Professor Qing Xiao

Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering

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

I have more than 25 years of research experience in the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) field with extensive experience ranging from numerical simulation of aerodynamic compressible flow to bio-mimetic and ocean renewable energy incompressible flow. My main research interests lie in the application of CFD for flow analysis of bio-inspired studies and ocean renewable energy. Some of my main research themes include the physical phenomena associated with a flapping wing and swimming fish with their applications in bioinspired under-water robots; flapping-based tidal energy device;  the offshore renewable energy devices such as tidal turbine, the fixed and floating wind turbine; wave energy converter and offshore fluid-structure interaction such as Vortex Induced Vibration.

In addition to my extensive research activities, I am currently an ITTC Ocean Engineering Committee member, Associated Editor of OMAE Journal, Editorial Board member of Ocean Engineering; a senior member of AIAA, member of OMAE.

For more information please visit our research team webpage:

http://personal.strath.ac.uk/qing.xiao/

 

 

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Publications

Mooring force estimation for floating offshore wind turbines with augmented Kalman Filter : a step towards digital twin
Yung Kobe Hoi-Yin, Xiao Qing, Incecik Atilla, Thompson Peter
Proceedings of the ASME 2023 International Offshore Wind Technical Conference (IOWTC2023) 5th International Offshore Wind Technical Conference (2024)
https://doi.org/10.1115/IOWTC2023-119374
A general FSI framework for an effective stress analysis on composite wind turbine blades
Deng ZhongSheng, Xiao Qing, Huang Yang, Yang Liu, Liu YuanChuan
Ocean Engineering Vol 291 (2024)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oceaneng.2023.116412
Digital twin modelling of floating offshore wind turbine with fully coupled aero-hydrodynamic simulation
Yung Kobe Hoi-Yin, Xiao Qing, Incecik Atilla, Thompson Peter
CENSIS (Centre for Sensor and Imaging Systems) Tech Summit 2023 (2023)
Coupled responses of the flow-induced vibration and flow-induced rotation of a rigid cylinder-plate body
Tang Tao, Zhu Hongjun, Xiao Qing, Chen Quanyu, Zhong Jiawen, Li Yingmei, Zhou Tongming
Ocean Engineering Vol 286 (2023)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oceaneng.2023.115709
Novel computational fluid dynamics-finite element analysis solution for the study of flexible material wave energy converters
Huang Yang, Xiao Qing, Idarraga Guillermo, Yang Liu, Dai David, Abad Farhad, Brennan Feargal, Lotfian Saeid
Physics of Fluids Vol 35 (2023)
https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0160328
The dynamic response of floating offshore wind turbine platform in wave-current condition
Li Xiang, Xiao Qing, Wang Enhao, Peyrard Christophe, Gonçalves Rodolfo T
Physics of Fluids Vol 35 (2023)
https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0158917

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Professional Activities

Keynote presentation on modelling and control of bio-inspired autonomous underwater vehicles
Contributor
26/4/2023
29th International Towing Tank Conference (ITTC)
Participant
13/6/2021
Energies (Journal)
Guest editor
5/2021
ASME 2021 International Offshore Wind Technical Conference, IOWTC2020
Participant
16/2/2021
Taiwan Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (Publisher)
Advisory Board Member
1/2021
Chinese Journal of Ship Research (Journal)
Advisory Board Member
2021

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Projects

An Aquatic Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Based on Bionics and Artificial Intelligence
Xiao, Qing (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 30-Jan-2026
Bionic Adaptive Stretchable Materials for WEC (BASM-WEC)
Xiao, Qing (Principal Investigator) Huang, Yang (Co-investigator)
This project aims to develop an advanced numerical modelling tool to investigate the fluid-flexible structure-interaction mechanism of Wave Energy Converters (WECs) and Floating Offshore Wind Turbines (FOWTs). The focus is on studying the impact of elasticity on the aero- and hydro-elastic responses of these structures using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) approach. The current state-of-the-art modelling tools for flexible structures in Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) have limitations in accurately predicting complex behaviours and non-linear strain-stress relationships.
The methodology involves expanding existing computational tools to incorporate hyper-elastic material models and using a multi-physics simulation approach with the help of open-source codes. The project team requires powerful supercomputer resources to handle large-scale simulations of 3D flexible WEC and FOWT cases. The successful implementation of this project will have significant implications for the ORE industry and contribute to the well-being of the UK people.
01-Jan-2023 - 30-Jan-2024
Digital Twin model of Floating offshore wind turbine with fully coupled aero-hydrodynamic simulation (JARA Studentship External Funding - Kobe Hoi Yin Yung)
Xiao, Qing (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 30-Jan-2025
Offshore Inspection Sensor Technology Review for Modular Magnetic Bio-Inspired Autonomous Underwater Robot
Wright, Marvin Stuart (Co-investigator) Xiao, Qing (Principal Investigator)
IAA Commercialisation funding for bio-inspired underwater robot prototype.
15-Jan-2022 - 15-Jan-2023
EPSRC IAA - Offshore Inspection Sensor Technology Review for Modular Magnetic Bio-Inspired Autonomous Underwater Robot
Xiao, Qing (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2025
Multiphysics Study on Flexible Material Applications in Ocean Renewable Energy
Xiao, Qing (Principal Investigator) Li, Xiang (Co-investigator) Deng, Zhongsheng (Co-investigator)
Access to Tier-2 Cirrus Service, 4.0 million CPU hours, £38,704
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2023

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Professor Qing Xiao
Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering

Email: qing.xiao@strath.ac.uk
Tel: 548 4779

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