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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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Biography

Dr Kuang's research interests centre around computational process engineering. A specific focus is 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 research topics cover particle transportation (e.g. in pneumatic/hydraulic conveying, microchannel, hydraulic fracture of shale gas [proppant placement], non-Newtonian fluid system), particle separation (e.g. by sand screen, hydrocyclone, gas cyclone, dense medium cyclone, in-line pressure jig, microchannel, nanofiltration device [water purification]), multi-phase reacting flows (e.g. in metallurgical reactors for production of iron, steel, aluminium).

 

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Projects 2016 2021

Research Output 2006 2020

Effect of van der Waals force on bubble dynamics in bubbling fluidized beds of ellipsoidal particles

Shrestha, S., Kuang, S. B., Yu, A. B. & Zhou, Z. Y., 2 Feb 2020, In : Chemical Engineering Science. 212, 17 p., 115343.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Experimental and numerical study of coarse particle conveying in the small absorber sphere system: overview and some recent CFD-DEM simulations

Li, T., Zhang, H., Kuang, S., Yan, H., Diao, X., Huang, Z., Bo, H. & Dong, Y., 1 Feb 2020, In : Nuclear Engineering and Design. 357, 14 p., 110420.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Bubble dynamics in bubbling fluidized beds of ellipsoidal particles

Shrestha, S., Kuang, S., Yu, A. & Zhou, Z., 6 Aug 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : AIChE Journal. 17 p., e16736.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

9 Citations (Scopus)

CFD-DEM modelling and simulation of pneumatic conveying: a review

Kuang, S., Zhou, M. & Yu, A., 12 Feb 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Powder Technology. 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

CFD-DEM modelling of hydraulic conveying of solid particles in a vertical pipe

Zhou, M., Wang, S., Kuang, S., Luo, K., Fan, J. & Yu, A., 1 Sep 2019, In : Powder Technology. 354, p. 893-905 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review