# elasticity

## Postdoctoral position in nanomechanics of 2D nanomaterials

The School of Engineering and Materials Science at Queen Mary University of London has a vacancy for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant (PDRA) to develop computational models of ultra-flexible 2D nanomaterials in sheared liquids, using techniques borrowed from computational fluid and solid mechanics.

## Elastica arm scale

Can configurational forces be exploited to design a new type of scale?

See the explanation and an example of use at http://www.ing.unitn.it/~bigoni/elasticscale.html

## Imperfection in a Riks Analysis (ABAQUS)

I am performing a nonlinear post buckling using Riks method. I went through different tutorials for the same. I happen to see that an *IMPERFECTION is introduced while performing the non linear buckling analysis.Why is it done? How does/will the model react differently if the Imperfection is no introduced?

I wish to plot the graph of load v/s displacement for 1,2,3,4...10 times the critical buckling load during the post buckling analysis (Riks method). How do I do that?

## Numerical approximation of tangent moduli

In this study, we presented a numerically robust procedure to evaluate 4th order tangent moduli which are vital for acheiving quadratic convergence of global Newton-Raphson scheme.

In this study, the proposed method is verified for hyperelastic models alone. However, the same can be extended to other constitutive models.

The paper can be found at

Numerically approximated Cauchy integral (NACI) for implementation of constitutive models

10.1016/j.finel.2014.05.016

## Residual stresses in elastic medium upon uniform cooling

Hi All,

I am a student working on a project involving the effect of residual stresses in elastic and viscoealstic materials. I have a related question: When an easltic body is heated to a certain temperature (say 400 deg C) and then cooled uniformly to room temperature (20 deg C) with a constant cooling rate "q", does this generate any "un-desirable" (residual) stresses within the elastic body? i.e at a steady state - room temperature, does the final stress state within the body would be non-zero? Else, it would eventually reach a state of zero stresses? How?

## Symposium in IMECE 2014, Montreal, Canada

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to participate in a symposium on “Modeling and experimental characterization for the behavior of the micro/nanostructured thin films” in ASME 2014 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition in Montreal, Canada ( http://www.asmeconferences.org/congress2014/).

## Nanobrücken 2014 Nanomechanical Testing Workshop

The Nanobrücken 2014
Nanomechanical Testing Workshop
will take place March 26-28, 2014 at INM -
Leibniz Institute for New Materials in Saarbrücken, Germany. This will be the
4th edition of the now-annual Nanobrücken workshop series. This year's
Keynote Speaker will be Andrew Minor (University of California, Berkeley).

## Analysis problem on ansys 14.5

I am a student using ansys for solve problems but i have a problem "how to find at which force value the component will be fail". A ball has to pass through a cone and i am intrested to know that force value at which boll will be pass through cone nerrow section while boll diameter is large than small dia of cone.

Plz help me anyone ansys masters

Thanks dear frnd & sir...

## Question

I just was wondeing what is the physical meaning of K (bulk modulus) going to zero? does anyone know any materials with very small bulk modulus?