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Dr Alan Green

Completed associate student
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Dr Alan Green

Dr Alan Green’s study was focused on the analysis of external water spray systems that are designed to protect buildings from bushfires. He undertook experiments to better understand the detailed behaviour of water sprays and the effects of wind on system performance, and used computational fluid dynamics simulations to build on the experiments, improving our understanding of how well these spray systems actually perform. Alan presented his findings at the 2018 Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC Research Forum.

Alan is now a Research Fellow at the Sustainable Buildings Research Centre, at the University of Wollongong. He is working to publish his PhD findings in academic journals and assemble new research on bushfire sprinkler systems. Such systems could save homes and lives from bushfires, but more scientific investigation is required.

Student project

This study is focusing on the analysis of external water spray systems that are designed to protect buildings from bushfires. Experiments are being undertaken to reveal the detailed behaviour of water sprays and the effects of wind on system performance. Computational fluid dynamics simulations will be used to extend these results, improving the understanding of how well these spray systems actually perform.
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