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Paper Accepted: A Numerical Study of Elastic Bodies That Are Described by Constitutive Equations That Exhibit Limited Strains

  • November 15, 2013
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Paper Accepted for Publication in the International Journal of Solids and Structures A. Ortiz-Bernardin, R. Bustamante and K. R. Rajagopal, “A numerical study of elastic bodies that are described by constitutive equations that exhibit limited strains.” ABSTRACT Recently, a very general and novel class of implicit bodies has been developed to describe the elastic response

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Make and Break Symmetry: New Semiconductor Devices Exploiting the Latest Developments in Condensed Matter Physics

  • October 22, 2013
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Debdeep Jena Department of Electrical Engineering University of Notre Dame Semiconductor devices are undergoing a quiet revolution, many years in the making. Extreme bandgap materials such as AlN, BN, and GaN add rich new physics such as Berry-phase induced electronic polarization, new methods of doping and conductivity control, modification of electron-phonon interactions by neutrons in isotopes

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Renewable Energy in Mechanical Engineering with Emphasis on Wind Energy

  • October 16, 2013
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Mihir Sen Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering University of Notre Dame Energy is an important area of study and research in many disciplines. The three main aspects of this subject of interest for mechanical engineers are sources, storage, and usage of energy. Conventional energy will be briefly mentioned, but most of the discussion will

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Seminar: Stability of Vascular Growth and Remodeling

  • September 24, 2013
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Laboratorio de Mecánica Aplicada y Computacional (CAMLab) Departamento de Ingeniería Mecánica Universidad de Chile Programa de Magíster en Ciencias de la Ingeniería, Mención Mecánica Seminario Miércoles 2 de Octubre 2013, 14:30, Sala de Seminarios, 4to piso Torre Central Stability of Vascular Growth and Remodeling Dr.-Ing. Christian J. Cyron Laboratory Associate, Department of Biomedical Engineering Yale

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Paper Submitted: Damage Identification Using Linear Approximation with Maximum-Entropy and Transmissibility Data

  • September 19, 2013
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V. Meruane, A. Ortiz-Bernardin, “Damage identification using linear approximation with maximum-entropy and transmissibility data,” submitted. ABSTRACT Supervised learning algorithms have been proposed as a suitable alternative to model updating methods in damage assessment, being Artificial Neural Networks the most frequently used. Notwithstanding, the slow learning speed and the large number of parameters that need to

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Study of Some New Constitutive Laws for Elastic Bodies

  • September 19, 2013
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2012 – 2015 Principal Investigator: Roger Bustamante. Co-Investigator: Alejandro Ortiz-Bernardin. Project funded by CONICYT-FONDECYT (Grant Nº 1120011) In the classical theory of continuum mechanics there are two concepts which are considered particularly important, namely stresses and strains. Even though, from an intuitive point of view, we would say that strains are ‘caused’ due to the presence

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Development and Assessment of An Efficient Numerical Method for Simulation of Nearly Incompressible Large Deformations Problems in Solid Mechanics

  • September 18, 2013
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Principal Investigator: Alejandro Ortiz-Bernardin. In the era of simulation-based design, robust simulation tools are needed to efficiently analyze and accurately predict the performance of solids and structures for loadings and materials with large deformation response. Applications such as metal forming processes, kinematic response of soft biological tissues, earth moving and deep penetration in geotechnical/offshore engineering, and

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XIV Pan-American Congress of Applied Mechanics

  • September 9, 2013
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The Fourteenth Pan American Congress of Applied Mechanics (PACAM XIV) will be held in Santiago, Chile, from March 24th to 28th, 2014, and hosted by Universidad de Chile. The invitation is open for abstract submission on a relevant topic in Applied Mechanics. Abstract must be submitted through the Congress’ web page (http://pacamxiv.org/submit-abstract/) in any of

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Two Faculty Positions Are Currently Open in Mechanical Engineering

  • September 9, 2013
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The Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at the University of Chile invites applications for two (2) full time tenure-track faculty positions in Mechanical Engineering. Applicants must have deep interest in undergraduate and graduate teaching, as well as the purpose to conduct long-term, externally funded research programs at international level. Candidates are also expected to

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