Journal of Mechanical Design

Editor: Wei Chen
Author: Published by: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)


The ASME Journal of Mechanical Design (JMD) serves the broad design community as the venue for scholarly, archival research on all aspects of the engineering design activity. JMD has traditionally served the ASME Design Engineering Division and its technical committees, but it welcomes contributions from all areas of design with an emphasis on design synthesis. JMD embraces interdisciplinary design research topics and encourages submissions from teams of interdisciplinary researchers who work on theories and methods to support the design of emerging engineered products and systems. JMD communicates original contributions, primarily in the form of research articles of considerable depth, but also technical briefs, design innovation papers, book reviews, review articles on research topics or history of engineering design, and editorials.

Topics within the scope of the journal include, but are not limited to:
Design automation, including design representation, virtual reality, geometric design, design evaluation, design optimization, data-driven design, artificial intelligence in design, simulation-based design under uncertainty, design of complex systems, design of engineered materials systems, shape and topology optimization, engineering for global development, ergonomic and aesthetic considerations, and design for market systems;
Design of direct contact systems, including cams, gears and power transmission systems;
Design education;
Design of energy, fluid, and power handling systems;
Design innovation and devices, including design of smart products and materials;
Design for manufacturing and the life cycle, including design for the environment, DFX, and sustainable design;
Design of mechanisms and robotic systems, including design of macro-, micro- and nano-scaled mechanical systems, machine component, and machine system design;
Design theory and methodology, including creativity in design, decision analysis, preference modeling, user-centered design, design cognition, entrepreneurship and teams in design, design prototyping, and design synthesis.

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