Professor Feargal Brennan

James Blyth Chair

Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering

Personal statement

My area of expertise is structural integrity and its application to ships, offshore renewables and the Oil & Gas sector.  I have published over one hundred and fifty papers in peer reviewed technical journals and conferences and sit on numerous national and international committees concerning structural integrity and offshore renewable energy.  I am director of the Cranfield - Oxford - Strathclyde Renewable Energy Marine Structures (REMS) Centre for Doctoral Training and in addition to leading a number of large industry research programmes, I am investigator of both Supergen Wind and Supergen Marine (UKCMER) EPSRC initiatives.


Optimization of OWC power efficiency and structural integrity
Jalón M L, Brennan F
Advances in Renewable Energies Offshore 3rd International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore, RENEW 2018, pp. 539-544 (2019)
Numerical analysis of pitting corrosion fatigue in floating offshore wind turbine foundations
Moghaddam Behrooz Tafazzoli, Hamedany Ali Mahboob, Mehmanparast Ali, Brennan Feargal, Nikbin Kamran, Davies Catrin Mair
Procedia Structural Integrity Vol 17, pp. 64-71 (2019)
An experimental study of fatigue crack growth behaviour in offshore monopile welded structures
Mehmanparast Ali, Brennan Feargal, Tavares Isaac
14th International Conference on Fracture 2017 (ICF-14) 14th International Conference on Fracture, ICF 2017, pp. 753-754 (2019)
A preliminary techno-economic comparison between a grid-connected and non-grid connected offshore floating wind farm
Ioannou Anastasia, Brennan Feargal
2019 Offshore Energy and Storage Summit, OSES 2019 2019 Offshore Energy and Storage Summit, OSES 2019 (2019)
Multi-stage stochastic optimization framework for power generation system planning integrating hybrid uncertainty modelling
Ioannou Anastasia, Fuzuli Gulistiani, Brennan Feargal, Yudha Satya Widya, Angus Andrew
Energy Economics Vol 80, pp. 760-776 (2019)
Determination of stress concentration factors in offshore wind welded structures through a hybrid experimental and numerical approach
Kolios Athanasios, Wang Lin, Mehmanparast Ali, Brennan Feargal
Ocean Engineering Vol 178, pp. 38-47 (2019)

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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
Leithead, Bill (Principal Investigator) Brennan, Feargal (Co-investigator) Carroll, James (Co-investigator) Kolios, Athanasios (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
REMS | Richmond, Mark
Kolios, Athanasios (Principal Investigator) Brennan, Feargal (Co-investigator) Richmond, Mark (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 01-Jan-2021
REMS | Fajuyigbe, Ayodele
Brennan, Feargal (Principal Investigator) Kolios, Athanasios (Co-investigator) Fajuyigbe, Ayodele (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 01-Jan-2021
REMS | Shakouri, Arash
Collu, Maurizio (Principal Investigator) Brennan, Feargal (Co-investigator) Shakouri, Arash (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 01-Jan-2021

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Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering
Henry Dyer Building

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