Areas of expertise
Dr Kara graduated from the faculty of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering of Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Turkey in 1992. He subsequently started his career as a Research Assistant at ITU and completed his MSc degree in Higher Order Vibration of Ship Structures in 1996. After receiving his PhD in Marine Hydrodynamics & Hydroelasticity at University of Strathclyde in Glasgow in 2000, he worked as a Senior Research Fellow at University of Strathclyde. Dr Kara moved to Cranfield University to take up his current position as Lecturer in Offshore & Renewable Energy Technology in 2007.
Dr Kara has developed advanced state-of-the-art numerical tools for the prediction of maximum power absorption from ocean waves including optimum control of energy systems, seakeeping, resistance, hydrodynamics, and hydroelastic problems using three-dimensional direct time domain computational method for mono and multi hull vessels as well as offshore structures since 1997. He has published journal and conference papers in the subject of hydrodynamics and hydroelasticity related to energy systems, ship and offshore structures. He worked on numerous European Commission (EC) and industry projects.
Dr Kara's current activities include the power prediction of the energy systems (wind, wave, tidal), higher order vibrations of floating structures and energy systems, strength of materials and prediction of hydrodynamic wave loads and aerodynamics wind loads over these energy systems and offshore structures. Dr Kara applies the state-of-the art computational methods for the prediction of the powering and resistance, seakeeping, and manoeuvring of ship structures. He is also involved in research into the interaction of fluid and structure in the context of hydroelastic analysis.
Dr Kara also involves research in subsea fluid sampling, subsea processing including separator, compressor, and pumping, subsea flow instabilities due to slugging and surging, and riser and pipeline design and installation in the offshore environment.
Dr Kara supervises MSc and PhD students, research projects, and acting as a referee for the distinctive journals and conferences. The teaching duties of Dr Kara includes hydrodynamic loads and dynamic responses of floating offshore structures and energy systems, aerodynamics of offshore/onshore wind turbines, design of wind and wave environments, economics of energy systems, characteristics of water waves, maximum power absorption from ocean waves, tidal energy systems, optimum control of these energy systems, reservoir engineering, structural health monitoring.
- E.ON UK
- RWE nPower
- European Commission (EC)
- BG Group
- JP Kenny
- GE Oil & Gas
- Azur Offshore Ltd
- Higher Design Ltd
Articles In Journals
- Adefemi IO, Kara F & Okereke NU (2017) Investigation of slug mitigation: self-lifting approach in a deepwater oil field, Underwater Technology -London-, 34 (4) 157-169.
- Kara F (2016) Time domain prediction of power absorption from ocean waves with wave energy converter arrays, Renewable Energy, 92 30-46.
- Kara F (2016) Point Absorber Wave Energy Converters in Regular and Irregular Waves with Time Domain Analysis, International Journal of Marine Science and Ocean Technology, 3 (7) 74-85.
- Kara F (2015) Time domain prediction of hydroelasticity of floating bodies, Applied Ocean Research, 51 (June) 1-13.
- Abili N & Kara F (2015) Integrated Approach to maximize deepwater asset value with subsea fluid samplings, Underwater Technology -London-, 32 (4) 245-253.
- Abili N, Onwuzuluigbo R & Kara F (2013) Subsea controls future proofing: A systems strategy embracing obsolescence management, Underwater Technology -London-, 31 (4) 187-201.
- Abili N, Udofot O & Kara F (2012) Subsea processing – a holistic approach to marginal field developments, Underwater Technology -London-, 30 (3) 167-176.
- Kara F (2011) Time domain prediction of added resistance of ships, Journal of Ship Research, 55 (3) 163-184.
- Kara F, Navarro J. & Allwood R.L. (2010) Effect of Thickness variation on collapse pressure of seamless pipes, Ocean Engineering, 37 (11-12) 998-1006.
- Kara F (2010) Time domain prediction of power absorption from ocean waves with latching control, Renewable Energy, 35 (2) 423-434.
- Kara F (2010) Time Domain Prediction of Power Absorption from Ocean Waves with Latching Control, Renewable Energy, 35 (2) 423-434.
- Kara F, Tang CH & Vassalos D (2007) Time domain three-dimensional fully nonlinear computations of steady body–wave interaction problem, Ocean Engineering, 34 (5-6) 776-789.
