CIVIL & ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

Nobuhisa Kobayashi

Ph.D, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Professor


Office: 207 Ocean Engineering Lab
Phone: (302) 831-8044
Fax: (302) 831-1228
Email: nk@udel.edu
Curriculum Vitae:  view

[ Short Bio | Education | Awards | Select Publications ]

Short Bio

Research Interests:
 Swash hydrodynamics, sediment transport mechanics, coastal structures, nearshore processes, beach erosion


Education

1979: Ph.D, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1976: Master, Kyoto University
1974: Bachelor, Kyoto University

Honors and Awards

U.S. Army Corps of Engineer's Certificate of Appreciation: For Patriotic Civilian Service for the Interagency Performance Evaluation Task Force following the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita awarded in August, 2007.
First Visiting Distinguished Researcher of Port and Airport Research Institute,: Since, April 2005
Frank E. Nichol Harbor and Coastal Engineering Award: 2003 John G. Moffatt- established by the American Society of Civil Engineers in 1977.
Fellowship: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science in January 2001

Select Publications

Chapters in Books

 

Kobayashi, N. (2003), "Numerical Modeling as a Design Tool for Coastal Structures," Advances in Coastal Structure Design, ASCE, 80-96.

 

Yamada, F., Kobayashi, N., and Kakinoki, T. (2006).  "Quadratic Profile Approach for Morphological Changes on Intertidal Mudflat," Estuarine and Coastal Fine Sediment Dynamics, Elsevier, 385-405.

 

Kobayashi, N. (2009).  "Efficient Wave and Current Models for Coastal Structures and Sediments," Nonlinear Wave Dynamics, edited by Lynett, P., World Scientific, 67-87.

 

Kobayashi, N., Payo, A., and Johnson, B.D. (2009).  "Suspended Sand and Bedload Transport on Beaches."  Handbook of Coastal and Ocean Engineering, World Scientific, Singapore, Chapter 28, 807-823.

 

Refereed Journal Publications

 

Fukumoto, T. and Kobayashi, N. (2005).  "Bottom Stratification and Water Exchange in Enclosed Bay with Narrow Entrance," Journal of Coastal Research, 21(1), 135-145.

 

Kobayashi, N., Zhao, H. and Tega, Y. (2005). "Suspended Sand Transport in Surf Zones," Journal of Geophysical Research, 110, C12009, doi:10.1029/2004JC002853.

 

de los Santos, F.J., Kobayashi, N., Meigs, L.E. and Losada, M.A. (2005).  "Irregular Wave Runup and Setup on Porous Structures," Journal Ingenieria Civil, 140, 75-83 (in Spanish).

 

Kobayashi, N., Meigs, L.E., Ota, T. and Melby, J.A. (2007).  "Irregular Breaking Wave Transmission over Submerged Porous Breakwaters," Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering, ASCE, 133(2), 104-116.

 

Kobayashi, N., Agarwal, A. and Johnson, B.D. (2007).  "Longshore Current and Sediment Transport on Beaches," Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering, ASCE, 133(4), 296-304.

 

Yamada, F. and Kobayashi, N. (2007).  "Intertidal Multiple Sand Bars in a Low-Energy Environment," Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering, ASCE, 133(5), 343-351.

 

Kobayashi, N. and de los Santos, F.J. (2007).  "Irregular Wave Seepage and Overtopping of Permeable Slopes," Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering, ASCE, 133(4), 245-254.

 

Puleo, J.A., Farhadzadeh, A. and Kobayashi, N. (2007).  "Numerical Simulation of Swash Zone Fluid Accelerations," Journal of Geophysical Research, 112, C07007, doi:10.1029/2006JC004084

 

Kobayashi, N., de los Santos, F.J. and Kearney, P.G. (2008). 
"Time-Averaged Probabilistic Model for Irregular Wave Runup on Permeable Slopes,"Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering, ASCE, 134(2), 88-96.

 

Kobayashi, N.,  Payo, A., and Schmied, L. (2008).  "Cross-Shore Suspended Sand and Bedload Transport on Beaches," Journal of Geophysical Research, 113, C07001, doi:10.1029/2007JC004203.

 

Figlus, J. and Kobayashi, N. (2008).  "Inverse Estimation of Sand Transport Rates on Nourished Delaware Beaches,"Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering, ASCE, 134(4), 218-225.

 
Payo, A., Kobayashi, N., Munoz-Perez, J. and Yamada, F. (2008).  "Scarping Predictability of Sandy Beach under Laboratory Conditions." Journal Ciencias Marinas, 34(1), 1-11 (in English and Spanish).
 

Yamada, F., Kobayashi, N., Sakanishi, Y. and Tamaki, A. (2009).  "Phase Averaged Suspended Sediment Fluxes on Estuarine Intertidal Mudflat." Journal of Coastal Research, 25(2), 350-358.

 

Kobayashi, N., Buck, M., Payo, A. and Johnson, B.D. (2009).  "Berm and Dune Erosion during a Storm."  Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering, ASCE, 135(1), 1-10.

 

Payo, A., Kobayashi, N. and Yamada, F. (2009).  "Suspended Sand Transport along Pier Depression."  Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering, ASCE, 135(5), 245-249.

 

Kobayashi, N., Farhadzadeh, A., Melby, J., Johnson, B. and Gravens,  M. (2009).  "Wave Overtopping of Levees and Overwash of Dunes."  Journal of Coastal Research (in press).


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