# Mechanics Abbreviations

Mechanics is the study of the action of forces on matter or systems, involving identification and description of such systems with cause-effect relationships.

Mechanics is a science concerned with the motions and equilibriums of bodies and structures. A distinction is made between: kinematics or phoronomy : the theory of the state of motion; dynamics : the theory concerning the forces that are the cause of the state of motion; statics : the theory of equilibria is part of dynamics.

However, Mechanics is also classified in statics: the theory of equilibrium and dynamics: the theory of motion. Kinematics is then conceived as an auxiliary mathematical science on which dynamics rest; z statistical and quantum mechanics.

**Biomechanics**

Biomechanics is the discipline oriented towards the application of laws that are part of the orbit of mechanics for the composition and displacement of living organisms. The term comes from “biomécanique”, a French word .

It can be said that biomechanics analyzes the mechanical and kinematic phenomena that are evident in beings that have life. Therefore, its object of study is the physical actions performed by living beings, from their origins to their effects. The properties of bones, the circulation of blood and the functioning of muscles are among his subjects of interest.

Biomedicine, anatomy , engineering and physiology are some of the fields of knowledge that combine in the field of biomechanics, which studies the behavior of living bodies and seeks to solve problems that arise from different conditions.

The creation of artificial prostheses and organs is one of the best-known applications of biomechanics. This scientific specialization can also, through mathematical models, perform the simulation of physical phenomena through the manipulation of multiple parameters.

It is possible to recognize different subdisciplines in biomechanics. Among them we can mention sports biomechanics (focused on sports activities to optimize the performance of athletes), forensic biomechanics (specialized in the mechanisms of injury suffered by bodies in the face of impacts or incidents), medical biomechanics (seeks solutions for multiple pathologies) and biomechanics physiotherapy (attempts to reverse the deficient functioning of the skeleton and muscles).

