Submission & tracking

For submitting new manuscripts or tracking the existing ones, login or register to the Submission Tracking System.


Open to new members

Our journal is open for new team members in various positions, such as: editor, editorial board member, copyeditor, language editor.

For more see link...


Special issue

Special Issue Proposals:

The journal of RESM is open to proposals for special issues on emerging related topics. More info is here.

Research Article

Micro-mechanical properties of geotextile fibers: measurement and characterization at cold environmental conditions

Tanay Karademir

Department of Civil Engineering, Istanbul Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey



Polypropylene Fibers; 


 Mechanical Properties; 

Ambient Conditions; 

Cold Temperatures

One of the most important properties of a fabric (geotextile) and also one of the focus areas of the current research study is its tensile strength, and thus, mechanical properties (modulus, resilience, strength, toughness). To this end, the mechanical properties of the geotextiles must properly be evaluated at the “macro-scale” as well as at the “micro-scale” as they are fibrous synthetic materials including polymeric fibers as well as significant volume of void space. As being a polymer, the mechanical behavior of the geotextile micro-fibers is highly dependent on the ambient conditions including particularly the temperature. In light of this, the tensile behavior of geotextile single micro-fibers was characterized by performing micro-mechanical tensile tests at “micro-scale” level at different cold temperature conditions using Dynamic Thermo-Mechanical Analyzer (DMA) to measure the developed “micro-scale” tensile stress – strain behavior of geotextile micro-fibers. The results examined from the influence of micro-mechanical properties of polymeric fibers on the observed temperature dependent stress-strain curve were used to determine the modulus of elasticity (E), modulus of resilience (UR), ultimate tensile strength (τmax), amount of plastic strain (εp), toughness (UT), rupture strength (τR) for the polypropylene (PP) micro-fiber of needle-punched nonwoven (NPNW) geotextile and the variation in those important mechanical properties with a change in ambient temperature conditions. The experimental results show that the mechanical properties of the PP fibers do not remain constant within the common range of cold temperatures (-10 °C – 21 °C) found in typical civil engineering applications such that the temperature change was found to be an important factor affecting the PP fiber micro-mechanical properties such as modulus, strength, toughness and plastic elongation. Therefore, the test results provide an index of behavior at “micro-scale” level for the polymeric geotextile single fibers at cold temperature conditions

© 2020 MIM Research Group. All rights reserved.


8/12/2023 Special Issue: Embark on a journey of innovation with the journal of Research on Engineering Structures and Materials as we unveil a compelling opportunity for contributors in our upcoming special issue, "Design, Analysis, and Manufacturing of Composite Vehicle Structures." Led by distinguished Guest Editors Liubov Gavva and Oleg Mitrofanov from Moscow Aviation Institute. For more info see the link.

21/10/2023 Journal Submission System Upgrade Completed: We're delighted to announce that our Journal Submission and Tracking System has undergone a significant upgrade, aimed at enhancing your experience. We apologize for the delay, and any inconvenience it may have caused. Here are the key enhancements from a user perspective:

Improvements are designed to make your interaction with our journal smoother and more efficient. Please take the upgraded system for a spin and share your thoughts with us. If you encounter any issues or have questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to our support team.

27/12/2022 Reviewer AwardsThe winners of 2022 reviewer awards of Research on Engineering Structures and Materials (RESM) are announced. More information can be found at Reviewer Awards section. 

(More details of the news may be given in the News section)

For more see News...


2022 Reviewer Awards:

Please, visit Reviewer Awards section for the winners of the 2022 RESM reviewer awards.

2022 Best Paper Award:

The paper authored by Nitin Kumar, Michele Barbato, Erika L. Rengifo-López and Fabio Matta entitled as “Capabilities and limitations of existing finite element simplified micro-modeling techniques for unreinforced masonry” is awarded the 

2022 Most Cited Paper Award:

The paper authored by Aykut Elmas, Güliz Akyüz, Ayhan Bergal, Müberra Andaç and Ömer Andaç entitled as “Mathematical modelling of drug release" is awarded the


  • Asos Indeks
  • CiteFactor
  • Cosmos
  • CrossRef
  • Directory of Research Journal Indexing
  • Engineering Journals (ProQuest)
  • EZB Electronic Journal Library
  • Global Impact Factor
  • Google Scholar
  • InfoBase Index
  • International Institute of Organized Research (I2OR)
  • International Scientific Indexing (ISI)
  • Materials Science & Engineering Database (ProQuest)
  • Open Academic Journals Index
  • Publication Forum
  • Research BibleScientific Indexing Service
  • Root Indexing
  • Scopus
  • Ulakbim TR Index (Tubitak)
  • Universal Impact Factor
  • Scope Database


©2014. All rights reserved

Contact :

Postal Address:

Kemal Öz Mah. 3. Bilgi Sok., 4A, No:13 Usak/Turkey

Last update

of this page:



Go to main page for last version