Special Issue "Lubrication Flows"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 5 April 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Lorenzo Fusi
Guest Editor
Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica “U. Dini”, Viale Morgagni 67/a, 50134 Firenze, Italy
Interests: fluid mechanics; visco-plastic flows; lubrication; stability analysis; free boundary problems

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue of Fluids is dedicated to the fluid mechanics of lubrication flows. Lubrication flows are ubiquitous in nature and technological applications. The main feature of these flows is the presence of a characteristic length that is markedly smaller than the others, so that a parameter describing the small aspect ratio can be defined. The governing equations can be expanded by means of perturbation series in powers of the small parameter and different approximations can be obtained depending on the chosen order of approximation. This procedure allows one to find analytical solutions and, when this is not possible, to greatly reduce the complexity of the related numerical problem.

With this Special Issue, Fluids invites manuscripts of original research that present experimental, theoretical, and numerical results related to “lubrication flows”. We aim to bring together researchers active on this topic to provide an overview of the state of the art in current investigations on lubrication flows and their analysis and modeling.

Prof. Dr. Lorenzo Fusi
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • lubrication flows 
  • perturbation analysis 
  • asymptotic expansion 
  • analytical solutions 
  • Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids 
  • stability analysis 
  • computational methods 
  • Hele-Shaw flows

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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