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Dynamic instabilities of frictional sliding at a bimaterial interface

Understanding the dynamic stability of bodies in frictional contact steadily sliding one over the other is of basic interest in various disciplines such as physics, solid mechanics, materials science and geophysics. Here we report on a two-dimensional linear stability analysis of a deformable solid of a finite height H, steadily sliding on top of a rigid solid within a generic rate-and-state friction type constitutive framework, fully accounting for elastodynamic effects.

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Positions available in the mechanics of polymers

Two positions at the PhD level are available in solid mechanics in my group in the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.  I'm looking for motivated students in the area of solid mechanics and materials, with specific application to the multiphysics behavior of polymeric materials.  A few key areas are polymeric gels, thermo-mechanics of polymers, shape-memory polymers, chemical reactions occurring in a deforming polymer, and so on.  Research topics are broad and cover the full range of theoretical, numerical, and experimental aspects.

Mario Juha's picture

Large-eddy simulation with near-wall modeling using weakly enforced no-slip boundary conditions

In the present paper, weakly enforced no-slip wall boundary conditions are revisited in the context of Large-Eddy Simulations (LES) with near-wall modeling. A new formulation is proposed in the framework of weakly enforced no-slip conditions that is better aligned with traditional near-wall modeling approaches than its predecessors.

Lihua Jin's picture

Syringe-injectable electronics

Seamless and minimally invasive three-dimensional interpenetration of electronics within artificial or natural structures could allow for continuous monitoring and manipulation of their properties. Flexible electronics provide a means for conforming electronics to non-planar surfaces, yet targeted delivery of flexible electronics to internal regions remains difficult.

Sung Hoon Kang's picture

Design of planar isotropic negative Poisson’s ratio structures

Most of the auxetic materials that have been characterized experimentally or studied analytically are anisotropic and this limits their possible applications, as they need to be carefully oriented during operation. Here, through a combined numerical and experimental approach, we demonstrate that 2D auxetic materials with isotropic response can be easily realized by perforating a sheet with elongated cuts arranged to form a periodic pattern with either six-fold or three-fold symmetry.

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Journal Club Theme of July 2015: Reconfigurable metamaterials -- putting the holes in the right place

Reconfigurable metamaterials -- putting the holes in the right place


Shu Yang1 and Jie Yin2

1Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, E-mail:

Opening for new Ph.D. students in the Computational Mechanics group, The University of Iowa.

The Computational Mechanics group at The University of Iowa, led by Professor S. Rahman, is looking for new Ph.D. students, who are capable of and interested in performing high-quality research on engineering design. The research, supported by National Science Foundation and others, entails building a solid mathematical foundation, devising efficient numerical algorithms, and developing practical computational tools for stochastic design optimization. A substantial background in solid mechanics and structural optimization is a must; exposures to stochastics and probabilistic methods are highly desirable.

If you are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. degree at Iowa, please contact and send a resume to: Professor Sharif Rahman at Please note that we are interested in students who already have M.S. degrees in engineering or mathematics. The desired start date is Spring 2016 or sooner.

katrin schulz's picture

PhD or Postdoc position in Materials Mechanics/Numerics/Statistical Physics

Development of advanced materials for high-end applications is driven by the increasing understanding of the dynamics and properties of defect microstructures, leading to the ability to synthesize and control materials microstructures to meet specific application demands. Dislocation motion is the fundamental physical mechanism of the plastic deformation process in crystalline materials.

Zhigang Suo's picture

Speech at the 2015 Commencement of Xian Jiaotong University













Sung Hoon Kang's picture

Multistable Architected Materials for Trapping Elastic Strain Energy

3D printing and numerical analysis are combined to design a new class of architected materials that contain bistable beam elements and exhibit controlled trapping of elastic energy. The proposed energy-absorbing structures are reusable. Moreover, the mechanism of energy absorption stems solely from the structural geometry of the printed beam elements, and is therefore both materials- and loading-rate independent.

Cai Shengqiang's picture


Dear all, 

The 6th interntional conference on Mechanics of Biomaterials and Tissues will be in Hawaii. Please see the poster in the attachment. The dealine for submitting the abstract will be extended. 



ICMOBT 2015 - Abstract deadline 26 June

6th International Conference on Mechanics of Biomaterials and Tissues
6-10 December 2015 | Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA

If you haven't already sunbmitted your abstract, please do so by Friday 26th June 2015.http:


ARF 2015, Call for Abstracts: Global Rotorcraft Technological Advancements; November 16 - 18, 2015 IISc, Bangalore

The Asian/Australian Rotorcraft Forum is one of the premier events in the rotorcraft community's calendar bringing together manufacturers, research centers, academia, operators and regulatory agencies to discuss advances in research, development, design, manufacturing, testing, and operation of rotorcraft.

Stephan Rudykh's picture

SES symposium "Soft Materials" extended DEADLINE approaching -- July 31, 2015

Dear Colleagues,

The 52nd Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science will be hosted by Texas A&M University during October 26-28, 2015. As part of this meeting, we are organizing a mini-symposium to address recent experimental, computational, theoretical, and manufacturing advances on the mechanics and physics of soft materials. Topics of particular interest include:

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Assistant / untenured Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment at the junior level (assistant or untenured assoicate professor).

Assistant/Associate Professor position at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

A faculty position is available in the group of Aerospace Structures and Computational Mechanics at the faculty of Aerospace Engineering of Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. Candidates will be considered at the assistant or associate professor level depending on experience. More information can be found in the following link:

Deadline for applying is July 31, 2015.

Yong Zhu's picture

Postdoc Position in Experimental Nanomechanics

A postdoctoral fellow position is available in Dr. Yong Zhu’s lab in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at North Carolina State University. The project involves mechanics, multiphysics and interface mechanics of two-dimensioanl (2D) nanomaterials. The successful candidate will have the opportunities to collaborate with researchers in the areas ranging from nanomaterial synthesis to atomistic simulation. 

Fabrice Pierron's picture

3-year post doctoral position in dynamic testing of materials - University of Southampton

As part of my EPSRC Fellowship programme, I am now recruiting the second post-doctoral fellow associated with the project. I am looking for a talented young researcher with skills in experimental mechanics, particularly in the field of high rate testing of materials and high speed imaging for full-field deformation measurements. Informal enquiries can be made directly to me at, attaching a CV.

Yonggang Huang's picture

The acceptance rate in JAM is reduced to 16% in 2015

The acceptance rate in JAM, according to ASME Publication Department, decreases from 33% in 2011 to 16% in 2015.  The average review time is also reduced from 5 months to 1 month.



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