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Unusually low and density-insensitive thermal conductivity of three-dimensional gyroid graphene Graphene has excellent mechanical, thermal and electrical properties. However, there are limitations in utilizing monolayers of graphene for mechanical engineering applications due to its atomic thickness and lack of bending rigidity. Synthesizing graphene aerogels or foams is one approach to utilize graphene in three-dimensional bulk forms. Recently, graphene with a gyroidal geometry has been proposed.

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Load-separation curves for the contact of self-affine rough surfaces

Load separation curves between self-affine rough surfaces have been studied by means of extensive numerical simulations. The results of the comparison with the two main contact mechanics theories have been reported.

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Fracture Mechanics of Soft Materials

Rong Long

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder

Influence of surface tension in the surfactant-driven fracture of particulate monolayers

Dear Colleagues,

  I thought some of you may be interested in our recent paper which has been accepted to Soft Matter.  The article is available online, here:

   It contains a new model for the fracture of particulate rafts, and some new experimental results as well.  Questions are welcome. 

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Generalized stacking fault energies, ductilities, and twinnabilities of CoCrFeNi-based face-centered cubic high entropy alloys

Effects of Cu, Mn, Al, Ti, Mo on generalized stacking fault energies, Rice-criterion ductilities, and twinabilities of CoCrFeNi-based face-centered cubic high entropy alloys were investigated using density functional theory calculations. The calculated barrier energies and twinnabilities revealed that the addition of Ti or Mo increased the tendency of dislocation glide and deformation twinning, while addition of Mn, Cu and relatively high amount of Al facilitated dislocation gliding and martensitic transformation. Low amount of Al resulted in only dislocation gliding.

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Some Closed-Form Results for Adhesive Rough Contacts Near Complete Contact on Loading and Unloading in the Johnson, Kendall, and Roberts Regime

Michele Ciavarella  Yang Xu Robert L. Jackson

Some Closed-Form Results for Adhesive Rough Contacts Near Complete Contact on Loading and Unloading in the Johnson, Kendall, and Roberts Regime

Journal of Tribology Copyright VC 2018 by ASME JANUARY 2018, Vol. 140 / 011402-1


Recently, generalizing the solution of the adhesiveless random rough contact proposed

by Xu, Jackson, and Marghitu (XJM model), the first author has obtained a model for

adhesive contact near full contact, under the Johnson, Kendall, and Roberts (JKR)

Dependence of Equilibrium Griffith Surface Energy on Crack Speed in Phase-Field Models for Fracture Coupled to Elastodynamics

Phase-field models for crack propagation enable the simulation of complex crack patterns without complex and expensive tracking and remeshing as cracks grow. In the setting without inertia, the crack evolution is obtained from a variational energetic starting point, and leads to an equation for the order parameter coupled to elastostatics. Careful mathematical analysis has shown that this is consistent with the Griffith model for fracture. Recent efforts to include inertia in this formulation have replaced elastostatics by elastodynamics.

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Fatigue fracture of tough hydrogels

Dear colleagues,

Attached please find our new paper "Fatigue fracture of tough hydrogels" published on Extreme Mechanics Letters.


Fatigue fracture of tough hydrogels

Ruobing Bai, Quansan Yang, Jingda Tang, Xavier P. Morelle, Joost Vlassak, Zhigang Suo

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Model two heat source for arc welding simulation using ls-dyna??

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i am trying to compute the temperature distribution in arc welding simulation by using two heat source simultaneously (first one on the top of the plate and second one on the bottom of the plate). For this simulation i am using the software LS-DYNA. But, unfortunately my simulation terminate with following error which i am unable to understand:


*** Error 60110 (IMP+110)
terminating : MF2 Factorization error 14
E r r o r t e r m i n a t i o n


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Temperature field simulation by using LS-DYNA??

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Hallo welding simulation experts,


i am trying to simulate the temperature field in a single pass weld by using the commercial software LS-DYNA. I had simulated the welding torch by using beam element concept and it works perfect.


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Measuring Interlayer Shear Stress in Bilayer Graphene

Monolayer two-dimensional (2D) crystals exhibit a host of intriguing properties, but the most exciting applications may come from stacking them into multilayer structures. Interlayer and interfacial shear interactions could play a crucial role in the performance and reliability of these applications, but little is known about the key parameters controlling shear deformation across the layers and interfaces between 2D materials. Herein, we report the first measurement of the interlayer shear stress of bilayer graphene based on pressurized microscale bubble loading devices.

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Effects of specimen size and yttria concentration on mechanical properties of single crystalline yttria-stabilized tetragonal zirconia nanopillars

The nanoscale plastic deformation of yttria-stabilized tetragonal zirconia (YSTZ) is highly dependent on the crystallographic orientations, i.e., dislocation is induced when the loading direction is 45° tilted to {111} and {101} slip planes, while tetragonal to monoclinic phase transformation dominates the plastic deformation when loading direction is perpendicular to the slip planes.

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Geometrically nonlinear microstructured materials for mechanical wave tailoring

Geometrically nonlinear microstructured materials for mechanical wave tailoring

Nicholas Boechler, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington 

LS DYNA-Structural Mechanics

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I am trying to simulate a seismic earthquake analysis in order to study collapse pattern on LS DYNA.

I have build the keyword from scratch.Although, I am new to LS Dyna, I have never performed such a simulation, I have build a test model consisting of 2 columns joined by a beam resting on a finite element representing soil.

Call for White Papers - Adaptive Biomimetic Aircraft Structures

Research opportunity in Adaptive Biomimetic Aircraft Structures, Solicitation Number: W911W6-17-R-0018 @ Response Date: Jul 14, 2017 2:00 pm Eastern

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SLM Ti-6Al-4V Plastic Anisotropy

Cyclic Plasticity and Microstructure of As-built SLM Ti-6Al-4V: The Effect of Build Orientation

D. Agius, K.I. Kourousis, C. Wallbrink, T. Song

Materials Science & Engineering: A (2017) -- Free access to the full article available at:

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Reaction diffusion problems in mechanics

For those interested in this topic, we are organizing a minisymposium at the European Solid Mechanics Conference (sponsored by EUROMECH) in Bologna, in 2018, see session 9.2:

Some examples are:

Reaction diffusion and Brinkman flow to model chemical reactions and the motion of a contaminated viscous fluid:

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What is the physical meaning of Green-Lagrangian strain and Eulerian-Almansi strain measures?

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Hello, researchers. I have difficulty in understanding the physical meaning of Green-Lagrangian strain (E) and Eulerian-Almansi strain (A) measures. Mathematically speaking, I can derive the equations of these strains in different ways. But physically speaking, it's a bit harder to understand how these strains (E and A) can be pictured and how to give a proper physical definition for them. In a simple case, considering a uni-axial bar (Please refer the attached file), Engineering strain can be understood easily, but in E and A equations, from where do the squares of the lengths originate?


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