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Editor-in-Chief Andris Chate

University of Latvia

The bimonthly journal Mechanics of Composite Materials is issued since 1965 (up to 1979 entitled as Polymer Mechanics).

For thirty five years Mechanics of Composite Materials was a major journal for composite materials publishing the latest results on composite mechanics gained by scientists from Commonwealth of Independent States (the former USSR). In view of the establishment of an International Advisory Board, Western scientists are encouraged to contribute, thus providing a unique opportunity for mutual collaboration.


Since the first issue the Journal has been translated into English and issued by Springer Science+Business Media, Inc.

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Mechanics of Composite Materials encourages publication of original experimental and theoretical research on the mechanical properties and behaviour of composite materials as well as matrices and fibres. Among the areas emphasized are:

  • failure, fatigue, and long-term strength;
  • methods of optimum design of materials and structures;
  • prediction of long-term properties and aging problems;
  • nondestructive testing;
  • mechanical aspects of technology;
  • composites in civil engineering and infrastructure;
  • mechanics of nanocomposites;
  • mechanics of biocomposites.

Languages: Russian or English. 

You can download the Journal booklet.

Submission of Manuscripts: 
Manuscripts should be submitted to:
Prof. A. Chate, The Editor-in-Chief,
23 Aizkraukles St., Riga, Latvia, LV-1006, 
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