Abstract: The 2nd Conference of Global Chinese Scholars on Hydrodynamics (CCSH’2016), held in Wuxi, China from the 11th to 14th November, 2016, was briefly reviewed. More than 240 delegates from 12 countries and regions attended the CCSH’2016, at which eight plenary lectures, twenty keynote lectures and about 101 sessional papers were delivered. The printed proceedings, edited by Y. S. Wu, S. Q. Dai and K Yan and published by China Ocean Press with an ISBN, collect 158 technical papers on theoretical, computational and experimental hydrodynamics. Some selected papers are published in the sixth issue of the 28th volume (2016) in Journal of Hydrodynamics, which are also online at the ScienceDirect website.
The “Chinese Journal of Hydrodynamics” (CJHD), formerly “Journal of Hydrodynamics, Ser. A” (in Chinese), started publication in 1986. An independent English periodical, the “Journal of Hydrodynamics” (JHD) was initiated by the same editorial committee in 1989 and now is bi-monthly published. In last three decades, CJHD and JHD have made remarkable contribution to promote the academic exchange and progresses in hydrodynamics. The first Conference of Global Chinese Scholars on Hydrodynamics (CCSH) was held in 2006 in Shanghai to celebrate the 20th anniversary of CJHD. The 2nd CCSH is to provide a forum for presenting the latest results in hydrodynamics and stimulating wider academic exchange for Chinese scholars all over the world in this important field, and to celebrate the 30th anniversary of CJHD as well.
The 2nd CCSH were successfully held in China Scientific Research Center (CSSRC) located at Wuxi, China from the 11th to 14th November, 2016. The CCSH witnessed more than 240 delegates from about 70 universities and research institutes among 12 countries and regions, including Australia, Ireland, Japan, Russia, Singapore, The Netherland, UK, USA, and China (the mainland, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan regions). The CCSH’2016 is also one of academic events for the 65th anniversary of CSSRC.
The CCSH’2016, jointly sponsored by the Editorial Board of Journal of Hydrodynamics, Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Chinese Society of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Chinese Hydraulic Engineering Society, and Chinese Society of Oceanography, was financially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Univ.), Shanghai Institute of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics in Shanghai Univ., Hohai Univ., State Key Laboratory (SKL) of Hydroscience and Engineering in Tsinghua Univ., SKL of Coastal and Offshore Engineering in Dalian Univ. of Technology, SKL of Hydraulics and Mountain River Engineering in Sichuan Univ., SKL of Water Resources and Hydropower Engineering Science in Wuhan Univ., SKL of Heavy Oil in China Univ. of Petroleum (UPC), SKL of Pollution Control and Resource Reuse in Tongji Univ., SKL of Automative Simulation and Control in Jilin Univ., Science and Technology on Water Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Marine Design and Research Institute of China, Jiangsu Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, and Periodical Publishing Department of Harbin Engineering Univ.
There were eight distinguished plenary lectures for which the titles and the presenting authors are “Theory and applications of coupled fluid-Structure interactions of ships in waves and ocean acoustic environment” by You-sheng Wu (CSSRC), “Wave Attenuation by Coastal Forest” by Philip L.-F. Liu (Cornell Univ., USA), “Slamming: Recent progress in the evaluation of impact pressures” by Frédéric Dias (Univ. College Dublin, Ireland), “Modern method of underground hydrodynamics with applications to reservoir engineering” by V. V. Kadet (Gubkin Russian State Univ. of Oil and Gas, Russia), “Rubbish, stink and death: The roots, evolution, and future of water-quality modeling with emphasis on the impact of physics on aquatic biochemistry” by Steven C. Chapra (Tufts Univ., USA), “An overview of CFD-based hydrodynamics design of ship hull forms” by Chi Yang (George Mason Univ., USA), “Research on the nanoparticulate flow” by Jian-zhong Lin (China Jiliang Univ.), and “Theoretical and experimental studies on the steady-state resonant water waves” by Shi-jun Liao (Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ.).
