Dr Zhiming Yuan

Lecturer

Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering

Personal statement

I am a lecturer of Hydrodynamics in the Naval Architecture Ocean and Marine Engineering Dept. at Strathclyde University. My research interests mainly lie in the theoretical and numerical analysis of the hydrodynamic performance of the offshore structures. More recently, my research ractivities have been focusing on offshore integrated renewable energy system and sustainable island development.

The recent research directions carried out by my group include:

  1. Offshore integrated renewable energy system;
  2. Sustainable island development;
  3. Dynamics of Offshore Structures;
  4. Offshore Aquaculture;
  5. Multibody hydrodynamic interaction and wave interference;
  6. Ship-bottom, Ship-bank, Ship-lock, Ship-ship interactions;
  7. Hydrodynamic behaviors of the floating wind turbine and wave energy converter device system;
  8. Free surface waves and the bio-mimetic study on animal swim.

Publications

Investigation on the hydrodynamic scaling effect of an OWC type wave energy device using experiment and CFD simulation
Dai Saishuai, Day Sandy, Yuan Zhiming, Wang Haibin
Renewable Energy Vol 142, pp. 184-194 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2019.04.066
Resonant waves in the gap between two advancing barges
Li Liang, Yuan Zhiming, Ji Chunyan, Gao Yan
European Journal of Mechanics, B/Fluids Vol 77, pp. 108-117 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.euromechflu.2019.04.015
Winglet effect on hydrodynamic performance and trajectory of a blended-wing-body underwater glider
Lyu Da, Song Baowei, Pan Guang, Yuan Zhiming, Li Jian
Ocean Engineering Vol 188 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oceaneng.2019.106303
On the sensitivity and uncertainty of wave energy conversion with an artificial neural-network-based controller
Li Liang, Gao Zhen, Yuan Zhi-Ming
Ocean Engineering Vol 183, pp. 282-293 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oceaneng.2019.05.003
A fluid-structure interaction study on a passively deformed fish fin
Luo Yang, Xiao Qing, Shi Guangyu, Yuan Zhiming, Wen Li
ASME 2019 38th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, OMAE 2019 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1115/OMAE2019-95578
Transient response of a moored vessel induced by a passing ship
Li Liang, Yuan Zhiming
5th International Conference on Ship Manoeuvring in Shallow and Confined Water (2019)

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Research interests

The recent research directions carried out by my group include:

  1. Offshore integrated renewable energy system;
  2. Sustainable island development;
  3. Dynamics of Offshore Structures;
  4. Multibody hydrodynamic interaction and wave interference;
  5. Ship-bottom, Ship-bank, Ship-lock, Ship-ship interactions;
  6. Hydrodynamic behaviors of the floating wind turbine and wave energy converter device system;
  7. Free surface waves and the bio-mimetic study on animal swim.

Professional activities

IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy (Journal)
Peer reviewer
18/11/2019
A Lesson Learned from Ducklings - Riding the Waves
Speaker
15/11/2019
An overview of offshore renewable energy
Speaker
10/10/2019
Sustainability (Journal)
Peer reviewer
10/2019
Engineering Applications of Computational Fluid Mechanics (Journal)
Peer reviewer
9/2019
IEEE Access (Journal)
Peer reviewer
9/2019

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Projects

Initial studies towards an innovative Floating Wind-Hydrokinetic Power Station (FWHPS) for Upper Egypt Villages
Tezdogan, Tahsin (Principal Investigator) Yuan, Zhiming (Co-investigator) Demirel, Yigit Kemal (Co-investigator) Akartunali, Kerem (Co-investigator) Arslan, Volkan (Researcher)
The majority of Egyptians live either in the Nile delta, which is located north of Cairo and is known as Lower Egypt, or in the narrow strip of agricultural land south of Cairo on either side of the River Nile, known as Upper Egypt (UE). A report by the Egyptian Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics states that the poorest region in Egypt is the rural upper region (poverty rate of 49.4%). The number of villages in Egypt is 4655; around 22% of them suffer a continuous interruption of electricity. In its 2030 vision, Egypt is aiming to boost its renewable energy generation from 8% to 20%, specifically in UE. According to the Egyptian wind and current atlas, the wind and current have a high potential around the Nile which can be utilised for sustainable energy.
This project aims to investigate the concept of a floating hybrid system which will combine wind and hydropower generation for river applications, from technical feasibility, economic viability and environmental perspectives. The platform will offer a mobile, low emission and economically viable means of power generation for the poor population in UG villages. The ultimate aim is to establish partnerships for future GCRF calls.
01-Jan-2018 - 30-Jan-2019
Multibody system hydrodynamics | Zhang, Ming
Yuan, Zhiming (Principal Investigator) Incecik, Atilla (Co-investigator) Zhang, Ming (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 01-Jan-2021
Design and hydrodynamic analysis of a novel integrated floating breakwater and wind turbine system
Incecik, Atilla (Principal Investigator) Yuan, Zhiming (Co-investigator)
28-Jan-2018 - 27-Jan-2021
Multibody system hydrodynamics
Yuan, Zhiming (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2016 - 01-Jan-2022
HOLISHIP HOLIstic optimisation of SHIP design and operation for life cycle (H2020 SC4)
Boulougouris, Evangelos (Principal Investigator) Clelland, David (Co-investigator) Day, Sandy (Co-investigator) Theotokatos, Gerasimos (Co-investigator) Yuan, Zhiming (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2016 - 31-Jan-2020
Ship Lifecycle Software Solutions (SHIPLYS) H2020 SC3
Zhou, Peilin (Principal Investigator) Yuan, Zhiming (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2016 - 31-Jan-2019

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Address

Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering
Henry Dyer Building

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