Robert Gordon

Associate Professor of Practice

Gordon, Robert

Office: HEB 125
Phone: 979.458.5523

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Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

  • Floating Production Systems (FPS) integrity management
  • FPS design optimization
  • Offshore applications for Computational Fluid Dynamics


  • Ph.D., Ocean Engineering, University of Rhode Island, 1982
  • M.S., Ocean Engineering, University of Rhode Island, 1976
  • B.S., Earth & Space Science, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1973

Selected Publications

Gordon, R.B., J.C. Ruiz-Rico, M. Brongers and J. Martinez (2016), “Integrity Management and Life Extension for a CALM Buoy Oil Export Terminal,” ASME International Pipeline Conference, IPC2016-64495.

Gordon, R.B. (2015), “Considerations for Mooring Life Extension,” Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers - 2015 Offshore Symposium.

Gordon, R.B., M.G. Brown, and E.M. Allen (2014), “Mooring Integrity Management: A State-of-the-Art Review,” OTC 25134.

Gordon, R.B., G. Grytoyr, and M. Dhaigude (2013), “Modeling Suction Pile Lowering Through the Splash Zone,” Proc. ASME 55317; Vol. 1: Offshore Technology, OMAE2013-10136.

Lefevre, C., Y. Constantinides, M. Henneke, M., J. Kim, R.B. Gordon, H. Jang and G. Wu (2013), “Guidelines for CFD Simulations of Spar VIM,” Proc. ASME 55416; Vol. 7: CFD and VIV, OMAE2013-10333.

Perego, R., G. Li, P. Beynet, J. Chappell, D. Garret and R.B. Gordon (2005), “The Marlin TLP: Measured and Predicted Response during Hurricane Ivan,” OTC-17335.

Garrett, D., J. Chappell and R.B. Gordon (2002), “Global Performance of Floating Production Systems,” OTC-14230.

Gordon, R.B., D. Garrett and J. Chappell (2002), “Mooring- and Riser-Induced Damping in Fatigue Seastates,” OMAE2002-28550.