Associate Professor Chengwang Lei

BE (HUST) ME (HUST) PhD (UWA)
Associate Professor
Fluid Engineering and Fluid Mechanics
School of Civil Engineering

J05 - J05 Civil Engineering Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 2457
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School of Civil Engineering

Biographical details

Associate Professor Chengwang Lei obtained his Bachelor and Master of Engineering degrees in Mechanical Engineering at Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China and PhD degree in Civil and Resource Engineering at The University of Western Australia. He joined the Environmental Fluids Group at The University of Sydney in 2009 after 10 years service in the School of Engineering at James Cook University, where he held a number of research and teaching positions across multiple disciplines.

Research interests

Associate Professor Chengwang Lei's research has implications for the daily lives of everyone on the planet, from urban-dwelling residents of the world's biggest cities to residents of remote communities in developing countries. He is currently focusing on two main areas: increasing energy efficiency in the built environment, and improving the quality of water sources. Both areas of research are vital to the future health of our planet and its inhabitants.

"Nowadays greenhouse gas emissions, climate change and global warming are all major topics of debate. We know that sooner or later we're going to run out of our conventional non-renewable sources of energy, so we need to both find new sources of renewable energy and increase the efficiency of our use of existing sources. So the two aims of my work in energy efficiency are to minimise our energy consumption for uses such as heating, cooling and ventilation of buildings, and to switch to more natural or renewable sources of energy such as solar or wind power.

"An example of my work on water quality is that I look at how pollutants enter a water system, what happens to them next, how they are transported throughout the water system and how they would affect the quality of our water supply. This research can be applied to small- to medium-scale water systems such as reservoirs and lakes.

"My research involves laboratory experiments, computer modelling and analysis, and the combination of these three approaches is a unique strength of my research group.

"I had been working in these fields for more than a decade before I joined the University of Sydney, and already had good relationships with many of the people here. Working here has enabled me to strengthen and broaden my collaboration with people here and in the wider research community."

Teaching and supervision

CIVL2611 - Introductory Fluid Mechanics
CIVL5505 - Foundations of Introductory Fluid Mechanics
CIVL5669 - Applied Fluid Engineering Computing

Current projects

  • Flow over bluff bodies
  • Vortex induced vibration
  • Buoyancy driven flows
  • Thermal boundary layers
  • Heat transfer enhancement
  • Natural ventilation for buildings
  • Exchange and mixing in natural water bodies
  • Particle transport in fluids

Associations

  • Member and Secretary for Newsletter of the Australasian Fluid and Thermal Engineering Society
  • Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Former member of the International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers
  • Member of the Australian Solar Energy Society (AuSES) and the International Solar Energy Society (ISES)
  • Member of the Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society (AFMS)

Early Publications (prior to 2003)

Refereed Journal Papers

1. Lei, C. & Patterson, J.C. (2002) Natural convection in a reservoir sidearm subject to solar radiation: a two-dimensional simulation, Numerical Heat Transfer, Part A: Applications, 42, 13-32.
2. Lei, C. & Patterson, J.C. (2002) Natural convection in a reservoir sidearm subject to solar radiation: experimental observations, Experiments in Fluids, 32, 590-599.
3. Cheng, L. & Lei, C. (2001) Effects of finite-difference mesh on two-dimensional modelling of flow around a circular cylinder, Computational Fluid Dynamics Journal, 10, 220-232.
4. Cheng, L. & Lei, C. (2001) On the selection of cylinder length in 3-D simulation of flow around a cylinder, Computational Fluid Dynamics Journal, special number 2001, II-8, 242-247.
5. Lei, C., Cheng, L. & Kavanagh, K. (2001) Spanwise length effects on three-dimensional modelling of flow over a circular cylinder, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 190, 2909-2923.
6. Lei, C., Cheng, L., Armfield, S. & Kavanagh, K. (2000) Vortex shedding suppression for flow over a circular cylinder near a plane boundary, Ocean Engineering, 27, 1109-1127.
7. Lei, C., Cheng, L., Armfield, S. & Kavanagh, K. (2000) Separation points and the near wake of a circular cylinder near a plane boundary, Computational Fluid Dynamics Journal, 8, 521-535.
8. Lei, C., Cheng, L. & Kavanagh, K. (2000) A finite difference solution of the shear flow over a circular cylinder, Ocean Engineering, 27, 271-290.
9. Lei, C., Cheng, L. & Kavanagh, K. (1999) Re-examination of the effect of a plane boundary on force and vortex shedding of a circular cylinder, Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 80, 263-286.

Refereed Conference Papers

1. Lei, C. & Patterson, J.C. (2001) Two- and three-dimensional temperature structures in a shallow wedge subject to solar radiation, Proceedings of The 14th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Adelaide, Australia, December 9-14, 2001, edited by B.B. Dally, Adelaide University, II, 359-362.
2. Lei, C. & Patterson, J.C. (2001) A numerical simulation of the daytime natural convection in a reservoir sidearm, CHT'01: Advances in Computational Heat Transfer II, Palm Cove, Australia, May 20-25, 2001, edited by G. de Vahl Davis & E. Leonardi, Begell House Inc., New York, 2, 745-752.
3. Lei, C. & Patterson, J.C. (2001) Scaling analysis and numerical simulation of daytime natural convection in littoral waters, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computational Heat and Mass Transfer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 22-26 October 2001, 1, 150-157.
4. Lei, C., Patterson, J.C. & Lee, M. (2000) Visualisation of natural convection in a reservoir sidearm subject to surface radiation, Proceedings of the 7th Australasian Heat and Mass Transfer Conference, Townsville, Australia, July 3-6, 2000, edited by G.B. Brassington & J.C. Patterson, Chalkface Press, Perth, Australia, 201-208.
5. Lei, C., Cheng, L. & Kavanagh, K. (1999) Numerical flow visualization of vortex shedding flow over a circular cylinder near a plane boundary, Proceedings of the 9th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, Brest, France, May 30 - June 4, 1999, published by ISOPE, II, 204-211.
6. Lei, C., Cheng, L. & Kavanagh, K. (1999) On the lateral boundary and grid resolution effects on the computed separation angle of a circular cylinder, Proceedings of The 8th Asian Congress of Fluid Mechanics (8ACFM), Shengzhen, P.R.China, Dec. 6-10, 1999, 502-506.
7. Lei, C., Cheng, L., Armfield, S. & Kavanagh, K. (1998) A numerical study of vortex shedding from a circular cylinder near a wall. Hydrodynamics: Theory and Application, Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Hydrodynamics, Seoul, Korea, October 12-15, 1998, Edited by H. Kim, S.H. Lee & S.J. Lee, published by UIAM Publishers, Seoul, II, 699-704.
8. Lei, C., Kavanagh, K. & Cheng, L. (1997) Force and vortex shedding characteristics of a circular cylinder near a plane boundary, Proceedings of the 7th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, Honolulu, USA, May 25-30, 1997, published by ISOPE, II, 255-260.
9. Lei, C., Cheng, L., Kavanagh, K. & Wang, X. (1997) Numerical study on shear flow around a circular cylinder, Computational Techniques and Application: CTAC97, Adelaide, Australia, Sept. 29 - Oct. 1, 1997, edited by B.J. Noye, M.D. Teubner & A.W. Gill, published by World Scientific, Singapore, 369-376.

