The Austrian National Committee for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics is affiliated with the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM) through the Austrian Academy of Sciences. IUTAM provides insight into the worldwide activities in this field. The Austrian National Committee carries one vote in the IUTAM General Assembly, which among others coordinates forthcoming Symposia and most important the ICTAM (International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics) Congress held every fourth year.
The members of the National Committee are scientists from TU Wien, TU Graz, MU Leoben, JKU Linz and Universität Innsbruck. The National Committee meets once a year to coordinate national and international activities and to offer young researchers a platform for scientific exchange. According to the locations of the universities, where theoretical and applied mechanics are represented in teaching and research, there are four sections: