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Wei Zhang

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Dr. Wei Zhang obtained a BEng degree in Water Conservancy and Hydropower Engineering and an MSc in Hydraulic Structure Engineering from Hohai University in Nanjing, China. She continued her studies at the Laboratoire dHydraulique Saint-Venant (a joint- laboratory of ENPC, EDF, and CEREMA) in Paris, where she obtained her Ph.D. for the study entitled: Three-dimensional simulation of scour erosion around an obstacle. In May 2020, she got a Lecturer position in Fluid Mechanics in the Department of Civil Engineering at XJTLU. Her research interests include code development of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), parallel computing (HPC), free-surface flow, sediment transport, turbulence modeling (LES, DNS), and engineering applications in industry.

Research interests

Turbulence modeling: Numerical test-case study of turbulence by Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS), Large-Eddy Simulation (LES)

Free surface flow: Numerical study of free-surface flow based on sigma-transformation method

Sediment transport: Numerical study of suspended load in open channel flow and three-dimensional scour erosion around a circular cylinder

Finite Volume Methods (FVM): Development of Navier-Stokes equations solver based on unstructured grids and highly massive paralleled (MPI,CUDA)

Finite Element Methods (FEM): Dynamic analysis of reinforcement design in engineering and concrete damage model


Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University - 2020 to Present


CEN112 Engineering Skills

CEN205 Hydraulics

CEN210 Water Resources Engineering 1

Awards and honours

2016-2019, Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D., Fluid Mechanics, Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, 2016-2019

MSc, Hydraulic Structure Engineering, Hohai University, 2013-2016

BEng, Water Conservancy and Hydropower Engineering, Hohai University, 2009-2013

Person Types

  • Staff


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