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Chiang C. Mei

Chiang C. Mei

Ford Professor of Engineering
Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Room 1-346
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge MA 02139-4307
Phone: 617-253-2994  

Educational History:

  • B.S. 1955, National Taiwan University
  • M.S. 1958, Stanford University
  • Ph.D. 1963, California Inst. of Technology

Areas of Specialization:

  • Theoretical hydrodynamics; ocean and coastal waves phenomena; fluid-solid interaction; poroelasticity; seabed mechanics; land subsidence, debris and mud flow. Mechanics of soil remediation.
Courses Taught:

I-Campus Project:

Research Group:

  • Postdoctoral Fellow:
    Jorgen H. Pihl, PhD, Technical University of Denmark.
  • Graduate Research Assistants:
    Ms. Meng-Yi Chen (B.S. and M.S. in Hydraulic and Ocean Engineering, National Chengkung University, ROC.): Nonlinear theory of harbor oscillations.
    Guangda Li (B.S. and M.S. in Hydraulic Engineering, Tsinghua University, PRC) : Wave/Structure interactions.
    Matthew Hancock (B.S. and MS. in Applied Mathematics, Univerity of Waterloo, Canada): Sand bar formation under surface waves.
    Yile Li (B. S. in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Jiao Tung University, PRC): Sand ripple formation under surface waves.
    Zhenhua Huang (B.S, and M.S. in Engineering Mechanics, Tsinghua University, PRC): Interaction of waves, wind and current in shallow water.
  • New Graduate Assistants:
    Geraldine Grataloup (B.S. Ecole de Ponts et Chausees, France): Thesis area to be decided.
    Blake Landry (B.S. in Civil Engineering, University of Lousiana): Thesis area to be decided.
List of Publications:

The Applied Dynamics of Ocean Surface Waves , Wiley-Interscience (1983), World Scientific (1989).
Mathematical Analysis in Engineering , Cambridge University Press, (1994).


Chapters in Books:
"Basic Gravity Wave Theory", Chapter 2 in Handbook of Ocean Engineering, (John Herbich, ed.), Gulf Publishing Co., 1990.
"Wave-Seabed Interactions" in The Sea - Ocean Engineering Science , (B. LeMehaute and D. Hanes, eds), Wiley Interscience, 1990.
Mei, C.C. "Multiple scale dynamics of ocean surface waves - Physics and engineering applications" in Naval Research Reviews (1996).


