Workshop in Beijing

A workshop on the control of turbulent friction drag will be held at Beihang University from 01/08/2018 to 02/08/2018 followed by a 5-day summer school for PhD students. Various numerical and experimental techniques on drag reduction will be presented.  The keynote speakers include Prof. Fazle Hussain, Guowei He, Haecheon Choi and Paulo Luchini.

This 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, Xian Jiaotong University and Zhejiang University.


Wine reception
Time: 18:00 - 20:30
Location: Bar, level 2 (ground floor is level 1),  Park Plaza Beijing Science Park, 25 Zhichun Road, Haidian District, Beijing



Session 1
8:30 – 9:30  Plenary talk, Prof. Fazle Hussain, Texas Tech University: “Coherent structures and drag reduction”.
Chaired by Dr. Xuerui Mao

9:30 – 9:50  COFFEE BREAK

9:50 – 10:40  Prof. Chunxiao Xu, Tsinghua University: “Drag Reduction in a Cylinder Turbulent Boundary Layer by Streamwise-Travelling Waves of Circumferential Wall Velocity”
10:40 – 11:30  Dr. Tamer Zaki, Johns Hopkins University: “Dynamical and structural modifications of boundary layers by free-stream turbulence”
11:30 – 12:20  Dr. Xuerui Mao, University of Nottingham: “Nonlinear optimal drag reduction”
Chaired by Prof. Kwing-So Choi

12:20 – 14:00  LUNCH BREAK: Beihang Training Centre (北航培训餐厅)

Session 2
14:00 – 15:00  Keynote speaker: Prof. Guowei He (Dr. Shizhao Wang), Institute of Mechanics: “Surrogate wall modeling for large-eddy simulations with diffuse-interface immersed boundary method”
Chaired by Dr Lian Gan

15:00 – 15:20  COFFEE BREAK

15:20 – 16:10  Prof. Luca Brandt, KTH Royal Institute of Technology: “Turbulence flow of particle suspensions”
16:10 – 17:00  Dr. Jian Deng, Zhejiang University: “Drag reduction and VIV suppression for flow around a circular cylinder by attached filaments”
17:00 – 17:50  Dr. Francois Rogier, ONERA: “Numerical Modelling of plasma actuators and application to flow control”
Chaired by Dr. Tamer Zaki

19:00 – 21:00   BANQUET
Level2, Park Plaza Beijing Science Park



Session 3
8:30 – 9:30  Keynote speaker: Prof. Haecheon Choi, Seoul National University: “Skin friction reduction in turbulent channel flow based on machine learning”.
Chaired by Dr. Jian Deng

9:30 – 9:50  COFFEE BREAK

9:50 – 10:40  Prof. Kwing-So Choi, University of Nottingham: “New strategies in leading-edge flow separation control using plasma actuators”.
10:40 – 11:30  Dr. Marios Kotsonis, TU Delft: “Towards swept wing transition delay using plasma actuators”
11:30 – 12:20  Dr. Lihao Feng, Beihang University: “Virtual Flow Control Techniques Based on Plasma Actuators”
Chaired by Dr. Xuerui Mao

12:20 – 14:00  LUNCH BREAK: Beihang Training Centre (北航培训餐厅)

Session 4
14:00 – 15:00  Keynote speaker: Prof. Paulo Luchini, University of Salerno, “Developments in the solution of flow-control problems with a very large number of degrees of freedom”
Chaired by Prof. Luca Brandt

15:00 – 15:20  COFFEE BREAK

15:20 – 16:10  Dr. Lian Gan, Durham University: “Flow around polygonal cylinders and their near-field wake”
16:10 – 17:00  Dr. Zhenhua Xia, Zhejiang University: “Turbulent statistics in spanwise rotating turbulent channel flows and plane Couette flows”
Chaired by Dr. Zhiheng Wang



Tutorial for Phd Students:
9:00 – 11:00  Kwing-So Choi: Flow control and drag reduction from experimental perspective
14:00 – 16:00  Luca Brandt: turbulence over porous and elastic walls



Tutorial for Phd Students:
9:00 – 11:00  Tamer Zaki: turbulence & transition.
14:00 – 16:00  Fazle Hussain: vortex dynamics and related phenomena.


05/08/2018 -- 07/08/2018

PhD presentations.

Any questions, please contact Dr. Xuerui Mao (xuerui.mao @ or Dr. Chong Pan (panchong @