Professor Shuisheng He

BSc, MSc, PhD, CEng, FIMechE

Professor Shuisheng HeProfessor of Thermofluids

Course Director: Nuclear Engineering Programme

Department of Mechanical Engineering
S32a
3 Solly Street
Sheffield
S1 4DE
UK

Telephone: +44(0)114 2227756
Fax: +44(0)114 2227890

 email : s.he@sheffield.ac.uk


Profile

Professor He graduated from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China with a BSc and MSc degree in thermal power engineering. He then pursued his doctoral research in the Nuclear Engineering Research Group at the University of Manchester where he received his PhD in 1992. Following six years post-doctoral research in Manchester, he joined British Energy’s reactor thermal hydraulics team, where he served as an analyst for over three years.

He returned to academic life in 2002 as a lecturer and later a reader at Robert Gordon University, and moved to the University of Aberdeen in 2005 as a senior lecturer and then a reader in 2008. He joined the University of Sheffield as a chair in thermofluids in March 2011.

Shuisheng is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Research Interests

Shuisheng and his group conduct research in the field of fluid mechanics and heat transfer combining computational fluid dynamics (CFD) with experimental studies. Their research activities often fall in one of the following areas:

  • Nuclear thermal hydraulics
  • Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and flow of supercritical CO2
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
  • Turbulence modelling
  • Unsteady turbulent flow
  • Buoyancy-influenced flow
  • Biofluids

Research Grants

Current Projects

  • Thermal hydraulics for boiling and passive systems, EPSRC, £797,147, 2012-2014, CoI, with Simon Walker (Imperial, PI) and Michael Fairweather (Leeds).
  • Fundamental study of migration of supercritical carbon dioxide in porous media under conditions of saline aquifers, ESPRC, £470,805, 2011-2014, PI, with Bruce Yardley (Leeds) and Dubravka Pokrajac, (Aberdeen).
  • Turbulence and wall shear stress in unsteady internal flows with rough surfaces, EPSRC, £342,737, 2010-2013, PI, with Tom O'Donoghue & Dubravka Pokrajac (Aberdeen) and Alan Vardy (Dundee).
  • CFD investigation of AGR Cross-Flows for Hartlepool, EDF Energy, £74,439, 2011-2013, PI.

Recently Completed Projects

  • Enhancement of heat transfer due to cross flow - Investigation of discrepancy between measured and calculated brick temperatures, EDF Energy, £60,000, 2009-2011, (PI)
  • Advice in the field of thermal hydraulics, British Energy, £2,900, 2009, (PI)
  • Development of a specialised downhole pumping system for the extension of the life of gas wells, Knowledge Transfer Partnership, £112,000, 2008-2010, (CI)
  • ITI Energy: Resonance enhanced drilling, £806,486, 2008-2009, (CI)
  • TelepathTM - a new non-invasive approach to locating leaks in subsea umbilicals, Knowledge Transfer Partnership project with Brinker Technology, £112,000, 2008-2010, (CI)
  • Development of a novel and innovative multiphase flow meter for in line measurement of oil and gas flows, Knowledge Transfer Partnership, £100,144, 2007-2009, (PI)
  • Study of fluid flow and heat transfer in mini/micro channels, The Royal Society, £12,000, 2007-2009, (PI)
  • Integrated infrastructural initiative hydralab III - 'Unsteady friction in pipes and ducts', EC Framework-6, Funding for access to facilities, 2007-2008, (CI)
  • Dependence of transient pipe fiction on turbulence dynamics, EPSRC, £153,678, 2006-2008, (PI)
  • Design and development of an abrasive water jet cutting system, Knowledge Transfer Partnership, £100,144, 2005-2007, (PI)
  • Modelling of heat transfer to fluids at supercritical pressure, EPSRC, £125,447, 2003-2006
  • Computational and experimental studies of unsteady, rough-walled channels flow, Northern Research Partnership and Webber Fund, £60,000, 2007-2010