Papers in Refereed Journals:(*--outgrowth of supervised theses)
1. Mei, C.C. "Unsteady Incompressible Couette Flow in a Uniform Transvere Magnetic Field", App. Sci. Res. , A9:275-284 (1960).
2. Mei, C.C. & Wu, T. Y. "Gravity Waves Due to a Point Disturbance in a Plane Free Surface Flow of Stratified Fluids", Physics of Fluids , 7(8):1117-1133 (1964).
3. Mei, C.C. & LeMehaute, B. "Note on the Equations of Long Waves Over an Uneven Bottom", J. Geophys. Res. , 71:393 (1966).
4. Mei, C.C. "Nonlinear Gravity Waves in a Thin Sheet of Viscous Fluid", J. Mathematics & Mechanics , 45(3):482-486 (1967)
5. Mei, C.C. "Radiation and Scattering of Transient Gravity Waves by Vertical Plates', Quarterly Journal of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics , 19:417-440 (1966).
6. Wu, T.Y. & Mei, C.C. "Two-Dimensional Gravity Waves in a Stratified Ocean", Physics of Fluids, 10(3):482-486 (1966).
7. Mei, C.C. Tlapa, G.A. & Eagleson, P.S. "An Asymptotic Theory for Water Waves on Beaches of Mild Slope", J. Geophys. Res. ,73:4555 (1968).
8*. Mei, C.C. & Black,J.L. "Scattering of Surface Waves by Rectangular Obstacles in Waters of Finite Depth", J. Fluid Mech., 38:499-511 (1969).
9. Mei, C.C. "Steady Free Surface Floe Over a Wavy Bed", J. Engineering Mechanics, EM6, Proceedings American Society of Civil Engineers, 1393-1402 (1969).
10. Mei, C.C. "Weak Reflection of Water Waves by Bottom Obstacles", J. Engineering Mechanics, American Society of Civil Engineers, 183 (1969).
11*. Madsen, O.S. & Mei, C.C. "The Transformation of a Solitary Wave Over an Uneven Bottom", J Fluid Mech., 39:781-791 (1969).
12. Mei, C.C. "Nonuniform Diffusion of Suspended Sediment", J. Hydraulics Division, Proceedings American Society of Civil Engineers, 95(HY1):581-584 (1969).
13*. Chu, V.H. & Mei, C.C. "On Slowly Varying Stokes' Waves", J. Fluid Mech., 41:873 (1970).
14*. Madsen, O.S., Mei, C.C. & Savage, R.P. "The Evolution of Time-Periodic Long Waves of Finite Amplitude", J. Fluid Mech., 44:195-208 (1970).
15*. Unluata, U. & Mei, C.C. "Mass Transport in Water Waves", J. Geophys. Res., 75(36):7611-7618 (1970).
16*. Black, J.L., Mei, C.C. & Bray, M.C.G. "Radiation and Scattering of Water Waves by Rigid Bodies", J. Fluid Mech,. 46:151-164 (1971).
17*. Chu, V.H. & Mei, C.C. "The Nonlinear Evolution of Stokes' Waves in Deep Water", J. Fluid Mech., 46:337 (1971).
18*. Carter, T.G., Liu, P.L.-F. & Mei, C.C. "Mass Transport by Waves and Offshore Sand Bedforms", J. Waterways, Harbors & Coastal Engneering, American Society of Civil Engineers, 99(NW 2May):165 (1973).
19*. Mei, C.C. & Petroni, R.V. "Waves in a Harbor with Protructing Breakwaters", J. Waterways, Harbors & Coastal Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, 99(WW2May):209-229 (1973).
20. Mei, C.C. "A Note on the Averaged Momentum Balance in Two-Dimensional Water Waves", J. Marine Res., 31(2May):97-104 (1973).
21*. Mei, C.C. & Chen, H.S. "Wave Forces on a Stationery Platform of Elliptical Shape", J. Ship Res., 17(2):61-71 (1973).
22. Mei, C.C. "Shoaling of Spiral Waves in a Circular Basin", J. Geophys. Res., 78(6):977- 980 (1973).
23*. Mei, C.C. & Liu, L.-F. "The Damping of Surface Gravity Waves in a Bounded Liquid", J. Fluid Mech., 59:239-256 (1973).
24*. Mei, C.C., Liu, L-F. & Ippen, A.T. "Quadratic Head Loss and Scattering of Long Waves", J Waterways, Harbors & Coastal Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, August , 217 (1974).
25*. Unluata, U. & Mei, C.C. "Effects of Entrance Loss on Harbor Oscillations", J. Waterways, Harbors & Coastal Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, May, 161 (1975).
26*. Mei, C.C. & Chen, H.S. "A Hydrid Element Method for Steady Linearized Free Surface Flows", Int'l J. Num. Methods in Engineering, 10:1153-1175 (1976).
27*. Liu, P.L.-F. & Mei, C.C. "Water Motion on a Beach in the Presence of a Breakwater;
I: Waves, II: Mean Currents", J. Geophys. Res., 81(18)3079-3084 (1976).
28. Mei, C.C. "Power Extraction from Water Waves", J Ship Res., 20(2):63-66 (1976).
29*. Mei, C.C. & Unluata, U. "Resonant Scattering by a Harbor with Two Coupled Basins", J. Engineering Mathematics, 10(4):333-353 (1974).
30. Mei, C.C. "Flow Around a Thin Body Moving in Shallow Water", J. Fluid Mech., 77:737-751 (1976).
31*. Mei, C.C. & Liu, P.L.-F. "Effects of Topography on the Circulation In and Near the Surf Zone - Linear Theory", J. Estuarine & Coastal Marine Sci., 5:25-37 (1977).
32. Mei, C.C. "Note on a General Relation Between Diffraction and Radiation Problems in Acoustics (L)", J. Acoustical Soc. Amer. 61:211-212 (1977).
33*. Mei, C.C. & Angelides, D. "Longshore Circulation Around a Conical Island", Coastal Engineering, 1:31-42 (1977).
34 Massel, S.R. & Mei, C.C. "Transmission of Random Wind Waves Through Perforated or Porous Breakwaters", Coastal Engineering, 1:63-78 (1977).
35. Mei, C.C. "Leakage of Ground Water Through a Slot in a Sheet Pile", J. Hydraul. Res. 15:253-259 (1977).
36*. Lamoure, J. & Mei, C.C."Effects of Horizontally Two-Dimensional Bodies on the Mass Transport Near the Sea Bottom", J. Fluid Mech. 83:415-531 (1977).
37*. Yue, D.K.P., Chen, H.S. & Mei, C.C. "A Hybrid Element Method for Diffraction of Water Waves by Three-Dimensional Bodies", Int'l. J. Num. Methods in Engineering, 12:245-266 (1978).
38. Mei, C.C. "Numerical Methods in Water-Wave Diffraction and Radiation", Ann. Rev. Fluid Mech., 10:393-416 (1978).
39*. Rogers, S.R. & Mei, C.C. "Nonlinear Resonant Excitation of a Long and Narrow Bay", J. Fluid Mech., 88:161-180 (1978).
40. Mei, C.C. "Extensions of some Identities in Elastodynamics with Rigid Inclusions", J. Acous. Soc. Amer., 83:415-431 (1977).
41. Mei, C.C. "Grazing Incidence of Short Elastic Waves on a Slender Cavity", Wave Motion, 1:113-133 (1979).
42*. Mynett, A.E., Serman, D. & Mei, C.C. "Characteristics of Salter's Cam for Extracting Energy from Ocean Waves", Appl. Ocean Res., 1(1):13-20 (1979).
43*. Mei, C.C., Foda, M. Y Tong, P. "Exact and Hybrid-element Solutions for the Vibration of a Thin Elastic Structure on the Sea Floor", Appl. Ocean Res., 1(2):79-88 (1979).
44*. Aranha, J.A., Mei, C.C. & Yue, D.K.P. "Some Properties of a Hybrid Element Method for Water Waves', Int'l; J. Num. Methods in Engineering, 14:1627-1641 (1979).

