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Vincent H. Chu

Vincent Chu

Professor
PEng, PhD

Education

BEng (Civil Engineering, National Taiwan University)
MASc (Mechanical Engineering, University of Toronto)
PhD (Hydrodynamics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Contact

Tel: 514-398-6863
Fax: 514-398-7361
vincent [dot] chu [at] mcgill [dot] ca (E-mail)

General information

Professor Chu's teaching and research interests have been in the field of fluid mechanics and hydraulics. His research involves modelling and measurements of turbulent flows with a focus on the applications in environmental engineering.

Appointments

  • Director, Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics Laboratory
  • Chair, Department Undergraduate Studies Committee
  • Teaching Assistant Assignment Coordinator
  • Member, Brace Centre for Water Resource Management
  • Member, Global Environmental and Climate Change Centre

Professional activities

  • Scientific Advisory Committee, 3rd International Symposium on Shallow Flows, Iowa City, USA, June 2012.
  • Editorial Panel ICE Journal of Engineering and Computational Mechanics.
  • International Scientific Advisory Committee, 6th International Symposium on Environmental Hydraulics, Athens, Greece, June 2010.
  • Master of the Master Class on Mass Transport and Dispersion in Rivers, River Flow, Int'l Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics, Braunschweig, Germany, September 2010.
  • Keynote Lecturer and Member of Scientific Advisory Committee, International Symposium on Shallow Flows, Hong Kong, December 2008.
  • International Scientific Advisory Committee, 4th International Symposium on Environmental Hydraulics, December 2004.
  • Scientific Advisiory Committee, International Symposium on Shallow Flows, Delf, The Netherlands, June 2003.

Research interests

  • Transport processes in inland and coastal waters
  • Modelling and measurements of turbulent flow
  • Body-force effects on turbulent flow
  • Density stratified shear flow
  • Shallow-flow turbulence
  • Jets and plumes
  • Turbulent coherent structure by video imaging method
  • Large eddy simulation
  • Heat and mass transfer in wall region of turbulent flow
  • Computational fluid dynamics

Courses offered

  • CIVE 572 Computational Hydraulics 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • CIVE 281 Analytical Mechanics 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • CIVE 327 Fluid Mechanics & Hydraulics 4 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

Publications

Book

  • Lee, J.H.W. and Chu, V. H. "Turbulent Jets and Plumes — A Lagrangian Approach," Kluwer Academic Publishers ASCE, 390 pp., 2003 (ISBN 1-4020-7520-0), 2003.

Book Chapters

  • Chu, V.H. "Turbulent Transport Processes across Natural Streams," in Environmental Fluid Mechanics — Theories and Applications, Chapter 5, H. Shen, A.D. Cheng, K.H. Wang, M.H. Teng and C.C.K. Liu Editors, American Society Civil Engineers, pp. 127-167, 2002.
  • Baines, W. D. and Chu, V.H. "Jets and Plumes" in Environmental Hydraulics, Chapter 2, V. P. Singh and I. Hager Editors, Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 7-61, 1996.
  • Chu, V.H. "Lagrangian scalings of jets and plumes with dominant eddies," Recent Research Advances in the Fluid Mechanics of Turbulent Jets and Plumes, NATO ASI Series E: Applied Sciences, Vol. 255, Davies P. A. and Valente Neves, M. J. Edited, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, pp. 45-72, 1994.

