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.


New horizons in marine coatings
Demirel Yigit Kemal
GMO Journal of Ship and Marine Technology Vol 24, pp. 37-53 (2018)
New horizons in marine coatings
Demirel Yigit Kemal
3rd International Symposium on Naval Architecture and Maritime (2018)
Operability analysis of a high speed car/passenger ferry
Tezdogan Tahsin, Demirel Yigit Kemal, Mortola Giuseppe, Incecik Atilla, Turan Osman, Khalid Hassan
Developments in Maritime Transportation and Exploitation of Sea Resources 15th International Congress of the International Maritime Association of the Mediterranean (IMAM), pp. 273-281 (2014)
An overview of marine corrosion protection with a focus on cathodic protection and coatings
Tezdogan Tahsin, Demirel Yigit Kemal
Brodogradnja (Shipbuilding) Vol 65, pp. 49-59 (2014)
CFD approach to resistance prediction as a function of roughness
Demirel Yigit Kemal, Khorasanchi Mahdi, Turan Osman, Incecik Atilla
Transport Research Arena 2014 (2014)
Prediction of the effects of hull fouling and antifoulings on ship resistance
Demirel Yigit Kemal, Turan Osman, Incecik Atilla
11th Annual Green Ship Technology Conference (GST 2014) (2014)

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Professional activities

Research on Experimental and Numerical Marine Hydrodynamics in Marine Rotating Devices - Marine Propellers and Tidal Turbines
Gerd Wessels
PhD Thesis (Confidential)
External Examiner
Identification and analysis of skills gaps in the offshore renewable energy sector
Brodogradnja (Shipbuilding) (Journal)
Advisory Board Member
Transportation Research. Part D, Transport and Environment (Journal)
Peer reviewer

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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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