Irma Yeginbayeva

Post doc at the department of Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Maritime Environmental Sciences

Irmas role is to establish reliable methods for evaluation of frictional resistance of hull coatings as well as different stages of fouling through experimental works. Antifouling coatings are primarily used to deter the fouling on ship hulls. In general, the assumption regarding the hull roughness, which is mostly represented by coating types and conditions, materially influences the power required to drive the ship and it’s fuel consumption and hence the operational cost, GHG emissions. Therefore, continual development of coatings and different coating application practices require continuous updated estimates of roughness and skin friction data. Before joining Chalmers University, Irma pursued her PhD at Newcastle University (U.K.). The PhD work focused on building a systematic data on roughness and hydrodynamic drag for commercial marine coatings with "in-service" surface conditions by using experimental methods. During her studies, she also worked on ongoing EU project "Seafront".
​1. Yeginbayeva, I., Atlar, M., Turkmen, S., Kidd, B. and Finnie, A.A. (2016) 'Investigating The Impact Of Surface Condition On The Frictional Resistance Of Fouling Control Coating Technologies', The 31st Symposium On Naval Hydrodynamics (SNH). Monterey, USA, 11-16 September.

2. Yeginbayeva, I., Atlar, M., Turkmen, S. and Kidd, B. (2015) 'Biofilm/Slime Growth Farm Design', The 4th International Conference On Advanced Model Measurement Technology For Maritime Industry (AMT'15). Istanbul, Turkey, September.

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