Society for Experimental Mechanics
Site Search           
Welcome to the 34th edition of IMAC.

IMAC has evolved as the technology of structural dynamics has evolved and now includes a broad range of topics in structural dynamics from basic modal analysis and testing through non-linear dynamics and spanning applications from nano devices to full scale bridges and buildings. IMAC now touches almost all of the engineering disciplines: Civil, Mechanical, Industrial, Aerospace, Electrical, Automotive, etc.
  The theme for IMAC-XXXIV, “Dynamics of Multiphysical Systems:
From Active Materials to Vibroacoustics” responds to the need to include the effects of adjacent active control, thermal, fluid, hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical and acoustic systems as interactive boundary conditions for structural dynamics analysis and testing. In addition to these dedicated sessions, traditional sessions covering a wide range of topics ranging
from modal test methods to the dynamics of civil structures will once again be available.
Call for Papers
Download Call for Papers


Submit your abstract.
Upload your conference paper.

Accepted Author Information
General Information
Proceedings Paper Preparation Instructions
Proceedings Paper Upload Instructions
Author Forms
Author Agreement
  Presenting Author
Biographical Form

Download the PDF forms above which may be completed using Adobe Acrobat Reader. Right-click on the link and select "Save Target As" to save the form to your computer. Once you have completed the form, save the completed form and return it as an attachment to an email.
Registration Information   Online Registration Form   Print Registration Form
Download detailed registration information.   Access registration form page.
  Download print registration form.
Hotel Information   MEARS Discount    
Download detailed hotel sheet with reservation deadline and transportation information.   Download a coupon for shuttle transfer between Orlando International Airport and Rosen Plaza.    
Book Online   Book Online–U.S. Govt. Employee    
Book directly through the hotel to get
SEM's discounted rate.
  Book directly through the hotel to get SEM's discounted rate for U.S. government employees.    
Technical Program   Session Chair(s)/Co-chair(s)
By Session No.   By Author
Download instructions for
Session Chair(s)/Co-Chair(s).
  List of session Chairs


Pre-conference Courses    
Listing and links to pre-conference course information.    
Saturday, January 23, 2016
  Sunday, January 24, 2016
  Experimental Dynamic Substructuring
By Randy Mayes, Matt Allen and Daniel Rixen
  Operational Modal Analysis:
Background, Theory & Practice
By Svend Gade and Carlos Ventura
  Teaching, Learning, and Performing Vibration Analysis Using the Free ABRAVIBE MATLAB/Octave Toolbox
By Anders Brandt
  Theoretical and Experimental Modal Analysis of
Nonlinear Mechanical Systems
By Alexander Vakakis, Gaetan Kerschen, and
Ludovic Renson
   is a website that promotes networking and information sharing within the sound and vibration community. They partner with SEM to help promote IMAC. Visit their site.
IMAC at a Glance    


  • Basics of Modal Analysis for the New/Young Engineer
  • Substructuring Sessions
  • Nonlinear Sessions
  • Civil Structures Sessions
  • Model Validation and Uncertainty Quantification Sessions
  • Sensors and Instrumentation Sessions
  • Presentations of Note

IMAC Keynote(s):


Meetings of Interest

  • Technical Divisions and Focus Groups
  • Other Meetings of Interest


Thank You to Our 2015 Sponsors
Download a listing of the 2015 Exhibitors.  






Copyright © 2002-2015. Society for Experimental Mechanics, Inc.   All Rights Reserved.   Web Designer: WebGrow.