Built Environment Research

& Laboratory

Wei Liu (刘炜)

Assistant Professor
ZJUI-UIUC Institute, International Campus
Zhejiang University

B.Sc. in Constructional Environment and Equipment
Engineering,Tianjin University, 2009
M.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 2014
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 2017
Contact Information
Room 305, Liberal Arts and Science
Building, International Campus,
Zhejiang University, Haining, China
Tel: (0571)87572280
Email: weiliu@intl.zju.edu.cn
Principle Investigator
Liu, W. and Chen, Q. Development of coarse grid generation methods for fast fluid dynamics in simulating indoor airflow. Accepted by Journal of
Building Performance Simulation, 2017.

Liu, W., You, R., Zhang, Jie., and Chen, Q. Development of a fast fluid dynamics-based adjoint method for the inverse design of indoor
environments. Journal of Building Performance Simulation, 2017, 10(3): 326-343.

Liu, W., Jin, M., Chen, C., You, R., and Chen, Q. ­Implementation of a fast fluid dynamics model in OpenFOAM for simulating indoor airflow.
Numerical Heat Transfer, Part A: Application, 2016, 69(7): 748-762.

Liu, W., Jin, M., Chen, C. and Chen, Q. Optimization of air supply location, size, and parameters in enclosed environments through using a
CFD-based adjoint method. Journal of Building Performance Simulation, 2016, 9(2): 149-161.

Liu, W., Duan, R., Chen, C., Lin, C.-H., and Chen, Q. Inverse design of the thermal environment in an airliner cabin by use of the CFD-based
adjoint method. Energy and Buildings, 2015, 104, 147-155.

Building and Environment, 2015, 91, 91-100.

Liu, W. and Chen, Q. Optimal air distribution design in enclosed spaces using an adjoint method. Inverse Problems in Science & Engineering,
2015, 23(5), 760-779.


Liu, W., Wen, J., Lin, C.-H., Liu, J., Long, Z., and Chen, Q. Evaluation of various categories of turbulence models for predicting air distribution in
an airliner cabin. Building and Environment, 2013, 65: 118-131.

Liu, W., Long, Z., and Chen, Q. A procedure for predicting pressure loss coefficients of duct fittings using CFD (RP-1493). HVAC&R Research,
2012, 18(6): 1168-1181.

Liu, W., Wen, J., Chao, J., Yin, W., Shen, C., Lai, D., Lin, C.-H., Liu, J., Sun, H. and Chen, Q. Accurate and high-resolution boundary conditions
and flow fields in the first-class cabin of an MD-82 commercial airliner. Atmospheric Environment, 2012, 56: 33-44.

Liu, W., Mazumdar, S., Zhang, Z., Poussou, S., Liu, J., Lin, C.-H., and Chen, Q. State-of-the-art methods for studying air distributions in
commercial airliner cabins. Building and Environment, 2012, 47: 5-12.

Selected Publications
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