Dr Weichao Shi

Strathclyde Chancellor's Fellow

Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering

Personal statement

Lecturer, Strathclyde Chancellor's fellow in Low Carbon Technologies, to support the R&D activities in the field of marine renewable energy and marine propulsion with specialities in experimental and numerical marine hydrodynamics. 

With the experience in the Kelvin Hydrodynamic Lab, the Emerson Cavitation Tunnel and the HIT circulating water channel, I have developed my research portfolio covering a wide range of marine related subjects, particularly like marine and offshore renewable energy (Tidal and Wind), self-sustainable AUVs, turbulence and noise control of marine propulsors and marine control surfaces, etc. 


Has expertise in:

    l Marine hydrodynamic experiments: resistance and propulsion test; open water test; cavitation test; underwater radiated noise test; PIV test (Particle Image Velocimetry); LDV test (Laser Doppler Velocimetry); Skin Friction test of marine coatings.

    l CFD Software: Ansys (CFX, Fluent, Workbench, Mechanical, ANSYS Composite PrepPost);Star-CCM+; Pointwise; Tecplot; Shipflow

    l CAD Software: Solidworks; Rhino; AutoCAD

    l Coding: Labview; Fortran; C

    l Animation Software: Autodesk 3DS MAX

    Language: English; Chinese


Performance evaluation of a submerged tidal energy device with a single mooring line
Guo Bin, Wang Dazheng, Zhou Junwei, Shi Weichao, Zhou Xu
Ocean Engineering (2019)
Hydrodynamics around a deep-draft-semi-submersible with biomimetic tubercle corner design
Liang Yibo, Shi Weichao, Tao Longbin
ASME 2019 38th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering ASME 2019 38th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, OMAE 2019 (2019)
Design specification, commission and calibration of the University of Strathclyde's Fully Turbulent Flow Channel (FTFC) facility
Marino Alessandro, Ilter Y Kaan, Song Soonseok, Shi Weichao, Atlar Mehmet, Demirel Yigit K
6th International Conference on Advanced Model Measurements Technologies for The Maritime Industry (AMT'19) (2019)
Underwater radiated noise characteristic of the hydro-spinna tidal turbine under induced cavitation
Rosli Roslynna, Shi Weichao, Aktas Batuhan, Norman Rose, Atlar Mehmet
International Journal of Smart Grid and Clean Energy Vol 8, pp. 415-421 (2019)
The numerical analysis of the flow on the smooth and nonsmooth boundaries by IBEM/DBIEM
Xu Gang, Zhao Guangwei, Chen Jing, Wang Shuqi, Shi Weichao
Mathematical Problems in Engineering Vol 2019 (2019)
The effect of biofouling on the tidal turbine performance
Song Soonseok, Shi Weichao, Demirel Yigit Kemal, Atlar Mehmet
Applied Energy Symposium (2019)

more publications



NM837 Underwater Vehicle 



Research interests

l Marine Renewable Energy and Renewable Energy Powered Marine Vehicles

Seeking for PhD candidates with funding opportunities.

l Marine propulsor and marine control surface hydrodynamic performance, cavitation, noise and vibration

Seeking for PhD candidates with funding opportunities.

l Design analysis and optimization of ship hull forms

l Design, development and experimental verification of EEDI devices

l Hydrodynamic performance of biofouling coatings

Professional activities

Ocean Engineering (Journal)
Peer reviewer
Sustainable Marine Structures (Journal)
Peer reviewer
Research on Experimental and Numerical Marine Hydrodynamics in Marine Rotating Devices - Marine Propellers and Tidal Turbines
The 5th International Conference on Advanced Model Measurement Technology for the Maritime Industry
Member of programme committee
Energy (Journal)
Peer reviewer
Applied Energy (Journal)
Peer reviewer

more professional activities


A biomimetic inspired for energy saving device for marine propeller
Shi, Weichao (Principal Investigator) Atlar, Mehmet (Co-investigator) Dai, Saishuai (Co-investigator) Day, Sandy (Co-investigator) Payne, Gregory (Co-investigator)
27-Jan-2019 - 26-Jan-2020
Savas Sezen PhD Project
Atlar, Mehmet (Principal Investigator) Shi, Weichao (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 01-Jan-2022

more projects


Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering
Henry Dyer Building

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