Ching L. Ko, Ph.D.

Ching L. Ko, Ph.D. Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering Department
420 EC; (248) 370-2694; Fax: (248) 370-4261

Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, 1985 

  • Joined Oakland University in 1985
  • 1985 Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma
  • 1981-82 Engineering Analyst, Division of Tranter, Inc., Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1981 Software Engineer, Burtek, Inc., Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1978-81 Systems Analyst, SPS Technologies-Automation Division, Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Registered Professional Engineer (Oklahoma No. 13001, Michigan No. 34649)
  • Recipient of 1989 and 1990 NASA Summer Faculty Fellowship (Lewis Research Center)


  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Fluid Mechanics


  • Mechanics of Composite Materials and Structural Design
  • Finite-Element Analysis of the Metal-Forming Process
  • Computational Fluid Mechanics and Numerical Heat-Transfer Analysis
  • Vibration Analysis of Plate and Shell Structures
  • Hot-wire and LDA Measurements in Fluid Flows
  • Analytical Modeling of Fluid-Structure Interaction
  • Dynamics and Nonlinear Vibration
  • Impact Dynamics and Plasticity

Selected Publications

1. “Conjugate Heat Transfer Analysis of Laminar Pipe Flows with Convective
Boundary Conditions,” in preparation, International Journal of Heat and Mass

2. “A Semi-Analytical Method and a Time-Dependent Finite Element Method
for the Vibration Analyses of Beams with Viscous Damping,” in preparation,
International Journal of Engineering Science