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Dr James Gong

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

School of Engineering

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Adelaide, 2014

Biography summary

Dr Jinzhe (James) Gong is passionate about solving pressing issues in the water industry through innovation. His key research interests and expertise include Smart Water Network design and data analytics, leak and burst management in water distribution systems, and health monitoring and condition assessment of civil infrastructure. James is currently a Senior Lecturer in Water Engineering at Deakin University (Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus).

Prior to joining Deakin University, James worked as a Data Analytics Engineer in South Australian Water Corporation (SA Water) for the Adelaide City Smart Water Network project, and a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide. His work in SA Water has contributed to a 50% reduction in the pipe break rate in the Adelaide city water network. One of his research outcomes – a hydraulic transient-based pipe wall condition screening tool – has been successfully commercialised through a business partner under the trademark of p-CAT.

James completed his PhD in Water Engineering at the University of Adelaide in 2014. He also holds a master's and a bachelor's degree in Applied Geophysics.

Career highlights

Development and implementation of a pipe break early warning system for water distribution systems
Dr Gong worked as a Smart Water Data Analytics Engineer in South Australian Water Corporation (on secondment from University of Adelaide) from 2017 to 2019. He initiated the research collaboration between University of Adelaide and SA Water on the research theme of Smart Water, and contributed to the operation and R&D of the Adelaide CBD Smart Water Network. Dr Gong has developed techniques (together with researchers from University of Adelaide and engineers from SA Water) to detect emerging through-wall pipe cracks/leaks for pipe break early warning using IoT-based permanent acoustic monitoring. This work has resulted in a 50% reduction in the pipe break rate of the Adelaide CBD water distribution system. His Ozwater’18 conference paper Leak Detection in the Adelaide CBD Water Network has been selected as one of the top papers by the Australian Water Association.

Development and commercialisation of a pipeline condition assessment technology
Dr Gong was a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide from 2014 to 2019. He has developed (together with researchers at University of Adelaide) a patented technology on pipeline condition assessment using controlled transient pressure waves (water hammer). The technology has been commercialised through an industry partner under the trade mark of p-CAT, and it is a tool for cost-effective screening of the pipeline condition for long-distance water transmission mains. In addition to the detection of pipe sections with wall deterioration, it can also detect blockages, air pockets, pipe material or class changes, and unregistered connections. The company was awarded the TRILITY Planning & Delivery Award for this pipeline condition assessment technology at the 2016 Smart Water Awards in South Australia. This work represented the University of Adelaide for the Engineering field (FoR code 09) in the Australian Research Council’s 2018 Engagement and Impact assessment, and has achieved the maximum High score across all measures.

Research interests

Smart Water Network Design and Analysis
• Detection of developing leaks induced by cracked pipes for pipe break early warning
• Performance assessment and optimisation of water distribution systems 
• Real-time operation monitoring and adjustment

Hydraulic Analysis of Pipeline Systems
• Steady and unsteady flow modelling and analysis
• Optimisation of the design, operation and maintenance
• Failure investigation and risk mitigation for water distribution systems and plumbing systems

Intelligent Structural Health Monitoring and Assessment
• Smart sensing and data analytics
• Non-destructive performance monitoring and condition assessment of civil infrastructure

Affiliations

Adjunct Lecturer, the University of Adelaide

Knowledge areas

  • Hydraulic Modelling and Analysis
  • Signal Processing and Data Analytics
  • Structural Health Monitoring and Condition Assessment

Professional activities

2020 - present    Member Representative for Deakin University in Water Research Australia (WaterRA)

2019 - 2021    Executive Committee Member, Early- and Mid-Career Researcher (EMCR) Forum, Australian Academy of Science
This forum is run by and for all early- and mid-career researchers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in Australia. It is the national voice of Australia's emerging scientists, representing researchers who are up to 15 years post-PhD (or other research higher degree), irrespective of their professional appointment.

2020 - 2021    ECR Committee Member, Oceania division of International Society for Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure (ISHMII)

Research groups

PhD Oppotunities Available

Dr Gong works with many research and industry partners on the research theme of Smart Water. The multidisciplinary research group welcomes PhD applicants with a relevant background and interest in one or more of the areas: fluid mechanics, acoustics, mathematics, inverse theory, applied geophysics, signal processing, machine learning, and electrical & electronics engineering.

