Special Issue of ASME Journal of Mechanical Design to Focus on Engineered Materials and Structures

Nov. 20, 2017


The ASME Journal of Mechanical Design is now accepting manuscripts for a special issue on “Design of Engineered Materials and Structures.” The deadline for authors to submit a paper for the special issue is March 1, 2018.

The design of engineered materials and structures is an expanding and important field of research that encompasses the areas of materials science, engineering design, engineering mechanics, manufacturing, and data science. The approach is intended to accelerate the discovery of new materials for engineering applications by providing an inverse, requirements-driven method that strategically leverages material databases, simulations and engineering design algorithms and methods to synthesize new materials and structures.

The guest editors of the special issue, which is expected to be published by November 2018, are seeking papers that integrate materials modeling, data collection, simulation, and prediction capabilities with engineering design methods, principles, algorithms, and tools to enable the design of new materials and structures. Papers must demonstrate an intellectual emphasis on engineering design to be eligible for publication in the special issue.

Examples of topics that papers could address include simulation-based design methods for enabling accelerated design, development and insertion of engineering materials; the integration of theory, simulations and experiments in the design of materials and structures; novel design representation in design of materials and structures; multiscale and multiphysics modeling and simulation to support the design of advanced materials and structures; data-driven design of materials and structures; data mining and informatics for material and structural design; integrated design of products, fabrication processes and materials; topology optimization theory and applications with an emphasis on design of materials and/or integrated design of materials and structures; stochastic topology optimization and uncertainty quantification and management for materials and structures; manufacturing considerations in design, including topology, size and shape optimization; rigorous multiscale design; geometric modeling for design of materials and structures; and novel materials and structures by design, and their applications.

The guest editors for the special issue are Carolyn Seepersad, the University of Texas at Austin; Raymundo Arroyave, Texas A&M University; James Guest, Johns Hopkins University; Andres Tovar, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis; and Yan Wang, Georgia Institute of Technology.

Papers should be submitted via the ASME Journals Digital Submission Site at http://journaltool.asme.org/Content/index.cfm. Authors should note on their cover pages that their papers are intended for the special issue on “Design of Engineered Materials and Structures,” and notify the journal’s editor by e-mail, at editor@asmejmd.org, that the paper is intended for the special issue.

Papers submitted by March 1, 2018 will be reviewed in time for inclusion in the special issue. However, authors are strongly encouraged to submit their manuscripts before that date. Papers received after March 1 may still be considered for the special issue, time and space permitting. Papers that are not ready for production in time for inclusion in the special issue may be considered for a regular issue of the journal.

For more information on the ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, visit http://www.asmejmd.org. To learn more about the ASME Journals Program, visit https://journaltool.asme.org.