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Simulation of interaction between a freely moving solid particle and a freely moving liquid droplet by lattice Boltzmann method (2018)
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Yang, B., & Chen, S. (2018). Simulation of interaction between a freely moving solid particle and a freely moving liquid droplet by lattice Boltzmann method. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 127, (474-484). doi:10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2018.06.112. ISSN 0017-9310

Solid particles and liquid droplets widely coexist in many industrial processes. Particle-droplet interactions critically influence the dynamics of those processes. In this study, the interactions between a freely moving solid particle and a freely m... Read More

A modified phase change pseudopotential lattice Boltzmann model (2018)
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Gong, W., Yan, Y., Chen, S., & Wright, E. (2018). A modified phase change pseudopotential lattice Boltzmann model. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 125, (323-329). doi:10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2018.04.090. ISSN 0017-9310

Amongst all the multiphase models in the lattice Boltzmann (LB) community, the pseudopotential model has been the most popular approach due to its simplicity and high-efficiency. Recently a number of liquid-vapour phase change models were also propos... Read More

Conjugate natural convection heat transfer in an open-ended square cavity partially filled with porous media (2018)
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Chen, S., Gong, W., & Yan, Y. (2018). Conjugate natural convection heat transfer in an open-ended square cavity partially filled with porous media. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 124, doi:10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2018.03.084. ISSN 0017-9310

Conjugate natural convection heat transfer in an open-ended square cavity, which is partially filled with porous media, is a useful research prototype to deepen our insight into many important practical applications, such as solar energy collectors.... Read More

A study on the unphysical mass transfer of SCMP pseudopotential LBM (2018)
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Gong, W., Yan, Y., & Chen, S. (2018). A study on the unphysical mass transfer of SCMP pseudopotential LBM. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 123, doi:10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2018.03.032. ISSN 0017-9310

In general, a multi-bubble/droplet configuration cannot sustain a steady state using single-component multiphase (SCMP) pseudopotential lattice Boltzmann method (LBM). Our study shows that the unachievable multibubble/droplet system is for an unphysi... Read More

Simulation of conjugate heat transfer between fluid-saturated porous media and solid wall (2017)
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Chen, S. (2018). Simulation of conjugate heat transfer between fluid-saturated porous media and solid wall. International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 124, doi:10.1016/j.ijthermalsci.2017.10.039. ISSN 1290-0729

Conjugate heat transfer between fluid-saturated porous media and solid walls is an important issue in many disciplines. For traditional numerical techniques, it is still a great challenge to treat conjugate problems, especially with complicated inter... Read More

A thermal immiscible multiphase flow simulation by lattice Boltzmann method (2017)
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Gong, W., Chen, S., & Yan, Y. (in press). A thermal immiscible multiphase flow simulation by lattice Boltzmann method. International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, 88, doi:10.1016/j.icheatmasstransfer.2017.08.019. ISSN 0735-1933

The lattice Boltzmann (LB) method, as a mesoscopic approach based on the kinetic theory, has been significantly developed and applied in a variety of fields in the recent decades. Among all the LB community members, the pseudopotential LB plays an in... Read More

Numerical study of wetting transitions on biomimetic surfaces using a lattice Boltzmann approach with large density ratio (2017)
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Gong, W., Yan, Y., Chen, S., & Giddings, D. (2017). Numerical study of wetting transitions on biomimetic surfaces using a lattice Boltzmann approach with large density ratio. Journal of Bionic Engineering, 14(3), doi:10.1016/S1672-6529(16)60414-6. ISSN 1672-6529

The hydrophobicity of natural surfaces have drawn much attention of scientific communities in recent years. By mimicking natural surfaces, the manufactured biomimetic hydrophobic surfaces have been widely applied to green technologies such as self-cl... Read More

Size and thermal effects on sedimentation behaviors of two spheres (2017)
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Yang, B., Chen, S., Xiong, Y., Zhang, R., & Zheng, C. (2017). Size and thermal effects on sedimentation behaviors of two spheres. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 114, doi:10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2017.06.046. ISSN 0017-9310

Gas-solid flows are commonly found in nature, as well as in industries. In such flows the size of the solid particles generally is not uniform. In addition, usually there is heat transfer between solid particles and gas flows. The hydrodynamics and h... Read More

