Annals of Petrosani University
- Mechanical Engineering -

About the journal

The Annals of the University of Petrosani, Mechanical Engineering is a peer-reviewed, open access Romanian academic journal in the field of mechanical engineering and related.

The journal appeared for the first time in its current form and name in 1999 and it is edited entirely in English and it continues the title “The Scientific Papers of the Technical University of Petroşani Mining machinery and installations”

The journal is published annually by the University of Petrosani, Faculty of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, edited by Universitas Publishing House. It appears in both online (ISSN 2247-8604) as well as printed form (ISSN-L 1454-9166). The journal is classified in the B+ Category (code 26) by the National Council of Scientific Research of Higher Education from Romania (CNCSIS).

Current issue - Vol. 23 - 2021

  1. Alexandru, T.G., Bucureșteanu, A., Design of a force feedback controller for a pneumatic gluing station by employing FEM simulations
  2. Apostu, S.E., Dumitrescu, I., The Tool Angles Measuring Device
  3. Apostu, S.E., Dumitrescu, I., Study of Mining Roll Belt Conveyers in Lupeni Mine
  4. Dinescu, S., Radu, S.M., Florea, A., Danciu, C., Tomuș, O.B., Popescu, S., Possible Risks of CO2 Storage in Underground Salt Caverns
  5. Gharib, H., Kovács, Gy., Maintenance strategies of machines supported by knowledge-based systems
  6. Itu, R.B., Checking of the Braking Mechanism of the Hoisting Device at Blind Shaft No.11 at Lonea Mine
  7. Itu, R.B., Determination of Inertia Moments in an Even Braced Frame Girder Based on Reduction to Systems of Material Points with the Same Inertial Characteristics as Those of the Girder Bars
  8. Marc, B.I., Dinescu, S., Budilică (Andrei), D.-I., Simulation of the Excavation Process Dynamics of a Hydraulic Excavator Using Solidworks
  9. Marc, B.I., Dinescu, S., Marița, M.O., Simulation and Analysis of the Kinematics of a Single Bucket Hydraulic Excavator During the Excavation Process
  10. Mohammed Sahib, M., Kovács, Gy., Szávai, Sz., Numerical Analysis of Composite Sandwich Structures with Circular Honeycomb Core
  11. Peagu (Furdui), D., Radu, S.M., Tashchi, E., Biro (Korozsi), E., Reliability Analysis of Automatic Methane Concentration Monitoring Systems in Jiu Valley Mining Units
  12. Șoica (Stanimirescu), A., Air Quality in Industrial Factories From Jiu Valley. Case Study
  13. Șoica (Stanimirescu), A., Environmental Monitoring Using ATMEL Microcontroller
  14. Corciovă, M.M., Neaga, P., The Open Data Concept
  15. Corciovă, M.M., Neaga, P., The Open Platform Concept
Information Archive

Vol. 22 - 2020
Vol. 21 - 2019
Vol. 20 - 2018
Vol. 19 - 2017
Vol. 18 - 2016
Vol. 17 - 2015
Vol. 16 - 2014
Vol. 15 - 2013
Vol. 14 - 2012

Vol. 13 - 2011
Vol. 12 - 2010
Vol. 11 - 2009
Vol. 10 - 2008
Vol. 9 - 2007
Vol. 7 - 2006

Aims and scope

The Annals of the University of Petrosani, Mechanical Engineering publishes original scientific contributions in the broad field of Mechanical Engineering, including but not limited to ones related to the designing, manufacturing and operation of the mining machines in underground mines and open pits, mining mechanical installations, transports, equipment for industrial processes, machines building, hydraulic and pneumatic machines and industrial management, mechanics, strength of materials and mechanical vibrations. Besides theoretical, experimental, modeling and simulations articles linked to mechanical engineering, contributions in linked branches like Industrial and Transportation Engineering are welcome. Regular scientific articles, review articles and technical notes are all accepted.

Article Review Process

All manuscripts undergo a double blind review procedure. First, the editorial board checks the manuscript for compliance with research topics covered by journal. Suitable papers are sent to two independent external reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the paper.
The result of review process can be:
-Accept the manuscript without modification;
-Accept the manuscript with minor modification;
-Accept the manuscript with major modification;
-Reject the manuscript with the possibility to resend;
-Reject the manuscript.
The result of the review process is communicated to the first or corresponding author of the manuscript, with observations regarding the necessary corrections for improvement if the case. Plagiarism detection tools are also used to assess the originality of the paper.

Open access policy

The Annals of the University of Petrosani, Mechanical Engineering is an Open Access journal that allows free and unlimited access to all its contents without any restrictions upon publication to all users.

No fees are charged for the processing of the articles and for publication.

Copyright notice

Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of publication simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY-NC-ND), that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and publication in this journal, but no change to the work is allowed in any way.

Ethics statement

Authors must ensure the manuscript has not been submitted elsewhere nor has been already published. Authors submitting their work for publication confirm that the submitted works represent their authors’ contributions and have not been copied or plagiarized in whole or in part from other works. Any work or words of other authors, contributors, or sources (including online) must be properly credited and referenced. The Annals of the University of Petrosani, Mechanical Engineering respects ethical integrity in publication according to COPE Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing.

Submission deadlines and details

Authors are encouraged to submit their manuscripts prepared according to Authors guide, to the email address:, taking into account the time-frame as detailed bellow:


Full paper submission 31 december
Notification of review outcome 15 january
Volume publishing 15 february

Inclusion in databases

The Annals of the University of Petrosani - Mechanical Engineering is indexed in the following databases:



Assoc.Prof.Eng. Andrei ANDRAS Ph.D
University of Petroşani, Str. Universităţii, nr.20, Petroşani - 332006, jud. Hunedoara
Tel.: (40) 0254/542.994, 0254/542.580, 542.581, 546.238
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