Dr Kin Hing Lo

  • Research Assistant (Aerospace Sciences)

Research interests

Biography

Dr Kin Hing (Eric) Lo received his BEng in Mechanical Engineering (1st Class Honours) from the University of Hong Kong. He then worked at the Division of Building Sciences and Technology of City University of Hong Kong as a research assistant. He graduated from the University of Manchester with a Master's degree (with Distinction) in Aerospace Engineering in 2010. He received the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering Scholarship from 2010 to 2013 to conduct his PhD studies at the University of Manchester. He spent 3 years and 3 months to complete his PhD thesis. He graduated with a PhD in Aerospace Engineering (supersonic aerodynamics) from the University of Manchester in 2014. Currently, he is a post-doctoral research associate in the University of Glasgow.

 

He is regarded as a "general interest" person and indeed he has multiple research interests, from aircraft/ground vehicle/high-speed rail/ship aerodynamics to fundamental fluid mechanics problems (e.g. bluff body aerodynamics, flow separation control, drag reduction, lift and drag generating capability of rotating circular cylinders etc). Recently, he also begins to conduct preliminary research in the areas of transportation policy, planning and operation, transportation ecomony optimisation studies and how the society drives new vehicles (both air, ground and sea vehicles) technologies development.

 

Outside the university, he is a truck lover and has extrememly strong interested in truck driving. He is a full member of the Society of Automotive Engineer (SAE). He is also a serious fan of Formula 1, GT and, of course, Truck racings.

 

Research Interests

 

Ground and Marine Vehicles Related:

Tractor-trailer aerodynamics

Road vehicles aerodynamics

Racing vehicles aerodynamics

High-speed rails aerodynamics

Ships aerodynamics

 

Aerospace Related:

Supersonic aerodynamics

Transonic/Supersonic wind tunnel and shock tube design

High angle-of-attack aerodynamics

Shockwave/Boundary layer interactions

 

Fundamental Fluid Mechanics Problems:

Novel flow control strategies

Plasma physics

Flow over rotating circular cylinders

Bluff bodies flow physics

 

Flow Visualisation and Diagnostics:

Modern and classical flow diagnostic techniques (BOS, liquid cystal, TSP, PSP, particleless PIV, Infra-red etc)

 

Other Research Interests:

Transportation policy, planning and operation

Transportation economy

Interactions between transportation technologies and their impact to the economy of transportation

Grants

GU86 Trust: £0.45K to develop passive flow control devices for lorries.

 

Don-Bur Ltd.: £5K for developing a novel active flow control device for square back trailers of articulated vehicles.

Supervision

I am currently co-supervising:

  • Francesca Gnani - Experimental and theoretical studies on high-speed intakes.
  • Naser Hamood Hamed Al Haddabi - Application of novel flow control effectors to cavity flows at subsonic speeds.

Teaching

ENG 1002 Aerospace Engineering 1 (Lecturing the Aerosapce Systems and Aircraft Performance Modules)

ENG 4074 High Speed Aerodynamics 4

Additional information

Journal Review:

  • Acta Astronautica 
  • Aeronautical Journal
  • Aerospace
  • Aerospace Science and Technology
  • Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science
  • Sensors
  • Sustainability
  • Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics

Publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012
Number of items: 32.

2017

Lo, K. H., and Kontis, K. (2017) Flow around an articulated lorry model. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 82, pp. 58-74. (doi:10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2016.11.003)

Lo, K. H., and Kontis, K. (2017) Supersonic flow over rounded contour bumps with vortex generators or passive longitudinal jets. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, (doi:10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2017.03.005) (In Press)

Maddock, C. A. et al. (2017) Vehicle and Mission Design of a Future Small Payload Launcher. In: 21st AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonics Technologies Conference, Xiamen, China, 06-09 Mar 2017, ISBN 9781624104633 (doi:10.2514/6.2017-2224)

Lo, K. H., and Kontis, K. (2017) Flow characteristics of various three-dimensional rounded contour bumps in a Mach 1.3 freestream. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 80, pp. 228-243. (doi:10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2016.08.027)

