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Young Wuk Kwon

Distinguished Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Phone: (831) 656-3468
NPS Experience
  • 1990 - current: Assistant Professor
  • 2010 - 2000: Distinguished Professor
  • 2000 - 1993: Professor
  • 1993 - 1990: Associate Professor
Other Experience
  • 1997 Visiting Professor, Ecole Nationale des Travaux Publics de lÕEtat, France
  • 2003 - 2005 Professor and Chair of Mechanical Engineering and Energy Processes, Southern Illinois University
  • 1987 - 1990 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mech. & Aero. Eng. and Eng. Mech., University of Missouri - Rolla
  • 1985 - 1987 Senior Engineer, Oil Technology Services, Inc., Houston, Texas
  • 1982 - 1983 Teaching and Research Assistant, Oklahoma State University
Research Interests
Computational Modeling and Simulation: Multi-scale and multi-level modeling and simulation Finite element method, Boundary element method, Nanomechanics, Molecular Dynamics, Mesh-free technique, Cellular automata, Lattice Boltzman method
Mechanics of Materials (Metals & Composites) and Structures: Strength (progressive damage and fracture) and stiffness in various materials and structures such as Fibrous composites, Particulate omposites, Woven fabric composites, Sandwich structures, Porous materials, Nano-tubes

Nanotechnology:
Carbon nanotube, Nanocomposites, Thermal management using nanoparticles and nanotubes

Multiphysics Problems:
Modeling of thermal, fluid and structure interaction, Underwater explosion
Coupling of lattice Boltzmann and finite element methods

Biomechanics:
Kinematics of the human knee and other joints, Mechanical characterization of bones and joints, Mathematical modeling of the human body for potential injury evaluation
Teaching Interests
Finite Element Method, Computational Mechanics, Solid Mechanics, Structural Mechanics, Composites, Fracture and Failure, Fluid-Structure Interaction, Underwater Explosion, Statics & Dynamics

Awards

  • 2019 - S. Y. Zamrik Pressure Vessels and Piping Medal, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • 2017 - Menneken Faculty Award for Significant and Sustained Contribution, NPS Foundation
  • 2017 - Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, Marquis Who's Who
  • 2017 - Letter of Commendation, DTRA
  • 2017 - Commendation for Excellence in Teaching, NPS
  • 2015 - Plenary Lecture, Canadia's National Composite Conference CANCOM 2015
  • 2014 - Cerificate of Appreciation, ASME
  • 2014 - Invited Evaluator for Times Higher Eduaction World University Ranking, Thomson Reuters
  • 2010 - 2010 ASME PVP Conference General Chair, ASME PVP Conference, Bellevue, Washington
  • 2009 - 2009 ASME PVP Conference Technical Program Chair, ASME
  • 2009 - Certificate of Appreciation for Serving as Technical Program Chair, ASME PVP-2009 Conference
  • 2008 - Commendation for Excellence in Teaching, Naval Postgraduate School
  • 2007 - Commendation for Excellence in Teaching, Naval Postgraduate School
  • 2007 - Invited Plenary Speaker, Korea Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference
  • 2007 - Listed in WhoÕs Who in America
  • 2007 - Listed in WhoÕs Who in American Education
  • 2007 - Listed in WhoÕs Who in the World
  • 2005 - Invited Keynote Speaker, Advances in Multi-Scale Modeling of Composite Material Systems & Components
  • 2004 - Invited Special Lecture, Seventh International Conference on Computational Structures Technology
  • 2004 - Listed in WhoÕs Who Among AmericaÕs Teachers
  • 2004 - Pressure Vessel and Piping Division Outstanding Service Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • 2003 - Listed in WhoÕs Who in Computational Science and Engineering
  • 2002 - Certificate of Appreciation, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • 2002 - Two Certifications of Appreciation, ASME
  • 2001 - Invited Keynote Speaker, Structural Integrity of Composite Materials and Structures: Optimization of Micro-structural Design
  • 1999 - Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • 1999 - Listed in Who's Who in American Education
  • 1999 - Listed in Who's Who in American Teachers
  • 1998 - Certificate of Recognition, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • 1997 - Excellence in Research Award, American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine
  • 1997 - Listed in Who's Who in Science and Engineering
  • 1995 - Commendation for Excellence in Teaching, Naval Postgraduate School
  • 1995 - Menneken Faculty Award for Excellence in Scientific Research, Naval Postgraduate School
  • 1994 - Who's Who Among Asian American
  • 1993 - Certificate of Recognition, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • 1993 - Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Instruction, Naval Postgraduate School
  • 1992 - Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Research, Naval Postgraduate School
  • 1990 - Doctoral Faculty Members, University of Missouri-Rolla
  • 1989 - Cedric K. Ferguson Medal, Society of Petroleum Engineers
  • 1984 - Scholarship and Fellowship, Rice University
  • 1983 - Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • 1983 - Sigma Xi Honorary Scientific Research Society
  • 1983 - U.S. National Dean's List
  • 1981 - Magna cum laude, Seoul National University
  • 1977 - Fellowship, Seoul National University

Boards, Memberships, & Certifications

Professional Memberships
  • AIAA Journals
  • American Petroleum Institute Leak Resistance Work Group
  • American Petroleum Institute Task Group on Upsets of Drill Pipes
  • Applied Mathematical Modeling
  • ASCE Journals
  • ASME Journals
  • ASME PVPD - Operations, Application, and Components Committee
  • Composites, Part B
  • Computer Modeling in Engineering and Sciences
  • Computers and Structures
  • Engineering Fracture Mechanics
  • International journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids
  • International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology
  • Editorial Board, International Journal of Multiphysics
  • International Journal of Solids and Structures
  • Journal of Acoustical Society of America
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Applied Composite Materials
  • Journal of Composite Materials
  • Journal of Sandwich Structures & Materials
  • Journal of Vibration and Control
  • Journals of Shock and Vibration
  • Mathematical and Computer Modeling
  • National Science Foundation Review Panelist, Division of Materials Research
  • Reviewer for Technical Journals including
  • Technical Program Representative for FSI and OAC Committees for PVP Conference and IMECE
  • 2010 Editorial Board Member, Tenth International Conference on Computational Structures Technology
  • 2008 Editorial Board Member, Ninth International Conference on Computational Structures Technology
  • 2007 Co-organizer, International Meeting for Stretching the Endurance Boundary of Composite Materials: Pushing the Performance Limit of Composite Structures
  • 2006 ASME IMECE Pressure Technology Group Representative
  • 2006 Editorial Board Member, Eighth International Conference on Computational Structures Technology
  • 2005 ASME IMECE Pressure Technology Group Representative
  • 2004 Editorial Board Member, Seventh International Conference on Computational Structures Technology
  • 2002 Editorial Board Member, Sixth International Conference on Computational Structures Technology
  • 2001 Guest Editor, ASME Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology
  • 1999 Member, Review Board, 12th IntÕl Conference on Composite Materials, Paris, France
  • 2010 - 2011 Division Chair, ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping (PVP) Division
  • 2010 - 2011 Division Chair , American Society of Mechnaical Engineers
  • 2009 - 2012 ASME Strategic Planning Committee
  • 2009 - 2012 ASME Strategic Planning Committee
  • 2009 - 2010 Conference Chair, ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping (PVP) Division
  • 2008 - 2009 Conference Technical Program Chair, ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping (PVP) Division
  • 2006 Honorary Theme Editor, Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems, under the auspices of UNESCO
  • 2005 - 2009 Executive Committee Communication Chair, ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping (PVP) Division
  • 2003 - 2005 Chair of Membership Committee, ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping (PVP) Division - Administrative Committee
  • 2003 - 2005 University Policy Committee of Center for Advanced Friction Studies, SIUC
  • 1999 Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • 1999 - 2001 Scholarship Committee of Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association
  • 1998 - 2002 Chairman, ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping (PVP) Division - Fluid Structure Interaction Committee
  • 1996 - 2002 Associate Editor, ASME Transaction, Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology
  • 1994 - 1998 Secretary, ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping (PVP) Division - Fluid Structure Interaction Committee

Scholarly Work

Publications
  • Book Chapters
  • Kwon, Y. W, Dynamic loading of composite structures with fluid-structure interaction. Cambridge United Kingdom: Eleviser.
  • Kwon, Y. W, Design and Analysis of Bonded Joints and Repair. Elsevier.
  • Kwon, Y. W, Study of Hydrodynamic Ram Effect on Composite Structures.
  • Kwon, Y. W., Ponshock, T. D., & Molitoris, J. D, Experimental and Multiscale Numerical Studies of Woven Fabric Carbon Composite Cylinder Subjected to Internal Pressure Loading.
  • Kwon, Y. W, (2019). Fluid Structure Interaction of Composite Structures.
  • Kwon, Y. W., Ponshock, T. D., & Molitoris, J, (2017). Experimental and Multiscale Numerical Studies of Woven Fabric Carbon Composite Cylinder Subjected to Internal Pressure Loading. Springer.
  • Kwon, Y. W, (2017). Design and Analysis of Bonded Joints and Repair. Elsevier.
  • Kwon, Y. W, (2017). Low-Speed Impact on Composite Box Containing Water. Elsevier.
  • Kwon, Y. W, (2016). Chapter 11. Dynamic Loading on Composite Structures with Fluid-Structure Interaction. Kidlington UK: Woodhead Publishing (Elsevier).
  • Kwon, Y. W, (2015). Chapter 24. Computational and Experimental Study of Composite Scarf Bonded Joints. Kidlington UK: Woodhead Publishing.
  • Books
  • Kwon, Y. W, (2020). Fluid-Structure Interaction of Composite Structures. Switzerland: Springer Nature.
  • Kwon, Y. W, (2016). Multiscale and Multiphysics Modeling Techniques and Applications. Boca Raton, FL USA: CRC Press, Taylor &AFrancis Group.
  • Editorials
  • Rajapakse, Y., & Kwon, Y. W, (2018). ONR Special Issue on Multiscale Problems of Marine Composites.
  • Rajapakse, Y. D., & Kwon, Y. W, (2018). ONR special issue on multiphysics problems of marine composites.
  • Kwon, Y. W, (2018). Editorial.
  • Journal Articles
  • Kwon, Y. W, Coupling of Different Computational Techniques for Fluid-Structure Interaction Analysis. International Journal on Engineering Analysis, Simulation and Additive Manufacturing.
  • Kwon, Y. W., Ponshock, T., & Molititoris, J. M, Failure of Metallic and Composite Cylinders under Internal Pressure Loading. ASME Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology.
  • Adams, C. A., Kwon, Y. W., Yang, K., & Liu, D, Modeling and Simulation of Hydrodynamic Ram for Aircraft Survivability. Aircraft Survivability Journal.
  • Kwon, Y. W., & Sugimoto, S, (2020). Numerical Study of Implosion of Shell Structures. Multiscale and Multidisciplinary Modeling, Experiments, and Design.
  • Kwon, Y. W, (2020). Analysis of laminated composite plates with fluid–structure interaction using multiscale modeling technique. Multiscale and Multidisciplinary Modeling, Experiments, and Design.
  • Sugimoto, S., & Kwon, Y. W, (2020). Implosion of spherical and cylindrical air cavities. Multiscale and Multidisciplinary Modeling, Experiments, and Design.
  • Kwon, Y. W., & Panick, C. J, (2020). Strain Rate Dependent Failure Criteria for Fibrous Composites Using Multiscale Approach. Multiscale and Multidisciplinary Modeling, Experiments, and Design, 1(3), 11-22.
  • Reilly, S., & Kwon, Y. W, (2020). Oscillating Column and Triboelectric Nanogenerator for Ocean Wave Energy. Multiscale and Multidisciplinary Modeling, Experiments, and Design, 1(3), 23-32.
  • Moscoloni, C., Kwon, Y. W., Didoszak, J. M., & Mattiazzo, G, (2019). Dynamic Response of Tube Containing Water Subjected to Impact Loading. Multiscale and Multidisciplinary Modeling, Experiments, and Design, 4(2), 281-290.
  • Bianchi, R. W., Kwon, Y. W., & Alley, E. S, (2019). Composite Patch Repair for Underwater Aluminum Structures. Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, 6(141), 064501.
  • Alaei, D., Kwon, Y. W., & Ramezani, A, (2019). Fluid-Structure Interaction on Concentric Composite Cylinders Containing Fluids in the Annulus. Multiscale and Multidisciplinary Modeling, Experiments, and Design, 3(2).
  • Kwon, Y. W., & Panick, C. J, (2019). Strain Rate Dependent Failure Criteria for Fibrous Composites Using Multiscale Approach. Multiscale and Multidisciplinary Modeling, Experiments, and Design.
