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Academic Areas: Renewable energy; Building thermal and moisture transfer process analysis ;Building energy efficiency technology

Research Interests:

Academic Degrees

Apr. 2002 – Apr. 2005 Department of Building Services Engineering,

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

PhD in Building Services Engineering

Sept. 1994 – Jul. 1997 Hunan University, Changsha, P.R.China

Master of Engineering in HVAC

Sept. 1990 – Jul. 1994 Hunan University, Changsha, P.R.China,

Bachelor of Engineering in HVAC

Professional Experience

May 2008 – Update Professor, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Sept. 2008 – Update Research Fellow, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Sept. 2006 – Sept. 2008 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

May. 2005 – Sept. 2006 Research Associate, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Aug. 2000 – Aug. 2001 Research Assistant, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Jul. 1997 – May 2000 Engineer, Central-South Architecture Design Institute, Wuhan

Selected Publications

1. Jiajia Gaoa, Gongsheng Huangb, Xinhua Xua (2016), Experimental Study of a Bilinear Control for a GSHP Integrated Air-conditioning System. Energy and Buildings, Vol. In press.

2. Qiuyuan Zhu, Anbang Li, Junlong Xie*, Weiguang Li, Xinhua Xu. (2016). Experimental validation of a semi-dynamic simplified model of active pipe-embedded building envelope. International Journal of Thermal Sciences, Vol.108:70-80.

3. Jiajia Gao, Gongsheng Huang, Xinhua Xu. (2016). An optimization strategy for the control of small capacity heat pump integrated air-conditioning system. Energy Conversion and Management, Vol.119:1-13.

4. Anbang Li, Xinhua Xu, Yongjun Sun. (2016). A study on pipe-embedded wall integrated with ground source-coupled heat exchanger for enhanced building energy efficiency in diverse climate regions. Energy and Buildings, Vol.121:139-151.

5. Anbang Li, Xinhua Xua, Junlong Xie, Yongjun Sun. (2016). Development of a Simplified Heat Transfer Model of Hollow Blocks by Using Finite Element Method in Frequency Domain. Energy and Buildings, Energy and Buildings, Vol.111(1):76-86

6. Chong Zhang, Jinbo Wang, Xinhua Xu, Fuxi Zou, Jinghua Yu. (2015). Modeling and thermal performance evaluation of a switchable triple glazing exhaust air window. Applied Thermal Engineering, Accepted.

7. Qiuyuan Zhu, Anbang Li, Junlong Xie, Weiguang Li, Xinhua Xu. (2015) Experimental Validation of a Semi-dynamic Simplified Model of Active Pipe-embedded Building Envelope. International Journal of Thermal Sciences, (In review)

8. Jiajia Gao, Gongsheng Huang, Xinhua Xua. (2015). Space Temperature Control of a GSHP-integrated Air-conditioning System. Energy and Buildings, Energy and Buildings, Volume.108(1):127-136.

9. Jinghua Yu, Liwei Tian, Xinhua Xu, Jinbo Wang. (2015). Evaluation on energy and thermal performance for office building envelope in different climate zones of China. Energy and Buildings, Vol.86:626-639.

10. Junlong Xie, Xinhua Xu, Anbang Li, Qiuyuan Zhu. (2015). Experimental validation of frequency-domain finite-difference model of active pipe-embedded building envelope in time domain by using Fourier series analysis. Energy and Buildings, Vol.99(15):177-188.

11. Anbang Li, Xinhua Xu, Jiajia Gao. (2014). Analysis of Frequency Thermal Characteristics of Pipe-embedded Concrete Radiant Floors Based on FDFD method.  Energy Procedia, Vol.61(2014)1339-1342

12. Qiuyuan Zhu, Xinhua Xu, Jiajia Gao, Fu Xiao. (2015). A semi-dynamic model of active pipe-embedded building envelope for thermal performance evaluation. International Journal of Thermal Sciences, Vol.88:170-179

13. Qiuyuan Zhua, Xinhua Xu, Jinbo Wang, Fu Xiao. (2014). Development of Dynamic Simplified Thermal Models of Active Pipe-embedded Building Envelopes Using Genetic Algorithm. International Journal of Thermal Science, Vol.76258-272. (Corresponding Author)

14. Xinhua Xu, Jinghua Yu, Shengwei Wang, Jinbo Wang. (2014) Research and application of active hollow core slabs in building systems for utilizing low energy sources, Applied Energy, Vol.116:424-435

15. Xinhua Xu, Qiuyuan Zhu, Jinbo Wang, and Fu Xiao. (2013). Study of Dynamic Thermal Performance of Active Pipe-embedded Building Envelopes Based on Frequency-Domain Finite-Difference Method. TSEST Transaction on Electrical and Electronic Circuits and Systems, Vol. 3(11), Pp. 65-72.

