Professor Sandy Day

Research Professor

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.

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Blade loads on tidal turbines in planar oscillatory flow
Milne IA, Day Alexander, Sharma RN, Flay RGJ
Ocean Engineering Vol 60, pp. 163-174 (2013)
Two-degree-of-freedom VIV of circular cylinder with variable natural frequency ratio : experimental and numerical investigations
Srinil Narakorn, Zanganeh Hossein, Day Alexander
Ocean Engineering Vol 73, pp. 179-194 (2013)
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)
An experimental study of interceptors for drag reduction on high-performance sailing yachts
Day Alexander H, Cooper Christopher
Ocean Engineering Vol 38, pp. 983-994 (2011)
Resistance of a compartmented surface-effect ship
Day Alexander, Clelland David, Doctors Lawrence, Beveridge Philip
Journal of Ship Production and Design Vol 26, pp. 219–230 (2010)
Resistance of a ship undergoing oscillatory motion
Doctors Lawrence J, Day Alexander H, Clelland David
Journal of Ship Research Vol 54, pp. 120-132 (2010)

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Professional Activities

International Towing Tank Conference (External organisation)
International Towing Tank Conference (External organisation)
International Towing Tank Conference (External organisation)
Journal of Marine Science and Technology (Journal)
Editorial board member
Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects. Part B, International Journal of Small Craft Technology (Journal)
Editorial board member
Workshop on Offshore Wind and Wave Energy for Turkey
Keynote/plenary speaker

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Bionic Adaptive Stretchable Materials for WEC (BASM-WEC)
Xiao, Qing (Principal Investigator) Bomphray, Iain (Co-investigator) Brennan, Feargal (Co-investigator) Day, Sandy (Co-investigator) Yang, Liu (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2025
Severe Storm Wave Loads on Offshore Wind Turbine Foundations (SEA-SWALLOWS)
Dai, David (Principal Investigator) Day, Sandy (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 30-Jan-2024
Testing of Netbuoy Buoyancy device
Dai, David (Principal Investigator) Day, Sandy (Co-investigator)
12-Jan-2021 - 23-Jan-2021
Stinger Keel Floating Wind Foundation UK Concept Development
Collu, Maurizio (Principal Investigator) Brennan, Feargal (Co-investigator) Day, Sandy (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 30-Jan-2022
A novel Partially Floating Photovoltaic integrated with Smart Energy storage and Management System for Egyptian North Lakes
Oterkus, Erkan (Principal Investigator) Atlar, Mehmet (Co-investigator) Day, Sandy (Co-investigator) Oterkus, Selda (Co-investigator)
16-Jan-2020 - 15-Jan-2022
Otter Turbine Numerical Analysis for Ormsary Farmers LP
Xiao, Qing (Principal Investigator) Day, Sandy (Co-investigator)
15-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2020

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Professor Sandy Day
Research Professor
Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering

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