VFRL Selected research areas 
Unstable motions of floating body in waves
Dr. Hongmei Yan (hmyan at:mit dot'edu )

Theoretical stability analysis and fully-nonlinear simulations are employed to predict large-amplitude motions and extreme wave loads on floating marine structures.

Focus on the mechanism and prediction of coupled unstable heave/pitch motions of offshore platforms in ocean waves.

  • Yuming Liu, Hongmei Yan and Tin-Woo Yung, "Nonlinear Resonant Response of Deep Draft Platforms in Surface Waves", Proceedings of the ASME 2010 29th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering OMAE2010. (PDF)