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Shock attenuation using methylcellulose gels

Shock attenuation is of prime concerns when bodily organs are involved, such as traumatic brain injury. Most armor systems nowadays are aimed at defeating the threat, such as breaking a projectile using hard ceramic armor. Yet, such solutions do not mitigate the initial acceleration (elastic) wave that is responsible for internal organ damage, although no penetration occurred.

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Mode II fracture of an elastic-plastic sandwich layer

Dear iMechanicians,

Please find below a paper, co-authored with Ivan Cuesta and Norman Fleck, on the mode II fracture of elastic-plastic sandwich layers. The paper is part of the special issue in the Journal of Applied Mechanics dedicated to John Hutchinson's 80th anniversary and the Century Fracture Mechanics Summit.

amir.sakhaei's picture

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence


I am sharing this position on behalf of Prof. Tim Dodwell, University of Exeter:


The position is a 2-year postdoctoral research fellowship within the Institute of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Exeter. The role will work with Turing AI Fellow Prof Tim Dodwell .


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Soft Magneto-Active Composites

"Soft magnetoactive laminates: large deformations, transverse elastic waves and band gaps tunability by a magnetic field"  by  N. Karami Mohammadi et al (2019) has been published in November Special Issue in Journal of Applied Mechanics.

This paper is part of my group and co-author work on the topic of Soft Magneto-Active Composites:

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Harnessing energy landscape exploration to control the buckling of cylindrical shells

Abstract: Even for relatively simple thin shell morphologies, many different buckled configurations can be stable simultaneously. Which state is observed in practice is highly sensitive to both environmental perturbations and shell imperfections. The complexity and unpredictability of postbuckling responses has therefore raised great challenges to emerging technologies exploiting buckling transitions.

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A postdoctoral position or a Ph.D position for data-driven computational dynamics at Kyung Hee University (2020 fall)

The M&S Lab in Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kyung Hee University (South Korea) is recruiting highly motivated a postdoctoral researcher (starting 2020 summer) and a Ph.D student (starting 2020 September). The candidate is expected to be highly self-motivated, independent, and high-level coding skill (For examples, Fortran, JAVA, C/C++, Python, matlab, etc). Excellent publication record additionally requires to the postdoctoral research position. High performance computation skills such as parallel and/or domain decomposition are good aspects in the positions.

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A Delicate State of Instability

Dear Colleague,

It is well known that the straight configuration of a flexible vertical riser conveying fluid destabilizes in a divergence-type buckling instability once the velocity of the transporting fluid exceeds a critical speed. To compute the critical velocity, the dynamics of small amplitude perturbations to the straight configuration are computed. If the perturbations are sufficiently small and the transport speed is above a critical value, then the instability of the vertical riser can be detected.

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Broad Search for a Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley

Dear Colleague,


I'm delighted to inform you that the Department of Mechanical Engineering University of California, Berkeley, seeks candidates for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level, starting July 1, 2020 or on a mutually agreed date thereafter. The department seeks candidates with expertise in one or more of the following: Fluid Mechanics; Energy Science and Technology; Design and Manufacturing; and Control and Robotics.


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PhD position in IMDEA-Materials on Multiscale modeling of lattice materials fabricated by AM

The research group of Multiscale Materials Modeling at IMDEA Materials is seeking a 

PhD candidate - Multiscale mechanical modeling of metals  

(Ref:  MOAMMM_JS-RA01)

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Several PhD and Postdoctoral positions in theoretical and computational modeling of cells, tissues and bio-inspired soft materials.

The group in “Mechanics of soft and living interfaces” at UPC in Barcelona (also affiliated to IBEC and CIMNE) lead by Prof. Marino Arroyo seeks for candidates with a background in theoretical/computational mechanics, scientific computing, applied mathematics or biophysics to work in an interdisciplinary and collabor

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PhD Positions in Computational Engineering at the University at Buffalo for Fall 2020

Multiple Ph.D. students are being sought to fill openings in the Predictive Computational Engineering (PCE) Lab in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. PCE Lab concerns with multidisciplinary research at the intersect of multiscale modeling of materials, physics-based machine learning, and scientific computing.

