Researcher

Dr Anthony Chun Yin Yuen

Field of Research (FoR)

Biography

Qualifications and working experiences: Dr. Yuen obtained his PhD in June 2015 from School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia, supervised by Prof. Guan Heng Yeoh, and he is currently a Research Associate in UNSW specialising in computational fluid dynamics (CFD), fire simulations, bio-inspired flame retarrdants, fluid mechanics and heat transfer. He also gained professional engineering...view more

Qualifications and working experiences: Dr. Yuen obtained his PhD in June 2015 from School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia, supervised by Prof. Guan Heng Yeoh, and he is currently a Research Associate in UNSW specialising in computational fluid dynamics (CFD), fire simulations, bio-inspired flame retarrdants, fluid mechanics and heat transfer. He also gained professional engineering training at the Fire  Division in Arup & Partners Engineering Consultancy in Hong Kong.

Research and outputs: Dr. Yuen in his Ph.D research at UNSW on thesis entitled: “On the Predictions of Combustion Products and Soot Particles in Compartment Fire” with key contribution on the development a fire field models to incorporate detailed chemical kinetics and soot mechanics exclusively for compartment fire scenarios. His research contributes to the fundamentals of thermal science incorporating Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) technique with Large-Eddy-Simulation (LES), sub-grid scale (SGS) turbulence modelling, detailed chemistry in combustion modelling, soot formation mechanisms and radiation heat exchange, which has been proven to be applicable for compartment fire studies in accurately predicting the heat release rate, asphyxiant combustion and soot products.  In his four years of study, he has acquired research, coding, teaching, course organisation, writing, reviewing, communication, and collaboration skills. Dr. Yuen has over 30 publications with more than 20 journal and 10 conference publications. In addition, he has given invited presentations at international conferences, invited lectures in university and specialist consulting organisation.

Teaching: Dr. Yuen has been appointed as the “Course Convenor” for the course “MECH4620 - Computational Fluid Dynamics” since 2017. His responsibility includes (i) designing the outline and schedule for the course; (ii) delivering weekly-based lectures; (iii) assigning tutors for laboratory sessions; (iv) preparing assignments, major project, online working tutorials and examination papers; (v) organising face-to-face consultation sessions and administrating online discussion forums. Previously, Dr. Yuen has gained substantial experiences in teaching and related activities at UNSW as tutor since 2011 till present as the Leading Tutor of the courses MATH 2089 – Numerical Methods and MECH 9620, MECH 4620 – Computational Fluid Dynamics fully responsible for coordinating, tutoring, meeting and discussing for enhancement lectured materials and assignment for the betterment of students’ learning experiences. In 2017, he led as the Main Course Developer the development of the self-learning/online package (i.e. online lessons for 10 weeks, 5 adaptive ANSYS CFX & FLUENT tutorials, 3 online assignments and 1 online mid-term test with scoring and automatic marks recording features) on the online platform - “SmartSparrow” for MECH 4620 – Computational Fluid Dynamics.

Technology transfer, services to industry and awards: In collaboration with the Fire Research Unit of Fire & Rescue, New South Wales, Australia, Dr. Yuen contributed his expertise in fire field model to aid the fire investigation of a tragic fire incident in an aged-care facility causing 14 fatalities. For the first time, in Australia, the numerical results were presented as evidence in court to convict the suspect for the arson fire. Dr. Yuen has been actively involved in the development of the Online Fire Safety Training Tool: E-fire Investigation (http//www.efireinvestigation.com.au/) for fire fighters to understand the compartment fire development relating to fire loads. Besides, he was awarded by Daikin Scholarship for outstanding performance in Building Design Project and Applied Research Project the University of Hong Kong.

