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AMD-Driven Conference Track on Mechanics of Solids, Structures and Fluids is Expected to be a Big Success at IMECE 2008

The ASME Applied Mechanics Division (AMD) technical committees and ASME members affiliated with the AMD have been very active in organizing a wide range of mechanics-related symposia (topics) in Track 12 "Mechanics of Solids, Structures and Fluids" of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress (IMECE 2008). IMECE 2008 will be held on October 31 - November 6, 2008, in Boston, Massachusetts. According to the count taken at the time this report was prepared, Track 12 has a total of 517 presentations in 31 symposia, a plenary session and a poster session. Track 12 will have two track-plenary lectures on Monday (November 3rd) morning, to be delivered by Thomas J.R. Hughes (University of Texas, Austin) and Robert McMeeeking (University of California, Santa Barbara).

The currently-posted titles of the plenary presentations by Hughes and McMeeeking are "Isogeometric Modeling and Analysis of Fluid-Structure Interaction with Particular Emphasis on Patient-Specific Cardiovascular Simulation" and "The Mechanics of the Cytoskeleton and Cell Adhesions", respectively.

Track 12 will include a symposium honoring John W. Hutchinson and a symposium honoring the 2008 Drucker Medalist: Thomas C.T. Ting. The AMD Executive Committee thanks all the Track 12 topic organizers and co-organizers for their effort in putting Track 12 on a path to be a big success at IMECE 2008. We look forward to seeing you all in Boston, in Track 12.

Tayfun E. Tezduyar, Track Chair, Mechanics of Solids, Structures and Fluids, AMD Program Chair

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