Aims and Scope

Due to the multi-disciplinary nature of the journal, JAFM is targeted to a broad community interested in different aspects of fluid mechanics. This community primarily consists of Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Aeronautics and Astronautics, and Metrological Sciences. The topics covered by JAFM in all aspects of theoretical, numerical, and experimental fluid mechanics include the following fields:

Acoustics

Aeroacoustics

Hydrodynamic noise

Jet noise

Noise control

Waves in random media

Biological Fluid Dynamics

Bioconvection

Biomedical flows

Blood flow

Capsule/cell dynamics

Flow–vessel interactions

Membranes

Micro-organism dynamics

Peristaltic pumping

Propulsion

Pulmonary fluid mechanics

Swimming/flying

Boundary Layers

Boundary layer control

Free shear layers

Pipe flow boundary layer

Boundary layer receptivity

Boundary layer separation

Boundary layer stability

Boundary layer structure

Complex Fluids

Colloids

Dielectrics

Emulsions

Foams

Granular media

Liquid crystals

Quantum fluids

Suspensions

Compressible Flows

Compressible boundary layers

Detonation waves

Gas dynamics

High-speed flow

Rarefied gas Flow

Shock waves

 

Combustion and Reactive Flows

Detonations

Flames

Laminar reacting flows

Reacting multiphase flow

Turbulent reacting flows

Computational Fluid Dynamics

Numerical methods

Turbulence modelling

Turbulence simulation

Convection

Bénard convection

Buoyant boundary layers

Convection in cavities

Double diffusive convection

Buoyancy-driven instability

Marangoni convection

Moist convection

Plumes/thermals

Convection in porous media

Taylor–Couette flow

Drops and Bubbles

Aerosols/atomization

Boiling

Breakup/coalescence

Bubble dynamics

Cavitation

Drops

Electrohydrodynamic effects

Sonoluminescence

Thermocapillarity

Flow Control

Drag reduction

Instability control

Mixing enhancement

Instability

Absolute/convective instability

Nonlinear instability

Parametric instability

Transition to turbulence

 

 

 

Interfacial Flows (Free Surface)

Capillary flows

Contact lines

Fingering instability

Liquid bridges

Thin films

Low-Reynolds-Number Flows

Lubrication theory

Porous media

Stokesian dynamics

MHD and EHD

High-Hartmann-number flows

Magnetic fluids

Magneto convection

MHD turbulence

Plasmas

Micro-/Nano-Fluid Dynamics

MEMS/NEMS

Microfluidics

Non-continuum effects

Mixing and Jets

Chaotic advection

Granular mixing

Jets

Separated flows

Shear layers

Turbulent mixing

Vortex streets

Wakes

Multiphase and Particle-Laden Flows

Condensation/evaporation

Fluidized beds

Gas/liquid flow

Icing

Morphological instability

Multiphase flow

Particle/fluid flow

Solidification/melting

 

 

 

 

 

Non-Newtonian Flows

Plastic materials

Polymers

Rheology

Viscoelasticity

Turbulent Flows

Turbulent boundary layers

Compressible turbulence

Turbulence control

Turbulent convection

Shear layer turbulence

Homogeneous turbulence

Intermittency

Isotropic turbulence

Rotating turbulence

Stratified turbulence

Turbulent transition

Wave-turbulence interactions

Turbomachinery

Aerodynamic design

Aeromechanical instabilities

Cavity and leaking flows

Compressor and turbine blading

Compressor stall surge

Film cooling design

Measurement techniques

Pumps and Hydraulic turbines

Wind turbine

Wave/ Free Surface Flows

Capillary waves

Channel flow

Critical layers

Elastic waves

Faraday waves

Hydraulics

Wave scattering

Shear waves

Solitary waves

Surface gravity waves

Wave breaking

Wave–structure interactions

Wind–wave interactions

The journal serves as a focal point of contact and exchange for the many specialists and practitioners concerned with applied aspects of fluid mechanics. Thus, the topics above are not restricted and may be evolved and modified from time to time. Each field may be used as the keywords for assigning manuscripts to the corresponding Associate Editors.