Dr Hossein Najafian PhD, MEng, BSc

Honorary Research Fellow School of Engineering

Research

Research Interest 1

Hydrodynamic wave loading on submerged cylinders with application to offshore structures
Application of probability theory to the analysis of offshore structural response
Extreme value analysis
Risk and Reliability
System Identification Techniques
Derivation of efficient numerical techniques for analysis of civil engineering and in particular offshore structural systems

Research Grants

Efficient Techniques for Risk Assessment of Space Frame Platforms exposed to Random Wave Loading: Effects of Current, Intermittency and 3-D / Directionality effects.

HEALTH AND SAFETY EXECUTIVE (UK)

May 2001 - January 2002

Demonstration project on risk assessments of space frame platforms exposed to random wave loading: comparison of deterministic (industry standard) approaches with fully stochastic treatments.

HEALTH AND SAFETY EXECUTIVE (UK)

August 2003 - July 2004

The effects of realistic tidal flows on the performance and structural integrity of tidal stream turbines

ENGINEERING & PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL (EPSRC)

July 2012 - September 2015

Safety and Reliability of Industrial Products, Systems and Structures (SAFERELNET).

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

November 2001 - October 2005

Research Collaborations

Professor Cooper

Internal

Joint PhD project covering offshore and Aerospace engineering to help transfer of expertise between the two fields.

Dr Andrew Metcalfe

External: University of Adelaide

I am the external co-supervisor for a PhD student with the idea of taking the cooperation further for future research.