Dynamic Systems and Control is a fast growing and pervasive engineering field. There is rarely an engineering endeavor that does not involve the careful control, analysis, and/or synthesis of physical, dynamic systems. Be it fluids, thermodynamics, heat transfer, machine design, or materials engineering, systems and control contributions are essential.
The Dynamic Systems and Control Division (DSCD) is one of 34 technical divisions in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). The mission of the Division is to provide a national and international forum to: evaluate, discuss, analyze, and publish new technical results in the field; stimulate and encourage research and education innovations; enhance manpower in research and engineering education in dynamic systems and control; and lead in setting directions for the field in the future.
The Division has actively developed and broadened its scope since its organization in 1943 from instruments and regulators, to automatic control, to coverage of all aspects of the modeling, design, and control of physical systems that involve forces, motions, and/or the flow of energy or material. In 1978 the name was changed from the "Automatic Control Division" to the "Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control Division".
One way to describe our Division's current interests is by collecting the titles of all of the papers presented at the DSCC 2010 into a wordle: