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Naval Architect


To find a full time naval architect position of design and analysis of floating structures with a focus on hydrodynamics, global performance, mooring analysis, stability, and model testing, such as FPSOs, TLPs and CALM buoys.


* University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas-Research Assistant (August 2002-Present)

-- Developed a Viscous/Inviscid Interaction method to assist in the design of high-speed propulsors, by coupling a three-dimensional Boundary Element Method with an integral boundary layer analysis code

-- Applied the developed Viscous/Inviscid Interaction method to open, ducted, and water-jet propulsor flows and validated the predictions with experimental measurements or other numerical methods

-- Improved modeling of hull pressure fluctuations induced by cavitating propulsors

-- Participated in the University/Navy/Industry Consortium on Cavitation of High-Speed Propulsors

* Tianjin University, Tianjin, China-Research Assistant (August 1998-July 2002)

-- Constructed a numerical model to study the vertical flow structure and longitudinal dispersion phenomenon in combined wave and current motion

-- Performed measurements of the vertical flow structure and pollutant transport in combined wave and current motion using Particle Image Velocimetry and Laser-Induced Fluorescence Tomography

-- Studied the transport and transform of pollutants acting on tide, waves, and wave-current in the coastal zone

-- Simulated typical flow motions in the estuary of Hai River for the optimal decision of navigation channels


* University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, August 2008 (GPA 4.0/4.0)

* Tianjin University, Tianjin, China

Master of Engineering in Fluid Mechanics, April 2001 (GPA 84/100)

Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering Mechanics, July 1998 (GPA 89/100)



* Software Programs: Microsoft Office Suite, UNIX, FLUENT, ANSYS, WAMIT, GIS, TecPlot

* Numerical Methods: Boundary Element Method, Finite Difference Method, Finite Element Method, Finite Volume Method

* Computer Languages FORTRAN, C

* Experimental Skills: Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV), Laser-Induced Fluorescence (LIF) tomography



Seven publications (details available upon request)


Member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME)

Houston, TX,
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