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Dick Yue

Contact Info

room 5-321

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

77 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139

Education

  • 1974

    MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (MIT)

    B.Sc.
  • 1976

    MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (MIT)

    M.Sc.
  • 1980

    MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (MIT)

    Ph.D.

Research Interests

  • Wave hydrodynamics
  • Nonlinear wave-wave, wave-body, wave-bottom interactions
  • Nonlinear wavefield evolution
  • Internal waves
  • Free-surface turbulence
  • Violent free-surface and breaking waves
  • Bubbly flows
  • Fluid-structure interactions
  • Large-amplitude motions and extreme loads on ships and ocean structures
  • Hydromechanics of swimming
  • Ocean wave power
  • Ocean optics
  • Computational methods
     

Honors + Awards

  • 2014 – present. Skolkovo Foundation Chair Professorship of Mechanical Engineering
  • 2008. Gordon Y. Billard Award for Special Service of Outstanding Merit to MIT
  • 2007 – present. Philip J. Solondz Chair Professorship of Engineering
  • 2006 – 2008. MIT Class of 1960 Fellow for Innovation in Education

Memberships

  • American Physical Society (APS) (life member)
  • Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) (life member)
     

MIT Service

  • 1999 – 2007. Associate Dean of Engineering
  • 2008 – 2014. Director of International Programs, School of Engineering
  • 2001 – 2007. Founding Faculty Director, Undergraduate Practice Opportunities Program (UPOP)
  • 2002 – 2007. Founding Faculty Director, School of Engineering Professional Education Programs (PEP)
  • 1999 – 2001. Founding Faculty, MIT OpenCourseWare (MIT OCW) Program

Teaching

  • Numerical Computation for Mechanical Engineers (2.086)
  • Marine Hydrodynamics (2.20, 13.021)
  • Turbulent & Separated Flows (13.023)
  • Numerical Methods for Ocean Engineering (13.06)
     

