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New book. Advanced Topics in Nonsmooth Dynamics.

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the publication of the transactions of the European Network on nonsmooth Dynamics edited by R. Leine, V. Acary and O. Bruls



Early Stage Researcher position, Biomedical simulations, Cardiff University

Cardiff University invites applications for an Early Stage Researcher position (Doctoral Candidate) as part of the Rapid Biomechanics and Simulation for Personalised Clinical Design (RAINBOW) MCSA European Training Network. RAINBOW is funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. The post holder will undertake research on “Meta Modelling for Soft Tissue Contact and Cutting Simulation” leading to a PhD degree award. The post holder will develop numerical methods to simulate the deformations of soft-tissues in the context of computer-aided surgery.

Journal club for August 2018: X-Mechanics – An Endless Frontier

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X-Mechanics – An Endless Frontier

Wei YANG, Hongtao WANG, Tiefeng LI and Shaoxing QU

Center for X-Mechanics, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China;


1 Introduction

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Questions About The Relation Between Mindlin's Strain Gradient and Eringen's Nonlocal Linear Elasticity Theories

Here are some definitions which I have in my mind about the hierarchy of field theories of any kind. Please read them and correct me if there is any misunderstanding. Then I shall raise two questions based on this model of thought about the Mindlin's strain gradient and Eringen's nonlocal linear elasticity theories.

Wafer-recyclable, environment-friendly transfer printing for large-scale thin-film nanoelectronics

Wafer-recyclable, Environment-friendly Transfer Printing for Large-scale Thin-film NanoelectronicsProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2018


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Crack Growth Resistance in Metallic Alloys: The Role of Isotropic Versus Kinematic Hardening

We have always modelled crack propagation under monotonic/static loading in metals assuming isotropic hardening. However, we show that anisotropic/kinematic hardening effects play a significant role due to non-proportional straining with crack advance; the isotropic hardening idealization leads to steady state fracture toughness predictions that could be 50% lower. I hope that some of you find this work interesting.

Emilio Martínez-Pañeda, Norman A. Fleck. Crack Growth Resistance in Metallic Alloys: The Role of Isotropic Versus Kinematic Hardening. 

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Mechanics of spontaneously formed nanoblisters trapped by transferred 2D crystals

Mechanics of Spontaneously Formed Nanoblisters Trapped by Transferred 2D Crystals. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2018 - Layered systems of 2D crystals and heterostructures are widely explored for new physics and devices. In many cases, monolayer or few-layer 2D crystals are transferred to a target substrate including other 2D crystals, and nanometer-scale blisters form spontaneously between the 2D crystal and its substrate.

Applied Mechanics Division – Haythornthwaite Foundation Research Initiation Grants 2018

With funding from the Haythornthwaite Foundation, the Executive Committee (EC) of the Applied Mechanics Division (AMD) of ASME is pleased to announce the establishment of the Haythornthwaite Research Initiation Grant Program, targeting university faculty engaged in research in theoretical and applied mechanics that are at the beginning of their academic careers.

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The plausibility of <c + a> dislocation slip on {-12-11} planes in Mg

Dear Colleagues,

Please see the link for a recent article published in Scripta Materialia. In this article, active cross-slip behavior of screw <c + a> dislocations in Mg is observed, and the plausibility of <c + a> dislocation slip on new planes {-12-11} that have hitherto not been considered possible, is shown for the first time.

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Fully Funded Ph.D. Position

A Ph.D. position is available in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Alabama in Huntsville starting Spring Semester 2019. The focus of the project is on the performance enhancement of aerodynamic systems using fluidic and smart material actuators such as piezoelectric-based synthetic jets and micro fiber composites.

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Gradient elasticity theory for fiber composites with fibers resistant to extension and flexure

A model for the mechanics of an elastic solid, reinforced with bidirectional fibers is presented in finite plane elastostatics. The fiber’s resistance to stretch and flexure are accounted for with variational computations of first and second gradient of deformations, respectively. Within the framework of strain-gradient elasticity, the Euler equation and necessary boundary conditions are formulated. A rigorous derivation of the corresponding linear theory is also developed from which, a complete analytical solution is obtained for small deformations superposed on large.

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Fully funded PhD position in Bio-mechanics, Swansea, UK



We are looking for a good PhD student  in the field of: Bio-mechanics/Computational Engineering/Computational Mecahnics/Material Engineering/Bio-medical EngineeringIt is a fully funded PhD scholarship for UK/EU citizens only.


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