Aims and Scope

The Journal of Advanced Structural Mechanics is an independent journal focusing entirely on dissemination of original research, both theoretical and experimental, from fundamental concepts in solid mechanics to the analysis of new phenomena and applications. Emphasis is placed on contributions, analytical, numerical and experimental, of mechanics aspects in advanced materials and structures (e.g., mechanical characterization, mathematical modeling, novel applications, failure description and interactions with other media). Subjects of interest for the journal include:

  • Development and application of smart materials and intelligent structures at any scales including, but not limited to, electro and magnetostrictive materials, piezoelectrics, ferroelectrics, shape memory alloys and polymers, sensor/actuator (smart) materials, metal-matrix composites, nano-composites and multifunctional materials.
  • Structural analysis and modeling (stability, linear and nonlinear vibrations, dynamics, control, impact mechanics, wave propagation) of advanced materials, mechanisms and structures.
  • Mechanics of multi-fields problems, including fluid-structures interactions, N/MEMS devices.
  • Mechanics of materials including thermoelasticity, plasticity, damage and fracture, micromechanics, homogenization and optimization.
  • Investigation of controlled structures with smart and intelligent materials, structural health monitoring, energy harvesting systems.
  • Mechanics-based investigations on emerging areas such as 3D printing, bio-inspired materials, additive manufacturing and thin films.
  • Advanced and novel methodologies in process and fabrication of materials and structures.

The Journal aims to foster scientific understanding of these fields and their underlying physical mechanisms. To this end, the content of articles should reflect the current state of the art in analysis, mathematical modeling, numerical simulation, and experimental observation. The authors are encouraged to consider the contributions for the field of mechanics of advanced materials and structures and the implications of their works, in addition to describing the details of their results. No length limitations for contributions are set, but only concisely written papers are preferred to be published. submitted article is assigned to associate editor chosen according to the subject and topic of submitted paper. Then, the associate editor sends the manuscript to reviewers who have expertise in the field and topic of the manuscript.