The main aim of the Summer and Winter Schools was set up to increase awareness and skills in the area of Energy Efficient Ship Design through summer and winter schools. This is expected to increase the engagement between different parties and technology utilisation towards the design of Energy Efficient Ships. At least 20 early career researchers will be trained in 6 summer and winter schools by the end of the VENTuRE project.
The Summer School, Boundary Element Method on Hydrodynamics was delivered by USTRATH on the 27th June 2022 in person during the Partner University Visit to Glasgow. The event took place in the Henry Dyer building, which is home to the Naval Architecture, Ocean, and Marine Engineering Department (NAOME) of the University of Strathclyde. The materials were delivered by Dr Zhiming Yuan and the lecture focused on the application of potential flow theory to marine hydrodynamics. The numerical method discussed in this summer school was the boundary element method which is based on the potential flow theory. Aiding students to understand the theoretical and numerical method, some industry-related practices were analysed, encompassing ship hydrodynamics.
In addition, Summer School, Building a Research Career was also delivered by USTRATH (27th, 28th, and 30th June 2022). The school was delivered by Dr Emma Compton Daw and focused on identifying the research career development needs and implementing a plan of activities to meet those needs. The activity was organised for early career researchers only. Students were provided with an introduction to Vitae’s Researcher Development Framework (RDF). RDF was used extensively during this course. As part of this activity, students also had the opportunity to interview academics so they could share their personal and professional experiences.