call for Abstracts: Symposium on “Multifunctional and Multiphysics Materials for Energy Applications” at SEM 2015 (Costa Mesa, CA, June 8-11, 2015)

Dear colleagues,

You are cordially invited to submit an abstract to Symposium on “Multifunctional and Multiphysics Materials for Energy Applicationsat the 2015 Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM) Annual Conference, to be held on June 8-11, 2015, in Costa Mesa, CA.

Crack Propagation in Bamboo's Hierarchical Cellular Structure

Bamboo, as a natural hierarchical cellular material, exhibits remarkable mechanical properties including excellent flexibility and fracture toughness. As far as bamboo as a functionally graded bio-composite is concerned, the interactions of different constituents (bamboo fibers; parenchyma cells; and vessels.) alongside their corresponding interfacial areas with a developed crack should be of high significance.

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Future energy needs and engineering reality

Professor Michael Kelly FRS FREng, Prince Philip Professor of Technology, University of Cambridge, gave the Closing Plenary at the 2nd International Symposium on Energy Challenges and Mechanics, hosted by the North Sea Conference and Journal.

Michael wrote the speech into an article, “Future energy needs and engineering reality”. The paper was published in the Journal of Energy Challenges and Mechanics.
http://www.nscj.co.uk/JECM/JECM1-3.html

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PACAM XV

The XV Pan-American Congress of Applied Mechanics (PACAM) will be held at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign on May 18-21, 2015. The conference will feature 4 prestigious plenary lectures, several keynote presentations, and mini-symposia in all areas of mechanics, including Atomistics, Defects in Solids, Nanocomposites, Plasticity, Electro- and Magneto-active Materials, Fracture, Instabilities in Solids and Structures, and Fluid Mechanics.

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Laura De Lorenzis's picture

Research Position at the Institute of Applied Mechanics, TU Braunschweig

We offer a research position in the area of Computational Mechanics with a focus on isogeometric analysis and collocation methods applied to multiscale material modeling, beginning January 1st, 2015. The position is full-time fixed-term for 3 years.

Postdoc (m/f) on fracture toughness of high performance composite materials

Your tasks: The main objective of this position is to improve the fracture toughness of high performance composite materials. You are expected to plan and implement manufacturing and processing experiments with carbon fibre thermoset prepregs and characterise their fracture properties. Furthermore, you will plan respective processing equipment and thoroughly investigate fracture mechanics of composites. This also includes the development of according numerical analyses and simulations.

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A Ph.D. Position in Mechanics of Nano-composites at Michigan State University

Our Group of Appleid mechanics in Enviormental & Civil Engineering Department at Michigan State University has an openings for PhD positions to work on  Mechanics of Nano-composites  starting Spring 2015.

One research direction is modeling of nano reinforced materials, with combined theoretical and experimental efforts. Highly Stretchable/Flexible composites combines the leight weight of classical composites and mechanical properties of a polymer based composites, and thus do have a very broad biological applications. . 

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Esaform 2015 & Integrated design

We organize at the next Esaform conference, that will take place in April 2015 in Austria (http://www.esaform2015.at), a symposium on « Integrated design, modeling and reliability assessment in forming » or I-DMR (MS19).  The idea of this symposium is to optimize plastically formed parts obtained from a multi-step strategy, focusing on the technological processes' efficiency as well as the structural performance of the final components.

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A computational study of flexoelectricity

Flexoelectricity is a size-dependent electromechanical mechanism coupling polarization and strain gradient. It exists in a wide variety of materials, and is most noticeable for nanoscale objects, where strain gradients are higher. Simulations are important to understand flexoelectricity because experiments at very small scales are difficult, and analytical solutions are scarce.

Mechanical Engineer – (Borehole Enlargement)

Mechanical Engineer – (Borehole Enlargement)Location: Houston - United States 

Job description:

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Postdoc position – In vivo biomechanics of brain

Seeking a postdoctoral fellow to research on "In vivo  biomechanics of brain" using magnetic resonance imaging, tagging techniques and image processing techniques. 

See attached flyer and instructions to apply.

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A (Possibly Free) Primer on the Finite Element Method

For those of you interested in a terse introductory guide to the Finite Element Method, you might find the latest book by my colleague at U.C. Berkeley, Tarek Zohdi, to be helpful:

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Extremely Curved Cracks

 

The word "extreme" seems to be "trending" a lot these days, see the recent discussions on the new journal Extreme Mechanics Letters.

My collaborator Ruben Sevilla at Swansea and I were interested in very curved crack paths that develop in nature and have been replicated experimentally in thin films attached to elastic substrates.

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Journal Club Theme of September 2014: Numerical modeling of thermo-hydro-mechanical coupling processes in porous media

Thermo-hydro-mechanics (THM) is a branch of mechanics aimed to predict how deformable porous media behave, while heat transfer and fluid transport simultaneously occur in the pores filled by liquid and/or gas. Understanding these multi-physical responses is important for a wide spectrum of modern engineering applications, such as tissue scaffolding, geothermal heating, mineral exploration and mining, hydraulic fracture, energy piles, tunneling with frozen soil and nuclear waste storage and management.

Determination of the elastic properties of rabbit vocal fold tissue using uniaxial tensile testing and a tailored finite element model

http://authors.elsevier.com/a/1PcEa6EHNeGWdB

Highlights:

Uniaxial tensile testing of rabbit vocal fold tissue.
Investigating the role of specimen shape on tensile testing of vocal fold tissue.
Development of a shape-specific finite element model to estimate elastic modulus.
Comparison of elastic moduli from shape-specific and generic-shape models.
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Post doc/RA position on Metallic Micolattices at UNSW, Canberra, Australia

There is a Post doc/RA position related to Metallic Micolattices and their energy absorption applications.

 

The job circular is here - http://www.seek.com.au/job/27123328

 

Position description - http://hr.unsw.adfa.edu.au/d_files/RASEIT(SE)PD.pdf

 

Miner's rule in Fatigue

Can the Miner's rule for fatigue be used in the fracture region?

(Assuming a cracked body, under n different uniaxial stresses)

Thanks for your time.

Rem

Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Letters, Volume 4, Issue 4, 2014 is online now!

Dear everyone,

The fourth issue in 2014 (Volume 4, Issue 4) of Theoretical and Applied Mehcanic Letters (TAML) is now online.

Welcome to this young journal http://taml.cstam.org.cn for rapid publication of your exciting results. 

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Acta Mechanica Sinica, Vol.30, Issue 4, 2014 is online now!

Dear everyone!

The fourth issue in 2014 (Volume 30, Issue 4) of Acta Mechanica Sinica (AMS) is now online.

Welcome to this SCI-indexed journal http://ams.cstam.org.cn for rapid publication of your exciting results.

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Yonggang Huang's picture

Rapid review and publication at JAM in 2014

Journal of Applied Mechanics (JAM) received 280 submitted manuscripts during the first 6 months in 2014.  Among them only 4 are still in review.  

The average time for the 1st round of review, with the decision to accept, or reject, or revise, is reduced to 10 days.  For those that need revisionsthe average time to make the final decision is 24 days after the 1st round of review, which include both the authors' revision time and 2nd (and more) round(s) of review.

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Ph.D. positions at Oklahoma State University

We are looking for candidates for doctoral positions in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Oklahoma State University to work in the area of mechanics of materials. Candidates should have earned a M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering or in a related field from an accredited University. Candidates with a strong background in numerical simulations, finite element analysis, and/or computational solid mechanics will be only considered.

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