CIVIL & ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

University of Houston
Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering
N107 Engineering Building 1
Houston, TX 77204-4003
Phone: 713-743-4250
Fax: 713-743-4260
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Faculty

Keh-Han Wang, Ph.D.

Professor
Director, Graduate Program

UH Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
N120 Engineering Building 1, Houston, TX 77204-4003

Phone: 713-743-4277 | Fax: 713-743-4260
Email: KHWang [at] uh [dot] edu

Education

  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering (Hydrodynamics), University of Iowa, 1985
  • M.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Iowa, 1981
  • B.S. Hydraulic and Ocean Engineering, National Cheng-Kung University, 1978

Professional Experience

2003 – Present Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cullen College of Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, Texas
1996 – 2002 Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cullen College of Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, Texas
1990 – 1996 Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cullen College of Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, Texas
Feb – July 1990 Hydrologist, Northwest Florida Water Management District, Havana, Florida
1988 – 1990 Assistant Research Scientist, Coastal and Oceanography Engineering Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
1985 – 1988 Research Fellow, Engineering Science Department, California Institute of Technology, Pasedena, California
1978 – 1979 Full time Teaching Assistant, Department of Hydraulic and Ocean Engineering, National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan

Classes

Current Classes
  • CIVE 3334 Hydraulic Engineering
  • CIVE 3434 Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic Engineering
  • CIVE 6331 Hydraulics of Open Channel Flow
  • CIVE 7335 Coastal Hydrodynamics
  • CIVE 7397 Hydraulics of Sediment Transport

Awards and Honors

Teaching Awards and Honors
  • W.T. Kittinger Outstanding Teacher Award, College of Engineering, 2001-2002. (College's highest teaching award)
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, College of Engineering, 1995-96.
  • Professor of the Year, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 1995.
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, College of Engineering, 1992-93.
Research Awards, Honors, and Recognition
  • John B. Hawley Award
    In Recognition of Technical Paper of Outstanding Merit; American Society of Civil Engineers, Texas Section, 1991. Paper title: "Numerical Modeling of the Flow Field at the Confluence of Buffalo Bayou and White Oak Bayou in Houston, Texas".
  • Best Session Paper
    American Society of Civil Engineers, Texas Section, Fall 1991 Meeting. Paper title: "Numerical Modeling of the Flow Field at the Confluence of Buffalo Bayou and White Oak Bayou in Houston, Texas".
  • American Society of Civil Engineers, Texas Section, Fall 1992 Meeting. Paper title: " Study of the Circulatory Change and Alteration of Salinity in Galveston Bay by Using a Three-Dimensional Hydrodynamic and Transport Modeling"
  • American Society of Civil Engineers, Texas Section, Fall 1995 Meeting. Paper title: " Head Loss at Manholes in Surcharged Sewers".
  • Award of Excellence
    Honored by Halliburton Foundation, Inc. in 1996 - In recognition of outstanding achievement and professionalism in education, research, and service to students
Organizational Membership and Committee Activities
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Chair, ASCE Engineering Mechanics Division, Fluids Committee, (October 2000- present)
  • Vice-Chair, ASCE Engineering Mechanics Division, Fluids Committee, (October 1998- September 2000)
  • Control Member, ASCE Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Division, Ocean Engineering/Waves and Wave Forces Committee (September 1999- present)
  • Member, ASCE Engineering Mechanics Division, Fluids Committee, (October 1986 - present)
  • Member, ASCE Engineering Mechanics Division, Turbulence Committee (October 1993-present)
  • Chair, ASCE Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Division, Waves and Wave Forces Committee, (September 1992-September 1998)
  • Control member, ASCE Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Division, Waves and Wave Forces Committee (September 1992- 1999)
  • American Water Resources Association (AWRA)
  • Organizing Committee for the National and International Conferences
  • 16th Engineering Mechanics Conference, to be held at University of Washington, Seattle, July16-18 in 2003.
  • 15th Engineering Mechanics Conference, Columbia University, New York City, NY, June 2-5, 2002.
  • 2001 Mechanics and Material Conference, San Diego, CA, June 27-29, 2001.
  • Waves 98 on Ocean Wave Kinematics, Dynamics and Loads on Structures, held in Houston, TX, April 30-May 1, 1998.
  • Waves 97 International Conference, held in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Nov. 3-6, 1997
  • Organizing technical sessions for the national meeting
  • Annual ASCE Engineering Mechanics Conference (1991-1993, 1995-1996, 1998-2000, 2002)
  • 2001 Mechanics and Material Conference, San Diego, CA, June 27-29, 2001 (four sessions)
  • AWRA 1995 Annual Conference (one session)
  • Organizing Committee for National and International Conferences
  • Organizing Committee for National Meetings
  • Board member, Chinese Community Center, (December 1998-2001)
  • President, Chinese Community Center Chinese School PTA, (September 1998-June 1999).
  • Judge for the Bellaire Forensic Tournament, Oct. 25, 1997.
  • Mentor, Reagan High School SuperQuest 1994 team.
  • Paper Review of the Journal of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE
  • Paper Review of the Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering, ASCE
  • Paper Review of the Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE
  • Paper Review of the Journal of Applied Ocean Research
  • Paper Review of the Journal of International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineering
  • Paper Review of the Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, ASME

Research Interests

Dr. Wang's current research interests are in coastal, estuary, and lake hydrodynamics, and hydraulic engineering. He has been Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator for 27 funded projects since 1991 amounting to about $1 million. His work has resulted in more than 80 refereed and non-refereed papers.

