Ronald W. Yeung

Professor Emeritus of Hydromechanics and Ocean Engineering
Inaugural Faculty Holder of American Bureau of Shipping Endowed Chair in Ocean Engineering

5104 Etcheverry Hall, Mailstop 1740
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-1740
(510) 642-8347


Biography and CV


Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1973.  Joined faculty in 1982. 

Positions Held

Professor of Hydromechanics and Ocean Engineering, 1982- 
Humboldt Professor, Institut fu¨r Schifftechnischen, Gehardt Mercator University of Duisburg, Germany, 1998 
Visiting Professor, Research Institute of Applied Mechanics, Kyushu University, Japan, 1998 
Chair, Naval Architecrue & Offshore Engineering, University of California at Berkeley 1989 - 1997 
Humboldt Professor, Institut fu¨r Schiffbau, University of Hamburg, W. Germany 1988 
Principal, R. W. Yeung  - Consulting Naval Architect and Ocean Engineer, 1976- 
Assistant / Associate Professor of Naval Architecture, Mass. Inst. of Tech., 1974 - 1982 
Naval Architect, Litton Ship Systems, Advanced Marine Technology Division, CA 1970 - 1971 


Hydromechanics, naval architecture, ship hydrodynamics, mathematical modeling, numerical fluid mechanics, offshore mechanics, ocean processes, separated flows, wave-vorticity interaction, vortex-induced vibrations, ocean-wave energy, tidal current energy, two-layer fluid flow, hydroelasticity, multi-hull optimization, moonpool resonance, vortical flow for slender hulls in forward motion, wave-to-wire conversion.


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