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2010s

Seiffert, Betsy
Tsunami and Storm Wave Impacts on Coastal Bridges
PhD Dissertation, December 2014
Committee: R.C. Ertekin (chair), K.F. Cheung, Eva-Marie Nosal, H.R. Riggs, Ian Robertson

Gemba, Kay
Characterization of Underwater Acoustic Sources Recorded in Reverberant Environments with Application to Scuba Signatures
PhD Dissertation, December 2014
Committee: Eva Marie Nosal (chair), Dilmurat Asimov, Brian Bingham, Todd Reed, Bruce Howe

Carter, Richard
Wave Energy Capture: The Focusing of Wave Induced Flow Through A Submerged Surface
PhD Dissertation, December 2013
Committee: R.C. Ertekin (chair), M.A. Merrifield, G. Nihous, J. Wiltshire, Michelle Teng

Hayatdavoodi, Masoud
Nonlinear Wave Loads on Decks of Coastal Structures
PhD Dissertation, December 2013
Committee: R.C. Ertekin (chair), M.A. Merrifield, G. Nihous, H.R. Riggs, Ian Robertson

Stopa, Justin
Periodicity and Patterns of Global Wind and Wave Climate
PhD Dissertation, December 2013
Committee: K.F. Cheung (chair), Milton A. Garces, Eva-Marie Nosal, G. Nihous, Hendrik Tolman

Bai, Yefei
Depth-integrated Free Surface Flow with Non-hydrostatic Formulation
PhD Dissertation, April 2012
Committee: K.F. Cheung (chair), Marcelo H. Kobayashi, Eva-Marie Nosal, Geno Pawlak, Michelle H. Teng

Das, Suvabrata
Hydroelasticity of Marine Vessels Advancing in a Seaway
PhD Dissertation, August 2011
Committee: K.F. Cheung (chair), G. Nihous, Eva-Marie Nosal, H.R. Riggs, I.N. Robertson

Roeber, Volker
Boussinesq-Type Model For Nearshore Wave Processes In Fringing Reef Environment
PhD Dissertation, Dec. 2010
Committee: K.F. Cheung (chair), M.H. Kobayashi, G. Pawlak, H.R. Riggs, I.N. Robertson

Yamazaki, Yoshiki
Depth-Integrated, Non-Hydrostatic Model With Grid Nesting For Tsunami Generation, Propagation, And Runup
PhD Dissertation, Aug. 2010
Committee: K.F. Cheung (Chair), G.J. Fryer, G. Pawlak, I.N. Robertson, J.C. Wiltshire

Krishnakumar, Rajagopalan
Large Eddy Simulation of Turbulent Boundary Layers over Rough Bathymetry
PhD Dissertation, Aug. 2010
Committee: G. Pawlak (Chair), K.F. Cheung, C. Coimbra, M. H. Kobayashi, M.A. Merrifield

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2000s

Wu, Yongyan
Analytical Solutions for Nonlinear Long Wave Propagation
PhD Dissertation, Aug. 2009
Committee: K.F. Cheung (Chair), F.-F. Jin, E.-M. Nosal, G. Pawlak, M.H. Teng

Ge, Liang
Polynomial Chaos Representation of Uncertainties in Nonlinear Shallow-Water Equations for Flood Hazard Assessment
PhD Dissertation, Aug. 2009
Committee: K.F. Cheung (Chair), M.H. Kobayashi, E.-M. Nosal, G. Pawlak, M.H. Teng

Canals, Miguel Silander
Three-Dimensional Vortex Dynamics in Oscillating Flows
PhD Dissertation, Dec. 2008
Committee: G. Pawlak (Chair), K.F. Cheung, J. Becker, M. Kobayashi, R. Kloosterziel

Smith, Ryan
Geometric Control Theory and its Application to Underwater Vehicles
PhD Dissertation, Dec. 2008
Committee: M. Chyba (Chair), S. K. Choi, R. C. Ertekin, G. Pawlak, G. R. Wilkens

Xia, Dingwu
Linear and Nonlinear Hydroelasticity of Mat-type very Large Floating Structures: The Green-Naghdi Theory
PhD Dissertation, May 2006
Committee: R.C. Ertekin (Chair), J.M. Becker, M.A. Merrifield, S.H. Park, H.R. Riggs

Wei, Yong
Tsunami Runup Model and Forecast
PhD Dissertation, May 2006
Committee: K.F. Cheung (Chair), H. Krock, M.A. Merrifield, G. Pawlak, M.H. Teng