- Kara F & Vassalos D (2006) Hydroelastic analysis of cantilever plate in time domain, Ocean Engineering, 34 (1) 122-132.
- Kara F & Vassalos D (2005) Time Domain Computation of the Wave-Making Resistance of Ships, Journal of Ship Research, 49 (2) 144-158.
- Kara F & Vassalos D (2003) Time domain prediction of steady and unsteady marine hydrodynamics problem, International Shipbuilding Progress, 50 (4) 317-332.
- Kara F (2016) Wave energy converter arrays for power absorption from ocean waves with time domain predictions. In: Offshore Technology Conference 2016, OTC 2016, Houston, 2-5 May 2016.
- Oloruntoba O & Kara F (2016) Improved unified flow regime transition criteria. In: 10th North American Conference on Multiphase Technology, Banff, 8 June 2016.
- Okereke NU, Kara F, Omowunmi SC, Oyawale M & Adefemi I (2015) The impact of increasing depth and diameter on prediction of flow regime transition in deepwater flowlines and risers. In: 2015 International Petroleum Technology Conference, Doha, 6-9 December 2015.
- Enilari BT & Kara F (2015) Slug flow and its mitigation techniques in the oil and gas industry. In: 2015 SPE Nigeria Annual International Conference and Exhibition (15NAIC), August, Lagos, 4-6 August 2015.
- Okereke NU & Kara F (2014) Numerical predictions of slugging problems in pipes. In: Deep Offshore Technology Conference and Exhibition 2014 (DOT 2014), Aberdeen, 14-16 October 2014.
- Kara F (2014) Power absorption from ocean waves with latching control in time domain. In: 2014 Offshore Renewable Energy International Conference, Glasgow, 15-17 September 2014.
- Van den Abeele F, Vande Voorde J & Kara F (2013) Numerical simulation of vortex-induced vibrations for marine risers subjected to sheared flow. In: 32nd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, ASME 2013 (OMAE2013), Nantes, 9-14 June 2013.
- Van den Abeele F, Vande Voorde J & Kara F (2013) Added value of computational fluid dynamics in offshore pipeline design. In: 9th International Pipeline Conference - 2012, Calgary, Alberta, 24-28 September 2012.
- Oakey JE & Kara F (2013) Cranfield offshore and ocean technology: Current context and future direction. In: SUT Houston 2013 Conference: New Frontiers and Emerging Technologies, Houston, Texas, 18-19 September 2013.
- Kara F & Vassalos D (2007) Hydroelastic analysis using time domain calculation. In: MARSTRUCT 2007 - 1st International Conference on Marine Structures, Glasgow, 12-14 March 2007.
- Kara F & Vassalos D (2005) Resistance of ships using time domain approach. In: 7th Symposium on High Speed Marine Vehicles, Naples, 21-23 September 2005.
- Kara F (2005) Time domain computation of the wave making resistance of ships. In: 12th International Congress of the International Maritime Association of the Mediterranean (IMAM 2005), Lisbon, 26-30 September 2005.
- Gao Q, Kara F, Shigunov V & Vassalos D (2004) Numerical simulation of damage ship flooding. In: 7th Numerical Towing Tank Symposium, Hamberg, 3-5 October 2004.
- Kara F & Vassalos D (2003) Time domain prediction of steady and unsteady motion of high speed crafts. In: Fast2003: 7th International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation, Ischia, 7-10 October 2003.
- Kara F & Vassalos D (2002) Steady and unsteady analysis of floating bodies with forward speed in time domain. In: 10th International Maritime Association of the Mediterranean Conference, Crete, 13-17 May 2002.
- Kara F & Vassalos D (2001) Hydrodynamic and hydroelastic analysis of floating bodies with forward speed in the time domain. In: Fast2001- 6th International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation, Southampton, 4-6 September 2001.
- Vassalos D, Ha TB & Kara F (2000) A comparative study of 3-D frequency and time domain approaches to hydrodynamic loads of HSC. In: RINA International Conference on Hydrodynamics of High Speed Craft: Wake Wash and Motion Control, London, 7-8 November 2000.
- Kara F, Altay GA & Dokmeci MC (1997) Vibration analysis of ship beams. In: 133rd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), Penn State, PA, 16-20 June 1997.