Ronald W. Yeung

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Ronald W. Yeung
Ronald W. Yeung (2004).jpg
(2002)
Born 1945
[Hong Kong, B.C.C.]
Fields Marine hydrodynamics, Ocean Mechanics
Institutions University of California, Berkeley
Alma mater University of California, Berkeley
Doctoral advisor John V. Wehausen
Notable awards American Bureau of Shipping Endowed Chair in Ocean Engineering (2012)[1]
Harbin Engineering University, Honorary Professorship (2010)[2]
Sociedade Brasileira de Engenharia Naval (SOBENA), International Award (2008)[3]
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Kenneth Davidson Medal (2004)[4][5]
Georg Weinblum Memorial Lectureship (2002-2003)[6][7]
Humboldt Prize of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (1988, 1998)
Fulbright-Hays Senior Scholar of the Australian-American Educational Foundation (1981)[8]

Ronald W. Yeung (born 1945) is a Distinguished Professor of Hydromechanics and Ocean Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley.[9] He is one of the pioneers in the field of numerical ship hydrodynamics.

Education and career[edit]

Ronald W. Yeung received his B.S. (1968), M.S. (1970), and Ph.D. (1973) degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. He was awarded the University Medal[10][11] as the most distinguished graduate of the Class of 1968. Prior to his Ph.D. studies, from 1970–71, he staffed at Litton Ship Systems, Culver City, CA (a division of Litton Industries) as a naval architect, and was involved in the design of several classes of naval vessels. During this period, he also taught part-time as a UCLA Extension instructor at the Long Beach Naval Shipyard. His academic career started at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where, from 1973 to 1982, he was an Assistant, then Associate Professor with tenure, in the Ocean Engineering Department. He joined the engineering faculty of UC Berkeley in 1982. From 1989 to 1996, he served as the chair of the Department of Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering. Since 1996, he has been appointed Distinguished Professor of Hydromechanics and Ocean Engineering in the department of Mechanical Engineering.[12] He was Visiting Scientist/Professor at The University of Adelaide, South Australia (1981); Technical University of Hamburg (1988); Institute of Applied Mechanics, Kyushu University (1998); Gerhard Mercator University of Duisburg. Germany (1998); and the Centre for Ships and Ocean Structures, Norwegian University of Science & Technology, Trondheim (2007). On June 22, 2012, he was appointed the Inaugural Faculty Holder of the American Bureau of Shipping Endowed Chair in Ocean Engineering at UC Berkeley.[13] A special symposium on ship and offshore hydrodynamics was held by ASME-OMAE2012 in Rio de Janeiro in honor of his contributions in these fields.[14]

Professor Ronald Yeung teaches fluid mechanics, marine hydrodynamics, ocean-environment mechanics, and computational methodologies for marine problems. HIs publications span a broad range of topics in the marine areas, from fundamentals to design issues. In recent time, his research interests have focused on safety issues of marine vehicles, "green ship" by design, and renewable energy from tidal current and ocean waves. He has provided mentorship to a large number of students and researchers in ocean-related fields. He served on the advisory boards of several ocean-related entities, including those at Delft Technical University, University of Michigan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Transportation Research Board of the US National Academy of Sciences. He is the Conference Chair of the 12-symposia ASME-33rd International Conference on Offshore Mechanics & Arctic Engineering (OMAE-2014) in San Francisco, June 8–13, 2014.[15]

Selected publications[edit]

