Associate Professor Ming Zhao

Associate Professor Ming Zhao

Associate Professor - Cfm,
Engineering And Construction Management

Biography

Dr Ming Zhao joined the University of Western Sydney as a senior lecturer in the School of Engineering in March, 2011. He obtained his Bachelor degree in Engineering from Liaoning Institute of Technology, China in 1993. He was awarded his PhD degree at the State Key Laboratory of Coastal and Offshore Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, China in 2003 and worked in this laboratory as a postdoctoral fellow until 2005. Between 2005 and 2011, he worked in the School of Civil and Resource Engineering, the University of Western Australia as a research associate and then research assistant professor. Ming was awarded two ARC discovery grants as a Chief Investigator and has published over 50 refereed papers in international journals and conferences.

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Zhao.

Qualifications

  • Phd Dalian University of Technology

Interests

  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Fluid structure interaction
  • Heat transfer in fluids
  • Local scour around subsea structures
  • Ocean wave theory
  • Turbulent flow
  • Vortex induced vibration (VIV)

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Engineering And Construction Management

Contact

Email: M.Zhao@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 47360 085
Mobile:
Location: XB.2.37
Penrith (Kingswood)
Website:

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Teaching

Previous Teaching Areas

  • 300759 Thermal and Fluid Engineering, 2014
  • 300760 Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer, 2014
  • 300765 Hydraulics, 2014

