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Researcher: MacFarlane, GJ (Associate Professor Gregor MacFarlane)

Fields of Research

Ship and Platform Hydrodynamics
Ocean Engineering
Naval Architecture
Maritime Engineering
Marine Engineering
Ship and Platform Structures
Phycology (incl. Marine Grasses)
Automotive Combustion and Fuel Engineering (incl. Alternative/Renewable Fuels)
Geomatic Engineering
Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
Environmental Monitoring
Environmental Impact Assessment
Transport Engineering
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Fluidisation and Fluid Mechanics
Physical Oceanography
Renewable Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Solar Cells)

Research Objectives

Wave Energy
Passenger Water Transport
Navy
Water Transport
International Sea Freight Transport (excl. Live Animal Transport)
Water Safety
Coastal Sea Freight Transport
Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Tidal Energy
Port Infrastructure and Management
Nautical Equipment (excl. Yachts)
Oil and Gas Exploration
Environmentally Sustainable Transport
Command, Control and Communications
Coastal and Estuarine Land Management
Biofuel (Biomass) Energy
Personnel
Aerospace Equipment
Rehabilitation of Degraded Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Integrated Systems
Fisheries - Wild Caught
Commercial Construction Design
Horticultural Crops
Expanding Knowledge in the Mathematical Sciences
Instrumentation
Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Coastal and Estuarine Water Management
Recreational Services

Career Best Publications

Bank Erosion from Small Craft Wave wake in Sheltered Waterways; The Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects - Part B
Correlation of Prototype and Model Scale Wave Wake Characteristics for Vessels Operating at Low Froude Numbers; Transactions of RINA - International Journal of Maritime Engineering
Correlation of prototype and model scale wave wake characteristics of a catamaran; Marine Technology and Sname News
Energy balance analysis for an oscillating water column wave energy converter; Ocean Engineering
Investigation into the Sensitivity of the Dynamic Hook Load During Subsea Deployment of A Suction Can; OMAE: International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering
The Resistance Committee - Final Report and recommendations to the 25th ITTC; 25th International Towing Tank Conference
The transient effects of flood water on a Warship in calm water immediately following damage; Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects Part A: International Journal of Maritime Engineering
Wave wake: focus on vessel operations within sheltered waterways; Journal of Ship Production and Design
Wave wake: focus on vessel operations within sheltered waterways; 2012 SNAME Annual Meeting & Expo and Ship Production Symposium
When is water shallow?; International Journal of Maritime Engineering, Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, Part A

