**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**

- International Scientific Advisory Committee, River Flow 2016 – Eighth International

Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics, St. Louis, MO, July 10-14, 2016. - Chair of Technical Program Committee, 22
^{nd}Canadian Hydro-technical Conference, Montreal, April 29 – May 2, 2015. - Speaker, 2014 Gerhard Jirka Summer School, HKUST, Hong Kong, December 13-19,

2014. - International Scientific Advisory Committee, 7
^{th}International Symposium on

Environmental Hydraulics, Singapore, January 7-8, 2014. - Scientific Advisory Committee, 3
^{rd}International Symposium on Shallow Flows, Iowa City, USA, June 2012. - Editorial Panel ICE Journal of Engineering and Computational Mechanics 2008-2012.
- International Scientific Advisory Committee, 6
^{th}International Symposium on Environmental Hydraulics, Athens, Greece, June 2010. - Master of the Master Class on Mass Transport and Dispersion in Rivers, River Flow, International 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, 4
^{th}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**

**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,*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,*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.**(2014) "Instabilities in non-rotating and rotating shallow shear flows",*Environmental Fluid Mechanics*, Vol. 14 (5), pp. 1085-1103.- Karimpour Ghannadi, S. and
**Chu, V.H.**(2014) "Transverse dam-break waves,*Journal of Fluid Mechanics"*, Vol. 758 (R2), doi:10.1017/jfm.2014.562. - Tan, L.-W. and
**Chu, V.H.**(2014) "Flood Wave Dynamics Using Lagrangian Block Advection",*International Journal of Integrated Engineering*, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 8-12. **Chu, V.H.**and Gao, C. (2013) "False diffusion produced by flux limiters",*Computational Thermal Sciences*, Vol. 5(6), pp. 503-520.**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",*Proceedings of the 32*, 15 pp. Published online. https://icce-ojs-tamu.tdl.org/icce/index.php/icce/issue/view/154/showToc^{nd}Coastal Engineering Conference **Chu, V.H.**(2010) "Shear instability, wave and turbulence simulations using the shallow water equations",*Journal of Hydro-environment Research*, Vol. 3, Part 4, pp. 173-178.- Tan, L.W. and
**Chu, V.H.**(2010) "Wave runup simulations using Lagrangian blocks on Eulerian mesh",*Journal of Hydro-environment Research*, Vol. 3, Part 4, pp. 193-200. - Pinilla, C., Bouhairie, S., Tan, L.W. and
**Chu, V.H.**(2010) "Minimal intervention to simulations using the shallow-water equation",*Journal of Hydro-environment Research*, Vol. 3, Part 4, pp. 201-207. - Tan, L.W. and
**Chu, V.H.**(2010) "Flood wave dynamics using Lagrangian Block Advection",*Proceedings of the 18*, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario.^{th}Canadian Society of CFD Conference - Tan, L.W. and
**Chu, V.H.**(2010) "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. - Tan, L.W. and
**Chu, V.H.**(2010) "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. - Karimpour Ghannadi, S., Tan, L.W. and
**Chu, V.H.**(2010) "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. - Tan, L.W. and
**Chu, V.H.**(2010) "Stable simulation of shallow-water waves by Block Adection",*Computational Fluid Dynamics*, A. Kuzmin ed., Springer, 6 pp. - Wang, T., Tan, L.W. and
**Chu, V.H.**(2010) "Flood-waves simulations by classical method of consistent transport",*Computational Fluid Dynamics*, A. Kuzmin ed., Springer, 6 pp. - Tan, L.W. and
**Chu, V.H.**(2010) "Regular periodic wave simulations by Lagrangian Blocks",*Proceedings 2010 Coastal Engineering Conference*, 15 pp. - Tan, L.W. and
**Chu, V.H.**(2010) "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. - Wang, T., Karimpour Ghannadi, S. and
**Chu, V.H.**(2010) "Retention of dye tracer in side basins exchanging with subcritical and supercritical flows",*River Flow*, ISBN 978-3-939230-00-7, Vol. 2, pp. 1775-1782. - Tan, L.W. and
**Chu, V.H.**(2010) "Lagrangian block hydrodynamics for environmental fluid mechanics simulations",*Proceedings of the 9*, Shanghai, 6 pp.^{th}International Conference on Hydrodynamics - Tan, L.W. and
**Chu, V.H.**(2009) "Wave run-up and overtopping simulations using Lagrangian Blocks",*ASME 28*, paper OMAE2009-79395, 8 pp.^{th}International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering - Pinilla, C.E. and
**Chu, V.H.**(2009), Wave radiation and shear instability in rotating stratified flow,*ASME 28th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering*, paper OMAE2009-79416, 8 pp. - Tan, L.W. and
**Chu, V.H.