Special Issue "The Applications of Computational Fluid Dynamics in Transport Phenomena"
A special issue of ChemEngineering (ISSN 2305-7084).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 December 2023 | Viewed by 1383
Interests: fluid dynamics; multiphase flow; carbon capture; energy storage; multiscale modeling
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This Special Issue aims to publish original research applying computational fluid dynamics (CFD) for the study of transport phenomena in chemistry and engineering. These involve the mass, momentum, and energy exchange in fluid, solid or porous media. Conservation equations along with constitutive relations can explain the various physics of different transport processes. With the help of CFD, numerical solutions for determining transport characteristics, such as flow velocity, temperature, pressure and chemical species concentration, can be acquired by solving related governing equations. The CFD method is capable of dealing with complex geometries where theoretical solutions are not viable.
Even though computational power has grown substantially over the past decades, applying CFD for the analysis of transport phenomena remains challenging. The modeling of transport phenomena is always coupled with different physics, requiring advanced models and robust constitutive equations. The temporal and spatial scales of the system can span several orders of magnitude. One example is absorption column modeling, where the fast gas and solvent chemical reactions have a much smaller time scale than the multiphase fluid convection and diffusion. The packing elements inside the column are measured in meters, while the surface features can reach a millimeter scale.
In response to the aforementioned opportunities and challenges, we are organizing this Special Issue, which aims to publish studies detailing novel CFD applications for studying transport phenomena. We invite original research and review articles on topics including, but not limited to:
- Validation and verification of novel CFD schemes for heat and mass transfer;
- Models with coupled mechanisms in multiphysics and multiscale chemical processes;
- High-throughput chemical reactor design, optimization and modeling;
- Single- and multiphase Newtonian and non-Newtonian flow;
- Microchannel device and structures;
- Environment- and energy storage-related engineering applications.
Dr. Yucheng Fu
Dr. Dewei Wang
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- computational fluid dynamics
- transport phenomena
- heat and mass transfer
- multiscale modeling
- energy storage
- reactor column
- microchannel device