Our research areas include:
- Design & dynamics of fixed & floating offshore platforms
- Vortex-induced vibration
- Vortex induced motion in risers and pipelines
- Fatigue & fracture analysis
- Computational fluid dynamics
- Computational structure dynamics
- Operations & maintenance modelling
- Logistics & management
- Safety & reliability
- Carbon capture and storage
Our researchers work extensively with a wide range of companies from the offshore oil & gas industry and have a track record in delivering innovative and applicable solutions, tools and outputs.
The Centre for Doctoral Training in Computational Fluid-Structure Dynamics in Offshore Oil & Gas, Renewable & Marine Technology (FORMAT) will focus on training the next generation of researchers with expert knowledge in the rapidly growing computational fluid dynamics industry.
The Kelvin Hydrodynamics Laboratory (KHL) has a wide range of capabilities in relation to model testing for the offshore oil & gas industry.
Find out more about the Kelvin Hydrodynamics Laboratory capabilities.
We have a thriving research community of world leading experts and developing research students whose capabilities span our four research themes.
Example research projects:
- Dr Erkan Oterkus is conducting fatigue analysis of offshore structures
- Dr Mahdi Khorasanchi is looking at how to suppress vortex induced vibrations on marine risers
- Dr Julia Race is working on carbon dioxide transportation for carbon capture and storage
- Dr Iraklis Lazakis examines the operations and maintenance aspects of offshore systems