Special Issue "Advancements in Multiphase Fluid Dynamics in Energy and Propulsion Systems"
A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2022) | Viewed by 7638
Interests: spray breakup; chemically reacting flows; particle-laden turbulence; high performance computing
Interests: Turbomachinery Sciences; Propulsion Materials; Material State Awareness; Prognostics and Diagnostics; Sensors.
Multiphase turbulence plays a fundamental role in a remarkably broad range of both engineering and basic science applications. Notable examples range from fuel spray modeling to particulate (sand/salt/ash) entrainment in gas turbine engines, to adhesion and tribocorrosion in materials, to name a few. One of the most important features is the presence of a very wide spectrum of length scales and timescales associated with the phase–interphase, smallest (particle) motions, as well as the anisotropic turbulence structures in confined environments. Despite the significant increase in the body of research in multiphase flows, the understanding of the underlying physics remains incomplete and poses one of the grand challenges in fluid dynamics.
Establishing a predictive understanding in multiphase turbulence requires an integrated computational, theoretical, and experimental approach able to provide validated models and useful insights of the governing physics. Recent advancements in supercomputing power and algorithms now provide the ability to investigate a wide range of high dimensional unsteady multiscale problems that have historically remained inaccessible to laboratory experiments. These have set the stage for the emergence of high-fidelity computational tools, which open the possibility for first-principle modeling of multiphase turbulence and will be crucial towards the design of future very powerful, high-efficiency, and cleaner propulsion systems.
This Special Issue seeks multidisciplinary scientific contributions in areas encompassing computational, experimental, or theoretical research that advance the understanding of multiphase turbulence. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) spray breakup, dispersed flows, shocked flows, fluid structure interactions, cluster-induced turbulence, particle–wall interactions, deposition, and chemically reacting flows. We therefore invite original papers on basic scientific research, innovative technical developments, state-of-the-art reviews, and analytical studies, which are relevant to aerospace and propulsion sciences.
Prof. Dr. Luis Bravo
Dr. Anindya Ghoshal
Dr. Michael J. Walock
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- Computational fluid dynamics
- multiphase flows
- particle-wall interactions