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Hai Huang, Ph.D.

Research and Development Scientist

Research Areas:
Modeling and Simulation

Biography:
Dr. Hai Huang has extensive experience with the development and application of computational models for multiphase flow and transport in the subsurface. He earned his doctorate in hydrogeology from the University of Nevada, Reno. He has worked on a wide variety of applied and basic research projects and has published extensively in leading peer reviewed journals such as Water Resources Research, Geophysical Research Letters, Advance in Water Resources, and Transport in Porous Media. He is currently the technical lead of INL’s subsurface modeling team. Dr. Huang’s primary research activities and accomplishments include geostatistics, flow and reactive transport simulations, multiphase flow in fractures, computational geomechanics and hydraulic fracturing modeling, high performance computing of coupled thermal hydro mechanical chemical (THMC) processes in the subsurface.

Education:

​Ph.D., Hydrogeology - University of Nevada
M.S., Hydrogeology - Nanjing University, Nanjing
B.S., Hydrogeology - Nanjing University, Nanjing

Affiliations:

​American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
Geological Society of America (GSA)
American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA)

Publications:

Wood, Thomas, and Hai Huang (2015). Experimental and modeling studies of episodic air-water two-phase flow in fractures and fracture networks, Fluid Dynamics in Complex Fractured-Porous Systems 210: 209.

 

Huang, H., Benjamin Spencer and Jason Hales (2014), Discrete Element Method for Simulation of Early-Life Thermal Fracturing Behavior in Ceramic Nuclear Fuel Pellets, Nuclear Engineering and Design, 278 (2014): 515-528.

 

Gebrehiwet, Tsigabu, Luanjing Guo, Don Fox, Hai Huang, Yoshiko Fujita, Robert Smith, James Henriksen, and George Redden (2014). "Precipitation of calcium carbonate and calcium phosphate under diffusion controlled mixing." Applied Geochemistry 46: 43-56.

 

C. Lu, C. Zhang, H. Huang and T. Johnson (2014), Monitoring CO2 sequestration into deep saline aquifer and associated salt intrusion using coupled multiphase flow modeling and time-lapse electrical resistivity tomography, Greenhouse Gas Sci Technol. doi: 10.1002/ghg.1437.

 

Meakin, P., Huang, H., Malthe-Sorenssen, A., and Thogersen, K. (2013). Shale gas: Opportunities and challenges. Environmental Geosciences, 20(4), 151-164.

 

L. Guo, H. Huang, D. R. Gaston, C. J. Permann, D. Andrs, G. D. Redden, C. Lu, D. T. Fox, and Y. Fujita (2013). A Parallel Fully-coupled Fully-implicit Solution to Reactive Transport in Porous Media Using Preconditioned Jacobian-Free Newton-Krylov Method, Advances in Water Resources, 53: 101-108, doi: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2012.10.010.

 

Xu, Z. J., H. Huang, X. Y. Li, and P. Meakin (2012), Phase field and level set methods for modeling solute precipitation and/or dissolution, Computer Physics Communications, 183(1), 15-19.

 

Gaston, D., L. Guo, G. Hansen, H. Huang, R. Johnson, H.K. Park, R. Podgorney, M. Tonks, and R. Williamson (2012). Parallel Algorithms and Software for Nuclear, Energy, and Environmental Applications. Part I: Multiphysics Algorithms, Communications in Computational Physics, Volume: 12, Issue: 3, Pages: 807-833, DOI: 10.4208/cicp.091010.140711s.

 

Gaston, D., L. Guo, G. Hansen, H. Huang, R. Johnson, H.K. Park, R. Podgorney, M. Tonks, and R. Williamson (2012). Parallel Algorithms and Software for Nuclear, Energy, and Environmental Applications. Part II: Multiphysics Software, Communications in Computational Physics, Volume: 12, Issue: 3, Pages: 834-865, DOI: 10.4208/cicp.091010.150711s.

 

Huang, H., Paul Meakin, Robert Podgorney, Shouchun Deng, and Chuan Lu (2011), Physicsbased Modeling of Fracturing and Permeability Evolution in Engineered Geothermal Reservoir, Geothermal Resources Council Transactions, 35: 383-387.

 

Podgorney, R., Hai. Huang and D. Gaston (2010), A Fully-Coupled, Implicit, Finite Element Model for Simultaneously Solving Multiphase Fluid Flow, Heat Transport, and Rock Deformation, Geothermal Resources Council Transactions, 34: 427-432.

 

Li, X.Y., H. Huang and P. Meakin (2010), A three-dimensional level set simulation of coupled reactive transport and mineral precipitation/dissolution, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 53(13-14), p. 2908-2923.

 

Johnson, T.C., R. Versteeg, H. Huang and P. S. Routh (2009), Data-domain correlation approach for joint hydrogeological inversion of time-lapse hydrogeologic and geophysical data,Geophysics, 74(6), F127-140.

