Dale Karr2

Associate Professor

236B NA&ME Bldg.
2600 Draper Road
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2145
(734) 764-3217
dgkarr@umich.edu

B.S. Michigan State University, 1974; Civil Engineering
M.S. University of Tennessee, 1977; Engineering Science and Mechanics
Ph.D. Tulane University, 1983; Civil Engineering P.E. State of Massachusetts

  • Research Interests
  • Sponsored Research
  • Selected Publications
  • Student Dissertations
  • Courses Taught

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Grants and Contracts:

  • “Docking Under Seismic Loads,” CASDE Corporation, 1984-1985; Principal investigator.
  • “Fundamental Structural Analysis Computer Programs,” Project Athena, 1984-1985; Principal Investigator.
  • “Three Dimensional Analysis of Ice Sheet Indentation,” National Science Foundation, 1984-1986; Principal Investigator.
  • “Mathematical Modelling of Ice Deformation,” MIT Sea Grant/Industrial Liaison Program, 1985-1986; Principal Investigator.
  • “Mathematical Modelling of Ice Deformation Response,” Office of Naval Research, 1985-1988; Principal Investigator.
  • “Ice Structure Engineering,” Standard Oil of Ohio (and multi-sponsored), 1985-1989, co-principal investigator.
  • “Ice Acoustic Emission Theory,” Doherty Foundation, 1986-1989; Principal Investigator.
  • “The Survivability of Advanced Marine Vehicles in Ice,” U.S. Coast Guard, 1986-1987, co-principal investigator.
  • “Advanced Structural Analysis Computer Programs,” Project Athena, 1987-1988; Principal Investigator.
  • “Analysis and Design of Submarine Drydocking Systems,” CASDE Corporation, 1988-1989; Principal Investigator.
  • “Structural Analysis of Composite Components,” Draper Laboratories, 1988-1989; Principal Investigator.
  • “Structural Acoustics of Submerged Shells,” Draper Laboratories, 1988-1989; Principal Investigator.
  • “Research in Engineering Methods for Submarine Structural Acoustics,” Office of Naval Research, 1988-1989, co-principal investigator.
  • “Hull Design for Structural Integrity and Acoustic Noise Control”, Office of Naval Research, 1990-1993, co-principal investigator with Prof. M. Bernitsas.
  • “Nonlinear Dynamics of Ice-Structure Interaction” Ship Structure Committee, 1990-1991; Principal Investigator.
  • “Numerical Modelling of Continuum Damage Evolution During Ice-Structure Interaction” The University of Michigan/Sea Grant/Industry Consortium in Offshore Engineering, 1991-1993; Principal Investigator.
  • “Design of Freeform Solids for Structural Integrity, Topology, and Microstructure Fabrication,” Office of Naval Research, 1994-1995, co-principal investigator with M. Bernitsas.
  • “Simulation and Modelling of Ship Building Infrastructure,” Orincon Corporation, (in support of ARPA Simulation Based Design Program) 1994-1995, Project Director.
  • “Stern Factory Design”, McDermott Shipbuilding Inc., (in support of ARPA Meritech Program) 1995 – 1997; co-principal investigator with R. Moore and T. Lamb.
  • “Multiple Scale Damage Effects in Composite Materials,” Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, 1997-1998.
  • “Testing of Composite Patches for Ship Plating Fracture Repairs” Ship Structures Committee, U.S. Department of Transportation; 2001-2002, Principal Investigator.
  • “Teaching Second Order Tensors: What Linear Vector Operators Look Like” Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, University of Michigan, 2002-2003; Principal Investigator.
  • “Design and Analysis for Survivability of Naval Structures”, Office of Naval Research, 2003-2006 (1 st year).

Articles in Journals, Transactions, or Archives:

  • Dale G. Karr and Sankar C. Das, “Ice Strength in Brittle and Ductile Failure Modes,” Journal of Structural Engineering , Vol. 109, No. 12,1983, pp. 2802-2811; Also, presented at the ASCE Structures Congress, New Orleans, LA, Oct. 25-29, 1982, Preprint SC-8.
  • D. G. Karr and S. C. Das, “Limit Analysis of Ice Sheet Indentation,” Journal of Energy Resources Technology , Vol. 105, No. 3, 1983, pp. 352-355; revised version of paper in Proceedings of the Second International Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering Symposium , ASME, Houston, TX, Jan. 30 – Feb. 3, 1983, pp. 628-633.
  • D. G. Karr, “A Damage Mechanics Model for Uniaxial Deformation of Ice,” Journal of Energy Resources Technology , Vol. 107, No. 3, 1985, pp. 363-368; revised version of paper in Proceedings of the Fourth International Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering Symposium , ASME, Vol. II, Dallas, TX, Feb. 17-21, 1985, pp. 227-233.
  • D. G. Karr, “Three Dimensional Analysis of Ice Sheet Indentation: Lower Bound Solutions,” Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering , Vol. 110, No. 1, 1988, pp. 81-86; revised version of paper in Proceedings of the Fifth International Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering Symposium , ASME, Vol. IV, Tokyo, Japan, April, 13-18, 1986, pp. 472-478.
  • Richard D. Hepburn, James K. Luchs, Dale G. Karr, and R.L. Haith, “Potential Failure of Surface Ship and Submarine Drydock Blocking Systems Due to Seismic Loadings and Recommended Design Improvements,” Transactions of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers , Vol. 96, 1988, pp. 193-220. Also, presented at the SNAME Annual Meeting, New York, NY, Nov. 9-12, 1988, Paper No. 6.
  • D. G. Karr, J. C. Watson, and M. HooFatt, “Three Dimensional Analysis of Ice Sheet Indentation: Limit Analysis Solutions,” Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering , Vol. 111, No. 1, 1989, pp. 63-69; revised version of paper in Proceedings of the Sixth International Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering Symposium , ASME, Houston, TX, March 1-5, 1987.
  • Dale G. Karr, Frankie P. Law, Michelle HooFatt, and Gordon F.N. Cox, “Asymptotic and Quadratic Failure Criteria for Anisotropic Materials,” International Journal of Plasticity , Vol. 5, 1989, pp. 303-336.
  • D. G. Karr and S. K. Choi, “Three-Dimensional Elasticity Solutions for Edge-Loaded Semi-Infinite Sheets,” Zeitschrift fur Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik , Vol. 69, No. 10, 1989, pp. 329-337.
  • Dale G. Karr and Kyungsik Choi, “A Three Dimensional Continuum Damage Model for Polycrystalline Ice,” Mechanics of Materials , Vol. 8, 1989, pp. 55-66.
  • S.U. Bhat, S.K. Choi, T. Wierzbicki, and Dale G. Karr, “Failure Analysis of Impacting Ice Floes,” Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering , Vol 113, No. 2, 1991, pp. 171-178; revised version of paper in Proceedings of the Sixth International Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering Symposium , ASME, Houston, TX, March 1-5, 1987.
  • Jong Gye Shin and Dale G. Karr, “Contact Force and Damage Evolution in a Moving Uniaxial Ice Bar,” International Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering , Vol. 2, No. 2, 1992, pp. 129-134; revised version of paper in Proceedings of the First European Offshore Mechanics Symposium , Trondheim, Norway, August 19-22, 1990, pp. 527-532.
  • Armin W. Troesch, Dale G. Karr, and Klaus-Peter Beier, “Global Contact Dynamics of an Ice-Structure Interaction Model,” International Journal of Bifurcation and Chao s, Vol. 2, No. 3, 1992, pp. 607-620.
