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    Academic journals practices

    Nothing special. The same content in every review invitation.
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    Literature database?

    There's RePEc for economics: http://repec.org/.
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    Academic journals practices

    This can be a general thread that others may discuss their experiences. I have a question to which I couldn't readily find an answer: What does it mean when the editor(in-chief, if it makes a difference) sends you papers to review often, like once a month? The editor even sends that person two...
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    Developer of the KAPSARC Energy Model...

    Developer of the KAPSARC Energy Model: https://www.researchgate.net/project/KAPSARC-Energy-Model-KEM-for-Saudi-Arabia
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    Iron and steel industry flows: A question

    After some further reading/review, this is the latest materials flow schematic I'm going with:
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    Iron and steel industry flows: A question

    Hello, I have a general question for the flows of steel-making up to the casting process. Is the general flow depicted by the image correct? This specific process relies on natural gas reforming to produce H2, which is then used to reduce iron ore. Are there any corrections that I have to make?
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    Editors of academic journals - Question

    What does it mean when a journal constantly changes managing editors for a revised submission? A journal initially handed down a minor revision for a paper. I became a reviewer after the revision was complete, and saw many shortcomings or mistakes, so I recommended a major revision. It's been a...
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    The merger of engineering and economics

    There is this prevailing idea in the energy economics discipline that engineering and engineers are "not useful". That is at least how I have been introduced. See, I'm an engineer by training, but I've picked up energy economics by trade. So my boss once introduced several colleagues and I by...
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    The merger of engineering and economics

    I don't understand the last sentence. Why can't they meet? We live a multidisciplinary universe, where everything is influencing our decisions.
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    The merger of engineering and economics

    I couldn't fit it in the title, but I think the merger of engineering and economics is going to be important going forward. I feel most economists look down on engineering economics (just thinking of variable/fixed operational costs and investment costs, etc), and most engineers think that...
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    What's the general perception of the International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control

    The international Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control. It has an Impact Factor of around 4, but what's the perception? Is it respected? Is it considered a good journal? There isn't a qualitative judgment online. My boss seems to look down on it, but it has a good impact factor.
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    Solving the heat equation with complicated boundary conditions

    Chester, thanks for your help, but I may just go ahead and simplify the BCs such that I use a sol-air temperature rather than explicitly include radiation effects. I've just solved the problem where I have 1-D space with one end's temperature fixed to zero and the other has convection term...
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    Solving the heat equation with complicated boundary conditions

    This is a problem of personal interest. The boundary conditions are not the same on both sides, and the heat fluxes on the boundaries contain radiation, solar, and convective components. Radiation is 4th order in T. The convective terms contain T raised to the third power (empirical correlation...
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    Solving the heat equation with complicated boundary conditions

    Correct. The heat fluxes at the boundaries are dependent on temperatures at the boundaries, and they vary with time. This is an example of what the heat flux would like: q''(t)=constant*(T(0,t)^4-Toutdoor(t)^4)... where T(0,t) is unknown and Toutdoor(t) is known.
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    Solving the heat equation with complicated boundary conditions

    The actual boundary conditions of interest specify the heat fluxes; however, the heat fluxes are dependent on the temperatures on the boundaries, which are also unknown. I just also include T(0,t) and T(L,t) being non-zero and positive. Is it wrong of me to impose those Dirichlet conditions...
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