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Researcher: Binns, JR (Associate Professor Jonathan Binns)

Fields of Research

Ship and Platform Hydrodynamics
Naval Architecture
Ocean Engineering
Maritime Engineering
Optimisation
Ship and Platform Structures
Special Vehicles
Marine Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Interdisciplinary Engineering
Education Assessment and Evaluation
Environmental Engineering Modelling
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Oceanography
Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
Fluidisation and Fluid Mechanics
Risk Engineering (excl. Earthquake Engineering)
Industrial Design
Automotive Combustion and Fuel Engineering (incl. Alternative/Renewable Fuels)
Metals and Alloy Materials
Control Systems, Robotics and Automation
Adaptive Agents and Intelligent Robotics
Fisheries Management
Physical Oceanography

Research Objectives

Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Passenger Water Transport
Navy
Integrated Systems
Coastal Sea Freight Transport
Water Transport
Organised Sports
Nautical Equipment (excl. Yachts)
Oil and Gas Refining
Yachts
Emerging Defence Technologies
International Sea Freight Transport (excl. Live Animal Transport)
Port Infrastructure and Management
Expanding Knowledge in Technology
Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments (excl. Social Impacts)
Environmentally Sustainable Mineral Resource Activities
Wild Caught Prawns
Defence
Aerospace Equipment
Management of Education and Training Systems
Aquaculture Prawns
Water Safety
Organic Industrial Chemicals (excl. Resins, Rubber and Plastics)
Commercial Construction Design
Expanding Knowledge in the Mathematical Sciences
Measurement Standards and Calibration Services
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments
Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Marine Environments
Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability
Management of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Transport Activities
Management of Gaseous Waste from Transport Activities (excl. Greenhouse Gases)
Environmentally Sustainable Transport
Energy Conservation and Efficiency in Transport
Recreational Services

Career Best Publications

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
Looking for 'laminars': Measuring intermittency on the America's Cup race course; Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science
The development and use of sailing simulation for IACC starting manoeuvre training; 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

