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ABOUT THE UNION


Founded in 1946, the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM) strives to create a link between persons and national or international organizations engaged in theoretical or applied scientific work in solid and fluid mechanics or in related sciences.  The union primarily accomplishes this by organizing international meetings to address scientific challenges.  An International Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ICTAM), including mini-symposia and pre-nominated sessions, is held every four years. These IUTAM Symposia are occasionally held in cooperation with other Unions in the International Council for Science or with the organizations affiliated to IUTAM. Learn more about the organization of IUTAM, IUTAM Symposia, and organizations affiliated to IUTAM.


ABOUT THE USNC
The U.S. National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (USNC/TAM) represents the interests of the United States in international scientific activities relating to the field of mechanics, specifically to the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM). The committee is the focal point for the U.S. engineering, scientific, and mathematical communities working in mechanics and serves as the national forum for defining major issues in mechanics research, technology, and education. 

















 

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number CMMI-1338717. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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