Dr Min Luo
Telephone: (01792) 604391
Room: Office - 114
First Floor
Energy Safety Research Institute
Bay Campus

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


  1. & An experimental and numerical study of plunging wave impact on a box-shape structure. Marine Structures 66, 272-287.
  2. & Consistent Particle Method simulation of solitary wave impinging on and overtopping a seawall. Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements 103, 160-171.
  3. & SPH Simulation of Hydraulic Jump on Corrugated Riverbeds. Applied Sciences 9(3), 436
  4. & Consistent Particle Method Simulation of Solitary Wave Interaction with a Submerged Breakwater. Water 11(2), 261
  5. & Shared-Memory parallelization of consistent particle method for violent wave impact problems. Applied Ocean Research 69, 87-99.

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  • 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. The module builds 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.


  • forecasting nearshore wave conditions using with artificial neural network (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Dr Min Luo
    Other supervisor: Prof Harshinie Karunarathna
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Prof Dominic Reeve
    Other supervisor: Dr Min Luo

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