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Professor Xi Jiang

Professor Xi Jiang

Professor

Engineering Building
Lancaster University
Bailrigg
Lancaster
United Kingdom
LA1 4YR

+44 (0)1524 592439

Profile

Professor Jiang has been the Chair in Energy Use and Transport at the University of Lancaster since 2009. He has an academic profile previously developed at Brunel University, Queen Mary University of London, Building Research Establishment, Seoul National University and University of Science and Technology of China. His research has been in the broad area of Energy & Environments, mainly on the border of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering, with a focus on Energy & Flow Physics research using high-fidelity numerical modelling and simulations. Using advanced modelling/simulation methods such as direct numerical simulation (DNS) and large–eddy simulation (LES), he has investigated a broad range of engineering problems of fluid flow, turbulence, heat transfer, combustion and aeroacoustics, including DNS of reacting flows such as hydrogen-enriched fuel (syngas) combustion and gas-liquid two-phase flows and LES of fuel injection and spray combustion. Most of his computational work has been performed on the national high-performance computing facilities. His on-going research activities mainly include the applications of modelling and simulation to three areas: (1) cleaner energy utilisation, (2) carbon capture and storage, and (3) battery thermal management. He is currently the principal investigator of two EPSRC projects, as well as the co-investigator of “UK Turbulence Consortium” as the leader of work package “Multiphase flows” (2009-14) and “Turbulence in thermal/energy systems” (2013-18) respectively.

In his research field of Energy & Flow Physics on the border of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering, he has an international profile with about 100 journal and conference publications, including top journals in the field such as Progress in Energy and Combustion Science, Applied Energy, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Combustion and Flame, Fuel, Physics of Fluids, AIAA Journal, Numerical Heat Transfer and ASME Journal of Heat Transfer etc. He is the leading author of a Taylor & Francis book “Numerical Techniques for Direct and Large-Eddy Simulations”, published in 2009. In addition, he was the winner of the Gaydon Prize for the most significant UK contribution to the 28th Symposium (International) on Combustion by the Combustion Institute (British Section) in 2002. He has been a regular reviewer of several leading journals and serves as a Computational Fluid Dynamics Subject Editor of International Journal of Computer Mathematics. He is currently an EPSRC Peer Review College Member. He was also involved in organizing a few international conferences in energy utilisation & multi-phase flow.

His teaching experience covers different subjects in Mechanical, Chemical, Automotive and Aerospace Engineering. He is currently chairing the Department Teaching Committee and had been the Undergraduate Director of Study for Chemical, Nuclear and Sustainable Engineering (2011-13).

Xi Jiang's Publications

In Press

Numerical assessment of subgrid scale models for scalar transport in large-eddy simulations of hydrogen-enriched fuels

Mira Martinez, D., Jiang, X., Moulinec, C. & Emerson, D. R. 2014 In : International journal of hydrogen energy.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2014

A theoretical and computational study of lithium-ion battery thermal management for electric vehicles using heat pipes

Greco, A., Cao, D., Jiang, X. & Yang, H. 07/2014 In : Journal of Power Sources. 257, p. 344-355 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2013

Large-eddy simulation of mixing and combustion in a premixed swirling combustor with synthesis gases

Zheng, Y., Zhu, M., Mira Martinez, D. & Jiang, X. 15/12/2013 In : Computers & Fluids. 88, p. 702-714 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Numerical simulations of turbulent non-premixed jet flames of hydrogen-enriched fuels

Mira Martinez, D., Jiang, X., Moulinec, C. & Emerson, D. R. 15/12/2013 In : Computers & Fluids. 88, p. 688-701 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Capturing CO2 in flue gas from fossil fuel-fired power plants using dry regenerable alkali metal-based sorbent

Zhao, C., Chen, X., Anthony, E. J., Jiang, X., Duan, L., Wu, Y., Dong, W. & Zhao, C. 12/2013 In : Progress in energy and combustion science. 39, 6, p. 515-534 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Modelling and monitoring of geological carbon storage: a perspective on cross-validation

Jiang, X., Akber Hassan, W. A. & Gluyas, J. 12/2013 In : Applied Energy. 112, p. 784-792 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Large-eddy simulations of unsteady hydrogen annular flames

