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The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position in the area of mechanical behavior of advanced structural materials.  Although candidates at the assistant professor level are preferred, exceptionally well qualified candidates will be considered for appointment at the rank of associate or full professor.

FEA simulation of double joints in shear loading

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Hi all,


I have a question about an FEA simulation. Particularly, about the boumndary conditions that need to be applied to run this simulation. 




I fixed the right end of the plates and applied loading to the left end. This resulted in stresses go through only the top joint region (W1 in figure attached). 


From our understanding, the deformation is got to be symmetric on both the plates. But, when we applied these BCs, it is not smmetric. 





Ph.D. student positions, Computational Materials Group, University of Virginia

Research assistantships are available for students interested in pursuing Ph.D. degree in Materials Science and Engineering. The graduate students will join the Computational Materials Group and work on the development and application of various computational techniques (atomistic, continuum, mesoscopic) to research problems in general areas of laser – materials interactions, acoustic activation of surface processes, and investigation of properties of nanostructured materials.

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How are principal planes & eigen vectors of the stress tensor related ? | An intuitive explanation

To obtain the principal planes we construct the stress tensor and find the eigen vectors. Here is an attempt to explain it more intuitively rather than the use of the formal mathematical method. Hope you enjoy this video!

This is an educational outreach initiative targeted at all engineers interested in mechanics and seek simpler explanations. Kindly share if you learn something out of this !

Here is the link to the VIDEO

Ph.D. Opportunity at Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) on Functional 3D Printing

Prof. Ge’s Advanced Manufacturing and Design Laboratory ( is recruiting PhD students. The are immediately available in the general areas of functional advanced manufacturing. The research topics can vary based on the student’s background from solid mechanics for soft active materials, UV curable functional polymer development for 3D printing, and development of high resolution multifunctional 3D Printing system.

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What are Principal Stresses (explained without math equations) ?


In the following video, I have tried to explain the concept of principal stress in a more physical way and without involving any mathematical equations, hope you can easily imbibe the concept.

Here is the link to the video : Principal stresses

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Failure of brittle materials using simple experiments- Part 2

Here is my second video, where I tried to explain the concepts of stress state, principal stresses, Mohr circle and failure theories in layman's language and associated these concepts to explain the failure of a brittle material. This is an educational outreach initiative mainly targeted at the undergraduates (mechanical/civil/aerospace and materials engineering) studying mechanics and also other me

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Modeling of Localized Inelastic Deformation 2017 (LID 2017)

Dear colleagues,

on behalf of the course organizer, I would like to bring to your attention to the advanced course on Modeling of localized inelastic deformation that will be taught by Milan Jirásek in Prague, Czech Republic on 18-22 September 2017.

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Concept of state of stress in a simple way

I tried to explain the concept of state of stress in a simple way, here is the link to the video - state of stress

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Failure of brittle materials using simple experiments -Part 1

Below is the video link to my first lecture video, where in I tried to demonstrate the failure of brittle materials using simple experiments.


More on objective incremental constitutive equations

Check out my new article on a source of confusion in material and spatial versions of constitutive equations at

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Final announcement Summer school Mechanics for the green economy

Organizers invite to attend the summer school 

Mechanics for the green economy: Modeling and High Performance Computing in  multi-scale and multi-physics processes.

Brescia and Trento, Italy,  19-25 July 2017.


Fellowship deadline is Sunday, May 7. Registration deadline July 1, 2017.


Prof. W. Bangerth, Colorado State University, USA

Summer School on Advanced Material Systems: Experimentation–Modeling–Commercialization, 4-11 July 2017, Thessaloniki, Greece

On behalf of the Center for Research and Development of Advanced Materials established by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Texas A&M University Engineering Experiment Station, we would like to announce a summer school on Advanced Material Systems: Experimentation–Modeling–Commercialization.

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Short Course on Mechanics of Foams

A short course on the “Mechanics of Liquid and Solid Foams” will be offered at CISM, the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences in Udine, Italy, 3-7 July 2017 (see brochure attached).

The course will focus on relationships between the cellular microstructure and nonlinear mechanical behavior of liquid and solid foams, and foam-like biological and synthetic materials. Theoretical models, experimental methods, and numerical simulations will be presented. The course is aimed at PhD students, postdocs, and researchers in academia and industry.

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