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Luiz Wrobel

Summary

L Wrobel

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • PhD in Civil Engineering (1981), University of Southampton, UK
  • MSc in Civil Engineering (1977), COPPE/Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • BSc in Civil Engineering (1974), Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil

PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

  • 2004 - Date: Deputy Head of School (Research), School of Engineering and Design, Brunel University London, UK
  • 1996 - Date: Professor, School of Engineering and Design, Brunel University London, UK
  • 1989 - 1996: Reader, Wessex Institute of Technology, Ashurst, Southampton, UK
  • 1981 - 1989: Associate Professor, Civil Engineering Department, COPPE/UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1975 - 1977: Structural Engineer, Engenheiros Associados Ltda, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Design of reinforced and prestressed concrete

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF RELEVANT ACTIVITIES

Co-author of four technical books.

122 papers in refereed international journals.

21 chapters in edited books.

204 papers in international conferences.

Supervisor of 26 PhD theses successfully defended, with another 4 currently under supervision.

Supervisor of 5 MPhil and 18 MSc theses successfully defended.

Supervisor of 9 post-doctoral Research Fellows.

Supervisor of 61 MEng and BEng final year projects, including the winner of the Vehicle Technology Prize of the Institute of Vehicle Engineers for Best Project of 2002.

External Examiner to the BEng and MEng courses in Mechanical Engineering at the School of Mechanical, Materials, Manufacturing Engineering and Management, University of Nottingham, from 2002 to 2005.

External Examiner to the BEng and MEng courses in Mechanical & Automotive Engineering at the School of Engineering, Design and Technology, University of Bradford, from 2002 to 2003.

External Examiner to the interdepartmental MSc course in Computational Fluid Dynamics, University of Leeds, from 2000 to 2004.

External Examiner to the courses BEng Mechanical Engineering, BEng Mechanical Engineering with Management, BEng Manufacturing Systems with Mechanical Engineering, BEng Manufacturing Systems with Management and BEng Mechanical and Automotive Engineering at the Department of Mechanical and Medical Engineering, University of Bradford, from 1999 to 2002.

External examiner of PhD students at the University of Exeter (1993); University of Wales, Swansea (1993); Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium (1994); University of Leeds (1995, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2006); Zagazig University, Egypt (1996); Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1997); UMIST (1998); University of Maribor, Slovenia (2000, 2005); University of Hertfordshire (2001); Queen Mary, University of London (2002); University of Southampton (2003); University of Greenwich (2003); University of Nottingham (2004); Nottingham Trent University (2005); University of Seville, Spain (2006), Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Colombia (2007), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Australia (2008).

External examiner of MPhil and MSc by Research students at the State University of Sao Paulo, Brazil (1987); Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (several between 1981 and 1989); University of Exeter (1991); University of Durham (2006).

Member of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) College, 2003-2005, 2006-2009.

Member of the Steering Committee and the International Advisory Board of the Centre of Excellence for Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems and Processes,Technical University of Silesia, Gliwice, Poland.

Member of the University of Leeds Marie Curie Steering Group.

Director (Brunel) of the University of Surrey/Brunel University London Engineering Doctorate (EngD) in Environmental Technology, 2001 to date.

Lecturer of short courses on Numerical Methods in Engineering in Brazil, England, Japan, Switzerland, Morocco and USA.

Invited lecturer at the Federal University of Ouro Preto, Brazil; Federal School of Engineering of Itajuba, Brazil; State University of Campinas, Brazil; State University of Sao Carlos, Brazil; State University of Sao Paulo, Brazil; Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; COPPE/Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; National Laboratory for Scientific Computation, Brazil; University of Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil; University of Southampton, England; University of Portsmouth, England; Oxford University Computing Laboratory, England; University of Exeter, England; University of Greenwich, England; University of Leeds, England; University of Bradford, England; University of Swansea, Wales; University of Minnesota, USA; University of Central Florida, USA; Fukuoka University, Japan; Okayama University, Japan; Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal; University of Ghent, Belgium; University of La Coruna, Spain; University of Ljubljana, Slovenia; University of Maribor, Slovenia; Zagazig University, Egypt; Cairo University, Egypt; Silesian University of Technology, Poland; Universite Abdelmalek Essaadi, Morocco; Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Australia; Queensland University of Technology, Australia; Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China; Tsinghua University, China.

Referee of research proposals to the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), UK; Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), UK; The Leverhulme Trust, UK; The Nuffield Foundation, UK; National Sciences Foundation (NSF), USA; Fund for Scientific Research (FWO), Flanders, Belgium; Ministry of Science and Technology, Slovenia; Ministry of Education, Slovak Republic; British Council, Poland; Austrian Science Fund, Austria.

Member of the Editorial Board of the journals Brazilian Journal of Mechanical Sciences, ABCM (1989-1992); Advances in Water Resources, Elsevier (1989-1996); Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements}, Elsevier (1984-date); International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flow, Emerald Press (1991-date); International Journal of Dynamics of Fluids, Research India Publications (2004-date); and of the Advisory Board of International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, Wiley (2001-date).

Guest Editor of two special issues of the journal International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flow, 2003.