The group will provide opportunities for the PhD candidates to conduct analytical, numerical and experimental research to address scientific and practical problems associated with the topics of pipeline leak detection, pipeline condition assessment, smart water system design and data analytics, and premature failure investigation and prevention for pipe systems. Other topics relevant to water engineering or structural health monitoring can also be offered. The PhD program will be customised to suit individual’s interests and strength. Industry placement opportunities will be provided to enhance the practical skills of the candidates. Top-up scholarships and travel scholarships are available and based on academic merit.

PhD graduates will have access to diverse career pathways. Job opportunities will be available in (but not limited to) the following sectors: water utilities, consulting or engineering companies, governments, research institutes and universities.

Awards

2022    Top Paper
A paper titled Monitoring and Analysing Water Demand in Australian Multi-Level Residential Buildings and first-authored by Deakin PhD candidate Brendan Josey was selected by the Ozwater22' conference committee as part of the top 12 papers of the conference.

2020    Top Paper
Two papers in collaboration with SA Water and titled SA Water’s Smart Networks and Technology Strategy in a Rapidly Changing Digital Environment and Creating a Machine Learning Software Platform for Improved Operations and Asset Management in SA Water were selected by the Ozwater20' conference committee as part of the top 11 papers of the conference

2019    Research Innovation Award
Awarded by Australian Water Association SA Branch, it recognises our contribution to the water industry through our collaborative work with SA Water on the topic of Machine Learning Analytics for Proactive Pipe Leak Detection and Repair. The research team has also received a signed letter from Hon. David Speirs MP, SA Minister for Environment and Water.

2018    Top Paper
Our conference paper titled Leak Detection in the Adelaide CBD Water Network using Permanent Acoustic Monitoring was selected by the Ozwater18' conference committee as one of the top 11 papers and published fully on Watersource website

2018    Best Paper Award
Awarded by the committee of the 13th International Conference on Pressure Surges, held in Bordeaux, France, for my paper Correlation of Post-Burst Hydraulic Transient Noise for Pipe Burst/Leak Localisation in Water Distributions Systems.

2015    Best Reviewer
Awarded by the committee of the 12th International Conference on Pressure Surges, Dublin.

2014    Dean’s Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence
Awarded by the Graduate Centre of the University of Adelaide.

2013    AWA Postgraduate Research Award
Awarded by Australian Water Association (AWA) South Australia branch.

2011    Best Paper Award
Awarded by the committee of the International Conference on Pipelines and Trenchless Technology (ICPTT) 2011, held in Beijing China and sponsored by American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), for my paper and presentation Detection of Distributed Deterioration in Single Pipes using Transient Reflections

2011    Winner of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition
Faculty of Engineering, Computer & Mathematical Sciences, the University of Adelaide

Publications

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2024

Anomaly Detection in Targeted Pipe Sections in Water Pipe Systems Using Hydroacoustic Signal Deconvolution

Wei Zeng, Martin Lambert, Jinzhe Gong, Aaron Zecchin, Benjamin Cazzolato, Angus Simpson

(2024), Vol. 150, pp. 1-10, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, Reston, Va., C1

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2023

Comparing Actual and Designed Water Demand in Australian Multilevel Residential Buildings

B Josey, S Buchberger, J Gong

(2023), Vol. 149, Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, C1

journal article

Reconstructing Extended Irregular Anomalies in Pipelines Using Layer-Peeling with Optimization

W Zeng, J Gong, A Zecchin, M Lambert, B Cazzolato, A Simpson

(2023), Vol. 149, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, C1

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Linear phase detector for detecting multiple leaks in water pipes

W Zeng, N Do, M Lambert, J Gong, B Cazzolato, M Stephens

(2023), Vol. 202, pp. 109152-109152, Applied Acoustics, C1

journal article

Evolution of cyber-physical-human water systems: Challenges and gaps

Pratik Bhandari, Douglas Creighton, Jinzhe Gong, Carol Boyle, Kris Law

(2023), Vol. 191, pp. 1-25, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Smart water networks: A systematic review of applications using high-frequency pressure and acoustic sensors in real water distribution systems

B Rousso, M Lambert, J Gong

(2023), Vol. 410, pp. 1-12, Journal of Cleaner Production, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Enhancing Pipe-Break Early Warning in Smart Water Networks: Distinguishing Leaks from Water Uses

