School of Engineering

Staff Profile

Professor Zhiqiang Hu

Lloyds Prof of Offshore Engineering

Background

Introduction

Zhiqiang Hu received his bachelor degree (Ship Engineering), master degree (Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering) and doctor degree (Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering) in Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He joined Newcastle University in 2016. Before that, he had been worked in School of Naval Architecture, Ocean & Civil Engineering in Shanghai Jiao Tong University from 2001 to 2016.  He had plenty of lecturing and research experiences in offshore renewable energy, and offshore engineering related hydrodynamics, structural dynamics and basin experiment testing.

Previous positions

  • 2017-2018 Senior Lecturer, School of Engineering, Newcastle University, UK
  • 2016-2017 Senior Lecturer, School of Marine Science and Technology, Newcastle University, UK
  • 2011-2016 Associate professor, School of Naval Architecture, Ocean & Civil Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University,  Shanghai, China
  • 2004-2010 Lecturer, School of Naval Architecture, Ocean & Civil Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
  • 2001-2003 Teaching assistant, School of Naval Architecture, Ocean & Civil Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China

Area of expertise

  • Offshore Renewable Energy 
  • Offshore Hydrodynamics 
  • Collision and Grounding of Ships and Offshore Structures 

Qualification

  • PhD       Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
  • MEng    Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
  • BEng     Ship Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China 

Memberships and editorial work

  • Deputy editor of journal Ocean Engineering
  • ISSC  V.6 ( Ocean Space Utilization ) committee member
  • Member of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects
  • ICCGS (International Conference on Collision and Grounding of Ships & Offshore Structures) Scientific committee member

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Research

Research interest

  • Offshore renewable energy, including floating offshore wind turbine and wave energy converter.
  • Hydrodynamic theoretical research on the potential flow theory and complex nonlinear responses for ships and offshore floating units.
  • Basin model experimenta investigations for ships and offshore structures.
  • Internal and external mechanism analysis of collision and grounding of ships and offshore structures, through the analytical prediction method and numerical simulation method.
  • Interaction analysis between ice and marine structures.

Current research

  • EPSRC ReNU CDT project with Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult: Rigid-flexible coupled multi-body dynamic research of floating offshore wind turbines. (ReNU201)

  • Research on the theoretical analysis and program building for an in-house program DARwind, which can be used to analyse the comprehensive characters of floating wind turbine, through the integration of aerodynamic load, hydrodynamic load, elastic-structural response and control algorithm effect.

  • Research on the challenges of model test methodology for the scaled model test in wave basin of floating offshore wind turbine.

  • The investigation on the internal mechanisms of structural resistance and energy dissipation, owing to the complicated structural deformation of bending, tearing, folding and membrane stretching of ship structural components, through the simplified analytical method. 

  • Establishing new material models for iceberg material, considering both of the temperature-variance effect and the visco-elastic effect. Numerical simulation analysis on the incorporation of new ice material models into LS_DYNA code.

  

 

Teaching

Postgraduate Teaching

  • MAR8091 Fundamentals of Offshore, Subsea and Pipeline Engineering (module leader)
  • MAR8051 Marine Risers, Umbilicals and Mooring Lines (module leader)
  • MAR8068 Advanded Hydrodynamics

Undergraduate Teaching

  • MAR3035 Offshore Design (module leader)


Publications