News: Submit your case study
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:50:00 GMT

Share your knowledge with like-minded academics and engineers by contributing a short paper on the practical outcome of a project you’ve been involved in to one of our open access Case Studies in Engineering publications.

Call for Papers: CALL FOR PAPERS: Special Issue of Building and Environment on Building Acoustics and Noise Control
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 09:50:00 GMT

Acoustics is an important issue as it is related to indoor environmental quality and human comfort. People's perceptions of acoustic comfort and satisfaction are influenced by the acoustical environment. Sound sources inevitably exist in our environment and application of new knowledge on noise control in buildings is of importance. Building acoustics is the subject of this special issue.

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT

Calling nominations to recognize early-career researchers in physics and mathematics

News: A Special Issue on Solar Cooling Technologies
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 15:40:00 GMT

A special Issue dedicated to Solar Cooling Technologies has been published in the International Journal of Refrigeration, vol. 39, March 2014.

Call for Papers: Call for Special Issue emerging ICT concepts for smart, safe and sustainable industrial systems
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT

This call for paper aims at shedding light on the new emerging ICT concepts for smart, safe and sustainable industrial systems.

Editors' Choice: Vehicle–snow interaction: Testing, modeling and validation for combined longitudinal and lateral slip
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:20:00 GMT

Volume 55, October 2014, Pages 1–16
Jonah H. Lee, Daisy Huang

General operations of a vehicle involve simultaneous slip in the longitudinal and lateral directions, the combination of which is much more complicated than purely longitudinal or lateral motions. During vehicle–snow interactions, additional complexities arise due to uncertainties of snow material properties and of interfacial properties between the tire and snow, calling for the stochastic modeling of the interactions to validate the model.

Editors' Choice: Design of wheels with grousers for planetary rovers traveling over loose soil
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:10:00 GMT

Volume 50, Issues 5–6, October–December 2013, Pages 345–353
Masataku Sutoh, Kenji Nagaoka , Keiji Nagatani, Kazuya Yoshida

The wheels of planetary rovers typically have grousers (i.e., lugs, cleats) on their surface to provide grip for climbing in loose soil. However, from the viewpoint of designing wheels, there exist few theoretical methods or models for determining the grouser interval for a wheel.

Editors' Choice: Multipass coefficients for terrain impacts based on military vehicle type, size and dynamic operating properties
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:20:00 GMT

Volume 50, Issue 3, June 2013, Pages 175–183
James R. Kane, Paul Ayers, Heidi Howard, Alan Anderson, Daniel Koch

Quantification of multipass vehicle impacts is needed to determine terrain disturbance during military training.

Editors' Choice: A long-tracked bogie design for forestry machines on soft and rough terrain
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:10:00 GMT

Volume 50, Issue 2, April 2013, Pages 73–83
J. Edlund, E. Keramati, M. Servin

A new design for a tracked forestry machine bogie (long track bogie; LTB) on soft and rough terrain is investigated using nonsmooth multibody dynamics simulation.

Call for Papers: Special Issue on Smart Reconfigurable System Modeling, Design, and Implementation
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:00:00 GMT

Currently, the design of consumer electronic devices becomes more and more autonomous without user intervention. A system can adapt itself to meet different requirements or support possible user applications automatically. This means the current system design gradually becomes smart service-oriented. Such design concepts are widely adopted in different application fields, such as mobile phones, wearable devices, vehicle information and communication system, and other consumer electronic devices.

News: The Rodney Hill Prize in Solid Mechanics
Sat, 13 Sep 2014 11:50:00 GMT

Elsevier has established a prize named The Rodney Hill Prize in Solid Mechanics. This prize, which consists of a plaque and a monetary award of $25,000, is to be awarded in recognition of outstanding research in the field of solid mechanics.

Please refer to the Conditions & Nominations Guidelines to find out more.

News: Promotion for Dr Rong Wang
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT

We’re delighted to announce that Dr Rong Wang, Editor of Journal of Membrane Science has been promoted to Full Professor at Nanyang Technological University Singapore. Dr Wang was also appointed as the Chair of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE).

Call for Papers: Special Issue: Artificial Intelligence Techniques in Product Engineering
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT

Rapid changing customer needs in the competitive business environment led to an urgent need of efficient product engineering to support launching successful products. Product engineering concerns the improvement of current products as well as the design and development of new products. There are a number of challenging issues in product engineering, in order to successfully deliver profitable and high quality products to the market. Artificial intelligence techniques could help enterprises to address such challenging issues in the product engineering.

Call for Papers: Call For Papers: Special Issue of Sustainable Cities and Society on Urban Heat Island and Cities of the Future
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT

The aim of this special issue is to summarize the most recent experimental and simulation studies on the observation and mitigation of urban heat Island from both building science and urban climate perspectives. It is also intended to provide awareness about the necessary efforts to mitigate urban heat island in order to enhance indoor/outdoor thermal/wind comfort and to reduce the urban-scale energy consumption in current and future societies. Observational studies, simulation practices (meso and micro scales), economic impacts, and investigations about heat related psychological/health diseases are welcome to submit original full papers.

Call for Papers: CFP Optimization of Parallel Scientific Applications with Accelerated HPC
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT

CFP for CAEE SI hpc
Optimization of Parallel Scientific Applications with Accelerated HPC

Call for Papers: Special Issue on Aesthetically-Aware Image and Video Analysis
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT

In the Web 2.0 era, an explosive of growth of user generated image and video data is being uploaded onto social network websites, e.g., Flicker and YouTube. There is a great demand for applications to manage, edit, and share these data according to the aesthetic perception of users.

News: Reidar Bjorhovde named Distinguished Member of ASCE
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT

Influential Steel Research Engineer and Editor of Journal of Constructional Steel research Named Distinguished Member of American Society of Civil Engineers.

Call for Papers: Special Issue on Experimental Testing and Computational Modeling of Dynamic Fracture
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT

This special issue is aimed for manuscripts addressing innovative experimental and computational techniques to predict the behavior of materials and structures under blast and impact loading. Moreover, the application of those methods in order to gain a physical understanding of the failure mechanism are welcome.

News: 4th Nano Today Conference (Nano Today 2015)
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 13:10:00 GMT

This international conference will be held on December 6–10, 2015 in Dubai, and will present the latest research at the multidisciplinary frontier of nanostructured materials and devices.

News: Top 10 Papers 2008 to 2012
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT

Outstanding paper awards

Highlighted Articles: 2013 Impact Factors: Congratulations to Our Most Cited Authors
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:50:00 GMT

We were delighted by the 2013 Impact Factors results for all our catalysis titles and would like to thank all the authors who have published their best work in our journals.

To celebrate this achievement, we are pleased to bring you the Top 50 most cited articles published in 2011 and 2012 across all our catalysis journals free online for a limited period.

News: IACM John Argyris Award
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:30:00 GMT

Alessandro Reali, University of Pavia, Italy, received the IACM John Argyris Award for Young Investigators

Call for Papers: Call for Papers: Mechanics of Materials Special Issue on Mechanics of Energy Conversion and Storage
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT

This Mechanics of Materials Special Issue on Mechanics of Energy Conversion and Storage is intended to bring together experts from mechanics, materials sciences, chemistry, and engineering communities interested in energy conversion, storage, and harvesting to review current state of art and formulate the outstanding research needs and grand challenges in mechanics of advanced energy materials.