Lecturing:

MECH 4620 Computational Fluid Dynamics (2017 Semester 2 - Present)

Journals:

  1. W. Yang, N. N. Wang, P. Ping, A. C. Y. Yuen, A. Li, S. E. Zhu, L. L. Wang, J. Wu, T. B. Y. Chen, J. Y. Si, B. D. Rao, H. D. Lu, Q. N. Chan, G. H. Yeoh, "A Novel 3D Network Archietectured Hybrid Aerogel Comprising Epoxy, Graphene and Hydroxylated Boron Nitride Nanosheets," ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2018. (Accepted Oct 31, 2018)
  2. A. C. Y. Yuen*, T. B. Y. Chen, G. H. Yeoh, W. Yang, S. C. P. Cheung, M. Cook, B. Yu, Q. N. Chan, H. L. Yip, “Establishing pyrolysis kinetics for the modelling of the flammability and burning characteristics of solid combustible materials,” Journal of Fire Science, Vol. 36, pp. 494-517, 2018.
  3. A. C. Y. Yuen*, G. H. Yeoh, S. C. P. Cheung, Q. N. Chan, T. B. Y. Chen, W. Yang, H. Lu, “Numerical study of the development and angular speed of a small-scale fire whirl,” Journal of Computational Science, Vol. 27, pp. 21-34, 2018
  4. T. B. Y. Chen, A. C. Y. Yuen*, C. Wang, G. H. Yeoh, V. Timchenko, S. C. P. Cheung, Q. N. Chan, W. Yang, “Predicting the fire spread rate of a sloped pine needle board utilizing pyrolysis modelling with detailed gas-phase combustion,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 125, pp. 310-322, 2018.
  5. W. Yang*, B. Tawiah, C. Yu, Y. F. Qian, L. L. Wang, A. C. Y. Yuen, S. E. Zhu, E. Z. Hu, T. B. Y. Chen, B. Yu*, H. D. Lu, G. H. Yeoh, X. Wang, L. Song, Y. Hu, “Manufacturing, mechanical and flame retardant properties of poly (lactic acid) biocomposites based on calcium magnesium phytate and carbon nanotubes,” Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, Vol. 110, pp. 227-236, 2018.
  6. W. Yang*, W. J. Yang, B. Tawiah, Y. Zhang, L. L. Wang, S. E. Zhu, T. B. Y. Chen, A. C. Y. Yuen, B. Yu*, Y. F. Liu, J. Y. Si, E. Z. Hu, H. D. Lu, K. H. Hu, Q. N. Chan, G. H. Yeoh, “Synthesis of anhydrous manganese hypophosphite microtubes for simultaneous flame retardant and mechanical enhancement on poly (lactic acid),” Composites Science and Technology, Vol. 164, pp. 44-50, 2018.
  7. D. D. Li*, X. Gu, V. Timchenko, Q. N. Chan, A. C. Y. Yuen, G. H. Yeoh, “Study of Morphology and Optical Properties of Gold Nanoparticle Aggregates under Different pH Conditions,” Langmuir, Vol. 34, pp. 10340-10352, 2018.
  8. W. Yang, P. Ping, L. L. Wang, T. B. Y. Chen, A. C. Y. Yuen, S. E. Zhu, N. N. Wang, Y. L. Hu, P. P. Yang, C. Sun, C. Y. Zhang, H. D. Lu*, Q. N. Chan, G. H. Yeoh, “Fabrication of Fully Bio-Based Aerogels via Microcrystalline Cellulose and Hydroxyapatite Nanorods with Highly Effective Flame-Retardant Properties,” ACS Applied Nano Materials, Vol. 1, pp. 1921-1931, 2018.
  9. T. B. Y. Chen, A. C. Y. Yuen*, G. H. Yeoh, V. Timchenko, S. C. P. Cheung, Q. N. Chan, “Numerical study of fire spread using the level-set method with large eddy simulation incorporating detailed chemical kinetics gas-phase combustion model,” Journal of Computational Science, Vol. 24, pp. 8-23, 2018.
  10. S. E. Zhu, L. L. Wang, H. Chen, W. Yang*, A. C. Y. Yuen, T. B. Y. Chen, C. Luo, W. M. Bi, E. Z. Hu, J.Zhang, J. Y. Si, H. D. Lu, K. H. Hu, Q. N. Chan, G. H. Yeoh, “Comparative Studies on Thermal, Mechanical, and Flame Retardant Properties of PBT Nanocomposites with Functionalized Amino-Carbon Nanotubes Modified by Different Oxidation State Phosphorus-containing Agents,” Nanomaterials, Vol. 8, pp. 70-88, 2018.