Selected grants

2013

  • Conjugate natural convection boundary layers; Armfield S, Kirkpatrick M, Lei C, Lin W, Patterson J; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2011

  • Impact of complex motions on heat exchanger performance; Lei C; DVC Research/Bridging Support Grant.

2010

  • Enhancing natural convection heat transfer using a single horizontal non-metallic fin; Lei C, Patterson J; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2009

  • Transport by Natural Convection in Reservoir Sidearms; Patterson J, Armfield S, Lei C, Lin W, Kirkpatrick M; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Xu, F., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2013). Effect of the fin length on natural convection flow transition in a cavity. International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 70, 92-101. [More Information]
  • Dou, H., Jiang, G., Lei, C. (2013). Numerical Simulation and Stability Study of Natural Convection in an Inclined Rectangular Cavity. Mathematical Problems in Engineering, 2013, 1-12. [More Information]
  • Zhao, Y., Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2013). Resonance of the thermal boundary layer adjacent to an isothermally heated vertical surface. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 724, 305-336. [More Information]
  • Mao, Y., Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2013). Unsteady natural convection in a reservoir sidearm induced by time-varying isothermal surface heating. International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 71, 61-73. [More Information]
  • Yu, P., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2012). A numerical simulation of transient near-shore natural convection induced by ramped iso-flux cooling. International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, 38, 107-117. [More Information]
  • Khanal, R., Lei, C. (2012). Flow reversal effects on buoyancy induced air flow in a solar chimney. Solar Energy, 86(9), 2783-2794. [More Information]
  • Yu, P., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2012). Transient Behaviour of Natural Convection in a Reservoir Model Induced by Surface Heating. Journal of Thermal Science and Technology, 7(1), 211-226. [More Information]
  • Mao, Y., Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2012). Unsteady nearshore natural convection induced by constant isothermal surface heating. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 707, 342-368. [More Information]
  • Lei, C., Peng, Z., Day, T., Yan, X., Bai, X., Yuan, C. (2011). Experimental observation of surface morphology effect on crystallization fouling in plate heat exchangers. International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, 38(1), 25-30. [More Information]
  • Khanal, R., Lei, C. (2011). Numerical investigation of the ventilation performance of a solar chimney. ANZIAM Journal, 52, C899-C913.
  • Saha, S., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2011). Scaling of Natural Convection of an Inclined Flat Plate: Sudden Cooling Condition. Journal of Heat Transfer, 133(4), 041503-1-041503-9. [More Information]
  • Khanal, R., Lei, C. (2011). Solar chimney - A passive strategy for natural ventilation. Energy and Buildings, 43(8), 1811-1819. [More Information]
  • Xu, F., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2011). Unsteady flow and heat transfer adjacent to the sidewall wall of a differentially heated cavity with a conducting and an adiabatic fin. International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, 32(3), 680-687. [More Information]
  • Mao, Y., Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2010). Characteristics of instability of radiation-induced natural convection in shallow littoral waters. International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 49(1), 170-181. [More Information]
  • Lei, C., O'Neill, A. (2010). Effects of adiabatic extensions on heat transfer through a differentially heated square cavity. International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, 37, 1221-1225.
  • Saha, S., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2010). Natural convection and heat transfer in attics subject to periodic thermal forcing. International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 49(10), 1899-1910. [More Information]
  • Saha, S., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2010). Natural convection boundary-layer adjacent to an inclined flat plate subject to sudden and ramp heating. International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 49(9), 1600-1612. [More Information]
  • Saha, S., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2010). Natural convection in attic-shaped spaces subject to sudden and ramp heating boundary conditions. Heat and Mass Transfer, 46(6), 621-638. [More Information]
  • Saha, S., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2010). Natural convection in attics subject to instantaneous and ramp cooling boundary conditions. Energy and Buildings, 42(8), 1192-1204. [More Information]
  • Xu, F., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2010). Pr < 1 intrusion flow induced by a vertical heated wall. Physical Review E (Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics), 82(2), 026318-1-026318-10. [More Information]
  • Saha, S., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2010). Scaling of natural convection of an inclined flat plate: Ramp cooling condition. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 53(23-24), 5156-5166. [More Information]
  • Mao, Y., Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2010). Spectral Analysis of Radiation-Induced Natural Convection in Littoral Waters. International Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 6(1), 35-40.
  • Xu, F., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2010). Temperature oscillations in a differentially heated cavity with and without a fin on the sidewall. International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, 37(4), 350-359. [More Information]
  • Mao, Y., Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2010). Unsteady Near-Shore Natural Convection Induced by Surface Cooling. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 642, 213-233. [More Information]
  • Bednarz, T., Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2010). Various aspects of camera settings and image processing in the calibration of thermo-chromic liquid crystals for accurate particle image thermometry measurements. Journal of Visualization, 13(3), 241-250. [More Information]
  • Bednarz, T., Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2009). A numerical study of unsteady natural convection induced by iso-flux surface cooling in a reservoir model. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 52(1-2), 56-66. [More Information]
  • Bednarz, T., Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2009). An experimental study of unsteady natural convection in a reservoir model subject to periodic thermal forcing using combined PIV and PIT techniques. Experiments in Fluids: experimental methods and their applications to fluid flow, 47(1), 107-117. [More Information]
  • Bednarz, T., Lei, C., Patterson, J., Ozoe, H. (2009). Effects of a transverse, horizontal magnetic field on natural convection of a paramagnetic fluid in a cube. International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 48(1), 26-33. [More Information]
  • Bednarz, T., Patterson, J., Lei, C., Ozoe, H. (2009). Enhancing Natural Convection in a Cube using a strong magnetic field - Experimental heat transfer rate measurements and flow visualization. International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, 36(8), 781-786. [More Information]
  • Xu, F., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2009). Heat transfer through coupled thermal boundary layers induced by a suddenly generated temperature difference. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 52(21-22), 4966-4975. [More Information]
  • Lin, W., Armfield, S., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2009). Prandtl number scaling of unsteady natural convection boundary layers for Pr>1 fluids under isothermal heating. Physical Review E (Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics), 79(6), 066313-1-066313-8.
  • Bednarz, T., Lin, W., Patterson, J., Lei, C., Armfield, S. (2009). Scaling for unsteady thermo-magnetic convection boundary layer of paramagnetic fluids of Pr> 1 in micro-gravity conditions. International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, 30(6), 1157-1170. [More Information]
  • Patterson, J., Lei, C., Armfield, S., Lin, W. (2009). Scaling of unsteady natural convection boundary layers with a non-instantaneous initiation. International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 48, 1843-1852. [More Information]
  • Patterson, J., Lei, C., Armfield, S., Lin, W. (2009). Scaling of Unsteady Natural Convection Boundary Layers with a Non-instantaneous Initiation. International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 48(10), 1843-1852. [More Information]
