Special Issue "Application of Symmetry in Heat Transfer"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2023 | Viewed by 720

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Mechanical and Production Engineering, Islamic University of Technology, Gazipur, Bangladesh
Interests: heat transfer; computational methods in fluid-thermal sciences; combustion and thermochemistry; clean combustion dynamics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Symmetry is one of the most significant concepts in industrial thermo-fluid engineering. This idea is used in many thermal, hydraulic, and heat transfer applications, most of which are in the industrial field.

The development of theoretical as well as applied fundamental research in industrial heat transfer, such as heat exchangers, combustion, and the thermal analysis of equipment by experimental, numerical simulation, and analytical methods is welcome. Contributions are encouraged to include original research on heat transfer in equipment, thermal systems, thermodynamic processes, nanotechnology, biotechnology, energy analysis, and related topics.

This Special Issue will cover a wide range of thermo-fluid processes in heat transfer applications, providing a guideline for academics and industries. This will present novel examples of heat transfer applications, which will provide a valuable resource for academics and engineers undertaking research in industrial engineering, ; modeling of solutions across a wide range of industrial applications are encouraged.

The aim of the present Special Issue is to cover the complete discipline of heat transfer in relation to engineering thermodynamics and fluid mechanics, publish results from basic research, as well as engineering applications, such as heat exchangers, processes, and chemical engineering, in addition to covering experimental techniques, as well as analytical and computational approaches.

We are soliciting contributions (research and review articles) covering a broad range of topics on the “Application of Symmetry in Heat Transfer”, including (though not limited to) the following:

  • HVAC and heat transfer;
  • Laminar and turbulent flow;
  • Boundary layer and free surface flows;
  • Industrial fluid mechanics;
  • Thermal-fluids machinery;
  • Combustion and reacting flows;
  • Multiphase flows;
  • Computational fluid dynamics;
  • Heat exchanger design and analysis.

Please note that all submissions should be full in the scope of Symmetry Journal.

Dr. Arafat Ahmed Bhuiyan
Guest Editor

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  • HVAC and heat transfer
  • laminar and turbulent flow
  • boundary layer and free surface flows
  • industrial fluid mechanics
  • thermal-fluids machinery
  • combustion and reacting flows
  • multiphase flows
  • computational fluid dynamics
  • heat exchanger design and analysis

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Numerical Calculation of Thermal Radiative Boundary Layer Nanofluid Flow across an Extending Inclined Cylinder
Symmetry 2023, 15(7), 1424; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15071424 - 15 Jul 2023
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This research presents the numerical analysis of the fluid flow containing the micro gyrotactic organism with heat and mass transfer. The flow is allowed to pass through an inclined stretching cylinder with the effects of heat generation/a heat source and activation energy subject [...] Read more.
This research presents the numerical analysis of the fluid flow containing the micro gyrotactic organism with heat and mass transfer. The flow is allowed to pass through an inclined stretching cylinder with the effects of heat generation/a heat source and activation energy subject to the symmetric boundary conditions at the cylinder walls. Similarity transformation is employed in the system of PDEs (partial differential equations) to transform them into non-dimensional ODEs (ordinary differential equations). The solution to the proposed problem is obtained by using the bvp4c (numerical scheme). The graphical results are plotted for various flow parameters in order to show their impact on the flow, mass, energy, and motile microorganism profiles. Moreover, the angle of inclination disturbs the flow within an inclined cylinder and slows down the fluid motion, while it elevates the energy of the fluid inside an inclined cylinder. Similarly, the curvature effect is also highlighted in the dynamics of fluid velocity, temperature, and the motile microorganism profile. From the obtained results, it is elucidated that growing values of the curvature factor accelerate the temperature, velocity, and motile microbes’ profiles. Finally, some engineering quantities are calculated in terms of skin friction, the Nusselt and Sherwood number, and the density of motile microbes. The acquired results are also displayed in tabular form. Full article
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