School of Engineering & Applied Sciences

Yuxin Zhang

Mechanical Engineering Instructor
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Yuxin ZhangTeaching Assistant Professor, Mechanical EngineeringFloyd 126

  • Member of American Physical Society (APS)
  • Member of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

Education
  • Ph.D. in Aeronautical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2014-2018)
  • M.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering, Civil Aviation University of China (2011-2014)
  • B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, North University of China (2007-2011)
Research Interests
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Vortex dynamics
  • Vortex breakdown phenomenon
  • Flow instability and transition
  • Compressible flow
  • Combustion
  • Aerodynamics
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Reduced order modeling
Awards and Honors
  • Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering Teaching Award (RPI, 2017)
  • Professional Meeting Travel Grant (RPI, 2015-2017)
  • National Scholarship (Ministry of Education of China, 2013)
Recent Publications
  • Zhang, Y., Rusak, Z., & Wang, S. 2019 The influence of inlet flow profiles on swirling flow dynamics in a finite-length pipe. Phys. Rev. Fluids, 4(1), 014701.
  • Zhang, Y., Rusak, Z., & Wang, S. 2019 Simulations of axisymmetric, inviscid swirling flows in circular pipes with various geometries. J. Eng. Math., 1-23.
  • Rusak, Z., Zhang, Y., Choi, J.J., & Wang, S. 2018 Lean premixed reacting flows with swirl and wall separation zones in a contracting open circular chamber. Phys. Rev. Fluids, 3(11), 113201.
  • Rusak, Z., Zhang, Y., Lee, H. & Wang, S. 2017 Swirling flow states in finite-length diverging or contracting circular pipes. J. Fluid Mech. 819, 678-712.
  • Zhang, Y., Cyr, N., Rusak, Z., & Wang, S. 2019. Compressible swirling flow states in diverging or contracting pipes. Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 64.
  • Zhang, Y., Kraljic, M., & Rusak, Z. 2019. Blunt nose airfoils for improved stall performance and transonic aerodynamics. Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 64.
  • Zhang, Y., Rusak, Z., & Wang, S. 2018. Simulations of inviscid swirling flows in pipes with various geometries. Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 63.
  • Zhang, Y., Rusak, Z., & Wang, S. 2017 Swirling flow states in a finite-length straight circular pipe. 8th AIAA Theoretical Fluid Mechanics Conference, p. 3677.
  • Zhang, Y., Rusak, Z., & Wang, S. 2017 Lean premixed reacting flows with swirl and wall-separation zones in a contracting chamber. Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 62, 14.
  • Zhang, Y., Rusak, Z., & Wang, S. 2016 Vortex-breakdown and wall-separation states in swirling flows in a straight pipe. Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 61, 20, p. 216.
  • Rusak, Z., Zhang, Y., Li, H., & Wang, S. 2015 Swirling flow states in diverging or contracting pipes. Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 60, 21, p. 255.
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