Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Prof Chiew Yee Meng


Professor

School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
College of Engineering

Email: CYMCHIEW@ntu.edu.sg
Phone: (+65)6790 5256
Office: N1-01b-53

Education
  • PhD University of Auckland 1985
  • BE(Hons) University of Auckland 1981
Biography
Dr Chiew Yee Meng was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; he is married with a son and a daughter. Dr Chiew joined the Nanyang Technological University in June 1986 after completing his under-graduate and postgraduate education at the University of Auckland. After receiving his Bachelors Degree with first class honours in 1981, he proceeded directly to his doctoral research in the area of sediment transport. He completed his doctoral dissertation in 1985 and worked in the industry for a while before joining the academic world. He currently is a professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Presently, he is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); the coordinator of a sub-group on scour at foundation within the Technical Committee 33 (TC-33) of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE); and a Committee Member of the Fluvial Hydraulics Section of the International Association of Hydraulic Research (IAHR).
Research Interests
He has had more than 25 years of research experience in many aspects of fluvial, hydraulic, coastal and offshore engineering. His particular research interest is in the area of erosion, sediment transport and turbulence. In addition to his research activities, Dr Chiew provides extensive consulting services to the engineering industries, both internationally and in Singapore. He was the Chairman of the 2nd International Conference on Scour and Erosion (ICSE-2) that was held in Singapore in November 2004.

SELECTED PUBLICATION LIST

1. Chiew, Y. M. "Mechanics of Local Scour Around Submarine Pipelines" Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, vol. 116, no. 4, 515-529, 1990.

2. Chiew, Y. M. "Scour Protection at Bridge Piers" Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, vol. 118, no. 9, 1260-1269, 1992.

3. Chiew, Y. M. and Parker, G. "Incipient Sediment Transport on Non-Horizontal Slopes" Journal of Hydraulic Research, IAHR, vol. 32, no. 5, 649-660, 1994.

4. Chiew, Y. M. "Mechanics of Riprap Failure at Bridge Piers" Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, vol. 121, no. 9, 635-643, 1995.

5. Song, T. and Chiew, Y. M. and Chin, C. O. "Effect of Bedload Movement on Flow Friction Factor" Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, vol. 124, no. 2, 165-175, 1998.

6. Cheng, N. S. and Chiew, Y. M. "Turbulent Open-Channel Flow with Upward Seepage" Journal of Hydraulic Research, IAHR, vol. 36, no. 3, 415-431, 1998.

7. Melville, B. W. and Chiew, Y. M. "Time Scale for Local Scour at Bridge Piers" Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, vol. 125, no. 1, 59-65, 1999.

8. Cheng, N. S. and Chiew, Y. M. "Incipient Sediment Motion with Upward Seepage" Journal of Hydraulic Research, IAHR, vol. 37, no. 5, 665-681, 1999.

9. Ming, D. H. and Chiew, Y. M. "Experimental study for shoreline changes behind a detached breakwater" Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering, ASCE, vol. 126, no. 2, 63-70, 2000.

10. Chiew, Y. M. and Lim F. H. "Failure behavior of riprap layer at bridge piers under live-bed conditions" Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, vol. 126, no. 1, 43-55, 2000.

11. Song, T. and Chiew, Y. M. "Turbulence Measurement in Non-Uniform Open Channel Flow Using an Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter (ADV)". Journal of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE, vol. 127, no. 3, 219-232, 2001.

12. Chiew, Y.M. "Failure Mechanisms of Riprap Layer around Bridge Piers". Invited Paper (Plenary Section) in Proc. of First Int. Conf. on Scour of Foundations (ICSF-1), Vol. 1, 70-91, 2002.

13. Chen, X. W. and Chiew, Y. M. "Response of Velocity and Reynolds Stress Profiles to Sudden Change of Bed Roughness in Open-Channel Flow". Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, vol. 129, no. 1, 35-43, 2003.

14. Chen, X. W. and Chiew, Y. M. "Velocity Distribution of Turbulent Open Channel Flow with Bed Suction". Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, vol. 130, no. 2, 140-148, 2004.

15. Chiew, Y. M. "Local Scour and Riprap Stability at Bridge Piers in a Degrading Channel". Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, vol. 130, no. 3, 218-226, 2004.

16. Lu, Y., Chiew, Y.M. and Cheng, N. S. "Review of seepage effects on turbulent open-channel flow and sediment entrainment". Journal of Hydraulic Research, IAHR, 46(4), 476-488, 2008.
Research Grant
  • MND- Land and Liveability National Innovation Challenge (L2 NIC) (2014-) [by Ministry of National Development (MND)]
  • Singapore Maritime Institute (2014-2017) [by Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI), EMAS AMC Pte Ltd]
Current Projects
  • Establishment of a Green Roof Test Bed at CEE N1 Roof-Top
  • Experimental and numerical investigation of scour due to vibration of a steel catenary riser
  • Microbiological, Chemical and Physical Interactions in Rock Cavern Water Storage
  • Usable space for sustainable urban living
Selected Publications
  • 2. Chiew, Y. M., Hsieh, S.-C., and Low, Y. M. (2016). Characteristics of scour and flow field beneath a forced vibrating circular cylinder. the 8th International Conference on Scour and Erosion (ICSE).
  • Emadzadeh, Adel and Chiew, Yee-Meng. (2016). Settling velocity of a porous sphere. River Flow 2016-Eighth International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics River Flow 2016.
  • Hong, J.-H., Chiew, Y.-M., Hsieh, S.-C., Cheng, N.-S., Yeh, P.-H. (2016). Propeller jet induced suspended sediment concentration. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 142(4), 1-16.
  • Hsieh, S.-C., Chiew, Y.-M., Low, Y. M. and Wei, M.-X. (2016). Local scour and flow characteristics around a circular cylinder undergoing vortex-induced vibration. the 8th International Conference on Scour and Erosion (ICSE).
  • Yeh, P.-H., Chiew, Y.-M., and Hong, J.-H. (2015). Velocity characteristics of a swirling water jet induced by a propeller. IAHR 2015.

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