Research Group for Combustion
Hong Kong
Journal Publications (under review)

Y. Chi, Q. Meng, L. Zhang, and P. Zhang*, An ONIOMbased Thermochemistry Study of Hydrogen Abstraction Reactions of nCnH2n+2 + R (n=116, R=H, OH, HO2), Journal of Physical Chemistry A (to be submitted)

Q. Meng, Y. Chi, L. Zhang, and P. Zhang*, Barrierless reaction investigated with Vairational Transition State Theory/ Master equations accounts for the undefined products of benzyl decomposition, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (under review)

T. Yang and P. Zhang*, Faster Flicker of Buoyant Diffusion Flames by Weakly Rotatory Flows, Combust. Flame (under review)
Journal Publications (2023)
89. S. Ray, Y. Chi, P. Zhang*, and S. Cheng*, Headon collision of unequalsize droplets on a wetting surface. Phys. Fluids, 35(2023) 022114. PaperLink
88. D. Zhang*, D. Yu*, P. Zhang, Y. Yuen, and X. Fan, Hypergolic ignition induced by headon collision of bipropellant droplets: Monoethanolaminebased fuel and hydrogen peroxide, Fuel, 342(2023) 127788. PaperLink
87. C. He, P. Zhang, Z. He, and L. Yue*, Analysis of spray characteristics of a jetfilm injection element based on Voronoi tessellation, Acta Astronaut., 206(2023) 100113. PaperLink
86. Y. Chi, T. Yang and P. Zhang*, Dynamical Mode Recognition of Triple Flickering Buoyant Diffusion Flames in Wasserstein Space, Combust. Flame, 248 (2023) 112526. PaperLink
85. T. Yang, Y. Chi, and P. Zhang*, Vortex Interaction in Triple Flickering Buoyant Diffusion Flames, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute (in press) PaperLink
84. Y. Yang, H.Zhang, X. Xia*, P. Zhang, and F. Qi, An experimental study of the blue whirl onset, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute (in press) PaperLink
Journal Publications (2022)
83. C. Liu, J. Yu, C. Tang*, P. Zhang, and Z. Huang, Experimental and theoretical investigation on the liquid film behaviors by an inclined jetwall impingement, Phys. Fluids 34(2022) 112107. PaperLink
82. Y. Chi, Q. Meng, C. He and P. Zhang*, MetricBased Assessment Method for MST Formalism with Small Subsets of Torsional Conformers, J. Phys. Chem. A, 126(2022) 8305−8314. PaperLink
81. H. Fu, Z. Huang, C. Tang*, and P. Zhang, Effect of mixer structure on liquid film formation and NOx conversion efficiency in Selective Catalytic Reduction system, Fuel 330 (2022) 125405. PaperLink
80. K. Wu, P. Zhang and X. Fan*, On jetwake flame stabilization in scramjet: A LES/RANS study from chemical kinetic and fluiddynamical perspectives, Aerospace Science and Technology, 120 (2022) 107255. PaperLink
79. J. Bai, H. Zhao*, C. Zhou and P. Zhang, Theoretical Studies of RealFluid Oxidation of Hydrogen Under Supercritical Conditions by Using the Virial Equation of State, Combustion and Flame 243 (2022) 111945. PaperLink
78. C. He, L. Yue, and P. Zhang*, Spinaffected reflexive and stretching separation of offcenter droplet collision, Physical Review Fluids 7, 013603 (2022). PaperLink
77. M. Qin, T. Yang, Y. Song, C. Tang* and P. Zhang, Subpatterns of thinsheet splash of a droplet impact on a heated surface, Langmuir 2022, 38, 810817. PaperLink
Journal Publications (2021)
76. T. Huang, Q. Zhang, L. Yue*, P. Zhang, and X. Chang, Hysteresis of shock train movement in a Mach 3 isolator with a ramp, AIAA Journal Vol. 59, No. 10, 38733882, October 2021. PaperLink
