Special Journal Issue Honors the Life and Achievements of Professor Kirti Ghia

Mar 31, 2021

The ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering is currently accepting manuscripts for a special issue focusing on the topic “Fluids Engineering Research in Honor of the Life and Achievements of Professor Kirti Ghia – A Pioneer in Computational Fluid Dynamics.”

Professor Kirti “Karman” Ghia was an aerospace engineering educator, a research scientist, and a pioneer in the field of computational fluid dynamics. He passed away on June 13, 2017, at the age of 80. He completed his master’s and doctorate degrees in mechanical and aerospace engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology. For 47 years he was a faculty member of aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics at the University of Cincinnati, where he founded the Computational Fluid Dynamics Research Laboratory. His pioneering CFD research has provided fundamental solutions for three basic incompressible flow problems: the driven-cavity, the curved-square cross-section duct exhibiting Dean instability, and the backstep geometry. These have served as benchmark solutions for numerous subsequent incompressible flow code developers.
His separated-flow work on two-dimensional pitching airfoils led to unmasking the mechanism for dynamic stall, and a key result from this work was published in the Smithsonian. His co-authored editorial statement on numerical uncertainty became the cornerstone of ASME’s policy on numerical uncertainty, and AIAA’s current statement has been drafted around this policy.  Professor Ghia was very involved with both ASME and AIAA. For the latter, he served as a faculty advisor to the AIAA UC Student Branch, a member of the AIAA Fluid Dynamics Technical Committee, and an associate editor of the AIAA Journal. In ASME, he was very active in the Fluids Engineering Division and served as chair of the Computational Fluid Dynamics Technical Committee and the Honors and Awards Committee, among several others.
The objective of this special issue is to commemorate the legacy of Professor Ghia’s seminal contributions. Papers are therefore sought in all areas of fluids engineering.
Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to the journal by August 31, 2021, via Journals Connect at journaltool.asme.org. Authors who have an account should log in and select “Submit Paper” at the bottom of the page. Authors without an account should select “Submissions” and follow the steps. At the Paper Submittal page, authors should select “ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering” and then select the special issue “Fluids Engineering Research in Honor of the Life and Achievements of Professor Kirti Ghia – A Pioneer in Computational Fluid Dynamics.” Papers received after the deadline or papers not selected for inclusion in the special issue may be accepted for publication in a regular issue.
All technical submissions will be expected to include a discussion on accuracy. Guidelines for the ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering can be found here: experimental uncertainty, and numerical accuracy.  Submissions should be single column, double-spaced, with all figures and tables at the end.
The guest editors for the special issue are Surya Pratap Vanka, Ph.D., Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, U.S., spvanka@illinois.edu; and S.A. Sherif, Ph.D, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Florida, U.S., sasherif@ufl.edu.
For more information on the ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering, visit https://asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/fluidsengineering. To learn more about the ASME Journal Program, visit www.asme.org/publications-submissions/journals/information-for-authors.


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