All Publications

Under review / submitted / In preparation

  1. Carter, D.*, Zhong, Q., and Quinn, D.B. (2022). Using ground effect to model the performance of small near-water rotors. Under review.
  2. Zhong, Q.* and Quinn, D.B. (2022). Deflected jet of a high Strouhal number pitching foil is time-varying. To be submitted.
  3. Han, T., Zhong, Q., Quinn, D.B., Moored, K. (2022). Force Decomposition of a Pitching Foil under Unsteady Ground Effect. To be submitted.
  4. Liu, Y., Zhong, Q., Quinn, D.B. (2022). Asymmetry pitching motion shifts the equilibrium altitude of unsteady ground effects without performance loss. To be submitted.
  5. Zhong, Q.*, Chuanhao Li., Quinn, D.B. (2022). Machine learning-based optimal swimming strategy in complex fluid environments. In prepare.

Published

Journal publications:

  1. Zhong, Q.*, Zhu, J., Fish, F. E., Kerr, S. J., Downs, A. M., Bart-Smith, H., & Quinn, D. B. (2021). Tunable stiffness enables fast and efficient swimming in fish-like robots. Science Robotics, 6(57).  Highlighted on Science Magazine and Science Robotics homepage, social media, UVA news, Physicsworld, Engadget, etc. [Source][Pdf]
  2. Zhong, Q.*, Han, T., Moored, K. W., & Quinn, D. B. (2021). Aspect ratio affects the equilibrium altitude of near-ground swimmers. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 917. [Source][Pdf]
  3. Zhong, Q.*, Dong, H., & Quinn, D. B. (2019). How dorsal fin sharpness affects swimming speed and economy. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 878, 370-385. [Source][Pdf]
  4. Zhong, Q.*, & Quinn, D. B. (2021). Streamwise and lateral maneuvers of a fish-inspired hydrofoil. Bioinspiration & Biomimetics. [Source] [Pdf]
  5. Mivehchi, A., Zhong, Q., Kurt, M., Quinn, D. B., & Moored, K. W. (2021). Scaling laws for the propulsive performance of a purely pitching foil in ground effect. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 919. [Source] [Pdf]
  6. Ayancik, F., Zhong, Q., Quinn, D. B., Brandes, A., Bart-Smith, H., & Moored, K. W. (2019). Scaling laws for the propulsive performance of three-dimensional pitching propulsors. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 871, 1117-1138. [Source] [Pdf]
  7. Kurt, M., Cochran-Carney, J., Zhong, Q., Mivehchi, A., Quinn, D. B., & Moored, K. W. (2019). Swimming freely near the ground leads to flow-mediated equilibrium altitudes. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 875. [Source] [Pdf]
  8. Gunnarson, P., Zhong, Q., & Quinn, D. B. (2019). Comparing Models of Lateral StationKeeping for Pitching Hydrofoils. Biomimetics, 4(3), 51.[Source] [Pdf]
  9. Zeyghami, S., Zhong, Q., Liu, G., & Dong, H. (2019). Passive pitching of a flapping wing in turning flight. AIAA Journal, 57(9), 3744-3752. [Source] [Pdf]
  10. Allen, M., Zhong, Q., Kirsch, N., Dani, A., Clark, W. W., & Sharma, N. (2017). A nonlinear dynamics-based estimator for functional electrical stimulation: Preliminary results from lower-leg extension experiments. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 25(12), 2365-2374. [Source]

Conference publications & talks:

