Advances in Combustion Diagnostic Methods for Aerospace Propulsion

A special issue of Aerospace (ISSN 2226-4310).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2019) | Viewed by 510

Special Issue Editors

IDMEC, Mechanical Engineering Department, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal
Interests: aircraft emissions; gas turbines; advanced diagnostic methods; aerodynamic technologies; stall control; low-order modeling

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The development of innovative and efficient technologies for aerospace propulsion has always relied on the availability of adequate combustion diagnostics measurement systems. For example, as the requirements in measurement accuracy for the design of combustors in aeroengines have increased to meet the growing demands of power at lower emissions, traditional methods had to be improved, together with the introduction of more advanced techniques. In addition, the future needs for special categories of chemical-propulsion systems, ranging from scramjet engines for hypersonic air-breathing flight to high-precision thrusters for spacecraft, may be expected to continuously drive the advancement of combustion diagnostics methods.

This Special Issue aims to provide an overview of recent advances in combustion diagnostics methods and its application to aerospace propulsion. Authors are invited to submit full research articles and review manuscripts addressing (but not limited to) the following topics:

• Coherent anti-Stokes Raman spectroscopy (CARS) diagnostics of high-pressure and high-temperature gases
• CARS thermometry
• Laser-induced grating spectroscopy
• Tunable diode-laser absorption spectroscopy
• Raman scattering
• Rayleigh thermometry
• CARS detection of radicals
• Laser-induced fluorescence (LIF) for radicals and combustion products
• LIF for mixing and kinetics measurements in gas-phase flows
• LIF and other optical measurements of soot
• Time-resolved LIF
• Particle image velocimetry (PIV)
• Simultaneous PIV and concentration measurements
• Laser tomography

Prof. Dr. João M. Melo de Sousa
Prof. Dr. Mário M. G. Costa
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Aerospace is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Aerospace
  • Propulsion
  • Combustion
  • Advanced Diagnostics

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
Back to TopTop