  • Dale G. Karr, Armin W. Troesch, and Wayne C. Wingate, “Nonlinear Dynamics of a Simple Ice-Structure Interaction Model,” Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering , Vol. 115, No. 4, 1993, pp. 246-252; revised version of paper in Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering , Vol. IV, Calgary, Alberta, June 7-12, 1992, pp. 231-237.
  • J.G. Shin and D.G. Karr, “Propagation of Continuum Damage in a Viscoelastic Ice Bar,” Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering , Vol. 116, No. 2, 1994, pp. 109-113; revised version of paper in Damage Mechanics in Engineering Materials , AMD-Vol.109/MD-Vol.24, papers presented at the ASME Winter Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX, Nov. 25-30, 1990, pp.237-249.
  • D. G. Karr and X. Sun, “Damage Evolution During Impact of an Ice Bar with Lateral Confinement,” International Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering , Vol. 5, No. 1, 1995, pp. 23-31; revised version of paper in Proceedings of the Third International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference , Singapore, June 6-11, 1993.
  • D.G. Karr, A.W. Troesch, and R. Levi, “Some Effects of Threshold Singularities on a Dynamical System with Intermittent Contact and Breakage,” Journal of Sound and Vibration , Vol. 185(4), 1995, pp. 609-625.
  • Stephanie A. Wimmer, and Dale G. Karr, “Compressive Failure of Microcracked Porous Brittle Solids, ” Mechanics of Materials , 22, pp. 265-277, 1996.
  • Xin Sun, Stephanie A. Wimmer, and Dale G. Karr, “Shear Band Initiation of Brittle Damage Materials,” International Journal of Damage Mechanics, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 403-421, 1996.
  • Matthew Edwards and Dale G. Karr, “Analysis of Composite Patches for Ship Plating Fracture Repair,” Ship Technology Research/Shiffstechnik , Vol. 46, No. 4, pp. 231-237, 1999.
  • D.T. Schade, K. Oditt, and D.G. Karr, “Thermoelastic Stability of Two Bonded Half Planes,”, Journal of Engineering Mechanics ., Vol. 126, No. 9, 2000, pp. 981-985.
  • Xin Sun and Dale G. Karr, “A Dynamical Systems Approach to Bifurcation and Instability of Nonlinear Constitutive Relations,” International Journal of Damage Mechanics, Vol.10, pp. 279-299, October, 2001.
  • Karr, D.G., K.P. Beier. S.S. Na, and Ph. Rigo, “A Framework for Simulation Based Design of Ship Structures,” Journal of Ship Production , Vol.18, No. 1, February 2002, pp. 33-46.
  • Patrick J. Murphy and Dale G. Karr “Chaotic and Invariant Sets in the Mapping of Impact Oscillators” Physica D , Nonlinear Phenomena , accepted pending revisions.
  • D.T. Schade and D.G. Karr, “Thermoelastic Stability of a Layer Bonded to a Half Plane,” Journal of Engineering Mechanics .v 128, n 12, December, 2002, p 1285-1294.
  • D.G. Karr and M. Perlin, “Nonlinear Dynamics of Faraday Waves using a Discrete Model,” submitted to Journal of Fluids and Structures .
  • S. S. Na, and D.G. Karr “Product-Oriented Optimum Structural Design of Double-Hull Tankers,” Journal of Ship Production, V 18, No.4, pp237-248, Nov. 2002.
  • D.G. Karr, Ph. Rigo, S.S. Na, and R. Sarghiuta, “Comparison of Rational-based and Rule-based Optimum Design of Ship Structures,” to appear, Transactions of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, v 110, 2003, p 435-451.
  • Anderson, D. Karr, F. Nori and F. Marchesoni, “Nonlinear Dynamics of an Impacting Object on an Oscillating Plate,” in preparation, Physica D , Nonlinear Phenomena.
  • C.D. Jang, S.S. Na, and D.G.Karr “Development of a Generalized Slope Deflection Method for the Optimum Design of Ship Structures”, in preparation Marine Structures .
  • S. S. Na and D.G. Karr “ Development of a Pareto Optimal Based Multi-Objective Function Method for the Optimum Design of Ship Structures” in prepartation.
  • J.S. Bone, D.G. Karr, and A Waas, “Testing of Composite Patches for Plate Fracture Repair” in preparation, Journal of Composites, B.

