Finite Elements in Analysis and Design

Finite Elements in Analysis and Design

An International Journal for Innovations in Computational Methodology and Application





Editor-in-Chief:John E. Dolbow





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Aims & Scope

The aim of this journal is to provide ideas and information involving the use of the finite element method and its variants, both in scientific inquiry and in professional practice. The scope is intentionally broad, encompassing use of the finite element method in engineering as well as the pure and applied sciences. The emphasis of the journal will be the development and use of numerical procedures to solve practical problems, although contributions relating to the mathematical and theoretical foundations and computer implementation of numerical methods are likewise welcomed. Review articles presenting unbiased and comprehensive reviews of state-of-the-art topics will also be accommodated.

All submissions to FINEL will be peer reviewed, and must have archival value to be suitable for publication. Reflecting the aforementioned emphasis on solution of practical problems, numerical demonstration of proposed methodologies will generally be considered a necessary ingredient for papers appearing in FINEL. Conversely, applications of existing finite element techniques to widely studied problems will typically not be favorably considered for publication, except where such presentations are particularly novel or enlightening, either with respect to the results obtained or the method of application used.

The journal encompasses any field where numerical solution procedures for initial/boundary value problems are needed to meet design and analysis needs. Although the following list is not exhaustive, contributions are sought in structural mechanics, geomechanics, mechanical engineering, mechanics of materials, fluid mechanics, thermal sciences, hydrology, chemical engineering, biomechanics, electrical engineering, aero/astro engineering, and environmental engineering and science. In addition to contributions focused directly on numerical methodologies, submissions dealing with computer-aided engineering methods, parallel computing, optimal design strategies, mesh generation and post processing, code validation, experimental verification, and visualization are also solicited.

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Theoreticians, code developers, numerical analysts, and practitioners interested in tracking the latest developments in engineering computation.

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ACM Computing Reviews, Applied Mechanics Reviews, CAD/CAM Abstracts, Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, Current Contents/CompuMath, Current Contents/Engineering, Computing & Technology, Engineering Index, Metals Abstracts, Research Alert, SCISEARCH, Science Citation Index, Scopus, Shock and Vibration Digest, Zentralblatt MATH
Co-Editors-in-Chief John E. Dolbow Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Duke University, 121 Hudson Hall, Durham, NC 27708-0287, USA, Tod A. Laursen KUSTAR Abu Dhabi Campus, Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research (KUSTAR), PO Box 127788, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Editorial Board F. Armero University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA, K.J. Bathe Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA, M. Cerrolaza Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela, J.A.T. de Freitas Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal, C.A. Felippa University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA, R. Grandhi Wright State University, Dayton, OH, USA, I. Harari Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel, G. Hofstetter Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria, G.M. Hulbert University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, A. Ibrahimbegovic Ecole Normale Superieure (ENS) de Cachan, Cachan, France, F. Kikuchi University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, J.-H. Kim University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA, N.F. Knight, Jr. General Dynamics, Yorktown, VA, USA, S.H. Lo University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, H.A. Mang Technische Universität Wien, Vienna, Austria, S.A. Meguid University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada, M. Puso Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA, USA, E. Ramm Universität Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany, J.N. Reddy Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA, H. Schaeffer Intelligent Synthesis Systems, San Clemente, CA, USA, G.P. Steven Strand 7, Sydney, NSW, Australia, K.Y. Sze University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, K.K. Tamma University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA, Y.-B. Yang National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC, Founding Editor W.D. Pilkey University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA
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