Danmarks Tekniske Universitet


Danmarks Tekniske Universitet


Description: The Technical University of Denmark is the largest technical university in Denmark with approximately 8500 students and approximately 900 researchers. At The Department of Mechanical Engineering (MEK) the maritime and coastal engineering research is concentrated on the following subjects: Stochastic wave loads on ships and offshore structures; Parametric roll of ships ; Propeller flows; Wave dynamics; Collision and grounding; Risk models for navigational safety; Monitoring and decision support ; Composite materials; Structural mechanics; Sediment transport; Liquifaction; Scour and scour protection.


Main tasks: Further development of numerical models for predicting: seakeeping; added resistance due to wind and waves; and the effects of restricted and/or shallow water.


Key Personnel:

Dr. Harry Bingham has been on the DTU faculty since 2000, teaching and doing research on Fluid Mechanics and Wave-Structure interaction. His research is focused on numerical methods for predicting the interaction between ocean waves and fixed or floating structures in the marine environment. His PhD work at MIT (Cambridge, MA, USA, 1994) contributed to the development of the time-domain boundary-element method TiMIT, a code which solves the linear ship motions problem and also provides estimates of steady wave resistance and added resistance. Over the past 10 years, he has been working on finite difference based, 3D solvers on curvilinear boundary-fitted grids, and currently has a PhD student developing an added resistance solver based on these techniques. Harry Bingham is involved in the EU project Ulysses, which investigates the many consequences of slow speed sailing for tankers and bulk carriers.
J J Jensen J PhD, DSc is Professor in Marine Engineering at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, heading the Section of Coastal Maritime and Structural Engineering and leading a research group dealing with wave induced stochastic load and response processes for marine structures. The current topics include whipping and springing of ships, hydroelastic responses of very large floating structures and floating wind turbine systems and much of the research is done within the theory of conditional stochastic processes. He has been at DTU since 1973 and has published about 150 papers.