Holden Zhang, Ph.D.

Holden Zhang

Associate ProfessorDirector, TU Artificial Lift Projects (TUALP)Co-Director, TU High-Viscosity Oil Projects (TUHOP)North Campus, Drill Building #202D
918-631-5142
hong-quan-zhang@utulsa.edu

Office Hours - Spring 2014

Mondays & Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
*All other times, by appointment.  Email Justin Brown or call (918) 631-5161.

Education and Degrees Earned

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Tianjin University, China (1988)
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Xian Jiaotong University, China (1985)
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Xian Jiaotong University, China (1982)

Areas of Research Focus

  • Artificial Lift
  • Multiphase Flow in Wells and Pipelines
  • Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Heavy Oil and Emulsion Rheology
  • Experimental Techniques for Fluid Flow
  • Oil and Gas Production
  • Flow Assurance Technology

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Society of Petroleum Engineers

Courses Taught at TU

  • Advanced Production Design (PE 7023)
  • Production Engineering I (PE 3073)
  • Production Engineering II (PE 4073)
  • Production Lab (PE 4071)
  • Transient Multiphase Production Design (PE 7143)

Awards & Recognition

  • Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship and Equipment Awards, Germany, 1993
  • ASME Jacobson Best Paper Award, USA, 2001
  • State Education Commission Scientific and Technological Advancement Prize, China, 1991
  • Zelimir Schmidt Award for Outstanding Research, College of Engineering and Natural Sciences, The University of Tulsa, 2007

Publications


  • Y.-Q. Fan, Q. Wang, H.-Q. Zhang, C. Sarica and T.J. Dannielson, 2007, “A Model to Predict Liquid Holdup and Pressure Gradient of Near-Horizontal Wet-Gas Pipelines,” SPE Project, Facilities & Construction 2(2), pp. 1-8.

  • H.-Q. Zhang, Q. Wang, C. Sarica and J.P. Brill, 2003, “A Unified Mechanistic Model for Slug Liquid Holdup and Transition between Slug and Dispersed Bubble Flows,” Int. J. Multiphase Flow 29, pp. 97-107.

  • B. Matzain, M. Apte, H.-Q. Zhang, M. Volk, J.P. Brill and J. Creek, 2002, “Investigation of Paraffin Deposition during Multiphase Flow in Pipelines and Wellbores – Part 1: Experiments,” ASME J. Energy Resources Technology 124, pp.180-186.

  • M.S. Apte, A. Matzain, H.-Q. Zhang, M. Volk, J.P. Brill and J.L. Creek, 2001, “Investigation of Paraffin Deposition during Multiphase Flow in Pipelines and Wellbores – Part 2: Modeling,” ASME J. Energy Resources Technology 123, pp.150-157.

  • E.M. Al-Safran, C. Sarica, H.-Q. Zhang and J.P. Brill, 2005, “Investigation of Slug Flow Characteristics in the Valley of a Hilly-Terrain Pipeline,” Int. J. Multiphase Flow 31, pp. 337-357.

  • H.-Q. Zhang, E.M. Al-Safran, S.S. Jayawardena, C.L. Redus, C. Sarica and J.P. Brill, 2003, “Modeling of Slug Dissipation and Generation in Gas-Liquid Hilly-Terrain Pipe Flow,” ASME J. Energy Resources Technology 125, pp 161-168.

  • H.-Q. Zhang and W. Shu, 1990, “Numerical Simulations of Vortex Merging and Vortex Splitting in Mixing Layers,” Science in China A 33 (6), p.686.

  • H.-Q. Zhang, H. Yuan, C.L. Redus and J.P. Brill, 2000, “Observations of Slug Dissipation in Downward Flow,” ASME J. Energy Resources Technology 122, pp.110-114.

  • H.-Q. Zhang, U. Fey, B.R. Noack, M. Koenig and H. Eckelmann, 1995, “On the Transition of the Cylinder Wake,” Physics of Fluids 7 (4), p.779.

  • X.T. Chen, H.-Q. Zhang, C.L. Redus and J.P. Brill, 2000, “Pressure Loss/Gain Boundary of Gas-Liquid Downward Flow in Inclined and Vertical Pipes,” ASME J. Energy Resources Technology 122, pp.83-87.