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Haoxiang Luo

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Research Focus

Theoretical & computational fluid dynamics; computational bio-mechanics, flow/structure interaction; micro-fluidics, thermal science; numerical partial differential equations; immersed-boundary, boundary element, and finite/spectral element methods; applied mathematics, scientific computing, control & optimization

Dr. Luo is also heavily involved in a vocal fold project entitled “Computational modeling of phonation”

Voice is a primary communication tool for most of people. Voice disorders are often debilitating and can lead to discomfort, pain, poor work performance, social withdrawal, and even long-term disability.  By combining the state-of-the-art numerical method and high-performance computing, we aim to develop an advanced computational fluid dynamics model for the physical process of voice production, which involves biomechanical interaction of the glottal airflow and the vocal fold tissue.  This computational model could serve as a valuable tool for diagnosis of voice disorder or planning of surgery procedures.  In the model, we incorporate the realistic laryngeal geometry reconstructed from medical imaging, and we simulate three-dimensional deformations of the vocal fold as well as the unsteady vortices in the flow. The large volume of flow field data is also expected to provide an insight into the distinct voice characteristics of an individual.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional research focus: Theoretical & computational fluid dynamics;computational bio-mechanics, flow/structure interaction; micro-fluidics, thermal science; numerical partial differential equations; immersed-boundary, boundary element, and finite/spectral element methods; applied mathematics, scientific computing, control & optimization