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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).


Presentations for 2019 USNC/TAM Meeting Available for Download
The most recent USNC/TAM meeting was held on March 29 and 30, 2019, at the National Academies' NAS Building in Washington D.C. All six videos of the presentations from this meeting are available for viewing at .

2018 Additive Manufacturing Events
As a result of the 2015 USNC/TAM workshop, "Predictive Theoretical and Computational Approaches for Additive Manufacturing," multiple additive manufacturing events are taking place in 2018.  

A US-EU workshop was recently held from October 24--26, 2018 in Germany. "Integrated Mechanistic Data-Driven Modeling for Additive Manufacturing," was led by Michelle Schwalbe, NAS Director of the Board on Mathematical Sciences and Analytics. The workshop convened leading additive manufacturing experts in online monitoring, science of materials and mechanics, optimization and controls, and qualification and certification, as well as experts from relevant mathematics, statistics, and data science communities, from both the United States and the European Union. Click here to read the workshop agenda (PDF).

The next event will take place in Washington, DC on November 7 and 8, 2018. The 3rd ASTM Symposium on Structural Integrity of Additive Manufactured Parts will, according to the event organizers, provide a forum for the exchange of ideas regarding the fatigue and fracture behavior of materials and components fabricated using additive manufacturing with a focus on the lack of industry standards, design principals, as well as qualification and certification criteria. This event is designed for professionals within the AM community including industrial (aerospace, medical, automotive, and defense), academic, government, and regulatory capacities.

Earlier this year, an IUTAM symposium was held in Dalian, China. The October 7--12, 2018 symposium aimed to promote the interactions among top level researchers, as well as to discuss the challenging issues and corresponding solution approaches, in the area of topology optimization and AM. To view the complete symposium handbook, click here (PDF).

The AM-Bench conference was held at NIST in Gaithersburg, Maryland, from June 18--21, 2018. This conference was hosted by the AM-Bench group, an organization devoted to the development of benchmark tests for validating computational situations for additive manufacturing. Brandon Lane and Lyle Levine of NIST co-chaired the organizing committee of the conference.

Additive Manufacturing Report Cover JPG October 2016
Predictive Theoretical and Computational Approaches for Additive Manufacturing: Proceedings of a Workshop is now available for download or purchase.

IUTAM 2018 General Assembly
The most recent IUTAM General Assembly took place at Northeastern University in Boston, MA, from July 22--25. The USNC/TAM sent a delegation of five to the GA: Gareth McKinley (MIT; Delegation Chair), Wendy Crone (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Linda Franzoni (Duke University), Wing Kam Liu (Northwestern University), and Krishnaswamy Ravi-Chandar (University of Texas at Austin). More information is available on the General Assembly website.

2018 U.S. National TAM Congress and USNC/TAM Meeting
The 18th U.S. National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics was held from June 4 to June 9, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare, hosted by Northwestern University.

The 2018 USNC/TAM Meeting was held in conjunction with the U.S. Congress in Chicago, and took place on Tuesday, June 5, 2018.

WAM2016 Report Now Available for Purchase
In October 2016, the Workshop on Predictive Theoretical, Computational, and Experimental Approaches for Additive Manufacturing (WAM 2016) was held in China. The workshop report, authored by organizers Xu Guo, Gengdong Cheng, and Wing-Kam Liu, may be purchased on

2018-2019 IUTAM Symposia in the United States
IUTAM Symposium on Dynamics and Stability of Fluid Interfaces
April 2--5, 2018
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Symposium Chair: Prof. R. Narayanan 
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IUTAM Symposium on Phase Transformation in Shape Memory Materials: Modeling and Applications
May 7--10, 2018
University of Texas-Austin, Austin, TX
Symposium Chair: Prof. C. Landis
Symposium Co-Chairs: Prof. S. Kyriakides and Prof. D. Lagoudas
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IUTAM Symposium on Stochastic Dynamical Systems Approaches to Fluid Flow Transitions
September 12--14, 2018
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Symposium Chair: Prof. H. Dijkstra
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IUTAM Symposium on Architectured Materials Mechanics
September 17--19, 2018
Purdue University, Chicago, IL
Symposium Chair: Prof. T. Siegmund
Symposium Co-Chair: Prof. F. Barthelat
IUTAM Symposium on Vortex Dynamics in Science, Nature and Technology
June 24--28, 2019
University of California-San Diego, San Diego, CA
Symposium Chairman: Prof. S. Llewellyn Smith
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IUTAM Symposium on Viscoplastic Flows: From Theory to Application
Dates TBD, 2019
Cambridge, MA
Symposium Chair: Prof. G. McKinley
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Past Activities and Events

2015 Additive Manufacturing Workshop

IUTAM Symposia and Schools

AmeriMech Symposia

IUTAM Webpage

Contact the USNC/TAM

Gareth McKinley, Chair
Krishnaswamy Ravi-Chandar, Vice Chair
Linda Franzoni, Secretary
Ana Ferreras, Senior Program Officer
Pam Gamble, Administrative Associate




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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