Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Dr Chow Wai Tuck

Senior Lecturer, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Dr Chow Wai Tuck

Dr Chow Wai Tuck joined since 2017 as Senior Lecturer, under the Aerospace Engineering Cluster. His research area is on fracture mechanics in general, and specifically using advanced numerical techniques to study fatigue in aging aircraft, delamination crack growth in laminated composites, multiple crack interactions.

He has 20 years of working experience in the aviation industry focusing on Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO). He started off as an engineering officer in the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF). He provided engineering support for the Structural Airframe of fighter, transport, UAV and helicopter aircraft. He was involved in various Aircraft Accident Investigation and Failure Investigation Analysis. Awards: Ministry of Defense productivity award (2005) - "Design Structural Life Upgrade for S211 training aircraft" and PS21 (inter ministries in public service) Best Staff Suggestion Award (2001) - "E2C Fatigue Assessment".

He later joined Pratt and Whitney in 2005. He leaded a team that perform the structural analysis/repair design for the commercial jet engines. He was involved in the structural assessment for a complete range of part families: cases, stators, diffuser, combustor, rotor, vanes and blades. He was also involved in manufacturing technology for jet engine components using high temperature die casting process. Over the years, he had filed 6 patents in jet engine design and manufacturing technology.
Research Interests
Maintenance Repair and Overhaul, Structures Analysis, Fracture Analysis, Engine Design and Aircraft Design.
Selected Publications
  • Wang, L., Chow, W.T., Kawai, H., and Atluri, S.N. (1998). Predictions of Widespread Fatigue Damage Thresholds in Aging Aircraft. AIAA Journal, 36(3), 457-464.
  • Wang, L., Chow, W.T., Kawai, H., and Atluri, S.N. (1998). Residual Strength of Aging Aircraft with Multiple Site Damage/Multiple Element Damage. AIAA Journal, 36(5), 840-847.
  • Atluri, S.N., and Chow, W.T. (1998). Interfacial Fracture Mechanics: Computational Approaches. Advances in Fracture Research, 3, 726-741.
  • Chow, W.T., and Atluri, S.N. (1997). Composite Patch Repairs of Metal Structures: Adhesive Nonlinearity,Thermal Cycling and Debonding. AIAA Journal, 35(9), 1528-1535.
  • Chow, W.T., and Atluri, S.N. (1997). Stress Intensity Factors as the Fracture Parameters for Delamination Crack Growth in Composite Laminates. Computational Mechanics, 21, 1-10.

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