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Publications

2019

Huang J, Xiao F, Dong H, Yin X. Diffusion tortuosity in complex porous media from pore-scale numerical simulations. Comput. Fluids 183:66-74, 2019.

Lattanzi AM, Yin X, Hrenya CM. A hybrid lattice Boltzmann - random walk method for heat transfer in gas-solid systems. J. Comput. Phys. X 1:100007, 2019.

Lattanzi AM, Yin X, Hrenya CM. A fully-developed boundary condition for the random walk particle tracking method. Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer 131, 604-610, 2019.

Tian Y, Yu X, Li J, Neeves KB, Yin X, Wu YS. Scaling law for slip flow of gases in nanoporous media from nanofluidics, rocks, and pore-scale simulations. Fuel 236, 1065-1077, 2019.

 

2018

Yuan B, Yang C, Mao ZS, Yin X, Koch DL. Heat/mass transfer from a neutrally buoyant sphere by mixed natural and forced convection in a simple shear flow. AIChE J. 64:2816-2827, 2018.

Wu J, Yin X, Xiao H. Seeing permeability from images: fast prediction with convolutional neural networks. Sci. Bull. 63:1215-1222, 2018.

Gao R, Yin X, Li Z. Hybrid Newton-successive substitution method for multiphase Rachford-Rice equations. Entropy 20, 452, 2018.

Rod K, Um W, Chun J, Wu N, Yin X, Wang G, Neeves KB. Effect of chemical and physical heterogeneities on colloid-facilitated cesium transport. J. Contam. Hydrol. 213:22-27, 2018.

Cha M, Alqahtani NB, Yao B, Yin X, Kneafsey TJ, Wang L, Wu YS. Cryogenic fracturing of wellbores under true triaxial confining stresses - experimental investigation. SPE J. 23:1271-1289, 2018.

 

2017

Zhang R, Winterfeld PH, Yin X, Wu YS, Xiong Y. Coupled geomechanical and reactive geochemical model for fluid, heat flow and convective mixing: application for CO2 geosequestration into saline aquifer with heterogeneity. Int. J. Global Warm. 13:197-236, 2017.

Wang L, Yao B, Xie H, Winterfeld PH, Kneafsey TJ, Yin X, Wu YS. CO2 injection-induced fracturing in naturally fractured shale rocks. Energy 139:1094-1110, 2017.

Rubinstein GJ, Ozel A, Yin X, Derksen JJ, Sundaresan S, Lattice Boltzmann simulations of low-Reynolds-number flows past fluidized spheres: effect of inhomogeneities on the drag force. J. Fluid Mech. 833:599-630, 2017.

Yao B, Wang L, Yin X, Wu YS. Numerical modeling of cryogenic fracturing process on laboratory-scale Niobrara shale samples. J. Natural Gas Sci. Eng. 48:169-177, 2017.

Huang T, Yao J, Huang Z, Yin X, Xie H, Zhang J. Numerical simulation on ferrofluid flow in fractured porous media based on discrete-fracture model. Open Phys. 15:370-378, 2017.

Huang J, Xiao F, Yin X. Lattice Boltzmann simulation of pressure-driven two-phase flows in capillary tube and porous medium. Comput. Fluids 155:134-145, 2017.

Cha M, Alqahtani NB, Yin X, Kneafsey TJ, Yao B, Wu WS. Laboratory system for study cryogenic thermal rock fracturing for well stimulation. J. Petro. Sci. Eng. 156:780-789, 2017.

Wang L, Yao B, Xie H, Kneafsey TJ, Winterfeld PH, Yin X, Wu WS. Experimental investigation of injection-induced fracturing during supercritical CO2 sequestration. Int. J. Greenhouse Gas Control. 63:107-117, 2017.

Fullmer WD, Liu G, Yin X, Hrenya CM. Clustering instabilities in sedimenting fluid-solid systems: Critical assessment of kinetic-theory-based predictions using DNS data. J. Fluid Mech. 823:433-469, 2017.

Larson Z, Cho Y, Yin X. Experimental technique to measure mass under high pressure conditions using oscillatory motions of a spring-mass system. Meas. Sci. Technol. 28, 065902, 2017.

Wang L, Yin X. Apparent permeability of flow through periodic arrays of spheres with first-order slip. Powder Tech. 311:313-327, 2017.

 

2016

Wang L, Yin X, Neeves KB, Ozkan E. Effect of pore-size distribution on phase transition of hydrocarbon mixtures in nanoporous media. SPE J. 21:1981-1995, 2016.

Guo Y, Huang J, Xiao F, Yin X, Chun J, Um W, Neeves KB, Wu N. Bead-based microfluidic sediment analogues: Fabrication and colloid transport. Langmuir 32:9342-9350, 2016.

Wang L, Yao BW, Cha M, Alqahtani NB, Patterson TW, Kneafsey TJ, Miskimins JL, Yin X, Wu YS. Waterless fracturing technologies for unconventional reservoirs - opportunities for liquid nitrogen. J. Nat. Gas Sci. Eng. 35:160-174, 2016.

Xiao F, Yin X. Geometry models of porous media based on Voronoi tessellations and their porosity-permeability relations, Compt. Math. Appl. 72:328-348, 2016.

Garzo V, Fullmer W, Hrenya CM, Yin X. Transport coefficients of solid particles immersed in a viscous gas. Phys. Rev E 93:012905, 2016.

Zhang R, Yin X, Winterfeld PH, Wu YS. A fully coupled thermal-hydrological-mechanical-chemical model for CO2 geological sequestration. J. Nat. Gas Sci. Eng. 28:280-304, 2016.

Zhang R, Xiong Y, Winterfeld PH, Yin X, Wu YS. A novel computational framework for thermal-hydrological-mechanical-chemical processes of CO2 geological sequestration into a layered saline aquifer and a naturally fractured enhanced geothermal system, Greenhouse Gas Sci. Technol. 6:370-400, 2016.

 

2015

Zhang R, Winterfeld PH, Yin X, Xiong Y, Wu YS. Sequentially coupled THMC model for CO2 sequestration into a 2D heterogeneous saline aquifer, J. Nat. Gas Sci. Eng. 27:579-615, 2015.

He K, Xu L, Gao Y, Yin X, Neeves KB. Visual evaluation of surfactant performance for enhanced well productivity in the unconventional reservoirs using rock-on-a-chip approach, J. Petro. Sci. Eng. 135:531-541, 2015.

Souzy M, Yin X, Villermaux E, Abid C, Metzger B. Super-diffusion in sheared suspensions, Phys. Fluids 27:041705, 2015.

 

2014

Cha M, Yin X, Kneafsey TJ, Johanson B, Alqahtani N, Miskimins JL, Patterson TA, Wu YS. Cryogenic fracturing for reservoir stimulation - laboratory studies, accepted by J. Petro. Sci. Eng., 2014.

Wu Q, Bai B, Ma Y, Ok JT, Neeves KB, Yin X, Optic imaging of two-phase-flow behavior in 1D nanoscale channels, accepted SPE J., 2014.

Xu W, Ok JT, Xiao F, Neeves KB, Yin X, The effect of pore geometry and interfacial tension on water-oil displacement efficiency in oil-wet microfluidic porous media analogs, Phys. Fluids 26:093102, 2014.

Teklu TW, Alharthy N, Kazemi H, Yin X, Graves RM, AlSumaiti AM, Phase behavior and minimum miscibility pressure in nanopores, SPE Res. Eval. Eng. 17:396-403, 2014.

Li R, Zhang J, Yang C, Mao Z, Yin X, Numerical study on steady and transient mass/heat transfer involving a liquid sphere in simple shear creeping flow, AIChE J. 60:343-352, 2014.

Yong Y, Lou X, Li S, Yang C, Yin X, Direct simulation of the influence of the pore structure on the diffusion process in porous media, Comput. Math. Appl. 67:412-423, 2014.

 

2013

Yong Y, Li S, Yang C, Yin X, Transport of wetting and nonwetting liquid plugs in a T-shaped microchannel, Chinese J. Chem. Eng. 2013, 21:463-472.

Yin X, Zenk J, Mitrano PP, Hrenya CM, Impact of collisional vs. viscous dissipation on flow instabilities in gas-solid systems, J. Fluid Mech. 727, R2, 2013.

Metzger B, Yin X, Rahli O, Heat transfer across sheared suspensions: Role of the shear-induced diffusion, J. Fluid Mech. 724:527-552, 2013.

Newman MS, Yin X, Lattice Boltzmann simulation of non-Darcy flow in stochastically generated 2D porous media geometries, SPE J. 18:12-26, 2013.

Wu Q, Ok JT, Sun Y, Retterer ST, Neeves KB, Yin X, Bai B, Ma Y, Optic imaging of single and two-phase pressure-driven flows in nano-scale channels, Lab Chip 13:1165-1171, 2013.

 

2012

Wu M, Xiao F, Johnson-Paben, RM, Retterer ST, Yin X, Neeves KB, Single- and two-phase flow in microfluidic porous media analogs based on Voronoi tessellation, Lab Chip 12:253-261, 2012.

 

2011

Yong Y, Yang C, Jiang Y, Josh, A, Shi Y, Yin X, Numerical simulation of immiscible liquid-liquid flow in microchannels using lattice Boltzmann method, Sci. China Chem. 54:244-256, 2011.

 

2010

Yang C, Zhang J, Koch DL, Yin X, Mass/Heat transfer from a neutrally buoyant sphere in simple shear flow at finite Reynolds and Peclet numbers, AIChE J. 57:1419-1433, 2010.

Holloway W, Yin X, Sundaresan S, Fluid-particle drag in inertial polydisperse gas-solid suspensions, AIChE J. 56:1995-2004, 2010.

 

2009

Wang L, Koch DL, Yin X, Cohan C, Hydrodynamic diffusion and mass transfer across a sheared suspension of neutrally buoyant spheres, Phys. Fluids 21:033303, 2009.

To D, Dave R, Yin X, Sundaresan S, Deagglomeration of nanoparticle aggregates via rapid expansion of supercritical or high-pressure suspensions, AIChE J. 55:2807-2826, 2009.

Yin X, Sundaresan S, Fluid-particle drag in low-Reynolds-number polydisperse gas-solid suspensions, AIChE J. 55:1352-1368, 2009.

Yin X, Sundaresan S, Drag law for bidisperse gas-solid suspensions containing equally sized spheres, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 48:227-241, 2009.

 

2008

Yin X, Koch DL, Lattice-Boltzmann simulation of finite Reynolds number buoyancy-driven bubbly flows in periodic and wall-bounded domains, Phys. Fluids 20:103304, 2008.

Yin X, Koch DL, Velocity fluctuations and hydrodynamic diffusion in finite-Reynolds-number sedimenting suspensions, Phys. Fluids 20:043305, 2008.

Yin X, Koch DL, The lift force on a bubble in a sheared suspension in a slightly inclined channel, J. Fluid Mech. 615:27-51, 2008.

 

2007

Yin X, Koch DL, Hindered settling velocity and microstructure in suspensions of solid spheres with moderate Reynolds numbers, Phys. Fluids 19:093302, 2007.

 

2006

Yin X, Koch DL, Verberg R, Lattice-Boltzmann method for simulation spherical bubbles with no-tangential-stress boundary conditions, Phys. Rev. E 73:026301, 2006.

2019

Zhu Z, Fang C, Qiao R, Yin X, Ozkan E. Experimental and molecular insights on sieving of hydrocarbon mixtures in Niobrara shale. URTEC-2019-69-MS, Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, July 22-24, 2019, Denver, Colorado, USA.

Tian Y, Xiong Y, Wang L, Lei Z, Zhang Y, Yin X, Wu YS. A compositional model for gas injection IOR/EOR in tight oil reservoirs under coupled nanopore confinement and geomechanics effects. SPE-193818-MS, SPE Reservoir Simulation Conference, April 10-11, Galveston, Texas, USA.

Kamruzzaman A, Koksal YA, Yin X, Kazemi H, Ozkan E, Kaya NU. Non-invasive pressure sensing in microfluidic chips using laser interferometry. Smart Structures and NDE for Energy Systems and Industry 4.0, the International Society for Optics and Photonics, March 4-5, 2019, Denver, Colorado, USA.

 

2018

Tian Y, Yu X, Li J, Yin X, Neeves KB, Wu YS. Scaling law for slip flow of gases in nanoporous media from nanofluidics, rocks, and pore-scale simulations. ECMOR XVI 16th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery, September 3-6, 2018, Barcelona, Spain.

