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 
    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


"Stability, Bifurcation and Numerical Analysis for the Nonlinear Dynamic Systems"

"Stress Analysis and Dynamics of Turbo-machinery"

"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; 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.

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; Regional Editor of Journal of Vibration Testing and System Dynamics.
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: 

  • 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, 2017, 112: 810~813.
  • Guanhua Mei, Jiazhong Zhang*, Can Kang. Analysis of Curved Panel Flutter in Supersonic and Transonic Airflows Using a Fluid–Structure Coupling Algorithm. ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, 139 / 041004: 1-11, 2017.
  • Yamiao Zhang, Biwu Huang, Jiazhong Zhang, and Zexia Zhang. A Multilevel Finite Element Variational Multiscale Method for Incompressible Navier-Stokes Equations Based on Two Local Gauss Integrations. Mathematical Problems in Engineering, 2017, ID 4917054, 13 pages.
  • Peihua Feng, Ying Wu and Jiazhong Zhang. A Route to Chaotic Behavior of Single Neuron Exposed to External Electromagnetic Radiation. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, 2017, 11, Article 94:1-9.
  • Tariq Amin Khan, Wei Li, Jiazhong Zhang, Tom I-P. Shih. Local vibrations and lift performance of low Reynolds number airfoil. Propulsion and Power Research, 2017, 6(2):79-90.
  • Wenfan Zhang, Yan Liu, Shengli Cao, Jiahui Chen, Zexia Zhang, Jiazhong Zhang. Targeted energy transfer between 2-D wing and nonlinear energy sinks and their dynamic behaviors. Nonlinear Dynamics, 2017, 90:1841-1850.
  • Zuo Wang, Jiazhong Zhang, Nannan Dang, Biwu Huang. A generalized lattice Boltzmann model for simulating axisymmetric convective flow in porous media. Journal of Vibration Testing and System Dynamics, 2017, 1(3), 207-217.
  • Shengli Cao, Wei Wang, Jiazhong Zhang and Yan Liu. Study on Mass Transports in Evolution of Separation Bubbles Using LCSs and Lobe Dynamics. Communications in Computational Physics, 2017, 22(1), 285-302.
  • Yan Liu, Jiazhong Zhang, Jiahui Chen, Yamiao Zhang. Model Reduction for Second Order in Time Nonlinear Dissipative Autonomous Dynamic Systems. Journal of Vibration Testing and System Dynamics, 2017, 1(1), 53-63.
  • Zuo Wang, Yan Liu, Heng Wang, Jiazhong Zhang. A modified double distribution lattice Boltzmann model for axisymmetric thermal flow. Physics Letters A, 2017, 381, 1150-1157.
  • Zuo Wang, Yan Liu, Jiazhong Zhang. Double MRT lattice Boltzmann model for axisymmetric convective flow in porous media. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 2017, 112, 810–813.
  • Xu Sun, Xiao-Long Ren, Jia-Zhong Zhang. Nonlinear dynamic responses of a perimeter-reinforced membrane wing in laminar flows. Nonlinear Dynamics, 2017, 88:749-776.
  • Xu Sun, Jiazhong Zhang. Effect of the reinforced leading or trailing edge on the aerodynamic performance of a perimeter-reinforced membrane wing. Journal of Fluids and Structures, 2017, 68, 90-112.
  • Zuo Wang, Nannan Dang, Jiazhong Zhang. A modified lattice Bhatnagar-Gross-Krook model for axisymmetric thermal flow. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 2017, 108, 691–702.
  • Zhuopu Wang, Jiazhong Zhang, Le Wang, Yan Liu. Bifurcation analysis of oblique shock wave detachment from a calculus of variation approach. International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos, 2017, 27(4), 1750048 (11 pages).