Special Issue "Symmetry in Fluid Flow"
A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 October 2020.
Interests: magnetohydrodynamics, thermal convection, modeling of interfacial flows, computational fluid dynamics
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Fluid flows sometimes exhibit symmetricity under certain conditions. However, such a symmetric flow is not always realized if such conditions are changed. For example, the plane Poiseuille flow, which exhibits a parabolic velocity profile formed between two parallel walls, has an exact symmetric solution of Navier-Stokes equation, but its symmetricity breaks under the condition of a high Reynolds number. This kind of flow transition from a steady symmetric state to another more complex state is not only realized in fluid flow experiments or analyses but also observed in natural fluid flow phenomena. The breaks of flow symmetry have been studied theoretically, experimentally, and numerically in the fields of fluid mechanics and thermal engineering because of their importance and relevance in terms of flow control and heat transfer enhancement. However, breaks of flow symmetry have not been sufficiently elucidated due to the non-linear characteristics of fluid flow. This Special Issue focuses on breaks of flow symmetry due to various kinds of factors such as shear, buoyancy, centrifugal force, and surface tension, and it is dedicated to the recent advances in the topics listed in the keywords below.
Dr. Toshio Tagawa
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. Symmetry is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- Rayleigh–Benard convection
- Multiphase flows
- Surface tension
- Thermocappilary convection
- Centrifugal force
- Taylor–Couette flow
- Boundary layer
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
1. T. Masuda and T. Tagawa
Quasi-periodic oscillating flows in a channel with a suddenly expanded section
2. T. Tagawa and K. Tsubakimoto:
Transition of natural convection in a rotating spherical shell
Linear stability of natural convection of liquid metal in a long vertical enclosure under horizontal magnetic fields