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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 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 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

Research Output 2006 2019

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 simulation of dilute-phase pneumatic conveying of powders

Miao, Z., Kuang, S., Zughbi, H. & Yu, A., 1 May 2019, In : Powder Technology. 349, p. 70-83 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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

Modeling of the variations of permeate flux, concentration polarization, and solute rejection in nanofiltration system

Zhang, Y., Zhang, L., Hou, L., Kuang, S. & Yu, A., Mar 2019, In : AIChE Journal. 65, 3, p. 1076-1087 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Numerical investigation of burden distribution in ironmaking blast furnace

Li, Z., Kuang, S., Liu, S., Gan, J., Yu, A., Li, Y. & Mao, X., 15 Jul 2019, In : Powder Technology. 353, p. 385-397 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review