# Luoding Zhu

Associate Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences

## Education

- PhD in Applied Math (2001), Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, USA (Advisor: Prof. Charles S. Peskin)
- MS in Fluid Dynamics (1992), Beijing Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics, Beijing, PR China (Advisor: Prof. Jihai Wang)
- BS in Mechanics (1989), Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, PR China (Advisor: Prof. Benzhao Zhang)

## Research

Prof. Zhu's research program is in the area of applied computational mathematics with biological applications. He is interested in numerical methods for and computer simulations of fundamental mechanical and/or biological processes which involve incompressible viscous fluids and elastic deformable boundaries. There are two major components of his research program: development of numerical methods for fluid-flexible-structure-interaction problems including extension/improvement of the immersed boundary (IB) method, and applications of these methods to problems in life science/ biomedical engineering.

Currently Prof. Zhu is working on 1) developing a 3D IB method using the lattice Boltzmann approach for turbulent biological flows with application; 2) modeling and simulation of blood flows in arteries with disease such as atherosclerosis.

## Publications & Professional Activities

Luoding Zhu (2009), ``Interaction of two tandem deformable bodies in a flowing viscous fluid'', J. Fluid Mech., In Press. [low resolution] [high resolution, 30+ MB]

Luoding Zhu (2007), ``Viscous flow past an elastic fibre tethered at its center point: vortex shedding'', J. Fluid Mech., 587, pp. 217-234. [low resolution] [high resolution, 22+ MB]

Luoding Zhu and Charles Peskin (2002), ``Simulation of a flexible flapping filament in a flowing soap film by the immersed boundary method'', J. Comput. Phys.179(2), pp. 452-468. [low resolution] [high resolution, 3+ MB]

##### AVI Movies

An incompressible viscous flow past a flexible fiber tethered at its midpoint: vortex shedding

Intaction of two tandem flexible filaments in a flowing viscous incompressible fluid

Intaction of ten flexible fibers fixed on a rigid wall in a viscous incompressible flow

A 3D viscous flow past a flexible sheet fixed at its midline