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Author Guidelines

As part of the learning/assessment activities for the "Hypersonics" course, you are required to submit two technical documents for peer-review and publication in this journal. These are the literature review and the report on the CFD research assignment. The required formats (and other requirements) are as follows :

Literature review.

Please submit this to the Literature Review section of the journal.

Your document should summarise the result of conducting a literature survey on any specific topic in current hypersonics research and development. The purpose is three-fold : to give you experience in uncovering, summarizing and reporting existing knowledge in an area of technical relevance and interest to you; by doing so to achieve additional learning beyond the lecture material; and to gain practice in doing this prior to the preparation of your final year honours thesis.

The task is worth 50% of the overall score for the course. Assessment of the task is qualitative, and will reward quality rather than quantity. Thus a low grade is awarded to reviews that miss key important issues reported in the literature, are disjointed, and show little attempt to discuss the issues and relate them and their importance to the field of hypersonics in general. High grades are awarded to reviews that successfully address these criteria.

The required format is : single spaced 12 pt Times New Roman; 2.5cm margins; figures and tables embedded within the text at logical locations; references presented in any standard bibliographic form; document uploaded in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

CFD Group Research Assignment.

Please submit this to the Technical Reports section of the journal.

This learning activity has required you to conduct, in teams, an actual piece of research using the CFD software that has been demonstrated to you in class. Your submission resulting from this research is to be prepared in the same style as technical papers in scholarly journals, in particular the AIAA Journal (published by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics). The task is worth 50% of the overall score for the course. Assessment of the task is qualitative. To achieve a high grade, your document should : summarise the significance of the configuration you have studied; summarise the key phenomena encountered in such flows; show that you employed a logical, scientific team approach to the exploration that you have made; describe the key features and the method used to generate the type of mesh needed to adequately capture those phenomena; and analyse, summarise and discuss the important outcomes and trends that you have uncovered in your research.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word or PDF document file format.
  3. When available, the URLs to access references online are provided, including those for open access versions of the reference. The URLs are ready to click (e.g.,
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic d in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.and bibliographic requirements outline
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review) have been followed.

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