Adhesion has long been an important issue for mechanics and
many other disciplines. Its influence spans macro-, micro-, nano- and molecular
scales. When size goes down, adhesion plays a more and more significant role.
Many important technologies attribute to adhesion, such as transfer printing
for advanced microfabrication, super adhesives inspired by gecko foot hairs,
and self-assembly. Adhesion also has strong implications on the behavior of
nanomaterials (such as nanotubes and graphenes) and biological systems (such as
cells). This minisymposium "Mechanics of Adhesion" is to provide a
September 17-19, 2012, Beijing, P.R. China
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This paper presents theory for the Lagrange co-rotational (CR) formulation of finite elements in the geometrically nonlinear analysis of 3D structures. In this paper strains are assumed to be small while the magnitude of rotations from the reference configuration is not restricted. A new best fit rotator and consistent spin filter are derived.
Two post-doctoral fellow positions are available in Sharma's research group at University of Houston. Potential candidates can visit the following website to get an idea of the kind of research projects undertaken in this group: http://www2.egr.uh.edu/~psharma/index.html. The positions are for one year but renewable for a second year upon satisfactory performance. Candidates are expected to be familiar with both atomistic calculation methods and continuum mechanics. Potential research projects are somewhat open-ended and range from nanocapacitors for energy storage, atomistic calculations for slow events, to multifunctional materials. Please send a detailed CV along with a list of three references to firstname.lastname@example.org
*Participation to this club is as easy as i) sending a reference/abstract of your paper if you are working in this area or ii) send a challenge concept/issue/expt if you are not experimentalist :)*
The September 2011 journal club theme is “In-situ Studies in Mechanics”. The basic concept is to perform the experiments under a microscope, so that the typical quantitative information (stress, strain, crack length to name a few obvious ones) is augmented with real time microscopy output. The advantages are many-fold; (i) one can ‘see’ the deformation and failure process to reduce intelligent guesses in modeling (ii) experimental/boundary condition accuracy is enhanced, particularly for nanoscale specimens, (iii) access to various domains typically not considered by the mechanics community. The power of visualization actually goes beyond these three salient features, a vicarious example of which is the Journal of Visualized Experiments (http://www.jove.com/). It is not really a mechanics journal, but the concept of expressing your thoughts and experiences with pictures and video boosts efficiency and liveliness in dissemination and learning instantly.
1. In the past, we have had quite some discussion regarding both open-access and open-access journals. However the slant in this blog post is different. I am not concerned here much about open-access journals per say.
Here, I am concerned about the policies that the prominent commercial journals keep regarding posting preprints on the Internet before these articles are submitted to them. I would like to know about policies kept in this regard by the commercial journals in the fields of physics, mechanics, and engineering (including software engineering, computational science and engineering, etc.).
Welcome to the NSF workshop and Freund symposium at Brown University to celebrate pioneering contributions of Professor L.B.Freund on mechanics research.
Date : June 1-3 , 2011
Website (Under Construction) : http://www.engin.brown.edu/facilities/nanomicro/index_files/FreundSympos...
For any help, please feel free to ask the Help Desk members.
We hope to see you at Brown University.
Equations are of central importance in all of science and engineering, but especially so in mechanics.
Even leaving aside algebraic equations, handbooks on PDEs alone list hundreds of equations. However, a few of these do stand out, either because they encapsulate some fundamental aspect of physics/science/engg., or because they serve as simpler prototypes for more complex situtations, or simply because they are so complex as to be fascinating by themselves. There might be other considerations too... But the fact is, some equations really do stand out as compared to others.
Adhesion has long been an important issue for mechanics and many other disciplines. Its influence spans macro-, micro-, nano- and molecular scales. When size goes down, adhesion plays a more and more significant role. Many important technologies attribute to adhesion, such as transfer printing for advanced microfabrication, super adhesives inspired by gecko foot hairs, and self-assembly. Adhesion also has strong implications on the behavior of nanomaterials (such as nanotubes and graphenes) and biological system (such as cells). This minisymposium "Mechanics of Adhesion" is to provide a forum of discussion and communication, for researchers working on and interested in adhesion related subjects.
