Dr LUA Kim Boon
Research Assistant Professor



National University of Singapore
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
9 Engineering Drive 1 , Block E1 #07-05
Singapore 117576
Contact: +65-6516-2265



Qualification
BSc.(Mechanical Engineering) National Taiwan University, MEng. (Mechanical Engineering) NUS, PhD (Mechanical Engineering) NUS

Research Interests
Insect wing aerodynamics, Aquatic propulsion, Flow past an accelerated or impulsively started airfoil, Flow field around an ogive nose cylinder at high angle of attack, Jet in a cross flow

Selected Publications
1. K. B. Lua, T. T. Lim and K.S. Yeo. Effect of Wing-Wake Interaction on
Aerodynamic Force Generation on A 2D Flapping Wing. Experiments in Fluids,
Vol. 51, No. 1, July 2011, pp. 177-195.

2. K. B. Lua, K. C. Lai, T. T. Lim and K. S. Yeo. On the Aerodynamic
Characteristics of Hovering Rigid and Flexible Hawkmoth-like Wings. Experiments in Fluids, Vol. 49, No. 6, Dec 2010, pp. 1263-1291.

3. K. B. Lua, T. T. Lim and K. S. Yeo, "A rotating elliptic airfoil in fluid at rest and in a parallel freestream," Experiments in Fluids, Vol. 49, N0. 5, Nov 2010, pp.
1065-1084.

4. T. T. Lim, C. J. Teo, K. B. Lua and K. S. Yeo, "On the Issue of the Stability of Leading Edge Vortex on A Flapping Wing," Modern Physics Letters B," Vol. 23, No. 3, Jan 2009, pp. 357-360.

5. K. B. Lua, T. T. Lim and K.S. Yeo, "Aerodynamic Forces and Flow Fields of a
Two-dimensional Hovering Wing," Experiments in Fluids, Vol. 45, No. 6, Dec 2008, pp. 1047-1065.

6. K. B. Lua, T. T. Lim, K.S. Yeo and G.Y. Oo, "Wake-structure Formation of a
Heaving Two-dimensional Elliptic Airfoil," AIAA Journal, Vol. 45, No. 7, July 2007, pp. 1571-1583.

7. Y. T. Ng, T. T. Lim, S. C. Luo and K. B. Lua, "Effects of Probe Interference on Side Force of an Inclined Ogive Cylinder," AIAA Journal, Vol. 42, No. 2, Feb. 2004, pp. 420-423.

8. K. B. Lua, S. C. Luo and E. K. R. Goh, "Side Force on a Rough-Surface Ogive Cylinder: Effects of Freestream Turbulence," Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 40, No. 1, Jan. – Feb. 2003, pp. 219-222.

9. S. C. Luo, K. B. Lua, T. T. Lim and E. K. R. Goh, "Side Force on an Ogive
Cylinder: Effects of Freestream Turbulence," AIAA Journal, Vol. 39, No. 12, Dec. 2001, pp. 2409-2410.

10. T. T. Lim, K. B. Lua and S. C. Luo,
"Role of Tip and Edge Geometry on Vortex
Asymmetry," AIAA Journal, Vol. 39, No. 3, Mar. 2001, pp. 539-543.

11. A. S. Lee, S. C. Luo, T. T. Lim, K. B. Lua and E. K. R. Goh, “Side Force on an Ogive Cylinder: Effect of Control Devices," AIAA Journal, Vol. 38, No. 3, Mar. 2000, pp. 385-388.

12. S. C. Luo, T. T. Lim, K. B. Lua, H. T. Chia, E. K. R. Goh and Q. W. Ho, "Flowfield Around Ogive/Elliptic-Tip Cylinder at High Angle of Attack," AIAA Journal, Vol. 36, No. 10, Oct. 1998, pp. 1778-1787.