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Yidong Xia, Ph.D.

Computational Scientist

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Biography:
Dr. Yidong Xia is a computational scientist at Idaho National Laboratory (INL). He graduated from North Carolina State University in 2013 with a PhD degree in aerospace engineering (with a focus on high-accuracy computational fluid dynamics (CFD) algorithms for aerodynamics) and a minor in mathematics. His research currently spans multiple cross-disciplinary areas including peta/exaFLOP computing strategies for particle mechanics, bioenergy material mechanics and rheology, unconventional subsurface energy sources recovery and sustainability, and multi-phase nuclear thermal hydraulics and safety analysis. He serves as principal investigator or co-investigator in multiple research projects and coordinate effort of multiple national laboratories and universities. He has over forty publications in leading international journals and conference proceedings, and routinely serves as peer reviewer for journals and conferences in research community.

Education:

​Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering - North Carolina State University

M.E., Fluid Mechanics - Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics

B.E., Aircraft Design and Engineering -  Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Publications:
Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Yidong Xia, Ansel Blumers, Zhen Li, Lixiang Luo, Yu-Hang Tang, Joshua Kane, Hai Huang, Matthew Andrew, Milind Deo, Jan Goral, “A GPU-accelerated package for simulation of flow in nanoporous source rocks with many-body dissipative particle dynamics”, arXiv preprint, 2019: https://arxiv.org/abs/1903.10134


Yidong Xia, Zhengshou Lai, Tyler Westover, Jordan Klinger, Hai Huang, Qiushi Chen, “Discrete element modeling of deformable pinewood chips in cyclic loading test”, Powder Technology, Vol 345, 1 March 2019, Pages 1-14.


Xiaodong Liu, Yidong Xia, Hong Luo, “A reconstructed discontinuous Galerkin method for compressible turbulent flows on 3D curved grids”, Computers & Fluids, Volume 160, 4 January 2018, Pages 26-41.

 

Xiaodong Liu, Lijun Xuan, Yidong Xia, Hong Luo, “A reconstructed discontinuous Galerkin method for the compressible Navier-Stokes equations on three-dimensional hybrid grids”, Computers & Fluids, Volume 152, 18 July 2017, Pages 217-230.

 

Yidong Xia, Jan Goral, Hai Huang, Ilija Miskovic, Paul Meakin, and Milind Deo. "Many-body dissipative particle dynamics modeling of fluid flow in fine-grained nanoporous shales", Physics of Fluids 29, No. 5 (2017): 056601.

 

Eric M. Leonard, Benjamin J.C. Laabs, Mitchell A. Plummer, Ryan K. Kroner, Keith A. Brugger, Vivian M. Spiess, Kurt A. Refsnider, Yidong Xia, Marc W. Caffee. “Late Pleistocene glaciation and deglaciation in the Crestone Peaks area, Colorado Sangre de Cristo Mountains, USA – chronology and paleoclimate”, Quaternary Science Reviews, 158:127-144, February 2017.

 

Yidong Xia, Mitch Plummer, Robert Podgorney, and Ahmad Ghassemi. “Design, modeling, and evaluation of a doublet heat extraction model in enhanced geothermal systems”, Renewable Energy, 105: 232-247, 2017.

 

Xiaodong Liu, Yidong Xia, Hong Luo, and Lijun Xuan. “A comparative study of Rosenbrock-type and implicit Runge-Kutta time integration for discontinuous Galerkin method for unsteady 3D compressible Navier-Stokes equations”, Communications in Computational Physics, 20 (4): 1016-1044, 2016.

 

Mark A. Christon, Jozsef Bakozi, Balu Nadiga, Markus Berndt, Marianne M. Francois, Alan K. Stagg. Yidong Xia, and Hong Luo. “A hybrid incremental projection method for thermal-hydraulics applications”, Journal of Computational Physics, 317: 382-404, 2016.

 

Yidong Xia, Robert Podgorney, and Hai Huang. “Assessment of a hybrid continuous / discontinuous Galerkin finite element code for geothermal reservoir simulations”, Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 2016. DOI: 10.1007/s00603-016-0951-y.

 

Yidong Xia, Chuanjin Wang, Hong Luo, Mark Christon, and Jozsef Bakosi. “Assessment of a hybrid finite element and finite volume code for turbulent incompressible flows”, Journal of Computational Physics, 307: 653-669, 2016.

 

Yidong Xia, Xiaodong Liu, Hong Luo, and Robert Nourgaliev. “A third-order implicit discontinuous Galerkin method based on a Hermite WENO reconstruction for time-accurate solution of the compressible Navier–Stokes equations”, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, 79(8): 416-435, 2015.

 

Yidong Xia, Jialin Lou, Hong Luo, Jack Edwards, and Frank Mueller. “OpenACC acceleration of an unstructured CFD solver based on a reconstructed discontinuous Galerkin method for compressible flows”, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, 78 (3): 123–139, 2015.

 

Yidong Xia, Hong Luo, Megan Frisbey, and Robert Nourgaliev. “A set of parallel, implicit methods for a reconstructed discontinuous Galerkin method for compressible flows on 3D hybrid grids”, Computers & Fluids, 98:134–151, 2014.

 

Yidong Xia, Hong Luo, and Robert Nourgaliev. “An implicit Hermite WENO reconstruction-based discontinuous Galerkin method on tetrahedral grids”, Computers & Fluids, 96:406–421, 2014.

 

Hong Luo, Yidong Xia, Seth Spiegel, Robert Nourgaliev, and Zonglin Jiang. “A reconstructed discontinuous Galerkin method based on a hierarchical WENO reconstruction for compressible flows on tetrahedral grids”, Journal of Computational Physics, 236:477–492, 2013.

 

Hong Luo, Yidong Xia, Shujie Li, and Robert Nourgaliev. “A Hermite WENO reconstruction-based discontinuous Galerkin method for the Euler equations on tetrahedral grids”. Journal of Computational Physics, 231(16): 5489–5503, 2012.

 

Yidong Xia, Yizhao Wu, Hongqiang Lu, and Jiangyong Song. “Parallel computation of a high-order discontinuous Galerkin method on unstructured grid”, ACTA AERODYNAMICA SINICA, 29(05): 537–541, 2011. (In Chinese)


Book Chapter
Yidong Xia, Megan Frisbey, and Hong Luo. “A Hierarchical WENO Reconstructed Discontinuous Galerkin Method for Computing Shock Waves”, In 29th International Symposium on Shock Waves 2 (pp. 951-956). Springer International Publishing, 2015.


Conference Proceedings
Mitch Plummer, Yidong Xia, Robert Podgorney, Earl Mattson, Hai Huang and Ahmad Ghassemi. “Primary Constraints on the Design of an Enhanced Geothermal System Reservoir”, In 50th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium, Houston, Texas, USA, June 2016.

 

Yidong Xia, Mitch Plummer, Robert Podgorney, and Ahmad Ghassemi. “An Assessment of Some Design Constraints on Heat Production of a 3D Conceptual EGS Model Using an Open-Source Geothermal Reservoir Simulation Code”, In 41st Stanford Geothermal Workshop, Stanford, California, USA, February 2016.

 

Jialin Lou, Yidong Xia, Lixiang Luo, Hong Luo, Jack Edwards, and Frank Mueller. “OpenACC- based GPU acceleration of an implicit reconstructed discontinuous Galerkin method for compressible flows on 3D unstructured grids”, In 54th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, San Diego, California, USA, No. 2016-1815, January 2016.

 

Yidong Xia and Hai Huang. “Non-oscillatory thermal front tracking based on a reconstructed discontinuous Galerkin method for geothermal reservoir simulation”, In 5th International Conference on Coupled Thermo–Hydro–Mechanical–Chemical (THMC) Processes in Geosystems: Petroleum and Geothermal Reservoir Geomechanics and Energy Resource Extraction, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, February 2015.

 

Yidong Xia, Robert Podgorney, and Hai Huang. “Assessment of a finite element geothermal reservoir simulator on benchmark problems”, In 5th International Conference on Coupled Thermo–Hydro–Mechanical–Chemical (THMC) Processes in Geosystems: Petroleum and Geothermal Reservoir Geomechanics and Energy Resource Extraction, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, February 2015.

 

Davood Bahrami, George Danko, Pengcheng Fu, Bin Guo, Robert Podgorney, Mark White, and Yidong Xia. “Poroelastic and Self-Propped Single Fracture THM Models for EGS Studies”. In 40th Stanford Geothermal Workshop, Stanford, California, USA, volume SGP-TR-204, January 2015.

 

Xiaodong Liu, Lijun Xuan, Hong Luo, and Yidong Xia. “A reconstructed discontinuous Galerkin method for the compressible Navier-Stokes equations on hybrid grids”, In 53rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Kissimmee, Florida, USA, No. 2015-0575, January 2015.

 

Jialin Lou, Yidong Xia, Lixiang Luo, Hong Luo, Jack Edwards, and Frank Mueller. “OpenACC- based GPU acceleration of a p-multigrid discontinuous Galerkin method for compressible flows on 3D unstructured grids”, In 53rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Kissimmee, Florida, USA, No. 2015-0822, January 2015.

 

Yidong Xia, Jialin Lou, Lixiang Luo, Hong Luo, Jack Edwards, and Frank Mueller. “On the multi-GPU computing of a reconstructed discontinuous Galerkin method for compressible flows on 3D hybrid grids”, In 7th AIAA Theoretical Fluid Mechanics Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, No. 2014-3081, June 2014.

 

Yidong Xia, Hong Luo, Chuanjin Wang, and Robert Nourgaliev. “An implicit, reconstructed discontinuous Galerkin method for the unsteady compressible Navier-Stokes equations on 3D hybrid grids”, In 7th AIAA Theoretical Fluid Mechanics Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, No. 2014-3220, June 2014.

 

Lijun Xuan, Yidong Xia, and Hong Luo. “A reconstructed discontinuous Galerkin method based on a gas kinetic scheme for compressible flows on arbitrary grids”, In 7th AIAA Theoretical Fluid Mechanics Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, AIAA Paper No. 2014-3219, June 2014.

 

Yidong Xia, Xiaodong Liu, and Hong Luo. “A finite volume method based on WENO reconstruction for compressible flows on hybrid grids”, In 52nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, National Harbor, Maryland, USA, No. 2014-0939, January 2014.

 

Yidong Xia, Hong Luo, Lixiang Luo, Jack Edwards, Jialin Lou, and Frank Mueller. “OpenACC-based GPU acceleration of a 3-D unstructured discontinuous Galerkin method”, In 52nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, National Harbor, Maryland, USA, No. 2014-1129, January 2014.

 

Yidong Xia, Hong Luo, Chuanjin Wang, and Robert Nourgaliev. “Implicit large eddy simulation of turbulent flows by a reconstructed discontinuous Galerkin method”, In 52nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, National Harbor, Maryland, USA, No. 2014-0224, January 2014.

 

Yidong Xia, Megan Frisbey, and Hong Luo. “A reconstructed discontinuous Galerkin method based on a hierarchical WENO reconstruction for computing shock waves on hybrid grids”, In 21st AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference, San Diego, California, USA, No. 2013-3063, June 2013.

 

Yidong Xia, Hong Luo, Seth Spiegel, Megan Frisbey, and Robert Nourgaliev. “A parallel, implicit reconstructed discontinuous Galerkin method for the compressible flows on 3D arbitrary grids”, In 21st AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference, San Diego, California, USA, No. 2013-3062, June 2013.

 

Yidong Xia, Hong Luo, and Robert Nourgaliev. “An implicit reconstructed discontinuous Galerkin method based on automatic differentiation for the compressible flows on tetrahedral grids”, In 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Grapevine (Dallas/Ft. Worth Region), Texas, USA, No. 2013-0687, January 2013.

