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Researcher: Davis, MR (Professor Michael Davis)

Fields of Research

Ship and Platform Hydrodynamics
Mechanical Engineering
Naval Architecture
Marine Engineering
Ship and Platform Structures
Ocean Engineering
Engineering
Timber, Pulp and Paper
Interdisciplinary Engineering
Heat and Mass Transfer Operations
Turbulent Flows
Aerodynamics (excl. Hypersonic Aerodynamics)
Environmental Impact Assessment

Research Objectives

Passenger Water Transport
Water Safety
Navy
Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Water Transport
Nautical Equipment (excl. Yachts)
International Sea Freight Transport (excl. Live Animal Transport)
Coastal Sea Freight Transport
Machinery and Equipment
Industrial Energy Conservation and Efficiency
Wood, Wood Products and Paper
Oil and Gas Refining
Industrial Gases
Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards
Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences

Career Best Publications

Construction of an Analytical Model of Paper Drying; Drying Technology
Friction, heat and mass transfer for paper drying; Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer
Green Function Solutions for the Transient Motion of Water Sections; Journal of Ship Research
Motion and Passenger Discomfort on High Speed Catamarans in Oblique Seas; International Shipbuilding Progress
Optical-acoustic feedback applied to a turbulent diffusion flame; Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science
Seakeeping Computations of Semi-SWATHs at High Froude Number; The Transactions of The Royal Institution of Naval Architects, Part A International Journal of Maritime Engineering
Slamming Response of a Large High-Speed Wave-Piercer Catamaran; Marine Technology and SNAME News
Structures Induced by Periodic Acoustic Excitation of a Diffusion Flame; Combustion and Flame
The influence of hull form on the motions of high speed vessels in head seas; Ocean Engineering
Wave response of an 86m high speed catamaran with active T-foils and stern tabs; Transactions of The Royal Institution of Naval Architects, Part A: International Journal of Maritime Engineering

Research Publications

130m Wave piercer catamaran: A new energy efficient multihull operating at critical speeds; Second International Conference on High Speed Marine Vehicles
A comparison of the motions of trimarans, catamarans and monohulls; Australian Journal of Mechanical Engineering
A high Froude number time-domain strip theory for ship motion predictions in irregular waves; 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Added mass of whipping modes for ships at high Froude number by a free surface boundary element method coupled with strip theory; ANZIAM Journal
An experimental investigation of ride control algorithms for high-speed catamarans Part 1: Reduction of ship motions; Journal of Ship Research
An experimental investigation of ride control algorithms for high-speed catamarans Part 2: Mitigation of wave impact loads; Journal of Ship Research
An experimental investigation on slamming kinematics, impulse and energy transfer for high-speed catamarans equipped with Ride Control Systems; Ocean Engineering
An insight into the slamming behaviour of large high-speed catamarans through full-scale measurements; Journal of Marine Science and Technology
An Investigation into the Whipping of Large High-Speed Catamarans; HIPER 04: 4th International Conference on High-Performance Marine Vehicles
Analysis of wave slam induced hull vibrations using continuous wavelet transforms; Ocean Engineering
Application of RANSE-based simulations for resistance prediction of medium-speed catamarans at different scales; 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Application of Two Dimensional Boundary Element Methods to Ship Motion Predictions; Computational Fluid Dynamics 2002
Application of Two Dimensional Boundary Element Methods to Ship Motion Predictions; Second International Conference on Fluid Dynamics
BESTSEA 1.0: an Overview; AME 97 Postgraduate Conference
Boundary element methods in the prediction of the acoustic damping of ship whipping; ANZIAM J.
Boundary element methods in the prediction of the acoustic damping of ship wipping vibrations; 11th Biennial Computational Techniques and Applications Conference
Centre bow and wet-deck design for motion and load reductions in wave piercing catamarans at medium speed; Ships and Offshore Structures
Centrebow design for wave-piercing catamarans; 12th International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation
CFD simulation of motion responses of a trimaran in regular head waves; Royal Institution of Naval Architects. Transactions. Part A. International Journal of Maritime Engineering
Characterisation of slam events of a high-speed catamaran in irregular waves; FAST: International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation
Comparison of measured and computed non-linear wave loads using a time domain method for an 86m catamaran; Australian Journal of Mechanical Engineering
Computation of wet deck bow slam loads for catamaran arched cross sections; Ocean Engineering
Computational Modelling of Wet Deck Slam Loads with Refeence to Seat Trials; FAST 07
Computational modelling of wet deck slam loads with reference to sea trials; FAST: International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation
Construction of an Analytical Model of Paper Drying; Drying Technology
Deep water entry of high speed ferry bows; 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Determination of wave slamming loads on high-speed catamarans by hydroelastic segmented model experiments; International Journal of Maritime Engineering
Development of Professional Standards Legislation in Australia; Transactions of Multi-Disciplinary Engineering
Dynamic wave loads on a high speed catamaran ferry fitted with T-foils and stern tabs; Transactions of the Royal Institute of Naval Architects (Part A), International Journal of Maritime Engineering
Effect of Displacement and Configuration on MSI and Global Bending for High Speed Multi-Hull Craft; the 9th Symposium on High Speed Marine Vehicles
Effect Of Sea, Ride Controls, Hull Form And Spacing On Motion And Sickness Incidence For High Speed Catamarans; The 7th International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation
Effect of slam force duration on the vibratory response of a lightweight high-speed wave-piercing catamaran; Journal of Ship Research
Evaluation of finite element analysis as a tool to predict sea loads with the aid of trials data; HSMV: High Speed Marine Vehicles Symposium
Evaluation of fractal dimension for mixing and combustion by the schlieren method; Experiments in Fluids
Evaluation of Sea Loads in High Speed Catamarans; Fourth International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation
Experimental analysis of the wet flexural mode response of an NPL 6A hydroelastic segmented model; Australian Journal of Mechanical Engineering
Experimental analysis of the wet flexural mode response of an NPL6a hydroelastic segment model; HIPER 06: 5th International Conference on High Performance Marine Vehicles
Extreme Asymmetric Slam Loads on Large High Speed Catamarans; 6th Symposium on High Speed Marine Vehicles
Flow Distribution at Waterjet Intakes; Fourth International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation
Fluid-structure interaction simulation of slam-induced bending in large high-speed wave-piercing catamarans; Journal of Fluids and Structures
Friction, heat and mass transfer for paper drying; Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer
Full-scale motions of a large high-speed catamaran: the influence of wave environment, speed and ride control system; International Journal of Maritime Engineering
Global and Slam Load Model Testing to Support Developing HSMV Operations in Severe Sea Conditions; International Conference for Innovation in High Speed Marine Vessels
