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17th U.S. National Congress on Theoretical & Applied Mechanics

The 17th U. S. National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics will be held
June 15-20, 2014 at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.

Every four years since 1950 the leading mechanics researchers in the United States have convened the U.S. National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. We extend a warm invitation to all mechanics researchers and students to join us for the 17th  Congress on the beautiful Big Ten campus at Michigan State University. The sessions will be held at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center on Michigan State University's campus.Photo of MSU Beaumont Tower

Over 800 abstracts have been accepted and are on the program for presentation. Details of the scientific program are available here. Please note that the last day for early registration at the reduced rate is April 30.

We encourage participation by faculty, graduate students, and industry colleagues with a stake in mechanics as it relates to research, education, and its application. Participants will have an opportunity to be among their peers and to interact with leading experts in the field. This Congress is commissioned by the U.S. National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics and continues the work of previous Congresses, the last of which was held at Penn State University in 2010. The eighteenth Congress is scheduled to convene at Northwestern University in 2018.

Plenary Speakers

Harry Dankowicz, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - June 16
"Discontinuity-induced Bifurcations in Models of Mechanical Contact, Capillary Adhesion, and Cell Division: A Dynamics Framework for Design, Analysis, and Control"

Alain Goriely, Oxford University - June 17
"The Mechanics and Dynamics of Evolving Biological Structures"

J. Tinsley Oden, University of Texas - June 18
"Foundations of Predictive Science and Their Implications in Computational Mechanics"

Greg Olson, Northwestern University - June 19
"Integrated Computational Materials Design: From Genome to Flight"

Rajat Mittal, Johns Hopkins University - June 20
"Multiphysics Computational Modeling of Cardiac Flows: From Fundamental Insights to Clinical Applications"