2016

Lo, K. H., and Kontis, K. (2016) Flow characteristics over a tractor-trailer model with and without vane-type vortex generator installed. Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 159, pp. 110-122. (doi:10.1016/j.jweia.2016.10.009)

Zare-Behtash, H., Lo, K. H., Yang, L., and Kontis, K. (2016) Pressure sensitive paint measurements at high Mach numbers. Flow Measurement and Instrumentation, 52, pp. 10-16. (doi:10.1016/j.flowmeasinst.2016.02.004)

McIntyre, S. et al. (2016) How to Launch Small Payloads Evaluation of Current and Future Small Payload Launch Systems. 14th Reinventing Space Conference (RISpace 2016), London, UK, 24-27 Oct 2016.

McIntyre, S. et al. (2016) A Commercially Driven Design Approach to UK Future Small Payload Launch Systems. 14th Reinventing Space Conference, London, UK, 24-27 Oct 2016.

Lo, K. H., and Kontis, K. (2016) Flow visualisation of a normal shock impinging over a rounded contour bump in a Mach 1.3 free-stream. Journal of Visualization, (doi:10.1007/s12650-016-0392-4) (Early Online Publication)

Lo, K. H., Zare-Behtash, H., and Kontis, K. (2016) Control of flow separation on a contour bump by jets in a Mach 1.9 free-stream: an experimental study. Acta Astronautica, 126, pp. 229-242. (doi:10.1016/j.actaastro.2016.04.033)

Lo, K. H., and Kontis, K. (2016) Static and wind-on performance of polymer-based pressure-sensitive paints using platinum and ruthenium as the luminophore. Sensors, 16(5), 595. (doi:10.3390/s16050595) (PMID:27128913)

Lo, K. H., and Kontis, K. (2016) Drag reduction on articulated vehicles using A.C. DBD plasma actuator. [Exhibitions]

Gnani, F., Lo, K. H., Zare-Behtash, H., and Kontis, K. (2016) Shock wave diffraction in the presence of a supersonic co-flow jet. Shock Waves, 26(3), pp. 253-262. (doi:10.1007/s00193-016-0634-3)

Lo, K. H., and Kontis, K. (2016) Flow Control Over a Tractor-Trailer Using Vortex Generators. 2nd International Conference in Numerical and Experimental Aerodynamics of Road Vehicles and Trains (AeroVehicles 2), Gottenburg, Sweden, 21-23 Jun 2016.

Ukai, T., Zare-Behtash, H., Lo, K. H., and Kontis, K. (2016) Active Flow Control by Jet Injection on Shock-Boundary Layer Interaction Phenomena. European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering, Crete, Greece, 5 - 10 June 2016.

2015

Lo, K. H., and Kontis, K. (2015) Flow physics of a three-dimensional rounded contour bump in a mach 1.3 supersonic free-stream. In: AiAA Aviation 2015, Dallas, TX, USA, 22-26 Jun 2015,

Zare-Behtash, H., Lo, K.H., Kontis, K., Ukai, T., and Obayashi, S. (2015) Transverse jet-cavity interactions with the influence of an impinging shock. International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, 53, pp. 146-155. (doi:10.1016/j.ijheatfluidflow.2015.03.004)

Lo, K. H. (2015) Flow Over Three-Dimensional rotating Circular Cylinders. In: 28th Scottish Fluid Mechanics Meeting, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, 28 May 2015,

Gnani, F., Lo, K. H., Zare-Behtash, H., and Kontis, K. (2015) Shock wave diffraction phenomena around slotted splitters. Aerospace, 2(1), pp. 1-16. (doi:10.3390/aerospace2010001)

Lo, K. H., Zare-Behtash, H., and Kontis, K. (2015) Flow Characteristics along an Active Jets Equipped Contour Bump in a Supersonic Freestream and its Potential to be Applied on Transonic Aircraft for Drag Reduction: An Experimental Study. In: AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition (SciTech2015), Kissimmee, Florida, 5 - 9 January, 2015, (doi:10.2514/6.2015-1710)

Lo, K. H., Zare-Behtash, H., and Kontis, K. (2015) Effectiveness of Flow Separation Control on Contour Bumps under a Mach 1.3 Freestream: An Experimental Study. In: AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition (SciTech2015), Kissimmee, FL, USA, 5-9 Jan 2015, pp. 1-11.

