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U.S. National Committee FOR TAM

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).

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ICTAM 2016 Dates Announced: August 21-26
The USNC/TAM is pleased to announce the 24th International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ICTAM 2016) will be held August 21-26, 2016 in Montréal, Canada. The ICTAM 2016 poster can now be found online (PDF). The venue will provide up to 1,500 slots for oral presentations and 400 for poster presentations. 

New Recent Trends in Mechanics Report Published in 2016
The USNC/TAM has initiated a new series of periodic reports, Recent Trends in Mechanics. Report proposals are due April 15th of each year. More information on the types of reports included in the series and report proposal guidelines can be found on the Reports: Recent Trends in Mechanics webpage.

The latest Recent Trends in Mechanics report, published in 2016, is titled Research Trends in Biological Fluid Dynamics (PDF). All previous reports can be found on the webpage.


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.

2017 USNC/TAM Annual Meeting
The next USNC/TAM meeting will be held Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26 at the NAS building in Washington D.C.
Download the 2016 USNC/TAM Annual Meeting Presentations 
On April 22 and 23, the USNC/TAM held its 2016 meeting at the National Academies in Washington, D.C. Presentations from invited speakers are available for download here. If you are looking for the presentations from the 2015 USNC/TAM meeting, they are located here.

IUTAM Symposia and Summer Schools Selected at General Assembly 
The final proposal selections for the 2018 or 2019 IUTAM Symposia or Summer School were made at the 2016 IUTAM General Assembly, held during ICTAM in Montreal (August 21--26). For more information on symposia panel members, please visit the IUTAM Symposia and Summer Schools webpage.

Four NAS Workshop Participants Discuss Additive Manufacturing

Ade Makinde (GE Global Research Center), Tahany El-Wardany (United Technologies Research Center), Peter Olmstead (Georgetown University), and Joseph Beaman (University of Texas - Austin) answer your questions on additive manufacturing in a new NAS video.



Additive Manufacturing Workshop Media Available For Download
The recent USNC/TAM-hosted Workshop on Predictive Theoretical and Computational Approaches for Additive Manufacturing was 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.

All workshop media, including session videos, meeting agenda, and presentation PDFs, are listed on the 2015 Additive Manufacturing Workshop page. Or click below to browse and view the eight session videos.

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.
     

 

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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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