Contemporary issues and emerging design tools in Aviation sectors



This special issue aims to attract the audience from worldwide in the utilization of the modern tools in the conceptual aircraft design. Further the submissions related to the energy demand in aviation were also addressed. The current issue especially covers the novel manuscripts related to the industrial application.

The topic to be covered in the proposed special issue is one of the hot topics in the field. Research and studies on advances in emerging tools utilization on development of modern aerial vehicles, UAVs and drones are still presented to the literature. For purpose of the proposed special issue aims to contribute to the literature by publication of recent studies. However, being an up-to-date topic papers to be published in the special issue will increase citation of the journal.

The proposed special issue is considered to focus on progress in aircraft design and computational modelling. This topic deals with current problems in development of materials for the aircraft industry. Further, due to the inadequate tools the production of the economical design is still challenging to the policy makers and engineers. From this point of view the theme of the proposed special issue is considered to be up to date.


List of topic areas


  • Innovative aircraft concepts; 
  • Methodologies and tools for aircraft design and optimization;
  • Reference aircraft designs and case studies with data sets; 
  • Aircraft design techniques, approaches, design process, challenges and decision making; 
  • configuration design, trade-off study, feasibility analysis, design project planning and design constraints;
  • Interaction between software packages and manufacturing technology; 
  • Computational fluid dynamics applications: Compressible and incompressible flow; 
  • Finite element method approach for novel aircraft design;  
  • Numerical modelling and optimization tools.


Guest Editors

Dr. Manigandan Sekar,

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, United Arab Emirates University, UAE

[email protected]

Dr. Arivalagan Pugazhendhi,

Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

[email protected]


Submissions Information

Submissions are made using ScholarOne Manuscripts. Registration and access are available at: 

Author guidelines must be strictly followed. Please see:

Authors should select (from the drop-down menu) the special issue title at the appropriate step in the submission process, i.e. in response to ““Please select the issue you are submitting to”. 

Submitted articles must not have been previously published, nor should they be under consideration for publication anywhere else, while under review for this journal.

For any queries, please feel free to contact the guest editors. 


Key deadlines

Closing date for manuscripts submission: 31 October 2022    
Closing date for abstract submission: 30 September 2022    
Email for abstract submissions: [email protected]

For additional information or queries about this special issue contact [email protected]