Current Research Projects
  • Hydraulic and Hydrological Modeling using ANN, Fuzzy Logic and Geno-Kalman Filtering Methods
  • Propagation of Nonlinear Shallow-Water Waves and Their Interactions with Structures
  • Data and Knowledge Based Modeling of Suspended Sediment Concentration and Significant Wave Height in Lake Okeechobee, Florida
  • Dam Break and Overland Flow Modeling
  • Guidance for Design in Areas of Extreme Bed Mobility
  • Doctoral Training in Infrastructure Engineering
Visiting Scholars
  • Dr. Abdusselam Altunkaynak, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Istanbul Technical University (Sept. 1, 2008-Aug. 31, 2009)
    Research collaboration with Dr. Altunkaynak to work on the projects related to the development of predictive models for estimating fluid velocities, significant wave heights, and suspended sediment concentration in Lake Okeechobee, Florida using the Artificial Neural Networks, Fuzzy Logic, and Geno-Kalman Filtering approaches. Dr. Altunkaynak delivered a seminar on the topic of “Modern modeling techniques and their applications in hydraulic engineering” to the hydraulics/water resources group on November 20, 2008. He is currently giving lectures once a week to my M.S./Ph.D. students to jointly guide students for the potential establishment of other research projects.
Current Research Students
  • Ted Chu (Ph.D.)
  • Xing Lu (Ph.D.)
  • Amanda Wood (Ph.D.)
  • Reza Arti (Ph.D.)
  • J.F. Krou (Ph.D.)
  • Ismat Khan (M.S.)
  • Qingjun Fu (Visiting Ph.D. Student)

Presentations

National Meetings
  • "Physical and Numerical Modeling of Air Hammer and Associated Hydraulic Transients in Sewer Pipes", Texas Section ASCE Fall Meeting, Houston, TX, Sep. 29-Oct. 2, 2004.
  • "Modeling Propagation of Nonlinear Shallow-Water Waves past A Porous Barrier", 15th ASCE Engineering Mechanics Conference, Columbia University, New York City, NY, June 2-5, 2002.
  • "Modeling Free-Surface Flow Using A Volume of Fluid Method", 2001 Mechanics and Materials Summer Conference, San Diego, CA, June 27-29, 2001.
  • "Seasonal Variations of Flow Velocities and Suspended Sediment Concentrations in Lake Okeechobee", 2001 Mechanics and Materials Summer Conference, San Diego, CA, June 27-29, 2001.
  • "Hydraulic Transients and Movement of Trapped Air in Sewers", 14th ASCE Engineering Mechanics Conference, Austin, TX, May 21-24, 2000.
  • "Three-Dimensional Modeling around A Submerged Orifice", 14th ASCE Engineering Mechanics Conference, Austin, TX, May 21-24, 2000.
  • "Modeling Suspended Sediment Transport in Open Channels", 13th ASCE Engineering Mechanics Conference, Baltimore, MD, June 13-16, 1999.
  • "Modeling Nonlinear Shallow-Water Waves and Associated Wave-Structure Interaction", 12th Engineering Mechanics Conference, La Jolla, California, May 17-20, 1998.
  • "Cnoidal Wave Forces on A Surface-Piercing Vertical Cylinder", 12th Engineering Mechanics Conference, La Jolla, California, May 17-20, 1998.
  • "Wave Interaction with Horizontal Plates and Caisson Wave Barrier", 12th Engineering Mechanics Conference, La Jolla, California, May 17-20, 1998.
  • "Simulation of Nonlinear Waves in Shallow-Water Basins", Waves 98 Conference (1998 International OTRC Symposium), Houston, TX, April 30-May 1, 1998.
  • "Propagation and Transformation of Nonlinear Shallow Water Waves in Irregular Basins", Waves 97 International Conference, Virginia Beach, Virginia, Nov. 3-6, 1997.
  • "Wave Motion over A Multiple-Plate Breakwater", Waves 97 International Conference, Virginia Beach, Virginia, Nov. 3-6, 1997.
  • "Hydraulic Transients and Associated Air Hammer in Sewers", ASCE, Texas Section Fall Meeting, Arlington, TX, October 1-4, pp. 140-149, 1997.
  • "Site Baseline and Corrective Measures Assessments for Water Resources Protection by Applying Ground Water and Surface Water Modeling", 24th Annual Water Resources Planning and Management Conference, ASCE, Houston, TX, April 6-9, pp. 382-387, 1997.
  • "A Boussinesq Model for A Wave-Current Interaction System", 6th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, Los Angeles, CA May 26-31, 1996.
  • "Nonlinear Wave Interaction with Cylinder Arrays", 6th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, Los Angeles, CA May 26-31, 1996.
  • "Physical Modeling to Determine Head Loss at Selected Surcharged Sewer Manholes", North American Water and Environment Congress '96, Anaheim, CA, June 22-June 28, 1996.
  • "Oblique Wave Interaction with Vertical Wall Structures", 11th ASCE Engineering Mechanics Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, May 19-22, 1996.
  • "Three-Dimensional Moving Contact Line for an Accelerating Vertical Cylinder", 11th ASCE Engineering Mechanics Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, May 19-22, 1996.
  • "Head Loss at Manholes in Surcharged Sewers", ASCE, Texas Section Fall Meeting, El Paso, Texas, 1995.
  • "Hydrodynamic and Salinity Transport Modeling in Estuaries", National Symposium on Advances in Model Use and Development in Water Resources, American Water Resources Association 31st Annual Conference, Houston, Texas, November 5-9, 1995.
  • "Simulation of the Flow Field at An Interconnected Riverine System", 10th ASCE Engineering Mechanics Conference, Boulder, Colorado, May 21-24, 1995.
  • "Three-Dimensional Nonlinear Shallow Water Wave Diffraction around a Vertical Cylinder", International Symposium: Waves- Physical and Numerical Modeling, Vancouver, Canada, August 21-24, 1994.
  • "Interactions of Solitary Waves with Cylinder Arrays", 13th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, Houston, February 27-March 3, 1994.
  • "Study of the Circulatory and Salinity Changes in Galveston Bay, Texas by Using A Three-Dimensional Hydrodynamic and Transport Model" Proceeding of the Eighth Symposium on Coastal and Ocean Management, New Orleans, Louisiana, July 19-23, 1993.
  • "Turbulent Mixing in Estuary ", ASCE-EMD, ASME-AM and SES Joint Conference, Charlottesville, Virginia, June 6-9, 1993.
