The purpose of the journal is to report original research on all aspects of plastic deformation, damage and fracture behaviour of isotropic as well as anisotropic solids, including the thermodynamics of plasticity and fracture, continuum theory, and macroscopic as well as microscopic phenomena.

The topics of interest include plastic behaviour of single crystals and polycrystalline metals, ceramics, rocks and soils, composites, nanocrystalline and microelectronics materials, shape memory alloys, ferroelectric ceramics, thin films and polymers, as well as plasticity aspects of failure and fracture mechanics. Significant experimental, numerical or theoretical contributions advancing the understanding of plastic behaviour of solids are of special interest, together with studies relating macroscopic to the microscopic behaviour of solids. Papers on modeling of finite nonlinear elastic deformation, with similarities to modeling of plastic deformation, are also welcome.

The Journal will contain research papers, review articles, research notes, letters to the editor, and academic advertisements (books, journals, conferences, and symposia). Strain-rate dependent and strain-rate independent constitutive models to predict observed phemonena during quasi-static, dynamic or cyclic thermo-mechanical loading, behaviour of granular or porous solids under high confining pressures and at high temperatures, multiscale modeling of various deformation mechanisms (dislocation, twinning, and phase transformation), and models with capability for predicting the behaviour of composite materials based onknown plastic behaviour of matrix and fibers in such materials, are some examples of the main themes of this journal. Revealing applications of the new models of plasticity, including modelling of the observed phenomena in metal forming processes are also of interest.

Editorial board

Editor-in-Chief

  • Akhtar Khan
    University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Editorial Advisory Board

  • Sean R. Agnew
    The University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
  • Lallit Anand
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
  • Ferdinando Auricchio
    University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
  • Frederic Barlat
    Pohang University of Science and Technology, Gyeongbuk, The Republic of Korea
  • Irene Beyerlein
    University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, USA
  • Curt Bronkhorst
    Los Alomos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA
  • Michael Brunig
    Universität der Bundeswehr München, Neubiberg, Germany
  • Georges Cailletaud
    Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines, Evry Cedex, France
  • Laurent Capolungo
    Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico, USA
  • Jean-Louis Chaboche
    ONERA, Chatillon, France
  • Shi-Hoon Choi
    Sunchon National University, Sunchon, The Republic of Korea
  • Martin Crimp
    Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA
  • Alberton Cuitino
    Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
  • Issam Doghri
    Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
  • Huiling Duan
    Peking University, Beijing, China
  • Hamid Garmestani
    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • Somnath Ghosh
    John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  • Yanyao Jiang
    University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada, USA
  • Guozheng Kang
    Southwest Jiaotong University, Sichuan, China
  • Michael Kassner
    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Leo Kestens
    Ghent University, Belgium
  • Mitsutoshi Kuroda
    Yamagata University, Yamagata, Japan
  • Stelios Kyriakides
    University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA
  • Jeffrey W. Kysar
    Columbia University, New York, New York, USA
  • Ricardo Lebensohn
    Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA
  • Valery Levitas
    Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA
  • Bin Liu
    Tsinghua University, China
  • David McDowell
    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • Dirk Mohr
    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
  • Alfonso Ngan
    The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
  • Nobutada Ohno
    Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan
  • Mark-Jerzy Pindera
    The University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
  • Arunachalam Rajendran
    University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi, USA
  • Franz Roters
    Max Planck Institut (MPI) für Eisenforschung, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Jianfu Shao
    Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille (Lille I), Lille, France
  • Mahesh Sivasambu
    Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India
  • Werner Skrotzki
    Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany
  • George Voyiadjis
    Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
  • Jian Wang
    University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
  • Jeong Whan Yoon
    Deakin University, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, Australia
  • Hussein Zbib
    Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, USA