Dr. Shibo Kuang

Dr. Shibo Kuang

Research Fellow
Department of Chemical Engineering
Room 101, 33, Clayton Campus

Dr Kuang’s research interests centre around computational process engineering. A specific focus is on the development and application of numerical models at different time and length scales, with the support of physical experiments, for the fundamental and applied research on particle-fluid flow and granular dynamics. The involved models mainly include Lattice Boltzmann method (LBM), discrete element model (DEM), population balance model, and computational fluid dynamics (CFD), CFD-DEM, LBM-DEM, two-fluid model, kinetic theory, volume of fraction (VOF). The research topics cover particle transportation (e.g. in pneumatic/hydraulic conveying, microchannel, hydraulic fracture of shale gas [proppant placement], non-Newtonian fluid system), particle separation (e.g. by sand screen, hydrocyclone, gas cyclone, dense medium cyclone, in-line pressure jig, microchannel, nanofiltration device [water purification]), multi-phase reacting flows (e.g. in metallurgical reactors for production of iron, steel, aluminium).

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Northeatern University, China

Professional Association

2014-present, Member, Australian Particle Technology Society

2020-present, Member, Australian Society of Rheology

2020-present, Experts membership, Chinese Society of Particuology

2020-present, Member, The Chemical Industry and Engineering Society of China

 

 

Research Interests

Dr Shibo’s research interest include the following areas,

  • Process engineering
  • Modelling and simulation
  • Particle transportation
  • Particle separation
  • Multi-phase reacting flows
  • Heat and mass transfer
  • Microfluidics
  • Non-Newtonian fluid flow
  • Flow instability

Current and past projects

  •  2017-2019  Model studies of three-dimensional distributions within blast furnace for reliable and efficient operations. Baosteel-Australia Joint Research and Development Centre (BA16002) and ARC Research Hub (IH140100035). Total grant: AU$400K. Lead chief investigator. Rank: 1/5. 
  • 2016-2020  Particle-scale modelling of particle-fluid flows in gas and oil extraction. ARC LP (LP160100819, collaborated with Weir Minerals and BePIONEER). Total grant: AU$1.2M. Chief Investigator. Rank: 3/6. 
  • 2016-2021  Research Hub for Computational Particle Technology. ARC Research Hub (IH140100035, collaborated with JITRI, Longking, Baosteel, and Rio Tinto).Total grant: AU$12M. Chief Investigator. Rank: 12/31.  Project leader for subprojects of “Integrated BF process model”; “Pneumatic conveying for fly ash”; “Hydrocyclones”. Details can be found in ARC Hub for Computational Particle Technology
  • 2011-2014  Particle-scale study of pneumatic conveying bends (AU$8K in 2011); Micromechanic modelling and analysis of dense-phase pneumatic transport of powders (AU$6K in 2012); A multi-scale study of flow instability within pneumatic and hydraulic conveying systems (AU$5K in 2013); Towards fundamentals underlying separators of nanopore structure (4.9K in 2014), UNSW Faculty Research Grant program. Total grant: AU$25K, sole Chief Investigator.
  • 2016-2019  Development and application of a particle scale blast furnace model. The key program of JF-NSFC (the Joint Funds of the National Natural Science Foundation of China) (U1560205). Total grant: CNY 3.34M (~AU$ 630K). Chief Investigator. Rank: 2/6.
  • 2016-2019  Mesoscopic averaging theory of granular systems: Formulation and application. The key program of MRP-NSFC (The Major Research Plan of the National Natural Science Foundation of China) (91534206). Total grant: CNY 3.6M (~ AU$ 646K). Chief Investigator. Rank: 2/7.

Research articles, papers & publications

 

See Shibo’s research contributions through Google Scholar.

 

Published 80+ papers including 1 co-edited special issue, 3 invited reviews and 73 journal papers collected in ISI Web of Science. The number of citations from these publications equals 1800+ (H-index=24) according to Google Scholar as of 2020. Over the past five years, 54 journal papers have been published.

Peer-reviewed Journal papers

2021

  1. J. Li, P.L. Li*, S.B. Kuang*, A.B. Yu, `Visual lab tests: Proppant transportation in a 3D printed vertical hydraulic fracture with two-sided rough surfaces`, J PETROL SCI ENG. In press. View Paper.

