Dominic O’Connor

Research Associate

Degrees – Civil and Structural Engineering B.Eng/M.Eng

Energy 2050, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Research interests/project: Building energy, energy efficiency, thermal comfort, building physics, air flow, ventilation, heat transfer, CFD

Research groups: Building Energy Group

Publications:

  • D. O’Connor, J. K. Calautit, & B. R. Hughes, A Study of Passive Ventilation Integrated with Heat Recovery, 2014, Energy and Buildings, 82, 799-81
  • J. K. Calautit, D. O’Connor, & B. R. Hughes, Determining the Optimum Spacing and Arrangement for Commercial Wind Towers for Ventilation Performance, 2014, Building and Environment, 82, 274-287
  • J. K. Calautit, D. O’Connor, P. Sofotasiou, & B. R. Hughes, CFD Simulation and Optimisation of a Low Energy Ventilation and Cooling System, 2015, Computation, 3(2), 128-149
  • J. K. Calautit, D. O’Connor, B. R. Hughes, & S. S. Shahzad ,Numerical and Experimental Investigation of a Wind Catcher with Horizontally-arranged Heat Transfer Devices (HHTD), 2015, Journal of Engineering Technology, 3(2), 16-22
  • J. K. Calautit, D. O’Connor, & B. R. Hughes, A Natural Ventilation Wind Tower with Heat Pipe Heat Recovery for Cold Climates, 2015, Renewable Energy, 87(3), 1088-1104
  • D. O’Connor, J. K. Calautit, & B. R. Hughes, Effect of Rotation Speed of a Rotary Thermal Wheel on Ventilation Supply Rates of Wind Tower System, 2015, Energy Procedia, 75, 1705-1710
  • D. O’Connor, J. K. Calautit, & B. R. Hughes, A Review of Heat Recovery Technology for Passive Ventilation Applications, 2016, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 54, 1481-1493
  • J. K. Calautit, D. O’Connor, B. R. Hughes, & S. S. Shahzad, Numerical and Experimental Analysis of a Multi-Directional Wind Tower Integrated with Vertically-Arranged Heat Transfer Devices (VHTD), 2016, Applied Energy, In PressD. O’Connor, J. K. Calautit, & B. R. Hughes, A Novel Design of a Desiccant Rotary Wheel for Passive Ventilation Applications, 2016, Applied Energy, 179, 99-109

Presentations/posters:

  • D. O’Connor, J.K. Calautit, and B.R. Hughes. Effect of Rotation Speed of a Rotary Thermal Wheel on Ventilation Supply Rates of Wind Tower System, The 7th International Conference on Applied Energy, Abu Dhabi (ICAE 2015), United Arab Emirates, 28-31 March, 2015
  • J. K. Calautit, D. O’Connor, B. R. Hughes, & S. S. Shahzad,Performance Investigation of a Commercial Wind Catcher with Horizontally-Arranged Heat Transfer Devices (HHTD), 3rd Annual International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering (ACE 2015), Singapore, 13-14 April, 2015