Dr Sean Loughney

School of Engineering

Dr. Sean Loughney began his post as a Lecturer in Maritime Management in April 2019, within the Liverpool Logistics, Offshore and Marine (LOOM) Research Institute. He received his PhD in Offshore Engineering, from LJMU in February 2018 and his MEng (1st class hons) in Mechanical and Marine Engineering in 2014, also from LJMU. He received the Gordon Robertson Prize 2014 for his performance during his Masters studies and the Deans Prize for Best PhD Thesis 2018, both in LJMU’s Faculty of Engineering and Technology.

Following the submission of his PhD thesis (September 2017), Dr. Loughney joined LJMU as a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant as a Co-Investigator on an Interreg project (ARCWIND) focusing on developing and testing a multiple-attribute decision-analysis methodology for site selection for floating offshore wind farms around the UK. During his PhD/Post-doc, Dr. Loughney also co-authored and contributed to three HSE Books/Reports (Two published and one awaiting currently awaiting publication):

- Pemberton, K., Loughney, S., Wang, J., (2018) “Effective Collision Risk Management for Offshore Installations”, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) (Publication Pending).

As well as his teaching responsibilities Dr. Loughney's research interests include the design, operation and safety of maritime engineering systems such as: ships, oil & gas installations and offshore renewable energy structures. As well as marine asset integrity monitoring and management.

Languages

English
German

Degrees

2023, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, MA, Academic Practice
2018, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, LJMU, United Kingdom, PhD, Marine and Offshore Engineering
2014, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, LJMU, United Kingdom, MEng (hons), Mechanical and Marine Engineering

Academic appointments

Senior Lecturer Maritime Management, Maritime and Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, LJMU, 2019 - present
Post-Doctoral Research Assistant, Maritime and Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Liverpool John Moores University, 2017 - 2019

Highlighted publications

Loughney S, Wang J, Bashir M, Armin M, Yang Y. 2021. Development and application of a multiple-attribute decision-analysis methodology for site selection of floating offshore wind farms on the UK Continental Shelf Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, 47 :101440-101440 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Uğurlu Ö, Yıldız S, Loughney S, Wang J, Kuntchulia S, Sharabidze I. 2020. Analyzing Collision, Grounding, and Sinking Accidents Occurring in the Black Sea Utilizing HFACS and Bayesian Networks. Risk Analysis, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Loughney S, Wang J, Matellini DB. 2018. Utilising Bayesian networks to demonstrate the potential consequences of a fuel gas release from an offshore gas-driven turbine Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Loughney S, Wang J. 2018. Bayesian network modelling of an offshore electrical generation system for applications within an asset integrity case for normally unattended offshore installations Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment, 232 :402-420 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Uğurlu Ö, Yıldız S, Loughney S, Wang J. 2018. Modified human factor analysis and classification system for passenger vessel accidents (HFACS-PV) Ocean Engineering, 161 :47-61 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Journal article

Xin X, Liu K, Loughney S, Wang J, Yang Z. 2022. Maritime traffic clustering to capture high-risk multi-ship encounters in complex waters Reliability Engineering and System Safety, 230 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Wang X, Xia G, Zhao J, Wang J, Yang Z, Loughney S, Fang S, Zhang S, Xing Y, Liu Z. 2022. A novel method for the risk assessment of human evacuation from cruise ships in maritime transportation Reliability Engineering and System Safety, 230 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Yildiz S, Uğurlu Ö, Loughney S, Wang J, Tonoğlu F. 2022. Spatial and statistical analysis of operational conditions influencing accident formation in narrow waterways: A Case Study of Istanbul Strait and Dover Strait Ocean Engineering, 265 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Cutler J, Bashir M, Yang Y, Wang J, Loughney S. 2022. Preliminary development of a novel catamaran floating offshore wind turbine platform and assessment of dynamic behaviours for intermediate water depth application Ocean Engineering, 258 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Huang D, Wang S, Loughney S, Wang J. 2022. Evolutionary Game Model of Strategic Maritime Transport Passages: A Case of the Strait of Hormuz Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 10 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Díaz H, Loughney S, Wang J, Guedes Soares C. 2022. Comparison of multicriteria analysis techniques for decision making on floating offshore wind farms site selection Ocean Engineering, 248 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Huang D, Loughney S, Wang J. 2021. Identification of China's strategic transport passages in the context of the belt and road initiative Maritime Policy and Management, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Loughney S, Wang J, Bashir M, Armin M, Yang Y. 2021. Development and application of a multiple-attribute decision-analysis methodology for site selection of floating offshore wind farms on the UK Continental Shelf Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, 47 :101440-101440 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Wang X, Liu Z, Loughney S, Yang Z, Wang YF, Wang J. 2021. Numerical analysis and staircase layout optimisation for a Ro-Ro passenger ship during emergency evacuation Reliability Engineering and System Safety, 217 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Cutler J, Bashir M, Yang Y, Wang J, Loughney S. 2021. Assessment of Dynamic Responses of 5 Mw Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Platforms in Intermediate Water Depth CORE 2021 Conference Proceedings, Public Url

