Hong Luo

Professor

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Dr. Luo is interested in computational fluid dynamics, computational magnetohydrodynamics, computational aeroacoustics, fluid-structure interaction, high-performance computing, and unstructured grid generation.

At the graduate level, Dr. Luo teaches Computation Fluid Dynamics (MAE 766). This course is concerned with the finite difference, finite volume, and finite element methods for solving the governing equations in fluid dynamics. Dr. Luo guides his students toward an expertise in numerical methods and strong capabilities in programming.

At the undergraduate level, he teaches Aerodynamics I (MAE 355) and Heat transfer fundamentals (MAE 310). In Aerodynamics I, he brings in examples over the wide range of flow speeds he has encountered in his own work, like low speed flow past an Indy-racing car, transonic flow around a Boeing 747, supersonic flow past a missile, and hypersonic flow past a space shuttle.

The students who work with Dr. Luo are drawn to his area of research because they find the numerical simulations and modeling, both technically interesting and intellectually challenging, and appreciate the increasingly important role that they play in science and engineering. These students appreciate its major impact on the development, design, and analysis of modern airplanes, high speed trains, advanced ships/submarines, high performance cars, new weapon systems, and nuclear reactors, leading to work opportunities in government/industry/national labs. Dr. Luo looks for students who are self-motivated, hard-working, and strong in mathematics and computer programming.

See also Dr. Luo’s ResearcherID site and his Google Scholar link below.

Outside of work, Dr. Luo enjoys spending time with his family, exercising, and traveling.

Education

Ph.D.

Applied Mathematics

Pierre et Marie Curie University

M.S.

Applied Mathematics

Pierre et Marie Curie University

B.S.

Aerodynamics

Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Research Description

Dr. Luo's long-term goal is to impact engineering and science through the development of innovative numerical methods and advanced computational techniques in the areas of computational fluid dynamics, computational aeroacoustics, and computational magnetohydrodynamics. Dr. Luo is currently developing 1) high-order spatial/temporal discretization methods based on reconstructed discontinuous Galerkin schemes for the next generation of CFD codes in aerospace and nuclear engineering, 2) a hybrid structured-unstructured grid methodology for the analysis of advanced propulsion systems, and 3) advanced unstructured grid methods in magnetohydrodynamics for the understanding and modeling of solar physics phenomena. In MAE, he collaborates with Dr. Edwards.

