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Zongyan Zhou

Zongyan Zhou

Senior Lecturer
Zongyan.Zhou@monash.edu
Phone:
+61 3 990 50846
Homepage:
http://users.monash.edu.au/~simpas/people.html
Office:
Room 102, 33, Clayton Campus
Qualification:
PhD (UNSW), MEng & BEng (Northeastern University, China)
Description/Interests:
Powder technology, particle-fluid flow and heat transfer, ironmaking process modelling

Teaching Commitments:

  • CHE2163
  • MAE2402

Publications:

  • S.D Liu, Z.Y. Zhou, K.J. Dong, A.B. Yu, D. Pinson, and J. Tsalapatis, Numerical Investigation of Burden Distribution in a Blast Furnace, Steel Research International (2015)DOI: 10.1002/srin.201400360.
  • W.J. Yang, Z.Y. Zhou#, D. Pinson and A.B. Yu, Particle Scale Simulation of Softening-Melting Behaviour of Multiple Layers of Particles in a Blast Furnace Cohesive Zone, Powder Technology (2015) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/ j.powtec.2015.04.002.
  • Q.F. Hou, Z.Y. Zhou, A.B. Yu, Gassolid flow and heat transfer in fluidized beds with tubes: Effects of material properties and tube array settings, Powder Technology (2015) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.powtec.2015.03. 028.
  • Z.Y. Zhou, R.P. Zou, D. Pinson and A.B. Yu, Angle of Repose and Stress Distribution of Sandpiles Formed with Ellipsoidal Particles, Granular Matter 16 (2014) 695-709.
  • S.D. Liu, Z.Y. Zhou, D. Pinson and A.B. Yu, Flow Characteristics and Discharge Rate of Ellipsoidal particles in a Flat Bottom Hopper, Powder Technology 253 (2014) 70-79.
  • W.J. Yang, Z.Y. Zhou, D. Pinson and A.B. Yu, Periodic Boundary Condition for DEM Simulation of Particle Flow in Cylindrical Vessels, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 53 (2014) 8245-8256.
  • Q.J. Zheng, Z.Y. Zhou, A.B. Yu, Contact Forces between Viscoelastic Ellipsoidal Particles, Powder Technology 248 (2013) 25-33.
  • Q.F Hou, Z.Y. Zhou and A.B. Yu, Computational study of heat transfer in a bubbling fluidized bed with a horizontal tube, AIChE Journal, 58 (2012) 1422-1434.
  • Q.F. Hou, Z. Y. Zhou and A. B. Yu, Micromechanical modeling and analysis of different flow regimes in gas fluidization, Chemical Engineering Science 84 (2012) 449-468.
  • Q.F. Hou, Z.Y. Zhou, and A.B. Yu, Computational Study of the Effects of Material Properties on Heat Transfer in Gas Fluidization, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 51(2012) 11572-11586.
  • B. Wright, P. Zulli, Z.Y. Zhou and A.B. Yu, Gas-solid flow in an ironmaking blast furnace I: physical modelling, Powder Technology 208 (2011) 86-97.
  • Z.Y. Zhou, H.P. Zhu, B. Wright, A.B. Yu and P. Zulli, Gas-solid flow in an ironmaking blast furnace II: discrete particle simulation, Powder Technology 208 (2011) 72-85.
  • H. P. Zhu, Z. Y. Zhou, Q. F. Hou and A. B. Yu, Linking Discrete Particle Simulation to Continuum Process Modelling for Granular Matter: Theory and Application, Particuology 9 (2011) 342-357.
  • Z.Y. Zhou, A.B. Yu and S.K. Choi, Numerical simulation of the liquid-induced erosion in a weakly bonded sand assembly, Powder Technology 211 (2011) 237-249.
  • Z. Y. Zhou, D. Pinson, R. P. Zou, and A. B. Yu, Discrete particle simulation of gas fluidization of ellipsoidal particles, Chemical Engineering Science 66 (2011) 6128-6145.
  • Z. Y. Zhou, R. P. Zou, D. Pinson, and A. B. Yu, Dynamic simulation of the packing of ellipsoidal particles, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 50 (2011) 9787-9798.
