Dr Ming Dai
Associate Head of School - Mechanical Engineering
School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics (Faculty of Science and Engineering)
- Marine renewable energy
- Marine engineering
- Marine propulsion and hydrodynamics
- Computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
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School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics
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
MARN306 Marine Engineering
THER207 Applied Thermodymamics
THER307 Thermal-Fluids Engineering
HYFM230 Fluids Mechanics 1
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
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.