The Duke Soft Active Materials Laboratory directed by Prof Xuanhe Zhao is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to study mechanics of polymers and hydrogels with applications in tissue regenerations. The work will be carried out in close collaboration with the Duke Orthopaedic Bioengineering Laboratory directed by Prof Farshid Guilak.
Yesterday, as I was waiting for the rain to stop before I could walk home from work, a stranger accosted me in the lobby of the building. He asked me what I did, to which I replied "Mechanics". He mulled over the answer for a bit and asked me to be more specific, at which point I said that we were trying to design materials that could guide waves around objects. He said "Water waves?". I replied "All types of waves." Clearly, common words can mean quite different things to different people.
This week I am working on a chronologically ordering of the 400+ thinkers of the past and present who have applied thermodynamics, whether chemical or statistical, to the humanities. In this group, germane to iMechanica, a few have specifically applied statistical mechanics to explain things such as crowd behavior, exchange of goods via money on small islands, traffic patterns, among numerous other order/disorder speculations on the microstates of society schemed on Boltzmann entropy models. I use the gas particle icon (adjacent) to distingish this group. Some of these mechanically-minded thinkers take years to discover, so I thought I would post a quick blog note here to stir up some possible discussion as to thinkers along these lines I might have missed in my list.
4th International Conference on Mechanics of Biomaterials and Tissues - Abstract Deadline 15th April 2011Submitted by Laure Ballu on Mon, 2010-11-15 11:17.
This conference will take place in Hawai'i, USA, 11-14 December 2011
Themes covered will include:
6th International Conference on Mechanics and Materials in Design
The Department of Mechanics and Engineering Science, Ningbo University, China, has multiple openings in Solid Mechanics and Fluid Mechanics for experienced and junior applicants.
The Department has been supported by Zhejiang Province under Center for Excellence program for broad subjects related to Engineering Mechanics research and education. We also have special funds for the enhancement of the Fluid Mechanics program.
More details on the current research and education program of the Department can be found at http://mech.nbu.edu.cn.
Applicants and inquiries should be addressed to
Special issue on "Computational and Theoretical Materiomics" now published (J. Computational &Theoretical Nanoscience)Submitted by Markus J. Buehler on Sun, 2010-09-19 15:22.
The special issue on "Computational and Theoretical Materiomics: Properties of Biological and de novo Bioinspired Materials" has now been published. A list of papers is included below. A sincere thank you to all contributors! Anyone interested in a reprint of any of the articles please send me a message.
The Piezoelectric Device Laboratory has immediate opennings for recent PhDs. We are engaged in researchs in piezoeelctric acoustic wave resonators with supports from government and indsutry. The Laboratory has been grwoing and we would like to have new members to accelerate the pace and expand collaborations with the fast growing piezoelectric acoustic wave device industry in China and other countries.
We are looking for new PhDs with background in Solid Mechanics with experiences on theoretical and experimental work in acoustic waves, computational mechanics, piezoelectric materials, sensors, acutators, resonators, and applications.
A recent discussion at iMechanica following my last post here [^] leads to this post. The context of that discussion is assumed here.
I present here three sample problems, thought of almost at random, just to see how the suggestions made by Jaydeep in the above post work out.
To the best of my knowledge, the two momentum conservation principles, namely, the conservation of linear- and angular-momentum, operate completely independent of each other. For an isolated object, there is no possibility of conversion of one form of momentum to the other.
Today, when I Googled on this topic, I found that most pages agree with my position above. Yet, to my great surprise, I did run into a page written by an engineer here [^] claiming that the linear momentum is only a special case of the angular momentum... Here is the relevant excerpt (bold emphasis mine):
Workshop & trip to Ferrari MilleChili lab and Galleria Ferrari with 50 students from Politecnico di BariSubmitted by Mike Ciavarella on Sat, 2010-05-22 15:40.
A review paper on stretchable electronics written by Professors John A. Rogers, Takao Someya, and Yonggang Huang was published in a recent issue of Science . This paper gives a nice summary on the recent advances in inorganic and organic stretchable electronics. Materials, structures and mechanics of these systems are discussed. Many attractive applications of stretchable electronics are introduced, such as stretchable silicon circuit, electronic eyeball camera, and flexible LED display.
Here is the abstract of this review: