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Dr Xiaobing Huang

Senior Lecturer, Aeronautical Engineering

Staff Profile

Dr Xiaobing Huang

Room: C08

Phone:

+44 (0) 1978 293103

Email:

x.huang@glyndwr.ac.uk

Dr Xiaobing Huang received her BEng in Mechanical Engineering (1982) and MSc in Mechanical Engineering (1985) from Northeastern University. During 1982-1991, she worked as an assistant lecturer and lecturer at Northeastern University. She has taught “Fluid Mechanics”, “Multiphase Flow Bases” and “Theory and Application of Multiphase Flow” at BEng and MSc levels. Before she came to UK, she worked in Shenyang Northern Hydraulic Machinery Factory as a design engineer.

At the end of 1991, she arrived in UK to take a post of honorary visiting research associate at the FAST team in School of Chemical Engineering, the University of Birmingham. She had completed two contracts from 01/1992 to 07/1991 and 10/1992 to 03/1993. The research work carried out involved liquid and gas two-phase flow, such as bubble distribution in a jet plume. From 1995 to 1998, she did her PhD study at the Interdisciplinary Research Centre (IRC) in Materials for High Performance Applications and the School of Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham, and was awarded a PhD in Chemical Engineering for research on Rheology of Ceramic Paste in 1999.

In October 1998, Dr Huang started work in the Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Materials for High Performance Applications, the University of Birmingham as a research fellow. Her researches focused on rheological property study on ceramic pastes and analysis of paste flows using analysis, experimental, continuum modelling and distinct element modelling methods. In August 2000, she was invited by National Laboratory of Multiphase Flow in Power Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China to give seminars on “Rheology and processing of ceramic pastes”.

In April 2001, Dr Huang moved to School of Engineering and Science, University of Paisley (now the University of West Scotland) to take a lecturer position. She mainly engaged intensive teaching and supervision of the final year student projects. The modules taught were “Renewable Energy Systems”, “Design, Prototyping and Testing”, “Automation and Intelligent System”, “Fluid Dynamics and Thermodynamics”, “Materials and Manufacturing in Design” and “Applied Engineering Science”. Also, she had made contributions on delivery of the modules such as “Design Methodology”, “Graphical Communications in the Engineering Profession” and “Introduction to Intelligent System”.

In September 2005, Dr Huang joined the COLU (Cleveland Open Learning Unit), School of Science and Technology, University of Teesside as a technical author/lecturer. Her work was to produce new open and distance learning courses for mechanical engineering students, and to deliver lectures. The modules developed and taught were “Engineering Science (mechanical part)”, “Mechanical Principles”, “Engineering Design” “Applications of Pneumatics and Hydraulics”, “Engineering Thermodynamics” and “Fluid Mechanics and Heat transfer”.

In Mach 2007, Dr Huang was appointed as a senior lecturer in Aeronautical Engineering, Glyndwr University. Since then she has engaged intensive teaching activities and research work in various areas. Her teaching activities cover FdEng, BEng and MSc levels. The modules are “Advanced Manufacturing Technologies”, “Viscous Flow and Heat transfer”, “Propulsion”, “Thermo-Fluid Mechanics B”, “Computer based Analytical Tool B”, “Computer based Analytical Tool A”, “Thermo-Fluid Mechanics A”, “Aerodynamics A” and “Engineering Mathematics“. She also supervised many final year projects of BEng and dissertation projects of MSc students. She has made contributions to those researches conducted in CFD modelling and applications in two-phase flows.

What do you like to do in your spare time? During my spare time I enjoy gardening, shopping and taking care of our family cat. 

What are your hobbies/interests? I also enjoy travelling around the world, exploring many different cultures and sampling all the various cuisines they have to offer. I am very passionate about cooking delicious Chinese dishes especially on the rare occasions my daughter comes home to visit.

BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering (Northeastern University, China), 1982

MSc in Mechanical Engineering (Northeastern University, China), 1985

PhD in Chemical Engineering (Birmingham), 1999

MIMechE, 2013

CEng, 2013

BEng Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering

MEng Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering

MSc Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering

Modules taught:-

  • Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
  • Viscous Flow and Heat transfer
  • Propulsion
  • Thermo-Fluid Mechanics B
  • Computer based Analytical Tool B
  • Computer based Analytical Tool A
  • Thermo-Fluid Mechanics A
  • Aerodynamics A
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Viscous Flow and Heat transfer
  • Thermo-fluid and Propulsion
  • Thermo Energy System

Journal papers:

X. Yang, Y. Wu, , X. Huang,  V. Barrioz, G. Kartopu, S. Monir, S. J. C. Irvine, 2013 Numerical simulation of the deposition process and the epitaxial growth of cadmium telluride thin film in a MOCVD reactor. Computational Thermal Science 5(3), 177-188.

