Dr Siming Zheng
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Dr Siming Zheng

Lecturer in Ocean Engineering

School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

Biography

Biography

Member of the COAST Engineering Research Group

Qualifications

  • Ph.D., summa cum laude, Hydraulic Engineering, Tsinghua University, China (2016)
  • B.Eng., summa cum laude, Harbour, Waterway and Coastal Engineering, Tianjin University, China (2011)

2021/11-present, Lecturer in Ocean Engineering, University of Plymouth, UK

2020/04-2021/11, COAST Research Fellow, University of Plymouth, UK

2017/11-2020/04, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Marine Renewable Energy, University of Plymouth, UK

2016/07-2017/11, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Tsinghua University, China

2014/11-2015/10, Visiting PhD student, University College Cork, Ireland

Roles on external bodies

Member of Technical Program Committee, International Society of Offshore & Polar Engineers (ISOPE)

Member of Local Organizing Committee, the 14th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC) 

Member of Organizing Committee, the 7th Partnership for Research in Marine Renewable Energy (PRIMaRE) Conference

Editorial Board Member for IET Renewable Power Generation (impact factor=3.930)

Editorial Board Member for Energies (impact factor=3.004)

Editorial Board Member for Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (impact factor=2.458)

Guest Editor for IET Renewable Power Generation (impact factor=3.930)

Guest Editor for Frontiers in Energy Research (impact factor=4.008)

Guest Editor for Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (impact factor=2.458)

Referee for (* outstanding reviewer):

Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews*; Energy*; Ocean Engineering*; Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Physics of Fluids; Applied Energy; Renewable Energy; Journal of Fluids and Structures; European Journal of Mechanics - B/Fluids; Applied Ocean Research; Wave Motion; Journal of Coastal Research; IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering; Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering; International Journal of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering; Meccanica; Journal of Cleaner Production; International Journal of Mechanical Sciences; Waves in Random and Complex Media; China Ocean Engineering; Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments; Advances in Mechanical Engineering; Journal of Oceanology and Limnology; Regional Studies in Marine Science; Journal of Marine Science and Engineering; SN Applied Sciences; Energies; Sustainability; Advances in Materials Science and Engineering; PLOS ONE; Fluids; ISOPE; EWTEC; etc. 

Teaching

Teaching

Teaching interests

MECH544 Data Processing, Simulation and Optimisation of Engineering Systems

Research

Research

Research interests

He is interested in problems relating to marine renewable energy and the interaction of waves with structures in a variety of settings including hydrodynamics, hydroelastics, etc. The main application areas are:

  • Theoretical/numerical modelling of ocean wave energy converters
  • The interaction between ice sheets and ocean waves
  • Metamaterials in water waves and acoustics
  • Multifunctional marine structures

Grants & contracts

  • Flexible Responsive Systems in Wave Energy: FlexWave. Grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). £673,385, Co-I. April. 2021 - April. 2024, Plymouth, UK
  • Analytical and experimental modelling of a floating/submerged elastic disk. Supergen ORE Hub Early Career Researcher Project. £10,000, PI (Co-PI: Dr Simone Michele). 2021 - 2022, Plymouth, UK  

  • Hydrodynamic performance of a submerged flexible tube wave energy converter. PRIMaRE Early Career Researcher Small Research Project. £4,900, PI. Dec. 2020 - Aug. 2021, Plymouth, UK

  • Hydrodynamic study on an array of onshore oscillating water columns. Grant from the State Key Laboratory of Hydroscience and Engineering, Tsinghua University, China. No. sklhse-2021-E-02, ¥100,000(£11,000), PI. Jan. 2021 - Dec. 2022, Plymouth, UK

  • Wave power extraction from a breakwater--integrated oscillating water column (OWC) wave farm. Grant from the State Key Laboratory of Ocean Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. No. 1916, ¥ 80,000(£8,880), PI. Jan. 2020 - Dec. 2021, Plymouth, UK
  • Effect of offshore wave farms on nearshore wave conditions. Grant from the State Key Laboratory of Hydraulic Engineering Simulation and Safety, Tianjin University, China. No. HESS-1902, ¥60,000(£6,650), PI. Oct. 2019 - Oct. 2022, Plymouth, UK
  • Hydrodynamic study on a multi--chamber OWC. Grant from the State Key Laboratory of Coastal and Offshore Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, China. No. LP1928, ¥30,000(£3,330), PI. July 2019 - June 2021 (extended to June 2022), Plymouth, UK
  • Study on hydrodynamics of a Raft-type wave energy converter. Tsinghua University, China. General Financial Grant from China Postdoctoral Science Foundation, No. 2016M601041, CN ¥50,000 (£5,600), Siming Zheng (PI), 2016-2018.
  • Study on hydrodynamics of a hybrid wave energy converter. Tsinghua University, China. Special Financial Grant from China Postdoctoral Science Foundation, No. 2017T10085, CN ¥150,000 (£16,800), Siming Zheng (PI), 2017-2018.

