Professor Feargal Brennan

Head Of Department

Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering

Personal statement

Feargal Brennan is the James Blyth Professor of Offshore Engineering at the University of Strathclyde and head of the Deaprtment of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering.  His area of expertise is structural integrity and its application to ships, offshore renewables and the Oil & Gas sector.  He has published over two hundred papers in peer reviewed technical journals and conferences and sits on numerous national and international committees concerning structural integrity and offshore renewable energy.  He is director of the Cranfield - Oxford - Strathclyde Renewable Energy Marine Structures (REMS) Centre for Doctoral Training and Research Director of the Wind and Marine Systems and Structures (WAMSS) Centre for Doctoral Training.  He is Offshore Wind Champion for the Supergen Offshore Renewable Energy programme.

Publications

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 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-2020-65
Fitness-for-purpose assessment of cracked offshore wind turbine monopile
Fajuyigbe A, Brennan F
Marine Structures Vol 77 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marstruc.2021.102965
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)
https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)WW.1943-5460.0000626
The influence of microstructure on the fatigue crack growth rate in marine steels in the Paris Region
Igwemezie Victor, Mehmanparast Ali, Brennan Feargal
Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures Vol 43, pp. 2416-2440 (2020)
https://doi.org/10.1111/ffe.13312
Structural integrity assessment of floating offshore wind turbine support structures
Moghaddam Behrooz Tafazzoli, Hamedany Ali Mahboob, Taylor Jessica, Mehmanparast Ali, Brennan Feargal, Davies Catrin Mair, Nikbin Kamran
Ocean Engineering Vol 208 (2020)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oceaneng.2020.107487
Hydrodynamic efficiency versus structural longevity of a fixed OWC wave energy converter
Jalón María L, Brennan Feargal
Ocean Engineering Vol 206 (2020)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oceaneng.2020.107260

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Projects

REMS | Kelly, Sarah
Brennan, Feargal (Principal Investigator) Shi, Weichao (Co-investigator) Kelly, Sarah (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 01-Jan-2023
REMS | Edmonds, Harold
Kolios, Athanasios (Principal Investigator) Brennan, Feargal (Co-investigator) Edmonds, Harold (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 01-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
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Wind and Marine Energy Systems and Structures
Carroll, James (Principal Investigator) Leithead, Bill (Principal Investigator) Leithead, Bill (Principal Investigator) Brennan, Feargal (Co-investigator) Brennan, Feargal (Co-investigator) Carroll, James (Co-investigator) Carroll, James (Co-investigator) Jamieson, Peter (Co-investigator) Kolios, Athanasios (Co-investigator) Kolios, Athanasios (Co-investigator) Leithead, Bill (Co-investigator) McDonald, Alasdair (Co-investigator) McDonald, Alasdair (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 30-Jan-2027
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Wind and Marine Energy Systems and Structures
Carroll, James (Principal Investigator) Leithead, Bill (Principal Investigator) Leithead, Bill (Principal Investigator) Brennan, Feargal (Co-investigator) Brennan, Feargal (Co-investigator) Carroll, James (Co-investigator) Carroll, James (Co-investigator) Jamieson, Peter (Co-investigator) Kolios, Athanasios (Co-investigator) Kolios, Athanasios (Co-investigator) Leithead, Bill (Co-investigator) McDonald, Alasdair (Co-investigator) McDonald, Alasdair (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 30-Jan-2027
Monopile RUL Assessment Scoping Study Summary: WP3 Review of Monopile Challenges
Brennan, Feargal (Principal Investigator)
11-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2019

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Address

Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering
Henry Dyer Building

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