Yildiz S, Sönmez VZ, Uğurlu Ö, Sivri N, Loughney S, Wang J. 2021. Modelling of possible tanker accident oil spills in the Istanbul Strait in order to demonstrate the dispersion and toxic effects of oil pollution. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 193 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Loughney S, Wang J, Matellini DB, Nguyen TT. 2021. Utilizing the Evidential Reasoning approach to determine a suitable wireless sensor network orientation for asset integrity monitoring of an offshore gas turbine driven generator Expert Systems with Applications, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Wang X, Liu Z, Loughney S, Yang Z, Wang Y, Wang J. 2021. An experimental analysis of evacuees’ walking speeds under different rolling conditions of a ship Ocean Engineering, 233 :108997-108997 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Wang X, Liu Z, Wang J, Loughney S, Zhao Z, Cao L. 2021. Passengers’ safety awareness and perception of wayfinding tools in a Ro-Ro passenger ship during an emergency evacuation Safety Science, 137 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Wang X, Liu Z, Wang J, Loughney S, Yang Z, Gao X. 2021. Experimental study on individual walking speed during emergency evacuation with the influence of ship motion Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 562 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Huang D, Hua Y, Loughney S, Blanco-Davis E, Wang J. 2020. Lifespan cost analysis of alternatives to global sulphur emission limit with uncertainties Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment, :147509022098314-147509022098314 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Yildiz S, Uğurlu Ö, Wang J, Loughney S. 2020. Application of the HFACS-PV approach for identification of human and organizational factors (HOFs) influencing marine accidents Reliability Engineering and System Safety, 208 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Yang Y, Bashir M, Wang J, Michailides C, Loughney S, Armin M, Hernandez S, Urbano J, Li C. 2020. Wind-Wave Coupling Effects on the Fatigue Damage of Tendons for a 10 MW Multi-Body Floating Wind Turbine Ocean Engineering, 217 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Uğurlu Ö, Yıldız S, Loughney S, Wang J, Kuntchulia S, Sharabidze I. 2020. Analyzing Collision, Grounding, and Sinking Accidents Occurring in the Black Sea Utilizing HFACS and Bayesian Networks. Risk Analysis, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Wang X, Liu Z, Zhao Z, Wang J, Loughney S, Wang H. 2020. Passengers' likely behaviour based on demographic difference during an emergency evacuation in a Ro-Ro passenger ship Safety Science, 129 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Kartal , Uğurlu Ö, Kaptan M, Arslanoğlu Y, Wang J, Loughney S. 2019. An analysis and comparison of multinational officers of the watch in the global maritime labor market Maritime Policy and Management, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Loughney S, Wang J, Matellini DB. 2018. Utilising Bayesian networks to demonstrate the potential consequences of a fuel gas release from an offshore gas-driven turbine Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Loughney S, Wang J. 2018. Bayesian network modelling of an offshore electrical generation system for applications within an asset integrity case for normally unattended offshore installations Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment, 232 :402-420 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Uğurlu Ö, Yıldız S, Loughney S, Wang J. 2018. Modified human factor analysis and classification system for passenger vessel accidents (HFACS-PV) Ocean Engineering, 161 :47-61 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Conference publication

