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Green, Alan Dr.

Research Fellow

  • Research Fellow - Sustainable Buildings Research Centre (SBRC)

Overview


Alan Green is a Research Fellow at the Sustainable Buildings Research Centre (SBRC), University of Wollongong.  After training as a mechanical engineer and working for 6 years in steel manufacturing, he started working in research in 2013 and was awarded a PhD in 2019.

Alan has a keen interest in fluid dynamics, thermodynamics and heat transfer, which has given him the opportunity to work alongside researchers in the Netherlands, UK, USA and Europe.  Much of his work has focused on mathematical modelling of thermo-fluidic systems, such as building performance simulation (BPS), hygrothermal simulation and computational fluid dynamics (CFD), and on the design of experiments and equipment for studies of heat transfer, air flows, and related physical processes.

Alan's current research focuses on technical aspects of building physics, including envelope thermal performance and bushfire resistance.

Top Publications


Research Overview


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

    2) Building thermal and hygric performance
    - Experimental methods and equipment.
    - Adaptive façade systems.
    - Cool roofs and rooftop convection.
    - Natural ventilation.
    - Ventilation of cavities and roof spaces.

    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


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 and hygric performance
    - Experimental methods and equipment.
    - Adaptive façade systems.
    - Cool roofs and rooftop convection.
    - Natural ventilation.
    - Ventilation of cavities and roof spaces.

    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


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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