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Research interests

  • Process engineering
  • Modelling and simulation 
  • Particle transportation
  • Particle separation
  • Reacting multiphase flow
  • Microfluidics
  • Non-Newtonian fluid flow
  • Flow instability

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Dr Kuang's research has been focused on the development and application of numerical models at different time and length scales, with the support of physical experiments, for the fundamental and applied research on particle-fluid flow and granular dynamics. The involved models mainly include Lattice Boltzmann method (LBM), discrete element model (DEM), population balance model, and computational fluid dynamics (CFD), CFD-DEM, LBM-DEM, two-fluid model, kinetic theory, volume of fraction (VOF). The specific research topics include particle transportation (e.g. in pneumatic/hydraulic conveying, microchannel, non-Newtonian fluid system, human respiratory tract), particle separation (e.g. by hydrocyclone, gas cyclone, dense medium cyclone, in-line pressure jig, microchannel, nanofiltration device), multi-phase reacting flows (e.g. in metallurgical reactors for production of iron, steel, aluminium).


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Projects 2016 2021

ARC Research Hub for Computational Particle Technology

Yu, A., Chu, K., Dong, K., Guo, B., Hapgood, K., Jiang, X., Kuang, S., Rudman, M., Selomulya, C., Shen, Y., Strezov, V., Wang, G., Yan, W., Yang, R., Zeng, Q., Zhao, D., Zhao, B., Zhou, Z., Zhu, H., Zou, R., Curtis, J., Evans, T., Fan, L., Hu, D., Li, J., Luding, S., Mao, X., Pan, R., Song, S., Williams, R., Zhu, J., Huang, H., Zhang, L. & Jiang, Y.

Jiangxi University of Science and Technology, Australian Research Council (ARC), Jiangsu Industrial Technology Research Institute (JITRI), Fujian Longking Co Ltd, Baosteel Group Corporation, Hamersley Iron Pty Limited, Monash University, The University of New South Wales, The University of Queensland , Western Sydney University, Macquarie University


Project: Research

Research Output 2006 2019

Lattice Boltzmann investigation of non-Newtonian fluid flow through a packed bed of uniform spheres

Qi, Z., Kuang, S. & Yu, A., 1 Feb 2019, In : Powder Technology. 343, p. 225-236 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Prediction of separation performance of hydrocyclones by a PC-based model

Ji, L., Chen, J., Kuang, S., Qi, Z., Chu, K. & Yu, A., 18 Mar 2019, In : Separation and Purification Technology. 211, p. 141-150 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Investigation on vertical plug formation of coarse particles in a non-mechanical feeder by CFD-DEM coupling method

Zhang, H., Li, T., Huang, Z., Kuang, S. & Yu, A., 1 Jun 2018, In : Powder Technology. 332, p. 79-89 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Lattice Boltzmann investigation of the wake effect on the interaction between particle and power-law fluid flow

Qi, Z., Kuang, S., Rong, L. & Yu, A., 15 Feb 2018, In : Powder Technology. 326, p. 208-221 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Model A vs. Model B in the modelling of particle-fluid flow

Chu, K. W., Kuang, S. B., Zhou, Z. Y. & Yu, A. B., 15 Apr 2018, In : Powder Technology. 329, p. 47-54 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review