2020

  1. S.B. Kuang*, K. Li, S. Shrestha, A.B. Yu, `Discrete particle simulation of heterogeneous gas-solid flows in riser and downer reactors`, POWDER TECHNOL, 375 (2020),221-232. View Paper.
  2. M.M. Zhou, S.B. Kuang*, K. Luo, R.P. Zhou, S. Wang, A.B. Yu, `Modelling and analysis of flow regimes in hydraulic conveying of coarse particles `, POWDER TECHNOL, 373 (2020), 543-554. View Paper
  3. E.Z. Zheng*, M. Rudman, S.B. Kuang, A. Chryssc, `Turbulent coarse-particle suspension flow: Measurement and modelling `, POWDER TECHNOL, 373(2020), 647-659. View Paper
  4. L.L. Liu, B.Y. Guo, S.B. Kuang*, A.B. Yu*, `An Integrated Mathematical Model for Ironmaking Blast Furnace`, METALL AND MATERI TRANS B, (2020), in press. View Paper
  5. Z. Qi, S.B. Kuang*, T.S. Qiu, A.B. Yu*, `Lattice Boltzmann investigation on non-Newtonian fluid flow through beds: Effects of porosities and particle size`, POWDER TECHNOL, 369 (2020), 248-260. View Paper
  6. Q. F. Hou*, D. Y. E, S. B. Kuang, A. B. Yu*, `A transient discrete element method-based virtual experimental blast furnace model`, STEEL RES INT,  91 (2020), 2000071. View Paper
  7. Q.F. Hou*, D.Y. E, S.B. Kuang, A.B. Yu, `A scaling approach for CFD-DEM modelling of thermochemical behaviours in moving bed reactors`, FUEL PROCESS TECHNOL, 202 (2020), 106369.  View paper
  8. Y. Zhao, G.G. Pereira, S.B. Kuang, Z.H. Chai, B.C. Shi*, `A generalized lattice Boltzmann model for solid-liquid phase change with variable density and thermophysical properties`, APPL MATH LETT, 104 (2020), 106250. View paper
  9. F. Xiao, J.Q. Jing*, S.B. Kuang*, L. Yang, A.B. Yu, ` Capillary forces on wet particles with liquid bridge transition between convex and concave’, POWDER TECHNOL, 363 (2020), 59-73. View paper.
  10. L.L. Jiao, S.B. Kuang*, A.B. Yu, Y.T. Li, X.M. Mao, H. Xu, `Three-dimensional modeling of ironmaking blast furnace with layered cohesive zone`, METALL AND MATERI TRANS B, 51 (2020), 258–275. View Paper
  11. S. Shrestha, S.B. Kuang, A.B. Yu, Z.Y. Zhou*, `Effect of van der Waals force on bubble dynamics in bubbling fluidized beds of ellipsoidal particles`, CHEM ENG SCI, 212 (2020), 115343. View Paper
  12. S.B. Kuang*, M.M. Zhou, A.B. Yu*, `CFD-DEM modelling and simulation of pneumatic conveying – A review`, POWDER TECHNOL, 365(2020), 186-207.  (Invited review). View Paper
  13. S.B. Kuang*, K. Li, A.B. Yu*, `CFD-DEM simulation of large-scale dilute-phase pneumatic conveying system`, IND ENG CHEM RES, 59(2020), 4150-4160. View Paper
  14. T.J. Li*, H. Zhang, S.B. Kuang, H. Yan, X.Z. Diao, Z.Y. Huang, H.L. Bo, Y.J. Dong , `Experimental and numerical study of coarse particle conveying in the small absorber sphere system: Overview and some recent CFD-DEM simulations`, NUCL ENG DES, 357 (2020), 110420. View Paper
  15. S. Shrestha, S.B. Kuang, A.B. Yu, Z.Y Zhou*, `Orientation of spheroidal particles in single jet bubbling fluidized beds`, POWDER TECHNOL, 361 (2020), 363-373. View Paper
  16. Z. Miao, S.B. Kuang*, H. Zughbi, A.B. Yu, `Numerical simulation of dense-phase pneumatic transport of powder in horizontal pipes`, POWDER TECHNOL, 361 (2020), 62-73. View Paper

