Journal of Mechanical Design

Newest Issue: (May 2019, Volume 141, Issue 5)
Editorial | February 2019
Wei Chen
   doi: 10.1115/1.4042049
research-article | December 2014
Guest Editorial | July 2016
Christopher A. Mattson and Amos G. Winter
   doi: 10.1115/1.4033549
research-article | May 2014
research-article | November 2016
research-article | October 2017
Guest Editorial | November 2017
Harrison Hyung Min Kim, Ying Liu, Charlie C.L. Wang and Yan Wang
   doi: 10.1115/1.4037943
Editorial | December 2017
Shapour Azarm
   doi: 10.1115/1.4038271
research-article | April 2016
J. Hong, D. Talbot and A. Kahraman
   doi: 10.1115/1.4032631
Editorial | November 2009
Panos Y. Papalambros
   doi: 10.1115/1.4000256
AMR Podcast
August 24, 2018
Applied Mechanics Reviews Audio Interview: Prof. Wei Chen
59 minutes, 41 seconds

Prof. Wei Chen of Northwestern University is a pillar of the ASME design automation and design engineering communities and an exceptionally prolific contributor to the science of engineering design since obtaining her PhD in 1995. This AMR audio interview reflects on her long record of professional service, most recently as Editor of the Journal of Mechanical Design, and her perspectives on the power of interdisciplinary collaboration in promoting advances in predictive science, the integration of design in undergraduate engineering curricula, and how consumer choice may be influenced by purposeful design.

About This Journal
Most Accessed Article in 2018
EcoRacer: Game-Based Optimal Electric Vehicle Design and Driver Control Using Human Players

Most Accessed Article in 2017

JMD Editors' Choice Paper Award:
For 2015: "Level Set Topology Optimization of Printed Active Composites," Kurt Maute; Anton Tkachuk; Jiangtao Wu; H. Jerry Qi; Zhen Ding; Martin L. Dunn.
For 2016: "A Stiffness Formulation for Spline Joints," J. Hong; D. Talbot; A. Kahraman.


The Journal of Mechanical Design (JMD) serves the broad design community as the venue for scholarly, archival research in all aspects of the design activity with emphasis on design synthesis. JMD has traditionally served the ASME Design Engineering Division and its technical committees, but it welcomes contributions from all areas of design with emphasis on synthesis. JMD communicates original contributions, primarily in the form of research articles of considerable depth, but also technical briefs, design innovation papers, book reviews, and editorials.

Editor: Wei Chen,
Northwestern University
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HistoryDuring the years 1978-1982, the Journal of Mechanical Design published with the CODEN: JMDEDB and ISSN: 0161-8458. In the years 1983-1989, the title changed to Journal of Mechanism, Transmissions, and Automation in Design with CODEN: JMTDDK and ISSN: 0738-0666.

Journal Impact Factor:2.783

2017 Journal Citation Reports ® (Clarivate Analytics, 2018)

Frequency: Monthly
Design automation, including design representation, virtual reality, geometric design, design evaluation, design optimization, risk and reliability-based optimization, design sensitivity analysis, system design integration, ergonomic and aesthetic considerations, and design for market systems; Design of direct contact systems, including cams, gears and power transmission systems; Design education; Design of energy, fluid, and power handing systems; Design innovation and devices, including design of smart products and materials; Design for manufacturing and the life cycle, including design for the environment, DFX, and sustainable design; Design of mechanisms and robotic systems, including design of macro-, micro- and nano-scaled mechanical systems, machine component, and machine system design; Design theory and methodology, including creativity in design, decision analysis, design cognition, and design synthesis
ISSN: 1050-0472
eISSN: 1528-9001

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