  • Bednarz, T., Lei, C., Patterson, J., Ozoe, H. (2009). Suppressing Rayleigh-Benard convection in a cube using a strong magnetic field - experimental heat transfer rate measurements and flow visualization. International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, 36(2), 97-102. [More Information]
  • Xu, F., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2009). Transient natural convection flows around a thin fin on the sidewall of a differentially heated cavity. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 639, 261-290. [More Information]
  • Xu, F., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2009). Transition to a periodic flow induced by a thin fin on the sidewall of a differentially heated cavity. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 52(3-4), 620-628. [More Information]
  • Mao, Y., Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2009). Unsteady natural convection in a triangular enclosure induced by absorption of radiation - a revisit by improved scaling analysis. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 622, 75-102. [More Information]
  • Bednarz, T., Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2009). Unsteady natural convection induced by diurnal temperature changes in a reservoir with slowly varying bottom topography. International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 48(10), 1932-1942. [More Information]
  • Xu, F., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2008). An experimental study of the unsteady thermal flow around a thin fin on a sidewall of a differentially heated cavity. International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, 29(4), 1139-1153. [More Information]
  • Bednarz, T., Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2008). An experimental study of unsteady natural convection in a reservoir model cooled from the water surface. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 32(3), 844-856. [More Information]
  • Bednarz, T., Fornalik, E., Ozoe, H., Szmyd, J., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2008). Influence of a horizontal magnetic field on the natural convection of a paramagnetic fluid in a cube heated and cooled from two vertical side walls. International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 47(6), 668-679. [More Information]
  • Xu, F., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2008). On the double-layer structure of the boundary layer adjacent to a sidewall of a differentially heated cavity. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 51(15-16), 3803-3815. [More Information]
  • Lei, C., Armfield, S., Patterson, J. (2008). Unsteady natural convection in a water-filled isoceles triangular enclosure heated from below. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 51, 2637-2650. [More Information]
  • Bednarz, T., Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2008). Unsteady natural convection induced by constant surface cooling in a reservoir. The A N Z I A M Journal, 48(CTAC2006), C852-C867.
  • Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2007). A numerical simulation of natural convection in an isosceles triangular enclosure heated from below. The A N Z I A M Journal, 48(CTAC2006), C630-C644.
  • Saha, S., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2007). Effect of aspect ratio on natural convection in attics subject to periodic thermal forcing. The A N Z I A M Journal, 48(CTAC2006), C677-C691.
  • Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2007). Flow Response to Periodic Thermal Forcing in a Reservoir with Water Depth beyond the Penetration Depth of Solar Radiation. Australian Journal of Mechanical Engineering, 4(1), 29-37.
  • Xu, F., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2007). Natural convection adjacent to a sidewall with three fins in a differentially heated cavity. The A N Z I A M Journal, 48(CTAC2006), C806-C819.
  • Xu, F., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2007). Natural Convection in a Differentially Heated Cavity with a Square Obstruction on the Sidewall. Australian Journal of Mechanical Engineering, 4(1), 77-86.
  • Xu, F., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2007). The leading edge effect in a suddenly differentially heated cavity. The A N Z I A M Journal, 48(CTAC2006), C790-C805.
  • Xu, F., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2006). Experimental observations of the thermal flow around a square obstruction on a vertical wall in a differentially heated cavity. Experiments in Fluids: experimental methods and their applications to fluid flow, 40(3), 363-371. [More Information]
  • Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2006). Natural Convection Induced by Diurnal Heating and Cooling in a Reservoir with Slowly Varying Topography. Jsme International Journal. Series B: Fluids and Thermal Engineering, 49(3), 605-615. [More Information]
  • Xu, F., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2006). Observation and simulation of the double layer structure of the thermal boundary layer in a side-heated cavity. Journal of Flow Visualization and Image Processing, 13(3), 287-297.
  • Xu, F., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2005). Shadowgraph observations of the transition of the thermal boundary layer in a side-heated cavity. Experiments in Fluids: experimental methods and their applications to fluid flow, 38(6), 770-779. [More Information]
  • Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2005). Unsteady natural convection in a triangular enclosure induced by surface cooling. International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, 26(2), 307-321. [More Information]
  • Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2003). A direct stability analysis of a radiation-induced natural convection boundary layer in a shallow wedge. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 480, 161-184.
  • Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2003). A direct three-dimensional simulation of radiation-induced natural convection in a shallow wedge. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 46(7), 1183-1197.
  • Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2002). Unsteady natural convection in a triangular enclosure induced by absorption of radiation. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 460, 181-209. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Liu, Y., Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2013). An experimental and numerical study of the natural convection flow adjacent to a heated vertical plate with two horizontal fins. 8th World Conference on Experimental Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, and Thermodynamics, Lisbon: Instituto Superior Técnico.
  • Lei, C., Shimaike, K. (2012). A numerical study of interaction of laminar air plumes. 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference AFMC 2012, Launceston, Tasmania: Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society.
  • Liu, Y., Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2012). A Numerical Study of Plume Separation above a Thin Fin in a Differentially Heated Cavity. 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference AFMC 2012, Launceston, Tasmania: Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society.
  • Liu, Y., Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2012). Interaction of Separated Plumes from a Horizontal Fin with Downstream Thermal Boundary Layer in a Differentially Heated Cavity. 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference AFMC 2012, Launceston, Tasmania: Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society.
  • Zhao, Y., Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2012). Response of a vertical natural convection boundary layer to random and single-mode perturbations. 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference AFMC 2012, Launceston, Tasmania: Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society.
  • Xu, F., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2012). Unsteady coupled thermal boundary layers. 23rd International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Beijing: The International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM).
  • Mao, Y., Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2012). Unsteady Natural Convection in a Reservoir induced by Ramped Isothermal Surface Heating. 23rd International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Beijing: The International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM).
  • Lei, C., Khanal, R. (2011). A Scaling Prediction of Ventilation Performance of a Solar Chimney. 9th Australasian Heat and Mass Transfer Conference - 9AHMTC, Melbourne, Australia: Australasian Fluid and Thermal Engineering Society (AFTES).
  • Khanal, R., Lei, C. (2011). Effect of an Inclined Passive Wall on Buoyancy Induced Ventilation in a Solar Chimney. 9th Australasian Heat and Mass Transfer Conference - 9AHMTC, Melbourne, Australia: Australasian Fluid and Thermal Engineering Society (AFTES).
  • Younis, O., Xu, F., Patterson, J., Lei, C., Pallares, J., Grau, F. (2011). Scaling of Transient Natural Convection Cooling in a Side-Cooled Cavity: The Effect of Variable Viscosity. ASME/JSME 2011 8th Thermal Engineering Joint Conference (AJTEC2011), New York, NY, United States of America: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
  • Yu, P., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2011). Velocity Scales at the Initial Stage of Unsteady Natural Convection in a Reservoir Induced by Uniform Surface Heating. 9th Australasian Heat and Mass Transfer Conference - 9AHMTC, Melbourne, Australia: Australasian Fluid and Thermal Engineering Society (AFTES).
  • Lei, C., Mao, Y., Patterson, J. (2010). Natural Convection in a Wedge-Shaped Domain Induced by Constant Isothermal Surface Heating. 17th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Auckland, New Zealand: University of Auckland.
  • Bednarz, T., Fornalik, E., Szmyd, J., Lei, C., Patterson, J., Ozoe, H., Xu, F. (2009). Enhancement, suppression and inversion of the convective modes of a paramagnetic fluid in a differentially heated cubical cavity placed under a strong magnetic field. 7th World Conference on Experimental Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Krakow, Poland: AGH University of Science and Technology Press.
  • Bednarz, T., Patterson, J., Lei, C., Xu, F. (2009). Exchange flow in a reservoir model experiencing diurnal temperature changes at the water surface. 7th World Conference on Experimental Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Krakow, Poland: AGH University of Science and Technology Press.
  • Mao, Y., Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2009). Natural thermal siphon in littoral waters induced by solar radiation. 47th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society (ANZSES 2009), Townsville.
  • Xu, F., Patterson, J., Lei, C., Bednarz, T. (2009). Oscillations induced by a fin on the sidewall of a differentially heated cavity. 7th World Conference on Experimental Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Krakow, Poland: AGH University of Science and Technology Press.
  • Sun, Y., yan, X., Yuan, C., Lei, C. (2009). Research progress in marine grid-connected photovoltaic technology. 47th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society (ANZSES 2009), Townsville.
  • Mao, Y., Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2009). Spectral analysis of radiation-induced natural convection in littoral waters. the International Conference on Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer and Thermodynamics, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Xu, F., Patterson, J., Lei, C., Bednarz, T. (2009). Travelling waves in a natural convection boundary layer adjacent to a sidewall of a differentially heated cavity. 7th World Conference on Experimental Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Krakow, Poland: AGH University of Science and Technology Press.
  • Bednarz, T., Xu, F., Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2009). Visualization techniques for estimating thermal boundary layers of natural convection flows. 7th World Conference on Experimental Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Krakow, Poland: AGH University of Science and Technology Press.
  • Xu, F., Lei, C. (2008). An Experimental Study of Transient Natural Convection in a Side-Cooled Cavity. XXII International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, South Australia: ICTAM.
  • Xu, F., Lei, C. (2008). Unsteady Natural Convection in a Differentially Heated Partitioned Cavity (Paper No. 11694). XXII International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, South Australia: ICTAM.
  • Lei, C. (2008). Unsteady Natural Convection in a Reservoir Model Subject to Periodic Heating and Cooling at the Water Surface (Paper No. 10773). XXII International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, South Australia: ICTAM.
  • Xu, F., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2007). An Experimental Study of the Thermal Flow around a Thin Fin on the Sidewall of a Differentially Heated Cavity. 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference AFMC 2007, Australia: University of Queensland.
  • Lei, C., Armfield, S., Patterson, J., O'Neill, A. (2007). Effects of Corner Geometry and Adiabatic Extensions on Heat Transfer through a Differentially Heated Square Cavity. 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference AFMC 2007, Australia: University of Queensland.
  • Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2007). Flow Response to Periodic Forcing in a Reservoir With Water Depth Beyond the Penetration Depth of the Solar Radiation. 8th Australasian Heat and Mass Transfer Conference AHMTC 2005, Perth, Western Australia: Begell House Inc. [More Information]
  • Bednarz, T., Lei, C., Patterson, J., Ozoe, H. (2007). How expensive space-zero-gravity convection experiments can be carried out in terrestrial conditions - magnetic convection of a paramagnetic fluid. 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference AFMC 2007, Australia: University of Queensland.
  • Mao, Y., Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2007). Natural convection in a triangular enclosure induced by solar radiation. 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference AFMC 2007, Australia: University of Queensland.
  • Saha, S., Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2007). On the Natural Convection Boundary Layer Adjacent to an Inclined Flat Plate Subject to Ramp Heating. 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference AFMC 2007, Australia: University of Queensland.
  • Bednarz, T., Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2007). Particle Image Thermometry for Natural Convection Flows. 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference AFMC 2007, Australia: University of Queensland.
  • Saha, S., Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2007). Scaling Analysis of the Thermal Boundary Layer Adjacent to an Abruptly Heated Inclined Flat Plate. 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference AFMC 2007, Australia: University of Queensland.
  • Xu, F., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2007). Transient Natural Convection in a Differentially Heated Cavity with a Thin Fin of Different Lengths on a Sidewall. 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference AFMC 2007, Australia: University of Queensland.
  • Saha, S., Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2006). Natural Convection in a Triangular Enclosure Subject to Periodic Thermal Forcing. 13th International Heat Transfer Conference IHTC 2006, Connecticut, USA: Begell House Inc.
  • Xu, F., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2006). Observation and Simulation of the Double Layer Structure of the Thermal Boundary Layer in a Side-heated Cavity. 5th Pacific Symposium on Flow Visualization and Image Processing PSFVIP 2005.
  • Xu, F., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2006). Thermal Boundary Layer Flow and Heat Transfer in a Differentially Heated Cavity with a Thin Fin on the Sidewall. 13th International Heat Transfer Conference IHTC 2006, Connecticut, USA: Begell House Inc.
  • Xu, F., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2006). Visualization of the Thermal Flow Around a Thin Fin on the Hot Wall of a Differentially Heated Rectangular Cavity. ASME 2006 2nd Joint U.S.-European Fluids Engineering Summer Meeting Collocated With the 14th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering FEDSM 2006, United States: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
  • Xu, F., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2005). Observations of the Thermal Boundary Layer Flow along a Vertical Wall with a Square Obstruction in a Side-heated Cavity. 8th Australasian Heat and Mass Transfer Conference AHMTC 2005, Perth, Western Australia: Begell House Inc.
  • Xu, F., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2005). Simulations of the Natural Convection in a Side-heated Cavity with a Square Obstruction on the Sidewall. 8th Australasian Heat and Mass Transfer Conference AHMTC 2005, Perth, Western Australia: Begell House Inc.
  • Lei, C., Xu, F., Patterson, J. (2005). Visualisation of Natural Convection in an Isosceles Triangular Enclosure Heated from Below. 5th Pacific Symposium on Flow Visualization and Image Processing PSFVIP 2005.
  • Lei, C., Patterson, J., Sha, Y. (2004). Flow Response to Periodic Heating and Cooling in a Reservoir. 15th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference AFMC 2004, Australia: University of Sydney.
  • Xu, F., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2004). Oscillations of the Horizontal Intrusion in a Side-Heated Cavity. 15th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference AFMC 2004, Australia: University of Sydney.
  • Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2003). Numerical Visualization of Cooling-Induced Natural Convection in a Wedge. 7th Asian Symposium on Visualization ASV 2003, Singapore: National University of Singapore.
  • Lei, C., Patterson, J., Farrow, D. (2003). Thermal Layer Instability in a Shallow Wedge Subject to Solar Radiation. 2nd International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics ICCFD 2002, Germany: Springer.

2013

  • Liu, Y., Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2013). An experimental and numerical study of the natural convection flow adjacent to a heated vertical plate with two horizontal fins. 8th World Conference on Experimental Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, and Thermodynamics, Lisbon: Instituto Superior Técnico.
  • Xu, F., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2013). Effect of the fin length on natural convection flow transition in a cavity. International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 70, 92-101. [More Information]
  • Dou, H., Jiang, G., Lei, C. (2013). Numerical Simulation and Stability Study of Natural Convection in an Inclined Rectangular Cavity. Mathematical Problems in Engineering, 2013, 1-12. [More Information]
  • Zhao, Y., Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2013). Resonance of the thermal boundary layer adjacent to an isothermally heated vertical surface. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 724, 305-336. [More Information]
  • Mao, Y., Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2013). Unsteady natural convection in a reservoir sidearm induced by time-varying isothermal surface heating. International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 71, 61-73. [More Information]

2012

  • Yu, P., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2012). A numerical simulation of transient near-shore natural convection induced by ramped iso-flux cooling. International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, 38, 107-117. [More Information]
  • Lei, C., Shimaike, K. (2012). A numerical study of interaction of laminar air plumes. 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference AFMC 2012, Launceston, Tasmania: Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society.
  • Liu, Y., Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2012). A Numerical Study of Plume Separation above a Thin Fin in a Differentially Heated Cavity. 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference AFMC 2012, Launceston, Tasmania: Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society.
  • Khanal, R., Lei, C. (2012). Flow reversal effects on buoyancy induced air flow in a solar chimney. Solar Energy, 86(9), 2783-2794. [More Information]
  • Liu, Y., Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2012). Interaction of Separated Plumes from a Horizontal Fin with Downstream Thermal Boundary Layer in a Differentially Heated Cavity. 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference AFMC 2012, Launceston, Tasmania: Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society.
  • Zhao, Y., Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2012). Response of a vertical natural convection boundary layer to random and single-mode perturbations. 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference AFMC 2012, Launceston, Tasmania: Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society.
  • Yu, P., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2012). Transient Behaviour of Natural Convection in a Reservoir Model Induced by Surface Heating. Journal of Thermal Science and Technology, 7(1), 211-226. [More Information]
  • Xu, F., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2012). Unsteady coupled thermal boundary layers. 23rd International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Beijing: The International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM).
  • Mao, Y., Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2012). Unsteady Natural Convection in a Reservoir induced by Ramped Isothermal Surface Heating. 23rd International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Beijing: The International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM).
  • Mao, Y., Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2012). Unsteady nearshore natural convection induced by constant isothermal surface heating. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 707, 342-368. [More Information]