Research Publications

A guide to the assessment of vessel wash within sheltered waterways; International Maritime Conference, Pacific
A novel method for generating continuously surfable waves; Marine Technology Society Journal
A novel method for generating continuously surfable waves - Comparison of predictions with experimental results; ASME 2011 30th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, OMAE2011
A novel method for generating continuously surfable waves-comparison of predictions with experimental results; Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering
A PIV investigation of OWC operation in regular, polychromatic and irregular waves; Renewable Energy
A study of transom-stern ventilation; International Shipbuilding Progress
An Experimental Study on the Relative Motions Between a Floating Harbour Transhipper and a Feeder Vessel in Regular Waves; International Journal of Maritime Engineering
An introduction to the development of rational criteria for assesing vessel wash within sheltered waterways; Journal of Marine Design and Operations
Assessing boat generated waves within sheltered waterways; Coasts & Ports 2013
Bank Erosion from Small Craft Wave wake in Sheltered Waterways; The Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects - Part B
Correlation of Prototype and Model Scale Wave Wake Characteristics for Vessels Operating at Low Froude Numbers; Transactions of RINA - International Journal of Maritime Engineering
Correlation of prototype and model scale wave wake characteristics of a catamaran; Marine Technology and Sname News
Development and validation of a non-linear seakeeping tool for high speed craft; Pacific International Maritime Conference 2015
Effect of RANS-based Turbulence Models on Nonlinear Wave Generation in a TwoPhase Numerical Wave Tank; Progress in Computational Fluid Dynamics
Effect of Water Depth on Motions in Beam Seas for a Typical Landing Craft; Transaction of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects
Energy balance analysis for an oscillating water column wave energy converter; Ocean Engineering
Experimental and numerical investigations on the hydrodynamic performance of a floating–moored oscillating water column wave energy converter; Applied Energy
Experimental flow field comparison for a series of scale model oscillating water column wave energy converters; Marine Structures
Experimental investigation into the attenuation of the incident wave field by wave energy converters; Australian Ocean Renewable Energy Symposium (AORES)
Experimental investigation of WEC array interactions; Australian Ocean Renewable Energy Symposium (AORES)
Heave added mass and damping of a suction can in proximity to the sea floor; OMAE: International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering
Hydrodynamic Properties of a Suction Can Oscillating Near the Free Surface; OMAE: International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering
Im-situ orifice calibration for oscillation flow and improved performance prediction for oscillating water column model test experiments; Asian Wave and Tidal Energy Conference 2014
Improving OWC performance prediction using polychromatic waves; Energy
Improving the hydrodynamic efficiency of an offshore OWC wave energy converter through changes to the submerged depth of the OWC front face; Australian Ocean Renewable Energy Symposium (AORES)
In-situ orifice calibration for reversing oscillating flow and improved performance prediction for oscillating water column model test experiments; International Journal of Marine Energy
Inflatable lifejacket requirements for encumbered military personnel; Pacific International Maritime Conference 2015
Intact and damaged survivability of an offshore floating–moored OWC device; 27th (2017) annual International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
Investigation into float-over installations of minimal platforms by hydrodynamic model testing; OMAE: International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering
Investigation into the roll behaviour of landing craft in deep water; Pacific 2012: International Maritime Conference
Investigation into the Sensitivity of the Dynamic Hook Load During Subsea Deployment of A Suction Can; OMAE: International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering
Investigations on 3D effects and correlation between wave height and lip submergence of an offshore stationary OWC wave energy converter; Applied Ocean Research
Limitations on the creation of continuously surfable waves generated by a pressure source moving in a circular path; ASME 2013 32nd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering
Model testing and performance comparison of plastic and metal tidal turbine rotors; Applied Ocean Research
Model testing of a series of bi-directional tidal turbine rotors; Energy
Motions of a landing craft in a flooded well dock - effect of well dock design; International Conference on Military Support Ships
Non-Linear CFD Modelling of a Submerged Sphere Wave Energy Converter; 3rd Asian Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (AWTEC 2016)
Numerical energy balance analysis for an onshore oscillating water column–wave energy converter; Energy
Numerical hydrodynamic analysis of an offshore stationary–floating oscillating water column–wave energy converter using CFD; International Journal of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
Performance of Ocean Wave-Energy Arrays in Australia; 3rd Asian Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (AWTEC 2016)
