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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).
IUTAM/AmeriMech Symposium to be Held in U.S. in September 2017 "Dynamics of Gravity Currents," a symposium dually sponsored by IUTAM and AmeriMech, will be hosted by University of California, Santa Barbara next year. The symposium, organized by Eckart Meiburg of UC Santa Barbara and Ben Kneller of the University of Aberdeen, is tentatively scheduled for September 25--27, 2017.
The workshop is an extension of last October's "A Workshop on Predictive Theoretical and Computational Approaches for Additive Manufacturing" held in Washington, DC at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Both workshops aimed to foster collaboration among professionals and undertake challenges within the field of additive manufacturing.
Wing Kam Liu, USNC/TAM chair and co-chair of WAM 2016, speaking at the workshop.
ICTAM 2016 in Montréal: August 21-26 The USNC/TAM was proud to host a Mentoring Breakfast at the 24th International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ICTAM 2016), held August 21-26, 2016 in Montréal, Canada. 46 early career professionals and mentors networked at the breakfast, during a session facilitated by USNC/TAM member Wendy Crone.
Early Careers at the USNC/TAM Mentoring Breakfast, ICTAM 2016 (click to enlarge)
Nadine Aubry of the United States was selected as the next president of IUTAM. Dr. Aubry is a current member of the USNC/TAM, and is also a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). She is Dean of the College of Engineering and a University Distinguished Professor at Northeastern University.
The IUTAM Bureau Prize for best lecture in Solid Mechanics by a young scientist was awarded to Professor Stavros Gaitanaros. Dr. Gaitanaros is an Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and was recognized for his work on the effect of polydispersity on the crushing of open-cell random foams.
IUTAM Symposia Winners Selected The winners of 2018-2019 IUTAM Symposia were announced at ICTAM 2016 in Montreal. Here is the comprehensive list of American winners, which can also be accessed on the Symposia and Schools subpage:
IUTAM Symposium on Dynamics and Stability of Fluid Interfaces Chair: Professor R. Narayanan, University of Florida Place: Gainesville, Florida Contact E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: TBD, 2018 IUTAM Symposium on Stochastic Dynamical Systems Approaches to Fluid Flow Transitions Chair: Professor H. Dijkstra, Utrecht University Place: Ithaca, New York Contact E-mail: email@example.com Date: TBD, 2018 IUTAM Symposium on Architectured Material Mechanics Chair: Professor T. Siegmund, Purdue University Place: Chicago, Illinois Contact E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: TBD, 2018 Website: https://engineering.purdue.edu/IUTAM2018AMS IUTAM Symposium on Phase Transformation in Shape Memory Models: Modeling and Applications Chair: Professor C. Landis, University of Texas Place: Austin, Texas Contact E-mail: email@example.com Date: TBD, 2018 IUTAM Symposium on Vortex Dynamics in Science, Nature, and Technology Chair: Professor S. Llewellyn Smith, University of California, San Diego Place: La Jolla, California Contact E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: TBD, 2019 IUTAM Symposium on Viscoplastic Flows: From Theory to Application Chair: Professor G. McKinley, MIT Place: Cambridge, Massachusetts Contact E-mail: email@example.com Date: TBD, 2019
USNC/TAM Awards 20 Travel Grants for International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ICTAM) The USNC/TAM 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 sponsored a mentoring breakfast at ICTAM, where each travel fellowship awardee were paired with a mentor from the USNC or a senior U.S. mechanician, and a U.S. Reception. The mentoring breakfast was 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.
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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