  11. A. C. Y. Yuen*, G. H. Yeoh, V. Timchenko, T. B. Y. Chen, Q. N. Chan, C. Wang, D. D. Li, “Comparison of detailed soot formation models for sooty and non-sooty flames in an under-ventilated ISO room,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 115, Part B, pp. 717-729, 2017.
  12. A. C. Y. Yuen*, G. H. Yeoh, S. C. P. Cheung, V. Timchenko, T. Barber, “Importance of detailed chemical kinetics on combustion and soot modelling of ventilated and under-ventilated fires in compartment,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 96, pp. 171-188, 2016.
  13. A. C. Y. Yuen*, G. H. Yeoh, S. C. P. Cheung, V. Timchenko, T. Chen, “On the influences of key modelling constants of large eddy simulations for large-scale compartment fires predictions,” Journal of Computational Fluid Dynamics, Vol. 31, pp. 324-337, 2017.
  14. H. Xie, W. Yang, A. C. Y. Yuen, C. Xie, J. Xie, H. D. Lu*, G. H. Yeoh, “Study on flame retarded flexible polyurethane foam/alumina aerogel composites with improved fire safety,” Chemical Engineering Journal, Vol. 311, pp. 310-317, 2017.
  15. W. Yang*, Y. R. Zhang, A. C. Y. Yuen, T. B. Y. Chen, M. C. Chan, L. Z. Peng, W. J. Yang, S. E. Zhu, B. H. Yang, K. H. Hu, G. H. Yeoh, H. D. Lu, “Synthesis of phosphorus-containing silane coupling agent for surface modification of glass fibers: Effective reinforcement and flame retardancy in poly(1,4-butylene terephthalate),” Chemical Engineering Journal, Vol. 321, pp. 257-267, 2017.
  16. S. E. Zhu, L. L. Wang, M. Z. Wang, A. C. Y. Yuen, T. B. Y. Chen, W. Yang*, T. Z. Pan, Y. R. Zhi, H. D. Lu, "Simultaneous enhancements in the mechanical, thermal stability, and flame retardant properties of poly(1,4-butylene terephthalate) nanocomposites with a novel phosphorus-nitrogen-containing polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane," RSC Advances, Vol. 7, pp. 54021-54030, 2017.
  17. A. C. Y. Yuen*, G. H. Yeoh, S. C. P. Cheung, V. Timchenko, “Study of three LES subgrid-scale turbulence models for predictions of heat and mass transfer in large-scale compartment fires,” Numerical Heat Transfer, Part A: Applications, Vol. 69, pp. 1223-1241, 2016.
  18. A. C. Y. Yuen, G. H. Yeoh*, V. Timchenko, “LES and multi-step chemical reaction in compartment fires,” Numerical Heat Transfer, Part A: Applications, Vol. 68, pp. 711-736, 2015.
  19. A. C. Y. Yuen, G. H. Yeoh*, B. Alexander, M. Cook, “Fire scene investigation of an arson fire incident using computational fluid dynamics based fire simulation,” Building Simulation, Vol. 7, pp. 477-487, 2014.
  20. A. C. Y. Yuen, G. H. Yeoh*, B. Alexander, M. Cook, “Fire scene reconstruction of a furnished compartment room in a house fire,” Cases Studies in Fire Safety, Vol. 1, pp. 29-35, 2014.
  21. A. C. Y. Yuen, G. H. Yeoh*, “Numerical simulation of an enclosure fire in a large test hall,” Computational Thermal Science, Vol. 5, pp. 459-471, 2013.
  22. A. C. Y. Yuen, G. H. Yeoh*, R. K. K. Yuen, S. M. Lo, T. Chen, “Development of wall-adapting local eddy viscosity model for study of fire dynamics in a large compartment,” Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 444-445, pp. 1579-1591, 2013.

