Alternative fundemental material characterisation techniques via neutron beam scattering

Recently, we have discovered an alternative approach to characterise the morphology of two-dimensional nanosheet structures via atomic physical measurements. This strategy allows us to measure quantitative neutron scattering measurements to comprehensively analysis the shape and dimensions of the nanosheets. As a first study, we attempt to study the thickness and size of a recently arisen Read more about Alternative fundemental material characterisation techniques via neutron beam scattering[…]

Evaluating the fire risk associated with cladding panels: An overview of fire incidents, policies, and future perspective in fire standards

Combining the effort by our research members, we have carried out a review on the past fire scenarios involving external wall systems. Please refer to the following link for this latest publication: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/fam.2973 Abstract: Multifunctional building façades have become an increasingly critical component in modern buildings, especially after the tremendous scrutiny triggered by the utilization Read more about Evaluating the fire risk associated with cladding panels: An overview of fire incidents, policies, and future perspective in fire standards[…]

Congratulations to the Smart Fire Sprinkler (funded by Jacobs) in winning the Maker Games 2020

Partner with Jacobs Engineering (Dr David Lo Jacono and Jiayun Hao), the Smart Fire Sprinkler Team is the UNSW Maker Games Winners for the year 2020. The unique design of their bushfire prevention and fighting system “EMBER EYE” embraces advanced imaging processing, impact sprinkler technology, digital control algorithms and the effectiveness is verified by computational Read more about Congratulations to the Smart Fire Sprinkler (funded by Jacobs) in winning the Maker Games 2020[…]

MDPI Molecules Special Issue “New Prospects in Flame-Retardant Materials”

Dear Colleagues, Lightweight, high-performance composite materials, such as fibre-reinforced polymers, are rapidly replacing conventional building materials. Nevertheless, these polymeric materials are often associated with life-threatening fire hazards due to the production of toxic substances in the event of fires. Fire incidents caused by these highly flammable polymers have increased dramatically over the last decade. Therefore, Read more about MDPI Molecules Special Issue “New Prospects in Flame-Retardant Materials”[…]

Group Activities

Congratulations to Mr Cheng Wang, who has submited his PhD Thesis, for his thesis titled: “The development and implementation of a population balance method-based soot model in diffusion flames”! Cheng is currently working as a research fellow at UNSW.

International Conference on Production, Energy & Reliability (ICPER2020) – Call for papers

Dear fellow Colleagues, On behalf of our Centre Director Prof Guan Heng Yeoh, also an advisory committee member of ICPER2020, we proudly invite you to submit your work on production, energy, sustainability and reliability. This conference will be held in the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK), Kuching, Malaysisa, on 14-16 July 2020. The paper submission Read more about International Conference on Production, Energy & Reliability (ICPER2020) – Call for papers[…]

Application of Machine Learning Techniques to Formulate Simulation Inputs for Fire Models

Inspired by the advanment of repid development in “machine learning” techniques, we now proposed using genetic algorithm theory to optimise the pyrolysis kinetics input data of any polymer composites for our fire field models (i.e. computational fluid dynamics based). Typically, pyrolysis kinetics is extracted via thermal gravemetry (TGA), where the solid decomposition is studied in Read more about Application of Machine Learning Techniques to Formulate Simulation Inputs for Fire Models[…]

Partnership with the University of Western Sydney to create capacities in fire safety research

On the 15 November 2019, a group of ARC Training Centre researchers from Western Sydney University (WSU) lead by A/Prof. Swapan Saha and Dr. Yaping He visited our group. During the meeting, A/Prof. Saha introduced the current research conducted in WSU and discussed future collaboration between WSU and UNSW including sharing the fire testing facility Read more about Partnership with the University of Western Sydney to create capacities in fire safety research[…]