Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Dr Chow Wai Tuck

Senior Lecturer, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Email: wtchow@ntu.edu.sg
Dr Chow Wai Tuck

Biography
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
  • Jian Ming Lee, Yu Yi, Wai Tuck Chow. (2019). AIAA Propulsion and Energy 2019 Forum: 3D Optimization of the Fir-tree Design on the Turbine Disk/Blade attachment. AIAA Propulsion and Energy 2019 Forum (pp. 4172)AIAA.
  • Yi Yu, Chean Yuan Ng, Wai Tuck Chow. (2019). AIAA Propulsion and Energy 2019 Forum: 3D Design of Turbulated Rib to Enhance Gas Turbine Internal Cooling. AIAA Propulsion and Energy 2019 Forum (pp. 4252)AIAA.
  • Wai Tuck Chow. (2019). Computational and Experimental Simulations in Engineering: Supervised Learning for Finite Element Analysis of Holes Under Tensile Load. International Conference on Computational & Experimental Engineering and Sciences (pp. 1329-1339)Springer, Cham.
  • 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.

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