Aims and scope

Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics provides a forum for the cross fertilization of ideas, tools and techniques across all disciplines in which fluid flow plays a role. The focus is on aspects of fluid dynamics where theory and computation are used to provide insights and data upon which solid physical understanding is revealed. We seek research papers, invited review articles, brief communications, letters and comments addressing flow phenomena of relevance to aeronautical, geophysical, environmental, material, mechanical and life sciences. Papers of a purely algorithmic, experimental or engineering application nature, and papers without significant new physical insights, are outside the scope of this journal. For computational work, authors are responsible for ensuring that any artifacts of discretization and/or implementation are sufficiently controlled such that the numerical results unambiguously support the conclusions drawn. Where appropriate, and to the extent possible, such papers should either include or reference supporting documentation in the form of verification and validation studies.

DISCLAIMER 1
The Scope of this Journal

Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics provides a forum for the cross fertilization of ideas across all disciplines in which fluid flow plays a role. The focus is on aspects of fluid dynamics where theory and computation are used to provide insights and data upon which solid physical understanding is revealed and/or models are proposed.

The following areas are outside the scope of the journal. Papers addressing them will not be accepted and will be returned to the authors without review:

1. Papers focusing on numerical methods, algorithmic improvements, and code validation, unless the methodology is closely associated with novel physical insights.
2. Papers focused on cataloging analytical or numerical flow solutions without contextualization in terms of real flows in technology or nature.
3. Papers focused on industrial devices and/or engineering prediction, unless there is also a significant emphasis on novel observations about related flow phenomena.

When submitting with the journal you will be asked to acknowledge this prerequisite of submission.

DISCLAIMER 2
Verification and Validation of Computational Work

For computational work, authors are responsible for ensuring that any artifacts of discretization and/or implementation are sufficiently controlled such that the numerical results unambiguously support the conclusions drawn. Where appropriate, and to the extent possible, such papers should either include or reference supporting documentation in the form of verification and validation studies.

When submitting with the journal you will be asked to acknowledge this prerequisite of submission.