In the past few years I have been working on the non-equilibrium gas transport in ultra-tight porous media, with application in shale gas extraction. The fundings I have secured in the University of Strathclyde (UK) are listed below.

  • 2018. EPSRC New Investigator Award: “CO2-Enhanced Gas Recovery (CO2-EGR): Multi-Scale Simulation of Rarefied Gas Flows in Porous Media” (£373K)
  • 2018. Joint project between King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Edinburgh University and Strathclyde University: “Advanced Hybrid Method for Pore-Scale Simulation of Shale Gas Flows” (£480K out of 2.8 million USD)
  • 2017. International Exchange Programme: RSE-NSFC Joint Project: “Multi-scale and multi-physics high-order lattice Boltzmann modelling of shale gas transport” 
  • 2017. Research Incentive Grants - The Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland : “Understanding the rarefied gas flow through porous media”


Now we are developing accurate and efficient numerical method (GSIS=General Synthetic Iterative Scheme) to solve multi-scale gas flow problems described by the Boltzmann equation, from the continuum regime to free molecular flow regime. In our preprint arXiv:1906.05280 we showed that the GSIS can (i) remove the restriction on the numerical cell size and (ii) ensure correct steady-state solution to be found within dozens of iterations. Both properties are critical and essential to tackle multi-scale flow simulation problems. We will focus on both the algorithm development and its wide range of industrial applications. 

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