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The U.S. National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (USNC/TAM) represents the United States in national and international activities related to the broad science of mechanics, including related sciences, engineering and mathematics. It serves as a focal point for charting future priorities in mechanics related research, applications and education. It represents the United States in the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM).
USNC/TAM Awards 20 Travel Grants for International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ICTAM) The USNC/TAM has awarded 20 travel grants at $1,500 each to attend the 24th International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics in Montreal, Canada, August 21--26, 2016. The USNC/TAM will be sponsoring a mentoring breakfast at ICTAM, where each travel fellowship awardee will be paired with a mentor from the USNC or a senior U.S. mechanician, and a U.S. Reception. The mentoring breakfast is open to any U.S. early career professional attending the congress.
Additive Manufacturing Workshop Media Available For Download The recent USNC/TAM-hosted Workshop on Predictive Theoretical and Computational Approaches for Additive Manufacturingwas a tremendous success. The three-day workshop featured 24 presentations from speakers in academia, industry, and government labs, and the Livestream workshop broadcast has already reached over 200 live and 1,700 total viewers.
As a result of this workshop, Lyle Levine, Project Leader of Additive Manufacturing of Metals at NIST, has proposed a series of benchmark tests and an accompanying conference series. Dr. Levine's ideas for AM-Bench are loosely based upon his existing NUMISHEET benchmark test series, which has profoundly influenced the sheet metal field for over 25 years. The project, which aims to start developing AM standards, requires input from experts across the board in industry, national labs, and academia.
If you are interested in joining the planning committee, which will define the scope and organization of this series, please contact Lyle Levine at Lyle.Levine@nist.gov. 2016 USNC/TAM Annual Meeting Dates Announced The USNC/TAM will hold their next annual meeting on April 22-23, 2016, in room 120 of the NAS building in Washington, D.C.
Pictured above: Members of the USNC/TAM at the Einstein Memorial, May 2015.
Making a World of Difference: Engineering Ideas into Reality (An NAE Report) This 2014 report celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the National Academy of Engineering by spanning major engineering challenges and accomplishments from 1964 through the present. NAE President C.D. Mote, Jr. and Executive Officer Lance A. Davis utilized the contributions of over 25 engineering practitioners to cover an array of topics in computer science, space exploration, laser technology, and global sustainability. Download the full report PDF.
Making the Case for Engineering: Study and Recommendations (An NSF Report) In 2004, NSF Assistant Director of Engineering John Brighton initiated a task force chaired by Ken Chong that would “make the case” for the necessity of engineering research and education in the United States. The goal of this report is to bring increased visibility to the United States’ continued need for additional funding in this area, and to further inform the public on the myriad ways engineering innovations are a part of everyday life. Download the full report.
Upcoming IUTAM Symposia in the U.S. An IUTAM symposium will be held in the United States in 2017:
"Computational Particle Mechanics in Fluid and Solid Systems," jointly sponsored by IUTAM and AmeriMech, will be held at UC Berkeley in 2017. This invitation-only workshop will feature speakers on topics such as biomedical engineering, material design, and manufacturing processes. There will be time for roundtable discussions afterward.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number CMMI-1446722. 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.
Banner photo credit (far left): Taken from the report Damage Evolution in Stiffened Composite Structures Subjected to Variable Loadings by N.D. Flesher and C.T. Herakovich, the image is a finite element representation of the out-of-plan displacements of a stiffened fibrous composite panel when subjected to a combination of thermal and shear loading.
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