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International Journal of Design Engineering
International Journal of Design Engineering


Special issue on: "Engineering Design At All Scales"

Guest Editor: Professor Samir Mekid, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM), Saudi Arabia

Recent developments in hybrid intelligent machines, mechatronics, MEMS and nano devices has led to engineering design being reviewed at all scales.

The availability of dedicated and advanced simulation tools which are possibly sufficiently accurate to design and predict novel systems and processes could be key to achieve a leap in the way new systems at all scales are designed, especially if high order phenomena appearing at small scales are taken into consideration for micro and nanoscale.

In order to fully understand the variance of the design methodologies and procedures from large to small scales, it becomes crucial to highlight the aspects that may constitute key difference when downscaling a system. “System” here is taken to mean a machine, a machine element or a mechatronic device.

Design experiences and case studies within education or industry on a variety of systems at various scales are welcome in this special issue. It is fundamental to highlight design methodologies and/or procedures that were considered as being dependant on the scale.

Subject Coverage
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Design methodologies at all scales
  • Standard machines
  • Large scale systems: telescopes, VLTI, space applications.
  • Micromachines
  • MEMS
  • Mechatronics
  • Nanoscale systems
  • Interdisciplinary design
  • Integrated design
  • Intelligent systems
  • Functional systems

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Submission of papers: 30 October, 2009

First decision notification: 3 December, 2009

Submission of revised papers: 15 January, 2010

Final decision notification: 15 February, 2010