Global load determination of high‑speed wave‑piercing catamarans using finite element method and linear least squares applied to sea trial strain measurements; Journal of Marine Science and Technology
Global loads derivation of large high speed vessels; Pacific 2006 international maritime conference
Global Seakeeping Measurment of High Speed Ferries; AME 97 Postgraduate Conference
Global Structural design of hydroelastic models; HiPer: International Conference on High Performance Marine Vehicles
Green Function Solutions for the Transient Motion of Water Sections; Journal of Ship Research
High-speed wave-piercing catamaran global loads determined by FEA and sea trials; Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects Part A: International Journal of Maritime Engineering
Hydrodynamic Sectional Added Mass and Damping for a Ship Moving with Forward Speed; Thirthteenth Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Identification of extreme impulsive slam loads on high speed ferries by hydro-elastic model testing; 2nd International Conference on Violent Flows
Influence of centrebow on motions and loads of high-speed catamarans; 11th International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation (FAST 2011)
Lessons learnt through the design, construction and testing of a hydroelastic model for determining motions, loads and slamming behavior in severe sea states; Sixth International Conference on Hydroelasticity in Marine Technology
Loading response of stern tab motion controls in shallow water; Royal Institution of Naval Architects. Transactions. Part A. International Journal of Maritime Engineering
Low Reynolds number performance of a model scale t-foil; International Journal of Maritime Engineering
Maximising efficiency and minimising cost in high speed craft; 11th International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation (FAST 2011)
Measured loading response of model motion control stern tabs; Royal Institution of Naval Architects. Transactions. Part A.International Journal of Maritime Engineering
Measurement and prediction of wave loads on a high-speed catamaran fitted with active stern tabs; Marine Structures
Measurements of response amplitude operators for an 86m high speed catamaran; Journal of ship research
Micro-VOF: An Improved Free Surface Tracking Algorithm for Unsteady Free Surface Flow Problems; Second International Conference on Fluid Dynamics
Micro-VOF: An Improved Free Surface Tracking Algorithm for Unsteady Free Surface Flow Problems; Computational Fluid Dynamics 2002
Mitigation of slamming of large wave-piercing catamarans; 30th Symposium on Naval Hydrodynamics
Modelling wet deck bow slamming of wave piercing catamarans; Transactions of the Royal Institute of Naval Architects (Part A), International Journal of Maritime Engineering
Modes of Vibration of High Speed Ship Hull Sections; FAST: International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation
Motion and Passenger Discomfort on High Speed Catamarans in Oblique Seas; International Shipbuilding Progress
Motions of Catamarans in Oblique Seas at Speed ; Royal Institution of Naval Architects. Transactions. Part A. International Journal of Maritime Engineering
Non-linear Behaviour in the Seakeeping of High Speed Craft; 12th International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation
Optical-acoustic feedback applied to a turbulent diffusion flame; Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science
Optimisation of ride control operation to reduce motions and loads of high-speed catamarans; 14th International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation
Outcomes of recent work on the optimisation of ride control operation to reduce motions and loads of high‐speed catamarans; 38th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE 2019)
Parametric study of motions and added resistance of a high-speed trimaran in regular oblique waves; International Conference on Ships and Offshore Structures ICSOS 2019
Passenger motions on equivalent monohulls, catamarans and trimarans; HiPer: International Conference on High Performance Marine Vehicles
Performance of High Speed Solar Catamarans; Fourth International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation
Performance prediction of a 112m wave-piercing catamaran; Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects Part A4: International Journal of Maritime Engineering
Prediction of Slamming Behaviour of Monohull and Multihull Forms using Smoothed Particle Hydrodymamics; 9th Symposium on High Speed Marine Vehicles (HSMV 2011)
Pressure distribution due to stern tab deflection at model scale; Royal Institution of Naval Architects. Transactions. Part A. International Journal of Maritime Engineering
Real time structural loads monitoring for a large high-speed wave-piercing catamaran using numerical simulation and linear regression; Pacific International Maritime Conference 2019
Response of a high-speed wave-piercing catamaran to an active ride control system; Royal Institution of Naval Architects. Transactions. Part A. International Journal of Maritime Engineering
Rigid Body Dynamic Hull Bending Moments, Shear Forces and Pcm In Fast Catamarans; The 7th International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation
Seakeeping Computations of Semi-SWATHs at High Froude Number; The Transactions of The Royal Institution of Naval Architects, Part A International Journal of Maritime Engineering
SEAKEEPING INVESTIGATION OF WAVE PIERCING AND SWATH VESSELS USING A TIME DOMAIN STRIP THEORY; 12th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Seakeeping Response of a Family of Semi-Swath Hull Forms; Fourth International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation
Ship motion using a high Froude number time domain strip theory; Journal of Ship Research
Shipborne Measurement of Sea Conditions and Seakeeping Response of High Speed Ferries; Fourth International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation
Slam characteristics of a high-speed wave piercing catamaran in irregular waves; Royal Institution of Naval Architects. Transactions. Part A. International Journal of Maritime Engineering
Slam events of high-speed catamarans in irregular waves; Journal of Marine Science and Technology
Slam excitation scales for a large wave piercing catamaran and the effect on structural response; 13th International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation
Slam loads and kinematics of wave-piercing catamarans during bow entry events in head seas; Journal of Ship Research
Slam loads and pressures acting on high-speed wave-piercing catamarans in regular waves; Marine Structures
Slam occurrences and loads of a high-speed wave piercer catamaran in irregular seas; Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Proceedings. Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment
Slamming and Whipping of Wave-Piercing Catamarans; Hydroelasticity in Marine Technology International Conference
Slamming kinematics, impulse and energy transfer for wave-piercing catamarans; Journal of Ship Research
Slamming of High-Speed Catamarans in Severe Sea Conditions Investigated by Hydroelastic Segmented Model Experiments; Symposium on Naval Hydrodynamics
Slamming Quasi-Static Analysis of an Incat 98m High-Speed Wave Piercing Catamaran; International Conference for Innovation in High Speed Marine Vessels
Slamming Response of a Large High-Speed Wave-Piercer Catamaran; Marine Technology and SNAME News
Slamming Response of Large High Speed Catamarans; FAST 2001, The 6th International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation
Structures Induced by Periodic Acoustic Excitation of a Diffusion Flame; Combustion and Flame
Systematic model tests on centre bow design for motion and slamming load alleviation in high speed catamarans; 14th International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation
The effect of centre bow and wet-deck geometry on wet-deck slamming loads and vertical bending moments of wave-piercing catamarans; Ocean Engineering
The Effect of Hullform on Ship Motions; THE 26th ISRAEL CONFERENCE ON MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
The effect of slamming and whipping on the fatigue life of a high speed catamaran; Australian Journal of Mechanical Engineering
The Fluid Dynamics of Water Jet Propulsion Units; Ausmarine 96
The influence of hull form on the motions of high speed vessels in head seas; Ocean Engineering
The influence of slamming and whipping on the fatigue life of a high-speed catamaran; FAST: International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation
The influence of the centre bow and wet-deck geometry on motions of wave-piercing catamarans; Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment
THE MEASUREMENT OF WAVES AND MOTION RESPONSE OF HIGH SPEED FERRIES; First AMECRC Postgraduate Student Conference
The Medal of Distinction of The Royal Institution of Naval Architects for Response of a high-speed wave piercing catamaran to an active ride control system
The prediction of wetdeck slam loads on high-speed catamarans; International Maritime Conference, Pacific
The Vibratory Damping of Large High Speed Catamarans; Marine Structures
The Vibratory Response of High-Speed Catamarans to Slamming Investigated by Hydroelastic Segmented Model Experiments; International Journal of Maritime Engineering
The whipping vibration of large high speed catamarans; International Journal of Maritime Technology
The whipping vibratory response of a hydroelastic segmented catamaran model; FAST: International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation
Time-domain simulation of wet deck slamming - a hybrid theoretical and empirical approach; HiPer: International Conference on High Performance Marine Vehicles
Transient Dynamic Slam Response Of Large High Speed Catamarans; The 7th International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation
Transient slam load estimation by RANSE simulation and by dynamic modeling of a hydroelastic segmented model; The 30th Symposium on Naval Hydrodynamics
Transient wave loads on large high speed catamarans; 8th International Conference on High Performance Marine Vehicles
Validation for full scale Ranse simulation of resistance prediction for high speed catamarans; 12th International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation
Validation of nonlinear wave loads predicted by time domain method in sea trials of an 86m catamaran; FAST: International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation
Vibration of high-speed ship frames; Journal of Ship Production and Design
Waterjet Propulsion Intake Flows; AME 97 Postgraduate Conference
Wave impact loads on wave-piercing catamarans; Ocean Engineering
Wave response of an 86m high speed catamaran with active T-foils and stern tabs; Transactions of The Royal Institution of Naval Architects, Part A: International Journal of Maritime Engineering
Wave slam on wave piercing catamarans in random head seas; Ocean Engineering
Wave slamming loads on wave-piercer catamarans operating at high-speed determined by hydro-elastic segmented model experiments; Marine Structures
Wet-deck slamming loads and pressures acting on wave piercing catamarans; International Shipbuilding Progress
Wetdeck Slamming Of High-Speed Catamarans With A Centre Bow; The 7th International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation

Research Projects

Aerodynamic lift and drag of catamarans vessels; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Aerodynamics of high speed catamarans.; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Appointment of Mr Damien Holloway; Australian Maritime Engineering Cooperative Research Centre (AMECRC)
Asymmetric and Nonlinear Unsteady Loads on High Speed Ferries; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Australian Maritime Engineering CRC; Department of Industry, Tourism & Resources (DITR)
Dynamic Loads on Ultra High Speed Ferries; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Fractal characterization of turbulent mixing and combustion; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Fractal characterization of turbulent mixing and combustion; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Motion and Loads of a Hydroelastic Frigate Model in Waves; Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG)
Optically derived turbulent combustion feedback; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Powering optimisation of large energy-efficient multihulls operating at critical speeds; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Ship Technology; International Catarmarans Pty Ltd (INTCAT)
Ship Technology; International Catarmarans Pty Ltd (INTCAT)
Slamming on High Speed Vessels; International Catarmarans Pty Ltd (INTCAT)
Wave Slam on High Speed Wave Piercing Catamaran Ferries in Large Seas; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Force measurement for window

Research Candidate Supervision

A High Froude Number Time Deoman Strip Theory Applied tot he Seakeeping of Semi-SWATHs
A practical investigation into motions and loads for high speed wavepiercing catamarans
Aerodynamics of Catermaran Vessels
An investigation into the broaching phenomenon of small vessels in following seas
Calculation of free surface flow around vessels and application of boundary element method
Catamaran aerodynamics
Computer simulation and investigation of underwater two-part and multi tow systems
Fluid Mechanics, heat & mass transfer
Global Bending Moments of High Speed Wave Piercing Catamarans (WPC) Using Computational Fluid Dynamics
High Speed Craft Motion and Wave Load
High speed ferry aerodynamics
Manoeuvring of large, high-speed multi-hulls
Motions and Wave Loads of of Large High SPeed Catamarans
Non-Linear Unsteady Wave Loads on Large High-Speed Wave Piercing Catamarans
Performance and Effectiveness of Omni-Directional Stern Drive Tugs
Severe Dynamic Asymmetric Structural Loads on Large High-Speed Catamarans
Ship Motions and Wave-Induced Loads on High Speed Catamarans
Slamming and Motions of High-Speed Catamaran Ferries
Slamming of Large High-Speed Catamarans in Irregular Seas
Structural Dynamics and Seakeeping of High Speed Vessels
The Influence of Hull Form on the Slamming Behaviour of Large High-Speed Catamarans
The Slamming and Whipping Vibratory Response of a Hydroelastic Segmented Catamaran Model
Title- The Fractal Character and Induced Structures of a Propane/Air Diffusion Flame
Title- The Free and Forced Response of a Propane/Air Diffusion Flame
Tunnel Spraying Technology for Australian Viticulture
Ultimate Strength of Double Skin Deck Extrusion
Ultimate strength of the catamaran decking extrusion
Understanding Undersea Cable Physics
Unsteady aerodynamics in an axial compressor
Use of Aluminium in ship structures
Wave Slam Response of Large High Speed Catamarans
Wave-Induced Motions on High Froude Number Slender Twin-Hull Vessels
Wetdeck Slamming of High-speed Catamarans with a Centre Bow