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Tetrahedral mesh improvement by shell transformation (2016)
Journal Article
Chen, J., Zheng, J., Zheng, Y., Xiao, Z., Si, H., & Yao, Y. (2016). Tetrahedral mesh improvement by shell transformation. Engineering with Computers, 33(3), 393-414. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00366-016-0480-z

Existing flips for tetrahedral meshes simply make a selection from a few possible configurations within a single shell (i.e., a polyhedron that can be filled up with a mesh composed of a set of elements that meet each other at one edge), and their ef... Read More about Tetrahedral mesh improvement by shell transformation.

Comparative study on pole placement controller design with U-Model approach & classical approach (2016)
Journal Article
Mokhtar, N., Qiu, J., Zhu, G., Zhu, Q., Nibouche, M., & Yao, Y. (2016). Comparative study on pole placement controller design with U-Model approach & classical approach. https://doi.org/10.1109/ChiCC.2016.7555009

© 2016 TCCT. As a universal framework, U-model has established an enabling design prototype for the control of non-linear dynamic plants with concise and applicable linear approaches. This study is devoted to a remaining fundamental research question... Read More about Comparative study on pole placement controller design with U-Model approach & classical approach.

DES prediction of a novel high-lift device step 1: Steady blowing (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Ouyang, B., Yao, Y., & Bouferrouk, A. (2016, July). DES prediction of a novel high-lift device step 1: Steady blowing. Poster presented at 2016 Applied Aerodynamics

This presentation focus on my recent results from year one. I.E. Identify the best CFD method to use with high-lift devices and apply flow control to improve performance.

Modelling air and water two-phase annular flow in small horizontal pipe (2016)
Journal Article
Yao, J., Yao, Y., Arini, A., McIlwain, S., & Gordon, T. (2016). Modelling air and water two-phase annular flow in small horizontal pipe. International Journal of Modern Physics: Conference Series, 42, https://doi.org/10.1142/S2010194516601587

Numerical study using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) has been carried out to investigate flow behaviours and underlying physical phenomena associated with air/water two-phase flow inside a small horizontal tube of an inner diameter 8.8mm. The bas... Read More about Modelling air and water two-phase annular flow in small horizontal pipe.

Large-eddy simulation of shock-wave/turbulent boundary-layer interactions and its control using Sparkjet (2016)
Journal Article
Yang, G., Yao, Y., Fang, J., Tian, G., & Lu, L. (2016). Large-eddy simulation of shock-wave/turbulent boundary-layer interactions and its control using Sparkjet. International Journal of Modern Physics: Conference Series, 42, https://doi.org/10.1142/S2010194516601861

Large-eddy simulations (LES) of the oblique impinging shock-wave/flat plate boundary layer interactions at Mach=2.3 and Reδ=20000 were carried out to investigate the underlying flow physics associated with flow separation and shock unsteadiness. The... Read More about Large-eddy simulation of shock-wave/turbulent boundary-layer interactions and its control using Sparkjet.

Investigation of zeolite supported platinum electrocatalyst for electrochemical oxidation of small organic species (2016)
Journal Article
Yao, J., & Yao, Y. (2016). Investigation of zeolite supported platinum electrocatalyst for electrochemical oxidation of small organic species. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 41(33), 14747-14757. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2016.06.121

© 2016 Hydrogen Energy Publications LLC Zeolite supported Pt electrocatalysts, made by ion exchange method using Pt/Y type zeolite, have been investigated to determine Pt electrochemical activity of HCOOH and CH3OH oxidation using the cyclic voltamme... Read More about Investigation of zeolite supported platinum electrocatalyst for electrochemical oxidation of small organic species.

Large-eddy simulation of shock-wave/turbulent boundary layer interaction with and without SparkJet control (2016)
Journal Article
Yang, G., Yao, Y., Fang, J., Gan, T., Li, Q., & Lu, L. (2016). Large-eddy simulation of shock-wave/turbulent boundary layer interaction with and without SparkJet control. Chinese Journal of Aeronautics, 29(3), 617-629. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cja.2016.04.001

© 2016 Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Production and hosting by Elsevier Ltd. The efficiency and mechanism of an active control device "SparkJet" and its application in shock-induced separation control are studied using large-eddy s... Read More about Large-eddy simulation of shock-wave/turbulent boundary layer interaction with and without SparkJet control.

