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Professor Pandeli Temarel MSc PhD CEng FRINA

Emeritus Professor of Hydroelasticity

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Pandeli Temarel is an Emeritus Professor of Hydroelasticity within Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Southampton.

Pandeli Temarel obtained his first degree in Naval Architecture at the Technical University of Istanbul, in 1975. He received his MSc degree in Naval Architecture from University College London in 1976, where he also received his PhD in 1980. He worked as a Research Assistant at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University College London until 1982. He subsequently moved to Brunel University, working as a Research Fellow, until 1985, and as a Lecturer, until 1993, at the Department of Mechanical Engineering. In 1993 he was appointed Senior Lecturer at the Department of Ship Science University of Southampton and he became Professor of Hydroelasticity in 1999.  Pandeli Temarel was Head of the Civil, Maritime and Environmental Engineering and Science Academic Unit from September 2014 until August 2017. 

Professor Temarel is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects. He has been a member of the International Ships and Offshore Structures Congress since 1997, serving as member and chairman in various committees.

He has extensive experience of fluid-structure interaction problems and, in particular, hydrodynamics, seakeeping, CFD, structural dynamics, hydroelasticity, manoeuvring and stability. He has developed a wide range of software relevant to these subject areas.

Research interests

  • ship dynamics
  • hydroelasticity
  • stability and manoeuvring
  • hydrodynamics

Research group

Maritime Engineering

Research project(s)

Body Non Linear 3D Hydroelasticity

Numerical simulation of interfacial fluid flows by an anti-diffusive VOF method

Preparation of section properties for 2d anti-symmetric analysis of ship with structural discontinuities

Structural monitoring

The use of navigational satellite systems ship structural monitoring.

The Performance of Ships in Abnormal Waves

The appearance of abnormal, freak, or rogue, waves has become more high profile in recent decades with increased media attention. Abnormal waves may be the cause of previously unexplained ship losses. The number of reported, survived cases is also growing, such as the Queen Elizabeth 2 in 1995. It is thus important to assess the impact of such waves on vessels in order to investigate the risks and safety thresholds and determine the survivability of ships when encountering abnormal waves.

Module titleModule codeDisciplineRole
Advanced Naval Architecture SESS3003 Ship Science Course leader
Maritime Fluid-Structure interaction SESS6003 Ship Science Course leader
Naval Architecture Dynamics SESS2005 Ship Science Course leader
Professor Pandeli Temarel
Engineering, University of Southampton, Southampton Boldrewood Innovation Campus, Burgess Road, Southampton, SO16 7QF

Room Number : 176/3027/B1

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