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SCOPUS Special Issue in Journal

Posted By: Jose Pascoa
Date:Tue, 10 Mar 2015, 1:39 a.m.

Dear all,

TOPICAL ISSUE ON Computational Fluid Dynamics for Engineering Design

The independent academic publisher De Gruyter can look back at a company history of over 260 years.

COORDINATING EDITORS: Prof. Dr. José Carlos Páscoa Marques, Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal

Dr. Michele Trancossi, Universita degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy



In order to reduce time-to-market modern Engineering Designers are increasingly using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in their project development cycle. Albeit CFD has being steadily expanding into engineering design offices only around 30 000, out of 1 million mechanical engineers who are daily involved in design, are routinely using CFD. It is a responsibility of the academia, research centers, and top industrial companies of every size to help demonstrate the advantages of CFD technology for the product development cycle.

This special issue will present a set of high-quality papers dealing with the use of CFD for the design of mechanical engineering components and systems. Diverse topics will be presented, dealing with: optimization of heat and fluid flow; multi-physics computational techniques; new algorithms; description of best practices for mechanical design using CFD; multi-processing and high performing computing; and from nano to macro scale applications.

This special issue will be more focused on the applications instead of software development. The papers should not merely present a short description, of a successful in-house application relating CFD to mechanical engineering design, but instead they should provide enough level of detail for that, for similar problems, engineers can find their path into this technology, i.e. free of commercialism. The test-cases should help identifying bottlenecks, and also positive assets, of this technology. Every submitted paper should also provide a detailed analysis of the state-of-the-art in its specific area of application. Conclusions must be drawn regarding the specific test-case presented and also by defining general design guidelines for this field. Computational costs should be described, in particular when they are higher than typical off-the-shelve computers routinely available in companies.


The journal home page:

Submission of full papers: from 17 November 2014 till 15 April 2015

Notification of paper acceptance: continuously

Journal publication: continuously

Article Processing Charges: waived for all articles to be published in volumes 2015 and 2016

Authors are strongly encouraged to prepare their papers according to the Instructions for authors:

Paper processing system:

During papers upload authors must choose as article type Topical Issue: CFD for Engineering Design

In case on any questions concerning topical issue or paper processing system please contact the Managing Editor, Mr. Marek Domanski at:

TOPICAL ISSUE ON Computational Fluid Dynamics for Engineering Design

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