DES prediction of near stall performance of a high lift airfoil (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Ouyang, B., Yao, Y., & Bouferrouk, A. (2016, May). DES prediction of near stall performance of a high lift airfoil. Paper presented at International Symposium of Sustainable Aviation

CFD analyses using Detached Eddy Simulation (DES) and Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) techniques are conducted on a two-element NLR 7301 airfoil configuration at take-off flow conditions to predict its near stall aerodynamic performance. Meshi... Read More about DES prediction of near stall performance of a high lift airfoil.

Development and testing of a variable camber morphing wing mechanism (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Evans, C., Harmer, M., Marks, O., Tiley, S., Willis, T., Bouferrouk, A., & Yao, Y. (2016, May). Development and testing of a variable camber morphing wing mechanism. Paper presented at International Symposium of Sustainable Aviation

The aim of this study was to develop, build and test a morphing wing design in a low-speed wind tunnel to demonstrate its viability as a practical morphing mechanism. The original concept this study is based upon is so-called the Direct Control Airfo... Read More about Development and testing of a variable camber morphing wing mechanism.

DES study of blade trailing edge cutback cooling performance with various lip thicknesses (2016)
Journal Article
Marchant, D. R., Yao, J., Yao, Y. F., Effendy, M., Effendy, M., Yao, Y., …Marchant, D. (2016). DES study of blade trailing edge cutback cooling performance with various lip thicknesses. Applied Thermal Engineering, 99, 434-445. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2015.11.103

© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Three-dimensional detached-eddy simulation (DES) study has been carried out to evaluate the cooling performance of a trailing-edge cutback turbine blade with various lip thickness to slot height ratios (t/H).... Read More about DES study of blade trailing edge cutback cooling performance with various lip thicknesses.

Large-eddy simulation of shock-induced flow separation control using SparkJet concept (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Yang, G., Yao, Y., Fang, J., Gan, T., & Lu, L. (2016, January). Large-eddy simulation of shock-induced flow separation control using SparkJet concept. Paper presented at 54th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting

Large-Eddy Simulation (LES) of shock-wave/boundary layer interactions (SWBLI) with SparkJet control technique is carried out in this paper. The base flow is an oblique shock-wave generated by an 8°wedge impinging onto a spatially-developing Mach 2.3... Read More about Large-eddy simulation of shock-induced flow separation control using SparkJet concept.

Numerical investigation on two streamline-traced busemann inlet-isolators (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Xing, F., Xiaoyuan, F., Can, L., & Yao, Y. (2016, January). Numerical investigation on two streamline-traced busemann inlet-isolators. Paper presented at 54th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting

This paper presents a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) study of flow characteristics within three-dimensional Busemann inlet with isolator models. The primary aim of the study was to compare various performances between two streamline-traced inlets... Read More about Numerical investigation on two streamline-traced busemann inlet-isolators.

Multistep simulation for three-dimensional ice accretion on an aircraft wing (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Huang, J., Cao, Y., Yao, Y., & Yao, J. (2016, January). Multistep simulation for three-dimensional ice accretion on an aircraft wing. Paper presented at 54th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting

A simplified icing model combined with Eulerian two-phase flow theory has been proposed and the method was employed for direct simulation of ice accretion occurred on an aircraft wing. An innovative wall boundary condition treatment has been proposed... Read More about Multistep simulation for three-dimensional ice accretion on an aircraft wing.

An improved local remeshing algorithm for moving boundary problems (2016)
Journal Article
Zheng, J., Chen, J., Zheng, Y., Yao, Y., Li, S., & Xiao, Z. (2016). An improved local remeshing algorithm for moving boundary problems. Engineering Applications of Computational Fluid Mechanics, 10(1), 403-426. https://doi.org/10.1080/19942060.2016.1174888

© 2016 The Author(s). Three issues are tackled in this study to improve the robustness of local remeshing techniques. Firstly, the local remeshing region (hereafter referred to as ‘hole’) is initialized by removing low-quality elements and then conti... Read More about An improved local remeshing algorithm for moving boundary problems.

