The Society for Experimental Mechanics was founded in 1943 as a
nonprofit scientific and educational organization. Its
objective is to 'further the knowledge of stress and strain
analysis and related technologies."
The members of SEM encompass a unique group of experimentalists,
development engineers, design engineers, test engineers and
technicians, and research and development scientists from
industry and educational institutions.
SEM Member Benefits
SEM membership has many advantages, such - as being introduced
to a worldwide network of individuals working in the diverse
technology of experimental mechanics. Rapid Prototyping,
vibration and shock measurement problems, modal thrusters and
accelerometers, non-contact extensometers, high and low
temperature strain gages, composite materials, weld joints,
digitizes and signal processing, thermographic stress analysis
and material behavior, are but a sampling of the current
membership's interests. Following is a listing of membership
While international in scope, SEM is small enough to provide a
forum for easy communications between members
- Experimental Techniques
A bi-monthly magazine focused on the applied aspects of
experimental mechanics, E/T includes society news, new products
and literature, plus much more.
- Experimental Mechanics
(optional) peer reviewed
quarterly journal concentrating on advanced research and
- Modal Analysis: The International Journal of Analytical
and Experimental Modal Analysis
reviewed quarterly journal devoted to modal analysis.
- A 20% rate reduction for all SEM conferences.
- Local Sections.
- A choice of fourteen Technical Divisions - at no additional
- 20% to 30% cost reduction on useful publications.
- SEM Newsletter - to keep you in touch with Division, Section
and Society News.
SEM provides the medium for you to network with your peers and
exchange practical information and solve problems.
SEM's Technical Divisions are essentially
special interest groups. These groups meet formally and
informally at various Society events. Technical Divisions
- Applied Photoelasticity
- Composite Materials
- Electronic Packaging
- Fracture and Fatigue
- Fracture of Concrete and Rock
- Modal Analysis/Dynamic Systems
- Optical Methods
- Residual Stress
- Structural Testing
- Technical Committee on Strain Gages
- Thermal Methods
- Time Dependent Materials
- Transducers and Sensors
- Wood and Wood Based Composites
SEM Annual Conferences
- Spring Conference on Experimental
- Mechanics, Exhibit '
Booths, Approx. 47 Sessions, 180 Papers, June
- International Congress on Experimental Mechanics (every 4
years), Exhibit Booths, Approx. 60 Sessions, 200 Papers, June
- IMAC, The International Modal Analysis Conference, Exhibit
Booths, Approx. 58 Sessions, 260 Papers, February
- SEM Fall Conference, Topical, Exhibits, November
SEM Topical Conferences and Seminars:
- Hostile Environments and High Temperature Measurements
- Integration of FEA and Structural Testing with Rapid
- Strain Gage Selection and Installation
- Dynamic Failure
- Hologram Interferometry & Speckle Metrology
- Structural Testing Techniques
- Modal Analysis: 'Theory and Application
- Nondestructive Testing of Concrete in the Infrastructure
- Computer Aided Testing & Modal Analysis
- and much more...
Society for Experimental Mechanics, Inc.
7 Scool Street
(203) 790-6373, Fax (203) 790-4472
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