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.
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.
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.
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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On approaches to couple energy simulation and computational fluid dynamics programs
Zhiqiang Zhai;Qingyan Chen;Philip Haves;Joseph H. Klems.
Building and Environment (2002)
Particle swarm optimization for redundant building cooling heating and power system
Jiangjiang Wang;Zhiqiang (John) Zhai;Youyin Jing;Chunfa Zhang.
Applied Energy (2010)
Modeling phase change materials embedded in building enclosure: A review
Saleh Nasser AL-Saadi;Zhiqiang (John) Zhai.
Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews (2013)
The efficacy of social distance and ventilation effectiveness in preventing COVID-19 transmission
Chanjuan Sun;Chanjuan Sun;Zhiqiang Zhai.
Sustainable Cities and Society (2020)
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)
Improving cooling efficiency of dry-cooling towers under cross-wind conditions by using wind-break methods
Z. Zhai;S. Fu.
Applied Thermal Engineering (2006)
Solution characters of iterative coupling between energy simulation and CFD programs
Zhiqiang Zhai;Qingyan (Yan) Chen.
Energy and Buildings (2003)
Application of Computational Fluid Dynamics in Building Design: Aspects and Trends
Indoor and Built Environment (2006)
Assessment of natural and hybrid ventilation models in whole-building energy simulations
Zhiqiang (John) Zhai;Mary-Hall Johnson;Moncef Krarti.
Energy and Buildings (2011)
Advances in building simulation and computational techniques: A review between 1987 and 2014
Haidong Wang;Zhiqiang (John) Zhai.
Energy and Buildings (2016)
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