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Dr Yigit Kemal Demirel is a Senior Lecturer in the Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering Department at the University of Strathclyde, and is the International/Erasmus Exchange Coordinator of the Department. His research interests lie in computational (CFD) and experimental hydrodynamics. He is actively engaged in fundamental and industry-focussed research on the effect of roughness (hull fouling and antifouling coatings) on ship performance, energy efficiency of ships, hull-propeller optimisation and energy saving devices (ESDs). In 2017, Dr Demirel was appointed as an ITTC Resistance and Propulsion Committee Member for a duration of three years.

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Projects 2018 2022

Research Output 2011 2020

Does the barnacle settlement pattern affect ship resistance and powering?

Uzun, D., Ozyurt, R., Demirel, Y. K. & Turan, O., 9 Jan 2020, In : Applied Ocean Research. 95, 19 p., 102020.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Drag coefficient
Computational fluid dynamics
Surface roughness


A numerical study on the effect of bow flare angle on green water loading on FPSO

Author: Lee, S., 1 Jun 2018

Supervisor: Demirel, Y. K. (Supervisor) & Atlar, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis

Modelling the roughness effects of marine coatings and biofouling on ship frictional resistance

Author: Demirel, Y. K., 1 Jan 2015

Supervisor: Turan, O. (Supervisor) & Incecik, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Best Industrial/Application Paper Award

Yigit Kemal Demirel (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Industrial applications

Activities 2009 2020

Naval Architectural Services Ltd.

Yigit Kemal Demirel (Visiting researcher), Tahsin Tezdogan (Visiting researcher)
10 Jan 2020

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external organisation

ITTC Resistance and Propulsion Committee

Yigit Kemal Demirel (Visiting researcher)
14 Jan 202016 Jan 2020

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external organisation