Haiying Huang

Brief Biography: 

Dr. Huang obtained her Ph.D in Geological Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1999. She then worked as a senior engineer in Schlumberger Oilfield Services in Sugar Land, TX from 2000 to 2006 before she joined the faculty in Georgia Tech in 2007. Dr. Huang is a recipient of the NSF CAREER in 2011.

Last Name: 
Huang
Office Building: 
Mason
Office #: 
2263
Affinity Group / Department: 
Geosystems Engineering
Type: 
Faculty
Academic Faculty
Education: 
Ph.D., Geological Engineering, University of Minnesota, 1999.
M.S., Geological Engineering, University of Minnesota, 1998.
B.S., Geotechnical Engineering, Tongji University, China, 1993.
First Name: 
Haiying
Patents: 
H. Huang, J. Ayoub and P. Sullivan. Rheology Controlled Heterogeneous Particle Placement in Hydraulic Fracturing. WO/2008/004172; EP Patent 2,041,237, 2009; US Patent 7,798,224, 2010.
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Publications (Proceedings): 
P. Callhan, F. Zhang, A. Marteel, A. Horner, and H. Huang. Injection experiments in sand and silica flour mixtures. GeoCongress 2012.
F. Zhang, H. Huang and B. Damjanac. DEM/pore network modeling of fluid injection into granular media. In Proceedings of 46th U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium, Chicago, IL, 2012.
F. Zhang, H. Huang and V. Vajdova. Discrete element modeling of sphere indentation. In Proceedings of 45th U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium, San Francisco, CA, 2011.
H. Huang, F. Zhang, P. Callahan, and J. Ayoub. Fluid injection experiments in two dimensional porous media. SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference, The Woodlands, TX, 2011. (acceptance rate – 36%)
F. Zhang and H. Huang. Coupled DEM-CFD modeling of fluid injection into granular media. In Proceedings of 45th U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium, San Francisco, CA, 2011.
H. Huang and E. Detourny. Cylindrical cavity expansion from a finite radius. In Deep Foundations and Geotechnical In Situ Testing. ASCE GSP205, 2010.
H. Huang and R. Wu. Fluid injection into granular media under confinement. In Proceedings of the XVth International Congress on Rheology. Monterey, CA, 2008.
H. Huang and J. Ayoub. Modeling non-Darcy flow and perforation convergence for vertically fractured wells. European Formation Damage Conference, Scheveningen, the Netherlands, 2007.
H. Huang and J. Ayoub. Applicability of the Forchheimer equation for non-Darcy flow in porous media. Annual Exhibition and Technical Conference of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, San Antonio, 2006.
H. Huang and J. Desroches. A PKN hydraulic fracturing model with piecewise fluid rheology. In Proceeding of the 6th North American Rock Mechanics Symposium, Houston, June 2004.
B. Damjanac, E. Detournay and H. Huang. Effects of underground nuclear tests in French Polynesia on the stability of atoll flanks. FLAC and Numerical Modeling in Geomechanics. 23-31. Editors: C. Detournay and R. Hart. Minneapolis, U.S.A. 1999.
H. Huang, E. Detournay and B. Bellier. Discrete element modeling of rock cutting. In Proceeding of the 37th U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium. Rock Mechanics for Industry. Vol 2, 123-130. Editors: B. Amadei, R. L. Kranz, G. A. Scott and P.H. Smeallie. Vail, U.S.A. 1999.
H. Huang, B. Damjanac and E. Detournay. Numerical modeling of normal wedge indentation in rocks with lateral confinement. In Proceeding of the 36th U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium, New York, U.S.A. 1997.
Job Title: 
Associate Professor
Research Interests: 
Geomechanics aspects of drilling, rock indentation and cutting.
Reservoir stimulation and production, in particular, slurry flow, fluid injection in granular media, hydraulic fracturing.
Publications (Articles): 
Sun, Y. and H. Huang, Drilling mud loss in a natural fracture - A PKN fracture geometry model based analysis, J. Energy Challenges & Mech., 2014.
Huang, H., B. Lecampion and E. Detournay, Discrete element modeling of tool-rock interaction (I): Rock cutting, Int. J. Numer. Anal. Methods Geomech., 37(13), 1913-1929, 2013, DOI: 10.1002/nag.2113."
