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J80. W. Tian, A. Ozbay and H. Hu, “An Experimental Investigation on the Wake Interference Among Wind Turbines Sited in Aligned and Staggered Wind Farms”. Wind Energy, 2015.  in revision.

J79. WL Chen, Y. Cao, H. Li and H. Hu, Numerical investigation of steady suction control of flow around a circular cylinder", Journal of Fluids and Structures, 2015. in revision.

J78. Y. Zhang, P. Sarkar and H. Hu,An Experimental Investigation on the Characteristics of Fluid-Structure Interactions of a Wind Turbine Model Sited in Microburst-like Winds”. Journal of Fluids and Structures, 2015. in revision.

J77. F. Chen, HX. Li, H. Hu, Molecular Tagging Techniques and Their Applications to Study Complex Thermal Flow Phenomena", Acta Mechanica Sinica, Springer, 2015. DOI: 10.1007/s10409-015-0464-z.


J76. W. Tian and A. Ozbay and H. Hu, “Effects of Incoming Surface Wind Conditions on the Wake Characteristics and Dynamic Wind Loads Acting on a Wind Turbine Model”. Physics of Fluids, Vol. 26, No. 12, 125108 (2014);

J75. H. Hu, B. Wang,  K. Zhang, W. Lohry and S. Zhang,“Quantification of Transient Behavior of Wind-Driven Surface Droplet/Rivulet Flows by using a Digital Fringe Projection Technique", Journal of Visualization, 2014. DOI:10.1007/s12650-014-0264-8

J74. Meilin Yu, Z.J. Wang, and Hui Hu, "Numerical optimization of flapping foil kinematics using high order spectral difference method", Acta Aerodynamica Sinica, Vol. 32,  Issue (06), pp. 727-740, 2014.DOI: 10.7638/kqdlxxb-2012.0122

J73. WL Chen, QQ Zhang, H. Li, and H Hu, “An experimental investigation on vortex induced vibration of a flexible inclined cable under a shear flow”, Journal of Fluids and Structures, 2014. DOI: 10.1016/j.jfluidstructs.2014.11.007

J72. Y Zhang,  H. Hu and P. Sarkar, "Comparison of microburst-wind loads on low-rise structures of various geometric shapes", Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics,  Vol. 133, pp181–190, 2014. DOI:10.1016/j.jweia.2014.06.012.

J71. B. Johnson, W. Tian, K. Zhang and H. Hu, "An Experimental Study of Density Ratio Effects on the Film Cooling Injection from Discrete Holes by Using PIV and PSP Techniques", International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 76, pp. 337-349, 2014. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2014.04.028.

J70. WL Chen, H. Li and H. Hu, "An Experimental Study on the Unsteady Vortices and Turbulent Flow Structures around Twin-Box-Girder Bridge Deck Models with Different Gap Ratios", Journal of  Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, Vol. 132, pp.27-36, 2014. DOI:10.1016/j.jweia.2014.06.015.

J69. Y. Zhang, P. Sarkar and H. Hu, "An Experimental Study on wind loads acting on a high-rise building model induced by microburst-like winds", Journal of Fluids and Structures, Vol.50, No.10, pp547–564, 2014.DOI:10.1016/j.jfluidstructs.2014.07.010

J68. W. Yuan, W. Tian, A. Ozbay and H. Hu, "An Experimental Study on the Effects of Relative Rotation Direction on the Wake Interferences among Tandem Wind Turbines". SCIENCE CHINA Physics, Mechanics & Astronomy, Vol. 57, No.5, pp935-949, 2014. Doi:10.1007/s11433-014-5429-x.

J67. WL. Chen, H. Li and H. Hu, “An Experimental Study on a Suction Flow Control Method to Reduce the Unsteadiness of the Wind Loads acting on a Circular Cylinder”, Experiments in Fluids, Vol.55, No. 4, 1707 (20 pages), 2014. .

 J66. Z. Yang, M. Ninno, Z. Wen and H. Hu, "An Experimental Investigation on the Multiphase Flows and Turbulent Mixing in a Flat-Panel Photobioreactor for Algae Cultivation", Journal of Applied Phycology, Vol. 26, No.5, pp2097-2107, 2014.

