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to the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics’ web site.

The organizational structure of IUTAM is given here, and an outline of the IUTAM history is provided on this page.

The International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM) was probably founded when Theodore von Kármán, professor in Aachen (Germany), held a conference in Innsbruck in September 1922 to discuss questions of hydrodynamics and aerodynamics. Today, IUTAM counts more than 500 active members, representing about 50 countries and 20 affiliated organisations.

The original IUTAM website was established in connection with the ICTAM 2000 internet activities by the Secretary-General of ICTAM 2000, Prof. James W. Phillips at UIUC, on request by the IUTAM Bureau. During the Closing Ceremony of ICTAM 2000 in Chicago, a citation was presented to Prof. Phillips by the President of IUTAM. The website is maintained under the responsibility of the Secretary-General of IUTAM.


Prof. H. (Henryk) Petryk
IUTAM-Secretariat, Institute of Fundamental Technological Research,
Polish Academy of Sciences, Pawinskiego 5B, 02-106 Warsaw, Poland
E-mail: IUTAM.Petryk (at) ippt.pan.pl


E-mail: jleng (at) ippt.pan.pl / m.ostrowski (at) ato.waw.pl