Dr. Zhu specializes in the research and development
of aerospace structures and materials. Dr. Zhu applies techniques in
dynamic interface analysis to applications including the dynamics and
control of aerial refueling hoses and other towed equipment. Dr. Zhu
directs the Materials
and Structure Laboratory that utilises photometric and ultrasonic
instrumentation to measure motion and material stress.
Zhu Z.H., Seth R.K., Quine B.M., 'Experimental
Investigation of Inflatable Cylindrical Cantilevered Beams', JP
Journal of Solids and Structures , vol. 2, issue 2, 95-110, 2008.
Z.H., 'Dynamic Modeling of Cable System using A New Nodal Position
Finite Element Method', Communications in Numerical Methods in
Engineering, accepted, 2008.
Zhu Z.H. and
Meguid S.A., 'Vibration Analysis of 3D Curved Beam element', Journal
of Sound and Vibration, Vol. 309, No. 1-2, p. 86-95, 18, 2008.
Z.H. and Meguid S.A., 'Modeling and Simulation of Aerial Refueling by
Finite Element Method', International Journal of Solids and
Structures, Vol. 44, No. 24, P.8057-8073, 17, 2007.
Z.H. and Meguid S.A., 'Nonlinear FE-based investigation of flexural
damping of slacking wire cables', International Journal of Solids and
Structures, Vol. 44, No. 16, p.5122-5132, 2007.