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tennessee technological university

Mechanical Engineering

Graduate Committee Chair
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

ABOUT


EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Iowa (2000)
  • M.S. in Aerospace Engineering, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (1993)
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Peking University (1990)

EXPERIENCE

  • Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, Tennessee Tech University, 2012 ~ present
  • Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, Tennessee Tech University, 2007 ~ 2012
  • Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, Tennessee Tech University, 2001 ~ 2007
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, 2000 ~ 2001

COURSES

Dr. Cui has taught the following courses:

    ·Undergraduate courses: ME3210 Thermodynamics I

    ME3220 Thermodynamics II

    ME3710 Heat Transfer

    ME3720 Fluid Mechanics

    ME4720 Thermal Design

    ·Graduate courses: ME6010 Heat Conduction

    ME6040 Intermediate Fluid Mechanics

    ME6050 Convective Heat and Momentum Transfer

    ME7090 Computational Fluid Dynamics

    ME7100 Turbulence

RECIGNITION

Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Applied Mathematics

RESEARCH

Dr. Cui has conducted fundamental research as well as industrial applications in computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer, served as advisor or co-advisor for seven Ph.D. students and twenty Master students since he joined Tennessee Tech, published twenty two peer-reviewed journal papers and thirty-two conference papers and presentations, and served as a reviewer or panelist for many funding agencies, including National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, Department of Education, and Department of Energy.

Dr. Cui is active in the following research areas:

·Turbulence modeling, particularly Large Eddy Simulation

Cui, J. and Neary, V. S. "LES Study of Turbulent Flows with Submerged Vegetation," Journal of Hydraulic Research , Vol. 46, No. 3, pp. 307-316, 2008

Vijiapurapu, S. and Cui, J., “Simulation of Turbulent Flow in a Ribbed Pipe using LES,” Numerical Heat Transfer , Part A, Applications, Vol. 51, Issue 12, pp. 1137-1165, 2007

Cui, J., Patel, V.C., Lin, C.L. "Prediction of Turbulent Flow over Rough Surfaces Using a Force Field in Large-Eddy Simulation, " ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering, Vol. 125, pp. 2-9, 2003

Cui, J., Lin, C.L., Patel, V.C. "Use of Large-Eddy Simulation to Characterize Roughness Effect of Turbulent Flow over a Wavy Wall, " ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering , Vol. 125, Issue 6, pp. 1075-1077, 2003

Cui, J., Patel, V.C., Lin, C.L. "Large-Eddy Simulation of Turbulent Flow in a Channel with Rib Roughness," International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow , Vol. 24, Issue 3, pp. 372-388, 2003

·Thermal and Heat Transfer Modeling

Lakshmiraju, M., and Cui, J., “Numerical Modeling of Transient Thermal Mixing,” International Journal of Latest Research in Science and Technology, Vol. 3, Issue 2, pp. 80-89, 2014

Cui, J., Nadkarni, M., Mahajan, S. and Robilino, D. M., “Numerical Analysis of Transient Temperature Distribution in a Current Transformer,” ASME Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications, Vol. 2, Issue 3, DOI: 10.1115/1.4003068, 2010

Perivilli, S., Peddieson, J., and Cui, J., “Friction Stir Welding Heat Transfer: Quasi-steady Modeling and its Validation,” Journal of Manufacture Science and Engineering, Vol. 131, Issue 1, pp. 011007-1 ~ 011007-8, DOI 10.1115/1.3046138, 2009

Perivilli, S., Peddieson, J., and Cui, J., “Simplified Two-Dimensional Analytical Model for Friction Stir Welding Heat Transfer,” Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 130, Issue 9, pp. 092101-1 ~ 092101-9, 2008

Tafti, D.K., Cui, J. "Fin-Tube Junction Effects on Flow and Heat Transfer in Flat Tube Corrugated Multilouvered Heat Exchangers," International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer , Vol. 46, Issue 11, pp. 2027-2038, 2003

    Cui, J., Tafti, D.K. "Computations of Flow and Heat Transfer in a Three-dimensional Multi-louvered Fin Geometry," International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer , Vol. 45, pp. 5007-5023, 2002

·HVAC Applications

Devendra, D., Cui, J. and Idem, S., “CFD Studies of Developing Turbulent Flows with Various Entrance Conditions,” International Journal of Heating Ventilating Air Conditioning and Refrigerating Research , Vol. 19, No. 1, pp. 38-52, DOI: 10.1080/10789669.2012.733645, 2013.

Devendra, D., Cui, J. and Idem, S., “Laboratory Testing of Converging Flow Flat Oval Tees and Laterals to Determine Loss Coefficients (from ASHRAE Final Report RP-1488),” International Journal of Heating Ventilating Air Conditioning and Refrigerating Research , Vol. 17, No. 5, pp. 710-725, DOI: 10.1080/10789669.2011.543256, 2011.

Escue, A., and Cui, J., “Comparison of Turbulence Models in Simulating Swirling Pipe Flows,” Applied Mathematical Modeling , Vol. 34, pp. 2840-2849, DOI:10.1016/j.apm.2009.12.018, 2010

Vijiapurapu, S. and Cui, J., “Performance of Turbulence Models for Flow through Rough Pipes,” Applied Mathematical Modeling, Vol. 34, pp. 1458-1466, DOI:10.1016/j.apm.2009.08.029, 2010

Sami, S., Cui, J. "Numerical Study of Pressure Losses in Close-Coupled Fittings, " International Journal of Heating, Ventilating, Air-Conditioning and Refrigerating Research , Vol. 10, No. 4, pp. 539-552, 2004

·Power Industry Applications

Cui, J., “Selection of Computational Domain and Implementation of Boundary Conditions for Turbulent Flow Simulation,” Book Chapter, “ Fluid Dynamics / Book 1”, ISBN 979-953-307-111-3, InTech – Open Access Publisher, Rijeka, Croatia, 2011

Roberts, R. and Cui, J., “Selection of the Simulation Domain and Turbulence Models for Flow around an Airfoil,” Engineering Applications of Computational Fluid Mechanics , Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 441-449, 2010

Purimetla, A.K. and Cui, J., "CFD Studies on Burner Secondary Air Flow," Applied Mathematical Modeling , Vol. 33, Issue 2, pp. 1126-1140, DOI 10.1016/j.apm.2008.01.007, 2009

Lakshmiraju, M. and Cui, J., "Numerical Study of Pressure Drop Reduction in Stacks of a Power Plant, " Applied Mathematical Modeling , Vol. 31, No. 9, pp. 1915-1933, 2007

Roberts, R.A., Cui, J., "Numerical Analysis of aPulsation Damper in Fuel Injection Rails, " International Journal of Vehicle System Modeling and Testing, Vol. 1, No. 4, pp. 312-328, 2006

Vijiapurapu, S., Cui, J., Munukutla, S. "CFD Application for Coal/Air Balancing in Power Plants, " Applied Mathematical Modeling, Vol. 30, No. 9, pp. 854-866, 2006