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Development of a multi-block high-order DNS code for turbulent flow simulations (2014)
Journal Article
Castagna, J., & Yao, Y. (2014). Development of a multi-block high-order DNS code for turbulent flow simulations. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 10(1), 012027. https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/10/1/012027

© 2010 IOP Publishing Ltd. A high-order finite-differences direct numerical simulation code is developed for studying turbulent flows over complex geometries. The solver uses a global mapping based multi-block arrangement, with each block consisting... Read More about Development of a multi-block high-order DNS code for turbulent flow simulations.

Numerical study of gaseous reactive flow over a ram accelerator projectile in subdetonative velocity regime (2011)
Journal Article
Knowlen, C., Bauer, P., Yao, Y. F., Bengherbia, T., Bengherbia, T., Yao, Y., …Knowlen, C. (2011). Numerical study of gaseous reactive flow over a ram accelerator projectile in subdetonative velocity regime. European Physical Journal: Applied Physics, 55(1), 11102 -11113. https://doi.org/10.1051/epjap/2011100087

Computational fluid dynamics solutions of the Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes equations have been used to numerically predict the thrust of a thermally choked ram accelerator in subdetonative velocity regime. Studies were focused on a projectile oper... Read More about Numerical study of gaseous reactive flow over a ram accelerator projectile in subdetonative velocity regime.

Computational study of hole shape effect on film cooling performance (2011)
Journal Article
Yao, Y. F., Yao, J., Yao, J., & Yao, Y. (2011). Computational study of hole shape effect on film cooling performance. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part A: Journal of Power and Energy, 225(4), 505-519. https://doi.org/10.1177/0957650911399013

Film cooling effectiveness has been studied by using a computational approach based on solving the Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes equations. A wind tunnel test configuration is considered with a total of four cooling hole geometries as a cylindrical... Read More about Computational study of hole shape effect on film cooling performance.

Direct numerical simulation of single and multiple square jets in cross-flow (2011)
Journal Article
Maidi, M., Yao, Y., & Maidi, M. (2011). Direct numerical simulation of single and multiple square jets in cross-flow. Journal of Fluids Engineering, 133(3), 031201. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4003588

Direct numerical simulations (DNSs) have been carried out for single and multiple square jets issuing normally into a cross-flow, with the primary aim of studying the flow structures and interaction mechanisms associated with the jet in cross-flow (J... Read More about Direct numerical simulation of single and multiple square jets in cross-flow.

Validation study of convective airflow in an empty room (2011)
Presentation / Conference
Horikiri, K., & Yao, Y. (2011, March). Validation study of convective airflow in an empty room. Paper presented at 2nd INEEE Conference: Energy, Environment, Devices, Systems, Communications, Computers (EEDSCC '11)

A review of novel turbocharger concepts for enhancements in energy efficiency (2011)
Journal Article
Kusztelan, A., Yao, Y., Marchant, D., & Wang, Y. (2011). A review of novel turbocharger concepts for enhancements in energy efficiency. https://doi.org/10.5383/ijtee.02.02.003

Turbochargers are extensively used throughout the automotive industry as they can enhance the output of an internal combustion (IC) engine without the need to increase its cylinder capacity. The application of such a mechanical device enables automot... Read More about A review of novel turbocharger concepts for enhancements in energy efficiency.

Numerical study of hole shape effect on blade cooling effectiveness (2010)
Journal Article
Yao, J., Sian, S., Yao, Y., & Davis, T. W. (2010). Numerical study of hole shape effect on blade cooling effectiveness. Modern Physics Letters B, 24(13), 1295-1298. https://doi.org/10.1142/S0217984910023463

Numerical study of hole shape effect on blade adiabatic cooling effectiveness has been carried out on four geometry models comprising a standard cylindrical hole, a cylindrical hole with an upstream ramp, a shaped diffuser, and a double console slot.... Read More about Numerical study of hole shape effect on blade cooling effectiveness.

Thrust prediction in thermally choked ram accelerator (2010)
Presentation / Conference
Bengherbia, T., Yao, Y., Bauer, P., & Knowlen, C. (2010, January). Thrust prediction in thermally choked ram accelerator. Paper presented at AIAA 48th Aerospace Sciences Meeting

Equations of state for 1-D modelling of ram accelerator thrust in thermally choked propulsion mode (2010)
Journal Article
Bengherbia, T., Yao, Y., Bauer, P., & Knowlen, C. (2010). Equations of state for 1-D modelling of ram accelerator thrust in thermally choked propulsion mode. International Journal of Engineering Systems Modelling and Simulation, 2(3), 154-161. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJESMS.2010.035110

A one-dimensional performance analysis code has been developed at the Laboratoire de Combustion et de Détonique to predict the thrust in the thermally choked ram accelerator propulsion mode. This code includes the real gas effect in steady state calc... Read More about Equations of state for 1-D modelling of ram accelerator thrust in thermally choked propulsion mode.

Simulation of gas water two-phase flow in diesel turbocharger (2009)
Presentation / Conference
Yao, J., Yao, Y., Mason, P., Zhang, T., Heyes, F. J. G., & Roach, P. E. (2009, July). Simulation of gas water two-phase flow in diesel turbocharger. Paper presented at The 6th International Symposium on Multiphase Flow, Heat Mass Transfer and Energy Conversion

Numerical simulation of a gas water two-phase flow in Diesel Turbocharger has been carried out using computational fluid dynamics solution of the Eulerian Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes equations for the continuum gas phase and the Lagrangian partic... Read More about Simulation of gas water two-phase flow in diesel turbocharger.

Numerical simulation of heat transfer in rectangular microchannel (2009)
Journal Article
Yao, J., Yao, Y., Mason, P. J., & Patel, M. K. (2009). Numerical simulation of heat transfer in rectangular microchannel. Advances in applied mathematics and mechanics, 1(2), 231-241

Numerical simulation of heat transfer in a high aspect ratio rectangular microchannel with heat sinks has been conducted, similar to an experimental study. Three channel heights measuring 0.3 mm, 0.6mmand 1mmare considered and the Reynolds number var... Read More about Numerical simulation of heat transfer in rectangular microchannel.