Research

Research project(s) and grant(s)

GRANTS AND INDUSTRIAL CONTRACTS

  • Development of Methods for Dynamic Analysis of the Movements of, and Loads in, a Jacket Structure during Installation, Project for Petrobras, July 1982 - June 1983.  
  • Implementation of the INPLA (Installation of Platforms) System and Analysis of Deep Water Structures, Project for Petrobras, July 1983 - October 1983.  
  • Development and Implementation of the PROCAT System for Cathodic Protection Design, Project for Petrobras, November 1983 - June 1985.
  • Implementation of Transient and Nonlinear Diffusion Facilities in the BEASY System, Project for Computational Mechanics, Southampton, England, October 1985 - September 1986.  
  • Case Studies of Cathodic Protection with the PROCAT System, Project for Petrobras, November 1986 - February 1987.
  • A Water Quality Mathematical Model for Assessing the Environmental Impact of the Manso Dam, Project for Sondotecnica, March 1987 - August 1987.
  • Application of Boundary Elements with Fundamental Solution R-1 to the Study of Hydrodynamic Forces on Floating Bodies, Project for Petrobras, November 1987 - March 1988.  
  • Study of the Water Quality in the Jamari River Downstream of the Samuel Dam, Project for Sondotecnica, February 1988 - March 1988.  
  • Development and Calibration of a Computer System for Analysis of Environmental Impact of Accidental Pollutant Discharge in Rivers, Project for Companhia Siderurgica Nacional, January 1988 - June 1989.  
  • Optimization of Numerical Procedures for Determination of Hydrodynamic Coefficients of Floating Offshore Platforms using the Green\'s Function Method, Project for Petrobras, February 1989 - June 1989.  
  • Development of a 3-D BEM Computer Model for Acoustic Wave Propagation in the Frequency Domain, Project for Canon Research Centre Europe Ltd., July 1991 - September 1991.  
  • Joint Application for Research in Numerical Methods, EPSRC grant GR/G20752/01, September 1990 - August 1993.  
  • Microsystem Analysis and Simulation System (MASS), ESPRIT Project 6874 supported by the European Commission, involving Wessex Institute of Technology, Technical University Berlin, Computational Mechanics and Microparts, July 1992 - July 1995.  
  • Development and Evaluation of Methods for Current Density Distribution Prediction in Electrochemical Systems, BRITE-EURAM Project 5187 supported by the European Commission, involving Wessex Institute of Technology, Free University Brussels, Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Laboratoire des Sciences du Genie Chimique, University of Exeter, Philips PMF and N.V. Bekaert S.A., November 1992 - November 1995.  
  • Development of Advanced Boundary Element Formulations in Computational Mechanics, EPSRC grant GR/J42861/01, August 1993 - July 1996.  
  • Boundary Element Method for Solution of Nonlinear Fluid Flow, EPSRC grant GR/J64573/01, December 1993 - November 1996.  
  • Link agreement between the Wessex Institute of Technology and the Silesian Technical University, Gliwice, for short visits by scientific staff and researchers, British Council, Poland, January 1994 - December 1996.  
  • Development of Front-Tracking Numerical Techniques Using Integral Equations for Macro-Microscopic Modelling of Solidification and Melting Problems, Project supported by the Department of Trade and Industry, UK, under the Programme COST 512 of the European Commission (Modelling in Materials Science and Processing), January 1995 - December 1997.  
  • Development and Evaluation of Methods for Current Density and Layer Thickness Distribution Prediction in Electrochemical Systems, BRITE-EURAM Project 95-1232 supported by the European Commission, involving Wessex Institute of Technology, Free University Brussels, Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Laboratoire des Sciences du Genie Chimique, University of Exeter, Philips PMF, N.V. Bekaert S.A., Robert Bosch Gmbh and Hoogovens Groep B.V., November 1995 - November 1998.  
  • Modelling of Contact Problems with Near-Surface Imperfections, supported by Brunel University London, September 1997 - September 1999.  
  • Brunel/Surrey Engineering Doctorate in Environmental Technology, EPSRC grant GR/S20307/01, October 2002 - September 2007.  
  • Modelling of Middle Ear Vibration of Neonates, supported by the Anson Medical Fund, November 2002 - September 2003.  
  • ELBENET- Europe Latin-America Boundary Element Network, Project ALFA II-0235-A supported by the Alfa Programme of the European Commission, involving the following universities: Technische Universitat Graz, Universitat Braunschweig, Ioannina University, Brunel University London, Universidad de Sevilla, Universite de la Reunion, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Universidade de Mogi das Cruzes, Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Universidad de la Republica, Universidad Nacional deTrujillo and Universidad Central de Venezuela, April 2003 - March 2005.  
  • Brunel/Surrey Engineering Doctorate in Environmental Technology, EPSRC grant GR/S79886/01, April 2003 - March 2008.  
  • Managing the Environmental Performance of Electronics: A Tool for Eco-Design and Material Evaluation, EngD project supported by BAe Systems, 2003-2004.  
  • Development of Design Guidance for Managing the Environmental Impacts of Single-Use Respiratory Systems, EngD project supported by Intersurgical, 2003-2007.  
  • ELBENET- Europe Latin-America Boundary Element Network, Project ALFA II-0357-FA-FCD-FI supported by the Alfa Programme of the European Commission, involving the following universities: Technische Universitat Graz, Universitat Braunschweig, Ioannina University, Brunel University London, Universidad de Sevilla, Universite de la Reunion, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Universidade de Mogi das Cruzes, Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Universidad de la Republica, Universidad Nacional deTrujillo and Universidad Central de Venezuela, April 2005 - March 2007.  
  • Airport Local Air Quality Studies (ALAQS), Project for the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation (EUROCONTROL), October 2004 - May 2005.  
  • Application of Lagrangian Models to Pollutant Transport and Dispersion at Airports, EngD project supported by EUROCONTROL, 2005-2009.  
  • Airport Local Air Quality Studies (ALAQS), Phase II, Project for EUROCONTROL, August 2005 - July 2007.  
  • INSPIRE - Optimization of Systems, Energy Management, and Environmental Impact in Process Engineering, Marie Curie Research Training Network MRTN-CT-2005-01926 funded by the European Commission, involving the following partners: Technical University Clausthal, IMPOL, CUTEC, ENEL, Gaz de France, Energy Research Centre, Nova Gorica Polytechnic, National Technical University Athens, Technical University Berlin, Technical University Ostrava, Silesian University of Technology, Technical University Tampere, University of Florence, University of Leeds, Brunel University London and Fluent Deutschland, January 2006 - December 2009.  
  • Airport Local Air Quality Studies (ALAQS), Phase III, Project for EUROCONTROL, August 2007 - July 2008.


