Committees. Preface. Acknowledgments. Exhibitors. Congress Statistics. Opening Ceremony. Closing Ceremony. Scientific Program.
Interplay between Air and Water by Leen van Wijngaarden.
Stochastic Dynamics of Engineering Systems by Kazimierz Sobczyk.
Multibody Dynamics: Bridging for Multidisciplinary Applications by Jorge A.C. Ambrosio.
Rapid Formation of Strong Gradients and Diffusion in the Transport of Scalar and Vector Fields by Konrad Bajer.
Wave-Vortex Interactions in the Atmosphere, and Climate Prediction by Onno Bokhove.
Near-critical Point Hydrodynamics and Microgravity by Daniel A. Beysens.
Flaw Tolerant Nanostructures of Biological Materials by Huajian Gao, Baohua Ji, Markus J. Buehler, and Haimin Yao.
Transport and Mixing in the Atmosphere by Peter H. Haynes.
Variational and Multiscale Methods in Turbulence by Thomas J. R. Hughes, Victor M. Calo, and Guglielmo Scovazzi.
Mechanics of Thin Film Structures by Henrik M. Jensen.
Nonlinear Dynamics in Ocean Engineering by Edwin J. Kreuzer and Wolfgang M. Sichermann.
A Bridge between the Micro- and Mesomechanics of Laminates: Fantasy or Reality? by Pierre Ladeveze.
Turbulence and Large-Eddy Simulations by Marcel R. Lesieur.
Nano-Mechanical Analysis of IFM Force Profiles on Self-Assembled Monolayers by Mingji Wang, Kenneth M. Liechti, Vibha Srinivasan, John M. White, and Peter J. Rossky.
Collisional Granular Flows with and without Gas Interactions in Microgravity by Michel Y. Louge and Haitao Xu.
Probability Phenomena in Perturbed Dynamical Systems by Anatoly Neishtadt.
Mechanics of Rubberlike Solids by Ray W. Ogden.
Elastic Wave Propagation Development for Structural Health Monitoring by Wieslaw Ostachowicz.
On the damping of a piezoelectric truss by Andre Preumont.
Strength of Nanostructures by Rodney S. Ruo and Nicola M. Pugno.
Micromechanics of Cells by Erich Sackmann, Andreas Reuther, and Doris Heinrich.
Elastic Interactions of Biological Cells by Samuel A. Safran, A. Nicolas and U.S. Schwarz.
Electrokinetic Flow Instabilities in Microuidic Systems by Hao Lin, Michael H. Oddy and Juan G. Santiago.
Molecular Mechanics of Cytoskeletal Components by M. Atakhorrami, K.M. Addas, M. Buchanan, G.H. Koenderink F.C. MacKintosh, J.X. Tang, Christoph F. Schmidt.
Topics in Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics by Edward A. Spiegel.
Miniaturization of Explosive Technology and Microdetonics by D. Scott Stewart.
Foams in Microgravity by Denis Weaire and Simon Cox.
st The21 InternationalCongressofTheoreticalandAppliedMechanics (ICTAM04) took place August 15 - 21, 2004, in Warsaw, Poland. It was organized by Polish National Committee of IUTAM, Institute of Fundamental Technological Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IPPTPAN)andWarsawUniversityofTechnology. TheCongressvenue was the main building of Warsaw University of Technology. The idea of congresses devoted to mechanics, can be traced back to a conference on problems of?uid mechanics in Innsbruck, 1922. It was organized by four individuals, whose names, are and will, remain very wellknowntonextgenerationsofscientists,C.W.Oseen,T.Levi-Civite, T.vonKarm ¿ ¿ ¿ an,andL.Prandtl. Thisconferencewassofruitful,thatthe organizers decided to arrange similar meetings in the future, every four years, and to extend the scope of the future meetings to include solid mechanics. Hence a series of meetings started eighty years agowiththe st 1 ICTAM held in Delft, Netherlands. From the meetingsoftheCongress Committee sprang the idea of a more permanent organization to look out for the world interests in the mechanical sciences. Thus, IUTAM, theInternational Unionof Theor- ical and Applied Mechanics, was formed on September 26, 1946. In 1947 IUTAM became a member of ICSU, the International Council of Sci- ti?c Unions, itself founded in 1931. The highest authority of IUTAMis the General Assembly, with delegates from the Adhering Organizations, each of which is a?liated with a national learned society in a given country. Scienti?cProgram Contemporary mechanics poses both, the fundamental problems from the area of pure science, and its strong links with modern technology.
Presents a snapshot view of the state-of-the-art in the field of contemporary mechanics