2011

  • Lei, C., Khanal, R. (2011). A Scaling Prediction of Ventilation Performance of a Solar Chimney. 9th Australasian Heat and Mass Transfer Conference - 9AHMTC, Melbourne, Australia: Australasian Fluid and Thermal Engineering Society (AFTES).
  • Khanal, R., Lei, C. (2011). Effect of an Inclined Passive Wall on Buoyancy Induced Ventilation in a Solar Chimney. 9th Australasian Heat and Mass Transfer Conference - 9AHMTC, Melbourne, Australia: Australasian Fluid and Thermal Engineering Society (AFTES).
  • Lei, C., Peng, Z., Day, T., Yan, X., Bai, X., Yuan, C. (2011). Experimental observation of surface morphology effect on crystallization fouling in plate heat exchangers. International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, 38(1), 25-30. [More Information]
  • Khanal, R., Lei, C. (2011). Numerical investigation of the ventilation performance of a solar chimney. ANZIAM Journal, 52, C899-C913.
  • Saha, S., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2011). Scaling of Natural Convection of an Inclined Flat Plate: Sudden Cooling Condition. Journal of Heat Transfer, 133(4), 041503-1-041503-9. [More Information]
  • Younis, O., Xu, F., Patterson, J., Lei, C., Pallares, J., Grau, F. (2011). Scaling of Transient Natural Convection Cooling in a Side-Cooled Cavity: The Effect of Variable Viscosity. ASME/JSME 2011 8th Thermal Engineering Joint Conference (AJTEC2011), New York, NY, United States of America: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
  • Khanal, R., Lei, C. (2011). Solar chimney - A passive strategy for natural ventilation. Energy and Buildings, 43(8), 1811-1819. [More Information]
  • Xu, F., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2011). Unsteady flow and heat transfer adjacent to the sidewall wall of a differentially heated cavity with a conducting and an adiabatic fin. International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, 32(3), 680-687. [More Information]
  • Yu, P., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2011). Velocity Scales at the Initial Stage of Unsteady Natural Convection in a Reservoir Induced by Uniform Surface Heating. 9th Australasian Heat and Mass Transfer Conference - 9AHMTC, Melbourne, Australia: Australasian Fluid and Thermal Engineering Society (AFTES).

2010

  • Mao, Y., Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2010). Characteristics of instability of radiation-induced natural convection in shallow littoral waters. International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 49(1), 170-181. [More Information]
  • Lei, C., O'Neill, A. (2010). Effects of adiabatic extensions on heat transfer through a differentially heated square cavity. International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, 37, 1221-1225.
  • Saha, S., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2010). Natural convection and heat transfer in attics subject to periodic thermal forcing. International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 49(10), 1899-1910. [More Information]
  • Saha, S., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2010). Natural convection boundary-layer adjacent to an inclined flat plate subject to sudden and ramp heating. International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 49(9), 1600-1612. [More Information]
  • Lei, C., Mao, Y., Patterson, J. (2010). Natural Convection in a Wedge-Shaped Domain Induced by Constant Isothermal Surface Heating. 17th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Auckland, New Zealand: University of Auckland.
  • Saha, S., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2010). Natural convection in attic-shaped spaces subject to sudden and ramp heating boundary conditions. Heat and Mass Transfer, 46(6), 621-638. [More Information]
  • Saha, S., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2010). Natural convection in attics subject to instantaneous and ramp cooling boundary conditions. Energy and Buildings, 42(8), 1192-1204. [More Information]
  • Xu, F., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2010). Pr < 1 intrusion flow induced by a vertical heated wall. Physical Review E (Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics), 82(2), 026318-1-026318-10. [More Information]
  • Saha, S., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2010). Scaling of natural convection of an inclined flat plate: Ramp cooling condition. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 53(23-24), 5156-5166. [More Information]
  • Mao, Y., Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2010). Spectral Analysis of Radiation-Induced Natural Convection in Littoral Waters. International Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 6(1), 35-40.
  • Xu, F., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2010). Temperature oscillations in a differentially heated cavity with and without a fin on the sidewall. International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, 37(4), 350-359. [More Information]
  • Mao, Y., Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2010). Unsteady Near-Shore Natural Convection Induced by Surface Cooling. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 642, 213-233. [More Information]
  • Bednarz, T., Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2010). Various aspects of camera settings and image processing in the calibration of thermo-chromic liquid crystals for accurate particle image thermometry measurements. Journal of Visualization, 13(3), 241-250. [More Information]

