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Xiang Yang

Assistant Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • Mechanical Engineering

132 Research Building East

xzy48@psu.edu

Personal or Departmental Website

Research Areas:

Computational and Experimental Fluid Dynamics; Thermal/Fluid Sciences

Interest Areas:

Computational fluid mechanics, reduced-order modeling, LES wall modeling, electro-convection, high speed flows, data-based turbulence modeling, drag reduction

 
 

 

Education

  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, Peking University, 2012
  • Ph D, Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2016

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Xiang Yang, Sergio Pirozzoli and Mahdi Abkar, 2020, "Scaling of velocity fluctuations in statistically unstable boundary-layer flows", Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 886, pp. A3
  • Ruifeng Hu, Xiang Yang and Xiaojing Zheng, 2019, "Wall-attached and wall-detached eddies in wall-bounded turbulent flows", Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 885, pp. A30
  • Aaron Towne, Adrian Lozano-Duran and Xiang Yang, 2019, "Resolvent-based estimation of space-time flow statistics", Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 883, pp. A17
  • Xinyi Huang, Xiang Yang and Robert Kunz, 2019, "Wall-modeled large-eddy simulations of spanwise rotating turbulent channels—Comparing a physics-based approach and a data-based approach", Physics of Fluids, 31, (12), pp. 125105
  • Xiang Yang, Haosen Xu, Xinyi Huang and Mingwei Ge, 2019, "Drag forces on sparsely packed cube arrays", Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 880, pp. 992-1019
  • Mingwei Ge, Ying Wu, Yongqian Liu and Xiang Yang, 2019, "A two-dimensional Jensen model with a Gaussian-shaped velocity deficit", Renewable Energy, 141, pp. 46-56
  • Xiang Yang, Suhaib Zafar, Jianxun Wang and Heng Xiao, 2019, "Predictive large-eddy-simulation wall modeling via physics-informed neural networks", Physical Review Fluids, 4, (3), pp. 034602
  • Mingwe Ge, Xiang Yang and Ivan Marusic, 2019, "Velocity probability distribution scaling in wall-bounded flows at high Reynolds numbers", Physical Review Fluids, 4, (3), pp. 034101
  • Xiang Yang and Charles Meneveau, 2019, "Hierarchical random additive model for wall-bounded flows at high Reynolds numbers", Fluid Dynamics Research, 51, (1), pp. 011405
  • Xiang Yang, Rio Baidya, Yu Lv and Ivan Marusic, 2018, "Hierarchical random additive model for the spanwise and wall-normal velocities in wall-bounded flows at high Reynolds numbers", Physical Review Fluids, 3, (12), pp. 124606
  • Michael Howland and Xiang Yang, 2018, "Dependence of small-scale energetics on large scales in turbulent flows", Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 852, pp. 641-662
  • Xiang Yang and Yu Lv, 2018, "A semi-locally scaled eddy viscosity formulation for LES wall models and flows at high speeds", Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics, 32, (5), pp. 617-627
  • Haosen Xu and Xiang Yang, 2018, "Fractality and the law of the wall", Physical Review E, 97, (5)
  • Xiang Yang and Mahdi Abkar, 2018, "A hierarchical random additive model for passive scalars in wall-bounded flows at high Reynolds numbers", Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 842, pp. 354-380
  • Peter Ma, Xiang Yang and Matthias Ihme, 2018, "Structure of wall-bounded flows at transcritical conditions", Physical Review Fluids, 3, (3), pp. 034609
  • Xiang Yang and Michael Howland, 2018, "Implication of Taylor’s hypothesis on measuring flow modulation", Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 836, pp. 222-237
  • Xiang Yang, Lozano-Dur\'an and A, 2017, "A multifractal model for the momentum transfer process in wall-bounded flows", Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 824
  • Xiang Yang, J Urzay, S Bose and P Moin, 2017, "Aerodynamic heating in wall-modeled large-eddy simulation of high-speed flows", American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Journal, pp. 731--742
  • Jasim Sadique, Xiang Yang, Charles Meneveau and Rajat Mittal, 2017, "Aerodynamic properties of rough surfaces with high aspect-ratio roughness elements: effect of aspect ratio and arrangements", Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 163, (2), pp. 203--224
  • Xiang Yang and Rajat Mittal, 2017, "Efficient relaxed-Jacobi smoothers for multigrid on parallel computers", Journal of Computational Physics, 332, pp. 135--142
  • Xiang Yang, George Ilhwan Park and Parviz Moin, 2017, "Log-layer mismatch and modeling of the fluctuating wall stress in wall-modeled large-eddy simulations", Physical Review Fluids, 2, (10), pp. 104601
  • Xiang Yang and Charles Meneveau, 2017, "Modelling turbulent boundary layer flow over fractal-like multiscale terrain using large-eddy simulations and analytical tools", Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 375, (2091), pp. 20160098
  • Dominik Krug, Xiang Yang, Charitha M De Silva, Ostilla-M\'onico, Rodolfo, Roberto Verzicco, Ivan Marusic and Detlef Lohse, 2017, "Statistics of turbulence in the energy-containing range of Taylor--Couette compared to canonical wall-bounded flows", Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 830, pp. 797--819
  • Xiang Yang, R Baidya, Perry Johnson, I Marusic and C Meneveau, 2017, "Structure function tensor scaling in the logarithmic region derived from the attached eddy model of wall-bounded turbulent flows", Physical Review Fluids, 2, (6), pp. 064602
  • Jason Graham, K Kanov, Xiang Yang, Myoungkyu Lee, N Malaya, CC Lalescu, R Burns, G Eyink, A Szalay, RD Moser and others, 2016, "A web services accessible database of turbulent channel flow and its use for testing a new integral wall model for LES", Journal of Turbulence, 17, (2), pp. 181--215
  • Xiang Yang, Jasim Sadique, Rajat Mittal and Charles Meneveau, 2016, "Exponential roughness layer and analytical model for turbulent boundary layer flow over rectangular-prism roughness elements", Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 789, pp. 127--165
  • Xiang Yang, Charles Meneveau, Ivan Marusic and Luca Biferale, 2016, "Extended self-similarity in moment-generating-functions in wall-bounded turbulence at high Reynolds number", Physical Review Fluids, 1, (4), pp. 044405
  • Xiang Yang, Ivan Marusic and Charles Meneveau, 2016, "Hierarchical random additive process and logarithmic scaling of generalized high order, two-point correlations in turbulent boundary layer flow", Physical Review Fluids, 1, (2), pp. 024402
  • Xiang Yang and Charles Meneveau, 2016, "Large eddy simulations and parameterisation of roughness element orientation and flow direction effects in rough wall boundary layers", Journal of Turbulence, 17, (11), pp. 1072--1085
  • Xiang Yang, Ivan Marusic and Charles Meneveau, 2016, "Moment generating functions and scaling laws in the inertial layer of turbulent wall-bounded flows", Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 791
  • Xiang Yang, 2016, "On the mean flow behaviour in the presence of regional-scale surface roughness heterogeneity", Boundary-layer meteorology, 161, (1), pp. 127--143
  • Xiang Yang and Charles Meneveau, 2016, "Recycling inflow method for simulations of spatially evolving turbulent boundary layers over rough surfaces", Journal of Turbulence, 17, (1), pp. 75--93
  • Xiang Yang, Jasim Sadique, Rajat Mittal and Charles Meneveau, 2015, "Integral wall model for large eddy simulations of wall-bounded turbulent flows", Physics of Fluids, 27, (2), pp. 025112
  • Xiang Yang and Rajat Mittal, 2014, "Acceleration of the Jacobi iterative method by factors exceeding 100 using scheduled relaxation", Journal of Computational Physics, 274, pp. 695--708

Research Projects

  • June 2018 - July 2018, "Modeling electrical currents through an ion-selective membrane in the overlimiting regime," (Sponsor: Center for Turbulence Research).

Honors and Awards

  • CTR Summer Program Fellowship, Center for Turbulence Research, June 2018 - July 2018
  • Andreas Acrivos Dissertation Award, American Physical Society, November 2017

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Committee Work, Committee Member, Advisory Council for Research Computing and Cyberinfrastructure, October 2019

Service to External Organizations:

 


 

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