16. Yu, JH; Tian, LW; Yang, CZ; Xu, XH; Wang, JB.(2013). Sensitivity analysis of energy performance for high-rise residential envelope in hot summer and cold winter zone of China. ENERGY AND BUILDINGS, Vol.64:264-274.

17. Junlong Xie, Qiuyuan Zhu, Xinhua Xu. (2012). An Active Pipe-embedded Building Envelope for Utilizing Low-Grade Energy Sources. Journal of Central South University of Technology, Vol.19(6):1163-1167.

18. Jinghua Yu, Liwei Tian, Changzhi Yang, Xinhua Xu, Jinbo Wang. (2011) Optimum insulation thickness of residential roof with respect to solar-air degree-hours in hot summer and cold winter zone of china. Energy and Buildings, Vol.43(9):2304-2313

19. Gaoming Ge, Fu Xiao, Xinhua Xu. (2011) Model-based optimal control of a dedicated outdoor air-chilled ceiling system using liquid desiccant and membrane-based total heat recovery. Applied Energy, Vol.88:4180-4190.

20. Na Zhu, hengwei Wang, Xinhua Xu and Zhenjun Ma. (2010). A Simplified Dynamic Model of Building Structures Integrated with Shaped-stabilized Phase Change Materials. International Journal of Thermal Sciences,Vol.49: 1722-1731.

21. Xinhua Xu, Shengwei Wang, Jinbo Wang and Fu Xiao. (2010) Active Pipe-embedded Structures in Buildings for Utilizing Low-Grade Energy Sources: A Review. Energy and Buildings,Vol.42((10):1567-1581.

22. Xinhua Xu, Shengwei Wang and Gongsheng Huang. (2010) Robust MPC for Temperature Control of Air-Conditioning Systems Concerning on Constraints and Multi-type Uncertainties. Building Services Engineering Research and Technology. Vol. 31 (1), pp. 39-55. (SCI,B 级期刊)

23. Gongsheng Huang, Shengwei Wang and Xinhua Xu. (2009). A Robust Model Predictive Control Strategy for Improving the Control Performance of Air Conditioning Systems. Energy Conversion and Management. Vol.50(10), pp:2650-2658. (通讯作者) (SCI)

24. Xinhua Xu, Shengwei Wang and Gongsheng Huang. (2009) Robust MPC for Temperature Control of Air-Conditioning Systems. Building Services Engineering Research and Technology. Accepted. (SCI,B 级期刊)

25. Jinbo Wang,Shengwei Wang,Xinhua Xu, and Youming Chen. (2009). Short Time Step Heat Flow Calculation of Building Constructions Based on Frequency-Domain Regression Method. International Journal of Thermal Sciences,Vol.48, pp:2355–2364. (SCI)

26. Jinbo Wang, Shengwei Wang, Xinhua Xu and Fu Xiao. (2009). Evaluation of Alternative Arrangements of a Heat Pump System for Plume Abatement in a Large-Scale Chiller Plant in a Subtropical Region. Energy and Buildings. Vol.41, pp:596–606. (SCI)

27. Xinhua Xu, Fu Xiao and Shengwei Wang. (2008). Enhanced Chiller Sensor Fault Detection, Diagnosis and Estimation Using Wavelet Analysis and Principal Component Analysis Methods. Applied Thermal Engineering. Vol.28(2-3), pp:226-237. (SCI)

28. Xinhua Xu and Shengwei Wang. (2007). Optimal Simplified Thermal Models of Building Envelope Based on Frequency Domain Regression Using Genetic Algorithm. Energy and Buildings. Vol.39(5), pp:525-536. (SCI)

29. Xinhua Xu and Shengwei Wang. (2007). An Adaptive Demand-controlled Ventilation Strategy with Zone Temperature Reset for Multi-zone Air-conditioning Systems. Indoor and Built Environment. Vol.16(5), pp:426-437. (SCI)

30. Xinhua Xu. and Shengwei Wang. (2008). A Mixed-mode Building Energy Model for Performance Evaluation and Diagnosis of Existing Buildings. Building Services Engineering Research and Technology,Vol.29(1), pp:73-83.(SCI).(SCI).

31. Xinhua Xu, Shengwei Wang and Youming Chen. (2008). An Improvement to Frequency-Domain Regression Method for Calculating Conduction Transfer Functions of Building Walls. Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol.28(7), pp:661-667. (SCI).