Tang, Liujuan
Cylindrical Liquid-Liquid Jet Instability
PhD Dissertation, Aug 2004
Committee: S. Masutani (Chair), G. Nihous, H. Krock, K.F. Cheung, R.Knapp, C. Kinoshita

Smith, David A.
Effect of Particle Shape on Grain Size, Hydraulic, and Transport Characteristics of Calcareous Sand
PhD Dissertation, Aug 2003
Committee: K. F. Cheung (Chair), H. G. Brandes, C. H. Fletcher, H. J. Krock, E. R. Pawlak

Phadke, Amal C.
Hydrodynamics of Fluid-Filled Membrane in Gravity Waves
PhD Dissertation, Aug 2001
Committee: K.F. Cheung (Chair), J.M. Becker, R.H. Knapp, H.J. Krock, L.H. Seidl, M.H. Teng

Chandrasekera, Carmela
Linear Refraction-Diffraction Model For Steep Bathymetry
PhD Dissertation, Dec 2000
Committee: K.F. Cheung (Chair), J.M. Becker, R.C. Ertekin, H.J. Krock, M.A. Merrifield, M. Teng

Sundararaghavan, Hari
Analysis of Oil Containment Failure and Spreading
PhD Dissertation, May 2000
Committee: R.C. Ertekin (Chair), K.F. Cheung, M.A. Merrifield, R. Pfund, L.H. Seidl, P. Muller

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1990s

Padmanabhan, Bala M.
Intake/Discharge Effects on the Hydrodynamics of Floating Bodies
PhD Dissertation, Dec 1999
Committee: R.C. Ertekin (Chair), J.M. Becker, K.F. Cheung, L.H. Seidle, H.R. Riggs, M. Teng

Liu, Xiaoqing (Charles)
Dynamics of Long Flexible Pipes During Surface Towing and Drift Loads on Flexible Floating Structures
Ph.D. Dissertation, Dec 1998
Committee: R.C. Ertekin (Chair), J.M. Becker, G.C. Nihous, H.R. Riggs, L.H. Seidl, P.K. Takahashi

Xu, Yingfan
Wave Diffraction over Multi-Step Topography
Ph.D. Dissertation, December 1997
Committee: R.C. Ertekin (Chair), J.M. Becker, K.F. Cheung, M.A. Merrifield, P.K. Muller

Greeson, Bernard (Dan) Dandridge
The Relative Motion of Two Adjacent Bodies, One Significantly Larger than the Other, Floating in Waves, with a Non-linear Line Correction
Ph.D. Dissertation, December 1997
Committee: L.H. Seidl (Chair), J.M. Becker, K.F. Cheung, H.J. Krock, A. Malahoff

Neill, Douglas R.
The Nonlinear Interaction of Waves with Multiple, Vertical, In-line Cylinders
PhD Dissertation, August 1996
Committee: R.C. Ertekin (Chair), J.M. Becker, K.F. Cheung, C.H. Fletcher, M.A. Merrifield

Wang, Suqin
Evaluation of Flexible Hull Types for Very Large Floating Structures
PhD Dissertation, December 1995
Committee: R.C. Ertekin (Chair), K.F. Cheung, H.R. Riggs, M.St. Denis, P.K. Takahashi

Clark, Andrew
Design of a Small High Data Rate Oceanographic Satellite Telemetry Buoy
PhD Dissertation, Dec 1995
Committee: H.J. Krock (Chair), R. Knapp, H. Loomis, A. Malahoff, L.H. Seidl

Jeon, Dongchull
Sea Level Rise and Coastal Erosion in The Hawaiian Islands
PhD Dissertation, May 1995
Committee: F. Gerritsen (Chair), C.H. Fletcher, E.D. Stroup, H.J. Krock, K.F. Cheung

Qian, Zhengmin
Calculations of Three Dimensional Nonlinear Ship Waves and Ship Resistance in a Shallow Water Channel
PhD Dissertation, Dec 1994
Committee: R.C. Ertekin (Chair), P. Cheng, K.F. Cheung, C.C.K. Liu, M. St. Denis

Chen, Hsiao-Hua
Design and Performance Evaluation of a Wave-Driven Artificial Upwelling Device
PhD Dissertation, Dec 1993
Committee: C.C.K. Liu (Chair), M. Cruickshank, F. Gerritsen, H.J. Krock, H. Loomis, Y.S. Fok

Che, Xiling
Techniques for Hydroelastic Analysis of Very Large Floating Structures
PhD Dissertation, Aug 1993
Committee: H.R. Riggs (Chair), R.C. Ertekin, R. Knapp, H.J. Krock, L.H. Seidl

