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Journal Club for February 2024: Mechanics in Solid-State Batteries: Mechanical Properties, Interfacial Failure, and Multiphysics Modeling

Journal Club for February 2024: Mechanics in Solid-State Batteries: Mechanical Properties, Interfacial Failure, and Multiphysics Modeling

Wei Li=, Ruqing Fang=, Junning Jiao, Juner Zhu*

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Northeastern University

* Corresponding author:
= Authors with equal contributions to this article

1. General introduction

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Journal Club for June 2020: Mechanically instructive biomaterials: a synergy of mechanics, materials and biology


Mechanically instructive biomaterials: a synergy of mechanics, materials and biology

Zhenwei Ma, Jianyu Li

Department of Mechanical Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Canada


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Claim your travel awards for IMECE

If you have NSF-funded projects, please encourage your students to submit posters to ASME IMECE topic 16-1 and 16-2 (REU only)! NSF provides 30+ travel awards ($1200 each) to cover student travel cost, plus chances to win poster competition awards.

Constitutive theory for highly entangled hydrogels by considering the molecular friction

By considering the frictional sliding of randomly distributed entanglements within the polymer network upon mechanical stretches, we develop a constitutive theory to describe the large stretch behaviors of highly entangled hydrogels. 



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Atomistic simulation assisted error-inclusive Bayesian machine learning for probabilistically unraveling the mechanical properties of solidified metals

Solidification phenomenon has been an integral part of the manufacturing processes of metals, where the quantification ofstochastic variations and manufacturing uncertainties is critically important. Accurate molecular dynamics (MD) simulations ofmetal solidification and the resulting properties require excessive computational expenses for probabilistic stochastic analyseswhere thousands of random realizations are necessary.

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Two recent papers using the same asymptotic approach

Please consider reading our two recent papers: (1) "Modeling single-molecule stretching experiments using statistical thermodynamics" in Physical Review E, and (2) "Statistical mechanical model for crack growth" also in Physical Review E.

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A brief review of modeling of composite structures

This paper provides a brief review on modeling of composite structures. Composite structures in this paper refer to any structure featuring anisotropy and heterogeneity, including but not limited to their traditional meaning of composite laminates made of unidirectional fiber-reinforced composites. Common methods used in modeling of composite structures, including the axiomatic method, the formal asymptotic method, and the variational asymptotic method, are illustrated in deriving the classical lamination theory for the composite laminated plates to see their commonalities and differences.

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EML Webinar Young Researchers Forum by Xueju Wang, on 16 January 2024: Morphing Materials and Multifunctional Structures/Electronics for Intelligent Systems

EML Webinar (Young Researchers Forum) on 16 January 2024 will be given by Xueju Wang at University of Connecticut via Zoom meeting

Title: Morphing Materials and Multifunctional Structures/Electronics for Intelligent Systems

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Thermal fluctuations (eventually) unfold nanoscale origami

We investigate the mechanics and stability of a nanoscale origami crease via a combination of equilibrium and nonequilibrium statistical mechanics. We identify an entropic torque on nanoscale origami creases, and find stability properties have a nontrivial dependence on bending stiffness, radii of curvature of its creases, ambient temperature, its thickness, and its interfacial energy.

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International Summer School "Mechanics of active soft materials: experiments, theory, numerics, and applications"

Glad to share that the University of Pavia, together with Politecnico di Milano, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology and University of Bologna, organizes the International Summer School “Mechanics of active soft materials: experiments, theory, numerics, and applications” within the Lake Como School of Advanced Studies, from 1st to 5th July 2024 at Villa del Grumello (Como, Italy).

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On laminated structures under flexure

If you design laminated structures, such as sandwich panels, you might be interested in knowing that the through-the-thickness normal stress, properly disregarded in homogeneous structures, may play a fundamental role in triggering delamination.

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Abstract call for Thematic Session 'SM12 - Plasticity, viscoplasticity and creep' - ICTAM2024 (Daegu, South Korea, Aug 25-30, 2024)

Dear Colleagues, 

within the 26th International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ICTAM2024) to be held in Daegu, South Korea, 25-30 Aug 2024, Henrik M. Jensen (Aarhus University, Denmark) and myself are organising the Thematic Session 'SM12 - Plasticity, viscoplasticity and creep'. 

We would like to invite you to contribute to this Thematic Session. 

The Extended Abstract Submission is open until January 15, 2024.

Best regards,

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Journal Club for January 2024: Machine Learning in Experimental Solid Mechanics: Recent Advances, Challenges, and Opportunities

Hanxun Jin (a,b), Horacio D. Espinosa (b)
a Division of Engineering and Applied Science, California Institute of Technology
b Department of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University

In recent years, Machine Learning (ML) has become increasingly prominent in Solid Mechanics. Its diverse applications include extracting unknown material parameters, developing surrogate models for constitutive modeling, advancing multiscale modeling, and designing architected materials. In this Journal Club, we will focus our discussion on the recent advances and challenges of ML when experimental data is involved. With broad community interest, as reflected by the increasing number of publications in this field, we have recently published a review article in Applied Mechanics Reviews titled “Recent Advances and Applications of Machine Learning in Experimental Solid Mechanics: A Review”. Moreover, a recent insightful paper from Prof. Sam Daly’s group also discussed some perspectives in this field. In this Journal Club, we would like to introduce and share insights into this exciting field.

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Ideal Magnetohydrodynamics and Field Dislocation Mechanics

The fully nonlinear (geometric and material) system of Field Dislocation Mechanics is reviewed to establish an exact analogy with the equations of ideal magnetohydrodynamics (ideal MHD) under suitable physically simplifying circumstances. Weak solutions with various conservation properties have been established for ideal MHD recently by Faraco, Lindberg, and Szekelyhidi using the techniques of compensated compactness of Tartar and Murat and convex integration; by the established analogy, these results would seem to be transferable to the idealization of Field Dislocation Mechanics considered. A dual variational principle is designed and discussed for this system of PDE, with the technique transferable to the study of MHD as well.

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Geometric Phases of Nonlinear Elastic N-Rotors via Cartan's Moving Frames

We study the geometric phases of nonlinear elastic $N$-rotors with continuous rotational symmetry. In the Hamiltonian framework, the geometric structure of the phase space is a principal fiber bundle, i.e., a base, or shape manifold~$\mathcal{B}$, and fibers $\mathcal{F}$ along the symmetry direction attached to it. The symplectic structure of the Hamiltonian dynamics determines the connection and curvature forms of the shape manifold. Using Cartan's structural equations with zero torsion we find an intrinsic (pseudo) Riemannian metric for the shape manifold.

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Stabilization against gravity and self-tuning of an elastic variable-length rod through an oscillating sliding sleeve

Is it possible to prevent the fall of a rod inside a sliding sleeve due to gravity?

graphical abstract

By controlling the transverse oscillations of the constraint and revealing a novel self-tuning dynamic response, we provide a positive answer to this question in our paper:


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