Professor Feargal Brennan

James Blyth Chair

Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering


Personal statement

Feargal Brennan is the James Blyth Distinguished Professor of Offshore Engineering at the University of Strathclyde.

He is Research Director of the Wind & Marine Systems and Structures (WAMSS) Centre for Doctoral Training.  He is a Director and the Offshore Wind Champion for the EPSRC Supergen Offshore Renewable Energy Programme, Principal Investigator of Ocean-Refuel and Co-Investigator of the CoTide UKRI/EPSRC Programmes.  He sits on the UK Government Department of Energy Security and Net Zero Science Expert Group, SOWEC (The Scottish Offshore Wind Energy Council) the NZTC (Net Zero Technology Centre) academic advisory board and the GUH (Global Underwater Hub) board.  He is the UK standing member and leader of the UK delegation to the ISSC (International Ship and Offshore Structures Congress) and has served as expert witness for commercial offshore wind litigation cases at the London Court of International Arbitration.

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Optimal control of wave cycloidal rotors with passively morphing foils : an analytical and numerical study​
Arredondo-Galeana Abel, Ermakov Andrei, Shi Weichao, Ringwood John V, Brennan Feargal
Marine Structures Vol 95 (2024)
Digital twin enabled structural integrity management : critical review and framework development
Li Shen, Brennan Feargal
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment, pp. 1-21 (2024)
Implementation of digital twin-enabled virtually monitored data in inspection planning
Li Shen, Brennan Feargal
Applied Ocean Research Vol 144 (2024)
Re-evaluation of fatigue design curves for offshore wind monopile foundations using thick as-welded test specimens
Mehmanparast Ali, Chahardehi Amir, Brennan Feargal, Manzocchi Mark
Engineering Failure Analysis Vol 158 (2024)
Material selection framework for lift-based wave energy converters using fuzzy TOPSIS
Arredondo-Galeana Abel, Yeter Baran, Abad Farhad, Ordóñez-Sánchez Stephanie, Lotfian Saeid, Brennan Feargal
Energies Vol 16 (2023)
Understanding the force motion trade off of rigid and hinged floating platforms for marine renewables
Arredondo-Galeana Abel, Dai Saishuai, Chen Yongqiang, Zhang Xiantao, Brennan Feargal
The 15th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, pp. 1-10 (2023)

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Professional Activities

9th International Conference on Computational Methods in Marine Engineering

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Strathclyde Inspire Gate 2 Award
Li, Shen (Principal Investigator) Brennan, Feargal (Co-investigator)
Funding to support commercialisation activities
Strathclyde Inspire Gate 1 Award
Li, Shen (Principal Investigator) Brennan, Feargal (Co-investigator)
Funding to support patent application
Oil States Industries ATLP review and analysis
Collu, Maurizio (Principal Investigator) Brennan, Feargal (Co-investigator) Dai, David (Co-investigator) Mehmanparast, Ali (Co-investigator)
16-Jan-2023 - 31-Jan-2023
Assess the performance of an innovative offshore platform for wind turbine
Dai, David (Principal Investigator) Collu, Maurizio (Co-investigator) Brennan, Feargal (Co-investigator) Zhao, Guangwei (Co-investigator) Black, Steven (Co-investigator)
30-Jan-2023 - 04-Jan-2023
Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) ‎- Bridging the Gaps (BTG) – Net Zero / Circular Economy
Javadi, Yashar (Principal Investigator) Lotfian, Saeid (Co-investigator) MacLeod, Charles Norman (Co-investigator) Mehmanparast, Ali (Co-investigator) Pierce, Gareth (Co-investigator) Brennan, Feargal (Co-investigator) Gachagan, Anthony (Co-investigator)
In-situ Robotic and Ultrasonic Stress Measurement for Predictive ‎Maintenance of Offshore Wind Bolted Flange Connections
01-Jan-2022 - 01-Jan-2023
REMS EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Renewable Energy Marine Structures | Ermakova, Anna
Mehmanparast, Ali (Principal Investigator) Brennan, Feargal (Co-investigator) Ermakova, Anna (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 11-Jan-2023

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Professor Feargal Brennan
James Blyth Chair
Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering

Tel: 548 4093

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