Basic Information

Name: Jiazhong Zhang, Ph.D.

School of Energy and Power Engineering
Xi’an Jiaotong University
Shaanxi Province 710049
P. R. China



Education and Professional Experience

1) Sept. 1986-Jul. 1990

    B.Sc., Jul. 1990, Xi’an Jiaotong University

2) Sept. 1990-Jun. 1993

    M.Sc., Jun. 1993, Xi’an  Jiaotong University

3) Sept. 1994-Dec. 1997

    Doctor degree candidate, Doctor degree was granted on December 25, 1997, School of Architectural Engineering and Mechanics, Xi’an Jiaotong University

4) Oct. 1998-Feb. 2001

    Postdoc. Research fellow, Eindhoven University of Technology

5) Feb. 2001-Present

    Professor at Xi’an Jiaotong University


  1. "Stability, Bifurcation and Numerical Analysis for the Nonlinear Dynamic Systems"
  2. "Stress Analysis and Dynamics of Turbo-machinery"
  3. "English Scientific and Technical Reading and Writing"


Supported by Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University in China, No. NCET-07-0685.


Phone: +86-29-82664177

Research Areas and Interests

My current research focuses on

  • Nonlinear aeroelastic stability and flow control by the morphing structure, turbo-machinery or fluid machinery with low Reynolds number by smart structures;
  • Lagrangian description for unsteady flow; Momentum transfer; Lobe dynamics; Targeted energy transfer; Localization of energy; Resonance energy exchange;
  • Low-velocity wind turbine with local adaptive aeroelastic structures; Energy capture by phase transition;
  • The application of nonlinear dynamics to the drag reduction, lift enhancement, aero-heating, dynamic stall, and the numerical method, active aeroelastic structures;
  • The dynamics in shock wave, plasma, soliton and rarefied gas dynamics for super-sonic flow; Cavity and energy accumulation with cavitation; 
  • The dynamics and the reduction of the continuum dynamic system with infinite-dimension or large degree-of-freedom based on the Inertial Manifold theories;
  • Instability, sequence-bifurcation, the spatiotemporal pattern formation for the complex fluid mechanics; Hierarchical structures or states; Macroscopic quantum phenomena;
  • The nonlinearity and singularity of N-S equation in view of the point of mathematics and the route to turbulence; Nonlinear non-equilibrium atmospheric thermal dynamics;
  • The Lagrangian coherent structure in the fluid flow; Study fluid dynamics on manifolds; Vortex dynamics analysis in Lagrangian frame;  
  • Stability and bifurcation in rotor dynamics, and rotordynamics software; Vibration localization or nonlinear dynamics in the system with periodic or symmetric structure; 
  • Buckling and post-buckling of thin-walled structure from viewpoint of bifurcation and chaos, and the multiscale numerical simulation for the flow in porous media;
  • Multi-phase flow and cavitation in turbo-pump, Self-organized criticality;
  • Application for nonlinear dynamics: the drag reduction, vibration reduction and sound reduction of moving body over flow by active aeroelastic surfaces or walls.

Editorial Activity:

  • Member of International scientific committee and organizing committee for Nonlinear Science and Complexity; Committee for Chaos, Complexity and Transport; Committee for Analysis and Control of Chaotic Systems; Committee for Chaotic Modeling and Simulation; Committee member for Topical Problems of Nonlinear Wave Physics.
  • Member of Editorial Board: Journal of Applied Nonlinear Dynamics, Journal of Propulsion Technology;
  • Editor of Journal of Enviromental Accounting and Management;
  • Associate Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Advances in Aerodynamics.
  • Chairman of 5th Conference on Nonlinear Science and Complexity. Website:http: //


Scientific Research


  • Jiazhong Zhang.Stability and Bifurcation in Nonlinear Dynamics Systems and Their Applications (In Chinese).ISBN 978-7-5605-3589-0, 2010.
  • Jiazhong Zhang, Liying Chen, Sheng Ren. Nonlinear Science and Complexity, Part VIII, Chapter 48: Nonlinear Systems: Model Reduction of Nonlinear Continuous Dynamic Systems on Inertial Manifolds with Delay. Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 10607 words, 2011, ISBN 978-90-481-9883-2, pp413-418.
  • Yan Liu, Jiazhong Zhang. Dynamical Systems-Discontinuity, Stochasticity and Time-Delay, Part I, Chapter 3:   Study on the Multifractal Spectrum of Local Area Networks Traffic and Their Correlations. Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 12292words, 2010, ISBN 978-1-4419-5753-5, pp13-21.
  • Kailun Li, Jiazhong Zhang, Pengfei Lei. Dynamical Systems-Discontinuity, Stochasticity and Time-Delay, Part I,   Chapter 7: Nonlinear Systems: Simulation and Nonlinear Analysis of Panel Flutter with Thermal Effects in Supersonic Flow. Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 11428words, 2010, ISBN 978-1-4419-5753-5, pp61-76.
  • Jiazhong Zhang, Sheng Ren, Guanhua Mei. Dynamical Systems-Discontinuity, Stochasticity and Time-Delay, Part IV, Chapter 30: Model Reduction on Inertial Manifolds of N-S Equations through Multi-scale Finite Element. Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 18012words, 2010, ISBN 978-1-4419-5753-5, pp383-396.
  • Jiazhong Zhang. Nonlinear Approaches in Engineering Applications, Chapter 10: Nonlinear Dynamics of Incompressible Flow-Complexity in Two Dimensional Flows Around Circular Cylinder. Springer Berlin/Heidelberg,37261 words, 2012, ISBN 978-1-4614-1468-1, pp 283-314.
  • Jia-Zhong Zhang (Editor), Yan Liu. Complex Motions and Chaos in Nonlinear Systems, Chapter 2: Some Singularities in Fluid Dynamics and Their Bifurcation Analysis. Springer International Publishing Switzerland, 2016, ISBN 978-3-319-28762-1.
  • Xu Sun, Jiazhong Zhang. Finite-Element Analysis of Nonlinear Fluid-Membrane Interactions Using a Modified Characteristic-Based Split (CBS) Scheme. Springer International Publishing Switzerland, 2016, ISBN 978-3-319-28762-1.
Journal Articles: 
  • Xu Sun, Shuai Li, Gang-Gui Lin, Jia-Zhong Zhang. Effects of flow-induced vibration on forced convection heat transfer from two tandem circular cylinders in laminar flow. International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 195 (2021), 106238.
  • Shengli Cao, Xu Sun, Jiazhong Zhang, Yixin Zhang. Forced convection heat transfer around a circular cylinder in laminar flow: an insight from Lagrangian coherent structures. Physics of Fluids. 2021, 33: 067104. 
  • Nannan Dang 1,2 , Jiazhong Zhang 1,* and Yoshihiro Deguchi. Numerical Study on the Route of Flame-Induced Thermoacoustic Instability in a Rijke Burner. Applied Sciences, 2021, 11, 1590
  • Shengli Cao, Peihua Feng, Wei Wang, Yayun Shi, Jiazhong Zhang. Small-world effects in a modified epidemiological model with mutation and permanent immune mechanism. Nonlinear Dynamics, 2021, 
  • Wei Wang, Shengli Cao, Nanan Dang, Jiazhong Zhang, Yoshihiro Deguchi. Study on dynamics of vortices in dynamic stall of a pitching airfoil using Lagrangian coherent structures. Aerospace Science and Technology, 2021, 13:106706. 
  • Riaz Ahmad, Asma Farooqi, Jiazhong Zhang et al. Analysis of Transport and Mixing Phenomenon to Invariant Manifolds Using LCS and KAM Theory Approach in Unsteady Dynamical Systems. Digital Object Identifier, 2020, 8, 3011569.
