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Special Issue "Advances in Thermal System Analysis and Optimization"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2017).
Interests: thermal system optimization/emission control; gas turbine heat transfer and cooling; computational fluid dynamics (CFD) in the thermal-fluids process; emerging technologies for thermal/energy systems; application of alternative/renewable energy
You are cordially invited to submit your original research or review papers to this Special Issue, “Advances in Thermal System Analysis and Optimization”. The importance of thermal systems, which include, not only the traditional power plants and jet engines, but also electronic cooling systems, requires us to continuously make them better. There is no doubt that the energy efficiency needs to be high. However, the emission and reliability also have to be considered. Therefore, it is critical to conduct a though analysis and reach a solution for all these needs, which makes the problems more complicated. Furthermore, advances can be made by looking for some innovative ideas for cycles, such as the Organic Flash Cycle (OFC), and taking advantage of new technologies, such as nano fluids. This Special Issue is to highlight the recent advances in the analysis and optimization of all these systems. The contribution can be originated from experimental study, numerical simulation, or theoretical modeling. The research topics can include, but are not limited to, the analysis of: Simple and combined power cycles, innovative cycle for low-graded or waste energy, envelope of building energy, electronic cooling/thermal management, advanced usage of renewable energy, and emission reduction in combustion. You are always welcome to discuss your work with us for publication in this Special Issue. Thank you.
Dr. Xianchang Li
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Applied Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Performance optimization with innovative technologies
- Efficiency analysis and emission reduction
- Low-graded energy usage and waste energy recovery
- Emerging technologies for thermal/energy systems
- Tools and methodologies for thermal system optimization
- Case studies of a thermal system