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Engineering and Computational Mechanics: A Year in Review 2023

Engineering and Computational Mechanics


A Year in Review

Engineering and Computational Mechanics

A lot of great things can happen in a year. For example, Emerald's acquisition of the ICE Publishing portfolio as part of our dynamic partnership, bringing new opportunities and exciting prospects for advancing research in the field of civil and environmental engineering. Below is Engineering and Computational Mechanics' achievements in the past year.

About the journal 

Engineering and Computational Mechanics publishes original research papers, briefing articles, book reviews, state-of-the-art reviews and editorials on numerical and computational analysis of applied mechanics.

Earlier this year, ENCM welcomed it's new Editor-in-Chief, Professor Benedict Rogers.

Journal's homepage  Emerald & ICEP logos

Emerald ICE Publishing journals collection

Most cited papers of all time

  1. Vegetated flows in their environmental context: a review
    Andrew M. Folkard
  2. Equilibrium of cracked masonry domes
    J. Zessin, W. Lau, and J. Ochsendorf
  3. Masonry arch analysis using discontinuity layout optimisation
    M. Gilbert, C. C. Smith, and T. J. Pritchard
  4. Calculation of fluid–structure interaction: Methods, refinements, applications
    M. Can Kara, T. Stoesser, and R. McSherry
  5. A review of Pochhammer-Chree dispersion in the Hopkinson bar
    Sam E. Rigby, Andrew D. Barr, and Max Clayton

Themed Issues

Award-winning papers

Each year, the paper rated best by the Editorial Panel is given the ICE’s prestigious Telford Premium award. Papers are also eligible for non-journal specific awards. All award-winning papers are free to read in perpetuity.

Year Award Paper
2022 Baker Medal - Third best paper overall Focused wave interactions with floating structures: a blind comparative study
2022 Telford Premium Numerical modelling of three-dimensional masonry arch bridge structures
2021 Baker Medal - Third best paper overall Modelling of focused wave interaction with wave energy converter models using qaleFOAM
2021 Telford Premium A reformulated hardening soil model
2020 George Stephenson Medal - Second best paper overall Downwind flow behaviours of cuboid-shaped obstacles: modelling and experiments
2020 Telford Premium Fidelity of computational modelling of offshore jacket platforms
2019 Telford Premium High-fidelity non-linear analysis of metal sandwich panels
2018 Baker Medal - Third best paper overall Hydraulic jumps and breaking bores: modelling and analysis
2018 Telford Premium Air–water interactions in urban drainage systems
2017 Telford Premium Modelling of tsunami-induced bore and structure interaction
2016 George Stephenson Medal - Second best paper overall Calculation of fluid–structure interaction: methods, refinements, applications
2016 Telford Premium Unsteady Reynolds averaged Navier–Stokes simulations of a buoyant plume above a cylinder
2015 Telford Premium Tsunami wave and structure interaction: An investigation with smoothed-particle hydrodynamics
2014 Telford Gold Medal - Best paper overall The influence of room geometry on the overturning of smoke owing to a floor fire
2014 Telford Premium Simulations of masonry-infilled reinforced concrete frame failure
2013 David Hislop Award (also known as the Offshore award) – Best paper on offshore matters Steep progressive waves in deep and shallow water
2013 Telford Premium Draw-down and run-up of tsunami waves on sloping beaches
2012 Telford Premium FE homogenised limit analysis model for masonry structures
2011 Telford Premium Finite-size Lyapunov exponents: a new tool for lake dynamics

Calls for papers

Data-driven Mechanics - submissions close: 8th July 2024

If you are interested in submitting your work for a Themed Issue, please register with and then navigate to the journal that you wish to submit to. Choose article type "Themed Issue" and then the specific name from the drop-down menu on screen. Author guidelines must be strictly followed.

Why submit to Engineering and Computational Mechanics?

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.

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