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Personal Statement

Sandy Day is Professor of Marine Hydrodynamics in the Naval Architecture Ocean and Marine Engineering Dept. at Strathclyde University, and is the Director of the University’s Kelvin Hydrodynamics Laboratory. His research interests lie in computational and experimental hydrodynamics; he is actively engaged in fundamental and industry-focussed research on energy efficiency of ships, motions and loads on ships and offshore oil and gas structures, and performance of offshore renewable energy devices, as well as sports hydrodynamics applied to sailing rowing and kayaking.

He is highly active in the International Towing Tank Conference (ITTC), which sets best-practice standards for large-scale hydrodynamics facilities worldwide; he has recently chaired the ITTC committee on Hydrodynamic Testing of Marine Renewable Energy Devices, and was responsible for writing new best-practice standards for tank testing of offshore wind, wave and tidal energy devices.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Strathclyde

Master of Science, University of Strathclyde

Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Imperial College London

Keywords

  • Marine Hydrodynamics
  • Tank Testing
  • Design Optimisation
  • Marine Renewable Energy
  • Offshore Engineering
  • Sports Engineering

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Projects 2007 2021

Selected Research Output 1991 2019

23 Citations

Blade loads on tidal turbines in planar oscillatory flow

Milne, I. A., Day, A., Sharma, R. N. & Flay, R. G. J., 1 Mar 2013, In : Ocean Engineering. 60, p. 163-174 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Steady flow
Turbomachine blades
Frequency response
Turbines
Hydrodynamics
23 Citations

Two-degree-of-freedom VIV of circular cylinder with variable natural frequency ratio: experimental and numerical investigations

Srinil, N., Zanganeh, H. & Day, A., 2013, In : Ocean Engineering. 73, p. 179-194 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Degrees of freedom (mechanics)
Circular cylinders
Vibrations (mechanical)
Natural frequencies
Vortex flow
5 Citations

An experimental study of unsteady hydrodynamics of a single scull

Day, A., Campbell, I., Clelland, D. & Cichowicz, J., Aug 2011, In : Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment . 225, 3, p. 282-294 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Hydrodynamics
Unsteady flow
Turbulence
Ship model tanks
Viscous flow
17 Citations

An experimental study of interceptors for drag reduction on high-performance sailing yachts

Day, A. H. & Cooper, C., Jun 2011, In : Ocean Engineering. 38, 8-9, p. 983-994 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Yachts
Drag reduction
Aerodynamics
Water
Experiments

Resistance of a compartmented surface-effect ship

Day, A., Clelland, D., Doctors, L. & Beveridge, P., Aug 2010, In : Journal of Ship Production and Design. 26, 3, p. 219–230 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Ships
Froude number
Ship model tanks
Experiments

Resistance of a ship undergoing oscillatory motion

Doctors, L. J., Day, A. H. & Clelland, D., Jun 2010, In : Journal of Ship Research. 54, 2, p. 120-132 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ship
Ships
Motion
Ship models
Ship model tanks

Thesis

Assessing the performance of an oscillating water column type wave energy device

Author: Dai, S., 1 Nov 2014

Supervisor: Xiao, Q. (Supervisor) & Day, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

CFD analysis of unsteady hydrodynamic loading on Horizontal Axis Tidal Turbine (HATT) blades

Author: WANG, X., 1 Dec 2013

Supervisor: Day, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Prizes

Fellow of RINA

Alexander Day (Recipient), 2007

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Royal Institution of Naval Architects Medal

Alexander Day (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Selected Activities 2000 2017

International Towing Tank Conference (External organisation)

Day, A. (Member)
Oct 2011Sep 2014

Activity: MembershipMembership of committee

International Towing Tank Conference (External organisation)

Day, A. (Member)
Oct 2008Sep 2011

Activity: MembershipMembership of committee

International Towing Tank Conference (External organisation)

Day, A. (Member)
Oct 2002Sep 2008

Activity: MembershipMembership of committee

Journal of Marine Science and Technology (Journal)

Day, A. (Editorial board member)
2007 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial board member

Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects. Part B, International Journal of Small Craft Technology (Journal)

Day, A. (Editorial board member)
2011 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial board member

Impacts

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

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