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Ebook on Elastic Solids at Amazon

The treatise is intended as an introduction for specialist in fields such as aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, materials science, and civil engineering. It is also intended to serve as an overview, and possibly the only formal study of the subject for specialists in other fields of engineering and science. For a course of study at the college or university level, it is expected that it would, at most, be equivalent to a one hour semester course. Finally, it is intended as an introductory overview for those in secondary science education and those teaching at the secondary level, as well as an introductory course for those studying in the arts and sciences. As the emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education in the United States has increased in recent years, this treatise is a contribution to that effort. The treatise is written from the perspective of an engineer, one with more than forty years of experience as an engineering professor.  The book is available at Amazon.

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New Ebook on Elastic Solids at Amazon

This treatise provides a broad overview of the definitions of
fundamental quantities and methods of analysis for the use of solid materials
in structural components. The presentation is limited to the linear elastic
range of material behavior where there is a one to one relationship between
load and displacement.  Fundamental
methods of analysis and typical results for structures made of elastic solid materials
subjected to axial, bending, torsion, thermal, and internal pressure loading;
basics concepts of stability, plates, shells, finite element method, and mechanics
of fibrous composite materials.

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Call for proposals for 2018 US Congress

The U. S. National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics solicits proposals to host the 18th US Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics in 2018.  See attachment.

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ICTAM2012 Travel Fellowship for Beijing

A limited number of travel fellowships to Beijing for ICTAM2012 will be available through the U. S. National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics.  See the attached for details.

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IUTAM Symposia & Summer Schools - Proposal call





in 2012 or 2013

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Berger on Video Solutions for Teaching Mechanics

Professor Ed Berger, Univeristy of Virginia Mechanical Engineering, is featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education for his use of web technologies and, in particular, "video solutions" for teaching undergraduate mechanics courses. See  Or contact Berger at  Ed hasn't used this approach for all undergraduate mechanics courses as yet, but the potential is there. 

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Education in Mechanics - Call for papers

Call for Papers on Education in Mechanics

22nd International Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ICTAM 2008)

Adelaide, Australia, August 24 – 30, 2008

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Call for IUTAM Symposia & Summer School Proposals

ADVANCED CALL FOR PROPOSALS: IUTAM SYMPOSIUM and INSTRUCTIONAL SUMMER SCHOOLS for 2010 and 2011 (Proposals due no later than January 15, 2008)

The United States National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (USNC/TAM) seeks proposals from U.S. authors and institutions to host IUTAM (International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics) Symposia or IUTAM Instructional Summer Schools in 2010 or 2011.

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Research Directions in Computational & Composite Mechanics

A Report of the United States National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (USNC/TAM), June 2007  

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Dusan Krajcinovic has passed away

Dusan Krajcinovic, retired professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Arizona State University, passed away on August 10, 2007, after a long illness.  Dusan was active in the mechanics community.  In addition to his teaching and research activities, he was a past member and chair of the Applied Mechanics Divison of ASME.  He also served a term on the U. S. National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. He authored the book Damage Mechanics published by North-Holland in 1996.  He will be missed by all those who knew him.

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Achenbach Receives National Medal of Science

Jan D. Achenbach, Walter P. Murphy Professor and McCormick School Distinguished Professor at Northwestern University was presented a 2005 National Medal of Science by President George W. Bush on July 27. Achenbach, who  is well known in the mechanics community, was honored for his seminal contributions to engineering research and education in the area of wave propagation in solids and for pioneering the field of quantitative non-destructive evaluation. Previously, Achenbach received a 2003 National medal of Technology from President Bush.

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