2014

Ukai, T., Zare-Behtash, H., Lo, K. H., Kontis, K., and Obayashi, S. (2014) Effects of dual jets distance on mixing characteristics and flow path within a cavity in supersonic crossflow. International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, 50, pp. 254-262. (doi:10.1016/j.ijheatfluidflow.2014.08.009)

Gnani, F., Lo, K.H., Zare-Behtash, H., and Kontis, K. (2014) Experimental investigation on shock wave diffraction over sharp and curved splitters. Acta Astronautica, 99, pp. 143-152. (doi:10.1016/j.actaastro.2014.02.018)

Ukai, T., Zare-Behtash, H., Erinc, E., Lo, K. H., Kontis, K., and Obayashi, S. (2014) Effectiveness of jet location on mixing characteristics inside a cavity in supersonic flow. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 52, pp. 59-67. (doi:10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2013.08.022)

Zare-Behtash, H., Lo, K. H., Ukai, T., Kontis, K., and Obayashi, S. (2014) Experimental investigation of impinging shock – cavity interactions with upstream transverse jet injection. Transactions of the Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences, Aerospace Technology Japan, 12(ists29), pp. 57-62. (doi:10.2322/tastj.12.Pe_57)

2013

Lin, J., Zare-Behtash, H., Lo, K. H., Erdem, E., and Kontis, K. (2013) Incident shock-transverse jet interactions at mach 1.9: effect of different jet gases. In: 29th International Symposium on Shock Waves, Madison, WI, USA, 14-19 Jul 2013,

Lo, K.H., Zare-Behtash, H., and Kontis, K. (2013) Control of flow separation on a contour bump by jets under a transonic flow: an experimental study. In: 29th International Symposium on Shock Waves, Madison, WI, USA, 14-19 July 2013,

Saad, M.R., Che Idris, A., Lo, K.H., and Kontis, K. (2013) Micro-Ramps Flow Characteristics at Mach 1.9 & 5. In: 29th International Symposium on Shock Waves, Madison, WI, USA, 14-19 Jul 2013,

Zare-Behtash, H., Lo, K.H., Erdem, E., Kontis, K., Lin, J., Ukai, T., and Obayashi, S. (2013) Incident shock-transverse jet interactions at mach 1.9: effect of shock impingement location. In: 29th International Symposium on Shock Waves, Madison, WI, USA, 14-19 Jul 2013,

Lo, K.H., Zare-Behtash, H., Kontis, K., and Qin, N. (2013) Application of the polymer based pressure sensitive paint for qualitative and quantitative flow visualisation in a transonic flow. In: 29th International Symposium on Shock Waves, Madison, WI, USA, 14-19 Jul 2013,

Zare-Behtash, H., Lo, K.H., Ukai, T., Kontis, K., and Obayashi, S. (2013) Experimental investigation of impinging shock: cavity interactions with upstream transverse jet injection. In: 29th International Symposium on Space Technology and Science, Nagoya, Japan, 2-9 Jun 2013,

2012

Lo, K. H., and Kontis, K. (2012) Unsteady shock wave interactions with 2-D geometries. In: 28th International Symposium on Shock Waves (ISSW28), Manchester, UK, 17-22 Jul 2011, ISBN 9783642256844

This list was generated on Thu Mar 30 16:27:22 2017 BST.
Number of items: 32.

