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Dr Yigit Kemal Demirel is a 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 2019

Computational fluid dynamics
Surface roughness
5 Citations (Scopus)

An investigation into the effect of biofouling on the ship hydrodynamic characteristics using CFD

Song, S., Demirel, Y. K. & Atlar, M., 1 Mar 2019, In : Ocean Engineering. 175, p. 122-137 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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: Incecik, A. (Supervisor) & Turan, O. (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 2019

4th ANZPAC Workshop on Biofouling Management for Sustainable Shipping

Yigit Kemal Demirel (Invited speaker)
30 Sep 20194 Oct 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

The Rise of Taylor Bubbles in Vertıcal and Inclined Pipes

Yigit Kemal Demirel (Examiner), Qinling Li (Examiner)
16 Jul 2019

Activity: Examination typesExamination