J65. Zhao Y, Xin H,  Zhao D, Zheng W, Tian W, Ma H, Liu K,  Hu H, Wang T, Soupir M. , “Free chlorine loss during spray of membrane-less acidic electrolyzed water and its antimicrobial effect on airborne bacteria from poultry house", Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine, Vol. 21, No. 2, pp249–255, 2014.


J64. Yu ML, Wang ZJ, Hu H, “High Fidelity Numerical Simulation of Airfoil Thickness and Kinematics Effects on Flapping Airfoil Propulsion” Journal of Fluids and Structures,  Vol. 42(10), pp166-186, 2013.

J63. Zhang Y,  Hu H, Sarkar PP, Modeling of Microburst Outflows using Impinging Jet and Cooling Source Approaches and Their Comparison", Engineering Structures, Vol.56(11), pp779-793, 2013. DOI:10.1016/j.engstruct.2013.06.003.

J62. Zhang Y, Sarkar PP, Hu H, “An Experimental Study of Flow Fields and Wind Loads on Gable-roof Building Models in Microburst-like Wind", Experiments in Fluids, Vol.54(5):1511; 21pages, 2013. DOI: 10.1007/s00348-013-1511-9.

J61. Yu ML, Wang ZJ, Hu H, “Formation of bifurcated wakes behind finite-span flapping wings", AIAA Journal Vol. 51, No. 8, pp2040-2044, 2013.  DOI:10.2514/1.J052300.

J60. Chen WL, Xin DB, Xu F, Li H, Hu H, “Suppression of vortex-induced vibration of a circular cylinder using a suction-based flow control", Journal of Fluids and Structures, Vol. 42(10), pp25-39, 2013. DOI:10.1016/j.jfluidstructs.2013.05.009.

J59. Chen WL, Tang S, Li H, Hu H, "Influence of Dynamic Properties and Position of Rivulet on Rain-Wind-Induced Vibration of Stay Cables", Journal of Bridge Engineering, 18(10), 1021–1031, 2013. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)BE.1943-5592.0000443.



J58. Hu H, Yang Z, Sarkar PP, “Dynamic Wind Loads and Wake Characteristics of a Wind Turbine Model in an Atmospheric Boundary Layer Wind", Experiments in Fluids, Vol. 52, No. 5, pp1277-1294, 2012. DOI: 10.1007/s00348-011-1253-5.

J57. Yang ZF and Hu H, "An Experimental Investigation on the Trailing Edge Cooling of Turbine Blades", Propulsion and Power Research, Vol.1, No.1, pp36-47, 2012. DOI:10.1016/j.jppr.2012.10.007.

J56. Jin ZY   and Hu H, “Effects of Surface Temperature on the Droplet Evaporation", Journal of Tongji University,  Vol. 40 No. 3, pp495-498, 2012. DOI:10.3969/j.issn.0253-374x.2012.03.028.

J55. Yu ML, Wang ZJ, Hu H, “Airfoil Thickness Effects on the Thrust Generation of Plunging Airfoils", Journal of Aircraft,  Vol.49, No.5, pp1434-1439, 2012. DOI:10.2514/1.C20031720.

J54. Yang ZF, Sarkar PP, and Hu H,Visualization of the Tip Vortices in a Wind Turbine Wake”, Journal of Visualization, Vol.15, No.1, pp39-44, 2012.  DOI:10.1007/s12650-011-0112-z.



J53. Hu H,  Koochesfahani MM, “Thermal Effects on the Wake of a Heated Circular Cylinder Operating in Mixed Convection Regime”, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol.685, pp235-270, 2011.  DOI:10.1017/jfm.2011.313.

J52. Hu H,  Yang Z, Sarkar PP,  Haan F,Characterization of the Wind Loads and Flow Fields around a Gable-roof Building Model in Tornado-like Winds”, Experiments in Fluids, Vol.51, No.3, pp 835-851, 2011. DOI:10.1007/s00348-011-1102-6.

J51. Hu H, Yang Z, Igarashi H, Martin M,An Experimental Study of Stall Hysteresis of a Low-Reynolds-Number Airfoil", International Journal of Aerospace and Lightweight Structures, Vol.1, No. 2, pp221-238, 2011. DOI: 10.3850/S2010428611000171.

