Journal of Mechanical Design and Vibration: 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.

Aims and Scope

Subject areas include, but are not limited to the following fields:
  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 optimization, risk and reliability-based optimization, design sensitivity analysis, system design integration.
  Ergonomic and aesthetic considerations.
  Design of direct contact systems, including cams, gears and power transmission systems.
  Design of energy, fluid, and power handing systems.
  Design innovation and devices, including design of smart products and materials.
  Design for manufacturing and the life cycle, including design for the environment.
  Design of mechanisms and robotic systems, including design of macro-, micro- and nano-scaled mechanical systems, machine component, and machine system design.
  Vibration of continuous and lumped parameter systems
  Linear and non-linear vibrations, Random vibration.
  Modal analysis
  Structural dynamics and control
  Passive and active vibrations
  Machinery dynamics
  Rotor dynamics and vibration
  Acoustic emission, structural acoustics
  Aero elasticity
  Flow induced noise and vibration
  Vehicle and machinery vibration, noise measurement and noise control.
  Vehicle noise analysis including SAE, FEA, CFD, vibro-acoustics, wave modelling and other tools.
  Power-train and components noise and vibration
  Front-end accessory drive noise and vibration
  Human perception and sound quality
  Electromechanical noise and vibration
  Tyre and road noise
  Brake and chassis systems
  Aero acoustics including wind noise
  Sound materials, active noise and holography
  Mounts and shock absorbers
  Body interior noise