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Mr David Clelland

Senior Teaching Fellow

Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering

Personal statement

I am Director of Teaching and Deputy Head of Department. I lecture in Marine Engineering control and electrical systems and Experimental Hydrodynamics. My research ares are Experimental Hydrodynamics and Marine Renewables. I am a member of the ITTC Quality Systems Group.


Experimental and numerical analysis of a TLP floating offshore wind turbine
Oguz Elif, Clelland David, Day Alexander H., Incecik Atilla, López Juan Amate, Sánchez Gustavo, González Almeria Gonzalo
Ocean Engineering Vol 147, pp. 591-605, (2018)
Realistic simulation of aerodynamic loading for model testing of floating wind turbines
Day Alexander H, Clelland David, Oguz Elif, Dai Saishuai, Azcona Armendáriz José, Bouchotrouch Faisal, Lopez Juan Amate, Sánchez Gustavo, González Almeria Gonzalo
The 5th International Conference on Advanced Model Measurement Technology for the Maritime Industry (AMT'17), pp. 419-432, (2017)
Experimental study of a TLP offshore floating wind turbine
Oguz Elif, Day Alexander H., Clelland David, Incecik Atilla, Dai Saishuai, Lopez Juan Amate, González Gonzalo, Sánchez Gustavo D.
The 2nd International Conference on Maritime Technology (ICMT2014), (2016)
Assessment of an ADCP's capabilities in laboratory conditions
Harrold Magnus, Bromley Peter, Broudic Merin, Clelland David, Kiprakis Aristides, Abusara Mohammad
2015 IEEE/OES 11th Current, Waves and Turbulence Measurement (CWTM), pp. 1-5, (2015)
Automatic simulation of ship navigation
Xue Y. Z., Clelland D., Lee B. S., Han D. F.
Ocean Engineering Vol 38, pp. 2290-2305, (2011)
An experimental study of unsteady hydrodynamics of a single scull
Day Alexander, Campbell Ian, Clelland David, Cichowicz Jakub
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment Vol 225, pp. 282-294, (2011)

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TLPWIND UK: Driving the cost down of offshore wind in UK Waters
Day, Alexander (Principal Investigator) Clelland, David (Co-investigator) Incecik, Atilla (Co-investigator) Oguz, Elif (Researcher)
Technology Strategy Board Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing
Period 01-Sep-2014 - 08-Mar-2016
MARLIN Modular Floating Platform for Offshore Wind : Concept Assessment
Blackwell, Paul (Principal Investigator) Clelland, David (Co-investigator) Day, Alexander (Co-investigator)
"Project MARLIN will assess and develop a new concept for a modular floating platform system for offshore wind. The project will confirm technical and commercial feasibility of the novel method of construction and deployment of floating structures capable of supporting commercially relevant size wind turbines from ISO standard freight container-sized modules. Current demonstrator concepts in floating offshore wind require infrastructure of the scale unavailable or inaccessible in most of the world. Cost reductions needed to remove barriers to floating offshore adoption will come from development of methods not requiring large infrastructure and use of cost-effective mass manufacturing methods for making the construction modules. The proposed modular approach, with specially designed smaller and lighter building modules that could be towed out to sea for assembly, is significantly technically different from the current concepts and demonstrators. The concept will resolve the issue of prohibitively high cost of construction, logistics, and deployment in floating offshore wind. The main overarching research objective is to design the modules and the full structure, test those out as mathematical and physical models, carry out wave tank and sea conditions testing, and development of the manufacturing method. The project will deliver: design of a low-cost single module building block structure, design of a full modular configurable structure, creating physical and mathematical models, tank tests and sea test of physical models, analysis of manufacturing feasibility including a materials selection study and identification of coastal sites and new markets for adoption of the technology. Two of the University of Strathclyde engineering departments, AFRC and NAOME, will work together with the other members of the consortium. NAOME's role within the consortium is to develop a detailed hydrodynamic simulation model of the semi-submersible concept for two different types of floating modules - a passive one and a dynamic one which can have its buoyancy and orientation altered. Scaled models of the two module concepts under a range of different sea states representative of where the wind turbines will be deployed will be conducted. The results will be measured and analysed and a report provided to the lead partner on the findings from both tests and simulations. AFRC's role is to develop a finite element (FE) model for the initial and refined modules, to determine their suitability in terms of structural strength performance under different load cases. Once the best configuration for the module has been determined, the AFRC will develop a FE model for two different configurations of the final structural assembly made with the selected module and simulate the performance of the overall structures. A report will be provided, summarising the findings. Due to the complexity of the project, the geographical spread of the partners and the close collaborative nature of the project, AFRC will also support Frontier Technical in the management of the project."
Period 01-Feb-2017 - 31-Oct-2017
HOLISHIP HOLIstic optimisation of SHIP design and operation for life cycle (H2020 SC4)
Boulougouris, Evangelos (Principal Investigator) Clelland, David (Co-investigator) Day, Alexander (Co-investigator) Theotokatos, Gerasimos (Co-investigator) Yuan, Zhiming (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Sep-2016 - 31-Aug-2020
TLPWIND UK: Driving the cost down of offshore wind in UK Waters
Day, Alexander (Principal Investigator) Clelland, David (Co-investigator) Incecik, Atilla (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Sep-2014 - 08-Mar-2016
TIC LCPE: Safe and efficient personnel access to offshore wind turbines (AM03)
Day, Alexander (Principal Investigator) Clelland, David (Co-investigator) Incecik, Atilla (Co-investigator) Turan, Osman (Co-investigator)
Period 01-May-2014 - 30-Apr-2015
Investigation of Resistance Reduction of LNG Carrier (Phase 4)
Day, Alexander (Principal Investigator) Clelland, David (Co-investigator) Turan, Osman (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Jul-2012 - 28-Feb-2013

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