Calls for papers


International Journal of Powertrains
International Journal of Powertrains


Special Issue on: "Advanced Engine Combustion"

Guest Editors:
Dr. Haiwen Ge, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US LLC, USA
Prof. Caroline L. Genzale, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Prof. Shijin Shuai, Tsinghua University, P.R. China

We invite the contribution of research and review articles for this special issue on advanced engine combustion in honour of Prof. Rolf D. Reitz’s retirement.

Prof. Reitz will retire this summer after a brilliant academic career. Prof. Reitz established the foundation of modern engine simulation and optimisation using CFD, from numerical algorithms and physical models to optimisation methods.

Many optimised combustion strategies obtained from simulation have been successfully applied to engine operation; for instance, multiple injection techniques, adaptive injection strategies and the reactivity-controlled compression ignition (RCCI) concept.

The aim of this special issue is to produce a research volume on the theory, modelling, simulation, optimisation and application of advanced engine combustion that is linked to, related to or inspired by the work of Prof. Reitz.

Subject Coverage
Potential topics that might be covered in this special issue include the current research activities of the contributing authors in the field of internal combustion engine research. Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • In-cylinder flow
  • Mixture distribution
  • Combustion
  • Exhaust emissions
  • Combustion engine performance
  • Fuel injection systems
  • Fuel spray technology
  • Fuels and their influence on engine performance
  • Mathematical modelling of intake/exhaust processes
  • After-treatment technology
  • Powertrain simulation
  • Conventional and alternative fuels

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 has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 30 June, 2015

Notification to authors: 31 August, 2015

Final versions due by: 31 October, 2015