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Di Yang

University of Houston

Department of Mechanical Engineering

N207 Engineering Building 1
Houston, TX  77204  

diyang@uh.edu

Project List:

Transport and fate of oil in the upper ocean: Studying and modeling multi-scale physical dispersion mechanisms and remediation strategies using Large Eddy Simulation

Year 6-8 Investigator Grants (RFP-V)Role: Co-Principal Investigator, Project Data Point of Contact, Task Co-Lead

Large Eddy Simulation of Turbulent Dispersion of Oil in the Ocean Surface Layers: Development, Testing and Applications of Subgrid-Scale Parameterizations

Year 3-5 Investigator Grants (RFP-II)Role: Project Data Point of Contact, Research Scientist, Post-Doc

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Articles - 6

2016

Chen, B., Yang, D., Meneveau, C., & Chamecki, M. (2016). Effects of swell on transport and dispersion of oil plumes within the ocean mixed layer: EFFECTS OF SWELL ON OIL DISPERSION. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 121(5), 3564–3578.
Chen, B., Yang, D., Meneveau, C., & Chamecki, M. (2016). ENDLESS: An extended nonperiodic domain large-eddy simulation approach for scalar plumes. Ocean Modelling, 101, 121–132.
Socolofsky, S., Adams, E. E., Paris, C., & Yang, D. (2016). How do oil, gas, and water interact near a subsea blowout? Oceanog, 29(3), 64–75.
Yang, D., Chen, B., Socolofsky, S. A., Chamecki, M., & Meneveau, C. (2016). Large-eddy simulation and parameterization of buoyant plume dynamics in stratified flow. J. Fluid Mech., 794, 798–833.

2015

Yang, D., Chen, B., Chamecki, M., & Meneveau, C. (2015). Oil plumes and dispersion in Langmuir, upper-ocean turbulence: Large-eddy simulations and K-profile parameterization. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 120(7), 4729–4759.

2014

Yang, D., Chamecki, M., & Meneveau, C. (2014). Inhibition of oil plume dilution in Langmuir ocean circulation. Geophys. Res. Lett., 41(5), 1632–1638.

Conference Presentations - 30

2017

Chamecki, M., Chen, B., Yang, D., & Meneveau, C. (2017). A Coupled Nearfield and Farfield Large-Eddy Simulation for Oil Transport From Deep-water Blowouts A Study of the Effects of Dispersant on Oil Plume Transport. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17: Poster.
Chen, B., Chamecki, M., Yang, D., & Meneveau, C. (2017). The Dynamical Coupling Between 3D Turbulence and 2D Eddies and Its Effects on Oil Transport in the Upper Ocean. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17.
Xiao, S., & Yang, D. (2017). Effect of surface oil plumes on upper-ocean light field a numerical study. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17: Poster.
Yang, D., Xiao, S., Chen, B., Chamecki, M., & Meneveau, C. (2017). Large-eddy simulation of nearfield oil/gas plume in stratified flow with cross current. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17.

2016

Chamecki, M., Chen, B., Yang, D., & Meneveau, C. (2016). A coupled nearfield and farfield large-eddy simulation for oil transport from deep-water blowouts a study of the effects of dispersant in the Deepwater Horizon accident. In 2016 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. San Francisco, California : 21/12/16-12/16/16.
Chen, B., Chamecki, M., Yang, D., & Meneveau, C. (2016). The coupling between idealized 2D eddies and 3D small-scale turbulence in the upper ocean and its implications for oil transport simulations using ENDLESS. In 2016 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. San Francisco, California : 21/12/16-12/16/16: Poster.
Chen, B., Yang, D., Meneveau, C., & Chamecki, M. (2016). A multi-scale large-eddy simulation study of the oil transport in the ocean mixed layer. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16: Poster.
Meneveau, C., Chamecki, M., & Yang, D. (2016). Transport and fate of oil in the upper ocean: Studying and modeling multi-scale physical dispersion mechanisms and remediation strategies using Large Eddy Simulation. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16: Poster.
Yang, D., Chen, B., Socolofsky, S. A., Chamecki, M., & Meneveau, C. (2016). Large-eddy simulation and parameterization of buoyant plume dynamics in stratified flow. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16.