The twenty sectional keynote speeches are “A study of interaction between vortex shedding and a lateral jet” by Jiahn-horng Chen (National Taiwan Ocean Univ., Taiwan, China), “Wavy properties and analytical modeling of free-surface flow in the solution of fluid-body interactions” by Xiao-bo Chen (Bureau Veritas, Singapore), “Energy saving with asymmetric aft body merchant ships: Design methodology, numerical simulations and validations by both model tests and sea trials” by Jie Dang (Maritime Research Institute, The Netherlands), “Hydrodynamics and simulation in smart city” by Qin-yin Fan (Osaka Univ., Japan), “Development of Cartesian grid method for simulation of violent ship-wave interactions” by Chang-hong Hu (Kyushu Univ., Japan), “New prospects for computational hydraulics by Leavraging high-performance heterogeneous computing techniques” by Qiu-hua Liang (Newcastle Univ., UK), “Modelling the hydrodynamic processes for tidal stream energy extraction” by Bin-liang Lin (Tsinghua Univ.), “Bending modes and transition criteria for a flexible fiber in viscous flows” by Mou-bin Liu (Peking Univ., China), “Numerical study on the dynamics of fluid and flexible plate interaction” by Xi-yun Lu (Univ. of Science and Technology of China), “Development of an adaptive Kalman filter-based storm tide forecasting model” by K. M. Mok (Univ. of Macau, China), “Numerical analysis of cavitation cloud shedding in a submerged water jet” by Guo-yi Peng (Nihon Univ., Japan), “Recent progress on the study of cloud cavitation in CSSRC” by Xiao-xing Peng (CSSRC), “Numerical study on the effects of progressive gravity waves on turbulence” by Lian Shen (Univ. of Minnesota, USA), “The Eco-hydrodynamic characteristic, pressures and management model of Bohai Bay” by Jian-hua Tao (Tianjin Univ., China), “Evaluation of SIFOM-FVCOM system for high-fidelity simulation of small-scale coastal ocean flows” by H. S. Tong (Univ. of New York, USA), “Coupling study on the flow field and purification efficiency in root system region of ecological floating bed under different hydrodynamic conditions” by Pei-fang Wang (Hohai Univ., China), “Experimental tomographic methods for analysing flow dynamics of gas-oil-water flows in horizontal pipeline” by Qiang Wang & Mi Wang (Univ. of Leeds, UK), “On the development of numerical tank for viscous marine hydrodynamics research and applications” by Jian-ming Yang (Iowa Univ., USA), “Assessing numerical methods for simulating wave-structure interactions” by Jun Zang (Univ. of Bath, UK), and “Stabilization mechanism of basin water circulation – a message from lop nur” by Hong-quan Zhang (Univ. of Tulsa, USA).
The 1039-page printed proceedings, edited by Y. S. Wu, S. Q. Dai and K. Yan and published by China Ocean Press with an ISBN 978-7-5027-9607-5, collect 155 papers and 3 abstracts, covering six categories, namely theoretical hydrodynamics, experiments and measurements in hydrodynamics, computational fluid dynamics, industrial fluid dynamics, naval hydro-dynamics and ocean engineering, hydraulic, water conservancy and environmental hydrodynamics . Some selected papers are published in the sixth issue of Vol. 28 (2016) in Journal of Hydrodynamics, which are available online at the ScienceDirect website.
A special printed collection documents the history and development of CJHD, JHD, NCHD (National Conference on Hydrodynamics, China), CSCH (Cross-Strait Conference on Hydrodynamics), and ICHD (International Conference on Hydro-dynamics). These events were co-sponsored by the Editorial Board of CJHD and JHD. The collection includes six inscriptions by Che-min Cheng, Jia-chun Li, You-sheng He, Chao Wang, Ru-ping Zhou and Jian-zhong Lin, and 25 memorial articles by Lian-di Zhou, Yao-song Chen, Bin-yao Lin, Hua Liu, Bing Teng, Wei-lin Xu, Jie-min Zhan, Jian-hua Tao, et al.
Eight postgraduate students won the Outstanding Student Paper Awards in the CCSH’2016. They are M. M. Bhatti (Shanghai Univ.), Meng-chen Gao (Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences), Lin-lin Geng (Jiangsu Univ.), Hinchung Ho (Univ. of Cambridge), Zhi-wei Li (China Ship Scientific Research Center), Hao-ran Liu (Univ. of Science and Technology of China), Hui Liu (Zhejiang Univ.), and Ya-lan Song (Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ.).
In the closing ceremony, some activities co-organized by the JHD editorial board are announced: the 28th NCHD in Changchun from the 8th to the 12th Aug. 2017, the 6th CSCH in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, China from the 31st Oct. to the 4th Nov. 2017, and the next CCSH in 2021.