The Scientific Platform for Aero-Propulsion and Multiphase Flow Research (SAM) focuses on the fundamental research of aviation combustion machinery and new energy utilization, multiphase flow and turbulent combustion, and micro-nano fluid mechanics. It dedicates to overcoming scientific challenges in specific research fields such as micro-nano particle emission detection of aero-engine exhaust, general aviation and UAV engines development, new energy and nanomaterials, and intelligent diagnosis and prediction. The labs have high-precision instruments such as low-temperature controllable humidity micro-nano environmental Scanning Electron Microscopy (eSEM), movable ice core test systems (PINE). Four scientific research sub-platforms have been built, including micro-and nano-scale particle detection and characterization, general aviation and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) power test, new energy and nano materials, and intelligent diagnosis and prediction, to serve the research of aero-engine emission detection, aviation power equipment development, and intelligent diagnosis. Efforts have been channeled to the building of platforms at ZFAU including micro-and nano-scale particle detection and characterization center, unmanned general aviation and non-conventional aviation discipline, major public platform for small high-altitude environment simulation, and intelligent diagnosis and prediction platform.
Micro & nano-scale particle detection and characterization clean room
General Aviation and UAV Power Testing Laboratory
1. Micro & nano-scale particle detection and characterization clean room
Self-developed wide-temperature nanoparticle number detection prototype
The platform focuses on the detection and characterization of airborne particle emissions at micron and nano-scales, mainly facing the analysis of high-temperature pollution sources, atmospheric environmental monitoring, aviation wake cloud emissions, and atmospheric ice nucleation mechanism. The experimental platform has been purchased or built, including low-temperature controllable humidity micro-nano environmental Scanning Electron Microscopy (eSEM), mobile ice core test system ( PINE ), and other high precision instruments. With the current experiment equipment and technology, the first international wide-temperature PM2.5 number concentration detector was developed successfully. The number of nanoparticles detection has been expanded from room temperature to high temperature, promoting the development of high-temperature particle multiphase flow theory. At the same time, the instrument is applicable in the airworthiness certification of aero-engines and large domestic aircraft. The particle detection prototype developed by the platform has been successfully applied in AECC Commercial Aircraft Engine Co.,LTD, China Atomic Energy Research Institute, Dongfeng Motor, Tsinghua University, and Peking University. The instrument won the Sino-French team cooperation and innovation R&D award, the Asian Aerosol Conference Excellence Report Award, etc.
2. General Aviation and UAV Power Test & Experiment Platform
The platform focuses on the international frontier basic science and national major development strategy in the field of the next generation of unmanned/general aviation power, mainly for the research directions of atomization combustion characteristics of low-carbon green aviation alternative fuel, aerodynamic characteristics and performance recovery of high-altitude pressurization, generation of aviation pollutants and its environmental impact. The platform has purchased scientific research equipment such as the integrated test system of aviation piston engine and the power test system of small aviation gas turbine, which can test navigable power below 160 kW and fundamental research. The platform actively promotes the transformation of navigable power research results and fully supports the construction of unmanned general aviation and non-conventional aviation disciplines in Zhongfa Aviation University.
3. New Energy and Nano Materials Platform
The platform mainly focuses on the research directions of electromagnetic stealth materials, plasma energy, and plasma magnetic field health equipment. The experimental platform has purchased/built an HPC small supercomputing cluster, nanolayered stealth material preparation platform, and other research equipment. The new energy and nanomaterials laboratory and the soliton wave aircraft digital design laboratory have been set up to design, prepare, manufacture, and characterize aviation materials and high-performance aircraft aerodynamics. The research findings of nano stealth materials and isolated wave aircraft are promoted through patent R&D and authorization.
4. Intelligent diagnosis and prediction platform
TX2 demo board
The platform focuses on the national strategic needs and the world's scientific frontiers and is mainly oriented to aviation system fault diagnosis, fault-tolerant control, health prediction, embedded artificial intelligence, micro-aircraft, and other research directions. The experimental platform promotes the transformation of research findings related to distributed intelligent diagnosis and prediction via industrial internet, aviation big data, and artificial intelligence technology. The team focuses on embedded software and hardware system design, dynamic system fault diagnosis and fault-tolerant control, system health prediction management, micro-aircraft, and other research directions.
Doctor of Engineering, Professor
Supervisor of Ph.D. candidates
Winner of the National Science Fund for Excellent Young Scholars
Beijing Science and Technology New Star Program
Winner of Sino-French Team Cooperation Innovation R&D Award
Shi Shaoxi Talent Award of Internal Combustion Engine Society
He has presided over the National Natural Science Fund, Aviation Science Foundation, Beijing Natural Science Foundation, and other ten more projects in recent years. Until 2020, as the first author/corresponding author, he has published 50 more articles (40 more articles indexed by JCR Q1), 4 ES Highly cited articles.
He received a bachelor's degree from the Department of Automotive Engineering, Tsinghua University. He then received a double master's degree in mechanical engineering from the Aachen University of Technology in Germany and vehicle engineering from Tsinghua University. He received a Ph.D. degree from the Engineering Department of Oxford University, England.
Currently, he is a member of the SAE E31 working group of the International Civil Aviation Organization Emission Standards Committee (China's only representative) and a member of the EU Vehicle Emissions PMP Working Group, participating in the formulation of the next generation of international aviation and motor vehicle particle emission regulations; Served as the Secretary-General of the Aviation Internal Combustion Engine Branch of the Chinese Internal Combustion Engine Society and a specially invited editorial board member of "Internal Combustion Engine Engineering". His main research areas are combustion pollutant detection and multiphase flow thermal physics.
Associate professor of Beihang University, long-term commitment to turbulence and CFD research. He has presided over the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the Pre-research Fund of General Armament Department, the key project of the "13th 5-Year Plan" major national demonstration projects, and a number of aviation/aerospace projects.
Associate professor of Beihang University, MA student adviser, participated in a number of scientific research projects of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, A Plan, National Defense 973, etc.
Lecturer of Beihang University, MA student adviser. He has presided over or participated in more than ten national, provincial and ministerial science and technology projects such as "Two Machine Specific" and the Aviation Science Fund.
Lecturer of Beihang University. He is mainly engaged in scientific research work such as aviation material design & optimization and manufacturing processing.
Postdoctoral Fellow in Hangzhou Research Institute of Beihang University (Yuhang). He is mainly engaged in general aviation, micro aviation piston engine foundation, and application research work.
Postdoctoral Fellow in Hangzhou Research Institute of Beihang University (Yuhang). He is mainly engaged in experimental and numerical simulation of aero-engine liquid fuel atomization, evaporation, and combustion.
The platform has faculty members that include professors from the School of Energy and Power Engineering of Beihang University, and other capable young scholars. The team focuses on the research of micro-nano scale particulate matter detection. At present, there are five faculty from Beihang University, including one winner of the National Science Fund for Excellent Young Scholars, two full-time teachers/researchers, 18 masters and doctoral students. The team has presided over or participated in more than 20 national, provincial and ministerial-level scientific and technological projects such as the National Science Fund for Excellent Young Scholars, the key projects and general projects of NSFC, Project 973, Project 863, and pre-research funds.