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Tao Xing Mechanical Engineering University of Idaho

Tao Xing, Ph.D., P.E.

Office: EP 324F
Phone: (208) 885-9032
Email: xing@uidaho.edu
Mailing Address: 875 Perimeter Drive, MS 0902

Moscow, ID 83844-0902

College of Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Assistant Professor

Campus Locations: Moscow
With UI Since 2011

  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Computational fluid dynamics
    • Onshore and Offshore Wind Turbines
    • Turbulence
    • Ship Hydrodynamics
    • Cavitation
    • Verification & Validation for numerical simulations
  • Selected Publications
    • Xing, T., 2014, "Direct Numerical Simulation of Open Von Karman Swirling Flow," Journal of Hydrodynamics, Ser. B, Vol. 26, No. 2, pp. 165-177, DOI: 10.1016/S1001-6058(14)60019-6.
    • Quallen, S., Xing, T., Carrica, P., Li, Y.W., Xu, J., 2014, "CFD Simulation of a Floating Offshore Wind Turbine System Using a Quasi-Static Crowfoot Mooring-Line Model," Journal of Ocean and Wind Energy, Transactions of the ISOPE, in press.
    • Owen, L., George, J., Xing, T., McEligot, D.M., Crepeau, J.C., Budwig, R.S., 2014, "Laminar and Transitional Boundary Layer Entropy Generation Over a Flat Plate under Favorable and Adverse Pressure Gradients," Journal of Hydrodynamics, in press.
    • Toxopeus, S.L., Simonsen, C.D., Guilmineau, E., Visonneau, E.G., Xing, T., Stern, F., 2013, "Investigation of Water Depth and Basin Wall Effects on KVLCC2 in Manoeuvring Motion Using Viscous-Flow Calculations," Journal of Marine Science and Technology, DOI 10.1007/s00773-013-0221-6
    •  Stern, F., Yang, J.M., Wang, Z.Y., Sadat-Hosseini, H., Mousaviraad, M., Bhushan, S., Xing, T., 2013, "Computational Ship Hydrodynamics: Nowadays and Way Forward," International Shipbuilding Progress, Vol. 60, No. 1-4, pp. 3-105, DOI 10.3233/ISP-130090.
    • Xing, T., Bhushan, S., and Stern, F., 2012, "Vortical and Turbulent Structures for KVLCC2 at Drift Angle 0, 12, and 30 Degrees," Ocean Engineering, Vol. 55, pp. 23-43
    • Bhushan, S., Xing, T., Stern, F., 2012, "Vortical Structures and Instability Analysis for Athena Wetted Transom Flow with Full-scale Validation," ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering, Vol. 134, Issue 3, p. 031201
    • Li, Y.W., Paik, K.J., Xing, T., Carrica, P.M., 2012, "Dynamic Overset CFD Simulations of Wind Turbine Aerodynamics," Renewable Energy, Vol. 37, Issue 1, pp. 285-298.
    • Xing, T. and Stern, F., 2011, "Comments on: Discussion of: "Factors of Safety for Richardson Extrapolation," ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering, Vol. 133, No. 11, p. 115501.
    • Xing, T. and Stern, F., 2010, "Factors of Safety for Richardson Extrapolation," ASME Journal of fluids engineering, Vol. 132, No. 6, DOI: 061403.
    • Pinto, H., A., Xing, T., Stern, F., 2010, "URANS and DES for Wigley Hull at Extreme Drift Angles," Journal of Marine Science and Technology, DOI 10.1007.
    • Ismail, F., Carrica, P., Xing, T., Stern, F., 2010, "Evaluation of Linear and Nonlinear Convection Schemes on Multidimensional Non-Orthogonal Grids with Applications to KVLCC2 Tanker," International Journal of Numerical Methods in Fluids, Vol. 64, Issue 8, pp. 850-886.
    • Bhushan, S., Xing, T., Carrica, P., Stern, F., 2009, "Model- and Full-scale URANS Simulations of Athena Resistance, Powering, Seakeeping, and 5415 Maneuvering," Journal of Ship Research, Vol. 53, No. 4, pp. 179-198.
    • Kandasamy, M., Xing, T., Stern, F., 2009, "Unsteady Free-Surface Wave-Induced Separation: Vortical Structures and Instabilities," Journal of Fluids and Structures, Vol. 25, Issue 2, pp. 343-363.
