Crossing-Mechanics Driven by Big Data

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With the rapid development of artificial general intelligence, machine-learning (ML) and data-driven techniques have been widely applied in scientific research. For instance, ML potentials can systematically “learn” how atoms interact from a statistical model that relies on a massive dataset, offering high accuracy and efficiency for atomistic simulations. ML methods are applied in analysing and diagnosing experimental d-ata. As the Mechanics enters a stage of cross integration, the research on the behaviours of materials (e.g., low-dimensional materials, soft matter, metamaterials, biological materials) becomes promising but chall-enging. This special issue provides a platform to communicate advances on this exciting topic.

Guest editors:

Prof. Xinghua Shi, PhD

National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, China

(Modelling and simulation, development of machine learning interatomic potential);

Prof. Zhiping Xu, PhD

School of Aerospace Engineering, Tsinghua University

(Mechanics of materials, structural integrity, nanotechnology);

Prof. Zhuhua Zhang, PhD

Key Laboratory for Intelligent Nano Materials and Devices of Ministry of Education, and Institute for Frontier Science, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China

(Nanoscale physical mechanics, modelling and simulation, low-dimensional nanomaterials)

Manuscript submission information:

Authors are encouraged to submit manuscripts online to the journal Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Letters through the Editorial Manager System link: 

When submitting your manuscript please choose the special issue “VSI: X-Mechanics Meets Data” from the choice of submission types. The manuscript will go through the regular peer review process before being accepted. 

The submission is open from now to 30-September-2023;
The deadline for acceptance is 30-November-2023.  

Please visit the journal website for additional notes for the authors: 


Machine-learning methods, interatomic potentials, data-driven techniques, mechanical properties, constitutive theories, patterns in mechanics of materials, materials design

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