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Meshfree Methods and their Applications in Mechanics

Call for Papers

Computational method has been widely accepted as a design tool in modern mechanics. Amongst the available methods, meshfree method has been increasingly employed in numerous engineering problems which are difficult to be solved by using those conventional mesh-based methods. It is interesting to note that the number of new meshfree results in engineering mechanics is growing drastically; hence, it is essential to discuss the recent development as well as the future perspective of those meshfree methods. The main goal of this special issue is to offer a unique international platform and bring together experts of meshfree method in solving related fields of flow and solid mechanics, multiscale analysis, fluid-solid coupling, meshfree discretization schemes, heat transfer, high-performance computing, and so forth. Also, this special issue aims to foster engagement across diverse areas in meshfree methods in order to identify novel applications to contemporary engineering problems. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Fluid and structural mechanics (Newtonian/non-Newtonian flow modeling, multiphase flows, porous media, fluid-solid coupling, multiscale analysis, etc.)
  • Heat transfer and other transport phenomena
  • Meshfree discretization scheme (radial basis function method, smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH), moving particle semi-implicit (MPS), dissipative particle dynamics (DPD), generalized finite difference (GFD) method, vortex method, etc.)
  • High-performance computing: MPI, OpenMP, and GPGPU applications in large-scale complex analyses
  • Innovative applications of meshless method in solving complex practical problems
  • Verification and validation

The most recent Impact Factor for Mathematical Problems in Engineering is 1.383 according to 2012 Journal Citation Reports released by Thomson Reuters (ISI) in 2013.

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/mpe/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/mpe/mm/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 7 February 2014
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 2 May 2014
Publication DateFriday, 27 June 2014

Lead Guest Editor

  • Eddie Y. K. Ng, Nanyang Technological University, School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Singapore City, Singapore

Guest Editors

  • Abbas Khayyer, Laboratory of Applied Mechanics, Department of Civil and Earth Resources Engineering, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
  • Tony Sheu Wen Hann, Institute of Applied Mathematics Science, Department of Engineering Science and Ocean Engg., Department of Mathematics, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Jong-Chun Park, Department of Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering, Pusan National University, Busan, Republic of Korea
  • Khai Ching Ng, Center of Advanced Computational Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Keith Wan Kee Ng, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia