Dr Yigit Kemal Demirel

Senior Lecturer

Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering

Personal statement

Dr Yigit Kemal Demirel is a Senior Lecturer in the Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering Department at the University of Strathclyde, and is the International/Erasmus Exchange Coordinator of the Department. His research interests lie in computational (CFD) and experimental hydrodynamics. He is actively engaged in fundamental and industry-focussed research on the effect of roughness (hull fouling and antifouling coatings) on ship performance, energy efficiency of ships, hull-propeller optimisation and energy saving devices (ESDs). In 2017, Dr Demirel was appointed as an ITTC Resistance and Propulsion Committee Member for a duration of three years.

Publications

CFD analysis of the effect of heterogeneous hull roughness on ship resistance
Ravenna Roberto, Song Soonseok, Shi Weichao, Sant Tonio, De Marco Muscat-Fenech Claire, Tezdogan Tahsin, Demirel Yigit Kemal
Ocean Engineering Vol 258 (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oceaneng.2022.111733
Experimental study on the effect of biomimetic tubercles on the drag of a flat plate
Ravenna Roberto, Marino Alessandro, Song Soonseok, Atlar Mehmet, Turan Osman, Day Sandy, Demirel Yigit Kemal
Ocean Engineering Vol 255 (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oceaneng.2022.111445
Numerical investigation of depth-varying currents on ship hydrodynamics in confined water
Terziev Momchil, Tezdogan Tahsin, Demirel Yigit Kemal, De Marco Muscat-Fenech Claire, Incecik Atilla
International Journal of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering Vol 14 (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnaoe.2022.100461
A numerical analysis of dynamic slosh dampening utilising perforated partitions in partially-filled rectangular tanks
Borg Mitchell G, DeMarco Muscat-Fenech Claire, Tezdogan Tahsin, Sant Tonio, Mizzi Simon, Demirel Yigit Kemal
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering Vol 10 (2022)
https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10020254
Nonlinear URANS model for evaluating course keeping and turning capabilities of a vessel with propulsion system failure in waves
Kim Daejeong, Song Soonseok, Sant Tonio, Demirel Yigit Kemal, Tezdogan Tahsin
International Journal of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering Vol 14 (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnaoe.2021.11.008
Exploring the effects of speed and scale on a ship's form factor using CFD
Terziev Momchil, Tezdogan Tahsin, Demirel Yigit Kemal, Villa Diego, Mizzi Simon, Incecik Atilla
International Journal of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering Vol 13, pp. 147-162 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnaoe.2020.12.002

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Professional activities

Malta University
Visiting researcher
16/5/2022
2nd International Conference on Ship and Marine Technology
Chair
9/2020
The Chamber of Turkish Naval Architects & Marine Engineers (External organisation)
Member
9/2020
EPSRC (External organisation)
Advisor
1/9/2020
GMO Journal of Ship and Marine Technology (Journal)
Editorial board member
6/2020
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (Journal)
Advisory Board Member
6/2020

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Projects

International Labour Organisation - Skills for Prosperity Project in Indonesia - PPNS
Kurt, Rafet (Principal Investigator) Atlar, Mehmet (Co-investigator) Boon, Stuart (Co-investigator) Brennan, Feargal (Co-investigator) Demirel, Yigit Kemal (Co-investigator) Giagloglou, Eva (Co-investigator) Gunbeyaz, Sefer Anil (Co-investigator) Ion, William (Co-investigator) RAMIREZ MARENGO, Maria (Co-investigator) Riches, Phil (Co-investigator) Tezdogan, Tahsin (Co-investigator) Turan, Osman (Co-investigator)
27-Jan-2021 - 30-Jan-2022
An Innovative Floating Hybrid PV & Hydrokinetic Power Pontoon for Use on the River Nile in Egypt
Tezdogan, Tahsin (Principal Investigator) Demirel, Yigit Kemal (Co-investigator) Incecik, Atilla (Co-investigator) Akartunali, Kerem (Co-investigator) Strachan, Scott (Co-investigator) Baum, Thomas (Co-investigator) Gray-Stephens, Angus (Researcher) Terziev, Momchil (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2021
Development of smart antifouling strategies towards energy-efficient fishing boats in Turkey
Demirel, Yigit Kemal (Principal Investigator) Tezdogan, Tahsin (Co-investigator) Turan, Osman (Co-investigator) Akartunali, Kerem (Co-investigator) Song, Soonseok (Researcher)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2021
Virtual and physical ExperimeNtal Towing centre for the design of eneRgy Efficient sea-faring vessels - VENTuRE (H2020 CSA)
Tezdogan, Tahsin (Principal Investigator) Atlar, Mehmet (Co-investigator) Coraddu, Andrea (Co-investigator) Day, Sandy (Co-investigator) Demirel, Yigit Kemal (Co-investigator) Incecik, Atilla (Co-investigator) Kurt, Rafet (Co-investigator) Turan, Osman (Co-investigator) Yuan, Zhiming (Co-investigator) Song, Soonseok (Researcher) Terziev, Momchil (Researcher)
a Virtual and physical ExperimeNtal Towing centre for the design of eneRgy Efficient sea-faring vessels - VENTuRE (H2020 CSA)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2022
Hybrid modelling for predictive maintenance of platform systems: A case study on the Holland Class Offshore Patrol Vessels
Demirel, Yigit Kemal (Principal Investigator)
13-Jan-2019 - 01-Jan-2024
Assessment of the current practices and local needs for developing smart antifouling strategies towards energy-efficient fishing boats in Turkey
Demirel, Yigit Kemal (Principal Investigator) Tezdogan, Tahsin (Co-investigator) Turan, Osman (Co-investigator) Akartunali, Kerem (Principal Investigator) Song, Soonseok (Researcher)
In Turkey, there are 13,000 artisanal fishing boats contributing to the income of at least 40,000 low-income fishermen and their families living in vulnerable communities. Typically, these fishing boats are of traditional design and inefficient in terms of fuel consumption. They may waste up to 44% of their fuel due to biofouling (organisms growing on boats), which also requires costly hull cleaning and antifouling procedures. Inadequate design and antifouling strategies aggravate the profitability and cause environmental problems such as increased Green-House Gas emissions and transportation of harmful non-indigenous species, while negatively affecting the expected growth in the fisheries sector as opposed to Turkey’s Vision 2023 targets for fisheries.
This project aims to investigate the current antifouling practices and identify the local needs for developing smart antifouling strategies towards energy-efficient fishing boats. This will be achieved by carrying out a joint inter-disciplinary pilot work with partners in Turkey with a focus on the technical feasibility, economic viability and environmental perspectives.
This will help the local fisheries to understand the importance of the optimum antifouling strategies, and hence to reduce unnecessary expenses and increase the profitability while reducing the environmental footprint. This project will establish partnerships for future GCRF calls.
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2020

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