Dr Min Luo obtained the B.Eng in Civil Engineering from the Honors School of Harbin Institute of Technology in 2010. Subsequently, he went to National University of Singapore for PhD study and got the degree in 2015 with the thesis entitled “A two-phase Consistent Particle Method for wave impact problems with entrapped air pockets”. He joined the Energy & Environment Group in the Zienkiewicz Centre for Computational Engineering, Swansea University in 2017.

Min’s research concentrates on the computational modelling and laboratory study of wave hydrodynamics, with the 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 to each other. Hence he has conducted a large number of laboratory experiments on sloshing in scaled tanks and extreme wave impact on fixed/floating structures in a wave flume. The work not only enriches the knowledge of how ocean wave acts on marine/coastal structures in extreme circumstances but also provides a powerful numerical tool to analyse complex engineering problems.

Dr Luo is accepting applications for PhD students and visiting scholars/students.

Areas of Expertise

  • Wave hydrodynamics
  • Two-phase flow in coastal/ocean engineering
  • Wave-structure interaction
  • Sloshing & sloshing mitigation
  • Cavitation
  • Meshfree numerical method

Publications

  1. Yan, B., Luo, M., Bai, W. An experimental and numerical study of plunging wave impact on a box-shape structure Marine Structures 66 272 287
  2. Luo, M., Reeve, D., Shao, S., Karunarathna, H., Lin, P., Cai, H. Consistent Particle Method simulation of solitary wave impinging on and overtopping a seawall Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements 103 160 171
  3. Gu, S., Bo, F., Luo, M., Kazemi, E., Zhang, Y., Wei, J. SPH Simulation of Hydraulic Jump on Corrugated Riverbeds Applied Sciences 9 3 436
  4. Ren, Y., Luo, M., Lin, P. Consistent Particle Method Simulation of Solitary Wave Interaction with a Submerged Breakwater Water 11 2 261
  5. Luo, M., Koh, C., Luo, M. Shared-Memory parallelization of consistent particle method for violent wave impact problems Applied Ocean Research 69 87 99

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Teaching

  • EG-M115 Coastal Structure Design

    This module comprises a group design of a simplified realistic coastal structure. Mimicking the professional engineering design, it provides students with experience in using the theories of the coastal engineering discipline as well as considering the Environmental Impact Assessment and sustainability to solve practical problems. The programme consists a series of lecture/tutorial classes, group/individual design work, group discussions and feedback and writing a design report.

  • EGA116 Civil Engineering Structural Analysis Practice

    This module primarily concerns the analysis of statically determinate structures in Civil Engineering. Building on the Mechanics and Strength of Material modules taught in semester one and two of year one, this module aims to reinforce students' understanding of structural analysis and build students' skills in sketching internal force diagrams without going through step-by-step calculations. The axial force in truss structures, as well as the shear force and bending moment diagrams in continuous beams and frames, are the focus of this module.

Supervision

  • The numerical simulation of wave-structure interaction (current)

    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Dominic Reeve
    Other supervisor: Dr Min Luo
  • Forecasting nearshore waves using Artificial Neural Network (current)

    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Min Luo
    Other supervisor: Prof Harshinie Karunarathna

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