Computational Particle Mechanics (CPM) publishes original articles addressing the modeling and simulation of systems involving particle mechanics and methods. It enhances communication among researchers in engineering and applied sciences who use "particles'' in one form or another in their research.

The phrase "particle methods/mechanics'' has now come to encompass a variety of topics, including:

  • Particles as a physical unit in granular media, particulate flows, plasmas, swarms, agents
  • Particles representing material phases in continua at the meso-, micro-and nano-scale and
  • Particles as a discretization unit in continua and discontinua in numerical methods such as Discrete Element Methods (DEM), Particle Finite Element Methods (PFEM), Molecular Dynamics (MD) and Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH), etc.
CPM focuses on the above topics and welcomes their use on a variety of applications, such as:
  • Particulate and granular flow problems motivated by high-tech industrial processes such as those found in additive manufacturing, spray, deposition, etc.,
  • Manufacturing processes involving forming, cutting, compaction, etc.,
  • Fluid-structure interaction problems accounting for free surface flow effects in civil and marine engineering, etch as water jets, wave loads, ship hydrodynamics, debris flows, etc.,
  • Coupled multiphysical phenomena involving solid, fluid, thermal, electromagnetic and optical systems, etc.,
  • Material design/functionalization using particles to modify base materials, etc.,
  • Biomedical engineering, involving cell mechanics, molecular dynamics and scale-bridging, and
  • Impact resulting in fracture and fragmentation.
  • Modeling and simulation of systems involving particles and particle methods
  • Real-world applications in manufacturing, marine engineering and biomedical engineering
  • Covers modeling and simulation of systems involving particles and particle methods
  • Spans real-world applications in manufacturing, marine engineering and biomedical engineering

Journal information

Editors-in-Chief
  • Tarek I. Zohdi,
  • Eugenio Oñate,
  • Peter Wriggers
Publishing model
Hybrid (Transformative Journal). Learn about publishing Open Access with us

Journal metrics

2.105 (2020)
Impact factor
2.719 (2020)
Five year impact factor
54 days
Submission to first decision
171 days
Submission to acceptance
68,540 (2020)
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Electronic ISSN
2196-4386
Print ISSN
2196-4378
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