The University of Southampton
Engineering and the Environment
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Dr Zhiwei Hu BSc, MSc, PhD

Reginald Platt Lecturer in Civil Aviation

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Dr Zhiwei Hu is Reginald Platt Lecturer in Civil Aviation within Engineering and the Environment at the University of Southampton.

Dr Zhiwei Hu obtained his BEng and MSc in Fluid Engineering and Turbomachinery, and later PhD in Applied Mathematics and Fluid Mechanics, at Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China. Dr Hu then worked in the Chemical Engineering College, Xi'an Jiaotong University as Lecturer and Associate Professor before moving to the UK. After a short visit to Queen Mary's College, University of London, Dr Hu joined the University of Southampton as a Research Fellow, and later Lecturer. His research focuses on numerical study of fluid flow for various aerodynamic and aeroacoustic applications.





Research interests

  • Turbulence simulations (DNS, LES)
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Computational Aeroacoustics (CAA)
  • Aircraft Engine/Airframe Noise
  • High Speed Train (HST) Aerodynamics and Aeroacoustics

Research group

Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics

Affiliate research groups

Energy Technology, Airbus Noise Technology Centre (ANTC)


Book Chapters



Module titleModule codeDisciplineRole
Compressible Flow SESA6025 Aerospace Engineering Course leader
Wing Aerodynamics SESA3019 Aerospace Engineering Course leader
Dr Zhiwei Hu
Engineering and the Environment University of Southampton Highfield Southampton SO17 1BJ

Room Number:176/4025

Telephone:(023) 8059 3961
Facsimile:(023) 8059 3058

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