J Gong, N Do, M Lambert, M Stephens, B Cazzolato

(2023), Vol. 149, pp. 1-6, Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, New York, N.Y., C1

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Fatigue analysis of metallic-plastic-metallic pipeline systems: a numerical study

Ji-Sung Lee, Wei Zeng, Martin Lambert, Tim Hilditch, James Gong

(2023), Vol. 17, pp. 1-13, Results in Engineering, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Determination of Fixture-Use Probability for Peak Water Demand Design Using High-Level Water End-Use Statistics and Stochastic Simulation

B Josey, J Gong

(2023), Vol. 149, Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, C1

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Fatigue analysis of metallic-plastic-valve pipeline systems: a numerical case study

Ji-Sung Lee, James Gong, Wei Zeng, Martin Lambert

(2023), pp. 1-15, IPSC 2023 : Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Pressure Surges, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, E1

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2022

Digital Transformation in Water Organizations

C Boyle, G Ryan, P Bhandari, K Law, J Gong, D Creighton

(2022), Vol. 148, pp. 1-21, Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, Reston, Va., C1

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A convolutional neural network for pipe crack and leak detection in smart water network

C Zhang, B Alexander, M Stephens, M Lambert, J Gong

(2022), pp. 1-13, Structural Health Monitoring, London, Eng., C1

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Acoustic Signal Classification by Support Vector Machine for Pipe Crack Early Warning in Smart Water Networks

Chi Zhang, Mark Stephens, Martin Lambert, Bradley Alexander, James Gong

(2022), Vol. 148, pp. 1-10, Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, Reston, Va., C1

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Coherenceogram for leak detection in water pipes

W Zeng, B Cazzolato, M Lambert, M Stephens, J Gong

(2022), Vol. 530, pp. 1-23, Journal of Sound and Vibration, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Optimal Pipe Network Sensor Layout Design for Hydraulic Transient Event Detection and Localization

A Zecchin, N Do, J Gong, M Leonard, M Lambert, M Stephens

(2022), Vol. 148, Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, Reston, Va., C1

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Active Air-borne noise suppression for pipe break early warning in smart water networks

W Zeng, B Cazzolato, M Lambert, J Gong, M Stephens

(2022), Vol. 198, pp. 1-11, Applied Acoustics, Amsterdam, Netherlands, C1

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Multifactor analysis of specific storage estimates and implications for transient groundwater modelling

Mohammad Chowdhury, James Gong, Gabriel Rau, Wendy Timms

(2022), pp. 1-22, Hydrogeology Journal, Heidelberg, Germany, C1

journal article

Monitoring and Analysing Water Demand in Australian Multi-level Residential Buildings

Brendan Josey, Nick Soden, James Gong

(2022), pp. 1-6, Ozwater'22 : Past papers of the 2022 Australian Water Association Conference, Brisbane, Queensland, E1

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2021

Extremely Sensitive Anomaly Detection in Pipe Networks Using a Higher-Order Paired-Impulse Response Function with a Correlator

W Zeng, A Zecchin, B Cazzolato, A Simpson, J Gong, M Lambert

(2021), Vol. 147, Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, C1

journal article

Ongoing transformation of critical infrastructure systems as cyberphysical-human systems

P Bhandari, C Boyle, J Gong, K Law, D Creighton

(2021), pp. 3342-3347, IEEE SMC 2021: Proceedings of the IEEE SMC Systems, Man and Cybernetics Conference, Virtual, E1

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Fatigue analysis of Metallic-Plastic-Metallic Pipeline Systems: A Numerical Case Study

Ji-Sung Lee, Jinzhe Gong, Wei Zeng, Martin Lambert

(2021), pp. 714-725, ACAM 2021 : Proceedings of Australasian Congress on Applied Mechanics 2021 conference, Virtual, E1

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2020

Paired-IRF Method for Detecting Leaks in Pipe Networks

W Zeng, J Gong, A Simpson, B Cazzolato, A Zecchin, M Lambert

(2020), Vol. 146, Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, C1

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Detection of Emerging through-Wall Cracks for Pipe Break Early Warning in Water Distribution Systems Using Permanent Acoustic Monitoring and Acoustic Wave Analysis

