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CUED Division A

Energy, Fluids and Turbomachinery

Studying at Cambridge


Huangwei Zhang

Huangwei Zhang

Ph.D. Candidate in Prof. Mastorakos Group

Member of Churchill College, Cambridge

ISO-15, Hopkinson Laboratory,
Department of Engineering,
University of Cambridge,
Cambridge CB2 1PZ



- 3rd Year Ph.D. Student in Combustion, University of Cambridge (Supervisor: Prof. Epaminondas Mastorakos)
- M.E. in Fluid Mechanics, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2009
- B.E. in Engineering Mechanics, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2007

- Research Associate, College of Engineering, Peking University, 2009-2011. (Advisor: Prof. Zheng Chen)

Departments and Institutes

Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge

Research Interests

  • Current Research Interests
  1. Large eddy simulations (LES) of turbulent combustion with conditional moment closure (CMC) method
  2. Dynamics (local/global extinction, re-ignition, blow-off, lift-off, etc.) of swirl-stabilized non-premixed flames
  • Previous Research Interests
  1. Ignition, propagation and extinction of premixed flames

Key Publications


  1. Huangwei Zhang, Andrew Garmory, Davide E. Cavaliere, Epaminondas Mastorakos,Large Eddy Simulation/Conditional Moment Closure Modeling of Swirl-stabilized Non-premixed Flames with Local Extinction. submitted to Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 2014, accepted for oral presentation. 
  2. Bin Bai, Zheng Chen, Huangwei Zhang, Shiyi Chen, Flame Propagation in A Tube with Wall Quenching of Radicals. Combustion and Flame, 160 (2013) 2810-2819. link
  3. Huangwei Zhang, Zheng Chen, Effects of Heat Conduction and Radical Quenching on Premixed Stagnation Flame Stabilized by A Wall. Combustion Theory and Modelling, 17 (2013) 682-706. link
  4. Huangwei Zhang, Peng Guo, Zheng Chen, Critical Condition for the Ignition of Reactant Mixtures by Radical Deposition. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 34 (2013) 3267-3275. link
  5. Huangwei Zhang, Peng Guo, Zheng Chen, Outwardly Propagating Spherical Flames with Thermally Sensitive Intermediate Kinetics and Radiative Loss. Combustion Science and Technology, 185 (2013) 226-248. link
  6. Huangwei Zhang, Peng Guo, Zheng Chen, Studies on Chemical Ignition Mechanism of Premixed Gas. Journal of Engineering Thermophysics, 33(2012) 2219-2222. (in Chinese)
  7. Huangwei Zhang, Zheng Chen, Spherical Flame Initiation and Propagation with Thermally Sensitive Intermediate Kinetics. Combustion and Flame158 (2011) 1520-1531. link
  8. Huangwei Zhang, Zheng Chen, Effects of Lewis Numbers of Fuel and Radical on the Ignition of Premixed Gases. Journal of Engineering Thermophysics32(2011) 1249-1252. (in Chinese) link


  1. Huangwei Zhang, Andrew Garmory, Epaminondas Mastorakos, Predictions of localized extinction and re-ignition in swirl diffusion flames with LES/CMC method. Joint meeting of the British and Scandinavian-Nordic Sections of the Combustion Institute, University of Cambridge, 27-28th March 2014. 
  2. Huangwei Zhang, Epaminondas Mastorakos, Effects of wall heat loss on swirl-stabilized non-premixed flames with localized extinction. 10th International ERCOFTAC Symposium on Engineering Turburlent Modelling and Measurements (ETMM10), submitted. 
  3. Huangwei Zhang, Epaminondas Mastorakos, Andrew Garmory, LES-CMC of swirl-stabilized non-premixed flames approaching extinction. Current Research in Combustion: A Forum for Research Students and Early Career Researchers, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK, September 2013. 
  4. Bin Bai, Zheng Chen, Huangwei Zhang, Shiyi Chen, Effects of radical quenching on flame propagation in a tube.  9th Asian-Pacific Conference on Combustion (ASPACC),  Gyeongju, Korea, May 2013.
  5. Peng Guo, Huangwei Zhang, Zheng Chen, Comparisons between thermal and chemical ignition of premixed gas. 2012 Chinese Conference on Combustion, Beijing, China, 2012, accepted.
  6. Huangwei Zhang, Peng Guo, Zheng Chen, Studies on Chemical Ignition Mechanism of Premixed Gas. 2011 Chinese Conference on Combustion, Hangzhou, China, 2011, Paper No. 114058.
  7. Huangwei Zhang, Xialing Zhang, Zheng Chen, Outwardly Propagating Spherical Flames with Thermally Sensitive Intermediate Kinetics and Radiative Loss. The 23rd International Colloquium on the Dynamics of Explosion and Reactive Systems (ICDERS), July 24-29, 2011. Irvine, California, oral presentation.
  8. Huangwei Zhang, Zheng Chen, The Influence of the Lewis Numbers of Fuel and Radical on Flame Ignition of Premixed Gas. 2010 Chinese Conference on Combustion, Guangzhou, China, 2010, Paper No. 104012.
  9. Yuxuan Zhang, Huangwei Zhang, Songping Wu, et al., Characteristics of Pressure Wave Induced by High-speed Trains’ Meeting in Open Environment. Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, Beijing, China, 2009: 1717-1722.
  10. Baole Wen, Songping Wu, Huangwei Zhanget al., Computational Study of Aerodynamics Characteristics of High-speed Trains under Cross Wind Conditions. Proceedings of Second International Conference on Modeling and Simulations, Manchester, England, UK, 2009:346-351.

4th Year Project Deadlines

Wednesday, 28th May 2014. Last day for handing in final reports to group centres.  Each student submits 2 copies plus an extra copy of their technical abstract, plus their log book or CD of electronic equivalent

Thursday, 29th May, Friday 30th May.  Group A project presentations, Hopkinson Laboratory, Hopkinson West Meeting Room and Whittle Laboratory.

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