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Acta Mechanica Solida Sinica, Vol 24 issue 1 online now

Dear colleague, 

   The 1st issue in 2010 (Volume 24, Issue 1) of Acta Mechanica Solida Sinica (AMSS) is now online.

   Welcome to this SCI-indexed journal <> for rapid publication of your exciting results.


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Looking for postdoc position in solid mechanics/biophysics

Dear everyone,

My name is Tianxiang Su. I am a 4th year PhD student in ME department in UPenn, working with Dr. Prashant Purohit. I am graduating in August and would like to look for a postdoc position in solid mechanics or biophysics. I am keeping an eye on this forum for openings myself. But if anyone happens to know some other great opportunities, please kindly let me know. 

Here is my information:


Education Background:

(1) 07-now (4 yrs): PhD, ME@UPenn, GPA: 4.0

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Two Faculty Positions in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials at the Georgia Institute of Technology

The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions in structural engineering/mechanics/materials (SEMM). Candidates at all ranks are sought with expertise in one or more of the following areas: (1) computational/solid mechanics; (2) infrastructure materials. The expected starting date is August, 2011.

Difference between plastic and Elasto-plastic deformation

Hi all

      What is the difference between plastic deformation and Elasto-plastic deformation? Thank you all.

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Tuition waive scholarship for CSC applicant

There are several tuition waive scholarshipes available in my group, which are suitable to CSC (China Scholarship Council) applicants. If you are intrested in solid mechanics and plan to pursue a PhD degree in school of civil engineering and geosciences, Newcastle University, UK, please send your CV to me at

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Post-doctoral Position in Computational Mechanics at Los Alamos National Laboratory

The Fluid Dynamics and Solid Mechanics group at Los Alamos National Laboratory is currently seeking outstanding candidates to fill a post-doctoral research position in computational solid/structural mechanics.

The prospective candidate is expected to take part in the development of non-classical, global-local plate/shell finite elements for applications involving the response and/or failure of composite structures under severe dynamic loading conditions.

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Structural Engineering and Mechanics at the University of Pittsburgh

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in theoretical, computational, and/or experimental research in the general area of Structural Engineering and Mechanics effective September 1, 2011.  The appointment is expected to be at the Assistant Professor level, although exceptional applicants at higher ranks will be given serious consideration.

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Dear Collegues,

On behalf of the International Scientific Committee, I am pleased to inform you of the 3rd International Conference on IMPACT LOADING OF LIGHTWEIGHT STRUCTURES (ILLS 2011) taking place in  Valenciennes, France, June 28th-July 1st, 2011:

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NEW.Mech on 25th, September 2010

Dear imechanicans,

We are delighted to inform you that the first installment of NEW.Mech (The New England
Workshop on the Mechanics of Materials and Structures)  will be held at
Harvard University on September 25th, 2010. You will find more detailed
information on the workshop's website:


Bondary conditions of plate segment


i'd like to model only one small segment of a large elastic plate. This plate is uniformly loaded by sinusoidal dynamic load.

The question is how i kann describe the boundary of this small segment, whose boundaris changes over the time. Is it possible to model the boundary conditions of this segment without consideration of its connection to the large plate.

I hope on your help.



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PhD studentship @ University of Oxford

A fully funded PhD research studentship is available at the University of Oxford, in the Solid Mechanics Group.

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Finite Deformation: Special Cases

The notes on finite deformation have been divided into two parts: special cases and general theory (node/538). In class I start with special cases, and then sketch the general theory. But the two parts can be read in any order.

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Symposium on Computational Mechanics for Solid Materials and Structures, ICCMSE 2009, 29 Sep - 04 Oct. 2009, Rhodes, Greece

Abstract Submission Deadline: 5 September 2009. Symposium 12: Computational Mechanics for Solid Materials and Structures

Scope and Topics:
This symposium will aim at state-of-the-art computational methods for solid mechanics. Topics include but not limited to:

Bending and 2D Elasticity: Going Back in Time

The following is a (relatively minor) question which had occurred to me more than two decades ago. By now I have forgotten precisely when it was... It could have been when I was in my TE (third year engineering) at COEP. ... Or, perhaps, it was later on, when I as at IIT Madras (studying stress analysis on my own). ... I don't remember precisely when it occurred to me, only *how* it did---it was when I was poring over the first part of Dieter's book.

please help!! two solid mechanics problem relating stress, gears etc.


i am having problems solving two solid mechanics problems... can anyone please help??? the problems are:


Question 4:

A 2380 Nm torque is applied to gear D due to input torque from the motor at A, as shown in figure 4. Shafts 1 and 2 are both solid steel, 44 mm in diameter and 600 mm long. Gear B has a diameter of 250 mm and gear C has a diameter of 350 mm. The shear modulus G for steel is 80GN/m^2

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Online submission system for International Journal of Applied Mechanics (IJAM) is now LIVE

World Scientific is proud to announce the launch of a new online submission system, Editorial Manager (EM), for International Journal of Applied Mechanics (IJAM). One of the industry standard systems used by major academic publishers, EM provides a full online solution for manuscript submission, peer-review, and tracking.

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4th International Symposium on Defect and Material Mechanics (ISDMM09), TRENTO, July 6th-9th, 2009

The Solid Mechanics group of the University of Trento (Italy) announces ISDMM09, the fourth international meeting devoted to Mechanics of Material Forces, following the workshops held at Kaiserslautern (2003), Symi (2005) and Aussois (2007), and will be held in the alpine city of Trento, Italy, from July 6th to 9th, 2009.

Abstract submission: January 31, 2009

More info:

ES240 Semester Project Proposal: Finding mechanical resonance modes of various electrode configurations

I have a problem in my research that involves a platinum electrode which will form bubbles of hydrogen gas.  Bubbles sticking to the electrode is expected to be a problem, and one method of dealing with this is to induce resonant vibrations in the electrode.  These vibrations can be excited by running an alternating current through the electrode, which produces physical forces through electromagnetic interactions.


Abaqus project

Project Description:

ES 240 project: Sloshing of a liquid in a cylindrical tank

Although this is a class in solid mechanics, I chose a project which focuses on fluid dynamics. I did this because I think this project will be very educational with respect to the Finite Element Analysis and mechanics in general.


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