Ruifeng Hu

Name:Ruifeng Hu
Date of Birth:October 24, 1984
Institution:College of Civil Engineering and Mechanics, Lanzhou University
Address:222 Tianshui Road, Lanzhou 730000, China
Sep 2007-Jan 2013 : Ph.D. in Aerospace Science and Technology, School of Aerospace Engineering,
Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Supervisor: Prof. Zhe Wu and Prof. Ziniu Wu
Sep 2003-Jun 2007 B.E. in Thermal Engineering, School of Aerospace Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Supervisor: Prof. Ziniu Wu
Mar 2019-present Associate Professor (Tenure Track), College of Civil Engineering and
Mechanics, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China
Dec 2017-Dec 2018 Visiting Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
Collaborator: Prof. Charles Meneveau
Apr 2013-Feb 2019 Assistant/Associate Professor, School of Mechano-Electronic Engineering,
Xidian University, Xi’an, China
Research Areas
Fluid Mechanics, Turbulence, Particulate Flows, Aerodynamics
Visiting Positions
Members and Activities
Members of China Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (CSTAM) and American Physics Society (APS)
Main Courses
Research Grants
Refereed Publications


  1. Ruifeng Hu, Xiaojing Zheng. Energy contributions by inner and outer motions in turbulent channel flows. Physical Review Fluids, 2018, 3: 084607.
  2. Yangyue Zhang, Ruifeng Hu, Xiaojing Zheng. Large-scale coherent structures of suspended dust concentration in the neutral atmospheric surface layer: A large-eddy simulation study. Physics of Fluids, 2018, 30: 046601.
  3. Ruifeng Hu, Limin Wang, Ping Wang, Yan Wang, Xiaojing Zheng. Application of high-order compact difference scheme in the computation of incompressible wall-bounded turbulent flows. Computation, 2018, 6(2): 31. 


  1. Zhengping Zhu, Ruifeng Hu, Xiaojing Zheng, Yan Wang. On dust concentration profile above an area source in a neutral atmospheric surface layer. Environmental Fluid Mechanics, 2017, 17: 1171-1188.
  2. Yan Wang, Ruifeng Hu, Xiaojing Zheng. Aerodynamic analysis of an airfoil with leading edge pitting erosion. Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, 2017, 139: 061002.
  3. Jianjun Cheng, Ke Jin, Yong Kou, Ruifeng Hu, Xiaojing Zheng. An electromagnetic method for removing the communication blackout with a space vehicle upon re-entry into the atmosphere. Journal of Applied Physics, 2017, 121(9): 093301.


  1. Yan Wang, Xiaojing Zheng, Ruifeng Hu, Ping Wang. Effects of leading edge defect on the aerodynamic and flow characteristics of an S809 airfoil. Plos One, 2016, 11(9): e0163443.
  2. Nan Chen, Fanglin Wang, Ruifeng Hu, Md. Anwar Hossain. Compressibility effect on natural convection flow along a vertical plate with isotherm and streamwise sinusoidal surface temperature. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 2016, 99: 738-749.
  3. Nan Chen, Fanglin Wang, Ruifeng Hu, Nepal C Roy, Md Anwar Hossain. Transient flow of viscous compressible fluid past a heated cylinder. International Journal of Aerodynamics, 2016, 5(3-4): 172-193.


  1. Lifeng Wang, Ruifeng Hu#, Jun Zhang, Yunpeng Ma. On the vortex detection method using continuous wavelet transform with application to propeller wake analysis. Mathematical Problems in Engineering, 2015: 242917.
  2. Ruifeng Hu. Three-dimensional flow past rotating wing at low Reynolds number: a computational study. Fluid Dynamics Research, 2015, 47: 045503. 

2014 and before

  1. Ruifeng Hu, Lifeng Wang. Motion transitions of falling plates via quasisteady aerodynamics. Physical Review E, 2014, 90: 013020.
  2. Wenbin Wang, Ziniu Wu, Chunfeng Wang, Ruifeng Hu. Modelling the spreading rate of controlled communicable epidemics through an entropy-based thermodynamic model. Science in China Series G Physics Mechanics and Astronomy, 2013, 56(11): 2143-2150.
  3. Wenbin Wang, Ruifeng Hu, Shengjin Xu, Ziniu Wu. Influence of aspect ratio on tumbling plates. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 2013, 733: 650-679.
  4. Ziniu Wu, Yizhe Xu, Wenbin Wang, Ruifeng Hu. Review of shock wave detection method in CFD post-processing. Chinese Journal of Aeronautics, 2013, 26(3): 501-513.
  5. Ziniu Wu, Ruifeng Hu, Xi Qu, Xiang Wang, Zhe Wu. Space Debris Reentry Analysis Methods and Tools. Chinese Journal of Aeronautics, 2011, 24(4): 387-395.
  6. Ruifeng Hu, Bingyang Cao. Study on thermal wave based on the thermal mass theory. Science in China Series E Technological Sciences, 2009, 52(6): 1786-1792.
  7. Ruifeng Hu, Ziniu Wu, Zhe Wu, Xiaoxin Wang, Zhongwei Tian. Aerodynamic map for soft and hard hypersonic level flight in near space. Acta Mechanica Sinica, 2009, 25: 571-575.