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Journal Club for December 2020: 3D Printing of Batteries: Fabrication, Materials and Challenges

3D Printing of Batteries: Fabrication, Materials and Challenges 

Yaokun Pang, Changyong Cao*

Laboratory for Soft Machines & Electronics, Michigan State University


1. Introduction

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EML Webinar

  • Mark your calendar: every Wednesday at 9:30 am Boston, 2:30 pm London, 3:30 Paris, 10:30 pm Beijing.
  • Join live webinars in two ways: Zoom (for attending the lecture and participating in the discussion) or YouTube Live Stream.
  • Watch videos of past EML Webinars on YouTube or Weibo.
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Geometrically exact elastoplastic rods -determination of yield surface in terms of stress resultants

This work addresses the determination of yield surfaces for geometrically exact elastoplastic rods. Use is made of a formulation where the rod is subjected to an uniform strain field along its arc length, thereby reducing the elastoplastic problem of the full rod to just its cross-section. By integrating the plastic work and the stresses over the rod's cross-section, one then obtains discrete points of the yield surface in terms of stress resultants. Eventually, Lamé curves in their most general form are fitted to the discrete points by an appropriate optimisation method.

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Multiple positions on flexible electronics and programmable metamaterials at Duke University

We are looking for strongly motivated Postdocs and/or Ph.D. students to join our group in the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science at Duke University. Two openings with primary focuses on flexible electronics and programmable matter are available immediately. 


PhD Position in Experimental Biomechanics for a Research Project

One position for a PhD Student in Experimental Biomechanics for 3-4 years; expected from April 1, 2021 at the Institute of Biomechanics in Graz, Austria.

Acceptance conditions:
M.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Experimental Physics, Mechanical or Civil Engineering or related fields and experience, with the desire to pursue a PhD degree.

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A phase field formulation for dissolution-driven stress corrosion cracking

Dear iMechanicians, I hope that our latest JMPS paper is of interest to you. We show how the phase field paradigm can be extended to model localised corrosion (aqueous electrolyte-solid interface) and the associated damage mechanisms. 

C. Cui, R. Ma, E. Martínez-Pañeda. A phase field formulation for dissolution-driven stress corrosion cracking. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 147, 104254 (2021)

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The mathematical foundations of anelasticity: Existence of smooth global intermediate configurations

A central tool of nonlinear anelasticity is the multiplicative decomposition of the deformation tensor that assumes that the deformation gradient can be decomposed as a product of an elastic and an anelastic tensor. It is usually justified by the existence of an intermediate configuration. Yet, this configuration cannot exist in Euclidean space, in general, and the mathematical basis for this assumption is on unsatisfactory ground.

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Grad student positions at University of California Merced

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Merced (UC Merced) is looking for highly competitive and enthusiastic applicants for our Master’s and Ph.D. programs, with a starting date of Fall 2021. The department is active in both classical end emerging areas of research in mechanical engineering.

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New article on inelastic homogenization through machine learning

I would like to share another article from my group just published in CMAME. I think this is an interesting approach towards the automatic generation of constitutive laws for arbitrary microstructures:

The article focuses on how to systematically create constitutive laws using only:

1) Available microstructural models

2) Machine learning techniques

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Post-doctoral position at Purdue University in architected materials

I have a new postdoc position  for the design, computational modeling and experimental testing of metallic architected materials using additive manufacturing in collaboration with a manufacturing company. The successful candidate will have (i) a Ph.D. in engineering, materials science or physics, (ii) experience in at least two of the following areas: finite elements, fracture and damage modeling, experimental characterization, and testing of large specimens. (iii) Excellent interpersonal skills and strong oral and written communication skills.

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Open Postdoctoral Position - University of Pittsburgh



Computational Diagnostics and Inverse Mechanics


A postdoctoral appointment is available in the Computational Diagnostics and Inverse Mechanics (CDIM) research group under the supervision of Dr. John C. Brigham at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. 


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PhD Position at Texas A&M University

One PhD position is available in the Computational Cardiovascular Bioengineering Lab (C2BL) at the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University for fall 2021 entry.

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CSME Congress 2021 - Symposium on Solid Mechanics


Symposium Co-Chairs:

Dr. Hamid Akbarzadeh (McGill University) and Dr. Dan Romanyk (University of Alberta)



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Hierarchical toughening of bioinspired nacre-like hybrid carbon composite, Jiao, Zhang, Liu, Liu, Zhang, Tang, Liu, Zhang, Carbon, 2021


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A tutorial on the electrostatics of deformable materials with a focus on stability and bifurcation analysis

The attached tutorial paper is yet unpublished but I am posting a pre-print since several students I know have found it to be a useful pedagogical resource. You may also access the document on arXiv.

Here is the abstract.

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A new continuum model for metallic glass based on thermodynamics

My group at Peking University proposed a novel mechano-chemical continuum model based on the framework of thermodynamics that can describe the microstructural evolution in metallic glass, and connect it with the macroscopic plastic deformation. The model successfully simulated the shear band instability and dilatancy effects of metallic glass under uniaxial tension and simple shear.

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Progress report on HASEL artificial muscles

Dear colleagues,

We have published a progress report on hydraulically amplified self-healing electrostatic (HASEL) artificial muscles in Advanced Materials. In this progress report we report the recent developments of HASEL actuators—including materials, designs, fabrication, and control—and discuss many opportunities for future research.


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Event of ASME Technical Committee on Mechanics of Soft Materials 2020

Dear Colleagues, 

 We cordially invite you to participate in an event of ASME Technical Committee on Mechanics of Soft Materials 2020. The detailed agenda is enclosed.  

Event of ASME Technical Committee on Mechanics of Soft Materials 2020:
live symposium and committee meeting


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