Publications

  • SELECT PUBLICATIONS IN INTERNATIONAL REFEREED JOURNALS (D.K.P. Yue)
  • “Direct Numerical Investigation of Turbulence of Capillary Waves,” Physical Review Letters, 113 (2014) (with Pan, Y.)
  • “Persistent cellular motion control and trapping using mechanotactic signaling,” PLOS ONE, 9(9) (2014) (with Zhu, X. & Bouffanais, R.)
  • “Monte Carlo radiative transfer simulation for the near ocean surface high-resolution downwelling irradiance statistics”, Journal of Optical Engineering, 53 (5) (2014) (with Xu, Z.).
  • “SPH for incompressible free-surface flows. Part II: Performance of a modified SPH method,” Computers & Fluids, 86: 510-536 (2013) (with Kiara, A. & Hendrickson, K.).
  • “SPH for incompressible free-surface flows. Part I: Error analysis of the basic assumptions,” Computers & Fluids, 86: 611-624 (2013) (with Kiara, A. & Hendrickson, K.).
  • “Physical limits on cellular directional mechanosensing,” Physical Review E, 87, 5 (2013) (with Bouffanais, R. & Sun, J.).
  • “Rogue wave occurrence and dynamics by direct simulations of nonlinear wavefield evolution,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 720: 357-392 (2013) (with Xiao, W. et al).
  • “Air Entrainment and Multiphase Turbulence in the Bubbly Wake of a Transom Stern,” International Shipbuilding Progress, 60:375-401 (2013) (with Hendrickson, K. et al).
  • “Physics-Based Learning Models for Ship Hydrodynamics,” Journal of Ship Research, 57(1):1-12 (2013) (with Weymouth, G.).   Also “Significant Paper of 2013” in Transactions of the Society of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineers, 121 (2013).
  • “Optimal shape and motion of undulatory swimming organisms,” Proceedings of the of the Royal Society London B, 279:3065-3074 (2012) (with Tokic, G.).
  • “Boundary-Element Method for the Prediction of Performance of Flapping Foils with Leading Edge Separation,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 698: 446–467 (2012) (with Pan, Y. et al).
  • “Radiative Transfer in Ocean Turbulence and Its Effect on Underwater Light Field,” Journal of Geophysical Research, Oceans, 116: (2011) (with Xu, Z. et al).
  • “Patterns and Statistics of In-Water Polarization under Conditions of Linear and Nonlinear Ocean Surface Waves," Journal of Geophysical Research, Oceans, 116: (2011) (with Xu, Z. et al).
  • “Recent advances in the study of optical variability in the near-surface and upper ocean,” Journal of Geophysical Research, Oceans, 116: (2011) (with Dickey, T. et al).
  • “Attenuation of short surface waves by the sea floor via nonlinear sub-harmonic interaction,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 689: 529–540 (2011) (with Alam, R. & Liu, Y.).
  • “A model for the probability density function of downwelling irradiance under ocean waves,” Optics Express, 19: 17528–17538 (2011).  Also, Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics (VJBO), 6 (9) (2011) (with Shen, M. & Xu, Z.)
  • “Boundary Data Immersion Method for Cartesian-Grid Simulations of Fluid-Body Interaction Problems,” Journal of Computational Physics, 230: 6233-6247 (2011) (with Weymouth, G.).
  • “Resonant wave signature of an oscillating and translating disturbance in a two-layer density stratified fluid,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 675: 477–494 (2011) (with Alam, R. & Liu, Y.).
  • “Transport of passive scalar in turbulent shear flow under a clean or surfactant-contaminated free surface,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 670: 527-557 (2011) (with Khakpour, H.R. & Shen, L.).
  • “Hydrodynamic object recognition using pressure sensing,” Proceedings of the of the Royal Society London A, 467: 19-38 (2011) (with Bouffanais, R. & Weymouth, G.).
  • “Hydrodynamics of cell-cell mechanical signaling in the initial stages of aggregation,” Physical Review E, 81: 041920-1:16  (2010).  Also, Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology, 21 (19) (2010) (with Bouffanais, R.).
  •   “Conservative Volume-of-Fluid Method for Free-Surface Simulations on Cartesian Grids,” Journal of Computational Physics, 229: 2853-2865 (2010). (with Weymouth, G.).
  •   “Oblique sub- and super-harmonic Bragg resonance of surface waves by bottom ripples,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 643: 437-447 (2010) (with Alam, R. & Liu, Y.).
  • “Fully-Nonlinear Computation of Water Surface Impact of Axisymmetric Bodies,” New Trends in Fluid Mechanics Research , 5: 292-295 (2009 (with Yan, H. & Liu, Y).
  • “Cavity Dynamics in Water Entry at Low Froude Numbers,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 641: 441-461 (2009) (with Yan, H. et at).
  • “Investigation of Coupled Air-Water Turbulent Boundary Layers Using Direct Numerical Simulations," Physics of Fluids , 21: 062108:1-19 (2009)  (with Liu, S. et al).
  • “Waves due to an oscillating and translating disturbance in a two-layer density stratified fluid,” Journal of Engineering Mathematics, 65: 179-200 (2009) (with Alam, R. & Liu, Y.).
  • “Bragg resonance of waves in a two-layer fluid propagating over bottom ripples.  Part II. Numerical simulation,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 624: 225-253 (2009) (with Alam, R. & Liu, Y.).
  • “Bragg resonance of waves in a two-layer fluid propagating over bottom ripples.  Part I. Perturbation analysis,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, , 624: 191-224 (2009) (with Alam, R. & Liu, Y.).
  • “On the effect of spacing on the vortex-induced vibrations of two tandem cylinders,” Journal of Fluids & Structures, 24: 833-854 (2008) (with Papaioannou, G. et al).
  • “Resonant Interactions Between Kelvin Ship Waves and Ambient Waves,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 597: 171-197 (2008) (with Zhu, Q. & Liu, Y.).
  • “Flapping Dynamics of a Flag in a Uniform Stream,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 581: 33-67 (2007) (with Connell, B.).