Publications

Publications

Journals

Selected papers

  • Zheng, S.*, Michele, S., Liang, H.*, Meylan, M.H., Greaves, D., 2022. Wave power extraction from a floating elastic disk-shaped wave energy converter. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 948, A38.
  • Porter, R., Zheng, S.*, Greaves, D., 2021. Extending limits for wave power absorption by axisymmetric devices. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 924, A39.
  • Zheng, S., Porter, R., Greaves, D., 2020. Wave scattering by an array of metamaterial cylinders. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 903, A50.
  • Zheng, S., Meylan, M.H., Zhu, G., Greaves, D., Iglesias, G., 2020. Hydroelastic interaction between water waves and an array of circular floating porous elastic plates. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 900, A20.
  • Zheng, S., Antonini, A., Zhang, Y., Greaves, D., Miles, J., Iglesias, G., 2019. Wave power extraction from multiple oscillating water columns along a straight coast. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 878, 445-480.

Other papers

  • Liu, Y., Zheng, S.*, Liang, H., Cong, P., 2022. Wave interaction and energy absorption from arrays of complex-shaped point absorbers. Physics of Fluids, 34, 097107.

  • Porter, R., Zheng, S.*, Liang, H., 2022. Scattering of surface waves by a vertical truncated structured cylinder. Proceedings of The Royal Society A Mathematical Physical and Engineering Sciences, 478, 20210824.

  • Liang, H., Zheng, S.*, Magee, A., Greaves, D., 2022. Water wave interactions with perforated elastic disks: Quadratic pressure discharge condition. Physical Review Fluids, 7(5), 054802.

  • Zhai, Z., Zheng, S., Wan, D.*, 2022. Interaction between solitary waves and a combined structure of two concentric asymmetric porous arc walls. Physics of Fluids, 34(4), 047103.

  • Wang, C., Zheng, S.*, Zhang, Y., 2022. A heaving system with two separated oscillating water column units for wave energy conversion. Physics of Fluids, 34(4), 042103.

  • Wu, J., Qian, C., Zheng, S.*, Chen, N., Xia, D., Götman, M., 2022. Investigation on the wave energy converter that reacts against an internal inverted pendulum. Energy, 247, 123493.

  • Wu, J.*, Qin, L., Chen, N.*, Qian, C., Zheng, S., 2022. Investigation on a spring-integrated mechanical power take-off system for wave energy conversion purpose. Energy, 245, 123318.

  • Zhou, B., Zhang, Q., Jin, P.*, Li, Y., Liu, Y., Zheng, S., Ning, D., 2022. Geometric asymmetry in the energy conversion and wave attenuation of a power-take-off-integrated breakwater. Ocean Engineering, 246, 110576.

  • Michele, S., Zheng, S.*, Greaves, D. 2022. Wave energy extraction from a floating flexible circular plate. Ocean Engineering, 245, 110275.

  • Jin, S.*, Zheng, S., Greaves, D. 2021. On the scalability of wave energy converters. Ocean Engineering, 243, 110212.

  • Renzi, E.*, Michele, S., Zheng, S., Jin, S., Greaves, D. 2021. Niche applications and flexible devices for wave energy conversion: A review. Energies, 14(20), 6537.

  • Guo, B.*, Zheng, S., Ringwood, J.V., Henriques, J.C.C., Zhang, D., 2021. Guest Editorial: Advances in wave energy conversion systems. IET Renewable Power Generation, 15(14): 3039-3044.

  • Zheng, S., Gao, W., Liu, Y.*, Cheng, S., 2021. Wave diffraction from a truncated cylinder with a moonpool of arbitrary cross-section: a semi-analytical study. Ocean Engineering, 237, 109573.

  • Liang, H., Zheng, S.*, Shao, Y., Chua, K.H., Choo, Y.S., Greaves, D., 2021. Water wave scattering by impermeable and perforated plates. Physics of Fluids, 33(7):077111.

  • Zheng, S., Meylan, M.H., Zhang, X.*, Iglesias, G., Greaves, D., 2021. Performance of a plate-wave energy converter integrated in a floating breakwater. IET Renewable Power Generation, 15(14), 3206-3219.

