Advances in computational plasticity


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This special issue will publish full-length versions of selected papers presented at the Computational Plasticity Conference, COMPLAS 2023, held in Barcelona on 5-7 September 2023. Participants of the conference are encouraged to submit. The issue is focussed on recent advances in Computational Plasticity and related areas, ranging from general modelling of dissipative materials and processes, and associated computational methods, all the way through to advanced multi-scale techniques and latest developments in the use of Data Science/Data-driven approaches and Artificial Intelligence in this context. This special issue aims to disseminate the most relevant recent advances in these fields with a view to promote their application in industrial practice and encourage their critical appraisal and further healthy discussions both in academia and industry.

List of topic areas


  • Constitutive modelling of dissipative materials; 
  • Computational material design; 
  • Damage, fracture, fatigue and failure mechanics; 
  • Geomechanics and Geoscience; 
  • Biomechanics; 
  • Contact mechanics; 
  • Micro-mechanics of materials; 
  • Multi-scale material modelling; 
  • Data-driven modelling of materials and structures; 
  • Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence; 
  • Coupled multi-physics problems; 
  • Numerical methods in science and engineering; 
  • High performance computing; 
  • Inverse problems and optimisation; 
  • Advanced discretisation techniques; 
  • Simulation of manufacturing and material forming processes.


Guest Editors

E de Souza Neto,
Department of Civil Engineering, Swansea University, UK,
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D Perić,
Department of Civil Engineering, Swansea University, UK, 
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M Chiumenti,
Centro Internacional de Metodos Numericos en Engenieria (CIMNE), Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Spain,
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C Agelet de Saracibar,
Centro Internacional de Metodos Numericos en Engenieria (CIMNE), Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Spain,
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Submissions Information

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Author guidelines must be strictly followed

Authors should select (from the drop-down menu) the special issue title at the appropriate step in the submission process, i.e. in response to “Please select the issue you are submitting to”. 

Submitted articles must not have been previously published, nor should they be under consideration for publication anywhere else, while under review for this journal.


Key deadlines

Opening date for manuscripts submissions: 15 September 2023
Closing date for manuscripts submission: 01 March 2024