International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics

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Edited By: Félix Darve, René de Borst, Andrew J. Whittle, Ronaldo I. Borja, Gilles Pijaudier-Cabot

Impact Factor: 1.758

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 13/35 (Engineering Geological); 46/135 (Mechanics); 123/271 (Materials Science Multidisciplinary)

Online ISSN: 1096-9853

Associated Title(s): Mechanics of Cohesive-frictional Materials


Aims and Scope

The journal welcomes manuscripts that substantially contribute to the understanding of the complex mechanical behaviour of geomaterials (soils, rocks, concrete, ice, snow, and powders), through innovative experimental techniques, and/or through the development of novel numerical or hybrid experimental/numerical modelling concepts in geomechanics. Topics of interest include instabilities and localization, interface and surface phenomena, fracture and failure, multi-physics and other time-dependent phenomena, micromechanics and multi-scale methods, and inverse analysis and stochastic methods. The illustration of the proposed methods and techniques to engineering problems is encouraged. However, manuscripts dealing with applications of existing methods, or proposing incremental improvements to existing methods – in particular marginal extensions of existing analytical solutions or numerical methods – will not be considered for review. The journal publishes full-length papers, which must be less than 20 journal pages in length, and short communications, which can be at most 6 journal pages. Two-part papers will not be considered for review.


Researchers and practitioners in rock and soil mechanics (in particular, users of numerical methods to solve problems) · civil engineers · tunnelling and mining engineers


geomaterials, experimental techniques, computational mechanics, instabilities, localization, interfaces, failure, multi-physics, time-dependency, micromechanics, multi-scale methods, inverse analysis, stochastic methods

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