Pentti Kujala

Pentti Kujala

Professori (Professor of Practice)
T212 Mechanical Engineering
Professori (Professor of Practice)

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.

Full researcher profile
https://research.aalto.fi/...

Contact information

Phone number
+358400878145

Honors and awards

Honorary Fellowship of TRANSNAV congress

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

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

EU-Transportation Research Award 2020

Best senior researcher in the Waterborne sector: Improving the safety of ships operating in ice-covered waters
Award or honor granted for academic career Department of Mechanical Engineering Sep 2020

Publications

A comparative method for scaling SOLAS collision damage distributions based on ship crashworthiness – application to probabilistic damage stability analysis of a passenger ship

Fabien Conti, Herve Le Sourne, Dracos Vassalos, Pentti Kujala, Daniel Lindroth, Sang Kim, Spyros Hirdaris 2021 Ships and Offshore Structures

Short-term statistics of ice loads on ship bow frames in floe ice fields

Fang Li, Liangliang Lu, Mikko Suominen, Pentti Kujala 2021 Marine Structures

An empirical ship domain based on evasive maneuver and perceived collision risk

Lei Du, Osiris Valdez Banda, Huang Yamin, Floris Goerlandt, Pentti Kujala, Weibin Zhang 2021 Reliability Engineering and System Safety

A method for the direct assessment of ship collision damage and flooding risk in real conditions

Mingyang Zhang, Fabien Conti, Herve Le Sourne, Dracos Vassalos, Pentti Kujala, Daniel Lindroth, Spyros Hirdaris 2021 Ocean Engineering

Probability of a ship becoming beset in ice along the Northern Sea Route – A Bayesian analysis of real-life data

Jarno Vanhatalo, Juri Huuhtanen, Martin Bergström, Inari Helle, Jussi Mäkinen, Pentti Kujala 2021 Cold Regions Science and Technology

Virtual special Issue

Osiris Valdez Banda, Pentti Kujala, Spyros Hirdaris 2021 Safety Science

Economic and Financial Impacts of Oil Spills

Liangliang Lu, Pentti Kujala 2021 Oil Spill Occurrence, Simulation, and Behavior

A method for assessing ship operability in dynamic ice for independent navigation and escort operations

Liangliang Lu, Pentti Kujala, Floris Goerlandt 2021 Ocean Engineering

A Big Data Analytics Method for the Evaluation of Ship - Ship Collision Risk reflecting Hydrometeorological Conditions

Mingyang Zhang, Jakub Montewka, Teemu Manderbacka, Pentti Kujala, Spyros Hirdaris 2021 Reliability Engineering and System Safety

A probabilistic method for long-term estimation of ice loads on ship hull

Fang Li, Mikko Suominen, Liangliang Lu, Pentti Kujala, Rocky Taylor 2021 STRUCTURAL SAFETY