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.


Hydrodynamic testing of a high performance skiff at model- and full-scale
Day A H, Cameron P, Dai S
Journal of Sailing Technology Vol 4, pp. 17-44 (2019)
Strategies to minimise numerical ventilation in CFD simulations of high-speed planing hulls
Gray-Stephens Angus, Tezdogan Tahsin, Day Sandy
38th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore & Arctic Engineering, pp. 1-10 (2019)
Application of phase decomposition to the analysis of random time series from wave basin tests
Adcock Thomas AA, Feng Xingya, Tang Tianning, Bremer Ton S Van den, Day Sandy, Dai Saishuai, Li Ye, Lin Zhiliang, Xu Wentao, Taylor Paul H
ASME 2019 38th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, OMAE 2019 (2019)
Investigation on the hydrodynamic scaling effect of an OWC type wave energy device using experiment and CFD simulation
Dai Saishuai, Day Sandy, Yuan Zhiming, Wang Haibin
Renewable Energy Vol 142, pp. 184-194 (2019)
Experimental analysis of the squat of ships advancing through the New Suez Canal
Elsherbiny Khaled, Tezdogan Tahsin, Kotb Mohamed, Incecik Atilla, Day Sandy
Ocean Engineering Vol 178, pp. 331-344 (2019)
Experimental measurement and simplified prediction of T-foil performance for monohull dinghies
Day Sandy, Cocard Margot, Troll Moritz
23rd Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium (2019)

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Professional activities

Workshop on Offshore Wind and Wave Energy for Turkey
Keynote/plenary speaker
Journal of Sailing Technology (Journal)
Editorial board member
Ships and Offshore Structures (Journal)
Peer reviewer
Sports Engineering (Journal)
Peer reviewer
International Towing Tank Conference (External organisation)
International Shipbuilding Progress (Journal)
Peer reviewer

more professional activities


Testing of Netbuoy Buoyancy device
Day, Sandy (Principal Investigator) Dai, Saishuai (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 07-Jan-2019
A biomimetic inspired for energy saving device for marine propeller
Shi, Weichao (Principal Investigator) Atlar, Mehmet (Co-investigator) Dai, Saishuai (Co-investigator) Day, Sandy (Co-investigator) Payne, Gregory (Co-investigator)
27-Jan-2019 - 26-Jan-2020
The Drop Keel Concept: an Assembly Focused Solution to Commercial Deep Water Floating Wind Turbine Development
Day, Sandy (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 30-Jan-2019
Testing of VIV suppression devices phase 2
Day, Sandy (Principal Investigator) Dai, Saishuai (Co-investigator)
30-Jan-2018 - 30-Jan-2018
Mobile Reverse Osmosis Floating Desalination Platform Powered by Hybrid Renewable energy (Newton Fund Institutional Links)
Oterkus, Erkan (Principal Investigator) Tezdogan, Tahsin (Academic) Atlar, Mehmet (Co-investigator) Day, Sandy (Co-investigator) Demirel, Yigit Kemal (Co-investigator) Oterkus, Selda (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2020
Modular floating structures for low-infrastructure economies
Day, Sandy (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 31-Jan-2020

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Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering
Henry Dyer Building

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