This journal will act as a source for dissemination of the latest information on research advances in the following specific emerging areas. Biofluid mechanics: complex movement of biological fluids, cardiovascular and pulmonary systems, development of prostheses and study of their behavior, blood pumps, microfluidic filter systems, drug delivery, etc. Nano and Micro fluid mechanics: micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), nanofluidics, microfluids, microchannel flows, spray and aerosols, etc. Thermal fluid mechanics: combustion instability, cooling of electronics chips, heat transportation, etc. Engineering fluid mechanics: synthetic jets, vortex flows, drag reduction, road vehicles and train aerodynamics, turbulent mixing, wind turbines, control of flow separation, etc. Environmental fluid mechanics: atmospheric boundary layer, oceanic waves, wind induced avalanche, tornados, hurricane, cloud dynamics, pollutants dispersion, etc. Geological fluid science: influence of water and other fluids in earth's crustal processes including the movement of chemicals and heat - believed to be responsible for seismic and volcanic activities which could also cause tsunami; effect of pore fluid pressure on fracturing of rocks, etc
Currently, the literature on flow control is spread over several journals - AIAA Journal, Journal of Aircraft, ASME/JSME Journal of Fluids Engineering, Physics of Fluids, Experiments in Fluids, Int. J. of Heat and Fluid Flow Gas Turbine Engineering, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Combustion Science and Technology, SAE, etc. It is the objective of this International Journal of Flow Control to provide a forum for publication of articles covering all of the above areas in one place and is hoped that this will increase the cross-pollination of ideas on flow control into the various sub-disciplines.
The Journal of Computational Multiphase Flows is committed to publishing original research papers that focus on formulating and resolving mathematical and phenomenological models inspired by real-world applications through effective computational techniques in a variety of multiphase flow problems. The primary objective of this journal is therefore to foster development of theoretical methods and computational procedures with wide applicability. It is also intended to disseminate the latest state-of-the-art research to practitioners of modeling and computer-assisted engineering, which represents the core mission of this journal.
The occurrence of thermo-acoustic instabilities, popularly known as combustion instabilities, has been a plaguing problem in the development of combustors for rockets, jet engines, power generating gas turbines and process or domestic heaters. Significant advances in understanding and controlling combustion instability is critical for pushing the operating envelope of the existing installations, and in avoiding delays and cost overruns in development programmes. The International Journal of Spray and Combustion Dynamics will publish developments covering fundamental and applied research in combustion and spray dynamics. Fundamental topics include advances in understanding unsteady combustion, combustion instability and noise, and flame-acoustic interaction and its active and passive control. Applied topics include all aspects of combustion instabilities in solid and liquid rocket motors and gas turbine combustors, combustion noise, pulse detonation engines, active control of combustion instabilities and active control of sprays. As well as original contributions, state of the art reviews and surveys will be published.