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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)

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle, 12/10/2010
  • Master of Engineering, Institute of Mechanics-Chinese Academy of Sciences, 25/12/1989

Research

Research keywords

  • Chemical Combustion
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Thermal Performance of buildings

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.

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
091499Resources Engineering And Extractive Metallurgy Not Elsewhere Classified70
090401Carbon Capture Engineering (Excl. Sequestration)15
091599Interdisciplinary Engineering Not Elsewhere Classified15

Collaboration

Chemical Looping Combustion

Thermal Performance of Buildings

Computational Fluid Dynamics

Chemical Kinetics

Chemical Combustion

Administrative

Administrative expertise

N/A

Teaching

Teaching keywords

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

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)
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Publications

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Journal article (13 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, 838-841 2208-2211 (2014) [C3]
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)
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, 60 2000-2018 (2014)
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]
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]
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]
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]
2009Luo C, Moghtaderi B, Kennedy EM, Dlugogorski BZ, 'Three-dimensional numerical study on flames', Chemical Product and Process Modeling, 4 Article 10 (2009) [C1]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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Conference (9 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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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-authors: Behdad 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-authors: Behdad Moghtaderi

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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants1
Total funding$48,300

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2010 (1 grants)

Phase change materials greenhouse study$48,300
Funding Body: NSW Trade & Investment

Project Team
Professor Behdad Moghtaderi, Doctor Dariusz Alterman, Doctor Caimao Luo
SchemeRole
Gosford Horticultural InstituteInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$48,30020102010
GNo:G1001069
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions0

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Dr Caimao Luo

Work Phone(02) 40339331
Cell / Mobile Phone0469752333
Email
PositionResearch Associate
School of Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Office
C-G13,
C Block, NIER,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/caimao-luo