Proceedings of the V International PhD workshop dealing with durability of concrete, which was held in Finland in February, have been published. The publication is available for free download at: http://www.vtt.fi/inf/pdf/technology/2012/T65.pdf . Many interesting and innovative topic, dealing both with experimental and numerical research of concrete durability, are presented.
As always, follow our project blog at: http://microlab-m3c4.blogspot.nl
The International Summer School “Advanced Problems in Mechanics”
July 1 – 6, 2013, St. Petersburg, Russia
A new excellent book has been recently released “Nonlinear Solid Mechanics: Bifurcation Theory and Material Instability by
Davide Bigoni (Cambridge University Press).
The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and the School
of Engineering and Applied Science at Harvard University invites
applications for immediate openings for a joint postdoctoral fellow
position between the Whitesides Group (Prof. George Whitesides) and the
Harvard Biodesign Lab (Prof. Conor Walsh). The research is expected to
involve material science and mechanics of soft materials with a focus on
developing novel materials (e.g. actively variable stiffness, flexible
composites, etc) and fabrication approaches for the next generation of
wearable devices that can apply assistive forces to the wearer during
I am looking for a reference where I can find a mathematical proof of the principle of virtual displacements (work)
The Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics (ESM) at Virginia Tech seeks applicants for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position in the general area of dynamical systems with applications to mechanics. Appointment will be at the rank of assistant, associate or full professor. Exceptionally qualified candidates may also be eligible for a named professor appointment.
The provisional agenda for the International CAE Conference has been released - featuring great papers from GE, Indesit, JLR, Volvo...and many more! See the agenda and register to attend the Conference in Italy!
For Beginners :: Problems & Solutions in Molecular Simulations in Mechanics and Physics ( with Matlab Code & LAMMPS Script)Submitted by Dibakar Datta on Mon, 2012-07-23 23:04.
The International CAE Conference held on the 22nd-23rd October in Italy will be running a competition for the best poster that illustrates the use of CAE technology.
Enter for free and win a Tablet PC!
3 posters will be awarded from each of the 2 categories;
Deadline: 28th September 2012
Find out more and submit your poster now > http://bit.ly/caeposter
More about the conference;
Ares Rosakis, Applied Mechanics Division Executive Committee Chair 2011-2012, Outgoing Message from the ChairSubmitted by Ares Rosakis on Mon, 2012-07-09 13:51.
Message from the Chair...
10th Hellenic Society for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics HSTAM International Congress on Mechanics, Chania, Greece, 25-27 MaySubmitted by GEStavroulakis on Sat, 2012-06-23 00:56.
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is seeking to fill a Lecturer position in structural engineering with the opportunity to build strong ties with MIT Department of Architecture. Position is full-time for a three-year period starting September 1, 2012.
Responsibilities include teaching graduate level subject(s) in modern structural engineering and supervision of student projects and theses in the M.Eng. High Performance Structures Program http://cee.mit.edu/meng involving structural design and architecture. Projects involve teams of 4-6 students and are collaboratively taught, while theses are written and supervised individually.
Zhen-Hua Jiang, Chao Yan, Jian Yu, Wu Yuan
CISM SUMMER COURSE in Italy: Materiomics: Multiscale Mechanics of Biological Materials and StructuresSubmitted by Markus J. Buehler on Thu, 2012-05-03 12:25.
June 4, 2012 — June 8, 2012 (Udine, Italy @ CISM)
The paramount role of mechanics in life has recently been the center of attention of many researchers. This special issue will be focusing on the role of mechanics in the life of cells and tissues and their interactions with biomaterials. Original research and review papers are solicited for review and publication in the journal Mechanical Sciences . Mechanical Sciences is an academic open-access journal sponsored by the Library of Delft University of Technology and The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). Thanks to the generous financial support of The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, all manuscripts will be processed and published free of any charge.
We are writing to invite you to submit abstracts to the symposium "Mechanics of Thin Film and Multilayer Structures" (Symposium IV.11) at the upcoming SES 49th Annual Technical Meeting to be held in Georgia Tech during Oct. 10-12, 2012.
This symposium will encompass recent developments in analytical, experimental and numerical analysis of mechanics of thin film and multi-layer materials. Topics of interests include, but are not limited to stress and deformation in thin films and their measurement, mechanical properties, fracture and fatigue, interfacial delamination, adhesion, hardness, toughness, creep, thin film patterning, mechanical stabilities and reliability.
Topic: PhD Fellowship in “Risk
and Reliability of Offshore Wind Turbine Foundations”
Location: NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
Deadline: 09 Mar 2012
Salary: NOK 391 100 to NOK 448
100 per year (equivalent of approximately £43 000 to £50 000)
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
Overview and Objectives
PhD and Master's Studentships
Fuel Cell Modeling and Experimentation
Simon Fraser University Fuel Cell Laboratory
Post-Doctoral Fellow Position
Microstructural Modeling of PEM Fuel Cell Materials
Simon Fraser University Fuel Cell Laboratory
Pleas have look
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.