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Yihan Xing { "honorific-suffix": "Professor", "fn": "Yihan Xing", "tel": "Telephone: +47 51831058", "email": "" }

Faculty Faculty of Science and Technology
Department Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering and Materials Science

Dr. Yihan Xing is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering / Subsea Technology at the Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering and Materials Science, University of Stavanger (UiS), Norway since May 2019. Prior to joining UiS, Professor Xing was a senior mechanical analysis specialist and subsea pipeline lead engineer in the Norwegian oil and gas sector. Professor Xing has been closely involved in the product development of highly advanced flow meters, downhole sensors, remotely-operated vehicles, and re-design of several high-profile North Sea subsea pipelines. In recent years, he has been heavily involved in the engineering and development of sensor equipment used in high pressure and high temperature wells found in deep water field developments located in the Gulf of Mexico. In addition, he has also contributed to numerous stringent product certification and design verification projects of new products for topside, subsea and downhole applications. In total, Professor Xing has close to 10 years? industrial experience within mechanical and subsea engineering in leading companies. Professor Xing also has a good track record in the academic research of the drivetrain in offshore floating wind turbines with more than 20 relevant scientific publications in the subject. He has more than 400 citations with an H-index of 11. Professor Xing has carried out offshore wind energy drivetrain research as at the Centre of Ships and Ocean Structures (CeSOS), Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) for five years. During his time at CeSOS, Professor Xing had important researcher roles in collaborative projects such as EU FP7 Marina Floating Platform and National Renewable Energy Laboratory?s (NREL?s) Gearbox Reliability Collaborative. Professor Xing?s research activities span across ocean renewables, modelling and simulations, multi-physics engineering analysis, advanced structural analysis, offshore oil and gas Engineering and subsea technologies. Professor Xing obtained his MSc and PhD in Marine Technology from Norwegian University of Science and Technology and has a B.Eng in Mechanical Engineering (1st class honors) from National University of Singapore.

Research fields

  • Subsea Technology
  • High Pressure and High Temperature Subsea Equipment
  • Analysis of Novel Materials for Subsea Applications
  • Flow-Induced Vibrations in Subsea Equipment
  • Fatigue and Reliability Analysis of Machines and Structures
  • Vibration of Complex Machinery Systems
  • Multi-Body Dynamics
  • Computational Welding Mechanics
  • OpenModelica Modeling of Complex Machinery Systems
  • Wind Turbine Drivetrains

Selected publications

Please see the link for my publication list:

Research in progress

Please contact me directly if you are interested to work on mechanical engineering topics within subsea technology for your bachelor or masters thesis. 

Work experience

May 2019 to Present: Professor (Mechanical Enginering / Subsea Technology)
Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering and Material Science, Univeristy of Stavanger, Norway

Aug 2018 to Apr 2019: Assistant Professor
Marine, Naval Architectural and Offshore Engineering, Engineering Cluster, Singapore Institute of Technology, Singapore

Mar 2017 to Jul 2018: Senior Mechanical Analyst
Roxar, Emerson Automation Solutions, Stavanger, Norway

Oct 2014 to Feb 2017: Mechanical Analyst
Roxar, Emerson Automation Solutions, Stavanger, Norway

Apr 2013 to Oct 2014: Analysis Engineer
IKM Ocean Design, Stavanger, Norway

Scientific publications (from Cristin)

  • Sethuraman, Latha; Xing, Yihan; Gao, Zhen; Venugopal, Vengatesan; Mueller, M.; Moan, Torgeir (2014). A multi-body model of a direct drive generator for a wind Turbine. 2014-03-10 - 2014-03-13.
  • Jiang, Zhiyu; Xing, Yihan; Dong, Wenbin; Moan, Torgeir; Gao, Zhen (2013). Long-Term Probability Distribution of Wind Turbine Planetary Bearing Loads. 2013-05-05 - 2013-05-08.
  • Xing, Yihan; Guo, Yi; Keller, Jonathan; Moan, Torgeir (2013). Model Fidelity Study of Dynamic Transient Loads in a Wind Turbine Gearbox. 2013-05-05 - 2013-05-08.
  • LaCava, William; Xing, Yihan; Guo, Yi; Moan, Torgeir (2012). Determining Wind Turbine Gearbox Model Complexity Using Measurement Validation and Cost Comparison. 2012-04-16 - 2012-04-19.
  • Xing, Yihan; Karimirad, Madjid; Moan, Torgeir (2012). Effect of Spar-Type Floating Wind Turbine Nacelle Motion on Drivetrain Dynamics. 2012-04-16 - 2012-04-19.