Selected Publications

Journal articles

Jouhara, H. , Fadhl, B.  and Wrobel, LC.   (2016)   'THREE-DIMENSIONAL CFD SIMULATION OF GEYSER BOILING IN A TWO-PHASE CLOSED THERMOSYPHON'. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 41 pp. 16463 - 16476. doi: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2016.02.038 Download publication 

Fadhl, B. , Wrobel, LC.  and Jouhara, H.   (2015)   'CFD Modelling of a Two-Phase Closed Thermosyphon Charged with R134a and R404a'. Applied Thermal Engineering, 78 pp. 482 - 490. doi: 10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2014.12.062 Download publication 

Fic, AM. , Ingham, DB. , Ginalski, MK. , Nowak, AJ.  and Wrobel, LC.   (2014)   'Modelling and optimisation of the operation of a radiant warmer'. Medical Engineering and Physics, 36 (1).  pp. 81 - 87. doi: 10.1016/j.medengphy.2013.10.003 Download publication 

Loureiro, FS. , Mansur, WJ. , Wrobel, LC.  and Silva, JEA.   (2014)   'The Explicit Green's Approach with stability enhancement for solving the bioheat transfer equation'. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 76 pp. 393 - 404. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2014.04.064 Download publication 

Fadhl, B. , Wrobel, LC.  and Jouhara, H.   (2013)   'Numerical modelling of the temperature distribution in a two-phase closed thermosyphon'. Applied Thermal Engineering, 60 (1-2).  pp. 122 - 131. doi: 10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2013.06.044 Download publication 

Farley, J. , Wrobel, LC.  and Mao, K.   (2010)   'Performance evaluation of multilayer thin film coatings under mixed rolling-sliding dry contact conditions'. Wear, 268 (1-2).  pp. 269 - 276. doi: 10.1016/j.wear.2009.08.001 Download publication 

Farley, J. , Wrobel, LC.  and Mao, K.   (2010)   'Low cycle fatigue simulation and fatigue life prediction of multilayer coated surfaces'. Wear, 269 (9-10).  pp. 639 - 646. doi: 10.1016/j.wear.2010.06.009 Download publication 

Fic, AM. , Ingham, DB. , Ginalski, MK. , Nowak, AJ.  and Wrobel, L.   (2010)   'Heat and mass transfer under an infant radiant warmer – Development of a numerical model'. Medical Engineering and Physics, 32 (5).  pp. 497 - 504. doi: 10.1016/j.medengphy.2010.02.021 Download publication 

Wrobel, LC. , Ginalski, MK. , Nowak, AJ. , Ingham, DB.  and Fic, AM.   (2010)   'An overview of recent applications of computational modelling in neonatology'. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, 368 pp. 2817 - 2834. doi: 10.1098/rsta.2010.0052 Download publication 

Marshall, JL. , Hinton, M. , Wrobel, LC.  and Troisi, G.   (2009)   'Designing sustainable medical devices'. Medical Device and Diagnostics Industry, July 2009 

Aloysius, SS.  and Wrobel, LC.   (2009)   'Comparison of flow and dispersion properties of free and wall turbulent jets for source dynamics characterisation'. Environmental Modelling and Software, 24 (8).  pp. 926 - 937. doi: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2008.12.007 Download publication 

Pearce, D. , Wrobel, LC.  and Fuller, I.   (2009)   'Communication of error and uncertainty in airport environmental models'. Journal of Airport Management, 4 (1).  pp. 89 - 105. 

Aloysius, SS.  and Wrobel, LC.   (2009)   'Large eddy simulation of plume dispersion behind an aircraft in the take-off phase'. Environmental Fluid Mechanics, 9 (4).  pp. 457 - 470. doi: 10.1007/s10652-009-9137-4 Download publication 

Siamas, GA. , Jiang, X.  and Wrobel, LC.   (2009)   'Numerical investigation of a perturbed swirling annular two-phase jet'. International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, 30 (3).  pp. 481 - 493. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheatfluidflow.2009.02.020 

Siamas, GA. , Jiang, X.  and Wrobel, LC.   (2009)   'Direct numerical simulation of the near-field dynamics of annular gas-liquid two-phase jets'. Physics of Fluids, 21 doi: 10.1063/1.3112740 Download publication 

Siamas, GA. , Jiang, X.  and Wrobel, LC.   (2009)   'Dynamics of annular gas-liquid two-phase swirling jets'. International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 35 (5).  pp. 450 - 467. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmultiphaseflow.2009.02.001 

Partridge, PW.  and Wrobel, LC.   (2009)   'A coupled dual reciprocity BEM/genetic algorithm for identification of blood perfusion parameters'. International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flow, 19 (1).  pp. 25 - 38. doi: 10.1108/09615530910922134 Download publication 

Jiang, X. , Siamas, GA.  and Wrobel, LC.   (2008)   'Analytical equilibrium swirling inflow conditions for computational fluid dynamics'. AIAA Journal, 46 (4).  pp. 1015 - 1019. doi: 10.2514/1.29439 

Siamas, GA. , Jiang, X.  and Wrobel, LC.   (2008)   'A numerical study of an annular liquid jet in a compressible gas medium'. International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 34 (4).  pp. 393 - 407. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmultiphaseflow.2007.10.010 

Ginalski, MK. , Nowak, AJ.  and Wrobel, LC.   (2008)   'Modelling of heat and mass transfer processes in neonatology'. Biomedical Materials, 3 (3).  doi: 10.1088/1748-6041/3/3/034113 Download publication 

