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Special Issue "Volume II: Combustion and Propulsion"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 January 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Maria Grazia De Giorgi

Department of Engineering for Innovation, University of Salento , Lecce 73100, Italy
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Interests: combustion in gas turbine; rocket combustion; experimental diagnostic
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Antonio Ficarella

Department of Engineering for Innovation, University of Salento, Lecce 73100, Italy
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Interests: propulsion; combustion; burners; applied fluid-dynamics; active control of flow; turbomachinery; fluid machinery; energy systems; innovative propulsion systems

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The success of the first edition in 2017 prompted the organizers to propose Volume II of the Special Issue “Combustion and Propulsion”

Combustion processes play a key role in the efficiency of energy use and for the environmental impact of transportation systems. The present issue focuses on research advances of propulsion and combustion. The aim is the dissemination of original papers contributing to advancements in combustion systems and advanced propulsion; engines; rockets; fuels and propellants; power generation and conversion for aerospace and terrestrial vehicles.

The proposed issue focuses on experimental, theoretical, and computational investigations on the fundamentals of combustion in propulsion systems, and on the resulting lines of technological development. The articles can cover a wide range of topics, such as combustion in gas turbines and internal combustion engines for aeronautical, automotive, naval and railway engines, chemical space propulsion, active control of the combustion in propulsive systems and diagnostics, new and renewable fuels, alternative combustion-based propulsion systems, new combustion concepts, pollutants formation and control in propulsive systems.

Prof. Maria Grazia De Giorgi
Prof. Antonio Ficarella
Guest Editors

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. Energies is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly 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 1600 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.


  • combustion control
  • alternative fuels
  • renewable fuels
  • fuel injection
  • air-fuel mixing
  • lean combustion
  • micro-scale combustion
  • active control of combustion
  • alternative combustion concepts
  • alternative combustion-based propulsion systems
  • pollutants formation
  • pollutants control
  • gas turbines
  • internal combustion engines
  • combustion instabilities
  • combustion diagnostics
  • combustion numerical simulation
  • space chemical propulsion

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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