  • "Influence of Tides and Freshwater Inflows on the Circulation and Salinity Changes in Galveston Bay", ASCE/ASME/SES Joint Conference, Charlottesville, Virginia, June 6-9, 1993.
  • "Water Waves on Annular Porous Cylinders ", ASCE-EMD, ASME-AM and SES Joint Conference, Charlottesville, Virginia, June 6-9, 1993.
  • "Study of the Circulatory Change and Alteration of Salinity in Galveston Bay by Using a Three-Dimensional Hydrodynamic and Transport Modeling", ASCE, Texas Section Fall Meeting, Houston, Texas, October 2, 1992.
  • "Three-Dimensional Circulation Modeling of the Coastal and Ocean Environments", ASCE Civil Engineering in the Oceans V Conference, College Station, Texas, November 2-5, 1992.
  • "Flexible Porous Breakwater", ASCE Engineering Mechanics 9th Conference, College Station, Texas, May 24-27, 1992.
  • "Numerical Modeling of the Flow Field at the Confluence of Buffalo Bayou and White Oak Bayou in Houston, Texas", invited speakers, Houston Branch, (Watershed and Drainage Technical Committee), ASCE, 1992.
  • "Numerical Modeling of the Flow Field at the Confluence of Buffalo Bayou and White Oak Bayou in Houston, Texas", ASCE, Texas Section Fall Meeting, South Pardre Island, Texas, 1991
  • "Modeling Storm Water Runoff in Bayou Chico", AWRA 27th Annual Conference on Water Management of River System, New Orleans, Louisiana, September 8-13, 1991.
  • "Three-Dimensional Scattering of Solitary Waves by A Vertical Cylinder" Invited speaker, Ocean Engineering Seminar Series, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, September 26, 1991.
  • "Evolution of Nonlinear Long Waves after Interacting with A Breakwater", Engineering Mechanics Specialty Conference, Columbus, Ohio, May 20-22, 1991.
  • "Three-Dimensional Circulation and Salinity Transport Model of Galveston Bay", Galveston Bay Characterization Workshop, Clear Lake, Texas, February 21-23, 1991.
  • "On Numerical Strategies of Estuarine and Coastal Modeling", ASCE Estuarine and Coastal Modeling Conference, Newport, Rhode Island, November 15-17, 1989.
  • "Diffraction of Solitary Waves by A Breakwater", Symposium in Fluid Dynamics in honor of Professor Theodore Yao-Tsu Wu, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, August 17-18, 1989.
  • "Three-Dimensional Scattering of Nonlinear Long Waves by a Vertical Cylinder", Seventh ASCE EMD Specialty Conference, Blacksburg, Virginia, May 23-25, 1988.
  • "Flow around An Impulsively Starting Vertical Cylinder", ASCE Conference on Advancements in Aerodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, and Hydraulics, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1986.
  • "Nonlinear Impulsive Force on A Vertical Cylinder", 5th ASCE EMD Specialty Conference, 1984.
Chaired Meetings
  • Chair of "Fluid-Structure Interaction" session, The Theodore Y. Wu Symposium on Engineering Mechanics, 23rd International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, Vancouver, Canada, June 20-25, 2004.
  • Chair of "Sediment Transport" session, 15th ASCE Engineering Mechanics Conference, Columbia University, New York City, NY June 2-5, 2002.
  • Chair of "Hydrodynamics II" session, 2001 Mechanics and Materials Summer Conference, San Diego, CA, June 27-29, 2001.
  • Chair of "Fluids and Structures II" session, 14th ASCE Engineering Mechanics Conference, Austin, TX, May 21-24, 2000.
  • Chair of "Water Waves -1" session, 12th ASCE Engineering Mechanics Conference, La Jolla, CA, May 17-20, 1998.
  • Co-Chair of "Fluid-Structure Interaction -1" and "Fluid-Structure Interaction -2" sessions, 12th ASCE Engineering Mechanics Conference, La Jolla, CA, May 17-20, 1998.
  • Chair of "Coastal Process" session, Waves 98 Conference, Houston, TX April 30-May 1, 1998.
  • Co-Chair of "Highway and Construction Runoff", 24th ASCE annual water resources planning and Management conference, Houston, TX, April 6-9, 1997.
  • Chair of two "Fluid-Structure Interactions" sessions, 11th ASCE Engineering Mechanics Conference, Fort, Lauderdale, Florida, May 19-22, 1996.
  • Chair of two "Fluid-Structure Interactions" sessions, 10th ASCE Engineering Mechanics Conference, Boulder, Colorado, May 21-24, 1995.
  • Chair of "Fluid-Structure Interactions" session, Joint Conference of ASCE-EMD, ASME-AMD and SES, Charlottesville, Virginia, June 6-9, 1993.
  • Chair of "Fluid-Structure Interactions" session, ASCE Engineering Mechanics Conference, ASCE, College Station, Texas, May 24-27, 1992.
  • Chair of "Fluid-Structure Interactions", ASCE Engineering Mechanics Conference, ASCE, Columbus, Ohio, May 20-22, 1991.

