Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics
Theor Comput Fluid Dynam
ISSN (printed): 0935-4964. ISSN (electronic): 1432-2250.
A basic goal of the discipline of computational fluid dynamics is to provide a new tool which can aid in the unraveling of complex physical phenomena in flows of fundamental scientific or engineering interest. Indeed the interdisciplinary nature of fluid mechanics has become increasingly evident in recent times. Certain important areas in fluid mechanics have not easily yielded to the more traditional analytical and empirical approaches whereas the rapidly maturing field of computational fluid dynamics is reaching a state where it can contribute significantly to such research efforts. The application of computational techniques to the understanding of basic flow physics may be fruitfully combined with related fundamental theoretical work which sheds new light on the physical results of computations and experiments or provides a means for future improved methods of solution. A high-quality scholarly journal devoted to this end provides a forum for accelerated research in this direction. It is this symbiotic relationship between basic theory and computation for the understanding of flow physics that forms the philosophical foundation of this journal. The purpose of the journal is to report original research of scholarly value in theoretical and computational fluid dynamics aimed at elucidating flow physics. Papers along these lines covering the wide interdisciplinary range of fluid mechanics (e.g. aeronautics environmental fluid dynamics geophysical fluid dynamics gas dynamics non-Newtonian fluid dynamics fluid dynamics of material sciences etc.) are sought. Of particular interest are those papers in which combined computational and experimental approach is taken to gain insight into complex flow physics and papers in which a fundamental theoretical analysis is presented to complement and/or explain computationally observed phenomena. In addition papers on the basic mathematical theory of fluid mechanics particulary with computational implications (as opposed to analytical papers dealing with a particular flow problem) are solicited. Computational results are expected to be rigorous in the sense that the numerical algorithm has been well tested and the crucial issue of resolution of the flow field has been addressed. The journal contains a complemetary blend of both computational and theoretical papers of a fundamental nature. Papers of a purely algorithmic experimental or engineering application flavor are outside the scope of the journal. The journal publishes scholarly research papers invited review articles brief communications and letters commenting on previously published papers.
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