Smith, AG. , Wrobel, LC. , McCalla, BA. , Allan, PS.  and Hornsby, PR.   (2008)   'A computational model for the cooling phase of injection moulding'. Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 195 (1-3).  pp. 305 - 313. doi: 10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2007.05.018 Download publication 

Ginalski, MK. , Nowak, AJ.  and Wrobel, LC.   (2007)   'A combined study of heat and mass transfer in an infant incubator with an overhead screen'. Medical Engineering and Physics, 29 (5).  pp. 531 - 541. doi: 10.1016/j.medengphy.2006.07.011 Download publication 

Smith, AG. , Wrobel, LC. , McCalla, BA. , Allan, PS.  and Hornsby, PR.   (2007)   'Optimisation of continuous and pulsed cooling in injection moulding processes'. Plastics, Rubber and Composites, 36 (3).  pp. 93 - 100. Download publication 

Partridge, PW.  and Wrobel, LC.   (2007)   'An inverse geometry problem for the localisation of skin tumours by thermal analysis'. Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, 31 (10).  pp. 803 - 811. doi: 10.1016/j.enganabound.2007.02.002 Download publication 

Santiago, JAF.  and Wrobel, LC.   (2007)   'An efficient Green's function for acoustic waveguide problems'. Communications in Numerical Methods in Engineering, 23 (7).  pp. 703 - 719. doi: 10.1002/cnm.921 

Tang, H. , Wrobel, LC.  and Fan, Z.   (2006)   'Numerical analysis of the hydrodynamic behaviour of immiscible metallic alloys in twin-screw rheomixing process'. Materials and Design, 27 (10).  pp. 1065 - 1075. doi: 10.1016/j.matdes.2005.01.017 Download publication 

Tang, H.  and Wrobel, LC.   (2005)   'Modelling the interfacial flow of two immiscible liquids in mixing processes'. International Journal of Engineering Science, 43 (15-16).  pp. 1234 - 1256. doi: 10.1016/j.ijengsci.2005.03.011 Download publication 

Tang, H. , Wrobel, LC.  and Fan, Z.   (2005)   'Hydrodynamic analysis of binary immiscible metallurgical flow in a novel mixing process: rheomixing'. Applied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing, 81 (3).  pp. 549 - 559. doi: 10.1007/s00339-004-2638-6 Download publication 

Tang, H. , Wrobel, LC.  and Barton, IE.   (2005)   'Two-phase flow patterns in turbulent flow through a dose diffusion pipe'. Nuclear Engineering and Design, 235 (9).  pp. 1001 - 1014. doi: 10.1016/j.nucengdes.2004.12.001 Download publication 

Santiago, JAF.  and Wrobel, LC.   (2004)   'Modified Green's functions for shallow water acoustic wave propagation'. Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, 28 (11).  pp. 1375 - 1385. doi: 10.1016/j.enganabound.2004.04.004 Download publication 

Cholewa, R. , Nowak, AJ.  and Wrobel, LC.   (2004)   'Application of BEM and sensitivity analysis to the solution of the governing diffusion-convection equation for a continuous casting process'. Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, 28 (4).  pp. 389 - 403. doi: 10.1016/S0955-7997(03)00086-9 

Tang, H. , Wrobel, LC.  and Fan, Z.   (2004)   'Tracking of immiscible interfaces in multiple-material mixing processes'. Computational Materials Science, 29 (1).  pp. 103 - 118. doi: 10.1016/j.commatsci.2003.07.002 

Tang, H. , Wrobel, LC.  and Fan, Z.   (2004)   'Numerical evaluation of immiscible metallic Zn-Pb binary alloys in shear-induced turbulent flow'. Materials Science and Engineering A, 365 (1-2).  pp. 325 - 329. doi: 10.1016/j.msea.2003.09.059 

Wrobel, LC.  and Miltiadou, P.   (2004)   'Genetic algorithms for inverse cathodic protection problems'. Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, 28 (3).  pp. 267 - 277. doi: 10.1016/S0955-7997(03)00057-2 

Tang, H. , Anjorin, VAO. , Morgan, AJ. , Wrobel, LC. , et al.   (2004)   'Numerical and experimental investigation of the morphology development of expansion clouds by a powder jet flow'. Fire Safety Journal, 39 (7).  pp. 601 - 617. doi: 10.1016/j.firesaf.2004.06.005 Download publication 

Smolka, J. , Nowak, AJ.  and Wrobel, LC.   (2004)   'Numerical modelling of thermal processes in an electrical transformer dipped into polymerised resin by using commercial CFD package fluent'. Computers and Fluids, 33 (5-6).  pp. 859 - 868. doi: 10.1016/j.compfluid.2003.06.008 

Bucher, HF. , Wrobel, LC. , Mansur, WJ.  and Magluta, C.   (2004)   'On the block wavelet transform applied to the boundary element method'. Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, 28 (6).  pp. 571 - 581. doi: 10.1016/j.enganabound.2003.10.002 Download publication 

Miltiadou, P.  and Wrobel, LC.   (2003)   'Identification of coating defects in cathodically protected underground pipelines'. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 58 (6).  pp. 913 - 932. doi: 10.1002/nme.801 Download publication 

Florides, GA. , Kalogirou, SA. , Tassou, SA.  and Wrobel, LC.   (2003)   'Design and construction of a LiBr-water absorption machine'. Energy Conversion and Management, 44 (15).  pp. 2483 - 2508. doi: 10.1016/S0196-8904(03)00006-2 

Bucher, HF. , Wrobel, LC. , Mansur, WJ.  and Magluta, C.   (2003)   'Fast solution of problems with multiple load cases by using wavelet-compressed boundary element matrices'. Communications in Numerical Methods in Engineering, 19 (5).  pp. 387 - 399. doi: 10.1002/cnm.598 Download publication 

