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Green, Alan Dr.

Research Fellow

  • Research Fellow - Sustainable Buildings Research Centre (SBRC)

Overview


Alan is a Research Fellow at the Sustainable Buildings Research Centre (SBRC), University of Wollongong. He undertook a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) Hons I degree while working full-time as an Engineering Cadet at BlueScope Steel, and has since undertaken a PhD with research on water spray systems to improve the wildfire resilience of buildings. He has held research and engineering roles at the SBRC since 2013.

Alan has a keen interest in fluid dynamics, which has given him the opportunity to work alongside researchers in the Netherlands, UK, US and Portugal. Much of his work has focused on the design of experiments and equipment for studies of wind, heat transfer, and multi-phase flows, as well as computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation techniques.

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • 1) Building resilience to bushfire
    - Bushfire sprinkler systems.
    - Retrofit technologies for existing buildings.
    - Quantifying building resilience.

    2) Building thermal performance
    - Experimental methods and equipment.
    - Adaptive façade systems.
    - Cool roofs and near-roof air temperature fields.
    - Natural ventilation.
    - Innovative heating ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC).

    3) Fluid dynamics in general
    - Experimental techniques.
    - High-speed videography and image analysis.
    - Computational fluid dynamics (CFD).
    - Buoyancy-driven flows.
    - Multiphase flows.
    - Atmospheric boundary layer flow.

Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


  • Journal Article

    Year Title
    2020

    Published In
    Energy and Buildings
    Volume
    222
    Pages
    110071-1 - 110071-11
    2019

    Published In
    Atomization and Sprays
    Volume
    29
    Pages
    381 - 402
    ISSN
    1044-5110
    2019

    Published In
    Fire Safety Journal
    Volume
    108
    Pages
    102842-1 - 102842-6
    ISSN
    0379-7112
    2017

    Published In
    International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction
    Volume
    21
    Pages
    1 - 10
    ISSN
    2212-4209
  • Conference Paper

    Year Title
    2019

    Published In
    16th IBPSA International Conference and Exhibition
    Pages
    1342 - 1348
    2018

    Published In
    Proceedings of the 11th Australasian Heat and Mass Transfer Conference
    Pages
    1 - 8
    2016

    Published In
    Proceedings of the 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
    Pages
    1 - 4

Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


  • - Sprinkler systems to protect buildings from bushfire.
    - Buoyancy-driven flow in buildings - implications for heat transfer and thermal mixing.
    - Control systems for versatile thermo-fluid experimental equipment.
    - Computational fluid dynamics simulations of heat transfer in the urban environment

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Thermal behavior of the “Desert Rose House 2018” in a defined climatic zone depending on varied wall and roof constructions Thim, Jacqueline

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • 1) Building resilience to bushfire
    - Bushfire sprinkler systems.
    - Retrofit technologies for existing buildings.
    - Quantifying building resilience.

    2) Building thermal performance
    - Experimental methods and equipment.
    - Adaptive façade systems.
    - Cool roofs and near-roof air temperature fields.
    - Natural ventilation.
    - Innovative heating ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC).

    3) Fluid dynamics in general
    - Experimental techniques.
    - High-speed videography and image analysis.
    - Computational fluid dynamics (CFD).
    - Buoyancy-driven flows.
    - Multiphase flows.
    - Atmospheric boundary layer flow.

Selected Publications


  • Journal Article

    Year Title
    2020

    Published In
    Energy and Buildings
    Volume
    222
    Pages
    110071-1 - 110071-11
    2019

    Published In
    Atomization and Sprays
    Volume
    29
    Pages
    381 - 402
    ISSN
    1044-5110
    2019

    Published In
    Fire Safety Journal
    Volume
    108
    Pages
    102842-1 - 102842-6
    ISSN
    0379-7112
    2017

    Published In
    International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction
    Volume
    21
    Pages
    1 - 10
    ISSN
    2212-4209
  • Conference Paper

    Year Title
    2019

    Published In
    16th IBPSA International Conference and Exhibition
    Pages
    1342 - 1348
    2018

    Published In
    Proceedings of the 11th Australasian Heat and Mass Transfer Conference
    Pages
    1 - 8
    2016

    Published In
    Proceedings of the 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
    Pages
    1 - 4

Potential Supervision Topics


  • - Sprinkler systems to protect buildings from bushfire.
    - Buoyancy-driven flow in buildings - implications for heat transfer and thermal mixing.
    - Control systems for versatile thermo-fluid experimental equipment.
    - Computational fluid dynamics simulations of heat transfer in the urban environment

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Thermal behavior of the “Desert Rose House 2018” in a defined climatic zone depending on varied wall and roof constructions Thim, Jacqueline
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