J50. Yu M, Wang ZJ and Hu H, “A High-Order Spectral Difference Method for Unstructured Dynamic Grids”, Computers and Fluids, Vol. 48, No.1, pp84-97, 2011. DOI:10.1016/j.compfluid.2011.03.015.

J49. Yang Z, Sarkar P, Hu H, “An experimental study of flow field around a high-rise building model in tornado-like winds”, Journal of Fluids and Structures, Vol. 27, No. 4, pp471-486, 2011. DOI:10.1016/j.jfluidstructs.2011.02.011.

J48. Hu H, Clemons L,  Igarashi H,  An Experimental Study of the Unsteady Vortex Structures in the Wake of a Root-Fixed Flapping Wing”, Experiments in Fluids, Vol.51, No.2, pp347–359, 2011. DOI: 10.1007/s00348-011-1052-z.

J47. Yang Z, Hu H,  Trailing Edge Cooling Effectiveness Measurements of Turbine Blades Using Pressure Sensitive Paint (PSP) Technique”, AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol.27, No.3, pp700-709, 2011. DOI: 10.2514/1.54202.

J46. Wang B, Demuren A, Gyuricsko E, Hu H,  An Experimental Study of Pulsed Micro Flows Pertinent to Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion Therapy”, Experiments in Fluids, Vol. 51, No. 1, pp65-74, 2011.DOI: 10.1007/s00348-010-1033-7.



J45. Yang Z, Sarkar P, Hu H,  Visualization of Flow Structures around a Gable-roofed Building Model in Tornado-like Winds”, Journal of Visualization, Vol.13, No.4., pp285-288, 2010. DOI:10.1007/s12650-010-0052-z.

J44. Hu H, Jin Z, Koochesfahani MM, Lum C, Nocera D, Experimental Investigations of Micro-Scale Flow and Heat Transfer Phenomena by using Molecular Tagging Techniques”, Measurement Science and Technology, Vol.21, No.8. 085401, 2010.  DOI: 10.1088/0957-0233/21/8/085401.

J43. Jin Z, Hu H, “Icing Process of Small Water Droplets Impinging onto a Frozen Cold Plate”, AIAA Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, Vol. 24., No.4, pp841-845, 2010.  DOI:10.2514/1.49606.

J42. Hu H, Gopa-Kumar A, Abate G, and Albertani R,An Experimental Study of Flexible Membrane Wings in Flapping Flight”, Aerospace Science and Technology, Vol.14, No.8, pp575-586. 2010.  DOI:10.1016/j.ast.2010.05.003.

J41. Murphy JT, Hu H, “An Experimental Study of a Bio-inspired Corrugated Airfoil for Micro-Air-Vehicle (MAV) Applications”, Experiments in Fluids, Vol. 49, No.2, pp531-546, 2010.  DOI:10.1007/s00348-010-0826-z.

J40 Jin Z, Hu H, “Mixing Enhancement by Utilizing Electro kinetic Instability in Different Y-shaped Microchannels”, Journal of Visualization, Vol. 13, No.3, pp229-239, 2010.  DOI:10.1007/s12650-010-0034-1.

J39. Hu H,  Jin Z,An Icing Physics Study by using Lifetime-based Molecular Tagging Thermometry Technique", International Journal of Multiphase Flow, Vol. 36, No.8,  pp672–681, 2010. DOI:10.1016/j.ijmultiphaseflow.2010.04.001.


2009 and before

J38. Hu H, Huang D, "Simultaneous Measurements of Droplet Size and Transient Temperature within Surface Water Droplets", AIAA Journal, Vol.47, No.4, pp813-820, 2009.

J37. Jin Z, Hu H "Quantification of Unsteady Heat Transfer and Phase Changing Process inside Small Icing Water Droplets", Review of Scientific Instruments, Vol. 80, No.6, 2009. 

J36. Tamai M, Hu H, "A Bio-inspired Corrugated Airfoil at Low Reynolds Numbers", AIAA Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 45, No. 6, pp2068-2077, 2008.

J35. Tamai M, Murphy JT, Hu H, "Flexible Membrane Airfoils at Low Reynolds Numbers", AIAA Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 45, No. 5, pp1767-1778, 2008.

