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Zhiyao Song Professor

Research Interests: 
  • Geographic modeling of estuary, coastal, marine hydrology, resource and environment
  • Numerical simulation and computational method

Educational Background

BA, Department of Mathematics, Xiamen University (1985)

MA, Coastal Engineering, Hohai University (1991)

Academic Visitor, Department of Geography, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (1996.10-1996.12)

PHD, Coastal Engineering, Hohai University (1999)

Professor, Port Coastal and Offshore Engineering, Hohai University (2002)

Visiting Scholar, Department of Environment, University of Queensland (2004-2005)

Professorial Chair, State Key Laboratory for Hydrology, Water Resources and Hydraulic Engineering Science (2006)



Research Interests

  1. Geographic modeling of estuary, coastal, marine hydrology, resource and environment
  2. Numerical simulation and computational method


Research Projects

  1. Research on dynamic characters of turbulence boundary layer in shallow water and vertical distribution of suspended sediment. Project of National Natural Science Foundation of China
  2. Groundwater movement and its environmental effects by coastal tide. Key Project of Natural Science for Universities in Jiangsu Province
  3. River, coastal dynamics and sediment movement. National Funds for Distinguished Young Scientists
  4. Environmental Impact and Countermeasures for Estuary caused by Water Transfer Project in Yangtze River. State Key Project of National Natural Science of China
  5. Research on the Movement Mechanism of Bottom Sediment in Estuarine Water. Project of National Natural Science Foundation of China
  6. Research on Friction Characteristics and Estuarine and Coastal Flow Structure near the bottom. Research Fund for Doctoral Program by Ministry of Education
  7. Modeling research on major bays in Fujian Province. 908 Ocean Project
  8. Control Project on saltwater intrusion form north branch of Yangtze River Estuary and Construction for land in south branch. Major Scientific Research Project for the Committee of Science, Shanghai
  9. Influence to Channel by Storm Surge and Wave. Funded by Ministry of Transportation, Guangdong Province


