American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Materials, Mechanical and Manufacturing


The objective of this special issue is to present advances and emerging cross-disciplinary approaches in the field of structural mechanics, computational mechanics, optimization techniques, engineering structures, structural design, earthquake engineering, spatial structures, materials science, and many more. We aim to provide a forum for researchers across disciplines as well as for practicing engineers in various fields within structural engineering as proposed below.

The editors would like to encourage studies that outline the general development of the main disciplines of engineering structures as we know them today. Articles discussing methodologies and reviews of the current state of knowledge, and opportunities for future research are especially welcome. In particular, this issue intends to provide a forum for a productive exchange of ideas and interaction among diverse technical and scientific fields such as structural, civil, mechanical, aeronautical as well as applied mathematics, statistics and computer science.

This issue will publish high-quality reviews and research articles. There is no restriction on the length of the papers. Full experimental and methodological details, as applicable, must be provided, and the special issue will be supported by the American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences ( All submissions must adhere to the AJEAS journal's format requirements. All accepted papers will be published free of charge for authors.

AJEAS is an open-access peer-reviewed technical journal that publishes original research contributions and is an unparalleled resource for key advances in the field of engineering. Scope of the journal includes, but not limited to, applied physics and applied mathematics, automation and control, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, computer science, data engineering and software engineering, earth and environmental engineering, electrical engineering, industrial engineering, and operations research, information technology and informatics, materials science, measurement and metrology, mechanical engineering, medical physics, power engineering, signal processing, and telecommunications. Manuscripts regarding original research proposals and research ideas are highly appreciated. Manuscripts containing summaries and surveys on research cooperation and future projects (as those founded by national governments or others) are likewise appreciated, as they provide interesting information for a broad field of users.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  1. Steel structures
  2. Steel-concrete composite structures
  3. Space frame structures
  4. Lightweight structures
  5. Textile structures
  6. Masonry structures
  7. Materials technology
  8. Timber structures
  9. Composite materials
  10. Bio-based materials
  11. Concrete structures
  12. Glass structures
  13. Nanotechnologies
  14. Performance-based optimization techniques
  15. Form-finding, topology and structural morphology
  16. Innovative structural design
  17. Adaptive structures
  18. Model predictive structural control (MPSC)
  19. Spatial structures
  20. Space, tension, and shell structures
  21. Dynamic response for metal structures
  22. Earthquake engineering
  23. Geoscience
  24. Strengthening structures
  25. Nonlinear behavior of steel structures
  26. Buckling and stability
  27. Offshore structures
  28. Wind engineering
  29. Monitoring of structures and buildings
  30. Mechanical engineering
  31. Industrial Engineering
  32. Engineering Design
  33. Machines, Turbines, and Rotors
  34. Aerospace engineering
  35. Drones with a long flight time
  36. Electronics
  37. Constructions engineering
  38. Architecture
  39. Civil engineering
  40. Computer programs
  41. Soil-structure-interaction
  42. Advanced modeling techniques
  43. Product modeling

Guest Editors

Taher M. Abu-LebdehProfessor, North Carolina A&T State University, United States
Francisco M. MarquezProfessor, University of Turabo, United States
Antonio ApicellaProfessor, The Second University of Naples, Italy
Lei-Yong JiangProfessor, National Research Council of Canada, Canada
Georgios S. PapavasileiouProfessor, University of the Highlands and Islands, United Kingdom
Florian Ion Tiberiu PetrescuAssociate Professor, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania

Important Dates

Manuscript Submission DeadlineOctober 30, 2020
Review Completed byNovember 30, 2020
Possible Publication DateDecember 30, 2020