  1. Zhong, Q.*, Fu, Y., Liu, L., Leo Liu, and Quinn, D.B. (2022). Development of a Stingrayinspired High-Frequency Platform with Variable Wavelength. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS). Accepted.
  2. Han, T., Zhong, Q., Quinn, D., & Moored, K. (2021). Quasi-Steady and Wake-Induced Forces Balance to Generate Equilibrium Altitudes in Near-Ground Swimming. In APS Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting Abstracts (pp. H13-004).
  3. Zhong, Q., Han, T., Moored, K., & Quinn, D. (2021). A stingray is affected by the ground differently depending on its aspect ratio. In APS Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting Abstracts (pp. Q13-005).
  4. Fu, Y., Liu, L., Zhong, Q., & Quinn, D. (2021). Dynamic ground effects on undulatory motion in a stingray-like robotic fin. In APS Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting Abstracts (pp. N01-069).
  5. Liu, Y., Zhong, Q., & Quinn, D. (2021). Fine-tuning a hydrofoil’s interactions with a nearby solid boundary using asymmetric pitch kinematics. In APS Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting Abstracts (pp. M13-009).
  6. Carter, D., Zhong, Q., & Quinn, D. (2021). How water and solid boundaries affect the dynamics of a hovering rotor. In APS Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting Abstracts (pp. P25-004).
  7. Mivehchi, A., Kurt, M., Zhong, Q., Quinn, D. B., & Moored, K. W. (2020). Scaling law for unsteady two-dimensional swimming in ground effect. In APS Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting Abstracts (pp. U01-004).
  8. Zhong, Q., Zhu, J., Bart-Smith, H., & Quinn, D. (2019, November). A tendon-inspired adjustable-stiffness joint improves swimming speed and efficiency. In APS Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting Abstracts (pp. H27-004).
  9. Quinn, D., Zhong, Q., & Dong, H. (2019, November). What do fishes and fighter jets have in common?. In APS Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting Abstracts (pp. H27-005).
  10. Moored, K., Kurt, M., Cochran-Carney, J., Zhong, Q., Mivehchi, A., & Quinn, D. (2019, November). Swimming Freely Near the Ground Leads to Flow-Mediated Equilibrium Altitudes. In APS Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting Abstracts (pp. G03-006).
  11. Zhu, R., Zhong, Q., Quinn, D. B., Zhu, J., & Bart-Smith, H. (2018, March). Effects of Tail Planform Shape on Stability and Propulsive Performance of Bio-Inspired Swimming. Integrative and Comparative Biology (Vol. 58, pp. E262-E262).
  12. Moored, K., Ayancik, F., Zhong, Q., & Quinn, D. (2018). Scaling Laws of Bio-Inspired Propulsion. Bulletin of the American Physical Society63.
  13. Zhong, Q., Dong, H., & Quinn, D. (2018). How dorsal fin sharpness affects swimming speed and efficiency. Bulletin of the American Physical Society63.
  14. Cochran-Carney, J., Kurt, M., Zhong, Q., Moored, K., & Quinn, D. (2018). Swimming Freely Near the Ground. Bulletin of the American Physical Society63.
  15. Zhong, Q.*, Liu, G., Ren, Y., & Dong, H. (2017). On the passive pitching mechanism in turning flapping flights using a torsional spring model. AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference (p. 3817). [Source] [Pdf]

Invited Talks, Exhibits, and Media Interviews:

  1. Invited exhibition: ACCelerate Creativity + Innovation National Festival 2022. What can robots learn from fish?
  2. Invited seminar: Fish, Robot, and Physics: How Fluid Mechanics Endows Underwater Robots with Embodied Intelligence. (2022). Georgia Institute of Technology.
  3. Invited seminar: Fish, Robot, and Physics: Embodied Intelligence in Underwater Robots. (2022). University of Wisconsin – Madison.
  4. Invited seminar: Cyber-Physical Fluid-Robot Systems for Underwater Explorations. (2021). Iowa State University.
  5. Invited seminar: Physics-driven Bio-inspired Robots. (2021). Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL).
  6. Invited presentation: Fluid-Structure Interactions and Active Control in high-performance fish swimming. (2021). Peking University.
  7. Invited seminar: Bio-inspired Smart Fluid Systems. (2021). Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
  8. Invited presentation: Bio-inspired Smart Fluid Systems.(2021). Zhejiang University.
  9. Invited seminar: Two secrets of fish swimming.(2020).Intelligent and Bio-inspired Mechanics Seminar (IBiM).
  10. Poster presentation finalist: How dorsal fin sharpness affects swimming speed and efficiency. (2018).University of Virginia Engineering Research Symposium (UVERS).
  11. Invited exhibition: ACCelerate Creativity + Innovation National Festival 2017.  Mantabot: An autonomous underwater vehicle inspired by ray .
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