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.

Research interests

  • 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

Areas of Expertise

  • Computational modelling and laboratory study of coastal/marine wave hydrodynamics
  • Complex two-phase flow simulation
  • Fluid-structure interaction
  • High performance computing

Publications

  1. & Shared-Memory parallelization of consistent particle method for violent wave impact problems. Applied Ocean Research 69, 87-99.
  2. & A particle method for two-phase flows with compressible air pocket. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering 108(7), 695-721.
  3. & A three-dimensional particle method for violent sloshing under regular and irregular excitations. Ocean Engineering 120, 52-63.
  4. & A particle method for two-phase flows with large density difference. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering 103(4), 235-255.
  5. & Modelling of liquid sloshing with constrained floating baffle. Computers & Structures 122, 270-279.

Teaching

  • EGA116 Civil Engineering Structural Analysis Practice

    This module primarily concerns the analysis of statically determinate structures. The module build on the Mechanics and Strength of Material modules taught in semester one and two of year one. Resolving forces in civil engineering determinant truss like structures, the stretching on bending moment and shear force diagrams for determinant continuous beams and frames are the focus of this module.

External Responsibilities

  • Reviewer, Applied Ocean Research

    2015 - Present

  • Reviewer, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering

    2016 - Present

  • Reviewer, Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements

    2016 - Present

  • Reviewer, Ocean Engineering

    2016 - Present