Topical Collection "Feature Paper Collection (12) for Topic Editors"

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Dear Colleagues,

This Feature Paper Collection (12) for Topic Editors from the Coatings journal (ISSN 2079-6412) is dedicated to the publication and discussion of research articles, letters, reviews, and communications on all aspects of science and engineering of coatings, thin and thick films, surfaces, and interfaces. 

We welcome the submission of reviews and outstanding articles to this Feature Paper Collection to improve current knowledge of coatings, thin and thick films, surfaces, and interfaces. Manuscripts for this important Feature Paper Collection of Coatings will be accepted by the editorial office, the Topic Editor, and Editorial Board Members by invitation only.

  • Thin and thick films;
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  • Adsorption, adhesion, functionalization;
  • Fundamental and functional properties of surface and interfaces;
  • Theoretical and computational modeling of surfaces and interfaces;
  • High surface area systems: colloids, nanoparticles, large interfaces.

Prof. Dr. Mikhail Sheremet
Collection Editor

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Published Papers (2 papers)

2021

Article
The Coriolis Effect on Thermal Convection in a Rotating Sparsely Packed Porous Layer in Presence of Cross-Diffusion
Coatings 2022, 12(1), 23; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/coatings12010023 - 27 Dec 2021
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The effect of rotation and cross-diffusion on convection in a horizontal sparsely packed porous layer in a thermally conducting fluid is studied using linear stability theory. The normal mode method is employed to formulate the eigenvalue problem for the given model. One-term Galerkin [...] Read more.
The effect of rotation and cross-diffusion on convection in a horizontal sparsely packed porous layer in a thermally conducting fluid is studied using linear stability theory. The normal mode method is employed to formulate the eigenvalue problem for the given model. One-term Galerkin weighted residual method solves the eigenvalue problem for free-free boundaries. The eigenvalue problem is solved for rigid-free and rigid-rigid boundaries using the BVP4c routine in MATLAB R2020b. The critical values of the Rayleigh number and corresponding wave number for different prescribed values of other physical parameters are analyzed. It is observed that the Taylor number and Solutal Rayleigh number significantly influence the stability characteristics of the system. In contrast, the Soret parameter, Darcy number, Dufour parameter, and Lewis number destabilize the system. The critical values of wave number for different prescribed values of other physical parameters are also analyzed. It is found that critical wave number does not depend on the Soret parameter, Lewis number, Dufour parameter, and solutal Rayleigh number; hence critical wave number has no impact on the size of convection cells. Further critical wave number acts as an increasing function of Taylor number, so the size of convection cells decreases, and the size of convection cells increases because of Darcy number. Full article
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Article
Magnetized Dissipative Soret Effect on Chemically Reactive Maxwell Fluid over a Stretching Sheet with Joule Heating
Coatings 2021, 11(5), 528; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/coatings11050528 - 29 Apr 2021
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The present research paper deals with the study of heat and mass transfer characteristics of steady viscous incompressible two-dimensional Maxwell fluid flow past a stretching sheet under the influence of magnetic field and the Soret effect. A well-known non-Newtonian Maxwell fluid flow model [...] Read more.
The present research paper deals with the study of heat and mass transfer characteristics of steady viscous incompressible two-dimensional Maxwell fluid flow past a stretching sheet under the influence of magnetic field and the Soret effect. A well-known non-Newtonian Maxwell fluid flow model is used to differentiate it from the Newtonian fluids. The present physical problem gives the set of highly nonlinear-coupled partial differential equations that are not amenable to any of the direct techniques. The resultant nonlinear system of partial differential equations is reduced to a set of nonlinear ordinary differential equations by using suitable similarity transformations. Due to the inadequacy of analytical techniques, a bvp4c MATLAB function is used to solve the developed nonlinear system of equations. The simulated results are shown for various values of physical parameters in the flow regime. Additionally, the numerical values of skin-friction coefficient, heat, and mass transfer rates are calculated and tabularized. From the present investigation, it is observed that the normal and axial velocity profiles decreased for the enhancing values of the magnetic parameter. Increasing the Prandtl and Schmidt numbers reduces the temperature and concentration profiles in the flow region, respectively. Increasing the Maxwell fluid parameter decreases the velocity profile and magnifies the temperature field. Additionally, increasing the Soret number increases the concentration profile in the flow regime. Comparison of current similarity solutions with available results indicates the accuracy and guarantee of the present numerical results and the used method. Full article
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