2019

  1. L. Ji, J. Chen, S.B. Kuang*, Z. Qi, K.W. Chu, A.B. Yu*, `Prediction of separation performance of hydrocyclones by a PC-based model`, SEP PURIF TECHNOL, 211(2019), 141-150. View Paper
  2. Y.Q. Zhang, L. Zhang, L. Hou*, S.B. Kuang*, A.B. Yu, ` Modeling of the variations of permeate flux, concentration polarization, solute rejection in nanofiltration system`, AIChE J, 53(2019), 1076-1087. View Paper
  3. Z. Qi, S.B. Kuang*, A.B. Yu* `Lattice Boltzmann investigation of non-Newtonian fluid flow through a packed bed of uniform spheres`, POWDER TECHNOL, 343(2019), 225-236. View Paper
  4. S. Shrestha, S.B. Kang, A.B. Yu, Z.Y. Zhou*, `Particle shape effect on bubble dynamics in central air jet pseudo-2D fluidized beds: A CFD-DEM study`, CHEM ENG SCI, 21(2019), 448-466. View Paper
  5. E.Z. Zheng*, M. Rudman, J. Singh, S.B. Kuang, `Direct Numerical Simulation of Turbulent Non-Newtonian Flow using OpenFOAM`, APPL MATH MODEL, 72 (2019), 50-67. View Paper 
  6. Z. Miao, S.B. Kuang*, H. Zughbi, A.B. Yu*, `CFD simulation of dilute-phase pneumatic conveying of powders`, POWDER TECHNOL, 349 (2019), 70-83. View Paper 
  7. Z.Y. Li, S.B. Kuang*, S.D. Liu, J.Q. Gan, A.B. Yu*, Y.T. Li, X.M. Mao,’Numerical investigation of burden distribution in ironmaking blast furnace’, POWDER TECHNOL, 353 (2019), 385-397. View Paper
  8. M.M. Zhou, S. Wang, S.B. Kuang*, K. Luo*, J.R. Fan, A.B. Yu, ‘CFD-DEM modeling of hydraulic conveying of solid particles in a vertical pipe’, POWDER TECHNOL, 354 (2019), 893-905View Paper
  9. S. Shrestha, S.B. Kuang, A.B. Yu, Z.Y Zhou*, `Bubble dynamics in bubbling fluidized beds of ellipsoidal particles`, AIChE J, 65(2019), e16736View Paper
  10. L. Ji, S.B. Kuang*, A.B. Yu, `Numerical investigation of hydrocyclone feed inlet configurations for mitigating particle misplacement`, IND ENG CHEM RES, 58 (2019), 16823-16833. View Paper

2018

  1. Z. Qi, S.B. Kuang*, L.W. Rong, A.B. Yu, `Lattice Boltzmann investigation of the wake effect on the interaction between particle and power-law fluid flow`, POWDER TECHNOL, 326 (2018), 208-221. View Paper
  2.  R.B. Li, S.B. Kuang*, T.A. Zhang*, Y. Liu, A.B. Yu, `Numerical investigation of gas–liquid flow in a newly developed carbonation reactor`, IND ENG CHEM RES, 57 (2018), 380–391. View Paper
  3. S.B. Kuang*, Z.Y. Li, A.B. Yu*, `Review on modelling and simulation of blast furnace`, STEEL RES INT, 89 (2018), 1700071-1/25. (Invited review). View Paper
  4. K.W. Chu*, S.B. Kuang, Z.Y. Zhou, A.B. Yu, `Model A vs. Model B in the modelling of particle-fluid flow`, POWDER TECHNOL, 329 (2018), 47-54. View Paper
  5.  H. Zhang, T.J. Li*, Z.Y. Huang, S.B. Kuang*, A.B. Yu, `Investigation on vertical plug formation of coarse particles in a non-mechanical feeder by CFD-DEM coupling method`, POWDER TECHNOL, 332 (2018), 79-89. View Paper
  6. W.H. Zhang*, C.S. Huang, Y.H. Wang, B.C. Shi, S.B. Kuang, Z.H. Chai, `The computation of strain rate tensor in multiple-relaxation-time lattice Boltzmann model`, COMPUT MATH APPL, 75 (2018), 2888-2902. View Paper
  7. Z.Y. Li*, S.B. Kuang*, A.B. Yu, J.J. Gao, Y. H. Qi, D.L. Yan, Y.T. Li, X.M. Mao, `Numerical investigation of novel oxygen blast furnace ironmaking processes`, METALL AND MATERI TRANS B, 49 (2018), 1995-2010. View Paper
  8. L. Ji, K.W. Chu*, S.B. Kuang, A.B. Yu, `Modelling the multiphase flow in hydrocyclones using coarse-grained VOF-DEM and Mixture-DEM approaches`, IND ENG CHEM RES, 57(2018), 9641-9655. View Paper
  9. S. Shrestha, S.B. Kuang, Z.Y Zhou*, `Particle scale modelling of bubble properties in central air jet gas-solid fluidized beds`, POWDER TECHNOL, 339(2018), 70-80. View Paper

