Ju Zhang

Associate Professor | Aerospace, Physics and Space Sciences

Contact Information

jzhang@fit.edu
(321) 674-7058
F.W. Olin Engineering Complex, 251

Educational Background

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

Professional Experience

Associate Professor, Florida Institute of Technology (2016-present)

Assistant Professor, Florida Institute of Technology (2011-2016)

Research Scientist, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2007-2011)

Current Courses

MAE-5130 Viscous Flows; MAE-3161 Fluid Mechanics

Selected Publications

J. Zhang, “Effect of stand-off distance on “counterjet” and high impact pressure by a numerical study of laser-induced cavitation bubble near a wall,” International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 142, 103706, doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmultiphaseflow.2021.103706, 2021.

 J. Zhang, “A simple and effective five-equation two-phase numerical model for liquid-vapor phase transition in cavitating flows,” International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 132, 103417, 2020.

Jackson, T.L, J. Zhang, and M. Short, “Multiscale Approach to Shock to Detonation Transition in Energetic Materials,” Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics, invited paper, 45(2), pp. 316-329, DOI 10.1002/prep.201900179, 2020.

Zhang, J. and T.L. Jackson, “Effect of Microstructure on the Detonation Initiation in Energetic Materials,” Shock Waves, 29(2), pp. 327-338, DOI 10.1007/s00193-017-0796-7, 2019.

Jackson, T.L, J. Zhang, and M. Short, “Mesoscale Simulations of Shock-to-Detonation Initiation in HMX and PETN based Explosives,” the 16th International Detonation Symposium, 2018.

T. L. Jackson, A. M. D. Jost, J. Zhang, P. Sridharan, and G. Amadio, Multi-dimensional mesoscale simulations of detonation initiation in energetic materials with density-based kinetics, Combust. Theory Model., DOI: 10.1080/13647830.2017.1401121, 2017

J. Zhang, T. L. Jackson, and A. M. D. Jost, Effects of air chemistry and stiffened EOS of air in numerical simulations of bubble collapse in water, Phys. Rev. Fluids 2, 053603, 2017.

T.L. Jackson and J. Zhang, Density-based kinetics for mesoscale simulations of detonation initiation in energetic materials, Combust. Theory Model., 21(4), pp. 749-769 (2017).

J. Zhang and T.L. Jackson, Direct detonation initiation with thermal deposition due to pore collapse in energetic materials - Towards the coupling between micro- and macroscale, Combust. Theory Model., 21(2), pp. 248-273 (2017).

Mehta, Y., T.L. Jackson, J. Zhang and S. Balachandar, “Numerical investigation of shock interaction with one-dimensional transverse array of particles in air.” J. Appl. Phys., 119(10), 104901, 2016.

 Sridharan, P., T.L. Jackson, J. Zhang, S. Balachandar and S. Thakur, ''Shock Interaction with Deformable Particles Using a Constrained Interface Reinitialization Scheme.'' J. Appl. Phys., 119, 064904, 2016.

J. Zhang and T.L. Jackson, "Detonation Initiation with Thermal Deposition due to Pore Collapse in Energetic Materials - Towards the Coupling between Micro- and Macroscale," AIAA-2015-4097.

Zhang, J., T.L. Jackson, P. Sridharan, and S. Balachandar, ''Towards a Mass and Volume Conserving Interface Reinitialization Scheme for A Diffuse Interface Methodology (for shock-particle interaction),'' the Proceedings of the 19th Biennial APS Conference on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter, 2015.

Jost, A., J. Zhang, and T.L. Jackson, ''GPU Parallelization of a High Order Immersed Boundary Method Fluid Solver,'' AIAA paper 2015-3056, 2015.

Jost, A. and J. Zhang, “Numerical Study of Intermittent Laminar Separation Bubble Bursting and Vortex Shedding on an NACA 643 -618 Airfoil,” AIAA paper 2015-1032, 2015.

Jackson, T.L., J. Buckmaster, J. Zhang, and M. Anderson, “Pore Collapse in an Energetic Material from the Micro-scale to the Macr-oscale,” Combust. Theory & Modeling, 19(3), 347-381, 2015.

Sridharan, P., T.L. Jackson, J. Zhang and S. Balachandar, “Shock Interaction with 1-D Array of Particles in Air,” J. Appl. Phys., 117, 075902, 2015.

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.A. M. D. Jost,J. Zhang, T. L. Jackson, and A. M. D. Jost,

J. Zhang, T. L. Jackson, and A. M. D. Jost, Effects of air chemistry and stiffened EOS of air in numerical simulations of bubble collapse in water, Phys. Rev. Fluids 2, 053603, 2017.

T.L. Jackson and J. Zhang, Density-based kinetics for mesoscale simulations of detonation initiation in energetic materials, Combust. Theory Model., (2017), in press.

J. Zhang and T.L. Jackson, Direct detonation initiation with thermal deposition due to pore collapse in energetic materials - Towards the coupling between micro- and macroscale, Combust. Theory Model., 21(2), pp. 248-273 (2017).

Sridharan, P., T.L. Jackson, J. Zhang, S. Balachandar and S. Thakur, ''Shock Interaction with Deformable Particles Using a Constrained Interface Reinitialization Scheme.''  J. Appl. Phys., 119, 064904, 2016.

J. Zhang and T.L. Jackson, "Detonation Initiation with Thermal Deposition due to Pore Collapse in Energetic Materials - Towards the Coupling between Micro- and Macroscale," AIAA-2015-4097.

Zhang, J., T.L. Jackson, P. Sridharan, and S. Balachandar, ''Towards a Mass and Volume Conserving Interface Reinitialization Scheme for A Diffuse Interface Methodology (for shock-particle interaction),'' the Proceedings of the 19th Biennial APS Conference on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter, 2015.

Jost, A., J. Zhang, and T.L. Jackson, ''GPU Parallelization of a High Order Immersed Boundary Method Fluid Solver,'' AIAA paper 2015-3056, 2015.

Jost, A. and J. Zhang, “Numerical Study of Intermittent Laminar Separation Bubble Bursting and Vortex Shedding on an NACA 643 -618 Airfoil,” AIAA paper 2015-1032, 2015.

Jackson, T.L., J. Buckmaster, J. Zhang, and M. Anderson, “Pore Collapse in an Energetic Material from the Micro-scale to the Macr-oscale,” Combust. Theory & Modeling, 19(3), 347-381, 2015.

Sridharan, P., T.L. Jackson, J. Zhang and S. Balachandar, “Shock Interaction with 1-D Array of Particles in Air,” J. Appl. Phys., 117, 075902, 2015.

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.

Research

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD); cavitation erosion; flow through porous media, aerodynamics of biomimetic wings for UAV/MAV applications, turbulence and combustion in solid rocket motor, shock-to-detonation transition in energetic materials and shock-particle interaction