2009

  • Bednarz, T., Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2009). A numerical study of unsteady natural convection induced by iso-flux surface cooling in a reservoir model. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 52(1-2), 56-66. [More Information]
  • Bednarz, T., Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2009). An experimental study of unsteady natural convection in a reservoir model subject to periodic thermal forcing using combined PIV and PIT techniques. Experiments in Fluids: experimental methods and their applications to fluid flow, 47(1), 107-117. [More Information]
  • Bednarz, T., Lei, C., Patterson, J., Ozoe, H. (2009). Effects of a transverse, horizontal magnetic field on natural convection of a paramagnetic fluid in a cube. International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 48(1), 26-33. [More Information]
  • Bednarz, T., Fornalik, E., Szmyd, J., Lei, C., Patterson, J., Ozoe, H., Xu, F. (2009). Enhancement, suppression and inversion of the convective modes of a paramagnetic fluid in a differentially heated cubical cavity placed under a strong magnetic field. 7th World Conference on Experimental Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Krakow, Poland: AGH University of Science and Technology Press.
  • Bednarz, T., Patterson, J., Lei, C., Ozoe, H. (2009). Enhancing Natural Convection in a Cube using a strong magnetic field - Experimental heat transfer rate measurements and flow visualization. International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, 36(8), 781-786. [More Information]
  • Bednarz, T., Patterson, J., Lei, C., Xu, F. (2009). Exchange flow in a reservoir model experiencing diurnal temperature changes at the water surface. 7th World Conference on Experimental Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Krakow, Poland: AGH University of Science and Technology Press.
  • Xu, F., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2009). Heat transfer through coupled thermal boundary layers induced by a suddenly generated temperature difference. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 52(21-22), 4966-4975. [More Information]
  • Mao, Y., Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2009). Natural thermal siphon in littoral waters induced by solar radiation. 47th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society (ANZSES 2009), Townsville.
  • Xu, F., Patterson, J., Lei, C., Bednarz, T. (2009). Oscillations induced by a fin on the sidewall of a differentially heated cavity. 7th World Conference on Experimental Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Krakow, Poland: AGH University of Science and Technology Press.
  • Lin, W., Armfield, S., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2009). Prandtl number scaling of unsteady natural convection boundary layers for Pr>1 fluids under isothermal heating. Physical Review E (Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics), 79(6), 066313-1-066313-8.
  • Sun, Y., yan, X., Yuan, C., Lei, C. (2009). Research progress in marine grid-connected photovoltaic technology. 47th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society (ANZSES 2009), Townsville.
  • Bednarz, T., Lin, W., Patterson, J., Lei, C., Armfield, S. (2009). Scaling for unsteady thermo-magnetic convection boundary layer of paramagnetic fluids of Pr> 1 in micro-gravity conditions. International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, 30(6), 1157-1170. [More Information]
  • Patterson, J., Lei, C., Armfield, S., Lin, W. (2009). Scaling of unsteady natural convection boundary layers with a non-instantaneous initiation. International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 48, 1843-1852. [More Information]
  • Patterson, J., Lei, C., Armfield, S., Lin, W. (2009). Scaling of Unsteady Natural Convection Boundary Layers with a Non-instantaneous Initiation. International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 48(10), 1843-1852. [More Information]
  • Mao, Y., Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2009). Spectral analysis of radiation-induced natural convection in littoral waters. the International Conference on Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer and Thermodynamics, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Bednarz, T., Lei, C., Patterson, J., Ozoe, H. (2009). Suppressing Rayleigh-Benard convection in a cube using a strong magnetic field - experimental heat transfer rate measurements and flow visualization. International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, 36(2), 97-102. [More Information]
  • Xu, F., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2009). Transient natural convection flows around a thin fin on the sidewall of a differentially heated cavity. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 639, 261-290. [More Information]
  • Xu, F., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2009). Transition to a periodic flow induced by a thin fin on the sidewall of a differentially heated cavity. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 52(3-4), 620-628. [More Information]
  • Xu, F., Patterson, J., Lei, C., Bednarz, T. (2009). Travelling waves in a natural convection boundary layer adjacent to a sidewall of a differentially heated cavity. 7th World Conference on Experimental Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Krakow, Poland: AGH University of Science and Technology Press.
  • Mao, Y., Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2009). Unsteady natural convection in a triangular enclosure induced by absorption of radiation - a revisit by improved scaling analysis. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 622, 75-102. [More Information]
  • Bednarz, T., Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2009). Unsteady natural convection induced by diurnal temperature changes in a reservoir with slowly varying bottom topography. International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 48(10), 1932-1942. [More Information]
  • Bednarz, T., Xu, F., Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2009). Visualization techniques for estimating thermal boundary layers of natural convection flows. 7th World Conference on Experimental Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Krakow, Poland: AGH University of Science and Technology Press.

2008

  • Xu, F., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2008). An experimental study of the unsteady thermal flow around a thin fin on a sidewall of a differentially heated cavity. International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, 29(4), 1139-1153. [More Information]
  • Xu, F., Lei, C. (2008). An Experimental Study of Transient Natural Convection in a Side-Cooled Cavity. XXII International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, South Australia: ICTAM.
  • Bednarz, T., Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2008). An experimental study of unsteady natural convection in a reservoir model cooled from the water surface. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 32(3), 844-856. [More Information]
  • Bednarz, T., Fornalik, E., Ozoe, H., Szmyd, J., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2008). Influence of a horizontal magnetic field on the natural convection of a paramagnetic fluid in a cube heated and cooled from two vertical side walls. International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 47(6), 668-679. [More Information]
  • Xu, F., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2008). On the double-layer structure of the boundary layer adjacent to a sidewall of a differentially heated cavity. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 51(15-16), 3803-3815. [More Information]
  • Xu, F., Lei, C. (2008). Unsteady Natural Convection in a Differentially Heated Partitioned Cavity (Paper No. 11694). XXII International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, South Australia: ICTAM.
  • Lei, C. (2008). Unsteady Natural Convection in a Reservoir Model Subject to Periodic Heating and Cooling at the Water Surface (Paper No. 10773). XXII International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, South Australia: ICTAM.
  • Lei, C., Armfield, S., Patterson, J. (2008). Unsteady natural convection in a water-filled isoceles triangular enclosure heated from below. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 51, 2637-2650. [More Information]
  • Bednarz, T., Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2008). Unsteady natural convection induced by constant surface cooling in a reservoir. The A N Z I A M Journal, 48(CTAC2006), C852-C867.