 

Yidong Xia, Megan Frisbey, Hong Luo, and Robert Nourgaliev. “A WENO reconstruction-based discontinuous Galerkin method for compressible flows on hybrid grids”, In 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Grapevine (Dallas/Ft. Worth Region), Texas, USA, No. 2013-0516, January 2013.

 

Yidong Xia, Megan Frisbey, and Hong Luo. “A hierarchical WENO reconstructed discontinuous Galerkin method for computing shock waves”, In 29th International Symposium on Shock Waves (ISSW29), Madison, Wisconsin, USA, July 2013.

 

Hong Luo, Yidong Xia, and Megan Frisbey. “A reconstructed discontinuous Galerkin method based on a hierarchical WENO reconstruction on hybrid grids”, In 12th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics (USNCCM12), Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. U.S. Association for Computational Mechanics, July 2013.

 

Hong Luo, Yidong Xia, Seth Spiegel, and Robert Nourgaliev. “A hierarchical Hermite WENO reconstruction based discontinuous Galerkin method for compressible flows on tetrahedral grids”, In 42nd AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference and Exhibit, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, No. 2012-2838, Jane 2012.

 

Yidong Xia, Hong Luo, and Robert Nourgaliev. “An implicit method for a reconstructed discontinuous Galerkin method on tetrahedron grids”, In 42nd AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference and Exhibit, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, No. 2012-2834, Jane 2012.

 

Yidong Xia and Robert Nourgaliev. “An implicit Hermite WENO reconstruction-based discontinuous Galerkin method on tetrahedral grids”, In 7th International Conference of Computational Fluid Dynamics, Big Island, Hawaii, USA, July 2012.

 

Hong Luo, Shujie Li, Yidong Xia, Robert Nourgaliev, and Chunpei Cai. “A Hermite WENO reconstruction based discontinuous Galerkin method for the Euler equations on tetrahedral grids”, In 50th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, No. 2012-461, January 2012.

 

Hong Luo, Yidong Xia, and Robert Nourgaliev. “A class of reconstructed discontinuous Galerkin methods in computational fluid dynamics”, In International Conference on Mathematics and Computational Methods Applied to Nuclear Science and Engineering (M&C2011), Brazil, May 2011.

 

Hong Luo, Yidong Xia, Robert Nourgaliev, and Chunpei Cai. “A class of reconstructed discontinuous Galerkin methods for compressible flows on arbitrary grids”, In 49th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Orlando, Florida, USA, No. 2011-199, January 2011.

 


Technical Reports
Yidong Xia, Joshua Hansel, Ray A. Berry, David Andrs, Richard C. Martineau. “Preliminary Study on the Suitability of a Second-Order Reconstructed Discontinuous Galerkin Method for RELAP-7 Thermal-Hydraulic Modeling”. Technical Report INL/EXT-17-43108 (Revision 1), Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho, ID, United States, September 2017.

 

M.D. White, and et al. “Benchmark Problems of the Geothermal Technologies Office Code Comparison Study”. Technical Report PNNL-26016, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, November 2016.

 

Yidong Xia, David Andrs, Richard C. Martineau. “BIGHORN Computational Fluid Dynamics Theory, Methodology, and Code Verification & Validation Benchmark Problems”. Technical Report INL/EXT-16-39214, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho, ID, United States, September 2016.

 

Jozsef Bakosi, Mark Christon, Lori Pritchett-Sheats, Hong Luo, Yidong Xia, and Robert Nourgaliev. Hydra-TH Verification, Validation and Thermal-Hydraulics Benchmark Problems. Technical Report CASL-U-2013-0209-000, Los Alamos National Laboratory, September 2013.

 

Mark Christon, Jozsef Bakosi, R Lowrie, Balasubramanya Nadiga, Yidong Xia, Hong Luo, and Alan Stagg. Hydra-TH User’s Manual. Technical Report LA-UR 12-23181, Los Alamos National Laboratory, 2011.

Presentations:

The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis (SC18) Dallas, Texas, Novermber 11-16, 2018. “A Parallel-efficient GPU Package for Multiphase Flow in Realistic Nano-pore Networks”.
 
