# Vincent H. 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**

### 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.