**(2009) "Simulation of Wave Fronts on Dry Bed using Lagrangian Blocks",*Journal Engineering and Computational Mechanics*, Vol. 162, pp. 57-66. - Tan, L.W. and
**Chu, V.H.**(2009) "Lauber and Hager’s dam-break wave data for numerical model validation",*Journal Hydraulic Research*, Vol 47(4), pp. 524-528. **Chu, V.H.**(2008) "Wave and Turbulence Simulations using the Shallow Water Equations", Keynote Lecture,*2*, 12 pp.^{nd}International Symposium on Shallow Flow- Pinilla, C. and
**Chu, V.H.**(2008) "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. - Li, X. and
**Chu, V.H.**(2008) "Turbulence and Mixing across Gravitationally Unstable Interface by Tank-overturn Experiment",*Journal of Hydro-environment Research*, Vol 1, No. 3-4, pp. 176-186. **Chu, V. H.**(2008) "Modelling and Simulation in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering",*ICE Journal of Engineering and Computational Mechanics*, Vol. 1, Issue 1, pp. 46-47.- Tan, L.W., Pinilla, C.E. and
**Chu, V.H.**(2008) "Simulation of Water Advancing over Dry Bed using Lagrangian Blocks on Eulerian Mesh",*Proceedings of the 5*, 6 pp.^{th}International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics - Pinilla, C.E., Bouhairie, S. and
**Chu, V.H.**(2008) "Frictional and Radiation Dampings on Shear Instability",*Proceedings of the 5*, 6 pp.^{th}International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics - Tan, L.W. and
**Chu, V.H.**(2008) "Wave Run-up using Lagrangian Blocks on Eulerian Mesh",*2*, 6 pp.^{nd}International Symposium on Shallow Flow - Pinilla, C.E. and
**Chu, V.H.**(2008) "Wave and Turbulence Interaction in a Square Basin",*2*, 6 pp.^{nd}International Symposium on Shallow Flow - Pinilla, C.E., Bouhairie, S., Tan, L.W. and
**Chu, V.H.**(2008) "Minimal Intervention to Simulations using the Shallow-Water Equation",*2*, 6 pp.^{nd}International Symposium on Shallow Flow - Tan, L. W. and
**Chu, V.H.**(2007) "Turbulence and wave simulations using Lagrangian Block Method",*Proceedings of the 18<*, Virginia, 6 pp.^{th}Engineering Mechanics Division Conference of ASCE, Blacksburg - Li, X. and
**Chu, V.H.**(2007) "Rayleigh-Taylor instabilities by overturning experiments in tank",*Journal of Hydrodynamics, Ser. B*, Vol. 19, No. 3, pp. 303-308. - Bouhairie, S. and
**Chu, V.H.**(2007) "2D simulation of unsteady heat transfer from a circular cylinder in cross flow",*J. Fluid Mechanics*, Vol. 570, pp. 117-215. - Pinilla, C. and
**Chu, V.H.**(2007) "Turbulence and wave interaction in shallow water",*Proceedings of the 18*, Blacksburg, Virginia, 6 pp.^{th}Engineering Mechanics Division Conference of ASCE **Chu, V.H.**, Pinilla, C.E., and Altai, W. (2006) "Buoyancy effect on turbulence using block",*Proceedings of the 4*, Ghent, Belgium, 6 pp.^{th}International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics- Li, Xi and
**Chu, V.H.**(2006) "Rayleigh-Taylor instabilities by overturning experiment",*Proceedings of the XV*, IIT Madras, Chennai, India, Theme IV, Volume 2, ISBN 81-8424-070-8, pp. 1077-1082.^{th}Congress of APD of IAHR - Bouhaire, S. and
**Chu, V.H.**(2006) "Heat wake by deferred corrected ULTRA",*Proceedings of the 4*, Ghent, Belgium, 6 pp.^{th}International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics - Li, X. and
**Chu, V.H.**(2005) "Experimental and numerical study of Rayleigh-Taylor instabilities",*Science and Technology Review*, Vol. 23, No. 11, pp. 30-32. - Altai, W., Pinilla, C. and
**Chu, V.H.**(2005) "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. - Bouhairie, S. and
**Chu, V.H.**(2005) "Surface heat emissions from the back of a circular cylinder in a crossflow",*Proceedings of the 20*(ISBN0-7717-0628-6), Montreal, pp. 228-229.^{th}Canadian Congress of Applied Mechanics - Li, X. and
**Chu, V.H.**(2005) "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. - Pinilla, C. and
**Chu, V.H.**(2005) "Turbulence by Kelvin-Helmholtz and Rayleigh-Taylor Instabilities",*Proceedings of the 20*(ISBN0-7717-0628-6), pp. 201-202.^{th}Canadian Congress of Applied Mechanics - Delatolla, R.A., Babarutsi, S., and
**Chu, V.H.**(2005) "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. **Chu, V.H.**, Liu, F. and Altai, W. (2004) "Friction and confinement effects on a shallow re-circulating flow",*Journal Environmental Engineering and Science*, Vol. 3, pp. 463-475.**Chu, V. H.**and Zhang, J.-B. (2004) "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.**Chu, V. H.**(2004) "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.