Special Issue "Modelling and Simulation of Rotating Machines"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "A: Electrical Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Jan Kiciński
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Guest Editor
Department of Distributed Energy, Institute of Fluid Flow Machinery, Polish Academy of Sciences, 80-231 Gdańsk, Poland
Interests: rotor dynamics; bearing systems; renewable energy; distributed cogeneration
Dr. Grzegorz Żywica
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Guest Editor
Department of Turbine Dynamics and Diagnostics, Institute of Fluid Flow Machinery, Polish Academy of Sciences, 80-231 Gdańsk, Poland
Interests: rotor dynamics; technical diagnostics; bearing systems; turbomachinery; microturbines

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Rotating machines are widely used in all industries. They play a key role in many processes and are virtually irreplaceable. For example, in the power industry, various types of turbines and generators are commonly used for power generation, and other rotating machines such as pumps, compressors or fans are used as auxiliary devices. The term "rotating machines" covers many different types of machines, which can vary in terms of function, design, size and power.

In order to meet the ever-increasing requirements regarding the operating parameters and performance of rotating machines, very advanced modelling and analysis methods such as the finite element method (FEM) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD), or a combination of different methods such as fluid–structure interaction (FSI), are currently used for their design. These methods allow for the computer simulation of different loading conditions that occur during the stable operation of a rotating machine and during transient states. Advanced modelling and simulation methods are not only used to design rotating machines, but they are also widely used for the optimisation of existing designs and in advanced technical diagnostics.

This Special Issue invites high-quality research papers covering a wide range of topics related to the modelling and simulation of rotating machines. We provide an opportunity for researchers to share their original research and review articles based on current findings in the field of numerical analysis covering structural, flow, thermal and electrical phenomena, as well as taking into account various types of interactions. The potential topics also include the analysis of nonlinear phenomena occurring in rotating systems and their components. Practical case studies that consider the application of new modelling and simulation methods are also welcome.

Prof. Dr. Jan Kiciński
Dr. Grzegorz Żywica
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • rotating machines
  • rotor dynamics
  • bearing systems
  • technical diagnostics
  • turbomachinery
  • microturbines
  • renewable energy
  • modelling and simulation
  • fluid–structure interactions
  • nonlinear analysis

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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