2015

Chamecki, M., Yang, D., Chen, B., & Meneveau, C. (2015). Large-Eddy Simulation of Oil Dispersion in the Ocean Mixed Layer. In 13th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics (USNCCM13). San Diego, CA : 07/26/15-07/30/15.
Chen, B., Yang, D., Chamecki, M., & Meneveau, C. (2015). A new approach for studying oil dispersion over large domain sizes using large-eddy simulation. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.
Chen, B., Yang, D., Chamecki, M., & Meneveau, C. (2015). Effects of swell on transport and dispersion of oil plumes within the ocean mixed layer. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15: Poster.
Chen, B., Yang, D., Meneveau, C., & Chamecki, M. (2015). ENDLESS: a multi-scale large-eddy simulation approach to study oil plumes in the ocean mixed layer. In 68th Annual Meeting of the APS Divison of Fluid Dynamics. Boston, MA : 11/22/15-11/24/15: Poster.
Chen, B., Yang, D., Meneveau, C., & Chamecki, M. (2015). Extended domain approach for studying dispersion in the ocean mixed layer over large domain sizes using large-eddy simulation. In International Conference on Model Integration across Disparate Scales in Complex Turbulent Flow Simulation. State College, PA : 06/15/15-06/17/15.
Yang, D., Chen, B., Chamecki, M., & Meneveau, C. (2015). Large Eddy Simulation of Turbulent Dispersion of Oil in the Ocean Surface Layer: Development, Testing and Applications of Subgrid-Scale Parameterizations. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15: Poster.
Yang, D., Chen, B., Chamecki, M., & Meneveau, C. (2015). Large-eddy simulation and K-profile parameterization of oceanic oil spill dispersion. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.
Yang, D., Chen, B., Chamecki, M., & Meneveau, C. (2015). Underwater oil plume intrusion from deepwater blowouts – a large-eddy simulation study. In 2015 AGU Fall Meeting. San Francisco, CA : 12/12/15-12/16/15.
Yang, D., Chen, B., Socolofsky, S., Chamecki, M., & Meneveau, C. (2015). An Eulerian Large-Eddy Simulation Model of Buoyancy-Driven Multiphase Plumes in Stratified Flow. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.
Yang, D., Chen, B., Socolofsky, S., Chamecki, M., & Meneveau, C. (2015). Large-eddy simulation of bubble-driven plume in stably stratified flow. In 68th Annual Meeting of the APS Divison of Fluid Dynamics. Boston, MA : 11/22/15-11/24/15.

2014

Chen, B., Yang, D., Chamecki, M., & Meneveau, C. (2014). Effects of swell on dispersion of oil plumes within the ocean mixed layer. In 67th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics. San Francisco, CA : 11/23/2014-11/25/2014.
Meneveau, C., Yang, D., & Chamecki, M. (2014). Effect of Langmuir Turbulence and Ekman Transport on the Multi-Category Dilution of Oil Spill in Ocean Mixed Layer. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14.
Meneveau, C., Yang, D., & Chamecki, M. (2014). Large eddy simulation of turbulent dispersion of oil in the ocean surface layer: development, testing and applications of subgrid-scale parameterizations. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.
Yang, D., Chamecki, M., & Meneveau, C. (2014). A three-dimensional large-eddy resolving numerical framework for oil spill dispersion in ocean mixed layer. In Near Field Modeling. Mobile, AL, January 26, 2014.
Yang, D., Chamecki, M., & Meneveau, C. (2014). Will surface oil plumes travel downwind or crosswind? – A combined effect of Langmuir turbulence and Ekman transport. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2014. Honolulu, HI : 02/23/14-02/28/14: Poster.
Yang, D., Chen, B., Chamecki, M., & Meneveau, C. (2014). Large eddy simulation and K-profile parameterization of submesoscale oil droplet plume dispersion in Langmuir turbulence. In AGU Fall Meeting 2014. San Francisco, CA : 12/15/2014-12/19/2014.
Yang, D., Chen, B., Chamecki, M., & Meneveau, C. (2014). Large Eddy Simulation of Oil Spill Dispersion in Ocean Langmuir Turbulence. In The Burgers Program for Fluid Dynamics, 2014 Graduate Student and Post-Doc Showcase Symposium. College Park, MD - 5/28/2014.
Yang, D., Chen, B., Chamecki, M., & Meneveau, C. (2014). Oil droplet plume evolution in Langmuir turbulence: a Large Eddy Simulation study. In 67th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics. San Francisco, CA : 11/23/2014-11/25/2014.

2013

Chamecki, M., Yang, D., & Meneveau, C. (2013). Large eddy simulation of turbulent dispersion of oil in the ocean surface layer: development, testing and applications of subgrid-scale parameterizations. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013: Poster.
Chamecki, M., Yang, D., & Meneveau, C. (2013). Large-eddy simulation of oil slicks from deep water blowouts: effects of droplet buoyancy and Langmuir turbulence. In 46th American Geophysical Union Annual Fall Meeting. San Francisco, CA, December 9 - 12, 2013.
Yang, D., Chamecki, M., & Meneveau, C. (2013). Large-eddy simulation of oil slicks from deep water blowouts. In 66th American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics Annual Meeting. Pittsburg, PA, November 24 - 26, 2013.