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Thermodynamics of Interfaces and Fluid Mechanics

Thermodynamique des interfaces et mécanique des fluides

TIMF - ISSN 2514-4642 - © ISTE Ltd

Aims and scope

Objectifs de la revue

Thermodynamics of Interfaces and Fluid Mechanics deals with interfaces that are space areas with a low thickness and which separate environments of different properties. They designate phase separation but also thin flames and waves of discontinuity. At a macroscopic scale, they are associated with material surfaces that possess thermodynamic attributes and their own behavior laws.


The analysis of systems with interfaces involves scale changes and the use of specific techniques such as asymptotic developments, the second gradient theory or the phase field model method. Digital simulation is implemented in order to solve the complex systems studied. Testing is an essential step to solve the set problems.


2D varieties of interfaces often coexist with 1D varieties such as ligaments (atomization), contact lines (set drops) or Plateau’s edges (foams).


The articles in the journal deal with all of the mentioned above subjects.

Thermodynamique des interfaces et mécanique des fluides traite des interfaces qui sont des zones de l’espace de faible épaisseur séparant des milieux à propriétés différentes. Elles désignent les séparations de phase, mais aussi les flammes minces et les ondes de discontinuité. A l’échelle macroscopique, on les assimile à des surfaces matérielles douées de propriétés thermodynamiques et possédant leurs propres lois de comportement.

L’analyse des systèmes comprenant des interfaces implique des changements d’échelle et l’utilisation de techniques spécifiques telles que les développements asymptotiques, la théorie du second gradient ou la méthode des champs de phase. La simulation numérique est mise en œuvre pour résoudre les systèmes complexes étudiés. L’expérimentation est une étape indispensable pour résoudre les problèmes posés.

Les variétés 2D que constituent les interfaces coexistent fréquemment avec des variétés 1D telles les ligaments (atomisation), les lignes de contact (gouttes posées) ou les bords de Plateau (mousses).

Les articles de la revue traitent de l’ensemble des disciplines énumérées plus haut.

Journal issues


Volume 17- 1

Issue 1


Volume 18- 2

Issue 1

Recent articles

Vaporization of an equivalent pastille

The frequency response of a vaporizing pastille-shaped droplet subjected to small standing acoustic oscillations is examined. The motionless droplet is continuously fed so that its volume remains constant during the (...)

Modeling interfaces with fluid phase

A reflection seemed necessary on interface models with at least one fluid phase. The concept and the thermodynamic and mechanical modeling of the interfaces are partially revisited. Balance laws and constitutive relations (...)

Numerical Simulations of Tubes with Abrupt Contraction on OpenFoam

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Atomization under an acceleration field

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Editorial Board

Editor in Chief

Université Pierre et Marie Curie – CNRS


Christian CHAUVEAU

Gabriel FAIVRE
Université Pierre et Marie Curie

Université de Lorraine

Stéphane VINCENT
Université Paris-Est Marne-La-Vallée

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