Challenge Journal of Structural Mechanics

Challenge Journal of Structural Mechanics is an international, quarterly published and open access scholarly journal that publishes original research articles as well as review articles, case studies, short communications, discussions, book reviews, letters to the editor and a diary on international events related to any aspect of structural engineering.

Primary aim of CJSMEC is to encourage academic challenges in structural mechanics and materials disciplines to seek for the global truth. Therefore, the Journal intends to publish at least a review or discussion as a challenge to previously published papers at each issue. A double blind peer-review policy is followed in order to increase the scientific quality of the published papers.


DOI Assignment

TULPAR Academic Publishing has completed the agreement with Crossref. DOIs have been assigned to the published articles in Challenge Journal of Structural Mechanics and future articles will be published directly with their DOIs.

Furthermore, more journals are incoming within our publishing group. We kindly ask you to recommend Challenge Journals to your colleagues and encourage them to submit their high quality papers to the journals.


Scope of CJSMEC

Contributions may range from new methods to novel applications of existing methods to gain understanding of the structural based mechanical behavior of new and advanced engineering systems.

The scope of CJSMEC encompasses, but is not restricted to the following areas. Papers making a fundamental contribution focused at the following topics are welcome.

  • Design of civil, building and mechanical structures
  • Analytical and computational modelling methods
  • Structural optimization and computation
  • Structural reliability and stability
  • Earthquake engineering
  • Seismic hazard studies
  • Earthquake scenarios
  • Computational mechanics
  • Rigid-body mechanics
  • Dynamic impact mechanics
  • Fracture mechanics
  • Effects of wind and wave loadings on structures
  • Effects of fire and blast on structures
  • Bridges and special structures
  • Concrete, masonry, steel and composite structures
  • Damage and failure mechanisms in materials and structures
  • Structure-soil interaction
  • Fluid-soil interaction
  • Geotechnical mechanics
  • Structural repairing and strengthening methods


ICHSA 2020: 6th International Conference on Harmony Search, Soft Computing and Applications


6th International Conference on Harmony Search, Soft Computing and Applications to be held in İstanbul, Turkey, July 16-17, 2020. ICHSA 2020 is organized under the auspices of the İstanbul University-Cerrahpaşa. Symposium will focus in all aspects of Harmony Search (HS) and other soft computing techniques. HS is one of the most popular metaheuristic algorithms, developed in 2001 by Prof. Joong Hoon Kim and Prof. Zong Woo Geem, that mimicks the improvisation process of jazz musicians to seek the best harmony. The application to diverse science and engineering problems are accepted from all disciplines and it must be noted that all soft computing methods different from HS are welcomed..

Papers presented in ICHSA 2020 which are focused on structural mechanics studies, will be considered for publication in Challenge Journal of Structural Mechanics. Authors may submit their full length papers via online submission system or send to via e-mail. Regarding to the count and the diversity of the studies, papers will be published in a special issue or in the regular issues in an appropriate calendar.

* In case authors wish to submit their papers via online submission system, please select "ICHSA2020" as the Journal Section from the drop-down menu.


The colleagues who have contributed to the Journal in 2019 by reviewing submitted manuscripts could be seen from the attached list.

We would like to express our gratitude to them for helping to increase the quality of the Journal.


Posted: 2020-03-10
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Vol 6, No 3 (2020)

Challenge Journal of Structural Mechanics

ISSN 2149-8024

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Research Articles

Burak Kaan Cirpici
Merve Sağıroğlu, Mahyar Maali, Abdulkadir Cüneyt Aydın, Mahmut Kılıç
Kemal Hacıefendioğlu, Gökhan Demir, Ahmet Can Altunışık
Memduh Karalar, Murat Çavuşli
Aylin Ece Kayabekir, Zülal Akbay Arama, Gebrail Bekdaş, İlknur Dalyan
Mustafa Halûk Saraçoğlu, Fethullah Uslu, Uğur Albayrak