Kaan Ilter

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Kaan Ilter
Kaan Ilter

Specialist Hydrodynamics and Structures

work Glasgow

work +44 141 572 5570
cell +739 231 2416

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Career Summary

Kaan is a highly skilled naval architect with expertise in structures, hydrodynamics and vessel design. He began his career in Turkey, conducting detailed Finite Element Analyses (FEA) on various commercial and  naval vessels, focusing on factors like underwater explosion, fatigue, strength, and vibration. Kaan's contributions extended to overseeing ship design calculations, collaborating on hull optimization using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), and conducting experimental research on drag reduction coatings and hydrodynamics. His expertise and project leadership make him a highly sought after consultant and his research and publications have been recognized through peer-reviewed articles and seminars.


Academic Qualifications
PhD - Experimental and Computational Investigation of the Effect of Dimpled Surfaces on Skin Friction Reduction
MSc - Investigation of Flow Noise Around Two-Dimensional Bodies
BSc – Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering

Professional Memberships
- Member, Chamber of Turkish Naval Architectures and Marine Engineers
- Member of RINA.

Previous Employment
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK, Research Associate
Kamome Propeller, Kuribayashi Steamship Co., Remote, Japan, Consultant Engineer.
FIGES Engineering, Istanbul, Turkey, Senior Structural Design & Analysis Engineer
STM AS, Istanbul, Turkey, Ship Theory Engineer
Bias Engineering, Istanbul, Turkey, Junior Engineer
Alsan Fan, Istanbul, Turkey, R&D Engineer

Surveying and Consultancy Experience
Finite Element Analyses:
- 3D Global Strength (Full ship modelling)
- 3D Local Strength (Local ship modelling)
- Under Water Explosion
- Global vibration analyses (with or w/o damping, wetted or dry)
- Forced vibration analyses
- Buckling analyses
- Vibroacoustic Analyses
- Equipment Shock Analyses
- Fatigue Analyses
- Muffler Acoustic Design (Acoustic analyses)
- Explicit simulations
- Topology optimisation
- Optimize designs to enhance performance, reduce costs, and meet regulatory requirements
- Composite modelling

Computational Fluid Dynamics Analyses (CFD):
- Design of Air Intake and Exhaust Systems
- Hull Form Design and Optimization
- Wake prediction and wake-adapted propeller design
- Air wake calculations
- Appendage (rudder, fin, …) design, alignment and optimisation
- Power requirement prediction
- Muffler Acoustic Design (Thermal, backpressure)
- Fluid-structure interaction
- Survivability and operability of small crafts in waves (CFD)

Ship Design Projects:
- Preparing vessel arrangements and detailed structural drawings for class approval
- Preparing class/authority approval documents for longitudinal strength, stability (intact & damaged), and seakeeping
- Initial design and preliminary hull form design.
- Design performance verification (model tests and CFD)
- Muffler design and manufacturing for the main and the auxiliary systems
- Development and implementation of energy-saving devices
- Voyage data analysis to validate fuel consumption reduction of energy saving systems’ claims

Physical Experimental Studies :
- Understanding drag reduction mechanisms of dimpled structures (experimental and numerical studies)
- An investigation on a novel wave-propelled autonomous and surface vehicle (experimental and numerical studies
- Ship resistance and self-propulsion tests
- Flow visualisation tests
- Propeller open water tests
- Cavitation tests
- Motion tracking experiments in waves

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