J34. Hu H, Kobayashi T, "Vortex Structures Downstream a Lobed Nozzle/Mixer", Journal of Aerospace Power, Vol.23,  No.7, pp1266-1278, 2008.

J33. Hu H,  Yang Z, "An Experimental Study of the Laminar Flow Separation on a Low-Reynolds-Number Airfoil", ASME Journal of Fluid Engineering, Vol. 130, No. 5, 051101, 2008.

J32. Hu H, Jin Z, Dawoud A, Jankowiak R, "Fluid Mixing Control Inside a Y-shaped Microchannel by Using Electrokinetic Instability", Journal of Fluid Science and Engineering, Vol.3, No.2, pp260-273, 2008.

J31. Yang Z, Hu H, "Laminar Flow Separation and Transition on a Low-Reynolds-Number Airfoil",  Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 45, No.3, pp1067-1070, 2008.

J30. Jin Z, Someya S, Okamoto K, Hu H, "Mixing Enhancement in a Microfluidic Device", Journal of Visualization,  Vol.11, No. 1, pp35-36, 2008.

J29. Huang D,  Hu H, "Molecular Tagging Thermometry for the Transient Temperature Mapping within a Water Droplet", Optics Letters, Vol.32. No.24, pp3534-3536, 2007.

J28. Hu H, Yang Z, Igarashi H, "Aerodynamic Hysteresis of a Low-Reynolds-Number Airfoil", AIAA Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 44, No. 6,  pp2083-2086, 2007.

J27. Hu H, Lum C, Koochesfahani MM, "Molecular Tagging Thermometry with Adjustable Temperature Sensitivity", Experiments in Fluids, Vol.40, No. 5, pp753-763, 2006.

J26. Hu H,  Koochesfahani MM, "A Novel Molecular Tagging Technique for Simultaneous Measurements of Flow Velocity and Temperature Fields", Journal of Visualization, Vol.9, No.4, pp357, 2006.

J25. Hu H, Koochesfahani MM, "Molecular Tagging Velocimetry and Thermometry (MTV&T) Technique and Its Application to the Wake of a Heated Circular Cylinder", Measurement Science and Technology, Vol. 17, No. 6, pp1269-1281, 2006.  [Outstanding Paper Award Winner] .

J24. Hu H, Saga T,  Kobayashi T, Taniguchi N, "Analysis of a Turbulent Jet Mixing Flow by Using a PIV-PLIF Combined System", Journal of Visualization, Vol.7, No.1, pp33-42, 2004.

J23. Hu H, Koochesfahani MM, "A Novel Technique for Quantitative Temperature Mapping in Liquid by Measuring the Lifetime of Laser Induced Phosphorescence", Journal of Visualization, Vol.6, No.2, 2003.

J22. Hu H, Saga T, Kobayashi T, Taniguchi N, "Mixing Process in a Lobed Jet Flow", AIAA Journal, Vol. 40, No. 7, pp1339-1345, 2002.

J21. Hu H, Koochesfahani MM, "A Novel Method for Instantaneous, Quantitative Measurement of Molecular Mixing in Gaseous Flows" Experiments in Fluids, Vol. 33, No. 1, pp202-209, 2002.

J20. Hu H, Saga T, Kobayashi T, Taniguchi N, "Simultaneous Measurements of All Three Components of Velocity and Vorticity Vectors in a Lobed Jet Flow by Means of Dual-plane Stereoscopic Particle Image Velocimetry". Physics of Fluids, Vol. 14, No. 7, pp2128-2138, 2002.

J19. Li H, Hu H, Saga T, Kobayashi T, Taniguchi N, "Application of Wavelet Vector Multi-resolution Technique to Stereoscopic PIV Measurements in a Lobed Jet", AIAA Journal, Vol. 40 No. 6, pp1037-1046, 2002.

J18. Li H, Hu H, Saga T, Kobayashi T,Taniguchi N, "Exaction of a Multi-scale Structures of a Turbulent Lobed Jet from PIV Results Using a Vector Wavelet Multi-resolution Technique", Transaction of Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Science, Vol. 45, No.147, pp61-65, 2002.

