Professor Feargal Brennan

Head Of Department

Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering

Personal statement

Feargal Brennan is the James Blyth Professor of Offshore Engineering and head of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering at the University of Strathclyde.  He is an international expert in offshore engineering and structural integrity applied to Oil & Gas, Offshore Wind and Marine Renewable Energy.  In addition to over 200 publications in scientific journals and conferences, he has authored a number of reports for the UK HSE and other government/regulatory agencies.  He is the Director of the Renewable Energy Marine Structures Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) (Cranfield, Oxford and Strathclyde), Research Director of the Wind & Marine Systems and Structures (WAMSS) CDT (Strathclyde, Edinburgh and Oxford) and the “Offshore Wind Champion” for the EPSRC Flagship Supergen Offshore Renewable Energy Programme.  He sits on the ORE Catapult Research Advisory Board, the Scottish Offshore Wind Energy Council, leader of the UK delegation to the International Ship and Offshore Structures Congress and served as expert witness in the London Court of International Arbitration.


Characterisation of pitting corrosion for inner section of offshore wind foundation using laser scanning
Khodabux Waseem, Liao Carole, Brennan Feargal
Ocean Engineering Vol 230 (2021)
Feasibility of very large floating structure as offshore wind foundation : effects of hinge numbers on wave loads and induced responses
Zhang Xiantao, Lu Da, Liang Yibo, Brennan Feargal
Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering Vol 147 (2021)
A fracture mechanics framework for optimising design and inspection of offshore wind turbine support structures against fatigue failure
Amirafshari Peyman, Brennan Feargal, Kolios Athanasios
Wind Energy Science Vol 6, pp. 677-699 (2021)
Fitness-for-purpose assessment of cracked offshore wind turbine monopile
Fajuyigbe A, Brennan F
Marine Structures Vol 77 (2021)
Material pre-straining effects on fatigue behaviour of S355 structural steel
Anandavijayan Satya, Mehmanparast Ali, Braithwaite Jarryd, Brennan Feargal, Chahardehi Amir
Journal of Constructional Steel Research Vol 183 (2021)
The role of microstructure in the corrosion-fatigue crack growth behaviour in structural steels
Igwemezie Victor, Mehmanparast Ali, Brennan Feargal
Materials Science and Engineering A Vol 803 (2021)

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Professional activities

9th International Conference on Computational Methods in Marine Engineering

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Stinger Keel Floating Wind Foundation UK Concept Development
Collu, Maurizio (Principal Investigator) Brennan, Feargal (Co-investigator) Day, Sandy (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 30-Jan-2022
Biomimetic improvement for the hydrodynamic performance of the enduring underwater glider
Shi, Weichao (Principal Investigator) Brennan, Feargal (Co-investigator)
30-Jan-2021 - 29-Jan-2023
Offshore Energy: from Oil & Gas to Renewable
Coraddu, Andrea (Principal Investigator) Brennan, Feargal (Co-investigator) Collu, Maurizio (Co-investigator)
Short-Course open for participants (via onine shop) delivered in collaboration
01-Jan-2021 - 28-Jan-2022
REMS | Kelly, Sarah
Brennan, Feargal (Principal Investigator) Shi, Weichao (Co-investigator) Kelly, Sarah (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 01-Jan-2024
Digital Twin
Brennan, Feargal (Principal Investigator) Coraddu, Andrea (Co-investigator) Oterkus, Erkan (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2022
Development of a novel wave energy converter based on hydrodynamic lift forces (LiftWEC) H2020-LC-SC3-2018-2019-2020
Brennan, Feargal (Principal Investigator) Payne, Gregory (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 30-Jan-2022

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