Zhenzhong Hu

    He recieved both his BE and PhD degree in the Department of Civil Engineering at Tsinghua University, China. He was a visiting researcher in Carnegie Mellon University.
    He is now the associate professor in both the Department of Civil Engineering and Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School, Tsinghua University. He is also the secretary general of the BIM Specialty Committee of the China Graphics Society.
    His research interests include information technologies in civil and marine engineering, building information modeling (BIM) and digital disaster prevention and mitigation.
  • 2020-3-15

    A new product named "AHK Spotlight" has been added to "Product" section. Welcome to download and test it.

    This product was developed by Dr. Jia-Rui Lin, one of our research group members, who is now an assistant research professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Tsinghua University. The objective of this toolkit is to improve the effects of online teaching. The toolkit was developed based on the AutoHotKey (AHK), by which the Spotlight function as Logitech provided can be simulated. For example, it can simulate the high light effect like a spotlight in real life, so as to emphasize the key contents in the PPT.

  • 2020-3-14

    Thanks for Prof. Skibniewski's recommendation and trust, I am now a member of the editorial board of Automation in Construcion. I'll take this new role as an encouraging motivation, keep on working hard and contributing to the development of the journal and the IT technologies in AEC industry!

    Note: Automation in Construction, short as AUTCON, is the most influencial academic journal in the field of information technologies in civil and building engineering. The impact factor in 2018 is 4.313. It is listed in the Q1 journal lists. Till now I have published 5 articles in AUTCON, among which the two published in 2011 recieved 243 and 138 citations in Google Scholar database.

  • 2020-3-9

    With the help of a former master student, Xiaoyang Zhang, the framework of my personal website has been updated. Most of the contents in the old website have been transfered to this new website. Today, the new personal website has been released. Welcome to take a look and leave messages to me! Thanks to Xiaoyang again!

  • 2020-1-23

    A new paper has been published online in Atmospheric Research (IF=4.114 in 2019), i.e., W. Li, Z. Hu ,Z. Pei, S. Li, P.W. Chan. A discussion on influences of turbulent diffusivity and surface drag parameterizations using a linear model of the tropical cyclone boundary layer wind field. This study was one of the achievements of the numerical simulationand analysis on typhoon boundary layer, with the cooperation of Prof. Li's group, from Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School, Pengcheng Laboratory in Shenzhen and Hong Kong Observatory. In order to investigate and predict dynamics and developments of the tropical cyclone boundary layer (TCBL), this present study proposes a linear height-resolving model, where the vertically varying turbulent diffusivity (K) and speed dependent surface drag coefficient (Cd) parameterizations are incorporated, and the proposed model is validated through comparisons with the estimates made based on the observational data gathered by dropsondes. Finally, it discusses the predictive effect on TCBL wind field from K and Cd. It is concluded that, whereas the prediction of the TCBL wind field is sensitive to the parameterization of K, Cd has limited effects on the prediction. Moreover, assuming K and Cd as constants could lead to erroneous estimates of the wind profile and strength of surface winds in the TCBL.

  • 2020-1-21

    Today, it was worth recording that the citations of my papers are exceeding one thousand in google scholar.