Yong Shuai

Yong Shuai
Harbin Institute of Technology | HIT · School of Energy Science and Engineering

PhD

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Introduction
Dr. Shuai is a full professor at Harbin Institute of Technology in Harbin, China. His current research interests are in the areas of solar energy utilization, micro/nanoscale energy conversion and transfer, and radiative heat transfer. He was a recipient the 2013 Program for New Century Excellent Talents in Ministry of Education of China, the 2013 Youth Top-notch Talent Support Program in HIT, the 2015 Outstanding Youth Science Foundation of NSFC, and the 2016 Youth ChangJiang scholar .
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January 2015 - present
Harbin Institute of Technology
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  • Head of Faculty

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Publications (256)
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Axisymmetric flames are widely used in research on flame combustion mechanisms and mass and heat transfer because of their simple structure and applicability to complex reactions and transfer calculations. A new optical diagnostic method named light field camera has been validated as applicable for online detection of the temperature field of an ax...
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In recent years, ultra-wideband perfect absorbers (UWPAs) based on metamaterial nanostructures have been widely studied due to their excellent performance. However, designing and optimizing the absorber quickly and accurately remains challenging in the broad-band range. In this work, by adopting the genetic algorithm combined with artificial neural...
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Radiative heat flux transfer across a chemical reacting media is a complex system mostly characterized by phenomena including in-situ heating and chemical species micro-mass transport. To solve simultaneously the issue associated with radiative heat transport and chemical conversion intensification, this study developed a combined heat and mass tra...
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In this work, a discontinuous airfoil fin printed circuit heat exchanger (PCHE) was used as a recuperator in a micro gas turbine system. The effects of the airfoil fin geometry parameters (arc height, maximum arc height position, and airfoil thickness) and the airfoil fin arrangements (horizontal and vertical spacings) on the PCHE channel’s thermo-...
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The packed-bed latent thermal energy storage system (PLTES) is the key to ensuring stable and effective energy output in the process of resource utilization. It has great application prospects due to the development of packed-bed design and phase change material (PCM) encapsulation. PLTES system filled with encapsulated PCM spherical capsules is co...
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CO2-splitting and thermochemical energy conversion effectiveness are still challenged by the selectivity of metal/metal oxide-based redox materials and associated chemical reaction constraints. This study proposed an interface/substrate engineering approach for improving CO2-splitting and thermochemical energy conversion through CuFe2O4 and Co3O4 t...
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Photothermal distillation is an environmentally friendly water sanitation technology based on solar energy, where clean water is obtained by accelerating water evaporation through solar illumination. In this study, a sodium alginate-polydopamine hydrogel was prepared via a spreading-soaking workflow and used as a thermal evaporator. The hydrogel ha...
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In measuring the flame temperature and radiative properties, the light field camera is subject to the visible bands of the spectral snapshot measurement in a single shot. In this paper, the infrared light field camera is proposed to improve the spectral range of detection. The effects of the participating media on the infrared light field imaging a...
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Hot electron detectors (HEDs) based on plasmon resonance can circumvent a semiconductor’s bandgap limitation and have high sensitivity, suitable for infrared gas detectors. Unfortunately, there are few literature reports on research in the mid-infrared (MIR) region. Herein, we design and optimize a HED based on Al/GaAs fishnet nanostructure for MIR...
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The solar-driven thermochemical CO2 conversion is an effective way to achieve the mission of carbon peaking and carbon neutrality. However, finding a material with excellent thermal stability, oxygen exchange capacity, and CO selectivity is one of the most important challenges in the thermochemical CO2 conversion approach. This study investigated t...
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Cold compression and mixed sintering methods have attracted attention for their applicability to industrial mass production. Due to the wettability of expanded graphite (EG) and salt chlorides, the decoupling of the encapsulation effect of EG and ceramics should be considered in the form-stable composite materials ratio of ternary chlorides (TC)/M...
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High-efficiency integrated photodetectors are the core supporting components for the miniaturization of optoelectronic equipment. The design of a grating structure on the surface of bilayer p-graphene/n-GaAs can excite a plasmon mode to enhance the photoelectric performance of photodetectors. Here, we simulate a heterojunction photodetector which i...
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The increasing development of clean power generation technologies and the promotion of the industrial outlet stream's CO2 to energized products such as green fuels and chemicals are of great consequences on the global economic trend and green environment remediation. While the hybridization of conventional coal power systems is avoiding enormous CO...
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The packed-bed latent heat storage (PBLHS) system has received extensive attention due to its low investment cost and good application prospects. In the past, the research on this system mainly focused on the establishment of mathematical models and the structural optimization of the thermal energy storage (TES) tank. There are few experimental stu...
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Power generation using concentrating solar energy is a potential solution to provide clean, green, and sustainable power generation in the long term. The objective of this paper is to analyze the performance of a parabolic trough collector-based concentrating solar power (CSP) plant by selecting four different reference days (i.e., 22 March, 22 Jun...
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The emergence of bionics provides new ideas for the innovation of engineering technology, which has been widely used in energy storage, heat transfer enhancement, and solar thermochemical reactions. To improve the flow characteristic and thermal performance of phase change material (PCM) capsules, the idea of heat storage unit with biomimetic oval...
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As heat storage and heat transfer medium, molten salt plays a vital role in achieving high heat transfer efficiency in concentrating solar power (CSP) plants. In this study, ternary chloride salts (NaCl–KCl–MgCl2) is considered as the base salt and the nanocomposites doped with different mass fractions of CuO are synthesized using the solution evap...
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In this study, an airfoil fin printed circuit heat exchanger (PCHE) was first employed as a micro gas turbine recuperator for extended-range electric vehicles. Optimal heat transfer rate, pressure drop, and compactness are important requirements for a PCHE to serve as a recuperator; therefore, in this study, a multi-objective optimal design was pro...
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The real-time change of solar radiation intensity leads to the instability of the outlet temperature of the collector, which has an important influence on the thermal performance of the thermal energy storage system. Therefore, the dynamic thermal performance of a packed-bed latent heat storage system integrated with a solar parabolic trough collec...
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Coupling another metal element tends to produce catalytic controls of high activity and selectivity. However, this action is still poorly explored to improve the selectivity of the electroreduction of CO2 to C2H4 with high energy density. Herein, Ce-doped Cu nanoparticles (Ce-Cu NPs) are synthesized by one-step co-reduction method and presented a p...
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The performances of organic Rankine cycle (ORC) systems are significantly varied by the heat source temperature and cold source temperature which are correlated and can be well indexed by dual pinch point temperature difference (PPTD). In this study, multi-objective optimization of net output power, total thermal conductance and expander size param...
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The foam-structured reactor is one which has hitherto been regarded as of great potential for industrial applications in the field of solar thermochemistry. The utilization mode of ceramic foam has, generally, a significant impact on energy conversion and storage efficiency. This study establishes a numerical model, coupled with computational fluid...
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The heat dissipation of electronic devices is an important issue. The thermosyphon radiators have high heat dissipation performance, so they are gradually widely used in electronic devices. In this study, a numerical model of the thermosyphon is established. It is observed that simulated temperatures agree well with experimental data in the literat...
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In this paper, the enhanced heat transfer performance and mechanism of a multi-tube heat exchanger (MTHX) with outward helically corrugated tubes (HCTs) are investigated by a numerical approach. Three types of tube arrangement (circle, square and triangle, indicated as CTA, STA and TSA, respectively) and four different tube spacings (1.25, 1.375, 1...
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The hybridization of solar energy with a coal-fired power plant is a promising way to reduce the numerous environmental issues related to a coal-based power generation sector. This paper examines a novel integration mechanism of solar energy into a 300 MW coal-fired power plant to improve the performance and techno-economic feasibility of the propo...
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As an efficient natural selection nutrient transport system, biomimetic leaf hierarchical porous structure has unique advantages in material transportation and energy transfer. Biomimetic leaf hierarchical porous structure has been widely used in solar thermochemical reactions, photocatalysis, and energy storage. To improve the thermal efficiency a...
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The vein hierarchical structure has high efficiency of component transportation capacity, it has been widely used in energy storage, solar thermochemical reactions, and photocatalysis. In this paper, the idea of packed-bed latent heat thermal heat storage system (LHTESS) with biomimetic vein hierarchical structure is proposed to improve the heat tr...
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Daytime radiative cooling is an energy-free pathway to achieve cooling performance. Current radiative cooling materials with periodic photonic structures are facing a huge challenge in terms of scale expansion owing to complex preparation technology and high cost. Herein, we proposed the idea of the biomimetic wrinkle structure combined with optimi...
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Electrochemical CO2 conversion into useful products using renewable electricity is a promising route to mitigate the potential challenges regarding large CO2 emissions into the environment. However, there are limitations in accomplishing its practical utilization. Recently, many efforts have been made into increasing electrochemical CO2 reduction (...
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Magnetic polariton (MP) which is the coupling of incident electromagnetic waves with nanostructures by excitation of artificial magnetic resonance has been widely applied in designing and tailoring wavelength-selective thermal radiative properties of micro/nanostructures. The equivalent inductor-capacitor (LC) circuit model is an effective method t...
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Numerical evaluations were conducted on multi-tube heat exchangers with transverse corrugated tubes and helically corrugated tubes. The complex flow features (coupled by multiple secondary flow, spiral flow and turbulent pulsation) and enhanced heat transfer mechanism were analyzed by coupling the global flow contours and entropy generation distrib...
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The current paper investigates the radial gradient arrangement of phase change material capsules effect on the thermal behavior of a packed-bed latent thermal energy storage system. A transient two-dimensional dispersion-concentric model is developed to analyze the phase transition of phase change materials. Moreover, the heat transfer characterist...
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Spectral beam splitting (SBS) hybrid PV/T system was a promising path for utilizing the full spectrum solar energy to cogenerate electricity and high-grade heat, with high conversion efficiency. To settle the balance between photoelectric and photothermal conversion performance for full spectrum solar energy utilization, the sunlight based on wavel...
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In this study, solar thermal power coupled with a direct irradiated solar thermochemical reactor using porous-medium NiFe2O4@ZrO2 oxygen exchange material was investigated by combining experiments to the numerical models. The ability of ZrO2, NiFe2O4, and NiFe2O4@ZrO2 to release/uptake O2 and their CO2-splitting characteristics are analyzed by the...
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Due to the high working temperature and solar energy is the sole energy resource, radiative transfer field has a significant influence on the solar driven methane reforming conversion efficiency. In order to improve the conversion efficiency of solar driven methane reforming, the idea of using biomimetic venous hierarchical porous structure as sola...
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In this paper, an analytical two-machine equivalent method of DFIG-based wind power plants (WPPs) is proposed. Through simulations of a 49.5 MW WPP, the root causes of errors of the single-machine equivalent are identified. Taking a four-machine WPP as an example, analytical expressions of fault-ride through (FRT) behaviors of the WPP model and its...
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Many researchers related to the power engineering have studied different innovative approaches to increase the operating performance of the power plants with regard to coal consumption and environmental impacts reduction. Solar coal hybrid power generation (SCHPG) system is one of the good approaches for improving operating performance and ecologic...
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Obtaining the detailed transient heat transfer process between particles is one of the most important key factors to comprehensively understand the thermal conversion performance of the solar particle receiver. To present a clear understanding of heat transfer, a detailed two-dimensional transient numerical simulation of the solar particle receiver...
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The harmonious condition between nature and mankind experiences serious challenges due to the continuous consumption of natural resources and the consequent rapid release of CO2 concentrations into the atmosphere. It is an urgent imperative to explore green and sustainable energy resources and develop efficient techniques for CO2 reutilization. Bei...
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Solar−coal hybrid power generation (SCHPG) system is one of the interesting solutions for solar power generation. This research aims to find a more viable integration mechanism of solar energy into a coal‐fired thermal power plant in terms of techno‐economic and ecology perspective. Performance of the 300 MW SCHPG system in the nominal and part‐loa...
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The enhanced heat transfer mechanism and parameter optimization of an interrupted microchannel heat sink with rectangular ribs (IMCHS-R) was numerically studied for Reynolds number ranging from 100 to 900, using ANSYS Fluent. Interrupted microchannel heat sinks with different kinds of rectangular ribs having different width, length, and locations w...
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Radiative cooling technology can emit infrared heat to the outer space through the "sky window" for cooling without consuming energy, which had drawn more and more attention. However, some researches reported that there was a significantly different cooling performance at different atmospheric total water vapor columns (TWC) conditions. In this stu...
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An improved single-unit equivalent method is proposed for large photovoltaic power plants (PVPPs) in this paper. The simulation of a 50MW PVPP indicates that the equivalent errors are mainly caused by the inconsistence of fault ride-through (FRT) behaviors of active power between the detailed PVPP model and its traditional single-unit equivalent mo...
