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Research Interests

l Marine Renewable Energy and Renewable Energy Powered Marine Vehicles

Seeking for PhD candidates with funding opportunities.

l Marine propulsor and marine control surface hydrodynamic performance, cavitation, noise and vibration

Seeking for PhD candidates with funding opportunities.

l Design analysis and optimization of ship hull forms

l Design, development and experimental verification of EEDI devices

l Hydrodynamic performance of biofouling coatings

Expertise & Capabilities

l Marine hydrodynamic experiments: resistance and propulsion test; open water test; cavitation test; underwater radiated noise test; PIV test (Particle Image Velocimetry); LDV test (Laser Doppler Velocimetry); Skin Friction test of marine coatings.

l CFD Software: Ansys (CFX, Fluent, Workbench, Mechanical, ANSYS Composite PrepPost);Star-CCM+; Pointwise; Tecplot; Shipflow

l CAD Software: Solidworks; Rhino; AutoCAD

l Coding: Labview; Fortran; C

l Animation Software: Autodesk 3DS MAX

Language: English; Chinese

Personal Statement

Lecturer, Strathclyde Chancellor's fellow in Low Carbon Technologies, to support the R&D activities in the field of marine renewable energy and marine propulsion with specialities in experimental and numerical marine hydrodynamics. 

With the experience in the Kelvin Hydrodynamic Lab, the Emerson Cavitation Tunnel and the HIT circulating water channel, I have developed my research portfolio covering a wide range of marine related subjects, particularly like marine and offshore renewable energy (Tidal and Wind), self-sustainable AUVs, turbulence and noise control of marine propulsors and marine control surfaces, etc. 

Teaching Interests


NM837 Underwater Vehicle 



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Projects 2019 2022

Research Output 2013 2019

Open Access
Turbulent flow
Channel flow
Naval architecture
3 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of waves on the leading-edge undulated tidal turbines

Shi, W., Atlar, M., Norman, R., Day, S. & Aktas, B., 28 Feb 2019, In : Renewable Energy. 131, p. 435-447 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Ship model tanks
Turbomachine blades

Activities 2013 2019

  • 4 Journal peer review
  • 2 Organiser of major conference
  • 2 Journal or guest editorship
  • 1 Oral presentation

Sustainable Marine Structures (Journal)

Weichao Shi (Peer reviewer)
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Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesJournal or guest editorship

Ocean Engineering (Journal)

Weichao Shi (Peer reviewer)
2019 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesJournal or guest editorship