Papers

  • Chu, V.H. and Altai, W. (2012) “Advection and Diffusion Simulations using Lagrangian blocks,” Computational Thermal Sciences, Vol. 4(4), pp. 351-363.
  • Tan, L.-W. and Chu, V.H. (2012) “Two-dimensional Simulation of Shallow-Water Waves by Lagrangian Block Advection,” Computers and Fluids, Vol. 65, pp. 35-43.
  • Tan, L.-W. and Chu, V.H. (2011) “Regular periodic wave simulations by Lagrangian blocks,” Proc. 32nd Coastal Engineering Conference, 15 pp. Published online. http://journals.tdl.org/ICCE/issue/view/154/showToc
  • Chu, V.H. “Shear instability, wave and turbulence simulations using the shallow water equations,” J. Hydro-Environ. Res., Vol. 3, Part 4, pp. 173-178, 2010.
  • Tan, L.W. and Chu, V.H. “Wave runup simulations using Lagrangian blocks on Eulerian mesh,” J. Hydro-Environ. Res., Vol. 3, Part 4, pp. 193-200, 2010.
  • Pinilla, C., Bouhairie, S., Tan, L.W. and Chu, V.H. “Minimal intervention to simulations using the shallow-water equation," J. Hydro-Environ. Res., Vol. 3, Part 4, pp. 201-207, 2010.
  • Tan, L.W. and Chu, V.H. “Flood wave dynamics using Lagrangian block advection," Proceedings of the 18th Canadian Society of CFD Conference, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, 2010.
  • Tan, L.W. and Chu, V.H. “Wet-and-dry interface on steep slopes simulations using Lagrangian blocks," Environmental Hydraulics, CRC Press/Balkema (ISBN 978-0-415-58475-3), Vol. 2, pp. 997-1002, 2010.
  • Tan, L.W. and Chu, V.H. “Dam-break flood simulations using 2D Lagrangian blocks on Eulerian mesh method," Environmental Hydraulics, CRC Press/Balkema (ISBN 978-0-415-58475-3), Vol. 2, pp. 1003-1008, 2010.
  • Karimpour Ghannadi, S., Tan, L.W. and Chu, V.H. “Super-critical and sub-critical starting jets in shallow waters," Environmental Hydraulics, CRC Press/Balkema (ISBN 978-0-415-58475-3), Vol. 1, pp. 141-146, 2010.
  • Tan, L.W. and Chu, V.H. “Stable simulation of shallow-water waves by Block Adection," Computational Fluid Dynamics 2010, A. Kuzmin ed., Springer, 6 pp., 2010.
  • Wang, T., Tan, L.W. and Chu, V.H. “Flood-waves simulaitons by classical method of consistent transport," Computational Fluid Dynamics 2010, A. Kuzmin ed., Springer, 6 pp., 2010.
  • Tan, L.W. and Chu, V.H. “Regular periodic wave simulations by Lagrangian blocks," Proceedings 2010 Coastal Engineering Conference, 15 pp. submitted, 2010.
  • Tan, L.W. and Chu, V.H. “Lagrangian block hydrodynamic of macro resistance in a river-flow model," River Flow 2010, ISBN 978-3-939230-00-7, Vol. 1, pp. 419-426, 2010.
  • Wang, T., Karimpour Ghannadi, S. and Chu, V.H. “Retention of dye tracer in side basins exchanging with subcritical and supercritical flows," River Flow 2010, ISBN 978-3-939230-00-7, Vol. 2, pp. 1775-1782, 2010.
  • Tan, L.W. and Chu, V.H. “Lagrangian block hydrodynamics for environmental fluid mechanics simulaitons," Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Hydrodynamics, Shanghai, 6 pp., 2010.
  • Tan, L.W. and Chu, V.H. “Wave run-up and overtopping simulations using Lagrangian blocks,” ASME 28th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, paper OMAE2009-79395, 8 pp., 2009.
  • Pinilla, C.E. and Chu, V.H. “Wave radiation and shear instability in rotating stratified flow,” ASME 28th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, paper OMAE2009-79416, 8 pp., 2009.
  • Tan, L.W. and Chu, V.H. “Simulation of Wave Fronts on Dry Bed using Lagrangian Blocks,” J. Engineering and Computational Mechanics, Vol. 162, pp. 57-66, 2009.
  • Tan, L.W. and Chu, V.H. “Lauber and Hager’s dam-break wave data for numerical model validation,” J. Hydraulic Research, Vol 47(4), pp. 524-528, 2009.
  • Chu, V.H. “Wave and Turbulence Simulations using the Shallow Water Equations,” Keynote Lecture, 2nd International Symposium on Shallow Flow, 12 pp., 2008.
  • Pinilla, C. and Chu, V.H. “Waves and Bed-Friction Effect on Stability of Transverse Sheer Flow in Shallow Waters,” Journal of Coastal Research, Vol. S52, ISSN 0749-0208, pp. 207-214, 2008.
  • Li, X. and Chu, V.H. “Turbulence and Mixing across Gravitationally Unstable Interface by Tank-overturn Experiment,” J. Hydro-environment Research, Vol 1, No. 3-4, pp. 176-186, 2008.