Articles

Lo, K. H., and Kontis, K. (2017) Flow around an articulated lorry model. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 82, pp. 58-74. (doi:10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2016.11.003)

Lo, K. H., and Kontis, K. (2017) Supersonic flow over rounded contour bumps with vortex generators or passive longitudinal jets. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, (doi:10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2017.03.005) (In Press)

Lo, K. H., and Kontis, K. (2017) Flow characteristics of various three-dimensional rounded contour bumps in a Mach 1.3 freestream. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 80, pp. 228-243. (doi:10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2016.08.027)

Lo, K. H., and Kontis, K. (2016) Flow characteristics over a tractor-trailer model with and without vane-type vortex generator installed. Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 159, pp. 110-122. (doi:10.1016/j.jweia.2016.10.009)

Zare-Behtash, H., Lo, K. H., Yang, L., and Kontis, K. (2016) Pressure sensitive paint measurements at high Mach numbers. Flow Measurement and Instrumentation, 52, pp. 10-16. (doi:10.1016/j.flowmeasinst.2016.02.004)

Lo, K. H., and Kontis, K. (2016) Flow visualisation of a normal shock impinging over a rounded contour bump in a Mach 1.3 free-stream. Journal of Visualization, (doi:10.1007/s12650-016-0392-4) (Early Online Publication)

Lo, K. H., Zare-Behtash, H., and Kontis, K. (2016) Control of flow separation on a contour bump by jets in a Mach 1.9 free-stream: an experimental study. Acta Astronautica, 126, pp. 229-242. (doi:10.1016/j.actaastro.2016.04.033)

Lo, K. H., and Kontis, K. (2016) Static and wind-on performance of polymer-based pressure-sensitive paints using platinum and ruthenium as the luminophore. Sensors, 16(5), 595. (doi:10.3390/s16050595) (PMID:27128913)

Gnani, F., Lo, K. H., Zare-Behtash, H., and Kontis, K. (2016) Shock wave diffraction in the presence of a supersonic co-flow jet. Shock Waves, 26(3), pp. 253-262. (doi:10.1007/s00193-016-0634-3)

Zare-Behtash, H., Lo, K.H., Kontis, K., Ukai, T., and Obayashi, S. (2015) Transverse jet-cavity interactions with the influence of an impinging shock. International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, 53, pp. 146-155. (doi:10.1016/j.ijheatfluidflow.2015.03.004)

Gnani, F., Lo, K. H., Zare-Behtash, H., and Kontis, K. (2015) Shock wave diffraction phenomena around slotted splitters. Aerospace, 2(1), pp. 1-16. (doi:10.3390/aerospace2010001)

Ukai, T., Zare-Behtash, H., Lo, K. H., Kontis, K., and Obayashi, S. (2014) Effects of dual jets distance on mixing characteristics and flow path within a cavity in supersonic crossflow. International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, 50, pp. 254-262. (doi:10.1016/j.ijheatfluidflow.2014.08.009)

Gnani, F., Lo, K.H., Zare-Behtash, H., and Kontis, K. (2014) Experimental investigation on shock wave diffraction over sharp and curved splitters. Acta Astronautica, 99, pp. 143-152. (doi:10.1016/j.actaastro.2014.02.018)

Ukai, T., Zare-Behtash, H., Erinc, E., Lo, K. H., Kontis, K., and Obayashi, S. (2014) Effectiveness of jet location on mixing characteristics inside a cavity in supersonic flow. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 52, pp. 59-67. (doi:10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2013.08.022)

Zare-Behtash, H., Lo, K. H., Ukai, T., Kontis, K., and Obayashi, S. (2014) Experimental investigation of impinging shock – cavity interactions with upstream transverse jet injection. Transactions of the Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences, Aerospace Technology Japan, 12(ists29), pp. 57-62. (doi:10.2322/tastj.12.Pe_57)

Conference or Workshop Item

McIntyre, S. et al. (2016) How to Launch Small Payloads Evaluation of Current and Future Small Payload Launch Systems. 14th Reinventing Space Conference (RISpace 2016), London, UK, 24-27 Oct 2016.

McIntyre, S. et al. (2016) A Commercially Driven Design Approach to UK Future Small Payload Launch Systems. 14th Reinventing Space Conference, London, UK, 24-27 Oct 2016.

Lo, K. H., and Kontis, K. (2016) Flow Control Over a Tractor-Trailer Using Vortex Generators. 2nd International Conference in Numerical and Experimental Aerodynamics of Road Vehicles and Trains (AeroVehicles 2), Gottenburg, Sweden, 21-23 Jun 2016.