Conference or Symposium Proceedings

  • D. G. Karr and S C. Das, “Ice Forces on Offshore Structures,” Proceedings of the First Offshore Mechanics/Arctic Engineering/Deepsea Systems Symposium , Vol. II, ASME, New Orleans, LA, March 7-10, 1982, pp. 249-257.
  • Dale G. Karr and Sankar C. Das, “Ice Strength in Brittle and Ductile Failure Modes,” ASCE Structures Congress, Preprint SC-8, New Orleans, (1982). (Also a Journal Article).
  • D. G. Karr and S. C. Das, “Limit Analysis of Ice Sheet Indentation,” Proceedings of the Second International Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering Symposium , ASME, Houston, TX, Jan. 30 – Feb. 3, 1983, pp. 628-633. (Also a Journal Article).
  • Dale G. Karr, “Application of Continuous Damage Models in Ice Mechanics,” Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Applied Numerical Modeling , Hai Min Hsia, et al. (Ed.), Tainan, Taiwan, Dec. 27-29,1984, pp. 73-77.
  • William Torres and Dale G. Karr, “Stability Analysis – Space Shuttle Liquid Hydrogen Tank,” Second Annual AIAA Aerospace Technology Symposium , New Orleans, LA., 1984.
  • D. G. Karr, “A Damage Mechanics Model for Uniaxial Deformation of Ice,” Proceedings of the Fourth International Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering Symposium , ASME, Vol. II, Dallas, TX, Feb. 17-21, 1985, pp. 227-233. (Also a Journal Article).
  • Dale G. Karr, “Constitutive Equations for Ice as a Damaging Material,” ARCTIC ’85: Civil Engineering in the Arctic Offshore, ASCE Specialty Conference , San Francisco, (1985).
  • D. G. Karr, “Three Dimensional Analysis of Ice Sheet Indentation: Lower Bound Solutions,” Proceedings of the Fifth International Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering Symposium , ASME, Vol. IV, Tokyo, Japan, April, 13-18, 1986, pp. 472-478. (Also a Journal Article).
  • D. G. Karr, J. C. Watson, and M. HooFatt, “Three Dimensional Analysis of Ice Sheet Indentation: Limit Analysis Solutions,” Proceedings of the Sixth International Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering Symposium , ASME, Houston, TX, March 1-5, 1987. (Also a Journal Article).
  • S.U. Bhat, S.K. Choi, T. Wierzbicki, and Dale G. Karr, “Failure Analysis of Impacting Ice Floes,” Proceedings of the Sixth International Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering Symposium , ASME, Houston, TX, March 1-5, 1987. (Also a Journal Article).
  • Tomasz Wierzbicki and Dale G. Karr, “Structural Imperfections and Interactive Failure of Edge-Loaded Ice Sheets,” Proceedings of Ninth International Conference on Port and Ocean Engineering Under Arctic Conditions , Vol. III, Sackinger and Jefferies (Eds.),Fairbanks, Alaska, August 17-21, 1987, pp. 369-380.
  • G. S. Newbury and J. B. De Aquiar and D. G. Karr, “Elasticity Solutions for Semi-Infinite Ice Sheets Subjected to In-Plane and Lateral Edge Loads,” International Conference on Technology for Polar Areas , Norwegian Institute of Technology, Trondheim, Norway, 1988.
  • Dale G. Karr and Kyungsik Choi, “Modeling Anelastic Strain of Solids at High Homologous Temperatures,” Proceedings of the ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference , Pittsburgh, PA, 1988.
  • Kyungsik Choi and Dale G. Karr, “A Damage Mechanics Model for Uniaxial Creep and Cyclic Loading of Polycrystalline Ice,” Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering , The Hague, Netherlands, 1989.
  • Dale G. Karr and Kyungsik Choi “A Comparative Study of Plastic and Damage Mechanics Models for Polycrystalline Ice,” Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Plasticity and Its Current Applications , Tsu, Japan, 1989.
  • Jong Gye Shin and Dale G. Karr, “Propagation of Continuum Damage in a Nonlinear Viscoelastic Bar by Finite Difference Method,” Damage Mechanics in Engineering Materials , AMD-Vol.109/MD-Vol. 24, papers presented at the ASME Winter Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX, Nov. 25-30, 1990, pp. 237-249. (Also a Journal Article).
  • Jong Gye Shin and Dale G. Karr, “Contact Force and Damage Evolution in a Moving Uniaxial Ice Bar,” Proceedings of the First European Offshore Mechanics Symposium , Trondheim, Norway, August 19-22, 1990, pp. 527-532. (Also a Journal Article).
