Mikko Suominen

Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
T212 Mechanical Engineering

My research focuses on ship performance in ice and ice-induced loads on the ship hull measurements in model-scale and full-scale. I am specially interested in measurement methods and technology related to these topics. In addition, ice conditions measurements and determination (e.g. mechanical properties of ice and ice thickness) have been closely related to my research.

Currently, my research have been focusing more on model-scale testing and scaling methods (representation of full-scale processes in model-scale testing in ice). I have been conducting full-scale measurements on board different vessels and ice field in the Baltic Sea, Canadian Arctic and Antarctic waters.

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Ice loads, Model-scale Measurements, Full-scale Measurements, Ship Performance in Ice, Ice Mechanics, Ice Properties, Ice Thickness, 214 Mechanical engineering, 218 Environmental engineering, Marine technology, Medical engineering


  • Marine and Arctic Technology, Academy Research Fellow
  • Marine and Arctic Technology, Assistant Professor


A CFD study on the hydrodynamic response of a small-scale ice floe induced by a passing ship

Zongyu Jiang, Spyros Hirdaris, Sasan Tavakoli, Mikko Suominen, Pentti Kujala 2024

A viscous investigation on the hydrodynamic coefficients and wave loads under the interaction of side-by-side cylinders in regular waves

Zongyu Jiang, Fang Li, Sasan Tavakoli, Pentti Kujala, Mikko Suominen, Spyros Hirdaris 2024

On the data-driven investigation of factors affecting the need for icebreaker assistance in ice-covered waters

Cong Liu, Ketki Kulkarni, Mikko Suominen, Pentti Kujala, Mashrura Musharraf 2024

Probabilistic analysis of operational ice damage for Polar class vessels using full-scale data

Mikko Suominen, Mihkel Kõrgesaar, Rocky Taylor, Martin Bergström 2024

A CFD investigation of the effects of passing ship on a small size ice floe

Zongyu Jiang, Mikko Suominen, Sasan Tavakoli, Pentti Kujala, Spyros Hirdaris 2023 Proceedings of the 12th International Workshop on Ship and Marine Hydrodynamics

An investigation of the influence of added mass on ice loads in various sea states

Zongyu Jiang, Fang Li, Mikko Suominen, Sasan Tavakoli, Pentti Kujala, Spyros Hirdaris 2023 Proceedings of the ASME 2023 42nd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering


Ying Hao Liu, Mikko Suominen, Pentti Kujala, Han Xi Zi Zhang, Liang Tian Gao 2023


Riikka Matala, Mikko Suominen 2023 Polar and Arctic Sciences and Technology