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Postdoc on Mechanics of Fibrous Materials

Laboratory of Ocular Biomechanics, University of Pittsburgh.

We are looking for a highly motivated postdoc to join our team to study the mechanics of fibrous materials. Candidates must have expertise in the mechanics of materials with long fibers, such as fabrics and textiles, or of soft tissues, such as tendon or heart valves. Experience in multi-scale methods is advantageous. The project has experimental and computational elements, and therefore candidates with experience and/or interests in either will have equal opportunity to be selected. Experience with biological samples or soft tissues is preferred but not required. Similarly, experience in ophthalmology or vision sciences is not required. A solid publication record and evidence of strong writing and presentation skills will be an advantage.

Textile Strength Testing

Textiles, yarn, thread, fabrics, wool, cotton, and other animal and plant-derived fibers are commonly tested to ensure product quality by assessing the performance of materials and making sure they are acceptable towards proper end-use. This blog post will cover certain mechanical testing methods to test fabric and go over the testing standards.

Full blog post, including the recommended equipment, can be found here.

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Postdoc in Mechanics of Woven and Fiber-based materials at the University of Pittsburgh

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in an exciting project applying advanced fiber-based mechanics to understand the eye and prevent blindness. The successful applicant will join an interdisciplinary team of engineers, clinicians and basic scientists at the Laboratory of Ocular Biomechanics of the University of Pittsburgh.

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ERRATA for Beyond plain weave fabrics-I. Geometrical model, Composite Structures, 2010

p. 1426, last par., should read (revision in [brackets]): "Satin weaves are depicted on Figs. 1c, 3d and e, again with the fills horizontal and the warps vertical. A [satin] is generated by..."
See also http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2010.11.014
and http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2010.11.016

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