Research Publications

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 numerical investigation of the viscous 2-D cavitating flow over a wall - mounted fence; 17th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
A practical design approach including resistance predictions for medium-speed catamarans; Ship Technology Research
A wireless sensor network for system identification of sailboat dinghies; SimTecT
Application of RANSE-based simulations for resistance prediction of medium-speed catamarans at different scales; 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Articulated concrete mattress block size stability comparison in omni-directional current; OCEANS'16
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
Design and commissioning tests for waterjet self-propulsion testing of a medium-speed catamaran ferry using a single demihull; Third International Symposium on Marine Propulsors
Development and use of a computer controlled sailing simulation; SimTecT
Development of a CFD model for an oscillating hydrofoil; Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Development of more realistic sailing simulator; International Conference on High Performance Yacht Design
Drag characterisation of prawn-trawl bodies; Ocean Engineering
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
Emerging technologies in marine electric propulsion; Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Proceedings. Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment
Experimental and numerical analysis of submarine mast surface wakes; Pacific International Maritime Conference 2015
Experimental characterization of collective and cyclic pitch propulsion for underwater vehicle; 3rd International Symposium on Marine Propulsors
Experimental investigation into the effects of reduced vertical centre of gravity of an articulated concrete mattress in current flow; International Journal of Maritime Engineering
Experimental Investigation into wave-induced design loads on a large moored catamaran; Ships and Offshore Structures
Extreme manoeuvres for America's Cup catamarans; International Journal of Small Craft Technology: Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, Part B1
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
Full-scale resistance prediction in finite waters: A study using computational fluid dynamics simulations, model test experiments and sea trial measurements; Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment
Full-scale simulation-based hull form design for large medium-speed catamarans with high fuel efficiency; 13th International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation
Harmonic wave and steady current effects on plane fish nets; OMAE: International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering
Harmonic wave force modification due to a steady current applied to plane fish nets; 5th Asia Pacific Workshop on Marine Hydrodynamics
High porosity net drag at a low angle of attack in application to a representative prawn trawl; 31st International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE31)
Hydrodynamic hull form design space exploration of large medium-speed catamarans using full-scale CFD; International Journal of Maritime Engineering
Integrated probabilistic modelling of pitting and corrosion fatigue damage of subsea pipelines; 3rd Workshop and Symposium on Safety and Integrity Management of Operations in Harsh Environments (C-RISE3)
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
Looking for 'laminars': Measuring intermittency on the America's Cup race course; Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science
Maximising efficiency and minimising cost in high speed craft; 11th International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation (FAST 2011)
Maximising fuel efficiency by utilising full-scale CFD for the initial ship design process - Validation and application for large catamarans; Pacific International Maritime Conference 2015
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
Modeling, simulation and control of a cyclic and collective pitch propeller for underwater vehicles; The 1st Vietnam Conference on Control and Automation
Multiple Applications of Sailing Simulation; SimTecT
Netting drag due to mesh orientation in prawn trawls; Computational Methods in Marine Engineering V: Marine 2013
Non-linear Behaviour in the Seakeeping of High Speed Craft; 12th International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation
Novel CFD-based full-scale resistance prediction for large medium-speed catamarans; Ocean Engineering
Numerical modelling of the hydrodynamic performance of sinusoidally pitching hydrofoils; 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC)
Omnidirectional Control of an Underwater Vehicle Equipped with a Collective and Cyclic Pitch Propeller; The Second Vietnam Conference on Control and Automation
On the design and resistance prediction of large medium-speed catamarans; 8th International Conference on High-Performance Marine Vehicles
On the macro hydrodynamic design of highly efficient medium-speed catamarans with minimum resistance; International Journal of Maritime Engineering
On the road to establishing ventilation probability for Moth sailing dinghies; 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Performance Evaluation of an Underwater Vehicle Equipped with a Collective and Cyclic Pitch Propeller; The 9th IFAC Conference of Control Applications in Marine Systems 2013
Power profile for segment rigid sail; Journal of Marine Engineering and Technology
Powering for medium speed wave-piercing catamarans comparing waterjet and screw propeller performance using model testing; The fourth international symposium on marine propulsors
Predicting surface wakes using LES and RANS-SST analysis; 2nd Technology Conference 2013 - Science, Technology and Engineering
Prediction of water wave propagation using computational fluid dynamics; 32nd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering
Proceedings for The Third International Symposium on Marine Propulsors; The Third International Symposium on Marine Propulsors
Reliability assessment of ship powering performance extrapolations using Monte Carlo methods; 3rd International Symposium on Marine Propulsors
Research into the circular wave pool – a new method of generating controlled breaking waves; Pacific 2012 International Maritime Conference
Resistance prediction of medium-speed catamarans using free-surface viscous flow simulations; 15th Numerical Towing Tank Symposium
Simulating the Self-propulsion Test of FTV Bluefin using Potential Theory CFD; The 9th international conference on marine technology
The 'W' prawn-trawl with emphasised drag-force transfer to its centre line to reduce overall system drag; PLoS One
The dawning of the age of high-efficiency vessels; Australian Journal of Mechanical Engineering
The design limitations of a circular wave pool; International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering
The development and use of sailing simulation for IACC starting manoeuvre training; HPYD: High Performance Yacht Design Conference
The effect of geometry on the surface waves generated by vertical surface–piercing cylinders with a horizontal velocity; Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment
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 mesh orientation on netting drag and its application to innovative prawn trawl design; Fisheries Research: An International Journal on Fishing Technology, Fisheries Science and Fisheries Management
The formation of surfable waves in a circular wave pool - comparison of numerical and experimental approaches; 31st International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, OMAE 2012
The prediction of wave patterns at large distances from a moving body in a confined channel; 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
The Re-righting of sailing yachts in waves - a comparison of different hull forms; The Fifteenth Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium
The use of sailing simulation to increase participation; The 20th Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium
Tracking the vortex core from a surface-piercing foil by particle image velocimetry (PIV) using fluorescing particles; 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Training Australia's research engineers in the maritime defence industry - a collaboration between industry, government and universities; Pacific International Maritime Conference 2015
Unlocking hydrofoil hydrodynamics with experimental results; 4th International Conference on Innovation in High Performance Sailing Yachts
Validation for full scale Ranse simulation of resistance prediction for high speed catamarans; 12th International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation
Verification and validation of an active sailing simulator; Asia-Pacific Simulation Training Conference & Exhibition (SimTecT2012)
Wave-induced motions of gas cat: a novel catamaran for gas processing and offloading; Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering
Wave-induced motions of gas cat: A novel catamaran for gas processing and offloading; OMAE: International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering
Wave-piercing catamaran transom stern ventilation process; Ship Technology Research
Yacht Testing at the Australian Maritime College; Royal Institution of Naval Architects, Modern Yacht Symposium

