Special Issue "Combustion for Aerospace Propulsion"


A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 March 2011)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Vasily Novozhilov
Centre for Environmental Safety and Risk Engineering (CESARE), Victoria University, Room 4203, Level 2, Building 4, Hoppers Lane, Werribee, VIC 3030, Australia
Website: http://www.ulster.ac.uk/staff/vb.novozhilov.html
E-Mail: vasily.novozhilov@vu.edu.au
Phone: (61) 3 9919 8612
Fax: (61) 3 9919 8058

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The present issue focuses on fundamentals of combustion processes in aerospace applications, and implementation of relevant technologies. Combustion is a key technology of utilising chemical energy for propulsion. Significant progress has been made in this field in understanding and ability to model combustion, on one hand, and development of innovative technologies on the other hand. The volume seeks to bring together both fundamental and applied papers in order to show how interaction between science and technology can lead to introduction of highly efficient propulsion systems. Examples of specific applications include Turbopropulsion; Solid, Liquid and Hybrid Rocket Motors. Contributions covering prospective technologies, such as Supersonic Combustion Ramjet (SCRJ) engines, and Pulse Detonation engines, are especially welcome. Fundamentals of combustion and fluid dynamics will cover areas such as Turbulent Combustion, Combustion Control, Combustion Instabilities, Pulse Detonation, Combustion Modeling, Atomization and Spray Combustion, Swirling Flows, and others. Of high importance is the issue of material behavior under relevant combustion conditions. Therefore, areas such as propellant combustion, and solid fuel combustion (for hybrid propulsion applications) will be considered. Original and review papers are sought for this volume, which are of theoretical, computational or experimental nature. The papers can also report design methodologies, testing procedures, as well as other relevant issues.

Prof. Dr. Vasily Novozhilov
Guest Editor


  • turbopropulsion
  • rocket engines
  • scramjet engines
  • pulse detonation
  • turbulent combustion

Published Papers (3 papers)

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Energies 2011, 4(10), 1779-1839; doi:10.3390/en4101779
Received: 28 July 2011; in revised form: 11 October 2011 / Accepted: 12 October 2011 / Published: 24 October 2011
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Energies 2011, 4(1), 90-107; doi:10.3390/en4010090
Received: 8 December 2010; in revised form: 13 December 2010 / Accepted: 29 December 2010 / Published: 11 January 2011
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Energies 2010, 3(11), 1790-1804; doi:10.3390/en3111790
Received: 23 October 2010; in revised form: 4 November 2010 / Accepted: 11 November 2010 / Published: 15 November 2010
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Last update: 25 February 2014

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