One Ph.D position starting from Spring, 2014 is available in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, US.
The research program will focus on mechanics of multi-functional materials and structures, thin film, mechanical self-assembly, and their novel applications in healthcare, energy absorption, and energy harvesting, etc. The research will involve a combination of experiments, modeling, and simulation methods (FEM and MD etc). Candidates with experimental or modeling background and interests in solid mechanics, mechanical engineering, materials science, and bio-engineering are highly encouraged to apply.
The laboratory for fluid structure interaction (LIFE) at Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) in Tarragona, Spain is looking for a Postdoc candidate to apply for the Beatriu de Pinós scholarship. The candidate will work in a project involving fluid-structure interaction in offshore engineering with applications to wind energy and the dynamics of offshore structures.
Predictive abilities for stresses in individual inclusions and the matrix by the Mori-Tanaka and PGMT formulationSubmitted by Atul Jain on Sun, 2013-09-01 18:37.
Both effective properties of composite and the stresses in the individual inclusions and in the matrix are necessary for modelling damage in short fibre composites. Mean field theorems are usually used to calculate the effective properties of composite materials, most common among them is the Mori–Tanaka formulation. Owing to occasional mathematical and physical admissibility problems with the Mori–Tanaka formulation, a pseudo-grain discretized Mori–Tanaka formulation (PGMT) was proposed in literature. This paper looks at the predictive capabilities for stresses in individual inclusions and matrix as well as the average stresses in inclusion phase for full Mori–Tanaka and PGMT formulation for 2D planar distribution of orientation of inclusions.
In a paper just published in Science, we describe a class of devices fabricated using stretchable, transparent, ionic conductors. These devices are highly deformable and fully transparent. They can operate at frequencies above 10 kHz and voltages above 10 kV. We demonstrate a fully transparent loudspeaker that plays music. See a YouTube video. The Supplementary Materials contain experimental methods, theory, and more movies. The Science magazine conducted a podcast interview, which covered some of the same ground in this post.
One year postdoctoral position at Texas A&M University in Qatar is effective immediately; the work will be in the field of solid mechanics experimental investigation and modeling of Mg alloys.
One year postdoctoral position in solid mechanics effective immediately at Texas A&M University in Qatar at light material lab
This position is not located in the United States. Must be willing to relocate to Doha, Qatar.
August 30, 2013
Two Open Ph.D. Positions in Biomechanics
University of Connecticut, Storrs
Two Ph.D. positions (to fill this year)
(1) Computational Biomechanics: Mathematical modeling and simulation of biomechanical systems from the cellular to the tissue level; implementation of algorithms and material models into finite element codes such as FEAP. Strong background in solid mechanics necessary and some experience with numerical methods desirable.
(2) Experimental Biomechanics: Mechanical and/or optical investigations of soft biological tissues at the macro and microscopic levels. Strong background in mechanics necessary and some experience with mechanical testing desirable.
Postdoctoral Fellow Position
Tissue Mechanics Laboratory
Wallace H Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
The Computational Physics Group, headed by Krishna Garikipati, at University of Michigan, is on the look out for a post-doctoral researcher. The typical candidate will have a background in mechanics, with expertise in computational methods. The ideal candidate also will have a strong training in mathematics. The initial appointment will be for one year. Please apply by email to krishna at umich dot edu with a copy of your CV, up to three papers, and names of up to three referees.
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► The underlying material response of partially unstable materials is measured. ► This is done for Lüders deformed steel and a shape memory alloy. ► They both exhibit an up-down-up response. ► The extracted responses used in numerical models reproduce the structural responses.
The 1st International Conference on Mechanics of Composites will be hosted by Stony Brook University, Long Island, New York, USA. This conference intends to bring forward the best research and applications on composite materials and structures. The conference has the support of Composite Structures, an International Journal of Elsevier.
The Conference will take place from 8-12 June 2014.
The computational poromechanics laboratory in the Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics Department is seeking a PhD candidate for Fall 2014 semester. The sucessful candidate should have (1) a master degree in applied mechanics, geomechanics or related disciplines, (2) a strong background in engineering mathematics, continuum mechanics, finite element method and computational plasticity, (3) be proficient in C++ and FORTRAN code developments and (4) possess excellent communication skills. Knowledge in discrete element/attice Boltzmann method, geostatistics and multiscale modeling is a plus.
Nature Communcations 4, 2340 (2013)
Please go to the following link if you'd like to apply for 2013.
Applicants are invited to apply for a tenure track faculty position in Mechanical Engineering at the Associate Professor level in computational science and engineering at Northwestern University. Higher level appointments will be considered under special qualifications. Candidates are expected to demonstrate strong skills in leadership and a commitment to collaboration and teaching in the graduate and undergraduate programs of the McCormick School of Engineering.
A proven, independently funded research record in the development and use of high performance computing methodologies and knowledge of mathematical techniques and scientific principles to solve complex science and engineering problems is required.
URGENT: phd position in the group of Prof Bigoni (Trento, Italy) with possible sharing with us in PoliBASubmitted by Mike Ciavarella on Tue, 2013-08-20 15:40.
I received this letter from Prof Davide Bigoni
It is a top opportunity in Italy, the leading group in Italy in elasticity, plasticity and nonlinear elasticity. A very active university and town.
I expect many applications.
The laboratory for fluid structure interaction (LIFE) at Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) in Tarragona, Spain is looking for a PhD cadidate. The student will work in a project involving fluid-structure interaction in offshore engineering with applications to wind energy and the dynamics of offshore structures.
More information can be seen in the attached PDF or in http://www.etseq.urv.es/life/.
Ellipsoidal Domain with Piecewise Nonuniform Eigenstrain Field in One of Joined Isotropic Half-SpacesSubmitted by Reza Avazmohammadi on Sun, 2013-08-18 16:51.
Calculation of coefficient of thermal expansion of graphene using MD simulations with various thermostatsSubmitted by Nuwan Dewapriya on Fri, 2013-08-16 16:31.
Bulge test is an effective technique to measure the mechanical properties of thin films. As the membrane size decreases to nano-scale, the surface effect plays a significant role in determining the mechanical behavior of the membrane, and the techniques commonly used to measure the bulk materials properties are not applicable. We explore the surface effect on the nano-scale bulge test using combined continuum theories and atomistic simulations. We formulate the load-deflection relation by incorporating the surface effect and analyze its size-dependent behavior. The present theoretical model is in quantitative agreement with the molecular dynamics simulations.
The application of mechanics to biology
– biomechanics – bears great challenges due to the intricacy of living things.
Their dynamism, along with the complexity of their mechanical response (which
in itself involves complex chemical, electrical, and thermal phenomena) makes
it very difficult to correlate empirical data with theoretical models. This
difficulty elevates the importance of useful biomechanical theories compared to
other fields of engineering. Despite inherent imperfections of all theories, a