Dr Richard Pemberton
Profiles

Dr Richard Pemberton

Lecturer in Mechanical and Marine Engineering Design

School of Engineering (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

Qualifications

After completing his Ph.D. on System Identification in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in 2003, Richard joined GBR Challenge America’s Cup yacht racing team as a design analyst. Since then he was worked as a designer or technical consultant to sailors and yacht racing teams in many of the major competitions within the sport, such as: The America’s Cup, Volvo Ocean Race, Vendee Globe race,Olympics and the World Speed Sailing Record.

Before joining Plymouth University, Richard worked as a consultant Naval Architect both in a self-employed capacity and at the University of Southampton’s Wolfson Unit for Marine Technology and Industrial Aerodynamics. In these roles Richard achieved Chartered Engineer status with RINA, and gained a wide range of experience in the following areas:

Project List:

  •  Sailing and Motor Yacht Design and Performance Prediction including hull form optimisation using CFD.
  • Model and full scale experimental tests on sailing yachts, motor boats and hovercraft.
  • Yacht structural analysis for inclusion as appendix in Marine Accident Investigation Branch report.
  • Winning TSB grant funding for collaborative research project with two industrial partners (High Efficiency Work Vessel: a 10m containerised catamaran work boat utilising high power diesel outboards).
  • Electronics: Development of control and logging software for underwater towed array.
  • Assisting aircraft operators in achieving EASA certification for modifications to existing aircraft.
  • General Hydrodynamic Performance Prediction.
  • Vessel Stability.

Professional membership

CEng MRINA

Research interests

CFD, System Identification Techniques, Marine Design, ExperimentalMethods & Techniques and Composite Manufacture for the marine applications.

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
PEMBERTON RJ, TURNOCK SR, DODD TJ & ROGERS E 2002 'A NOVEL METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING VORTICAL STRUCTURES' Journal of Fluids and Structures 16, (8) 1051-1057 , DOI
Kyte A, Pass C, Pemberton R, Sharman M & McKnight JC 0 'A Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Based Method for Assessing the Hydrodynamic Impact of Animal Borne Data Loggers on Host Marine Mammals' Marine Mammal Science , DOI PEARL
Szyrowski T, Bogdan P, Khan AI, Pemberton R, Sharma S, Singh Y & Polvara R 0 'Range Extension for Electromagnetic Detection of Subsea Power and Telecommunication Cables' Journal of Marine Engineering & Technology PEARL
Books
Pemberton R & Stokoe EA 2018 Reeds Vol 4: Naval Architecture for Marine Engineers. Reeds
Pemberton R; Summerscales J; Graham-Jones J 2018 Marine Composites: Design and Performance. First edition Cambridge Elsevier/Woodhead Publishing Limited Woodhead Publishing Series in Composites Science and Engineering Publisher Site
Chapters
Pemberton R, Summerscales J & Graham-Jones J 2018 'Preface' Marine Composites: Design and Performance Cambridge Elsevier (Woodhead Publishing imprint) xvii-xxi , DOI PEARL
Conference Papers
Khan AI, Pemberton R, Schoenborn P, Honey S & Edward-Jones A 0 'Delivering Impact via Student Research: Sharing Best Practice' PedRIO Plymouth 20/04/2018 20/04/2018
Khan AI, Pemberton R, Bristow D, Momen A, Syrowski T & Sharma S 0 'Underwater wireless sensor monitoring' 4th PRIMaRE Conference Southampton 06/07/2017 07/07/2017
Khan AI, Pemberton R & Schoenborn P 0 'Exploring innovative methods of teaching and learning in engineering education' 15th VCs Conference Plymouth 28/06/2017 30/06/2017
Szyrowski T, Bogdan P, Khan A, Pemberton R, Sharma S, Singh Y & Polvara R 0 'Range extension for electromagnetic detection of power and telecommunication cables' Marelec 2017 Liverpool 23/06/2017 27/06/2017