The Role of MMS (Mechanism and Machine Science) and IFToMM in Greece

  • Thomas G. Chondros
Part of the Mechanisms and Machine Science book series (Mechan. Machine Science, volume 1)


Based on the results of a postal ballot among the Chairs of the International Federation for the Theory of Machines and Mechanisms (IFToMM) members in 1999, Greece was accepted for membership by the National Member Committee. With addition of this new membership, IFToMM had 45 members all over the world. The late Professor A. Dimarogonas (1938–2000) had advocated for the establishment of a Greek Section of IFToMM since the 1980s. The historical evolution of the Greek committee of the Greek Section of IFToMM and its influence on the structure of the courses of Machine Design, Synthesis of Mechanisms and the History of Technology in the Mechanical Engineering Department is presented here. The contribution of IFToMM to the development of Engineering Design and the Theory of Machines in Greece is also described.


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  1. 1.Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics Department, School of EngineeringUniversity of PatrasPatrasGreece

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