BAI Wei



Assistant Professor


Postal Address: Department of Civil and
  Environmental Engineering,
  National University of Singapore
  1 Engineering Drive 2, E1A 07-03
  Singapore 117576
Tel: (65)6516 2288
Email: w.bai@nus.edu.sg
Office: E1-05-21


Biography

Dr. BAI Wei joined the National University of Singapore as an Assistant Professor in Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in March 2009. From 1992, he studied at Dalian University of Technology, China, and received his Ph.D. there in Port, Coastal and Offshore Engineering in 2001. Following this, he worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Chinese Academy of Sciences from 2001 to 2003. Dr. Bai was an academic visitor at Glasgow and Strathclyde Universities from April 2003. In April 2004, he joined the University of Oxford as a postdoctoral research assistant. From January 2007 to February 2009, he was a postdoctoral research associate at Manchester Metropolitan University.

For more than a decade now Dr. Bai has devoted his efforts to the research of computational marine hydrodynamics, with emphasis in numerical simulation of water wave interaction with marine structures. He has accumulated a wealth of experience in numerical simulations and has developed independently a number of programs for calculating both potential flow and viscous flow with or without free water surfaces in two and three dimensions. These works enable us to get a good insight into physical phenomena related to wave-structure interactions, and provide meaningful hydrodynamic information for offshore and coastal engineering.

 

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. (2001), Dalian University of Technology, China
  • B.Eng. (1996), Dalian University of Technology, China

Professional Activities

International Journal Editorial Board Memberships

  • Member, Editorial Board, Open Journal of Fluid Dynamics, 2011 - now
  • Member, Editorial Board, Coupled Systems Mechanics, 2012 - now
  • Member, Editorial Board, American Research Journal of Civil and Structural Engineering, 2014 - now

Memberships in International Advisory Boards

  • Member, International Advisory Committee, The 2014 International Conference on Advances in Coupled Systems Mechanics (ACSM14), Busan, Korea, 24-29 August 2014
  • Member, International Advisory Committee, The 2nd Conference on Computational Mechanics (CCM 2014), Suzhou, China, 16-18 May 2014
  • Member, International Advisory Committee, The 3rd Conference on Computational Mechanics (CCM 2014), Beijing, China, 28-30 November 2014
  • Member, International Advisory Committee, The 4th Conference on Computational Mechanics (CCM 2015), Shanghai, China, 25-27 August 2015

Memberships in Conference Committees

  • Chair for Section "Numerical Wave Tanks" in 7th International Workshop on Ship Hydrodynamics (IWSH), Shanghai, China, 2011
  • Member, Organizing Committee, The 22nd International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference --- Hydrodynamics & Coastal Engineering, Rhodes, Greece, 17-22 June 2012
  • Member, Organizing Committee, The 23rd International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference --- Hydrodynamics Sections, Alaska, USA, 30 June - 5 July 2013
  • Member, Organizing Committee, The 26th KKHTCNN Symposium on Civil Engineering, Singapore, 18-20 November, 2013
  • Member, Organizing Committee, The 25th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference --- Hydrodynamics Sections, Hawaii , USA, 21-26 June 2015

External Assessors

  • External Reviewer of a research proposal for the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO, the Dutch research council), 2010
  • External Assessor for the recruitment of a Professor position in Shanghai Jiaotong University, China, 2013
  • External Assessor for the tenure assessment on an assistant professor in Osaka University, Japan, 2013
  • External Reviewer of a book proposal for John Wiley & Sons Publication, 2013
  • External Reviewer of a research proposal for the Israeli Ministry of Science, Technology and Space, Israel, 2014
  • External Reviewer of a research proposal for High North Research Centre for Climate and the Environment (FRAM), Norway, 2014

Professional Memberships

  • Member of International Ship and Offshore Structures Congress (ISSC), 2009 - now
  • Member of International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers (ISOPE), 2011

Teaching Areas

  • CE2134 Hydraulics
  • CE5307 Wave Hydrodynamics & Physical Oceanography
  • CE5308 Coastal Process & Sediment Transport
  • OT5201 Marine Statics & Dynamics
  • CE6003 Numerical Methods in Engineering Mechanics

Research Interests

  • Water wave interaction with fixed and floating marine structures
  • Complex free surface flow simulation using two-phase flow model and meshless method
  • Ice floe in waves and its interaction with structures
  • Robust high-performance boundary element and finite volume methods

Research Projects

  • Principal Investigator (PI): Numerical simulation of turbulent waves in coastal zone using a particle level set approach (complete)
  • PI: Hydrodynamic feature of water entry of a payload in offshore lift operations (complete)
  • PI: Study on impact load of floating ice in severe sea environments (complete)
  • PI: Marine acquisition efficiency, simulation, modeling and control
  • PI: Hydrodynamic Characteristics in the moonpool of drillships
  • PI: Hydrodynamic analysis of floatel connected to FPSO
  • PI: Two-body analysis of coupling arm
  • PI: Hybrid potential-viscous analysis of semi-submersible hull optimization
  • PI: Ice-induced vibrations in a complaint multi-legged structure
  • Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI): Engineering analysis and application for mitigating LNG sloshing on ship (complete)
  • Co-PI: Extreme wave impact on floating structures: a novel particle method with experimental validation
  • Co-PI: Mitigation of fatigue caused by ice-induced vibrations in the leg of a multi-legged structure
  • Collaborator: Deepwater dynamically installed anchors

Selected Publications

Last Updated on 15 November, 2010 by Department of Civil Enginering