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Nearly all illuminating classic hypersonic flow theories address aerodynamic phenomena as a perfect gas in the high-speed range and at the upper limit of continuum gas domain. The hypersonic flow is quantitatively defined by the Mach number independent principle, which is derived from the asymptotes of the Rankine-Hugoniot relationship. However, most hypersonic flows encounter strong shock-wave compressions resulting in a high enthalpy gas environment that always associates with nonequilibrium thermodynamic and quantum chemical-physics phenomena. Under this circumstance, the theoretic linkage between the microscopic particle dynamics and macroscopic thermodynamics properties of gas is lost. When the air mixture is ionized to become an electrically conducting medium, the governing physics now ventures into the regimes of quantum physics and electromagnetics. Therefore, the hypersonic flows are no longer a pure aerodynamics subject but a multidisciplinary science. In order to better understand the realistic hypersonic flows, all pertaining disciplines such as the nonequilibrium chemical kinetics, quantum physics, radiative heat transfer, and electromagnetics need to bring forth. Read more.

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On behalf of the editorial board, we are honored to announce the launch of a new journal, Advances in Aerodynamics (AIA), and we are very pleased to share with you our vision for the development of this journal. AIA is an international peer-reviewed open access journal which publishes high quality papers with originality, novelty, and significant contributions to the progress in aerodynamics. The journal will provide authors with an open and fair platform to promote their research and identify themselves in the aerodynamics community. Read more. 

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Aims and scope

Advances in Aerodynamics (AIA) is aimed to report the scientific and technological advances in aerodynamics from the aspects of academic research, industrial development and engineering applications, and  to provide a platform for ideas exchange and discussion in this fast-changing field. The journal welcomes reviews and regular papers of novel studies on aerodynamic science and engineering.  The topics include but are not limited to:

  • Theoretical and Computational Aerodynamics
     ▪  Equilibrium and non-equilibrium flow 
     ▪  Numerical method and validation 
     ▪  Turbulent flow modeling and simulation
     ▪  Multiple physical field simulation
  • Experimental Aerodynamics
     ▪  Wind tunnel experiments
     ▪  Propulsion and combustion
     ▪  Flow visualization
     ▪  Measurement and control techniques
  •  Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics
     ▪  Buildings and bridges
     ▪  Automobiles and high-speed ground vehicles
     ▪  Renewable energies
     ▪  Environmental wind engineering      
  • Related Cross-disciplinary Aerodynamics
     ▪  Aeroacoustics
     ▪  Aero-optics
     ▪  Aeroelasticity
     ▪  Aerodynamic stealth





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  • Advances in Aerodynamics is affiliated with the Chinese Aerodynamics Research Society, which is supported by China Aerodynamics Research and Development Center

    Chinese Aerodynamics Research Society (CARS) is a national, academic and non-profit social organization voluntarily formed by the academics practitioners and institutions engaged in aerodynamic research. It is also a constituent of China Association for Science and Technology.

    Dedicated to promoting academic exchanges and scientific popularization in the field of aerodynamics in China, CARS has published several professional journals and organized activities such as Chinese Conference of Aerodynamics Annual Meeting, National Aeroelastic Academic Exchange Meeting, National Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics.

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