Dr Yigit Kemal Demirel

Lecturer

Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering

Personal statement

Dr Yigit Kemal Demirel is a 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

Time-dependent biofouling growth model for predicting the effects of biofouling on ship resistance and powering
Uzun Dogancan, Demirel Yigit Kemal, Coraddu Andrea, Turan Osman
Ocean Engineering Vol 191 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oceaneng.2019.106432
Experimental investigation on the effect of biomimetic tubercles on the hydrodynamics of a flat plate
Ravenna Roberto, Marino Alessandro, Song Soonseok, Demirel Yigit Kemal, Atlar Mehmet, Turan Osman
6th International Conference on Advanced Model Measurement Technology for The Maritime Industry (2019)
Validation of the CFD approach for modelling roughness effect on ship resistance
Song Soonseok, Demirel Yigit Kemal, Atlar Mehmet, Dai Saishuai, Day Sandy, Turan Osman
6th International Conference on Advanced Model Measurement Technology for The Maritime Industry (2019)
Design specification, commission and calibration of the University of Strathclyde's Fully Turbulent Flow Channel (FTFC) facility
Marino Alessandro, Ilter Y Kaan, Song Soonseok, Shi Weichao, Atlar Mehmet, Demirel Yigit K
6th International Conference on Advanced Model Measurements Technologies for The Maritime Industry (AMT'19) (2019)
Practical added resistance diagrams to predict fouling impact on ship performance
Demirel Yigit Kemal, Song Soonseok, Turan Osman, Incecik Atilla
Ocean Engineering Vol 186 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oceaneng.2019.106112
An investigation into the effect of biofouling on full-scale propeller performance using CFD
Song Soonseok, Demirel Yigit Kemal, Atlar Mehmet
38th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore & Arctic Engineering (2019)

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Professional activities

4th ANZPAC Workshop on Biofouling Management for Sustainable Shipping
Invited speaker
30/9/2019
The Rise of Taylor Bubbles in Vertıcal and Inclined Pipes
Examiner
16/7/2019
ASME 2019 38th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, OMAE 2019
Invited speaker
8/6/2019
ASME 2019 38th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, OMAE 2019
Participant
8/6/2019
Biofouling Management & Prevention
Invited speaker
20/5/2019
18th Conference on Computer Applications and Information Technology in the Maritime Industries
Speaker
25/3/2019

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Projects

Initial studies towards an innovative Floating Wind-Hydrokinetic Power Station (FWHPS) for Upper Egypt Villages
Tezdogan, Tahsin (Principal Investigator) Yuan, Zhiming (Co-investigator) Demirel, Yigit Kemal (Co-investigator) Akartunali, Kerem (Co-investigator) Arslan, Volkan (Researcher)
The majority of Egyptians live either in the Nile delta, which is located north of Cairo and is known as Lower Egypt, or in the narrow strip of agricultural land south of Cairo on either side of the River Nile, known as Upper Egypt (UE). A report by the Egyptian Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics states that the poorest region in Egypt is the rural upper region (poverty rate of 49.4%). The number of villages in Egypt is 4655; around 22% of them suffer a continuous interruption of electricity. In its 2030 vision, Egypt is aiming to boost its renewable energy generation from 8% to 20%, specifically in UE. According to the Egyptian wind and current atlas, the wind and current have a high potential around the Nile which can be utilised for sustainable energy.
This project aims to investigate the concept of a floating hybrid system which will combine wind and hydropower generation for river applications, from technical feasibility, economic viability and environmental perspectives. The platform will offer a mobile, low emission and economically viable means of power generation for the poor population in UG villages. The ultimate aim is to establish partnerships for future GCRF calls.
01-Jan-2018 - 30-Jan-2019
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
Time-Based Biofouling Model for Ships
Demirel, Yigit Kemal (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2019

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Address

Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering
Henry Dyer Building

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