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4005 Nitschke Hall MS 312
1610 N. Westwood
Toledo, OH 43606-3390
Phone: (419) 530-8210
Fax: (419) 530-8206 MIMEAdvising@UToledo.Edu

Chunhua Sheng, Ph.D.

chengProfessor, Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Director, High-Performance Computing Laboratory

Nitschke Hall 4064
The University of Toledo
2801 W. Bancroft St., MS 312
Toledo, OH 43606-3390
Phone: (419) 530-8248
Fax: (419) 530-8206
Email: Chunhua.Sheng@UToledo.Edu



Doctor of Philosophy, Aerospace Engineering

Mississippi State University, Mississippi

Master of Science, Jet Propulsion

Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China

Bachelor of Science, Jet Propulsion

Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China

Research Interests:

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
  • Numerical Algorithms for Structured and Unstructured Grids
  • Turbulence and Transition Modeling
  • Fluid-Structure Interaction Coupling


  • Gas Dynamics (MIME 4560/5560)
  • Jet Propulsion (MIME 4540/5540)
  • Turbomachinery (MIME4510/5510)
  • Advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics (MIME6980/8980)


Books and Book Chapters
  • Sheng C. (2017) Advances in Transitional Flow Modelling: Applications to Helicopter Rotors, Springer Nature, ISBN 978-3-319-32576-7, Springer International Publishing AG, Gewerbestrasse 11, 6330 Cham, Switzerland, 2017
  • Sheng, C. (2010) “A Preconditioned Arbitrary Mach Number Scheme Applied to Rotating Machinery,” Computational Fluid Dynamics, Editor: Hyoung Woo Oh, ISBN 978-953-7619-59-6, SCIYO, January 2010
  • Pankajakshan, R., Taylor, L.K., Sheng, C., Briley, W.R., and Whitfield, D.L. (2001) “Scalable Parallel Implicit Multigrid Solution of Unsteady Incompressible Flows,” Frontiers of Computational Fluid Dynamics-2000, Editors: D.A. Caughey & M.M. Hafez, World Scientific Publishing Company PTE. LTD., Singapore, 2001
Journal Articles
  • Sheng, C. (2018) "Role of Transition Modeling in Rotor Hover Predictions," Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 55, No. 1, pp.23-37. 
  • Sheng, C., Zhao, P., and Hill, M. (2018) "Computational Investigation of a Full-Scale Proprotor Hover Performance and Flow Transition," Journal of Aircraft, Vol.55, No.1 (2018), pp. 122-132.
  • Sheng, C., and Zhao, Q. (2017) "Numerical Investigations of Fan-In-Wing Aerodynamic Performance with Active Flow Control," Journal of Aircraft, Vol.54, No. 6, pp. 2317-2329.
  • Sheng, C., Wang, J. and Zhao, Q. (2016) "Improved Rotor Hover Predictions Using Advanced Turbulence Modeling," Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 53, No. 5, pp. 1549-1560.
  • Wang, J., Ge, N., and Sheng, C. (2016) "Analysis of Swirling Flow Effects on the Characteristics of Unsteady Hot-Streak Migration," Chinese Journal of Aeronautics, Elsevier, Vol.29, Issue 6, Dec. 31, pp. 1469-1476
  • Li, X., Huang, S., and Sheng, C. (2016) "Numerical Investigation of Structural Responses for Three-Bladed and Two-Bladed Offshore Wind Turbines," RISTI (Revista Iberica de Sistemas e Tecnologias de Informacao), Issue E10, Nov. 1, 2016, pp. 27-42
  • Zhao, Q., Sheng, C., and Afjeh, A. (2014) "Computational Aerodynamic Analysis of Offshore Upwind and Downwind Turbines," Journal of Aerodynamics, Volume 2014, Article ID 860637, 13 pages,
  • Tang, C., Ge, N., Sheng, C., (2013) "A Study of Turbine Conjugate Heat Transfer Simulation on Unstructured Grids," Gas Turbine Experiment and Research, Year 2013, Issue 2, Page 33-37
  • Sheng, C., and Allen, C. (2013) "Efficient Mesh Deformation Using Radial Basis Functions on Unstructured Meshes," AIAA Journal, Vol. 51, No. 3, pp. 707-720
  • Wang, J., Ge, N., Sheng, C. (2012) "Implicit Algorithm for Viscous Compressible Flow on Unstructured Grids," Journal of Aerospace Power, ISSN: 1000-8055, Vol. 27, pp. 1312-1319
  • Sheng, C. (2011) "A Preconditioned Method for Rotating Flows at Arbitrary Mach Number," Modeling and Simulation in Engineering, ISSN: 1687-5591, Vol. 2011, January 2011, Article ID 537464, doi: 10.1155/2011/537464
  • Sheng C., Wang, X., and Zhao, Q. (2010) "Aerodynamic Analysis of a Spinning Missile Using a High Order Unstructured Grid Scheme," Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, ISSN: 0022-4650, Vol. 47, No. 1, pp. 81-89
  • Yan, M., Su, X., Wei, R., and Sheng, C. (2009) "Predicting Transitional Flows Using a New Two-Equation Low-Reynolds-Number Turbulence Model with Transition Sensitivity," Journal of Aerospace Power, ISSN: 1000-8055, Vol. 24, No. 12, pp. 1-6
  •  Sheng, C. and Narramore, J. (2009) "Computational Simulation and Analysis of Bell Quad Tilt Rotor Aero Interaction Using a Navier-Stokes Flow Solver," Journal of the American Helicopter Society, ISSN: 0002-8711, DOI: 104050/JAHS.54.042000, Vol.54, No. 4, pp. 04202-1-15
  • Shi, W., Ge, N., and Sheng, C. (2009) "Implicit Algorithm for Viscous Flow Simulation at Arbitrary Mach Number," ACTA Aerodynamica Sinica, ISSN: 0258-1825, Vol. 27, No. 5, pp. 566-571
  • Sheng, C., and Narramore, J. (2008) "Unsteady Simulations of Bell-Agusta 609 Rotor with Higher Harmonic Oscillation," Journal of Aircraft, ISSN: 0021-8669, Vol. 45, No. 3, pp. 971-980
  •  Sheng, C., and Whitfield, D.L., and Anderson, W. K. (1999) "A Multiblock Approach for Calculating Incompressible Fluid Flows on Unstructured Grids," AIAA Journal, ISSN: 0001-1452, Vol. 37, No. 2, pp. 169-176 
  • Shing, C., Taylor, L.K., and Whitfield, D.L. (1995) "A Multigrid Algorithm for Three-Dimensional Incompressible High Reynolds Number Turbulent Flows," AIAA Journal, ISSN: 0001-1452, Vol. 33, No. 11, pp. 2073-2079
Last Updated: 6/21/18