The development of computer methods for the solution of scientific and engineering problems governed by the laws of mechanics was one of the great scientific and engineering achievements of the second half of the 20th century, with a profound impact on science and technology. This is accomplished through advanced mathematical modeling and numerical solutions reflecting a combination of concepts, methods and principles that are often interdisciplinary in nature and span several areas of mechanics, mathematics, computer science and other scientific disciplines as well.

Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering was founded over three decades ago, providing a platform for the publication of papers in this important field of science and engineering. The range of appropriate contributions is very wide. It covers any type of computational method for the simulation of complex physical problems leading to the analysis and design of engineering products and systems. This includes theoretical development and rational applications of mathematical models, variational formulations, and numerical algorithms related to finite element, boundary element, finite difference, finite volume, and meshless discretization methods in the following fields of computational science and engineering:

Solid and structural mechanics
Fluid mechanics
• Mechanics of materials
Heat transfer
Molecular dynamics
Quantum mechanics

and also includes virtual design, multiscale phenomena, from nanoscale to macroscale, multiphysics problems, parallel computing, optimization, probabilistic and stochastic approaches.

CMAME publishes original papers at the forefront of modern research describing significant developments of computational methods in solving problems of applied mechanics and engineering.

Editorial board


  • Thomas J.R. Hughes
    Inst. for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES), University of Texas at Austin, 201 East 24th St, Stop C0200 Austin, Austin, Texas, Texas78712-1229, USA
  • J. Tinsley Oden
    Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES), University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station (C0200), Austin, TX 78712-0027, USA, Fax: +1 512 471 8694
  • Manolis Papadrakakis
    Inst. of Structural Analysis & Antiseismic Research, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Zografou Campus, 15780, Athens, Greece


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    Cachan, France
  • N.R. Aluru
    Urbana, Illinois, USA
  • F. Armero
    Berkeley, California, USA
  • F. Auricchio
    Pavia, Italy
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    Austin, Texas, USA
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    Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
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    Hovik, Norway
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    Stanford, California, USA
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    Glasgow, Scotland, UK
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    Pavia, Italy
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    Hong Kong, China
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    Barcelona, Spain
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    Villeurbanne, France
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    Austin, Texas, USA
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    Zaragoza, Spain
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    Durham, North Carolina, USA
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    Stockholm, Sweden
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    Stanford, California, USA
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    Boulder, Colorado, USA
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    Troy, New York, USA
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    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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    Eindhoven, Netherlands
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    Los Angeles, California, USA
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    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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    Haifa, Israel
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    Houston, Texas, USA
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    Göteborg, Sweden
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    Ramat Aviv, Israel
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    Vienna, Austria
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    Barcelona, Spain
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    Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
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    Troy, New York, USA
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    Providence, Rhode Island, USA
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    Warsaw, Poland
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    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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    Palaiseau Cedex, France
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    Swansea, UK
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    Evanston, Illinois, USA
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    Milano, Italy
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    Vienna, Austria
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    Pavia, Italy
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    Urbana, Illinois, USA
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    Nantes cedex 3, France
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    Swansea, Wales, UK
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    Paris, France
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    Barcelona, Spain
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    Pasadena, California, USA
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    Boston, MA, USA
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    Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
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    Swansea, Wales, UK
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    Lausanne, Switzerland
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    Stuttgart, Germany
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    Vienna, Austria
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    München, Germany
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    Rondebosch, South Africa
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    College Station, Texas, USA
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    Aachen, Germany
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    Stuttgart, Germany
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    Padova, Italy
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    Zürich, Switzerland
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    Troy, New York, USA
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    Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
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    Hannover, Germany
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    Erlangen, Germany
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    College Station, Texas, USA
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    Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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    Stanford, California, USA
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    Berkeley, California, USA
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    Houston, Texas, USA
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    Garching b. München, Germany
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    Austin, Texas, USA
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    Uxbridge, UK
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    Göteborg, Sweden
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    Boulder, Colorado, USA
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    Garching, München, Germany
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    Hannover, Germany
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    Tokyo, Japan
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    Coventry, England, UK
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    Lausanne, Switzerland
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    Berkeley, California, USA