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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)

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

Pradeep Sharma's picture

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.

Aman Haque's picture

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.

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).

Xuanhe Zhao's picture

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.

Ji Wang's picture

Faculty Positions at Department of Mechanics and Engineering Science, Ningbo University

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 

Markus J. Buehler's picture

Special issue on "Computational and Theoretical Materiomics" now published (J. Computational &Theoretical Nanoscience)

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.

Ji Wang's picture

Faculty Positions at Piezoelectric Device Laboratory, Ningbo University

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.

Ajit R. Jadhav's picture

Use Only the Angular Quantities in Analysis? Three Sample Problems to Consider...

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.

Ajit R. Jadhav's picture

Are Linear and Angular Momenta Interconvertible?

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.

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