Dr. Yohei Sato

Senior scientist
Computational Fluid Dynamics Group >>
Building/Room: OHSA/D03

Paul Scherrer Institute
Forschungsstrasse 111
5232 Villigen PSI
Switzerland

Academic Education

  • 1991-1995 B.S. at the University of Tokyo
  • 1997-1999 M.S. at the University of Tokyo
  • 2003-2006 PhD at the University of Tokyo

Employment History

Journal papers (2015-2019)

  • S. Tsujino, Y. Sato, Y. Takeda, T. Tomizaki, Oscillation resonance and anisotropic damping of the motion of acoustically levitated droplets in single-axis acoustic levitators, Applied Physics Letters, 115 (2019) 053702. DOI:10.1063/1.5112109.
     
  • Y. Liu, N. Dinh, Y. Sato, B. Niceno, Data-driven modeling for boiling heat transfer: using deep neural networks and high-fidelity simulation results, Applied Thermal Engineering, 144 (2018) 305-320. DOI:10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2018.08.041.
  • Y. Sato, B. Niceno, Pool boiling simulation using an interface tracking method: From nucleate boiling to film boiling regime through critical heat flux, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 125 (2018) 876-890. DOI:10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2018.04.131.
  • Y. Sato, B. Niceno, Large eddy simulation of upward co-current annular boiling flow using an interface tracking method, Nuclear Engineering and Design, 321 (2017) 69-81. DOI:10.1016/j.nucengdes.2017.03.003.
  • G. Giustini, S.P. Walker, Y. Sato, B. Niceno, Computational fluid dynamics analysis of the transient cooling of the boiling surface at bubble departure, Journal of Heat Transfer, 139 (2017) 091501. DOI:10.1115/1.4036572.
  • Y. Sato, B. Niceno, Nucleate pool boiling simulation using interface tracking method: boiling regime from discrete bubble to vapor mushroom region, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 105 (2017) 505-524, DOI:10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2016.10.018.
  • H. Badreddine, Y. Sato, M. Berger, B. Niceno, A Three-Dimensional, Immersed Boundary, Finite Volume Method for the Simulation of Incompressible Heat Transfer Flows around Complex Geometries, International journal of Chemical Engineering, (2017) 1726519, DOI:10.1155/2017/1726519.
  • J. Murallidharan, G. Giustini, Y. Sato, B. Niceno, V. Badalassi, S.P. Walker, CFD simulation of single bubble growth under high pressure pool boiling conditions, Nuclear Engineering and Technology, 48 (2016) 859-869, DOI:10.1016/j.net.2016.06.004.
  • H. Takagi, M. Nakashima, Y. Sato, K. Matsuuchi, S. Ross, Numerical and experimental investigations of human swimming motions, Journal of Sports Sciences, 34 (2016) 1564-1580, DOI:10.1080/02640414.2015.1123284.
  • Y. Sato, B. Niceno, A depletable micro-layer model for nucleate pool boiling, Journal of Computational physics, 300 (2015) 20-52, DOI:10.1016/j.jcp.2015.07.046.
  • S. Lal, Y. Sato, B. Niceno, Direct numerical simulation of the bubble dynamics in subcooled and near-saturated convective nucleate boiling, International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, 51 (2015) 16-28, DOI:10.1016/j.ijheatfluidflow.2014.10.018.
  • H. Badreddine, Y. Sato, B. Niceno, H-M. Prasser, Finite size Lagrangian particle tracking approach to simulate dispersed bubbly flows, Chemical Engineering Science, 122 (2015) 321-335, DOI:10.1016/j.ces.2014.09.037.

Journal papers (-2014)

  • H. Miyata, H. Orihara, Y. Sato, Nonlinear ship waves and computational fluid dynamics, Proceedings of the Japan Academy, Series B, 90 (2014) 278-300, DOI:10.2183/pjab.90.278.
     
