The CATPID-2018 conference was aimed at providing an opportunity for scientists, graduate students and representatives of the construction industry to generalize the results of the latest achievements in the field of industrial and civil construction (design, organization of all types of work, construction materials, etc.), discussing the promising areas of the building industry development and establishing useful partner relationships for future interaction. The presented conference materials raise important problems of construction and architecture (from ideas and project to immediate implementation), as well as the ways for their solving and optimizing.
The special issue on “Computational Analysis of Heat Transfer in Fluids and Solids” of the journal “Defect and Diffusion Forum” addresses various novel nonlinear models and computational techniques important for tackling the heat transfer phenomenon in fluids and solids. Numerical results are discussed quantitatively to illustrate the salient features of practical engineering and industrial applications. Topics covered by excellence research papers in this issue include: extended surfaces fins, reactive flow problem, Newtonian and non-Newtonian flow, nanofluids dynamics, boundary layer flow, natural convection, hydrodynamic stability, biomechanics, plasma physics, physics of dusty plasma, forced convection, mixed convection, magnetohydrodynamics, thermal radiation, porous media flow and irreversibility analysis. We anticipate that our special issue will stimulate and help a wide audience of researchers, engineers and educators from various fields of human activity.