Fluids and Thermal Engineering Research Group

Conference: Control of Turbulent Friction Forces (June 2019)

China, Shaanxi Sheng, Xi’an Jiaotong University
Sunday 23rd (14:00) - Friday 28th June 2019 (17:00)

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Xuerui Mao (xuerui.mao@nottingham.ac.uk), Dr. Zhiheng Wang (wangzhiheng@mail.xjtu.edu.cn) or Dr. Jian Deng (zjudengjian@zju.edu.cn)


Friction Forces - Conference June 2019

International Conference & Summer School on Control of turbulent Friction Drag

Date: 24 June 2018 - 28 June 2019

Venue for conference: Meeting Hall, 2 North Building (School of Energy and Power Engineering) Xi’an Jiaotong University

Venue for summer school: Room 1402, 2 North Building (School of Energy and Power Engineering), Xi’an Jiaotong University


A conference on the control of turbulent friction drag will be held at Xi’an Jiaotong University from 24/06/2019 to 26/06/2019 followed by a 2-day summer school for PhD students.

This serial event is a deliverable of an EU Marie-Curie project lead by Dr. Xuerui Mao at the University of Nottingham. The partners include ONERA, Oxford University, KTH, Johns Hopkins University, Beihang University, Xi’an Jiaotong University and Zhejiang University.

Download our programme here






14:10 - 21:00 

The lobby of Xi’an Jiaotong University Academic Exchange Centre, Nanyang Hotel







18:00 - 20:30

Xi’an Jiaotong University Academic Exchange Centre, Nanyang Hotel



 08:20-08:30  Opening talk by Prof. Guang Xi, Xi’an Jiaotong University 

Session 1, Chaired by Dr. Xuerui Mao

 08:30-09:30  Prof. Ivan Marusic, Melbourne University, “Turbulent flow over complex rough walls”

9:30   – 9:50  Coffee break


Prof. Cunbiao Lee, Peking University, “Transition in wall bounded flows”

 10:35-11:20  Prof. Lihao Feng, Beihang University, “Characteristics and applications of noncircular synthetic jets”
 11:20-12:05  Prof. Gang Sun, Fudan University, “Drag reduction with near-wall turbulence”

12:05 – 13:30  Lunch break


Session 2, Chaired by Prof. Chuhua Zhang

13:30–14:30 Prof. Li He, Oxford University, “Multiscale Fluid-Solid Coupled Conjugate Heat Transfer Method for URANS/LES Solutions”

14:30 – 14:50  Coffee break

14:50– 15:35 Prof. Dejun Sun, University of Science and Technology of China, “Linear and nonlinear stability of Rayleigh-Benard convection”
15:35–16:20 Prof. Quan Zhou, Shanghai University, “Some Issues on Heat Transport in Turbulent Thermal Convection”
16:20– 17:05

Prof. Juan Du, Institute of Engineering Thermophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 
“Experimental Study on the Influence of Casing Treatment on Near-Stall Unsteady Behavior of a Mixed-Flow Compressor”




Session 3, Chaired by Dr. Jian Deng

 08:30–09:30 Prof. Laurete Tuckerman, ESPCI, “Turbulent bands in wall-bounded shear flows”

09:30–09:50  Coffee break

09:50–10:35 Prof. Bofeng Bai, Xi’an Jiaotong University, “Supercritical fluid turbulence: theoretical perspective and modelling”
10:35–11:20 Dr. Weixi Huang, Tsinghua University, “Turbulent flow over wavy boundaries”
11:20–12:05  Dr. Xuerui Mao, Nottingham University, “Hierarchy of disturbances in boundary layer bypass transition”

12:05 – 13:30  Lunch break

13:30-18:00  Trip to Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum Site Museum








Session 4, Chaired by Dr. Hui Xu

08:30-09:30 Prof. Dwight Barkley, Warwick University, “Transition to Turbulence in Pipe Flow”

 09:30–09:50  Coffee break

09:50–10:35 Prof. Junqiang Bai, Northwestern Polytechnical University, “Drag reduction by laminar flow control techniques for large civil aircraft”
10:35–11:20 Dr. Zhenhua Xia, Zhejiang University, “Multiple states in spanwise rotating plane Couette flows”
11:20-12:05 Dr. Outi Tammisola, KTH, “Drag reduction due to complex fluids and surfactants in channel flow”

12:0 –13:00  Lunch break


Session 5, Chaired by Dr. Outi Tammisola

13:00–14:00 Prof. Xuesong Wu, Imperial College London, “Influence of surface roughness and free-stream disturbances on boundary layer transition”

14:00–14:20  Coffee break


Prof. Zhaosheng Yu, Zhejiang University, “Effects of finite-size particles on the wall friction of turbulent channel flows from the interface-resolved direct numerical simulations”

15:05–15:50 Dr. Hui Xu, Shanghai Jiaotong University, “Target to reduce friction drag by roughness elements: doable or not?”
15:50–16:35 Prof. Yun Wu, Xi’an Jiaotong University, “Flow control using nanosecond pulsed plasma actuation”



 Tutorial for Phd Students:


Dwight Barkley, “History and recent advances in the theory of turbulent transition”
 14:00–16:00 Dr. Outi Tammisola, “Simulation of non-Newtonian flow”



09:00–11:00 PhD presentations 
13:00-17:00  PhD presentations


If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Xuerui Mao (xuerui.mao@nottingham.ac.uk) or Dr. Zhiheng Wang (wangzhiheng@mail.xjtu.edu.cn)

Fluids and Thermal Engineering Research Group

Faculty of Engineering
The University of Nottingham
Nottingham, NG7 2RD