Special Issue "Advances in Modeling and Simulation of Complex Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow"

Deadline: 30 November 2019 (closed)
Guest Editors
Assistant Professor Jingfa Li, Beijing Institute of Petrochemical Technology, China
Professor Liang Gong, China University of Petroleum (East China), China
Professor Yongtu Liang, China University of Petroleum (Beijing), China
Professor Zhiguo Qu, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China
Professor Bo Yu, Beijing Institute of Petrochemical Technology, China


Heat transfer and fluid flow are fundamental phenomena in nature and engineering. Many aspects in production and daily life are closely related to heat transfer and fluid flow processes. Modeling and simulation of heat transfer and fluid flow are significant for a wide range of scientific and industrial applications at various spatial and temporal scales, with increased interests in recent years. 

Along with the development of computer industry and the advancement of numerical methods, significant advances have been witnessed in modeling and simulation of heat transfer and fluid flow. Solid foundation in both hardware and software has been established to study the processes because of its importance in reducing production costs, discovering new phenomena and developing new technologies, etc. However, accurate modeling and efficient, robust simulation of complex heat transfer and fluid flow still remain challenging. Multi-disciplinary research effort is a clear and general trend for the modeling and simulation of heat transfer and fluid flow, such as ‘multi’-modeling, advanced ‘multi’-algorithms, heterogeneous parallel computing with ‘multi’-hardware, ‘multi’-application, etc. 

The proposed special issue aims to bring together researchers to highlight the current developments of heat transfer and fluid flow both in theory and computational methods, to exchange the latest research ideas, and to promote further collaborations in the community. We invite investigators to contribute to this special issue with original research articles as well as comprehensive review articles addressing the recent advances and/or challenges in mathematical and numerical modeling, algorithm, and computation of complex heat transfer and fluid flow. Only the influential work will be considered in this special issue. 

Potential topics include but are not limited to: 

1. Advanced physical models of complex heat transfer and fluid flow
2. Mesh adaptation and meshless methods 
3. Advanced discretization schemes
4. Fast solvers and high-performance computation
5. Model reduction method 
6. Molecular simulation and Lattice Boltzmann method
7. Finite difference method, finite volume method, and finite element method
8. Multiscale and multiphysics modeling and simulation
9. Turbulence, turbulent drag reduction 
10. Single/multiphase flow and heat transfer 
11. Multicomponent flow and transfer 
12. Micro-channel flow and heat transfer 
13. Nano fluid flow and heat transfer 
14. Viscoelastic fluid flow and heat transfer 
15. Inverse modeling of heat transfer and fluid flow 
16. Stochastic process in heat transfer and fluid flow 
17. Heat transfer and fluid flow in porous media 
18. Benchmark solution, error estimates, and uncertainty quantification 
19. Multi-applications of heat transfer and fluid flow processes 

heat transfer, fluid flow, numerical modeling, algorithm and simulation

Published Papers

  • Dimensionless Variation of Seepage in Porous Media with Cracks Stimulated by Low-Frequency Vibration
  • Abstract Pulse excitation or vibration stimulation was imposed on the low permeable formation with cracks to enhance the production or injection capacity. During that process, a coupling of wave-induced flow and initial flow in dual-porous media was involved. Researchers had done much work on the rule of wave propagation in fractured porous media, whereas attentions on the variation law of flow in developing low permeable formation with cracks under vibration stimulation were not paid. In this study, the effect of low-frequency vibration on the seepage in dual-porous media was examined for the application of wave stimulation technology in developing reservoirs with… More
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  • A Numerical Study on Hydraulic Fracturing Problems via the Proper Generalized Decomposition Method
  • Abstract The hydraulic fracturing is a nonlinear, fluid-solid coupling and transient problem, in most cases it is always time-consuming to simulate this process numerically. In recent years, although many numerical methods were proposed to settle this problem, most of them still require a large amount of computer resources. Thus it is a high demand to develop more effificient numerical approaches to achieve the real-time monitoring of the fracture geometry during the hydraulic fracturing treatment. In this study, a reduced order modeling technique namely Proper Generalized Decomposition (PGD), is applied to accelerate the simulations of the transient, non-linear coupled system of hydraulic… More
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