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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. He obtained a PhD at the SBRC, with research on water spray systems to improve the bushfire resistance of buildings, and has a background in mechanical engineering, with a bachelors degree from the University of Wollongong and eight years of experience working in the design of experimental equipment and the steel industry.

Alan has a keen interest in fluid dynamics, which has given him the opportunity to work alongside researchers in the Netherlands, UK, USA 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) and other simulation techniques.

Alan's current research focuses on technical aspects of building thermal performance and the impact of bushfires on buildings. He works on both experiments and mathematical modelling.

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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