Wang, Nengjia
Nearshore Circulation and Sediment Transport
PhD Dissertation, May 1993
Committee: F. Gerritsen (Chair), H. Loomis, H.J. Krock, M. Cruickshank, C.C.K. Liu

Oney, Stephen K.
Thermodynamic Analysis of an OC-OTEC System in the Direct Contact Condensor Configuration Incorporating Predearation and Reinjection
PhD Dissertation, May 1993
Committee: H.J. Krock (Chair), F. Gerritsen, H. Loomis, F. Sansone, P. Takahashi

Chitrapu, Srinivasamurthy A.
Nonlinear Forces and Response of Floating Platforms in Regular and Random Waves
PhD Dissertation, Dec 1992
Committee: R.C. Ertekin (Chair), H. Loomis, L.H. Seidl, M. Cruickshank, H.R. Riggs

Rezachek, David A.
Development of a Solar Pond System Design Computer Model
PhD Dissertation, Dec 1991
Committee: K. Bathen (Chair), R.C. Ertekin, F. Gerritsen, H. Krock, T. McCord

Benevides, Francis L.
Estimating Ocean Wave Directional Spectra from Measurements of Water Particle Motion by a Surface Buoy Acoustic Ranging System
PhD Dissertation, May 1990
Committee: H.J. Krock (Chair), L.H. Seidl, R. Halverson, H. Loomis, M. Vitousek

Yucel, Feyza
Tsunami Runup in Coastal Regions
PhD Dissertation, May 1990
Committee: F. Gerritsen (Chair), C.L. Bretschneider, H.J. Krock, H. Loomis, J. Williams

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1980s

Umeyama, Motohiko
Wave Overtopping and Partial Standing Waves
PhD Dissertation, May 1989
Committee: F. Gerritsen (Chair), C.L. Bretschneider, P. Cheng, H.J. Krock, H. Loomis

Lee, Joong-Woo
Hybrid Element Analysis of Water Waves for Harbor Design
PhD Dissertation, May 1989
Committee: H. Loomis,C.L. Bretschneider, F. Gerritsen, R.C. Ertekin, P. Cheng

Bucher, Warren E.
Dynamic Positioning of a Floating OTEC Plant Using Ocean Environmental Forces
PhD Dissertation, May 1988
Committee: M. St. Denis (Chair), J. Craven, L.H. Seidl, H.J. Krock, R. Knapp

Zapka, Manfred J.
Gas Transfer in Sea Water with Special Emphasis on the Open-Cycle Thermal Energy Conversion System
PhD Dissertation, May 1988
Committee: H.J. Krock (Chair), F. Gerritsen, H. Loomis, G. Dugan, F. Sansone

Vithanage, Dayananda H.
Determination of Design Parameters From Current Data Collected Over a Depth Profile
PhD Dissertation, Dec 1987
Committee: H. Krock (Chair), E. Firing, F. Gerritsen, H. Loomis, C. Bretschneider

Andres, Jose M.
Nonlinear Wave-Current Loading on Large OTEC Pipes
PhD Dissertation, Dec 1986
Committee: H. Krock (Chair), F. Gerritsen, H. Loomis, R.A. Grace, C.C.K. Liu

Blackinton, James G.
Bathymetric Mapping with Sea MARC II: An Elevation-Angle Measuring Side-Scan Sonar System
PhD Dissertation, May 1986
Committee: A. Parvulescu (Chair), K. Bathen, J. Craven, F. Duennebier, D. Hussong

Nakazaki, Eiji
Bottom Shear Stress, Wave Height and Wave Set-up Under Wave Transformation
PhD Dissertation, Aug 1985
Committee: H.J. Krock (Chair), C.L. Bretschneider, F. Gerritsen, H. Loomis, B. Gallagher

Sullivan, Patrick K.
Electrochemical Measurements of Corrosion and Biofouling Films on Simulated OTEC Heat Exchangers
PhD Dissertation, May 1985
Committee: B. Liebert (Chair), J. Craven, K. Bathen, H.J. Krock, L. Berger

Siah, Massood
A Finite Element Model for Long Wave in a Two-Layer Channel with Sill
PhD Dissertation, May 1985
Committee: H. Loomis (Chair), B. Gallagher, H. Krock, L. Magaard, K. Bathen

Su, Tarzen
Directional Ocean Spectra by Three-Dimensional Displacement Time Series
PhD Dissertation, Dec 1984
Committee: H. Loomis (Chair), M. Vitousek, H. Krock, F. Gerritsen, T. Lee

