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Fluid Flow, Heat and Mass Transfer through Passages with Complex Geometries for Advanced Technological Applications

Special issue call for papers from International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow

Guest edited by:

Mostafa Safdari Shadloo
National Institute of Applied Science (INSA) Rouen

Mohammad Reza Safaei
Florida International University, USA

Manuel Hopp-Hirschler
University of Stuttgart, Germany

Aims and Scope

New engineering equipment and cutting-edge technology require state-of-the-art knowledge of processes that govern the fluid flow through passages with complex geometries. Numerical techniques have varying accuracy which is dependent upon many factors such as discretization method, geometrical features, grid generation and solution algorithm. As a result, the goal is to find the best method that is capable of producing solutions with sufficient accuracy while minimizing computational demands and costs.

Many of advanced engineering applications contain fluid passing complex geometries (as whole or as building box of bigger structures). There are many diverse works try to designing methodologies to treat, to optimize and to study the physics of such complex geometries (published in well known journals in the field such as journal of Computational Physics, Computer & Fluids, Physics of Fluids, etc.) yet there are not many ;ublications that are considering such complex fluid system behaviors in whole as a target subject. Therefore this special issue tries to bring these related topics (i.e. geometrical, numerical and physical points of view) together and treat them as a whole.

As mentioned above, this special issue (SI) is an interdisciplinary SI that brings different, yet interrelated topics in the field together. This brings unique opportunity for the community to target a complex and advanced industrial system from different points of view (i.e. physical, geometrical, numerical, etc.). Therefore, this SI is an interface for emerging the available knowledge in the different communities. As such, well-known leading researchers from different communities will be invited to participate and present their recent works and findings towards this goal.

The present special issue concentrates on most recent developments, related to convective transport phenomena modeling with computational and numerical methods for fluid flowing through passages with complex geometries. Original research papers, as well as comprehensive review articles about CFD techniques and related industrial applications, are welcome in this special issue.

Topics related to this special issue include the following:

  • Advances in numerical methods (FVM, FEM, FDM, LBM, DSMC, MD, etc.)
  • Hybrids numerical methods
  • Meshless techniques (SPH, MPS, etc.)
  • High-performance computation (HPC), parallel processing, and cloud computing
  • Validation, verification, and uncertainty quantification of commercial as well as open source software
  • Transitional and turbulent flows
  • Flow in porous media and its application
  • Convection, conduction, and radiation heat transfer as well as their combinations
  • Special fluids: non-Newtonian fluids, micro- and nanofluids, MHD, PCM, and so on
  • Multiphase Flows
  • Fluid-structure interactions
  • Application of numerical modeling in renewable energies, meteorology, agriculture, aerospace, civil, chemical, mechanical, corrosion, material, ocean, offshore, pipeline, manufacturing, and biomedical engineering

Other topics that are suitable but not mentioned herein are also encouraged.


Final submission: 15th April 2019

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Each paper will be reviewed by the guest editors and, if judged suitable for this publication, then sent to at least two independent referees for double-blind peer review.