Selected Publications

Publications in Peer Reviewed Journal
  • Hu, Haming and Wang, K.H. "2D Mathematical Modeling of Noncohesive Suspended Sediment Transport using Hybrid Finite-Analytic Method", Journal of Hydraulic Research (under review).
  • Zhong, Zhengyong and Wang, K.H. "Solitary Wave interaction with a Concentric Porous Cylinder System", Ocean Engineering. (in print)
  • Hu, Haming and Wang, K.H. (2005). "Damping Effect on Waves Propagating past a Submerged Horizontal and a Vertical Porous Wall", Journal of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE, Vol. 131, pp. 427-437.
  • Hu, H. and Wang, K.H. (2004) "A Hybrid Finite-Analytic Algorithm for Solving Three-dimensional Advection-Diffusion Equations", International Journal of Computational Methods, Vol. 1(3), December, pp. 407-430.
  • Wang, K.H., Teng, M. H., and Chen, H.-C. (2003) "Study of Environmental Fluid Mechanics Using State-Of-the-Art Experimental Techniques and Instrumentation", (Editorial), Journal of Engineering Mechanics, Vol. 129, pp.1107.
  • Wang, K.H., Shen, Q., and Zhang, B. (2003). "Modeling Propagation of Pressure Surges with the Formation of A Large Air Pocket in Pipelines', Computers and Fluids, Vol. 32, pp.1179-1194.
  • Wang, K.H., Jin, K.R., and Tehrani, M. (2003). "Field Measurement of Flow Velocities, Suspended Solids Concentrations and Temperatures in Lake Okeechobee", Journal of American Water Resources Association, Vol. 39, pp 441-456.
  • Williams, A.N. and Wang, K.H. (2003). "A Flexible Porous Wave Barrier for Enhanced Wetlands Habitat Restoration", Journal of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE, Vol. 129, pp. 1-8.
  • Cheng, A. , Liu, C., Shen, H., Teng, M., Wang, K.H. (2002). "Fluid-Mechanics-An Essential Part of An Environmental Engineering Curriculum", Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education & Practice, ASCE, October 2002 issue.
  • Hu, H.M., Wang, K.H., and Williams, A.N. (2002). "Wave Motion over A Breakwater System of A Horizontal Plate and A Vertical Porous Wall, Journal of Ocean Engineering, Vol. 29, pp. 373-386.
  • Mansour, A.M., Williams, A.N., and Wang, K.H. (2002). "The Diffraction of Linear Waves by A Uniform Vertical Cylinder with Cosine-Type Radial Perturbations", Journal of Ocean Engineering, Vol. 29, pp. 239-259.
  • Williams A.N., Li, W. and Wang, K.H. (2000). "Water Wave Interaction with A Floating Porous Cylinder", Journal of Ocean Engineering. Vol. 27, pp. 1-28.
  • Hu, H.M. and Wang, K.H. (1999). "Entrainment Function of Suspended Sediment in Open Channels", International Journal of Sediment Research, Vol.14, No. 3, pp. 1-8.
  • Liu, H., Cleveland, T.G., and Wang, K.H. (1999). "Laboratory Tests of Erosion Dependence on Properties of Soils and Rainfall", Journal of American Water Resources Association, Vol. 35, No. 1, pp. 167-176.
  • Wang, K.H. and Shen, Qiang (1999). "Wave Motion over a Group of Submerged Horizontal Plates", International J. of Engineering Science, Vol. 37, pp. 703-715.
  • Wang, K.H., Cleveland, T.G., Towsley, C., and Umrigar, D. (1998). "Head Loss at Manholes in Surcharged Sewer Systems", Journal of American Water Resources Association, Vol. 34 (6), pp. 1391-1400.
  • Kang-Ren Jin and Wang, K.H. (1998). "Wind Generated Waves in Lake Okeechobee", Journal of American Water Resources Association, Vol. 34(5), pp 1099-1108.
  • Wang, K.H. and Ren, X. (1998). "Interactions of Cnoidal Waves with Cylinder Arrays", Journal of Ocean Engineering,Vol. 26(1), pp. 1-20.
  • Ren, X., Wang, K.H. and Jin, K.R. (1997). "Open Boundary Conditions for Obliquely Propagating Periodic Nonlinear Shallow-Water Waves in A Wave Channel", J. of Computers and Fluids, Vol. 26(3), pp. 269-278.
  • Ren, X., Wang, K.H. and Jin, K.R. (1997). "A Boussinesq Model for A Wave-Current Interaction System", J. of Ocean Engineering, Vol. 24(4), pp. 335-350.
  • Wang, K. H., Cleveland, T.G., Fitzgerald, S. and Ren, X. (1996). "Hydrodynamic Flow Modelling at the Conference of Two Streams", J. of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE, Vol. 122 (10), pp. 994-1002.
  • Jiang, L., Ren, X. Jin, K.R. and Wang, K.H. (1996). "Generalized Boussinesq Model for Periodic Nonlinear Shallow Water Waves" J. of Ocean Engineering, Vol. 23, No. 4, pp. 309-323.
  • Jiang, L. and Wang, K. H. (1996). "Hydrodynamic Interactions of Cnoidal Waves with A Vertical Cylinder", Applied Ocean Research, Vol. 17, No. 5, 277-289.
  • Wang, K.H. and Jiang, Lei (1994). "Solitary Wave Interactions with An Array of Two Vertical Cylinders " Applied Ocean Research, Vol. 15, pp. 337-350.
  • Ren, X. and Wang, K.H. (1994). "Mooring Lines Connected Floating Porous Breakwaters ", International J. of Engineering Science, Vol. 32 (10), pp. 1511-1530.
  • Wang, K.H. (1994). "Characterization of Circulation and Salinity Change in Galveston Bay", J. of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE, Vol. 120(3), pp. 557-579.
  • Wang, K.H. and Ren, X. (1994). "Wave Interaction with A Concentric Porous Cylinder System", J. of Ocean Engineering, Vol. 21(4), 343-360.
  • Darwiche M. K.M., Williams A. N. and Wang, K.H. (1994). " Wave Interaction with A Semi-porous Cylindrical Breakwater", J. Wtrwy.,Port, Coast. and Oc. Engrg., ASCE. Vol. 120(4), pp. 382-403.
  • Wang, K.H. and Ren, X. (1994). "An Effective Wave-Trapping System", J. of Ocean Engineering, Vol. 21 (2), pp.155-178.
  • Wang, K.H. and Ren, X. (1993). "Water Waves on Flexible and Porous Breakwaters", J. of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE, Vol. 119, pp. 1025-1047.
