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Researcher: Brandner, PA (Associate Professor Paul Brandner)

Fields of Research

Ship and Platform Hydrodynamics
Maritime Engineering
Automotive Combustion and Fuel Engineering (incl. Alternative/Renewable Fuels)
Fluidisation and Fluid Mechanics
Naval Architecture
Marine Engineering
Energy Generation, Conversion and Storage Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Ocean Engineering
Special Vehicles
Turbulent Flows
Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation
Environmental Engineering Modelling
Civil Engineering
Synchrotrons; Accelerators; Instruments and Techniques
Engineering Instrumentation
Dynamics, Vibration and Vibration Control
Fluid Physics
Palaeoclimatology
Acoustics and Noise Control (excl. Architectural Acoustics)
Bacteriology
Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Composite and Hybrid Materials
Infrastructure Engineering and Asset Management
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Aerospace Engineering
Manufacturing Processes and Technologies (excl. Textiles)
Phycology (incl. Marine Grasses)
Ship and Platform Structures
Numerical and Computational Mathematics
Mathematical Software
Quantum Chemistry
Water Resources Engineering

Research Objectives

Navy
Nautical Equipment (excl. Yachts)
Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Environmentally Sustainable Transport
Hydro-Electric Energy
Water Transport
Emerging Defence Technologies
Integrated Systems
Water Safety
Scientific Instruments
Management of Gaseous Waste from Transport Activities (excl. Greenhouse Gases)
Oil and Gas Refining
Coastal and Estuarine Land Management
Coastal Sea Freight Transport
Marine Air Quality
Transport
Land and Water Management of environments
Passenger Water Transport
Defence
Management of Noise and Vibration from Transport Activities
Tidal Energy
Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability
Instrumentation
Machinery and Equipment
Wheat
Industrial Machinery and Equipment
Construction Design
Energy Conservation and Efficiency in Transport
Management of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Transport Activities
Expanding Knowledge in the Mathematical Sciences
Organic Industrial Chemicals (excl. Resins, Rubber and Plastics)

Career Best Publications

A parallel Volume of Fluid-Lagrangian Parcel Tracking coupling procedure for diesel spray modelling; Computers and Fluids
An experimental investigation of cloud cavitation about a sphere; Journal of Fluid Mechanics
An experimental investigation of the optical measurement of microbubbles in a confined radial jet; 7th Australian Conference on Laser Diagnostics in Fluid Mechanics and Combustion
Analysis of diesel spray dynamics using a compressible Eulerian/VOF/LES model and microscopic shadowgraphy; Fuel
Artificial thickening and thinning of cavitation tunnel boundary layers; Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science
Bubble breakup in a turbulent shear layer; 9th International Symposium on Cavitation
Bubble dynamics of a seismic airgun; Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science: International Journal of Experimental Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics, and Fluid Mechanics
Cavitation about a jet in crossflow; Journal of Fluid Mechanics
Cavitation due to an impacting sphere; 9th International Symposium on Cavitation
Design Considerations in the Development of a Modern Cavitation Tunnel; Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Development of a compressible multiphase cavitation approach for diesel spray modelling; Applied Mathematical Modelling
Experimental study of the steady fluid-structure interaction of flexible hydrofoils; Journal of Fluids and Structures
Inviscid cavity flow over a wall-mounted fence; Ocean Engineering: An International Journal of Research and Development
Microbubble generation from condensation and turbulent breakup of sheet cavitation; 31st Symposium on Naval Hydrodynamics
Microbubble generation in a confined radial jet; 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Numerical analysis of base-ventilated intercepted supercavitating hydrofoil sections; Ocean Engineering
Numerical and experimental investigation of early stage diesel sprays; Fuel
Physics-based hydraulic turbine model for system dynamic studies; IEEE Transactions on Power Systems
Proceedings of the 30th Symposium on Naval Hydrodynamics; 30th Symposium on Naval Hydrodynamics
Proceedings of the eighteenth Australasian fluid mechanics conference; 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Spectral content of cloud cavitation about a sphere; Journal of Fluid Mechanics
The pressure field generated by a seismic airgun; Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science: International Journal of Experimental Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics, and Fluid Mechanics
Validation of a microbubble seeding generator for particle image velocimetry applications; 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference

Research Publications

A baseline study of the effect of freshwater biofilms in hydraulic conduit; IAHR World Congress
A force balance to measure the total drag of biofilms on test plates; Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
A numerical investigation of the viscous 2-D cavitating flow over a wall - mounted fence; 17th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
A Numerical Method for Performance Prediction of Hydrofoil-assisted Catamarans; FAST 2003
A parallel Volume of Fluid-Lagrangian Parcel Tracking coupling procedure for diesel spray modelling; Computers and Fluids
A Preliminary Investigation into the Hydroelastic Behaviour of a Non-Rigidly Mounted Hydrofoil; Undersea Defence Technology
A Waterjet Test Loop for the Tom Fink Cavitation Tunnel; RINA International Conference on Waterjet Propulsion III
An Australian capability for submarine control surface performance evaluation; Mast Asia Conference 2015
An experimental investigation into the influence of ramp-mounted vortex generators on the performance of a flush waterjet inlet; Journal of Ship Research
An experimental investigation into the performance of a flushwater-jet inlet; Journal of Ship Research
An experimental investigation of cloud cavitation about a sphere; Journal of Fluid Mechanics
An experimental investigation of microbubble generation in confined turbulent jet; 17th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
An experimental investigation of the optical measurement of microbubbles in a confined radial jet; 7th Australian Conference on Laser Diagnostics in Fluid Mechanics and Combustion
An investigation into the influence of hull appendages on the performance of an omni-directional stern drive tug; Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, Part B: International Journal of Small Craft Technology
An Investigation of Cloud Cavitation about a Sphere; Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Analysis of diesel spray dynamics using a compressible Eulerian/VOF/LES model and microscopic shadowgraphy; Fuel
Artificial thickening and thinning of cavitation tunnel boundary layers; Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science
Artificial thickening of cavitation tunnel boundary layers; 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Breaking wave prediction with boundary elements and finite volumes for use with small boat capsize studies: Convergence and resource requirements; Ocean Engineering: An International Journal of Research and Development
Bubble Behaviour
Bubble breakup in a turbulent shear layer; 9th International Symposium on Cavitation
Bubble dynamics of a seismic airgun; Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science: International Journal of Experimental Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics, and Fluid Mechanics
Cavitation about a jet in crossflow; Journal of Fluid Mechanics
Cavitation about a sphere impacting a flat surface; 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Cavitation due to an impacting sphere; 9th International Symposium on Cavitation
CFD modelling of primary atomisation of diesel spray; 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Comparison of the Rayleigh-Plesset and Gilmore equations and additional aspects for the modelling of seismic airgun bubble dynamics; 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Complementary CFD study of generic submarine model tests in a cavitation tunnel; 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC)
Computational Analysis of Submarine Propeller Hydrodynamics and Validation Against Experimental measurement; Underwater Defence Technology Pacific 2008
Computational and Experimental Investigation of Flow Around a 3-1 Prolate Spheroid; Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Computational investigation of ventilated cavity flow over a 2-D fence; 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Design and calibration of a water tunnel for skin friction research; Australian Journal of Mechanical Engineering
Design and performance evaluation of a pump-as-turbine micro-hydro test facility with incorporated inlet flow control; Renewable Energy
Design Considerations in the Development of a Modern Cavitation Tunnel; Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Development of a cavitation susceptibility meter for nuclei size distribution measurements; 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC)
Development of a CFD model for an oscillating hydrofoil; Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Development of a compressible multiphase cavitation approach for diesel spray modelling; Applied Mathematical Modelling
Development of a Fast response Pressure Probe for Use in a Cavitation Tunnel; The Fifteenth Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Development of a high pressure chamber for research into diesel spray dynamics; Australian Journal of Mechanical Engineering
Development of an Australian National Facility for Cavitation Research; Sixth International Symposium on Cavitation
Development of Capabilities for Cavitation Tunnel Investigation of Transitional Flows about Underwater Bodies; Pacific 2005
Dynamic interaction of breaking waves and inverted sailing yachts: Explaining the efficacy of mast height retention to vertical centre of gravity; Ocean Engineering
Dynamic knockdown of canting keel yachts in breaking waves; Marine Technology and SNAME News
Effect of air ingestion at the start of injection process in a diesel injector; 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC)
Effect of material anisotropy on the structural response of flexible composite hydrofoils; SAMPE Baltimore 2015
Effect of material design parameters on the forced vibration response of composite hydrofoils in air and in water; Fifth International Symposium on Marine Propulsors
Experimental and Computational Investigation of Flow around a 3-1 Prolate Spheroid; WSEAS Transactions on Fluid Mechanics
Experimental investigation into the rapid reserve generating capability of Francis-type turbines; 3rd IAHR Europe Congress
Experimental investigation of a base-ventilated supercavitating hydrofoil with interceptor; 8th International Symposium on Cavitation
Experimental Investigation of Ventilated Cavity Flow over a Wall Mounted Fence; 16th International Symposium on Transport Phenomena and Dynamics of Rotating Machinery