Publications

Journal Articles

  • An, H., Yao, W., Cheng, L., Draper, S., Zhao, M., Tang, G., Zhang, Y. and Hortin, P. (2017), '[In Press] Detecting local scour using contact image sensors', Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, vol 143, no 4 .
  • Zhang, Q., Draper, S., Cheng, L., Zhao, M. and An, H. (2017), 'Experimental study of local scour beneath two tandem pipelines in steady current', Coastal Engineering Journal, vol 59, no 1 .
  • Zhang, D., Cheng, L., An, H. and Zhao, M. (2017), 'Direct numerical simulation of flow around a surface-mounted finite square cylinder at low Reynolds numbers', Physics of Fluids, vol 29, no 4 .
  • Ning, D., Zhao, X., Zhao, M., Hann, M. and Kang, H. (2017), 'Analytical investigation of hydrodynamic performance of a dual pontoon WEC-type breakwater', Applied Ocean Research, vol 65 , pp 102 - 111.
  • Zhao, M., Pearcey, T., Cheng, L. and Xiang, Y. (2017), 'Three-dimensional numerical simulations of vortex-induced vibrations of a circular cylinder in oscillatory flow', Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering, vol 143, no 4 .
  • Chen, L., Ning, D., Teng, B. and Zhao, M. (2017), 'Numerical and experimental investigation of nonlinear wave-current propagation over a submerged breakwater', Journal of Engineering Mechanics, vol 143, no 9 .
  • Jin, R., Teng, B., Ning, D., Zhao, M. and Cheng, L. (2017), 'Numerical investigation of influence of wave directionality on the water resonance at a narrow gap between two rectangular barges', Acta Oceanologica Sinica, vol 36, no 6 , pp 104 - 111.
  • Zhao, M., Murphy, J. and Kwok, K. (2016), 'Numerical simulation of vortex-induced vibration of two rigidly connected cylinders in side-by-side and tandem arrangements using RANS model', Journal of Fluids Engineering, vol 138, no 2 .
  • Zhao, M., Cui, Z., Kwok, K. and Zhang, Y. (2016), 'Wake-induced vibration of a small cylinder in the wake of a large cylinder', Ocean Engineering, vol 113 , pp 75 - 89.
  • Zhao, M., Kaja, K., Xiang, Y. and Cheng, L. (2016), 'Vortex-induced vibration of four cylinders in an in-line square configuration', Physics of Fluids, vol 28 .
  • Tang, G., Lu, L., Zhao, M., Liu, M. and Zong, Z. (2016), '[In Press] Phase jump and energy transfer of forced oscillating circular cylinder in uniform flow', Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment, .
  • Kaja, K., Zhao, M., Xiang, Y. and Cheng, L. (2016), 'Three-dimensional numerical simulations of vortex-induced vibrations of tapered circular cylinders', Applied Ocean Research, vol 60 , pp 1 - 11.
  • Ning, D., Wang, R., Gou, Y., Zhao, M. and Teng, B. (2016), 'Numerical and experimental investigation of wave dynamics on a land-fixed OWC device', Energy, vol 115, no 1 , pp 326 - 337.
  • Liu, M., Lu, L., Teng, B., Zhao, M. and Tang, G. (2016), 'Numerical modeling of local scour and forces for submarine pipeline under surface waves', Coastal Engineering, vol 116 , pp 275 - 288.
  • Ning, D., Su, X. and Zhao, M. (2016), 'Numerical investigation of solitary wave action on two rectangular boxes with a narrow gap', Acta Oceanologica Sinica, vol 35, no 12 , pp 89 - 99.
  • Zhao, M., Vaidya, S., Zhang, Q. and Cheng, L. (2015), 'Local scour around two pipelines in tandem in steady current', Coastal Engineering, vol 98 , pp 1 - 15.
  • Tong, F., Cheng, L., Zhao, M. and An, H. (2015), 'Oscillatory flow regimes around four cylinders in a square arrangement under small KC and Re conditions', Journal of Fluid Mechanics, vol 769 , pp 298 - 336.
  • Zhao, M. (2015), 'Flow-induced vibrations of square and rectangular cylinders at low Reynolds number', Fluid Dynamics Research, vol 47, no 2 .
  • Tong, F., Cheng, L. and Zhao, M. (2015), 'Numerical simulations of steady flow past two cylinders in staggered arrangements', Journal of Fluid Mechanics, vol 765 , pp 114 - 149.
  • Ning, D., Su, X., Zhao, M. and Teng, B. (2015), 'Numerical study of resonance induced by wave action on multiple rectangular boxes with narrow gaps', Acta Oceanologica Sinica, vol 34, no 5 , pp 92 - 102.
  • Thapa, J., Zhao, M., Cheng, L. and Zhou, T. (2015), 'Three-dimensional simulations of flow past two circular cylinders in side-by-side arrangements at right and oblique attacks', Journal of Fluids and Structures, vol 55 , pp 64 - 83.
  • Zhao, M. (2015), 'Numerical simulation of vortex-induced vibration of a circular cylinder in a spanwise shear flow', Physics of Fluids, vol 27 .
  • Zhao, M., Cheng, L., An, H. and Tong, F. (2015), 'Flow and flow-induced vibration of a square array of cylinders in steady currents', Fluid Dynamics Research, vol 47, no 4 .
  • Cui, Z., Zhao, M., Teng, B. and Cheng, L. (2015), 'Two-dimensional numerical study of vortex-induced vibration and galloping of square and rectangular cylinders insteady flow', Ocean Engineering, vol 106 , pp 189 - 206.
  • Ning, D., Su, X., Zhao, M. and Teng, B. (2015), 'Hydrodynamic difference of rectangular-box systems with and without narrow gaps', Journal of Engineering Mechanics, vol 141, no 8 .
  • Thapa, J., Zhao, M., Cheng, L. and Zhou, T. (2015), 'Three-dimensional flow around two circular cylinders of different diameters in a close proximity', Physics of Fluids, vol 27, no 8 , pp 85106 - 85106.
  • Zhang, Y., Zhao, M., Kwok, K. and Liu, M. (2015), 'Computational fluid dynamics-discrete element method analysis of the onset of scour around subsea pipelines', Applied Mathematical Modelling, .
  • Zhao, M. (2015), 'The validity of the independence principle applied to the vortex-induced vibration of an inclined cylinder in steady flow', Applied Ocean Research, vol 53 , pp 155 - 160.
  • Lu, L., Jiang, S., Zhao, M. and Tang, G. (2015), 'Two-dimensional viscous numerical simulation of liquid sloshing in rectangular tank with/without baffles and comparison with potential flow solutions', Ocean Engineering, vol 108 , pp 662 - 677.
  • An, H., Cheng, L. and Zhao, M. (2015), 'Two-dimensional and three-dimensional simulations of oscillatory flow around a circular cylinder', Ocean Engineering, vol 109 , pp 270 - 286.
  • Tang, G., Chen, C., Zhao, M. and Lu, L. (2015), 'Numerical simulation of flow past twin near-wall circular cylinders in tandem arrangement at low Reynolds number', Water Science and Engineering, vol 8, no 4 , pp 315 - 325.
  • Liu, Y., Lu, L., Faraci, C. and Zhao, M. (2015), 'Mathematical modeling of fluid and structure interaction in ocean engineering', Mathematical Problems in Engineering, vol 2015 .
  • Ning, D., Chen, L., Zhao, M. and Teng, B. (2015), 'Experimental and numerical investigation of the hydrodynamic characteristics of submerged breakwaters in waves', Journal of Coastal Research, vol 32, no 4 , pp 800 - 813.
  • Cui, Z., Zhao, M. and Teng, B. (2014), 'Vortex-induced vibration of two elastically coupled cylinders in side-by-side arrangement', Journal of Fluids and Structures, vol 44 , pp 270 - 291.
  • Zhao, M. and Cheng, L. (2014), 'Vortex-induced vibration of a circular cylinder of finite length', Physics of Fluids, vol 26, no 1 .
  • Tong, F., Cheng, L., Zhao, M., Zhou, T. and Chen, X. (2014), 'The vortex shedding around four circular cylinders in an in-line square configuration', Physics of Fluids, vol 26, no 2 .
  • Lu, L., Liu, M., Teng, B., Cui, Z., Tang, G., Zhao, M. and Cheng, L. (2014), 'Numerical investigation of fluid flow past circular cylinder with multiple control rods at low Reynolds number', Journal of Fluids and Structures, vol 48 , pp 235 - 259.
  • Rahmanian, M., Cheng, L., Zhao, M. and Zhou, T. (2014), 'Vortex induced vibration and vortex shedding characteristics of two side-by-side circular cylinders of different diameters in close proximity in steady flow', Journal of Fluids and Structures, vol 48 , pp 260 - 279.
  • Liu, M., Lu, L., Teng, B., Zhao, M. and Tang, G. (2014), 'Re-examination of laminar flow over twin circular cylinders in tandem arrangement', Fluid Dynamics Research, vol 46, no 2 .
  • Zhao, M. and Cheng, L. (2014), 'Two-dimensional numerical study of vortex shedding regimes of oscillatory flow past two circular cylinders in side-by-side and tandem arrangements at low Reynolds numbers', Journal of Fluid Mechanics, vol 751 , pp 1 - 37.
  • Thapa, J., Zhao, M., Zhou, T. and Cheng, L. (2014), 'Three-dimensional simulation of vortex shedding flow in the wake of a yawed circular cylinder near a plane boundary at a Reynolds number of 500', Ocean Engineering, vol 87, no 1 , pp 25 - 39.
  • Zhao, M., Cheng, L. and Lu, L. (2014), 'Vortex induced vibrations of a rotating circular cylinder at low Reynolds number', Physics of Fluids, vol 26, no 7 .
  • Yang, K., Cheng, L., An, H., Bassom, A. and Zhao, M. (2014), 'Effects of an axial flow component on the Honji instability', Journal of Fluids and Structures, vol 49 , pp 614 - 639.
  • Rahmanian, M., Cheng, L., Zhao, M. and Zhou, T. (2014), 'Lock-in study of two side-by-side cylinders of different diameters in close proximity in steady flow', Journal of Fluids and Structures, vol 49 , pp 386 - 411.
  • Zhao, M., Cheng, L., An, H. and Lu, L. (2014), 'Three-dimensional numerical simulation of vortex-induced vibration of an elastically mounted rigid circular cylinder in steady current', Journal of Fluids and Structures, vol 50 , pp 292 - 311.
  • Yan, G., Chen, P., Hu, G., Zhao, M. and Yi, J. (2014), 'Fast damage detection of cable-stayed bridges using an improved edge-detection method', Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, .
  • Zhou, B., Ning, D., Teng, B. and Zhao, M. (2014), 'Fully nonlinear modeling of radiated waves generated by floating flared structures', Acta Mechanica Sinica, vol 30, no 5 , pp 667 - 680.
  • Geng, B. and Zhao, M. (2014), 'A three-dimensional arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian Petrov-Galerkin finite element model for fully nonlinear free-surface waves', Ocean Engineering, vol 91 , pp 389 - 398.
  • Zhao, M., Thapa, J., Cheng, L. and Zhou, T. (2013), 'Three-dimensional transition of vortex shedding flow around a circular cylinder at right and oblique attacks', Physics of Fluids, vol 25, no 1 .
  • Yang, K., Cheng, L., An, H., Bassom, A. and Zhao, M. (2013), 'The effect of a piggyback cylinder on the flow characteristics in oscillatory flow', Ocean Engineering, vol 62, no 1 , pp 45 - 55.
  • Zhao, M., Cheng, L. and Zhou, T. (2013), 'Numerical simulation of vortex-induced vibration of a square cylinder at a low Reynolds number', Physics of Fluids, vol 25, no 2 .
  • Zhao, M. (2013), 'Numerical investigation of two-degree-of-freedom vortex-induced vibration of a circular cylinder in oscillatory flow', Journal of Fluids and Structures, vol 39 , pp 41 - 59.
  • Zhao, M. and Yan, G. (2013), 'Numerical simulation of vortex-induced vibration of two circular cylinders of different diameters at low Reynolds number', Physics of Fluids, vol 25, no 8 .
  • Zhao, M., Kaja, K., Xiang, Y. and Yan, G. (2013), 'Vortex-induced vibration (VIV) of a circular cylinder in combined steady and oscillatory flow', Ocean Engineering, vol 73 , pp 83 - 95.
  • Zhao, M. (2013), 'Flow induced vibration of two rigidly coupled circular cylinders in tandem and side-by-side arrangements at a low Reynolds number of 150', Physics of Fluids, vol 25, no 12 .
  • Rahmanian, M., Zhao, M., Cheng, L. and Zhou, T. (2012), 'Two-degree-of-freedom vortex-induced vibration of two mechanically coupled cylinders of different diameters in steady current', Journal of Fluids and Structures, vol 35 , pp 133 - 159.
  • Zhao, M., Tong, F. and Cheng, L. (2012), 'Numerical simulation of two-degree-of-freedom vortex-induced vibration of a circular cylinder between two lateral plane walls in steady currents', Journal of Fluids Engineering, vol 134, no 10 , pp 1045011 - 1045015.
  • Zhao, M. and Cheng, L. (2012), 'Numerical simulation of vortex-induced vibration of four circular cylinders in a square configuration', Journal of Fluids and Structures, vol 31 , pp 125 - 140.
  • Zhao, M., Cheng, L. and An, H. (2012), 'Numerical investigation of vortex-induced vibration of a circular cylinder in transverse direction in oscillatory flow', Ocean Engineering, vol 41 , pp 39 - 52.
  • Zhao, M., Zhu, X., Cheng, L. and Teng, B. (2012), 'Experimental study of local scour around subsea caissons in steady currents', Coastal Engineering, vol 60, no 1 , pp 30 - 40.
  • Zhao, M. (2012), 'Influence of the position angle of the small pipeline on vortex shedding flow around a sub-sea piggyback pipeline', Coastal Engineering Journal, vol 54, no 3 , pp 1 - 23.
  • An, H., Cheng, L. and Zhao, M. (2011), 'Direct numerical simulation of oscillatory flow around a circular cylinder at low KC number', Journal of Fluid Mechanics, vol 666 , pp 77 - 103.
  • Zhao, M. and Cheng, L. (2011), 'Finite element analysis of flow control using porous media', Ocean Engineering, vol 37, no 14-15 , pp 1357 - 1366.
  • Zhao, M., Cheng, L. and Zang, Z. (2011), 'Experimental and numerical investigation of local scour around a submerged vertical circular cylinder in steady currents', Coastal Engineering, vol 57, no 8 , pp 709 - 721.
  • Zhao, M. and Cheng, L. (2011), 'Numerical simulation of two-degree-of-freedom vortex-induced vibration of a circular cylinder close to a plane boundary', Journal of Fluids and Structures, vol 27, no 7 , pp 1097 - 1110.
  • An, H., Cheng, L. and Zhao, M. (2011), 'Numerical simulation of a partially buried pipeline in a permeable seabed subject to combined oscillatory flow and steady current', Ocean Engineering, vol 38, no 10 , pp 1225 - 1236.
  • Zhao, M., Cheng, L. and Zhou, T. (2011), 'Three-dimensional numerical simulation of oscillatory flow around a circular cylinder at right and oblique attacks', Ocean Engineering, vol 38, no 17-18 , pp 2056 - 2069.
  • Zhao, M., Cheng, L. and An, H. (2010), 'Three-dimensional numerical simulation of flow around a circular cylinder under combined steady and oscillatory flow', Journal of Hydrodynamics, vol 22, no 5 SUPPL. 1 , pp 144 - 149.
  • Lu, L., Cheng, L., Teng, B. and Zhao, M. (2010), 'Numerical investigation of fluid resonance in two narrow gaps of three identical rectangular structures', Applied Ocean Research, vol 32, no 2 , pp 177 - 190.
  • Zhao, M. and Cheng, L. (2010), 'Numerical investigation of local scour below a vibrating pipeline under steady currents', Coastal Engineering, vol 57, no 4 , pp 397 - 406.
  • An, H., Cheng, L. and Zhao, M. (2010), 'Steady streaming around a circular cylinder near a plane boundary due to oscillatory flow', Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, vol 137, no 1 , pp 23 - 33.
  • An, H., Cheng, L. and Zhao, M. (2009), 'Steady streaming around a circular cylinder in an oscillatory flow', Ocean Engineering, vol 36, no 14 , pp 1089 - 1097.
  • Zhao, M., Cheng, L. and Zhou, T. (2009), 'Numerical simulation of three-dimensional flow past a yawed circular cylinder', Journal of Fluids and Structures, vol 25 , pp 831 - 847.
  • Zang, Z., Cheng, L. and Zhao, M. (2009), 'A numerical model for onset of scour below offshore pipelines', Coastal Engineering, vol 56, no 4 , pp 458 - 466.
  • Zhao, M. and Cheng, L. (2008), 'Numerical modelling of local scour below a piggyback pipeline in currents', Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, vol 134, no 10 , pp 1452 - 1463.
  • Zhao, M., Cheng, L., Teng, B. and Dong, G. (2007), 'Hydrodynamic forces on dual cylinders of different diameters in steady flow', Journal of fluids and structures, vol 23 , pp 59 - 83.
  • Zhao, M., Cheng, L. and Teng, B. (2007), 'Numerical modelling of flow and hydrodynamics forces around a piggyback pipeline near the seabed', Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering, vol 133, no 4 , pp 286 - 295.
  • Zhao, M., Cheng, L. and Teng, B. (2006), 'Numerical simulation of solitary wave scattering by a circular cylinder array', Ocean Engineering, vol 34, no 40636 , pp 489 - 499.
  • Teng, B., Zhao, M. and He, G. (2006), 'Scaled boundary finite element analysis of the water sloshing in 2D containers', International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, vol 52, no 6 , pp 659 - 678.
  • Li, B., Cheng, L., Deeks, A. and Zhao, M. (2006), 'A semi-analytical solution method for two-dimensional Helmholtz equation', Applied Ocean Research, vol 238, no 3 , pp 193 - 207.
  • Ten, B., Zhao, M. and Geng, B. (2006), 'Computation of potential flow around three-dimensional obstacles by a scaled boundary finite-element method', Chinese Journal of Computational Mechanics, vol 3 , pp 301 - 306.
  • Zhao, M., Cheng, L. and Teng, B. (2005), 'Numerical simulation of viscous flow past two circular cylinders of different diameters', Applied Ocean Research, vol 27, no 1 , pp 39 - 55.
  • Zhao, M., Zhao, H. and Teng, B. (2005), 'A Fourier analysis method for discontinuous time series for pressure', Acta Oceanologica Sinica, vol 27, no 3 , pp 90 - 96.
  • Zhao, M., Teng, B. and Cheng, L. (2004), 'A new form of generalized Boussinesq equations for varying water depth', Ocean Engineering, vol 31, no 16 , pp 2047 - 2072.
  • Zhao, M., Teng, B. and Cheng, L. (2004), 'Numerical Simulation of wave-induced Local Scour around a Large Cylinder', Coastal Engineering Journal, vol 46, no 3 , pp 291 - 314.
  • Zhao, M. and Teng, B. (2004), 'A composite numerical model for wave diffraction in a harbor with varying water depth', Acta Oceanologica Sinica, vol 23, no 2 , pp 367 - 375.
  • Zhao, M., Teng, B. and Tan, L. (2004), 'A finite element solution of wave forces on submerged horizontal circular cylinders', China Ocean Engineering, vol 18, no 3 , pp 335 - 346.
  • Zhao, M., Teng, B. and Li, L. (2004), 'Local scour around a large-scale vertical circular cylinder due to combined wave-current action', Journal of Hydrodynamics, vol 16, no 1 , pp 7 - 16.
  • Zhao, M. and Teng, B. (2004), 'Computation of viscous uniform and shear flow over a circular cylinder by a finite element method', China Ocean Engineering, vol 18, no 2 , pp 267 - 280.
  • Tan, L., Teng, B. and Zhao, M. (2004), 'Wave field computation in a harbor using the mesh generation software and the mild-slope equation', Ocean Engineering, vol 22, no 4 , pp 107 - 114.
  • Zhao, M., Teng, B. and Liu, S. (2003), 'Numerical simulation of improved Boussinesq equations by a finite element method', Journal of Hydrodynamics, vol 5, no 4 , pp 31 - 40.
  • Zhao, M. and Teng, B. (2002), 'Numerical simulation of wave scour around a large-scale circular cylinder', China Ocean Engineering, vol 16, no 4 , pp 513 - 524.
  • Zhao, M. and Teng, B. (2002), 'An efficient finite element solver for the elliptic mild-slope equation', Acta Oceanologica Sinica, vol 24, no 1 , pp 117 - 123.
  • Zhao, M. and Teng, B. (2002), 'A finite solver of the hyperbolic mild-slope equation', The Ocean Engineering, vol 20, no 3 , pp 54 - 60.
  • Teng, B., Zhao, M. and Bai, W. (2001), 'Wave diffraction in a current over a local shoal', Coastal Engineering, vol 42, no N/A , pp 163 - 172.
  • Zhao, M. and Teng, B. (2001), 'Numerical simulation of local scour around a large circular ylinder under wave action', China Ocean Engineering, vol 15, no 3 , pp 371 - 382.
  • Teng, B., Zhao, M. and Li, Y. (2001), 'Wave diffraction from a cylinder with porous upper wall and an inner column', The Ocean Engineering, vol 23, no 6 , pp 133 - 142.

