Dr. Xin Liu

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Physics Scientist, Research

Hydraulic Modelling, Numerical Prediction of Water System, Development of Numerical Models, River Modelling, Maintaining Numerical Simulation Suites

Environment and Climate Change Canada

Current research and/or projects

Research and Development on Numerical Forecast in the Great Lakes St. Lawrence River Watershed.

Research and/or project statements

My research interests span the areas of hydrodynamic, morphodynamic and environmental/chemical fluid mechanics. A common thread in my research is in understanding the theory, design of numerical algorithms and models, and performing numerical simulations and analyses. To numerically solve the engineering and mechanical problems, I have resorted to mathematical methods from the areas of solving partial differential equations(PDEs) and ordinary differential equations(ODEs), geometry and statistics.

 

I'm particularly interested in the following research topics:

Computational hydraulics
Ocean/River/Atmosphere modelling
Sediment Transport and Morphodynamic Modelling
Numerical methods for partial/ordinary differential equations

 

Education and awards

Education:

Ph.D.   Environmental Engineering, University of Ottawa, Canada        2011-2016
M.S.    Chemical Engineering, Hebei University of Technology, China   2008-2011
B.S.     Chemical Engineering, Hebei University of Technology, China   2004-2008

Awards:

SUSTech President Award for Excellent Postdoctoral Fellow: 2018-2019
Natural Resources Canada's STIP Fellowship: 2016-2017
Nomination of Pierre Laberge Prize, Uottawa: 2016
University of Ottawa Graduate Dean's Scholarship: 2016
Ontario Graduate Scholarship: 2015-2016
Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarships in Science and Technology: 2014-2015
Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarships in Science and Technology: 2012-2013
University of Ottawa Excellence Scholarship/Admission Scholarship: 2011-2016
 

International experience and/or work

Postdoctoral Fellow:  Department of Mathematics, Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China  2017-2019

Visiting Scholar: Department of Mathematics, Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China  2017

Postdoctoral Researcher:  Department of Civil Engineering, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada 2016-2017

Key publications

[22] X. Liu. "A Well-Balanced Asymptotic Preserving Scheme for the Two-Dimensional Shallow Water Equations over Irregular Bottom Topography." Submitted to SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing.

[21] X. Liu, A. Mohammadian. "A three-stage third-order low-dissipation and low-dispersion explicit exponential Runge-Kutta Method." Submitted to Communications in Computational Physics.

[20] X. Liu, A. Chertock, A. Kurganov, K. Wolfkill. "One-Dimensional/Two-Dimensional Coupling Approach with Quadrilateral Confluence Region for Modeling River Systems." Journal of Scientific Computing, (2019): 1-32.

[19] X. Liu, A. Chertock, A. Kurganov. "An Asymptotic Preserving Scheme for Two Dimensional Shallow Water Equations with Coriolis Force." Journal of Computational Physics, 391(2019): 259-274.

[18] X. Liu. "A Robust Numerical Model for Solute Transport in the Shallow Water System with Wet/Dry Interfaces." Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 351 (2019): 85-108.

[17] X. Liu. "A Highly Ecient Numerical Method for Rotating Oceanographic Flows Modeled by Saint-Venant System with Coriolis Forces" Communications in Computational Physics, 25 (2019):1394-1412.

[16] X. Liu, J. Albright, Y. Epshteyn, A. Kurganov. "Well-Balanced Positivity Preserving Central-Upwind Scheme with a Novel Wet/Dry Reconstruction on Triangular Grids for the Saint-Venant System." Journal of Computational Physics, 374 (2018): 213-236.

[15] X. Liu, J. A. Infante Sedano, A. Mohammadian. "Closure to 'A coupled two-dimensional numerical model for rapidly varying flow, sediment transport and bed morphology' by XIN LIU, JULIO ANGEL INFANTE SEDANO and ABDOLMAJID MOHAMMADIAN, J. Hydraulic Res. 53(5), 2015, 609-621." Journal of Hydraulic Research, 56(5), (2018): 751-752.

[14] X. Liu, A. Beljadid. "A coupled numerical model for water flow, sediment transport and bed erosion." Computers & Fluids, 154 (2017): 273-284.

[13] X. Liu, A. Mohammadian, J. A. Infante Sedano. "A numerical model for three-dimensional shallow water flows with sharp gradients over mobile topography." Computers & Fluids, 154C (2017): 1-11.

[12] X. Liu, A. Mohammadian, J. A. Infante Sedano. "Numerical modelling of submarine turbidity currents over erodible beds using unstructured grids." Ocean Modelling, 113(2017): 157-170.

[11] X. Liu, A. Mohammadian, J. A. Infante Sedano, and Alexander Kurganov. "Three-dimensional shallow water system: A relaxation approach." Journal of Computational Physics, 333 (2017): 160-179.

[10] X. Liu, A. Mohammadian, J. A. Infante Sedano. "Numerical modeling of mixing downstream of a mass slug injection using exponential Runge-Kutta integrator." International Symposium on Outfall Systems, (2016), Ottawa, Canada.

[9] X. Liu, A. Mohammadian, J. A. Infante Sedano. "Three-dimensional modeling of non-hydrostatic free-surface flows on unstructured grids." International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, 82, no.3 (2016):130-147.

[8] X. Liu, A. Mohammadian, A. Kurganov, J. A. Infante Sedano. "Well-balanced central-upwind scheme for a fully coupled shallow water system modeling flows over erodible bed." Journal of Computational Physics, 300 (2015): 202-218.

[7] X. Liu, J. A. Infante Sedano, A. Mohammadian."A coupled two-dimensional numerical model for rapidly varying flow, sediment transport and bed morphology." Journal of Hydraulic Research, 53, no. 5 (2015): 609-621.

[6] X. Liu, J. A. Infante Sedano, A. Mohammadian. "A robust coupled 2-D model for rapidly varying flows over erodible bed using central-upwind method with wetting and drying." Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 42, no.8 (2015): 530-543.

[5] X. Liu, A. Mohammadian, J. A. Infante Sedano. "A Well-Balanced 2-D Model for Dam-Break Flow with Wetting and Drying." Journal of Fluid Flow, Heat and Mass Transfer, 1(2014): 30-37.

[4] X. Liu, A. Mohammadian, J. A. Infante Sedano. "One Dimensional Numerical Simulation of Bed Changes in Irrigation Channels using Finite Volume Method." Irrigation & Drainage Systems Engineering, 1, no.103 (2012): 2.

[3] W. Chen, X. Liu, X. Fan, L. Chu, Y. Yang, W. Liu. "Three-dimensional simulation of gas-solid flow in the biomass circulating fluidized bed gasifier's riser." Advanced Materials Research, 383-390 (2012): 6537-6542.

[2] X. Liu, W. Chen, X. Fan, J. Sun, S. Pang. "Various Circulating Fluidized Beds Biomass Gasifers." Boiler Technology, 43, no.1 (2012): 33-37.

[1] X. Liu, W. Chen, X. Fan, J. Sun. "3-D Numerical Simulation of Flow Structure in Miniature Biomass Circulating Fluidized Beds Gasi er." Transactions of the Chinese Society of Agricultural Machinery, 42, no.6 (2011): 112-116.

Affiliations

Numerical Environmental Prediction, National Prediction Development

Canadian Centre for Meteorological and Environmental Prediction

Environment and Climate Change Canada/Government of Canada

Language

English

Other languages

Chinese