As can be found in the foreword of the first issue of Meccanica, 1966, AIMETA gathers researchers on any branches of Mechanics: theoretical, experimental, technical, and operative. Anyone shows his personal mentality, according to his/her main educational and professional activity, but all find a common interest on Mechanics, a very wide science, paradise of mathematical sciences, as Leonardo was saying, but also foundation of every physical science. Mechanics is meant in a wide sense, as Newton was saying, "scientia motum, qui ex viribus quibuscumque resultant, et virium quae ad motus quoscunque requiruntur". More generally, as Kirchhoff was saying, the "complete description of motion occurring in nature" or, according to Einstein, "Geometry of space-time". In this sense, in AIMETA it is difficult to find a boundary between Rational mechanics and Mathematical physics,
Applied mechanics, Solid and structure mechanics, Fluid mechanics, Aerodynamics. AIMETA aims at making a bridge towards researchers working in fields new and near to the traditional ones. For instance, the Groups of Biomechanics and Mechanics of materials are an indication of this aim of AIMETA.
Through meetings and the journal Meccanica, the association aims at establishing contacts between researchers who operate in different contexts but whose joint work may result in new achievements for the wide realm of Mechanics.