University of Strathclyde as Lecturer
Reader Of Safety Of Marine Systems
Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine
Gerasimos Theotokatos is Reader of Safety of Marine Systems and Deputy Head of the Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean & Marine Engineering of the University of Strathclyde. He graduated from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in 1994 and obtained a PhD degree, also from NTUA, in 2001 in the discipline of Marine Engineering. He has an extensive experience of around 20 years on teaching and researching in the scientific area of marine systems engineering, marine engines and ship propulsion systems. He joined University of Strathclyde as Lecturer in January 2013. His research focuses on the various methods of modelling, optimisation and experimental analysis of marine systems and ship energy systems pursuing life-cycle efficiency improvement, reduction of their environmental footprint and enhancing of their safety, promoting feasible, safe and green design/operating alternatives that can meet the demanding marine industry requirements for fuel cost savings and environmental friendliness
Marine power plants – ContemporaryChallenges and Future Prospects
Marine engines simulation – In-house or commercial tools As the size and weight of two-stroke marine diesel engines as well as their procurement, running and experimental testing costs are
enormous, various engine modelling techniques have been extensively used for investigating the engine steady-state performance and transient response, for testing various engine designs as well as for developing the engine control system. In this lecture will provide insight to the modelling of marine engines by using both in-house and commercial software. The presented case studies include: turbocharger cut-out vs. blower activation in large two-stroke engines, application of variable geometry turbine in four-stroke marine engines, mapping of the ship propulsion system performance and emission parameters, dual-fuel engine optimisation for reducing CO2 and NOx emissions. Based to the presented results, the advantages and drawbacks of the simulation tools will be discussed.