 

Li, X.Y., H. Huang, and P. Meakin (2008), Level set simulation of coupled advection-diffusion and pore structure evolution due to mineral precipitation in porous media, Water Resources Research, 44, W12407, doi:10.1029/2007WR006742.

 

Huang, H., and P. Meakin (2008), Three-dimensional simulation of droplet dynamics within unsaturated Hele-Shaw Cells, Water Resources Research, 44, W03411, doi:10.1029/2007WR006158.

 

Liu, M., P. Meakin, and H. Huang (2007), Dissipative particle dynamics simulation of pore-scale multiphase fluid flow, Water Resources. Research, 43, W04411, doi:10.1029/2006WR004856.

 

Liu, M., P. Meakin, and H. Huang (2007), Dissipative Particle Dynamics Simulation of Fluid Motion Through An Unsaturated Fracture and Fracture Junction, Journal of Computational Physics, 222(1), doi:10.1016/j.jcp.2006.07.017

Liu, M., P. Meakin, and H. Huang (2007), Dissipative particle dynamics simulation of multiphase fluid flow in microchannels and microchannel networks, Physics of Fluids, 19(3), DOI: 10.1063/1.2717182.

 

Huang, H., P. Meakin (2006), Reply to comment by Dani Or and Teamrat Ghezzehei on “Computer simulation of two-phase immiscible fluid motion in unsaturated complex fractures using a volume of fluid method” by Hai Huang, Paul Meakin, and Moubin Liu, Water Resources Research, 42, W07602, doi:10.1029/2006WR005120.

 

M. Liu, P. Meakin, and H. Huang (2006), Dissipative particle dynamics with attractive and repulsive particle-particle interactions, Physics of Fluids, 18, 017101, DOI: 10.1063/1.2163366.

 

Huang, H., P.Meakin, M. Liu and G. E. McCreery (2005), Modeling of multiphase fluid motion in fracture intersections and fracture networks, Geophysical Research Letters, 32, L19402, doi:10.1029/2005GL023899.

 

Huang, H., P. Meakin and M. Liu (2005), Computer simulation of two-phase immiscible fluid motion in unsaturated complex fractures using a volume of fluid method, Water Resources Research, 41, W12413, doi:10.1029/2005WR004204.

 

Huang, H., B.X. Hu, C. Shirley, and X.-H. Wen (2004), Stochastic inverse mapping of hydraulic conductivity and sorption coefficient fields conditioning on nonreactive and reactive tracer test data, Water Resources Research, 40, W01506, doi:10.1029/2003WR002253.


Tartakovsky, A.M., P. Meakin, and H. Huang (2004) Stochastic analysis of immiscible displacement of the fluids with arbitrary viscosities and its dependence on support scale of hydrological data, Advances in Water Resources, 27, 1151-1166.

 

Huang, H., A.E. Hassan, and B.X. Hu (2003), Monte Carlo study of conservative transport in heterogeneous dual-porosity media, Journal of Hydrology, 229-241.

 

Bill X. Hu, H. Huang, A.H. Hassan, and J.H. Cushman (2002), Stochastic reactive transport in porous media: Higher order closures, Advances in Water Resources, 25(05), 513-531.

 

Bill X. Hu and H. Huang (2002), Stochastic Analysis of Reactive Solute Transport in Heterogeneous, Fractured Porous Media, Transport in Porous Media, 48, 1-39.

 

Bill X. Hu , H. Huang, and D.X. Zhang (2002), Stochastic Analysis of Solute Transport in Heterogeneous dual-permeability Media, Water Resources Research, 38(9), 1175, doi:10.1029/2001WR00442.

 

Huang, H. and B.X. Hu (2001), Nonlocal reactive transport in heterogeneous dual-porosity media with rate-limited sorption and interregional mass diffusion, Water Resources Research, 37(03), 639-647.

 

Huang, H., and B.X. Hu (2000), Nonlocal nonreactive transport in heterogeneous porous media with interregional mass diffusion, Water Resources Research, 36(07), 1665-1675.

Presentations:

Zhou, H. Huang, M. Deo and S. Jiang (2015), A New Physics-Based Modeling of MultipleNonPlanar Hydraulic Fractures Propagation, URTeC 2170875, Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, San Antonio, July, 2015.

 

J. Zhou, H. Huang and M. Deo (2015), Modeling the interaction between Hydraulic and Natural Fractures using Dual-Lattice Discrete Element Method, ARMA 15-507, The 49th US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, San Francisco, California, June 28 – July 1, 2015.

 

J. Zhou, H. Huang and M. Deo (2015), Modeling of Complex Hydraulic Fracture Propagation in Shales through Dual-Lattice Discrete Element Method, AAPG Annual Convention & Exhibition, Denver, Colorado, May 31- June 3, 2015.

 

J. Zhou, H. Huang and M. Deo (2015), Simulation of Hydraulic Fracture Propagation in Heterogeneous Reservoir based on a Dual-Lattice Discrete Element Method, The 5th International Conference on Coupled Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical-Chemical Processes in Geosystems, Salt Lake City, Utah, February 25-27, 2015.

