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

Scale effect on ship resistance components and form factor
Dogrul Ali, Song Soonseok, Demirel Yigit Kemal
Ocean Engineering Vol 209 (2020)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oceaneng.2020.107428
Prediction of the fouling penalty on the tidal turbine performance and development of its mitigation measures
Song Soonseok, Demirel Yigit Kemal, Atlar Mehmet, Shi Weichao
Applied Energy Vol 276 (2020)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2020.115498
Fouling effect on the resistance of different ship types
Song Soonseok, Demirel Yigit Kemal, De Marco Muscat-Fenech Claire, Tezdogan Tahsin, Atlar Mehmet
Ocean Engineering (2020)
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
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
Ocean Engineering Vol 200 (2020)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oceaneng.2020.107029
Impact of biofilm on the ship propulsion characteristics and the speed reduction
Farkas Andrea, Song Soonseok, Degiuli Nastia, Martić Ivana, Demirel Yigit Kemal
Ocean Engineering Vol 199 (2020)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oceaneng.2020.107033

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Professional activities

Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (Journal)
Guest editor
3/2/2020
ITTC Resistance and Propulsion Committee
Visiting researcher
14/1/2020
Naval Architectural Services Ltd.
Visiting researcher
10/1/2020
University of Malta
Visiting researcher
7/1/2020
International Paint Limited
Visiting researcher
2/12/2019
4th ANZPAC Workshop on Biofouling Management for Sustainable Shipping
Invited speaker
30/9/2019

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Projects

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)
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)
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)
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 - 30-Jan-2020
Time-Based Biofouling Model for Ships
Demirel, Yigit Kemal (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2019

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