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Webinar: Introduction of Multiscale Analysis Techniques to Accelerate PCB Design

Many types of composites are used in Printed Circuit Boards (PCB). Virtual Material Testing can help to find optimal materials properties to match various design requirements resulting in a faster design process and increased product life.

Save the date: 30 November 2022 at 11 AM CET ⇒ Register from here

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On the origin of supercontraction in spider silk

Spider silk is a protein material that exhibits extraordinary and nontrivial properties such as the ability to soften and decrease its length by up to ∼60% upon exposure to high humidity. This counter-intuitive process is commonly called supercontraction and is the result of a transition from a highly oriented glassy phase to a disoriented rubbery phase. In our new paper (published in biomacromolecules) we derive a model that explains the origins of the supercontraction phenomena.

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Electroelasticity of polymer networks

This work introduces a new microscopically-motivated model for the electromechanical response of elastomers:

http://ac.els-cdn.com/S0022509615303525/1-s2.0-S0022509615303525-main.pdf?_tid=1db1e302-202a-11e6-8a60-00000aacb361&acdnat=1463927774_d9ad1fa74b5b42fafcb28a8b6b2c9b60

The merit of this novel model is demonstrated in the following paper

Looking for Research/Postdoc Opportunity.

Dear Fellow Members,

 

I am currently pursuing my PhD research under the supervision of Prof. Ralf Müller at the Institute for Applied Mechanics, TU Kaiserslautern, Germany. I have submitted my dissertation on October 2014. And expecting to defend my PhD work on March, 2015.

 

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Call for Abstracts: "Advances in Computational Methods for Heterogeneous Materials"

As part of the 13th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics to be held in San Diego, CA, on July 26-30 2015, it is our pleasure to invite you to submit an abstract to the Symposium “Advances in Computational Methods for Heterogeneous Materials”.

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Minisymposium on "Materials for Extreme Environments: Multi-Scale Experiments and Simulations", SES Annual Meeting (July 28-31

We cordially invite you to participate in the minisymposium "Materials for Extreme Environments: Multi-Scale Experiments and Simulations" at the 50th Society of Engineering Science Annual Technical Meeting (http://www.brown.edu/Conference/ses2013/). The Meeting will be held at Brown niversity, RI, USA during July 28-31, 2013.

Postdoctoral Fellowship at Northwestern University in Stochastic Multiscale Analysis and Design

We are seeking applicants for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in “stochastic multiscale analysis and design” in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA. Applicants are expected to have expertise in the following areas: solid mechanics, uncertainty quantification, finite element modeling, and engineering optimization. The candidate is expected to have a strong background in statistical analysis. Prior experience with material microstructure characterization via image processing, and model uncertainty quantification is preferred.

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