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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Experimental and computational analysis of elastomer membranes used in oscillating water column WECs
Abad Farhad, Lotfian Saeid, Dai Saishuai, Zhao Guangwei, Idarraga Alarcon Guillermo, Yang Liu, Huang Yang, Xiao Qing, Brennan Feargal
Renewable Energy Vol 226 (2024)
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)
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)
Hinged very large floating structures for wave energy conversion and wind turbine foundation
Arredondo-Galeana Abel, Collu Maurizio, Brennan Feargal
Supergen ORE Hub Seventh Annual Assembly (2024)
Implementation of digital twin-enabled virtually monitored data in inspection planning
Li Shen, Brennan Feargal
Applied Ocean Research Vol 144 (2024)
A critical review of challenges and opportunities for the design and operation of offshore structures supporting renewable hydrogen production, storage, and transport
Rodríguez Castillo Claudio Alexis, Yeter Baran, Li Shen, Brennan Feargal, Collu Maurizio
Wind Energy Science Vol 9, pp. 533–554 (2024)

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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
CoTide – Co-design to deliver Scalable Tidal Stream Energy
Brennan, Feargal (Principal Investigator) Mehmanparast, Ali (Co-investigator) Oterkus, Selda (Co-investigator) Stack, Margaret (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 30-Jan-2028
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

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

Tel: 548 4093