    • Xing, T., Carrica, P., Stern, F., 2008, "Computational Towing Tank Procedures for Single Run Curves of Resistance and Propulsion," ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering, Vol. 130, No.1, 101102.
    • Xing, T., Kandasamy, M., Stern, F., 2007, "Unsteady Free-Surface Wave-InducedSeparation: Analysis of Turbulent Structures Using Detached Eddy Simulation and Single-phase Level Set Method," Journal of Turbulence, Vol. 8, No. 44, pp. 1-35.
    • Stern, F., Xing, T., Yarbrough, D., Rothmayer, A., Rajagopalan, G., Otta, S.P., Caughey, D., Bhaskaran, R. Smith. S., Hutching, B., and Moeykens, S., 2006, "Hands-On CFD Educational Interface for Engineering Courses and Laboratories," Journal of Engineering Education, Volume 95, No. 1, pp. 63-83.
    • Xing, T., Burge, L.L. Jr., Aglan, H.A., 2011, "Integration of Mobile Technology into Undergraduate Engineering Curriculum," ASEE 2011 Annual Conference & Exposition, June 26-29, 2011, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
    • Xing, T., Carrica, P., Stern F., 2010, "Large-Scale RANS and DDES Computations of KVLCC2 at Drift Angle 0 Degree," Gothenburg 2010: A Workshop on CFD in Ship Hydrodynamics, December 8-10 2010, Sweden.
    • Xing, T., Shao, J., and Stern, F., 2007, "BKW- RS-DES of Unsteady Vortical Flow for KVLCC2 at Large Drift Angles," the 9th international conference on Numerical Ship Hydrodynamics, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
  • Research Projects
    • PI, "CFD Modeling of the Vorsana McCutchen Processor," May 25, 2012 - Aug. 25, 2012, $36,023, Vorsana Inc.
    • PI, "Numerical Simulation of Magnetic Nanoparticles Using Electromagnetic Separation Device," July 1, 2012 - Aug. 31, 2013, Seed Grant, $11,969.60, University of Idaho.
    • PI, "Collaborative Research: Simulation Based Design for Deep Water Offshore Wind Turbines Including Wave Loads and Motions," 2011-2014, National Science Foundation, Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems, Award #1066873, $200,731 (May-Dec. 2011) awarded at Tuskegee; $118,998 (Dec. 2011- Apr. 30, 2014) subawarded to University of Idaho.
    • PI, “Transition CFDShip-Iowa to Create Ship Hydrodynamics Program,” 2009-2011, Office of Naval Resarch, $30,500.
    • Co-PI, “Curriculumn Development: Application for Learning, Development and Leadership,” 09/01/2009 - 08/31/2010, Congressionally-Directed Projects, Grant P116Z090025, $190,000.
    • PI, “Developing Streamlined Version of CFDShip-Iowa-V4,” 2008-2009, (P.O.No. 1000681009), Office of Naval Research, $50,290.17
    • Co-PI (10%), “6DOF Viscous Ship Hydrodynamics: renewal,” Office of Naval Research, 10/2006 - 9/2009, (N00014-01-1-0073), $2,046,154.
    • Co-PI (10%), “URANS/DES Code Development for Ship Hydrodynamics Simulation Based Design: CFDSHIP-IOWA,” Office of Naval Research, 04/2006-03/2009, (N00014-06-1-0420), $4,717,000.
    • Co-PI, “Integration of Simulation Technology into Undergraduate Engineering Courses and Laboratories,” 2002-2005, funded by the National Science Foundation, Course, Curriculum and Laboratory Improvement – Educational Materials, Development Program, Award #0126589, $395,090.
    • PI, "Automatic and Dynamic Cleaning System for Commercial Fish Ponds," Service-Learning Mini-Grant, University of Idaho, 2014, $750
    • Co-PI, "Acquisition of an Adaptive Computation Server for Support of STEM Research at the University of Idaho," Murdock Foundation, $240,000.
    • Co-PI, "MRI: Acquisition of an Adaptive Computation Server for Support of STEM Research at the University of Idaho," Sept. 1, 2012 - Aug. 31, 2015, U.S. National Science Foundation, Division of Computer and Network Systems, Major Research Instrumentation, Award # 1229766, $428,571 ($300,000 NSF funding, $128,571 UI cost share).