Mira Martinez, D. & Jiang, X. 10/07/2013 In : Computers & Fluids. 80, p. 429–440 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Numerical investigations of a hydrogen impinging flame with different finite-rate chemical kinetic mechanisms

Mira Martinez, D. & Jiang, X. 07/2013 In : Fuel. 109, p. 285-296 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Direct numerical simulation of nonpremixed syngas burning with detailed chemistry

Ranga Dinesh, K. K. J., Jiang, X. & van Oijen, J. A. 05/2013 In : Fuel. 107, p. 343-355 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Hydrogen-enriched non-premixed jet flames: compositional structures with near-wall effects

Ranga Dinesh, K. K. J., Jiang, X. & van Oijen, J. A. 22/04/2013 In : International journal of hydrogen energy. 38, 12, p. 5150-5164 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Hydrogen-enriched nonpremixed jet flames: effects of preferential diffusion

Ranga Dinesh, K. K. J., Jiang, X., van Oijen, J. A., Bastiaans, R. J. M. & de Goey, L. P. H. 15/04/2013 In : International journal of hydrogen energy. 38, 11, p. 4848-4863 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Large eddy simulation of fuel variability and flame dynamics of hydrogen-enriched nonpremixed flames

Ranga Dinesh, K. K. J., Jiang, X., Malalasekera, W. & Odedra, A. 03/2013 In : Fuel Processing Technology. 107, p. 2-13 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Numerical investigation of the effects of fuel variability on the dynamics of syngas impinging jet flames

Mira Martinez, D., Jiang, X., Moulinec, C. & Emerson, D. R. 01/2013 In : Fuel. 103, p. 646–662 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Influence of fuel variability on the characteristics of impinging non-premixed syngas burning

Ranga Dinesh, K. K. J., Jiang, X., van Oijen, J. A., Bastiaans, R. J. M. & de Goey, L. P. H. 2013 In : Proceedings of the combustion institute. 34, 2, p. 3219–3229 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2012

Upscaling and its application in numerical simulation of long-term CO2 storage

Akber Hassan, W. A. & Jiang, X. 12/2012 In : Greenhouse Gases: Science and Technology. 2, 6, p. 408–418 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Combustion characteristics of H2/N2 and H2/CO syngas nonpremixed flames

Ranga Dinesh, K. K. J., Jiang, X., Kirkpatrick, M. P. & Malalasekera, W. 11/2012 In : International journal of hydrogen energy. 37, 21, p. 16186-16200 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Numerical simulation of hydrogen impinging jet flame using flamelet generated manifold reduction

Dinesh, K. K. J. R., Jiang, X. & van Oijen, J. A. 03/2012 In : International journal of hydrogen energy. 37, 5, p. 4502-4515 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Analysis of impinging wall effects on hydrogen non-premixed flame

Dinesh, K. K. J. R., Jiang, X. & van Oijen, J. A. 2012 In : Combustion Science and Technology. 184, 9, p. 1244-1268 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2011

A review of physical modelling and numerical simulation of long-term geological storage of CO2

Jiang, X. 11/2011 In : Applied Energy. 88, 11, p. 3557-3566 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalScientific review

Swirling and impinging effects in an annular nonpremixed jet flame

Jiang, X., Luo, K. H., de Goey, L. P. H., Bastiaans, R. J. M. & van Oijen, J. A. 01/2011 In : Flow turbulence and combustion. 86, 1, p. 63-88 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Large Eddy Simulation of Diesel Fuel Injection and Mixing in a HSDI Engine

Jagus, K. & Jiang, X. 2011 In : Flow turbulence and combustion. 87, 2-3, p. 473-491 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2010

Physical modelling and advanced simulations of gas-liquid two-phase jet flows in atomization and sprays

Jiang, X., Siamas, G. A., Jagus, K. & Karayiannis, T. G. 04/2010 In : Progress in energy and combustion science. 36, 2, p. 131-167 37 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalScientific review

Numerical studies of vortex shedding in forced oscillatory non-premixed flames

Jiang, X. 2010 9th World Congress on Computational Mechanics and 4th Asian Pacific Congress on Computational Mechanics. Khalili, N., Valliappan, S., Li, Q. & Russell, A. (eds.). BRISTOL: IOP Publishing Ltd, p. - 10 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

