Physics of Fluids

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Physics of Fluids  
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Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Phys. Fluids
Discipline Fluid dynamics
Language English
Edited by John Kim, L. Gary Leal
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Monthly
ISSN 1070-6631 (print)
1089-7666 (web)

Physics of Fluids is a peer-reviewed monthly scientific journal on fluid dynamics, published by the American Institute of Physics with cooperation by the American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics, since 1958. The focus of the journal is on the dynamics of fluidsgases, liquids and multiphase flows—and the journal contains original research resulting from theoretical, computational and experimental studies.

Until 1988, the journal covered both fluid and plasma physics. From 1989 until 1993, the journal was split into two separate physics journals: Physics of Fluids A covered fluid dynamics, while Physics of Fluids B was on plasma physics. In 1994, Physics of Plasmas was split off and the fluid dynamics journal continued under its original name, Physics of Fluids.

Since 1985 Physics of Fluids presents the Gallery of Fluid Motion, containing award-winning photographs, images and visual streaming media of fluid flow, as resulting from experiments and computations.

The annual "François Naftali Frenkiel Award" was established by the American Physical Society in 1984 and rewards a young scientist who has published a paper—containing significant contributions to fluid dynamics—in this journal during the previous year.

Physics of Fluids A, Physics of Fluids B, and Physics of Fluids were ranked 3, 4, and 6, respectively based on their citation impact from 1981–2004 within the category of journals on the physics of fluids and plasmas.[1] According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2012 impact factor of 1.942.[2]

Name Period Remarks
François N. Frenkiel 1958–1981 Founding editor
Andreas Acrivos 1982–1997 Distinguished editor
John Kim present
L. Gary Leal

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