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Rubber In Engineering Group - 3 July 2020

If you are interested in elastomers and electric vehicles, check out this link to RIEG webinar on Elastomer use in Electric Vehicles.  There were 4 talks covering elastomer requirements for EVs, mounting system design for EVs, use of carbon black in EV applications, and EV mount integrity digital twin.  Enjoy!

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iMechanica Video: 2015 Xi'an JiaoTong University Commencement Speech by Zhigang Suo

This video records the Xi'an JiaoTong University Commencement Speech in 2015 given by Zhigang Suo, co-founder of iMechanica. The speech was given in Chinese. Keyword: Opportunity. See the script of the speech here. Google translate of the script is here.

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iMechanica Video: National Committee for Fluid Mechanics Films

This collection of videos was created in ~1969 to explain fluid mechanics in an accessible way for undergraduate engineering and physics students. See for notes associated with these videos.

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iMechanica Video: Richard Feynman Messenger Lectures

In these Messenger Lectures on "The Character of Physical Law," originally delivered at Cornell University and recorded by BBC Nov. 9-19, 1964, physicist Richard Feynman offers an overview of selected physical laws and gathers their common features into one broad principle of invariance. From 1945 to 1950, Feynman taught theoretical physics at Cornell. He went on to accept a professorship at Caltech and was named co-winner of the 1965 Nobel Prize in physics.

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iMechanica Video: Throwing a Needle Through Glass in Slow Motion

20 million views in YouTube. High-speek camera captures how a Shaolin Master throws a needle through glass. Dynamic brittle facture in slow mo. 

Like this video? Check out other iMechanica Videos in the "Mechanics in slow mo" playlist. If you don't see it, you don't get it.


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iMechanica Video: Why spaghetti never snaps in half? 130,000 fps slow mo video reveals

Challenge yourself to snap a spaghetti stick in half by bending two ends. It always snaps into three or more pieces, but not two. But why? Indeed this phenomenon has puzzled many people, including the great Richard Feynman, for many years. The puzzle was only solved in recent years. Slow mo videos by ultrahigh speed camera reveal why. Check out this iMechanica Video with 6+ million view on YouTube. 

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iMechanica: Engineering Research and Education in the Internet Era

This video records an invited talk by Teng Li presented at the 2019 US National Committee of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics annual meeting held at the National Academy Science Building in DC on March 29, 2019.  The talk lasts ~35 min. Q&A session starts at 36'00", with some interesting discussions about iMechanica.

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Introducing iMechanica Video

If a picture is worth of 1,000 words, a 1-min video is worth of 1.8 million words.  1,000 word/frame x 30 frame/s x 60 s. 

LOL, seriously? Maybe not. But a well made video does provide information in an effective and efficient way that is often times impossible via other media. 

Assem A. Hamied Moussa |Global Good Will Ambassador | AV |Keynote Speaker |AMME Dubai 2020

AV Of Our Keynote Speaker @ Amme dubai 2020

We are honored to introduce Dr. Assem Moussa as a Keynote Speaker to AMME Dubai 2020 Assem A. Hamied Moussa earned Ph.D., 2015. Global Good Will Ambassador. Author of Cloud of Things Books 2016. President of Success legacy, SCR &, ASDF in Africa.




Women in Engineering

Women in Engineering: solving real-life problems today for a better tomorrow
Five women engineers based at the Biotribology lab at Imperial Colleage London tell us about their work, their aspirations for the future, and the advice for other women caonsidering careers in engineering.
They tell us about their work to understand and recreate human cartilage to reduce the need for animal testing, to improve the longe

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"Shell Buckling - the old and the new" presentation by John W. Hutchinson at NEW.Mech 2017 @ MIT

Video of keynote presentation by Prof. John Hutchinson (Harvard University) at NEW.Mech 2017 (New England Workshop on the Mechanics of Materials and Structures) held at MIT on October 14,  2017: "Shell Buckling—the old and the new". Video Link:



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2015 Nathan Newmark Distinguished lecture by Professor James Rice

Prof. Jim Rice delivered the 2015/2016 Nathan Newmark Distinguished lecture at University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. This lecture series, organinzed by the Structural Engineering group at UIUC, honors the memory of Prof. Newmark who was an influential figure in computational mathematics, structural dynamics and earthquake engineering. A link to Prof. Rice's lecture can be found here:



Fracture mechanics

can anyone send me tutorials regarding xfem abaqus to model fracture and cracks

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Graduate Textbook: Nonlinear Solid Mechanics - Roberval Award

Mécanique non linéaire des solides déformables:

formulation théorique et résolution numérique par éléments finis


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Notes de lecture


Philippe Pasquet, Directeur Scientifique SAMTECH

L’un des rares chercheurs et développeurs de la technologie éléments finis appliquée à la résolution de problèmes de mécanique non linéaire des solides

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fatigue analysis using ABAQUS

I am new ABAQUS user, i want to learn ABAQUS for the analyis of failure of material i.e fracture, creep and fatigue. my aim is get analysis of a fatigue analysis of rotating and bending welded alloy. can you please help me in doing this analysis on ABAQUS.........please send any fatigue tutorial of ABAQUS..

ABAQUS/CAE simulating surface wave

hello, I am an MTech NDT student. I would like to know how to create a node set for transmitting and recieving ultrasonic surface wave through a 2D deformable sheet and through a 3D bar, using ABAQUS/CAE

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Journal Club Theme of April 2012: Phononics: Structural Dynamics of Materials

Engineering structures are made out of materials and as such there is a natural hierarchy in which a material’s intrinsic properties contribute to shaping up the structure’s response. It is possible however to reverse this hierarchy and engineer materials that are made out of structures. In this case, the intrinsic properties of a material are shaped by the structural response. Such a configuration can only be realized with a repeated structure, forming an array of identical unit cells.


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