Dr Caimao Luo

Research Associate

School of Engineering

Career Summary

Biography

" Teaching the following courses: "FORTRAN applications in Engineering", "Coastal ocean dynamics", River Dynamics", "Engineering English", "Hydrology", "Hydrodynamics" and "Computational Fluid Mechanics" " Participating in the river dynamic computation work of the Three Gorge Project of Yantz River " Joining the outdoor survey on the 319 Highway of Chongqing " Investigating effects of flood and draught disasters on highways " Developing the PIII Curve software for evaluating the flood risk period of Bridges " Studying on the Responses and Forces of Berth-Moorings-Vessel under the Action of Beam-Sea Waves by Boundary Element Method (BEM). " Participating in the research "The detailed flow property investigation on the uniform oscillatory flowing around an impulsively started rotating circular cylinder" " Participating in the research "Instability study on the wake of the flow around the circular cylinder for Reynolds number lower than 200" " Using Energy Plus and AccuRate to predict the thermal performance of buildings; " Coding the thermal performance software using a special finite volume (FV) method and conduction transfer function (CTF) method; " Coding the solar access and window fenestration software to calculate the sunshine area from windows or shadow area; " Coding infiltration and ventilation models; " Coding the window multi-layer glass models; " Coding the weather model to calculate the solar radiation heat flux on the outer wall surfaces; " Coding programs to convert the monitored measurements to weather input data to AccuRate; " Coding programs to calculate the view factors for polygon surfaces; " Designing the thermal performance software interface by Microsoft .NET C++ language. " Using Fluent CFD software to do some industry consulting study. " Lecturing part of the course Clean Coal (2009 and 2010), Advanced Energy Systems (2009)

Research Expertise
" Participating in the river dynamic computation work of the Three Gorge Project of Yantz River " Joining the outdoor survey on the 319 Highway of Chongqing " Investigating effects of flood and draught disasters on highways " Developing the PIII Curve software for evaluating the flood risk period of Bridges " Studying on the Responses and Forces of Berth-Moorings-Vessel under the Action of Beam-Sea Waves by Boundary Element Method (BEM) " Participating in the research "The detailed flow property investigation on the uniform oscillatory flowing around an impulsively started rotating circular cylinder" " Participating in the research "Instability study on the wake of the flow around the circular cylinder for Reynolds number lower than 200" " Developing a 2D finite volume software " Developing a JAVA thermodynamic property calculator for species and reactions " Combining CHEMKIN with CFX " Using CFAST program " Adding integrated atomic flux analysis to SENKIN, PREMIX, PLUG of CHEMKIN " Studying On the Influence of Inert Gas Shrouds on the Characteristics of Counterflow Diffusion Flames by CFX " Studying Alignment effect on the structure of methane-air counterflow diffusion flames by CFX " Evaluating various CF3Br inhibition mechanisms " Constructing a modified trifluorobromomethane inhibition mechanism " Developing a modified finite volume scheme to convective-diffusion problems " Investigating numerically the 3D Counterflow Diffusion Flames " Using Energy Plus and AccuRate to predict the thermal performance of buildings; " Teaching students to use AccuRate; " Coding the thermal performance software using a special finite volume (FV) method and conduction transfer function (CTF) method; " Coding the solar access and window fenestration software to calculate the sunshine area from windows or shadow area; " Coding infiltration and ventilation models; " Coding the window multi-layer glass models; " Coding the weather model to calculate the solar radiation heat flux on the outer wall surfaces; " Coding programs to convert the monitored measurements to weather input data to AccuRate; " Coding programs to calculate the view factors for polygon surfaces; " Designing the thermal performance software interface by Microsoft .NET C++ language. " Using Fluent CFD software to do some industry consulting study.

Teaching Expertise
" Teaching the following courses: "FORTRAN applications in Engineering", "Coastal ocean dynamics", River Dynamics", "Engineering English", "Hydrology", "Hydrodynamics" and "Computational Fluid Mechanics" " Tutoring the following courses in University of Newcastle, Australia: Chemical Kinetics (twice), Thermodynamics( twice), Mass transfer (twice), Fluid Mechanics in Mass Transfer (twice). " Lecturing part of the course Clean Coal (2009 and 2010), Advanced Energy Systems (2009 and 2010)

Administrative Expertise
N/A

Collaborations
Chemical Looping Combustion Thermal Performance of Buildings Computational Fluid Dynamics Chemical Kinetics Chemical Combustion


Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle
  • Master of Engineering, Institute of Mechanics-Chinese Academy of Sciences

Keywords

  • Advanced Energy System (CHEE 6008)
  • Chemical Combustion
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Clean Coal Technology (CHEE 6200)
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Fire Safety
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Mass Transfer
  • Thermal Performance of buildings
  • Thermodynamics

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
090401Carbon Capture Engineering (excl. Sequestration)15
091499Resources Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy not elsewhere classified70
091599Interdisciplinary Engineering not elsewhere classified15

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/02/2015 - 31/12/2015Research AssociateUniversity of Newcastle
School of Engineering
Australia
27/04/2010 - 30/04/2010Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
School of Engineering
Australia
27/07/2009 - 4/12/2009Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
School of Engineering
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (12 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Peng Z, Doroodchi E, Luo C, Moghtaderi B, 'Influence of void fraction calculation on fidelity of CFD-DEM simulation of gas-solid bubbling fluidized beds', AIChE Journal, (2014) [C1]

The correct calculation of cell void fraction is pivotal in accurate simulation of two-phase flows using a computational fluid dynamics-discrete element method (CFD-DEM) approach.... [more]

The correct calculation of cell void fraction is pivotal in accurate simulation of two-phase flows using a computational fluid dynamics-discrete element method (CFD-DEM) approach. Two classical approaches for void fraction calculations (i.e., particle centroid method or PCM and analytical approach) were examined, and the accuracy of these methodologies in predicting the particle-fluid flow characteristics of bubbling fluidized beds was investigated. It was found that there is a critical cell size (3.82 particle diameters) beyond which the PCM can achieve the same numerical stability and prediction accuracy as those of the analytical approach. There is also a critical cell size (1/19.3 domain size) below which meso-scale flow structures are resolved. Moreover, a lower limit of cell size (1.63 particle diameters) was identified to satisfy the assumptions of CFD-DEM governing equations. A reference map for selecting the ideal computational cell size and the suitable approach for void fraction calculation was subsequently developed. © 2014 American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

DOI10.1002/aic.14421
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 4
Co-authorsElham Doroodchi, Behdad Moghtaderi
2014Peng Z, Doroodchi E, Alghamdi YA, Shah K, Luo C, Moghtaderi B, 'CFD-DEM simulation of solid circulation rate in the cold flow model of chemical looping systems', Chemical Engineering Research and Design, (2014)

In a chemical looping combustor (CLC) system, the solid circulation rate (SCR) is a key parameter that determines the design, operating conditions and the overall efficiency of th... [more]

In a chemical looping combustor (CLC) system, the solid circulation rate (SCR) is a key parameter that determines the design, operating conditions and the overall efficiency of the system. In the present work, the gas-solid flow of a CLC cold flow model (10kWth) has been simulated by the computational fluid dynamics-discrete element method (CFD-DEM). The results showed that the SCR at different locations of the system fluctuates with time with different amplitude, and the variation of SCR is periodically stable. The turbulent gas-solid flow regime in the air reactor was found to be the main mechanism driving the fluctuation of SCR and determined the fluctuation frequency and amplitude. The SCR increased with the flow rates of air/fuel reactors and loop seals, and the total solid inventory. Changes in operating conditions directly induced the change in the mass of solids that were entrained into the riser from the air reactor and how fast the solids were transported therein. A correlation was subsequently proposed to describe the SCR as a function of solid hold-up and gas flow velocity in the riser. The particle residence time decreased in a power law as the SCR increased. Reasonable agreements were obtained between simulations and experiments in terms of solid distribution, gas-solid flow patterns, pressure drop profiles and SCR.