J Gong, M Lambert, M Stephens, B Cazzolato, C Zhang

(2020), Vol. 34, pp. 2419-2432, Water Resources Management, C1

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Bayesian Inverse Transient Analysis for Pipeline Condition Assessment: Parameter Estimation and Uncertainty Quantification

C Zhang, M Lambert, J Gong, A Zecchin, A Simpson, M Stephens

(2020), Vol. 34, pp. 2807-2820, Water Resources Management, C1

journal article

Inverse Wave Reflectometry Method for Hydraulic Transient-Based Pipeline Condition Assessment

W Zeng, A Zecchin, J Gong, M Lambert, A Simpson, B Cazzolato

(2020), Vol. 146, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, C1

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Leak Detection for Pipelines Using In-Pipe Optical Fiber Pressure Sensors and a Paired-IRF Technique

W Zeng, J Gong, P Cook, J Arkwright, A Simpson, B Cazzolato, A Zecchin, M Lambert

(2020), Vol. 146, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, C1

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Leak-Before-Break Main Failure Prevention for Water Distribution Pipes Using Acoustic Smart Water Technologies: Case Study in Adelaide

M Stephens, J Gong, C Zhang, A Marchi, L Dix, M Lambert

(2020), Vol. 146, Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, C1

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Leak detection in virtually isolated pipe sections within a complex pipe system using a two-source-four-sensor transient testing configuration

He Shi, Jinzhe Gong, Angus Simpson, Aaron Zecchin, Martin Lambert

(2020), Vol. 22, pp. 1306-1320, Journal of hydroinformatics, Colchester, Eng., C1

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Pipe crack early warning for burst prevention by permanent acoustic noise level monitoring in smart water networks

Chi Zhang, Martin Lambert, Mark Stephens, Jinzhe Gong, Benjamin Cazzolato

(2020), Vol. 17, pp. 827-837, Urban Water Journal, London, Eng., C1

journal article

SA Water's Smart Networks and technology strategy in a rapidly changing digital environment

Mark Stephens, Raymond Zhang, Luke Dix, Nicole Arbon, Martin Lambert, Vineeth Maruvada, Jinzhe Gong

(2020), Ozwater'20 : Thirst for Action : Proceedings of the Ozwater 2020 conference, Online, E1

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Creation of a machine learning software platform for operations and asset management in SA Water

Mark Stephens, Raymond Zhang, Luke Dix, Nicole Arbon, Martin Lambert, Adam Russo, James Gong

(2020), Ozwater'20 : Thirst for Action : Proceedings of the Ozwater 2020 conference, Online, E1

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2019

Wave separation and pipeline condition assessment using in-pipe fibre optic pressure sensors

H Shi, J Gong, P Cook, J Arkwright, G Png, M Lambert, A Zecchin, A Simpson

(2019), Vol. 21, pp. 371-379, Journal of hydroinformatics, Colchester, Eng., C1-1

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Impedance estimation along pipelines by generalized reconstructive method of characteristics for pipeline condition assessment

C Zhang, J Gong, A Simpson, A Zecchin, M Lambert

(2019), Vol. 145, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, C1-1

journal article

Impact of main pipe flow velocity on leakage and intrusion flow: An experimental study

Y Shao, T Yao, J Gong, J Liu, T Zhang, T Yu

(2019), Vol. 11, Water (Switzerland), C1-1

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Condition assessment of pipelines using a Bi-directional layer-peeling method and a dual-sensor configuration

W Zeng, J Gong, B Cazzolato, A Zecchin, M Lambert, A Simpson

(2019), Vol. 457, pp. 181-196, Journal of Sound and Vibration, C1-1

journal article

Experimental Study of Dynamic Effects of Iron Bacteria-Formed Biofilms on Pipeline Head Loss and Roughness

J Gong, M Erkelens, M Lambert, P Forward

(2019), Vol. 145, Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, C1-1

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Sensor placement strategy for pipeline condition assessment using inverse transient analysis

C Zhang, J Gong, M Lambert, A Simpson, A Zecchin

(2019), Vol. 33, pp. 2761-2774, Water resources management, Cham, Switzerland, C1-1

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Detection of extended blockages in pressurised pipelines using hydraulic transients with a layer-peeling method

W Zeng, J Gong, M Lambert, A Simpson, B Cazzolato, A Zecchin

(2019), Vol. 240, pp. 1-7, IAHR 2018 : Proceedings of the 29th IAHR Symposium on Hydraulic Machinery and Systems, Kyoto, Japan, E1

