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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



Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Imperial College London


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

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Projects 2007 2022

Research Output 1991 2019

2 Citations (Scopus)

Analysis and real-time prediction of the full-scale thrust for floating wind turbine based on artificial intelligence

Jiang, X., Day, S., Clelland, D. & Liang, X., 1 Mar 2019, In : Ocean Engineering. 175, p. 207-216 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Wind turbines
Artificial intelligence
Frequency response

Application of phase decomposition to the analysis of random time series from wave basin tests

Adcock, T. A. A., Feng, X., Tang, T., Bremer, T. S. V. D., Day, S., Dai, S., Li, Y., Lin, Z., Xu, W. & Taylor, P. H., 9 Jun 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceProceeding

Open Access
Time series
Ship model tanks
Ocean engineering
Force measurement


An integrated framework for resource assessment and operation and maintenance cost modelling for wave energy farm

Author: ANTAI, E. E., 1 Oct 2016

Supervisor: Lazakis, I. (Supervisor) & Day, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral 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


Fellow of RINA

Sandy Day (Recipient), 2007

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Royal Institution of Naval Architects Medal

Sandy Day (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2000 2017

Workshop on Offshore Wind and Wave Energy for Turkey

Tahsin Tezdogan (Organiser), Atilla Incecik (Organiser), Elif Oguz (Organiser), Yigit Kemal Demirel (Participant), Alexander Day (Keynote/plenary speaker), Qing Xiao (Keynote/plenary speaker), Alessandro Marino (Participant), Wendi Liu (Participant)
11 Sep 201714 Sep 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesTo be assigned

Journal of Sailing Technology (Journal)

Sandy Day (Editorial board member)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial board member


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