  • Kanner, S. & Yeung, R. W. (2014), "Innovation for a Reduction of the Yaw Moment on a Floating Platform with a Vertical-Axis Wind Turbine", Proceedings, ASME 33rd International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering (OMAE2014), Paper Number OMAE2014-24582, San Francisco, CA 
  • Fernandez, D.; Moreu, J.; Guzman, J.; Yeung, R. W. & Moreu, M. (2014), "Numerical Simulations in the Design of a New Tension-Tethered Marine Current Turbine", Proceedings, ASME 33rd International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering (OMAE2014), Paper Number OMAE2014-24382, San Francisco, CA 
  • Hariri Nokob, M. & Yeung, R. W. (2014), "Computations of Arbitrary Thin-Shell Vertical Cylinders in a Wave Field by a Hypersingular Integral-Equation Method", Proceedings, ASME 33rd International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering (OMAE2014), Paper Number OMAE2014-24544, San Francisco, CA 
  • Yeung, R. W. & Jiang, Y. (2014), "Bilge-Keel Influence on The Free Decay of Roll Motion of a Three-dimensional Hull", Proceedings, ASME 33rd International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering (OMAE2014), Paper Number OMAE2014-24542, San Francisco, CA 
  • Madhi, F.; Sinclair, M. E. & Yeung, R. W. (2014), "The "Berkeley Wedge": an asymmetrical energy-capturing floating breakwater of high performance", Journal of Marine Systems and Ocean Technology (MS&OT) 9 (1): 5–16 [16]
  • Lin, Y. H.; Fang, M.-C. & Yeung, R. W. (2013), "The optimization of ship weather-routing algorithm based on the composite influence of multi-dynamic elements", Applied Ocean Research 43: 184–194, doi:10.1016/j.apor.2013.07.010 
  • Tom, N. & Yeung, R. W. (2013), "Non-Linear Model Predictive Control Applied to a Generic Ocean-Wave Energy Extractor", Proceedings, ASME 32nd International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, Paper Number OMAE2013-11247, Nantes, France 
  • Tom, N. & Yeung, R. W. (2013), "Performance Enhancements and Validations of a Generic Ocean-Wave Energy Extractor", ASME J. Offshore Mechanics & Arctic Engineering 135 (4), doi:10.1115/1.4024150 
  • Yeung, R. W.; Seah, R. K. M. & Imamura, J. (2013), "Lateral Force and Yaw Moment on a Slender Body in Forward Motion at a Yaw Angle", ASME J. Offshore Mechanics & Arctic Engineering 135 (3), doi:10.1115/1.4006153 
  • Chau, F. P. & Yeung, R. W. (2012), "Inertia, Damping, and Wave Excitation of Heaving Coaxial Cylinders", Proceedings, ASME 31st International Conference on Ocean, Offshore, and Arctic Engineering, Paper Number OMAE2012-83987, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 
  • Aubault, A. & Yeung, R. W. (2012), "Interference resistance of multi-hull vessels in finite-depth waters", Journal of Marine Systems and Ocean Technology (MS&OT) 7 (2): 107–116 
  • Wan, H. & Yeung, R. W. (2012), "Interaction of bodies in free surface with consideration of cross-flow", Journal of Computers and Fluids 54: 127–142, doi:10.1016/j.compfluid.2011.10.005 
  • Bachynski, E. E.; Young, Y. L. & Yeung, R. W. (2012), "Analysis and optimization of a tethered wave energy converter in irregular waves", Journal of Renewable Energy 8: 133–145 
  • Yeung, R. W. & Jiang, Y. (2011), "Shape Effects on Viscous Damping and Motion of Heaving Cylinders", Proceedings, ASME 30th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, Paper Number OMAE2011-52043, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 
  • Nguyen, T. & Yeung, R. W. (2011), "Unsteady Three-Dimensional Sources for a Two-layer Fluid of Finite Depth and Their Applications", Journal of Engineering Mathematics 70 (1-3): 67–91, Bibcode:2011JEnMa..70...67N, doi:10.1007/s10665-010-9439-z 
  • Hamilton, J. A. & Yeung, R. W. (2011), "Viscous and Inviscid Matching of Three-dimensional Free-surface Flows Utilizing Shell Functions", Journal of Engineering Mathematics 70 (1-3): 43–66, Bibcode:2011JEnMa..70...43H, doi:10.1007/s10665-010-9438-0 
  • Young, Y. L.; Motley, M. R. & Yeung, R. W. (2010), "Three-Dimensional Numerical Modeling of the Transient Fluid-Structural Interaction Response of Tidal Turbines", ASME Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering 132 (1), doi:10.1115/1.3160536 
  • Yeung, R. W.; Peiffer, A.; Tom, N. & Matlak, T. (2011), "Design, Analysis, and Evaluation of the UC-Berkeley Wave-Energy Extractor", Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, doi:10.1115/1.4004518 
  • Yeung, R. W.; Wan, H.; Banumurthy, S. P.; Ham, W. L. & Lew, J. M. (2008/2009), "Effects of Configuration on Wave Resistance of Multiple Pressure Distributions", Marine Systems & Ocean Technology 4 (2): 53–62  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  • Yeung, R. W. & Wan, H. (2008), "Multihull and Surface-Effect Ship Configuration Design: A Framework for Powering Minimization", Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering 130 (3), doi:10.1115/1.2904590 
  • Seah, R. K. M. & Yeung, R. W. (2008), "Vortical-Flow Modelling for Ship Hulls in Forward and Lateral Motion", Proceedings, 27th Symposium on Naval Hydrodynamics, Seoul, Korea 
  • Yeung, R. W.; Poupard, G. & Toilliez, J. O. (2004), "Interference-Resistance Prediction and Its Applications to Optimal Multi-Hull Configuration Design", Transactions of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers 112: 142–169 
  • Hamilton, J. A. & Yeung, R. W. (2003), "Spectral Shell and Perfectly Transparent Open-Boundary Condition for Unsteady Wave-Body Interactions", ASME Journal of Offshore Mechanics & Arctic Engineering 125: 9–16, doi:10.1115/1.1537721 