Conference Papers

  • Munir, A., Zhao, M. and Wu, H. (2016), 'Numerical investigation of vortex-induced vibration of a circular cylinder close to a plane boundary subject to oscillatory flow', International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, Busan, South Korea.
  • Tang, G., Cheng, L., Lu, L., Zhao, M., Tong, F. and Dong, G. (2016), 'Vortex formation in the wake of a streamwisely oscillating cylinder in steady flow', Symposium on Fluid-Structure-Sound Interactions and Control, Perth, W.A..
  • Zhao, M., Liu, M., Lu, L., Cheng, L., An, H. and Draper, S. (2016), 'Local scour around two subsea pipelines in an oscillatory flow', International Conference on Scour and Erosion, Oxford, U.K..
  • An, H., Cheng, L., Zhao, M., Tang, G. and Draper, S. (2016), 'Detecting scour and liquefaction using OBS sensors', International Conference on Scour and Erosion, Oxford, U.K..
  • Thapa, J., Zhao, M. and Kwok, K. (2016), 'Hydrodynamics around two identical circular cylinders in tandem arrangements at different flow attack angles', Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Perth, W.A..
  • An, H., Cheng, L., Zhao, M. and Zheng, Y. (2015), 'Experimental study of local scour around truncated piles in oscillatory flow', International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, Kona, Hawaii.
  • Zhao, M., Murphy, J. and Kwok, K. (2015), 'Vortex-induced vibration of two rigidly connected cylinders in side-by-side arrangement', Symposium on Fluid-Structure-Sound Interactions and Control, Perth, W.A..
  • Thapa, J., Zhao, M., Cheng, L. and Zhou, T. (2014), 'Three-dimensional simulations of flow past two circular cylinders in a side-by-side arrangement', International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, Busan, Korea.
  • Zhao, M., Vaidya, S., Kaja, K. and Thapa, J. (2014), 'Local scour around two pipelines in tandem in steady current', International Conference on Scour and Erosion, Perth, W.A..
  • Zhao, X., Cheng, L. and Zhao, M. (2014), 'Scour-inducing flow around gravity anchors astride pipelines in currents', International Conference on Scour and Erosion, Perth, W.A..
  • Lu, L., Liu, M., Teng, B., Tang, G. and Zhao, M. (2014), 'Numerical investigation of wave-induced local scour around a submarine pipeline', International Conference on Scour and Erosion, Perth, W.A..
  • Kaja, K., Zhao, M. and Xiang, Y. (2014), 'Vortex-induced vibration of four cylinders in an in-line square configuration in steady flow', Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Melbourne, Vic..
  • Thapa, J., Zhao, M. and Vaidya, S. (2014), 'Three-dimensional simulation of flow past two circular cylinders of different diameters', Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Melbourne, Vic..
  • Kaja, K., Zhao, M. and Xiang, Y. (2013), 'Vortex-induced vibration (VIV) of two elastically coupled side-by-side circular cylinders in steady flow', World Congress on Advances in Structural Engineering and Mechanics, Jeju, Korea.
  • Rahmanian, M., Cheng, L., Zhao, M. and Zhou, T. (2012), 'Vortex-induced vibration of two side-by-side circular cylinders of different diameters in close proximity in steady flow', International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Zhao, X., Cheng, L., Zhao, M., An, H. and He, W. (2012), 'Gravity anchors astride subsea pipelines subject to oscillatory and combined steady and oscillatory flows', International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • An, H., Cheng, L. and Zhao, M. (2012), 'Hydrodynamic forces on a pipeline with uneven embedment', International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • An, H., Cheng, L. and Zhao, M. (2012), 'Direct numerical simulation of periodic streaming around a circular cylinder at low KC number and low ? number', Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Launceston, Tasmania.
  • Yang, K., Cheng, L., An, H., Bassom, A. and Zhao, M. (2012), 'Effects of flow oblique angle on three-dimensional steady streaming at low Keulegan-Carpenter number', Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Launceston, Tasmania.
  • Lu, L., Zhao, M., Liu, M., Cui, Z. and Tang, G. (2012), 'Numerical simulation of flow over four identical circular cylinders with various gap ratios and attack angles', International Conference on Hydrodynamics, St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • Zhao, M., Cheng, L. and Zhou, T. (2011), 'Numerical investigation of vortex-induced vibration (VIV) of a circular cylinder in oscillatory flow.', 30th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, Rotterdam.
  • Yang, K., Cheng, L., An, H. and Zhao, M. (2011), 'Direct Numerical Simulation of Effects of Small Angle of Incidence on Honji Instability', 30th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, Rotterdam.
  • Zhao, X., Zhao, M. and Cheng, L. (2011), 'Numerical Investigation of Scale Effects in Modelling Scour below Offshore Pipelines under Steady Currents', 30th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, Rotterdam.