  • Shengli Cao, Nannan Dang, Zeyv Ren, Jiazhong Zhang*, Yoshihiro Deguchi. Lagrangian analysis on routes to lift enhancement of airfoil by synthetic jet and their relationships with jet parameters. Aerospace Science and Technology, 2020, 104, 105947.
  • Wei Kang, Min Xu, Weigang Yao, Jiazhong Zhang. Lock-in mechanism of flow over a low-Reynolds-number airfoil with morphing surface. Aerospace Science and Technology, 2020, 97, 105647.
  • Zhengyuan Zhang, Jiazhong Zhang, Pengyu Fan, and Yongsen He. Devil's staircases in a thermoacoustic system with sinusoidal excitations. European Physical Journal, 2019, 228: 1891-1901.
  • Wenfan Zhang, Jiaqi Fang, Yongsen He, and Jiazhong Zhang. Resonance capture and targeted energy transfer for suppressing aeroelastic instability of 2-D wing. European Physical Journal, 2019, 228: 1873-1889.
  • Le Wang, Shengli Cao, Ya Li, and Jiazhong Zhang. On synchronization in flow over airfoil with local oscillating flexible surface at high angle of attack using Lagrangian coherent structures. European Physical Journal, 2019, 228: 1515-1525.
  • Zuo Wang, Yan Liu, Jiazhong Zhanga,?, Nannan Dang. Study of laminar natural convection in a vertical annulus with inner wall covered by a porous layer by using lattice Boltzmann method. International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 2019, 135: 386-397.
  • Zhuopu Wang, Jiazhong Zhang*, Le Wang, and Yan Liu. A general objective shock wave detection from a geometric singular perturbation approach, Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation, 2019, 66: 1-19.
  • Peihua Feng, Jiazhong Zhang*, and Yun Wei. Solitary waves in boundary layer induced by a travelling wave with increasing amplitude. Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation, 2019, 77: 25-39.
  • Shengli Cao, Ya Li, Jiazhong Zhang*, Yoshihiro Deguchi. Lagrangian analysis of mass transport and its influence on the lift enhancement in a flow over the airfoil with a synthetic jet. Aerospace Science and Technology, 2019, 86:11-20.
  • Riaz Ahmad, Jiazhong Zhang*, Asma Farooqi and M. Nauman Aslam. Transport phenomena and mixing induced by vortex formation in flow around airfoil using Lagrangian Coherent Structures. NUMERICAL MATHEMATICS: Theory, Methods and Applications, 2019, 12(4), 1231-1245.
  • Pengfei Lei, Jiazhong Zhang*, Daxiong Liao. Lift Enhancement of Airfoil Using Local Flexible Structure and the Influences of Structure Parameters. Journal of Vibration Testing and System Dynamics, 2018, 2(2), 155-165.
  • Wenhao Wang, Sergey V. Prants, Jiazhong Zhang*, and Le Wang. A Lagrangian Analysis of Vortex Formation in the Wake behind a Transversely Oscillating Cylinder. Regular and Chaotic Dynamics, 2018, 23(5): 579-590.
  • Yamiao Zhang, Jiazhong Zhang*. Iterative finite element variational multiscale method for the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations. Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, 2018, 340: 53-70.
  • Xu Sun, Shi-Zhao Wang, Jiazhong Zhang*, Ze-Hua Ye. Bifurcations of vortex-induced vibrations of a fixed membrane wing at Re≤1000. Nonlinear Dynamics, 2018, 91:2097-2112.
  • Wenfan Zhang, Jiazhong Zhang*, Le Wang, Shaohua Tian Study on targeted energy transfer and resonance captures in the 2D-wing and nonlinear energy sinks. Journal of Vibration Testing and System Dynamics, 2018, 2(4): 297-306.
  • Zuo Wang, Yan Liu, Jiazhong Zhang*. Regularized lattice Bhatnagar-Gross-Krook model for thermal flow in porous media. Proceedings of the iMeche, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, 2018, 3: 232~240.