  • Yeung, R. W. (2002), "Fluid Dynamics of Finned Bodies – From VIV to FPSO", Proceedings of The Twelfth International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, Kitakyushu, Japan, Plenary Lecture, The International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers 
  • Yeung, R. W. & Yu, X. (2001), "Three-Dimensional Free-Surface Flow with Viscosity -- A Spectral Solution", Hydrodynamics in Ship and Ocean Engineering, Special Volume in Honor of M. Ohkusu (RIAM, Kyushu University Publisher, Fukuoka, Japan): 87–115, ISBN 4-87780-014-X 
  • Yeung, R. W. & Kim, J. W. (2000), "Effects of a Translating Load on a Floating Plate -- Structural Drag and Plate Deformation", Journal of Fluids and Structures 14 (7): 993–1011, Bibcode:2000JFS....14..993Y, doi:10.1006/jfls.2000.0307 
  • Yeung, R. W. & Nguyen, T. (1999), "Waves Generated by a Moving Source in a Two-Layer Ocean of Finite Depth", Journal of Engineering Mathematics 34 (5): 85–107, Bibcode:1999JEnMa..35...85Y, doi:10.1023/A:1004399917692 
  • Yeung, R. W. & Newman, J. N., Editors (1999), "Special issue on ocean mechanics and a dedication to Sir James Lighthill", Journal of Engineering Mathematics - Leyden 35 (1 & 2): 1–250 
  • Yeung, R. W. & Cermelli, C. (1998), "Vortical Flow Generated by a Rolling Plate in a Free Surface", Free Surface Flows with Viscosity, ed. P. A. Tyvand, (Computational Mechanics Publisher): 1–35, ISBN 978-1-85312-295-8 
  • Yeung, R. W. & Ananthakrishnan, P. A. (1997), "Viscosity and Surface-Tension Effects on Wave Generation by a Translating Body", Journal of Engineering Mathematics 32 (2-3): 257–280, Bibcode:1997JEnMa..32..257Y, doi:10.1023/A:1004291021985 
  • Ananthakrishnan, P. A. & Yeung, R. W. (1994), "Nonlinear Interaction of a Vortex Pair with Clean and Surfactant-Covered Free Surfaces", Wave Motion 19: 343–365, doi:10.1016/0165-2125(94)90002-7 
  • Yeung, R. W.; Sphaier, S. H. & Vaidhyanathan, M. (1993), "Unsteady Flow About Bluff Cylinders", International Journal of Offshore & Polar Engineering 3 (2): 81–92 
  • Yeung, R. W. & Ananthakrishnan, P. A. (1992), "Oscillation of a floating body in a viscous fluid", Journal of Engineering Mathematics 26 (1): 211–230, Bibcode:1992JEnMa..26..211Y, doi:10.1007/BF00043236 
  • Yeung, R. W. & Wu, C.-f. (1991), "Viscosity Effects on the Radiation Hydrodynamics of Horizontal Cylinders", ASME Journal of Offshore Mechanics & Arctic Engineering 113: 334–343, doi:10.1115/1.2919939 
  • Yeung, R. W. (1991), "Nonlinear Bow and Stern Waves - Inviscid and Viscous Solutions", Mathematical Approaches in Hydrodynamics, ed. T. Miloh, in honor of M. Tulin (SIAM): 349–369, ISBN 0-89871-277-7 
  • Yeung, R. W. & Sphaier, S. H. (1989), "Wave-interference effects on a truncated cylinder in a channel", Journal of Engineering Mathematics 23 (2): 95–117, Bibcode:1989JEnMa..23...95Y, doi:10.1007/BF00128863 
  • Yeung, R. W. & Wu, C.-f. (1989), "Über nichtlineare Wellenbewegung in eninem geschlossenen Gebiet", Jahrbuch der Schiffbau-technischen Gesellschaft 83: 29–41 
  • Grosenbaugh, M. A. & Yeung, R. W. (1989), "Nonlinear Free-Surface Flow at a Two-Dimensional Bow", Journal of Fluid Mechanics 209: 57–75, Bibcode:1989JFM...209...57G, doi:10.1017/S0022112089003034 
  • Liou, G. S.; Penzien, J. & Yeung, R. W. (1988), "Response of Tension Leg Platforms to Vertical Seismic Excitations", Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics 16 (2): 157–182, doi:10.1002/eqe.4290160202 
  • Yeung, R. W. (1985), "A Comparative Evaluation of Numerical Methods in Free-Surface Flows", Plenary Paper, UTAM Symposium on Hydrodynamics of Utilization of Ocean-Wave Energy, Lisbon, Portugal (Springer Verlag Berlin): 325–356, doi:10.1007/978-3-642-82666-5_28, ISBN 0-387-16115-5 
  • Mei, C. C.; Yeung, R. W. & Liu, K.-F. (1985), "Lifting of a Large Object from a Porous Seabed", Journal of Fluid Mechanics 152: 203–215, Bibcode:1985JFM...152..203M, doi:10.1017/S0022112085000659 
  • Yeung, R. W. (1982), "The transient heaving motion of floating cylinders", Journal of Engineering Mathematics 16 (2): 97–119, Bibcode:1982JEnMa..16...97Y, doi:10.1007/BF00042549 
  • Yeung, R. W. (1982), "Numerical Methods in Free-Surface Flows", Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics 14: 395–442, Bibcode:1982AnRFM..14..395Y, doi:10.1146/annurev.fl.14.010182.002143 
  • Tuck, E. O.; Helfgott, A. & Yeung, R. W. (1982, Published online: 20 Apr 2006), "Cambered Valve Leaflets that Maximize Initial Rate of Closure", Journal of Fluid Mechanics 121: 517–529, Bibcode:1982JFM...121..517T, doi:10.1017/S002211208200202X  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  • Yeung, R. W. (1981), "Added Mass and Damping of a Vertical Cylinder in Finite-Depth Waters", Applied Ocean Research 3 (3): 119–133, doi:10.1016/0141-1187(81)90101-2 
  • Yeung, R. W. & Tan, W. T. (1980), "Hydrodynamic Interaction of Ships with Obstacles in Shallow Water", Journal of Ship Research 24 (1): 50–59 
  • Yeung, R. W. (1978), "On the Interactions of Slender Ships in Shallow Water", Journal of Fluid Mechanics 85 (01): 143–159, Bibcode:1978JFM....85..143Y, doi:10.1017/S0022112078000567 
  • Yeung, R. W. (1975), "Surface Waves Due to a Maneuvering Air-Cushion Vehicle", Journal of Ship Research 19 (4): 581–607 
  • Bai, K. J. & Yeung, R. W. (1974), "Numerical Solutions to Free-Surface Flow Problems", Proceedings, 10th Symposium on Naval Hydrodynamics, Cambridge, MA 
  • Yeung, R. W. (1972), "Sinkage and Trim in First-Order Thin-Ship Theory", Journal of Ship Research 16 (1): 47–59 

