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International Journal of Energy Technology and Policy
International Journal of Energy Technology and Policy


Special Issue on: “Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulations in Energy Technologies and Processes”

Guest Editor: Prof. Viorel Badescu, Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Romania

The most efficient usage of energy resources has been challenging both the energy industry and academia for more than two hundred years. It is often difficult, if not impossible, to experiment with real large-scale or expensive energy production systems, to determine improved or optimal solutions. Also, analytical models of energy technology problems can only partially explain and solve real-world problems and this is usually only achieved with significant simplifications to the models, which make them less representative of the real world.

However, with advances in computing, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation has been widely used in recent years to model and solve energy related problems. Advanced simulation modelling techniques have been developed and widely employed in energy processes simulations such as the finite element or boundary element methods. Applications of CFD simulation vary widely and present a fascinating range of scenarios and techniques.

Hence, this special issue of IJETP is intended to present the development and application of CFD simulation in energy related studies. The papers may present the development of CFD simulation techniques, CFD simulation methodologies and case studies in the application of simulation, to solve all types of real-world energy problems.

Subject Coverage
We encourage papers from various energy related fields, having a strong focus on simulation applications in energy technology, including, but not limited to:
  • Innovation and new development in energy technology
  • Energy efficiency and energy saving: applications and implications
  • Cleaner energy technologies
  • Alternative energy technologies and sources
  • Renewable energy technologies
  • Energy technology and environmental planning
  • Emerging generic technologies: impact on energy issues
  • Energy system analysis
  • Energy systems and energy services
  • Energy transmission and distribution issues
  • Distributed generation technologies
  • Integrated design
Papers are also particularly encouraged on energy technologies and processes associated to thermal power plant operation.

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

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

Submission of full paper before: 31 January 2007

Notification of acceptance before: 15 April 2007

Submission of final and revised manuscripts: 15 May 2007