2017

  1. K.X. Jiao, J.L. Zhang*, Z.J. Liu, S.B. Kuang, Y.X. Liu, F. Liu, `Dissection investigation of Ti(C,N) behavior in blast furnace hearth during vanadium titano-magnetite smelting`, ISIJ INT, 57 (2017), 48-54. View Paper
  2. P. Zhao, Q. Li*, S.B. Kuang*, Z.S. Zou, `LBM-LES simulation of the transient asymmetric flow and free surface fluctuations under steady operating conditions of slab continuous casting process`, METALL AND MATERI TRANS B, 48 (2017) 456-470. View Paper
  3. Z.Y. Li, S.B. Kuang*, D.L. Yan, Y.H. Qi, A.B. Yu, `Numerical investigation of the inner profiles of ironmaking blast furnaces: Effect of throat-to-belly diameter ratio`, METALL AND MATERI TRANS B, 48 (2017) 602-618. View Paper
  4. L. Ji, S.B. Kuang*, Z. Qi, Y. Wang, J. Chen, A.B. Yu, `Computational analysis and optimisation of hydrocyclone size to mitigate adverse effect of particle density`, SEP PURIF TECHNOL, 174 (2017) 251-263. View Paper
  5. R.B. Li, T.A. Zhang*, Y. Liu, J.P. Zhou, R.P. Zou, S.B. Kuang, `Characteristics of red mud slurry flow in carbonation reactor`, POWDER TECHNOL 311 (2017) 66-76. View Paper
  6. Q.F. Hou*, D.Y. E, S.B. Kuang, Z.Y. Li, A.B. Yu*, `A DEM-based virtual experimental blast furnace: Quasi-steady model`, POWDER TECHNOL 314 (2017) 557-566. View Paper
  7. Q.F. Hou*, B. Kuang, A.B. Yu, `A DEM-based approach for analysing energy flow in granular and particle-fluid flows`, CHEM ENG SCI, 161 (2017) 67-79. View Paper
  8. R.B. Li, T.A. Zhang*, Y. Liu, S.B. Kuang*, `A reaction method for estimating Gibbs energy and enthalpy of formation of complex minerals`, METALL AND MATERI TRANS B, 48 (2017) 1123–1133. View Paper
  9. P. Zhao, Q. Li*, S.B. Kuang, Z.S. Zou, `Mathematical modelling of liquid slag layer fluctuation and slag droplets entrainment in a continuous casting mould based on VOF-LES method`, HIGH TEMP MATER PROC, 36 (2017) 551-565. View Paper

2016

  1. M.M. Li, Q. Li*, S.B. Kuang, Z.Z. Zou, `Transferring characteristics of momentum/energy during oxygen jetting into the molten bath in BOFs: A Computational Exploration`, STEEL RES INT, 87 (2016) 265-394. View Paper
  2. M.M. Li, Q. Li*, S.B. Kuang, Z.Z. Zou, `Determination of cavity dimensions induced by the impingement of gas jets onto a liquid bath`, METALL AND MATERI TRANS B, 47 (2016) 116-126. View Paper
  3. M. Ghodrat, Z. Qi, S.B. Kuang*, L. Ji, A.B. Yu, `Computational investigation of the effect of particle density on the multiphase flows and performance of hydrocyclone`, MINER ENG, 90 (2016) 55-69. View Paper
  4. M.M. Li, Q. Li*, S.B. Kuang, Z.S. Zou, `Computational investigation of the splashing phenomenon induced by the impingement of multiple supersonic jets onto a molten slag-metal bath`, IND ENG CHEM RES, 55 (2016) 3630-3640. View Paper
  5. C.Y. Song, Y.L. Gui*, S.B. Kuang, S.H. Wang, D.G. Zhao. `Microstructure and wear resistance of a novel Mo-Ni-Si system intermetallic composite with ductile Mo phase`, MATER TRANS, 57 (2016), 721-725. View Paper
  6. Q. Li*, M.M. Li, S.B. Kuang, Z.S. Zou, `Understanding characteristic of abrasion of refractory lining caused by bath oscillation in BOF steelmaking`, JOM, 68 (2016), 3126–3133. View Paper