45*. Mei, C.C. & Foda, M. "An Analytical Theory of Resonant Scattering of SH Waves by Thin Overground Structures", Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics, 7:335- 353 (1979).
46*. Haren, P. & Mei, C.C. "Wave Power Extraction by a Train of Rafts: Hydrodynamc Theory and Optimum Design", Appl. Ocean Res., 1(3)147-157 (1979).
47. Mei, C.C. & Tuck, E.O. "Forward Scattering by Long Thin Bodies", SIAM J. Appl. Math., 39(1):178-191 (1980).
48*. Yue, D.K.P. & Mei, C.C. "Forward Diffraction of Stokes Waves by a Thin Wedge", J. Fluid Mech., 99(1):33-52 (1980).
49*. Serman, D. & Mei, C.C. "Note on Salter's Energy Absorber in Random Waves", J. Ocean Engineering, 7:477-490 (1980).
50*. Mei, C.C. & Foda, M.A. "Wave-induced Responses in a Fluid Filled Poro-Elastic Solid with a Free Surface - A Boundary Layer Theory", Geophys. J. Royal Astro. Soc., 66:597- 631 (1981).
51*. Foda, M.A. & Mei, C.C. "Nonlinear Excitation of Long-Trapped Waves by a Group of Short Swells", J. Fluid Mech., 111:319-345 (1981).
52*. Haren, P. & Mei, C.C. "Head-sea Diffraction by a Slender Raft with Application to Wave- Power Absorption", J. Fluid Mech., 104:505-526 (1981).
53*. Yue, D.K.P. & Mei, C.C. "A Note on the Singularity of an Inner Problem for Head-sea Diffraction by a Slender Body", J. Fluid Mech. 109:253-256 (1981).
54*. Mei, C.C. & Foda, M.A. "Wave-Induced Stresses Around a Pipe Laid on a Poro-Elastic Sea Bed", Geotechnique, 31(4):509-517 (1981).
55. McTigue, D.F. & Mei, C.C. "Gravity-Induced Stresses Near Topography of Small Slope", J. Geophys. Res., Solid Earth Series, 86:9268-9278 (1981).
56*. Aranha, J.A., Yue, D.K.P. & Mei, C.C. "Nonlinear Waves Near a Cut-Off Frequency in an Acoustic Duct - A Numerical Study", J. Fluid Mech., 121:465-485 (1982).
57*. Haren, P. & Mei, C.C. "An Array of Hagen-Cockerell Wave Power Absorbers in Head Seas", J. Appl. Ocean Res., 4(1):51-56 (1982).
58*. Mynett, A.E. & Mei, C.C. "Wave-Induced Stresses in a Saturated Poro-Elastic Sea Bed Beneath a Rectangular Caisson", Geotechnique, 32(3):235-247 (1982).
59*. Mei, C.C. & Mynett, A.E. "Two-Dimensional Stresses in a Saturated Poro-Elastic Foundation Beneath a Rigid Structure - Part I. An Impervious Dam in a River", Int'l J. Num. Anal. Methods in Geomechanics, 7:57-74 (1983).
60. Tuck, E.O. & Mei, C.C. "Contact of One or More Slender Bodies with an Elastic Half Space", Int'l J. Solid Structures, 19(1):1-23 (1983).
61*. Mynett, A.E. & Mei, C.C. "Earthquake-Induced Stresses in a Poro-Elastic Foundation Supporting a Rigid Structure", Geotechnique, 33(3):293-305 (1983).
62* Foda, M.A. & Mei, C.C. "A Boundary Layer Theory for Rayleigh Waves in a Porous, Fluid-Filled Half Space", Proceedings Int'l Conference on Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Southampton, U.K. 13-15 July, 1982; also J. Soil Dynamics & Earthquake Engineering, 2(2):62-65 (1983).
63*. Turpin, F.M., Benmoussa, C. & Mei, C.C. "Effects of Slowly Varying Depth and Current on Evolution of a Stokes Wavepacket", J. Fluid Mech., 132:1-23 (1983).
64*. Stamnes, J., Lovhaugen, O., Spjelkavik, B., Mei, C.C., Lo, E. & Yue, D.K.P. "Nonlinear Focusing of Surface Waves by a Lens - Theory and Experiment", J. Fluid Mech. 135:71-94 (1983).
65*. Mei, C.C., Si, B.I. & Cai, D. "Scattering of Simple Harmonic Waves by a Circular Cavity in a Fluid-Saturated Poro-Elastic Medium", ASME Symposium on Earthquake Ground Motion and Its Effects on Structures, Phoenix, AZ, 14-15 November 1982. Also in Wave Motion 6:265-278 (1984).
66*. Mei, C.C. & Benmoussa, C. "Long Waves Induced by Short-Wave Groups Over an Uneven Bottom", J. Fluid Mech., 139:219-235 (1984).
67. Mei, C.C. & McTigue, D.F. "Stresses in a Submarine Topography Under Ocean Waves", J. Energy Resources Technol., 106:311-318 (1984).
68*. Mei, C.C. & Lo, E. "The Effects of a Jet-Lie Current on Gravity Waves in Shallow Water", J. Physical Oceanography, 14(2):471-477 (1984).
69. Mei, C.C. "Scattering of a Solitary Wave at Abrupt Junction", J. Waterway, Port, Coastal & Ocean Engineering, 111(2):319-328 (1985).
70*. Mei, C.C., Yeung, R.W. & Liu, K.F. "Lifting of a Large Object from a Porous Seabed", J. Fluid Mech., 152:203-215 (1985).
71*. Lo, E. & Mei, C.C. "A Numerical Study of Water-wave Modulation Based on a Higher- Order Nonlinear Schrondinger Equation", J. Fluid Mech., 150:395-416 (1985).
72*. Agnon, Y. & Mei, C.C. "Slow-Drift Motion of a Two-Dimensional Block in Beam Seas", J.Fluid Mech. 151:279-294 (1985).
73. Mei, C.C. "Gravity Effects in Consolidation of Layer of Soft Soil", J. Engineering Mech., ASCA 111(8):1038-1047 (1985).
74*. Mei, C.C., Si, B.I. & Chen, Y.S. "Dynamic Response in a Poro-Elastic Ground Induced by a Moving Air Pressure", Wave Motion, 7:129-141 (1985).
75. Mei, C.C. "Resonant Reflection of Surface Water Waves by Periodic Sandbars", J. Fluid Mechanics. 152, 315-335.(1985)
76. Mei, C.C. "Radiation of Solitons by Slender Bodies Advancing in a Shallow Channel", J. Fluid Mech., 162:53-67 (1986).
77*. Shibata, M. & Mei, C.C. "Slow Parallel Flows of Water-Granule Mixture Under Gravity, Part I: Continuum Modeling", Acta Mechanica, 63:179-193 (1986).
78*. Shibata, M. & Mei, C.C. "Slow Parallel Flows of Water-Granule Mixture Under Gravity, Part II: Examples of Free Surface and Channel Flows", Acta Mechanica, 63:195-216 (1986).
79. Mei, C.C. & Choi, H.S. "Forces on a Slender Ship Advancing Near the Critical Speed in a Wide Canal", J. Fluid Mech., 179:59-76 (1987).
80*. Hara, T. & Mei, C.C. "Bragg Scattering of Surface Waves by Periodic Bars: Theory and Experiment", J. Fluid Mech. 178:221-241 (1987).
81. Mei, C.C. "Effects of a Narrow Gap Between a Bottom-Seated Structure and the Seafloor", Technical Note. Appl. Ocean Res. 9(1)"51-52 (1987).
82. McTigue, D.F. & Mei, C.C. "Gravity-Induced Stresses Near Axisymmetric Topography of Small Slope", Int'l J. Num. Anal. Meth. Geomechanics, 11:257-268 (1987).
83*. Lo, E. & Mei, C.C. "Slow Evolution of Nonlinear Deep Water Waves in Two Horizontal Directions: A Numerical Study", Wave Motion, 9:245-259 (1987).
84*. Mei, C.C. & Liu, K.F. "A Bingham Plastic Model for a Muddy Seabed Under Long Waves", J. Geophys. Res., 92(C13):14581-14594 (1987).
85*. Agnon, Y., Choi, H.S. & Mei, C.C. "Slow Drift of a Floating Cynlinder in Narrow- Banded Beam Seas", J. Fluid Mech., 190: 141-163 (1988).
86*. Agnon, Y. & Mei, C.C. "Trapping and Resonance of Long Shelf Waves Due to Groups of Short Waves" J. Fluid Mech. 195:201-221 (1988).
87*. Mei, C.C., Hara, T. & Naciri, M. "Note on Bragg Scattering of Water Waves by Parallel Bars on the Sea Bed", J. Fluid Mech., 186:147-162 (1988).
88*. Foda, M.A. & Mei, C.C. "Subharmonic Generation of Edge Waves by Nonuniform Incident Waves", Wave Motion, 10:149-160 (1988).
89*. Agnon, Y. & Mei, C.C. "Excitation of Long Internal Waves by Groups of Short Surface Waves Incident on a Barrier", J. Fluid Mech., 192:17-31 (1988).
90. Mei, C.C. & Tyvand, P. "Thermal Consolidation of a Thick and Soft Soil Layer", ASCE J. Enmgineering Mech., 114(6):990-1010 (1988).
91*. Naciri, M. & Mei, C.C. "Bragg Scattering of Water Waves by a Doubly Periodic Seabed", J. Fluid Mech., 192:51-74 (1988).
92*. Liu, K.F. & Mei, C.C. "Slow Spreading of a Sheet of Bingham Fluid on an Inclined Plane", J. Fluid Mech., 207:505-529 (1989).
93*. Liu, K.F. & Mei, C.C. "Effects of Wave-Induced Friction on a Muddy Seabed Modelled as a Bingham-Plastic Fluid", J. Coastal Res., 5(4):777-789 (1989).
94*. Liu, K.F. & Mei, C.C. "Spreading of a Thin Sheet of Fluid Mud on an Incline", J. Coastal Res., 5:139-149 (1989).
95. Mei, C.C. & Auriault, J.L. "Mechanics of Heterogeneous Porous Media with Several Spatial Scales", Proc. Royal Soc. London, A, 426:391-423 (1989).
96. Mei, C.C. & Agnon, Y. "Long-period Oscillations in a Harbor Induced by Incident Short Waves", J. Fluid Mech., 208:595-608 (1989).
97*. Hara, T. & Mei, C.C. "Centrifugal Instability of an Oscillatory Flow over Periodic Ripples", J. Fluid Mech., 217:1-32 (1990).
98*. Shibata, M. & Mei, C.C. "Inertia Effects of a Localized Force Distributin Near a Wall in a Slow Shear Flow", Phys. Fluids A, 2(27):1094-1104 (1990).
99*. Hara, T. & Mei, C.C. "Oscillating Flows Over Periodic Ripples", J. Fluid Mech., 211:183-209 (1990).
100*. Liu, K.F. & Mei, C.C. "Approximate Equations for the Slow Spreading of a Thin Sheet of Bingham Plastic Fluid", Physics of Fluids A, 2(1):30-36 (1990).
101*. Mei, C.C. & Naciri, M. "Bragg Scattering of Sound by Surface Waves in Shallow Water", Wave Motion, 13:353-368 (1991).
102. Mei, C.C. & Auriault, J.L. "The Effect of Weak Inertia on Flow Through a Porous Medium", J. Fluid Mech., 217:1-32 (1990).