2007

  • Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2007). A numerical simulation of natural convection in an isosceles triangular enclosure heated from below. The A N Z I A M Journal, 48(CTAC2006), C630-C644.
  • Xu, F., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2007). An Experimental Study of the Thermal Flow around a Thin Fin on the Sidewall of a Differentially Heated Cavity. 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference AFMC 2007, Australia: University of Queensland.
  • Saha, S., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2007). Effect of aspect ratio on natural convection in attics subject to periodic thermal forcing. The A N Z I A M Journal, 48(CTAC2006), C677-C691.
  • Lei, C., Armfield, S., Patterson, J., O'Neill, A. (2007). Effects of Corner Geometry and Adiabatic Extensions on Heat Transfer through a Differentially Heated Square Cavity. 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference AFMC 2007, Australia: University of Queensland.
  • Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2007). Flow Response to Periodic Forcing in a Reservoir With Water Depth Beyond the Penetration Depth of the Solar Radiation. 8th Australasian Heat and Mass Transfer Conference AHMTC 2005, Perth, Western Australia: Begell House Inc. [More Information]
  • Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2007). Flow Response to Periodic Thermal Forcing in a Reservoir with Water Depth beyond the Penetration Depth of Solar Radiation. Australian Journal of Mechanical Engineering, 4(1), 29-37.
  • Bednarz, T., Lei, C., Patterson, J., Ozoe, H. (2007). How expensive space-zero-gravity convection experiments can be carried out in terrestrial conditions - magnetic convection of a paramagnetic fluid. 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference AFMC 2007, Australia: University of Queensland.
  • Xu, F., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2007). Natural convection adjacent to a sidewall with three fins in a differentially heated cavity. The A N Z I A M Journal, 48(CTAC2006), C806-C819.
  • Xu, F., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2007). Natural Convection in a Differentially Heated Cavity with a Square Obstruction on the Sidewall. Australian Journal of Mechanical Engineering, 4(1), 77-86.
  • Mao, Y., Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2007). Natural convection in a triangular enclosure induced by solar radiation. 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference AFMC 2007, Australia: University of Queensland.
  • Saha, S., Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2007). On the Natural Convection Boundary Layer Adjacent to an Inclined Flat Plate Subject to Ramp Heating. 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference AFMC 2007, Australia: University of Queensland.
  • Bednarz, T., Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2007). Particle Image Thermometry for Natural Convection Flows. 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference AFMC 2007, Australia: University of Queensland.
  • Saha, S., Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2007). Scaling Analysis of the Thermal Boundary Layer Adjacent to an Abruptly Heated Inclined Flat Plate. 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference AFMC 2007, Australia: University of Queensland.
  • Xu, F., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2007). The leading edge effect in a suddenly differentially heated cavity. The A N Z I A M Journal, 48(CTAC2006), C790-C805.
  • Xu, F., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2007). Transient Natural Convection in a Differentially Heated Cavity with a Thin Fin of Different Lengths on a Sidewall. 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference AFMC 2007, Australia: University of Queensland.

2006

  • Xu, F., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2006). Experimental observations of the thermal flow around a square obstruction on a vertical wall in a differentially heated cavity. Experiments in Fluids: experimental methods and their applications to fluid flow, 40(3), 363-371. [More Information]
  • Saha, S., Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2006). Natural Convection in a Triangular Enclosure Subject to Periodic Thermal Forcing. 13th International Heat Transfer Conference IHTC 2006, Connecticut, USA: Begell House Inc.
  • Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2006). Natural Convection Induced by Diurnal Heating and Cooling in a Reservoir with Slowly Varying Topography. Jsme International Journal. Series B: Fluids and Thermal Engineering, 49(3), 605-615. [More Information]
  • Xu, F., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2006). Observation and Simulation of the Double Layer Structure of the Thermal Boundary Layer in a Side-heated Cavity. 5th Pacific Symposium on Flow Visualization and Image Processing PSFVIP 2005.
  • Xu, F., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2006). Observation and simulation of the double layer structure of the thermal boundary layer in a side-heated cavity. Journal of Flow Visualization and Image Processing, 13(3), 287-297.
  • Xu, F., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2006). Thermal Boundary Layer Flow and Heat Transfer in a Differentially Heated Cavity with a Thin Fin on the Sidewall. 13th International Heat Transfer Conference IHTC 2006, Connecticut, USA: Begell House Inc.
  • Xu, F., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2006). Visualization of the Thermal Flow Around a Thin Fin on the Hot Wall of a Differentially Heated Rectangular Cavity. ASME 2006 2nd Joint U.S.-European Fluids Engineering Summer Meeting Collocated With the 14th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering FEDSM 2006, United States: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

2005

  • Xu, F., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2005). Observations of the Thermal Boundary Layer Flow along a Vertical Wall with a Square Obstruction in a Side-heated Cavity. 8th Australasian Heat and Mass Transfer Conference AHMTC 2005, Perth, Western Australia: Begell House Inc.
  • Xu, F., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2005). Shadowgraph observations of the transition of the thermal boundary layer in a side-heated cavity. Experiments in Fluids: experimental methods and their applications to fluid flow, 38(6), 770-779. [More Information]
  • Xu, F., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2005). Simulations of the Natural Convection in a Side-heated Cavity with a Square Obstruction on the Sidewall. 8th Australasian Heat and Mass Transfer Conference AHMTC 2005, Perth, Western Australia: Begell House Inc.
  • Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2005). Unsteady natural convection in a triangular enclosure induced by surface cooling. International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, 26(2), 307-321. [More Information]
  • Lei, C., Xu, F., Patterson, J. (2005). Visualisation of Natural Convection in an Isosceles Triangular Enclosure Heated from Below. 5th Pacific Symposium on Flow Visualization and Image Processing PSFVIP 2005.

2004

  • Lei, C., Patterson, J., Sha, Y. (2004). Flow Response to Periodic Heating and Cooling in a Reservoir. 15th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference AFMC 2004, Australia: University of Sydney.
  • Xu, F., Patterson, J., Lei, C. (2004). Oscillations of the Horizontal Intrusion in a Side-Heated Cavity. 15th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference AFMC 2004, Australia: University of Sydney.

2003

  • Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2003). A direct stability analysis of a radiation-induced natural convection boundary layer in a shallow wedge. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 480, 161-184.
  • Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2003). A direct three-dimensional simulation of radiation-induced natural convection in a shallow wedge. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 46(7), 1183-1197.
  • Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2003). Numerical Visualization of Cooling-Induced Natural Convection in a Wedge. 7th Asian Symposium on Visualization ASV 2003, Singapore: National University of Singapore.
  • Lei, C., Patterson, J., Farrow, D. (2003). Thermal Layer Instability in a Shallow Wedge Subject to Solar Radiation. 2nd International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics ICCFD 2002, Germany: Springer.

2002

  • Lei, C., Patterson, J. (2002). Unsteady natural convection in a triangular enclosure induced by absorption of radiation. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 460, 181-209. [More Information]

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