Journal articles

Conference proceedings papers

  • He K, He S & Seddighi-Moornani M (2015) Turbulent pipe flow with non-uniform body force. International Symposium on Turbulence and Shear Flow Phenomena, TSFP9. Melbourne, Australia, 30 June 2015 - 3 July 2015.
  • Seddighi M, He S & Vardy A (2015) Near-wall behaviour of transient flow in a channel with distributed 3-D roughness. International Symposium on Turbulence and Shear Flow Phenomena, TSFP9. Melbourne, Australia, 30 June 2015 - 3 July 2015.
  • He S, Seddighi M, Gorji & mathur (2015) Transition of transient channel flow. The 7th International Conference on Fluid Mechanics (ICFM7). Qingdao, China, 24 May 2015 - 27 May 2015.
  • Wang W & He S (2015) Mechanisms of buoyancy effect on heat transfer in horizontal channel flow. The 7th Int. Sym. on Supercritical Water-Cooled Reactors, ISSCWR-7. Helsinki, Finland., 15 March 2015 - 18 March 2015.
  • He S (2015) Thermal hydraulic issues of supercritical reactors - Modelling of heat transfer to fluids at supercritical pressure. Keynote, International Workshop on New Horizons in Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics & Safety. Mumbai, India, 13 January 2015 - 15 January 2015.
  • He S, Seddighi M, Gorji S & Mathur A (2015) Transition of Transient Turbulent Channel Flow. Procedia Engineering, Vol. 126 (pp 34-38)
  • Wang W & He S (2015) Direct numerical simulation of fluid flow at supercritical pressure in a vertical channel. International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics 2015, NURETH 2015, Vol. 3 (pp 2334-2347)
  • Duan Y & He S (2015) Numerical investigation of buoyancy-aided flow in the rod-to-wall gap regions. International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics 2015, NURETH 2015, Vol. 4 (pp 2958-2971)
  • Seddighi M, He S & Vardy A (2014) A study of transient channel flow in a transitionally rough regime. 67th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics. San Francisco, 23 November 2014 - 25 November 2014.
  • Gorji S, He S & Seddighi M (2014) Experimental study of a turbulent flow under transient conditions. 67th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics. San Francisco, 23 November 2014 - 25 November 2014.
  • He S & He K (2014) Study of the effect of buoyancy and other non-uniform body forces on turbulence using DNS’. International Meeting of Specialists in Heat Transfer to Fluids at Supercritical Pressure. Manchester, 30 June 2014 - 1 July 2014.
  • Seddighi M, He S, Vardy AE, O’Donoghue T & Pokrajac D (2013) DNS of transitionally rough channel flow with a 3-D roughness. presentation at "International Symposium on Turbulence and Shear Flow Phenomena", TSFP8. Poitiers, France
  • Newlands K, He S & Guo Y (2013) Flow structure in an annular space with inter-rod gapping. presentation at "15th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics", NURETH-1. Pisa, Italy
  • Newlands K, He S & Guo Y (2013) Study of flow instability due to streamwise inter-rod gapping. presentation at "European Turbulence Conference", ETC14. Lyon, France
  • He S & Seddighi M (2013) Transition in unsteady channel flow. 10th ERCOFTAC SIG33 Workshop on Progress in Transition Modelling and Control. Sandhamn, Sweden
  • He S & Seddighi M (2013) Energy growth in transient channel flow. presentation at "European Turbulence Conference", ETC14. Lyon, France
  • He S & Seddighi M (2013) A DNS study of effects of Reynolds number on unsteady channel flow. presentation at "International Symposium on Turbulence and Shear Flow Phenomena", TSFP8. Poitiers, France
  • Duan Y, He S, Ganesan PB & Gotts J (2013) Modelling of the cooling of the moderator brick in the advanced gas-cooled reactor. presentation at "15th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics", NURETH-1. Pisa, Italy
  • Seddighi M & He S (2012) Turbulence structure in a rapidly accelerating channel flow. Presentation at "7th International Symposium on Turbulence, Heat and Mass Transfer", THMT’12. Palermo, Italy
