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Researcher: Penesis, I (Associate Professor Irene Penesis)

Fields of Research

Ocean Engineering
Ship and Platform Hydrodynamics
Maritime Engineering
Primary Education (excl. Maori)
Approximation Theory and Asymptotic Methods
Educational Technology and Computing
Marine Engineering
Higher Education
Vocational Education and Training Curriculum and Pedagogy
Environmental Impact Assessment
Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Naval Architecture
Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Environmental Monitoring
Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Education Systems
Curriculum and Pedagogy
Environmental Engineering Modelling
Special Vehicles
Real and Complex Functions (incl. Several Variables)
Energy Generation, Conversion and Storage Engineering
Ecological Applications
Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
Manufacturing Engineering
Interdisciplinary Engineering
Physical Oceanography
Multimedia Programming
Transport Engineering
Education Assessment and Evaluation
Economic Models and Forecasting
Fluid Physics
Numerical and Computational Mathematics
Renewable Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Solar Cells)

Research Objectives

Wave Energy
Tidal Energy
Teaching and Instruction Technologies
Water Transport
Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Expanding Knowledge in the Mathematical Sciences
Navy
Education and Training
Passenger Water Transport
Workforce Transition and Employment
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments
Syllabus and Curriculum Development
Education and Training Systems
International Sea Freight Transport (excl. Live Animal Transport)
Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation
Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
Learner and Learning Achievement
Wind Energy
Learner Development
Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales
Oil and Gas Exploration
Renewable Energy
Curriculum
Oil and Gas Extraction
Teacher and Instructor Development
Learner and Learning Processes
Manufacturing
Coastal Sea Freight Transport
Pedagogy
Teaching and Instruction
Port Infrastructure and Management
Information and Communication Services
Computer Gaming Software
Energy Systems Analysis
Resourcing of Education and Training Systems
Environmentally Sustainable Transport

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A PIV investigation of OWC operation in regular, polychromatic and irregular waves; Renewable Energy
Aggregating GIS and MCDM to optimize wave energy converters location in Tasmania, Australia; Soft Computing Applications for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
An analysis of students' performance in ICT curriculum transformation of mathematics in Australian primary schools; Canada International Conference on Education (CICE-2011)
An innovative approach using ICT to teach calculus in primary schools; 2013 International Engineering and Technology Education Conference
An Investigation into the use of ICT to teach Calculus to Australian Primary Schools; The 22nd Annual Conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education
Asymptotic Analysis of Narrow Gas-Lubricated Slider Bearings with Non-Smooth Profiles; EMAC98 Engineering Mathematics and Applications Conference
Bubble dynamics of a seismic airgun; Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science: International Journal of Experimental Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics, and Fluid Mechanics
Calculus for Kids; Australian Computers in Education Conference 2014
Calculus for kids: Engaging primary school students in engineering mathematics; 26th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education AAEE2015
Calculus in elementary school: an example of ICT-based curriculum transformation; Education and Information Technology 2012: A Selection of AACE Award Papers
Calculus in elementary school: an example of ICT-based curriculum transformation
Calculus in elementary school: an example of ICT-based curriculum transformation; 22nd International Conference of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE 2011)
Calculus in elementary school: an example of ICT-based curriculum transformation; Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching
Calculus triumph for Mayfield
Catching the waves: its time for Australia to embrace ocean renewable energy
Centrebow design for wave-piercing catamarans; 12th International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation
Comparison of the Rayleigh-Plesset and Gilmore equations and additional aspects for the modelling of seismic airgun bubble dynamics; 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Computational Fluid Dynamics Re-Mesh Method to Generating Hydrodynamic Models for Maneuvring Simulation of Two Submerged Bodies in Relative Motion; Journal of Computer Science and Cybernetics
Developing a novel risk-based methodology for multi-criteria decision making in marine renewable energy applications; Renewable Energy
Development of mathematical pathways for VET students to articulate to related higher education courses
Development of mathematical pathways for VET students to articulate to related higher education courses: a focus on engineering; International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education
Development of mathematics pathways for VET students to articulate to related higher education courses; ACSME: Australian Conference on Science & Mathematics Education 2013
Energy balance analysis for an oscillating water column wave energy converter; Ocean Engineering
Entry effects in the narrow, gas lubricated, step slider bearing; ANZIAM Journal
Experimental drop test investigation into wetdeck slamming loads on a generic catamaran hullform; Ocean Engineering: An International Journal of Research and Development
Experimental evaluation of horizontal-axis marine current turbine using two scale models; 11th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference
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)
Experimental testing of bi-directional tidal turbine rotors; 11th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference
Higher order thinking through Calculus for Kids; Journal of Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria
Higher order thinking through Calculus for Kids; ACCE 2016
Hydrodynamic modelling of marine renewable energy devices: a state of the art review; Ocean Engineering
ICT Curriculum Transformation of Mathematics in Primary Schools; International Journal for Cross-Disciplinary Subjects in Education
Improving OWC performance prediction using polychromatic waves; Energy
Innovating with Calculus for Kids; ACCE 2016
Investigating the development of large scale wave converter test sites in Tasmania; 3rd Asian Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (AWTEC 2016)
Investigating the transformative role of Echo360 on learning and teaching; 2013 Teaching Matters Conference
ITTC Recommended Guidelines: Model tests for current turbines (7.5-02-07-03.9); 27th International Towing Tank Conference
ITTC Recommended Guidelines: Model tests for offshore wind turbines (7.5-02 -07-03.8); 27th International Towing Tank Conference
ITTC Recommended Guidelines: Wave Energy Converter Model Test Experiments (7.5-02-07-03.7); 27th International Towing Tank Conference
Maple Helps Teach Calculus to 11-Year Old Students
Marine Engineering and Appications; Mathematical Problems in Engineering: Theory, Methods and Applications
Marine engineering and applications; Mathematical Problems in Engineering: Theory, Methods and Applications
Mayfield primary tops the nation in integral calculus
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
Modelling of seismic airgun bubble dynamics and pressure field using the Gilmore equation with additional damping factors; Ocean Engineering
Non-Linear CFD Modelling of a Submerged Sphere Wave Energy Converter; 3rd Asian Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (AWTEC 2016)
Numerical assessment of a horizontal-axis marine current turbine performance; Australian Ocean Renewable Energy Symposium
Numerical investigation of the influence of blade helicity on the performance characteristics of vertical axis tidal turbines; Renewable Energy
Numerical investigation of water slamming loads on wave-piercing catamaran hull model; 10th High speed marine vehicles Symposium
Numerical prediction of symmetric water impact loads on wedge shaped hull form using CFD; World Journal of Mechanics
Numerical Prediction of Symmetric Water Impact Loads on Wedge Shaped Hull Form Using CFD; World Journal of Mechanics
Numerical simulation of spheres in relative motion using dynamic meshing techniques; 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Numerical simulation of straight-bladed vertical axis tidal turbines; 2nd Asian Wave and Tidal Energy Conference
Numerical simulation of the loading characteristics of straight and helical-bladed vertical axis tidal turbines; Renewable Energy
Performance of Ocean Wave-Energy Arrays in Australia; 3rd Asian Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (AWTEC 2016)
Performance predictions of a straight-bladed vertical axis turbine using double-multiple streamtube and computational fluid dynamics models; Journal of Ocean Technology
Phase averaged flow analysis in an oscillating water column wave energy converter; Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering
Phase averaged flow analysis in an oscillating water column wave energy converter; 30th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE2011)
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
Pioneering tidal energy development in Tasmania; Australian Ocean Renewable Energy Symposium (AORES)
PIV investigation of 3-dimensional flow within an oscillating water column; International Journal of Marine Energy
Prediction of Slamming Behaviour of Monohull and Multihull Forms using Smoothed Particle Hydrodymamics; 9th Symposium on High Speed Marine Vehicles (HSMV 2011)
Prediction of slamming loads on catamaran wetdeck using CFD; FAST 2015
Preliminary assessment of the impacts of a wave energy converter on marine species native to South Australian coastal habitats; South Australian Naturalist
Preliminary assessment of the impacts of a wave energy converter on marine species native to South Australian coastal habitats; The South Australian Naturalist
Quasi-static analysis of the hydrodynamic interaction effects on an autonomous underwater vehicle operating in proximity to a moving submarine; Ocean Engineering
RANS-based CFD prediction of the hydrodynamic coefficients of DARP suboff geometry in straight-line and rotating arm manoeuvres; International Journal of Maritime Engineering
Reskilling the manufacturing workforce and developing capabilities for the future; 27th Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE) Annual Conference
Reskilling the manufacturing workforce and developing capabilities for the future; Australasian Journal of Engineering Education
Reskilling the manufacturing workforce and developing capabilities for the future
Rethinking computers in schools: Calculus in primary; Australian Association for Research in Education Conference (AARE 2011 Conference)
Scaling and relative size effects on the hydrodynamic interaction on an UUV operating close to a submarine; Warship 2014: Naval Submarines and UUVs
Sensitivity of vessel responses to environmental contours of extreme sea states; The 34th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering
Specialist Committee on Hydrodynamic Testing of Marine Renewable Energy Devices: final report and recommendations to the 27th ITTC; 27th International Towing Tank Conference
The Bombora wave energy converter: A novel multi-purpose device for electricity, coastal protection and surf breaks; Coast and Ports 2015
The Gas Lubricated Rayliegh Step Slider Bearing of Narrow Geometry; EMAC 2003
The hydrodynamic interaction effects on a fully appended AUV operating near a moving submarine; Pacific International Maritime Conference 2015
The influence of turbulence model and two and three-dimensional domain selection on the simulated performance characteristics of vertical axis tidal turbines; Renewable Energy
The pressure field generated by a seismic airgun; Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science: International Journal of Experimental Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics, and Fluid Mechanics
The Pressure Field in a Two-Dimensional Taper-Taper Gas-Lubricated Bearing of Narrow Geometry; EMAC2000 Engineering Mathematics and Applications Conference
The Pressure Field in the Gas-Lubricated Step Slider Bearing; ANZIAM Journal
The pressure field in the gas-lubricated step slider bearing
Three dimensional numerical simulations of a straight-bladed vertical axis tidal turbine; 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Three-dimensional numerical simulations of straight-bladed vertical axis tidal turbines investigating power output, torque ripple and mounting forces; Renewable Energy
Tidal energy: a promising future resource for Tasmania; 3rd Asian Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (AWTEC 2016)
Transient analysis of hydrodynamic interaction effects on an autonomous underwater vehicle in proximity of a moving submarine; International Journal of Maritime Engineering
Underwater Geometry optimization for an oscillating water column ocean wave energy converter; 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Using Computational Fluid Dynamics Re-Mesh to Generate Hydrodynamic Models for Manoeuvering Simulation of Two Submerged Bodies in Relative Motion; The 1st Vietnam Conference on Control and Automation
Viscous effects on the performance of wave energy converters in shallow water; Australian Ocean Renewable Energy Symposium (AORES)
Wave energy an example of collaboration between industry and academia in Australia; Journal of Ocean Technology
Wetdeck slamming loads on a developed catamaran hullform experimental investigation; Ships and Offshore Structures