Experimental modelling of steady hydrofoil fluid-structure interaction; 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Experimental study of the steady fluid-structure interaction of flexible hydrofoils; Journal of Fluids and Structures
Experimental study of ventilated cavity flow over a 3-D wall-mounted fence; International Journal of Multiphase Flow
Free-surface effects of variations in appendage vertical volume distribution: where does a bulb not see the free-surface?; The 20th Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium
High-speed full-field deflection measurements on a hydrofoil using digital image correlation; 30th Symposium on Naval Hydrodynamics
Hydroacoustic Characterisation of the AMC Cavitation Tunnel; Acoustics 2013 Victor Harbor: Science, Technology and Amenity
Hydrodynamic measurements on the Joubert hull in the AMC cavitation tunnel with CFD determined blockage corrections; 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC)
Hydrodynamic Performance of a Surfboard Fin; The Fifteenth Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Hydrodynamic Performance of a Vortex Generator; 14th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Hydrodynamic Performance of a Vortex Generator; Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science
Influence of pressure on microbubble production rate in a confined turbulent jet; 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC)
Interaction between two closely spaced azimuthing thrusters; Journal of Ship Research
Inviscid cavity flow over a wall-mounted fence; Ocean Engineering: An International Journal of Research and Development
Joint research between Australia and Japan on the cavitation inception of marine propellers and control surfaces; MAST Asia 2017
Leading edge interfacial phenomena of sheet and cloud cavitation; 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC)
Limitations on 2D Super-cavitating Hydrofoil Performance; Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Measurement of Diesel Spray Droplet Velocity and Size and the Effect of Fuel Viscosity; 8th International Symposium on Particle Image Velocimetry
Measurement of Diesel spray Droplet Velocity and Size using PIV and Shadowgraphy; Australian Conference on Laser Diagnostics
Measurements of diesel spray dynamics and the influence of fuel viscosity using PIV and shadowgraphy; Atomisation and Sprays
Microbubble content in the wake of a cavitating hydrofoil; 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Microbubble generation for PIV seeding; 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC)
Microbubble generation from condensation and turbulent breakup of sheet cavitation; 31st Symposium on Naval Hydrodynamics
Microbubble generation in a confined radial jet; 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Model Testing - What is the point? A review of yacht testing and the implications for yacht designers; The 4th International High Performance Yacht Design Conference
Modelling of diesel spray dynamics using LES; 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Modelling of fuel injector in-nozzle cavitation and early spray breakup using a multiphase volume of fluid method; 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC)
Modelling of seismic airgun bubble dynamics and pressure field using the Gilmore equation with additional damping factors; Ocean Engineering
Noise from sub-boundary layer steps; 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Numerical analysis of base-ventilated intercepted supercavitating hydrofoil sections; Ocean Engineering
Numerical analysis of basic base-ventilated supercavitating hydrofoil sections; Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment
Numerical analysis of ventilated cavity flow over a 2-D wall mounted fence; Ocean Engineering
Numerical and experimental investigation of early stage diesel sprays; Fuel
Optimisation applied to composite marine propeller noise; 43rd International Congress on Noise Control Engineering
Physics-based hydraulic turbine model for system dynamic studies; IEEE Transactions on Power Systems
Proceedings of the 30th Symposium on Naval Hydrodynamics; 30th Symposium on Naval Hydrodynamics
Proceedings of the eighteenth Australasian fluid mechanics conference; 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Spectral content of cloud cavitation about a sphere; 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Spectral content of cloud cavitation about a sphere; Journal of Fluid Mechanics
Steady and unsteady loads acting on a hydrofoil immersed in a turbulent boundary layer; 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC)
Structural and acoustic responses of a fluid loaded shell due to propeller forces; 3rd Symposium on Fluid-Structure-Sound Interactions and Control
The effect of boundary layer thickness on cavity flow over a backward-facing step; 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
The effect of heel angle and free-surface proximity on the performance and strut wake of a moth sailing dingy rudder t-foil; HPYD: High Performance Yacht Design Conference
The Effect of Mast Height and Centre of Gravity on the Re-Righting of Yachts; 17th Biennial Chesapeake Sailing Symposium
The effect of vapour cavitation occurrence on the hydrodynamic performance of an intercepted base-ventilated hydrofoil; 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
The influence of bend-twist coupling on the dynamic response of cavitating composite hydrofoils; 5th International Symposium on Marine Propulsors (SMPí17)
The influence of nucleation on cloud cavitation about a sphere; 16th International Symposium on Transport Phenomena and Dynamics of Rotating Machinery
The influence of viscous effects and physical scale on cavitation tunnel contraction performance; Journal of Fluids Engineering
The pressure field generated by a seismic airgun; Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science: International Journal of Experimental Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics, and Fluid Mechanics
Tiny bubbles, big impact
Validation of a microbubble seeding generator for particle image velocimetry applications; 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Ventilated cavity flow over a backward-facing step; 9th International Symposium on Cavitation
Yacht Testing at the Australian Maritime College; Royal Institution of Naval Architects, Modern Yacht Symposium

Research Projects

Australian Maritime Hydrodynamic Research Centre; Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST)
Control of free/dissolved Gas Content in a Cavitation tunnel; Australian Research Council (ARC)
DSTO Research Funding for the Cavitation Tunnel; Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG)
Freshwater Biofouling of Hydraulic Conduits: Impact, Mitigation, and Control, and the Consequences of Climate Change; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Improvement of Water Conveying Efficiency in Hydroelectric Power Generation Systems by Optimising Pipe Friction Losses; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Microbubble disperse flow about lifting surfaces; Office of Naval Research Global (ONR)
Prediction of radiated noise from marine propellers; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Skin Friction Control Using Engineering and Biological Surface Coatings; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Tailoring composite propellers for reduced sound radiation; Australian Research Council (ARC)
An Investigation of Sensor Instrumentation for the Measurement of Foil and Propeller Performance
An Investigation of Unsteady Flow and Hydro-elastic Response of an Oscillating Hydrofoil
Benchmarking of tests applied to generic submarine model
Experimental Modeling of Hydrofoil Fluid-Structure Interaction
Experimental study of 5-blade propellor induced wakes
Gas Cat: A Gas Processing and Offloading Catamaran
Hydrodynamics and Hydroacoustics research program
Measurement and CFD Modelling of Diesel Engine Spray Dynamics
Measurement of the vibration behaviour of flexible hydrofoils
Naval Propeller Cavitation
Nucleation Effects on Cavitation Inception of Marine Hydrofoils and Propellers
Propeller Performance Modeling Benchmark Study
SEA 1000: Future Submarine Hydrodynamics Research
Submarine Propulsor Research Project
Targeted artificial seeding and diagnostics of cavitation nuclei for hydrodynamic research
The influence of hydrodynamic lifting surfaces on freestream microbubble content
Underwater Explosions (UNDEX) and Cavitation Dynamics Adjacent to an Elastic Plate
The influence of sway-roll coupling on the dynamics of an inverted sailing yacht in waves

Research Candidate Supervision

An Investigation into the Effects of Submergence Depth, Speed and Hull Length-to-Diameter Ratio on the Near-Surface
Experimental and Computational Investigation of Flow about Low Aspect Ratio Ellipsoids at Transcritical Reynolds Numbers
Experimental Investigation of High Pressure Diesel Spray Dynamics
Experimental investigation of super-caviting hydrofoils for ride control of high-speed craft
Measurement and CFD Modelling of Diesel Engine Spray Dynamics
Numerical and Experimental Analysis of Diesel Spray Dynamics Including the Effects of Fuel Viscosity
Numerical Modelling of Hydrofoil Fluid-Structure Interaction
The Bubble Dynamics and Pressure Field Generated by a Seismic Airgun
The Use of Hot-Films to Characterise Flow Regimes on a Sailing Yacht Hull - Guidance for Scaling
Unsteady Loading of Hydrofoils Normally Immersed in a Turbulent Boundary Layer
Unsteady Operation of Hydro-Electric Turbines
Ventilated Supercavitating Hydrofoils for Ride Control of High-Speed Craft
Viscous Wake Flows About a Generic Submarine