Matsumoto, Haruyoshi
Doppler Scanning Sonar: Preliminary Experiments
PhD Dissertation, Aug 1984
Committee: J. Craven (Chair), H. Loomis, K. Bathen, P. Yuen, F. Duennebier, G. Fryer

Kaul, Hira L.
Effect of Mean Bottom Shear Stress on Wave Set-up, including an Efficient Approach for Evaluation of Friction and Breaking Loss Coefficients
PhD Dissertation, Dec 1983
Committee: F. Gerritsen (Chair), C.L. Bretschneider,T. Lee, H.J. Krock, B. Gallagher

Huang, Tsong-Shih
A Three Parameter Prediction Model for Hurricane Waves
PhD Dissertation, Aug 1981
Committee: C.L. Bretschneider (Chair), F. Munchmeyer, F. Gerritsen, T. Lee, H.J. Krock

Endo, Hideichi
Motions of a Vessel Moored Near Vertical Walls and with Limited Under-Keel Clearance
PhD Dissertation, May 1981
Committee: L.H. Seidl (Chair), C.L. Bretschneider, F. Gerritsen, R. Knapps, B. Wells

Pant, Pramod K.
Non-Linear Free Surface Gravity Waves: Finite Element Approach
PhD Dissertation, Dec 1980
Committee: F. Gerritsen (Chair), C.L. Bretschneider, L. Spielvogel, P. Cheng, K. Smith, A. Parvulescu

Zee, Gabriel
Wave Forces on a Horizontal Cylindrical Pipe Oriented at an Angle to the Flow
PhD Dissertation, May 1980
Committee: R.A. Grace (Chair), C.L. Bretschneider, T.T. Lee, F. Munchmeyer, E. Noda

Yamashita, Yoshihiko
Numerical Solutions for the Dispersion of Cold-Effluent into the Thermally-Stratified Ocean Environment
PhD Dissertation, May 1980
Committee: K. Bathen (Chair), C.L. Bretschneider, F. Gerritsen, P. Cheng, J. Craven

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1970s

Yumori, Isao R.
Open Ocean Model Testing of OTEC Platform Models Using Frequency and Time Domain Analysis
PhD Dissertation, May 1978
Committee: L.H. Seidl (Chair), M. St. Denis, H. Loomis, R. Knapp, T. Lee

Wybro, Pieter G.
On the Motions of Multiple Column Stabilized Platforms
PhD Dissertation, Dec 1977
Committee: L. Seidl (Chair), C. Bretschneider, R. Knapp, T. Lee, G. Venezian

Macawaris, Ali
Optimum Port Model Under Optimal Utilization of Water Resources in a Region
PhD Dissertation, Dec 1976
Committee: F. Gerritsen (Chair), Y. Fok, L. Goodman, J. Craven, J. Moncur

Nayak, Upendra B.
On the Functional Design and Effectiveness of Groins in Coastal Protection
PhD Dissertation, May 1976
Committee: F. Gerritsen (Chair), C.L. Bretschneider, R.J. Tait, G. Venezian, T. Lee

Sklarz, Michael A.
The Effect of Topography on the Electromagnetic Fields Induced by Plane-Parallel Barotropic Ocean Waves
PhD Dissertation, Aug 1975
Committee: F. Gerritsen (Chair), G. Venezian, R. Preisendorfer, J. Larsen, G. Miller

Silveria, William A.
On the Generation of Surface Water Waves by a Turbulent Wind
PhD Dissertation, May 1975
Committee: M. St. Denis (Chair), F. Gerritsen, C. Bretschneider, B. Gallagher, G. Venezian

Walker, James R. (Deceased)
Wave Transformations Over a Sloping Bottom and Over a Three- Dimensional Shoal
PhD Dissertation, May 1974
Committee: C.L. Bretschneider (Chair), R. Tait, J. Williams, G. Miller, F. Gerritsen

Knapp, Ronald H.
Finite Element Nonlinear Buckling Analysis of a Pseudocylindrical Concave Polyhedral Shell Under External Pressure
PhD Dissertation, Aug 1973
Committee: R. Szilard (Chair), W. Stuiver, C. Gregory, M. St. Denis, G. Venezian, L.H. Seidl

Powell, Richard O.
Nonlinear Dynamic Stability Analysis of Plates by Finite Element Method
PhD Dissertation, Dec 1971
Committee: R. Szilard (Chair), C. Gregory, M. St. Denis, G. Venezian, C. Bretschneider

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