Special Issue on Micro-Scale Combustion & Self-Organizing of the Micro/Nano- Structures in the Energetic Material Reactionary Zones

Submission Deadline: Dec. 20, 2014

  • Special Issue Editor
    • Western-Caucasus Research Center, Tuapse, Krasnodar Territory, Russia
    • Department of Applied Physics and Nanotechnology, Chuvash State University, Cheboksary, Chuvash Republic, Russia
    • Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Center for Advanced Composites and Smart Structures, Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan
    • Australian Institute of High Energetic Materials, Gladstone, QLD, Australia
    • Western-Caucasus Research Center, Tuapse, Krasnodar Territory, Russia
    • Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
  • Introduction

    For more than ten years, solid micro-propulsion has been an active world-wide field of research. In the combustion chambers of the solid micro-propulsion systems of the small-sized orbital maneuvering vehicles, the scale factor has the significant influence. In this connection, the micro/nano- structures arising in the energetic material reactionary zones has a large influence on physical and chemical processes and on controllability of ignition and combustion processes. The analysis of experimental data shows that in a number of cases, the macro-scale phenomena at the energetic material combustion are result of self-Organizing of the micro/nano- structures in the reactionary zones. In the Issue the new hypothesis of excitation of some combustion instabilities, that are connected with Self-Organizing of the micro/nano- structures in the reactionary zones will be discussed. This phenomenon is universal and can be understood within a common framework based on modern nonlinear dynamics. The new possibilities for effective control by ignition and combustion processes opens in connection with possibility of initiation of self-organizing of the reactionary zone by use of the electric fields and the electric discharges. Self-organizing of the reactionary zones is essentially new level of self-organizing which is determined by achievement of critical special concentration of the micro/nano- structures.

    Relevant topics that would be considered for inclusion in this special issue include, but are not limited to:

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.aerospacejournal.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

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