Staff Profile

Dr LU, Zhenbo, Research Scientist, email: tslluz@nus.edu.sg

Background
Bachelor of Engineering in Flight Vehicle Propulsion from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2003. Master of Engineering in Aerospace Propulsion Theory and Engineering from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2006. Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2012. Joined Temasek Laboratories in 2012.


Research Interests

  • UAV/MAV noise and vibration control (flapping wing MAV mechanism design, active flutter control, acoustic liner design, impedance identification)
  • Tunable soft smart acoustic metamaterial
  • Fluid-structure interaction
  • Computational aeroacoustics (CAA)

Invited Talks
Zhenbo Lu. A tunable duct silencer using dielectric elastomer actuators. 13 October 2015 (Tuesday), Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Venue: EF305, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.


Publications

  1. Xiang Yu, Zhenbo Lu, Li Cheng and Fangsen Cui*. On the sound insulation of acoustic metasurface using a sub-structuring approach. Journal of Sound and Vibration 401 (2017) 190–203
  2. Zhenbo Lu, Milan Shrestha, Gih-Keong Lau. Electrically tunable and broader-band sound absorption by using micro-perforated dielectric elastomer actuator. Applied Physics Letters 110(18), 182901 (2017).
  3. Kai-Yew Lum*, Cai-Lin Xu, Zhenbo Lu, Kwok-Leung Lai, Yongdong Cui. Design and experiment of data-driven modeling and flutter control of a prototype wing. Journal of Sound and Vibration 398, pp. 103-122 (2017).
  4. Xiang Yu, Zhenbo Lu, Li Cheng and Fanseng Cui*. Vibroacoustic modeling of an acoustic resonator tuned by dielectric elastomer membrane with voltage control. Journal of Sound and Vibration 387, pp. 114-126 (2017).
  5. Xiang YU, Zhenbo LU*, Fangsen CUI, Li CHENG and Yongdong CUI. Tunable acoustic metamaterial with an array of resonators actuated by dielectric elastomer. Extreme Mechanics Letters 12, pp. 37-40 (2017).
  6. Zhenbo Lu, Yongdong Cui and Marco Debiasi. Active membrane-base silencer and its acoustic characteristics. Applied Acoustic 111, pp. 39-48 (2016).
  7. Zhenbo Lu, Xiaodong Jing, Xiaofeng Sun, and Xiwen Dai. An investigation for the characteristics of a non-locally reacting acoustic liner. Journal of Vibration and Control 22(10), pp. 2337-2346 (2016).
  8. Z. B Lu, D. Halim and L. Cheng. Flow-induced noise control behind bluff bodies with various leading edges using the surface perturbation technique. Journal of Sound and Vibration 369, pp. 1-15 (2016).
  9. Zhenbo Lu, Hareesh Godaba, Yongdong Cui, Choon Chiang Foo, Marco Debiasi and Jian Zhu. An electronically tunable duct silencer using dielectric elastomer actuators. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 138, EL236 (2015).
  10. Zhenbo Lu, Yongdong Cui, Marco Debiasi and Zijie Zhao. A Tunable Dielectric Elastomer Acoustic Absorber. Acta Acustica United with Acustica 101, pp. 863 – 866 (2015).
  11. Z. B. Lu, D. Halim and L. Cheng. Closed-loop control of flow-induced sound in a flow duct with downstream resonant cavities. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 133 (3), pp. 1468–1479 (2013).
  12. Z. B. Lu and L. Cheng. Active control of flow-induced acoustic resonance through surface perturbation. AIAA Journal 50(11), pp. 2566-2573 (2012).
  13. K Y Fung*, X. D. Jing, Z. Lu and X Yang. Time-Domain in Situ Characterization of Acoustic Liners in a Flow Duct. AIAA Journal 47(6), pp. 1379-1387 (2009).
  14. K.-Y. Fung*, X. D. Jing, Z. B. Lu and T. Wang. Impedance Boundary Condition for Truncated Open Spaces. AIAA Journal 46(6), pp. 1432-1441 (2008).
  15. LU Zhen-bo, JING Xiao-dong and SUN Xiao-feng. A finite element model of sound propagation in flow duct with its application to linear optimization. Journal of Aerospace Power, 2007-08-019.