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2018

Condition assessment of water pipelines using a modified layer-peeling method

W Zeng, J Gong, A Zecchin, A Lambert, M Simpson, B Cazzolato

(2018), Vol. 144, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, C1-1

journal article

In-pipe fibre optic pressure sensor array for hydraulic transient measurement with application to leak detection

J Gong, G Png, J Arkwright, A Papageorgiou, P Cook, M Lambert, A Simpson, A Zecchin

(2018), Vol. 126, pp. 309-317, Measurement: Journal of the International Measurement Confederation, C1-1

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Multi-stage parameter-constraining inverse transient analysis for pipeline condition assessment

C Zhang, A Zecchin, M Lambert, J Gong, A Simpson

(2018), Vol. 20, pp. 281-300, Journal of hydroinformatics, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Pressure surge suppression using a metallic-plastic-metallic pipe configuration

J Gong, M Stephens, M Lambert, A Zecchin, A Simpson

(2018), Vol. 144, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, C1-1

journal article

SIGNAL-NOISE IDENTIFICATION of MAGNETOTELLURIC SIGNALS USING FRACTAL-ENTROPY and CLUSTERING ALGORITHM for TARGETED DE-NOISING

J Li, X Zhang, J Gong, J Tang, Z Ren, G Li, Y Deng, J Cai

(2018), Vol. 26, Fractals, C1-1

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Faster inverse transient analysis with a head-based method of characteristics and a flexible computational grid for pipeline condition assessment

C Zhang, J Gong, A Zecchin, M Lambert, A Simpson

(2018), Vol. 144, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, C1-1

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Detecting thinner-walled pipe sections using a spark transient pressure wave generator

J Gong, M Lambert, S Nguyen, A Zecchin, A Simpson

(2018), Vol. 144, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, C1-1

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Experimental validation of the admittance matrix method on a Y-system

C Capponi, M Ferrante, A Zecchin, J Gong

(2018), Vol. 56, pp. 439-450, Journal of hydraulic research, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

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Least squares deconvolution for leak detection with a pseudo random binary sequence excitation

S Nguyen, J Gong, M Lambert, A Zecchin, A Simpson

(2018), Vol. 99, pp. 846-858, Mechanical systems and signal processing, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Correlation of post-burst hydraulic transient noise for pipe burst/leak localisation in water distributions systems

J Gong, S Nguyen, M Stephens, M Lambert, A Marchi, A Simpson, A Zecchin

(2018), Vol. 1, pp. 201-215, 13th International Conference on Pressure Surges, Bordeaux, France, E1-1

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Inverse transient analysis using the head-based method of characteristics with a flexible grid: a laboratory verification

C Zhang, J Gong, A Simpson, M Lambert, A Zecchin

(2018), Vol. 2, pp. 785-793, 13th International Conference on Pressure Surges, Bordeaux, France, E1-1

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Analysis of the frequency-dependent attenuation of transient pressure waves in plastic pipes

J Gong, M Stephens, M Lambert, A Zecchin, A Simpson

(2018), pp. 1-8, WDSA / CCWI 2018 : Proceedings of the Water Distribution System Analysis & Computing and Control for the Water Industry Joint Conference, Kingston, Ontario, E1-1

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Field testing of adelaide CBD smart network acoustic technologies

M Stephens, J Gong, A Marchi, L Dix, M Lambert

(2018), pp. 1-8, WDSA / CCWI 2018 : Proceedings of the Water Distribution System Analysis & Computing and Control for the Water Industry Joint Conference, Kingston, Ontario, E1-1

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Program of controlled transient field tests in Adelaide CBD smart network

M Stephens, A Marchi, J Gong, M Lambert, A Simpson

(2018), pp. 1-8, WDSA / CCWI 2018 : Proceedings of the Water Distribution System Analysis & Computing and Control for the Water Industry Joint Conference, Kingston, Ontario, E1-1

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2017

Hydraulic transient wave separation algorithm using a dual-sensor with applications to pipeline condition assessment

H Shi, J Gong, A Zecchin, M Lambert, A Simpson

(2017), Vol. 19, pp. 752-765, Journal of hydroinformatics, Colchester, Eng., C1-1

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Numerical study on accuracy of frequency-domain modelling of transients

