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Member: Cao zhi-xian

E-mail: zxcao@whu.edu.cn

School of Water Resources & Hydropower Engineering, Wuhan University, China

http://swrh.whu.edu.cn/jyyg/jzyg/3/2016-12-30/1333.html

 

Education

1991: PhD, Wuhan University.

1988: MSc, Wuhan University.

1986: BSc, Wuhan University.

Work experience

Professor, Wuhan University, China (2004 - ).

Professor, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK (2008-2017).

Research Interests

River Dynamics

Sediment-laden flow in open channels and turbidity currents

Fluvial flow-sediment-morphology interactions: multiple time scales and implications

Shallow water hydro-sediment-morphodynamic models: theory and numerical algorithms

River Engineering

Reservoir sedimentation

Waterway regulation and dredging

Water and Sediment Hazards

Flash flooding

Debris flows

Dam and dike break flooding

Barrier lake formation and outburst flooding

Glacier lake outburst flooding

Urban flooding

Landslide generated waves

Major Publications:

1.  Li, J., Cao, Z.X., Cui, Y., Borthwick, A. (2020). "Barrier lake formation due to landslide impacting a river - a numerical study using a double layer-averaged two-phase flow model." Applied Mathematical Modelling, Elsevier, 80, 574-601.

2.  Li, J., Cao, Z.X., Liu, Q.Q. (2019). "Waves and sediment transport due to granular landslides impacting reservoirs." Water Resources Research, American Geophysical Union, 55, 495-518.

3.  Li, J., Cao, Z.X., Qian, H., Liu, Q., Pender, G. (2019). "A depth-averaged two-phase model for fluvial sediment-laden flows." Advances in Water Resources, Elsevier, 129, 338-353.

4.  Hu, P., Lei, Y., Han, J., Cao, Z.X., Liu, H., He, Z. (2019). "Computationally efficient modeling of hydro-sediment-morphodynamic processes using a hybrid local time step/global maximum time step." Advances in Water Resources, Elsevier, 127, 26-38.

5.  Hu, P., Lei, Y., Han, J., Cao, Z.X., Liu, H., He, Z., Yue, Z. (2019). "Improved local time step for 2D shallow-water modeling based on unstructured grids." Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, 145(12): 06019017.

6.  Huang, W., Cao, Z.X., Huang, M., Duan, W., Ni, Y., Yang, W. (2019). "A new flash flood warning scheme based on hydrodynamic modelling." Water, MDPI, 11, 1221, doi:10.3390/w11061221.

7.  Ni, Y.F., Cao, Z.X., Borthwick, A.L., Liu, Q.Q. (2018). "Semi-analytical solutions for ideal dam-break sediment-laden flows on inclined slopes." Water Resources Research, American Geophysical Union, 54, 2731-2748.

8.  Li, J., Cao, Z.X., Hu, K., Pender, G., Liu, Q. (2018a). "A depth-averaged two-phase model for debris flows over erodible beds." Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, Wiley, 43, 817-839.

9.  Li, J., Cao, Z.X., Hu, K., Pender, G., Liu, Q. (2018b). "A depth-averaged two-phase model for debris flows over fixed beds." International Journal of Sediment Research, Elsevier, 33, 462-477.

10. Qian, H.L., Cao, Z.X., Liu, H.H., Pender, G. (2018). "New experimental dataset for partial dam-break floods over mobile beds." Journal of Hydraulic Research, International Association for Hydro-environment Engineering and Research, 56(1), 124-135.

11. Li Z., Qian H., Cao Z.X., Liu H., Pender G., & Hu P. (2018). "Enhanced bed load sediment transport by unsteady flows in a degrading channel." International Journal of Sediment Research, Elsevier, 33, 327-339.

12. Cao, Z.X., Xia, C.C., Pender, G., Liu, Q.Q. (2017). "Shallow water hydro – sediment – morphodynamic equations for fluvial processes." Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, 143(5).

13. Qian, H.L., Cao, Z.X., Liu, H.H., Pender, G. (2017). "Numerical modelling of alternate bar formation, development and sediment sorting in straight channels." Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, Wiley, 42, 555-574.  

14. Xia, C.C., Cao, Z.X., Pender, G., Borthwick, A.L. (2017). "Numerical algorithms for solving Shallow water hydro-sediment-morphodynamic equations." Engineering Computations, Emerald, 34(8), 2836-2861.

