Kevin Chu

Professor   Supervisor of Doctorate Candidates   Supervisor of Master's Candidates

Name (Simplified Chinese):Kevin Chu

Name (English):Kevin Chu

Name (Pinyin):Chu Kaiwei

Date of Employment:2019-04-17

School/Department:School of Qilu Transportation

Administrative Position:Distinguished Professor

Education Level:Postgraduate (Doctoral)

Business Address:山东大学兴隆山校区实验楼629


Contact Information:电话:0531-86358726



Alma Mater:The Uni. of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia

Whether on the job:1

Discipline:Geotechnical Engineering
Hydraulic Structure Engineering

Academic Honor:

Honors and Titles:

2018-08-09   • 中国航天第三届空天动力联合会议“优秀论文”奖(本人的贡献在于开发了高超音速情况下的CFD-DEM数学模型)。题目:“基于CFD-DEM算法的固体发动机气-粒两相流模拟”。授予单位:中国航天第三专业信息网

2016-03-23   • “Best Poster Award(最佳板报奖)”on the First International Workshop on Computational Particle Technology and Multiphase Processes(第一届计算颗粒技术国际大会),题目:“CFD-DEM study of gas-particle flow in complex pipe syst

2013-08-07   • Chemical Engineering Science 《化学工程与科学》“Top Cited Papers Award for 2011 and 2012(2011和2012年度高引用论文奖),题目:CFD-DEM simulation of gas-solid flow in a cyclone separator(旋风分离器中气-粒两相流的CFD-DEM数值模拟)

2013-04-17   Powder Technology 《粉体工程》和Building and Environment 《建筑与环境》授予优秀论文评阅人

2007   Excellent Overseas Postgraduate Students

2001   科学技术成果鉴定证书

Research Focus

Development of coarse-grained (CG) DEM model and its application


Discrete element method (DEM) approach has been proved to be an effective tool to study the fundamentals of different particulate systems, but suffers high computational cost problem. Recently, various treatments such as parcel–particle concept, coarse-grained model, similar particle assembly and representative particle model have been developed to reduce the computational cost of DEM-based approaches. These treatments are basically empirical and thus their applicability is likely system-dependent. Until now, there are still no general agreements on the formulation of those models and their accuracy and general applicability are largely unknown.


Coarse-graining concept has been widely used to significantly reduce computational cost in molecular dynamics simulation which has very similar algorithm to DEM. For example, 10 million atoms have been represented by 3265 CG beads to successfully model the bending of bio-membrane (Klein, M. L.; Shinoda, W., Large-scale molecular dynamics simulations of self-assembling systems. Science 2008, 321, (5890), 798-800).