  • D. G. Karr and K. P. A’Hearn, “A Design Study of a Discrete Column Involving Hill-Top Bifurcation,” Proceedings of the First International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference , Ellinas, C. P. et. al (Eds.), Edinburgh, U.K. August 11-16, 1991, pp. 14-21.
  • J. G. Shin, J. D. Kim, and D. G. Karr “Continuum Damage and Stress Propagation in a Wedge-Shape Ice Bar,” Proceedings of the Second International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference , San Francisco, CA, 1992.
  • Dale G. Karr, Armin W. Troesch, and Wayne C. Wingate, “Nonlinear Dynamics of a Simple Ice-Structure Interaction Model,” Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering , Vol. IV, Calgary, Alberta, June 7-12, 1992, pp. 231-237. (Also a Journal Article).
  • D. G. Karr and X. Sun, “Damage Evolution During Impact of an Ice Bar with Lateral Confinement,” Proceedings of the Third International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference , Singapore , June, 1993. (Also a Journal Article.)
  • Michael M. Bernitsas, Danet Suryatama, Byungsik Kang, and Dale G. Karr, “Shape and Topology Structural Redesign by large Admissible Perturbations,” Proceedings of the Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Austin, TX, September, 1994, pp. 285-292.
  • Ricardo G. Fierro and D.G. Karr, “A Energy Approach to Determine the Dynamic Buckling Load for a System with Two Degrees of Freedom,” Applied Mechanics in the Americas, Proceedings of the Fourth Pan-American Congress of Applied Mechanics, PACAM IV, January 3-7, 1995, Vol. 1, pp. 418-423.
  • Xin Sun, Dale G. Karr and Chunhui Han, “A Combined Analytical and Numerical Approach for the Solution of an Edge Loaded Semi-Infinite Elastic Sheet”, Proceedings of the 1996 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers in Engineering Conference, August 18-22, 1996, Irvine, CA.
  • Stephanie A. Wimmer and Dale G. Karr, “Brittle Compressive Failure of Microcracked Ice,” Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering , Vol. IV, Florence, Italy, June, 1996, pp. 23-28.
  • Dale G. Karr and Stephanie A. Wimmer, “Microcrack Induced Bifurcation of Stress-Strain Relations for Sintered Materials”, in Advanced Methods in Materials Processing Defects , pp. 225-234, M. Predeleanu, and P. Gilormini (Eds.), Elsevier Science, 1997. Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Materials Processing Defects, Cachan, France, 1997.
  • X. Sun and Dale G. Karr, “Analytical Limit Solutions for Tenth Order Theory of Edge-Loaded Semi-Infinite Elastic Sheets”, with X. Sun, Applied Mechanics in the Americas Volume 7, Pampolona, et al. (eds.), pp. 911-914, 1999.
  • Dale G. Karr, Patrick J. Murphy, and D. Fuchs “The Fractal Character of Chaotic Motion of a Structure with Nonlinear Mooring,” Proceedings of the Ninth International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference , Brest, France, May 30 – June 4, 1999.
  • Karr, D.G., K.P. Beier. S.S. Na, and Ph. Rigo, “A Framework for Simulation Based Design of Ship Structures” The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, 2001 Ship Production Symposium, June 13-15 2001, Ypsilanti, MI.
  • D.G. Karr, Ph. Rigo, S.S. Na, and R. Sarghiuta, “Comparison of Rational-based and Rule-based Optimum Design of Ship Structures,” presented at the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers Annual Meeting and International Maritime Exposition, Boston, MA, September, 2002.
  • H. Chung, D. G. Karr “Use of B-Spline Surface Geometry for Predicting Forces and Stresses During Plate Assembly” presented at PRADS 2004 , in 9 th International Symposium on Practical Design of Ships and other Floating Structures , Schiffbautechnische Gesellschaft, e.V., Volume 2, 1005-1012.
  • D.G. Karr, C.G. Kasey, S.H. Kim, M. Cilenti, S.K. Pisini, M. Perlin, “Fluid Encasement and Flow within Sub-Structured Blast Panels” Accepted for presentation, ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference, Denver Co, July 2005.