  • Y. Sato, S. Lal, B. Niceno, Computational fluid dynamics simulation of single bubble dynamics in convective boiling flows, Multiphase Science and Technology, 25 (2013) 287-309, DOI:10.1615/MultScienTechn.v25.i2-4.110.
  • Y. Sato, B. Niceno, A sharp-interface phase change model for a mass-conservative interface tracking method, Journal of Computational Physics, 249 (2013) 127-141, DOI:10.1016/j.jcp.2013.04.035.
  • Y. Sato, T. Hino, K. Ohashi, Parallelization of an unstructured Navier-Stokes solver using a multi-color ordering method for OpenMP, Computers & Fluids, 88 (2013) 496-509, DOI:10.1016/j.compfluid.2013.10.008.
  • Y. Sato, T. Hino, A computational fluid dynamics analysis of hydrodynamic force acting on a swimmer's hand in a swimming competition, Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 12 (2013) 679-689.
  • Y. Sato, B. Niceno, A new contact line treatment for conservative level set method, Journal of Computational Physics, 231 (2012) 3887-3895, DOI:10.1016/j.jcp.2012.01.034.
  • Y. Sato, B. Niceno, A conservative local interface sharpening scheme for the constrained interpolation profile method, International Journal of Numerical Methods in Fluids, 70 (2012), 441-467, DOI:10.1002/fld.2695.
  • S. Lal, Y. Sato, B. Niceno, Direct numerical simulation of subcooled nucleate pool boiling, World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, 63 (2012), 941-946.
  • B. Niceno, Y. Sato, A. Badillo, M. Andreani, Multi-scale modeling and analysis of convective boiling: towards the prediction of CHF in rod bundles, Nuclear Engineering and Technology, 42 (2010), 620-635, DOI:10.5516/NET.2010.42.6.620.
  • Y. Sato, T. Hino, CFD simulation of flows around a swimmer in a prone glide position, Japanese Journal of Sciences in Swimming and Water Exercise, 13 (2010), 1-9, DOI:10.2479/swex.13.1.
  • S. Kudo, R. Vennell, B. Wilson, N. Waddell, Y. Sato, Influence of surface penetration on measured fluid force on a hand model, Journal of biomechanics, 41 (2008), 3502-3505, DOI:10.1016/j.jbiomech.2008.09.022.
  • Y. Sato, H. Miyata, T. Sato, CFD simulation of 3-dimensional motion of a ship in waves, Journal of Marine Science and Technology, 4 (1999), 108-116, DOI:10.1007/s007730050013.

Book / Book Chapter

  • Y. Sato, B. Smith, B. Niceno, Examples of a pool boiling simulations using an interface tracking method applied to nucleate boiling, departure from nucleate boiling and film boiling, Encyclopedia of Two-Phase Heat Transfer and Flow III, (2018) 225-263, DOI:10.1142/9789813229440_0007.

