Editorial: Lisbon 2008 special issue

Editorial: Lisbon 2008 special issue Exp Fluids (2009) 47:551 DOI 10.1007/s00348-009-0748-9 EDITORIAL Noel T. Clemens Cam Tropea Published online: 2 October 2009 Springer-Verlag 2009 Experiments in Fluids is pleased to present, for the fourth with Prof. Cam Tropea from the Technische Universita ¨t time, a special issue arising from the International Darmstadt. Experiments in Fluids has benefitted greatly Symposia on Applications of Laser Techniques to Fluid from the leadership and judgement of Prof. Rockwell, an Mechanics, held biennially in Lisbon since 1982. The 14th appropriate tribute to his service at Experiments in Fluids is Symposium was held from July 7th to 10th, 2008. This forthcoming. special issue comprises 24 articles presented at the Furthermore, Experiments in Fluids has maintained its Symposium, preselected by the organizing committee of vigorous program of special issues, both those arising from the meeting, and subsequently submitted to the normal selected conferences, and topical issues coordinated by review process of Experiments in Fluids. The editors are guest editors. Our readers are invited to examine our last very grateful to the organizing committee for this assis- special issue on the topic of Animal Locomotion: The tance, and we feel that these articles, together with the Physics of Flying (Vol. 46, No. 5, May 2009). The editorial proceedings of the conference, represent an excellent staff is committed to continuing this program of issues, and overview of the state-of-the-art of laser techniques and we look forward to an increased authorship and readership as applications in fluid mechanics. we explore specific areas of fluid mechanics in more detail. Our thanks go to the authors and referees for keeping to Finally, we would like to note that our efforts over the a strict time schedule and, of course, to the Springer-Verlag past years to accelerate the review process at Experiments staff, in particular Mr. Kalithasan Natarajan, who coordi- in Fluids have been very successful, thanks to the efforts of nated the final production of the issue. our referees. We now have a submission-to-first-decision At this opportunity, we would like to draw our readers’ time median of under 60 days. Our impact factor has risen attention to a number of changes at Experiments in Fluids. continually over this same period as has the number of The first concerns our editorial staff. Prof. Don Rockwell, pages per volume, now *2,400 per year. The editors Editor-in-Chief since 1994, has stepped down in Feb. 2009 would like to thank our readers for their sustained support and Prof. Noel Clemens from the University of Texas at of Experiments in Fluids, and we hope you enjoy this Austin has taken over this position as Co-Editor-in-Chief special issue from the Lisbon Symposium. N. T. Clemens Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, The University of Texas at Austin, 1, University Station, C0600, Austin, TX 78712, USA e-mail: clemens@mail.utexas.edu C. Tropea (&) Fachgebiet Stromungslehre und Aerodynamik Technische Universitat, Darmstadt Petersenstr. 30, 64287 Darmstadt, Germany e-mail: ctropea@sla.tu-darmstadt.de http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Experiments in Fluids Springer Journals

Editorial: Lisbon 2008 special issue

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Engineering; Engineering Thermodynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer; Fluid- and Aerodynamics; Engineering Fluid Dynamics
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