Zhang, Ju

Associate Professor
Mechanical Aerospace Engineering

Educational Background

Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin 2004

Current Courses

MAE-5130 Viscous Flows; MAE-3161 Fluid Mechanics


Professional Experience

Associate Professor, Florida Institute of Technology

Assistant Professor, Florida Institute of Technology

Research Scientist, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Current Research

Numerical Simulation of Shock to Detonation Transition; Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS) of Turbulence and Combustion in Solid Rocket Motor

Selected Publications

J. Zhang, T. L. Jackson, and A. M. D. Jost, Effects of air chemistry and stiffened EOS of air in numerical simulations of bubble collapse in water, Phys. Rev. Fluids 2, 053603, 2017.

T.L. Jackson and J. Zhang, Density-based kinetics for mesoscale simulations of detonation initiation in energetic materials, Combust. Theory Model., (2017), in press.

J. Zhang and T.L. Jackson, Direct detonation initiation with thermal deposition due to pore collapse in energetic materials - Towards the coupling between micro- and macroscale, Combust. Theory Model., 21(2), pp. 248-273 (2017).

Sridharan, P., T.L. Jackson, J. Zhang, S. Balachandar and S. Thakur, ''Shock Interaction with Deformable Particles Using a Constrained Interface Reinitialization Scheme.''  J. Appl. Phys., 119, 064904, 2016.

J. Zhang and T.L. Jackson, "Detonation Initiation with Thermal Deposition due to Pore Collapse in Energetic Materials - Towards the Coupling between Micro- and Macroscale," AIAA-2015-4097.

Zhang, J., T.L. Jackson, P. Sridharan, and S. Balachandar, ''Towards a Mass and Volume Conserving Interface Reinitialization Scheme for A Diffuse Interface Methodology (for shock-particle interaction),'' the Proceedings of the 19th Biennial APS Conference on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter, 2015.

Jost, A., J. Zhang, and T.L. Jackson, ''GPU Parallelization of a High Order Immersed Boundary Method Fluid Solver,'' AIAA paper 2015-3056, 2015.

Jost, A. and J. Zhang, “Numerical Study of Intermittent Laminar Separation Bubble Bursting and Vortex Shedding on an NACA 643 -618 Airfoil,” AIAA paper 2015-1032, 2015.

Jackson, T.L., J. Buckmaster, J. Zhang, and M. Anderson, “Pore Collapse in an Energetic Material from the Micro-scale to the Macr-oscale,” Combust. Theory & Modeling, 19(3), 347-381, 2015.

Sridharan, P., T.L. Jackson, J. Zhang and S. Balachandar, “Shock Interaction with 1-D Array of Particles in Air,” J. Appl. Phys., 117, 075902, 2015.

Zhang, J, "Revisiting the analytical solution for temperature in Poiseuille flow of an ideal gas", Phys. Fluids, 25, 123602 (2013); doi: 10.1063/1.4834359

Zhang, J.,  T.L. Jackson J. Buckmaster and J. Freund, ``Numerical Modeling of Shock-to-Detonation Transition in Energetic Material'', Comb. & Flame, 159, 1769-1778, 2012.

Zhang, J., T.L. Jackson and V. Topalian,  ``Direct numerical simulation of compressible turbulence in injection-driven three-dimensional cylindrical flows'', submitted, 2011.

Topalian, V., Zhang, J., T.L. Jackson and A.H.G. Isfahani, ``Numerical Study of Erosive Burning in Multi-Dimensional Solid Propellant Modeling'', J. of Prop. Pow., 27(4), 811-821, 2011.

Zhang, J., T.L. Jackson, J. Buckmaster and F. Najjar,``Erosion in Solid-Propellant Rocket Motor Nozzles with Unsteady Non-uniform Inlet Conditions'', J. of Prop. Pow.,  27(3), 642-649, 2011.

Zhang, J. and T.L. Jackson,  ``Direct numerical simulation of turbulence in injection-driven three-dimensional cylindrical flows'', J. of Fluid Mechanics, 670, 176-203, 2011.

Zhang J. and T.L. Jackson, ``A Model for Erosive Burning of Homogeneous Propellants'',  Comb. & Flame, 157(2), 397-407, 2009.

Isfahani, A.H.G., J. Zhang and T.L. Jackson, ``The Effects of Turbulence-induced Time-Periodic Shear on a Flame Anchored to a Propellant'', Combustion and Flame, 156, 5, 1084-1098, 2009.

Zhang, J. and T.L. Jackson, ``A High-Order Incompressible Flow Solver with WENO'',  J. of Comp. Phys., 228, (2009), pp. 2426.

Zhang, J., O.E.B. Messer, A.M. Khokhlov and T. Plewa, ``On the Evolution of Thermonuclear Flames on Large Scales'', Astrophysical J., 656, pp. 347, 2007.

Zhang, J., D. B. Goldstein, P.L. Varghese, L. M. Trafton, C. Moore, and K. Miki, ``Numerical Modeling of Ionian Volcanic Plumes with Entrained Particulates'', Icarus,  172, pp. 479--502, 2004.

Zhang, J., Goldstein, D.B., Varghese, P.L., Gimelshein, N.E., Gimelshein, S.F., Levin, ``Simulation of gas dynamics and radiation in volcanic plumes on Io'', Icarus, 163, pp. 182--197, 2003.