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Triantaphyllos R. Akylas

Triantaphyllos R. Akylas

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Room 3-362
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge MA 02139-4307
Phone: 617-253-5356  

Curriculum Vitae

Administrative Contact:
Laura E. Canfield
Room 3-354
Phone: 617-452-4123  

Research Interests
Applied Mechanics; Wave Propagation; Vibrations; Hydrodynamic Stability; HydroAcoustics

Teaching Interests
Dynamics; Engineering Analysis

Educational Background
B.S. 1978 California Institute of Technology; Ph.D. 1981 MIT

Related Experience
Visiting Associate: Caltech (1990); University of New South Wales, Australia (1991); Institut Non Linéaire de Nice, France (1997); Loughborough University, England (2005)
Visiting Professor: École Normale Supérieure de Cachan, France (2004)

Principal Publications (last 5 years)
1.Akylas, T.R. and Davis, K.S., "Three-dimensional Aspects of Nonlinear Stratified Flow Over Topography Near the Hydrostatic Limit", Journal of Fluid Mechanics 428, 81-105, February 2001.
2.Calvo, D.C. and Akylas, T.R., "Stability of Steep Gravity Capillary Solitary Waves in Deep Water", Journal of Fluid Mechanics 452, 123-143, February 2002.
3.Calvo, D.C. and Akylas, T.R., "On Interfacial Gravity Capillary Solitary Waves of the Benjamin Type and their Stability", Physics of Fluids 15, 1261-1270, May 2003.
4.Prasad, D. and Akylas, T.R., "Wave Trapping and Upstream Influence in Stratified Flow of Large Depth", Journal of Fluid Mechanics 491, 301 324, September 2003.
5.Tabaei, A. and Akylas, T.R., "Nonlinear Internal Gravity Wave Beams", Journal of Fluid Mechanics 482, 141 161, May 2003.
6.Yang, J. and Akylas, T.R., "Continuous Families of Embedded Solitons in the Third-Order Nonlinear Schrödinger Equation", Studies in Applied Mathematics 111, 359 375, October 2003.
7.Skopovi, I. and Akylas, T.R., "Transient Nonlinear Disturbances and Shelves in a Stratified Fluid Layer", Studies in Applied Mathematics 113, 139-169 (2004).
8.Tabaei, A., Lamb, K. and Akylas, T.R., "Nonlinear Effects in Reflecting and Colliding Internal Wave Beams", Journal of Fluid Mechanics 526, 217-243 (2005).
9.Kim, B. and Akylas, T.R., "On Gravity-Capillary Lumps", Journal of Fluid Mechanics 540, 337-351 (2005).
10.Kim, B. and Akylas, T.R., "On Gravity-Capillary Lumps. Part 2. Two-dimensional Benjamin Equation", Journal of Fluid Mechanics 557, 237-256 (2006).
11.Skopovi, I. and Akylas, T.R., "The Role of Buoyancy-Frequency Oscillations in the Generation of Mountain Gravity Waves", Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics, in press.
12.Kim, B. and Akylas, T.R., "Transverse Instability of Gravity-Capillary Solitary Waves", Journal of Engineering Mathematics (Special Volume in Honor of J.N. Newman), accepted for publication.

Scientific and Professional Societies
ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics (1991-97), Wave Motion,
European Journal of Mechanics B, Studies in Applied Mathematics

Honors and Awards
N.S.F. Research Initiation Grant, 1982-1984
Henry L. Doherty Career Development Professorship
In Ocean Utilization, 1985-1987
N.S.F. Presidential Young Investigator Award, 1985
M.I.T. Graduate Student Council Teaching Award, 1996
M.I.T. Spira Award for Distinguished Teaching, 2001

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