75. C. He, Y. Chi and P. Zhang*, Approximate Reconstruction of Torsional Potential Energy Surface based on Voronoi Tessellation, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 38 (2021) 757766. 23, 4658. PaperLink
74. M. Yang, C. Liao, C. Tang*, P. Zhang, and Z. Huang, Theoretical studies on the initial reaction kinetics and mechanisms of p, m and onitrotoluene, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2021. PaperLink
73. K. Sun*, F. Jia, P. Zhang, L. Shu and T. Wang, Marangoni effect in bipropellant droplet mixing, Physical Review Applied, 15, 034076 (2021). PaperLink
72. M. Yang, C. Liao, C. Tang*, P. Zhang, and Z. Huang, The autoignition behaviors and risk assessments of doublebase propellant containing different 1,1diamino2,2dinitroethene particle sizes under rapid heating, Combustion and Flame 234 (2021) 111627. PaperLink
71. C. He, L. Yue, and P. Zhang*, A Computational Model for Spinning Effects on Postcollision Velocities of Bouncing Droplets, Atomization and Sprays, 31(10):4361 (2021). PaperLink
70. L. Yang, Z. Li, T. Yang, Y. Chi and P. Zhang*, Experimental Study on Droplet Splash and Receding Breakup on a Smooth Surface at Atmospheric Pressure, Langmuir 2021, 37, 1083810848. PaperLink
Journal Publications (2020)
69. C. He and P. Zhang*, Nonaxisymmetric flow characteristics in headon collision of spinningdroplets, Physical Review Fluids, 5, 113601, (2020). PaperLink
68. Q. Meng, L. Zhang, Y. Chi, Q. Chen, and P. Zhang*, Influence of Torsional Anharmonicity on the Reactions of Methyl Butanoate with Hydroperoxyl Radical, Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 2020, 124, 86438652. PaperLink
67. F. Jia, K. Sun*, P. Zhang, C. Yin, and T. Wang, Marangoni effect on the impact of droplets onto a liquidgas interface, Physical Review Fluids, 5, 073605, (2020). PaperLink
66. T. Huang, L. Yue*, S. Ma, Q. Zhang, P. Zhang, and X. Chang, Numerical investigation on flow nonuniformityinduced hysteresis in the scramjet isolator, Chinese Journal of Aeronautics, (2020), 33(12): 31763188. PaperLink
65. X. Zhu, X. Xia and P. Zhang*, Stability of Buoyant Inverse Diffusion Methane Flames with Confinement Effects, Combustion Science and Technology, 2020, Vol. 192, No. 9, 16501667. PaperLink
64. M. Qin, C. Tang*, Y. Guo, P. Zhang, and Z. Huang, Spreading and Bouncing of Liquid Alkane Droplets upon Impacting on a Heated Surface, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 159 (2020), 120076. PaperLink
63. Q. Meng, B. Feng, L. Zhang*, P. Zhang* and L. Sheng, Theoretical Chemical Kinetics for Catalytic Pyrolysis of Methyl Acetate over HZSM5 Zeolites, Fuel, 277 (2020), 118101. PaperLink
62. M. Qin, C. Tang*, Y. Guo, P. Zhang, and Z. Huang, Subpatterns of thin sheet splash on a smooth surface, Langmuir, 2020, 36(18), 49174922. PaperLink
61. C. He, X. Xia, P. Zhang*, VortexDynamical Implications of Nonmonotonic Viscous Dissipation of Offcenter Droplet Bouncing, Physics of Fluids 32, 032004 (2020). PaperLink
60. Q. Meng, X. Lin, Y. Zhai, L. Zhang*, P. Zhang* and L. Sheng, A theoretical investigation on BellEvansPolanyi correlations for hydrogen abstraction reactions of large biodiesel molecules by H and OH radicals, Combustion and Flame, 214, (2020) 396406. PaperLink
Journal Publications (2019)
59. Z. Feng, C. Tang*, Y. Yin, P. Zhang* and Z. Huang, Timeresolved droplet size and velocity distributions in a dilute regions of a highpressure pulsed diesel spray, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 133 (2019) 745755. PaperLink