Research Projects

Calculus in the real world: transforming the way we teach Mathematics in primary education; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Development of mathematics pathways for VET students to articulate to related higher education courses; Department of Industry and Science (DoIS)
Evaluating and selecting STEM resources: capacity building for teachers in rural and regional schools; Department of Industry and Science (DoIS)
Experimental Performance of Marine Current Turbines; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Impacts of a Wave Energy Converter on marine ecosystems in coastal South Australia; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Impacts of a Wave Energy Converter on marine ecosystems of coastal South Australia; Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMAREST)
Inspiring mathematics and science in teacher education; Department of Industry and Science (DoIS)
Investigating the transformative role of Echo360 on learning and teaching; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Performance and design optimisation of Oscillating Water Column ocean wave energy converters; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Preliminary Investigation into the use of Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) to model underwater explosions; Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG)
Reskilling the manufacturing workforce and developing capabilities for the future; Office for Learning & Teaching (OLT)
The Australian Wave Energy Prospectivity Atlas Mapping, Assessing and Forecasting Australia s Wave Energy Resources; Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)
The ship within a ship: new-generation transhipment of bulk ore products; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Tidal Energy in Australia - Assessing Resource and Feasibility to Australia's Future Energy Mix; Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)
Towards an Australian capability in arrays of ocean wave-power machines; Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)
Calm water performance of a novel ROPAX catamaran
Experimental investigation of full-scale MAKO tidal turbine in the Tamar Estuary
Investigation into the Response Based Analysis of Risers of Floating Systems
Performance of a novel tidal energy turbine
Study into High-Performance Simulation of Two Body Hydrodynamics
Underwater Explosions (UNDEX) and Cavitation Dynamics Adjacent to an Elastic Plate

Research Candidate Supervision

A Fluid Structure Interaction Study of a Cross-Flow Water Turbine
An Investigation of the Hydrodynamic Issues for a Novel Transhipment Concept
Asymmetric Slamming Loads of Large High Speeds Catamarans
CFD Investigations of Wave Energy Converter Performance
Hydrodynamic Interaction Between Oscillating Water Columns
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
Modeling and Simulation of a ROV/AUV Equipped with a Collective and Cyclic Pitch Propeller (CCPP)
Numerical Investigation into Hydrodynamic Interaction between Two Submerged Bodies Moving in Respect to One Another using Openfoam CFD Code within Matlab
Optimisation of Oscillating water Column Devices Using Particle Image Velocimetry (PVI) Methods
Phase-averaged Analysis of an Oscillating Water Column Wave Energy Converter
The Bubble Dynamics and Pressure Field Generated by a Seismic Airgun
The Impact of oscillating Water Column Wave Energy Converters on the Marine Environment- Colonisarion by Biofouling Communities
The Influence of Hull Form on the Slamming Behaviour of Large High-Speed Catamarans