Dr Ming Dai
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Dr Ming Dai

Associate Head of School - Mechanical Engineering

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

Ming can be contacted through arrangement with our Press Office, to speak to the media on these areas of expertise.
  • Marine renewable energy
  • Marine engineering
  • Marine propulsion and hydrodynamics
  • Computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
Biography

Biography

Associate Head of School (Mechanical and Marine Engineering)
School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics 

Qualifications

BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering (with speciality in Internal Combustion Engines); Shandong University, China, 1984
PhD in Marine Technology; Newcastle University, UK, 1992

Roles on external bodies

  • External Examiner, MSc in Renewable Energy Engineering, 2014-2017, Cranfield University
  • External Examiner, MSc in Renewable Energy Technology, 2015-2017, Cranfield University
  • External Examiner, MSc in Energy Supply for Low Carbon Future, 2015-2017, Cranfield University
  • External Examiner, MSc in Marine Engineering, 2012-2017, University of Strathclyde
  • External Examiner, MSc in Technical Ship Management, 2014-2016, University of Strathclyde
  • External Examiner, MSc in Marine Engineering, 2010-2014, Newcastle University

Key publications

Vautier U, Wan J, Dai M, Viel C & Hone R (2018) 'Development and test of an open source autonomous sailing robot with accessibility, generality and extendability' 11-19
Sun, Lam, Lam, Dai & Hamill (2019) 'Temporal Evolution of Seabed Scour Induced by Darrieus-Type Tidal Current Turbine' Water 11, (5) 896-896 , DOI Open access
Song R, Dai YM & Qian X (2017) 'Intermittent wave energy generation system with hydraulic energy storage and pressure control for stable power output' Journal of Marine Science and Technology 23, (4) 802-813 , DOI Open access
Song R, Zhang M, Qian X, Wang X, Dai Y & Chen J (2016) 'A Floating Ocean Energy Conversion Device and Numerical Study on Buoy Shape and Performance' Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 4, (2) 35-35 , DOI Open access
Dai YM, Gardiner N, Sutton R & Dyson PK (2011) 'Hydrodynamic analysis models for the design of Darrieus-type vertical-axis marine current turbines' PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS PART M-JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING FOR THE MARITIME ENVIRONMENT 225, (M3) 295-307 Author Site , DOI Open access
Dai YM & Lam W (2009) 'Numerical study of straight-bladed Darrieus-type tidal turbine' Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Energy 162, (EN2) 67-76 Publisher Site , DOI Open access
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Teaching

Teaching

Teaching interests

Undergraduate

ENGR103 Engineering Science
MARN341 Marine Engineering
MECH234 Thermo-fluids
THER307 Thermal-Fluids Engineering

Postgraduate
MAR536 Mechanics of Offshore Renewable Energy Structures

Research

Research

Research interests

Dr Dai's main research activities lie in R&D of marine renewable energy devices, marine engines and propulsion systems, the application of artificial intelligence techniques to control of marine systems. Ongoing research is concerned with the development of vertical axis marine current turbines and oscillating water column wave energy converters

Research groups

Publications

Publications

Key publications

Vautier U, Wan J, Dai M, Viel C & Hone R (2018) 'Development and test of an open source autonomous sailing robot with accessibility, generality and extendability' 11-19
Sun, Lam, Lam, Dai & Hamill (2019) 'Temporal Evolution of Seabed Scour Induced by Darrieus-Type Tidal Current Turbine' Water 11, (5) 896-896 , DOI Open access
Song R, Dai YM & Qian X (2017) 'Intermittent wave energy generation system with hydraulic energy storage and pressure control for stable power output' Journal of Marine Science and Technology 23, (4) 802-813 , DOI Open access
Song R, Zhang M, Qian X, Wang X, Dai Y & Chen J (2016) 'A Floating Ocean Energy Conversion Device and Numerical Study on Buoy Shape and Performance' Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 4, (2) 35-35 , DOI Open access
Dai YM, Gardiner N, Sutton R & Dyson PK (2011) 'Hydrodynamic analysis models for the design of Darrieus-type vertical-axis marine current turbines' PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS PART M-JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING FOR THE MARITIME ENVIRONMENT 225, (M3) 295-307 Author Site , DOI Open access
Dai YM & Lam W (2009) 'Numerical study of straight-bladed Darrieus-type tidal turbine' Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Energy 162, (EN2) 67-76 Publisher Site , DOI Open access

1. Kate Freeman, Ming Dai and Robert Sutton; ‘Control Strategies for Oscillating Water Column Wave Energy Converters’, Underwater Technology, Vol 32, No 1, pp 3-13, 2014. doi:10.3723/ut.32.003

2. Dai, Y M; Gardiner, N; Dyson, P K and Sutton, R; Hydrodynamic Analysis Models for the Design of Darrieus-type Vertical-Axis Marine Current Turbines; Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part M, Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment, 2011; Vol 225 Issue 3, 295-307.

3. Dai, Y M and Lam, W, Numerical Study of Straight-bladed Darrieus-type Tidal Turbine; Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Energy, 2009, 162, No. 2, 67-76.

