This special issue of the Journal of Turbomachinery contains a collection of 11 papers originally presented at the 17th International Symposium on Transport Phenomena and Dynamics of Rotating Machinery (ISROMAC 17) which was held on the island of Maui in December 2017. ISROMAC has been held biennially in Hawaii since 1985, and the conference has a long history of scientific exchange in all areas related to rotating machinery. The 16th and 17th Symposia focused on cross-disciplinary work across all scientific areas covered by the 30 forums of the conference.

More than 270 researchers from 29 countries from the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Oceania attended ISROMAC 17. A thorough review process of all full papers was conducted for the conference. From these papers, 47 papers were selected to be published in four special issues of prominent engineering journals, including this special issue of the Journal of...

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