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Selected Publications

Recent Referred Journal Articles

Ting Chen, Xianghao Zheng, Yuning Zhang and Shengcai Li, 2018, 'Influence of upstream disturbance on the draft-tube flow of Francis turbine under part-load conditions', Journal of Hydrodynamics 30(1), Feb 2018, pp131-139.

Zhang, Yuning (male), Zhang, Yuning (female) and Li, Shengcai. (2017), ‘Combination and simultaneous resonances of gas bubbles oscillating in liquids under dual-frequency acoustic excitation’. Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 35 (Part A). pp. 431-439. ISSN 1350-4177.

Ting Chen, Yuning Zhang, Shengcai Li, 2016, ‘Instability of large-scale prototype Francis turbines of Three Gorges power station at part load’, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part A: Journal of Power and Energy, 230(7), pp. 619–632.

Zhang Y N, Zhang Y N and Li S C, 2016, 'The secondary Bjerknes force between two gas bubbles underdual-frequency acoustic excitation'. Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 29, pp129-145.

Li S C, Brennen C E and Matsumoto Y 2015, 'Introduction for amazing (cavitation) bubbles'. Interface Focus 5, 20150059. (doi:10.1098/rsfs.2015.0059).

Li S C, 2015, 'Tiny bubbles challenge giant turbines: Three Gorges Puzzle' (Cover article). Interface Focus 5, 20150020. (doi:10.1098/rsfs.2015.0020). References: HL-160 Turbine Cavitation (Li S C, 1988). 

Zhang Y N, Li S C, 2015, ‘Acoustical scattering cross section of gas bubbles under dual-frequency acoustic excitation’, Ultrason Sonochem 2015 Sept, 26:437-44

Zhang Y N, Billson D and S C Li, 2015, 'Influences of pressure amplitudes and frequencies of dual-frequency acoustic excitation on the mass transfer across interfaces of gas bubbles', International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer (in press).

Zhang Y N and Li S C*, 2014, ‘Thermal effects on nonlinear radial oscillations of gas bubbles in liquids under acoustic excitation’, International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, 53C (2014), pp. 43-49; DOI information: 10.1016/j.icheatmasstransfer.2014.02.005.

Zhang Y N and Li S C, 2014, ‘A general approach for rectified mass diffusion of gas bubbles in liquids under acoustic excitation’, ASME J. Heat Transfer, doi:10.1115/1.4026089.

Zhang Y N and Li S C, 2014, ‘Mass transfer during radial oscillations of gas bubbles in viscoelastic mediums under acoustic Excitation’, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer69 (Feb 2014) pp106-116.

Zhang Y N and Li S C*, 2012, ‘Effects of liquid compressibility on radial oscillations of gas bubbles in liquids’, Journal of Hydrodynamics Ser. B , 24(5).

Chen T and Li S C*, 2011, ‘Numerical Investigation of Guide-plate Induced Pressure Fluctuations on Guide Vanes of Three Gorges Turbines’, ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering, 133(6).

Zhang Y N and Li S C*, 2010, ‘Notes on radial oscillations of gas bubbles in liquids: thermal effects’, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 128 (5).

Dunstan P and Li S C*, 2010, ‘Cavitation Enhancement of Silt Erosion: Numerical Studies’, Wear 268 (2010), pp946–954

Zhang Y N and Li S C*, 2010, ‘Direct numerical simulation of collective bubble behavior’, Journal of Hydrodynamics 22(6), Oct 2010, pp821-837.

Y N Zhang and Li S C*, 2010, ‘Virtual Grid-based Front Tracking Method’, Engineering Computations, 27(8), pp896-908 (DOI: 10.1108/02644401011082944).

Zuo Z G, Li S C*, Liu S H, Li S and Chen H, 2009 ‘An Attribution of Cavitation Resonance: Volumetric Oscillation of Cloud’, Journal of Hydrodynamics 21(2), April 2009, pp152-158.

Liu S H, Li S C *, Wu Y L, 2009, ‘Pressure Fluctuation Prediction of a Model Kaplan Turbine by Unsteady Turbulent Flow Simulation’, ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering, 131(9)

Chen H, Li S C*, Zuo Z G and Li S, 2008, ‘Direct Numerical Simulation of Bubble-cluster's Dynamic Characteristics’, Journal of Hydrodynamics, 20(6), pp689-695

Liu S H, Li S C*, Zhang L, and Wu Y L, 2008, ‘A Mixture Model with Modified Mass Transfer Expression for Cavitating Turbulent Flow Simulation’, Engineering Computations, 25 (4), pp290-304 (DOI:10.1108/02644400810874930)

Li S C *, Zuo Z G , Liu S H , Wu Y L and Li S, "Cavitation Resonance", ASME Fluid Engineering, 130(3) (March 2008) (, DOI: 10.1115/1.2842149).

Li S C*, Liu S H and Wu Y L, "A NEW TYPE OF CAVITATION DAMAGE TRIGGERED BY BOUNDARY-LAYER TURBULENT PRODUCTION", Modern Physics Letters B, 21(20), pp.1285-1296, ISSN:0217-9849, (Aug 2007) (doi:10.1142/S0217984907013456)

S C Li *, S H Liu, Y L Wu, "CHALLENGE TO TURBINE DEVELOPMENT", International Water Power & Dam Construction, 59(8), pp.30-37, (Aug 2007)

SC Li*, YL Wu, J Dai, ZG Zuo and S Li, "CAVITATION RESONANCE: THE PHENOMENON AND UNKNOWN", Journal of Hydrodynamics, 18(3), pp.343-347, ISSN:1001-6058, (Jul 2006)

S LI, ZG ZUO and SC LI*, "Stochastic study of cavitation bubbles near boundary wall", Journal of Hydrodynamics, 18(3), pp.487-491, ISSN:1001-6058, (Jul 2006)

S C Li, "Cavitation Enhancement of Silt Erosion: An Envisaged Micro Model", WEAR, 260(9-10), pp.1145-1150, ISSN:0043-1648, (May 2006) (Also online since 16 August 2005)

Y.Iwai, S.C.Li, "Cavitation erosion in waters having different surface tensions", Wear, 254(1-2), pp.1-9, ISSN:0043-1648, (Jan 2003) A (doi:10.1016/S0043-1648(02)00305-8) (doi:10.1016/j.wear.2005.07.002)


Li S. C. (co-author) 1985 Cavitation in Hydraulic Turbines (in Chinese), Hydroelectric Press, Beijing

S.C.Li (Series Editor, Volume Editor and co-author), Volume 1: Cavitation of Hydraulic Machinery, The Book Series on Hydraulic Machinery, Imperial College Press, London, 464 pages, ISBN 1 86094 257 1, (Jan 2001)

S C Li (Book Series Editor), Volume 2: Abrasive Erosion and Corrosion of Hydraulic Machinery, Book Series on Hydraulic Machinery, Imperial College Press, London, 407 pages, ISBN 1 86094 335 7, (Oct 2002)

Y L Wu and S C Li et al (2013), Vibration of Hydraulic Machinery, Springer, ISSN 2211-0984, ISSN 2211-0992 (electronic), ISBN 978-94-007-6422-4 (eBook), DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-6422-4.

WIMRC Cavitation Conference Proceedings (2006, 2008 and 2011), downloadable from:

2014 Conference 'Amazing (cavitation) Bubbles: Great Potentials & Challenges' Theo Murphy International Scientific Meeting at the Royal Society Chicheley Hall 4-5 Nov 2014, downloadable from: