About Me

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Who is Jialun Liu?

Dr. Jialun Liu is an associate professor in National in National Engineering Research Center for Water Transport Safety (WTS), Wuhan University of Technology. From 2006 to 2010, he studied at Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China, specializing in Navigation Technology. From 2008 to 2010, he minored in Japanese at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China. He obtained his BSc and BA degrees in 2010. After that, he was then recommended to continue master education at Wuhan University of Technology in Traffic Engineering and Control. In 2012, he was founded by China Scholarship Council and started his PhD research at Delft University of Technology, Delft, the Netherlands. In 2013, he received his MSc degree. From 2012 to 2017, Jialun Liu worked at the section of Ship Design, Operation, and Production in the department of Marine and Transportation Technology. From March 2017, he started working at Wuhan University of Technology. His research interests include ship maneuverability, motion control of autonomous ships, and CFD applications in maritime engineering. He received “Chutian Excellent Young Scholar” in 2017. He has published about 20 academic papers, including over 5 in international journals and 10 in international conferences. He has been appointed as reviewers of Ocean Engineering, Ships and Offshore Structures, Journal of Marine Science and Technology, 32nd Symposium on Naval Hydrodynamics (SNH) and other international journals and conferences.

About My PhD Project

The project is intended to achieve knowledge of designing a well manoeuvrable inland ship with low fuel consumption. Compared to the economic concerns in ship design, ship manoeuvrability, which is closely related to navigation safety, is commonly less considered. In fact, a well manoeuvrable ship can make shipping companies benefit from improving operational performances, reducing cost of training, reducing downtime for repairs or modifications, and so on. Furthermore, research on inland ships, which have more complex ship configurations and navigation environment than sea-going ships, is even less. On the other hand, rudders as the main steering devices have a large impact on ship manoeuvring performance and fuel consumption. Unlike sea-going ships, inland vessels may have plenty options of rudder configurations. In this project, a systematic approach is going to be developed for analysing the impacts of rudder particulars, such as the profile, the number of rudders, and the aspect ratio, on manoeuvring capacity and fuel consumption.

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Publications

International journal publications

  1. Jialun Liu*, Robert Hekkenberg, Frans Quadvlieg, Hans Hopman. An integrated empirical manoeuvring model for inland vessels [J].Ocean Engineering? 2017: 137? 287-308.
  2. Jialun Liu*, Robert Hekkenberg, Erik Rotteveel. Hydrodynamic characteristics of multiple-rudder configurations [J]. Ships and Offshore Structures, 2017:12, 818-836.
  3. Jialun Liu*, Frans Quadvlieg, Robert Hekkenberg, Impacts of rudder profiles on manoeuvring performance of ships [J]. Ocean Engineering, 2016: 124, 226-240. Download full-text.
  4. Jialun Liu*, Robert Hekkenberg, Sixty years of research on ship rudders: Effects of design choices on rudder performance [J]. Ships and Offshore Structures, 2016: 124, 226-240. Download full-text.
  5. Jialun Liu*, Robert Hekkenberg, Erik Rotteveel, Hans Hopman, Literature review on evaluation and prediction methods of inland vessel manoeuvrability [J]. Ocean Engineering 2015: 106, 458-471. Download full-text.

International conferences

  1. Shijie Li, Jialun Liu, Xiaohua Cao, Yu Zhang, A Novel Method for Solving Collision Avoidance Problem in Multiple Ships Encounter Situations, 9th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (ICCL 2018), October 1�3, 2018, Vietri sul Mare, Italy.
  2. Chen Chen, Feng Ma, Jialun Liu, Xinping Yan, Xianqiao Chen, A novel path planning approach for unmanned ships based on deep reinforcement learning [C], International Conference on Data Science and Knowledge Engineering for Sensing Decision Support (FLINS 2018), August 21-24, 2018, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.
  3. Feng Ma, Bolan Zhang, Chen Chen, Jialun Liu*, Design and Application of Multi-function Marine Simulators for the Future [C], International Conference on Marine Simulation and Ship Maneuverability (MARSIM 2018), 2018.8, Halifax, Canada.
  4. Le Wang, Qing Wu, Shijie Li, Jialun Liu*, Ship Course Control based on BAS Self-Optimizing PID Algorithm [C], International Conference on Marine Simulation and Ship Maneuverability (MARSIM 2018), 2018.8, Halifax, Canada.
  5. Jialun Liu*, Yuanyuan Wang, Feng Ma, Shijie Li, Impacts of Rudders on the Performance of a Benchmark Inland Vessel in the Rhine [C], International Conference on Marine Simulation and Ship Maneuverability (MARSIM 2018), 2018.8, Halifax, Canada.
  6. Jialun Liu*, Robert Hekkenberg, Bingqian Zhao, RANS Study on Hydrodynamic Characteristics of Flapped Rudders [C], 37th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore & Arctic Engineering (OMAE 2018), 2018.6.17-2018.6.22, Madrid, Spain.
  7. Shijie Li, Rudy R. Negenborn, Jialun Liu*, Stimulating inland waterway transport between seaports and the hinterland from a coordination perspective, Transportation Research Board 97th Annual Meeting (TRB 2018), 2018.1.7-2018.1.11, Washinton DC, USA.
  8. Jialun Liu*, Robert Hekkenberg, Zhonglian Jiang, Xiumin Chu, Mesh properties for RANS simulations of aerofoil-shape rudder hydrodynamics [C], 10th International Workshop on Ship and Marine Hydrodynamics (IWSH 2017), 2017.11, Keelung, Taiwan, P. R. China.
  9. Jialun Liu*, Robert Hekkenberg, 16-18 July, 2016. Interaction effects on hydrodynamic characteristics of twin rudders. 2016 International Conference on Maritime Technology (ICMT 2016). Harbin, China, 1-7. Download full-text.
  10. Jialun Liu*, Robert Hekkenberg, 16-18 July, 2016. 3D RANS simulations of shallow water effects on rudder hydrodynamic characteristics. 2016 International Conference on Maritime Technology (ICMT 2016). Harbin, China, 35-39. Download full-text.
  11. Jialun Liu*, Frans Quadvlieg, Robert Hekkenberg, 8-11 September, 2015. Impacts of rudder profiles on ship manoeuvrability, International Conference on Marine Simulation and Ship Maneuverability (MARSIM ‘15). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Download full-text.
  12. Jialun Liu*, Robert Hekkenberg, 11-14 May, 2015,. Hydrodynamic characteristics of twin-rudders at small attack angles. 12th International Marine Design Conference. Tokyo, Japan, 177-188. Download full-text.
  13. Jialun Liu*, Robert Hekkenberg, Erik Rotteveel, 10-12 September, 2014. A proposal for standard manoeuvres and parameters for the evaluation of inland ship manoeuvrability. European Inland Waterway Navigation Conference. Budapest, Hungary. Download full-text.
  14. Erik Rotteveel, Robert Hekkenberg, Jialun Liu, 10-12 September, 2014. Design guidelines and empirical evaluation tools for inland ships. European Inland Waterway Navigation Conference. Budapest, Hungary. Download full-text

Monographs

  1. Robert Hekkenberg, Jialun Liu, 2016. Developments in inland waterway vessels. Bart Wiegmans and Rob Konings (Ed.), Inland Waterway Transport: Challenges and Prospects. No. 6 in Routledge Studies in Transport Analysis. Taylor & Francis, Ch. 7, 142– 167. Download full-text.

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Research Gate: Jialun Liu
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Contact

jialunliu@whut.edu.cn
jialunliu@outlook.com