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Journal Articles 

  1. Huo, F., Zhao, Y., Zhang, J., Zhang, M., & Yuan, Z. M.(2023). Study on wave slamming characteristics of a typical floating wind turbine under freak waves. Ocean Engineering, 269, 113464. 

  2. M. Zhang, S. Hao, D. Wu, M-L. Chen, Z-M. Yuan, Time-optimal obstacle avoidance of autonomous ship based on nonlinear model predictive control, Ocean Engineering, Volume 266, Part 1, 2022, 112591,

  3. Cheng, Y., Fu, L., Dai, S., Collu, M., Ji, C., Yuan, Z., & Incecik, A. (2022). Experimental and numerical investigation of WEC-type floating breakwaters: a single-pontoon oscillating buoy and a dual-pontoon oscillating water column. Coastal Engineering, 177, [104188].

  4. Ji, C., Bian, X., Lian, Z., & Yuan, Z. (2022). Experimental study on hydrodynamic characteristics of a new type floating breakwater with opening pass and wing structure. Ocean Engineering, 259, [111923].

  5. Cheng, Y., Du, W., Dai, S., Ji, C., Collu, M., Cocard, M., Cui, L., Yuan, Z., & Incecik, A. (2022). Hydrodynamic characteristics of a hybrid oscillating water column-oscillating buoy wave energy converter integrated into a π-type floating breakwater. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 161, [112299].

  6. Ji, C-Y., Guo, J-T., Ye, R-C., Yin, Q-L., Xu, W-Y., & Yuan, Z-M. (2022). Experimental study of an ocean surface cleaning system. Ocean Engineering, 249, [110937].

  7. Stark, C., Xu, Y., Zhang, M., Yuan, Z., Tao, L., & Shi, W. (2022). Study on applicability of energy-saving devices to hydrogen fuel cell-powered ships. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 10(3), [388].

  8. Wu, D., Yuan, K., Huang, Y., Yuan, Z-M., & Hua, L. (2022). Design and test of an improved active disturbance rejection control system for water sampling unmanned surface vehicle. Ocean Engineering, 245, [110367].

  9. Yuan, Z., Chen, M., Jia, L., Ji, C., & Incecik, A. (2021). Wave-riding and wave-passing by ducklings in formation swimming. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 928, R2. https://doi:10.1017/jfm.2021.820.

  10. Hao, S., Yu, Y., Yu, Jx. et al. Hydrodynamic Response of A Fully Coupled TLP Hull-TTR System with Detailed Modeling of A Hydraulic Pneumatic Tensioner and Riser Joints. China Ocean Eng 36, 451–463 (2022).

  11. Li, L., Wu, D., Huang, Y., & Yuan, Z-M. (2021). A path planning strategy unified with a COLREGS collision avoidance function based on deep reinforcement learning and artificial potential field. Applied Ocean Research, 113, [102759].

  12. Cheng, Y., Ji, C., Gu, X., Huo, F., Cui, J., & Yuan, Z-M. (2021). Hydrodynamics of a dual-module pontoon-net floating breakwater system: numerical simulations and prototype tests. Journal of Hydrodynamics, 33, 915–927.

  13. Y. Cheng, S, Dai, S. Dai, C. Ji, M. Collu, Z. Yuan, A. Incecik (2022), Energy conversion and hydrodynamic analysis of multi-degree-of-freedom wave energy converters integrated into a semi-submersible platform. Energy Conversion and Management 252(6):115075. DOI: http://10.1016/j.enconman.2021.115075.

  14. Y. Cheng, C. Xi, S. Dai, C. Ji, M. Collu, M. Li, Z. Yuan, A. Incecik (2021).Wave energy extraction and hydroelastic response reduction of modular floating breakwaters as array wave energy converters integrated into a very large floating structure. Applied Energy, 306, Part A, 117953,

  15. Li, MX., Yuan, ZM. & Tao, L. An iterative time-marching scheme for the investigation of hydrodynamic interaction between multi-ships during overtaking. J Hydrodyn 33, 468–478 (2021).

  16. Cheng, Y., Ji, Cy., Yuan, Zm. et al. Wave Slamming on An OWSC Wave Energy Converter in Coupled Wave-Current Conditions with Variable-Depth Seabed. China Ocean Eng 35, 646–661 (2021).

  17. Y. Cheng, C. Xi, S. Dai, C. Ji, M. Cocard, Z.M. Yuan, A. Incecik (2021). Performance characteristics and parametric analysis of a novel multi-purpose platform combining a moonpool-type floating breakwater and an array of wave energy converters, Applied Energy, 292.

  18. L. Hu, H. Wu, Z.M. Yuan, W. Li, X. Wang (2021). Roll motion response analysis of damaged ships in beam waves, Ocean Engineering, 227.

  19. Huang, Y., Wu, D., Yin, Z., & Yuan, Z-M. (2021). Design of UDE-based dynamic surface control for dynamic positioning of vessels with complex disturbances and input constraints. Ocean Engineering, 220, [108487].

  20. Shi, W., Li, M., & Yuan, Z. (2020). Investigation of the ship-seabed interaction with a high-fidelity CFD approach. Journal of Marine Science and Technology.

  21. Hao, S., Yu, Y., Yu, J., Yuan, Z., Xu, L., Li, Z., Cheng, S., & Wu, J. (2020). Structural response analysis of the hydraulic pneumatic tensioner under its local failure based on a fully coupled TLP-TTR system. Ocean Engineering, 216, [107645].

  22. Li, L., Gao, Y., Ning, D. Z., & Yuan, Z. M. (2020). Development of a constraint non-causal wave energy control algorithm based on artificial intelligence. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, [110519].

  23. Terziev, M., Zhao, G., Tezdogan, T., Yuan, Z., & Incecik, A. (2020). Virtual replica of a towing tank experiment to determine the Kelvin half-angle of a ship in restricted water. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 8(4), [258].

  24. L. Chen, H. Wang, X. Qu, Z. M. Yuan*, & Q. Wu (2020). Computation of Interactional Forces between Two Submerged Bodies in an Overtaking Manoeuvre. Adv. Appl. Math. Mech., 12, pp. 319-335. DOI: 10.4208/aamm.OA-2018-0246.

  25. Lyu, D., Song, B., Pan, G., Yuan, Z., & Li, J. (2019). Winglet effect on hydrodynamic performance and trajectory of a blended-wing-body underwater glider. Ocean Engineering, 188, [106303].

  26. L. Li, Z. Gao, Z. M. Yuan*, (2019). On the sensitivity and uncertainty of wave energy conversion with an artificial neural-network-based controller. Ocean Engineering, 183. pp. 282-293.

  27. L., Li, Z. M., Yuan, C-Y., Ji, Y., Gao, (2019). Resonant waves in the gap between two advancing barges. European Journal of Mechanics-B/Fluids, 77. pp. 108-117.

  28. Dai, S., Day, S., Yuan, Z., & Wang, H. (2019). Investigation on the hydrodynamic scaling effect of an OWC type wave energy device using experiment and CFD simulation. Renewable Energy, 142, 184-194.

  29. Yuan, Z-M., Li, L., R. W., Yeung, (2019). Free-Surface Effects on Interaction of Multiple Ships Moving at Different Speeds. Journal of Ship Research, 63(4), pp. 251-267. DOI: 10.5957/JOSR.10180089.

  30. W. Qiu, X. Song, K. Shi, X. Zhang, Z.-M. Yuan, Y. You, 2019. Multi-objective optimization of semi-submersible platforms using particle swam optimization algorithm based on surrogate model. Ocean Engineering 178:388-409. DOI: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2019.02.039.

  31. L., Li, Y., Liu, Z. M., Yuan*, Gao, Y. Dynamic and structural performances of offshore floating wind turbines in turbulent wind flow. Ocean Engineering 176 (2019) 92-103. DOI: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2019.03.028.

  32. Yuan, Z-M., Li, M., Ji, C-Y., Li, L., Jia, L., & Incecik, A. (2019). Steady hydrodynamic interaction between human swimmers. Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 16(150).

  33. Yuan, Z. (2018). Ship hydrodynamics in confined waterways. Journal of Ship Research, 63(1), pp. 16-29,

  34. L. Li, X. Zhang, Z. Yuan* and Y. Gao, (2020). Multi-stable mechanism of an oscillating-body wave energy converter. IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, 11 (1), pp. 500-508. Doi: 10.1109/TSTE.2019.2896991.

  35. Xu, X., Song, X., Zhang, X., & Yuan, Z. (2019). On wave diffraction of two-dimensional moonpools in a two-layer fluid with finite depth. Ocean Engineering, 173, 571-586.

  36. H.-F. Xu, L. Zou, Z.-J. Zou, Z.-M. Yuan, (2018). Numerical study on hydrodynamic interaction between two tankers in shallow water based on high-order panel method, European Journal of Mechanics-B/Fluids, 74, 139-151,

  37. W. Liu, Y. K. Demirel, E. B. Djatmiko, S. Nugroho, T. Tezdogan, R. E. Kurt, H. Supomo, I. Baihaqi, Z.M. Yuan, Atilla Incecik, (2019). Bilge keel design for the traditional fishing boats of Indonesia's East Java, International Journal of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, 11(1), 380-395,

  38. Ji, C., Yang, K., Cheng, Y., Yuan, Z. (2019). Numerical and Experimental Investigation of Interactions between Free-Surface Waves and a Floating Breakwater with Cylindrical-Dual/Rectangular-Single Pontoon, China Ocean Eng., 32 (4): 388-399.

  39. L., Li, Z. M., Yuan, C., Ji, Gao, Y., 2018. Ultimate structural and fatigue damage loads of a spar-type floating wind turbine. Ships and Offshore Structures, DOI: 10.1080/17445302.2018.1532867.

  40. L., Li, Z. M., Yuan*, Y., Gao, 2018. Maximization of energy absorption for a wave energy converter using the deep machine learning. Energy 165, pp 340-349. DOI: 10.1016/

  41. L., Li, Z. M., Yuan*, Y., Gao, Y., X., Zhang, T., Tezdogan, 2019. Investigation on long-term extreme response of an integrated offshore renewable energy device with a modified environmental contour method. Renewable Energy 132, pp 33-42. DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2018.07.138.

  42. L., Li, Z. M., Yuan, C., Ji, M., Li, Gao, Y., 2018. Investigation on the unsteady hydrodynamic loads of ship passing by bridge piers by a 3-D boundary element method. Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements Vol 94 (2018), pp. 122-133. DOI: 10.1016/j.enganabound.2018.06.010.

  43. L., Li, Z. M., Yuan*, Gao, Y., 2018. Wash wave effects on ships moored in ports. Applied Ocean Research Vol 77 (2018), pp. 89-105. DOI: 10.1016/j.apor.2018.06.001.

  44. L., Li, Y., Liu, Z. M., Yuan*, Gao, Y. Wind field effect on the power generation and aerodynamic performance of offshore floating wind turbines. Energy 157 (2018) 379-390. DOI: 10.1016/

  45. L., Li, Z. M., Yuan*, Gao, Y., Zhang, X. (2019) Wave force prediction effect on the energy absorption of a wave energy converter with real-time control. IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy Vol 10 (2), 615 – 624. DOI: 10.1109/TSTE.2018.2841886.

  46. L., Li, Cheng, Z., Z. M., Yuan*, Gao, Y., 2018. Short-term extreme response and fatigue damage of an integrated offshore renewable energy system. Renewable Energy Vol 126, pp. 617-629. DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2018.03.087.

  47. C. Ji, Y. Cheng, J. Cui, Z.M. Yuan, O. Gaidai, 2018. Hydrodynamic performance of floating breakwaters in long wave regime: an experimental study. Ocean Engineering Vol 152, pp. 154-166.   DOI: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2018.01.055.

  48. L., Li, Gao, Y., Z. M., Yuan*, S., Day, Z., Hu, 2018. Dynamic response and power production of a floating integrated wind, wave and tidal energy system. Renewable Energy Vol 116, pp. 412-422. DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2017.09.080.

  49. L., Li, Gao, Y., Z., Hu, Z. M., Yuan, S., Day, Li, H., 2018. Model test research of a semisubmersible floating wind turbine with an improved deficient thrust force correction approach. Renewable Energy Vol 119, pp. 95-105. DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2017.12.019.

  50. Z. M., Yuan, X., Zhang, C., Ji, L., Jia, H., Wang, A., Incecik, 2018. Side wall effects on ship model testing in a towing tank. Ocean Engineering Vol 147, pp. 447-457. DOI: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2017.10.042.

  51. Zhang, X., Song, X., Yuan Z.M., You Y., 2017. Global motion and airgap computations for semi-submersible floating production unit in waves. Ocean Engineering Vol 141, pp. 176-204. DOI: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2017.06.004.

  52. X., Zhang, X., Song, W., Qiu, Z.-M., Yuan, Y., You, N., Deng, 2018. Multi-objective optimization of Tension Leg Platform using evolutionary algorithm based on surrogate model. Ocean Engineering Vol 148, pp. 612-631. DOI: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2017.06.004.

  53. Wang, H., Sheng, X., Wang, S., Chen, L., Yuan Z. M., Wu, Q., 2017. Numerical study on water depth effects on hydrodynamic forces acting on berthing ships. Journal of Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Science) Vol 22, pp. 198–205. DOI: 10.1007/s12204-017-1822-8.

  54. Ji, C.-Y., Guo, Y.-C., Cui, J., Yuan, Z. M. *, Ma, X.-J., 2016. 3D experimental study on a cylindrical floating breakwater system. Ocean Engineering, 2016. 125: p. 38-50. DOI: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2016.07.051.

  55. Yuan, Z. M. *, Incecik, A., Day, S., Ji, C.Y., 2016. Theoretical and numerical estimation of ship-to-ship hydrodynamic interaction effects. Ocean Engineering 121, 239-253. DOI: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2016.05.032.

  56. He, S., Kellett, P., Yuan, Z.M., Incecik, A., Turan, O., Boulougouris, E., 2016. Manoeuvring prediction based on CFD generated derivatives, Journal of Hydrodynamics 28 (2), 284-292. DOI: 10.1016/S1001-6058(16)60630-3.

  57. Yuan, Z.M. *, He, S., Paula, K., Incecik, A., Turan, O., Boulougouris, E., 2015. Ship-to-Ship Interaction during Overtaking Operation in Shallow Water. Journal of Ship Research 59 (3), 1-16. DOI: 10.5957/JOSR.59.3.150004.

  58. Yuan, Z. M. *, Incecik, A., Dai, S., Day, S., Ji, C. Y., Zhang, X., 2015. Hydrodynamic interactions between two ships travelling or stationary in shallow waters. Ocean Engineering 108 (2015) 620–635.

  59. Ji, C.-Y., Chen, X., Cui, J., Yuan, Z.M. *, Incecik, A., 2015. Experimental study of a new type of floating breakwater. Ocean Engineering 105, 295-303. DOI: 0.1016/j.oceaneng.2015.08.058.

  60. Yuan, Z. M. *, Incecik, A., Day, S., 2014. Verification of a new radiation condition for two ships advancing in waves. Applied Ocean Research 48(2014), 186-201. DOI: 10.1016/j.apor.2014.08.007.

  61. Ji, C. Y., Yuan, Z. M. *, 2015. Experimental study of a hybrid mooring system. Journal of Marine Science and Technology (2015), 20: 213–225. DOI: 10.1007/s00773-014-0260-7.

  62. Yuan, Z. M. *, Incecik, A., Jia, L., 2014. A New Radiation Condition for Ships Travelling with Very Low Forward Speed. Ocean Engineering 88(2014), 298-309. DOI: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2014.05.019.

  63. Yuan, Z. M. *, Incecik, A., Ji, C. Y., 2014. Numerical study of a hybrid mooring system with clump weights and buoys. Ocean Engineering 88(2014), 1-11. DOI: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2014.06.002.

  64. Ji, C. Y., Yuan, Z. M. *, Chen, M. L., 2011. Study on a new mooring system integrating catenary with taut mooring. China Ocean Engineering, 25(3), 427-440. DOI: 10.1007/s13344-011-0035-4.

Conference papers

  1. T Li, M Zhang, SR Yu, ZM Yuan. Real-Time Control of WECs Based on NAR, NARX and LSTM Artificial Neural Network. The 32nd International Ocean and Polar Engineering, Shanghai, China, 2022.

  2. Z.M., Yuan, Wave-passing by ships in a single file formation. Thee 37th Intl Workshop on Water Waves and Floating Bodies, 10th - 13th April 2022, Giardini Naxos, ITALY.

  3. M. Zhang, Z.M., Yuan and M.L., Chen. Decision-making of obstacle avoidance in autonomous berthing based on nonlinear model predictive control, the 6th MASHCON, Glasgow, UK, 2022.

  4. Y. Liu, Z.M., Yuan and M.L., Chen. Unsteady hydrodynamics of ships entering a lock, the 6th MASHCON, Glasgow, UK, 2022.

  5. Zhang M., Yuan, Z. M., Dai S.S., Incecik A. Development of a Novel Wave-Force Prediction Model Based on Deep Machine Learning Algorithms. ISOPE2020, Virtual, October 2020.

  6. Z.M., Yuan. Prediction of Ship-lock Interaction by Using a Modified Potential Flow Solver. 5th MASHCON, 19-23 May, Ostend, Belgium.

  7. L., Li, Z. M., Yuan. Transient Response of a Moored Vessel Induced by a Passing Ship. 5th MASHCON, 19-23 May, Ostend, Belgium.

  8. L. Wamba, Z.M., Yuan. A Simple Conceptual Methodology for the Operability Analysis of a Floating Liquefid Natural Gas (FLNG). OMAE2019, Glasgow, UK.