32. Xinhua Xu, Shengwei Wang and Ma Zhenjun. (2008). Evaluation of Plume Potential and Plume Abatement of Evaporative Cooling Towers in a Subtropical Region. Applied Thermal Engineering. Vol.28(11-12), pp:1471-1484. (SCI)

33. Xinhua Xu and Shengwei Wang. (2008). A simplified dynamic model for existing buildings using CTF and thermal network models. International Journal of Thermal Sciences. Vol.47(9), pp:1249-1262. (SCI)

34. Xinhua Xu and Shengwei Wang. (2009). A Model-based Optimal Ventilation Control Strategy of Multi-zone VAV Air-conditioning Systems. Applied Thermal Engineering. Vol.29(1), pp:91-104. (SCI)

35. Xinhua Xu and Shengwei Wang. (2008). A Simple Time Domain Calculation Method for Transient Heat Transfer Models. Energy and Buildings. Vol.40, pp:1682–1690. (SCI)

36. Shengwei Wang and Xinhua Xu. (2008). Effects of Alternative Control Strategies of Water-Evaporative Cooling Systems on Energy Efficiency and Plume Control: A Case Study. Building and Environment. Vol.43(11),pp:1973-1989. (SCI).  

37. Xinhua Xu, Shengwei Wang and Wen-zhong Shi. (2004). A Robust Sequencing Control Strategy for Air-Handling Units. Building Services Engineering Research and Technology. Vol.25(2), pp:141-158. (EI)

38. Xinhua Xu and Shengwei Wang. (2006). Hybrid Model of Existing Buildings for Transient Thermal Performance Estimation. Journal of Harbin Institute of Technology (New Series), Vol.13(Sup), pp:186-191.

39. Shengwei Wang and Xinhua Xu. (2006).Simplified Building Model for Transient Thermal Performance Estimation Using GA-Based Parameter Identification. International Journal of Thermal Sciences, Vol.45(4), pp:419-432. (SCI).

40. Shengwei Wang and Xinhua Xu. (2006). Parameter Estimation of Internal Thermal Mass of Building Dynamic Models Using Genetic Algorithm. Energy Conversion and Management, Vol.47(13-14), pp:1927-1941. (SCI).

41. Shengwei Wang and Xinhua Xu. (2004). Optimal and Robust Control of Outdoor Ventilation Airflow Rate for Improving Energy Efficiency and IAQ. Building and Environment, Vol.39, pp:763-773. (SCI).

42. Shengwei Wang and Xinhua Xu. (2002). A Robust Control Strategy for Combining DCV Control with Economizer Control. Energy Conversion and Management, Vol.43, pp:2569-2588. (SCI).

43. Zhenjun Ma, Shengwei Wang, Xinhua Xu. And Fu Xiao (2008). A Supervisory Control Strategy for Building Cooling Water Systems for Practical and Real Time Applications. Energy Conversion and Management. Vol.49, pp:2324–2336. (SCI)

44. Shengwei Wang, Xu Xinhua and Ma Zhenjun. (2006). Energy Performance Evaluation and Development of Control Strategies for the Air-conditioning System of A Building at Construction Stage. Journal of Harbin Institute of Technology (New Series), Vol.13(Sup), pp:172-178.

45. Fu Xiao, Shengwei Wang and Xinhua Xu. (2008). Automatic Commissioning of AHU Sensors for Enhancing Building Lifecycle Performance. Hong Kong IE (HKIE) Transactions. Vol.15(1), pp:24-29. (EI).

46. Fu Xiao, Shengwei Wang, Xinhua Xu, Gaoming Ge. (2009). An Isolation Enhanced PCA Method with Expert-Based Multivariate Decoupling for Sensor FDD in Air-Conditioning Systems. Applied Thermal Engineering,Vol.29(4), pp:712-722. (SCI).

47. Qiang Zhou, Shengwei Wang, Xinhua Xu and Fu Xiao. (2008). A Gray-Box Model of Next-day Building Thermal Load Prediction for Energy-Efficient Control, International Journal of Energy Research, Vol.32(15), pp:1418-1431.



Awards and Honors

Receive the research fund of “Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University”,英文缩写为“NCET”.

“Excelent paper award” for 2010 Narional Conference of HVAC&R -“应用数据熔合技术提高空调制冷负荷测量准确度”

Receive the research fund of “Chu Tian Scholar” Scheme Of Hubei Province  (2009)

Receive Second Prize on Natural Science of Ministry of Education (2007) (教育部自然科学二等奖)

Courses Taught

Taught PhD Subjects: Advanced Heat and Mass Transfer (current);

Taught MSc Subjects: Building Thermal Process Analysis (current), Principle of Heat and Mass Transfer of Building Equipments (current);

Taught Undergraduate Subjects: Building Automation (current), Air-conditioning Engineering (Current).

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