Journal of Mechanical Design

Newest Issue: (October 2019, Volume 141, Issue 10)
research-article | December 2014
research-article | November 2016
research-article | October 2017
Guest Editorial | July 2016
Christopher A. Mattson and Amos G. Winter
   doi: 10.1115/1.4033549
research-article | May 2014
research-article | September 2017
research-article | April 2016
J. Hong, D. Talbot and A. Kahraman
   doi: 10.1115/1.4032631
AMR Podcast
January 23, 2019
Applied Mechanics Reviews Audio Interview: Prof. Kenneth Liechti
44 minutes, 53 seconds

Prof. Ken Liechti of University of Texas at Austin is an award-winning authority on the mechanics of interfaces, describing bonding, unbonding, and crack propagation using innovative experimental techniques with applications to thin film mechanics and graphene transfer. Pipe Major Emeritus of the Silver Thistle Pipes and Drums band out of Austin, Liechti speaks in this interview of his commitment to carrying on the traditions of his Scottish heritage, of building unique devices for uncovering the hidden science of interfacial fracture, and of his experiences articulating the value of mechanics in interdisciplinary collaborations.

About This Journal
Congratulations to Wei Chen, Editor
of the Journal of Mechanical Design on her election to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Check out our audio interview with Prof. Chen.

ASME announces the 2018 Reviewers of the Year

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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Meet the Editor (video)!

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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