  • Wang, K.H. (1993). "Diffraction of Solitary Waves by Breakwaters", J. Wtrwy., Port, Coast. and Oc. Engrg., ASCE, Vol. 119, pp. 49-69.
  • Wang, K.H., Wu, T.Y. and Yates, G.T. (1992). "Three-Dimensional Scattering of Solitary Waves by Vertical Cylinders", J. Wtrwy., Port, Coast. and Oc. Engrg., ASCE, Vol.118, pp.551-566.
  • Wang, K.H. and Chwang, A.T. (1989). "Nonlinear Free-Surface Flow around An Impulsively Moving Cylinder", J. of Ship Research, Vol. 33, pp.194-202.
  • Wang, K.H. and Chwang, A.T. (1989). "Free-Surface Flow Produced by An Accelerating Vertical Cylinder", J. of Engineering Mechanics, Vol. 115, pp.1559-1566.
  • Chwang, A.T. and Wang, K.H. (1984). "Nonlinear Impulsive Force on An Accelerating Container", J. of Fluids Engineering, Vol. 106, pp.233-240.
Conference Proceedings
  • Wang, K.H. and Zhang, B. (2004). "Physical and Numerical Modeling of Air Hammer and Associated Hydraulic Transients in Sewer Pipes", Proceeding of Texas Section ASCE Fall Meeting, Houston, TX, Hydraulics session, pp. 1-13.
  • Wang, K.H. and Dai, Ziping, (2003) "Screen Capture Rate Tests", Proceedings of CIGMAT-2003 Conference, Houston, TX, pp. II-26-27.
  • Wang, K.H. and Li, Weimin (2002). "Modeling Propagation of Nonlinear Shallow-Water Waves past A Porous Barrier", Proceedings of the15th ASCE Engineering Mechanics Conference, Columbia University, New York City, NY, Hydrodynamics I (523), pp. 1-7.
  • Alexander, B.L., Wang, K.H., and Alexander, M.P. (2002). "Hydrodynamic Modeling of Bolinas Lagoon, California", Proceedings of the15th ASCE Engineering Mechanics Conference, Columbia University, New York City, NY, Hydrodynamics II (519), pp. 1-6.
  • Wang, K.H. and Dai, Ziping (2001). "Modeling Free-Surface Flow Using A Volume of Fluid Method", Proceeding of 2001 Mechanics and Materials Summer Conference, San Diego, CA, pp. 94.
  • Wang, K.H., Tehrani, M., and Jin, K.R. (2001). "Seasonal Variations of Flow Velocities and Suspended Sediment Concentrations in Lake Okeechobee", Proceeding of 2001 Mechanics and Materials Summer Conference, San Diego, CA, pp. 96.
  • Lee, J. and Wang, K.H. (2001). "Stability of Pipeline under Oblique Waves", Proceeding of Oceans 2001 Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, pp. 1930-1933.
  • Wang, K.H., Shen, Q, and Zhang, B. (2000). "Hydraulic Transients and Movement of Trapped Air in Sewers", Proceedings of the 14th ASCE Engineering Mechanics Conference, Austin, TX, Fluids and Structures II, pp. 1-6.
  • Hu, H. and Wang, K. H. (2000). "Three-Dimensional Modeling around A Submerged Orifice", Proceedings of the 14th ASCE Engineering Mechanics Conference, Austin, TX, Fluids and Structures I, pp. 1-6.
  • Hu, H. and Wang, K. H. (2000). "Modeling Suspended Sediment Transport in Open Channels", CIGMAT-2000 Conference, Houston, TX, pp. II5-II6.
  • Wang, K.H. and Hu, H. (1999). "Modeling Suspended Sediment Transport in Open Channels", Proceedings of the 13th ASCE Engineering Mechanics Conference, Baltimore, MD, Section T1H, pp. 1-6.
  • Hu, H. and Wang, K.H. (1999). "Equilibrium Bed Concentration of Suspended Sediment in Open Channels", Proceedings of the Seventh International Symposium on River Sedimentation, Hong Kong, China, pp. 87-92.
  • Wang, K.H. (1998). "Modeling Nonlinear Shallow-Water Waves and Associated Wave-Structure Interaction", Proceedings of the 12th Engineering Mechanics Conference, La Jolla, California, May 17-20, pp. 1581-1584.
  • Wang, K.H. (1998). "Cnoidal Wave Forces on A Surface-Piercing Vertical Cylinder", Proceedings of the 12th Engineering Mechanics Conference, La Jolla, California, May 17-20, pp. 1621-1624.
  • Li, W., Wang, K.H. and Williams, A.N. (1998). "Wave Interaction with Horizontal Plates and Caisson Wave Barrier", Proceedings of the 12th Engineering Mechanics Conference, La Jolla, California, May 17-20, pp. 1613-1616.
  • Wang, K.H. and Li, W. (1998). "Simulation of Nonlinear Waves in Shallow-Water Basins", Proceedings of Waves 98 Conference (1998 International OTRC Symposium), Houston, TX, April 30-May 1, pp. 100-107.
  • Zhang, B., Wang, K.H. and Cleveland T.G. (1998). "Physical Modeling to Determine the Cause of Air-hammer in Sewer Pipes", Proceedings of CIGMAT-98 Conference, March 6, pp. II-23-24.
  • Littlejohn, Brandy and Wang, K.H. (1998). "Storm Surge on the Upper Texas Coast", Proceedings of Waves 97 International Conference, Virginia Beach, Virginia, Nov. 3-6, 1997, pp. 1255-1262. (published in 1998)
  • Li, Weimin and Wang, K.H. (1998). "Propagation and Transformation of Nonlinear Shallow Water Waves in Irregular Basins", Proceedings of Waves 97 International Conference, Virginia Beach, Virginia, Nov. 3-6, 1997, pp. 573-584. (published in 1998)
  • Shen, Q. and Wang, K.H. (1997). "Wave Motion over A Multiple-Plate Breakwater", Proceedings of Waves 97 International Conference, Virginia Beach, Virginia, Nov. 3-6, 1997, pp. 404-415. (published in 1998)
  • Wang, K.H. and Shen, Q., and Umrigar, D. (1997). "Hydraulic Transients and Associated Air Hammer in Sewers", Proceedings of Texas Section ASCE Fall Meeting, Arlington, TX, October 1-4, pp. 140-149.
  • Hu, Haiming and Wang, K.H. (1997). "Computation of River-Bed Scouring and Armoring", Proceedings of Texas Section ASCE Fall Meeting, Arlington, TX, October 1-4, pp. 130-139.
  • Theodoridis, K., Cleveland, T.G., Wang, K.H., and Roberts D.J. (1997). "Biological Impact of Stormwater Discharges Associated with Construction Activities in Receiving Streams", Proceedings of the 24th Annual Water Resources Planning and Management Conference, ASCE, Houston, TX, April 6-9, pp. 258-263.
  • Jilani, N., Wang, K.H., and Cleveland, T.G (1997). "VISIOSED- A Rainfall-Soil Loss Model for Application to Highway Construction Sites", Proceedings of the 24th Annual Water Resources Planning and Management Conference, ASCE, Houston, TX, April 6-9, pp. 252-257.
  • Muscara, J.P., Roberts D.J., Wang, K.H., and Cleveland, T.G (1997). "Typical Pollutants Leaving a Highway Construction Site in the Houston Area, and the Effectiveness of Selected Temporary Sediments Controls", Proceedings of the 24th Annual Water Resources Planning and Management Conference, ASCE, Houston, TX, April 6-9, pp. 246-251.
  • Liu, H., Cleveland, T.G., Wang, K.H., and Roberts D.J. (1997). "Relationship of Rainfall Induced Erosion to Shear Strength and Compressive Strength", Proceedings of the 24th Annual Water Resources Planning and Management Conference, ASCE, Houston, TX, April 6-9, pp. 240-245.
  • Qiu, G., Cleveland, T.G., Wang, K.H., and Roberts D.J. (1997). "Rainfall Generation for Highway Construction Sites", Proceedings of the 24th Annual Water Resources Planning and Management Conference, ASCE, Houston, TX, April 6-9, pp. 234-239.
  • Wang, K.H., Chang, C.C., and Lee, K.C. (1997). "Site Baseline and Corrective Measures Assessments for Water Resources Protection by Applying Ground Water and Surface Water Modeling", Proceedings of the 24th Annual Water Resources Planning and Management Conference, ASCE, Houston, TX, April 6-9, pp. 382-387.
  • Wang, K.H., Cleveland, T.G., Towsley, C.S. and Umrigar, D.C. (1996). "Physical Modeling to Determine Head Loss at Selected Surcharged Sewer Manholes", Proceedings of North American Water and Environment Congress '96, Anaheim, CA, June 22-June 28, C-179, pp. 1-6.
    Ren, X. and Wang, K.H. (1996). "A Boussinesq Model for A Wave-Current Interaction System", Proceeding of the 6th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, Los Angeles, CA May 26-31,Vol. III, pp. 81-86.
  • Wang, K.H. and Ren, X. (1996). "Nonlinear Wave Interaction with Cylinder Arrays", Proceeding of the 6th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, Los Angeles, CA May 26-31, Vol. III, pp. 291-298.
  • Ren, X. and Wang, K.H. (1996). "Oblique Wave Interaction with Vertical Wall Structures", Proceedings of the 11th ASCE Engineering Mechanics Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, May 19-22, pp. 507-510.
  • Wang, K.H. (1996). "Three-Dimensional Moving Contact Line for an Accelerating Vertical Cylinder", Proceedings of the 11th ASCE Engineering Mechanics Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, May 19-22, pp. 848-851.
  • Cleveland, T.G., Wang, K.H., Towsley, C.S. and Umrigar, D.C. (1995). "Head Loss at Manholes in Surcharged Sewers", Proceedings of Fall Meeting, ASCE, Texas Section, El Paso, Texas. pp. 161-169.
  • Ren, Xugui and Wang, K.H. (1995). "Nonlinear Wave Interaction with Cylinder Arrays in A Shallow-Water Open Channel", Proceeding of the 32nd Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science, New Orleans, LA, pp. 649-650.
  • Wang, K.H. and Cleveland, T.G. (1995). "Simulation of the Flow Field at An Interconnected Riverine System", Proceedings of the 10th ASCE Engineering Mechanics Conference, Boulder, Colorado, pp. 369-372.
  • Wang, K.H. and Jiang, L. (1994). "Interactions of Solitary Waves with Cylinder Arrays", Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, Houston, pp. 99-107.
  • Yates, G.T. and Wang, K.H. (1994). "Solitary Wave Scattering by a Vertical Cylinder: Experimental Study", Proceedings of the Fourth International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, Osaka, Japan, pp. 118-124.
  • Wang, K.H. and Jiang, L. (1994). "Three-Dimensional Nonlinear Shallow Water Wave Diffraction around a Vertical Cylinder", Proceedings of the International Symposium: Waves- Physical and Numerical Modeling, Vancouver, Canada, pp. 1267-1276.
  • Wang, K.H. (1993). "Study of the Circulatory and Salinity Changes in Galveston Bay, Texas by Using A Three-Dimensional Hydrodynamic and Transport Model" Proceeding of the Eighth Symposium on Coastal and Ocean Management, New Orleans, Louisiana, Vol. 2, pp. 2159-2173.
  • Wang, K.H. (1993). "Turbulent Mixing in Estuary ", ASCE-EMD, ASME-AM and SES Joint Conference, Charlottesville, Virginia,pp. 523.
  • Wang, K.H. (1993). "Influence of Tides and Freshwater Inflows on the Circulation and Salinity Changes in Galveston Bay", ASCE-EMD, ASME-AM and SES Joint Conference, Charlottesville, Virginia,pp. 189.
  • Ren, X. and Wang, K.H. (1993). "Water Waves on Annular Porous Cylinders", ASCE-EMD, ASME-AM and SES Joint Conference, Charlottesville, Virginia, pp. 246.
  • Wang, K.H. (1992). "Three-Dimensional Circulation Modeling of the Coastal and Ocean Environments", ASCE Civil Engineering in the Oceans V Conference, College Station, Texas, pp. 637-651.
  • Wang, K.H. and Ren X., (1992). "Flexible Porous Breakwater", ASCE Engineering Mechanics 9th Conference, College Station, Texas, pp. 224- 227.
  • Wang,K.H. (1991). "Modeling Storm Water Runoff in Bayou Chico", AWRA 27th Annual Conference on Water Management of River System, New Orleans, Louisiana, pp. 389-390.
  • Wang,K.H. (1991) "Evolution of Nonlinear Long Waves after Interacting with A Breakwater", Engineering Mechanics Specialty Conference, Columbus, Ohio, pp. 414- 418.
  • Wang,K.H. (1991). "Three-Dimensional Circulation and Salinity Transport Model of Galveston Bay", Galveston Bay Characterization Workshop, Clear Lake, Texas,pp. 202-203.
