School of Engineering

Marine Hydrodynamics & Structures

Marine Hydrodynamics and Structures


We conduct world-leading research at the forefront of naval architecture, marine hydrodynamics and structures.

Our research is focused on the design of ships and marine installations that are safe and have minimal environmental impact.

Using theoretical, experimental and numerical approaches we aim to better understand the interactions of wind, waves and currents with ships and marine structures. A major research focus is understanding the progressive collapse of intact and damaged marine structures.

Our research 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

Current and Recent Projects

Completed Projects

Research projects completed within the last ten years.