• Assistant Professor, Ocean Engineering
  • Assistant Director, Ocean System Simulation and Control Laboratory
  • Phone: 409-740-4016
  • Email: hykang@tamu.edu
  • Office: HEB 205 (College Station) PMEC 125 (Galveston)
HeonYong Kang

Educational Background

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

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

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)