2015

  1. Q. Li*, M.M. Li, S.B. Kuang, Z.Z. Zou, `Numerical simulation of the interaction between supersonic oxygen jets and molten slag–metal bath in steelmaking BOF process`, METALL AND MATERI TRANS B, 46 (2015) 1494-509. View Paper
  2. Z. Qi, B. Kuang*, A.B. Yu, `Numerical investigation of the separation behaviours of fine particles in large-diameter dense medium cyclones`, INT J MINER PROCESS, 142 (2015) 35-45. View Paper
  3. Q. Li*, M.M. Li, S.B. Kuang, Z.S. Zou, ‘Coalescence characteristics of supersonic jets from multi-nozzle oxygen lance in steelmaking BOF’, STEEL RES INT, 86 (2015) 1517-1529. View Paper

2014

  1. K. Li, S.B. Kuang, R.H. Pan, A.B. Yu*, `Numerical study of horizontal pneumatic conveying: effect of material properties`, POWDER TECHNOL, 251 (2014), 15-24. View Paper
  2. S.B. Kuang*, Z. Qi, A.B. Yu, A. Vince, G.D. Barnett, P.J. Barnett, `CFD modelling and analysis of the multiphase flow and performance of dense medium cyclones`, MINER ENG, 62 (2014) 43-54. View Paper
  3. S.B. Kuang*, Z.Y. Li, D.L. Yan, A.B. Yu, `Numerical study of hot charge operation in ironmaking blast furnace`. MINER ENG, 63 (2014) 45-56. View Paper
  4. K.W. Chu*, S.B. Kuang, A.B. Yu, A. Vince, G.D. Barnett, P.J. Barnett, `CFD-DEM Study of the multiphase flow in a dense medium cyclone: Prediction of wear effect`, MINER ENG, 56 (2014), 91-101. View Paper
  5. M. Ghodrat*, S.B. Kuang, A.B. Yu, A. Vince, G.D. Barnett, P.J. Barnett, `Numerical analysis of hydrocyclones with different conical section designs`, MINER ENG, 62 (2014) 74-84. View Paper
  6. Q. Li*, M.M. Li, S.B. Kuang, Z.S. Zou, `Computational study on the behaviours of supersonic jets and their impingement onto molten liquid free surface in BOF steelmaking`, CAN METALL QUART, 53 (2014), 340-351. View Paper
  7. M. Ghodrat*, S.B. Kuang, A.B. Yu, A. Vince, G.D. Barnett, P.J. Barnett, `Numerical analysis of hydrocyclones with different vortex finder configurations`, MINER ENG, 63 (2014) 125-138. View Paper

2010-2013

  1. S.B. Kuang, C.Q. Lamarche, J.S. Curtis, A.B. Yu*, `Discrete particle simulation of jet-induced cratering of a granular bed`, POWDER TECHNOL, 239 (2013) 319-336. View Paper
  2. S.B. Kuang, K. Li, R.P. Zou, R.H. Pan, A.B. Yu*, `Application of periodic boundary condition to CFD-DEM simulation of gas-solid flow in pneumatic conveying`, CHEM ENG SCI, 93 (2013), 214-228. View Paper
  3. M. Ghodrat, S.B. Kuang, A.B. Yu*, A. Vince, G.D. Barnett, P.J. Barnett, `Computational study of the multiphase flow and performance of hydrocyclones: effects of cyclone size and spigot diameter`, IND ENG CHEM RES, 52 (2013), 16019-16031. View Paper
  4. K.W. Chu, S.B. Kuang, A.B. Yu*, A. Vince, `Particle scale modelling of the multiphase flow in a dense medium cyclone: Effect of fluctuation of solids flowrate`, MINER ENG, 33 (2012) 34-45. View Paper
  5. S.B. Kuang, K.W. Chu, A.B. Yu*, A. Vince, `Numerical study of liquid-gas-solid flow in classifying hydrocyclones: effect of feed solids concentration`, MINER ENG, 31 (2012) 17-31. View Paper
  6. S.B. Kuang, R.P. Zou, R.H. Pan, A.B. Yu*, `Gas-solid flow and energy dissipation in inclined pneumatic conveying`, IND ENG CHEM RES, 51 (2012) 14289-302. View Paper
  7. S.B. Kuang, A.B. Yu*, `Micromechanic modelling and analysis of the flow regimes in horizontal pneumatic conveying`, AIChE J, 57 (2011) 2708-25. View Paper
  8. Z.Y. Zhou, S.B. Kuang, K.W. Chu, A.B. Yu*, `Discrete particle simulation of particle-fluid flow: model formulations and their applicability`, J FLUID MECH, 661 (2010) 482–510. View Paper
  9. K.J. Dong, S.B. Kuang, A. Vince, T. Hughes, A.B. Yu*. `Numerical simulation of the in-line pressure jig unit in coal preparation`, MINER ENG, 23 (2010) 301–312. View Paper

