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.
- The Rise of Taylor Bubbles in Vertıcal and Inclined Pipes
- ASME 2019 38th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, OMAE 2019
- Corrosion and Fouling in the Marine Environment
- The effect of biofouling on the energy efficiency and fuel consumption of ships
- 18th Conference on Computer Applications and Information Technology in the Maritime Industries
- Numerical Study on Hydrodynamics of a Ship Advancing in Confined Waterways
more professional activities
- 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
- Time-Based Biofouling Model for Ships
- Demirel, Yigit Kemal (Principal Investigator)
- 01-Jan-2018 - 31-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
Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering
Henry Dyer Building
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