Publications on the history of IUTAM

IUTAM – A Short History

edited by S. Juhasz, has been published by Springer– Verlag, Berlin, Germany, 1988. ISBN 3–540–50043–X

The short history is dedicated to the memory of Professor Theodore von Karman who had an essential role in the formation of IUTAM. Contributions by S. Juhasz, Sir James Lighthill, G. Battimelli, J. Hult, N.J. Hoff, D.C. Drucker and F.I. Niordson are included in the book.

The second, updated and revised, edition of the book:
IUTAM – A Short History, Second Edition,
edited by P. Eberhard and S. Juhasz, has been published by Springer International Publishing, 2016. ISBN 978-3-319-31061-9 (Print), 978-3-319-31063-3 (Online); DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-31063-3.
The book is available free of charge at

Mechanics at the Turn of the Century

edited by W. Schiehlen and L. van Wijngaarden, has been published by Shaker Verlag, Aachen, Germany, 2000. ISBN 3-8265-7714-0.

This Report is the result of an initiative of the Bureau of IUTAM to provide some landmarks on the developments in Mechanics during the 20th Century, to report on the 50 years of impulse to Mechanics by the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM), to visualize by a poster Meters of Motion on the occasion of the 20th International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ICTAM), to look ahead on a very personal basis and to show the broad international involvement of scientists in IUTAM in recent years.
The booklet ”Mechanics at the Turn of the Century” is accessible free of charge on the website of Shaker Verlag. The internet address is and search for Schiehlen as the author. Moreover, this booklet is available upon request from the IUTAM Secretariat.