Naval Architecture, Ocean And Marine Engineering

  • United Kingdom

Organization profile

Organisation profile

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering is a highly active research department, with world-leading expertise in a number of research areas. Our main research interests lie in:

  • Ship Stability and Safety
  • Marine Hydrodynamics
  • Marine Structures
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Marine Engineering
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Marine Renewable Energy and Alternative fuels 

NAME staff participate in a wide range of research projects and networks funded by the EPSRC, EU, and the UK government.NAME makes a significant contribution to National, European and International policy-making in Marine Technology research and its application through the participation of members of staff in research bodies. 

These research bodies include:

  • Foresight Transport Panel
  • Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) College
  • EU Research & Development Co-ordination Group
  • WEGEMT (an association of 43 EU Universities involved in Marine Technology and Related Sciences).

As well as some major international bodies:

  • International Standards Organisation (ISO)
  • International Maritime Organisation (IMO)
  • Offshore Structures Code
  • International Towing Tank Conference (ITTC)
  • International Ship Structures Committee (ISSC)

NAME attracts researchers and visiting academics from a wide range of prestigious institutions worldwide. Strong collaborative research links with UK and overseas Universities provide the basis for continuous interchange between research staff and students. Recent visitors include more than 20 academics from renowned Universities all around the world.

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Ships Engineering & Materials Science
Hydrodynamics Engineering & Materials Science
Offshore wind turbines Engineering & Materials Science
Wind turbines Engineering & Materials Science
Computational fluid dynamics Engineering & Materials Science
Turbines Engineering & Materials Science
Offshore wind farms Engineering & Materials Science
Freight transportation Engineering & Materials Science

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Projects 1974 2023

Research Output 1991 2019

Flow fields
Computer aided engineering
Ship propulsion
Schematic diagrams
2 Citations

An experimental investigation into non-linear wave loading on horizontal axis tidal turbines

Draycott, S., Payne, G., Steynor, J., Nambiar, A., Sellar, B. & Venugopal, V., 1 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Fluids and Structures. 84, p. 199-217 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Frequency domain analysis

An improved mesh adaption and refinement approach to cavitation simulation (MARCS) of propellers

Yilmaz, N., Atlar, M. & Khorasanchi, M., 1 Jan 2019, In : Ocean Engineering. 171, p. 139-150 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Vortex flow
Large eddy simulation
Pressure distribution


1st Prize - Research Conference

Ahmed Babaleye (Recipient), 19 Jun 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

2010 Outstanding Graduate Student in Aerospace Engineering

Erkan Oterkus (Recipient), 1 Dec 2010

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 1987 2019

Journal of Environmental Management (Journal)

Rafet Kurt (Peer reviewer)
Feb 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesJournal peer review

Journal of Sandwich Structures and Materials (Journal)

Zhiming Yuan (Peer reviewer)
Jan 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesJournal peer review

Proceedings A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences (Journal)

Zhiming Yuan (Peer reviewer)
Jan 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesJournal peer review


Guidelines and standards which improve design and safety of marine structures subject to steep wave impact

Nigel Barltrop (Participant), Dracos Vassalos (Participant), Osman Turan (Participant), Shan Huang (Participant), Sandy Day (Participant), Atilla Incecik (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalPolicy and legislation, Quality of life and safety


Improved efficiency and design practice in European maritime industry

Ian Whitfield (Participant), Alex Duffy (Participant), Zhichao Wu (Participant), Dracos Vassalos (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalEconomic and commerce, Professional practice, training and standards


Improving maritime safety through the implementation of new international rules and standards.

Dracos Vassalos (Participant), Dimitrios Konovessis (Participant), Andrzej Jasionowski (Participant), Osman Turan (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalQuality of life and safety, Policy and legislation, Professional practice, training and standards