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Ge-Cheng Zha

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Ge-Cheng Zha

Professor | College of Engineering | Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department
Work Phone: (305) 284-3328

Website: Aerodynamics and CFD Lab
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Research Interests

Aerodynamics, Aircraft Design, Flow Control, Co-Flow Jet Airfoil; Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD); Fluid-Structural Interactions; Supersonic Inlets, Turbomachinery; Design Optimization, Propeller Design

HIGHER EDUCATION

    • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, Massachusetts, Other in . (2000)
    • University of Montreal, Ecole Polytechnique, Canada, Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. (1994)
    • Northwestern Polytechnical University, China, M.S. in Aerospace Engineering. (1986)
    • Northwestern Polytechnical University, China, B.S. in Aerospace Engineering. (1983)

EXPERIENCE

    • University of Miami, Director of Aerodynamics and Computational Fluid Dynamics Lab. (2013 - Present)
    • University of Miami, Associate Professor. (2001 - 2013)
    • University of Miami, Director of Miami Wind. (2007 - 2009)
    • Wright State University, Adjunct Assistant Professor. (1997 - 1998)
    • Rutgers University, Post Doctoral Fellow. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (1994 - 1997)

PUBLICATIONS

  • Juried or Refereed Journal Articles or Exhibitions

    • Gan, J., Zha, H., Zha, G. (2016).Delayed Detached Eddy Simulation of Rotating Stall for a Full Annulus Transonic Axial Compressor Stage. ASME Turbo Expo 2016.
    • Lefebvre, A., Dano, B., Bartow, W., Di Franzo, M., Zha, G. (2016).Performance Enhancement and Energy Expenditure of Co-Flow Jet Airfoil with Variation of Mach Number. AIAA Journal of Aircraft. http://doi.org/10.2514/1.C033133
    • Hirst, T., Li, C., Yang, Y., Brands, E., Zha, G. (2015).Bluff Body Drag Reduction Using Passive Flow Control of Jet Boat Tail. SAE International Journal of Commercial Vehicles, 8, 713-720. http://doi.org/10.4271/2015-01-2891
    • Shen, Y., Zha, G. (2014).Improvement of weighted essentially non-oscillatory schemes near discontinuities. Journal of Computer and Fluids, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compfluid.2014.02.
    • Im, H., Zha, G., Dano, B. (2014).Large Eddy Simulation of Co-Flow Jet Airfoil at High Angle of Attack. Journal of Fluid Engineering, 136, 21101.
    • Im, H., Zha, G. (2014).Delayed Detached Eddy Simulation of Airfoil Stall Flows Using High Order Schemes. ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering, DOI: 10.1115/1.4027813, 1115.
    • Im, H., Zha, G. (2014).Investigation of Flow Instability Mechanism Causing Compressor Rotor Blade Non-Synchronous Vibration. AIAA Journal, 52, 2019-2031.
    • Wang, J., Bartow, W., Moreyra, A., Woyczynski, G., Zha, G. (2014).Low Drag Automotive Mirrors Using Passive Jet Flow Control,. SAE Int. J. Passeng. Cars - Mech. Syst, doi:10.4271/2014-01-0584, 4271.
    • Shen, Y., Zha, G. (2012).E-CUSP Scheme for the Equations of Ideal Magnetothydrodynamics with High Order WENO Scheme. Journal of Computational Physics, 231, 6233-6249.
    • Shen, Y., Zha, G. (2012).Low diffusion E-CUSP scheme with implicit high order WENO scheme for preconditioned Navier-Stokes equations. Journal of Computer & Fluids, 55, 13-23.
    • Im, H., Chen, X., Chen, G., Zha, G. (2012).Detached Eddy Simulation of Rotating Stall Inception for a Full Annulus Transonic Rotor. AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, 28, 782-798.
    • Wang, B., Zha, G. (2011).Detached-eddy simulation of transonic limit cycle oscillations using high order schemes. Journal of Computer and Fluids, 52, 58-68.
    • Shen, Y., Zha, G. (2011).Generalized finite compact difference scheme for shock/complex flowfield interaction. Journal of Computational Physics, 230, 4419-4436.
    • Zha, G., Shen, Y., Wang, B. (2011).Improved Low Diffusion E-CUSP Upwind Scheme. Journal of Computer & Fluids, 48, 214-220.
    • Shen, Y., Zha, G. (2010).Large Eddy Simulation Using a New Set of Sixth Order Schemes for Compressible Viscous Terms. Journal of Computational Physics, 229, 8296-8312.
    • Wang, W., Zha, G. (2010).Numerical Simulation of Transonic Limit Cycle Oscillations Using High Order Low Diffusion Schemes. Journal of Fluids and Structures, unkoown, unknown.
    • Chng, T., Rachman, A., Tsai, H., Zha, G. (2009).Flow control of an airfoil via injection and suction. Journal of Aircraft, 46, 291-300.
    • 3) Shen, Y., Zha, G. (2009).Improvement of the WENO Scheme Smoothness Estimator. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, 1002, 2186.
    • Shen, Y., Zha, G., Chen, X. (2009).High Order Conservative Differencing for Viscous Terms and the Application to Vortex-Induced Vibration Flows. Journal of Computational Physics,, 228(2), 8283-8300.