Knight, MG. , Wrobel, LC.  and Henshall, JL.   (2003)   'Micromechanical response of fibre-reinforced materials using the boundary element technique'. Composite Structures, 62 (3-4).  pp. 341 - 352. doi: 10.1016/j.compstruct.2003.09.036 Download publication 

Knight, MG. , Wrobel, LC.  and Henshall, JL.   (2003)   'Fracture response of fibre-reinforced materials with macro/microcrack damage using the Boundary Element Technique'. International Journal of Fracture, 121 (3-4).  pp. 163 - 182. doi: 10.1023/B:FRAC.0000005345.67557.27 

Torrens, R.  and Wrobel, LC.   (2003)   'On the propagation of a normal shock wave through a layer of incompressible porous material'. International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flow, 13 (2).  pp. 178 - 198. doi: 10.1108/09615530310459333 Download publication 

Nowak, I. , Nowak, AJ.  and Wrobel, LC.   (2003)   'Inverse analysis of continuous casting processes'. International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flow, 13 (5).  pp. 547 - 564. doi: 10.1108/09615530310482445 

Tang, H. , Wrobel, LC.  and Fan, Z.   (2003)   'Fluid flow aspects of twin-screw extruder process: numerical simulations of TSE rheomixing'. Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering, 11 (5).  pp. 771 - 790. doi: 10.1088/0965-0393/11/5/305 

Florides, GA. , Kalogirou, SA. , Tassou, SA.  and Wrobel, LC.   (2002)   'Modelling and simulation of an absorption solar cooling system for Cyprus'. Solar Energy, 72 (1).  pp. 43 - 51. doi: 10.1016/S0038-092X(01)00081-0 

Zoras, S. , Davies, M.  and Wrobel, LC.   (2002)   'Earth-contact heat transfer: improvement and application of a novel simulation technique'. Energy and Buildings, 34 (4).  pp. 333 - 344. doi: 10.1016/S0378-7788(01)00113-X 

Nowak, AJ. , Bialecki, RA. , Fic, A. , Wecel, G. , et al.   (2002)   'Coupling of conductive, convective and radiative heat transfer in Czochralski crystal growth process'. Computational Materials Science, 25 (4).  pp. 570 - 576. doi: 10.1016/S0927-0256(02)00336-1 

Torrens, R.  and Wrobel, LC.   (2002)   'Weighted average flux method and flux limiters for the numerical simulation of shock waves in rigid porous media'. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, 40 (9).  pp. 1187 - 1207. doi: 10.1002/fld.416 

Knight, MG. , de Lacerda, LA. , Henshall, JL.  and Wrobel, LC.   (2002)   'A parametric study of inclusion interaction in particulate- and fibre-reinforced materials using the boundary element technique'. Journal of Strain Analysis for Engineering Design, 37 (1).  pp. 47 - 58. doi: 10.1243/0309324021514826 

de Lacerda, LA.  and Wrobel, LC.   (2002)   'Dual boundary element method for axisymmetric crack analysis'. International Journal of Fracture, 113 (3).  pp. 267 - 284. doi: 10.1023/A:1014289127860 Download publication 

de Lacerda, LA.  and Wrobel, LC.   (2002)   'An efficient numerical model for contact-induced crack propagation analysis'. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 39 (23).  pp. 5719 - 5736. doi: 10.1016/S0020-7683(02)00465-1 

Florides, GA. , Tassou, SA. , Kalogirou, SA.  and Wrobel, LC.   (2002)   'Measures used to lower building energy consumption and their cost effectiveness'. Applied Energy, 73 (3-4).  pp. 299 - 328. doi: 10.1016/S0306-2619(02)00119-8 

Miltiadou, P.  and Wrobel, LC.   (2002)   'A BEM-based genetic algorithm for identification of polarization curves in cathodic protection systems'. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 54 (2).  pp. 159 - 174. doi: 10.1002/nme.413 

Knight, MG. , de Lacerda, LA. , Wrobel, LC.  and Henshall, JL.   (2002)   'Parametric study of the contact stresses around spherical and cylindrical inclusions'. Computational Materials Science, 25 (1-2).  pp. 115 - 121. doi: 10.1016/S0927-0256(02)00255-0 

Cholewa, R. , Nowak, AJ. , Bialecki, RA.  and Wrobel, LC.   (2002)   'Cubic Bezier splines for BEM heat transfer analysis of the 2-D continuous casting problems'. Computational Mechanics, 28 (3-4).  pp. 282 - 290. doi: 10.1007/S00466-001-0288-5 

Knight, MG. , Wrobel, LC. , Henshall, JL.  and de Lacerda, LA.   (2002)   'A study of the interaction between a propagating crack and an uncoated/coated elastic inclusion using the BE technique'. International Journal of Fracture, 114 (1).  pp. 47 - 61. doi: 10.1023/A:1014837509347 

Nowak, I. , Nowak, AJ.  and Wrobel, LC.   (2002)   'Identification of phase change fronts by Bezier splines and BEM'. International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 41 (6).  pp. 492 - 499. doi: 10.1016/S1290-0729(02)01342-X 

Florides, GA. , Tassou, SA. , Kalogirou, SA.  and Wrobel, LC.   (2002)   'Review of solar and low energy cooling technologies for buildings'. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Review, 6 (6).  pp. 557 - 572. doi: 10.1016/S1364-0321(02)00016-3 

Florides, GA. , Tassou, SA. , Kalogirou, SA.  and Wrobel, LC.   (2001)   'Evolution of domestic dwellings in Cyprus and energy analysis'. Renewable Energy, 23 (2).  pp. 219 - 234. doi: 10.1016/S0960-1481(00)00160-9 

de Lacerda, LA.  and Wrobel, LC.   (2001)   'Hypersingular boundary integral equation for axisymmetric elasticity'. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 52 (11).  pp. 1337 - 1354. doi: 10.1002/nme.259 

Florides, GA. , Kalogirou, SA. , Tassou, SA.  and Wrobel, L.   (2001)   'Natural environment and thermal behaviour of Dimetrodon limbatus'. Journal of Thermal Biology, 26 (1).  pp. 15 - 20. doi: 10.1016/S0306-4565(00)00019-X 

Alani, A. , Barton, IE. , Seymour, MJ.  and Wrobel, LC.   (2001)   'Application of Lagrangian particle transport model to tuberculosis (TB) bacteria UV dosing in a ventilated isolation room'. International Journal of Environmental Health Research, 11 (3).  pp. 219 - 228. 

