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Researcher: Walker, JM (Dr Jessica Walker)

Fields of Research

Ocean Engineering
Turbulent Flows
Energy Generation, Conversion and Storage Engineering
Water Resources Engineering
Ship and Platform Hydrodynamics
Civil Engineering
Infrastructure Engineering and Asset Management
Maritime Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Phycology (incl. Marine Grasses)
Plant Physiology
Interdisciplinary Engineering
Fluidisation and Fluid Mechanics
Renewable Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Solar Cells)

Research Objectives

Hydro-Electric Energy
Tidal Energy
Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Energy Conservation and Efficiency in Transport
Wave Energy
Land and Water Management of environments
Biofuel (Biomass) Energy
Geothermal Energy
Navy
Fisheries - Aquaculture
Energy Services and Utilities

Career Best Publications

Drag force and surface roughness measurements on freshwater biofouled surfaces; Biofouling: The Journal of Bioadhesion and Biofilm Research
Experimental and numerical studies of blade roughness and fouling on marine current turbine performance; Renewable Energy
The influence of surface gravity waves on marine current turbine performance; International Journal of Marine Energy
Turbulent boundary-layer structure of flows over freshwater biofilms; Experiments in Fluids: Experimental Methods and Their Applications to Fluid Flow

Research Publications

Design and performance evaluation of a pump-as-turbine micro-hydro test facility with incorporated inlet flow control; Renewable Energy
Drag force and surface roughness measurements on freshwater biofouled surfaces; Biofouling: The Journal of Bioadhesion and Biofilm Research
Experimental and numerical studies of blade roughness and fouling on marine current turbine performance; Renewable Energy
Experimental investigation into the rapid reserve generating capability of Francis-type turbines; 3rd IAHR Europe Congress
Experimental testing of bi-directional tidal turbine rotors; 11th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference
Impact of diatomaceous biofilms on the frictional drag of fouling-release coatings; Biofouling
Initial Investigations into the Unsteady Operation of Hydroelectric Systems During Rapid Starting of Francis Turbines; Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Light as a key driver of freshwater biofouling surface roughness in an experimental hydrocanal pipe rig; Biofouling
Measuring turbulence characteristics of artificial biofilms using LDV and high speed photography; 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Numerical assessment of a horizontal-axis marine current turbine performance; Australian Ocean Renewable Energy Symposium
Numerical investigation into wave transformation around King Island; 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Numerical investigation of a horizontal axis tidal turbine; 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC)
Optimising Hydropower Generation through Fluid Dynamics Research; International Conference for Women Engineers and Scientists
Physics-based hydraulic turbine model for system dynamic studies; IEEE Transactions on Power Systems
Roughness issues in Hydro Tasmania water conveyance structures; Corrosion and Prevention
Skin-friction drag measurements on ship hull coating systems; 30th Symposium on Naval Hydrodynamics
Succession and Physiological Health of Freshwater microalgal fouling in a tasmanian hydropower canal; Biofouling
The application of wall similarity techniques to determine wall shear velocity in smooth and rough wall turbulent boundary layers; Journal of Fluids Engineering
The Effect of Freshwater Biofilms on Skin Friction Drag; 16th IAHR-APD Congress and 3rd Symposium of IAHR-ISHS
The effect of gomphonema and filamentous algae streamers on hydroelectric canal capacity and turbulent boundary layer structure; Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
The effects of blade roughness and fouling on marine current turbine performance; 10th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference
The impact of algal bio films on skin-friction in a turbulent channel flow; 67th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics
The impact of blade roughness and biofouling on the performance of a horizontal axis marine current turbine; 66th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics
The influence of bacteria based biofouling on the wall friction and velocity distribution of hydropower pipes; 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
The influence of bacteria-based biofouling on the wall friction and velocity distribution of hydropower pipes; Australian Journal of Mechanical Engineering
The Influence of depth and surface waves on marine current turbine performance; 66th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics
The Influence of Freshwater Biofilms on Drag in Hydroelectric Power Schemes; WSEAS Transactions on Fluid Mechanics
The influence of surface gravity waves on marine current turbine performance; 10th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference
The Influence of Surface Gravity Waves on Marine Current Turbine Performance; the 2013 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting
The influence of surface gravity waves on marine current turbine performance; International Journal of Marine Energy
The State of Power: A Tasmanian Perspective; High-Level International Forum on Water Resources Hydropower
The turbulence structure of flows over rough surfaces and freshwater biofilms; 17th IAHR-APD Congress
Turbulence and Mean-Velocity Structure of Flows over Filamentous Biofilms; 34th World Congress of the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research
Turbulent boundary-layer structure of flows over freshwater biofilms; Experiments in Fluids: Experimental Methods and Their Applications to Fluid Flow
Wet feet in the ivory tower - a 50 year research partnership supporting hydropower development in Tasmania; 34th World Congress of the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research
When the going gets rough, the rough stops flowing; Concrete Institute of Australia Biennial Conference

Research Projects

10th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, Aalborg, Denmark; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Freshwater Biofouling of Hydraulic Conduits: Impact, Mitigation, and Control, and the Consequences of Climate Change; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Rapid Starting and Unsteady Operation of Hydraulic Turbines; Australian Research Council (ARC)
The Australian Wave Energy Prospectivity Atlas Mapping, Assessing and Forecasting Australia s Wave Energy Resources; Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)
The Effect of Roughness and Biofouling on Tidal Turbine Performance; Australian-American Fulbright Commission (AAFC)
The Flow Physics of Filamentous Algae; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Towards an Australian capability in arrays of ocean wave-power machines; Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)
Dam spillway hydraulics
Treatment Options for Hydro Tasmania Assets Affected by Alkali Silica Reactivity

Research Candidate Supervision

Conditions Favouring Growth of Freshwater Biofouling in Hydraulic Canals and the Impact of Biofouling on Pipe Flows
Long-Term Performance of Tidal Turbines
Modeling and Simulation of a ROV/AUV Equipped with a Collective and Cyclic Pitch Propeller (CCPP)
Stalk Formation in Fouling Diatoms
Unsteady Loading of Hydrofoils Normally Immersed in a Turbulent Boundary Layer
Unsteady Operation of Hydro-Electric Turbines