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Experimental and Numerical Simulation of Heat transfer, Energy systems, and Functional Materials

Submission Deadline: 25 November 2021 (closed)

Guest Editors

Asso. Prof. Asif Afzal, PA College of Engineering, Mangalore
Dr. Manzoore Elahi M Soudagar, Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), India
Dr. Md Rizwanul Fattah, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Dr. Navid Aslfattahi, University of Malaya (UM), Malaysia.


In the modelling of heat transfer and flow in different technical equipment, the use of experimental and numeric methods and specialized software has demonstrated great success. Numerical simulations have significantly increased the research effectiveness as the costs of developing thermo-physical field experiments have been reduced. It allows the flow characteristics to be estimated in detail. Various conditions and geometrical parameters (flow regimes, boundary terms, thermal and physical characteristics of coolant, etc) (size, shape, and arrangement of dimples, etc.). However, the findings of numerical simulations must be proved and checked experimentally with the results.

Significant research interests have been received for modelling and simulating energy systems from various communities. In the modelling of energy systems, several emerging approaches combine elements from two or more categories. Modelling operations of units requires knowledge of the physiology of thermodynamics processes, phenomena of transport (mass transfer, fluid dynamics and thermal transfers) and kinetics of chemical reactions.

Simulation and modelling in materials science and engineering examine materials evolution at the electronic-, atomic-, and meso-scales in relation to mechanical, chemical, electronic, optical, biological, or biomedical properties in novel theoretical or computational studies of material structure and behaviour.

This special issue calls papers on experimental investigations, modelling, and simulation of a wide variety of physical process, energy systems, and advanced engineering materials.

The scope of this issue covers the following areas of experimental and numerical investigations, but not limited to:

· Heat transfer studies in different physical process

· Nanofluids as active enhancement products

· Fluid flow analysis using different modelling methods

· Design and optimization of heat transfer, fluid flow, phase change materials   using different algorithms

· Thermal management of energy storage system

· Alternative fuels as engine performance and emissions

· High speed compressible flows

· Materials processing and characterization including ceramics, metals, glasses, semiconductors, polymers, biological materials, composites, etc.

· Machine learning concepts in the area of thermal sciences and material


Heat transfer, nanofluids; fluid flow; gas dynamics; compressible flow; bio-fuels; engine; emission; nanoparticles; composite materials; ceramics; characterization; algorithms; optimization.

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