Tuesday, October 31, 2006


FFMTC Meeting at IMECE06

We would like to inform everyone that the Applied Mechanics Division Fracture and Failure Mechanics Technical Committee is currently scheduled to hold its annual meeting during the ASME IMECE in Chicago IL on Thursday, November 9, 2006, 11:00-12:00 (noon). The meeting location has not been announced, but should appear in your program when it is available.

We would like to invite everyone to attend the meeting. The minutes of our 2005 meeting are available here: http://rclsgi.eng.ohio-state.edu/~walter/blogger_files/FFTC_Nov_07_2005_minutes.pdf.

We would encourage anyone interested in organizing sessions for the 2007 summer meeting (McMat 2007, 6/3/07-6/7/07 Austin, TX) and/or the 2007 IMECE winter meeting (11/11/07-11/16/07, Seattle, WA) to prepare a short description of the session topic for discussion during our committee meeting in Chicago. Instructions and a template for proposing sessions are here: http://amd-ffmtc.blogspot.com/2006/02/proposing-symposia.html

The tentative agenda for the November 9th committee meeting is as follows:
  1. Approval of minutes of the Committee Meeting held on November 7, 2005.
  2. Officer "Graduation" and election of a new Secretary.
  3. Report on Symposia organized at 2006 IMECE.
  4. Request for symposia/session organization in upcoming 2007 meetings.
  5. Other business.
If you wish to add an item to the agenda, please let me know before November 3rd.

Thanks for your participation in the Fracture and Failure Mechanics Technical Committee of AMD.

John Lambros, Chair
Mark Walter, Vice-Chair
Jean Francois Molinari, Secretary

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