Journal Articles

  1. Kong Jun,SONG Zhi-yao,XIN Pei and SHEN Cheng-ji,2011,A New Analytical Solution for Tide-Induced Groundwater Fluctuations in An Unconfined Aquifer with A Sloping Beach,China Ocean Engineering
  2. Song Z Y, et al. Numerical schemes of tidal wave equation and determining of friction coefficient. The Ocean Engineering. 2010, 28(1)
  3. Zhao Hongjun, Song Zhiyao, Xu Fumin, Li Ruijie, 2010,An extended time-dependent numerical model of the mild-slope equation with weakly nonlinear amplitude dispersion,Acta Oceanologica Sinica, 2010
  4. Ni Zhihui,Song Zhiyao,Wu Lichun,2010,A New Model for Velocity Profiles in Estuarine Waters,China Ocean Engineering,, 255-264 (SCI)
  5. Song Zhiyao, Ni Z. H. and Lv G. N, 2009, Vertical Distribution of Tidal Flow Reynolds Stress in Shallow Sea, China Ocean Engineering, 23(2): 267-275 (SCI)
  6. Ni Zhihui,Song Zhiyao,Wu Lichun,2009,Study on the double-logarithmic profile of tidal flow velocity in the near-bed layers, Acta Oceanologica Sinica, 2009 (6), 84-92
  7. Ni Zhihui. and Song Zhiyao, 2009, An Approach to Separating the Current Velocity in Estuarine and Coastal Waters, Journal of Hydrodynamics (B Series), 21(4):512-519 (SCI)
  8. Zhang Z., Song Zhiyao, 2009, A NEW IMPLICIT SCHEME FOR SOLVING 3-D SHALLOW WATER FLOWS, Journal of Hydrodynamics(B Series), 21(6):790-798 (SCI)
  9. Song Zhiyao,Huang X. J et al. 2008, One-dimensional unsteady analytical solution of salinity intrusion in estuaries, China Ocean Engineering,22 (1):113-122 (SCI)
  10. Song Zhiyao,Zhang W. 2008, Explicit solution to the wave dispersion equation with higher accuracy, China Ocean Engineering,22(2):341-346 (SCI)
  11. Song Zhiyao,Wu T. T. et al,2008, A simple formula for predicting settling velocity of sediment particles, Water Science and Engineering, 1(1):37-43 (SCI)
  12. Song Zhiyao,Li al. 2007, A new analytical solution of tidal water table fluctuation in coastal unconfined aquifer, Journal of Hydrology, 340:256-260 (SCI)
  13. Song Zhiyao,Zhang al, 2007, A time-dependent numerical model of the mild- slope equation, Acta Oceanologica Sinca, 26(2):106-114 (SCI)
  14. Song Zhiyao,Li al, 2007, Note on the Bare blatt power series solution to Boussinesq equation, Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, 28(6):823-828 (SCI)
  15. Song Zhiyao,Li al, 2006, Quantification of tidal watertable overheight in an unconfined coastal aquifer, Journal of Engineering Mathematics, 56:437-444 (SCI)
  16. Song Zhiyao,Yan al, 2006, Study on the log-linear velocity profile of near-bed tidal current in estuarine and coastal waters, China Ocean Engineering,20(4):573-584 (SCI)
  17. Zhang Z, Song Z Y, Kong J. Wave current interaction effects on velocity profiles and influencing factor analysis, Advances in Water Science. 2010, 21(6)
  18. Zhao H J, Song Z Y, et al. Numerical simulation of Typhoon waves in the South China sea – a case study of typhoon Chanchu. The Ocean Engineering. 2010, 28(3)
  19. Kong J, Song Z Y, Zhao H J. Integrated surface and subsurface flow model based on extended shallow water equations. Chinese Journal of Hydrodynamics. 2010, 25(4)
  20. Zhang Z, Song Z Y, et al. Application of k-kl turbulence model in wind-induced mixing flows. Journal of Hohai University (Natural Sciences). 2010, 38(2)
  21. Zhang Z, Song Z Y, Kong J. Comparison of two-order closure model in coastal areas. Marine Science Bulletin. 2010, 29(1)
  22. Ni Z H, Song Z Y. Comparative study on the modeling of tidal current velocity profile in near bottom boundary layers. Advances in Water Science. 2010, 21(1)
  23. Song Zhiyao, Zhang Zhuo and Li Ling,2010,Quantification of tidal watertable overheight due to the sloping beach in unconfined aquifers, Proceedings of 32nd International Conference on Coastal Engineering (ICCE 2010), Shanghai, China, June 30–July 5 (EI)
  24. Zhang Zhuo,Song Zhiyao. 2010,Three-dimensional numerical modeling for wind-driven circulation and pollutant transport  in a large-scale lake,ICBBE2010,June, 19-22, Chengdu. China (EI)
  25. Ni Zhihui, Song Zhiyao and Wu Lichun. Preliminary study on the forecast method of wind velocity distribution above the sea surface in near-shore waters, 1st International Conference on Sustainable Power Generation and Supply, SUPERGEN '09, April 6, 2009 - April 7, 2009, Nanjing, China. (EI)
  26. Ni Zhihui and Song Zhiyao. Study on the two patters of vertical velocity profile of tidal current and their law in estuary and coastal waters, Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering 2009, OMAE2009, May 31, 2009 - June 5, 2009, Honolulu, HI, United states. (EI)
  27. Zhang.Z, Song Z.Y. Study on vertical suspended sediment concentration in waves based on diffusion theory. IYRF 2009, Oct. 21-23,2009,Zhengzhou, China.(ISTP)
  28. Song Zhiyao et al. 2007,Estimation of suspended sediment concentration in estuary,Proceedings of the tenth international symposium on river sedimentation, Vol. I, Moscow, Russia.
  29. Song Zhiyao et al. 2006, Calculation and analysis of momentum coefficients in the Changjiang River Estuary, In: Third Chinese-German Joint Symposium on Coastal and Ocean Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan 397-406.



  1. Wang Y G, Song Z Y Research on the bay model and environment in Sansha bay, Fujian province. Beijing: Ocean Press. 2009
  2. Yang M Y Research on the simulation of flow sediment movement in Pearl River estuary. Beijing: Ocean Press. 2008​


Honors and Awards

  1. Outstanding Young Lecturer of Jiangsu ‘Qinglan Project’, 2002
  2. First level technology advance award of Shanghai city, 2005
  3. 333 Elite Cultivation Program of Jiangsu Province, 2007
  4. The article ‘Study on the log-linear velocity profile of near-bed tidal current in estuarine and coastal waters’ was awarded as the fifth excellent academic paper by Chinese Association for Science