15. Cao, Z.X., Li, J., Pender, G., Liu, Q.Q. (2015). "Whole-process modeling of reservoir turbidity currents by a double layer-averaged model." Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, 141(2).

16. Cao, Z.X., Hu, P.H., Hu, K.H., Pender, G., Liu, Q.Q. (2015). "Modelling roll waves with shallow water equations and turbulent closure." Journal of Hydraulic Research, International Association for Hydro-environment Engineering and Research, 53(2), 161-177.

17. Li, J., Cao, Z.X., Pender, G., Liu, Q.Q. (2013). "A double layer-averaged model for dam-break flows over mobile bed." Journal of Hydraulic Research, International Association for Hydro-environment Engineering and Research, 51(5), 518-534.

18. Cao, Z.X., Hu, P., Pender, G. (2011). "Multiple time scales of fluvial processes with bed load sediment and the implications for mathematical modeling." Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, 137(3), 267-276.

19. Cao, Z.X., Hu. P., Pender, G. (2010). "Reconciled bed load sediment transport rates in ephemeral and perennial rivers." Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, Wiley, 35(14), 1655-1665.

20. Hu, P., Cao, Z.X. (2009). "Fully coupled mathematical modelling of turbidity currents." Advances in Water Resources, Elsevier, 32(1), 1-15.

21. Cao, Z.X., Li, Y., Yue, Z. (2007). "Multiple time scales of alluvial rivers carrying suspended sediment and their implications for mathematical modeling." Advances in Water Resources, Elsevier, 30(4), 715-729.

22. Cao, Z.X., Pender, G., Carling, P. (2006). "Shallow water hydrodynamic models for hyperconcentrated sediment-laden floods over erodible bed." Advances in Water Resources, Elsevier, 29(4), 546-557.

23. Cao, Z.X., Meng, J., Pender, G., Wallis, S. (2006). "Flow resistance and momentum flux in compound open channels." Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, 132(12), 1272-1282.

24. Cao, Z.X., Pender, G., Wallis, S., Carling, P. (2004). "Computational dam-break hydraulics over erodible sediment bed." Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, 130(7), 689-703.

25. Cao, Z.X., Pender, G. (2004). "Numerical modelling of alluvial rivers subject to interactive sediment mining and feeding." Advances in Water Resources, Elsevier, 27(5), 533-546.

26. Cao, Z.X., Egashira, S., Carling, P. (2003). "Role of suspended-sediment particle size in modifying velocity profiles in open channel flows." Water Resources Research, American Geophysical Union, 39(2), art. no. 1029, 15 pages.

27. Cao, Z.X., Carling, P., Oakey, R. (2003). "Flow reversal over a natural pool-riffle sequence: a computational study." Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, Wiley, 28(7), 689-705.

28. Cao, Z.X., Day, R., Egashira, S. (2002). "Coupled and decoupled numerical modelling of flow and morphological evolution in alluvial rivers." Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, 128(3), 306-321.

29. Cao, Z.X. (1997). "Turbulent bursting-based sediment entrainment function." Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, 123(3), 233-236.

30. Cao, Z.X., Wei, L.Y., Xie, J.H. (1995). "Sediment-laden flow in open channels from two-phase flow viewpoint." Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, 121(10), 725-735.

Honors

1.      Recipient of Telford Prize 2003, Institution of Civil Engineers, UK.

2.      Outstanding contributor in reviewing for International Journal of Sediment Research, Elsevier, 2017.

3.      Certificate of Recognition for Reviewing, awarded by Acta Mechanica Sinica, 2012, 2015.

4.      Outstanding Reviewer for Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, awarded by American Society of Civil Engineers, 2010.

5.      Luojia Outstanding Scholar, Wuhan University, 2014.

6.      Supervisor of outstanding PhD thesis, Hubei Province, 2014.

Social Service 

1.        Member, Panel Committee on research proposals, Natural Science Foundation of China (Branch of Mechanics, 2015, 2017, 2019; Branch of Water Resources Engineering, 2017).

2.        Associate Editor, International Journal of Sediment Research, Elsevier, since 2014.

3.        Deputy Director, Environmental Mechanics Committee, Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, since 2009.