Research Projects

Attendance at 20th Biannual Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium; Ian Potter Foundation (IPF)
Enhancing the Fidelity of Low-cost Human-in-the-loop Physical Sailboat Simulators; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Extrapolating Model Sailing Yacht Drag Results - Thermography for Surface Streamlines and Shear Stress Measurements; Australian Maritime College (AMC)
Optimising a novel prawn trawl design for minimum drag and maximum eco-efficiency; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Powering optimisation of large energy-efficient multihulls operating at critical speeds; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Research Enhancement Program (REP) 2017; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Surface streamlines and CFD - changing the way engineers predict hydrodynamic energy requirements; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
The 20th Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium USA, 2011; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
The ARC Research Training Centre for Naval Design and Manufacturing; Australian Research Council (ARC)
The Novel Production and Analysis of Breaking Waves Utilising Circular-track Moving Disturbances; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Computational Fluid Dynamics - Free Running Model Project
Computational Fluid Dynamics Modelling Using OpenFOAM Software
Defence Material Technology Centre
Defence Material Technology Centre- Blast and Shock modelling
Gas Cat: A Gas Processing and Offloading Catamaran
Hydrodynamic forces of Ro-Ro thrusters affecting Articulating Concrete Blocks
Hydrodynamics of a Submarine in the Littoral Environment
Mathematical models for sea state representation in computational fluid dynamics
Measurement and CFD Modelling of Diesel Engine Spray Dynamics
Postdoctoral on submarine manoeuvring
Real Time Draft Surveys
Real-Time Draught Surveys by Photogrammetry
Submarine Hydrodynamics and Manoeuvring
To Promote and Conduct Collaborative Research and Development in the Field of Physical Maritime Simulation

Research Candidate Supervision

Analysis and Design of an Upgraded Electric Drive System for the Greenliner Prototype Vessel
Assessment of Sea States from Onboard Measurements of Vessel Accelerations
Development of RANS Models Dedicated to Underwater Vehicles Within OpenFOAM
Fluid Structure Interaction on T-Foil Struts
Global Bending Moments of High Speed Wave Piercing Catamarans (WPC) Using Computational Fluid Dynamics
Investigation of Physical factors Associated with High Speed Paddle Populsion
Limitations on the Creation of Continuously Surfable Waves Generated by a Pressure Source Moving in a Circular Path
Modeling and Simulation of a ROV/AUV Equipped with a Collective and Cyclic Pitch Propeller (CCPP)
Motions and Wave Loads of of Large High SPeed Catamarans
Numerical Investigation of a Novel Method for Generating Continuously Surfable Waves
Numerical Investigations on the Resistance of Large Highly Efficient High - and Medium - Speed Catamarans
Numerical Modelling of Hydrofoil Fluid-Structure Interaction
Optimum Lenght on Diameter Ratios for a Submarine Operating at Shallow Depth
Performance and Control of a Collective and Cyclic Pitch Propeller for an Underwater Vehicle
Prawn Trawl Shape due to Flexural Rigidity and Hydrodynamic Forces
Self-Propulsion Test of Propeller Driven Medium Speed Catamaran
Self-propulsion Tests of Catamaran Ferry
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
Validation of a Sailing Simulator using Full Scale Experimental Data
Ventillation behaviour on T-foil hydrofoils