Huang, H. and E. Detournay, Discrete element modeling of tool-rock interaction (II): Rock indentation, Int. J. Numer. Anal. Methods Geomech., 37(13), 1930-1947, 2013, DOI: 10.1002/nag.2114.
Zhang, F., B. Damjanac and H. Huang, Coupled discrete element modeling of fluid injection into dense granular media, J. Geophys. Res. – Solid Earth, 118 (6), 2703–2722, 2013.
H. Huang, F. Zhang, P. Callahan and J. Ayoub. Granular fingering in fluid injection into dense granular media in a Hele-Shaw cell. PRL 108, 258001, 2012. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.258001
H. Huang, B. Lecampion and E. Detournay. Discrete element modeling of tool-rock interaction (I): Rock Cutting. Int. J. Numer. Anal. Methods Geomech. 2012. DOI: 10.1002/nag.2113.
H. Huang and E. Detournay. Discrete element modeling of tool-rock interaction (II): Rock indentation. Int. J. Numer. Anal. Methods Geomech. 2012. DOI: 10.1002/nag.2114.
H. Huang, F. Zhang, P. Callahan, and J. Ayoub. Fluid injection experiments in 2D porous media. SPEJ, 2012. DOI: 10.2118/140502-PA
F. Zhang, B. Damjanac, and H. Huang. Coupled discrete element modeling of fluid injection into dense granular media. JGR-Solid Earth, 2012 (in review).
H. Huang and E. Detournay. Intrinsic length scales in tool-rock interaction. Int. J. Geomech.. 8(1), 2008.
H. Huang and J. Ayoub. Applicability of the Forchheimer equation for non-Darcy flow in porous media. SPEJ, 112-122, March 2008.
H. Alehossein, E. Detournay and H. Huang. An analytical model for the indentation of rocks with blunt tools. Rock Mech.and Rock Eng. 33(4), 2000.
H. Huang, B. Damjanac and E. Detournay. Normal wedge indentation in rocks with lateral confinement. Rock Mech.and Rock Eng. 31(2): 81-94, 1998.
Presentations: 
Ma, Y. and H. Huang, Micromechanical modeling of quasi-brittle materials, the 49th Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science, Atlanta, GA, October, 2012.
H. Huang. Pattern formation in fluid injection into dense granular media. Gordon Research Conference. July 2012.
F. Zhang, H. Huang and B. Damjanac. DEM/pore network modeling of fluid injection into dense granular media. ASCE/EMI conference. June 2012.
F. Zhang, H. Huang and B. Damjanac. DEM/pore network modeling of fluid injection into dense granular media. In the 46th U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium, Chicago, IL, June 2012.
P. Callhan, F. Zhang, A. Martell, A. Horner, and H. Huang. Injection experiments in sand and silica flour mixtures. GeoCongress 2012.
F. Zhang, H. Huang and V. Vajdova. Discrete element modeling of sphere indentation. In the 45th U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium, San Francisco, CA, 2011.
H. Huang and E. Detourny. Cylindrical cavity expansion from a finite radius. GeoShanghai, Shanghai, China, 2010.
H. Huang and F. Zhang. Pattern formation in fluid injection into granular media. Poster presentation at the American Geophysics Union Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2009.
H. Huang and R. Wu. Fluid injection into granular media. Presentation at the 8th International Workshop on Bifurcations and Degradations in Geomechanics, Lake Louise, Canada, 2008.
H. Huang and R. Wu. Fluid injection into granular media. Presentation at the Inaugural International Conference of the Engineering Mechanics Institute of ASCE, Minneapolis, MN, 2008.
H. Huang and R. Wu. Fluid injection into granular media under confinement. In the XVth International Congress on Rheology. Monterey, CA, 2008.
H. Huang and J. Ayoub. Applicability of the Forchheimer equation for non-Darcy flow in porous media. Annual Exhibition and Technical Conference of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, San Antonio, 2006.
Phone: 
404/385-0059
“Thank a teacher”, Spring 2014, Georgia Tech
Future Leaders of the American Rock Mechanics Association, 2012 - 2015.
Bill Schutz Junior Faculty Teaching Award, 2012.
NSF CAREER Award, 2011 - 2016.
ACS/PRF Doctoral New Investigator Award, 2009 - 2010.
2009 Class of 1969 Teaching Fellow
Neville G. W. Cook Award for Innovative Research in Geomechanics, University of Minnesota, 2000.
Doctorate Dissertation Fellowship, University of Minnesota, 1998-1999.