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Fue-Sang Lien


Contact InformationFue-Sang Lien

Phone: 519-888-4567 x36528
Location: ERC 2024
Fax: +1 519-888-6197


Biography Summary

Fue-Sang Lien is a Professor in the Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering department. Professor Lien is also the head of Waterloo Computational Fluid Dynamics Engineering Consulting.

His research interests include computational fluid dynamics, turbulence modeling, wind engineering and dispersion, aerodynamics and aeroacoustics.

Professor Lien was a member of the Scientific Committee in the 4th International Symposium on Wind Engineering in 2006. He was also a member of the Computational Fluid Dynamics Society of Canada from 1998-2006 and a member of the International and National Scientific Committee in the 5th International Conference on Computational Heat and Mass Transfer.

Professor Lien is currently a member of IMMERSE – The Research Network for Video Game Immersion. His expertise lies in using simulations (namely, Computational Fluid Dynamics) in virtual worlds to train first responders in response to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive catastrophic events, and is interested in working on improving the learning experience by employing serious game technologies.

Research Interests

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Urban Flow And Dispersion Modelling
  • Turbulence Modeling And Large Eddy Simulation
  • Free-Surface Flow
  • Buoyancy-Driven Flow
  • Turbomachinery Flow
  • Unsteady Combustion
  • Aeroacoustics
  • Inverse Problem
  • Energy


  • 1992, Doctorate, Mechanical Engineering, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology
  • 1984, Master's, Mechanical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University
  • 1982, Bachelor's, Mechanical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University


  • ME 564 - Aerodynamics
  • ME 663 - Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • ME 566 - Computational Fluid Dynamics for Engineering Design
  • ME 362 - Fluid Mechanics 2

