Jiezhi Wu


State Key Laboratory for Turbulence and Complex Systems, 
College of Engineering,
 Peking University

Office Add: Room 309, Mechanics Building

Email: jzwu(at)coe.pku.edu.cn

Website: http://ltcs.pku.edu.cn/subpage.asp?id=345




BS (1963) & MS (1966), Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics



Research Areas

Fundamental theories of fluid dynamics and aerodynamics; Multi-process complex flow diagnosis and optimal design; Instability and control of shear flows and vortices; Turbulent coherent structures and control; Three-dimensional flow separation and control; Wave-vortex interaction and control



Research Profile

General theory and Performance diagnosis of complex configurations in terms of local flow structures, applied to various external and internal complex flows in aeronautics, astronautics, hydromachinery, and wind power engineering to significantly enhance the performance of these machines by innovative optimal design and flow control.



Professional Honors and Awards

• Award for the Best Paper of Aerodynamics (AIAA Paper 99-3103), AIAA, 2000.
• General H.H. Arnold Award, AIAA Tennessee Section, 1994.
• Honorary Fellow, University of Minnesota, 1980-1982.



Professional Activities

•    Senior Research Scientist, Research Professor, and Adjunct Research Professor of the University of Tennessee Space Institute (1987-Present); Adjunct Professor of University of Science and Technology of China, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

•    Senior member of CSTAM,AIAA, member of APS.

•    Referee of J. Fluid Mech., Phys. Fluids, Phys. Plasma, J. Fluid Engng., J. Comput. Phys., AIAA J., J. Theor. Comput. Fluid Dyn., J. Turbulence, Computer & Fluids, Intl. J. Numer. Meths in Fluids, Intl. J. Numer. Meths. for Heat \& Fluid Flow, Intl. J. Aero. Sci., Science of China, Chinese Phys. Lett., Appl. Math. & Mech., Euro. J. Mech. B. 

•    Invited lectures at several international conferences and at University of California at Urvine (2003, 2004), Boeing Company (St Louis, 2000), NASA Langley Research Center (1988, 1993, 1995), Columbia University (1995), California Institute of Technology (1994), Tokyo University (1988), University of Mennesota (1987), and many universities and research institutions in China.




1.J. Z. Wu, H. Y. Ma & M. D. Zhou: Vorticity and Vortex Dynamics, Springer-Verlag, 2006.

2.J. Z. Wu, H. Y. Ma & M. D. Zhou: Introduction to Vorticity and Vortex Dynamics. Higher Education Press, Beijing, 1993 (in Chinese)



Selected Recent Publications

1. Mao F., Shi Y.P., Xuan L.J., Su W.D. &Wu J.Z. (2011): On the governing equations for the compressing process and its coupling with other processes. SCIENCE CHINA - Physics, Mechanics & Astronomy, Vol. 54 No. 6: 1154–1167

2. Xuan L.J., Mao, F. & Wu J.Z. (2011): Water Hammer Prediction and Control: the Green's Function Method. Acta Mech. Sinica (to appear)

3. Zhang R.K. & Wu J.Z. (2011): Aerodynamic characteristics of wind turbine blades with a sinusoidal leading edge, Wind Energy (to appear)

4. Mao, F., Shi, Y.-P. & Wu, J.-Z. (2010): On a general theory for compressing process and aeroacoustics: Linear analysis. Acta Mechanica Sinica, 2010, Vol. 26, pp. 355-364

5. Y.T. Yang, W.D. Su & J.Z. Wu (2010): Helical-wave decomposition and applications to channel turbulence with streamwise rotation. J. Fluid Mech. 662, 91-122.

6. L.J. Xuan and J.Z. Wu (2010): A weighted-integral based scheme. J. Comp. Phys.  229, 5999–6014.

7. J.Z. Wu, X.Y. Lu, Y.T. Yang & R.K. Zhang (2010): Vorticity dynamics in complex flow diagnosis and management. P.Y. Chou Memorial Lecture at 13th Asian Congress Fluid Mech. Dhaka, Bangladesh, Dec. 17-21.

8. Q.S. Li, H. Wu, M. Guo & J.Z. Wu (2010): Vorticity dynamics in axial compressor flow diagnosis and design—Part II: Methodology and application of boundary vorticity flux. J. Fluids Eng. 132, 011102.

9. J.Z. Wu, H. Wu & Q.S. Li (2009): Boundary vorticity flux and engineering flow management. Adv. Appl. Math. Mech., 1, 353-366.

10. Zhang, R.K., Mao, F., Wu, J.Z., Chen, S.Y., Wu, Y.L. & Liu S.H. (2009): Characteristics and control of draft-tube flow in part-load Francis turbine. J. Fluid Eng. 131, 021101.

11. Yang, Y.T., Wu, H., Li, Q.S., Zhou, S. & Wu, J.Z. (2009): Vorticity dynamics in axial compressor flow diagnosis and design. J. Fluid Eng. 130, 041102.

12. J.Z. Wu, X.Y. Lu & L.X. Zhuang (2007): Integral force acting on a body due to local flow structures. J. Fluid Mech. 576, 265-286.

13. C.J. Wu, L.Wang & J.Z. Wu (2007): Suppression of the von Karman vortex street behind a circular cylinder by a traveling wave generated by a flexible surface. J. Fluid Mech. 574, 365-391.

14. J.Z. Wu, Z.L. Pan, and X.Y. Lu (2005): Unsteady  fluid dynamic force solely in terms of control-surface integral. Phys. Fluids 17, 098102.

15. J.Z. Wu, A.K. Xiong, and Y.T. Yang (2005): Axial stretching and vortex definition. Phys. Fluids 17, 038108.

16. J.Z. Wu, Y.T. Yang, Y.B. Luo, and C. Pozridikis (2005): Fluid kinematics on a deformable surface. J. Fluid Mech. 541, 371-381.

17. H. Zhao, J. Z. Wu and J. S. Luo (2004): Turbulent drag reduction by traveling wave of flexible wall. Fluid Dyn. Res. 34, 175-198.