Journal of Mechanical Design

Newest Issue: (October 2018, Volume 140, Issue 10)
research-article | December 2014
Guest Editorial | July 2016
Christopher A. Mattson and Amos G. Winter
   doi: 10.1115/1.4033549
Design Innovation Paper | August 2018
Editorial | November 2009
Panos Y. Papalambros
   doi: 10.1115/1.4000256
research-article | November 2016
research-article | April 2016
J. Hong, D. Talbot and A. Kahraman
   doi: 10.1115/1.4032631
research-article | May 2014
Editorial | December 2017
Shapour Azarm
   doi: 10.1115/1.4038271
Research Paper | April 2007
G. Gary Wang and S. Shan
   doi: 10.1115/1.2429697
Editorial | January 2018
Wei Chen
   doi: 10.1115/1.4038545
AMR Podcast
February 21, 2017
Applied Mechanics Reviews Audio Interview: Prof. Emeritus Simon Ostrach
50 minutes, 09 seconds

Recognized by NASA as a giant in heat transfer research, Prof. Simon Ostrach received the inaugural ASME Heat Transfer Division Memorial Award in 1975 and attained membership in the National Academy of Engineering in 1978 for his fundamental discoveries in the field of buoyancy-driven convection. This AMR audio interview paints a remarkable picture of six decades of intellectual leadership and advocacy, including his work as principal investigator on two NASA Spacelab missions in 1992 and 1995 that investigated surface-tension driven convection under microgravity conditions, his commitment to the rigorous integration of research and design, and his, at one time, insatiable appetite for the thrills of weightless flight on the NASA “Vomit Comet.”

About This Journal
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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