Xiao Xiong

I am currently a PhD candidate under the supervision of Dr. Aziz and Dr. Yan. I earned my B.Eng in petroleum engineering from South West Petroleum University (SWPU) in China and MASc. in oil and gas engineering from Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Research Interests

CFD applications to Multi-phase flow, Turbulence characterization, and Non-Newtonian rheology


1. X. Xiong, M.A. Rahman, Y. Zhang, 2016, “Characterization of time-averaged turbulence statistics for shear thinning fluid in horizontal concentric annulus using RANS based CFD simulation”, ASME 35th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, Jun 19-24, Busan, Korea. (accepted)
2. X. Xiong, M.A. Rahman, Y. Zhang, 2015, “RANS based CFD simulation of fully developed turbulent Newtonian flow in concentric annuli”, ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering (accepted manuscript)
3. X. Xiong, M.A. Rahman, Y. Zhang, 2014, “Pressure gradient estimation for two-phase gas/liquid flow in a vertical pipe using CFD”, MTS/IEEE OCEANS 2014, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, September 14-19. DOI: 10.1109/OCEANS.2014.7003286

Contact info



Centre for Risk, Integrity and Safety Engineering (C-RISE)

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