I would like to know what are standard practices when words are spelled differently across the literature and/or dictionaries (when these words can be found in dictionaries). A few examples of the kind of discrepancies I see:
flow field vs flow-field vs flowfield sub-critical vs subcritical mass flow-rate vs mass-flow rate vs mass flowrate sub-grid vs subgrid
Is the most important thing for my own work (i.e., PhD thesis) to be consistent? For example, just make sure flow-field is always hyphenated?