    • Shen, ,., Zha, G. (2009).Improvement of Stability and Accuracy of Implicit WENO Scheme. AIAA Journal, 47, 331-344.
    • Wang, B., Hu, Z., Zha, G. (2008).General Sub-Domain Boundary Mapping Procedure For Structured Grid Implicit CFD Parallel Computation. AIAA Journal of Aerospace Computing, Information, and Communication, 5, 425-447.
    • Wang, B., Haddoukessouni, B., Levy, J., Zha, G. (2008).Numerical Investigations of Injection Slot Size Effect on the Performance of Co-Flow Jet Airfoil. AIAA Journal of Aircraft, 45, 2084-2091.
    • Zha, G., Gao, W., Paxton, C. (2007).Jet Effects on Co-Flow Jet Airfoil Performance. AIAA Journal, Vol.45, pp1222-1231.
    • Zha, G., Carroll, B. F., Paxton, C., Conley, C. a., Wells, A. (2007).High Performance Airfoil Using Co-Flow Jet Flow Control. AIAA Journal, 45, 2087-2090.
    • Chen, X., Zha, G., Yang, M. (2007).Numerical Simulation of 3-D Wing Flutter with Fully Coupled Fluid-Structural Interaction. Journal of Computers & Fluids, Vol. 36, pp856-867.
    • Zha, G., Paxton, C. (2006).A Novel Flow Control Method for Airfoil Performance Enhancement Using Co-Flow Jet. Applications of Circulation Control Technologies, AIAA Book Series, Progress in Aeronautics and Astronautics, Vol. 214, Chapter 10, p. 293-314.
    • Zha, G., Paxton, C., Conley, A., Wells, A., Carroll, B. (2006).Effect of Injection Slot Size on High Performance Co-Flow Jet Airfoil. AIAA Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 43, No. 4, pp987-995.
    • Chen, X., Zha, G. (2006).Implicit Application of Non-Reflective Boundary Conditions for Navier-Stokes Equations in Generalized Coordinates. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, Vol. 50, No. 7, pp767-793.
    • Zha, G. (2005).A Low Diffusion Efficient Upwind Scheme. AIAA Journal, Vol.43, No.5, pp 1137-1140.
    • Zha, G. (2005).A Low Diffusion Efficient Upwind Scheme. AIAA Journal, Vol.43, No.5, pp 1137-1140.
    • Chen, X., Zha, G. (2005).Fully Coupled Fluid-Structural Interactions Using an Efficient High Solution Upwind Scheme. Journal of Fluid and Structure, Vol. 20, No. 8, pp1105-1125.
    • Zha, G. (2004).Boundary Layer Loss Mechanism and Justification of Wall Functions for Turbulence Modeling. AIAA Journal, Vol. 42, No. 11, p2387-2390.
    • Hu, Z., Zha, G. (2004).Calculations of 3D Compressible Using an Efficient Low Diffusion Upwind Scheme. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, Vol. 47, pp253-269.
    • Zha, G., Hu, Z. (2004).Calculation of Transonic Internal Flows Using an Efficient High Resolution Upwind Scheme. AIAA Journal.
    • Zha, G. (1999).Numerical Tests of Upwind Scheme Performance for Entropy Condition. AIAA Journal, Vol. 37, No. 8, p. 1005-1007.
    • Zha, G., Knight, D., Smith, D. (1998).Numerical Investigations of High Speed Civil Transport Inlet Unstart Transient at Angle of Attack. AIAA Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 35, No.6, p. 851-856.
    • Zha, G., Knight, D., Smith, D., Haas, M. (1998).Numerical Simulation of High Speed Civil Transport Inlet Operability with Angle of Attack. AIAA Journal, Vol. 36, No. 7, p. 1223-1229.
    • Zha, G., Smith, D., Schwabacher, M., Rasheed, K., Gelsey, A., Knight, D., Haas, M. (1997).High Performance Supersonic Missile Inlet Design Using Automated Optimization. AIAA Journal of Aircraft, Vol.34, No. 6, p. 697-705.
    • Zha, G., Knight, D. (1996).Computation of 3D Shock/Turbulent Boundary Layer Interaction Using a Reynolds Stress Equation Turbulence Model. AIAA Journal, Vol. 34, No.7, p. 1313-1320.
    • Zha, G., Bilgen, E. (1996).Numerical Study of Three-Dimensional Transonic Flows Using Unfactored Upwind- Relaxation Sweeping Algorithm. Journal of Computational Physics, Vol. 125, No. 2, p. 425-433.
    • Zha, G., Bilgen, E. (1993).Numerical Solutions of Euler Equations by Using a New Flux Vector Splitting Scheme. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, Vol. 17, p. 115-144.
    • Zha, G., Liu, D. (1990).Transonic Flow Calculation of Euler Equations by Implicit Iterating Scheme with Flux Splitting. Acta Aeronautica et Astronautics Sinica, Vol. 11, No.9, p. A449-455.
    • Zha, G., Liu, D., Ma, T. (1989).An Efficient Upwind-Relaxation Algorithm for Euler and Navier-Stokes Equations. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, Vol. 9, No. 5, p. 517-529.
    • Zha, G., Yan, R. (1987).Investigations of the Performance of the Supersonic Multiple Circular Arc (MCA) Airfoil Cascades of Axial-Flow Compressors. Journal of Aerospace Power, Vol. 2, No. 2, p. 113-118.
  • Refereed Books

    • Zha, G. , Paxton, C. (Eds.) A Novel Flow Control Method for Airfoil Performance Enhancement Using Co-Flow Jet, Chapter 10, Applications of Circulation Control Technologies, Progress in Aeronautics and Astronautics. AIAA Book Series.