A review on the progress and research directions of ocean engineering

dc.contributorAalto Universityen
dc.contributor.authorTavakoli, Sasanen_US
dc.contributor.authorKhojasteh, Danialen_US
dc.contributor.authorHaghani, Miladen_US
dc.contributor.authorHirdaris, Spyrosen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Mechanical Engineeringen
dc.contributor.groupauthorMarine and Arctic Technologyen
dc.contributor.organizationUniversity of New South Walesen_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper reviews research in ocean engineering over the last 50+ years with the aim to (I) understand the technological challenges and evolution in the field, (II) investigate whether ocean engineering studies meet present global demands, (III) explore new scientific/engineering tools that may suggest pragmatic solutions to problems, and (IV) identify research and management gaps, and the way forward. Six major research divisions are identified, namely (I) Ocean Hydrodynamics, (II) Risk Assessment and Safety, (III) Ocean Climate and Geophysics: Data and Models, (IV) Control and Automation in the Ocean, (V) Structural Engineering and Manufacturing for the Ocean, and (VI) Ocean Renewable Energy. As much as practically possible research sub-divisions of the field are also identified. It is highlighted that research topics dealing with ocean renewable energy, control and path tracking of ships, as well as computational modelling of wave-induced motions are growing. Updating and forecasting energy resources, developing computational methods for wave generation, and introducing novel methods for the optimised control of energy converters are highlighted as the potential research opportunities. Ongoing studies follow the global needs for environmentally friendly renewable energies, though engineering-based studies often tend to overlook the longer-term potential influence of climate change. Development and exploitation of computational engineering methods with focus on continuum mechanics problems remain relevant. Notwithstanding this, machine learning methods are attracting the attention of researchers. Analysis of COVID-19 transmission onboard is rarely conducted, and 3D printing-based studies still need more attention from researchers.en
dc.description.versionPeer revieweden
dc.identifier.citationTavakoli, S, Khojasteh, D, Haghani, M & Hirdaris, S 2023, ' A review on the progress and research directions of ocean engineering ', Ocean Engineering, vol. 272, 113617 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oceaneng.2023.113617en
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dc.publisherElsevier Ltd
dc.relation.ispartofseriesOcean Engineeringen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVolume 272en
dc.subject.keywordOcean engineeringen_US
dc.subject.keywordGlobal demands and concernsen_US
dc.subject.keywordfuture challengesen_US
dc.subject.keywordOcean hydrodynamicsen_US
dc.subject.keywordRisk assessment and safetyen_US
dc.subject.keywordOcean climate and geophysicsen_US
dc.subject.keywordControl and automation in the oceanen_US
dc.subject.keywordStructural engineering and manufacturing for the oceanen_US
dc.subject.keywordOcean renewable energyen_US
dc.titleA review on the progress and research directions of ocean engineeringen
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