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Dr Weimin Gao
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Our research concerns various fluids, from simple Newtonian fluids to complex nanofluids, polymer melts and solutions. We address their basic and engineering problems with different computer simulation methods. Major areas of study and research include:
- Relationship between structure and thermodynamics and heat transfer properties and solutions to the challenges in the development of nanofluids for advanced heat transfer and thermal energy storage.
- Prediction of thermodynamics and transport properties of various liquids, including small molecule solutions and polymer melts.
- Structure design and calculation of transport, permutation and separation properties of porous materials and composites, amorphous and crystalline membranes on the basis of the effective atomic and molecular interactions.
- Multiscale simulation, starting from quantum mechanical calculations and development of force fields for molecular dynamics and coarse-grained dynamics simulations.
Computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
- Numerical simulation of a broad spectrum of fluid problems in micro- and macro- systems, from basic to engineering, as well as the design of complex fluidic and heat transfer devices.
- Comprehensive understanding of particle behaviour, gas flow, heat and mass transfer and chemical reactions in gas-solid systems, particularly in the thermo-chemical treatment fluidized bed and quenching fluidized bed for metallic components.
- Experienced technocrats and methodologies to provide solution for industrial fluidic and thermal devices and systems and chemical reactors.
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