J17. Hu H, Saga T, Kobayashi T, Taniguchi N, "A Study on a Lobed Jet Mixing Flow by Using Stereoscopic PIV Technique". Physics of Fluids, Vol.13, No. 11, pp3425-3441, 2001.

J16. Li H, Hu H, Saga T, Kobayashi T, Taniguchi N, "Visualization of Multi-scale Turbulent Structure in a Lobed Mixing Jet Using Wavelets", Journal of Visualization, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp231-238, 2001.

J15. Hu H, Saga T, Kobayashi T, Taniguchi N, Yashuki M, "Dual-plane Stereoscopic Particle Image Velocimetry: System Setup and Its Application on a Lobed Jet Mixing Flow" Experiments in Fluids, Vol. 31, No. 3, pp277-293, 2001.

J14. Saga T, Segawa S,  Kobayashi T, Hu H, "Development and Evaluation of an Improved Correlation Based PTV Method", Journal of Visualization, No.4 Vol.1, pp29-38, 2001.

J13. Hu H, Saga T, Kobayashi T, Taniguchi N, "Measurement on a Lobed Jet Mixing Flow by Using Stereoscopic PIV Technique ", Album of Visualization. Vol.17, 2000. ISSN 0919-4630.

J12. Hu H, Saga T, Kobayashi T, Taniguchi N, "Particle Image Velocimetry and Planar Laser Induced Fluorescence Measurements on Lobed Jet Mixing Flows ", Experiments in Fluids. Vol. 29 No.7, pps141-157, 2000.

J11. Saga T, Hu H, Kobayashi T, Murata T, Okamoto K,  Nishio S, "A Comparative Study of PIV and LDV Measurement on a Self-induced Sloshing Flow ", Journal of Visualization, No.3 Vol.2, pp145-156, 2000.

J10. Hu H, Saga T, Kobayashi T,  Taniguchi N, "Research on the Vortical and Turbulent Structures in a Lobed Jet Flow by Using LIF and PIV ", Measurement Science and Technology, Vol.11, No.6 pp698-711. 2000.

J9. Hu H, Saga T, Kobayashi T, Taniguchi N, Segawa S, "Visualization on the Vortex Structures in a Lobed Jet Mixing Flow", Journal of the Visualization Society of Japan, Vol.20, No.77, 2000.

J8. Hu H, Kobayashi T, Wu SS, Shen GX, "Research on the Vortical and Turbulent Structure Changes of Jet Flows by Mechanical Tabs", Proc. Inst. Mech. Engrs. Vol. 213 Part C, Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, pp321-329, 1999.

J7. H. Hu, T. Saga, T. Kobayashi, N. Taniguchi, and S. Wu, "Research on The Rectangular Lobed Exhaust Ejector/Mixer Systems", Transactions of Japan Society of Aeronautics & Space Science, Vol.41, No.134, pp187-194, 1999.

J6. Kobayashi T, Saga T, Hu H, "Research on the Standardization and Generalization of PIV Technique: Part 1, Evaluation of Image Processing Algorithms by Using PIV Standard Images", Journal of Institute of Industrial Science, Vol.51, No.4, pp29-32, 1999.

J5. Kobayashi T, Saga T, Hu H, "Research on the Standardization and Generalization of PIV Technique: Part 2, PIV Standard Experiment", Journal of Institute of Industrial Science, Vol.51, No.4, pp29-32. 1999.

J4. Hu H, Saga T, Kobayashi T, Okamoto T, Taniguchi N, "Evaluation of Cross Correlation Method by Using PIV Standard Images", Journal of Visualization, Vol.1, No.1, pp87-94, 1998.

J3. Hu H, Wu SS,  Yu SCM, "Computational Studies of Lobed Forced Mixer Flows." Journal of Thermal Science, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp22-28, 1998.

J2. Hu H, Liu H, Li L,  Wu SS, "Experimental Research of Two Dimensional Lobed Exhaust Ejector Systems." ACTA AERONAUTICA ET ASTRONAUTICA SINICA, Vol.17.No.5, pp518-523, 1996.

J1. Hu H, Wu SS,  Li L, "Experimental Research of Lobed Exhaust Ejector Systems of Aero-engines." Journal of Aerospace Power, Vol. 10, No. 4, pp375-378, 1995.


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