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The technical program from June 1st to the 3rd consists of 6 plenary lectures in the mornings; 15 keynote lectures in the afternoons; and 156 technical presentation sessions. The help of the technical committees of the ASME-MD, ASME-AMD, ASCE-EMD, and SES was solicited for planning and populating many of the sessions. Internationally recognized leaders in diverse fields of engineering mechanics and materials have been chosen as the plenary speakers:

  • Dr. Douglas J. Bammann, Research Scientist, Center for Materials and Engineering Sciences, Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore
  • Professor Ted Belytschko, Walter P. Murphy Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston
  • Professor Alan Needleman, Florence Pirce Grant University Professor, Mechanics of Solids and Structures, Brown University
  • Professor Sia Nemat-Nasser, Distinguished Professor in Mechanics and Materials, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UC San Diego
  • Professor J. Tinsley Oden, Associate Vice President for Research, Texas Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin

The sixth plenary lecturer, Professor Cornelius O. Horgan (Wills Johnson Professor of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, University of Virginia), will be presented the A.C. Eringen Medal by the SES and will present the SES Engineering Science Lecture. The A.C. Eringen Medal will be awarded by the SES to Professor Horgan in recognition of sustained outstanding achievements in Engineering Science.

We have over 700 papers scheduled to be presented at this conference, and we anticipate having approximately 600 participants. Conference attendees will be representing universities and companies from around the country and from around the world. Browsing through the list of abstracts in our schedule, we have participants whose affiliations are from various countries including Italy, China, Korea, Japan, The Netherlands, Ireland, Greece, Belgium, Kuwait, India, France, Hong Kong, Germany, Israel, Lithuania, Brazil, Iran, Taiwan, Russia, Poland, Spain, Canada, Armenia, Australia, Sweden, Nigeria, Czech Republic, and Egypt.

In addition to the usual technical content, a special feature of the conference will be lectures and sessions devoted to “Bridging of Length Scales for Damage Characterization and Assessment in Materials and Systems.” McMat2005 is interested in materials research to discover new phenomena and to develop innovative methodology. The lectures will cover a broad spectrum of topics in solid and structural mechanics, materials, and fluid mechanics including the following: Biomechanics, Mechanics of Composites, Wave Propagation, Poromechanics, Fracture & Crack Propagation, Fluid-Structure Interaction, Solid Mechanics, Soil Mechanics and Dynamics, Fluid Mechanics and Turbulance, Damage Mechanics, Computational Fluid Dynamics, System Identification and Control, Computational Mechanics, Linear/Nonlinear Dynamics, Chaos, Micromechanics/Nanomechanics, Non-local approaches to deformation, Integrated Micromechanical and Structural Models, and Computational Simulation of Material Models.

In order to present the 700 papers within the three days of the conference, we will have 52 technical sessions per day (4-5 papers per session), in 4 time-slots of 13 concurrent sessions (200-260 papers per day). Presentation time slots will be 18 minutes long, providing 15 minutes of presentation and 3 minutes of questions and discussion.

It is anticipated that the technical committee meetings will be scheduled for Tuesday (May 31st), and the Executive Committee meeting for the entire day.