Special Issue "Computational Mechanics in Aerospace Engineering"
A special issue of Aerospace (ISSN 2226-4310).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2018).
In aerospace engineering, computational mechanics has been playing a crucial role for the simulation and operation of complex systems. With various disciplines involved, computational mechanics serves to advance the design of applications in aerospace engineering. Despite the already-considerable development in computational mechanics, its application to aerospace engineering is still in great demand for providing reliable numerical simulations. Its development is essential to expedite the innovation of aerospace applications. All fields related to the computational issues in applications of aerospace engineering are considered important, for example fatigue and fracture analysis, multi-phase flow simulation, structural analysis, computational fluid dynamics, dynamic analysis of structures, aeroacoustics, mass transport, heat transfer, etc. Although the fields themselves serve as independent disciplines, they are sometimes cross-related to reveal coupled behaviors, e.g., aeroelasticity, thermoelasticity, and so forth. As a matter of fact, the coupling of related fields is even more challenging in system design and thus demands exceptional care with in-depth investigation. In aerospace engineering, topics in this regard cover a wide range of fields and cannot be named, one-by-one, completely.
Although majorly characterized by computer computation, computational mechanics is also correlated to fundamental studies that often serve as a core associated with computational efficiency. In fundamental studies, theoretical development and analytical derivations are also considered bases of exploring novel computational methodologies to either improve the accuracy or increase the efficiency. Other fundamental studies may also target computational aspects but with focuses on investigating special phenomena worthy of exceptional attentions in practice of applications. Certainly, there is no versatile approach considered absolutely perfect for treating all kinds of problems. Various methodologies, either with domain modeling or boundary modeling, can be applied, while the goal is placed at providing reliable simulations with great efficiency. In all, studies providing dissemination of the computational aspects or principals applied to applications in aerospace engineering are within the scope.
Prof. Dr. Yui-Chuin Shiah
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- computational mechanics
- computational methodologies
- computational algorithms
- coupling of fields
- aerospace engineering
- domain or boundary modeling