103. Mei, C.C. & Zhou, X. "Wave-making by the rim of a circular basin, Appl. Ocean Res. 13:37-42 (1991)
104 Mei, C.C. & Zhou, X. "Parametric Resonance of a Spherical Bubble", J. Fluid Mech., 229:29-50 (1991).
105*. Hara, T. & Mei, C.C. "Frequency Downshift in Narrow-Banded Surface Waves Under the Influence of Wind", J. Fluid Mech., 230:429-477 (1991).
106*. Mei, C.C. & Naciri, M. "Note on Ship Oscillations and Wake Solitons", Proc. Roy. Soc. London A, 432:535-546 (1991).
107. Mei, C.C. "Heat Dispersion in Periodic Porous Media Homogenization Theory", Multi- Phase Transport in Porous Media, ASME, Fed. v 122 HTD v. 186:11-17 (1991).
108*. Fallou, S.K., Mei, C.C. & Lee, C.K. "Subsidence Due to Pumping from Layered Soil - A Perburbation Theory", Int'l J. Num. Anal. Method. Geomechanics, 16:157-187 (1992).
109. Mei, C.C. "Method of Homogenization Applied to Dispersion in Porous Media", Transport in Porous Media, 9:261-274 (1992).
110*. Lee, C.K., Fallou, S.N. & Mei, C.C. "Subsidence Due to Pumping From a Soil Stratum with a Soft Aquitard", Phil. Trans. Roy. Lond. A., 339:193-230 (1992).
111*. Naciri, M. & Mei, C.C. "Evolution of a Short Surface Wave on a Very Long Surface Wave of Finite Amplitude', J. Fluid Mech., 235:415-452 (1992).
112*. Hara, T., Mei, C.C. & Shum, K.T. "Oscillating Flows Over Periodic Ripples of Finite Slope", Phys. Fluids A, 4(7):1373-1384 (1992).
113. Tong, P. & Mei, C.C. "Mechanics of Composites of Multiple Scales", Computational Mechanics, 9:195-210 (1992).
114*. Liu, K.F. & Mei, C.C. "Long Waves in Shallow Water Over a Layer of Bingham-Plastic Fluid Mud. I. Physical Aspects", Int'l J. Engneering Sci.. 31(1):125-144 (1993).
115*. Liu, K.F. & Mei, C.C. "Long Waves in Shallow Water Over a Layer of Bingham-Plastic Fluid mud. II. Mathematical Derivation of Long Wave Equations", Int'l J. Engineering Sci., 31(1):145-155 (1993).
116. Mei, C.C. & Liu, P.L.-F. "Surface Waves and Coastal Dynamics", Ann. Rev. Fluid Mech., 5:215-240 (1993).
117*. Naciri, M. & Mei, C.C. "Evolution of Weak Short Waves on Weak Long Wave", Physics of Fluids, A.5:1-10 (1993).
118*. Trulsen, K. & Mei, C.C. "Double Reflection of Capillary-Gravity Waves on a Variable Current", J. Fluid Mech., 251:239-271 (1993).
119*. Naciri, M. & Mei, C.C. "Strong Bragg Scattering of Low-Fequency Sound from a Line Source in Shallow Water. I: One Uniform Surface Waves" , J. Accous. Soc. Amer., 94(3):1598-1608 (1993).
120*. Hara, T. & Mei, C.C. "Wind Effects on the Nonlinear Evolution of Slowly Varying Gravity-Capillary Waves", J. Fluid Mech., 267:221-250 (1994).
121*. Ng, C.O. & Mei, C.C. "Roll Waves on a Shallow Layer of Mud Modelled as a Power- Law Fluid", J. Fluid Mec., 263:151-183 (1994).
122*. Naciri, M. & Mei, C.C. "Two Dimensional Modulation and Instability of a Short Wave Riding on a Finite Amplitude Long Wave", Wave Motion, 20:211-232 (1994).
123*. Sammarco, P., Mei, C.C. & Trulsen, K. "Nonlinear Resonance of Free Surface Waves in a Current Over a Simusoidal Bottom - A Numerical Study", J. Fluid Mech., 279:377-405 (1994).
124*. Liu, K.F. & Mei, C.C. "Roll Waves on a Layer of Muddy Fluid Flowing Down a Gentle Slope - A Bingham Model", Physics of Fluids, 6(8):2577-2590 (1994).
125*. Mei, C.C., Sammarco, P., Chan, E.S. & Procaccini, C. "Subharmonic Resonance of Proposed Storm Gates for Venice Lagoon", Proceedings of the Royal Society of London A, 444:257-265 (1994).
126*. Mei, C.C. & Chian, C.M. "Dispersion of Suspended Particles in Wave Boundary Layers", J. Phys. Oceanography, 24(12)2479-2495 (1994).
127*. Trulsen, K. & Mei, C.C. "Modulation of Three Resonating Gravity-capillary Waves by a Long Gravity Wave", J. Fluid Mech., 290:345-376 (1995).
128*. Ng. C.O. & Mei, C.C. "Ground Subsidence of Finite Amplitudes Due to Pumping and Surface Loading", to appear in Water Resource Research.
129*. Mei, C.C., Liu, K.F. & Ng, C.O. "Two Models for Roll Waves in a Mud Layer", to appear in Int'l. J. Hydrodyn., China Ocean Press. B.1 1-16 (1996).
130*. Lee, C.K., Sun, C.C. & Mei, C.C. "Computations of Permeability and Disersivities of Solute or Heat in Periodic Porous Media", Int'l J. Heat & Mass Transfer 39:661-676 (1996).
131*. Lee, J.J. & Mei, C.C. "Stationary Waves on an Inclined Sheet of Viscous Fluid at High Reynolds and Moderate Weber Numbers", J. Fluid Mech. 307:191-229 (1996).
132*. Rey, V., Guazzelli, E. & Mei, C.C. "Resonant Reflection of Surface Gravity Waves by One-Dimensional Doubly Sinusoidal Beds", Physics of Fluids, 6(6):1515-1530 (1996).
133*. Ng, C.O. & Mei, C.C. "Aggregate Diffusion Model Applied to Soil Vapor Extraction in Unidirectional and Radial Flow" Water Resources Research 32(5):1285-1297 (1996).
134*. Mei, C.C., Auriault, J.L. & Ng, C.O. "Some applicatin of the homogenization theory", Advamces in Applied Mecahnics, 32:278-348 (1996).
135*. Trulsen, K. & Mei, C.C. "A resonating triad of gravity -capillary waves on a long gravity wave", Waves and Nonlinear Proccesses in Hydrodynamics (Grue, J., Gjevik, B. & Weber, J.E., eds), Kluwer, 165-176 (1996).
136*. Lee, J.J. & Mei, C.C. "Continuous bores on a viscous fluid down an incline", Waves and Nonlinear Proccesses in Hydrodynamics (Grue, J., Gjevik, B. & Weber, J.E., eds), Kluwer, 127-137 (1996).
137*. Ng, C.O. & Mei, C.C. "Homogenization theory applied to soil vapor extraction in aggregated soils", Physics of Fluids, 8(9):2298-2906 (1996).
138*. Lee, C.K. & Mei, C.C. "Thermal consolidation in porous media by homogenization theory. I. Derivation of macroscale equations", Advances in Water Resources,
139*. Lee, C.K. & Mei, C.C. "Thermal consolidation in porous media by homogenization theory. II. Calculation of effective coefficients", Advances in Water Resources,
140. Trulsen K. & Mei. C.C. "Effects of weak wind on changing of Wilton's Ripples", J. Fluid Mech. 325:141-163 (1997).
141.* Ng, C.O. & Mei, C.C. "Effects of a semi-permeable lens on soil vapor extraction" J. Fluid Mech. 341:385-413 (1997).
142.* Mei, C.C. & Yu, J. "Instability of sand ripples under partially standing waves", Phys. Fluids 9:1606-1620 (1997).
143.* Mei, C.C., Fan, S.J. & Jin, K.R. "Resuspension and transport of fine sediments by
waves" to appear in J. Geophys. Research. (Oceans) , 102(C7), 15,807-15,821 (1997).
144.* Lee, C.K. & Mei, C.C. "Re-examination of the equation of poroelasticity" Int'l J. Engr. Sci. 35:329-352 (1997).
145.* Sammarco, P., Tran, H. & Mei, C.C. "Subharmonic resonance of Venice Storm Gates in waves. I. Evolution equation and uniform incident waves" , J. Fluid Mech. 349:295-325. (1997).
146.* Sammarco, P., Tran, H., Gottlieb, O. & Mei, C.C. ". "Subharmonic resonance of Venice Storm Gates in waves. II. Sinusoidally modulated incident waves" J. Fluid Mech. 349:327-359.(1997).
147.* Mei, C.C. "Mild-slope approximation for long waves generated by short waves", J. Engr. Math. 35, 43-57. (1998).
148.* Mei, C.C. Chian, C. & Ye, F. "Transport and resuspension of fine particles in a tidal boundary near a small peninsula", J. Phys. Ocean. 2313-2331, Nov, 1998.
149.* Ng, C.O., Mei, C. C., & Ostendorf, D., "Stripping of multicomponent vapor from unsaturated soil with free and trapped residual NAPL. Water Resources Research. 35(2), 385-406. (1999).
150.* Liao, Chinyi |& Mei, C. C. , Numerical Solution for trapped waves around inclined Venice Gates. J. Waterway, Port, Coastal & Ocean Engineering, ASCE. 126(5), 236-244. (2000).
151*. Yu, Jie, & Mei, C. C., Do longshore bars protect the shore? J. Fluid Mechaics. 404, 251-268. (2000).
152* Yu, J., & Mei, C. C. "Formation of sand bars by surface waves." J. Fluid Mechanics. 416, 315-348, (2000).
153*. Mei, C. C., Cheng, Z., & Ng, C. O., "Flow induced by steady air venting and air sparging", submitted.
154. Mei, C.C. & Yuhi, M. "Slow flow of a Bingham fluid in a Shallow Channel of Finite Width, J. Fluid Mechanics, 431, 135-160. (2001).
155. Mei, C. C., Liu, K. F. & Yuhi, M. Mud Flows - Slow and Fast." In Geomorphological Fluid Dynamics, (Eds): Provencale, A. & Balmforth, N., Springer-Verlag, (2001).
156. Mei, C. C., Hara, T. & Naciri, M., "Longshore bars and Bragg Resonance", In Geomorphological Fluid Dynamics, (Eds): Provencale, A. & Balmforth, N., Springer-Verlag, (2001).
157. Mei, C. C. & Pihl, J. H., "Localization of nonlinear dispersive waves in weakly random media". Accepted by Proc. Roy. Soc . Lond. (2001).
158. Mei, C. C. & Hancock, M. J. "One-dimensional Localization of Surface Water Waves over a Random Seabed". Submitted (2001).
159. Pihl, J. H. & Mei, C. C. "Two-dimensional Localization of Long Waves over a Random Seabed". In preparation. (2001).


