B.S. Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 2007; Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering
M.S. University of Texas at Austin, 2009; Civil and Environmental Engineering
Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016, Mechanical & Ocean Engineering
NA 599 Stochastic Dynamics of Marine Structures
Theoretical and applied hydrodynamics, Nonlinear surface & internal wave mechanics, Wave turbulence theory, Flow-body interaction, Propeller and biomimetic foil propulsion. Active research topics include:
- Theoretical, computational and experimental investigations to understand the fundamental physics of wave turbulence
- Prediction and understanding of nonlinear ocean and coastal wave phenomenon
- Response of ships and offshore structures in wave field
- Development of computation and optimization methods for propellers and flapping foils
- Propagation of internal waves/tides at geophysical scales
Dr. Yulin Pan was previously a postdoctoral researcher in the mechanical engineering department at MIT. He received his Ph.D. in mechanical and ocean engineering from MIT in 2016, with a minor in mathematics. His research is primarily concerned with theoretical and computational hydrodynamics, with applications in ocean engineering and science. He has made original contributions in nonlinear ocean wave mechanics, tidal flows, propeller and bio-inspired foil propulsion. Alongside research, he is also an active writer on popular science of fluid mechanics.
Highly motivated graduate and undergraduate students, and visiting scholars are encouraged to contact Prof. Pan for potential opportunities.
Pan, Y., Haley, P.J. and Lermusiaux, P.F.J. 2018, Interaction of internal tide with an inhomogeneous and rotational ocean background, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, sub-judice.
Pan, Y., Liu, Y. and Yue, D.K.P. 2018, On high-order perturbation expansion for the study of long-short wave interactions, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 846, 902-915.
Pan, Y. and Yue, D.K.P. 2017, Understanding discrete capillary wave turbulence using quasi-resonant kinetic equation, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 816, R1, 1-11.
Pan, Y. and Yue, D.K.P. 2015, Decaying capillary wave turbulence under broad-scale dissipation, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 780, R1, 1-11.
Pan, Y. and Yue, D.K.P. 2014, Direct numerical investigation of turbulence of capillary waves, Physical Review Letters, 113, 094501.
Pan, Y., Dong, X., Zhu, Q. and Yue, D.K.P. 2012, Boundary-element method for the prediction of performance of flapping foils with leading-edge separation, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 698, 446-467.
Pan, Y. and Kinnas, S.A. 2011, A viscous/inviscid interactive approach for the prediction of performance of hydrofoils and propellers with non-zero trailing edge thickness, Journal of Ship Research, 55, 1, 45-63.