  • Wu, J.* , Qian, C., Ni, Z.*Zheng, S., 2021. Impact of the buoy geometry on power absorption of a point absorber with a cylindrical buoy under motion constraint. Applied Ocean Research, 111, 102680.

  • Cui, L., Zheng, S.*, Zhang, Y., Miles, J., Iglesias, G., 2021. Wave power extraction from a hybrid oscillating water column-oscillating buoy wave energy converter. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 135, 110234.

  • Brown, S.A.*, Ransley, E.J., Zheng, S., Xie, N., Howey, B., Greaves, D.M., 2020. Development of a fully nonlinear, coupled numerical model for assessment of floating tidal stream concepts. Ocean Engineering, 218, 108253.

  • Zhu, G., Graham, D., Zheng, S.*, Hughes, J., Greaves, D., 2020. Hydrodynamics of onshore Oscillating Water Column devices: A numerical study using Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics. Ocean Engineering, 218, 108226.

  • Zheng, S., Zhang, Y., Iglesias, G., 2020. Power capture performance of hybrid wave farms combining different wave energy conversion technologies: the H-factor. Energy, 204, 117920.

  • Zheng, S., Antonini, A., Zhang, Y., Miles, J., Greaves, D., Zhu, G., Iglesias, G., 2020. Hydrodynamic performance of a multi-Oscillating Water Column (OWC) platform. Applied Ocean Research, 99, 102168.

  • Zheng, S., Meylan, M.H., Greaves, D., Iglesias, G., 2020. Water-wave interaction with submerged porous elastic disks. Physics of Fluids, 32, 047106.

  • Zheng, S., Zhang, Y., Iglesias, G., 2020. Concept and performance of a novel wave energy converter: Variable Aperture Point-Absorber (VAPA). Renewable Energy, 153, 681-700.

  • Zheng, S., Zhu, G., Simmonds, D., Greaves, D., Iglesias, G., 2020. Wave power extraction from a tubular structure integrated oscillating water column. Renewable Energy, 150, 342-355.

  • Zheng, S., Meylan, M.H., Fan, L., Greaves, D., Iglesias, G., 2020. Wave scattering by a floating porous elastic plate of arbitrary shape: a semi-analytical study. Journal of Fluids and Structures, 92, 102827.

  • Zheng, S., Zhang, Y., Liu, J., Iglesias, G., 2020. Wave diffraction from multiple truncated cylinders of arbitrary cross sections. Applied Mathematical Modelling, 77, 1425-1445.

  • Zhang, X., Zheng, S., Lu, D., Tian, X., 2019. Numerical investigation of the dynamic response and power capture performance of a VLFS with a wave energy conversion unit. Engineering Structures, 195, 62-83.

  • Zheng, S., Zhang, Y., Liu, Y., Iglesias, G., 2019. Wave radiation from multiple cylinders of arbitrary cross sections. Ocean Engineering, 184, 11-22. 
  • He, F., Zhang, H., Zhao, J., Zheng, S.*, Iglesias, G., 2019. Hydrodynamic performance of a pile-supported OWC breakwater: an analytical study. Applied Ocean Research, 88, 326-340.

  • Zheng, S., Zhang, Y., Iglesias, G., 2019. Coast/breakwater-integrated OWC: a theoretical model. Marine Structures, 66, 121-135.

  • Yu, H., Zheng, S.*, Zhang, Y., Iglesias, G., 2019. Wave radiation from a truncated cylinder of arbitrary cross section. Ocean Engineering, 173, 519-530.

  • Zheng, S., Zhang, Y., Iglesias, G., 2018. Wave-structure interaction in hybrid wave farms. Journal of Fluids and Structures, 83, 386-412.

  • Zheng, S., Zhang, Y., 2018. Analytical study on wave power extraction from a hybrid wave energy converter. Ocean Engineering, 165, 252-263.

  • Zheng, S., Zhang, Y., 2018. Theoretical modelling of a new hybrid wave energy converter in regular waves. Renewable Energy, 128, 125-141.

  • Zheng, S., Zhang, Y., 2017. Analysis for wave power capture capacity of two interconnected floats in regular waves. Journal of Fluids and Structures, 75, 158-173.

  • Zheng, S., Zhang, Y., 2017. Analytical study on hydrodynamic performance of a raft type wave power device. Journal of Marine Science and Technology, 22(4), 620-632.

  • Yu, H., Zhang, Y., Zheng, S., 2016.Numerical study on the performance of a wave energy converter with three hinged bodies. Renewable Energy, 99,1276-1286.