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American Bureau of Shipping Endowed Chair, University of California at Berkeley". 
  2. ^ "Honorary Professorship, HEU". Retrieved 2011-02-22. 
  3. ^ "SOBENA International Award". Retrieved 2011-02-21. 
  4. ^ "Davidson Medal". sname.org. Retrieved 2011-01-15. 
  5. ^ "The SNAME 2004 Davidson Medal". berkeley.edu. Retrieved 2011-01-15. 
  6. ^ "R. W. Yeung honored as Georg Weinblum Lecturer". berkeley.edu. Retrieved 2011-01-15. 
  7. ^ "25th Georg Weinblum Lecture". sname.org. Retrieved 2011-01-15. 
  8. ^ "Fulbright-Hays Program". Retrieved 2011-03-08. 
  9. ^ "Prof. R. W. Yeung". berkeley.edu. Retrieved 2011-01-15. 
  10. ^ "University Medal". berkeley.edu. Retrieved 2011-02-22. 
  11. ^ "University Medal". berkeley.edu. Retrieved 2011-02-22. 
  12. ^ "Mechanical Engineering, UC Berkeley". berkeley.edu. Retrieved 2011-02-22. 
  13. ^ "American Bureau of Shipping Endowed Chair, University of California at Berkeley". 
  14. ^ "OMAE2012 Ronald W. Yeung Honoring Symposium". 
  15. ^ "OMAE-2014 (San Francisco)". 
  16. ^ "The Berkeley Wedge (US Provisional Patent No. 61/883,274, UC No. BK-2014-037-1".