Special Issue "Numerical Modeling of Sustainable Energy Conversion Processes"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Energy Sustainability".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Hadi Bordbar
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Guest Editor
Department of Civil Engineering, Aalto University, PO BOX 11000 Aalto, Finland
Interests: engineering thermodynamics; thermal engineering; numerical simulation; numerical modeling; modeling and simulation
Dr. Somesh Roy
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Guest Editor
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Marquette university, Milwaukee, WI 53233, USA
Interests: combustion modeling; soot modeling; radiative heat transfer in combustion; interaction of turbulence, chemistry, soot and radiation in combustion; multiphase combustion; atmospheric soot

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

With the recent progress in numerical methods and available computational resources, the role of numerical modelling in the design process of energy conversion systems has become more prominent. Numerical modelling provides detailed information on the underlying complexities of coupled phenomena in energy conversion processes that are not otherwise readily accessible with experimental measurements. Taking advantage of AI and machine learning approaches, the accessibility, validity, and trustworthiness of numerical models are improving. At the same time, improvements in numerical methods decreases their computational cost. This has enhanced the role of numerical modelling in the overall design of more sustainable energy conversion systems. Therefore, the current Special Issue of Sustainability aims at being a place to report recent advances in numerical modeling of the field of energy conversion and sustainability. The possible topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Computational fluid dynamics (CFD);
  • Turbulence modeling;
  • Numerical modeling of multiphase flow modelling;
  • Numerical modelling of fluidization;
  • Numerical modeling of thermal radiation;
  • Numerical modeling of heat and mass transfer;
  • Application of artificial intelligence and machine learning in modelling of energy conversion processes;
  • Fire dynamics modelling.

Dr. Hadi Bordbar
Dr. Somesh Roy
Guest Editors

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  • numerical modeling
  • energy conversion
  • computational models
  • sustainability
  • heat and mass transfer

Published Papers

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