Dr Yuanshen Lu

ARC DECRA

School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

Overview

Dr Yuanshen Lu started his current position at UQ as a DECRA Fellow and lecturer in Sep 2019. Prior to that, he was a lecturer in mechanical engineering at Griffith University following a few years’ postdoc experience at UQ. He received his PhD degree at UQ in 2015. Dr Lu's current research interests are fluid mechanics, heat & mass transfer, thermodynamics and mechatronics. He has strong engagement with local industries and has successfully delivered multiple research projects for sectors including thermal power generation/power plants, coal seam gas, geothermal heat pumps, concentrated solar thermal energy, etc. He is particularly passionate on innovations in energy conversion efficiency and energy savings for a variety of renewable applications.

Research Interests

  • Heat transfer & thermodynamics
    Air-cooled heat exchangers, ground source heat pumps, evaporative cooling, turbine cycles.
  • Natural convection & turbulence
    Natural draft cooling towers, crosswind effects, vortices, boundary layer flow
  • Fluid mechanics
    High-Re flow problems, jet pumps, wind turbines, CFD
  • Renewable energy system
    Wind energy, concentrated solar thermal, geothermal energy
  • Mechatronics
    Sensors, instrumentation

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Masters in Engineering, CSU

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Featured Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Dai, Yuchen, Klimenko, Alexander Y., Lu, Yuanshen and Ehsan, M. Monjurul (2018). Numerical investigations on the effect of swirling plume on natural draft dry cooling towers. 21st Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference , Adelaide, SA Australia , 10-13 December 2018. Perth, WA Australia :Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society.

  • Li, Xiaoxiao, Guan, Zhiqiang, Gurgenci, Hal, Lu, Yuanshen and He, Suoying (2016). Simulation of the UQ Gatton natural draft dry cooling tower. IAHR International Conference on Cooling Tower and Heat, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia, 7-11 September 2015. Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom :Pergamon Press. doi: 10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2016.03.041

  • Lu, Yuanshen, Parulekar, Prashant, Guan, Zhiqiang and Hooman, Kamel (2015). A study on cooling performance of air-cooled heat exchangers for CSG production. IAHR International Conference on Cooling Tower and Heat, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia, 7-11 September 2015. Brisbane, Australia :The University of Queensland.

  • Lu, Yuanshen, Guan, Zhiqiang, Gurgenci, Hal, He, Suoying and Alkhedhair, Abdullah (2015). Experimental study on the effects of a tri-blade-like windbreak wall on small size natural draft dry cooling towers. IAHR International Conference on Cooling Tower and Heat, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia, 7-11 September 2015. Brisbane, Australia :The University of Queensland.

  • Guan, Zhiqiang, Gurgenci, Hal, He, Suoying and Lu, Yuanshen (2014). Performance analysis of natural draft dry cooling tower with inlet air precooling. International symposium on industrial chimneys and cooling towers, Prague, Czech Republic, 8-11 October 2014. Wuppertal, Germany :Bergische Universität.

  • Lu, Y., Guan, Z. and Gurgenci, H. (2012). CFD simulations on small natural draft dry cooling towers. 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Launceston, Australia, 3-7 December 2012. Hawthorn, Vic., Australia :Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society.

  • He, S. Y., Gurgenci, H., Guan, Z. Q. and Lu, Y. A. (2012). Investigation of pre-cooling with Munters media for air-cooled geothermal power plants performance enhancement. 2012 Australian Geothermal Energy Conference, Sydney, Australia, 14 - 16 November 2012. Canberra, Australia :Geoscience Australia.

  • Zou, Zheng, Gurgenci, Hal, Guan, Zhiqiang and Lu, Yuanshen (2011). Analytical and numerical modelling on solar enhanced natural draft dry cooling tower. 15th IAHR Cooling Tower and Air-Cooled Heat Exchanger Conference and 2011 Annual Symposium of Industrial Cooling Tower Study Committee of CSEE Thermal Power Chapter, Beijing, People's Republic of China, 23-26 October 2011. Beijing, People's Republic of China :China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research (IWHR).

  • Lu, Yuanshen, Guan, Zhiqiang, Gurgenci, Hal and Zou, Zheng (2011). Development of small natural draft dry cooling towers for geothermal power plants. The 15th IAHR Cooling Tower and Air-Cooled Heat Exchanger Conference & 2011 Annual Symposium of Industrial Cooling Tower Study Committee of CSEE Thermal Power Chapter, Beijing, China, 23 - 26 October 2011. Beijing, People's Republic of China :China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research (IWHR).

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision