David Fernández Gutiérrez
My research interests involve numerically modeling physical phenomena, generally related to fluid and structural mechanics. In fact, most engineering problems require predicting the response of complex solid structures, which are either immersed on a fluid or in the inter-phase between fluids.
The following list gathers the most relevant projects in which I have been involved during my professional career. Looking forward, I plan to keep focusing on fluid-structure interaction and performance optimization, with applications to renewable energies, structural design, and additive manufacturing.
CFD, SPH, Fluid Mechanics, Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Research Scientist, Ocean Engineering, Offshore, Marine renewable energy, Dynamic Positioning, Hydrodynamic analysis, Aerodynamics, Structural design, Numerical simulations, Analysis, Programming, ANSYS Fluent, Star CCM+, C++, Fortran, MATLAB, LabVIEW
ROBOAT: Transforming Amsterdam's canals with a fleet of autonomous boats
Analysis of the impact of double curvature on fish propulsion
Development of new CFD simulation tools for the hydrodynamic performance of horizontal axis marine current turbines
Analysis of LBNL-Advanced Light Source mirror cooling induced loads to mitigate vibrations through geometry modifications, modeled in ANSYS Fluent
SeaDP: Seaplace Dynamic Positioning System
Project OCEAN LIDER: Leaders in Ocean Energy Technologies
Project EOLIA: Development of floating solutions for Offshore Wind Turbines
Detail ship outfitting design of the cable layer vessel North Ocean 102 (length 137 m, breadth 27 m, deadweight 10,000 tons)
Experimental and numerical analysis of the interference resistance in multihulls to reduce drag