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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 Now Accepting Travel Grant Applications for International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ICTAM)
The USNC/TAM is now accepting travel grant applications to attend the 24th International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics in Montreal, Canada, August 21--26, 2016. Twenty travel grants will be awarded at $1,500 each, and the deadline to apply is April 1, 2016. The USNC/TAM subcommittee will review applications and reach a decision by April 15.
Those who are active in mechanics in academia, government, or industry are encouraged to apply. All applicants are expected to hold a strong interest in international collaboration, have an interest in IUTAM topics and activities, and be studying at or working for a U.S. institution.
Each applicant must submit the following by April 1:
1. A cover page indicating name, address, telephone number, fax, and e-mail address of the applicant, and name and address of advisor; 2. A current Curriculum Vita for the applicant (2 pages maximum); 3. Abstract including title and authors, with applicant as presenter, submitted for presentation at the 2016 ICTAM; 4. A paragraph by the applicant describing where they are in their career and why they want to attend the Congress. Applicants must identify if they have received this fellowship in the past; 5. A statement of financial need. For students and postdocs, a letter of recommendation from the advisor detailing the group's travel funding and explaining why funds from the USNC/TAM are needed. Also, the advisor should comment on the content value of the abstract and the quality of the research.
The USNC/TAM is additionally sponsoring a mentoring breakfast, 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.
Professionals in all aspects of the AM community (industrial, academic, government, regulatory, and funding agencies) interested in these areas are welcome to attend. For more information, please contact any of the workshop's three co-chairs: Steve Daniewicz at firstname.lastname@example.org, Nima Shamsaei at email@example.com, or Nik Hrabe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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.
ECCOMAS Congress 2016: Minisymposium Additive Manufacturing and Optimization The next European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences in Engineering (ECCOMAS) will be held in Crete, Greece, from June 5-10, 2016. USNC/TAM chair Wing Kam Liu, in collaboration with IUTAM members of the Executive Committee, will be hosting the minisymposium, "Additive Manufacturing and Optimization." The minisymposium will primarily focus on the application of structural optimization in additive manufacturing.
If you are interested in submitting a proposal, one-page abstracts will be accepted until November 29, 2015. Examples of potential contribution areas are listed below.
Simulation of additive manufacturing processes
Material modeling, simulation and design in multiscale and multiphysics context
Design of advanced and bioinspired composite materials
Structural optimization, in particular topology optimization
Simulation of manufacturing for smart materials, nano-structures, sensors, etc.
Remedies overcoming geometrical and mechanical manufacturing restrictions
Integration of model
More details, including instructions for abstract submission, are available on the congress website: http://www.eccomas2016.org/. 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. Two IUTAM symposia will be held in the United States in 2016 and 2017:
"Integrated Computational Structure-Material Modeling of Deformation and Failure Under Extreme Conditions" will be held in Baltimore, Maryland, from June 6-8, 2016. The Whiting School of Engineering of Johns Hopkins University will host the symposium, which will consist of four thematic parts and feature speakers and panelists from academia, industry, and government laboratories.
"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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