  • Ganesan PB, He S, Hamad F & Gotts J (2011) Effect of horizontal flow on the cooling of the moderator brick in the advanced gas-cooled reactor. presentation at "14th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics", NURETH-1. Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • De Rosa M, Guetta G, Ambrosini W, Forgione N, He S & Jackson JD (2011) Lessons Learned from the Application of CFD Models in the Prediction of Heat Transfer to Fluids at Supercritical Pressure. The 5th Int. Sym. SCWR (ISSCWR-5), P060. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Mucci M, He S, Ambrosini W, Forgione N & Jackson JD (2010) Assessment of Turbulence Models in the Simulation of Heat Transfer to Water at Supercritical Pressure in Upward and Downward Flow. IAEA Technical Meeting on “Heat Transfer, Thermal Hydraulics, and System Design for Supercritical Wa. Pisa, Italy
  • Seddighi M, He S, Vardy AE & Orlandi P (2010) Near wall behavior of turbulence in an unsteady channel flow. 40th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference
  • Seddighi M, He S, Orlandi P & Vardy A (2009) A comparative study of turbulence in a ramp-up and a ramp-down flow. TURBULENCE, HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER 6 (pp 359-362)
  • Vardy AE, Bergant A, He S & Ariyaratne CEA (2009) Unsteady skin friction experimentation in a large diameter pipe. 3rd IAHR meeting of the work group on cavitation and dynamic problems in hydraulic machinery and sys. Brno, Czech Republic
  • Vardy AE, Brown J & He S (2008) Reconciliation of measured and predicted unsteady skin friction. BHR Group - Surge Analysis - System Design, Simulation, Monitoring and Control, 10th International Conference on Pressure Surges (pp 365-377)
  • Sharabi M, Ambrosini W, Forgione N & He S (2008) Scwr rod bundle thermal analysis by a CFD code. International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, Proceedings, ICONE, Vol. 3 (pp 495-501)
  • Sharabi M, Ambrosini W, He S, Jiang PX & Zhao CR (2008) Transient 3D stability analysis of scwr rod bundle subchannels by a CFD code. International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, Proceedings, ICONE, Vol. 3 (pp 727-733)
  • He S, Kim WS & Jackson JD (2005) Modelling of turbulent heat transfer to fluid at supercritical pressure using adaptive mesh generation. 4th International Symposium on Turbulence and Shear Flow Phenomena, Vol. 2 (pp 877-882)
  • Jiang PX, Xu YJ, Shi RF & He S (2004) Experimental and numerical investigation of convection heat transfer of CO2 at supercritical pressures in a vertical mini TUBE. Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Microchannels and Minichannels (ICMM2004) (pp 333-340)
  • He S, Jiang PX, Xu YJ, Shi RF, Kim WS & Jackson JD (2004) A computional study of convection heat transfer to CO2 at supercritical pressures in a vertical mini tube. Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Microchannels and Minichannels (ICMM2004) (pp 297-304)
  • Wu TH, Xu Z, He S & Jackson JD (2001) Turbulent heat transfer under conditions of buoyancy-opposed mixed convection in an annulus. Proceedings of the International Conference on Energy Conversion and Application (ICECA'2001), Vol. 1 (pp 414-419)
  • He S & Jackson JD (2001) Wall shear stress in accelerating pipe flows. ENERGY CONVERSION AND APPLICATION, VOL I AND II (pp 442-448)
  • Wu TH, He SS, Kuester B & Jackson JD (2000) Influences of buoyancy on heat transfer and flow stability in an annulus with downward flow. HEAT TRANSFER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 2000 (pp 210-216)
  • Xu Z, He S & Jackson JD (2000) Experimental study of a plane buoyancy-opposed wall jet discharging into a uniform countercurrent stream. HEAT TRANSFER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 2000 (pp 229-234)
  • Jackson JD, Song JM, He S & Aguiriano D (1995) Measurements and modelling of the temperature field in the case of a buoyant turbulent jet in a cylindrical pool. 4TH UK NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HEAT TRANSFER, Vol. 1995(2) (pp 231-235)
  • Jackson JD, AlKhanti SA, Anderson A, Byrne JE & He S (1995) Heat transfer from a rotating disk with imposed axial flow. 4TH UK NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HEAT TRANSFER, Vol. 1995(2) (pp 147-151)
  • JACKSON JD, HE S & BUYUKALACA O (1994) NUMERICAL STUDY OF TURBULENT FORCED-CONVECTION IN A VERTICAL PIPE WITH UNSTEADY-FLOW. ADVANCED COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN HEAT TRANSFER III (pp 357-364)
  • JACKSON JD & HE S (1993) TURBULENCE PROPAGATION IN TRANSIENT TURBULENT SHEAR FLOWS. NEAR-WALL TURBULENT FLOWS (pp 939-948)