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Timoshenko Lectures

Listed in this post are the speeches given upon receiving the Timoshenko Medal.  Every November, at the Annual Applied Mechanics Dinner, the medalist of the year delivers a speech. Taken together, these speeches provide a long perspective of our field, as well as capsules of the lives of extraordinary individuals.

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(Due 31st October) Call for Nominations for the Eshelby Mechanics Award for Young Faculty

It is my pleasure to solicit nominations for the "Eshelby Mechanics Award for Young Faculty". This award, launched in 2012, is given annually to rapidly emerging junior faculty who exemplify the creative use and development of mechanics. The intent of the award is to promote the field of mechanics, especially among young researchers. While interdisciplinary work that bridges mechanics with physics, chemistry, biology and other disciplines is encouraged, the ideal awardee will demonstrate clear inspiration from mechanics in his/her research.

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Impact and shock loading

Hi Dears

Can any body say what is the difference between impact and shock loading??


thanks a lot 


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Half Space Problems

Hi Dear

I have a question about half space problems.

When I want to solve a half space problem by utilize a numerical method such as FEM how I should consider the boundary counditions at the infinite bound??

when I want to solve with a analytical method I know it but What I should do for FEM at infinite bound??

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Ares Rosakis and Huajian Gao received the von Karman medals together

Professor Ares Rosakis (Caltech) and Professor Huajian Gao (Brown University) were awarded the 2016 and 2017 von Karman Medals, respectively, by Professor JS Chen (UCSD), President of the Engineering Mechanics Institute, ASCE, at its annual conference in San Diego, CA, in June, 2017.


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Huajian Gao Elected to German National Academy of Sciences

Huajian Gao, Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Engineering at Brown University, has been elected to the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina in recognition of his scientific achievements.

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Ali H. Nayfeh passed away

Ali Hasan Nayfeh

Professor Ali H. Nayfeh passed away today Monday (March 27, 2017) at his home in Amman, Jordan. He was the University Distinguished Professor of Engineering at Virginia Tech Wikipedia

We mourn Nayfeh's passing with deep sadness for the loss of a giant in dynamics and structural mechanics.


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Society of Engineering Science (SES) Board of Directors---Call for Nominations

On behalf of the Board of Directors of SES, we are soliciting nominations to fill 2 positions in the SES Board of Directors. The SES members will elect the directors from the nominees. The Board plays an important role in defining the vision of SES, organizing various SES events, managing society finances, and evaluating nominations for the SES awards. Please nominate your colleagues to serve the Board. All we need are the name of the nominee and 1-2 sentences on why you think he/she might be appropriate for the SES Board.

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Sandia Fracture Challenge: Survey

The Sandia Fracture Challenge (SFC) was issued in December 2016, and the SFC supplemental information became available in February 2017.  The predictions are due July 15th, 2017.  We would appreciate feedback from you regarding the Challenge prior to the return of the predictions.   Please email Sharlotte Kramer ( and Brad Boyce ( with (1) your intent to participate in this SFC and/or (2) any comments you may have on the Challenge.

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Sandia Fracture Challenge Update

Supplemental information for the third Sandia Fracture Challenge (SFC) is now available!  We have compiled the supplemental information promised in the original information packet and some additional information based on questions we received from participants.  The supplemental information includes electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) data on the Challenge geometry, additional base material tests, raw DIC images and examples of DIC analyses of base material tests, and additional boundary condition information.

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Coupled Thermoelasticity

Hi Dears:

I have a question about coupled thermoelasticity:

Has coupled thermoelasticity written for FGM in 2D until now???

thanks a lot

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Yong Zhu is the recipient of the 2016 Eshelby Mechanics Award for Young Faculty

It gives me great pleasure to announce the outcome of the 2016 competition for the Eshelby Mechanics Award for Young Faculty. This award is given annually to rapidly emerging junior faculty who exemplify the creative use and development of mechanics. The intent of the award is to promote the field of mechanics, especially among young researchers. The selection committee consisted of: K. Ravi-chandar (UT Austin), Huajian Gao (Brown University), G.

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The 3rd Sandia Fracture Challenge is here!

The third Sandia Fracture Challenge is here!  We invite to you participate in this next installment of our collaborative, blind assessment of predictions of ductile fracture.  For the third SFC, we wanted to challenge the computational mechanics community to predict ductile fracture in an additively manufactured structure.

Announcement of the 2016 Haythornthwaite Grants Recipients

The AMD-ASME Executive Committee is delighted to announce the 2016 recipients of the Haythornthwaite Grants. 

2016 Haythornthwaite Research Initiation Grants: 

The AMD-ASME Executive Committee selected the top four proposals for the Haythornthwaite Research Initiation Grants, each to be awarded at $20,000. The four selected recipients are:

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Open Faculty Position at the University of Houston

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Houston (UH) invites applications for a tenure-track at the Assistant Professor level beginning Fall 2017. Candidates are expected to establish an internationally recognized dynamic research program in the broad areas of theoretical and/or solid mechanics. All specialties in the broadly defined area of solid mechanics will be considered including contemporary topics that are at the nexus of mechanics and energy, biology, manufacturing among others.

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Gérard Maugin (December 2, 1944 - September 22, 2016)

Dear Friends:

As was also mentioned by another colleague (, Prof. Gérard Maugin passed away on September 22, 2016.

The following is a message that my good friend Prof. Marcelo Epstein sent me and a few other colleagues. He has kindly given me permission to share it with you.

Olga Voyance

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Merci beaucoup pour ce magnifique site que je trouve d’ailleurs très intéressant avec une belle interface, facile en navigation. Il est vraiment super ! Bravo et bon courage .
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Memorial to Professor William Klug

As many of you know, the scientific community lost William (Bill) Klug to a senseless act of violence on June 1, 2016.  A memorial to Bill has been penned by his graduate advisor, Michael Ortiz.  It has been posted at the following website:

The page includes information for those interested in making donations in support of the family.  

delete an element set from abaqus *inp file

Hi every body,

I need to delete an arbitrary set of elemets in abaqus *.inp file before analysis running.

I tried to remove elements with this command in inp file-> (*Model Change, remove), But it does not work. may be because the model is 3D. (a tube)

Is there any way to delete a set of elemets in inp file? or I should write a python script for that?


I appreciate any hints on this problem of mine.

Thank you in advance.

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Formulation of Continuum Shell Elements - ABAQUS

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I am looking for an explanation about the formulation used for CONTINUMM SHELL elements in ABAQUS.

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Prof. Kamrin from MIT will receive the 2016 Journal of Applied Mechanics Award

Professor Ken Kamrin from MIT has been selected to receive the 2016 Journal of Applied Mechanics Award for his paper Eulerian Method for Multiphase Interactions of Soft Solid Bodies in Fluids” (JAM 82, 041011, 2015).


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