  • Yang, K., An, H., Cheng, L. and Zhao, M. (2011), 'Oscillatory flow around a pair of cylinders of different diameters', the Sixth International Conference on Asian and Pacific Coasts, Hong Kong.
  • Tong, F., Cheng, L., Zhao, M. and Chen, X. (2011), 'Three dimensional nuerical simulation of flow around four circular cylinders in an in-line square configuration', Sixth International Conference on Asian and Pacific Coasts, Hong Kong.
  • Zhao, X., Zhao, M., Cheng, L. and He, W. (2011), 'Currents past gravity anchors astride offshore pipelines: a direct numerical simulation', Sixth International Conference on Asian and Pacific Coasts, Hong Kong.
  • Rahmanian, M., Zhao, M., Cheng, L. and Zhou, T. (2011), 'Vortex-Induced Vibration of Two Mechanically Coupled Cylinders of Different Diameters in Steady Flow', ASME 2011 30th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, .
  • Zhao, M. and Cheng, L. (2010), 'Three-dimensional Numerical Simulation of Hydrodynamic Forces on an Oblique Cylinder in Oscillatory Flow', 17th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, .
  • An, H., Cheng, L. and Zhao, M. (2010), 'Direct numerical simulation of 3D steady streaming induced by Honji instability', 17th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, .
  • He, W., Cheng, L., Zhao, M., Darby, J. and Hopkin, G. (2010), 'Numerical study of three-dimensional wind flow over grain storage bunkers', 17th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, .
  • Zhao, M. and Cheng, L. (2010), 'Numerical investigation of vortex-induced vibration of a circular cylinder close to a plane boundary', 29th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, .
  • Cheng, L. and Zhao, M. (2010), 'Numerical model for three-dimensional scour below a pipeline in steady currents', 5th International Conference on Scour and Erosion, .
  • Wu, D., Chang, L. and Zhao, M. (2010), 'Numerical and Experimental study of natural backfill of pipeline in a trench under steady currents', International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, .
  • Zang, Z., Cheng, L. and Zhao, M. (2010), 'Onset of scour below pipeline under combined waves and current', 29th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, .
  • Zhao, M., Cheng, L. and Zang, Z. (2009), 'Experimental investigation of local scour around a submerged vertical circular cylinder in steady currents', Proceeding of 28th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, .
  • Zhao, M. and Cheng, L. (2008), 'Numerical simulation of local scour below a vibrating pipeline in currents', 4th International Conference on Scour and Erosion, .
  • Zhao, M. and Cheng, L. (2008), 'Finite Element Modelling of Scour around a subsea structure in steady currents', Proc. International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference., .
  • Cheng, L., Zang, Z., Zhao, M. and Teng, B. (2008), 'Numerical Modelling of Onset Conditions of Scour below Offshore Pipeline in Steady Currents', Proc. International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, .
  • An, H., Cheng, L. and Zhao, M. (2008), 'Numerical simulation of vortex induced vibration of two cylinders of different diameters', Proc. International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, .
  • Zhao, M., Cheng, L. and An, H. (2006), 'A finite element solution of wave forces on a horizontal circular cylinder close to the bed', Proceeding of the Conference of Global Chinese Scholars on Hydrodynamics, .
  • An, H., Cheng, L. and Zhao, M. (2006), 'Numerical simulation of the oscillatory flow around two cylinders in tandem', Proceeding of the Conference of Global Chinese Scholars on Hydrodynamics, .
  • Zhao, M. and Cheng, L. (2006), 'Numerical modeling of local scour under two pipelines of different diameters in a piggyback configuration in currents', 25th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, .
  • Cheng, L., Zhao, M., An, H. and Li, F. (2006), 'Numerical model for wave-induced scour around a piggyback pipeline', 3rd International Conference on Scour and Erosion, .
  • An, H., Cheng, L., Zhao, M. and Dong, G. (2006), 'Numerical simulation of oscillatory flow around two circular cylinders of different diameters', 25th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, .
  • Zhao, M., Cheng, L. and An, H. (2006), 'A finite element model for wave-induced scour below a pipeline', The 7th ISOPE Pacific/Asia Offshore Mechanics Symposium, .
  • Zhao, M., Cheng, L. and Teng, B. (2005), 'Numerical modelling of vortex shedding flow past a piggyback pipeline near a plane wall', The Third International Conference on Asian and Pacific Coasts (APAC 2005), Seogwipo, Jeju Island, Korea.
  • Teng, B. and Zhao, M. (2003), 'A New Form of Boussinesq Equations and Its Application to Wave Diffraction from Cylinders', Proceedings of Thirteenth (2003) International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, .
  • Dong, G., Ma, X., Teng, B. and Zhao, M. (2003), 'Evolution of wave groups on slope', 13th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, Honolulu, USA.
  • Zhao, M., Teng, B. and Bai, W. (2001), 'Wave diffraction in a current over a shoal', The 6th China Fluid Mechanics Conference, .

