Arrival of Navid Belvasi, ESR6 at University College Cork

ESR at UCC, Ireland for the next 3 years, Navid started his work in November. He will focus on "Advanced physical Modelling Methods for Floating wind turbines".

on November 1, 2020

Navid is a researcher from Iran, with two academic degrees in Naval Architectural Engineering, specialised in floating offshore structures. He worked in a shipyard through his undergraduate studies performing transportation analysis of heavy offshore structures. Throughout and after his master's, he was concentrated on scaled-model experimental campaign in the field of floating offshore platforms at the Sharif University of Technology. Navid has solid knowledge in experimental and numerical methods for motion analysis of FOWTs, and he takes pleasure in doing hydrodynamics analysis, FSI/DFBI simulations, mooring analysis, and coding, of course.

His hobby is swimming and more pleasantly thinking about his codes while swimming. Besides, he keens on volleyball as it is an exceptional team sport.

When asked about his motivation, Navid declared:

The fact is that the share of FOWTs in the green-energy market is developing at a galloping rate. The future of green energy or at least a significant share of its future will be unquestionably uptight to development of these floating harvesters. It is now on our shoulders, as the researchers of this field, to take out any obstructions in this sustainable route and help the decision-makers to place the clean energy policies, with determination and certainty. Thanks to my background, I am aware of the most critical engineering and scientific points of this field of research, more specifically, my PhD research. Therefore, I know what I am going to do through this project, and I intend to have the best use of the FLOAWER to create a valuable scientific heritage for the future. Regarding that the people in the FLOAWER network are outstanding and considering that we are an assemblage of professionals with multi-disciplinary expertise, I am sure that FLOAWER network will provide a tremendous opportunity to do our best for heightening the prospect of this piece of technology. Indeed, our achievements in this project will make lots of things more straightforward for scientists, engineers and researchers of this field.
After all, the future of the energy is green, and a vast majority of its share will undoubtedly belong to the floating wind turbines; thus let’s annihilate the possible barriers in its way and pave the way for future generations.

Published on December 10, 2020 Updated on December 17, 2020