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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Fluid-structure interaction modeling on a 3D ray-strengthened caudal fin
Shi Guangyu, Xiao Qing, Zhu Qiang , Liao Wei
Bioinspiration & Biomimetics Vol 14 (2019)
Development of a fully coupled aero-hydro-mooring-elastic tool for floating offshore wind turbines
Liu Yuanchuan, Xiao Qing
Journal of Hydrodynamics Vol 31, pp. 21-33 (2019)
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 EZ, Xiao Q, El-Gamal HA, Teamah MA
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)

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Professional activities

Workshop on Offshore Wind and Wave Energy for Turkey
Keynote/plenary speaker
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

more professional activities


A Feasibility Study on Hydropower Generation by Hydrostatic Pressure
Xiao, Qing (Principal Investigator) Liu, Wendi (Researcher)
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.
08-Jan-2018 - 13-Jan-2018
Assessment of offshore floating wind turbine’s hydrodynamic and structure performance to foster system sustainability
Xiao, Qing (Principal Investigator) Liu, Wendi (Co-investigator) Liu, Yuanchuan (Researcher)
EPSRC Resource Allocation Panel (RAP): Access to Tier-2 Cirrus Service
15-Jan-2018 - 14-Jan-2019
Understanding Bio-Inspired Robot Propulsion, Maneuvering, and Power ? Hydrodynamic Control & Auton
Xiao, Qing (Principal Investigator) Post, Mark (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 30-Jan-2020
A Study of Bio-inspired Three-dimensional PASSIVELY Deformed Flexible Blade for Wind/Tidal Turbines (EPSRC)
Xiao, Qing (Principal Investigator) Liu, Wendi (Co-investigator)
EPSRC Resource Allocation Panel (RAP): Access to ARCHER
01-Jan-2015 - 01-Jan-2016
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
01-Jan-2015 - 01-Jan-2017
New control systems for aero-elastic tailoring of wind turbines (WISE Project)
Yue, Hong (Principal Investigator) Xiao, Qing (Co-investigator) Martin, Richard (Co-investigator)
WISE project
01-Jan-2015 - 31-Jan-2016

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Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering
Henry Dyer Building

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