HeonYong Kang

Research Assistant Professor

Assistant Director of Ocean System Simulation and Control Laboratory

HeonYong Kang

Office: HEB 126
Phone: 979.218.0846
Email: hykang@tamu.edu

Curriculum Vitae
Google Scholar Profile

Research Interests

  • Linear and nonlinear hydroelastic interactions between free surface waves and deformable floating bodies with coupled external dynamics such as mooring lines, wind turbines, sloshing or impacts
  • Coupled structural dynamics and fast real-time full load mapping of offshore platforms  
  • Simulation and optimum design of ocean renewable energy system and dynamic positioning control system
  • Advanced wave mechanics such as fast fluid domain solver, GPU parallel computation, Helmholtz decomposition and optimum perturbation 

Awards & Honors

  • American Bureau of Shipping Scholarship, 2012 & 2013
  • Graduate Student Presentation Grant, Texas A&M University, 2013
  • ISOPE Outstanding Graduate Student, 2012
  • Civil Department Head Fellowship, Texas A&M University, 2008


  • Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 2014
  • M.S., Texas A&M University, 2010
  • B.S., Pusan National University, 2008

Selected Publications

H.Y. Kang, M.H. Kim, “Time-domain hydro-elastic analysis with efficient load estimation for random waves”, International Journal of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering (2016); accepted, in press

H.Y. Kang, M.H. Kim, “Hydroelastic dynamic analysis and statistical assessment of flexible offshore platforms”, International Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering, Vol. 24, No.1 (2014) 35-44

H.Y. Kang, M.H. Kim, “Time-domain hydro-elastic dynamic analysis of a large floating body including second-order wave loads”, The 28th International Workshop on Water Waves and Floating Bodies (IWWWFB), 2013

H.Y. Kang, H.K. Jang, M.H. Kim, K.H. Kim, K.Y. Hong, “Comparative study of wave run-up and slamming occurrence for multi-unit floating offshore wind turbine platform: numerical simulation vs. model test”, Prof. Norman Jones Honoring Symposium on Impact Engineering, The 35th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE), 2016

H.Y. Kang, M.H. Kim, “The three dimensional hydro-elastic analyses including torsion on both frequency and time domains”, Emeritus J. Randolph Paulling Honoring Symposium, The 33rd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE), 2014

S.W. Kim, M.H. Kim , H.Y. Kang, “Turret location impact on global performance of a thruster-assisted turret-moored FPSO”, Ocean Systems Engineering, Vol.6, No.3 (2016) 265-287

H.K. Jang, H.Y. Kang, M.H. Kim, "Numerical simulation of dynamic Interactions of an arctic spar with drifting level ice", Ocean Systems Engineering, Vol. 6, No. 4 (2016) 345-362

H.Y. Kang, M.H. Kim "Surface Riding Wave Energy Converter", provisional patent; approved (2017)