Areas of Interest
Computational fluid dynamics; hypersonic flows, development of new very high-order numerical methods; numerical simulation of hypersonic boundary layer receptivity, stability, and transition; numerical simulation of real-gas hypersonic flow; development of high-order immersed interface method for flow simulations; DNS of strong shock interaction with turbulence; numerical simulation studies of wave energy harvesting devices.
Most Recent Publications
X. Wang and X. Zhong, “The stabilization of a hypersonic boundary layer using local sections of porous coating,” Physics of Fluids, 24, 034105, 2012.
J. Lei and X. Zhong, “Linear Stability Analysis of Nose Bluntness Effects on Hypersonic Boundary Layer Transition,” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, vol. 49, no. 1, pp. 24-37, 2012.
A. Prakash, N. Parsons, X. Wang, and X. Zhong, “High-order shock-fitting methods for direct numerical simulation of hypersonic flow with chemical and thermal nonequilibrium,” Journal of Computational Physics, Volume 230, 2011, Pages 8474-8507.
X. Zhong and X. Wang, “Direct Numerical Simulation of Receptivity, Instability, and Transition of Hypersonic Boundary Layers,” Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 44, pp. 527-561, 2012.
X. Wang, X. Zhong and Y. Ma, “Response of a Hypersonic Boundary Layer to Wall Blowing–Suction,” AIAA Journal, Vol. 49, No. 7, July 2011, pages 1336-1353.
M. Lagha, J. Kim, J. D. Eldredge, and X. Zhong, “Near-wall dynamics of compressible boundary layers,” Physics of Fluids, 23, 065109 (1-13), 2011.
M. Lagha, J. Kim, J. D. Eldredge, and X. Zhong, “A numerical study of compressible turbulent boundary layers,” Physics of Fluids, 23, 015106 (1-12) 2011.
A. Tumin, X. Wang, and X. Zhong, “Numerical simulation and theoretical analysis on hypersonic boundary-layer receptivity to wall blowing-suction,” AIAA Journal, Vol. 49, No. 3, 2011, Pages 463-471.
L. Duan, X. Wang, and X. Zhong, “A high-order cut-cell method for numerical simulation of hypersonic boundary-layer instability with surface roughness,” Journal of Computational Physics, Volume 229, Issue 19, 20 September 2010, Pages 7207-7237.
P. S. Rawat and X. Zhong, “On high-order shock-fitting and front-tracking schemes for numerical simulation of shock–disturbance interactions,” Journal of Computational Physics, Volume 229, Issue 19, 20 September 2010, Pages 6744-6780.
E. Johnsen, J. Larsson, A. Bhagatwala, W. H. Cabot, P. Moin, B. J. Olson, P. S. Rawat, S. K. Shankar, B. Sjögreen, H.C. Yee, X. Zhong, S. K. Lele, “Assessment of high-resolution methods for numerical simulations of compressible turbulence with shock waves,” Journal of Computational Physics, Volume 229, Issue 4, 20 February 2010, Pages 1213-1237.
HONORS AND AWARDS
Associate Fellow, AIAA
Phi Tau Phi
Allied Signal Faculty Research Award, Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science