Zhang, Ju

Assistant Professor
Mechanical Aerospace Engineering

Educational Background

Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin 2004
B.S. University of Science and Technology of China 1998

Current Courses

MAE-5130 Viscous Flows; MAE-3161 Fluid Mechanics

 

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor, Florida Institute of Technology, 2011-present.
Research Scientist, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010-2011.
Visiting Scholar, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007-2010.
Research Associate, University of Chicago, 2004-2007.

Current Research

Numerical Simulation of Shock to Detonation Transition; Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS) of Turbulence and Combustion in Solid Rocket Motor

Selected Publications

Zhang, J, "Revisiting the analytical solution for temperature in Poiseuille flow of an ideal gas", Phys. Fluids, 25, 123602 (2013); doi: 10.1063/1.4834359

Zhang, J.,  T.L. Jackson J. Buckmaster and J. Freund, ``Numerical Modeling of Shock-to-Detonation Transition in Energetic Material'', Comb. & Flame, 159, 1769-1778, 2012.

Zhang, J., T.L. Jackson and V. Topalian,  ``Direct numerical simulation of compressible turbulence in injection-driven three-dimensional cylindrical flows'', submitted, 2011.

Topalian, V., Zhang, J., T.L. Jackson and A.H.G. Isfahani, ``Numerical Study of Erosive Burning in Multi-Dimensional Solid Propellant Modeling'', J. of Prop. Pow., 27(4), 811-821, 2011.

Zhang, J., T.L. Jackson, J. Buckmaster and F. Najjar,``Erosion in Solid-Propellant Rocket Motor Nozzles with Unsteady Non-uniform Inlet Conditions'', J. of Prop. Pow.,  27(3), 642-649, 2011.

Zhang, J. and T.L. Jackson,  ``Direct numerical simulation of turbulence in injection-driven three-dimensional cylindrical flows'', J. of Fluid Mechanics, 670, 176-203, 2011.

Zhang J. and T.L. Jackson, ``A Model for Erosive Burning of Homogeneous Propellants'',  Comb. & Flame, 157(2), 397-407, 2009.

Isfahani, A.H.G., J. Zhang and T.L. Jackson, ``The Effects of Turbulence-induced Time-Periodic Shear on a Flame Anchored to a Propellant'', Combustion and Flame, 156, 5, 1084-1098, 2009.

Zhang, J. and T.L. Jackson, ``A High-Order Incompressible Flow Solver with WENO'',  J. of Comp. Phys., 228, (2009), pp. 2426.

Zhang, J., O.E.B. Messer, A.M. Khokhlov and T. Plewa, ``On the Evolution of Thermonuclear Flames on Large Scales'', Astrophysical J., 656, pp. 347, 2007.

Zhang, J., D. B. Goldstein, P.L. Varghese, L. M. Trafton, C. Moore, and K. Miki, ``Numerical Modeling of Ionian Volcanic Plumes with Entrained Particulates'', Icarus,  172, pp. 479--502, 2004.

Zhang, J., Goldstein, D.B., Varghese, P.L., Gimelshein, N.E., Gimelshein, S.F., Levin, ``Simulation of gas dynamics and radiation in volcanic plumes on Io'', Icarus, 163, pp. 182--197, 2003.