  • “Deterministic and stochastic predictions of motion dynamics of cylindrical mines falling through water,” IEEE Journal of Ocean Engineering, 32:21-33 (2007) (with Mann, J. et al).
  • “The Coupled Boundary Layers and Air-Sea Transfer Experiment in Low Winds,” Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 88 (3): 341-356 (2007) (with Edson, J. et al).
  • “Dynamics of a Three-Dimensional Oscillating Foil near the Free Surface,” AIAA Journal, 44:2997-3009 (2006) (with Zhu, Q. & Liu, Y.)
  • “Direct Numerical Simulation of Single-Molecule DNA by Cable Dynamics.” IEEE/ASME Journal of MicroElectroMechanical Systems (JMEMS), 15:1078-1087 (2006) (with Zhu, Q. et al).  Also, Proc. 7th International Conference on Miniaturized Chemical and BioChemical Analysis Systems (µTAS), Squaw Valley, California. (2006) (with Zhu, Q. et al).
  • “Using computer simulations to help understand flow statistics and structures at the air-ocean interface,” Oceanography, 19, 52-63 (2006) (with Shen, L.).
  • “Evidence of Holes in the Arnold Tongues in Flow Past Two Oscillating Cylinders,” Physical Review Letters, 96 #014501 (2006) (with Papaioannou, G.V. et al).
  • “Three-Dimensional Effects in Flow Around Two Tandem Cylinders,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 558: 387-413 (2006) (with Papaioannou, G.V. et al).
  • “A note on Stabilizing the Benjamin-Feir Instability,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 556: 45-54 (2006) (with Wu, G., Liu, Y.).
  • “Numerical Dispersion and Damping on Steady Waves with Forward Speed,” Applied Ocean Research, 27: 107-125 (2005) (with Kim, Y., Connell, B.).
  • “Review of Hydrodynamic Scaling Laws in Aquatic Locomotion and Fish-like Swimming,” Applied Mechanics Review, 58: 226-237 (2005) (with Triantafyllou, M. et al).
  • “Effect of Surfactants on Free-Surface Turbulent Flows,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 506: 79-115 (2004) (with Shen, L., Triantafyllou, G.).
  • “Three-dimensional instability of standing waves,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 496: 213-242 (2003) (with Zhu, Q. et al).
  • “Turbulent Flow over a Flexible Wall Undergoing a Streamwise Traveling Wavy Motion,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 484: 197-221 (2003) (with Shen, L. et al).
  • “Vorticity control in fish-like propulsion and maneuvering,” Integrative & Comparative Biology, 42: 1026-1031 (2002) (with Triantafyllou, M. et al).
  • “Free-surface turbulent wake behind towed ship models – experimental measurements, stability analysis and direct numerical simulations,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 469: 89-120 (2002) (with Shen, L. et al).
  • “Three-dimensional flow structures and vorticity control in fish-like swimming,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 468: 1-28 (2002) (with Zhu, Q. et al).
  • “Complex analysis of resonance conditions for coupled capillary and dilational waves,” Proceedings of the Royal Society London A, 458: 1167-1187 (2002) (with Brown, S.J. et al).
  • “Large-eddy simulation of free-surface turbulence,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 440: 75-116 (2001) (with Shen, L.).
  • “Mixing of a passive scalar near a free surface,” Physics of Fluids, 13: 913-926 (2001) (with Shen, L., Triantafyllou, G.).
  • “Computations of fully-nonlinear three-dimensional wave-wave and wave-body interactions – part II: nonlinear waves and forces on a body,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 438: 41-65 (2001) (with Liu, Y. et al).
  • “Computations of fully-nonlinear three-dimensional wave-wave and wave-body interactions – part I: dynamics of steep three-dimensional waves,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 438: 11-39 (2001) (with Xue, M. et al).
  • “Asymptotic governing equation for wave propagation along weakly non-uniform Euler-Bernoulli beams,” Journal of Sound & Vibration, 247: 577-613 (2001) (with Burr, K., Triantafyllou, M.).
  • “Force and power estimation in fish-like locomotion using a vortex-lattice method,” Journal of Fluids Engineering, 166: 189-209 (2000) (with Kagemoto, H. et al).
  • “Turbulent diffusion near a free surface,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 407: 145-166 (2000) (with Shen, L. et al).
  • “Asymptotic analysis of wave propagation along weakly non-uniform repetitive systems,” Journal of Sound & Vibration, 229: 21-64 (2000) (with Burr, K., Triantafyllou, M.).
  • “Hydrodynamics of fish-like swimming,” Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics, 32: 33-53 (2000) (with Triantafyllou, M.S. et al).
  • “Visualization of complex near-body transport processes in flexible-body propulsion,” Journal of Visualization, 2(2): 111-204 (1999) (with Wolfgang, M. et al).
  • “Drag reduction in fish-like locomotion,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 392: 183-212 (1999) (with Barrett, D. et al).
  • “Near-body flow dynamics in swimming fish,” Journal of Experimental Biology, 202: 2303-2327 (1999) (with Wolfgang, M. et al).
  • “The surface layer for free-surface turbulent flows,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 386: 167-212 (1999) (with Shen, L. et al).
  • “The mechanism of vortex connection at a free surface,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 384: 207-241 (1999) (with Zhang, C. et al).
  • “Nonlinear radiated and diffracted waves due to the motions of a submerged circular cylinder,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 382: 263-282 (1999) (with Liu, Y. et al).
  • “On the water impact of general two-dimensional sections,” Applied Ocean Research, 21: 1-15 (1999) (with Mei, X. et al).
  • “Mechanics of nonlinear short-wave generation by a moored near-surface buoy,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 381: 305-335 (1999) (with Zhu, Q. et al).
  • “The mechanics of highly-extensible cables,” Journal of Sound & Vibration, 213: 709-737 (1998) (with Tjavaras, A.A. et al).