58. J. Wu, H. Ning, L. Ma, P. Zhang and W. Ren*, Cascaded groupadditivity ONIOM: a new method to approach CCSD(T)/CBS energies of large aliphatic hydrocarbons, Combustion and Flame 201(2019) 3143. PaperLink
57. Y. Li*, P. Zhang*, N. Kang and F. Liu, RayleighTaylor instability on a spherical droplet with nonradial disturbances, Applied Mathematical Modelling 67 (2019) 634644. PaperLink
56. K. Wu, P. Zhang*, W. Yao* and X. Fan, Computational realization of multiple flame stabilization modes in DLR strutinjection hydrogen supersonic combustor, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute 37 (2019) 36853692. PaperLink
55. Q. Meng, Y. Chi, L. Zhang*, P. Zhang* and L. Sheng, Towards highlevel theoretical studies of large biodiesel molecules: an ONIOM/RRKM/Masterequation approach to the isomerization and dissociation kinetics of methyl decanoate radicals, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 21 (2019), 52325242. PaperLink
54. Y. Wu, M. Yang, C. Tang*, Y. Liu, P. Zhang, Z. Huang, Promoting “adiabatic core” approximation in a rapid compression machine by an optimized creviced piston design, Fuel 251 (2019) 328340. PaperLink
53. T. Yang, X. Xia, and P. Zhang*, Vortexdynamical interpretation of antiphase and inphase flickering of dual buoyant diffusion flames, Physical Review Fluids 4, 053202 (2019). PaperLink
52. C. He, X. Xia, and P. Zhang*, Nonmonotonic Viscous Dissipation of Bouncing Droplets undergoing Offcenter Collision, Physics of Fluids 31, 052004 (2019). PaperLink
51. M. Qin, C. Tang*, S. Tong, Y. Guo, X. Weng, P. Zhang* and Z. Huang, On the role of liquid viscosity in affecting droplet spreading on a smooth solid surface, International Journal of Multiphase Flow 117 (2019) 5363. PaperLink
50. D. Zhang, D. Yu, P. Zhang*, Y. Yuan, L. Yue, T. Zhang and X. Fan, Hypergolic Ignition Modulated by Headon Collision, Intermixing and Convective Cooling of Binary Droplets with Varying Sizes, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 139 (2019) 475481. PaperLink
49. X. Xia, C. He and P. Zhang*, Universality in the viscoustoinertial coalescence of liquid droplets, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), 2019 116 (47) 2346723472. PaperLink
48. Z. Zhang and P. Zhang*, Numerical interpretation to the roles of liquid viscosity in droplet spreading at small Weber numbers, Langmuir 2019, 35, 1616416171. PaperLink
Journal Publications (2018)
47. Y. Li*, P. Zhang* and N. Kang, Linear analysis on the interfacial instability of a spherical liquid droplet subject to a radial vibration, Physical of Fluids 30, 102104 (2018). PaperLink
46. Z. Zhang and P. Zhang*, Modelling kinetic energy dissipation of bouncing droplets for Lagrangian simulation of impinging sprays under high ambient pressures, Atomization and Sprays, 28(8):673694 (2018). PaperLink
45. X. Xia and P. Zhang*, A vortexdynamical scaling theory for flickering buoyant diffusion flames, Journal of Fluid Mechanics (2018) vol. 855, pp.11561169. PaperLink
44. D. Zhang, C. He, P. Zhang* and C. Tang, Mass Interminglement and Hypergolic Ignition of TMEDA and WFNA Droplets by Offcenter Collision, Combustion and Flame 197(2018) 276289. PaperLink
43. Z. Zhang, P. Zhang*and Z. Zhao, CrossImpingement and Combustion of Sprays in HighPressure Chamber and Opposedpiston Compression Ignition Engine, Applied Thermal Engineering, 144 (2018) 137146. PaperLink
