• A.P. & Florence Wiley Professor I
  • Joint Faculty – Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Hamn-Ching Chen

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1982
  • M.S., National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan, 1978
  • B.S., National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan, 1976

Research Interests

    • Computational fluid dynamics
    • Turbulence modeling
    • Wave-current-structure interactions
    • Ship motion and multiple ship interactions
    • Vortex-induced vibrations of marine risers and pipelines
    • Vortex-induced motions of offshore structures
    • Green water and hurricane wave load on offshore structures

Awards & Honors

  • 2006, Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • 2005, Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Selected Publications

  • Zhao, Y. and Chen, H.C., “Numerical simulation of 3D sloshing flow in partially filled LNG tank using a coupled Level-Set and Volume-of-Fluid method”, Ocean Engineering Journal, Vol. 104, pp. 10-30, 2015.
  • Chen, C.R. and Chen, H.C., “CFD Simulation of Bow and Stern Slamming on a Containership in Random Waves,” International Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering, Vol. 25, No. 3, 2015.
  • Xiao, F. and Chen, H.C., “CFD Simulation of Vortex-Induced Vibrations of Free Span Pipelines Including Pipe-Soil Interactions,” Proceedings 25th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, Kona, Big Island, Hawaii, June 21-26, 2015.
  • Chen, C.R. and Chen, H.C., “CFD Simulation of Vortex-Induced Motion of a Deep Draft Semi-Submersible Platform,” Proceedings 25th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, Kona, Big Island, Hawaii, June 21-26, 2015.
  • Zhao, Y. and Chen, H.C., “Violent Free Surface Flow Simulations by a Coupled Level-Set and Volume of Fluid Method,” International Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering, Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 114-121, June 2014.