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International Journal of Aerodynamics
International Journal of Aerodynamics


Special Issue on: "Aerothermodynamics for Space Vehicles"

Guest Editors:
Bruno Chanetz, Office National d’Etudes et Recherches Aérospatiales (ONERA), France
Amer Chpoun, IUT d’Evry, France
Viviana Lago, CNRS-Orléans, France

Compared to the “old” aerothermodynamics of space vehicles developed mainly during the fifties and the sixties, there have been considerable advances made in this field over the last few decades. These advances have been achieved by spectacular progress in computer science, development of numerical methods and new measurement techniques. This scientific progress has inevitably led to the reduction of launching costs and therefore to better environment protection.

In this field, a score of scientific papers have been published in specialized journals. The aim of the present special issue is to bring to the attention of readers an overview of these achievements through leading scientific works in this field. The issue, devoted to the development of aerothermodynamics for space vehicles, will cover studies related to the high-speed flight of advanced launchers, reentry vehicles and planetary descent.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • The science and technology of classical aerodynamics;
  • Thermodynamics encompassing physical modelling
  • Computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
  • Wind tunnel testing
  • Measurement techniques and instrument developments;
  • Rarefied flows
  • Reentry flows
  • Propulsion

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Proposition deadline (title, authors. 5-line description): 31 March 2010

Full manuscript submission: 31 October 2010

End of reviewing process: 31 January 2011

End of author corrections : 31 March 2011