During the operations of complex fluid systems, it is inevitably that unsteady and transient flow conditions will be encountered. Considerations are thus required in the system design stages that the unsteady fluid system operations do not give rise to unacceptable flow and/or pressure transient conditions. If the severe flow situation arises, it is necessary to design suitable methods for their control. This research seeks to provide a better understanding of the fluid transient phenomena with air entrainment and the associated theories so as to better assist researchers and engineers in their design of well protected fluid systems under unsteady operations. A new model of air entrainment is proposed in the present studies.
LEE Thong See (CV)：
Associate Professor Lee Thong See is currently the Deputy Head (Academics) in the Mechanical Engineering Department of the National University of Singapore (NUS). He is also currently the Chairman, Mechanical Engineering Graduate Course Work Programmes at NUS. He obtained his BE and PhD from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia (1977).
International scholastic awards in his honour include: Colombo Plan Scholarship, Australia (1968); University of New South Wales Teaching Fellowship (1972); United Kingdom Inter University Council Fellowship (1980); French Academic Exchange Fellowship (1984); JSPS fellowship (Kyoto University, Japan) 1999; Visiting Scholar, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, United States of America (2001); Visiting Academic. Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, United Kingdom (2001); “Highly Commended Award Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2007(UK)” ( An International Award) for published research paper; Awarded Moss Prize ( 2009) by Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE.), London, UK. (27 October 2010).
The professional societies of which Assoc. Prof. Lee Thong See is a member include: Senior Member Institution of Engineers, Singapore; American Society of Mechanical Engineers; Society of Automobile Engineering (USA); Senior Member of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics; Environmental Engineering Society of Singapore; Institution of Engineers, Australia; Chartered Professional Engineer, Australia; Royal Institution of Naval Architects (UK); Chartered Professional Engineer, United Kingdom.His research interest include: Computational Fluid Dynamics, Hydraulic Investigations of Pumping Systems; Flow Measurements and Calibrations; Pressure Surges and Fluid Transients Analysis of Hydraulic Systems and Wind Tunnel Studies of Industrial Problems.His professional experience in the areas of Computational and Experimental Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics include: 111(*) International Research Journal Publications; 139 International Conference Publications; 101 Projects in Industrial contract research work
for the Singapore’s Ministry of Environment, Public Utilities Board, Public Work Department, Private Companies etc in Singapore and overseas.
(* Detail of publications, citations and h-index analysis etc available at SCOPUS: Lee TS, Lee Thong See, National University of Singapore.)