A lattice Boltzmann model for heat transfer in porous media (2017)
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Chen, S., Yang, B., & Zheng, C. (2017). A lattice Boltzmann model for heat transfer in porous media. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 111, doi:10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2017.04.054. ISSN 0017-9310

Porous media are commonly found not only in the nature but also in industries. Furthermore, porous media is an important research prototype for a diversity of disciplines. So far a REV (representative elementary volume) scale lattice Boltzmann (LB) m... Read More

Simulation of double diffusive convection in fluid-saturated porous media by lattice Boltzmann method (2017)
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Chen, S., Yang, B., & Zheng, C. (in press). Simulation of double diffusive convection in fluid-saturated porous media by lattice Boltzmann method. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 108(Part B), doi:10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2017.01.020. ISSN 0017-9310

The research on double diffusive convection in porous media is important to deepen our insights into sustainable development and environment protection. A lattice Boltzmann (LB) model for REV (representative elementary volume) scale simulation of dou... Read More

Methane combustion in MILD oxyfuel regime: influences of dilution atmosphere in co-flow configuration (2017)
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Chen, S., Liu, H., & Zheng, C. (2017). Methane combustion in MILD oxyfuel regime: influences of dilution atmosphere in co-flow configuration. Energy, 121, doi:10.1016/j.energy.2017.01.011. ISSN 0360-5442

MILD (moderate or intense low oxygen dilution) oxyfuel combustion is a recently proposed clean combustion mode which can remedy the shortcomings of the standard oxyfuel combustion technology. Nowadays most available studies on MILD oxyfuel combustion... Read More

Wetting transition energy curves for a droplet on a square-post patterned surface (2016)
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Gong, W., Zu, Y., Chen, S., & Yan, Y. (2017). Wetting transition energy curves for a droplet on a square-post patterned surface. Science Bulletin, 62(2), doi:10.1016/j.scib.2016.12.003. ISSN 2095-9273

Due to the property of water repellence, biomimetic superhydrophobic surfaces have been widely applied to green technologies, in turn inducing wider and deeper investigations on superhydrophobic surfaces. Theoretical, experimental and numerical studi... Read More

Methane combustion in various regimes: first and second thermodynamic-law comparison between air-firing and oxyfuel condition (2016)
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Liu, Y., Chen, S., Liu, S., Feng, Y., Xu, K., & Zheng, C. (2016). Methane combustion in various regimes: first and second thermodynamic-law comparison between air-firing and oxyfuel condition. Energy, 115(1), doi:10.1016/j.energy.2016.09.009. ISSN 0360-5442

MILD oxyfuel combustion has been attracting increasing attention as a promising clean combustion technology. How to design a pathway to reach MILD oxyfuel combustion regime and what can provide a theoretical guide to design such a pathway are two cri... Read More

Direct numerical simulations of particle sedimentation with heat transfer using the Lattice Boltzmann method (2016)
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Yang, B., Chen, S., & Liu, K. (2017). Direct numerical simulations of particle sedimentation with heat transfer using the Lattice Boltzmann method. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 104, doi:10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2016.08.032. ISSN 0017-9310

In most realistic gas–solid flow, the difference of particles’ temperature is significant. The heat transfer induced by temperature difference between particles will influence the behavior of gas–solid flow critically. In order to deepen our insights... Read More

A lattice Boltzmann model for heat transfer in heterogeneous media (2016)
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Chen, S., Yang, B., & Zheng, C. (2016). A lattice Boltzmann model for heat transfer in heterogeneous media. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 102, doi:10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2016.06.082. ISSN 0017-9310

So far the lattice Boltzmann (LB) method has matured as a powerful tool to address a diversity of heat and mass transfer challenges. For most practical applications, the variation of thermophysical properties of working media will influence the perfo... Read More

Double diffusion natural convection in a square cavity filled with nanofluid (2016)
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Chen, S., Yang, B., Luo, K. H., Xiong, X., & Zheng, C. (2016). Double diffusion natural convection in a square cavity filled with nanofluid. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 95, doi:10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2015.12.069. ISSN 0017-9310

Double diffusive natural convection of nanofluid is commonly found in renewable energy engineering. However, nowadays our understanding on its fundamental characteristics is still limited. Especially, three crucial questions on its fundament have not... Read More