• 327 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
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Dr Lin Wang is a Lecturer in Engineering Design in the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Automotive Engineering at Coventry University. Before joining Coventry University in December 2017, Dr Wang was a Research Fellow in Structural Mechanics at Cranfield University. He is a Fellow of HEA (Higher Education Academy). 

Over the past few years, Dr Wang has participated in several projects related to Offshore Renewable Energy. Working on DECC (Department of Energy & Climate Change) funded 30 kW Aero-generator project, he led the structural design, analysis and optimisation of an innovative wind turbine composite rotor subjected to complex environmental loads. He has also participated in the largest Joint Industry Project related to Offshore Wind, called SLIC (Structural Lifecycle Industry Collaboration), with the participation of 10 wind turbine operators and the support of the certification authority DNV GL. In the SLIC project, he was responsible for:1) statistical analysis to deliver fatigue testing data based on the maximum likelihood method; 2) calculation of stress concentration factors of offshore welded structures combining 3D laser scanning technology and finite element analysis. He was also involved in a Carbon Trust project aiming to evaluate the benefits of condition monitoring in offshore wind turbine foundations. In the project, he has developed a reliability assessment model for offshore structures by incorporating reliability analysis method and structural health monitoring technologies. Additionally, he participated in an international joint project, collaborating with NOTC (National Ocean Technology Centre, China) and HEU (Harbin Engineering University, China) to develop innovative wave energy converter (WEC) technology. In the project, he developed a flexible multibody dynamic model of WECs and a reliability assessment model of WECs. 

Dr Wang has authored more than 30 papers in refereed international conferences and highly-regarded journals, such as Applied Energy, Energy, Renewable Energy and Composite Structures. He also acts as a reviewer for several journals, e.g. Applied Energy, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, Applied Ocean Research, etc.


Research Interests

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Research Output 2012 2019

  • 327 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
  • 17 Article
  • 4 Conference proceeding
  • 1 Review article
1 Citation (Scopus)

Determination of stress concentration factors in offshore wind welded structures through a hybrid experimental and numerical approach

Kolios, A., Wang, L., Mehmanparast, A. & Brennan, F., 15 Apr 2019, In : Ocean Engineering. 178, p. 38-47 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Stress concentration
Offshore wind turbines
Finite element method
3 Citations (Scopus)

State of the Art in the Optimisation of Wind Turbine Performance Using CFD

Shourangiz-Haghighi, A., Haghnegahdar, M. A., Wang, L., Mussetta, M., Kolios, A. & Lander, M., 14 Jan 2019, In : Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering. (In-Press), p. (In-Press) 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Wind Turbine
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Wind turbines
Computational fluid dynamics
2 Citations (Scopus)
35 Downloads (Pure)

Flexible multibody dynamics modelling of point-absorber wave energy converters

Wang, L., Kolios, A., Cui, L. & Sheng, Q., Nov 2018, In : Renewable Energy. 127, p. 790-801 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Dynamic models
Water waves
Fatigue of materials
Analytical models
Wave power
1 Citation (Scopus)
7 Downloads (Pure)

New reduction factor for Cracked Square hollow section K-joints

Vipin, S. P., Kolios, A., Lie, S. T. & Wang, L., 1 May 2018, In : Journal of Constructional Steel Research. 144

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Fatigue damage
5 Citations (Scopus)
56 Downloads (Pure)

Reliability assessment of point-absorber wave energy converters

Kolios, A., Francesco Di Maio, L., Wang, L., Cui, L. & Sheng, Q., 1 Sep 2018, In : Ocean Engineering. 163, p. 40-50 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Fatigue of materials
Finite element method
Water waves
Energy resources
Reliability analysis