The purpose of the Journal of Applied Mechanics is to serve as a vehicle for the communication of original research results of permanent interest in all branches of mechanics. The majority of the papers published in the journal are full-length articles of considerable depth. Another important format is the Technical Brief, which is intended to serve as a means for the rapid communication of recent developments in an abridged form. Comments on published papers may be submitted in the form of discussion, which is subject to a rebuttal by the author.
Technical areas covered by the Journal include: aerodynamics; aeroelasticity; biomechanics; boundary layers; composite materials; computational mechanics; constitutive modeling of materials; dynamics; elasticity; experimental mechanics; flow and fracture; heat transport in fluid flows; hydraulics; impact; internal flow; mechanical properties of materials; mechanics of shocks; micromechanics; nanomechanics; plasticity; stress analysis; structures; thermodynamics of materials and in flowing fluids; thermomechanics; turbulence; vibration; wave propagation; and any related related areas.