Professor of Engineering Thermophysics

Phone: (+86)158-2716-4279

Email: faw@hust.edu.cn

Academic Areas: Engineering Thermophysics

Research Interests: Micro- and meso-scale combustion, Cooling technologies for electronic devices of high heat flux, Heat transfer enhancement

Academic Degrees

Ph.D. in Power Engineering and Engineering Thermophysics, 2004, Huazhong University of Science and Technology;

BA in Engineering Thermophysics, 1995, Huazhong University of Science and Technology.

Professional Experience

Professor (2015-present), School of Energy and Power Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology;

Visiting Scholar (2013.10-2013.12), Institute of Fluid Sciences, Tohoku University, Japan.

Associate Professor (2009-2015), School of Energy and Power Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology;

Post-Doctoral (2006.09-2008.09), Institute of Fluid Sciences, Tohoku University, Japan.

Post-Doctoral (2004.06-2006.08), Department of Mechanics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology.

Selected Publications

Books
1. Fan Aiwu, Yao Hong, Liu Wei. Micro- and Meso-scale Combustion. Science Press, 2012.
2. Liu Wei, Fan Aiwu, Huang Xiaoming. Theory and Application of Heat and Mass Transfer in Porous Media. Science Press, 2006.
3. Huang Xiaoming, Liu Zhichun, Fan Aiwu. Engineering Thermodynamics. Press of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 2011.
Papers
1. Wan, J., Fan, A., Yao, H. (2016). "Effect of the length of a plate flame holder on the flame blowout limit in a micro-combustor with preheating channels ". Combustion and Flame, 2016, 170: 53-62.
2. Liu, Y., Ning, D., Fan, A., Yao, H. (2016). "Experimental and numerical investigations on flame stability of methane/air mixtures in mesoscale combustors filled with fibrous porous media". Energy Conversion and Management, 2016, 123: 402-409.
3. Yang,W., Fan, A., Yao, H.(2016). "Effect of inlet temperature on combustion efficiency of lean H2/air mixtures in a micro-combustor with wall cavities". Applied Thermal Engineering, 2016, 107: 837-843.
4. Wan, J., Fan, A., Yao, H., Liu, W. (2016). "Experimental investigation and numerical analysis on the blow-off limits of premixed CH4/air flames in a mesoscale bluff-body combustor". Energy, 2016, 113: 193-203.
5. Wan, J., Fan, A., Liu, Y., Yao, H., Liu, W., Gou, X., Zhao, D. (2016). "Experimental investigation and numerical analysis on flame stabilization of CH4/air mixture in a mesoscale channel with wall cavities". Combustion and Flame, 2015, 162: 1035-1045.
6. Wan, J., Fan, A., Yao, H., Liu, W. (2015). "Effect of thermal conductivity of solid wall on combustion efficiency of a micro-combustor with cavities". Energy Conversion and Management, 2015,96: 605-612.
7. Yang, W., Fan, A., Wan, J., Liu, W. (2015). "Effect of external surface emissivity on flame-splitting limit in a micro-cavity combustor". Applied Thermal Engineering, 2015, 83: 8-15.
8. Wan, J., Fan, A., Yao, H., Liu, W. (2015). "Flame-anchoring mechanisms of a micro cavity-combustor for premixed H2/air flame". Chemical Engineering Journal, 2015, 275: 17-26.
9. Fan, A., Wan, J., Maruta, K., Yao, H., Liu, W.(2014). "Effect of bluff body shape on the blow-off limit of hydrogen/air flame in a planar micro-combustor". Applied Thermal Engineering, 2014, 62: 13-19.
10. Yang, J., Fan, A., Liu, W., Jacobi, A. (2014). "Optimization of shell-and-tube heat exchangers conforming to TEMA standards with designs motivated by constructal theory". Energy Conversion and Management, 2014, 78: 468–476.
11. Wan, J., Yang, W., Fan, A., Liu, Y., Yao, H., Liu, W., Du, Y., Zhao, D.(2014). "A numerical investigation on combustion characteristics of H2/air mixture in a micro-combustor with wall cavities". International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2014, 39: 8138-8146.
12. Wan, J., Fan, A., Yao, H., Liu, W., Gou, X., Zhao, D.(2014). "The impact of channel gap distance on flame splitting limit of H2/air mixture in microchannels with wall cavities". International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2014, 39:11308-11315.