42. L. Zhang, Q. Meng, Y. Chi and P. Zhang*,Toward HighLevel Theoretical Studies of Large Biodiesel Molecules: An ONIOM [QCISD(T)/CBS:DFT] Study of the Reactions between Unsaturated Methyl Esters (CnH2n−1COOCH3) and Hydrogen Radical. Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 122 (2018) 48824893. PaperLink
41. Q. Meng, X. Zhao, L. Zhang*, P. Zhang*, and L. Sheng, A theoretical kinetics study on lowtemperature reactions of methyl acetate radicals with molecular oxygen. Combustion and Flame, 196 (2018) 6675. PaperLink
40. X. Zhu, X. Xia, and P. Zhang*, Nearfield Flow Stability of Buoyant Methane/Air Inverse Diffusion Flames. Combustion and Flame, 191 (2018) 6675. PaperLink
39. D. Yu and P. Zhang*, Circulationcontrolled firewhirl with differential diffusion.Combustion and Flame, 189 (2018) 288–299. PaperLink
38. L.Y. Yue, Y. Jia, X. Xu, X. Zhang, and P. Zhang, Effects of Cowl Shock on the Selfstarting Characteristics of Hypersonic Inlets. Aerospace Science and Technology, 74 (2018) 7280. PaperLink
37. K. Sun, P. Zhang, Z. Che, and T. Wang, Marangoniflowinduced partial coalescence of a droplet on a liquid/air interface. Physical Review Fluids 3, 023602 (2018). PaperLink
36. K. Sun, P. Zhang*, M. Jia, and T. Wang, Collisioninduced jetlike mixing for droplets of unequalsizes. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 120 (2018) 218227. PaperLink
Journal Publications (2017)
35. X. Xia, C. He, J. Zhao, D. Yu, and P. Zhang*, VortexRingInduced Internal Mixing Upon the Coalescence of Initially Stationary Droplets.Physical Review Fluids, 2, 113607 (2017). PaperLink
34. Z. Zhang and P. Zhang*, Kinetic Energy Recovery and Interface Hysteresis of Bouncing Droplets after Inelastic Headon Collision, Physics of Fluids, 2017. 29, 103306. PaperLink
33. K. Wu, P. Zhang*, W. Yao, and X. Fan, Numerical Investigation onFlame Stablization in DLR Hydrogen Supersonic Combustor with Strut Injection.Combustion Science and Technology, 2017.189(12): p. 21542179. PaperLink
32. Z. Zhang, P. Zhang*, and Z. Zhao, Impingement and Combustion of Sprays in a Model OpposedPiston Compression Ignition Engine.Combustion Science and Technology, 2017. 189(11): p.19431965. PaperLink
31. C. Tang, X. Zhang, L. Song, M. Qin, P. Zhang, J. Li and Z. Huang, Dynamics of droplet impact on solid surface with hierarchical roughness. International Journal of Multiphase Flows, 96: p. 56–69. PaperLink
30. D. Yu and P. Zhang*, On the flame height of circulationcontrolled firewhirl with variable density and in powerlaw vortices: a massdiffusivityratio model correction.Combustion and Flame, 2017. 182: p. 36–47. PaperLink
29. D. Yu and P. Zhang*, On the flame height of circulationcontrolled firewhirls with variable density.Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 2017. 36(2): p. 30973104. PaperLink
28. Y. Yuan, T. Zhang, W. Yao, X. Fan*, and P. Zhang,Characterization of flame stabilization modes in an ethylenefueled supersonic combustor using timeresolved CH* chemiluminescence.Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 2017. 36(2): p. 29192925. PaperLink
27. L. Shi, H. Shen, P. Zhang, D. Zhang, and C. Wen, Assessment of vibrational nonequilibrium effect on detonation cell size.Combustion Science and Technology, 2017. 189(5): p. 841853. PaperLink
Journal Publications (2016)
26. C.L. Tang, J.Q. Zhao, P. Zhang*, C.K. Law*, and Z.H. Huang, Dynamics of internal jets in the merging of two droplets of unequal sizes. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 2016. 795: p. 671689. PaperLink