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Mo, Huangrui and Lien, Fue-Sang and Zhang, Fan and Cronin, Duane S, A sharp interface immersed boundary method for solving flow with arbitrarily irregular and changing geometry, arXiv preprint arXiv:1602.06830, 2016
  • Men, Zhongxian and Yee, Eugene and Lien, Fue-Sang and Wen, Deyong and Chen, Yongsheng, Short-term wind speed and power forecasting using an ensemble of mixture density neural networks, Renewable Energy, 87, 2016, 203 - 211
  • Salisbury, Christopher and Cronin, Duane and Lien, Fue-Sang, Deformation Mechanics of a Non-Linear Hyper-Viscoelastic Porous Material, Part II: Porous Material Micro-Scale Model, Journal of Dynamic Behavior of Materials, 1(3), 2015, 249 - 258
  • Salisbury, Christopher and Cronin, Duane and Lien, Fue-Sang, Deformation mechanics of a non-linear hyper-viscoelastic porous material, part I: testing and constitutive modeling of non-porous polychloroprene, Journal of Dynamic Behavior of Materials, 1(3), 2015, 237 - 248
  • Zeng, QL and Aydemir, NU and Lien, FS and Xu, T, Comparison of implicit and explicit AUSM-family schemes for compressible multiphase flows, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, 77(1), 2015, 43 - 61
  • Nam, JW and Lien, FS, Assessment of ghost-cell based cut-cell method for large-eddy simulations of compressible flows at high Reynolds number, International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, 53, 2015, 1 - 14
  • Koda, Yusuke and Lien, Fue-Sang, The lattice Boltzmann method implemented on the GPU to simulate the turbulent flow over a square cylinder confined in a channel, Flow, Turbulence and Combustion, 94(3), 2015, 495 - 512
  • Wang, Bing-Chen and Yee, Eugene and Lien, Fue-Sang, Turbulent dispersion of a passive scalar in a staggered array of cubes, Numerical Heat Transfer, Part B: Fundamentals, 67(4), 2015, 281 - 301
  • Li, Chenguang and Lien, Fue-Sang and Yee, Eugene and Dong, Mike, Numerical modelling of multiphase flow-induced noise and vibration in a poppet valve, International Journal of Vehicle Noise and Vibration, 11(3-4), 2015, 273 - 312
  • Ji, Hua and Lien, Fue-Sang and Zhang, Fan, A GPU-accelerated adaptive mesh refinement for immersed boundary methods, Computers & Fluids, 118, 2015, 131 - 147
  • Men, Zhongxian and Yee, Eugene and Lien, Fue-Sang and Yang, Zhiling and Liu, Yongqian, Ensemble nonlinear autoregressive exogenous artificial neural networks for short-term wind speed and power forecasting, International Scholarly Research Notices, 2014, 2014
  • Men, Zhongxian and Yee, Eugene and Lien, Fue-Sang and Ji, Hua and Liu, Yongqian and others, Bootstrapped Multi-Model Neural-Network Super-Ensembles for Wind Speed and Power Forecasting, Energy and Power Engineering, 6(11), 2014
  • Huang, Y and Ji, H and Lien, F and Tang, H, Numerical study of three-dimensional detonation structure transformations in a narrow square tube: from rectangular and diagonal modes into spinning modes, Shock Waves, 24(4), 2014, 375 - 392
  • Nam, JW and Lien, FS, A ghost-cell immersed boundary method for large-eddy simulations of compressible turbulent flows, International Journal of Computational Fluid Dynamics, 28(1-2), 2014, 41 - 55
  • Ma, Ping and Li, Meishen and Jilesen, Jonathan and Lien, Fue-Sang and Yee, Eugene and Harrison, Howard, A comparison of coarse-resolution numerical simulation with experimental measurements of wind turbine aerodynamic performance, Procedia Engineering, 79, 2014, 17 - 27
  • Hsieh, Kun-Jung and Lien, Fue-Sang and Yee, Eugene, Dense gas dispersion modeling of CO 2 released from carbon capture and storage infrastructure into a complex environment, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 17, 2013, 127 - 139
  • Xu, T and Lien, F-S and Ji, H and Zhang, F, Formation of particle jetting in a cylindrical shock tube, Shock Waves, 23(6), 2013, 619 - 634
  • Koda, Yusuke and Lien, Fue-Sang, Aerodynamic effects of the early three-dimensional instabilities in the flow over one and two circular cylinders in tandem predicted by the lattice Boltzmann method, Computers & Fluids, 74, 2013, 32 - 43
  • Ripley, Robert C and Zhang, Fan and Lien, Fue-Sang, Acceleration and heating of metal particles in condensed matter detonation, Proc. R. Soc. A, 468(2142), 2012, 1564 - 1590
  • Ji, Hua and Lien, Fue-Sang and Yee, Eugene, Parallel adaptive mesh refinement combined with additive multigrid for the efficient solution of the poisson equation, ISRN Applied Mathematics, 2012, 2012
  • Jilesen, Jonathan and Lien, Fue-Sang, A method for coupling free molecular and continuum regime methods in order to simulate chemical vapor deposition, Computers & Fluids, 59, 2012, 84 - 90
  • Jilesen, Jonathan and Kuo, Jim and Lien, Fue-Sang, Three-dimensional midpoint displacement algorithm for the generation of fractal porous media, Computers & Geosciences, 46, 2012, 164 - 173
  • GOLDBERG, UC and APSLEY, DD and LIEN, FS, UMIST, Mechanical Engineering Department POBSS Manchester M60 10D, UK, Advances in Turbulence VI: Proceedings of the Sixth European Turbulence Conference, held in Lausanne, Switzerland, 2--5 July 1996, 36, 2012
  • Lien, Fue-Sang and Xu, Tao and Zhang, Fan, The role of vorticity and turbulence on the instability of a dense solid particle flow, SHOCK COMPRESSION OF CONDENSED MATTER-2011: Proceedings of the Conference of the American Physical Society Topical Group on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter, January 2012, 1619 - 1622
  • Ji, Hua and Lien, Fue-Sang, Modeling Aerosol Particle Deposition on a Person Using Computational Fluid Dynamics, January 2015,
  • Li, Chenguang and Lien, Fue-Sang and Yee, Eugene and Dong, Mike, Multiphase Flow Simulations of Poppet Valve Noise and Vibration, January 2015,