Shorter Communications, Letters, Notes or Briefs in Refereed Publications:

  • D.G. Karr and K.L. Gipple, “Fractal Fracture Mechanics of Interlaminar Tensile Failure of Composites,” in preparation International Journal of Fracture.

Government, University, or Industrial Reports :

  • D. G. Karr, D. Bushnell, and J. Skogh, “STAGS Analysis of the Space Shuttle External LH 2 Tank (LWT),” Martin Marietta Aerospace/Lockheed Missiles and Space Co. Report, August, 1983.
  • Dale G. Karr, “Analysis of Ice Sheet Breakthrough,” David Taylor Naval Ship Research and Development Center, Report SD-9, September, 1984.
  • C. Chryssostomidis, C. Graham, D. Karr, J. Kerwin, and J. Milgram, “The Role of the Computer in Naval Architecture Education at MIT,” American Society for Engineering Education Conference, Atlanta, GA, 1985.
  • Jong Gye Shin and Dale G. Karr, “Stress Wave and Continuum Damage Propagation in a Moving Viscoelastic Bar During Impact and Its Application to Ice-Structure Interaction, ” Center for Scientific Excellence in Offshore Engineering, Departments of Civil and Ocean Engineering, MIT, CSEOE Research Report No. 5, October, 1989.
  • Dale G. Karr, “Buckling Analysis and Modal Impedance of Multi-layered Stiffened Orthotropic Shells with Simple Supports,” BBN Systems and Technologies Corporation, Technical Memorandum No. 1049, December, 1989.
  • Dale G. Karr, “Nonlinear Dynamics of Ice-Structure Interaction” Final Report to Ship Structure Committee, December, 1991.
  • Committee on Marine Structures, Marine Board, National Research Council, “Marine Structures Research Recommendations for FY 1996,” National Academy Press, 1995.
  • Committee on Marine Structures, Marine Board, National Research Council, “Marine Structures Research Recommendations for FY 1998,” National Academy Press, 1997.
  • Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Program Self-Study Report for the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology , June, 1999.

Ph. D. Committees Chaired

  • Armin W. Troesch, The Diffraction Potential for a Slender Ship Moving Through Oblique Waves , 1975
  • Tin-Woo Yung, Hydrodynamic Interactions Between Ships in Shallow Water , 1977
  • Charles M. Cary, An Analytical Alternative to the Planar Motion Mechanism for a Ship in Shallow Water , 1980
  • Surasak Sri-Aroon, Advanced Approach to the Design of Simplified Hull Form , 1982
  • Stergios Liapis, Initial Value Problem for the Motion of a Ship , 1985
  • Brad King, Exciting Forces using Time Domain Analysis , 1987
  • Ted Kelly, The Interaction of Rotational Flows with Free Surfaces , 1989
  • Jin-Sug Chung, Slow Motion Dynamics of Two-Line Towed/Moored Ships , (co-chair with M. Bernitsas) 1991
  • Allan Magee, Nonlinear Time-Domain Ship Motions , 1991
  • Yusong Cao, Numerical Simulations of Unsteady Three-Dimensional Nonlinear Free Surface Flows , 1991
  • Tzung-Hang Lee, Nonlinear Radiation Problems for a Surface-Piercing Body , 1992
  • Stephen Scorpio, Application of Multipole Acceleration Techniques to Fully Nonlinear
  • Water Wave Problems , 1997
  • Jeng-Horng Chen, Turbulence Generation in Dispersed Particle-Laden Flows, (co-chair with Gerard Faeth) 1999
  • Anil Subramani, Computations of Highly Nonlinear Free-Surface Flows, with Applications to Arbitrary and Complex Hull Forms, 2000
  • Patrick Finn, Large Amplitude Non-Linear Seakeeping Using a Desingularized Method, 2003.
  • Kunho Kim, Viscous-Inviscid Interaction Study Using Modified RANS Equations, 2004
  • William Belknap, A Computationally Efficient Method for Nonlinear Multi-Hull Seakeeping , expected graduation 2007
  • Steven Zalek, Multi-Hull Multi-Criterion Hydrodynamic Optimization , (co-chair with Michael Parsons) expected graduation 2007
  • Xinshu Zhang, Nonlinear Wave-Body Interactions , expected graduation 2007

Courses Taught at the University of Michigan:

  • NA 310 Marine Structures I
  • NA 410 Marine Structures II
  • NA 510 Marine Structural Mechanics
  • AE/NA 416 Theory of Plates and Shells
  • NA 511 Special Topics in Ship Structure
  • NA 590 Reading and Seminar
  • NA 592 Master’s Thesis
  • NA 615 Ship Structure Analysis
  • ME 211 Introduction to Solid Mechanics