Conference proceedings

  • N. Bojan, Y. Sato, Highly resolved numerical simulations of boiling flows: From building blocks to prediction of critical heat flux, in: 4th Int. Conf. Multi-scale Comp. Methods for Solids and Fluids (ECCOMAS MSF 2019), Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Sep 18-20, 2019.
  • S. Tsujino, M. Kepa, T. Tomizaki, Y. Sato, Y. Takeda, Study of the position stability of levitated droplets in single-axis ultrasonic acoustic levitator for X-ray protein crystallography applications, in: 2019 Int. Cong. Ultrasonics, Bruges, Belgium, Sep 3-6, 2019.
  • Y. Sato, N. Bojan, Departure from nucleate boiling (DNB) simulations based on an interface tracking method, in: 18th Int. Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics (NURETH-18), Oregon, USA, Aug 18-23, 2019.
  • M. Zhu, A. Dehbi, Y. Sato, B. Niceno, Simulations of particle transport inside bubbles using coupled interface and Lagrangian tracking approaches, in: 18th Int. Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics (NURETH-18), Oregon, USA, Aug 18-23, 2019.
  • L. Bures, Y. Sato, New contact line region model for multi-scale analysis of nucleate boiling, in: Surface Wettability Effects on Phase Change Phenomena Workshop (SWEP), Mons, Belgium, Jun 5-13, 2019.
  • S. Mambelli, A. Ponomarev, Y. Sato, K. Mikityuk, Analytical and experimental study of condensationand collapse of steam bubbles at high Jakob number, in: 9th Int. Cong.  Advances in Nuclear Power Plants (ICAPP 2019), Juan-les-pins, France, May 12-15, 2019.
  • A. Cukrov, Y. Sato, I. Boras, B. Niceno, Numerical simulation of annular flow boiling in a vertical pipe using two-fluid model, in: 9th Int. Congress of the Croatian Society of Mechanics, Split, Croatia, Sep 18-22, 2018.
  • L. Yang, D. Nam, Y. Sato, B. Niceno, Uncertainty quantification of DNB closures in MCFD solver using bayesian inference method, in: ANS Best Estimate Plus Uncertainty Int. Conf. (BEPU 2018), Lucca, Italy, May 13-19, 2018.
  • Y. Sato, B. Niceno, Numerical simulation of departure from nucleate boiling (DNB), in: 3rd Int. Conf. on Numerical Methods in Multiphase Flows (ICNMMF-III), Tokyo, Japan, June 26-29, 2017.
  • Y. Sato, B. Niceno, Pool boiling simulation of water up to critical heat flux using an interface tracking method, in: 11th Int. Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics, Operation and Safety (NUTHOS-11), Gyeongju, Korea, October 9-13, 2016.
  • G. Giustini, J. Murallidharan, Y. Sato, B. Niceno, V. Badalassi, S. Walker, Numerical study of heat diffusion controlled phase growth in a pressurised liquid, in: 16th Int. Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics (NURETH-16), Chicago, USA, 2015.
  • J. Murallidharan, G. Giustini, Y. Sato, B. Niceno, V. Badalassi, S. Walker, Interface tracking based evaluation of bubble growth rates in high pressure pool boiling conditions, in: 16th Int. Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics (NURETH-16), Chicago, USA, 2015.
  • P. Apanasevich, D. Lucas, Y. Sato, B. Niceno, Numerical simulations of two-phase stratified turbulent flow in a channel, in: 2nd Int. Symp. on Multiscale Multiphase Process Engineering (MMPE14), Hamburg, Germany, 2014.
  • Y. Sato, B. Niceno, A new concept of micro-region model: A depletable micro-layer for nucleate pool boiling flows, in: 2nd Int. Conf. on Numerical Methods in Multiphase Flows (ICNMMF-II), Darmstadt, Germany, 2014, pp.202-203.
  • K. Ohashi, Y. Sato, T. Hino, Comparative study of parallelization methods using Open-MP and MPI with an unstructured RANS solver for practical applications, in: Proc. 11th World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM XI), Barcelona, Spain, 2014, link to paper.
  • H. Badreddine, Y. Sato, B. Niceno, Scale resolving simulation of dispersed bubbly flows, in: Proc. 2014 Int. Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants (ICAPP 2014), Charlotte, USA, 2014.
  • Y. Sato, S. Lal, B. Niceno, Development of mass-conservative phase-change model for convective boiling simulations, in: Proc. ASME 2013 Int. Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE2013), Volume 8C: Heat Transfer and Thermal Engineering, San Diego, USA, 2013, DOI:10.1115/IMECE2013-63607.
  • H. Badreddine, Y. Sato, B. Niceno, Interface-resolving, Lagrangian bubble tracking approach for simulation of dispersed bubbly flows, in: Proc. 8th Int. Conf. on Multiphase Flow (ICMF2013), Jeju, Korea, 2013.
  • Y. Sato, B. Niceno, A conservative interface sharpening scheme for two-phase boiling flows modeling with contact line treatment, in: Int. Conf. Numeri. Methods in Multiphase Flows (ICNMMF), Pennsylvalia, USA, 2012.
  • Y. Sato, B. Niceno, A new conservative phase change model for nucleate boiling, in: Proc. 20th Int. Conf. Nuclear Energy for New Europe 2011 (NENE2011), Bovec, Slovenia, 2011, link to paper.
  • Y. Sato, H. Taguchi, M. Ueno, H. Sawada, An experimental study of effective wave slope coefficient for two-Dimensional model, in: Proc. 6th Osaka colloquium on seakeeping and stability of ships (OC2008), Osaka, Japan, 2008, pp.298-304.
  • Y. Sato, K. Uzawa, H. Miyata, Validation of motion prediction method for trimaran vessels, in: Proc. 9th Int. Conf. Numerical Ship Hydrodynamics (NSH2007), Michigan, USA, 2007.
  • Y. Sato, H. Orihara, H. Miyata, Practical application of two CFD codes for ship motions in arbitrary waves, in: Proc. 26th Sympo. Naval Hydrodynamics , Rome, Italy, 2006.
  • Y. Sato, H. Kobayashi, T. Hino, Ship flow computations by unstructured Navier-Stokes solver SURF, in: Proc. CFD Workshop Tokyo 2005 , Tokyo, Japan, 2005.
  • Y. Sato, T. Hino, An uncertainty estimation exercise for two-dimensional steady incompressible flow, in: Proc. Workshop on CFD Uncertainty Analysis , Lisbon, Portugal, 2004, link to paper.
  • Y. Sato, T. Hino, Estimation of thrust of swimmer's hand using CFD, in: Proc. 2nd Int. Symp. on Aqua Bio-Mechanisms , Hawaii, USA, 2003.
  • Y. Sato, T. Hino, M. Hinatsu, Unsteady flow simulation around a moving body by an unstructured Navier-Stokes solver, in: Proc. 6th Numeri. Towing Tank Sympo. , Rome, Italy, 2003.
  • M. Fujishima, Y. Sato, M. Miyashita, Improvement of wave absorption by a new lane marker covered with mesh, in: Proc. of 8th Int. Symp. Biomechanics and Medicine in Swimming , Jyvaskyla, Finland, 1998, pp.129-134.