‘Experimental mechanics’ can be defined as the investigation by experimental means of the mechanical behaviour of engineering systems subjected to load. The system can be a structure, a material, soft matter such as human tissue, a fluid-structure coupling; the list is practically endless. Implicit in the definition is that some kind of measurement system is used to capture a quantity that describes the system’s behaviour.
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The Young Stress Analyst Competition is held annually alongside the BSSM's International Conference on Experimental Mechanics. Finalists are invited to present their work during the conference, which is judged by a panel of leading industrialists and researchers from academia. All finalists receive a cash prize, free conference registration and free BSSM membership.