  • “Nonlinear free-surface flow due to an impulsively-started submerged point sink,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 364: 325-347 (1998) (with Xue, M.).
  • “On generalized Bragg scattering of surface waves by bottom ripples,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 356: 297-326 (1998) (with Liu, Y.).
  • “A new paradigm of propulsion and maneuvering for marine vehicles,” Transactions of the Society of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineers, 104 (1996) (with Triantafyllou, M.S. et al).
  • “Computational study of breaking wave impact on a wall,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 327: 221-254 (1996) (with Zhang, S., Tanizawa, K.).
  • “Computation of nonlinear free-surface flows,” Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics, 28: 249-78 (1996) (with Tsai, W.).
  • “On the time dependence of the wave resistance of a body accelerating from rest,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 310: 337-363 (1996) (with Liu, Y.).
  • “Effects of soluble and insoluble surfactant on laminar interactions of vortical flows with a free surface,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 289: 315-349 (1995) (with Tsai, W.).
  • “Damping amplification in highly extensible hysteretic cables,” Journal of Sound & Vibration, 186: 355-368 (1995) (with Triantafyllou, M.S.).
  • “Interactions between a free surface and a vortex sheet shed in the wake of a surface-piercing plate,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 257: 691-721 (1993) (with Tsai, W.).
  • “First- and second-order responses of a floating toroidal structure in long-crested irregular seas,” Applied Ocean Research, 15: 155-167 (1993) (with Liu, Y.  & Kim, M.H.).
  • “Hydrodynamic interaction analyses of very large floating structures,” Journal of Marine Structures, 6: 295-322 (1993) (with Kagemoto, H.).
  • “On the solution near the critical frequency for an oscillating and translating body in or near a free surface,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 254: 251-266 (1993) (with Liu, Y.).
  • “Effects of wavelength ratio on wave-mode modeling,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 248: 107-127 (1993) (with Zhang, J., Hong, K.).
  • “Numerical simulation of the plunging wave impact,” Journal of the Kansai Society of Naval Architects of Japan, 218: 255-262 (in Japanese) (1992) (with Tanizawa, K.).
  • “A high-order spectral method for nonlinear wave-body interactions,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 245: 115-136 (1992) (with Liu, Y., Dommermuth, D.G.).
  • “Features of nonlinear interactions between a free surface and a shed vortex shear layer,” Physics of Fluids, A3, 2485-2488 (1991) (with Tsai, W.).
  • “Sum- and difference-frequency wave loads on a body in unidirectional Gaussian seas,” Journal of Ship Research, 35: 127-140 (1991) (with Kim, M.H.).
  • “Resonantly excited regular and chaotic motions in a rectangular wave tank,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 216: 343-380 (1990) (with Tsai, W., Yip, K.M.K.).
  • “The complete second-order diffraction solution for an axisymmetric body.  Part 2.  Bichromatic incident waves and body motions,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 211: 557-593 (1990) (with Kim, M.H.).
  • “Computer-assisted teaching of marine hydrodynamics,” International Journal of Computers and Education, 13: 279-303 (1989) (with Denson, L.A.).
  • “The complete second-order diffraction solution for an axisymmetric body.  Part 1.  Monochromatic incident waves,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 200: 235-264 (1989) (with Kim, M.H.).
  • “Slowly-varying wave drift forces in short-crested irregular seas,” Applied Ocean Research, 11: 2-18 (1989) (with Kim, M.H.).
  • “Deep-water plunging breakers:  a comparison between potential theory and experiments,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 198: 423-442 (1988) (with Dommermuth, D.G., et al).
  • “Numerical calculation of nonlinear axisymmetric standing waves in a circular basin,” Physics of Fluids, A30: 3441-3447 (1987) (with Tsai, W.).
  • “A high-order spectral method for the study of nonlinear gravity waves,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 184: 267-288 (1987) (with Dommermuth, D.G.).
  • “Wave-induced motions of multiple floating bodies,” Journal of the Society of Naval Architects of Japan, 2-8: 159-165 (1987) (with Kagemoto, H.).
  • “Numerical simulations of nonlinear axisymmetric flows with a free surface,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 178: 195-219 (1987) (with Dommermuth, D.G.).
  • “Impact damage of the Challenger crew compartment,” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, 23: 646-654 (1986) (with Wierzbicki, T.).
  • “Interactions among multiple three-dimensional bodies in water waves: an exact algebraic method,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 166: 189-209 (1986) (with Kagemoto, H.).
  • “Nonlinear focusing of surface waves by a lens -- theory and experiment,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 135: 71-94 (1983) (with Stamnes, J.J., et al).
  • “Nonlinear waves near a cut-off frequency in an acoustic duct - a numerical study,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 121: 465-485 (1982) (with Aranha, J.A., Mei, C.C.).
  • “A note on the singularity of an inner problem for head sea diffraction by a slender body,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 109: 253-256 (1981) (with Mei, C.C.).
  • “Forward diffraction of Stokes waves by a thin wedge,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 99: 33-52 (1980) (with Mei, C.C.).
  • “Some properties of a hybrid element method for water waves,” International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 14: 1627-1641 (1979) (with Aranha, J.A., Mei, C.C.).
  • “A hybrid element method for diffraction of water waves by three-dimensional bodies,” International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 12: 245-266 (1978) (with Chen, H.S., Mei, C.C.).