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Faculty and Staff - Xudong Zheng, Ph.D

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Boardman Hall Room 213A

University of Maine

Orono, Maine, 04469

Phone: 207-581-2180

Fax: 207-581-2379


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Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering

The George Washington University

Washington D.C., 2009

M.S., Aerospace Engineering

The Academy of China Aerospace Science

Beijing, China, 2002

B.S., Thermal Power Engineering

Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Beijing, China, 1999

Research Interests:

  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Biofluid mechanics, biomechanics and electrophysiology
  • Fluid-structure interaction, complex flow analysis
  • Immersed boundary method, finite element and finite volume methods
  • High performance computing, adaptive mesh refinement
  • Flow control, supersonic flow dynamics, sonic boom propagation and focusing

Selected Publications:

  • Zheng, X., Seo, J., Vedula, V., Abraham, T., and Mittal, R. (2012) “Computational Modeling and Analysis of Intracardiac Flows In a Simple Model of Left Ventricle”, European Journal of Mechanics-B /Fluids, Vol. 35, pp: 31-39, 2012.
  • Mansi, T., Voigt, I, Gerogescu, B., Zheng, X.,Mengue EA, HackL M, Ionasec, RI, Noack T, Seeburger, T and Comaniciu, D.(2012) “An Integrated Framework for Finite-Element Modeling of Mitral Valve Biomechanics from Medical Images Application to MitralClip Intervention Planning”, Medical Image Analysis, Vol. 16, No. 7, pp 1330-1346.
  • Xue, Q., Mittal, R., Zheng, X. and Bielamowicz, S. (2012) “Computational Modeling of Phonatory Dynamics in a Tubular Three-Dimensional Model of the Human Larynx,”J. Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 132, No 3, pp. 1602-1613 .
  • Mittal, R., Zheng, X., Bhardwaj, R., Seo, J., Xue, Q., and Bielamowicz, S. (2011) “Towards A Simulation-Based Tool for the Treatment of Vocal Fold Paralysis,” Frontiers in Computational Physiology and Medicine, Vol. 2, No. 19.
  • Zheng, X., Mittal, R., Xue, Q. and Bielamowicz, S. (2011) “Direct-Numerical Simulation of the Glottal Jet and Vocal-Fold Dynamics in a Three-Dimensional Laryngeal Model,” J. Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 130, No. 1, pp.404-415.
  • Xue, Q., Zheng, X., Mittal, R., and Bielamowicz, S. (2011) “Sensitivity of Vocal-Fold Vibratory Modes to their Three-Layer Structure: Implication for Simulation Based Phonosurgical Planning,” J. Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 130, No. 2, pp.965-976.
  • Zheng, X., Mittal, R. and Bielamowicz, S. (2011) “A Computational Study of Asymmetric Glottal Jet Deflection During Phonation,” J. Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 129, No. 4, pp.2133-2143.
  • Zheng, X., Xue, Q., Mittal, R. and Bielamowicz, S. (2010) “A Coupled Sharp-Interface Immersed-Boundary-Finite-Element Method for Flow-Structure Interaction with Application to Human Phonation,” J. Biomechanical Engineering, Vol. 132, No. 11, pp. 111003-1-12.
  • Xue, Q., Mittal, R., Zheng, X. and Bielamowicz, S. (2010) “A Computational Study of the Effect of Vocal-fold Asymmetry on Phonation,” J. Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 128, No. 2, pp. 818-827.
  • Zheng, X., Bielamowicz, S., Luo, H., and Mittal, R. (2009) “Computational Study of the Effect of False Vocal Folds on Glottal Flow and Vocal Fold Vibration During Phonation,” Annals of Biomedical Engineering, Vol. 37, No. 3, pp.625-642.
  • Luo, H., Mittal, R., Zheng, X., Bielamowicz, S., Walsh, R., and Hahn, J. (2008) “An Immersed-Boundary Method for Flow-Structure Interaction in Biological Systems with Application to Phonation,” J. Computational Physics, Vol. 27, No. 22, pp. 9303-9332.



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