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Journal Club for January 2021: 3D Printing of Soft Materials

3D Printing of Soft Materials

Qi (Kevin) Ge

Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering

Sourthern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China


1. Introduction

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Numerics of growth-induced deformations

Dear iMechanicians,

Growth-induced deformation or morphoelasticity  is an interesting phenomenon ranging from living tissues to biological plants in nature. We recently publish a paper in JMPS that solves some challenging boundary value problems by addressing few key issues in computational morphoelasticity. It might be interesting for you.  

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Special Issue on Instability and Bifurcation in Materials and Structures comes out

Dear Colleagues,

After one-year effort, we are happy to announce that the SI on Instability and Bifurcation in Materials and Structures is now completed and comes out online (

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Quantitative Phase-Field Modeling of Solute Trapping in Rapid Solidification

A quantitative phase-field model is developed for prediction of solute trapping for solidification velocities relevant to additive manufacturing. S. Kavousi and M. Asle Zaeem, Quantitative phase-field modeling of solute trapping in rapid solidification.  Acta Materialia 205 (2021) 116562 (11 pages). 

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Phase field predictions of microscopic fracture and R-curve behaviour of fibre-reinforced composites

Dear iMechanicians,

I hope that the following work is of interest to you. We combine the phase field method with cohesive zone modelling to predict the fracture behaviour of fibre-reinforced composites across scales.

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Compressive performance and crack propagation in Al alloy/Ti2AlC composites

The morphology of MAX phase composites is examined here. Specifically, crack branching is examined in Al - Ti2AlC composites showing the role of MAX phase distribution on the fracture performance of such materials. Ductile alloy phases serve to deflect cracks in the hard, yet tough, MAX phase.

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EML Webinar by Prof. David Weitz on Dec. 16, 2020: Snap, Speckle and Spot: Sight and Sound of Hydraulic Fracture

EML Webinar on 16 December 2020 will be given by Dave Weitz, Harvard University. Discussion Leader Jia Liu, Harvard University.

Title: Snap, Speckle and Spot: Sight and Sound of Hydraulic Fracture

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Metamaterials with Giant and Tailorable Nonreciprocal Elastic Moduli

Natural nonlinear materials, e.g., biological materials and polymers, are mechanically weak. It has been amajor challenge to develop a nonlinear material with potentialmechanical applications. Here, we develop a nonlinear elastic metamaterial with giant and tailorable-nonreciprocal elastic moduli. The metamaterial is designed with a microstructural axial asymmetry, which activated nonlinear microstructural deformations in the axial direction and microstructural residual moments.

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Review on nonlocal continuum mechanics: Physics, material applicability, and mathematics

The classical continuum mechanics assumes that a material is a composition of an infinite number of particles each of which is a point that can only move and interact with its nearest neighbors. This classical mechanics has limited applications where it fails to describe the discrete structure of the material or to reveal many of the microscopic phenomena, e.g., micro-deformation and micro-dislocation.

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A New Beam Theory: A Micromorphic Beam Theory for Beams with Elongated Microstructures

A novel micromorphic beam theory that considers the exact shape and size of the beam’s microstructure is developed. The new theory complements the beam theories that are based on the classical mechanics by modeling the shape and size of the beam’s microstructure. This theory models the beam with a microstructure that has shape and size and exhibits microstrains that are independent of the beam’s macroscopic strains.

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On postbuckling mode distortion and inversion of nanostructures due to surface roughness

In this paper, we investigate the surface roughness-dependence of buckling of beam-nanostructures. A new variational formulation of buckling of Euler-Bernoulli rough beams is developed based on the Hamil- ton’s principle. The equation of motion of the beam is obtained with a coupling term that depends on the beam surface roughness. Exact solutions are derived for the buckling configurations and the pre-buckling and postbuckling vibrations of simply supported structures.

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Hinged-3D metamaterials with giant and strain-independent Poisson’s ratios

Current designs of artificial metamaterials with giant Poisson’s ratios proposed microlattices that secrete the transverse displacement nonlinearly varies with the longitudinal displacement, and the Poisson’s ratio depends on the applied strain (i.e., tailorable Poisson’s ratio). Whereas metamaterials with tailorable Poisson’s ratios would find many important applications, the design of a metamaterial with a giant Poisson’s ratio that is constant over all the material deformation range has been a major challenge.

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Fluidity and phase transitions of water in hydrophobic and hydrophilic nanotubes

In this paper, we put water flow under scrutiny to report radial distributions of water viscosity within hydrophobic and hydrophilic nanotubes as functions of the water-nanotube interactions, surface wettability, and nanotube size using a proposed hybrid continuum-molecular mechanics. Based on the computed viscosity data, phase diagram of the phase transitions of confined water in nanotubes is developed.

How to determine the reference rate of shearing and rate sensitivity for power-law rate dependent crystal plasticity formulation?

In single crystal plasticity, the material strain hardening is specified by the slip system strain hardness which is determined from the strain hardness function (Eqn 1, see attached). Its parameters can be determined by fitting the equation to the experimental stress-strain curve.

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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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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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Call for Papers - Bioengineering (ISSN 2306-5354) - PubMed Indexed

Excited to announce that Anthony Lau and I are editing a special issue for Bioengineering (ISSN 2306-5354)- Pubmed Indexed - Quantification of Biological and Mechanical Changes Due to Radiation Exposure. Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021.

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Special Issue Editors

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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


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