Huang D, Wang S, Loughney S, Wang J. 2022. Evolutionary game model of strategic transport passages in the context of Belt and Road Initiative: A case of the Strait of Hormuz 2021 6th International Conference on Transportation Information and Safety ICTIS, 2021 6th International Conference on Transportation Information and Safety (ICTIS) :600-612 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Ford J, Loughney S, Blanco Davis E, Shahrokhi A, Calder J, Ogilvie D, MacEachern E. 2021. Benchmarking and Compliance in the UK Offshore Decommissioning Hazardous Waste Stream Proceedings of the 31st European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL 2021), Proceedings of the 31st European Safety and Reliability Conference DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Loughney S, Wang J. 2020. Development of an Algorithm to Convert Linear Belief Function inputs to Exponential Conditional Probability Functions for Multiple Method Applications Proceedings of the 30th European Safety and Reliability Conference and 15th Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management Conference, Proceedings of the 29th European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL) DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Loughney S, Wang J, Matellini DB. 2019. Applying a Bayesian Network methodology to an offshore gas turbine driven power generator to demonstrate the cause and effect relationship of the turbine running over-speed and the associated switchboard failures. Beer M, Zio E. Proceedings of the 29th EUROPEAN SAFETY AND RELIABILITY CONFERENCE (ESREL 2019), 29th EUROPEAN SAFETY AND RELIABILITY CONFERENCE (ESREL 2019)? DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Yang Y, Bashir M, Li C, Wang J, Loughney S. 2018. Analysis of the Dynamic Behaviour of 10mw Bottom-Fixed Offshore Wind Turbines Proceedings of 3rd International Conference of Offshore Renewable-energy (CORE), 3rd International Conference of Offshore Renewable-energy (CORE) :40-47 Public Url

Loughney S, Wang J, Matellini DB, Pemberton K. 2018. An investigation identifying trends between the enforcement of offshore safety case regulations and the occurrence of vessel to platform collision incidents Haugen S, Barros S, van Gulijk C, Kongsvik T, Vinnem JE. Safety and Reliability – Safe Societies in a Changing World: Proceedings of ESREL 2018, June 17-21, 2018, Trondheim, Norway, Author Url Publisher Url

Olubitan O, Loughney S, Wang J, Bell R. 2018. An investigation and statistical analysis into the incidents and failures associated with dynamic positioning systems Haugen S. Proceeding of the 28th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2018, the 28th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2018 :79-85 Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Loughney S, Wang J, Lau D, Minty D. 2016. Asset integrity case development for normally unattended offshore installations: Bayesian network modelling Walls L, Revie M, Bedford T. RISK, RELIABILITY AND SAFETY: INNOVATING THEORY AND PRACTICE, 26th Conference on European Safety and Reliability (ESREL) Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Loughney SJ, Davies P, Wang J. Bayesian network modelling for offshore installations: Gas turbine fuel gas release with potential fire and explosion consequences Safety and Reliability. Theory and Application, 27th European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL 2017) :2907-2915 DOI Publisher Url

Chapters

Loughney S, Edesess AJ. 2022. Applications of Industrial IoT and WSNs in O&M Programmes for Offshore Wind Farms Intelligent Systems, Control and Automation: Science and Engineering 76 :223-245 DOI Publisher Url

Bashir M, Yang Y, Wang J, Loughney S, Michailides C, Li C. 2020. Tuned mass damper effects on the tendon responses of a novel 10 MW multi-body floating offshore wind turbine platform. Guedes-Soares C. Developments in Renewable Energies Offshore Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore (RENEW 2020, 12 - 15 October 2020, Lisbon, Portugal) Proceedings in Marine Technology and Ocean Engineering 9780367681319

Loughney S, Bashir M, Wang J, Armin M. 2020. Application of a Multiple-Attribute Decision-Analysis methodology for site selection of floating offshore wind farms off the West coast of Ireland Developments in Renewable Energies Offshore Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore (RENEW 2020, 12 - 15 October 2020, Lisbon, Portugal) Proceedings in Marine Technology and Ocean Engineering 9780367681319

Report

Loughney S, Wang J, Wall A. 2020. Ship/Platform Collision Incident Database (2015) for offshore oil and gas installations Publisher Url Public Url

Wall A, Loughney S, Ma F, Wang J. 2020. Vessel collision threat detection for offshore oil and gas installations Publisher Url Public Url

Thesis/Dissertation

Loughney SJ. Asset integrity case development for normally unattended offshore installations Wang J, Matellini D, Nguyen TT. Public Url

Membership of professional bodies:

Member (MIMarEST), Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology.

Other Professional Activity:

President YoungShip Liverpool.

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