Direct numerical simulation of supersonic turbulent flows around a tandem expansion-compression corner (2015)
Journal Article
Zheltovodov, A. A., Fang, J., Yao, Y., Zheltovodov, A., Li, Z., & Lu, L. (2015). Direct numerical simulation of supersonic turbulent flows around a tandem expansion-compression corner. Physics of Fluids, 27(12), 125104. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4936576

© 2015 AIP Publishing LLC. The M = 2.9 supersonic turbulent flows over a tandem expansion-compression corner configuration with a sharp deflection angle of 25° at three Reynolds numbers Reδ = 20 000, 40 000, and 80 000 were studied by using direct nu... Read More about Direct numerical simulation of supersonic turbulent flows around a tandem expansion-compression corner.

Proton modified Pt zeolite fuel cell electrocatalysts (2015)
Book Chapter
Yao, J., Yao, Y., & Mirzaii, H. (2015). Proton modified Pt zeolite fuel cell electrocatalysts. In A. Sayigh (Ed.), Renewable Energy in the Service of Mankind Vol I (173-182). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-17777-9_16

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015. NaY zeolite has been selected as a suitable material to host 1.5 wt.% platinum (Pt) loading on zeolite using ion-exchange methods of Pt(NH3)4(NO3)2 without excess NH4NO3 nitrate and Pt(NH3)4(NO3)2... Read More about Proton modified Pt zeolite fuel cell electrocatalysts.

Large-eddy simulation of a three-dimensional shock-wave/turbulent boundary layer interaction of a single-fin (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Fang, J., Yao, Y., Zheltovodov, A. A., & Lu, L. (2015, September). Large-eddy simulation of a three-dimensional shock-wave/turbulent boundary layer interaction of a single-fin. Paper presented at UKTC Annual Workshop

The three-dimension (3D) shock-wave/turbulent boundary layer interaction (SWTBLI) raised from a hypersonic flow passing a single-fin at Mach 5 is investigated i by using LES. The performed LES has demonstrated very good agreements with available expe... Read More about Large-eddy simulation of a three-dimensional shock-wave/turbulent boundary layer interaction of a single-fin.

Experimental study of characteristics of bimetallic Pt-Fe nano-particle fuel cell electrocatalyst (2015)
Journal Article
Yao, J., & Yao, Y. (2015). Experimental study of characteristics of bimetallic Pt-Fe nano-particle fuel cell electrocatalyst. Renewable Energy, 81, 182-196. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2015.03.031

© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. The characteristics of 1.5wt% Platinum (Pt) loading on Fe incorporated Y zeolite (Pt-Fe/Y zeolite) nano-electrocatalysts have been experimentally studied by the extended X-ray adsorption fine structure (EXAFS) and cyclic voltamme... Read More about Experimental study of characteristics of bimetallic Pt-Fe nano-particle fuel cell electrocatalyst.

DNS of transitional and turbulent flow simulations (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Yao, Y., & Zheng, Y. (2015, July). DNS of transitional and turbulent flow simulations. Presented at The First Chinese International Conference on CFD

An in-house direct numerical simulation (DNS) code SBLI has been developed and used extensively for high-performance computation (HPC) of transitional and turbulent flows, most related to shock/boundary-layer interaction problems. The code has also p... Read More about DNS of transitional and turbulent flow simulations.

CFD of air/water two-phase flow in small horizontal pipe (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Yao, J., & Yao, Y. (2015, July). CFD of air/water two-phase flow in small horizontal pipe. Paper presented at The First Chinese International Conference on CFD

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) has been applied to investigate air/water two-phase flow characteristics in an 8.8mm I.D small horizontal pipe. Simulation has successfully predicted water film thickness using newly developed user defined wave func... Read More about CFD of air/water two-phase flow in small horizontal pipe.