4. Dai, Y M,  Lam, W and Gardiner N, Numerical Simulations of a Cross Flow Darrieus-type Vertical Axis Marine Current Turbine; Proceedings of the International Conference on Marine Renewable Energy, pp1-7, 19-20 Nov 2008, RINA, London, UK,  

5. Chudley, John, Y Ming Dai and Fraser Johnson, ‘A tethered multiple oscillating water column pilot unit wave energy device – from concept to deployment’,  Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering - OMAE 2002,  v 2, pp737-744, June 2002, Oslo Norway

6. Johnson, F , Chudley J, Dai, Y M, ‘Simulation and sea trial data analysis of a tethered multiple oscillating water column wave energy device’, MAREC 2002,  Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

7. Johnson, F,  Dai,Y M and Chudley, J,  ‘Design and feasibility study of a broadband multiple oscillating water column (OWC) wave energy device pilot unit’. MAREC 2001,  two day international marine renewable energy conference, 27-28 March 2001, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

8. Craven, P J, Sutton, R, Burns, R S and Dai, Y M, 'Multivariable Intelligent Control Strategies for an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle'. International Journal of Systems Science, 1999, vol. 30, no. 9, pp965-980. ISBN 0020-7721.

9. Craven, P J, Sutton, R, and Dai, Y M,  'Multi-Input Single-Output Autopilots for Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Control'. Proceedings of the 1998 Summer Computer Simulation Conference, Reno, Nevada, USA, pp87-92.

10. Craven, P J, Sutton, R and Dai, Y M , 'Neurofuzzy Techniques Applied to a UUV Autopilot Design', Proceedings of the 4th IFAC Conference on Manoeuvring and Control of Marine Craft, MCMC'97, 10-12 Sept, 1997, Brijuni, Croatia, pp25-30, ISBN 953-6037-22-X

11. Dai, Y M, 'Closed Cycle Diesel Engines: Practical Air Independent Propulsion Systems for Underwater Applications', Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Manoeuvring and Control of Marine Craft, MCMC'94, 7-9 Sept, 1994, Southampton, UK, pp387-396, ISBN 1 874011 51 6

12. Dai, Y. M. & Fowler, A. 'Closed Cycle Diesel Engine Performance Evaluation by Computer Simulation', ASME paper 93-ICE-13, Presented at Internal Combustion Engine Symposium, ETCE'93, Houston, Texas, USA.

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Oppong S, Lam WH, Guo J, Tan LM, Ong ZC, Tey WY, Lee YF, Ujang Z, Dai M & Robinson D (2020) 'Predictions of Wake and Central Mixing Region of Double Horizontal Axis Tidal Turbine' KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering 24, (7) 1983-1995 , DOI
Sun, Lam, Dai & Hamill (2019) 'Prediction of Seabed Scour Induced by Full-Scale Darrieus-Type Tidal Current Turbine' Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 7, (10) 0-0 , DOI Open access
Vautier U, Viel C, Jaulin L, Wan J, Hone R & Dai YM (2019) 'Restricted Orientation Dubins Path with Application to Sailboats' IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters 1-1 , DOI Open access
Sun, Lam, Lam, Dai & Hamill (2019) 'Temporal Evolution of Seabed Scour Induced by Darrieus-Type Tidal Current Turbine' Water 11, (5) 896-896 , DOI Open access
Song R, Dai YM & Qian X (2017) 'Intermittent wave energy generation system with hydraulic energy storage and pressure control for stable power output' Journal of Marine Science and Technology 23, (4) 802-813 , DOI Open access
Song R, Zhang M, Qian X, Wang X, Dai Y & Chen J (2016) 'A Floating Ocean Energy Conversion Device and Numerical Study on Buoy Shape and Performance' Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 4, (2) 35-35 , DOI Open access
Freeman K, Dai M & Sutton R (2014) 'Control strategies for oscillating water column wave energy converters' Underwater Technology: International Journal of the Society for Underwater 32, (1) 3-13 , DOI Open access
Dai YM, Gardiner N, Sutton R & Dyson PK (2011) 'Hydrodynamic analysis models for the design of Darrieus-type vertical-axis marine current turbines' PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS PART M-JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING FOR THE MARITIME ENVIRONMENT 225, (M3) 295-307 Author Site , DOI Open access
Dai YM & Lam W (2009) 'Numerical study of straight-bladed Darrieus-type tidal turbine' Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Energy 162, (EN2) 67-76 Publisher Site , DOI Open access
Craven PJ, Sutton R, Burns RS & Dai YM (1999) 'Multivariable intelligent control strategies for an autonomous underwater vehicle' INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SYSTEMS SCIENCE 30, (9) 965-980 Author Site , DOI Open access
Conference Papers
Vautier U, Wan J, Dai M, Viel C & Hone R (2018) 'Development and test of an open source autonomous sailing robot with accessibility, generality and extendability' 11-19
Dai YM, Gardiner N & Lam W (2010) 'CFD Modelling Strategy of a Straight-Bladed Vertical Axis Marine Current Turbine' ISOPE-2010, Proceedings of the Twentieth (2010) International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference Beijing China 6-/-0/20106-/-0/2010ISOPE 767-773 Publisher Site
Dai YM & Lam W-H (2008) 'Numerical Simulations of a Cross Flow Darrieus-type Vertical Axis Marine Current Turbine' International Conference on Marine Renewable Energy London 1-/-1/20101-/-1/2010London The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) 1-7 Publisher Site
Johnson F, Chudley J & Dai YM (2002) 'Simulation and sea trial data analysis of a tethered multiple oscillating water column wave energy device' 171-181
Chudley J, Dai YM & Johnson FJE (2002) 'A tethered multiple oscillating water column wave energy device - from concept of deployment' Proceedings of OMAE, 21st International Conference on OMAE
Craven PJ, Sutton R & Dai YM (1998) 'A neurofuzzy technique applied to UUV autopilot design' 53-58
Craven PJ, Sutton R & Dai YM (1998) 'Multi-input single-output autopilots for autonomous underwater vehicle control' 87-92
Reports
Collins KM & Dai YM (2014) Possible power production for a WITT device deployed on a ship.
Collins KM & Dai YM (2013) Ship motion characteristics. WITT consortium