# research

## rupture of Cu films

Dear Prof. Li, i have made two figures about rupture strains of  films on elastomer according to the datas shown in your papers-- "Deformability of thin metal films on elastomer substrates" International Journal of Solids and Structures 43 (2006) 2351–2363. and "Stretchability of thin metal films on elastomer substrates" APL85(2004). According to the papers, the stiffer or thicker the elastomer substrates, the larger rupture strains, then where would be the curve with H/h =200? Whether the rupture strain is even large, according to your simulations?

## Solution of system of Differential equations

As mentioned earlier I am trying to solve for a vector {x} from

{x'}=[A(t)]{x}

where [A(t)] is known matrix of size (2X2) at the max 4x4, elements and are functions of "t".

{x} is a vector (nX1) function of 't'

{x'} is derivative of {x} with respect to 't'.

## Analytical derivation on the stress of the adhesive layer based on beam/plate therories?

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I just came across the lecture notes from Professor Nix on Mechanical Properties of Thin Films. It is very educative and helpful. I wonder if anyone could recommend some analytical derivation on the stress of the adhesive layer between two similar/dissimilar adherends (sandwiched specimen) under mechanical or thermal loading.

Many thanks ...

## Call for papers: Mahalanobis-Taguchi System Analysis

Call for papers: Mahalanobis-Taguchi System Analysis.  A special issue of the International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering (IJISE).

With rapid advances in technology, use of automated data collection methods is on a steep rise. Situations that call for decision-making with voluminous datasets involving several variables are being encountered in an ever-increasing number of fields. Mahalanobis-Taguchi System (MTS) analysis provides an effective decision-making methodology in such situations. It is being successfully used by engineers in companies such as Nissan, Ford, Delphi, Xerox, and Yamaha, to name but a few.  This special issue invites submission of papers that could be state-of-the-art, new contributions, technical notes, review papers, or case studies in the area of Mahalanobis-Taguchi System analysis. For more information, please see the Journal Call for Papers website.

## International Journal for Computational Vision and Biomechanics

International Journal for Computation Vision and Biomechanics - Announcement and First Call for papers

ISSN: 0973-6778

Subject: Computational Vision and Biomechanics

Frequency: 2 issues per year

Start date: First trimester of 2007

Dear Colleague,

It is a pleasure to announce the new International Journal for Computation Vision and Biomechanics (IJCV&B) and its first call for papers.

## Lift weight using less energy

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As shown in figure(energyefficiency1.jpg) sliding plates can slide over fixed plates. Stationary plate is simply supported horizontaly on sliding plates. Lubrication is provided at contact surfaces of stationary plate and sliding plates. Weight or load or force (mg) is applied at center of stationary plate. This load is equally devided and applied on each sliding plate in vertical downward direction (mg/2). This mg/2 cos(alpha) helps  sliding plate to slide in nearly downward direction.

## Energy problem is about to solve

The figure is in cross section. as shown in figure, there are two cases. in each case there are two pulleys of same diameter. each pulley is of exactly circular shape.In first case 50 k.g weight is fixed with each pulley as shown in figure. The center of each pulley is fixed. Between these two pulleys there is a stationary plate. plate will remain stationary, while rotating the pulleys because centers of pulleys are fixed. 100 k.g weight is put on this plate. The force or weight of plate is applied on these two pulleys in vertical downward direction.

## Rotate pulleys using less energy

As shown in figure (energyefficiency1.jpg) sliding plates can slide over fixed plates. Stationary plate is simply supported horizontaly on sliding plates. Lubrication is provided at contact surfaces of stationary plate and sliding plates. Weight or load or force (mg) is applied at center of stationary plate. This load is equally devided and applied on each sliding plate in vertical downward direction (mg/2). This mg/2 cos(alpha) helps sliding plate to slide in nearly downward direction.