Hudson Matlock Professor in Civil Engineering and Associate Director of OTRC
|Office: ECJ 8.604
Phone: (512) 471-7969
Fax: (512) 471-0592
UT Mail: C1786
Dr. Kinnas' expertise is in the area of computational hydrodynamics with applications on the design of ocean vehicles and off-shore structures. In particular, his research has been focused on the prediction of unsteady sheet and tip vortex cavitation, design of high-speed propulsors and tidal turbines, free-surface entry, inflow/propulsor interaction, separated flows, and wave/floating body interaction. Dr. Kinnas is the associate director at UT for the Offshore Technology Research Center (OTRC), a member of the editorial committee of the Journal of Ship Research, and a Member of the editorial board of the Journal of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering. For additional information, see Dr. Kinnas' home page
B.S., National Technical University of Athens, Greece, Naval Architecture and Marine Engr., 1981
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ocean Engineering, 1985
Kinnas, S.A., Xu, W., Yu, Y.-H., and He, L., "Computational Methods for the Design and Prediction of Performance of Tidal Turbines", Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering (OMAE), Vol. 134, No.1, 2012 (in print).
Xu, W. and Kinnas, S.A., "Performance Prediction and Design of Marine Current Turbines in the Presence of Cavitation", Transactions 2010, Vol. 118, Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME).
Vinayan, V. and Kinnas, S.A. "A numerical nonlinear analysis of two-dimensional ventilating entry of surface-piercing hydrofoils with effects of gravity", Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 2010, Vol. 658, pp. 383-408.
Yu, Y.-H. and Kinnas, S.A., "Roll Response of Various Hull Sectional Shapes Using a Navier-Stokes Solver", International Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering, Vol. 19, No. 1, March 2009, pp. 46-51
Sun, H. and Kinnas, S.A., "Performance prediction of cavitating water-jet propulsors using a Viscous-inviscid interactive method," Transactions, SNAME (Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers), Vol. 116, pp. 166-181, 2008
Vinayan, V. and Kinnas, S.A., "Numerical Modeling of Surface Piercing Hydrofoils and Propellers", Twenty-seventh Symposium on Naval Hydrodynamics, October 5-10, 2008, Seoul, Korea.