Advances in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (AAMM) publishes as rapidly as possible manuscripts of high standard, through electronic submission and reviewing. It provides a fast communication platform among researchers using mathematics as a tool for solving problems in mechanics, with particular emphasis in the integration of theory and applications. The mathematical tools used to solve problems in mechanics include analytical, semi-analytical, numerical and artificial intelligence ones. In order to cover as wide an audience as possible, abstract or axiomatic mathematics is not encouraged. As an international journal, AAMM is published in a timely fashion in printed and electronic forms.