David Hurdle

A M Sc in Fluid Dynamics and B Sc in Mathematics from Bristol University with over 40 years of experience as a consultant, forensic analyst and expert witness in ship hydrodynamics, ship’s stability (intact and dynamic), simulation and (shallow water) wave modelling.

David has particular knowledge and experience in simulation and predicting vessel responses in wave systems, both at sea as well as in (moored) harbour conditions. He has acted as an advisor to governments, coastal states, port authorities and large multi nationals involving design studies for port and terminal development, mooring systems and wave-ship and ship to ship interactions.

He provided forensic analysis / expert witness services in high-profile mooring incidents, ship stability issues and container stow collapses, such as the Baltic Leopard case, where he discussed conclusions with the expert witness of the opposing party and the Ocean Victory case, where he gave detailed explanations of the important aspects to the pleading Barrister, and the IJmuiden Seaports case where he appeared as expert witness in an arbitration.

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