The past few decades have seen outstanding advances in the use of composite materials in structural applications. There can be little doubt that, within engineering circles, composites have revolutionised traditional design concepts and made possible an unparalleled range of new and exciting possibilities as viable materials for construction. Composite Structures, an International Journal, disseminates knowledge between users, manufacturers, designers and researchers involved in structures or structural components manufactured using composite materials.

The journal publishes papers which contribute to knowledge in the use of composite materials in engineering structures. Papers deal with design, research and development studies, experimental investigations, theoretical analysis and fabrication techniques relevant to the application of composites in load-bearing components for assemblies, ranging from individual components such as plates and shells to complete composite structures.

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Editorial board


  • A. J. M. Ferreira
    Depto. de Engenharia Mecanica, Universidade do Porto, Rua Dr Roberto Frias, 4200-465, Porto, Portugal

Associate Editor

  • H. Hu
    Wuhan University, Wuhan, China

Founding Editor

  • I. Marshall

Editorial Board

  • S. Abrate
    Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Carbondale, Illinois, USA
  • S. Adali
    School of Psychology, Durban, South Africa
  • R. Akkerman
    University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
  • A. Araujo
    University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • W.M. Banks
    University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
  • W. Becker
    Technische Universität Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany
  • S. Belouettar
    Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), Luxembourg
  • E. Carrera
    Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy
  • B. Castanié
    INSA Toulouse, France
  • S.H. Chang
    Chung-Ang University, Seoul, The Republic of Korea
  • L. Chen
    National Cheng Kung University, Tainan City, Taiwan
  • W. Chen
    Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
  • J.R. Correia
    University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
  • R. Degenhardt
    German Aerospace Center (DLR), Braunschweig, Germany
  • S.Y. Du
    Harbin Institute of Technology, China
  • D. Fang
    Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China
  • N. Fantuzzi
    University of Bologna, Italy
  • X. Feng
    Tsinghua University, China
  • P. Gaudenzi
    Università di Roma "La Sapienza", Roma, Italy
  • E. Jansen
    University of Hannover, Germany
  • R. Jones
    Monash University, Clayton, Australia
  • L. Ke
    Beijing Jiaotong University, China
  • T. Keller
    École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland
  • S.S. Kim
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), The Republic of Korea
  • T. Kubiak
    Lodz University of Technology, Poland
  • D.G. Lee
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Yuseong-Gu, Daejeon, The Republic of Korea
  • J. Leng
    Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China
  • C. McCarthy
    University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
  • M. McCarthy
    University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
  • A. Miravete
    Universidad de Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain
  • E.V. Morozov
    UNSW Australia, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
  • A. Muliana
    Texas A&M University, Texas, USA
  • Y. Narita
    Hokkaido Institute of Technology, Sapporo, Japan
  • H. Nguyen-Xuan
    Hutech University, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
  • M. Oudjene
    Université de Lorraine, France
  • S. Pinho
    Imperial College London, London, UK
  • O. Polit
    Universite Paris Ouest, France
  • M.S Qatu
    Central Michigan University, Michigan, USA
  • T. Rabczuk
    Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Weimar, Germany
  • J.N. Reddy
    Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA
  • J. Reis
    Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF), Brazil
  • C. Santiuste
    Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  • F. Scarpa
    University of Bristol, Bristol, England, UK
  • H-S. Shen
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
  • M. Şimşek
    Yildiz Technical University, Turkey
  • Y. Su
    Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
  • Z. Tao
    Harbin University of Science and Technology, Harbin, China
  • O.T. Thomsen
    Aalborg University, Aalborg Øst, Denmark
  • V. Tita
    University of São Paulo, São Carlos, Brazil
  • F. Tornabene
    University of Bologna, Italy
  • G. Turvey
    Lancaster University, Lancaster, England, UK
  • A. Waas
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
  • Q. Wang
    Southern University of Science and Technology, China
  • P. Weaver
    University of Bristol, Bristol, England, UK
  • Y. Xing
    Beihang University, China
  • X. Yao
    Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • S. Yu
    Tsinghua University, China
  • L Zhang PhD
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
  • Q. Zhang
    Wuhan University of Technology, China
  • L. Zu
    Hefei University of Technology, Hefei, China