Our section aims to be a comprehensive specialty covering the frontiers of the mechanics of materials, including structures and systems.
Mechanics of Materials is open for submissions on various approaches: from theory, numerical simulations to experiments in the nano, micro or macro scales, together with multi-scale studies. Furthermore, we encourage articles on multiphase and multifunctional materials that are emerging topics with a significant potential.
Our main areas comprise solid mechanics, adhesion, fracture mechanics, fatigue, dynamic fracture, plasticity, dislocations, nanomechanics, bio-inspired mechanics, mechanics of biological and soft materials, friction, lubrication and wear, thus tribology and nanotribology.
The applications of the above areas are various: from novel devices, e.g. nano- and microelectromechanical systems (NEMS and MEMS), to the discovery of materials with yet unknown mechanical properties.
We do not restrict our scope by material type, therefore we operate in close collaboration with the other specialty sections in Frontiers in Materials. Topics on carbon materials, e.g. nanotube and graphene, are shared with our Carbon Based Materials section."