  • Z.Y. Zhou, A.B. Yu and P. Zulli, A new computational method for studying heat transfer in fluid bed reactors, Powder Technology 197 (2010) 102-110.
  • Z.Y. Zhou, H.P. Zhu, A.B. Yu and P. Zulli, Numerical investigation of the transient multiphase flow in an ironmaking blast furnace, ISIJ International 50 (2010) 515-523.
  • Z.Y. Zhou, S.B. Kuang, K.W. Chu and A.B. Yu, Discrete particle simulation of particle-fluid flow: Model formulations and their applicability, Journal of Fluid Mechanics 661 (2010) 482-510.
  • X. Jia, R. Caulkin, R.A. Williams, Z.Y. Zhou and A.B. Yu, The role of geometric constraints in random packing of non-spherical particles, EPL 92 (2010) 68005.
  • H.P. Zhu, Z.Y. Zhou, A.B. Yu and P. Zulli, Stress fields of solid flow in a model blast furnace, Granular Matter 11 (2009) 269-280.
  • H.P. Zhu, Q.F. Hou, Z.Y. Zhou and A.B. Yu, Averaging method of particulate systems and its application to particle-fluid flow in a fluidized bed, Chinese Science Bulletin 54 (2009) 4309-4317.
  • P.A. Eidem, M. Runde, M. Tangstad, J.A. Bakken, Z.Y. Zhou and A.B. Yu, Effect of Contact Resistance on Bulk Resistivity of Dry Coke Beds. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B-Process Metallurgy and Materials Processing Science 40 (2009) 388-396.
  • Z.Y. Zhou, A.B. Yu and P. Zulli, Particle Scale Study of Heat Transfer in Packed and Bubbling Fluidized Beds, AIChE Journal 55 (2009) 868-884.
  • H.P. Zhu, Z.Y. Zhou, R.Y. Yang and A.B. Yu, Discrete particle simulation of particulate systems: A review of major applications and findings, Chemical Engineering Science 63 (2008) 5728-5770.
  • Z.Y. Zhou, H.P. Zhu, A.B. Yu, B. Wright and P. Zulli, Discrete particle simulation of gas-solid flow in a blast furnace, Computers & Chemical Engineering 32 (2008) 1760-1772.
  • H.P. Zhu, Z.Y. Zhou, R.Y. Yang and A.B. Yu, Discrete particle simulation of particulate systems: Theoretical developments, Chemical Engineering Science 62 (2007) 3378-3396.
  • A.B. Yu, Z.Y. Zhou and P. Zulli, Discrete particle simulation applied to blast furnace modelling, Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals 59 (2006) 583-591.
  • Z.Y. Zhou, H.P. Zhu, A.B. Yu, B. Wright, D. Pinson and P. Zulli, Discrete Particle Simulation of Solid Flow in a Model Blast Furnace, ISIJ International 45 (2005) 1828-1837.
  • W.J. Yang, Z.Y. Zhou, D. Pinson and A.B. Yu, A new approach for studying softening and melting behaviour of particles in a blast furnace cohesive zone, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B (2014) 10.1007/s11663-014-0223-8.
  • W.J. Yang, Z.Y. Zhou, and A.B. Yu, Discrete Particle Simulation of Solid flow in a Three-Dimensional Blast Furnace Sector Model, Chemical Engineering Journal (2014) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2014.11.144

Supervision:

A couple of PhD candidate scholarships are available, and research area is on computational modeling of granular flow and particle-fluid flow systems. PhD candidate stipend is at ~$27,000 pa, with a period of 3~3.5 years. Candidates who are interested in this research area, please send inquiries along with a detailed CV to Dr. Zongyan Zhou (Zongyan.zhou@monash.edu). You can obtain useful information for application process from: ttp://www.mrgs.monash.edu.au/futurestudents/researchapps/index.html

Research Interests:

  • Particle science and technology
  • Multiphase flow and heat transfer
  • Ironmaking process modeling
  • Fluidisation
  • Particle-fluid interactions