Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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

  • Zhong D., and Sheng, C. (2020) “A New Method Towards High-Order WENO Schemes on Structured and Unstructured Grids,” Computers & Fluids, 200 (2020) 104453.
  • 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: 4/8/24