Special Issue "Fluid Flow and Its Impact on Combustion"

A special issue of Fluids (ISSN 2311-5521).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 5 March 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Madjid Birouk
Guest Editor
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, R3T 5V6 Canada
Interests: turbulence; two-phase flow; droplets and spray; evaporation; combustion

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Fluid flow plays an important role in many engineering applications, such as combustion, which is a process involving fuel oxidization to convert chemical energy into heat. The energy released from a fuel can then be converted into a thrust power to propel an aircraft, or into a mechanical power to drive a vehicle. The effectiveness of this process is evaluated based on two main outcomes—namely, fuel burning efficiency and composition of the combustion products that can cause serious health problems. Depending on the application/system, fuel burning can be executed in a diffusion, premixed mode or both. In any case, fluid flow conditions leading to combustion play a crucial role in achieving efficient and less pollutant combustion.

Therefore, being able to develop strategies that allow generating and controlling fluid flow conditions leading to green combustion is a major advance in today’s heat and power generation technology. The focus of this Special Issue of Fluids is on fundamental research targeted at understanding how to create fluid flow conditions that maximize fuel burning efficiency while still reducing pollution. Research papers with this purpose in mind, including reacting, non-reacting, swirling or non-swirling flows, both experimentally or numerically, are welcome contributions in this Special Issue of Fluids.

Prof. Dr. Madjid Birouk
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • combustion
  • fluid flow
  • green combustion
  • fuel burning efficiency
  • reacting flows or non-reacting flows
  • swirling flows or non-swirling flows

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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