Dr Yulai Zhang

Zhang, Yulai profile
Position Research Fellow
Department Materials Physics
Research group X-ray tomography and applications group
Office Cockcroft 4 67


2019 Ph.D.  University of New South Wales, Australia

2010 MSc.   Imperial College London, U.K.

2009 BEng.  Robert Gordon University, U.K.

Research interests

1. Micro-CT imaging of geomaterials

2. Properties prediction of geomaterials from images and numerical simulation

3. Multi-scale characterization of shale pores

4. Two-phase flow and pore-scale dynamics

Recent publications

Journal papers:

Y. Zhang, P. Mostaghimi, R.T. Armstrong, Multiscale characterization of shale diffusivity using time-lapsed X-ray computed tomography and pore-level simulations, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, Volume 182, 2019

Y. Zhang, P. Mostaghimi, R.T. Armstrong, (2019), On the challenges of greyscale‐based quantifications using X‐ray computed microtomography. Journal of Microscopy. doi:10.1111/jmi.12805

Y. Zhang, P. Mostaghimi, A. Fogden, A. Sheppard, A. Arena, J. Middleton, R.T. Armstrong, Time-Lapsed Visualization and Characterization of Shale Diffusion Properties Using 4D X-ray Microcomputed Tomography, Energy & Fuels, 32 (2018) 2889-2900.

P. Mostaghimi, R.T. Armstrong, A. Gerami, Y. Hu, Y. Jing, F. Kamali, M. Liu, Z. Liu, X. Lu, H.L. Ramandi, A. Zamani, Y. Zhang, Cleat-scale characterisation of coal: An overview, Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 39 (2017) 143-160

Y. Zhang, P. Mostaghimi, A. Fogden, J. Middleton, A. Sheppard, R.T. Armstrong, Local diffusion coefficient measurements in shale using dynamic micro-computed tomography, Fuel, 207 (2017) 312- 322

Conference papers:

Y. Zhang, N. Francois, R. W. Henley, L. Knuefing, M. Turner, M. A. Knackstedt, 3D quantification of microcracks and porosity with respect to brittle failure. in 55th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium. 2021. Online.

Y. Zhang, P. Mostaghimi, A. Fogdon, A. Arena, A. Sheppard, J. Middleton, R.T. Armstrong, Determination of Local Diffusion Coefficients and Directional Anisotropy in Shale From Dynamic Micro-CT Imaging, in: Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, Austin, Texas, U.S., 2017

A. Fogden, A. Arena, C. Zhang, A. Carnerup, E. Goergen, T. Olson, Q. Cheng, J. Middleton, A. Kingston, Y. Zhang, R. Armstrong, Combining High-Resolution with Larger Volume Images for Improved Characterization of Mudstone Reservoirs, in, Society of Petrophysicists and Well-Log Analysts, 2016

X. Lu; R. Armstrong; Y. Meng; Y. Zhang; P. Mostaghimi, Analysis of Diffusion Coefficient and Fracture Aperture in Coal Using Micro-Computed Tomography Imaging, in: Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Conference and Exhibition, 12-15 November 2018, in Abu Dhabi, UAE