Numerical and computational analysis of applied mechanics.
Aims and scope
Mechanics has long played a crucial role in engineering, and with the need to treat ever more complex systems and constructions, its role is arguably more important than ever. From the construction of new high-speed rail lines in the UK, to the upgrade of century old water systems in India, to the design of subsea tunnels in Hong Kong, a diverse range of large-scale engineering projects are being executed across the world, stimulating the demand for effective and reliable analysis and design methods.
Engineering and Computational Mechanics publishes refereed papers and other short contributions on fundamental applied mechanics in civil engineering. Practically oriented papers are particularly welcome. Papers describing analytical or computational methods, including source code when appropriate, are also very welcome. Papers may cover solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, the behaviour of granular materials, structural, stress and strain analysis, and the dynamics of structures and fluid/structure interactions. Papers may also describe the use of mechanics in combination with optimisation algorithms to identify efficient designs. Contributions dealing with problems at the interfaces between geotechnical engineering, structural engineering and fluid mechanics are also welcome, though papers specifically covering materials science or soil and rock behaviour will not normally be included, unless they have a significant mechanics component.
Aiding countries and organisations in responsibly meeting the engineering needs of their populations and improving their societies through this, is one of the key ideals of the Institution of Civil Engineers. One of the ways this function is performed is by the gathering and distribution of knowledge on an international level through its journals. In line with this, Engineering and Computational Mechanics is free to submit to, with an option for authors to make their work open access. Additional support is given for authors from many developing countries, or to those who are ICE members.
Engineering and Computational Mechanics publishes original research papers, briefing articles, book reviews, state-of-the-art reviews and editorials.
Awards: Each year, the paper rated best by the Editorial Panel is given the ICE’s prestigious Telford Premium award.
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