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Discipline name H-index Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Engineering and Technology D-index 31 Citations 4,069 91 World Ranking 6022 National Ranking 2111

Overview

What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Mechanical engineering
  • Civil engineering
  • HVAC

His primary areas of study are Computational fluid dynamics, Simulation, CFD in buildings, Building design and Thermal energy storage. Zhiqiang (John) Zhai combines subjects such as Cooling efficiency, Crosswind, Energy simulation and Computational science with his study of Computational fluid dynamics. His Computational science study combines topics in areas such as Dynamic coupling, Building energy, Bridge, Flow and Computation.

His work on Computer simulation is typically connected to Exergy efficiency as part of general Simulation study, connecting several disciplines of science. The concepts of his CFD in buildings study are interwoven with issues in Systems engineering and Building science, Architectural engineering. His Building design study integrates concerns from other disciplines, such as Airflow and Computer fan control.

His most cited work include:

  • Particle swarm optimization for redundant building cooling heating and power system (208 citations)
  • On approaches to couple energy simulation and computational fluid dynamics programs (188 citations)
  • Performance comparison of combined cooling heating and power system in different operation modes (167 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

Zhiqiang (John) Zhai mainly investigates Computational fluid dynamics, Simulation, Airflow, Thermal comfort and Ventilation. His study on CFD in buildings is often connected to Boundary value problem as part of broader study in Computational fluid dynamics. Zhiqiang (John) Zhai interconnects Flow, Heat transfer, Room air distribution and Identification in the investigation of issues within Simulation.

His Airflow research integrates issues from Marine engineering, Network model, Double-skin facade and Building energy simulation. His Thermal comfort research includes themes of Building energy, Thermal, Partition, Automotive engineering and Indoor air quality. His Automotive engineering study incorporates themes from Electricity generation, Electric power system and Sensitivity.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Computational fluid dynamics (37.08%)
  • Simulation (30.34%)
  • Airflow (17.98%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2018-2021)?

  • Ventilation (14.61%)
  • Thermal comfort (16.85%)
  • Building energy (15.73%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

The scientist’s investigation covers issues in Ventilation, Thermal comfort, Building energy, Indoor air quality and Energy. The Thermal comfort study combines topics in areas such as Automotive engineering and Thermal. His research integrates issues of Passive solar building design, Glazing and Building design in his study of Automotive engineering.

His Indoor air quality research incorporates themes from Energy performance, Variety, Critical design and Architectural engineering. He has researched Energy in several fields, including Process engineering, Cooling load and Water cooling. As a member of one scientific family, Zhiqiang (John) Zhai mostly works in the field of Sensitivity, focusing on Genetic algorithm and, on occasion, Airflow.

Between 2018 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • The efficacy of social distance and ventilation effectiveness in preventing COVID-19 transmission (78 citations)
  • Facial mask: A necessity to beat COVID-19 (25 citations)
  • Numerical investigation on thermal characteristics and flow distribution of a parallel micro-channel separate heat pipe in data center. (19 citations)

In his most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Mechanical engineering
  • Electric potential energy
  • Meteorology

Thermal comfort, Ventilation, Quality, Building energy and Personalized ventilation are his primary areas of study. His Thermal comfort research is multidisciplinary, relying on both Passive solar building design, Thermal, Automotive engineering and Building design. His study in Ventilation is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing from both Fresh air, Transmission and Operations research.

Along with Quality, other disciplines of study including Risk analysis, Critical design and Indoor air quality are integrated into his research.

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Best Publications

On approaches to couple energy simulation and computational fluid dynamics programs

Zhiqiang Zhai;Qingyan Chen;Philip Haves;Joseph H. Klems.
Building and Environment (2002)

317 Citations

Particle swarm optimization for redundant building cooling heating and power system

Jiangjiang Wang;Zhiqiang (John) Zhai;Youyin Jing;Chunfa Zhang.
Applied Energy (2010)

278 Citations

Modeling phase change materials embedded in building enclosure: A review

Saleh Nasser AL-Saadi;Zhiqiang (John) Zhai.
Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews (2013)

240 Citations

The efficacy of social distance and ventilation effectiveness in preventing COVID-19 transmission

Chanjuan Sun;Chanjuan Sun;Zhiqiang Zhai.
Sustainable Cities and Society (2020)

227 Citations

Performance comparison of combined cooling heating and power system in different operation modes

Jiang-Jiang Wang;You-Yin Jing;Chun-Fa Zhang;Zhiqiang (John) Zhai.
Applied Energy (2011)

214 Citations

Improving cooling efficiency of dry-cooling towers under cross-wind conditions by using wind-break methods

Z. Zhai;S. Fu.
Applied Thermal Engineering (2006)

187 Citations

Solution characters of iterative coupling between energy simulation and CFD programs

Zhiqiang Zhai;Qingyan (Yan) Chen.
Energy and Buildings (2003)

174 Citations

Application of Computational Fluid Dynamics in Building Design: Aspects and Trends

Zhiqiang Zhai.
Indoor and Built Environment (2006)

157 Citations

Assessment of natural and hybrid ventilation models in whole-building energy simulations

Zhiqiang (John) Zhai;Mary-Hall Johnson;Moncef Krarti.
Energy and Buildings (2011)

153 Citations

Advances in building simulation and computational techniques: A review between 1987 and 2014

Haidong Wang;Zhiqiang (John) Zhai.
Energy and Buildings (2016)

124 Citations

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