Book Chapters
L. Cheng, Z. B Lu and D. Halim. Active Control of Flow-Induced Acoustic Resonance Inside Downstream Cavities Through Surface Perturbation. New trends in smart technologies, Ed.: Christian Boller, Hartmut Janocha, Fraunhofer Verlag, ISBN 978-3-8396-0577-6, 2013, pp. 205-222.


Conference Papers & Oral Presentations

  1. Siu-Kit Lau; Zhenbo Lu; Yiyuan Liu, Xiang Yu, Mohamad Zuraimi Bin Endot and Boo Cheong Khoo. Experimental investigations of membrane-type acoustic metamaterials with eccentric masses for broadband sound isolation. 46th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering, Hong Kong.
  2. Zhenbo Lu, Marco Debiasi, Quoc Viet Nguyen, Woei Leong Chan and Boo Cheong Khoo. Low-noise hyper-elastic membrane wings for a flapping wing MAV. 46th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering. Hong Kong.
  3. Zhenbo Lu, Ju Boon Seet, Marco Debiasi and Boo Cheong Khoo. A lightweight acoustic silencer design for a multi-rotor MAV. 24th International Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICSV24). London, UK.
  4. Xiang Yu, Zhenbo Lu and Fangsen Cui. An efficient numerical approach to evaluate the sound insulation of acoustic metasurface. 24th International Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICSV24). London, UK.
  5. Siu Kit Lau, Zhenbo Lu, Kah Hsien Lim, Yiyuan Liu, Boo Cheong Khoo and Xiang Yu. Numerical Investigations of Membrane-Type Acoustic Metamaterials with Eccentric Masses for Broadband Sound Isolation. 24th International Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICSV). London, UK.
  6. Zhenbo Lu, Marco Debiasi, Quoc Viet Nguyen and Woei Leong Chan. Noise measurements of flapping wings with tensed membrane. 24th International Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICSV24). London, UK.
  7. Hsiao Mun Lee, Zhenbo Lu and Heow Pueh Lee. Quieter propellers. In 7th European conference for aeronautics and aerospace sciences (EUCASS). Milan, Italy.
  8. Zhenbo LU, Yiyuan LIU, Marco DEBIASI, Boo Cheong KHOO. Acoustic characteristics of a multi-rotor MAV and its noise reduction technology. INTER-NOISE 2016, Hamburg, Germany, August 21-24, 2016. (Oral presentation)
  9. Zhenbo LU, Xiang YU, Fanseng CUI, Li CHENG, Yongdong CUI, Boo Cheong KHOO. A tunable, light-weight and compact silencer. INTER-NOISE 2016, Hamburg, Germany, August 21-24, 2016. (Oral presentation)
  10.  Xiang Yu, Fangsen Cui, Zhenbo Lu, Sze Tiong Tan, Kui Yao. Membrane type acoustic resonator for sound control applications. The 23rd International Congress on Sound and Vibration, Athens (Greece), 10-14 July 2016.
  11. Kwok Leung Lai, Zhenbo Lu, Yongdong Cui, and Kai-Yew Lum. "Flutter Suppression for a Prototype Wing - Numerical Modeling, Control Law Design, and Experimental Results", AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference, AIAA Aviation, (AIAA 2016-3835)
  12. Kai-Yew Lum, Cai-Lin Xu, Zhenbo Lu, Kwok-Leung Lai and Yongdong Cui. Reduced-Order Modeling and Flutter Suppression Control of an Experimental Wing. 2016 American Control Conference. July 6–8, Boston, MA, USA
  13.  Zhenbo Lu, Yongdong Cui, Douglas J Schneider, Luca Canale, Xudong Chen and Kwok Leung Lai. Aeroelastic responses identification of a high-aspect-ratio flexible wing model and its active flutter suppression strategy. AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition (SciTech 2016), San Diego, California, 4 - 8 January 2016. (Oral presentation)
