Dr Zi Lin

Research Associate

Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering

Personal statement

Dr. Zi Lin is a Research Associate and a member of the Offshore Engineering Institute at the University of Strathclyde since 2018. Prior to Strathclyde, she was a Research Fellow at the Offshore Energy Engineering Centre within the School of Water, Energy, and Environment, Cranfield University. She holds a PhD degree in Naval Architecture, Ocean & Marine Engineering from the University of Strathclyde; an MSc in Offshore Engineering and a BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering, both from Dalian University of Technology, China. Her main area of expertise is regarding offshore engineering, focusing on hydrodynamics, design & analysis of offshore floating structures, mooring system modelling and ocean renewable energy (wind and wave). To be involved in the energy sector outside of academia, she is an Associate Member of RINA and a full member of AXELOS. Apart from it, she is a frequent presenter and session-chair (35th, 37th and 38th; Ocean Renewable Energy) at the International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE). In addition, she owns the Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA). 

Publications

Progress on the development of a holistic coupled model of dynamics for offshore wind farms : phase II - study on a data-driven based reduced-order model for a single wind turbine
Lin Z, Stetco A, Carmona-Sanchez J, Cevasco D, Collu M, Nenadic G, Marjanovic O, Barnes M
ASME 2019 38th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, OMAE 2019 (2019)
An analysis of the impact of an advanced aero-hydro-servo-elastic model of dynamics on the generator-converter dynamics, for an offshore fixed 5MW PMSG wind turbine
Carmona-Sanchez J, Lin Z, Collu M, Barnes M, Marjanovic O, Cevasco D
15th IET International Conference on AC and DC Power Transmission (ACDC 2019) - Proceedings 15th IET International Conference on AC and DC Power Transmission, ACDC 2019 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1049/cp.2019.0080
O&M cost-based FMECA : identification and ranking of the most critical components for 2-4 MW geared offshore wind turbines
Cevasco D, Collu M, Lin Z
Journal of Physics: Conference Series Vol 1102 (2018)
https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/1102/1/012039
Progress on the development of a holistic coupled model of dynamics for offshore wind farms, phase I : aero-hydro-servoelastic model, with drive train model, for a single wind turbine
Lin Z, Cevasco D, Collu M
ASME 2018 37th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering ASME 2018 37th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, OMAE 2018 (2018)
https://doi.org/10.1115/OMAE2018-77886
Time-Domain Analysis of Substructure of a Floating Offshore Wind Turbine in Waves
Lin Zi, Yang Jianmin, Tao Longbin, Sayer Philip, Ning Dezhi
(2016)
https://doi.org/doi:10.1115/OMAE2016-54113
An enhanced stiffness model for elastic lines and its application to the analysis of a moored floating offshore wind turbine
Lin Zi, Sayer P
Ocean Engineering Vol 109, pp. 444-453 (2015)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oceaneng.2015.09.002

more publications

Projects

Holistic Operation and Maintenance for Energy from Offshore Wind Farms
Barnes, Mike (Principal Investigator) Collu, Maurizio (Co-investigator) Lin, Zi (Researcher) Cevasco, Debora (Post Grad Student)
HOME Offshore is a research project funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) which partners 5 leading UK universities. The project will investigate the use of advanced sensing, robotics, virtual reality models and artificial intelligence to reduce maintenance cost and effort for offshore windfarms. Predictive and diagnostic techniques will allow problems to be picked up early, when easy and inexpensive maintenance will allow problems to be readily fixed. Robots and advanced sensors will be used to minimise the need for human intervention in the hazardous offshore environment.

The remote inspection and asset management of offshore wind farms and their connection to shore, is an industry which will be worth up to £2 billion annually by 2025 in the UK alone. 80% to 90% of the cost of offshore Operation and Maintenance according to the Crown Estate is generated by access requirements: such as the need to get engineers and technicians to remote sites to evaluate a problem and decide what action to undertake. Such inspection takes place in a remote and hazardous environment and requires highly trained personnel, of which there is likely to be a shortage in coming years. Additionally much condition monitoring data which is presently generated is not useful or not used effectively.

The project therefore aims to make generate more ‘actionable data’ – useful information that can reduce operation and maintenance costs and improve safety.
02-Jan-2017 - 31-Jan-2020

more projects

Address

Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering
Henry Dyer Building

Location Map

View University of Strathclyde in a larger map