 13. You, Y., Fan, A., Lai, X., Liu, W., Huang, S. (2013). "Experimental and numerical investigations of shell-side thermo-hydraulic performances for shell-and-tube heat exchanger with trefoil-hole baffles". Applied Thermal Engineering, 2013, 50: 950-956.
14. Fan, A., Wan, J., Maruta, K., Nakamura, H., Yao, H., Liu, W.(2013). "Flame dynamics in a heated meso-scale radial channel". Proceedings of Combustion Institute, 2013, 34: 3351-3359.
15. Fan, A., Wan, J., Maruta, K., Yao, H., Liu, W.(2013). "Interactions between heat transfer, flow field and flame stabilization in a micro-combustor with a bluff body". International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 2013, 66: 72-79.
16. Wan, J., Fan, A., Maruta, K., Yao, H., Liu, W.(2012).  "Experimental and numerical investigation on combustion characteristics of premixed hydrogen/air flame in a micro-combustor with a bluff body". International of Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2012, 37: 19190-19197.
17.  You, Y., Fan, A., Huang, S., Liu, W.(2012). "Numerical modeling and experimental validation of heat transfer and flow resistance on the shell side of a shell-and-tube heat exchanger with flower baffles". International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 2012, 55: 7561-7569.
18.  Fan, A., Deng, J., Guo, J., Liu, W.(2011). "A numerical study on thermo-hydraulic characteristics of turbulent flow in a circular tube fitted with conical strip inserts". Applied Thermal Engineering, 2011, 31: 2819-2828.
19. Fan, A., Minaev, S., Kumar, S., Liu, W., Maruta, K.(2010). "Experimental investigation on flame pattern formations of DME–air mixtures in a radial microchannel, Combustion and Flame". 2010, 157: 1637-1642.
20.  Fan, A., Minaev, S., Sereshchenko, E., Fursenko, R., Kumar, S., Liu, W., Maruta, K.(2009). "Experimental and numerical investigations of flame pattern formations in a radial microchannel". Proceedings of Combustion Institute, 2009, 32: 3059-3066.
21.  Fan, A., Minaev, S., Sereshchenko, E., Tsuboi, Y., Oshibe, H., Nakamura, H., Maruta, K.(2009). "Propagation dynamics of splitting flames in a heated microchannel". Combustion, Explosion and Shock Waves, 2009, 45: 245-250.
22.  Fan, A., Minaev, S., Kumar, S., Liu, W., Maruta, K.(2008). "Regime diagrams and characteristics of flame patterns in radial microchannels". Combustion and Flame, 2008, 153: 479-489.
23.  Fan, A., Minaev, S., Kumar, S., Liu, W., Maruta, K.(2007).  "Experimental investigation on flame pattern formations and combustion completeness in a radial microchannel". Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 2007, 17 (12): 2398-2406.
 

Awards and Honors

1. Ministry of Education Science and Technology Progress Award, 2015.

2. University Excellent Teaching Prize, the Second Prize, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 2010, 2011, 2012.

Courses Taught

0802391: Engineering Thermodynamics (BA course)

0827372: Materials for Nuclear Reactors (BA course)

0828091: English for Nuclear Engineering (BA course)

121.501: Modern Testing Technologies in Power Engineering (MS course)

121.512: Theory of Heat and Mass Transfer in Porous Media (MS course)

Project

1. National Natural Science Foundation of China (Project No. 51576084), “Study on the formation mechanisms of tip opening of lean H2/air flames in a microscale cavity-combustor”, January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2019, Principal Investigator.

2. National Natural Science Foundation of China (Project No. 51276073), “Study on the enhancement of fuel-air mixing and flame stabilization in a Y-shaped mesoscale channel with porous medium”, January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2016, Principal Investigator.

3. National Natural Science Foundation of China (Project No. 51076054), “Study on the effects of key factors on flame stability in a microscale combustor with a bluff-body”, January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2013, Principal Investigator.

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