Professor Sandy Day

Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering

Personal statement

Sandy Day is Professor of Marine Hydrodynamics in the Naval Architecture Ocean and Marine Engineering Dept. at Strathclyde University, and is the Director of the University’s Kelvin Hydrodynamics Laboratory. His research interests lie in computational and experimental hydrodynamics; he is actively engaged in fundamental and industry-focussed research on energy efficiency of ships, motions and loads on ships and offshore oil and gas structures, and performance of offshore renewable energy devices, as well as sports hydrodynamics applied to sailing rowing and kayaking.

He is highly active in the International Towing Tank Conference (ITTC), which sets best-practice standards for large-scale hydrodynamics facilities worldwide; he has recently chaired the ITTC committee on Hydrodynamic Testing of Marine Renewable Energy Devices, and was responsible for writing new best-practice standards for tank testing of offshore wind, wave and tidal energy devices.


Enhancement of performance of wave turbine during stall using passive flow control : first and second law analysis
Shehata Ahmed, Xiao Qing, Selim Mohamed M., Elbatran A.H. , Day Alexander
Renewable Energy Vol 113, pp. 369-392, (2017)
A mixed-method optimisation and simulation framework for supporting logistical decisions during offshore wind farm installations
Barlow Euan, Tezcaner Öztürka Diclehan, Revie Matthew, Akartunali Kerem, Day Alexander H., Boulougouris Evangelos
European Journal of Operational Research, (2017)
Passive flow control for aerodynamic performance enhancement of airfoil with its application in Wells turbine – under oscillating flow condition
Shehata Ahmed S., Xiao Qing, Saqr Khalid M., Naguib Ahmed , Day Alexander
Ocean Engineering Vol 136, pp. 31-53, (2017)
Performance prediction for sailing dinghies
Day Alexander H.
Ocean Engineering Vol 136, pp. 67-79, (2017)
An experimental study of hull girder loads on an intact and damaged naval ship
Begovic E., Day A.H., Incecik A.
Ocean Engineering Vol 133, pp. 47-65, (2017)
Comparative analysis of different wave turbine designs based on conditions relevant to northern coast of Egypt
Shehata Ahmed, Xiao Qing, El-Shaib Mohamed, Sharara Ashraf, Day Alexander
Energy : The International Journal ; Technologies, Resources, Reserves, Demands, Impact, Conservation, Management, Policy Vol 120, pp. 450-467, (2017)

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Professional activities

Sports Engineering (Journal)
Peer reviewer
Ships and Offshore Structures (Journal)
Peer reviewer
International Towing Tank Conference (External organisation)
International Shipbuilding Progress (Journal)
Peer reviewer
Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects. Part B, International Journal of Small Craft Technology (Journal)
Editorial board member
International Towing Tank Conference (External organisation)

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United Kingdom Centre for Marine Energy Research - Supergen Marine 4
Johnstone, Cameron (Principal Investigator) Day, Alexander (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Dec-2016 - 30-Nov-2018
Marine Renewable Infrastructure Network for Enhancing Technologies 2 MARINET II
Johnstone, Cameron (Principal Investigator) Day, Alexander (Co-investigator) Stack, Margaret (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Jan-2017 - 30-Jun-2021
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)
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
Low Carbon Shipping - A systems approach | Howett, Benjamin
Day, Alexander (Principal Investigator) Incecik, Atilla (Co-investigator) Howett, Benjamin (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Jul-2010 - 01-Jul-2013

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Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering
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