Conferences:

 

  1. A. C. Y. Yuen, W. Yang, G. H. Yeoh, “Numerical study of surface regression of a flame retarded expandable polystrene,” 25th Australasian Conference on Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM25), Brisbane, Australia, December 4 – 7, 2018.
  2. A. C. Y. Yuen, T. B. Y. Chen, G. H. Yeoh, “Modelling of organic flame retarded polymers in building fires,” 11-th Asian-Australian Conference on Composite Materials (ACCM-11), Cairns, Australia, Jul 29-1, 2018.
  3. W. Yang, A. C. Y. Yuen, G. H. Yeoh, “Intercalation and functionalization of MXene for flame retardant polymer nanocomposites,” 11-th Asian-Australian Conference on Composite Materials (ACCM-11), Cairns, Australia, Jul 29-1, 2018.
  4. A. C. Y. Yuen, G. H. Yeoh, “Numerical simulation of the driving mechanisms of fire whirls using large eddy simulation,” Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference (EMI 2017), UC San Diego, US, June 4-7, 2017.
  5. A. C. Y. Yuen, W. Yang, G. H. Yeoh, “Investigation of the pyrolysis kinetics and burning characteristics for Australian standard furniture materials,” Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference (EMI 2017), UC San Diego, US, June 4-7, 2017.
  6. A. C. Y. Yuen, G. H. Yeoh, R. K. K. Yuen, S. M. Lo, M. Cook, “On recent developments of chemical kinetics and fire field model for typical furniture materials,” 2016 International Symposium on Safety Science and Technology, Kunming, Yunnan Province, China, October 17-19, 2016.
  7. A. C. Y. Yuen, G. H. Yeoh, R. K. K. Yuen, S. M. Lo, “Numerical study on small-scale fire whirl using large eddy simulation,” 3rd International Conference on Fluid Flow, Heat and Mass Transfer, Ottawa, Canada, May 2-3, 2016.
  8. S. C. P. Cheung, A. C. Y. Yuen, G. H. Yeoh, “Recent advancement of soot prediction in fire field model with the incorporation of detailed combustion products for compartment fires,” In proc. of the 8th International Seminar on Fire & Explosion Hazards (ISFEH8), Hefei, China, April 25-28, 2016.
  9. A. C. Y. Yuen, G. H. Yeoh, R. K. K. Yuen, “A numerical study of multiple smoke vents for large halls,” In the 7th International Conference on Fire Science and Fire Protection Engineering, Guangzhou, China, Dec 5-6, 2015.
  10. R. K. K. Yuen, A. C. Y. Yuen, G. H. Yeoh, “Numerical modelling of pyrolysis, ignition and combustion of burning of flame-retardant polystyrene,” In 1st Asia-Oceania Symposium on Fire Safety Materials Science and Engineering, Suzhou, China, 2015.
  11. T. T. K. Tang, P. Zhao, A. C. Y. Yuen, R. K. K. Yuen, S. M. Lo, Y. Hu, “Development of fire field model incorporating pyrolysis for burning of flame-retardant polystyrene in enclosures,” In: 5th International Workshop on Performance, Protection & Strengthening of Structures under Extreme Loading, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA, June 28-30, 2015.
  12. A. C. Y. Yuen, G. H. Yeoh, R. K. K. Yuen, V. Timchenko, “The importance of detail reaction mechanisms for temperature field predictions of compartment fires,” In: 15th International Heat Transfer Conference, Kyoto, Japan, 2014.
  13. A. C. Y. Yuen, G. H. Yeoh, R. K. K. Yuen, T. Chen, “Numerical simulation of ceiling jet fire in a large compartment,” Procedia Engineering, Vol. 52, pp. 3-12, 2013.
  14. A. C. Y. Yuen, G. H. Yeoh, R. K. K. Yuen, J. Tang, “Large eddy simulation in a large test hall,” In: 12th International Symposium of Computational Heat Transfer, Bath, UK, 2012.

Research Grants:

  • 2018: Guan Yeoh, Chun Wang, Anthony Chun Yin Yuen, Shaun Chan, Cyrille Boyer, Vicki Chen, Cooperative Research Centres-Projects (CRC-P): Non-toxic, durable and eco-friendly fire-retarded textiles and fabrics.
  • 2018: Guan Yeoh, Shaun Chan, Anthony Chun Yin Yuen, Chun Wang, Shuying Wu, UNSW MME Collaborative Research Infrastructure Funding: Micro-scale calorimeter: A powerful tool for next-generation fire retardant materials and safety technologies research.
  • 2018: Guan Yeoh, Shaun Chan, Anthony Chun Yin Yuen, Jeremy Fewtrell, Greg Buckley, Graham Kingsland, David O’Brien, Morgan Cook, Kim Thai, Bushfire & Natural Hazards CRC Project Management Plan: A strategic analysis of risks associated with non-complying building products.
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Location

Room 401, Level 4, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering Building, UNSW, High St., Kensington 2052, NSW, Australia

Contact

+61 0 449882708
+61 2 9663 1222

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by Dr Anthony Chun Yin Yuen