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Development and Characterization of Ti/SiC Metal Matrix Nanocomposite Coating with Superior Surface Properties

In this work, a Ti/SiC metal matrix nanocomposite (MMNC) coating was produced on Ti-6Al-4V substrate by Selective Laser Melting (SLM) technique. The MMNC coating had 7% SiC and 93% Ti by volume. It was observed that applying the nanocomposite coating on titanium substrate significantly reduced the wear and coefficient of friction (COF). By applying the coating, 108% improvement in hardness of Ti-6Al-4V substrates was obtained. The MMNC coating also showed a COF of 0.38 as compared to 0.42 for the Ti-6Al-4V substrate.

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Global Composites Experts Webinar by Dr. J. N. Reddy

cdmHUB invites you to attend the Global Composites Experts Webinar Series. 

Title: Recent Developments in Computational Approaches to Model Laminated Composite Shells and Damage and Fracture in Solids

Speaker: Dr. J. N. Reddy

Time: 2/11, 11AM-12PM EST.

Please go to to register for this webinar.


Call for Papers: Special Issue on Advances in Integrated Digital Engineering Applications

Dear Colleagues,

I'm current guest editor on a Special Issue of the MDPI Journal of Applied Sciences. This is a journal with an impact factor of 2.474.

The aim of this Special Issue is to explore the re-engineering of engineering through the integration of advanced digital technologies. Research papers or case studies involving any discipline of engineering are welcome. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

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Mechanics of Sodium-ion Battery Electrode

Measurement of Volume Changes and Associated Stresses in Ge Electrodes Due to Na/Na+ Redox Reactions

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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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Entropy Based Fatigue, Fracture, Failure Prediction and Structural Health Monitoring

If you are interested in the most recent advances in physics-based Fatigue, Fracture, Failure Prediction, and Structural Health Monitoring
You may find this publication helpful.

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MULTIPLE GRADUATE STUDENT openings in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at University of Texas at Arlington, Texas, USA.

Our group has several openings for fully-funded graduate students in computational and experimental mechanics of biological and engineered materials. Our primary goal is to link traumatic brain injury (TBI) with multiscale, multiphysics damage evolution in the brain using experimentally verifiable computations and simulations. We are also interested in designing advanced material for TBI protection.

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Experimental observations of nonlinear vibration localization in a cyclic chain of weakly coupled nonlinear oscillators

Experimental results on nonlinear vibration localization in a cyclic chain of weakly coupled oscillators with clearance nonlinearity are reported. Numerical modelling and analysis complements the experimental study. A reduced order model is derived and numerical analysis based on the harmonic balance method demonstrates the existence of multiple classes of stable spatially localized nonlinear vibration states. The experiments agree very well with the numerical results.

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Dynamic Modelling of a Hydraulic Engine Mount Including the Effects of Elastomer Aging

In this article, the effect of material aging of an elastomeric main spring (MS) inside a hydraulic engine mount (HEM) on its dynamic performance is investigated. A set of HEMs aged under realistic operational conditions are used to create an empirical material aging model of the elastomer at two different temperatures (35°C and 95°C) using dynamic mechanical thermal analysis (DMTA).

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A unified mechanics theory-based model for temperature and strain rate dependent proportionality limit stress of mild steel

Strain rate and temperature dependent elastic limit of mild steel is investigated by developing a dislocation incipient motion-based proportionality limit stress model. Temperature effect on strain energy of an edge dislocation is modeled by using unified mechanics theory. Unified mechanics theory-based index, called thermodynamic state index, is used to model thermally assisted degradation of strain energy. Kinetic energy due to thermal vibrations is added to the kinetic energy of an accelerating dislocation.

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Vibration localization due to flutter instability in a bladed rotor

The current push toward lightweight structures in aerospace and aeronautical engineering is leading to slender design airfoils, which are more likely to undergo large deformation, hence experiencing geometrical nonlinearities. The problem of vibration localization in a rotor constituted by N coupled airfoils with plunge and pitch degrees of freedom subjected to flutter instability is considered.

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Does roughness enhance or destroy adhesion????

Recently, Dalvi and co-authors have shown detailed experimental data of adhesion of soft spheres with rough substrates with roughness measured down to almost the atomic scale, finding that the Persson and Tosatti theory gave satisfactory predictions of the apparent work of adhesion during loading, once the increase of the surface area due to roughness is correctly computed at extremely small scales.

Timoshenko beam free vibration analysis

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EML New Year Message

Dear Friends of EML,

Happy New Year! 

2020 was an extremely challenging year for all because of COVID 19. For most of us, the lockdowns and work from home negatively impacted our research activities; for some, it provided a time to reflect on the value of our work; and, for a few, it presented an unusual opportunity to explore new directions of research.

USACM 2021 Call for Award Nominations

Nominations for the 2021 USACM Honors and Awards are now being accepted.  For information on guidelines and submitting nominations, go to this web page:

The deadline for submission is January 31, 2021.  As a past President of the USACM, I'd like to encourage members of the iMechanica community to consider suitable awardees and nominate individuals as appropriate.  

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Special Issue "Advances in Elastic Micro-Structured Systems and Metamaterials" - deadline approaching

Dear colleagues,


happy New Year!

The submission deadline for the special issue "Advances in Elastic Micro-Structured Systems and Metamaterials" is approaching.

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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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