2008-2009

  1. S.B. Kuang, A.B. Yu*, Z.S. Zou, `Computational study of flow regimes in vertical pneumatic conveying`, IND ENG CHEM RES, 48 (2009) 6846-6858. View Paper
  2. S.B. Kuang, K.W. Chu, A.B. Yu*, Z.S. Zou, Y.Q. Feng, `Computational investigation of horizontal slug flow in pneumatic conveying`, IND ENG CHEM RES, 47 (2008) 470-480. View Paper
  3. S.B. Kuang, A.B. Yu*, Z.S. Zou, `A new point-locating algorithm under three-dimensional hybrid meshes`, INT J MULTIPHAS FLOW, 34 (2008) 1023-1030. View Paper

Supervision

PHD

Mr Mohammad Fazli (Joint supervision with Prof Murray Rudmanand Dr Andrew Chryss)
DNS study of non-Newtonian fluid coarse particle suspension

Mr Jun Li (Joint supervision with Prof Aibing Yu and Dr Zheng Qi)
Modelling of proppant transport in fracture

Miss Jing Li (Joint supervision with Associate/Prof Ruiping Zou)
Modelling of blast furnace

Miss Noor Ilyana Ismaii (Joint supervision with Prof Aibing Yu)
Modelling of screen plugging and erosion in the petroleum industry

Mr Lingling Liu (Joint supervision with Prof Aibing Yu and Dr Baoyu Guo)
Modelling of blast furnace

Mr Enzhu Zheng (Joint supervision with Prof Murray Rudman and Dr Andrew Chryss )
DNS-DEM modelling of non-Newtonian fluid-particle flow

Mr Yong Zhao (exchange from Huazhong University of Science and Technology) (Joint supervision with Dr Gerald Pereira)
LBM modelling of multiphase flows

Miss Memeng Zhou (Joint supervision with Prof Aibing Yu and Prof Kun Luo)
Modelling of particle-liquid flow

Miss Ming Wang (exchange from China University of Petroleum,Beijing)
Modelling of fluidization

Dr Lulu Jiao (Joint supervision with Prof Aibing Yu)
Development and application of blast furnace process model

Dr Fei Xiao (exchange from Southwest Petroleum University)
Modelling of gas pipeline erosion

Dr Yaqing Zhang (exchange from Zhejiang University)
CFD modelling of nanofiltration membrane

Dr Siddhartha Shrestha (Joint supervision with Dr Zongyan Zhou)
Particle scale modelling of bubble dynamics in bubbling fluidized beds of ellipsoids

Dr Zheng Qi (Joint supervision with Prof Aibing Yu)
Lattice Boltzmann investigation on non-Newtonian fluid-particle systems

Dr Zhen Miao (Joint supervision with Prof Aibing Yu)
Modeling and analysis of pneumatic conveying of pulverised coal in the blast furnace ironmaking process

Dr Ruibing Li (exchange from Northeastern University)
Modeling and analysis of the gas-liquid flow in a new-designed reactor in the aluminium production process

Dr Hui Zhu (Joint supervision with Prof Aibing Yu)
CFD-DEM modeling and analysis of particle-fluid flows through micro channels

Dr Zhaoyang Li (Joint supervision with Prof Aibing Yu)
Development and application of CFD process model to ironmaking blast furnace

Dr He Zhang (exchange from Tsinghua University)
Experimental and numerical study of pneumatic conveying

Dr Li Ji (Joint supervision with Prof Aibing Yu and Dr. Kaiwei Chu)
CFD modeling and analysis of coal separation in hydrocyclones