C Capponi, A Zecchin, M Ferrante, J Gong

(2017), Vol. 55, pp. 813-828, Journal of Hydraulic Research, C1-1

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Leak detection in a branched system by inverse transient analysis with the admittance matrix method

C Capponi, M Ferrante, A Zecchin, J Gong

(2017), Vol. 31, pp. 4075-4089, Water resources management, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Understanding the range of influence of moderate-sized and short- duration transients in water distribution systems

M Stephens, A Marchi, J Gong, M Lambert, M Leonard, A Simpson

(2017), CCWI 2017 - Proceedings for the 15th International Conference on Computing and Control for the Water Industry, Sheffield, Eng., E1-1

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2016

Determination of the creep function of viscoelastic pipelines using system resonant frequencies with hydraulic transient analysis

J Gong, A Zecchin, M Lambert, A Simpson

(2016), Vol. 142, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, C1-1

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Field study on non-invasive and non-destructive condition assessment for asbestos cement pipelines by time-domain fluid transient analysis

J Gong, M Lambert, A Zecchin, A Simpson, N Arbon, Y Kim

(2016), Vol. 15, pp. 113-124, Structural Health Monitoring, C1-1

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Experimental verification of pipeline frequency response extraction and leak detection using the inverse repeat signal

J Gong, M Lambert, A Zecchin, A Simpson

(2016), Vol. 54, pp. 210-219, Journal of Hydraulic Research, C1-1

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2015

On-site non-invasive condition assessment for cement mortar-lined metallic pipelines by time-domain fluid transient analysis

J Gong, M Stephens, N Arbon, A Zecchin, M Lambert, A Simpson

(2015), Vol. 14, pp. 426-438, International journal of structural health monitoring, London, Eng., C1-1

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Field study on pipeline parameter identification using fluid transient waves with time-domain analysis

J Gong, Y Kim, H Fandnch, M Lambert, A Simpson, A Zecchin

(2015), pp. 595-607, Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Pressure Surges, Dublin, Ireland, E1-1

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Study on the frequency response function of viscoelastic pipelines using a multi-element Kevin-Voigt model

J Gong, A Zecchin, M Lambert, A Simpson

(2015), Vol. 119, pp. 226-234, CCWI2015 : Procedia Engineering - Computing and Control for the Water Industry : Sharing the best practice in water management, Leicester, England, E1-1

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2014

3D frequency domain controlled source electromagnetic numerical modeling with coupled finite-infinite element method

J Tang, L Zhang, J Gong, X Xiao

(2014), Vol. 45, pp. 1251-1260, Zhongnan Daxue Xuebao (ziran kexue ban)/Journal of Central South University (science and technology), Changsha, China, C1-1

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Frequency response diagram for pipeline leak detection: comparing the odd and even harmonics

J Gong, A Zecchin, A Simpson, M Lambert

(2014), Vol. 140, pp. 65-74, Journal of water resources planning and management, Reston, Va., C1-1

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Detection of localized deterioration distributed along single pipelines by reconstructive MOC analysis

J Gong, M Lambert, A Simpson, A Zecchin

(2014), Vol. 140, pp. 190-198, Journal of hydraulic engineering, Reston, Va., C1-1

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Condition assessment in hydraulically noisy pipeline systems using a pressure wave splitting method

A Zecchin, J Gong, A Simpson, M Lambert

(2014), Vol. 89, pp. 1336-1342, WDSA 2014 : Proceedings of the 16th Conference on Water Distribution System Analysis 2014, Bari, Italy, E1-1

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2013

Determination of the linear frequency response of single pipelines using persistent transient excitation: a numerical investigation

J Gong, A Simpson, M Lambert, A Zecchin

(2013), Vol. 51, pp. 728-734, Journal of hydraulic research, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

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Detection of distributed deterioration in single pipes using transient reflections

J Gong, A Simpson, M Lambert, A Zecchin, Y Kim, A Tijsseling

(2013), Vol. 4, pp. 32-40, Journal of pipeline systems engineering and practice, Reston, Va., C1-1

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Single-event leak detection in pipeline using first three resonant responses

J Gong, M Lambert, A Simpson, A Zecchin

(2013), Vol. 139, pp. 645-655, Journal of hydraulic engineering, Reston, Va., C1-1

