The conditions for the foundation of a National Committee is the existence of an international scientific union. The National Committee for Theoretic and Applied Mechanics represents the Belgian scientists who are active in the domain of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM).

The assignment of the Belgian National Committee for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics is the promotion and coordination of the scientific research within the domain of mechanics in an international context. This group welcomes all researchers active in mechanics.