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  1. No secret--the key is practice.

    No secret--the key is practice. No need to pay for research paper. Now how to get students to actually engage in the process like that? That's a different conversation. There's only so much even the elite schools and colleges can do.  Salary, tenure, etc. today depend on...

  2. Being a biology student

      Education has always fought an uphill battle withmost of their students, but there has to be a way to teach these students to forever be checking sources and critically assessing what is being written--and when I receive my bachelor's degree from college at the age of 67, I was just...

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  4. Structures, Models, & Assumptions

    Terms like Euler-Bernoulli beam or Timoshenko beam are often used in the literature or technical communications. I personally think these terms are confusing because they use a model along with its associated assumptions to name a structure. Actually a beam structure is a solid with its...

  5. RVE Analysis vs Mechanics of Structure Genome

    RVE analysis is a popular method for micromechanical modeling of heterogeneous materials. It can be used to perform a homogenization analysis to obtain effective properties and it can also be used to perform a dehomogenization analysis to obtain the local fields and failure of the material. Its...

  6. On Dimensionality of Models

    In the field of composites, a model consists of a system of equations governing some physical fields such as the displacement/stress/strain fields, which are functions of fundamental variables (usually coordinates). Hence there are three types of dimensionality that we are dealing...

  7. IACMI Indiana starts hiring

    Purdue University is developing the composite virtual factory HUB (cvfHUB), a cutting-edge Cyber infrastructure platform for delivering integrated and validated commercial software tools to the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI). This platform provides...

  8. Online Composites Community of the Future

    Imagine a place you can find all the computer tools for composites simulation including comprehensive commercial codes and research codes written by graduate students for their theses. Imagine a youtube-like environment for you to deploy a cloud version of your code without any change to your...

  9. CDMHub Concept has Enormous Potential

    The CDMHub concept has tremendous potential to provide integration and consistency in all phases of composite materials manufacture, testing, and simulation. This is truly one of those ideas "whose time has come".  With the advent of cloud computing resources like Rescale that can support...

  10. Micromechanics Challenge

    In cooperation with academia, industry and commercial software providers, the Composites Design and Manufacturing HUB is pleased to announce the Micromechanics Simulation Challenge. The problems in Level 1 of the simulation challenge may be found here . Additionally, stp and iges files of the...

  11. RVE acceptable size to be counted as Micro

    Just a general question about Homogenization , when we are selecting the RVE , how much should it be smaller than the Macro dimensions of the model , to be counted micro , I mean only that one part of the model is being repeated is enough to define the periodicity or it should be very smaller...

  12. What is a composite material, exactly?

    We are so familiiar with composites that we almost forget what it is. Some say a composite material is a material which is anisotropic and heterogeneous. First, I would like to argue that anisotropy cannot be used to define composites although composites are usually anisotropic. We do have...

  13. Structures vs Materials

    Structures and materials often appear together and sometimes even used interchangeably. The main reason is that the boundary between structures and materials is not clear. Even our first solid mechanics course usually called either strength of materials or mechanics of materials  is...