Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

With the advancement in the development of materials and systems, the capability to "tune materials” in such a way as to enhance their properties and response characteristics has become extremely important. Translating research in these areas as well as our new insights regarding the behavior of natural materials, into useful application such as adaptive structures, self monitoring and healing structures, biomimetic and nastic structures is an area of great current interest.

While there are a number of Journals that are devoted to the study of specific subspecialities of structural change, there is a need for a common forum for exchange of ideas among researchers interested in materials processing, experimentation, modeling and computation and engineers who utilize these materials in components and devices.

We intend this journal to serve as a platform for synergistic interaction among academic and research institutions and engineers in industry on all aspects of structural changes in solids.

Thus the aim of this journal is to bring together researchers and engineers whose interest lie in the mechanics and applications of micro and macro structural changes that occur (or can be induced) in a wide range of solids. Such changes would relate to phenomena in metals, ceramics, polymers and biomaterials such as inelasticity, solid to solid phase transformations, buckling and similar instabilities that can be usefully exploited, growth, properties of multiconstituent materials , ageing, damage and time dependent effects.

The range of subjects include (but are not limited to) materials processing (of metals and polymers) to tailor the microstructure of a material for desirable characteristics, Modeling and development of components and devices (such as shape memory alloys and polymers) that utilize field induced structural changes to provide a smart  response, especially focused towards practical guidance for scientists and engineers working in this area.


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Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



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ISSN: 2163-8160