DOI10.1016/j.cherd.2014.11.005
Co-authorsBehdad Moghtaderi, Elham Doroodchi
2012Alterman D, Moffiet TN, Hands SA, Page AW, Luo C, Moghtaderi B, 'A concept for a potential metric to characterise the dynamic thermal performance of walls', Energy and Buildings, 54 52-60 (2012) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.enbuild.2012.08.006
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsTrevor Moffiet, Adrian Page, Behdad Moghtaderi
2011Luo C, Moghtaderi B, Hands SA, Page AW, 'Determining the thermal capacitance, conductivity and the convective heat transfer coefficient of a brick wall by annually monitored temperatures and total heat fluxes', Energy and Buildings, 43 379-385 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.enbuild.2010.09.030
CitationsScopus - 8Web of Science - 4
Co-authorsAdrian Page, Behdad Moghtaderi
2010Luo C, Moghtaderi B, Page AW, 'Modelling of wall heat transfer using modified conduction transfer function, finite volume and complex Fourier analysis methods', Energy and Buildings, 42 605-617 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.enbuild.2009.10.031
CitationsScopus - 9Web of Science - 6
Co-authorsAdrian Page, Behdad Moghtaderi
2010Luo C, Moghtaderi B, Page AW, 'Effect of ground boundary and initial conditions on the thermal performance of buildings', Applied Thermal Engineering, 30 2602-2609 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2010.07.013
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsBehdad Moghtaderi, Adrian Page
2009Luo C, Moghtaderi B, Kennedy EM, Dlugogorski BZ, 'Three-dimensional numerical study on flames', Chemical Product and Process Modeling, 4 Article 10 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.2202/1934-2659.1378
CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsBogdan Dlugogorski, Eric Kennedy, Behdad Moghtaderi
2009Luo C, Dlugogorski BZ, Kennedy EM, Moghtaderi B, 'Inhibition of premixed methane-air flames with CF3I', Chemical Product and Process Modeling, 4 Article 12 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.2202/1934-2659.1448
Co-authorsEric Kennedy, Bogdan Dlugogorski, Behdad Moghtaderi
2008Luo C, Dlugogorski BZ, Kennedy EM, 'Influence of CF3I and CBrF3 on methanol-air and methane-air premixed flames', Fire Technology, 44 221-237 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1007/s10694-007-0033-5
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsEric Kennedy, Bogdan Dlugogorski
2008Luo C, Moghtaderi B, Sugo HO, Page AW, 'A new stable finite volume method for predicting thermal performance of a whole building', Building and Environment, 43 37-43 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.buildenv.2006.11.037
CitationsScopus - 10Web of Science - 7
Co-authorsBehdad Moghtaderi, Heber Sugo, Adrian Page
2008Luo C, Dlugogorski BZ, Moghtaderi B, Kennedy EM, 'Modified exponential schemes for convection-diffusion problems', Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation, 13 369-379 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.cnsns.2006.03.014
Co-authorsBogdan Dlugogorski, Behdad Moghtaderi, Eric Kennedy
2004Luo C, Dlugogorski BZ, Moghtaderi B, Kennedy EM, 'Computational study on toxic gases released from compartment fires suppressed with halogenated agents', Cybernetics and Systems, 35 607-625 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1080/01969720490499362
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsEric Kennedy, Behdad Moghtaderi, Bogdan Dlugogorski
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Conference (11 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Wu M, Tang WC, Ke YJ, Luo CM, 'An environmental study on the collapse of a tenement building in HK', Advanced Materials Research (2014) [E1]

On 29th January 2010, a tragedy took place before the blissful Chinese Lunar New Year. An old tenement building in Ma Tau Wai collapsed in a sudden, causing 2 deaths and 4 injurie... [more]

On 29th January 2010, a tragedy took place before the blissful Chinese Lunar New Year. An old tenement building in Ma Tau Wai collapsed in a sudden, causing 2 deaths and 4 injuries. Not only did this raise people's concerns to investigate the reasons the collapse of the tenement building, it also raised their awareness on old tenement buildings as well as protecting them from collapsing. In view of this, this paper investigates on condensation and how it might shorten the service life of that old tenement building. © (2014) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland.

DOI10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.838-841.2208
Co-authorsPatrick Tang, Yongjian Ke
2014Wu M, Tang WC, Ke YJ, Luo CM, 'An environmental study on the collapse of a tenement building in HK', Advanced Materials Research (2014) [E1]

On 29th January 2010, a tragedy took place before the blissful Chinese Lunar New Year. An old tenement building in Ma Tau Wai collapsed in a sudden, causing 2 deaths and 4 injurie... [more]

On 29th January 2010, a tragedy took place before the blissful Chinese Lunar New Year. An old tenement building in Ma Tau Wai collapsed in a sudden, causing 2 deaths and 4 injuries. Not only did this raise people's concerns to investigate the reasons the collapse of the tenement building, it also raised their awareness on old tenement buildings as well as protecting them from collapsing. In view of this, this paper investigates on condensation and how it might shorten the service life of that old tenement building. © (2014) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland.

