Belgian NCTAM Conference

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the 10th Belgian National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (NCTAM) has been postponed with one year and will be organised around November 2021. The congress is co-organised with the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts (KVAB).

NCTAM 2020+1 will bring together junior researchers, postdocs and group leaders in the field of theoretical and applied mechanics. 

The full-day symposium will encompass a wide variety of research topics, and particularly encourages PhD students to present their work, meet and exchange ideas across researchers and institutions.  It is an opportunity to present your research to a broad audience (for starting PhD students perhaps for a first time). Questions from the audience and feedback on presentations can help to improve your research. 

This congress is co-organised with the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts.


Short History of the Belgian NCTAM Conferences

In 1986 the National Committee for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics decided to recurrently organise a National Congress devoted to the subject, with the aim of fostering the exchange between specialists of various branches within mechanics.

In addition, the congress would also offer a forum to young researchers in the field to present their work.

The first congress took place in Brussels on May 21-22, 1987. The number of participants (132) and papers (68) of this first edition really showed the need for such an event in the Belgian Mechanical scientific community.

Subsequent congresses were organised at different universities in Belgium with an ever growing participation.

The 8th edition took place at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel on May 28-29, 2009.  As in the past, the congress has a very tight programme with 111 papers of which 6 invited contributions.
Download NCTAM2009-Programme …
Download NCTAM2009-Papers …

The 9th edition took place at the Royal Military Academy in Brussels on May 9-10, 2012. 
Download NCTAM2012-Information …

The 10th edition in 2020 will be co-organised by NCTAM and KVAB