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Jie Ren

Research Fellow, Faculty of Engineering



Research Fellow. 08/2019 - present

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK

Post-Doctoral Researcher. 03/2017 - 08/2019

Department of Process and Energy, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Maritime Engineering & Materials Science (3mE), TU Delft, the Netherlands

Post-Doctoral Researcher. 01/2016 - 03/2017

School of Aerospace Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Expertise Summary

  • Fundamental fluid mechanics;
  • Applied Mathematics;
  • Receptivity, stability, and sensitivity of fluid flows;
  • Multidisciplinary topics in fluid mechanics and thermodynamics;
  • Non-ideal ​​​​​​​fluids;
  • Numerical methods; Computational Fluid Dynamics;
  • Drag reduction and flow control.

Past Research

  1. Jie Ren, Olaf Marxen & Rene Pecnik. Boundary layer stability of supercritical fluids in the vicinity of the Widom line. J. Fluid Mech., 871, 831-864, 2019. Highlighted in Focus on Fluids (to appear)" doi:10.1017/jfm.2019.348
  2. Jie Ren, Song Fu & Rene Pecnik. Linear instability of Poiseuille flows with highly non-ideal ​​​​​​​fluids. J. Fluid Mech., 859, 89-125, 2019. doi:10.1017/jfm.2018.815
  3. Jie Ren, Youcheng Xi & Song Fu. The new mode of instability in viscous high-speed boundary layer flows. Adv. Appl. Math. Mech., 10, 1057-1068, 2018.​​​​��​​ arXiv:1808.01943
  4. Jie Ren. Secondary Instabilities of Gortler Vortices in High-Speed Boundary Layers. Springer Theses, 2018. doi:10.10.1007/978-981-10-6832-4
  5. Jie Ren, Song Fu & Ardeshir Hanifi. Stabilization of the Hypersonic Boundary Layer by Finite-Amplitude Streaks. Phy. Fluids, 28(2), 024110, 2016. doi:10.1063/1.4941989
  6. Jie Ren & Song Fu. Secondary instabilities of Gortler vortices in high-speed boundary layer flows. J. Fluid Mech., 781, 388{421, 2015. doi:10.1017/jfm.2015.490
  7. Jie Ren & Song Fu. Study of the Discrete Spectrum in a Mach 4.5 Gortler Flow. Flow, Turbul. Combust., 94(2), 339-357, 2015. doi:10.1007/s10494-014-9575-z​​​​​​​
  8. Jie Ren & Song Fu. Competition of the multiple Gortler modes in hypersonic boundary layer flows. Science China Phys. Mech. Astron., 57(6), 1178-1193, 2014. doi:10.1007/s11433-014-5454-9
  9. Jie Ren & Song Fu. Floquet analysis of fundamental, subharmonic and detuned secondary instabilities of Gortler vortices. Science China Phys. Mech. Astron., 57(3), 555-561, 2014. doi:10.1007/s11433-014-5396-2

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