Mechanics of Materials is a forum for original scientific research on the flow, fracture, and general constitutive behavior of geophysical, geotechnical and technological materials, with balanced coverage of advanced technological and natural materials, with balanced coverage of theoretical, experimental, and field investigations. Of special concern are macroscopic predictions based on microscopic models, identification of microscopic structures from limited overall macroscopic data, experimental and field results that lead to fundamental understanding of the behavior of materials, and coordinated experimental and analytical investigations that culminate in theories with predictive quality.

Original contributions are published on the thermomechanical behavior of technological materials such as metals, polymers, ceramics, various advanced composites, wood, etc., geotechnical materials such as rock and soil, and on thermomechanical processes pertaining to solid earth geophysics. The journal contains research papers, invited review articles, brief notes, letters to the editor, book reviews and news items.

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Editorial board


  • Siavouche (Sia) Nemat-Nasser
    University of California at San Diego (UCSD), La Jolla, CA, USA

Editorial Board

  • Hamid Garmestani
    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • Leon M. Keer
    Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA
  • Benjamin Loret
    Université Joseph Fourier (Grenoble I), Grenoble, France
  • Ajit .K. Mal
    University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Daniel Rittel
    Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
  • Ghatu Subhash
    University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA
  • George J. Weng
    Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
  • Mohammed Zikry
    North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA