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Dr Yigit Kemal Demirel


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.


An investigation into fishing boat optimisation using a hybrid algorithm
Tezdogan Tahsin, Shenglong Zhang, Demirel Yigit Kemal, Liu Wendi, Leping Xu, Lai Yuyang, Kurt Rafet Emek, Budi Djatmiko Eko, Incecik Atilla
Ocean Engineering Vol 167, pp. 204-220, (2018)
Bilge keel design for the traditional fishing boats of Indonesia’s East Java
Liu Wendi, Demirel Yigit Kemal, Budi Djatmiko Eko, Nugroho Setyo, Tezdogan Tahsin, Kurt Rafet Emek, Supomo Heri, Baihaqi Imam, Yuan Zhiming, Incecik Atilla
International Journal of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, (2018)
Investigating the effect of biofouling on propeller characteristics using CFD
Owen David , Demirel Yigit Kemal, Oguz Elif, Tezdogan Tahsin, Incecik Atilla
Ocean Engineering Vol 159, pp. 505-516, (2018)
Time based ship added resistance prediction model for biofouling
Uzun D., Ozyurt R., Demirel Y. K., Turan O.
13th International Marine Design Conference, (2018)
Energy efficient ship operation through speed optimisation in various weather conditions
Cui Tong, Howett Benjamin, Kim Mingyu, Lu Ruihua, Demirel Yigit Kemal, Turan Osman, Day Alexander, Incecik Atilla
Trends and Challenges in Maritime Energy ManagementWMU Studies in Maritime Affairs Vol 6, (2018)
Life cycle assessment of marine coatings applied to ship hulls
Demirel Yigit Kemal, UZUN Dogancan, Zhang Yansheng, Turan Osman
Trends and Challenges in Maritime Energy ManagementWMU Studies in Maritime Affairs, (2018)

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Professional activities

Identification and analysis of skills gaps in the offshore renewable energy sector

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Time-Based Biofouling Model for Ships
Demirel, Yigit Kemal (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Apr-2018 - 31-Mar-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, Alexander (Co-investigator) Demirel, Yigit Kemal (Co-investigator) Oterkus, Selda (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Apr-2018 - 31-Mar-2020

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Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering
Henry Dyer Building

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