Phase averaged flow analysis in an oscillating water column wave energy converter; 30th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE2011)
Phase averaged flow analysis in an oscillating water column wave energy converter; Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering
Phase averaging of the velocity fields in an oscillating water column using splines; Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment
Physical testing of rigid hull inflatable boat and mother ship interactions for launch and recovery simulation validation; 2016 Launch and Recovery Symposium, American Society of Naval Engineers
PIV investigation of 3-dimensional flow within an oscillating water column; International Journal of Marine Energy
Predicting the effects of boat generated waves within sheltered waterways; 4th International Conference on Estuaries and Coasts
Rapid assessment of boat-generated waves within sheltered waterways; Australian Journal of Civil Engineering
Recent developments in ocean engineering education; The APPEA Journal
Recent developments in ocean engineering education; APPEA
Research into the circular wave pool – a new method of generating controlled breaking waves; Pacific 2012 International Maritime Conference
Scaling and air compressibility effects on a three-dimensional offshore stationary OWC wave energy converter; Applied Energy
Subcritical wave wake unsteadiness; International Journal of Maritime Engineering
The Alignment of the Australian Maritime College's Towing Tank; Spatial Science Institute Biennial International Conference (SSC)
The Bombora wave energy converter: A novel multi-purpose device for electricity, coastal protection and surf breaks; Coast and Ports 2015
The Decay of Catamaran wave wake in Shallow water; FAST: International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation
The design limitations of a circular wave pool; International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering
The Development and Application of a Damage Dynamic Stability Modeling Capability for Naval Vessels; Pacific 2010 International Maritime Conference
The Development of Wave Wake Criteria for the Noosa and Brisbane Rivers in South East Queensland; Fith International Conference on Coastal Environment 2004
The floating harbour transhipper - an operationally effective solution for military and emergency response duties; Pacific 2012 International Maritime Conference
The floating harbour transhipper: New-generation transhipment of bulk ore products; OMAE 2015
The flooding after damage of a warship with complex internal compartments - experiments on a fully constrained model in calm water and regular beam seas; International Journal of Maritime Engineering
The influence of catamaran hull form on added resistance in head seas; 11th International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation (FAST 2011)
The Influence of Demihull Beam, Demihull Separation and Water Depth on Wave Generation of Catamarans; The Australian Naval Architect
The Resistance Committee - Final Report and recommendations to the 25th ITTC; 25th International Towing Tank Conference
The transient effects of flood water on a Warship in calm water immediately following damage; Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects Part A: International Journal of Maritime Engineering
Transhipment of bulk ore products using a floating harbour transhipper; Coast and Ports 2015
Underwater geometrical impact on the hydrodynamic performance of an offshore oscillating water column–wave energy converter; Renewable Energy
Underwater Geometry optimization for an oscillating water column ocean wave energy converter; 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Vessel trans-critical wave wake, divergent wave angle and decay; Royal Institution of Naval Architects. Transactions. Part A. International Journal of Maritime Engineering
Vessel wave wake characterisation using wavelet analysis; International Journal of Maritime Engineering: Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, Part A
Viscous effects on the performance of wave energy converters in shallow water; Australian Ocean Renewable Energy Symposium (AORES)
Water Stilling for Towing Tank Experiments of High Performance Craft; HiPer: International Conference on High Performance Marine Vehicles
Water Stilling for Towing Tank seakeeping experiments; Australian Journal of Mechanical Engineering
Wave energy an example of collaboration between industry and academia in Australia; Journal of Ocean Technology
Wave Wake - A Rational Method for Assesment; International Conference on Coastal Ships and Inland Waterways
Wave wake: focus on vessel operations within sheltered waterways; 2012 SNAME Annual Meeting & Expo and Ship Production Symposium
Wave wake: focus on vessel operations within sheltered waterways; Journal of Ship Production and Design
When is Low wash Low Wash? - An Investigation Using a Wave Wake Database; International Conference on Hydrodynamics of High Speed Craft - Wake Wash and Motions Control
When is Loww wash Low Wash? - An Investigation Using a Wave Wake Database; International Conference on Hydrodynamics of High Speed Craft - Wake Wash and Motions Control
When is water shallow?; International Journal of Maritime Engineering, Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, Part A
When water is shallow; Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects Part A: International Journal of Maritime Engineering