Ukai, T., Zare-Behtash, H., Lo, K. H., and Kontis, K. (2016) Active Flow Control by Jet Injection on Shock-Boundary Layer Interaction Phenomena. European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering, Crete, Greece, 5 - 10 June 2016.

Conference Proceedings

Maddock, C. A. et al. (2017) Vehicle and Mission Design of a Future Small Payload Launcher. In: 21st AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonics Technologies Conference, Xiamen, China, 06-09 Mar 2017, ISBN 9781624104633 (doi:10.2514/6.2017-2224)

Lo, K. H., and Kontis, K. (2015) Flow physics of a three-dimensional rounded contour bump in a mach 1.3 supersonic free-stream. In: AiAA Aviation 2015, Dallas, TX, USA, 22-26 Jun 2015,

Lo, K. H. (2015) Flow Over Three-Dimensional rotating Circular Cylinders. In: 28th Scottish Fluid Mechanics Meeting, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, 28 May 2015,

Lo, K. H., Zare-Behtash, H., and Kontis, K. (2015) Flow Characteristics along an Active Jets Equipped Contour Bump in a Supersonic Freestream and its Potential to be Applied on Transonic Aircraft for Drag Reduction: An Experimental Study. In: AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition (SciTech2015), Kissimmee, Florida, 5 - 9 January, 2015, (doi:10.2514/6.2015-1710)

Lo, K. H., Zare-Behtash, H., and Kontis, K. (2015) Effectiveness of Flow Separation Control on Contour Bumps under a Mach 1.3 Freestream: An Experimental Study. In: AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition (SciTech2015), Kissimmee, FL, USA, 5-9 Jan 2015, pp. 1-11.

Lin, J., Zare-Behtash, H., Lo, K. H., Erdem, E., and Kontis, K. (2013) Incident shock-transverse jet interactions at mach 1.9: effect of different jet gases. In: 29th International Symposium on Shock Waves, Madison, WI, USA, 14-19 Jul 2013,

Lo, K.H., Zare-Behtash, H., and Kontis, K. (2013) Control of flow separation on a contour bump by jets under a transonic flow: an experimental study. In: 29th International Symposium on Shock Waves, Madison, WI, USA, 14-19 July 2013,

Saad, M.R., Che Idris, A., Lo, K.H., and Kontis, K. (2013) Micro-Ramps Flow Characteristics at Mach 1.9 & 5. In: 29th International Symposium on Shock Waves, Madison, WI, USA, 14-19 Jul 2013,

Zare-Behtash, H., Lo, K.H., Erdem, E., Kontis, K., Lin, J., Ukai, T., and Obayashi, S. (2013) Incident shock-transverse jet interactions at mach 1.9: effect of shock impingement location. In: 29th International Symposium on Shock Waves, Madison, WI, USA, 14-19 Jul 2013,

Lo, K.H., Zare-Behtash, H., Kontis, K., and Qin, N. (2013) Application of the polymer based pressure sensitive paint for qualitative and quantitative flow visualisation in a transonic flow. In: 29th International Symposium on Shock Waves, Madison, WI, USA, 14-19 Jul 2013,

Zare-Behtash, H., Lo, K.H., Ukai, T., Kontis, K., and Obayashi, S. (2013) Experimental investigation of impinging shock: cavity interactions with upstream transverse jet injection. In: 29th International Symposium on Space Technology and Science, Nagoya, Japan, 2-9 Jun 2013,

Lo, K. H., and Kontis, K. (2012) Unsteady shock wave interactions with 2-D geometries. In: 28th International Symposium on Shock Waves (ISSW28), Manchester, UK, 17-22 Jul 2011, ISBN 9783642256844

Exhibitions

Lo, K. H., and Kontis, K. (2016) Drag reduction on articulated vehicles using A.C. DBD plasma actuator. [Exhibitions]

This list was generated on Thu Mar 30 16:27:22 2017 BST.