Mr Ignacio Johannesen

Mr Ignacio Johannesen

School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics (Faculty of Science and Engineering)



PhD Student
Research title: "Lightweight floating offshore wind turbine platforms with viscous-induced stability compensation"

The PhD is focused on Floating Offshore Wind Turbines (FOWT), with an emphasis on the platform hydrodynamic response. The project aim, it is to evaluate and optimize different passive damping structures for a semi-submersible platform for FOWT, to improve the dynamic response in extreme environmental conditions. The analysis will be carried out with numerical tools including potential flow and CFD codes. Additionally, the final designs will be validated with scaled physical testing

Supervisor team:

  • DoS - Dr Edward Ransley
  • 2nd - Dr Martyn Hann
  • 3rd - Dr Shanshan Cheng
  • 4th - Professor Deborah Greaves

Founded by:
  •  EPSRC
  • University of Plymouth


AP - Naval Engineering, with mention in Naval Architecture (w. distinction) - Dissertation: " Simulation of motions and forces for a generic wave energy converter
using RANS CFD", Universidad Austral de Chile, 2013 - 2018.

BA - Engineering science , Universidad Austral de Chile, 2013 - 2018.