Honors and Awards

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Publications

Application of nonlinear Krylov acceleration to a reconstructed discontinuous Galerkin method for compressible flows
Wang, C. J. and Cheng, J. and Berndt, M. and Carlson, N. N. and Luo, H. (2018), Computers & Fluids, 163(), 32-49.
Cell-centered high-order hyperbolic finite volume method for diffusion equation on unstructured grids
Lee, E. and Ahn, H. T. and Luo, H. (2018), Journal of Computational Physics, 355(), 464-491.
Reconstructed discontinuous Galerkin methods for linear advection-diffusion equations based on first-order hyperbolic system
Lou, Jialin and Li, Lingquan and Luo, Hong and Nishikawa, Hiroaki (2018), JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS, 369(), 103-124.
A reconstructed direct discontinuous Galerkin method for simulating the compressible laminar and turbulent flows on hybrid grids
Yang, X. Q. and Cheng, J. and Luo, H. and Zhao, Q. J. (2018), Computers & Fluids, 168(), 216-231.
A reconstructed discontinuous Galerkin method for compressible turbulent flows on 3D curved grids
Liu, X. D. and Xia, Y. D. and Luo, H. (2018), Computers & Fluids, 160(), 26-41.
A robust and efficient finite volume method for compressible inviscid and viscous two-phase flows
Pandare, A. K. and Luo, H. (2018), Journal of Computational Physics, 371(), 67-91.
Sensitivity analysis of interfacial momentum closure terms in two phase flow and boiling simulations using MCFD solver
Liu, Y. and Rollins, C. and Dinh, N. and Luo, H. (2017), Proceedings of the ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference, 2017, vol 2, (), .
A parallel, high-order direct discontinuous Galerkin methods for the Navier-Stokes equations on 3D hybrid grids
Cheng, J. and Liu, X. D. and Liu, T. G. and Luo, H. (2017), Communications in Computational Physics, 21(5), 1231-1257.
A reconstructed discontinuous Galerkin method for the compressible Navier-Stokes equations on three-dimensional hybrid grids
Liu, X. D. and Xuan, L. J. and Xia, Y. D. and Luo, H. (2017), Computers & Fluids, 152(), 217-230.
Assessment of a hybrid finite element and finite volume code for turbulent incompressible flows
Xia, Y. D. and Wang, C. J. and Luo, H. and Christon, M. and Bakosi, J. (2016), Journal of Computational Physics, 307(), 653-669.
Fully-implicit orthogonal reconstructed Discontinuous Galerkin method for fluid dynamics with phase change
Nourgaliev, R. and Luo, H. and Weston, B. and Anderson, A. and Schofield, S. and Dunn, T. and Delplanque, J. R. (2016), Journal of Computational Physics, 305(), 964-996.
A comparative study of Rosenbrock-type and implicit Runge-Kutta time integration for discontinuous galerkin method for unsteady 3D compressible Navier-Stokes equations
Liu, X. D. and Xia, Y. D. and Luo, H. and Xuan, L. J. (2016), Communications in Computational Physics, 20(4), 1016-1044.
A direct discontinuous Galerkin method for the compressible Navier-Stokes equations on arbitrary grids
Cheng, J. and Yang, X. Q. and Liu, X. D. and Liu, T. G. and Luo, H. (2016), Journal of Computational Physics, 327(), 484-502.
A hybrid incremental projection method for thermal-hydraulics applications
Christon, M. A. and Bakosi, J. and Nadiga, B. T. and Berndt, M. and Francois, M. M. and Stagg, A. K. and Xia, Y. D. and Luo, H. (2016), Journal of Computational Physics, 317(), 382-404.
A hybrid reconstructed discontinuous Galerkin and continuous Galerkin finite element method for incompressible flows on unstructured grids
Pandare, A. K. and Luo, H. (2016), Journal of Computational Physics, 322(), 491-510.
A hybrid reconstructed discontinuous Galerkin method for compressible flows on arbitrary grids
Cheng, J. and Liu, T. G. and Luo, H. (2016), Computers & Fluids, 139(), 68-79.
A reconstructed discontinuous Galerkin method for magnetohydrodynamics on arbitrary grids
Halashi, B. K. and Luo, H. (2016), Journal of Computational Physics, 326(), 258-277.
A fine-grained block ILU scheme on regular structures for GPGPUs
Luo, L. X. and Edwards, J. R. and Luo, H. and Mueller, F. (2015), Computers & Fluids, 119(), 149-161.
A third-order implicit discontinuous Galerkin method based on a Hermite WENO reconstruction for time-accurate solution of the compressible Navier-Stokes equations
Xia, Y. D. and Liu, X. D. and Luo, H. and Nourgaliev, R. (2015), International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, 79(8), 416-435.
A set of parallel, implicit methods for a reconstructed discontinuous Galerkin method for compressible flows on 3D hybrid grids
Xia, Y. D. and Luo, H. and Frisbey, M. and Nourgaliev, R. (2014), Computers & Fluids, 98(), 134-151.
An implicit Hermite WENO reconstruction-based discontinuous Galerkin method on tetrahedral grids
Xia, Y. D. and Luo, H. and Nourgaliev, R. (2014), Computers & Fluids, 96(), 406-421.
A reconstructed discontinuous Galerkin method based on a Hierarchical WENO reconstruction for compressible flows on tetrahedral grids
Luo, H. and Xia, Y. D. and Spiegel, S. and Nourgaliev, R. and Jiang, Z. L. (2013), Journal of Computational Physics, 236(), 477-492.
A hermite WENO reconstruction-based discontinuous Galerkin method for the Euler equations on tetrahedral grids
Luo, H. and Xia, Y. D. and Li, S. J. and Nourgaliev, R. and Cai, C. P. (2012), Journal of Computational Physics, 231(16), 5489-5503.
A reconstructed discontinuous Galerkin method for the Euler equations on arbitrary grids
Luo, H. and Luo, L. Q. and Nourgaliev, R. (2012), Communications in Computational Physics, 12(5), 1495-1519.
An implicit discontinuous Galerkin method for the unsteady compressible Navier-Stokes equations
Luo, H. and Segawa, H. and Visbal, M. R. (2012), Computers & Fluids, 53(), 133-144.
A parallel, reconstructed discontinuous Galerkin method for the compressible flows on arbitrary grids
Luo, H. and Luo, L. Q. and Ali, A. and Nourgaliev, R. and Cai, C. P. (2011), Communications in Computational Physics, 9(2), 363-389.
The multi-dimensional limiters for solving hyperbolic conservation laws on unstructured grids
Li, W. A. and Ren, Y. X. and Lei, G. D. and Luo, H. (2011), Journal of Computational Physics, 230(21), 7775-7795.
Hybrid grid generation method for complex geometries
Luo, H. and Spiegel, S. and Lohner, R. (2010), AIAA Journal, 48(11), 2639-2647.
A reconstructed discontinuous Galerkin method for the compressible Navier-Stokes equations on arbitrary grids
Luo, H. and Luo, L. Q. and Nourgaliev, R. and Mousseau, V. A. and Dinh, N. (2010), Journal of Computational Physics, 229(19), 6961-6978.
A Discontinuous Galerkin method based on a BGK scheme for the Navier-Stokes equations on arbitrary grids
Luo, H. and Luo, L. Q. and Xu, K. (2009), Advances in Applied Mathematics & Mechanics, 1(3), 301-318.
A hybrid building-block and gridless method for compressible flows
Luo, H. and Baum, J. D. and Lohner, R. (2009), International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, 59(4), 459-474.
Fast p-multigrid discontinuous Galerkin method for compressible flows at all speeds
Luo, H. and Baum, J. D. and Lohner, R. (2008), AIAA Journal, 46(3), 635-652.
Improvements in speed for explicit, transient compressible flow solvers
Lohner, R. and Luo, H. and Baum, J. D. and Rice, D. (2008), International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, 56(12), 2229-2244.
On the computation of steady-state compressible flows using a discontinuous Galerkin method
Luo, H. and Baum, J. D. and Lohner, R. (2008), International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 73(5), 597-623.
A discontinuous Galerkin method based on a Taylor basis for the compressible flows on arbitrary grids
Luo, H. and Baum, J. D. and Lohner, R. (2008), Journal of Computational Physics, 227(20), 8875-8893.
A Hermite WENO-based limiter for discontinuous Galerkin method on unstructured grids
Luo, H. (2007), Journal of Computational Physics, 225(1), 686-713.
The numerical simulation of strongly unsteady flow with hundreds of moving bodies
Luo, H. (2006), International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, 31(1), 113-122.
A hybrid Cartesian grid and gridless method for compressible flows
Luo, H. (2006), Journal of Computational Physics, 214(2), 618-632.
A p-multigrid discontinuous Galerkin method for the Euler equations on unstructured grids
Luo, H. (2006), Journal of Computational Physics, 211(2), 767-783.
Extension of Harten-Lax-van Leer scheme for flows at all speeds
Luo, H. (2005), AIAA Journal, 43(6), 1160-1166.
High-Reynolds number viscous flow computations using an unstructured-grid method
Luo, H. (2005), Journal of Aircraft, 42(2), 483-492.
On the computation of multi-material flows using ALE formulation
Luo, H. (2004), Journal of Computational Physics, 194(1), 304-328.
Unstructured Navier-Stokes grid generation at comers and ridges
Luo, H. (2003), International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, 43(6-7), 717-728.
A fast, matrix-free implicit method for computing low Mach number flows on unstructured grids
Luo, H. (2001), International Journal of Computational Fluid Dynamics, 14(2), 133-143.
An accurate, fast, matrix-free implicit method for computing unsteady flows on unstructured grids
Luo, H. (2001), Computers & Fluids, 30(2), 137-159.
A fast, matrix-free implicit method for compressible flows on unstructured grids
Luo, H. (1998), Journal of Computational Physics, 146(3), 664-690.
Edge-based finite-element scheme for the euler equations
Luo, H. (1994), AIAA Journal, 32(6), 1183-1190.

