About This Journal
The field of mechanical and industrial engineering embraces a broad spectrum of technical activities including mechanical design and engineering along with the classical techniques of work methods, production and facilities planning, quality control and safety. It also embraces the fields of human factors, operations research, manufacturing systems, and organisation and management systems. IJMIE will have a strong methodological approach to and application focus on mechanical and industrial engineering that will concentrate on various techniques and applications of to enhance their active role in the 21st century global market and enterprises. Industrial engineering is concerned with the design, improvement, and installation of integrated systems of people, materials, information, equipment, and energy. It draws upon specialised knowledge and skill in the mathematical, physical and social sciences together with the principles and methods of engineering analysis and design to specify, predict, and evaluate the results to be obtained from such systems. IJMIE is a refereed international journal to be of interest and use to all those concerned with research in various fields of, or closely related to, mechanical and industrial engineering disciplines. It aims to provide a highly readable and valuable addition to the literature which will serve as an indispensable reference tool for years to come. The coverage of the journal includes all new theoretical and experimental findings in the fields of mechanical and industrial engineering or any closely related fields. The journal also encourages the submission of critical review articles covering advances in recent research of such fields as well as technical notes.