**Professor**

### P.Eng., Ph.D.

**Education**

B.Eng. (Civil Engineering, National Taiwan University)

M.A.Sc. (Mechanical Engineering, University of Toronto)

Ph.D. (Hydrodynamics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

**Contact**

Tel: 514-398-6863

Fax: 514-398-7361

vincent.chu [at] mcgill.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.**and Altai (2018) "A two-dimensional inviscid model of the gravity current head by Lagrangian block simulation," Environmental Fluid Mechanics, 18(1), 267-281. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10652-017-9519-y- Karimpour, S. and
**Chu, V. H.**(2016) “Instability of unbounded transverse mixing layer in shallow waters," Canadian J. Civil Engineering, Vol. 43, pp. 504-510.

The Thomas C. Keefer Medal for 2017 is awarded to Shooka Karimpour and Vincent H. Chu for their paper entitled “Instability of unbounded transverse mixing layer in shallow waters” Can. J. Civ. Eng. 43: 504–510 (2016) for the best civil engineering paper in hydrotechnical, transportation or environmental engineering

- Karimpour Ghannadi, S. and
**Chu, V. H.**(2015) “High-order Interpolation Schemes for Shear Instability Simulations,” International Journal for Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flow, Vol. 25(6), pp. 1340-1360. **Chu, V.H.**and Altai, W. (2015) “Lagrangian Block Simulation of Buoyancy at Turbulence Interfaces,” Computational Thermal Sciences, Vol. 7(2), pp.181-189.**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.