 

Huang, H., M. Plummer and R. Podgorney (2013), Simulated evolution of fractures and fracture networks subject to thermal cooling: A coupled discrete element and heat conduction model, in Proceedings of 38th Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, February 11-13, 2013.

 

Huang, H. and T.R. Wood, (2012), “An integrated experimental and modeling study of episodic air-water two-phase flow in fractures and fracture networks”, 1499877, 2012 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 3-7 Dec.

 

Huang, H., T. Wood, E. Mattson, C. Palmer, M. Lin, C. Fang, W. Meurer and N. Hoda (2012), Mechanistic modeling of pre-pyrolysis fracturing of oil shale due to thermal stress, 32nd Oil Shale Symposium, October 17-17, 2012, Golden, CO.

 

Guo, L., H. Huang, D. Gaston, G. Redden, D.T. Fox and Y. Fujita (2010), Reactive Transport Modeling of Induced Calcite Precipitation Reaction Fronts in Porous Media Using A Parallel, Fully Coupled, Fully Implicit Approach, Abstract H51C-0911 presented at 2010 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 13-17 Dec.

 

Podgorney, R., H. Huang and D. Gaston (2010), Massively Parallel Fully Coupled Implicit Modeling of Coupled Thermal-Hydrological-Mechanical Processes for Enhanced Geothermal System Reservoirs, Proceedings of 35th Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Feb. 1-3, Stanford University, Stanford, California.

 

Xu, Z., H. Huang and P. Meakin (2009), Quantitative Pore Scale Modelling for Reactive Fluid with Solute Precipitation and Dissolution, Eos Trans. AGU, 90(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H41D-0930.

 

Guo, L., H. Huang, D. Gaston and G. Redden (2009), Modeling of Calcite Precipitation Driven by Bacteria-facilitated Urea Hydrolysis in A Flow Column Using A Fully Coupled, Fully Implicit Parallel Reactive Transport Simulator, Eos Trans. AGU, 90(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H34D-04.

 

Huang, H., T Wood, C. Palmer, E. Mattson and Z. Xu (2009), Massively parallel modeling of coupled thermal-hydro-mechanical processes during in-situ oil shale retorting, 29th Annual Oil Shale Symposium, Colorado School of Mines, October 13-17, Golden, Colorado.

 

Huang, H., P. Meakin, A. Malthe-Sorenssen, T. Wood, C. Plamer, and E. Mattson (2008), Modeling deformation and fracturing of oil shale induced by in situ fluid generation, 28th Annual Oil Shale Symposium, Colorado School of Mines, October 19-23, Golden, Colorado.

 

Li, X., H. Huang and P. Meakin (2008), High Performance 3D Volume of Fluid Simulation of Water-air Flow in Complex Fracture Networks, Eos Trans. AGU, 89(53), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H531-06.

 

Meakin, P., H. Huang and A. Malthe-Sorenssen (2008), Coupling between fluid generation, fluid flow, deformation and fracturing in subsurface porous media: Discrete element, particle and continuum methods, Eos Trans. AGU, 89(53), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H34D-08.

 

Huang, H., S. Magnuson, R. Podgorney, J. Sondrup and T. Wood (2007), Development of a Sitewide Groundwater Flow and Radionuclide Transport Model at Idaho National Laboratory,EOS Trans. AGU, 88(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H33H-1722.

 

Li, X., H. Huang and P. Meakin (2007), A Level set based computer simulation of coupled flow and mineral precipitation/dissolution in fracture apertures and porous media, EOS Trans. AGU, 88(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H44D-02.

 

Huang, H. and P. Meakin, Mechanistically-based computer simulations of multiphase fluid motion in unsaturated fracture apertures and porous media, EOS Trans. AGU, 87(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H51A-0472, 2006.

 

Moubin Liu, Paul Meakin and Hai Huang, 2005, Dissipative Particle Dynamics and the Volume of Fluid Simulations of Pore-Sclae Multiphase FLow, EOS Trans. AGU, 86(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H33A-1363.

 

Hai Huang and Roelof Versteeg, 2005, Coupled Hydrological/Geophysical Inversion: Theory and Implementation on Laboratory Experiments, EOS Trans. AGU, 86(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H44C-006.

 

Meakin P. Basagaoglu H., Huang H., Liu M. B. and Tartakovsky A., 2005, Computer modeling of multiphase fluidflow (in fractured and porous media), Advanced simulations: A critical tool for future nuclear fuel cycles, DOE national laboratory workshop, December, 2005, LLNL, USA.

 

Hai Huang and Paul Meakin, 2004, Volume of fluid (VOF) simulation of two-phase incompressible fluid flow through interconnected pores and fracture networks, EOS Trans. AGU, 85(47), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H34A-04.

 

R. Versteeg and H. Huang, 2004, Joint geophysical and hydrological inversion of a mesoscale laboratory experimental dataset, EOS Trans. AGU, 85(47), Fall Meet. Suppl, Abstract H21G-02.

Awards:

​Best Presentation Award, Geothermal Research Council Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 2011

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