Dr Maryam Ghodrat (co-supervisor)
Computational modeling and analysis of the flow and performance in hydrocyclones

Dr Ke Li (co-supervisor)
CFD-DEM simulation of particle-fluid flows

Masters

Mr Zhaoyang Li (co-supervisor)
Numerical study of geometrical effects on blast furnace (BF) flow and performance

Mr Zheng Qi (co-supervisor)
CFD modeling and analysis of the multiphase flow and performance of dense medium cyclone: effects of geometry and operating conditions

Mr Yecheng Tang (Joint-supervision with Associate/Prof Ruiping Zou)
Design of hydrocyclone

Teaching Commitments

  • CHE4162 - Particle Technology

Guest lectures

AT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES

Plenary

  • Particle scale modeling and analysis of gas-solid flow in pneumatic conveying, The 8th International Conference for Conveying and Handling of Particulate Solids(CHOPS), Tel Aviv, Israel, 3-7 May 2015.

Keynote

  • Multiscale modelling and analysis of particle-fluid flow systems: Some examples, 18th Asian Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering (APCChE) Congress, Sapporo, Japan, 23-27 September 2019.
  • CFD study of ironmaking blast furnace: Recent model development and application, The 13th CSIRO International Conference on CFD in the Minerals and Process Industries, Melbourne, Australia, 4-8 December 2018.
  • Modelling and application of hydrocyclones, The 1st Japan-Australia Symposium on Advanced Modeling & Simulation for Industrial Powder System, Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, 14 December 2017.

Invited

  • Pipeline conveying of bulk materials: Modelling and application, 2nd National Conference on Process Modeling and Simulation, Video Conference, 16-17 July 2020.
  • 3D modelling of ironmaking blast toward industrial applications. The International Symposium on Minerals, Metallurgic and Materials Research and Development Advanced Technology, Nanchang, China, 4-5 January 2020.
  • Three-dimensional modelling of blast furnace with layered cohesive zone, The 7th Australia-China-Japan Joint Symposium on Iron and Steelmaking, Suzhou, China, 4-7 September 2018.
  • Numerical investigation of the inner profiles of ironmaking blast furnaces, The 6thAustralia-China-Japan Joint Symposium on Iron and Steelmaking, Melbourne, Australia, 23-26 November 2016.
  • Lattice Boltzmann investigation of the negative wake behind spherical particles in power-law fluid flows, The 7th International Conference on Discrete Element Methods (DEM7), Dalian, China, 1-4 August 2016.
  • CFD modeling and analysis of shaft gas injection into oxygen blast furnaces, The First International Workshop on Computational Particle Technology and Multiphase Processes, Suzhou, China, 9-12 March 2016.
  • Discrete particle simulation of complex pneumatic conveying systems, The 7th Congress on Particle Technology, Beijing, China, 19-22 May 2014.

At UNIVERSITIES

  • Computer modelling and simulation in Process Engineering – Part II: particle separation & particle-fluid reacting flow, Northeastern University, China, Online lecture, 28 July 2020, totalling 2 hours.
  • Computer modelling and simulation in Process Engineering – Part I: particle transportation, Northeastern University, China, Online lecture, 27 July 2020, totalling 2 hours.
  • Numerical study of particle-fluid flow: From fundamentals towards industrial applications, 2nd International Seminar on Resilience Engineering, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, 13 December 2017, totalling 45 minutes.

Community service

Conference Organization

  • A member of the Organizing Committee for “the 1st International Symposium on Computational Particle Technology and Multiphase Processes” and “The 2nd International Symposium On Computational Particle Technology & The 13th CSIRO International Conference on CFD in the Minerals and Process Industries”
  • A member of the Technical Committee for “The 1st International Conference on Mineral Engineering and Materials”
  • Session chairman at international conferences: “The 7th Congress on Particle Technology, “Physical Separation’11”, “the 7th DEM7”, “The 2nd International Symposium on CPT”, “8th APCChE Congress”, “International Symposium on 3M R&D advanced Technology”, “2nd National conference of PMS”

Peer Review

  • Reviewed 16+ ARC DP/LP/DECRA proposals and Chile FONDECYT proposals
  • Guest editor of “Pump and Pumping Systems” for Advances in Mechanical Engineering
  • Assessor of 3 Australian PhD and Master’s theses
  • Reviewed 500 manuscripts for 61+international journals in my field  (Please visit Publons for details)
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