2009

Assessment of large-eddy simulation feasibility in modelling the unsteady diesel fuel injection and mixing in a high-speed direct-injection engine

Jagus, K., Jiang, X., Dober, G., Greeves, G., Milanovic, N. & Zhao, H. 08/2009 In : Proceedings of the institution of mechanical engineers part d-Journal of automobile engineering. 223, D8, p. 1033-1048 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Numerical investigation of a perturbed swirling annular two-phase jet

Siamas, G. A., Jiang, X. & Wrobel, L. C. 06/2009 In : International journal of heat and fluid flow. 30, 3, p. 481-493 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Dynamics of annular gas-liquid two-phase swirling jets

Siamas, G. A., Jiang, X. & Wrobel, L. C. 05/2009 In : International journal of multiphase flow. 35, 5, p. 450-467 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Direct numerical simulation of the near-field dynamics of annular gas-liquid two-phase jets

Siamas, G. A., Jiang, X. & Wrobel, L. C. 04/2009 In : Physics of fluids. 21, 4, p. - 14 p.042103

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Numerical Techniques for Direct and Large-Eddy Simulations

Jiang, X. & Lai, C-H. 2009 Boca Raton: CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, Ltd.264 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Parallel direct numerical simulation of an annular gas-liquid two-phase jet with swirl

Siamas, G. A., Jiang, X. & Wrobel, L. C. 2009 Parallel scientific computing and optimization: advances and applications. Ciegis, R., Henty, D., Kagstrom, B. & Zilinskas, J. (eds.). New York: Springer, p. 223-236 14 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

2008

A numerical study of an annular liquid jet in a compressible gas medium

Siamas, G. A., Jiang, X. & Wrobel, L. C. 04/2008 In : International journal of multiphase flow. 34, 4, p. 393-407 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Analytical equilibrium swirling inflow conditions for computational fluid dynamics

Jiang, X., Siamas, G. A. & Wrobel, L. C. 04/2008 In : AIAA Journal. 46, 4, p. 1015-1019 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Analysis of controlled auto-ignition/HCCI combustion in a direct injection gasoline engine with single and split fuel injections

Cao, L., Zhao, H. & Jiang, X. 2008 In : Combustion Science and Technology. 180, 1, p. 176-205 30 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Analysis of zero-net-mass-flux synthetic jets using DNS

Hayes-McCoy, D., Jiang, X. & Lockerby, D. 2008 In : WSEAS Transactions on Fluid Mechanics. 3, 1

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2007

Direct numerical simulation of a liquid sheet in a compressible gas stream in axisymmetric and planar configurations

Siamas, G. A. & Jiang, X. 11/2007 In : Theoretical and computational fluid dynamics. 21, 6, p. 447-471 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Direct numerical simulation of a non-premixed impinging jet flame

Jiang, X., Zhao, H. & Luo, K. H. 08/2007 In : Journal of heat transfer-Transactions of the asme. 129, 8, p. 951-957 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Direct computation of perturbed impinging hot jets

Jiang, X., Zhao, H., Luo, K. H. & Jiang, X. 02/2007 In : Computers & Fluids. 36, 2, p. 259-272 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Direct computation of an annular liquid jet

Jiang, X. & Siamas, G. A. 01/2007 In : Journal of Algorithms & Computational Technology. 1, 1, p. 103-125 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

A comparative RANS/LES study of transient gas jets and sprays under diesel conditions

Valentino, M., Jiang, X. & Zhao, H. 2007 In : Atomization and sprays. 17, 5, p. 451-472 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Direct computation of liquid sheets in a compressible gas medium

Jiang, X., Siamas, G. A. & Wrobel, L. 2007 Advances in turbulence XI. Palma, J. M. L. M. & Lopes, A. S. (eds.). Berlin: SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN, p. 761-761 1 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

2006

Simulation of the air/fuel mixing of an HSDI diesel engine: part 1: a new dense spray vapour coupling submodel

