Dr Yigit Kemal Demirel is a Lecturer in the Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering Department at the University of Strathclyde, and is the International/Erasmus Exchange Coordinator of the Department. His research interests lie in computational (CFD) and experimental hydrodynamics. He is actively engaged in fundamental and industry-focussed research on the effect of roughness (hull fouling and antifouling coatings) on ship performance, energy efficiency of ships, hull-propeller optimisation and energy saving devices (ESDs).
In this project, Dr. Demirel will be jointly responsible for design optimisation through carrying out numerical investigation of the hydrodynamic performance of the new vessel design. He will also cover the operability analysis of the vessel based on the given environmental conditions.