Primo, ARM. , Wrobel, LC.  and Power, H.   (2000)   'Low Reynolds number deformation of viscous drops in a bounded flow region under surface tension'. Mathematical and Computer Modelling, 31 (1).  pp. 99 - 118. doi: 10.1016/S0895-7177(99)00218-6 

Florides, GA. , Kalogirou, SA. , Tassou, SA.  and Wrobel, LC.   (2000)   'Modeling of the modern houses of Cyprus and energy consumption analysis'. Energy, 25 (10).  pp. 915 - 937. doi: 10.1016/S0360-5442(00)00030-X 

de Lacerda, LA.  and Wrobel, LC.   (2000)   'Frictional contact analysis of coated axisymmetric bodies using the boundary element method'. Journal of Strain Analysis for Engineering Design, 35 (5).  pp. 423 - 440. doi: 10.1243/0309324001514198 

Primo, ARM. , Wrobel, LC.  and Power, H.   (2000)   'Boundary integral formulation for slow viscous flow in a deforming region containing a solid inclusion'. Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, 24 (1).  pp. 53 - 63. doi: 10.1016/S0955-7997(99)00038-7 

Santiago, JAF.  and Wrobel, LC.   (2000)   'A boundary element model for underwater acoustics in shallow water'. Computer Modeling in Engineering and Science, 1 (3).  pp. 73 - 80. 

Primo, ARM. , Wrobel, LC.  and Power, H.   (2000)   'An indirect boundary-element method for slow viscous flow in a bounded region containing air bubbles'. Journal of Engineering Mathematics, 37 (4).  pp. 305 - 326. doi: 10.1023/A:1004631329906 

Florides, GA. , Wrobel, LC. , Kalogirou, SA.  and Tassou, SA.   (1999)   'A thermal model for reptiles and pelycosaurs'. Journal of Thermal Biology, 24 (1).  pp. 1 - 13. doi: 10.1016/S0306-4565(98)00032-1 

Zerroukat, M. , Power, H.  and Wrobel, LC.   (1998)   'Heat and solute diffusion with a moving interface: a boundary element approach'. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 41 (16).  pp. 2429 - 2436. doi: 10.1016/S0017-9310(97)00372-4 

de Lacerda, LA. , Wrobel, LC. , Power, H.  and Mansur, WJ.   (1998)   'A novel boundary integral formulation for three-dimensional analysis of thin acoustic barriers over an impedance plane'. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 104 (2).  pp. 671 - 678. doi: 10.1121/1.423342 

Qiu, ZH. , Wrobel, LC.  and Power, H.   (1998)   'Numerical solution of convection-diffusion problems at high Péclet number using boundary elements'. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 41 (5).  pp. 899 - 914. doi: 10.1002/(SICI)1097-0207(19980315)41:5<899::AID-NME314>3.0.CO;2-T 

Reinoso, E. , Wrobel, LC.  and Power, H.   (1997)   'Two-dimensional scattering of P, SV and Rayleigh waves: preliminary results for the valley of Mexico'. Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, 26 (6).  pp. 595 - 616. doi: 10.1002/(SICI)1096-9845(199706)26:6<595::AID-EQE657>3.0.CO;2-S 

Zerroukat, M.  and Wrobel, LC.   (1997)   'A boundary element method for multiple moving boundary problems'. Journal of Computational Physics, 138 (2).  pp. 501 - 519. 

Zhao, KXH. , Power, H.  and Wrobel, LC.   (1997)   'Numerical simulation of dendritic crystal growth in a channel'. Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, 19 (4).  pp. 331 - 337. doi: 10.1016/S0955-7997(97)00035-0 

Benmansour, N. , Ouazar, D.  and Wrobel, LC.   (1997)   'Numerical simulation of shallow water wave propagation using a boundary element wave equation model'. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, 24 (1).  pp. 1 - 15. doi: 10.1002/(SICI)1097-0363(19970115)24:1<1::AID-FLD470>3.0.CO;2-1 

Reinoso, E. , Wrobel, LC.  and Power, H.   (1997)   'Three-dimensional scattering of seismic waves from topographical structures'. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 16 (1).  pp. 41 - 61. doi: 10.1016/S0267-7261(96)00028-0 

El Harrouni, K. , Ouazar, D. , Wrobel, LC.  and Cheng, AHD.   (1997)   'Uncertainty analysis of groundwater flow with DRBEM'. Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, 19 (3).  pp. 217 - 221. doi: 10.1016/S0955-7997(97)00006-4 

El Harrouni, K. , Ouazar, D. , Wrobel, LC.  and Cheng, AHD.   (1997)   'Aquifer parameter estimation by extended Kalman filtering and boundary elements'. Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, 19 (3).  pp. 231 - 237. doi: 10.1016/S0955-7997(97)00008-8 

