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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.
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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
- Computational Fluid Dynamics
- Renewable energy technology
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1/07/23 → 30/06/24
Project: Equipment only
Digital Twin model of Floating offshore wind turbine with fully coupled aero-hydrodynamic simulation (JARA Studentship External Funding - Kobe Hoi Yin Yung)
1/10/22 → 30/09/25
Project: Research - Studentship
Novel computational fluid dynamics-finite element analysis solution for the study of flexible material wave energy convertersHuang, Y., Xiao, Q., Idarraga, G., Yang, L., Dai, D., Abad, F., Brennan, F. & Lotfian, S., 30 Aug 2023, In: Physics of Fluids. 35, 8, 20 p., 083611.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Special issue › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile5 Downloads (Pure)
Mooring force estimation for floating offshore wind turbines with augmented Kalman Filter: a step towards digital twinYung, K. H-Y., Xiao, Q., Incecik, A. & Thompson, P., 17 Aug 2023, (Accepted/In press) Proceedings of the ASME 2023 International Offshore Wind Technical Conference (IOWTC2023). New York, NY, 8 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution book
Xiao, Q. (Creator), University of Strathclyde, 14 Mar 2017
Xiao, Q. (Creator), University of Strathclyde, 2 Dec 2016
Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)
26 Apr 2023
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talk