  • Chu, V. H. “Modelling and Simulation in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering,” ICE Journal of Engineering and Computational Mechanics, Vol. 1, Issue 1, pp. 46-47, 2008.
  • Tan, L.W., Pinilla, C.E. and Chu, V.H. “Simulation of Water Advancing over Dry Bed using Lagrangian Blocks on Eulerian Mesh,” Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics, 6 pp., 2008.
  • Pinilla, C.E., Bouhairie, S. and Chu, V.H. “Frictional and Radiation Dampings on Shear Instability,” Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics, 6 pp., 2008.
  • Tan, L.W. and Chu, V.H. “Wave Run-up using Lagrangian Blocks on Eulerian Mesh,” 2nd International Symposium on Shallow Flow, 6 pp., 2008.
  • Pinilla, C.E. and Chu, V.H. “Wave and Turbulence Interaction in a Square Basin,” 2nd International Symposium on Shallow Flow, 6 pp., 2008.
  • Pinilla, C.E., Bouhairie, S., Tan, L.W. and Chu, V.H. “Minimal Intervention to Simulations using the Shallow-Water Equation,” 2nd International Symposium on Shallow Flow, 6 pp., 2008.
  • Tan, L. W. and Chu, V.H. “Turbulence and wave simulations using Lagrangian Block Method,” Proceedings of the 18th Engineering Mechanics Division Conference of ASCE, Blacksburg, Virginia, 6 pp., June 2007.
  • Li, X. and Chu, V.H. “Rayleigh-Taylor instabilities by overturning experiments in tank,” J. Hydrodynamics Ser. B, Vol. 19, No. 3, pp. 303-308, 2007.
  • Bouhairie, S. and Chu, V.H. "2D simulation of unsteady heat transfer from a circular cylinder in cross flow," J. Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 570, pp. 117-215, 2007.
  • Pinilla, C. and Chu, V.H. “Turbulence and wave interaction in shallow water,” Proceedings of the 18th Engineering Mechanics Division Conference of ASCE, Blacksburg, Virginia, 6 pp, June 2007.
  • Chu, V.H., Pinilla, C.E., and Altai, W. “Buoyancy effect on turbulence using block,” Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics, Ghent, Belgium, 6 pp, 2006.
  • Li, Xi and Chu, V.H. “Rayleigh-Taylor instabilities by overturning experiment,” Proceedings of the XVth Congress of APD of IAHR, IIT Madras, Chennai, India, Theme IV, Volume 2, ISBN 81-8424-070-8, pp. 1077-1082, 2006.
  • Bouhaire, S. and Chu, V.H. “Heat wake by deferred corrected ULTRA,” Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics, Ghent, Belgium, 6 pp, 2006.
  • Li, X. and Chu, V.H. “Experimental and numerical study of Rayleigh-Taylor instabilities,” Science and Technology Review, Vol. 23, No. 11, pp. 30-32, 2005.
  • Altai, W., Pinilla, C. and Chu, V.H. “Shallow re-circulating flow in a cavity,” Environmental Hydraulics and sustainable Water Management, Lee and Lam (eds) Taylor and Francis Group, London (ISBN 04 1536 546 5), pp. 995-1000, 2005.
  • Bouhairie, S. and Chu, V.H. “Surface heat emissions from the back of a circular cylinder in a crossflow,” Proceedings of the 20th Canadian Congress of Applied Mechanics (ISBN0-7717-0628-6), Montreal, pp. 228-229, 2005.
  • Li, X. and Chu, V.H. “Q2D turbulence by Rayleigh-Taylor instabilities,” Environmental Hydraulics and sustainable Water Management, Lee and Lam (eds) Taylor and Francis Group, London (ISBN 04 1536 546 5), pp. 263-268, 2005.
  • Pinilla, C. and Chu, V.H. “Turbulence by Kelvin-Helmholtz and Rayleigh-Taylor Instabilities,” Proceeddings of the 20th Canadian Congress of Applied Mechanics (ISBN0-7717-0628-6), pp. 201-202, 2005.
  • Delatolla, R.A., Babarutsi, S., and Chu, V.H. “Turbulence in shallow re-circulating flows,” Environmental Hydraulics and Sustainable Water Management, Lee and Lam (eds) Taylor and Francis Group, London (ISBN 04 1536 546 5), pp. 975-980, 2005.
  • Chu, V.H., Liu, F. and Altai, W. “Friction and confinement effects on a shallow re-circulating flow,” J. Environmental Engineering and Science, Vol. 3, pp. 463-475, 2004.
  • Chu, V. H. and Zhang, J.-B. “Starting jets in a double tank apparatus,” Shallow Flows, G.H. Jirka and W.S.J. Uijttewaal Editors, A.A. Balkema Publishers, pp. 71-78, 2004.
  • Chu, V. H. “Depth-averaged RANS and LES models for shallow-flow turbulence,” Advance in Hydro-Science and Engineering, Volume VI, ISBN 0-937099-12-0, pp. 442-443 and 12 pp. in CD Rom. 2004.
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