Aims and Scope

The aim of Journal of Mechanical Design and Vibration [JMDV] is to act as a platform for dissemination of innovative and original research and development work in the area of mechanical design, acoustics and vibration. The Journal of Mechanical Design and Vibration communicates original contributions of permanent interest on all aspects of the design and vibrations of mechanical systems. The Journal publishes technical briefs, design and vibration related innovative papers, discussions of published papers with rebuttal, book reviews, and editorials. Articles may be theoretical or experimental in nature. But those which combine theoretical and experimental approaches to solve design, acoustic and vibration problems are particularly welcome.
Subject areas include, but are not limited to the following fields:
  • Acoustic emission, structural acoustics
  • Aero acoustics including wind noise
  • Aero elasticity
  • Body interior noise
  • Brake and chassis systems
  • Design automation, including design representation, geometric design, Design theory and methodology, including creativity in design, decision analysis, design cognition, design synthesis and design evaluation.
  • Design for manufacturing and the life cycle, including design for the environment.
  • Design innovation and devices, including design of smart products and materials.
  • Design of direct contact systems, including cams, gears and power transmission systems.
  • Design of energy, fluid, and power handing systems.
  • Design of mechanisms and robotic systems, including design of macro-, micro- and nano-scaled mechanical systems, machine component, and machine system design.
  • Design optimization, risk and reliability-based optimization, design sensitivity analysis, system design integration.
  • Electromechanical noise and vibration
  • Ergonomic and aesthetic considerations.
  • Flow induced noise and vibration
  • Front-end accessory drive noise and vibration
  • Human perception and sound quality
  • Linear and non-linear vibrations, Random vibration.
  • Machinery dynamics
  • Modal analysis
  • Mounts and shock absorbers
  • Passive and active vibrations
  • Power-train and components noise and vibration
  • Rotor dynamics and vibration
  • Sound materials, active noise and holography
  • Structural dynamics and control
  • Tyre and road noise
  • Vehicle and machinery vibration, noise measurement and noise control.
  • Vehicle noise analysis including SAE, FEA, CFD, vibro-acoustics, wave modelling and other tools.
  • Vibration of continuous and lumped parameter systems