Special Issue "Thermodynamics of Non-Equilibrium Gas Flows"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2019
Dr. Xiaojun Gu
Daresbury Laboratory, Scientific Computing Department, Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), Warrington WA4 4AD, UK
Interests: combustion; turbulence; rarefied gas dynamics; kinetic theory; extended thermodynamics
Non-equilibrium gas flows exist in many industrial applications and scientific research facilities, including mass spectrometry, low-pressure environments, vacuum pumps, micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), high-altitude vehicles, and porous media. A comprehensive understanding of the thermodynamics of non-equilibrium gas flows is essential for the design and operation of application systems, which are beyond the capabilities of conventional thermodynamics. These flows in engineering applications cover a wide range of time and length scales and represent a fundamental modelling and simulation challenge.
The thermodynamics of non-equilibrium gas flows can be described from either microscopic or macroscopic points of view. Both approaches have their advantages and limitations. Significant progress has been made in terms of physical and mathematical models, numerical algorithms, computational implementations and experimental techniques, which improve our ability to explain the non-equilibrium phenomena to enrich the knowledge of non-equilibrium thermodynamics. Multiscale approaches have been developed to solve the real applications accurately and effectively.
This Special Issue aims at collecting original papers on theoretical, computational and experimental studies of non-equilibrium, low- and high-speed gas flows with the goal of providing readers with an overview of the current research conducted in this field and the possible applications.Dr. Xiaojun Gu
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- kinetic scheme
- moment method
- extended thermodynamics
- rarefied gas dynamics
- direct simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC)
- Boltzmann equation
- spacecraft reentry