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Articles published after January 1, 2019, will be included in Emerging Sources Citation Index.

Featured article: Review of vortex methods for rotor aerodynamics and wake dynamics

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Electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft with multiple lifting rotors or prop-rotors have received significant attention in recent years due to their great potential for next-generation urban air mobility (UAM). Numerical models have been developed and validated as predictive tools to analyze rotor aerodynamics and wake dynamics. Among various numerical approaches, the vortex method is one of the most suitable because it can provide accurate solutions with an affordable computational cost and can represent vorticity fields downstream without numerical dissipation error. This paper presents a brief review of the progress of vortex methods, along with their principles, advantages, and shortcomings. Applications of the vortex methods for modeling the rotor aerodynamics and wake dynamics are also described. However, the vortex methods suffer from the problem that it cannot deal with the nonlinear aerodynamic characteristics associated with the viscous effects and the flow behaviors in the post-stall regime. To overcome the intrinsic drawbacks of the vortex methods, recent progress in a numerical method proposed by the authors is introduced, and model validation against experimental data is discussed in detail. The validation works show that nonlinear vortex lattice method (NVLM) coupled with vortex particle method (VPM) can predict the unsteady aerodynamic forces and complex evolution of the rotor wake.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





Message from the Editors-in-Chief

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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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