Sterno, N., Greeves, G., Tullis, S., Jiang, X. & Zhao, H. 12/2006 In : Proceedings of the institution of mechanical engineers part d-Journal of automobile engineering. 220, D12, p. 1793-1805 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Numerical simulations of the flow and sound fields of a heated axisymmetric pulsating jet

Jiang, X., Zhao, H. & Cao, L. 02/2006 In : Computers and Mathematics with Applications. 51, 3-4, p. 643-660 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Direct simulations of a transitional unsteady impinging hot jet

Jiang, X., Zhao, H. & Luo, K. H. 2006 Direct and Large-Eddy Simulation VI. Lamballais, E., Friedrich, R., Geurts, B. J. & Metais, O. (eds.). DORDRECHT: Springer, p. 487-494 8 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

Numerical investigation into effect of fuel injection timing on CAI/HCCI combustion in a four-stroke GDI engine

Cao, L., Zhao, H., Jiang, X. & Kalian, N. 2006 In : International Journal of Computational Methods in Engineering Science and Mechanics. 7, 1, p. 41-57 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2005

Mixture formation and controlled auto-ignition combustion in four-stroke gasoline engines with port and direct fuel injections

Cao, L., Zhao, H., Jiang, X. & Kalian, N. 08/2005 In : International Journal of Engine Research. 6, 4, p. 311-329 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Understanding the influence of valve timings on controlled autoignition combustion in a four-stroke port fuel injection engine

Cao, L., Zhao, H., Jiang, X. & Kalian, N. 06/2005 In : Proceedings of the institution of mechanical engineers part d-Journal of automobile engineering. 219, D6, p. 807-823 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2004

Direct computation of a heated axisymmetric pulsating jet

Jiang, X., Zhao, H., Cao, L. & Jiang, X. 12/2004 In : Numerical heat transfer part a-Applications. 46, 10, p. 957-979 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Numerical simulations of buoyant reactive jets with sidewall effects

Zhang, H. P., Jiang, X., Wang, W., Yang, Y., Xu, L. & Fan, W. C. 10/2004 In : Chinese Science Bulletin. 49, 19, p. 2105-2109 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Direct computation and aeroacoustic modelling of a subsonic axisymmetric jet

Jiang, X., Avital, E. J. & Luo, K. H. 23/02/2004 In : Journal of Sound and Vibration. 270, 3, p. 525-538 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Sound generation by vortex pairing in subsonic axisymmetric jets

Jiang, X., Avital, E. J., Luo, K. H. & Jiang, X. 02/2004 In : AIAA Journal. 42, 2, p. 241-248 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2003

Dynamics and structure of transitional buoyant jet diffusion flames with side-wall effects

Jiang, X. & Luo, K. H. 04/2003 In : Combustion and flame. 133, 1-2, p. 29-45 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2001

Direct numerical simulation of the near field dynamics of a rectangular reactive plume

Jiang, X. & Luo, K. H. 12/2001 In : International journal of heat and fluid flow. 22, 6, p. 633-642 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Direct numerical simulation of transitional noncircular buoyant reactive jets

Jiang, X. & Luo, K. H. 12/2001 In : Theoretical and computational fluid dynamics. 15, 3, p. 183-198 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Spatial DNS of flow transition of a rectangular buoyant reacting free-jet

Jiang, X. & Luo, K. H. 22/10/2001 In : Journal of turbulence. 2, p. art. no.-015 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Mixing and entrainment of transitional non-circular buoyant reactive plumes

Jiang, X. & Luo, K. H. 09/2001 In : Flow turbulence and combustion. 67, 1, p. 57-79 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2000

Direct numerical simulation of the puffing phenomenon of an axisymmetric thermal plume

Jiang, X. & Luo, K. H. 05/2000 In : Theoretical and computational fluid dynamics. 14, 1, p. 55-74 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Spatial direct numerical simulation of the large vortical structures in forced plumes

Jiang, X. & Luo, K. H. 03/2000 In : Flow turbulence and combustion. 64, 1, p. 43-69 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Combustion-induced buoyancy effects of an axisymmetric reactive plume

Jiang, X. & Luo, K. H. 2000 In : Proceedings of the combustion institute. 28, 2, p. 1989-1995 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Xi Jiang's Projects

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