  • Reilly, S., & Kwon, Y. W, (2019). Oscillating Column and Triboelectric Nanogenerator for Ocean Wave Energy. Multiscale and Multidisciplinary Modeling, Experiments, and Design.
  • Moscoloni, C., Kwon, Y. W., Didoszak, J. M., & Mattiazzo, G, (2019). Dynamic Response of Tube Containing Water Subjected to Impact Loading”. Multiscale and Multidisciplinary Modeling, Experiments, and Design.
  • Bianchi, R. W., Kwon, Y. W., & Alley, E. S, (2019). Composite Patch Repair for Underwater Aluminum Structures. Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering.
  • Kwon, Y. W., & Darcy, J, (2018). Further Discussion on Newly Developed Failure Criteria for Fibrous Composites. Multiscale and Multidisciplinary Modeling, Experiments, and Design, 4(4), 307-316.
  • Kwon, Y. W., & Bowling, J. D, (2018). Experimental Study of Vibration of Metallic and Composite Plates inside Channel Driven Cavity Flow. Multiscale and Multidisciplinary Modeling, Experiments, and Design, 3(1).
  • Bowling, J. D., & Kwon, Y. W, (2018). Coupled Structural Response via Fluid Medium. Multiscale and Multidisciplinary Modeling, Experiments, and Design, 3(1).
  • Ley, J., Kwon, Y. W., & Masellas, D, (2018). Measurement of Frictional Drag Force on Superhydrophobic Metallic Surface. Multiscale and Multidisciplinary Modeling, Experiments, and Design.
  • Kwon, Y. W., & Clumpner, B. R, (2018). Multiscale Modeling of Human Bone. Multiscale and Multidisciplinary Modeling, Experiments, and Design, 2(1).
  • Kwon, Y. W., & Darcy, J, (2018). Failure Criteria for Fibrous Composites Based on Multiscale Modeling. Multiscale and Multidisciplinary Modeling, Experiments, and Design, 1(1), 3-17.
  • Kwon, Y. W., & Bowling, J. D, (2018). Dynamic Responses of Composite Structures Coupled through Fluid Medium. Multiscale and Multidisciplinary Modeling, Experiments, and Design, 1(1), 69-82.
  • Kwon, Y. W, (2017). Finite Difference Based Cellular Automaton Technique for Structural and Fluid-Structure Interaction Applications. ASME Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, (139), 041301.
  • Kwon, Y. W., South, T., & Yun, K. J, (2017). Low Velocity Impact to Composite Box Containing Water and Baffles. ASME Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, (139), 031304-1.
  • Kwon, Y. W., & Arceneaux, S. M, (2017). Experimental Study of Channel Driven Cavity Flow for Fluid-Structure Interaction. ASME Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, (139), 034502-1.
  • Kwon, Y. W., Kwon, Y. W., Park, C., & Menon, S, (2017). Corrosion of Femtosecond Laser Surface Textured Aluminum Alloy. Corrosion Engineering Science and Technology.
  • Kwon, Y. W., & Yun, K, (2017). Numerical Parametric Study of Hydrodynamic Ram. Internaltional Journal of Multiphysics, 1(11).
  • Kwon, Y. W, (2016). Failure of Metallic and Composite Cylinders under Internal Pressure Loading. ASME Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, (138), 060909.
  • Kwon, Y. W., Ponshock, T., & Molitoris, J. D, (2016). Failure of Metallic and Composite Cylinders under Internal Pressure Loading. ASME Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, (138), 060909.
  • Kwon, Y. W., Kwon, Y. W., Adams, C., & Liu, D, (2016). Modeling and Simulation of Hydrodynamic Ram for Aircraft Survivability. Aircraft Survivability, 21-31.
  • Kwon, Y. W., Yang, K., & Adams, C, (2016). Modeling and Simulation of High Velocity Projectile Impact on Storage Tank. ASME Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, (138), 041303.
  • Adams, C. A., Kwon, Y. W., & Yang, K, (2016). Modeling and Simulation of High Velocity Projectile Impact on Storage Tank. Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, AUG 2016(Vol. 138.).
  • Kwon, Y. W., Teo, H. F., & Park, C, (2016). Cyclic Loading on Composite Beams with Fluid-Structure Interaction. Experimental Mechanics, 4(56), 645-652.
  • Kwon, Y. W., Bolstad, S. H., Didoszak, J. M., & Rodriguez, J. A, (2016). Study of Composite Plate Travelling in Water Containing Ice Equivalent Objects. Composite Structures, (135), 38-48.
  • Didoszak, J. M., Kwon, Y. W., Bolstad, S. H., & Rodriguez, J. A, (2016). Study of Composite Plate Travelling in Water Containing Ice Equivalent Objects. Composite Structures 135:38-48 · January 2016.
  • Kwon, Y. W., Kwon, Y. W., Adams, C., & Liu, D, (2016). Modeling and Simulation of Hydrodynamic Ram for Aircraft Survivability. Aircraft Survivability, (Fall).
  • Kwon, Y. W., Millhouse, S. C., & Arceneux, S, (2015). Study of Composite Plate in Water with Transient and Steady Sate Motions. Composite Structures, (123), 393-400.
  • Kwon, Y. W., & Kwon, Y. W, (2015). Modeling of Fluid-Structure Interaction Using Lattice Boltzmann and Finite Element Methods. ASME Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, (137), 021302.
  • Kwon, Y. W., & Kwon, Y. W, (2015). Investigation of Material Modeling in Fluid-Structure Interaction Analysis of an Idealized Three-Layered Abdominal Aorta: Aneurysm Initiation and Fully Developed Aneurysm. Journal of Biological Physics, 2(41), 173-201.
  • Kwon, Y. W., Kwon, Y. W., Hart, D. C., Loup, D. C., & Rasmussen, E. A, (2015). Carbon Nanotube Based Sensor to Monitor Crack Growth in Cracked Aluminum Structures underneath Composite Patching. Applied Composite Materials, (22), 457-473.
  • Kwon, Y. W., & Hall, B. L, (2015). Analyses of Cracks in Thick Stiffened Plates Repaired with Single-Sided Composite Patch. Composite Structures, (119), 727-737.
  • Kwon, Y. W., & Knutton, S. C, (2015). Computational Study of Effect of Transient Fluid Force on Composite Structures Submerged in Water. Journal of Multiphysics, 4(8), 367-395.
  • Kwon, Y. W, (2014). Dynamic Responses of Composite Structures in Contact with Water While Subjected to Harmonic Loads. Applied Composite Materials, (21), 227-247.
  • Kwon, Y. W., & Plessae, S. D, (2014). Numerical Modal Analysis of Composite Structures Coupled with Water. Composite Structures, (116), 325-335.
  • Kwon, Y. W., & Marr\'on, A, (2009). Scarf Joints of Composite Materials: Testing and Analysis. Applied Composite Materials, 6(16), 365.
  • Kwon, Y. W., Slaff, R., Bartlett, S., & Greene, T. R, (2008). Enhancement of composite scarf joint interface strength through carbon nanotube reinforcement. Journal of Materials Science, 20(43), 6695--6703.
  • Conference Papers
  • Kwon, Y. W., Millhouse, S. C., Knutton, S. C., & Arceneux, S, (2015). Dynamic Response of Composite Plates Moving in Water.
  • Conferences
  • Kwon, Y. W., & Kwon, Y. W, (2014). Anevrizma Başlangıcında Karın Aortasının 3 tabakası Boyunca Stres Dağılımı.
  • Techncal Meetings
  • Kwon, Y. W, (2014). Vibrations of Composite Structures in Water.
  • Technical Reports
  • Kwon, Y. W., Didoszak, J. M., & Nussbaum, D. A, (2017). Assessment of Ship Shock Hardening Validation Options.
  • Kwon, Y. W., Didoszak, J. M., & Loomis, J. B, (2017). Investigation of Critical Port Infrastructure Subjected to UNDEX: Suspension Bridge.
  • Kwon, Y. W., & Didoszak, J. M, (2016). Improved Structural Damping Models in UNDEX Modeling and Simulation.
  • Kwon, Y. W., & Kwon, Y. W, (2016). Numerical Parametric Study of Hydrodynamic Ram.
  • Kwon, Y. W., & Kwon, Y. W, (2016). Numerical parametric study of hydrodynamic ram.
  • Kwon, Y. W., & Kwon, Y. W, (2016). Numerical parametric study of hydrodynamic ram.
  • Kwon, Y. W., Yun, K. J., & Kwon, Y. W, (2016). Impact Analysis of Low Velocity to Composite Box Containing Water.
  • Kwon, Y. W., Yun, K. J., & Kwon, Y. W, (2016). Impact analysis of low velocity to composite box containing water.
  • Kwon, Y. W., Yun, K. J., & Kwon, Y. W, (2016). Impact analysis of low velocity to composite box containing water.
  • Kwon, Y. W., & Didoszak, J. M, (2016). Improved structural damping models in UNDEX modeling and simulation.
  • Kwon, Y. W., Ponshock, T. D., & Molitoris, J. D, (2016). Experimental and Multiscale Numerical Studies of Woven Fabric Carbon Composite Cylinder Subjected to Internal Pressure Loading.
  • Gates, W. R., Kwon, Y. W., Anderson, T. P., & hburn, A, (1999). Marine KC130F/R Replacement Study.