Research Projects

Applied Research and Development in the Field of High Speed Vessel Design; Incat Crowther (INCATCROW)
Australian Maritime Hydrodynamic Research Centre; Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST)
June 2011: 11th International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Marine vessel wave wake: Ferry operations in sheltered waterways; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Motion and Loads of a Hydroelastic Frigate Model in Waves; Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG)
Performance and design optimisation of Oscillating Water Column ocean wave energy converters; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Project FOX (Fleet Operations and Expeditions); Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMAREST)
The Australian Wave Energy Prospectivity Atlas Mapping, Assessing and Forecasting Australia s Wave Energy Resources; Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)
The Novel Production and Analysis of Breaking Waves Utilising Circular-track Moving Disturbances; Australian Research Council (ARC)
The ship within a ship: new-generation transhipment of bulk ore products; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Towards an Australian capability in arrays of ocean wave-power machines; Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)
A comparative study into the calm water performance of two hull forms
A Preliminary Investigation into the Relative Motions of a Novel Floating Harbour Transhipper and Shuttle Vessel
An Investigation into the Motions of a Landing Craft Operating in Both Deep and Shallow Water
Berthed ship-passing ship interaction study for Hay Point
Calm Water and Seakeeping Characteristics of a Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (Phase 2)
Calm water performance of a novel barge hull form for high-speed operation
Calm water performance of a novel ROPAX catamaran
Damage Stability - Validation of FREDYN
Equipment Loan Agreement
HPMM Manoeuvring Research and Structural Analysis Capability
Hydrodynamic performance comparison of a trimaran, catamaran and stabilised monohull
Hydrodynamic performance of a Motor Yacht
Hydrodynamic performance of a novel wave energy converter
Hydrodynamic performance of a SOLAS passenger ship for Tokelau
Hydrodynamic performance of a stern landing vessel
Hydrodynamic performance of novel multihull vessels
Hydrodynamic performance of the PPB-R
Hydrodynamic Testing on an OWC Model
Hydrodynamics of new ferry terminals for the Brisbane River during flood events
Investigation into the Comparative Impact of Wash from Boats and Wind Waves
Manoeuvring properties of a surfaced submarine
Mathematical models for sea state representation in computational fluid dynamics
Model tests on a self-propelled model of a landing craft in shallow water
Motions of a dive support vessel in a seaway
Motions of bulk carrier ships moored in open water berths
Naval Platform Performance
Performance of a novel tidal energy turbine
Postdoctoral on submarine manoeuvring
Powering of Medium Speed Catamarans in Shallow and Deep Water
Preliminary Investigation into the Dynamic Stability of Military Platforms in Deep and Shallow Water and Potential Application of Reconfigurable Hull Forms
Real Time Draft Surveys
Real-Time Draught Surveys by Photogrammetry
Research and Physical Experiments to Investigate Marine Renewable Energy Concepts
Research and Physical Experiments to Investigate Marine Renewable Energy Concepts
Research and Physical Experiments to Investigate Marine Renewable Energy Concepts
Research into the Damage Stability of a Landing Craft
Resistance Tests, Powering Estimates and Seakeeping Tests for the LCH-R for Directorate of Navy Platform Systems
Review of waterway boating speed limits: specialist advice on boat-generated wave wake
Rigid hull inflatable boat seakeeping during towing and lifting operations
Ship Interaction and Ship Mooring Study
Ship Interaction and Ship Mooring Study
Slamming load measurement techniques using pressure sensors and hydro-elastic segmented models
Study into Vessel-Vessel Interaction (Phase 1)
Submarine Hydrodynamics and Manoeuvring
The re-righting of a capsized pilot boat
Upper Tamar River Estuary Sediment Study
Vessel Vessel Interaction Phase 2
Vessel wave wake study
Investigation into the apparent centre of yaw for a novel trimaran hull form
Physical Experiments to Investigate Marine Renewable Energy Concepts
Physical Experiments to Investigate Marine Renewable Energy Concepts
Research and Physical Experiments to Investigate the Performance of a Novel Concept for a Pusher Tug and a General Cargo Base

Research Candidate Supervision

A Monohull, Catamaran, Trimaran Comparison
An Investigation of the Hydrodynamic Issues for a Novel Transhipment Concept
Investigation of the flow as a feeder vessel manoeuvres in/out of the well dock of a floating harbour transhipper using mesh-free numerical methods
Limitations on the Creation of Continuously Surfable Waves Generated by a Pressure Source Moving in a Circular Path
Numerical Investigation of a Novel Method for Generating Continuously Surfable Waves
Optimisation of Oscillating water Column Devices Using Particle Image Velocimetry (PVI) Methods
Phase-averaged Analysis of an Oscillating Water Column Wave Energy Converter
Shallow Water Vessel Wash - Simple Characterisations for a Complex Phenomenon
The Study of Ship Motions in Regular Waves using a Mesh-Free Numerical Method