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Wen Jiang, Ph.D.

Computational Scientist

Research Areas:
Computational mechanics; Mathematical modeling; Numerical simulations


Dr. Wen Jiang is a computational scientist with the Computational Mechanics and Materials Department at INL. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science from Duke University in 2015. After Ph.D., he joined INL and worked in the area of computational mechanics and materials. His research focuses on developing of numerical methods for applied mechanics problems, with a particular emphasis on the important role played by interfaces and fractures.


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering and Material Science - Duke University
M.S., Solid Mechanics - Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
B.S., Aircraft Design - Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics


W. Jiang, B.W. Spencer, J.E. Dolbow, “Ceramic nuclear fuel fracture modeling with the extended finite element method”, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, accepted, 2020.

W. Jiang, TC Hu, L.K. Aagesen, YF Zhang, “Three-dimensional phase-field modeling of porosity dependent intergranular fracture in UO2”, Computational Materials Science, 171, 109269, 2020

S. Zhang, W. Jiang, M.R. Tonks, “A new phase field fracture model for brittle materials that accounts for elastic anisotropy”, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 358, 112643, 2020

T.-Y. Kim, W. Jiang, S. Lee et al., A Nitsche-type variational formulation for the shape deformation of a single component vesicle, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 112661, 2019

A Beel, TY Kim, W. Jiang, JH Song, “Strong form-based meshfree collocation method for wind-driven ocean circulation”, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 351, 404-421, 2019

P Chakraborty, W Jiang, “Crystal plasticity-based creep model for solution-strengthened nickel-based alloys”, International Journal of Materials and Structural Integrity, 13(1-3), 144-159, 2019 

Z. Zhang, W.Jiang, J. Dolbow, B. Spencer, “A modified moment-fitted integration scheme for X-FEM applications with history dependent material data”, Computational Mechanics, 1-20, 2018

I. Balushi, W. Jiang, G. Tsogtgerel and TY. Kim, “Adaptivity of a B-spline based finite-element method for modeling wind-driven ocean circulation”, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 332, 1-24, 2018

E. Rotundo, T. Kim, W.Jiang, L.Heltai and E.Fried, “Error estimates of B-spline based finite element method for the wind-driven ocean circulation”, Journal of Scientific Computing, 69, 430-459, 2016

W. Jiang, T. Kim, “Spline-based finite-element method for the stationary quasi-geostrophic equations on arbitrary shaped coastal boundaries”, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 299, 144-160, 2016

W. Jiang & J. Dolbow, “Adaptive refinement of the hierarchical b-spline finite element method and data transfer scheme”, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 102(3-4), 233-256, 2015

W. Jiang, C. Annavarapu, I. Harari & J. Dolbow, “A robust Nitsche’s formulation for interface problems with spline-based finite elements”, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 104(7), 676-696, 2015

W. Jiang & J.L. Yang, “Energy-absorption behavior of a metallic double-sine-wave beam under axial crushing”, Thin-Walled Structures, 47(11), 1168-1176, 2009


W. Jiang, “Thermo-mechanical fracture modeling with the phase-field approach”, Caltech, California, EMI 2019, June 2019.

W. Jiang, “Phase field modeling of microstructure dependent fracture in anisotropic UO2 polycrystals”, San Antonio, Texas, TMS 2019, February 2019.

W. Jiang, P. Chakraborty, T. Lillo, “Physics-based Creep Model of Ni-based Alloy Welds in High Temperature and Pressure Applications using Crystal Plasticity”, San Diego, California, EMI 2017, February 2017.

W. Jiang, Y. Liu, C. Annavarapu, “Embedded interface problems with quadratic X-FEM: A Nitsche approach”, Nashville, Tennessee, Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference 2016, June 2016.

W. Jiang, A. Embar, J. Dolbow and E. Fried, “Modelling 3D microdomain evolution on giant unilamellar vesicles with hierarchical B-spline finite elements”, San Diego, California, 13th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics, July 2015.

W. Jiang, C. Annavarapu, J. Dolbow and I. Harari, “A Robust Nitsche’s Formulation for Interface Problems with Spline-based Finite Elements”, Barcelona, Spain, 11th World Congress on Computational Mechanics, July 2014.

W. Jiang, A. Embar, and J. Dolbow, “Adaptive Refinement of the Hierarchical B-spline Finite Element Method and Application to Phase Field Model of Vesicle Membranes”, Raleigh, North Carolina, 12th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics, July 2013.

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