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Dr Qing Xiao


Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering

Personal statement

I joined the University of Strathclyde in 2007 and I’m currently a Reader in the Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineeing. I am committed teaching in thermodynamics, heat transfer, energy system management, marine pipeline and computational fluid dynamics.   

My recent research interests are numerical simulations and modeling of marine related fluid problems. There are three main research directions in my research group. (a) The flow analysis in bio-mimetic study, such as the physical phenomena associated with a flapping wing and swimming fish with their applications in bio-inspired robot and propeller. (b) The general fluid mechanics and aerodynamics. (c) The marine and wind renewable energy devices (tidal/current and offshore renewable energy).

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Aeroelastic analysis of a floating offshore wind turbine in platform‐induced surge motion using a fully coupled CFD‐MBD method
Liu Yuanchuan, Xiao Qing, Incecik Atilla, Peyrard Christophe
Wind Energy, pp. 1-20, (2018)
Numerical study of an individual Taylor bubble rising through stagnant liquids under laminar flow regime
Massoud E.Z., Xiao Q., El-Gamal H.A., Teamah M.A.
Ocean Engineering Vol 162, pp. 117-137, (2018)
A Multi-Body Dynamics based numerical modelling tool for solving aquatic biomimetic problems
Li Ruoxin, Xiao Qing, Liu Yuanchuan, Hu Jianxin, Li Lijun, Li Gen, Liu Hao, Hu Kainan, Wen Li
Bioinspiration & Biomimetics Vol 13, (2018)
Multi-fin kinematics and hydrodynamics in pufferfish steady swimming
Li Lijun, Li Gen, Li Ruoxin, Xiao Qing, Liu Hao
Ocean Engineering Vol 158, pp. 111-122, (2018)
Reactive control of a two-body point absorber using reinforcement learning
Anderlini E., Forehand D.I.M., Bannon E., Xiao Q., Abusara M.
Ocean Engineering Vol 148, pp. 650-658, (2018)
Enhancement of performance of wave turbine during stall using passive flow control : first and second law analysis
Shehata Ahmed, Xiao Qing, Selim Mohamed M., Elbatran A.H. , Day Alexander
Renewable Energy Vol 113, pp. 369-392, (2017)

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Professional activities

Biomimetic study and its applications in renewable energy devices
Computational Fluid-Structure Dynamics in offshore, renewable & marine technology
Elsevier (Publisher)
Editorial board member
Applied Energy (Journal)
Ocean Engineering (Journal)
Editorial board member
Biotechnology and Bioengineering (Journal)

more professional activities


Understanding Bio-Inspired Robot Propulsion, Maneuvering, and Power ? Hydrodynamic Control & Auton
Xiao, Qing (Principal Investigator) Post, Mark (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2017 - 30-Sep-2020
A Feasibility Study on Hydropower Generation by Hydrostatic Pressure
Xiao, Qing (Principal Investigator)
The project is commissioned by the Subsea Hydropower Ltd and supported by the ETP Knowledge Exchange Network Engagement Fund. This project will carry out mathematical modelling to ascertain the feasibility of the proposed subsea turbine design.
If the design is not feasible as it stands then changes will be suggested to achieve this.
Should the initial design as provided prove feasible then improvements will be suggested so as to increase overall efficiency of the product.
Period 08-Jun-2018 - 13-Jul-2018
Assessment of offshore floating wind turbine’s hydrodynamic and structure performance to foster system sustainability
Xiao, Qing (Principal Investigator) Liu, Yuanchuan (Researcher)
EPSRC Resource Allocation Panel (RAP): Access to Tier-2 Cirrus Service
Period 15-May-2018 - 14-May-2019
Xiao, Qing (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Nov-2011 - 13-Jun-2015
Enhancement and sustainability the capability of NAOME in Marine Renewable Energy Research
Xiao, Qing (Principal Investigator)
funded by Faculty of Engineering Strategic Research Funding, Strathclyde University, UK
Period 01-Jan-2015 - 01-Jan-2017
A Study of Bio-inspired Three-dimensional PASSIVELY Deformed Flexible Blade for Wind/Tidal Turbines (EPSRC)
Xiao, Qing (Principal Investigator)
EPSRC Resource Allocation Panel (RAP): Access to ARCHER
Period 01-Jul-2015 - 01-Aug-2016

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