 

2017

Coskuner YB, Yin X, Ozkan E. A statistical mechanics model for PVT behavior in nanopores. SPE 187163, SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, October 9-11, 2017, San Antonio, Texas, USA.

He K, Xu L, Lord P, Lozano M, Kenzhekhanov S, Yin X, Neeves KB, Huang T. Rock-on-a-chip (ROC) approach provides new insights for well interferences in liquid-rich shale plays. SPE 187377, SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, October 9-11, 2017, San Antonio, Texas, USA.

He K, Xu L, Kenzhekhanov S, Yin X, Neeves KB. A rock-on-a-chip approach to study fluid invasion and flowback in liquid-rich shale formations. SPE 185088, SPE Oklahoma City Oil and Gas Symposium, March 27-30, 2017, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA.

Yao B, Wang L, Yin X, Kneafsey TJ, Wu YS. Experimental study and modeling of cryogenic fracturing treatment of synthetic rock samples using liquid nitrogen under tri-axial stresses. SPE 185050, Unconventional Resources Conference, February 15-16, 2017, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

 

2016

Cha M, Alqahtani AB, Yao B, Yin X, Wu YS, Kneafsey TJ, Development of laboratory system for cryogenic fracturing study. 1st International Conference on Energy Geotechnics, August 29-31, 2016, Kiel, Germany.

Cha M, Alqahtani AB, Yao B, Wang L, Yin X, Wu YS, Kneafsey TJ, Study cryogenic fracturing process using transparent specimens. 1st International Conference on Energy Geotechnics, August 29-31, 2016, Kiel, Germany.

Cho Y, Uzun I, Eker E, Yin X, Kazemi H, Water and oil relative permeability of middle Bakken formation: Experiments and numerical modeling. URTeC 2456998, Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, August 1-3, 2016, San Antonio, Texas, USA.

Alqahtani AB, Cha M, Yao B, Yin X, Kneafsey TJ, Wang L, Wu YS, Miskimins JL. Experimental investigation of cryogenic fracturing of rock specimens under true triaxial confining stresses. SPE 180071, SPE Europec & 78th European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE) Conference and Exhibition, May 30 - June 2, 2016, Vienna, Austria.

Cho Y, Eker E, Uzun I, Yin X, Kazemi H. Rock characterization in unconventional reservoirs: A comparative study of Bakken, Eagle Ford, and Niobrara formations. SPE 180239, SPE Low Perm Symposium, May 5-6, 2016, Denver, CO, USA.

 

2015

Xu L, He K, Rane JP, Yin X, Neeves K. Spontaneously imbibed fluids for increasing contact area between hydraulic fracturing fluids and formation matrix in liquids-rich shale plays. SPE 175536, SPE Liquids-Rich Basins Conference, September 2-3, 2015, Midland, TX, USA.

Zhu, Z, Yin X, Ozkan E. Theoretical investigation of the effect of membrane properties of nanoporous reservoirs on the phase behavior of confined light oil. SPE 175152, SPE Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference, September 28-30, 2015, Houston, TX, USA.

Parsa E, Yin X, Ozkan E. Direct observation of the impact of nanopore confinement on petroleum gas condensation. SPE 175118, SPE Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference, September 28-30, 2015, Houston, TX, USA.

 

2014

Wang L, Neeves KB, Yin X, Ozkan E. Experimental study and modeling of the effect of pore size distribution on hydrocarbon phase behavior in nanopores. SPE 170894, SPE Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference, October 27-29, 2014, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Liu SY, Wu QH, Bai BJ, Ma YF, Wei MZ, Yin XL, Neeves KB. Optic imaging of oil/water flow behavior in nano-scale channels. SPE 169111, SPE Improved Oil Recovery Symposium, April 12-16, 2014, Tulsa, OK, USA.

He K, Xu L, Gao Y, Neeves KB, Yin X, Ma Y, Bai B. Validating surfactant performance in the Eagle Ford Shale: A correlation between the reservoir-on-a-chip approach and enhanced well productivity. SPE 169147, SPE Improved Oil Recovery Symposium, April 12-16, 2014, Tulsa, OK, USA.

Teklu TW, Alharthy N, Kazemi H, Yin X, Graves RM. Hydrocarbon and non-hydrocarbon gas miscibility with light oil in shale reservoirs. SPE 169123, SPE Improved Oil Recovery Symposium, April 12-16, 2014, Tulsa, OK, USA.