El Harrouni, K. , Ouazar, D. , Wrobel, LC.  and Cheng, AHD.   (1997)   'Groundwater parameter estimation by optimization and DRBEM'. Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, 19 (2).  pp. 97 - 103. doi: 10.1016/S0955-7997(97)00016-7 

de Lacerda, LA. , Wrobel, LC.  and Mansur, WJ.   (1997)   'A dual boundary element formulation for sound propagation around barriers over an impedance plane'. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 202 (2).  pp. 235 - 247. doi: 10.1006/jsvi.1996.0860 

Charafi, A.  and Wrobel, LC.   (1997)   'A new h-adaptive refinement scheme for the boundary element method using local reanalysis'. Applied Mathematics and Computation, 82 (2-3).  pp. 239 - 271. doi: 10.1016/S0096-3003(96)00028-8 

Lu, ZK.  and Wrobel, LC.   (1997)   'Analysis of the high pressure tunnel of the Guangzhou pumped storage power station'. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Water, Maritime and Energy, 124 (1).  pp. 25 - 31. 

Qiu, ZH. , Wrobel, LC.  and Power, H.   (1997)   'An integral equation approach for the analysis of current density distribution controlled by diffusion, convection and migration'. Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, 27 (12).  pp. 1333 - 1342. doi: 10.1023/A:1018412826806 

de Lacerda, LA. , Wrobel, LC.  and Mansur, WJ.   (1996)   'A boundary integral formulation for two-dimensional acoustic radiation in a subsonic uniform flow'. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 100 (1).  pp. 98 - 107. doi: 10.1121/1.415871 

Bridges, TR.  and Wrobel, LC.   (1996)   'A dual reciprocity formulation for elasticity problems with body forces using augmented thin plate splines'. Communications in Numerical Methods in Engineering, 12 (3).  pp. 209 - 220. doi: 10.1002/(SICI)1099-0887(199603)12:3<209::AID-CNM973>3.0.CO;2-N 

Charafi, A.  and Wrobel, LC.   (1995)   'h-Hierarchical functions for 2D and 3D BEM'. Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, 16 (4).  pp. 341 - 349. doi: 10.1016/0955-7997(95)00081-X 

Rego Silva, JJ. , Wrobel, LC.  and Telles, JCF.   (1993)   'A new family of continuous/discontinuous three-dimensional boundary elements with application to acoustic wave propagation'. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 36 (10).  pp. 1661 - 1679. doi: 10.1002/nme.1620361004 

Wrobel, LC.   (1993)   'Numerical solution of axisymmetric cavity flows using the boundary element method'. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, 16 (9).  pp. 845 - 854. doi: 10.1002/fld.1650160907 

Wrobel, LC.  and DeFigueiredo, DB.   (1991)   'A dual reciprocity boundary element formulation for convection-diffusion problems with variable velocity fields'. Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, 8 (6).  pp. 312 - 319. doi: 10.1016/0955-7997(91)90044-T 

Cabral, J. , Wrobel, LC.  and Brebbia, CA.   (1991)   'A BEM formulation using B-splines: II-multiple knots and non-uniform blending functions'. Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, 8 (1).  pp. 51 - 55. doi: 10.1016/0955-7997(91)90036-S 

Cabral, J. , Wrobel, LC.  and Brebbia, CA.   (1990)   'A BEM formulation using B-splines: I-uniform blending functions'. Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, 7 (3).  pp. 136 - 144. doi: 10.1016/0955-7997(90)90037-A 

Telles, JCF. , Mansur, WJ. , Wrobel, LC.  and Marinho, MG.   (1990)   'Numerical simulation of a cathodically protected semisubmersible platform using the PROCAT system'. Corrosion Journal, 46 (6).  pp. 513 - 518. 

Kitagawa, K. , Wrobel, LC. , Brebbia, CA.  and Tanaka, M.   (1988)   'A boundary element formulation for natural-convection problems'. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, 8 (2).  pp. 139 - 149. doi: 10.1002/fld.1650080203 

Azevedo, JPS.  and Wrobel, LC.   (1988)   'Non-linear heat conduction in composite bodies: a boundary element formulation'. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 26 (1).  pp. 19 - 38. doi: 10.1002/nme.1620260103 

Wrobel, LC.  and Brebbia, CA.   (1987)   'The dual reciprocity boundary element formulation for nonlinear diffusion problems'. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 65 (2).  pp. 147 - 164. doi: 10.1016/0045-7825(87)90010-7 

Book chapters

Siamas, GA. , Jiang, X.  and Wrobel, LC.  (2009)   'Parallel direct numerical simulation of an annular gas-liquid two-phase jet with swirl', in Ciegis, R. , Henty, D. , Kagstrom, B.  and Zilinskas, J. (eds.) Parallel Scientific Computing and Optimization. (27) : pp. 223 - 236. 

Wrobel, LC. , Primo, ARM.  and Power, H.  (2000)   'Boundary integral formulations for Stokes flows in deforming regions', in Whiteman, JR. (ed.) The Mathematics of Finite Elements and Applications X: MAFELAP 1999.  pp. 317 - 334. 

Primo, ARM. , Wrobel, LC.  and Power, H.  (1998)   'An indirect boundary element method for slow viscous flow in a bounded region subject to surface tension forces', in Brebbia, CA. (ed.) Boundary Elements XX.  pp. 395 - 406. 

Lu, Z.  and Wrobel, LC.  (1996)   'Analysis of pervious high pressure tunnels using boundary elements', in Blain, WR. (ed.) Hydraulic Engineering Software VI.  pp. 427 - 435. 

de Lacerda, LA. , Wrobel, LC.  and Mansur, WJ.  (1996)   'Analysis of thin acoustic barriers over an impedance plane using a dual BEM formulation', in Brebbia, CA. , Martins, JB. , Aliabadi, MH.  and Haie, N. (eds.) Boundary Element XVIII.  pp. 43 - 51. 