DOI10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.838-841.2208
Co-authorsPatrick Tang, Yongjian Ke
2011Alterman D, Page AW, Hands SA, Luo C, Moghtaderi B, 'Dynamic temperature profile variation through heavy and lightweight walling systems', Proceedings of the 9th Australasian Masonry Conference 2011, Queenstown (2011) [E1]
Co-authorsBehdad Moghtaderi, Adrian Page
2011Moghtaderi B, Luo C, Alterman D, Hands SA, Page AW, Parks S, Badgery-Parker J, 'Investigation on the effect of phase changing materials on the thermal performance of a green house using the finite volume method', Proceedings of the 12th International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA), Sydney (2011) [E1]
Co-authorsBehdad Moghtaderi, Adrian Page
2011Alterman D, Hands S, Page AW, Luo C, Moghtaderi B, 'DYNAMIC TEMPERATURE PROFILE VARIATION THROUGH HEAVY AND LIGHTWEIGHT WALLING SYSTEMS', PROCEEDINGS OF THE 9TH AUSTRALASIAN MASONRY CONFERENCE, Univ Auckland, Queenstown, NEW ZEALAND (2011) [E1]
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Co-authorsAdrian Page, Behdad Moghtaderi
2007Luo C, Moghtaderi B, Sugo HO, Page AW, 'Time lags and decrement factors under air-conditioned and free-floating conditions for multi-layer materials', 10th International Building Performance Simulation Association Conference and Exhibition-Building Simulation 2007. Proceedings, Beijing, China (2007) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsBehdad Moghtaderi, Heber Sugo, Adrian Page
2006Luo C, Moghtaderi B, Sugo HO, Page AW, 'The Verification of Finite Volume Based Thermal Performance Software using Analytical Solutions and Measurements', Proceedings of the IBPSA Australasia 2006 Conference, Adelaide (2006) [E2]
Co-authorsBehdad Moghtaderi, Heber Sugo, Adrian Page
2004Luo C, Dlugogorski BZ, Kennedy EM, 'Burning Velocity and Flame Structure of Methane Flames Inhibited with Heptafluropropane (C3HF7)', Proceedings of the 6th Asia-Oceania Symposium on Fire Science and Technology, Daegu, Korea (2004) [E1]
Co-authorsEric Kennedy, Bogdan Dlugogorski
2003Luo C, Dlugogorski BZ, Moghtaderi B, Kennedy EM, 'Computational Study on Toxic Gases Released from Compartment Fires suppressed with Halogenated Agents', First International ICSC Symposium on Information Technologies in Environmental Engineering, Gdansk, Poland (2003) [E1]
Co-authorsBogdan Dlugogorski, Eric Kennedy, Behdad Moghtaderi
2001Luo C, Dlugogorski BZ, Kennedy EM, Moghtaderi B, 'Alignment effect on the structure of methane - air counterflow diffusion flames', Proceedings of the 5th Asia-Oceania Symposium on Fire and Technology, Newcastle, Australia (2001) [E1]
Co-authorsBogdan Dlugogorski, Behdad Moghtaderi, Eric Kennedy
2000Luo C, Moghtaderi B, Kennedy EM, Dlugogorski BZ, 'A numerical study on the influence of inert gas shrouds on the characteristics of counterflow diffusion flames', 28th Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference, Perth (2000) [E1]
Co-authorsBogdan Dlugogorski, Eric Kennedy, Behdad Moghtaderi
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Report (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Alterman D, Luo C, Moghtaderi B, Chen D, 'A study of the effect of ground heat transfer on the thermal performance of buildings', Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, 35 (2012) [R2]
Co-authorsBehdad Moghtaderi
2012Alterman D, Luo C, Moghtaderi B, Chen D, 'A study of the effect of airgap on the thermal performance of buildings', Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, 51 (2012) [R2]
Co-authorsBehdad Moghtaderi
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants1
Total funding$48,300

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20101 grants / $48,300

Phase change materials greenhouse study$48,300

Funding body: NSW Trade & Investment

Funding bodyNSW Trade & Investment
Project TeamProfessor Behdad Moghtaderi, Dr DARIUSZ Alterman, Doctor Caimao Luo
SchemeGosford Horticultural Institute
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG1001069
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
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Dr Caimao Luo

Position

Research Associate
School of Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Contact Details

Emailcaimao.luo@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 40339331
Mobile0469752333

Office

RoomC-G13
BuildingC Block, NIER
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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