Research

Current Projects

Title: Predicting scour and scour-induced settlement of subsea infrastructure [via UWA]
Years: 2015-03-26 - 2018-03-25
ID: P00022487
Western Researchers: Ming Zhao
Funding:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Title: ARC Research Hub for Offshore Floating Facilities [via UWA]
Years: 2016-02-26 - 2021-02-25
ID: P00022536
Western Researchers: Ming Zhao
Funding:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
  • UWA Partner Funding

Previous Projects

Title: Local Scour below Offshore Pipelines on Calcareous Sediments
Years: 2014-01-01 - 2016-10-06
ID: P00021988
Western Researchers: Ming Zhao
Funding:
  • Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) (non ACRG)
Title: Renewing Intersect's share of the National Computational Infrastructure's peak facility [via UNSW - no funding to UWS]
Years: 2014-05-23 - 2015-05-22
ID: P00021636
Western Researchers: Richard Yang and Ming Zhao
Funding:
  • Australian Research Council (Other Research Grants)
Title: Local Scour below Offshore Pipelines on Calcareous Sediments [via UWA]
Years: 2013-01-01 - 2017-04-01
ID: P00021330
Western Researchers: Ming Zhao
Funding:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Title: Experimental and numerical study of local scour around offshore caisson foundation under waves and currents [no funding to UWS]
Years: 2011-07-01 - 2013-06-30
ID: P00020239
Western Researchers: Ming Zhao
Funding:
  • Dalian University of Technolgoy
Title: Vortex and force characteristics of inclined offshore cylindrical structures in oscillatory flows [via UWA]
Years: 2011-03-31 - 2015-04-30
ID: P00020152
Western Researchers: Ming Zhao
Funding:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)

Supervision

Associate Professor Zhao is available to be a principal supervisor for doctoral projects

Current Supervision

Title: Numerical Study of Vortex and Force Characterisations of Inclined Offshore Cylindrical Structures
Field of Research:
Title: Three-Dimensional Numerical Study on Flow-Induced Vibration of Circular Cylinders in Fluid Flow
Field of Research:
Title: Computational Modeling of Local Scour Under Subsea Pipelines Using CFD
Field of Research:
Title: Vortex-Induced Vibrations of Cylinders in Steady and Oscillatory Flows
Field of Research:

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