Computational Mechanics ’86

Theory and Applications

  • Genki Yagawa
  • Satya N. Atluri
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-36
  2. Plates and Shells

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. P. G. Bergan, M. K. Nygård
      Pages 77-86
    3. J. E. Akin, Y. W. Kwon
      Pages 131-138
    4. Motoharu Tateishi, Joop C. Nagtegaal, S. Nakazawa
      Pages 171-177
    5. I. E. Harik, B. F. Haddad
      Pages 179-185
    6. Huanding Wang, Jinsheng Zhang
      Pages 187-192
    7. T. Yokoyama, K. Kishida, K. Nakagawa
      Pages 209-214
    8. H. Y. Yang, Z. G. Zhao, L. J. Ni
      Pages 215-221
    9. Yang Gao, Keh-chih Hwang
      Pages 227-232
  3. Solid and Structural Mechanics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239
    2. Shen Jien Zhou
      Pages 267-269
    3. John E. Jackson Jr., Nelson R. Bauld, Minisandram Ramesh
      Pages 299-304
    4. Wenda Lu, Renxing Shao, Zhiqiao Xu
      Pages 305-310
    5. B. W. Golley, M. A. Hamstead
      Pages 347-352

About these proceedings


It is often said that these days there are too many conferences on general areas of computational mechanics. mechanics. and numer ical methods. vJhile this may be true. the his tory of scientific conferences is itself quite short. According to Abraham Pais (in "Subtle is the Lord ...• " Oxford University Press. 1982. p.80). the first international scientific conference ever held was the Karlsruhe Congress of Chemists. 3-5 September 1860 in Karlsruhe. Germany. There were 127 chemists in attendance. and the participants came from Austria. Belgium. France. Germany. Great Britain. Italy. Mexico. Poland. Russia. Spain. Sweden. and Switzerland. At the top of the agenda of the points to be discussed at this conference was the question: "Shall a difference be made between the expressions molecule and atom?" Pais goes on to note: "The conference did not at once succeed in bringing chemists closer together ... It is possible that the older men were offended by the impetuous behavior and imposing manner of the younger scientists" (see references cited in Pais' book). It may be observed that history. in general. repeats itself. However. at ICCM-86 in Tokyo. roughly 500 participants from both the West and the East were in attendance; there were only scholarly exchanges; the young tried to learn from the more experienced. and a spirit of international academic cooperation prevailed.



Editors and affiliations

  • Genki Yagawa
    • 1
  • Satya N. Atluri
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Nuclear EngineeringThe University of TokyoBunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113Japan
  2. 2.Center for the Advancement of Computational Mechanics, School of Civil EngineeringGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA

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