  • Sheng,Y.P., Lee,H.K. ,Wang, K.H. (1989)."On Numerical Strategies of Estuarine and Coastal Modeling",ASCE Estuarine and Coastal Modeling Conference, Newport, Rhode Island, pp.291-301.
  • Wang, K.H. (1989). "Diffraction of Solitary Waves by A Breakwater", Symposium in Fluid Dynamics in honor of Professor Theodore Yao-Tsu Wu, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, pp. 109-118.
  • Wang, K.H., Wu, T.Y., Yates, G.T. (1988). "Scattering and Diffraction of Solitary Waves by A Vertical Cylinder", Proc. 17th Symposium on Naval Hydrodynamics, The Hague, The Netherlands, pp. 37-46.
  • Wang, K.H., Wu, T.Y., Yates, G.T. (1988). "Three-Dimensional Scattering of Nonlinear Long Waves by a Vertical Cylinder", Proceedings of the Seventh ASCE EMD Specialty Conference, Blacksburg, Virginia, pp.55.
  • Wang, K.H., Chwang, A.T. (1986). "Flow around An Impulsively Starting Vertical Cylinder", Proceedings of the ASCE Conference on Advancements in Aerodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, and Hydraulics, Minneapolis, Minnesota, pp.322-328.
  • Wang, K.H., Chwang, A.T. (1984). "Nonlinear Impulsive Force on A Vertical Cylinder", Proceedings of the Fifth ASCE EMD Specialty Conference, pp.859-862.
Chapters in Books
  • Chapter title (Chapter 5): "Three-Dimensional Hydrodynamic and Salinity Transport Modeling in Estuaries", to appear in Environmental Fluid Mechanics- Theories and Applications book, published by ASCE (2002).
Refereed Technical Reports
  • Heitmuller, F., Asquith, W., Fang, X., Thompson, D. , and Wang, K.H. (2004) "Guidance for Ddesign in Areas of Extreme Bed-Load Mobility: Literature Review for Texas Department of Transportation Research Project 0-4695", USGS Report 0-4695-1. (73 pages)
Other Reports
  • Wang, K.H. "Screen Capture Rate Tests", Sponsoring Agency: Headworks, 21 pages, November, 2004.
  • Wang, K.H. "CH3D Model Simulation Services" Sponsoring Agency: Navy SPAWAR Systems Center /San Diego State University Foundation, 21 pages, June, 2003.
  • Wang, K.H. "Wind-Wave Data Collection for Lake Okeechobee" Sponsoring Agency: South Florida Water Management District, 16 pages, August, 2002.
  • Wang, K.H. "Screen Capture Rate Tests", Sponsoring Agency: Headworks, 7 pages, October 2000.
  • Wang, K.H. "Hydrodynamic data collection for Lake Okeechobee Hydrodynamic Model validation, Vol. 1 - Sample hydrodynamic and suspended sediment concentration data" Sponsoring Agency: South Florida Water Management District, 33 pages, June, 2000.
  • Wang, K.H. "Hydrodynamic data collection for Lake Okeechobee Hydrodynamic Model validation, Vol. 2 - Data analysis", Sponsoring Agency: South Florida Water Management District, 48 pages, Nov. 2000.
  • Wang, K.H. " Verification of A Nonlinear Dispersive Wind-Wave Model for Lake Okeechobee", Sponsoring Agency: South Florida Water Management District, 34 pages, August 15, 1996.
  • Wang, K.H. " Statistical Data Analysis for Evaluating the Influent Organic Loading in City of Houston Wastewater Treatment Facilities", Sponsoring Agency: Espey, Huston & Associates, Inc./City of Houston, 48 pages, June 1996.
  • Wang, K.H. " An Integrated Groundwater and Surface-Water Model for Contaminant Transport Prediction in Industrial Ship Channels", The Energy Laboratory Annual Report, University of Houston, p. 7, December, 1996.
  • Wang, K.H. " Development of A New Wind-Wave Model for Lake Okeechobee", Sponsoring Agency: South Florida Water Management District, 48 pages, August 15, 1995.
  • Wang, K.H., Cleveland, T.G. and C. W. Towsley " Physical Modeling to Determine Head Loss at Selected Surcharged Sewer Manholes", Sponsoring Agency: Greater Houston Wastewater Program, City of Houston, 124 pages, August 31, 1995.
  • Wang, K.H. " Characterization of the Estuarine Circulation in the Corpus Christi Bay System" The Energy Laboratory Annual Report, University of Houston, August, 1995.
  • Wang, K.H. " Nonlinear Waves Interactions and Hydrodynamic Loads on Cylinder Arrays", Final Report to Office of Sponsored Programs, University of Houston, under PREF Award, 35 pages, August 1993.
  • Wang, K.H. " Influence of Tides, Freshwater Inflows, and Bathymetry on the Circulation, Salinity and Related Water Quality Change in Galveston Bay", The Energy Laboratory Annual Report , University of Houston, August, 1993.
  • Wang, K.H. " Tidal Influence on Net Surface Water Flow and Transport of Concentration at the Texas City Industrial Channel ", Sponsoring Agency: ENSR Consulting and Engineering, 34 pages. October 10, 1992
  • Wang, K.H. , Cleveland, T.G. ,Rogers, J.R. and Ren, X., " A Three-Dimensional Hydrodynamic Flow and Transport Model of the Confluence of Buffalo Bayou and White Oak Bayou in Houston, Texas - Theory, Numerical Implementation, and Results" Sponsoring Agency: Harris County Flood Control District. UH-CEE 91-7, Vol I, 105 pages, Vol II, 287 pages, November 30, 1991.
Editorship of Publications
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE (Oct. 2000 - Present)
  • Co-Editor, Environmental Fluid Mechanics- Theories and Applications book (published by ASCE, 2002).
  • Guest Editor, a special issue of J. of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE in "Advanced Experimental Techniques in Environmental Fluid Mechanics" (2002-2003)
  • Guest Editor, a special fluids issue (July issue, 1999) of Journal of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE (Sep. 1998 - March 1999).