Developments in Mechanical Engineering and Symmetry

A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994). This special issue belongs to the section "Engineering and Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2024 | Viewed by 96

Special Issue Editors

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College of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029, China
Interests: complex flow control and structural strength vibration
Department of Energy and Power Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
Interests: fluid machinery; flow and heat transfer; flow–structure coupling; multiphase flow
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

I have the honor of inviting you to submit an article for a Special Issue of Symmetry focused on aerodynamic analysis and optimal design.

Fluid machinery is an umbrella term used to describe all machines that convert energy with the help of a fluid. Such machines are often a key component in various fields. The related aerodynamic/fluid-dynamic behavior and performances are closely related to fluid/structure or fluid/material interaction mechanisms. Analysis and optimization of these aspects can thus improve the performances of these systems and guide material selection and/or component shape definition, thereby enhancing the efficiency and stability of many systems of practical interest. Along these lines, the aim of this Special Issue is to present symmetry methods and new ideas in the field of aerodynamic analysis and optimal design related to fluid machinery. Relevant systems include (but are not limited to) valves, steam turbines, gas turbines, aviation engines, rocket engines, compressors, intake ducts, wind blades, aircraft, helicopters, automobiles, fans, ventilators, etc. Submitted papers should present original analytical, numerical, or experimental results and physical interpretations of lasting scientific value.

Topics of interest for this Special Issue, entitled “Developments in Mechanical Engineering and Symmetry”, include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Aerodynamic analysis;
  • Acoustics;
  • Acoustic signal processing;
  • Fluid dynamics;
  • Turbulence flow;
  • Microfluid flow;
  • Compressible flow;
  • Computational fluid dynamics;
  • Materials and structures;
  • Signal and image processing;
  • Data fusion;
  • Complex system engineering;
  • Other fundamental/applied fluid mechanical phenomena and processes.

In all cases, submitted papers are expected to provide indications or recommendations for the selection of relevant materials and/or component shape definition.

Dr. Fuqiang Chen
Dr. Bo Hu
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. Symmetry 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.


  • symmetry analysis
  • aerodynamic
  • acoustic
  • flow control
  • fluid dynamics
  • optimal design
  • computational fluid dynamics
  • structural control

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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