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 PhD
    University of Porto Faculty of Engineering, Rua Dr Roberto Frias, 4200-465, Porto, Portugal

Associate Editor

  • H. Hu PhD
    Wuhan University, Wuhan, China

Founding Editor

  • I. Marshall

Editorial Board

  • S. Abrate
    Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, Illinois, United States of America
  • S. Adali
    University of KwaZulu-Natal Discipline of Mechanical Engineering, Durban, South Africa
  • R. Akkerman
    University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
  • A. Araujo
    NOVA University of Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
  • W.M. Banks
    University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • W. Becker
    TU Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany
  • S. Belouettar
    Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
  • E. Carrera PhD
    Polytechnic of Turin Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Torino, Italy
  • B. Castanié
    Toulouse School of Engineering, Toulouse, France
  • S.H. Chang PhD
    Chung-Ang University School of Mechanical Engineering, Seoul, South Korea
  • L. Chen
    National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
  • W. Chen PhD
    Zhejiang University Department of Engineering Mechanics, Hangzhou, China
  • J.R. Correia
    University of Lisbon Higher Technical Institute, Lisboa, Portugal
  • R. Degenhardt
    German Aerospace Center DLR Institute of Composite Structures and Adaptive Systems, Braunschweig, Germany
  • S. Du
    Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China
  • D. Fang
    Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China
  • N. Fantuzzi PhD
    University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
  • X. Feng
    Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • P. Gaudenzi
    University of Rome La Sapienza, Roma, Italy
  • E. Jansen
    Leibniz University Hannover, Hannover, Germany
  • R. Jones
    Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
  • L. Ke
    Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China
  • T. Keller
    Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • S.S. Kim
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Department of Mechanical Engineering, Daejeon, South Korea
  • T. Kubiak
    Lodz University of Technology, Lodz, Poland
  • D.G. Lee
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, South Korea
  • J. Leng PhD
    Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China
  • C. McCarthy
    University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
  • A. Miravete
    University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain
  • E.V. Morozov
    University of New South Wales ADFA School of Engineering and Information Technology, Canberra Bc, Australia
  • A.H. Muliana PhD
    Texas A&M University System, College Station, Texas, United States of America
  • Y. Narita
    Hokkaido Research Organization Environmental and Geological Research Department Institute of Environmental Sciences, Sapporo, Japan
  • H. Nguyen-Xuan
    Hutech University, Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Technology (CIRTech), Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
  • M. Oudjene
    University of Lorraine, Nancy, France
  • S. Pinho
    Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
  • O. Polit
    Paris-Nanterre University, Nanterre, France
  • M.S Qatu
    Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan, United States of America
  • T. Rabczuk
    Bauhaus University Weimar Institute of Structural Mechanics, Weimar, Germany
  • J.N. Reddy PhD
    Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America
  • J. Reis
    Federal Fluminense University, Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • C. Santiuste
    University Carlos III of Madrid - Getafe Campus, Getafe, Spain
  • F. Scarpa
    University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
  • H-S. Shen
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University - Fahua Campus, Shanghai, China
  • M. Şimşek
    Yildiz Technical University, İstanbul, Turkey
  • Y. Su
    Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
  • O.T. Thomsen
    Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
  • V. Tita
    University of Sao Paulo Department of Aeronautical Engineering, SAO CARLOS, Brazil
  • F. Tornabene
    University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
  • G. Turvey
    Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom
  • A. M. Waas PhD
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America
  • Q. Wang
    Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
  • P. Weaver
    University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Y. Xing
    Beihang University, Beijing, China
  • F. X. Yao PhD
    Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • S. Yu
    Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • T. Zeng PhD
    Shantou University College of Engineering, Shantou, China
  • L Zhang PhD
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University - Fahua Campus, Shanghai, China
  • Q. Zhang
    Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China
  • L. Zu PhD
    Hefei University of Technology, School of Mechanical Engineering, Hefei, China