Dr Wei Zeng

Dr Wei Zeng
 Position ARC DECRA Fellow
 Org Unit School of Architecture and Civil Engineering
 Email w.zeng@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 4183
 Location Floor/Room N231C ,  Engineering North ,   North Terrace
  • Qualifications

    2016  M.Eng  in Water Resources and Hydropower Engineering, Wuhan University, Wuhan, P.R.China, 430072

    2009  B.Eng  in Water Conservancy Engineering, Wuhan University, Wuhan, P.R.China, 430072

  • Research Interests

    Acoustic wave modeling and applications to pipeline assessment

    Duct acoustic wave analysis and modelling

    Leak and blockage detection in pipelines

    Laboratory and field testing of fluid transients in pipelines

    Transients of pumped storage power stations

    Pump turbine S-shaped characteristics

    Transient experiments on the model pumped storage system

    CFD simulation of transient processes

  • Publications


    [1]                Zeng, W.Yang, J., Hu, J., Yang, J., 2016, “Guide-vane Closing Schemes of Pump-Turbines based on Transient Characteristics in S-shaped Region,” ASME J. Fluids Eng. 138(5), p.051302.

    [2]                Zeng, W., Yang, J., Cheng, Y., 2015, “Construction of Pump-turbine Characteristics at Any Specific Speed by Domain-partitioned Transformation,” ASME J. Fluids Eng. 137(3), p. 031103.

    [3]                Zeng, W., Yang, J., Guo, W., 2015, “Runaway Instability of Pump-turbines in S-shaped Regions considering Water Compressibility,” ASME J. Fluids Eng. 137(5), p. 051401.

    [4]                Zeng, W.Yang, J., Yang, W., Tang, R., Yang, W., 2016, “Extreme Water-hammer Pressure under One-after-another Load-Shedding in Pump Storage Stations,” Renewable Energy. 99(2016), 35-44.

    [5]                Zeng, W., Yang, J., Yang, W., 2016, “Instability of Pumped Storage Stations at No-load Operation Based on a Parameter-Varying Model,” Renewable Energy. 90(2016), 420-429.

    [6]                Zeng, W., Yang, J., Hu, J., 2017, “Model Pumped-Storage System and Experimental Investigations on the S-induced Troubles during Transients,” Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing. 90 (2017) 350–364

    [7]                Zeng, W., Yang, J., et al., 2015, “Formulae for the Intersecting Curves of Pump-turbine Characteristic Curves, J. Power and Energy. 229(3), pp: 324–336

    [8]                Yang ,W., Norrlund, P., Saarinen, L., Yang, J., Zeng W., 2016, “Wear Reduction for Hydropower Turbines Considering Frequency Quality of Power Systems: a Study on Controller Filters, IEEE Trans. Power Systems. 32(7) 1191-1201.
    [9]                Yang ,W., Norrlund, P., Saarinen, L., Yang, J., Guo, W., Zeng W., “Wear and Tear on Hydro Power Turbines – Influence from Primary Frequency Control,” Renewable Energy. 87 (2016) 88-95.

    [10]                Yang, J., Wang, H., Guo, W., Yang, W., Zeng, W., 2016, Simulation of Wind Speed in the Ventilation Tunnel for Surge Tanks in Transient Processes,” Energies, 9(2):95

    [11]                Yang ,W., Yang, J., Guo, W, Zeng W., Wang, C, Norrlund, P., Saarinen, L., “A Mathematical Model and Its Application for Hydro Power Units under Different Operating Conditions,” Energies. 2015, 8(9): 10260-10275.

    [12]                Liu, Y., Yang, J., Yang, J., Wang, C., Zeng, W., 2016, “Transient Simulations in Hydropower Stations Based on a Novel Turbine Boundary,” Mathematical Problems in Engineering, 2016(3):1-13.

    [13]            Guo, W., Yang, J., Chen, J., Yang, W., Teng, Y.,  Zeng, W., 2015, “Time Response of the Frequency of Hydroelectric Generator Unit with Surge Tank Under Isolated Operation Based on Turbine Regulating Modes ,” Electric Power Components and Systems. 43(20):2341–2355

    [14]               Zeng, W.,  Yang, J., Liu, Y., 2014, “Non-linear Statistical Analyses on Characteristic Parameters of Pump turbines,” Large Electric Machine and Hydraulic Turbine. (In Chinese)

    [15]            Zeng, W., Yang, J., Lin, Y., 2014, “The Generation of Pump-turbine Characteristics Based on Hybrid Programming between JAVA with MATLAB,” Large Electric Machine and Hydraulic Turbine. (In Chinese)

    [16]            Wang, B., Yang, J., Zhang, X., Zeng, W., 2015, “Study on Control Conditions of the Highest Surge in the Upper Surge Chamber of Pumped Storage Power Stations” J. Hydroelectric Eng. (In Chinese)

    [17]            Hu, J., Yang, J., Zeng, W., Yang, J., 2016, “Transient Pressure Pulsations of Prototype Francis Pump-turbines,” J. Hydraulic Eng. (In Chinese)

    [18]            Yang, J., Zeng, W., .etc, 2015, “Runaway Stabilities of Pump-turbines and Its Correlations with S-shaped Characteristic Curves,” Transactions. Chinese Society for Agricultural Machinery. (In Chinese)

    [19]           Zhao, M., Zeng, W., et al, 2012, “Numerical Simulation on Flood in Flood Area of Wei River Downstream on the Base of Arcgis and Delft 3D,” China Rural Water and Hydropower. (In Chinese)


    [1]                Zeng, W., Yang, J., Cheng, Y., 2014, “Domain Partitioned Transformation of Pump-turbine Characteristic Curves in 3-D Space,”  26th ASME Symposium on Fluid Machinery, Chicago, Illinois, USA

    [2]                Zeng, W.Yang, J., 2014, “Effects of Pipe Diameters on the Pressures during Delayed Load Rejection in High-head Pumped Storage Power Stations”. 27th IAHR Symposium on Hydraulic Machinery and Systems, Montreal, Canada.

    [3]                Zeng, W., Yang, J., 2017, “Effects of Pump-turbine S-shaped Characteristics on Transient Behaviours: Model Setup” 7th IAHR meeting of the Working Group on Cavitation and Dynamic Problems, Porto, Portugal.

    [4]                Zeng, W., Yang, J., 2017, “Effects of Pump-turbine S-shaped Characteristics on Transient Behaviours: Experimental Investigations” 7th IAHR meeting of the Working Group on Cavitation and Dynamic Problems, Porto, Portugal.


    [1]                Yang, J., Zeng, W., Yang, J., Guo, W., “Hydraulic Transients in Pumped Storage Power Station”, China Water Power Press. (Ongoing)

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