## List of Acronyms Related to Mechanics

AFM |
Advanced Fluid Mechanics |

AIM |
Advanced Idea Mechanics |

APPCM |
Advanced Placement Physics C: Mechanics |

ATEM |
Advanced Technology in Experimental Mechanics |

AMFM |
Advances in Mathematical Fluid Mechanics |

AEEM |
Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics |

AEM |
Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics |

AEM-2 |
Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics |

AAA |
Aerospace Engineering, Applied Mechanics, and Aviation |

AMFA |
Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association |

AAM |
American Academy of Mechanics |

AMFA |
American Mechanics Fraternal Association |

ARMA |
American Rock Mechanics Association |

ASC |
American Society of Biomechanics |

ASB |
American Society of Biomechanics |

ARMENIA |
Applied Mechanics |

AM |
Applied Mechanics |

AMME |
Applied Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering |

AMD |
Applied Mechanics Division |

AMI |
Applied Mechanics Inc. |

AMMRC |
Army Materials & Mechanics Research Center |

APACM |
Asian-Pacific Association for Computational Mechanics |

AFMC |
Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference |

AACM |
Australian Association of Computational Mechanics |

AGS |
Australian Geomechanics Society |

BAEM |
Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics |

BEAM |
Biology, Electronics, Aesthetics, Mechanics |

BML |
BioMechanics Laboratory |

BRL |
Biomechanics Research Lab |

BTD |
Biomechanics Test Database |

BYP |
Biomechanics Yellow Pages |

BRML |
Biorobotics and Biomechanics Lab |

BHRA |
British Hydromechanics Research Association |

BOEM |
Brotherhood of Engine Mechanics |

CFMA |
California Fire Mechanics Academy |

CARMA |
Canadian Rock Mechanics Association |

CSB |
Canadian Society for Biomechanics |

CBRL |
Cardiovascular Biomechanics Research Laboratory |

CEMETERY |
Center for Electro-Mechanics |

CEM |
Center for Electro-Mechanics |

CMMS |
Centre for Mechanics of Micro-Systems |

CEEM |
Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics |

CDFM |
Computational Dynamic Fracture Mechanics |

CFSM |
Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics |

CFM |
Computational Fluid Mechanics |

CGMA |
Computational Geometry for Mechanics and Applications |

COMMENTARY |
Computational Mechanics |

CM |
Computational Mechanics |

COMET |
Computational Mechanics Testbed |

CSM |
Computational Structural Mechanics |

CML |
Computer Mechanics Laboratory |

CMBBE |
Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering |

CSM |
Computerized Structural Mechanics |

CDM |
Continuum Damage Mechanics |

CMM |
Control/Mechanics/Materials |

CIMRF |
Current Ideas in Mechanics and Related Fields |

DCAMM |
Danish Center for Applied Mathematics and Mechanics |

DAM |
Defense Activities Mechanicsburg |

ENGINEER |
Department of Electromechanics |

EM |
Department of Electromechanics |

DSFM |
Division of Solid and Fluid Mechanics |

EMI |
Engineering Mechanics Institute |

EML |
Engineering Mechanics Laboratory |

ESM |
Engineering Science and Mechanics |

EFM |
Environmental Fluid Mechanics |

EJMS |
European Journal of Mechanics Solids |

ESB |
European Society of Biomechanics |

EMF |
Faculty of Electromechanics |

FSM |
Fluid and Solid Mechanics |

FMHT |
Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer |

FMM |
Fluid Mechanics and Machinery |

FOAM |
Foam Optics and Mechanics |

FMA |
Fracture Mechanics Analysis |

FMDM |
Fracture Mechanics of Ductile Metals |

GMTK |
General Mechanics Tool Kits |

GAMM |
German Association for Mathematics and Mechanics |

GUM |
Grammar Usage Mechanics |

GPMCT |
Grand Prix Mechanics Charitable Trust |

HQM |
Hemi-Quantal Mechanics |

ITMO |
Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics |

ISTB |
Institute for Surgical Technologies and Biomechanics |

IBV |
Institute of Biomechanics of Valencia |

ICMM |
Institute of Continuous Media Mechanics |

IEM |
Institute of Engineering Mechanics |

IMM |
Institute of Mathematics and Mechanics |

IMBM |
Institute of Mechanics and Biomechanics |

IMPACT |
Institute of Mechanics, Processes and Control – Twente |

IACM |
International Association for Computational Mechanics |

ICAMM |
International Conference on Applied Mechanics and Materials |

ICCBB |
International Conference on Computational Biomechanics and Biology |

ICCMS |
International Conference on Computational Mechanics and Simulation |

ICEM |
International Conference on Experimental Mechanics |

ICNM |
International Conference on Nonlinear Mechanics |

IJD |
International Journal of Damage Mechanics |

ISRM |
International Society for Rock Mechanics |

ISB |
International Society of Biomechanics |

ISBS |
International Society of Biomechanics in Sports |

ISSFME |
International Society of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering |

ISSMGE |
International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineers |

ISEM |
International Symposium on Experimental Mechanics |

IUTAM |
International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics |

JAB |
Journal of Applied Biomechanics |

JDB |
Journal of Dental Biomechanics |

JFM |
Journal of Fluid Mechanics |

LFME |
Laboratory of Fluid Mechanics and Energy |

LNM |
Laboratory of Nonlinear Mechanics |

MSMF |
Materials Structure and Micromechanics of Fracture |

MAEEM |
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics |

MEAM |
Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics |

MEEM |
Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Mechanics |

MASIE |
Mechanics and Symmetry in Europe |

MGM |
Mechanics of Granular Materials |

MOM |
Mechanics of Materials |

MQC |
Mechanics Qualifying Course |

MS |
Mechanics Service |

MST |
Mechanics Support Team |

MUG |
Mechanics, Usage, Grammar |

MASD |
Mechanicsburg Area School District |

MASH |
Mechanicsburg Area Senior High |

MECH |
Mechanicsburg, PA |

MVFD |
Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department |

MEM |
Micro-Electro-Mechanics |

MACINTOSH |
Micromechanics Analysis Code |

MAC |
Micromechanics Analysis Code |

MM |
Molecular Mechanics |

MMC |
Molecular Mechanics for Clusters Model |

MQM |
Molecular Quantum Mechanics |

MMI |
Motorcycle Mechanics Institute |

MBRL |
Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Research Laboratory |

NDCSMC |
National Design, Construction and Soil Mechanics Center |

NIRM |
National Institute of Rock Mechanics |

NGMA |
Network for Geometry, Mechanics and Applications |

NM |
Newtonian Mechanics |

NNFM |
Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics |

NMCM |
Numerical Methods and Computational Mechanics |

NMCM |
Numerical Methods in Continuum Mechanics |

OMAE |
Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering |

OUAM |
Order of United American Mechanics |

OFAEMA |
Oregon Fire Apparatus and Equipment Mechanics Association |

OBBL |
Orthopaedic Biomechanics and Biomaterials Laboratory |

OBL |
Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory |

PACAM |
Pan American Congress of Applied Mechanics |

PM |
Popular Mechanics |

PMFK |
Popular Mechanics for Kids |

PMK |
Popular Mechanics for Kids |

PAMM |
Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics |

PSQM |
Progress in Supersymmetric Quantum Mechanics |

QM |
Quantum Mechanics |

RMI |
Railway Mechanics Institute |

RQM |
relativistic quantum mechanics |

RUBI |
Research for Undergraduates in Biomechanics and Imaging |

RIAM |
Research Institute of Applied Mechanics |

RMRC |
Rock Mechanics Research Center |

RMT |
Rock Mechanics Technology Limited |

SQM |
Scaled Quantum Mechanics |

SIMI |
Sea Ice Mechanics Initiative |

SLAMS |
Sentences Lines Answer Mechanics Support |

SIOM |
Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics |

SEM |
Society for Experimental Mechanics, Inc. |

SMIAC |
Soil Mechanics Information Analysis Center |

SMSS |
Soil Mechanics Surface Sampler |

SMME |
Solid Mechanics and Materials Engineering |

SMMES |
Solid Mechanics and Materials Engineering |

SACAM |
South African Conference on Computational and Applied Mechanics |

SCRAM |
Statistical CRAck Mechanics |

SMNI |
Statistical Mechanics of Neocortical Interactions |

SEM |
Structural Engineering and Mechanics |

SEMC |
Structural Engineering Mechanics and Computation |

SEMM |
Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials Program |

SMD |
Structures and Mechanics Division |

SQM |
Super Quantum Mechanics |

STAMM |
Symposium on Trends in Applications of Mathematics to Mechanics |

TM |
Temporal Mechanics |

TEAM |
Theoretical & Applied Mechanics |

TEAM |
Theoretical Applied Mechanics |

TDQM |
Time-Dependent Quantum Mechanics |

VLSM |
Virtual Laboratory for the Study of Mechanics |

VQM |
Visual Quantum Mechanics |

WRMC |
Workshop Research in Mechanics of Composites |

WCBM |
World Congress of Biomechanics |

WCCM |
World Congress on Computational Mechanics |