Wang L, Parsa S, Gao Y, Ok JT, Neeves KB, Yin X, Ozkan E. Experimental study and modeling of the effect of nanoconfinement on hydrocarbon phase behavior in unconventional reservoirs. SPE 169581, SPE Western North American and Rocky Mountain Joint Meeting, April 17-18, 2014, Denver, CO, USA.

Teklu TW, Alharthy N, Kazemi H, Yin X, Graves RM. Vanishing interfacial tension algorithm for MMP determination in unconventional reservoirs. SPE 169517, SPE Western North American and Rocky Mountain Joint Meeting, April 17-18, 2014, Denver, CO, USA.

 

2013

Mokhtari M, Alqahtani AA, Tutuncu AN, Yin X. Stress-dependent permeability anisotropy and wettability of shale resources. SPE 168672, Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, August 12-14, 2013, Denver, CO, USA

Teklu TW, Alharthy N, Kazemi H, Yin X, Graves RM, Al-Sumaiti AM. Minimum miscibility pressure in conventional and unconventional reservoirs. SPE 168865, Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, August 12-14, 2013, Denver, CO, USA.

Rahli O, Yin X, Metzger B. Effect of shear-induced diffusion on the transfer of heat across a sheared suspension, 7th International Conference on Micromechanics of Granular Media, July 8-12, 2013, Sydney, Australia.

Xu W, OK JT, Chen JB, Neeves KB, Yin X. The effect of pore geometry on displacement efficiency in water and surfactant flooding studied by PDMS microfluidic porous media analogs, The 12th National Conference on Fluid Flow in Porous Media, August 8-9, 2013, Qingdao, China.

Petunin VV, Labra C, Xiao F, Tutuncu AN, Sun J, Yin X. Porosity and permeability change under stress and correlation to rock texture. 5th Biot Conference in Poromechanics, July 10-12, 2013, Vienna, Austria.

Yin X, Zenk JR, Mitrano PP, Hrenya CM. Clustering instabilities in gas-solid systems: Role of dissipative collisions vs. viscous losses, Fluidization XIV, May 26-31, 2013, Noordwijkerhout, the Netherlands.

Ok JT, Yin X, Wu Q, Bai B, Ma Y, Neeves KB. Optic imaging of two-phase flow behavior in nano-scale fractures. SPE 164549, SPE Unconventional Resources Conference, April 10-12, 2013, The Woodlands, TX, USA.

 

2012

Zhang R, Yin X, Wu YS, Winterfeld PH. A fully coupled model of nonisothermal multiphase flow, solute transport and reactive chemistry in porous media. SPE 159380, SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, October 8-10, 2012, San Antonio, TX, USA.

Rahli O, Yin X, Rognon P, Metzger B, Turbulence at low Reynolds number: heat transfer enhancement in sheared suspensions, 7th International Symposium on Turbulence, Heat and Mass Transfer, September 24-27, 2012, Palermo, Italy.

Zhang R, Yin X, Winterfeld PH, Wu YS, A fully coupled model of nonisothermal multiphase flow, geomechanics, and chemistry during CO2 sequestration in brine aquifers, TOUGH Symposium, September 17-19, 2012, Berkeley, CA, USA.

 

2011

Petunin VV, Yin X, Tutuncu AN. Porosity and permeability changes in sandstones and carbonates under stress and their correlation to rock texture. SPE 147401, Canadian Unconventional Resources Conference, November 15-17, 2011, Alberta, Canada.

Newman M, Yin X. Lattice Boltzmann simulation of non-Darcy flow in stochastically generated 2D porous media geometries. SPE 146689, SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, October 30 - November 2, 2011, Denver, CO, USA.

Petunin VV, Tutuncu AN, Prasad M, Kazemi H, Yin X. An experimental study for investigating the stress dependence of permeability in sandstones and carbonates. ARMA 11-279, 45th US Rock Mechanics and Geomechanics Symposium, June 26-29, 2011, San Francisco, CA, USA.

 

2010

Yin X, Xiao F, Sundaresan S. Permeability in fixed beds of spheres with size distributions and stochastically generated porous media analogs, 3rd International Conference on Porous Media and Its Applications in Science, Engineering, and Industry, June 20-25, 2010, Montecatini, Italy.