2018 SIAM Annual Meeting Portland, Oregon, July 9-13, 2018.“Many-body Dissipative Particle Dynamics Simulation of Multi-fluid/phase Flow in Nano- to Micro-porous Heterogeneous Shale Pore Networks”.
 
InterPore 2018 (10th International Society for Porous Media 10th Annual Meeting) New Orleans, Louisiana, May 14-17, 2018.“Dissipative Particle Dynamics Based Mesoscale Modeling of Multiphase Flow in Reconstructed High-Resolution Nanoporous Shale Pore Networks”.
 
16th Annual Charm++ Worshop 2018 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, April, 2018. “On the Suitability of Charm++ for Extreme-Scale Simulations of Mesoscale Particle Flow and Transport Phenomena”.

 

InterPore 2016 (8th International Conference on Porous Media & Annual Meeting)
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, 9-12 May 2016
“An Integrated Workflow from FIB-SEM Digital Image to DPD Mesoscale Multiphase Flow Simulation in Organic-Rich Nanoporous Shales”
“Dissipative Particle Dynamics Simulations of Multiphase Flow in Nanoporous Media”.

 

41th Stanford Geothermal Workshop
Stanford, California, USA, 23–25 February 2016
“An Assessment of Some Design Constraints on Heat Production of a 3D Conceptual EGS Model Using an Open-Source Geothermal Reservoir Simulation Code”.

 

5th International Conference on Coupled T–H–M–C Processes in Geosystems
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, 25–27 February 2015
“Non-Oscillatory Thermal Front Tracking Based on a Reconstructed Discontinuous Galerkin Method for Geothermal Reservoir Simulation”
“Assessment of a Finite Element Geothermal Reservoir Simulator on Benchmark Problems”.

 

40th Stanford Geothermal Workshop
Stanford, California, USA, 26–28 January 2015
“Poroelastic and Self-Propped Single Fracture THM Models for EGS Studies”.

 

52nd American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Aerospace Sciences Meeting
National Harbor, Maryland, USA, 13–17 January 2014
“A Finite Volume Method Based on a WENO Reconstruction for Compressible Flows on Hybrid Grids”
“Open-ACC Based GPU Acceleration of a 3-D Unstructured Discontinuous Galerkin Method”
“Implicit Large Eddy Simulation of Turbulent Flows Using a Reconstructed Discontinuous Galerkin Method”.

 

29th International Symposium on Shock Waves (ISSW29)
Madison, Wisconsin, USA, 14–19 July 2013
“A Hierarchical WENO Reconstructed Discontinuous Galerkin Method for Computing Shock Waves”

 

21st AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference
San Diego, California, USA, 24–26 June 2013
“A Parallel, Implicit Reconstructed Discontinuous Galerkin Method for the Compressible Flows on 3D Arbitrary Grids”.

 

51st American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Aerospace Sciences Meeting
Dallas, Texas, USA, 7–10 January 2013
“A WENO Reconstruction-Based Discontinuous Galerkin Method for Compressible Flows on Hybrid Grids.”
“An Implicit Reconstructed Discontinuous Galerkin Method Based on Automatic Differentiation for the Compressible Flows on Tetrahedral Grids”.

 

7th International Conference of Computational Fluid Dynamics (ICCFD7)
Island of Hawaii, Hawaii, 9–13 August 2012
“An Implicit Hermite WENO Reconstruction-Based Discontinuous Galerkin Method on Tetrahedral Grids”.

 

42nd AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, 25–28 June 2012
“An Implicit Method for a Reconstructed Discontinuous Galerkin Method on Tetrahedral Grids”.

 

50th American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Aerospace Sciences Meeting
Nashville, Tennessee, USA, 9–12 January 2012
“A Hermite WENO Reconstruction Based Discontinuous Galerkin Method for the Euler Equations on Tetrahedral Grids”.

Awards:

​Elsevier Reviewer Recognition, 2016

Research Interests:

​Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

Subsurface Sciences and Engineering

Micro/Sub-micro Multiphase Fluid Flow

High Performance Computing

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