  • Zheng, S., Zhang, Y., Sheng, W., 2016. Maximum theoretical power absorption of connected floating bodies under motion constraints. Applied Ocean Research, 58,95-103.

  • Zheng, S., Zhang, Y., Sheng, W., 2016. Maximum wave energy conversion by two interconnected floaters. Journal of Energy Resources Technology, 138(3), p. 032004.

  • Zheng, S., Zhang, Y., 2016. Wave radiation from a truncated cylinder in front of a vertical wall. Ocean Engineering, 111,602-614.

  • Zheng, S., Zhang, Y., 2016. Wave diffraction and radiation by multiple rectangular floaters. Journal of Hydraulic Research, 54(1),102-115.

  • Zheng, S.M., Zhang, Y.H., Zhang Y.L., Sheng W.A., 2015. Numerical study on the dynamics of a two-raft wave energy conversion device. Journal of Fluids and Structures, 58, 271-290.

  • Zheng, S., Zhang Y., 2015. Wave diffraction from a truncated cylinder in front of a vertical wall. Ocean Engineering, 104, 329-343.

  • Zheng, S., Zhang, Y., 2014. Study on the power absorption of a raft-typed wave energy collector. Journal of Engineering of Heilongjiang University, 5(2), 7-13, 42. (in Chinese)

  • Zhang, Y., Zheng, S., 2014. Development of experimental teaching platform based on utilization of ocean wave energy. Experimental Technology and Management ,31(9), 69-71. (in Chinese)

  • Zheng, S., Zhang, Y., Zhang, Q., Zhang, J., 2012. Numerical study on hydrodynamic characteristics of tide on both sides of T-type dam. Journal of Hydroelectric Engineering,31(6), 172-178. (in Chinese)

Books

  • Zheng, S., 2018. Study on hydrodynamic characteristics of the Raft-type wave-powered desalination device. Springer, Singapore. (Spinger Theses; ISSN 2190-5053; electronic ISSN 2190-5061; Book DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-5517-1) 

Conference Papers

  • Porter, R., Zheng, S., Greaves, D., 2021. Extending limits on wave power absorption by axisymmetric devices. The 36th International Workshop on Water Waves and Floating Bodies (IWWWFB), 25--28 April, 2021, Virtual Workshop.

  • Zheng, S., Greaves, D., Meylan, M.H., Iglesias, G., 2020. Wave power extraction by a submerged piezoelectric plate. 4th International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore, 12--15 October, 2020, Lisbon, Portugal.

  • Zheng, S., Meylan, M.H., Zhu, G., Greaves, D., Iglesias, G., 2020. Wave scattering from multiple circular floating porous elastic plates. The 35th International Workshop on Water Waves and Floating Bodies (IWWWFB), 24--27 August, 2020, Virtual Workshop.

  • Zheng, S., Antonini, A., Zhang, Y., Miles, J., Iglesias, G., 2019. Wave power extraction from a multi--OWC platform. The 13th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC), 1--6 September, 2019, Napoli, Italy.

  • Zheng, S., Zhang, Y., Sheng, W., 2015. Numerical study on the dynamics of a novel two--raft wave energy absorption device. The 11th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC), 6--11 September, Nantes, France. 07C1--3.

Patents

  • A Wave Energy Pump. ZL201310103861.8.(in Chinese), Inventors: Zhang, Y., Zheng, S.
  • A Hydraulic Wave Energy Pump. ZL201310273219.4.(in Chinese) , Inventors: Zhang, Y., Zheng, S.
  • A Hydraulic Wave Energy Pump with Water Tanks. ZL201310273540.2. (in Chinese), Inventors: Zhang, Y., Zheng, S.
  • A Raft-type Wave Energy Pump with Output Performance Adjustable. ZL201410408972.4. (in Chinese), Inventors: Zhang, Y., Zheng, S.

Personal

Personal

Reports & invited lectures

  • Zheng, S. , Iglesias, G., 2018. Intelligent Community Energy (ICE) report T1.4: Resource Assessment Marine Sections Overview. pp. 1-44.
  • Invited Talk entitled “Water wave interaction with floating elastic disks” at the 2nd International Workshop on Numerical and Analytical Techniques in Engineering Problems. 19-21 January 2022, Tamil Nadu, India (online).
  • Invited Talk entitled "Theoretical study on hydrodynamics and power take-off system optimization of wave energy converters" at Dalian University of Technology, 12 June 2020, Dalian, China (online).

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