25. Z. Zhang, Y. Chi, L. Shang, P. Zhang*, and Z. Zhao, On the role of droplet bouncing in modeling impinging sprays under elevated pressures. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 2016. 102: p. 657668. PaperLink
24. D. Zhang, P. Zhang*, Y. Yuan, and T. Zhang, Hypergolic Ignition by Headon Collision of N,N,N',N'tetramethylethylenediamine and White Fuming Nitric Acid Droplets. Combustion and Flame, 2016. 173: p. 276287. PaperLink
Journal Publications (2015)
23. K. Sun, P. Zhang*, C.K. Law*, and T.Y. Wang, Collision Dynamics and Internal Mixing of Droplets of NonNewtonian Liquids. Physical Review Applied, 2015. 4(5). PaperLink
22. K. Sun, T.Y. Wang, P. Zhang*, and C.K. Law, NonNewtonian flow effects on the coalescence and mixing of initially stationary droplets of shearthinning fluids. Physical Review E, 2015. 91(2). PaperLink
21. P. Zhang*, L.D. Zhang, and C.K. Law, Density functional theory study of the reactions of 2azidoN,Ndimethylethanamine with nitric acid and nitrogen dioxide. Combustion and Flame, 2015. 162(1): p. 237248. PaperLink
20. X.R. Zhu, R.F. Li*, D.G. Li*, P. Zhang*, and R.Z. Qian, Experimental study and RANS calculation on velocity and temperature of a kerosenefueled swirl laboratory combustor with and without centerbody air injection. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 2015. 89: p. 964976. PaperLink
19. Y.C. Li, R.F. Li*, D.G. Li*, J.Y. Bao, and P. Zhang*, Combustion characteristics of a slotted swirl combustor: An experimental test and numerical validation. International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, 2015. 66: p. 140147. PaperLink
18. L.D. Zhang and P. Zhang*, Towards highlevel theoretical studies of large biodiesel molecules: an ONIOM [QCISD(T)/CBS:DFT] study of hydrogen abstraction reactions of CnH2n+1COOCmH2m+1 + H. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2015. 17(1): p. 200208. PaperLink
17. L.D. Zhang, Q.X. Chen, and P. Zhang*, A theoretical kinetics study of the reactions of methylbutanoate with hydrogen and hydroxyl radicals. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 2015. 35: p. 481489. PaperLink
Journal Publications (2014)
16. P. Zhang*, S.J. Klippenstein*, L.B. Harding, H.Y. Sun, and C.K. Law, Secondary channels in the thermal decomposition of monomethylhydrazine (CH3NHNH2). RSC Advances, 2014. 4(108): p. 6295162964. PaperLink
15. T.C. Zhang, J. Wang, X.J. Fan*, and P. Zhang, Combustion of Vaporized Kerosene in Supersonic Model Combustors with Dislocated Dual Cavities. Journal of Propulsion and Power, 2014. 30(5): p. 11521160. PaperLink
14. T.C. Zhang, J. Wang, L. Qi, X.J. Fan*, and P. Zhang, Blowout Limits of CavityStabilized Flame of Supercritical Kerosene in Supersonic Combustors. Journal of Propulsion and Power, 2014. 30(5): p. 11611166. PaperLink
Journal Publications (2013)
13. P. Zhang, S.J. Klippenstein*, and C.K. Law, Ab Initio Kinetics for the Decomposition of Hydroxybutyl and Butoxy Radicals of nButanol. Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 2013. 117(9): p. 18901906. PaperLink
12. D. Liu, P. Zhang*, C.K. Law, and Y.C. Guo, Collision dynamics and mixing of unequalsize droplets. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 2013. 57(1): p. 421428. PaperLink
Journal Publications (Before 2013)
