at the 2018 SEM Annual Conference and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics organized by the Society for
Experimental Mechanics and held in Greenville, SC, from June 4 to 7, 2018. The complete proceedings also include volumes
on Dynamic Behavior of Materials; Challenges in Mechanics of Time-Dependent Materials; Advancement of Optical
Methods & Digital Image Correlation in Experimental Mechanics; Mechanics of Composite, Hybrid and Multifunctional
Materials; Fracture, Fatigue, Failure and Damage Evolution; Residual Stress, Thermomechanics & Infrared Imaging,
Hybrid Techniques and Inverse Problems; and Mechanics of Additive and Advanced Manufacturing.
Each collection presents early findings from experimental and computational investigations on an important area within
experimental mechanics, the mechanics of biological systems, micro- and nanomechanics, and other experimental and
applied mechanics such as education and research in progress.
The Biological Systems and Materials segment of this volume summarizes the exchange of ideas and information among
scientists and engineers involved in the research and analysis of how mechanical loads interact with the structure, properties,
and function of living organisms and their tissues. The scope includes experimental, imaging, numerical, and mathematical
techniques and tools spanning various length and time scales. Establishing this symposium at the Annual Meeting of the
Society for Experimental Mechanics provides a venue where state-of-the-art experimental methods can be leveraged in the
study of biological and bio-inspired materials, traumatic brain injury, cell mechanics, and biomechanics in general. A major
goal of the symposium was for participants to collaborate in the asking of fundamental questions and the development of
new techniques to address bio-inspired problems in society, human health, and the natural world. The organizers would like
to thank all the speakers and staff at SEM for enabling a successful program.
The Micro- and Nanomechanics segment of this volume focuses on specialized scientific areas that involve miniaturizing
conventional scale components and systems to take advantage of reduced size and weight and/or enhanced performance
or novel functionality. These fields also encompass the application of principles ranging from the micron scale down to
individual atoms. Sometimes these principles borrow from conventional scale laws but often involve new physical and/or
chemical phenomena that require new behavioral laws and impart new properties to exploit. Studying how mechanical loads
interact with components of these scales is important in developing new applications, as well as assessing their reliability
and functionality. Establishing this symposium at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Experimental Mechanics provides
a venue where state-of-the-art experimental methods can be leveraged in these endeavors.
The 2018 Symposium is the nineteenth in the series and addresses pertinent issues relating to design, analysis, fabrication,
testing, optimization, and applications of micro- and nanomechanics, especially as these issues relate to experimental
mechanics of microscale and nanoscale structures.
It is withdeepgratitudethatwethanktheorganizingcommittee,sessionchairs,authorsandkeynotespeakers,participants,
and SEM staff for making the 19th International Symposium on Micro- and Nanomechanics (ISMAN) a valuable and