Professor Feargal Brennan
Head of the Offshore, Process and Energy Engineering Department
Location: Room 124, Whittle Building (B52)
T: + 44 (0) 1234 758249
Offshore, Process and Energy Engineering
Group website: Offshore Renewable Energy Group
Reliability of aging ship and offshore structures, development of offshore renewable energy devices, offshore carbon capture & sequestration, controlled failure design, fatigue crack growth through residual stress fields, health and usage monitoring.
Feargal Brennan is Professor of Offshore Engineering, head of the Offshore, Process and Energy Engineering department and its Offshore Renewable Energy Group. He is a leading authority on the development and assessment of offshore renewables including wind, wave, tidal stream and the production of sustainable biofuel feedstocks in the ocean environment. Professor Brennan has for twenty years been at the forefront of internationally leading research in structural integrity and its application to ships, offshore renewables and the oil & gas sector. He has published over one hundred papers in peer reviewed technical journals and conferences. In addition to research, development and consultancy, Feargal has been executive and non executive director of a number of technology companies and received several awards from the dti, rail and offshore industries for innovation in structural integrity monitoring of large Civil and Mechanical infrastructure. He is the chairman of the ISSC (International Ship and Offshore Structures Congress) Offshore Renewable Energy committee, sits on the BSI committee for fatigue testing of metals, the Engineering Integrity Society (EIS) durability & fatigue committee, the IMechE Offshore Engineering Committee, the EPSRC peer review college, Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering and is co-editor of the international journal Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures.
- Chahardehi, A., Brennan, F.P. and Han, S.K., Surface crack shape evolution modelling using an RMS SIF approach. Int J Fatigue (2009), doi:10.1016/j.ijfatigue.2009.06.012.
- de Leeuw, B. and Brennan, F. P., “Structural Integrity Monitoring Index (SIMdex): A Methodology for assessing Structural Health Monitoring Technologies”, Proc. IMechE, Part G: J. Aerospace Engineering, 2009, 223(G5) 515-523. DOI: 10.1243/09544100JAERO392.
- Chahardehi, A., Brennan, F.P., A Novel Weight Function for RMS Stress Intensity Factor Determination in Surface Cracks, Engineering Fracture Mechanics (2009), doi: 10.1016/j.engfracmech.2009.04.009.
- Wang, G., Boon, B., Brennan, F. P., Garbatov,Y., Ji, C., Parunov, J., Rahman, T. A., Rizzo, C., Rouhan, A., Shin, C. H., Yamamoto, N., "Report of Committee V.6, Condition Assessment of Aged Ships" in Proceedings of the 17th International Ship and Offshore Structures Congress, Vol. 2, Seoul (South-Korea), 16 - 21 August 2009.
- Kolios, A. and Brennan, F. P., “Reliability Based Design for Novel Offshore Structures ”, in proceedings of the 3rd International Conference of Integrity, Reliability and Failure, Porto, 20 - 24 July 2009.