Special Issue "Optical Diagnostics for High Enthalpy Flows"

A special issue of Aerospace (ISSN 2226-4310).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2014)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr.-Ing. Stefan Löhle

Institute of Space Systems (IRS), University of Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 29, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany
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Phone: +49 711 685 62387
Interests: Hypersonic Aerothermodynamics; high heat flux measurement methods; optical diagnostics
Guest Editor
Dr. Tim McIntyre

School of Mathematics and Physics, Faculty of Science, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
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Phone: +61 07 3365 3423
Interests: Laser Imaging (Holographic Interferometry; Laser Induced Fluorescence; Schlieren/Shadowgraph; Spectroscopic Methods; Non-linear Methods). Hypersonic Flow (Super-orbital flow; Scramjets; Facility Development; Non-equilibrium flow; Radiation)

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue focuses on recent advances in optical diagnostic techniques that enhance our understanding of high enthalpy gas flows. The high enthalpy flow regime is characterized by high flow velocities and high temperatures at moderate pressures, with excitations of the rotational, vibrational, and electronic states of gas molecules. It is a particularly challenging environment for performing flow measurements. Optical diagnostic techniques have long been used for flow visualization and measurement, and ongoing improvements of laser and detector technology have led to a constant refinement of their capabilities. Many different optical diagnostic methods, both laser-based and emission-related, have been developed with applications in a variety of wind and shock tunnel facilities. This Special Issue aims to present new experimental research and novel applications of optical diagnostic methods.

All types of advancement within the wide field of optical diagnostics will be considered, including (but not restricted to):

  • New applications of methods
  • New developments in existing methods
  • Latest results using optical diagnostic methods
  • New optical diagnostic methods
  • Detection of new effects by experimental analysis

Dr. Stefan Löhle
Dr. Tim McIntyre
Guest Editors


Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Aerospace is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. For the first couple of issues the Article Processing Charge (APC) will be waived for well-prepared manuscripts. English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.

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