Dr Zhaozhi Wang

Lecturer in Mathematical Modeling

I have been working as a Research Fellow, Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer within Fire Safety Engineering Group since June 2003. My main research role is associated with the development of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modelling techniques and the development of the SMARTFIRE fire simulation software which is currently used internationally. Recent work includes fire safety analysis using the coupled fire and evacuation simulation technique.

Qualifications

BSc in Applied Mathematics
MSc in Applied Mathematics
PhD - Predicting toxic gas concentrations resulting from enclosure fires using the local equivalence ratio concept linked to fire field models

Awards

  • Co-authored paper in The Aeronautical Journal won the Royal Aeronautical Society's Gold Award for 2017
  • Co-authored paper in The Aeronautical Journal won the Royal Aeronautical Society's Bronze Award for 2010

Research / Scholarly interests

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Fire modelling,Toxicity modelling, Fire and evacuation simulations,Optimization.

Recent publications

Article

Wang, Zhaozhi , Galea, Edwin R., Grandison, Angus, Ewer, John , Jia, Fuchen (2021), A coupled computational fluid dynamics and Wells-Riley model to predict COVID-19 infection probability for passengers on long-distance trains. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Safety Science, 147: 105572 ISSN: 0925-7535 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2021.105572) NB Item availability restricted.

Wang, Zhaozhi , Galea, Edwin R., Grandison, Angus, Ewer, John , Jia, Fuchen (2021), Inflight transmission of COVID-19 based on experimental aerosol dispersion data. Oxford University Press. In: , , , Inflight Transmission of COVID-19 Based on Aerosol Dispersion Data. Oxford University Press, Journal of Travel Medicine, 28: taab023 (4) ISSN: 1195-1982 (Print), 1708-8305 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/jtm/taab023).

Hu, Xiaoqin , Jia, Fuchen, Wang, Zhaozhi, Galea, Edwin R. (2017), Grouping strategies for MPS soot transport model and its application in large-scale enclosure fires. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Fire Safety Journal, 91 . pp. 361-370 ISSN: 0379-7112 (Print), 1873-7226 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.firesaf.2017.03.045) NB Item availability restricted.

Wang, Zhaozhi , Jia, Fuchen, Galea, Edwin Richard, Choi, Jun-Ho (2017), A forensic analysis of a fatal fire in an indoor shooting range using coupled fire and evacuation modelling tools. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Fire Safety Journal, 91 . pp. 892-900 ISSN: 0379-7112 (Print), 1873-7226 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.firesaf.2017.03.029) NB Item availability restricted.

Galea, E. R. , Wang, Z., Jia, F. (2017), Numerical investigation of the fatal 1985 Manchester Airport B737 fire. Cambridge University Press. In: , , , . Cambridge University Press, Aeronautical Journal, 121: 1237 . pp. 287-319 ISSN: 0001-9240 (Print), 2059-6464 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/aer.2016.122) NB Item availability restricted.

Galea, E.R. , Wang, Z., Jia, F., Lawrence, P.J. , Ewer, J. (2016), Fire safety assessment of open wide gangway underground trains in tunnels using coupled fire and evacuation simulation. Wiley. In: , , , . Wiley, Fire and Materials, 41 (6) . pp. 716-737 ISSN: 0308-0501 (Print), 1099-1018 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/fam.2413) NB Item availability restricted.