Skip to main content Skip to footer site map
Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering

Faculty

Kriebel

Professor David L. Kriebel, Ph.D, P.E.

Professor

  •  Phone: 410-293-6442
  •  Fax: 410-293-2219
  •  E-mail: kriebel@usna.edu
  •   Rickover 342A

Research Interests


Coastal and Ocean Engineering, including ocean waves, wave  forces, wave-structure interaction, sediment transport and erosion processes, marine soil mechanics and foundations, and coastal flooding and natural hazards; naval architecture, including ship generated waves, effects of passing vessels, vessel berthing and mooring, and response of floating structures.

Education:


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Coastal and Ocean Engineering, University of Florida, 1987
  • Master of Civil Engineering, University of Delaware, 1982
  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 1980.

Professional Experience:


  • Dept. of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, US Naval Academy
    • Professor of Ocean Engineering, 1996 - present
    • Associate Professor, 1992 - 1996
    • Assistant Professor, 1987 - 1992
  • Coastal Analytics LLC, Millersville, MD, 1984 - present.
    • President
    • Consultant in coastal and ocean engineering
  • Army Corps. of Engineers, Anchorage, AK, 1982 - 1983
    • Coastal and hydraulic engineer
    • Project engineer for feasibility studies of small-boat harbors.  Engineering analysis for breakwaters, structures, channels and environmental permits.
    • Field installation, equipment procurement, and analysis of wine and wave data for Alaska Coastal Data Collection Program

Professional Memberships & Registration


  • Registered Professional Engineer (Civil) in the State of Alaska
  • Registered Professional Engineer (Civil) in the State of Virginia
  • Certified Coastal Engineer, Diplomate of Academy of Coastal, Ocean, Port, and Navigation Engineers, 2010

Awards


  • Bob Dean Coastal Scholar Award, American Shore and Beach Preservation Association, 2015
  • Civilian Faculty Teaching Award, US Naval Academy, 2004
  • Presidential Young Investigator Award, National Science Foundation, 1991-1996

Professional & Community Service


Professional
  • US Naval Academy
    • Department Chair, Dept of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, 2012 - 2016
    • Director, Ocean Engineering Program, 2000 - 2009
    • Director, Hydromechanics Laboratory, 1996 - 2002
  • Member, Coastal Engineering Research Board, May 2012 - present.  Appointed by Secretary of the Army to serve as one of three civilian advisors to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, directing the Corps’ research and development activities in coastal engineering.
  • Board of Directors, Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 2005 - 2010
    • President, 2008 - 2009
    • Secretary 2005 - 2007
  • Board of Directors, Association of Coastal Engineers, 2004-2006
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
    • ASCE 7 Committee on Tsunami Loads and Effects, 2011 - 2013
    • Editorial Board, Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering, 1989 - 1994
    • Technical Committee on Coastal Engineering, 1988 - 1994
  • Post-Tsunami Engineering Investigation Team
    • Tohoku Region, Japan, 2011
    • Phuket, Thailand, 2005
  • U.S. Representative, International Standards Organization (ISO) Working Group on Structural Design for Waves and Currents, 2002 - 2004
  • U.S. Representative, International Towing Tank Conference, Committee on Environmental Modeling, 1996 - 2000
  • Member, American Shore and Beach Preservation Association
  • N.A.U.I certified SCUBA diver

Research & Publications


  • Tran, R. M. and Kriebel, D.L., 2016, “Evaluation of Shallow Water Wave Forces on Vertical Walls,” to appear in Proceedings of Coastal Structures and Solutions to Coastal Disasters Conference, American Society of Civil Engineers.
  • Kriebel, D.L, Geiman, J.D, and   Henderson G.R., 2015, “Future Flood Frequency under Sea-Level Rise Scenarios.” Journal of Coastal Research: Volume 31, Issue 5: pp. 1078 – 1083.
  • Kriebel, D.L, and Geiman, J.D., 2014, “A Coastal Flood Stage to Define Existing and Future Sea-Level Hazards.” Journal of Coastal Research: Volume 30, Issue 5: pp. 1017 – 1024.
  • Chock, G, Robertson, I., Kriebel, D., Frances, M., and Nistor, I., 2013, “Tohoku Japan Tsunami of March 11, 2011 Performance of Structures,” Structural Engineering Institute, American Society of Civil Engineers.
  • Kriebel, D.L., 2011, “The Need for a Tidal Flood Stage to Define Existing and Future Sea Level Hazards,” Proc. Solutions to Coastal Disasters Conf., Anchorage, AK.
  • Kriebel, D., 2010, “Mooring Loads due to Perpendicular Passing Ships, ASCE Ports 2010 Conference, Jacksonville, FL, April 2010.
  • Kriebel, D., 2008, “Probabilistic Performance of Beach Fill,” Proc. International Conference on Coastal Engineering, Hamburg, Germany, Sept 2008.
  • Kriebel, D, 2007, “Oblique Wave Interaction with Wave Screens and Wave Barriers,” Coastal Structures 2007, Venice, Italy, July 2007.
  • Kriebel, D., and Seelig, W., 2007, “Mooring Loads due to Parallel Passing Ships, ASCE Ports 2007 Conference, San Diego, March 2007.
  • Kriebel, D., 2006, “Laboratory Tests of Mooring Loads due to Passing Vessels, Prevention First 2006 Conf., California State Lands Commission, Long Beach, Sept 2006.
  • Hughes. S., Kriebel, D., Winer, H., Bodgett, E.  and Seabergh, W., “Laboratory Measurements of Wave Forces on Heavily Overtopped Vertical Wall,” International Conf. on Coastal Engineering, San Diego, Sept 2006.
  • Dalrymple, R., and Kriebel, D., 2005, “The Engineering Impact of the Tsunami in Thailand,” The Bridge, Journal of the National Academy of Engineering, Vol. 35, No. 2, Wash., D.C.
  • Kriebel, D. and Dalrymple, R., 2005, “The Impact of the 26 Dec 2004 Tsunami on Coastal Infrastructure in Thailand,” in report by the Task Committee on Lifelines in Earthquake Engineering, EERI, American Society of Civil Engineers.
  • Torum, A., Goda, Y., Burcharth, H., Kortenhaus, A., and Kriebel, D., 2005, “Wave and Current Forces,” Report of Working Group, International Standards Organization.
  • Kriebel, D., 2005, “An Empirical Model for Ship Generated Waves,” Waves 2005 Conference, Madrid, submitted.
  • Kriebel, D., 2005, “A Design Method for Timber Wave Screens,” Proc. 29th Intl. Conf. on Coastal Engineering, Lisbon, in press.
  • Kriebel, D., 2004, “Design Guidelines for Timber Wave Screens,” U.S. Naval Academy Engineering Report EW-1-04, July 2004.
  • Smith, W.G. and Kriebel, D., 2004, “Design of Timber Wave Screens,” Proceedings of Ports ’04 Conference, American Society of Civil Engineers, May 2004.
  • Kriebel, D., Weggel, J.R., and Dalrymple, R.A., 2003, “Independent Coastal Engineering Study of Canaveral Harbor and the Brevard County Shore Protection Project,” Proc. National Conference on Beach Preservation Technology, Feb 2003.
  • Judge, C. and Kriebel, D.,  2002, Shallow Water Tow Tests to Investigate Rise, Trim, Squat, and Wave Elevation, US Naval Academy, Division of Engineering and Weapons Technical Report EW-03-02, 26 August 2002.
  • Waters, J., Mayer, R., and Kriebel, D., 2003, “Dredging-Related Impacts of Current and Future Trends in the International Shipping Industry,” Proc. 3rd Conf. Dredging and Dredged Material Disposal, Orlando.
  • Kriebel, D. and Wallendorf, L., 2001,  “Air Gap Model Tests on a MOB Module,” Proc. 10th Intl. Conf. on Offshore and Polar Engineering, Stavanger, Norway, June 2001.
  • Kriebel, D. and Finlayson, W.,2001, “Ocean Engineering Design Experience at the U.S. Naval Academy,” Proc. Oceans 2001 Conference, Honolulu, HI, Nov 2001.
  • Kriebel, D., 2001,  “Wave Amplification and Air Gap Tests on a MOB Module,” Proc. 24th US-Japan Marine Facilities Panel, US-Japan Cooperative Program in Natural Resources, Honolulu, HI.
  • Kriebel, D., “Breaking Waves in Intermediate Depths with and without Currents,” Proc. 27th Intl Conf on Coastal Engineering, Sydney, Australia, July 2000.
  • Kriebel, D., Buss, L., and Rogers, S., 2000, “Debris Loads During Floods,” report prepared for American Society of Civil Engineers Structural Engineering Institute.
  • Kriebel, D. and Alsina, M., 2000, “Simulation of Extreme Waves in a Background Random Sea,” Proc. of 9th Intl. Conf. On Offshore and Polar Engineering, Seattle, WA.
  • Mayer, R., Waters, J., and Kriebel, D., 2000, “Design & Maintenance of Deep‑Draft Navigation Channels - A Comparison of Current Practice with U.S. and International Guidance,” Institute for Water Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Alexandria, VA, November 2000.
  • Mayer, R., Waters, J., and Kriebel, D., 2000, “Design & Maintenance of Deep‑Draft Navigation Channels - An Overview of Current Practice with an Annotated Bibliography,” Institute for Water Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Alexandria, VA, July 2000.
  • Kriebel, D., Berek, E., Chakrabarti, S., and Waters, J., 1999, “Wave-Current Loading on a Shallow Water Caisson: An Evaluation of the API Recommended Practice,” Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering, Vol. 125, No. 1, pp. 29-38.
  • Kriebel, D. and Wallendorf, L., 1999, “A Physical Model Tests on a Generic MOB Module,” Prof. Conf. On Very large Floating Structures, Honolulu, HI, Sept. 1999.
  • Falzarano, J., Kalyan, U., Rodriguez, W., Vassilev, R., and Kriebel, D., “MOB SBU Transit Draft Dynamics and Stability Analytical Study,” 3rd Intl. Conf. on Very Large Floating Structures,@ Honolulu, 1999, pp. 562-566.
  • Kriebel, D, 1999, “Performance of Vertical Wave Barriers in Random Seas,” Proceeding of CoastalStructures ‘99 Conference, Santander Spain, June 1999.
  • Gilman, J. and Kriebel, D., 1999, “Partial-Depth Pile-Supported Wave Barriers: A Design Procedure,” Proceeding of Coastal Structures ‘99 Conference, Santander Spain, June 1999.
  • Kriebel, D. "Nonlinear Wave Interaction with a Vertical Circular Cylinder: Wave Forces," Journal of Ocean Engineering, Vol. 25, No. 7, 1998, 597-605.
  • Kriebel, D., White, G., Mouring, S., Mehta, K., and Smith, D., 1998, “An Investigation of Load factors for Flood and Combined Wind and Flood,” report prepared for American Society of Civil Engineers Structural Engineering Institute.
  • Kriebel, D., Sollitt, C., and Gerken, W., 1998, “Wave Forces on a Vertical Wave Barrier,” Proc. 26th Intl. Conf. On Coastal Engineering, Copenhagen, June 1998, pp. 2069-2081.
  • Buchmann, B., Skourup, J., and Kriebel, D., “Second Order Wave Interaction with a Large Structure,” 26th Intl. Conf. on Coastal Engineering, Copenhagen, 1998, pp. 1613-1624.
  • Chakrabarti, S. and Kriebel, D., “Wave Kinematics for Simulated  Shallow Water Storm Waves - Analysis and Experiments,”Journal of Ocean Engineering, Vol.24, No. 9, 1997, pp. 835-865.
  • Chakrabarti, S, Kriebel, D., and Berek, E., “Forces on a Single Pile Caisson in Breaking Waves and Current,” Applied Ocean Research, Vol. 19, No. 2, 1997, pp. 113-140.
  • Kriebel, D., 1997, “Use of Transient Waves in Wave Barrier Model Testing,” Proceedings of 3rd International Symposium on Ocean Wave Measurement and Analysis, Virginia Beach, VA.
  • Kriebel, D.L, Berek, E.P., Chakrabarti, S.K., and Waters, J.K., “Wave-Current Loading on a Shallow Water Caisson,” Proceedings of 28th Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, Paper OTC 8067, May 1996.
