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International CAE Conference 2012 - Poster Award

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;

  • Industry
  • Academic


Deadline: 28th September 2012

Find out more and submit your poster now > http://bit.ly/caeposter

Markus J. Buehler's picture

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering – Lecturer in Structural Engineering

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.

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Call for special issue papers: Mechanics of cells, tissues, and biomaterials

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).

Jianliang Xiao's picture

SES 2012, symposium "Mechanics of Thin Film and Multilayer Structures"

Dear Colleagues:

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.

 

PhD Fellowship in “Risk and Reliability in Geotechnical Engineering"

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)

Jianliang Xiao's picture

ASME IMECE 2012, “Mechanics of Adhesion” symposium


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

Job Opportunity at Bridgestone Americas

There is an open position in the Advanced Tire Technology department in Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (www.bridgestone-firestone.com). Please see the attached flyer for details and send resume, if interested, to bfpd@bfusa.com

PhD Studentship at Simon Fraser University Fuel Cell Lab

PhD and Master's Studentships
Fuel Cell Modeling and Experimentation
Simon Fraser University Fuel Cell Laboratory
Vancouver, Canada
Starting Date: January 1, 2012

Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Simon Fraser University Fuel Cell Lab

Post-Doctoral Fellow Position
Microstructural Modeling of PEM Fuel Cell Materials
Simon Fraser University Fuel Cell Laboratory
Vancouver, Canada
Starting Date: December 1, 2011

likask's picture

Corotational formulation for 3D solids

Pleas have look 
http://arxiv.org/abs/1110.5321
 
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. 

Regards,
Lukasz

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Two Openings for Post-doctoral Fellows at University of Houston

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.

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See while you Measure: In-situ Studies in Mechanics (September Journal Club Topic)

*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 :)*  

Ajit R. Jadhav's picture

Journals in Physics and Engineering, and Preprint Servers Like arXiv

Hi all,

 

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.

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Future Directions in Mechanics Research @ Brown University

Dear All,

            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.

Ajit R. Jadhav's picture

What would you choose as the Top 5 Equations? Top 10?

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.

Jianliang Xiao's picture

SES 2011, Minisymposium on Mechanics of Adhesion

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).

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Postdoctoral Position at Duke Soft Active Materials Laboratory

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.

What do we do?

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.

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