  14. Zhenbo Lu, Quoc Viet Nguyen,Woei-Leong Chan and Marco Debiasi. Acoustic characteristic of a bat inspired membrane wing with adaptive compliances. Inter. Noise 2015, San Francisco, California, United States of America, 9 -12 August 2015. (Oral presentation)
  15. Zhenbo Lu, Marco Debiasi, Quoc Viet Nguyen and Woei-Leong Chan. An experimental investigation on the acoustic performance of a flapping wing Micro-Air-Vehicle. Inter. noise 2014, Melbourne, Australia, 16-19 November,2014. (Oral presentation)
  16. Zhenbo Lu, Yongdong Cui, Jian Zhu and Marco Debiasi. A novel duct silencer using dielectric elastomer absorbers. SPIE Smart Structures/NDE 2014, San Diego, California, United States9 - 13 March 2014. (Oral presentation)
  17. Zhenbo Lu, Yongdong Cui, Jian Zhu, Zijie Zhao and Marco Debiasi. Acoustic characteristics of a dielectric elastomer absorber. 166th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, San Francisco, California, USA, 2 – 6 December, 2013. (Oral presentation)
  18. Zhenbo Lu, Dunant Halim and Li Cheng. Flow-induced noise control behind bluff bodies with various leading edges. 6th ECCOMAS Conference on Smart Structures and Materials, Politecnico di Torino, 24-26 June 2013.
  19. Zhenbo Lu, Dunant Halim and Li Cheng. Active Closed-loop Control of Vortex-Induced Acoustic Resonance inside a Downstream Cavity in a Duct. 5th ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Smart Structures and Materials SMART'11, Saarbrücken, Germany, July 6-– 8, 2011.
  20. Z. B. Lu, L. Cheng and D. Halim. Active control of flow-induced acoustic resonance through surface perturbation. Inter noise 2010, Lisbon, Portugal, 2010. (Oral presentation)
  21. Zhenbo Lu and Li Cheng. Active manipulation of flow-induced acoustic resonance. International Symposium on Active Control of Sound and Vibration 2009, Ottawa, Canada, 2009 August 20-22.
  22. K.F. Yu, R.C.K. Leung, Z. B. Lu and L. Cheng. A Numerical Study of Wall Effect on Separated Flow past a Rectangular Bluff Body with Semi-Circular Leading Edge. Int. Conf. on Jets, Wakes and Separated Flows, ICJWSF-2010, Sept. 27-30, 2010, Cincinnati, Ohio USA.
  23. K.-Y. Fung, X. Jing, Z. Lu and X. Yang. Time-domain In-situ Characterization of Acoustic Liners in a Flow Duct via Impulse Response. AIAA 2007-3542, 13th AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference.

Involved Projects

2017.06-2020.06

Supersonic flow control

Main investigator

2017.07-2018.07

Light-weight silencer and serrated sawtooth trailing edge designs for suppressing propeller noise

PI

2016.07-2016.12

Experimental investigations of membrane-type acoustic metamaterials with eccentric masses for broadband sound isolation

Co-PI

2016.01-2016.12

Bio-mimetic low noise wing design for a flapping wing Micro-Air-Vehicle

PI

2016.01-2016.12

Prediction of underwater acoustic behaviours based on ambient acoustic studies

Co-PI

2014.09-2017.09

Aerodynamics of insect-size flapping MAV

Main investigator

2014.10-2016.10

Station keeping system for stratospheric balloons

Main investigator

2015.01-2015.12

Preliminary study on the parafoil aerodynamics and stability

Co-PI

2015.01-2015.12

Computational acoustics model for real-time identification of underwater objects

Co-PI

2013.07 – 2014.07

Analysis and reduction of the acoustic signature of a flapping wing MAV

PI

2013.01 - 2013.12

Active control of flexible wing by using dielectric elastomer (DE) actuators

Co-PI

2012.07 – 2014.11

Modeling and control of aeroservoelastic systems via nonlinear reduced order modeling

Main investigator