Y. Wu, X. Yang, X. Huang, V. Barrioz, S. Monir, S.J.C. Irvine, G. Kartopu, 2012 CFD modelling of Cadmium Telluride (CdTe) thin film coating with inline AP-MOCVD. Applied Mechanics and Materials 217-219, 1265-1273. (ISSN: 1660-9336)

X. Yang, L. Li, C. D. Rielly, X. Huang, & Zouaoui, Z. 2008 Micro-bubble dispersion in a two-dimensional mixing layer. International Journal of Engineering Systems Modelling and Simulation 1(1), 36-45. (ISSN: 1755-9758)

X. Yang, C. D. Rielly, L. Li, G. Li & X. Huang, 2007 Experimental study on bubble entrainment by a Burgers vortex. World Journal of Engineering 2(2), 45-66. (ISSN 1708-5284)

X. Yang, C. D. Rielly, L. Li, G. Li, B. Chen & X. Huang, 2007 Modelling of heavy and buoyant particle dispersion in a two-dimensional turbulent mixing layer. Powder Technology 178(3), 151-165 (ISSN: 0032-5910)

X. Yang, B. Chen, X. Huang, L. Li, Z. Zouaoui & C. D. Rielly. 2006 Effect of two-way coupling on condensed bubble laden shear flows. World Journal of Engineering 3(3), 1-13. (ISSN 1708-5284)

X. Yang, X. Huang., X. Dai, J. Campbell, and R. Grant, 2006 Quantitative characterisation of correlations between casting defects and the mechanical strength of Al-7Si-Mg Alloy Castings. Materials Science and Technology 22(5), 561-570 (ISSN 0267-0836)

X. Yang, X. Huang., X. Dai, J. Campbell, and J. Tatler, 2005 Enhancement of casting reliability by optimising the runner systems, World Journal of Engineering 2(2) 50-69. (ISSN 1708-5284)

X. Yang, X. Huang, C. Rielly, Z. Zouaoui and L. Guo, 2005. The modifications of a plane mixing layer by condensed bubbles, Chemical Engineering Science 60(24), 6876-6886. (ISSN: 0009-2509)

X. Yang, X. Huang and N. H. Thomas, 2005. A Dominant Scaling Parameter Group for Dispersive Transport in Turbulent Two-phase Free Shear Flows, World Journal of Engineering, 25-37. (ISSN 1708-5284)

X. Yang, X. Huang, X. Dai, J. Campbell and J. Tatler, 2004. Numerical modelling of the Entrainment of Oxide Film Defects in Filling of Aluminium Alloy Castings. International Journal of Cast Metal Research, 17(6), 321-331. (ISSN 1364-0461)

X. Huang, A. S. Burbidge, D. R. Oliver and S. Blackburn, 2001. Approximate flow analysis of the paste forming for a simplified ceramic dome. British Ceramic Transactions, 100, 100-105. (ISBN 09679782)

X. Huang & D. R. Oliver, 2001. Study on force relaxation of ceramic paste. British Ceramic Transactions, 100, 23-28. (ISBN 09679782)

 D. R. Oliver & X. Huang, 2000. Squeezed film testing of ceramic pastes. British Ceramic Transactions, 99, 101-108. (ISBN 09679782)

X. Huang & D. R. Oliver, 1999. Processing properties of ceramic paste in radial flow. British Ceramic Transactions, 98, 1-5. (ISBN 09679782)

Conference papers:

X. Yang, Y. Wu, X. Huang, G. Kartopu, V. Barrioz, S. Monir, S.J.C. Irvine, 2012 Numerical simulation of the deposition process and the epitaxial growth of cadmium telluride thin film in a MOCVD reactor. 9th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics (HEFAT2012, Malta) (ISBN: 978-1-86854-986-3).

X. Yang, X. Huang, Y. Zong, G. Dai, 2012 Large eddy simulation (LES) of glass fibre dispersion in an internally spout-fluidised bed for thermoplastic composite processing 2nd International Conference on Advanced Composite Materials and Technologies for Aerospace Applications (ICACMTAA2012) (Wrexham, UK) (ISBN: 978-0-946881-76-5).

Y. Zong, G. Dai, X. Huang, X. Yang, 2012 Large eddy simulation (LES) of glass-fibre-loaded flow in an internally spout-fluidised bed for processing of thermoplastic composites 14th Asia Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering Congress (APCChE2012) (Singapore, Singapore) (Paper No. 501).

G. Li, G. Dai, X. Yang, X. Huang, 2010 Numerical Simulation of Gas-Liquid Two-PhaseFlow in a Bubble Column Using Two Bubble Phase Population Balance Model (TBPPBM) 13th Asia Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering Congress (APCChE2010) (Taipei, Taiwan) (Paper No. 10135).

X. Yang, C.D. Rielly, X. Huang, Z. Zouaoui, & G. Li, 2007 Micro-bubble dispersion in a two-dimensional mixing layer. The 5th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, and Thermodynamics (Sun City, South Africa) (Paper No. YX1).

X. Yang, B. Chen., X. Huang, L. Li,, Z. Zouaoui, & C. D. Rielly, 2006 Effect of Mass, Thermal and Momentum Coupling on Condensed Bubble Laden Shear Flows. 13th International Heat Transfer Conference (Sydney, Australia) (Paper No. 1489)

X. Yang, X. Huang, C. Rielly & R. Cropper, 2005. Vortex pairing in two-way coupled, condensed bubble laden shear layers. Proceeding of 4th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics (Cairo, Egypt), (page number XY1)

X. Yang, X. Huang, C. Rielly and Z. Zouazi, 2005. Dispersive transport of condensed bubbles in a plane, turbulent shear layer. The 5th International Symposium of Multiphase Flow, Heat Transfer and Energy Conversion (Xi’an, China) (Paper no. 40).

X. Yang, X. Huang, N. H. Thomas, 2004. Vortex Pairing in Two-way Coupled, Condensed Bubble Laden Shear Layers. Proceedings of The Third International Symposium on Two-phase Flow Modelling and Experimentation (Pisa, Italy).

X. Yang, X. Huang, X. Dai, J. Campbell and J. Wood, 2004. Numerical simulation of the entrainment of oxide film defects generated in filling of aluminium alloy castings. Proceedings of The Fifth International Conference on Multiphase Flow (ICMF2004) (Yokohama, Japan) (on CD-ROM Paper No. 227).

X. Huang, A. S. Burbidge and S. Blackburn, 2000. An investigation on paste flow in a press-moulded ceramic dome. Proceeding of 7th International Symposium Ceramic Materials and Components for Engine, 267-271. (ISBN 3527304169)

X. Huang & D. R. Oliver, 1998. Processing properties of ceramic paste in radial flow. British Ceramic Proceedings, 58, 103-111. (ISBN 02684373)

X. Huang & D. R. Oliver, 1998. A study on ceramic pastes in squeeze film flow. Proceedings of 1998 IChemE Research Event (Newcastle-upon-Tyne), IChemE (Rugby). (ISBN0852953895)

X. Huang & D. R. Oliver, 1997. Rheology behaviour of ceramic paste in radial flow. Proceedings of 1997 IChemE Jubilee Research Event (Nottingham), 333-336. IChemE (Rugby). (ISBN 0852953895)

X. Huang & D. R. Oliver, 1997. The Effect of absolute pressure on the yield stress and shear stress behaviour of ceramic pastes. British Ceramic Proceedings, 57, 157-166. (ISBN 02684373)

X. Huang & D. R. Oliver, 1997. Rheology behaviour of ceramic paste in radial flow. Proceedings of 1997 IChemE Jubilee Research Event (Nottingham), 333-336. IChemE (Rugby). (ISBN 0 85295 389 5)

X. Huang, X. Yang & N. H. Thomas, 1994. A simple probe for voidage and velocity measurement in bubbly flow. Proceedings of 1994 IChemE Research Event (London), 1007-1009. IChemE (Rugby). (ISBN 0 85295 320 8)

X. Yang. & X. Huang, 1990. Estimation of the sound power of turbulence noise generated from axial flow fan including the effect of rotation. Proceedings of The 1990 International Conference on Noise Control Engineering, Gothenburg, Sweden, 753-756. (ISBN 91-7848-224-0)

X. Yang. & X. Huang, 1988. Estimation of the sound pressure level of turbulence noise radiated from low pressure axial flow fans. Proceedings of The 1988 International Conference on Noise Control Engineering, France, 781-784. (ISSN 0105-175X)

X. Huang, 1987. Experimental study on correlations between s and in the accelerated parts of horizontal transport pipe. Proceedings of The International Symposium on Multiphase Flow, Hangzhou, China

Rheology of Soft Solid -Analysis and experiment on rheological properties of ceramic paste in forming process, such as paste extrusion, injection moulding and press mould, which involve complicated flow types.

ŸComputational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) -CFD modelling for engineering problems such as injection moulding and press-moulded dome problems during ceramic formation process, heat and mass transfer, multiphase flow, aircraft aerodynamics, etc.

Multiphase Flows -Two-phase flow of gas and solid particle: particle distribution and deposition in turbulent flows (pipe flow, cyclone flow and channel flow) and their industrial applications.

Two-phase flow of gas and liquid: shear structure, vorticity correlation, and interface dynamics in bubbly plume and jet.

Rapid Prototyping -Developing a new processing route to manufacture ceramics with negative Poisson’s ratio, honeycomb die design by CAD and manufacture using rapid prototyping technology.

Flow Measurement and Flow Visualisation -Both in liquid and soft solid flows

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