About this Research Topic
Multiphase flow, heat and mass transfer widely exist in mechanical, energy, chemical, metallurgical, environmental and nuclear reactor engineering, as well as biomass conversion, supercritical fluids and extraction, and reactive separation systems. Taking the nuclear power industry for example, in the third generation water nuclear reactor, the nuclear island contains the water flow and heat transfer process in the reactor core, the two-phase boiling process under critical heat flux during core accident, the two-phase flow and phase change process in the steam generator. The conventional island contains the steam flow and energy conversion process in the steam turbine, and the condensation heat transfer process in the condenser, etc. These are typical processes of multiphase flow, heat transfer and mass transfer. Similar processes can also be found in fluidized beds, multiphase reactors in the chemical industry and high-temperature transport processes in the blast and metallurgical furnace. Therefore, multiphase transport is a common research field of basic science and engineering application.
This Research Topic aims to discover, report and exchange the latest progress on the fundamental and novel research results of multiphase transport. The main academic problems this Research topic will focus on are the following: 1). basic coupling problems of multiphase systems (for example, electromagnetics, chemical reactions, combustion, the reactor physics); 2). experimental verification of coupling methods of multiphase transport; 3). internal flow dynamics, theoretical description and numerical modeling (including optimization) of multiphase transport; 4). the feasible strategy of numerical implementation and schemes as well as accuracy and efficiency in equipment-level simulation; 5). System-level consideration of simulation, for example, the practicability, accuracy and stability of the system.
High-quality Original Research and Review articles in this field are all welcome for submission to this Research Topic. Research interests include but are not limited to the following areas:
- The multiphase interfacial transport behavior, the coupling and de-coupling of mechanics and heat transfer
- The development and improvement, updating and validation of numerical models
- The design and correlation for systematic problems of multiphase flow in industrial systems and equipment.
- The heat transfer simulation, flow simulation, stability analysis.
- The numerical solution methods, strategies and parallel implementations.
Keywords: multiphase flow, heat and mass transfer, simulation and modeling, industrial process, industrial facility
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