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

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
Experimental and theoretical study of the effect of hull roughness on ship resistance
Song Soonseok, Dai Saishuai, Demirel Yigit Kemal, Atlar Mehmet, Day Sandy, Turan Osman
Journal of Ship Research Vol 65, pp. 62-71 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.5957/JOSR.07190040
Experimental investigation on the effect of heterogeneous hull roughness on ship resistance
Song Soonseok, Ravenna Roberto, Dai Saishuai, DeMarco Muscat-Fenech Claire, Tani Giorgio, Demirel Yigit Kemal, Atlar Mehmet, Day Sandy, Incecik Atilla
Ocean Engineering Vol 223 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oceaneng.2021.108590
Investigating the effect of heterogeneous hull roughness on ship resistance using CFD
Song Soonseok, Demirel Yigit Kemal, De Marco Muscat-Fenech Claire, Sant Tonio, Villa Diego, Tezdogan Tahsin, Incecik Atilla
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering Vol 9 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9020202
CFD based form factor determination method
Korkmaz Kadir Burak, Werner Sofia, Sakamoto Nobuaki, Queutey Patrick, Deng Ganbo, Yuling Gao, Guoxiang Dong, Maki Kevin, Ye Haixuan, Akinturk Ayhan, Sayeed Tanvir, Hino Takanori, Zhao Feng, Tezdogan Tahsin, Demirel Yigit Kemal, Bensow Rickard
Ocean Engineering Vol 220 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oceaneng.2020.108451
Propeller performance penalty of biofouling : computational fluid dynamics prediction
Song Soonseok, Demirel Yigit Kemal, Atlar Mehmet
Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering Vol 142 (2020)
https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4047201

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Professional activities

EPSRC (External organisation)
Advisor
1/9/2020
2nd INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON SHIP AND MARINE TECHNOLOGY
Chair
9/2020
The Chamber of Turkish Naval Architects & Marine Engineers (External organisation)
Member
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
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (Journal)
Guest editor
3/2/2020

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Projects

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)
Demirel, Yigit Kemal (Principal Investigator) Atlar, Mehmet (Co-investigator) Coraddu, Andrea (Co-investigator) Day, Sandy (Co-investigator) Incecik, Atilla (Co-investigator) Kurt, Rafet (Co-investigator) Tezdogan, Tahsin (Co-investigator) Turan, Osman (Co-investigator) Yuan, Zhiming (Co-investigator) Song, Soonseok (Researcher) Terziev, Momchil (Researcher)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2022
MarLEM: Maritime Logistics Engineering and Management (EMFF Blue Economy)
Tezdogan, Tahsin (Principal Investigator) Demirel, Yigit Kemal (Co-investigator) Incecik, Atilla (Co-investigator) Kolios, Athanasios (Co-investigator) Zhou, Peilin (Co-investigator) Terziev, Momchil (Research Co-investigator) Wei, Yujia (Researcher)
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2022
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
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) Terziev, Momchil (Principal Investigator)
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

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