Pentti Kujala
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Pentti Kujala

Professor of Practice

Contact information

Postal address
Tietotie 1
Mobile phone
+358400878145
Full researcher profile
https://research.aalto.fi/...

Description

I am a professor of Marine technology and the head of Marine Technology research group. Today I am working on the safety of ships both in open water and in ice. My main research interests during my  40- year long career have been devoted to full scale measurements of ice induced loads and analysis of the ice load statistics, simulation of ship performance in ice, development of advanced structural solutions for ships and development of system level safety of marine traffic.

I am also Vice Dean of the School of Engineering with the main duties related to the Impact and Innovation activities of the School. I have extensive national and international co-operation heading e.g. the Center of Excellence for safe Arctic shipping funded by Lloyd’s Register Foundation from London (http://cearctic.aalto.fi/en/)

Resarch Group: Marine Technology: http://mecheng.aalto.fi/en/research/marine_technology/

List of publications and other research outputs: https://research.aalto.fi/en/persons/pentti-kujala(0d29001d-377a-499f-be1f-e2a1808939bc)/publications.html

Background

Before Aalto, I have been working e..g on Lloyd's Register of Shipping in London, VTT and Aker Yards.

Honors and awards

Award or honor granted for academic career
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Jan 2015

Honorary Fellowship of TRANSNAV congress Since 2015

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Marine Technology
Sep 2018

Aalto Education Impact Award, 2018 Aalto Education Impact Award, 2018 on Contribution to Establishment of Marine technology study program to network University Finnish Institute of technology

Publications

Marine Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering

A systemic hazard analysis and management process for the concept design phase of an autonomous vessel

Publishing year: 2019 Reliability Engineering and System Safety
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Marine Technology

A multi-ship following model for icebreaker convoy operations in ice-covered waters

Publishing year: 2019 Ocean Engineering
Marine Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering

An extended ice failure model to improve the fidelity of icebreaking pattern in numerical simulation of ship performance in level ice

Publishing year: 2019 Ocean Engineering
Marine Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Combined strain rate, mesh size and calibration test influence on structural failure: Miniature ship grounding test

Publishing year: 2019 Ocean Engineering
Marine Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering

Separation efficiency and ice strength properties in simulated natural freezing of aqueous solutions

Publishing year: 2019 Cold Regions Science and Technology
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Marine Technology

A Bayesian Network risk model for assessing oil spill recovery effectiveness in the ice-covered Northern Baltic Sea

Publishing year: 2019 Marine Pollution Bulletin
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Marine Technology

Validation of the line-like nature of ice-induced loads using an inverse method

Publishing year: 2019 POAC 2019 - 25th International Conference on Port and Ocean Engineering under Arctic Conditions
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Marine Technology

The study of the popov method for estimation of ice loads on ship’s hull using full-scale data from the antarctic sea

Publishing year: 2019 POAC 2019 - 25th International Conference on Port and Ocean Engineering under Arctic Conditions
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Marine Technology

Long term prediction of local ice loads on the hull of s.A. agulhas ii

Publishing year: 2019 POAC 2019 - 25th International Conference on Port and Ocean Engineering under Arctic Conditions
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Marine Technology

A ship in compressive ice

Publishing year: 2019 POAC 2019 - 25th International Conference on Port and Ocean Engineering under Arctic Conditions