Selected Papers in Conference Proceedings (*--outgrowth of supervised theses)
1. Mei, C.C. "Collapse of a Homogeneous Fluid Mass in a Stratified Fluid", Proceedings 12th Int'l Congress Theoretical & Applied Mechanics (Hetenyi, H. & Vincenti, WE.G., eds),Springer-Verlag, 321-330 (1968).
2* Mei, C.C. & Unluata, U. "Harmonic Generation in Shallow Water Waves", in Waves on Beaches and Resulting Sediment Transport (Meyer, R.E., ed), pp. 181-202, Academic Press, New York (1972).
3*. Chen, H.S. & Mei, C.C. "Oscillations and Wave Forces in a Man-Made Harbor in the Open Sea", Proceedings 10th Naval Hydrodynamics Symposium, June 24-28 , 1974, pp. 573-596.
4*. Mei, C.C. & Chen, H.S. "Hybrid Element Method for Water Waves", Proceedings of the Symposium on Modelling Techniques, American Society of Civil Engineers, San Francisco, 3-5 September (1975), p.63.
5*. Mei, C.C. & Chen, H.S. "Calculations of Two-Dimensional Ship Waves by a Hybrid Element Method Based on Variational Principles", Proceedings of First International Conference on Numerical Ship Hydrodynamics (Schot, J.W. & Salvensen, N., eds), D. Taylor Naval Ship Research and Development Center, Vol. 10 (1976), pp. 95-111.
6*. Yue, Dick K.P. & Mei, C.C. "A Hybrid Element Method for Three-Dimensional Water Wave Scattering", Proceedings 11th Naval Hydrodynamics Symposium, London (1976), pp. 325-332.
7. Mei, C.C. "Reciprocity Relations for Offshore Structures Vibrating at Acoustic Frequencies", Proceedings BOSS Conference, London (1979), pp. 125-139.
8. Mei, C.C. "Boundary Layer and Finite Element Techniques in Wave Problems" in Acoustic Electromagnetic and Elastic Wave Scattering - Focus on the T-Matrix Approach (Varadan, V.K. & Varadan, V.V., eds), Pergamon Press (1980), pp. 507-525.
9*. Mei, C.C. & Foda, M.A. "Boundary Layer Theory of Waves in a Poro-Elastic Sea Bed", Proceedings International Symposium on Soils Under Cyclic and Transient Loading, Swansea, 7-11 January, 1980 (Pande, G.N. & Zienkiewicz, O.C., eds), appearing also as Chapter 2 in Soil Mechanics - Transient and Cyclic Loads (Pande & Zienkiewicz, eds), Wiley, (1982).
10. Mei, C.C. & Newman, J.N. "Wave Power Extraction by Floating Bodies", Proceedings Symposium on Wave Energy Utilization (Lunde, J. & Falkemo, J., eds), Gothenburg, 1979.
11*. Haren, P. & Mei, C.C. "Rafts for Absorbing Wave Power", Proceedings 13th Symosium Naval Hydrodynamics, 6-10 October, 1980, Tokyo.
12*. Foda, M.A. & Mei, C.C. "Nonlinear Resonance of Long Waves by a Group of Swells Incident on a Reflective Shore", Trondheim Conference on Hydrodynamics in Ocean Engineering, August 1981.
13. Mei, C.C. "Analytical Theories for the Interaction of Offshore Structures with a Poro- Elastic Sea Bed", Symposium Behavior of Offshore Structures, MIT, August 1982.
14. Mei, C.C. & McTigue, D.F. "Stresses in a Submarine Toporgraphy Under Ocean Waves", Proceedings Symposium on Offshore Mechanics and Artic Engineering, 1984.
15. Mei, C.C. "Some Problems in Fluid/Structure/Sea Bed Interaction", Ocean Structure Dynamics Symposium, September 1984, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Keynote Lecture.
16*. Fallou, S.N. & Mei, C.C. "A Slender-Body Theory for a Rigid Pile Under Static or Low- Frequency Axial Loading", presented at 1985 Offshore Mechanics and Artics Engineering Conference; also in ASME J. Energy Resources Technology, 107:433-440 (1985).
17*. Agnon, Y. & Mei, C.C. "Slow Drift Motions of a Floating Body in Narrow-Banded Seas", Behavior of Offshore Structures (Battjes, J.A., ed), Elsevier, pp. 281-292 (1985).
18*. Mei, C.C. & Lo, E. "Nonlinear Diffraction of Head or Tail Seas by a Large Slender Body", Proceedings 15th Naval Hydrodynamic Symposium, Hamburg, Germany (1984), National Academy Press, pp. 149-162.