  9. Y. Luo, Q. Xiao, G. Shi, L. Li, Z.M. Yuan. A Fluid‑structure Interaction Study on a Passively Deformed Fish Fin Unit in Small Production Fields. OMAE2019, Glasgow, UK.

  10. S. He, A. Incecik, Z.M. Yuan, P. Kellett. System Based Prediction of Ship’s Manoeuverability in Varying Water Depth Area. OMAE2019, Glasgow, UK.

  11. Z.M., Yuan, M., Li. Steady wave interference between human swimmers. 34th Intl Workshop on Water Waves and Floating Bodies, 7th–10th April, 2019, Newcastle, Australia.

  12. Z.M., Yuan, R.W., Yeung. Unsteady Interactions among Multiple Ships with Free-Surface Effects. 32nd Symposium on Naval Hydrodynamics, Hamburg, Germany 5-10 August 2018.

  13. L., Li, Gao, Y., Z. M., Yuan. Real-time latching control of wave energy converter with consideration of wave force prediction. 2018 OCEANS - MTS/IEEE Kobe Techno-Oceans (OTO).

  14. C. Hodge, W. Baterman, Z. M., Yuan, P.R. Thiew, T. Bruce. Coupled Modelling of a Non-linear Wave Energy Converter and Hydraulic PTO. The 28th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference (ISOPE 2018), Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan.

  15. David Ogden, Remy Pascal, Adrien Combourieu, David Forehand, Lars Johanning, Zhi-Ming Yuan. New Mechanical Features for Time-Domain WEC Modelling in InWave. 7th International Conference on Ocean Energy 2018, Cherbourg, France.

  16. L., Li, Z. M., Yuan, Dynamic Response and Power Production of an Integrated Offshore Renewable Energy System, The 28th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference (ISOPE 2018), Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan.

  17. Yuan, Z-M., Yeung, R.W., 2018. Unsteady waves generated by two ships with different speeds. The 33rd Intl Workshop on Water Waves and Floating Bodies, April 4 to 7, 2018, Guidel-Plages, FRANCE.

  18. Hodge, C. W., Bateman, W., Yuan, Z-M., et al., 2017. Performance analysis of the CCell Wave Energy Device. EWTEC 2017, Cork, Ireland.

  19. Yuan, Z-M., Incecik, A., 2016. Investigation of side wall and ship model interaction, ICMT 2016, 16-Harbin, China.

  20. Yuan, Z-M., 2016. Wave interference effects on two advancing ships. 31st Intl Workshop on Water Waves and Floating Bodies, April 3-6, 2016, Plymouth, Michigan, USA.

  21. Yuan, Z-M., Incecik, A., 2016. Investigation of ship-bank, ship-bottom and ship-ship interactions by using potential flow method, 4th MASHCON, Hamburg, Germany.

  22. Yuan, Z-M., Incecik, A. & Day, S., 2015. Optimum distance between two advancing ships arranged side by side. 34th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, OMAE2015-41151, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada.

  23. Yuan, Z.M., Paula, K., 2015. Numerical study on a KVLCC2 model advancing in shallow water. IWSH 2015, Glasgow, UK.

  24. Yuan, Z-M., Incecik, A., Day, A. & Jia, L., 2015. Double Doppler shift theory on water waves generated by the translating and oscillating source. 30th Intl Workshop on Water Waves and Floating Bodies, Bristol, UK.

  25. Hizir, O.G., Yuan, Z-M., Incecik, A., Turan, O., 2015. The effect of forward speed on nonlinear ship motion responses. 18th International Conference on Ships and Shipping Research, Lecco, Italy.

  26. Yuan, Z-M., Incecik, A., He, S., 2014. Hydrodynamic Interaction between Two Ships Arranged Side by Side in Shallow Water. 33th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, OMAE2014-23325, San Francisco, California, USA.

  27. Yuan, Z-M., Incecik, A., Day, S., 2014. Numerical study on the hydrodynamic interactions between two ships arranged side by side. 2nd International Conference on Maritime Technology, Glasgow, UK.

  28. Yuan, Z-M., Incecik, A., 2013. The radiation problem of vessels advancing in waves by using a new radiation condition. TEAM2013 Conference, Keelung, Taiwan.

  29. Yuan, Z-M., Ji, C. Y., Chen, M. L., Zhang, Y., 2011. Coupled analysis of floating structures with a new mooring system. 30th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, OMAE2011-49597, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

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