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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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