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Radiative cooling is a passive means of cooling that does not require the consumption of additional energy and has broad application potential. While experimental spectral measurements have been conducted, the daylighting of buildings, photovoltaic (PV) cells, and vehicles has seldom been considered. Here, we use spectrum-selective coatings to reso...
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In solar thermochemical systems, the interaction between heat transport characteristics and chemical reaction characteristics has significant impacts on the system energy conversion and storage efficiency. For the purpose of investigating the thermochemical performance of a catalytic porous material filled solar reactor under multi-field coupling,...
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Designing equipment that meets the needs of efficient solar energy conversion and utilization is of great significance. In this paper, the design method of a solar simulator with Fresnel lens is studied from the perspective of concentrating solar energy research, high-temperature material testing, and optimal design method of reactor receiving surf...
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The harmonious condition between nature and humans experiences severe challenges due to the continuous consumption of fossil fuels and the consequent rapid release of large CO2 levels into the atmosphere. It is urgent to explore sustainable resources of green energy and develop efficient techniques for CO2 conversion into value-added products. Bein...
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A wavelength-selective optical switch by thermally controlling which has higher transmittance at metallic phase of Vanadium dioxide (VO2) and lower transmittance at insulating phase is presented. By skillfully designing the structure, magnetic polaritons (MPs) are excited to enhance transmission to 0.79 indicating “on” mode with VO2 at metallic pha...
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Following the current scientific and technical issues associated with concentrated solar radiation conversion, complete exploitation of solar spectrum into readily utilizable and storable form is a great challenge for the development of solar-based new energy industry. By inspiring the well-known relatively low-temperature solar energy utilization...
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Optical splitting film-based spectral splitting concentrated photovoltaic thermal system (CPV/T) utilises the full spectrum of sunlight to obtain more useful energy and enables the PV cells and thermal absorber work at different temperature. In this work, an optical splitting film-based spectral splitting CPV/T under concentrated solar irradiance w...
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Redox thermochemical reactor model integrated concentrating solar power technology is finding increased interest due to the enormous advantages of storing renewable energy into high-temperature heat flux and clean transportable fuel. From the perspective of designing a scalable direct solar irradiated receiver, the reactor optimum design and solar...
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In this paper, we designed and fabricated a graphene transferred to grating structure with high absorption from 4 μm to 14 μm. The grating structure was composed of Au/SiO2/Au and the graphene was grown by chemical vapor deposition (CVD) in vacuum conditions. We have experimentally demonstrated that magnetic polaritons (MPs) and graphene plasmon we...
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High penetration of grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) power, especially large PV power plants consisting of hundreds of units, has significant impacts on dynamic characteristics of power grids. It is increasingly important to develop a dynamic equivalent model for a large PV plant to simulate its responses under large disturbances, especially during...
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Conventional Si photovoltaic cells cannot convert the full solar energy spectrum (400~2500 nm) into electricity owing to the mismatch between the Si band gap and the broad range of solar photon energies. Transparent silicon PV cell allows the sunlight in the wavelength of 1100~2500 nm to transmit through itself and irradiate on the thermal absorber...
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Due to their ability to confine light in a sub-wavelength scale and achieve coherent absorption, plasmonic nanostructures have been intensively studied for solar energy harvesting. Although nanoparticles generating localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) have been thoroughly studied for application in a direct absorption solar collector (DASC),...
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In solar thermochemical systems, the utilization of porous ceramics plays an important role in the enhancement of heat transfer and optimization of reaction conditions, thereby effectively improving the energy conversion and storage efficiency. Compared with the common filling pattern of one-layer porous ceramic (1-LPC), novel changes in the therma...
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The light field camera has emerged as an optical flame temperature detection device owing to the refocusing feature. Combining this feature with the deconvolution algorithm, a three-dimensional flame temperature distribution can be reconstructed. However, the accuracy of reconstructing the flame temperature is limited by the actual image position....
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The field of energy forecasting has attracted many researchers from different fields (e.g., meteorology, data sciences, mechanical or electrical engineering) over the last decade. Solar forecasting is a fast-growing subdomain of energy forecasting. Despite several previous attempts, the methods and measures used for verification of deterministic (a...
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Radiative cooling is a passive means of cooling that does not require the consumption of additional energy and has broad application potential. While experimental spectral measurements have been conducted, the daylighting of buildings, photovoltaic (PV) cells, and vehicles has seldom been considered. Here, we use spectrum-selective coatings to reso...