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Session on "Data driven materials science" at the DPG Spring Meeting (Dresden, Germany)

Dear colleagues, 

we would like to make you aware of the topical session 

"Data driven materials science"

which is part of the MM program during the DPG Spring Meeting 2020. The latter takes place March 15-20, 2020, in Dresden.  

If you are performing experiments or simulations in this emerging field, you are most welcome to contribute your abstract.

Announcement of the 2019 Haythornthwaite Grants Recipients

The AMD-ASME Executive Committee is delighted to announce the 2019 recipients of the Haythornthwaite Grants. 

2019 Haythornthwaite Research Initiation Grants: 

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

Position of a Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow in Computational Modelling of Damage in Li-ion Batteries

We are currently seeking to fill a position of a Research Fellow or Senior Research Fellow to contribute to a research project sponsored by EC H2020 project ‘Ecologically and Economically viable Production and Recycling of Li-ion Batteries’ (ECO2LIB) in the area of Computational Modelling of Damage in Li-ion batteries. Suitable background for candidates would include proficiency in numerical methods for simulations of crack/damage propagation, and sound background in chemo-mechanics.

For further details please see:

Yong Zhu's picture

Experimental Mechanics call for papers

Please see the attached flyer from Editor-in-Chief Ioannis Chasiotis. 

Cai Shengqiang's picture

1st Southern California Mechanics Workshop

Dear all, 

Qiming Wang (USC), Lihua Jin (UCLA) and myself (UCSD) will organize 1st southern california mechanics workshop. Please see the flyer attached. 

All the best, 


MS/PhD Position in FEA of Cartilage at the University of Vermont (Burlington, VT, USA)

The Musculoskeletal Imaging and Orthopaedic Biomechanics (MIOB) Laboratory at the University of Vermont is seeking a graduate student in Mechanical Engineering to start in the Fall semester of 2020.

Research Fellow positions available at NTU, Singapore

We are seeking strongly motivated candidates to fill multiple Research Fellow positions in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. The successful candidates will work on experimental and/or computational studies in the area of cell mechanics, tissue morphogenesis, and bio-hybrid soft robotics. We are particularly interested in candidates with research experience in bioengineering, soft materials, mechanobiology and applied mechanics.  

Postdoctoral position in computational mechanics at Duke University

I have an opening for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at Duke University.  The postdoctoral fellow will work with PhD students and experimental collaborators on a range of projects dealing with coupled field phenomena and fracture/damage mechanics.   Projects here involve collaborations with Duke's medical school as well as researchers at other institutions and the national laboratories.  

D.Rittel's picture

Reassessment of dynamic thermomechanical conversion in metals by J. C. Nieto-Fuentes, S. Osovski, A. Venkert and D. Rittel

The Taylor-Quinney coefficient is universally understood as a manifestation of the stored energy of cold work, and one therefore assumes a one to one correspoindence between its value and the microstructural state of the deformed material. In the attached letter (to appear in Phys Rev Letters), we question this assumption by bringing new experimental evidence that the thermomechanical conversion is a function of the kinetics of the process and not of the final microstructure only.

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Post-doctoral fellowship position at Polytechnique Montréal on phase field modelling

Polytechnique Montréal is looking for a post-doctoral fellow having a very strong training in continuum mechanics/numerical methods to work on the phase field modelling of damage in materials. This one-year project will consist in deploying and applying an existing phase field code at two industrial partners: one in optics and the other in aerospace. 

Please send your CVs at my address: martin.levesque(at)

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Entropy Special Issue


Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2019


Special Issue "Entropy Based Fatigue, Fracture, Failure Prediction and Structural Health Monitoring"



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