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Grants

Enabling Highly Scalable Multiphysics Simulation of Particulate Systems on Exascale Computing Architectures
US Dept. of Energy (DOE)(3/28/18 - 9/30/18)
Development of hp Reconstructed Discontinuous Galerkin Methods for Compressible Flows Using CHARM++
US Dept. of Energy (DOE)(12/20/17 - 9/30/19)
Development and Assessment of a Reconstructed Discontinuous Galerkin Method for Compressible Flows in Lagrangian Formulation
US Dept. of Energy (DOE)(4/20/17 - 9/30/18)
A Deep-Learning Approach Towards Auto-Tuning CFD Codes
US Air Force - Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)(6/01/17 - 2/14/18)
Hyperbolic Reconstructed-Discontinuous-Galerkin Method for High-Order Unsteady Viscous Simulations on Unstructured Grids
US Army - Army Research Office(5/01/16 - 4/30/19)
High-Fidelity Numerical Simulation of Energy Recovery from Oil Shale
NCSU Research and Innovation Seed Funding Program(1/01/14 - 12/31/14)
High Performance Computing for NASA's Applications
National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)(8/16/13 - 8/15/16)
Co-Design of Hardware / Software for Predicting MAV Aerodynamics
US Air Force - Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)(9/01/12 - 10/31/15)
Development and Assessment of a Reconstructed Discontinuous Galerkin Method for Compressible Flows at All Speeds
US Dept. of Energy (DOE)(4/16/12 - 12/31/12)
Consortium For Advanced Simulations of LWRs - Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
US Dept. of Energy (DOE)(11/23/11 - 9/30/19)