Dr Zheng Zheng Hu
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (Zonal CFD Project)
School of Engineering - Faculty of Science & Engineering (Faculties)
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering,University College London, UK
Finite element method (3D) with potential single flow and finite volume method with viscous single flow (2D) and finite volume method with inviscid two-phase flow (3D)
Free surface with the surface tracking (3D) and capturing method (3D) method
Wave interaction with fixed/floating structures
The decomposition method using a coupled finite element and boundary element method
Mesh generation including tri-tree adaptive method, Delaunay grids, Cartesian cut cell method and hybrid overset meshing techniques
Free surface for simulating nonlinear wave interactions with fixed and floating structures under a regular, focus or extreme wave condition
Published in Journals
Westphalen J, Greaves DM, Raby A, Hu ZZ, Causon DM, Mingham CG, Omidvar P, Stansby PK & Rogers BD (2014) 'Investigation of Wave-Structure Interaction using State of the Art CFD techniques' Open Journal of Fluid Dynamics 4, pp 18 - 43 , DOI
Z.Z. Hu, D.M. Causon, C.G. Mingham, L. Qian (2013), Numerical simulation of water impact on a wave energy converter in free fall motion, Open Journal of Fluid Dynamics, Vol. 3, P109-115.
Z.Z. Hu, D.M. Causon, C.G. Mingham and L. Qian (2013), The Cartesian cut cell free surface capturing method for 3D water impact problems, International Journal of Numerical Methods in Fluids, Vol. 71, Issue 10, P1238-1259.
Z.Z. Hu, D.M. Causon, C.G. Mingham and L. Qian 2011. Numerical Simulation of Floating Bodies in Extreme Free Surface Waves. Journal of Natural Hazzards and Earth System Sciences, 11(2), 519-527, www.nat-hazards-earth-syst-sci.net/11/519/2011/
Eatcok Taylor R., Wu G.X., Bai W. and Hu Z.Z. 2008. Numerical wave tanks based on finite element and boundary element modelling. Journal of offshore mechanics and arctic engineering-transactions of the asme 130(3), 1-8.
Wu G.X., Hu Z.Z. 2008. A Taylor Series based finite volume method for the Navier Stokes equations. International Journal on Numerical methods in Fluids 58(12), 1299-1325.
Wu G.X., Hu Z.Z. 2006. Numerical simulation of viscous flow around unrestrained cylinders. Journal of Fluids and Structures 22, 371-390.
Wu G.X., Hu Z.Z. 2004. Simulation of nonlinear interactions between waves and floating bodies through a finite element based numerical tank. Proceedings of the Royal Society London A460, 2797-2817.
Hu Z.Z., Greaves D.M. and Wu G.X., 2002, Numerical simulation of fluid flows using an unstructured finite volume method with adaptive tri-tree grids. International Journal on Numerical methods in Fluids 39, 403-440.
Published in Conferences
Z.Z. Hu, D.M. Causon, C.G. Mingham and L. Qian 2012. Numerical Modeling of vertical Slamming on a Manchester Bobber. 33rd International Conference on Coastal Engineering (ICCE) conference. Santander, Spain.
Z.Z. Hu, D.M. Causon, C.G Mingham, and L. Qian 2010. Numerical Simulation of Nonlinear Wave Interactions with a Wave Energy Converter. Proceedings of 20th Internation Socity of Offshore and Polar Engineers (ISOPE) conference. Beijing, China. 871-876 in Wave Energy Issue.
Z.Z. Hu, D.M. Causon, C.G. Mingham and L. Qian 2010. Numerical Simulation of Water Impact Involving Three Dimensional Rigid Bodies of Arbitrary Shape. Proceedlings of 32nd International Conference on Coastal Engineering (ICCE) conference. Shanghai, China. https://journals.tdl.org/ICCE/article/view/977
Z.Z. Hu, D.M. Causon, C.G. Mingham and L. Qian 2010. “Numerical simulation of floating bodies in extreme free surface waves," Proceedings of European Geosciences Union General Assembly (EGU) conference, Vienna, Austria. Vol. 12, EGU2010-4927-1 Page:1927
J.Westphalen, D.M. Greaves, Z.Z. Hu, P. Omidvar, D.M. Causon, P.K. Stansby 2010.“Numerical Simulation of Wave-Structure Interaction wave energy conversion applications using Eulerian and Lagrangian CFD Methods," 3rd International Conference and Exhibition on Ocean Energy (ICEO) conference. Bilbao, Spain.
J. Westphalen, D.M. Greaves, A. Hunt-Raby, C.K. Williams, P.H. Taylor, Z.Z. Hu, P. Omidvar, D.M. Causon, C.G. Mingham, P.K. Stansby and B.D. Rogers 2010. Numerical Simulation of Wave Energy Converters using Eulerian and Lagrangian CFD Methods. Proceedings of 20th Internation Socity of Offshore and Polar Engineers (ISOPE) conference. Beijing, China. 731-744 in CFD Issue.
Hu Z.Z., Causon D.M., Mingham C.M. and Qian L. 2009 Numerical wave tank study of a wave energy converter in heave. Proceedlings 19th ISOPE conference, Osaka, Japan. 383-388.
Westphalen J., Greaves D., Williams C.K., Taylor P.H., Causon D., Mingham C.M., Hu Z.Z., Stansby P.K. Rogers B. and Omidvar P. 2009 Extreme wave loading on offshore wave energy devices using CFD: a hierarchical team approach. Proceedlings 8th EWTEC conference, Uppsala, Sweden. 501-508.
Causon D.M., Qian L., Hu Z.Z. and Mingham C.G. 2008. CFD modeling of wave loads on offshore wave energy devices. Proceedlings 18th ISOPE conference, Vancouver, Canada. 137-142.
Eatcok Taylor R., Wu G.X., Bai W. and Hu Z.Z. 2005. Numerical wave tanks based on finite element and boundary element modelling. Proceedings of 24th international conference on offshore mechanics and arctic engineering.
Wu G.X., Hu Z.Z., Wang C.Z. and Drake K.R. 2005. A numerical tank through linear and quadratic finite element methods. Proceedings of the 7th National Congress on Hydrodynamics and 19th National Conference on Hydrodynamics, Ocean Press, pp.21-34. ISBN 7-5027-6374-0
Hu Z.Z., Wu G.X. and Hu P.X. 2002. Tri-tree based FEM analysis of wave interactions with 3D cylindrical structures. Proceedings of 15th international Workshop on Water Waves and Floating Bodies, Cambridge U.K., pp.53-56.