19. Mei, C.C. & Choi, H.S. "Forces and Moments on a Slender Ship Traveling Near the Critical Speed n a Shallow Channel", Proceedings Fourth International Symposium Numerical Ship Hydrodynamics, September 1985, pp. 359-367.
20. Mei, C.C. "Dispersion of Heat in a Porous Medium - By Methods of Homogenization" in Mathematical Approaches in Hydrodynamics (Soc. Indus. Appl. Math.) (T. Miloh, ed).
21*. Mei, C.C. & Naciri,M. "Resonant Scattering of Sound by Surface Waves in Shallow Seas", Proceedings 16th Naval Hydrodynamics Symposium, Delft (1988).
22*. Mei, C.C., Lo, E. & Agnon, Y. "Slow Modulation of Weakly Nonlinear Waves" in Water Wave Kinematics (Torum, A. & Gudmestad, O.T., eds), NATO Advanced Research Workshop Series, Vol. 178, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1990.
23*. Liu, K.-F. & Mei, C.C. "Spreading of a thin sheet of cohesive fluid mud on a plane", in Engineering Science, Fluid Dynamics, A Symposium to Honor T.Y. Wu, California Institute of Technology, February 1990, World Scientific Publishing Company, PTE, Ltd., 1990.
24. Mei, C.C. ":Nonlinear Effects in Water Wave Diffraction" (Horikawa, K. & Maruo, H., eds), IUTAMS Symposium, Tokyo, Japan, 1987, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, 1988, Kenote Lecture.
25. Mei, C.C. "Short-wave exictation of long waves in a basin", in Dynamics of Marine Vehicles and Structures in Waves, Proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium, Brunel University, Uxbridge, UK 24-27 June, 1990.
26*. Hara, T. and Mei, C.C. "Oscillating flows over periodic ripples" in Engineering Science, Fluid Dynamics, A Symposium to Honor T.Y. Wu, Calforinia Institute of Technology, February 1990, World Scientific Publishing Company, PTE. Ltd., 1990.
27. Mei, C.C. "Geomechanics of land subsidence due to pumping of groundwater', Keynote Address at ASCE Engineering Mechanics Division Conference, Texas A & M University, May 25, 1992.
28*. Ng, C.O. & Mei, C.C. "Roll waves on a layer of fluid mud modelled as a power law fluid", ASCE Summer Meeting, J. Hydraulics Division, July 1993, San Francisco.
29*. Hara, T. & Mei, C.C. "Effects of wind and viscous dissipation on the nonlinear evolution of narrow banded capillary-gravity waves", Proceedings International Symposium on Waves - Physical and Numerical Modeling, 21-24 August, 1994, University of British Columbia, Canada.
30. Masuda, K., Mei, C.C. & Nagai, T. "A Nonlinear Diffraction Problem of Second-Order Long Waves by a Huge Circular Cylinder", 9th Ocean Engineering Sympsoium, 12-13 June, 1989. The Society of Naval Architect of Japan.
31. Mei, C.C., Liu, K.F. & Ng, C.O. "Two Models of Roll Waves in a Mud Layer", Keynote Address at International Conference on Hydrodynamics, Wuxi, China, 1 November 1994.
32. Lee, J.J. & Mei, C.C. "Continuous Bores on a Viscous Fluid Down an Incline", Symposium on Waves & Nonlinear Processes in Hydrodynamics, 16-19 November 1994, Oslow, Norway.
33. Trulsen, K. & Mei, C.C. "A Resonant Triad of Gravity Capillary Wave on a Long Gravity Wave", Symposium on Waves and Nonlinear Processes in Hydrodynamics, Oslo, Norway , 16-19 November 1994,.
34. Ng. C.O. & Mei, C.C. "Soil vapor extratrion in aggregated soils", Hydrodynamics, Theory & Applications (Chwang, A.T., Lee, J.H.W. & Leung, D.V.C., eds), Proceedings 2nd International Conference Hydrodynamics, University of Hongkong, 16- 19 December 1996.
35. Sammarco, P., Tran, H.H., Gottlieb, O. & Mei, C.C. (1997) "Venice Gates in waves", Proceedings IAHR Congress (27th), San Francisco, 10-15 August, 1997.
36. Mei, Chiang C. (1996) Multiple-scale dynamics of ocean surface waves -- Physics and engineering applications. Naval Research Review vol. XLVIII:3-18.

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