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Research Group: Marine Hydrodynamics & Structures

We carry out world-leading marine technology research. We are at the forefront of naval architecture, marine hydrodynamics and structures. We are strongly linked with Newcastle University’s propulsion laboratory in Blyth. We have excellent hydrodynamics laboratory facilities in the Armstrong Building.

We're adding to our already deep knowledge of marine coatings and fouling. We have unparalleled expertise in vessels performance at sea. We develop novel and innovative hydrodynamic devices.

We use theoretical, experimental and numerical approaches. We are developing a better understanding of how wind, waves and currents interact with ships and marine structures. We explore the progressive collapse of intact and damaged marine structures.

Marine hydrodynamics and Structures

We investigate a wide range of topics:

  • condition monitoring marine and offshore structures
  • structure development for marine and offshore energy converters
  • data processing for interpreting various types of signals
  • epoxy-based filler coating failures
  • mega-yacht filler cracking
  • non-linear structural analysis
  • accidental loads on ships and offshore structures
  • impact engineering for marine structures
  • sloshing
  • non-linear wave-body interaction
  • ship design, optimisation and software modelling
  • multiphase flow and heat transfer in subsea pipeline
  • hydraulic modelling
  • simulation of real-world operating conditions
  • in-service seakeeping prediction
  • bioinspired underwater robots
  • ultimate strength
  • hydroelasticity
  • yacht design
  • navigation