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2012

Signal separation for transient wave reflections in single pipelines using inverse filters

J Gong, A Zecchin, M Lambert, A Simpson

(2012), pp. 3275-3284, World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2012: Crossing Boundaries, Proceedings of the 2012 Congress, Albuquerque, New Mexico, E1-1

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Distributed deterioration detection in single pipes using the impulse response function

J Gong, M Lambert, A Simpson, A Zecchin

(2012), Vol. 1, pp. 702-719, 14th Water Distribution Systems Analysis Conference 2012, WDSA 2012, Adelaide, E1-1

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Distributed deterioration detection in single pipelines using transient measurements from pressure transducer pairs

J Gong, M Lambert, A Simpson, A Zecchin

(2012), pp. 127-140, Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Pressure Surges, Lisbon, Portugal, E1-1

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2010

3D DC resistivity forward modeling by finite-infinite element coupling method

J Tang, J Gong

(2010), Vol. 53, pp. 717-728, Acta Geophysica Sinica, C1-1

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A practical scheme for 3D geoelectrical forward modeling with finite-infinite element coupling method

Jing-Tian Tang, Jin-Zhe Gong

(2010), Vol. 1, pp. 427-431, PIERS 2010 : Proceedings of the Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium, Xi'an, China, E1-1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Next-generation smart water network for performance-driven asset management

Prof Martin Lambert, Dr James Gong, Dr Aaron Zecchin, Prof Angus Simpson, Dr Mark Stephens

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2022: $30,000
  • 2020: $60,000

Detecting developing cracks before pipe bursts using smart sensor systems

Prof Martin Lambert, Dr James Gong, Prof undefined Cazzolato, Dr Mark Stephens

ARC Linkage - Projects

  • 2022: $30,000
  • 2021: $60,000

Smart Pipe Condition Assessment in Water Distribution Systems

Prof Martin Lambert, Dr James Gong, Dr Aaron Zecchin, Dr Bradley Alexander, Dr Mark Stephens, Dr Chi Zhang

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2023: $30,000
  • 2022: $30,000
  • 2021: $66,075

Closing the Gap in Pipe Condition Assessment using Hydro-Acoustic Waves

Prof Martin Lambert, Prof Benjamin Cazzolato, Dr James Gong, Dr Wei Zeng, Dr Aaron Zecchin, Dr Young-il Kim, Mr Stephen Simmons

ARC Linkage - Projects

  • 2023: $31,992

Network Calming - Using Smart Sensors to Improve Water Asset Performance

Prof Martin Lambert, Dr Aaron Zecchin, Dr Wei Zeng, Dr James Gong, Prof Benjamin Cazzolato

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2024: $10,829
  • 2023: $32,487

Other Public Sector Funding

Partial blockage detection and spill early warning for critical sewerage pipelines in Lorne.

Dr James Gong

Barwon Water

  • 2022: $32,000
  • 2021: $32,000
  • 2020: $32,000

Identification of limitations to Design Standards and Industry Practice Associated to Plumbing Systems in High-Rise Buildings

Dr James Gong, Mr Brendan Josey

Student Research Scholarship program

  • 2021: $4,545

Assessing water quality risk in water distribution networks in relation to bushfires.

Dr James Gong, Dr Ellen Moon

Barwon Region Water Corporation

  • 2024: $32,000
  • 2023: $32,000
  • 2022: $32,000

Deriving Knowledge from Data - Effectiveness of Tank to Toilet Installations in the Quay Estate Torquay.

Dr James Gong, Dr Benny Zuse Rousso

Barwon Region Water Corporation

  • 2022: $20,000

Field study on concentrations of asbestos fibres in drinking water.

Dr James Gong, Dr Ellen Moon

Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency

  • 2024: $12,093

Industry and Other Funding

Improving the Design Standard of Premise Plumbing Systems in Australian Multi-Level Buildings.

Dr James Gong

Hydraulic Consultants Association (Australasia) Ltd

  • 2023: $30,000
  • 2022: $30,000
  • 2021: $30,000

Feasibility study on the use of food waste disposers in Australia.

Dr James Gong, Dr Steven Sandi Rojas

Abey Australia Pty Ltd

  • 2024: $6,952

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2023

Jinzhao Chen

Thesis entitled: Assessing the risk of transient pressure amplification in water networks

Master of Engineering, School of Engineering