11. H.Y. Sun, P. Zhang, and C.K. Law, Ab Initio Kinetics for Thermal Decomposition of CH3N·NH2, cisCH3NHN·H, transCH3NHN·H, and C·H2NNH2 Radicals. Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 2012. 116(33): p. 84198430. PaperLink
10. H.Y. Sun, P. Zhang, and C.K. Law, GasPhase Kinetics Study of Reaction of OH Radical with CH3NHNH2 by SecondOrder Multireference Perturbation Theory. Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 2012. 116(21): p. 50455056. PaperLink
9. S.W. Yoo, S. Chaudhuri, K.R. Sacksteder, P. Zhang, D.L. Zhu, and C.K. Law, Response of spherical diffusion flames subjected to rotation: Microgravity experimentation and computational simulation. Combustion and Flame, 2012. 159(2): p. 665672. PaperLink
8. C. Tang, P. Zhang, and C.K. Law, Bouncing, coalescence, and separation in headon collision of unequalsize droplets. Physics of Fluids, 2012. 24(2). PaperLink
7. P. Zhang and C.K. Law, An analysis of headon droplet collision with large deformation in gaseous medium. Physics of Fluids, 2011. 23(4). PaperLink
6. P. Zhang and C.K. Law, A Fitting Formula for the Falloff Curves of Unimolecular Reactions, II: Tunneling Effects. International Journal of Chemical Kinetics, 2011. 43(1): p. 3142. PaperLink
5. P. Zhang, S.J. Klippenstein, H.Y. Sun, and C.K. Law, Ab initio kinetics for the decomposition of monomethylhydrazine (CH3NHNH2). Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 2011. 33: p. 425432. PaperLink
4. P. Zhang and C.K. Law, Rarefied flow effects on stabilization and extinction of rotatingdisk flame at low pressures. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 2010. 53(13): p. 475481. PaperLink
3. T.C. Zhang, P. Zhang, C.K. Law, and F. Qi, CVD in Weakly Rarefied Rotating Disk Flows. Chemical Vapor Deposition, 2009. 15(1012): p. 274280. PaperLink
2. P. Zhang and C.K. Law, A Fitting Formula for the Falloff Curves of Unimolecular Reactions. International Journal of Chemical Kinetics, 2009. 41(11): p. 727734. PaperLink
1. P. Zhang and C.K. Law, Role of the Knudsen layer in determining surface reaction rates based on sticking coefficients. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 2009. 634: p. 113135. PaperLink
Journal Publications (In Chinese)
7. Q. Wu, Y. Li, N. Kang, and P. Zhang, Secondary Breakup Analysis of Spherical Oil Droplets Under TimeDependent Inertial Force, Neiranji Xuebao/Transations of CSICE, 2019, Vol. 37, Issue 6, Pages 56.
6. Y. Chi and P. Zhang*, Highlevel Theoretical Thermochemistry Study Review on Large Gaseous Fuel Molecules. Physics of Gases, 2019, 4(5):3242.
5. C. He and P. Zhang*, Binary Droplet Collision in Gasesous Environment. SCIENTIA SINICA Physica, Mechanica & Astronomica, 2017. 47(7): 070013. (invited review paper)
4. P. Zhang* and G. Yu, RayleighTaylor instability of a liquid drop at high Bond numbers. Chinese Journal of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, 2006. 38(3): p. 17.
3. Y. Zhang, M. Zhang, S. Xu, and P. Zhang, Numerical investigation on blast wave propagation and dynamic response of an explosion vessel. Explosion and Shock Waves, 2003. 23(4): p. 331336.
2. P. Zhang and G. Yu, Study of onedimensional flow analysis model of the combustor in supersonic combustion experiments. Experiments and Measurements in Fluid Mechanics 2003. 17(1): p. 8892.
1. P. Yue, S. Xu, and P. Zhang, Numerical study on a moving shock diffracted over the cylinder/square column in hydrogen air mixture. Chinese Journal of Computational Physics, 2001. 18(1): p. 1016.