Dr Luo has devoted his efforts to computational modelling and laboratory study of wave hydrodynamics, with emphasis in extreme wave interactions with marine/coastal structures and shorelines. He has developed an accurate, robust and efficient (with parallel computing) numerical program for free-surface/two-phase flows and fluid-structure interaction problems.
He believes that experimental studies and numerical simulations are complementary. Hence he has conducted large amount of laboratory experiments on sloshing in scaled tanks and extreme wave impact on fixed/floating structures in a wave flume. These works not only enrich the knowledge of how ocean wave acts on marine/coastal structure in extreme circumstances, but also provide a powerful numerical tool to analyse complex engineering problems.
- Computational modelling and laboratory study of coastal/marine wave hydrodynamics (e.g. extreme wave impacts)
- Complex two-phase flow simulation (e.g. water-soil interactions)
- Parallel computing
- Discrete Element Method