Ahmed, SG.  and Wrobel, LC.  (1996)   'An alternative BEM approach for solving cavity flow problems', in Ertekin, RC. , Brebbia, CA. , Tanaka, M.  and Shaw, R. (eds.) Boundary Element Technology XI.  pp. 51 - 60. 

Zerroukat, M.  and Wrobel, LC.  (1996)   'An integral equation model for Stefan problems with multiple phases', in Wrobel, LC. , Comini, G. , Brebbia, CA.  and Nowak, AJ. (eds.) Advanced Computational Methods in Heat Transfer IV.  pp. 327 - 336. 

de Lacerda, LA. , Wrobel, LC.  and Mansui, WJ.  (1995)   'A two-dimensional BEM formulation for acoustic radiation under a uniform subsonic flow', in Aliabadi, MH. , Brebbia, CA. , Dular, P.  and Nicolet, A. (eds.) Boundary Element Technology X.  pp. 193 - 201. 

Ahmed, SG.  and Wrobel, LC.  (1995)   'Numerical solution of solidification problems using integral equations', in Brebbia, CA. , Wrobel, LC.  and Sarler, B. (eds.) Computational Modelling of Free and Moving Boundary Problems III.  pp. 165 - 171. 

Zhao, KXH. , Wrobel, LC.  and Power, H.  (1995)   'Numerical simulation of viscous fingering using B-spline boundary elements', in Brebbia, CA. , Wrobel, LC.  and Sarler, B. (eds.) Computational Modelling of Free and Moving Boundary Problems III.  pp. 3 - 10. 

Charafi, A.  and Wrobel, LC.  (1994)   'A systematic derivation of h-hierarchical functions for two- and three-dimensional problems', in Brebbia, CA. (ed.) Boundary Element Method XVI.  pp. 265 - 272. 

Qiu, ZH. , Wrobel, LC.  and Power, H.  (1994)   'A BEM model for convection-diffusion-migration problems in binary electrolytes', in Brebbia, CA.  and Kassab, AJ. (eds.) Boundary Element Technology IX.  pp. 327 - 337. 

Bridges, TR.  and Wrobel, LC.  (1994)   'On the calculation of natural frequencies of microstructures using the DRBEM', in Brebbia, CA. (ed.) Boundary Element Method XVI.  pp. 529 - 536. 

DeLima-Silva, Jnr, W.  and Wrobel, LC.  (1994)   'A front-tracking boundary element formulation for solidification/melting problems', in Wrobel, LC. , Brebbia, CA.  and Nowak, AJ. (eds.) Advanced Computational Methods in Heat Transfer III.  pp. 235 - 243. 

DeLima-Silva, Jnr, W.  and Wrobel, WC.  (1994)   'BEM analysis of melting problems', in Brebbia, CA.  and Kassab, AJ. (eds.) Boundary Element Technology IX.  pp. 3 - 14. 

Qiu, ZH. , Wrobel, LC.  and Power, H.  (1994)   'A convection-diffusion-migration BEM model applied to multi-ion electrochemical systems', in Brebbia, CA. (ed.) Boundary Element Method XVI.  pp. 29 - 36. 

Mascarenhas, FCB. , Vasconcelos, EL.  and Wrobel, LC.  (1994)   'Hydrodynamic modelling by finite difference and finite element methods', in Blain, WR.  and Katsifarakis, KL. (eds.) Hydraulic Engineering Software V. (Vol 2 Free Surface Flow and Hydraulic Software) : pp. 59 - 66. 

Naji, A. , Ouazar, D.  and Wrobel, LC.  (1993)   'Combined use of optimization and h-adaptivity for free surface flow problems', in Brebbia, CA.  and Rencis, JJ. (eds.) Boundary Elements XV Vol 1 Fluid Flow and Computational Aspects.  

Qiu, ZH. , Wrobel, LC.  and Power, H.  (1993)   'An evaluation of boundary element schemes for convection-diffusion problems', in Brebbia, CA.  and Rencis, JJ. (eds.) Boundary Elements XV Vol 1 Fluid Flow and Computational Aspects.  pp. 25 - 37. 

El Harrouni, K. , Ouazar, D.  and Wrobel, LC.  (1993)   'About the identifiability of inverse problems with boundary element method', in Brebbia, CA.  and Rencis, JJ. (eds.) Boundary Elements XV Vol 1 Fluid Flow and Computational Aspects.  

Perez, MM.  and Wrobel, LC.  (1993)   'A general integral-equation formulation for anisotropic elastostatics', in Brebbia, CA.  and Rencis, JJ. (eds.) Boundary Elements XV Vol 2 Stress Analysis.  pp. 89 - 103. 

Rego Silva, JJ. , Power, H.  and Wrobel, LC.  (1993)   'A boundary element method for 3D time-harmonic elastodynamics - numerical aspects', in Brebbia, CA.  and Rencis, JJ. (eds.) Boundary Elements XV Vol 2, Stress Analysis.  pp. 423 - 439. 

Charafi, A. , Neves, AC.  and Wrobel, LC.  (1993)   'Use of local reanalysis and quadratic h-hierarchical functions in adaptive boundary element models', in Pina, H.  and Brebbia, CA. (eds.) Boundary Element Technology VIII.  pp. 353 - 368. 

Conference papers

Alani, A. , Barton, IE. , Seymour, MJ.  and Wrobel, LC.   (2001)   'Particulate flow over a backward facing step' , 2nd NSF International Conference on Indoor Air Health. Miami Beach, FL. 29 - 31 Janruary. [unpublished].  

Kusuma, I.  and Wrobel, LC.   (1998)   'Heat transfer prediction around traditional Balinese buildings' , 5th International Conference on Advanced Computational Methods in Heat Transfer. Krakow, Poland. 

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