  • Kriebel, D. and Bollmann, C., 1996, “Wave Transmission Past a Vertical Wave Barrier,” Proc. 25th Intl. Conf. On Coastal Engineering, Orlando, Sept. 1996..
  • Dawson, T., Kriebel, D., and Wallendorf, L., “Markov Description of Wave Crest Statistics,” Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, Vol. 118, No. 1, Feb 1996, pp. 37‑45.
  • Kriebel, D., Dalrymple, R., Pratt, A., and Sakovitch, V., “A Shoreline Risk Index for Northeasters,” National Conference on Natural Disaster Reduction, Washington, D.C., Dec 1996, pp. 225-235.
  • Kriebel, D., and Waters, J., "Model Testing of a Deep Water Compliant Tower," Proceedings Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering Conference, Copenhagen, June 1995.
  • Kriebel, D., and Waters, J., "Model Testing of a Deep Water Compliant Tower," Proc. 14th Intl. Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering Conference, Copenhagen, Vol. B, June 1995, pp. 1-9.
  • Water, J.K., Kriebel, D.L., Johnson, J., Chakrabarti, S.K., and Berek, E.P., “ Model Tests of Extreme Wave Loading on a Shallow Water Caisson,” Proceedings of American Towing Tank Conference, College Station, Texas, October 1995.
  • Kriebel, D., "Swash Zone Wave Characteristics from SUPERTANK," 24th Intl. Conf. on Coastal Engineering, Kobe, Japan, October 1994, pp. 2207-2221.
  • Mayer, R., and Kriebel, D., "Wave Runup on Composite-Slope and Concave Beaches," 24th Intl. Conf. on Coastal Engineering, Kobe, Japan, October 1994, pp. 2325-2339.
  • Kriebel, D., and Smith, J., "Wave Transformation Measurements at SUPERTANK," Coastal Dynamics '94 Conference, Barcelona, 1994, pp. 233-247.
  • Kriebel, D., and Dawson. T., "Evolution of Wave Breaking in Random Seas," Intl. Symposium on Waves - Physical and Numerical Modelling, Vancouver, 1994.
  • Cox, D., Kobayashi, N., and Kriebel, D., "Numerical Model Verification using SUPERTANK Data," Coastal Dynamics '94 Conference, Barcelona, Feb. 1994, pp. 248-262.
  • Mayer, R., and Kriebel, D., "Wave Runup on Curvilinear Slopes," Proceedings of Beach Preservation Technology Conference, Tampa, Feb. 1994, pp. 442-453.
  • Dawson, T., and Kriebel, D., "Nonlinearity in Crest-Trough Statistics of Bretschneider Seas," 13th Intl. Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering Conference, 1994, pp. 27-36.
  • Kriebel, D., and Dawson, T., "Nonlinearity on Wave Crest Statistics," 2nd Intl. Symp. on Ocean Wave Measurement and Analysis, ASCE, New Orleans, 1993, pp. 61-75.
  • Dawson, T., Kriebel, D., and Wallendorf, L., "Breaking Waves in Laboratory Generated JONSWAP Seas," Journal of Applied Ocean Research, Vol. 15, No. 2, 1993, pp.85-94.
  • Kriebel, D.L., "Nonlinear Runup of Random Waves on a Large Vertical Cylinder," Proceedings 12th Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering Conference, Glasgow, 1993, pp. 49-56.
  • Dawson, T., and Kriebel, D., "Experimental Study of Wave Groups in Ocean Swell," Proceedings 12th Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering Conference, Glasgow, 1993, pp. 1-8.
  • Kriebel, D.L and Dean, R.G., "Convolution Method for Time-Dependent Beach Profile Response," Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 119, No. 2, 1993, pp. 204-226.
  • Kriebel, D.L. "Vertical Wave Barriers: Wave Transmission and Wave Forces," 23rd Intl. Conf. on Coastal Engineering, Venice, Italy, 1993, pp. 1313-1326.
  • Davies, B. and Kriebel, D., "Model Testing of Wave Transmission Past Reef Breakwaters," 23rd Intl. Conf. on Coastal Engineering, Venice, Italy, 1993, pp. 1115-1128.
  • Creed, C., Dalrymple, R., Kriebel, D., and Kaihatu, J., "Equilibrium Beach Profiles with Random Seas," 23rd Intl. Conf. on Coastal Engineering, Venice, Italy, 1993, pp. 1973-1986.
  • Kriebel, D. and Dawson, T., "Distribution of Crest Amplitudes in Severe Seas with Breaking," Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, ASME, Vol. 115, No. 1, 1993, pp. 9-15.
  • Kriebel, D., "Nonlinear Wave Runup on Large Circular Cylinders," Proceedings Civil Engineering in the Oceans Conference, College Station, Texas, Nov. 1992, pp. 173-187.
  • Seelig, W., Kriebel, D., and Headland, J., "Broadside Current forces on Ships," Proceedings Civil Engineering in the Oceans Conference, College Station, Texas, Nov. 1992, pp. 326-340.
  • Kriebel, D.L, "Nonlinear Wave Interaction with a Vertical Circular Cylinder, Part II: Wave Runup," Ocean Engineering, Vol. 19, No. 1, 1992, pp. 75-99.
  • Kriebel, D.L. and Dawson, T.H., "Nonlinear Effects on Wave Groups in Random Seas," Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, Vol. 113, No. 2, pp. 142-147, 1991.
  • Kriebel, D., Kraus, N., and Larson, M., "Engineering Methods for Cross-Shore Beach Profile Response," Proceedings Coastal Sediments '91 Conference, Seattle, pp. 557-571, 1991.
  • Dawson, T.H., Kriebel, D.L., and Wallendorf, L.A., "Experimental Study of Wave Groups in Deep Water Random  Waves," Journal of Applied Ocean Research, Vol. 13, No. 3, pp. 116-131, 1991.
  • Dawson, T. and Kriebel, D., "Statistics of Breaking Waves in Deep Water random Seas," Proceedings 1st Intl. Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, Edinburgh, pp. 39-46, 1991.
  • Kraus, N., Larson, M., and Kriebel, D., "Evaluation of Beach Erosion and Accretion Predictors, Proceedings Coastal Sediments '91 Conference, Seattle, pp. 572-587, 1991.
  • Kriebel, D.L, "Nonlinear Wave Interaction with a Vertical Circular Cylinder, Part I: Diffraction Theory," Ocean Engineering Journal, Vol. 17, No, 4, pp. 345-377, 1990.
  • Kriebel, D.L, "Nonlinear Wave Interaction with a Vertical Circular Cylinder, Part I: Diffraction Theory," Ocean Engineering Journal, Vol. 17, No, 4, pp. 345-377, 1990.
  • Kriebel, D.L, "Recent Advances in Numerical Modelling of Dune Erosion," Proceedings 22nd Intl. Conference on Coastal Engineering, Delft, The Netherlands, pp. 2304-2317, 1990.
  • Kriebel, D.L., and Zseleczky, J., "Evaluation of Viscous Damping Models for Single-Point-Mooring Simulation," U.S. Naval Academy, Div. Engr. and Weapons, Rpt. EW-9-90, 1990.
  • Kriebel, D.L., "Storm Erosion and Sea Level Rise Considerations for Beach Nourishment," Proceedings Conf. on Beach Preservation Technology, Gainesville, Florida, 1988, pp. 139-150.
  • Kriebel, D.L., "Nonlinear Diffraction by a Vertical Cylinder," Proceedings 21st Intl. Conference on Coastal Engineering, Malaga, Spain, 1988, pp. 17-31.
  • Kriebel, D.L., "Beach Recovery Following Hurricane Elena," Proceedings Coastal Sediments '87 Conf., New Orleans, 1987, pp. 990-1005.
  • Kriebel, D.L., Dally, W.R., and Dean, R.G., "An Undistorted Froude Model for Surf Zone Sediment  Transport," Proceedings 20th Intl. Conference on Coastal Engineering, Taipei, 1986, pp. 1296-1310.
  • Kriebel, D.L., "Verification Study of a Dune Erosion Model," Shore and Beach, Vol. 54, No. 3, 1986, pp. 13-21.
  • Bodge, K.R. and Kriebel, D.L., "Storm Surge and Wave Damage Along Florida's Gulf Coast From Hurricane Elena," Proceedings Conf. on Beach Preservation, Ft. Lauderdale, 1986, pp. 156-177.
  • Kriebel, D.L. and Dean, R.G., "Numerical Simulation of Time-Dependent Beach and Dune Erosion Due to Severe Storms," Coastal Engineering, Vol. 9, 1985, pp. 221-245.
  • Kriebel, D.L. and Dean, R.G., "Beach and Dune Response to Severe Storms," Proceedings 19th Intl. Conference on Coastal Engineering, Houston, 1984, pp. 1584-1599.
  • Kriebel, D.L., Dally, W.R., and Dean, R.G., "Beach Recovery Mechanisms Following Severe Erosion Events," Report 86/016, Dept. of Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering, Univ. of Florida, 1987.
  • Kriebel, D.L. and Dean, R.G., "Estimates of Erosion and Mitigation Requirements Under Various Scenarios of Sea Level Rise and Storm Frequency for Ocean City, Maryland," in EPA 230-10-85-013, ed. J.G. Titus, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Oct. 1985.
go to Top