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Researcher: Garaniya, V (Dr Vikram Garaniya)

Fields of Research

Automotive Combustion and Fuel Engineering (incl. Alternative/Renewable Fuels)
Environmental Engineering Modelling
Marine Engineering
Ocean Engineering
Maritime Engineering
Process Control and Simulation
Risk Engineering (excl. Earthquake Engineering)
Ship and Platform Structures
Naval Architecture
Ship and Platform Hydrodynamics
Petroleum and Reservoir Engineering
Environmental Technologies
Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Industrial Electronics
Decision Support and Group Support Systems
Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Environmental Impact Assessment
Environmental Engineering Design
Mechanical Engineering
Natural Resource Management
Forestry Biomass and Bioproducts
Industrial Design
Environmental Monitoring
Environmental Management
Environmental Engineering
Industry Economics and Industrial Organisation

Research Objectives

Environmentally Sustainable Transport
Environmentally Sustainable Mineral Resource Activities
Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Water Safety
Oil and Gas Extraction
Natural Hazards in Marine Environments
Transport
Water Transport
Environmentally Sustainable Energy Activities
Expanding Knowledge in the Mathematical Sciences
Renewable Energy
Navy
Management of Liquid Waste from Transport Activities (excl. Water)
Energy Conservation and Efficiency
Institutional Arrangements for Environmental Protection
Environmentally Sustainable Manufacturing
Management of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Transport Activities
Passenger Water Transport
Wave Energy
Command, Control and Communications
Fisheries - Wild Caught
Management of Liquid Waste from Manufacturing Activities (excl. Water)
Coastal Sea Freight Transport
Computer Software and Services
Management of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Energy Activities (excl. Electricity Generation)
Education and Training Systems
Transport Equipment
Industrial Instruments
Marine Air Quality
Workplace Safety
Energy Storage, Distribution and Supply
Oil and Gas Exploration
Coal Exploration
Pedagogy
Management of Solid Waste from Construction Activities
Management of Gaseous Waste from Transport Activities (excl. Greenhouse Gases)
Management of Liquid Waste from Energy Activities (excl. Water)
Energy Conservation and Efficiency in Transport
Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Water Management
International Sea Freight Transport (excl. Live Animal Transport)
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments
Production of Biofuels (Biomass)
Measurement Standards and Calibration Services
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Fresh, Ground and Surface Water Environments
Biofuel (Biomass) Energy
Tidal Energy
Commercial Energy Conservation and Efficiency

Career Best Publications

Chemical characterization of heavy fuel oil for combustion modelling; World Engineers Convention 2011 (WEC2011)
Heavy fuel oil combustion modelling using continuous thermodynamics; Journal of The Japan Institute of Marine Engineering
Self-Organizing map based fault diagnosis technique for non-Gaussian processes; Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research

Research Publications

A hierarchical Bayesian approach to modelling fate and transport of oil released from subsea pipelines; Process Safety and Environmental Protection
A holistic approach to reliability and safety on the operation of a main propulsion engine subjected to a harsh working environment; 3rd Workshop and Symposium on Safety and Integrity Management of Operations in Harsh Environments (C-RISE3)
A network based approach to envisage potential accidents in offshore process facilities; Process Safety Progress
A new approach for modeling coke particle emissions from large diesel engines using heavy Fuel oil; SAE Technical Papers
A novel approach for performance analysis of floating structure encountering storm conditions; 3rd Workshop and Symposium on Safety and Integrity Management of Operations in Harsh Environments (C-RISE3)
A novel approach to safety analysis of floating structures experiencing storm; Ocean Engineering: An International Journal of Research and Development
A parallel volume of fluid-Lagrangian Parcel Tracking coupling procedure for diesel spray modelling; Computers and Fluids
A probabilistic multivariate method for fault diagnosis of industrial processes; Chemical Engineering Research and Design
A Project Based Learning Activity to Motivate Students Towards a Higher Level of Appreciation of Materials Science in Maritime Engineering; 2012 Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE) Annual Conference
A robust risk assessment methodology for safety analysis of marine structures under storm conditions; Ocean Engineering
A sparse PCA for nonlinear fault diagnosis and robust feature discovery of industrial processes; AIChE Journal
A step-by-step approach for evaluating the reliability of the main engine lube oil system for a ship's propulsion system; The International journal on marine navigation and safety of sea transportation
Accelerated pitting corrosion test of 304 stainless steel using ASTM G48; Experimental investigation and concomitant challenges; Journal of Loss Prevention in The Process Industries
An alternative formulation of PCA for process monitoring using distance correlation; Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research
An application of BN to envisage potential accidents in FLNG facility; 12th ISOPE Pacific/Asia Offshore Mechanics Symposium 2016
An ecological risk assessment model for Arctic oil spills from a subsea pipeline; Marine Pollution Bulletin
An inherently safer layout design for the liquefaction process of an FLNG plant; International Journal of Maritime Engineering (Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects: Part A)
An integrated method for human error probability assessment during the maintenance of offshore facilities; Process Safety and Environmental Protection
Analysis of diesel spray dynamics using a compressible Eulerian/VOF/LES model and microscopic shadowgraphy; Fuel
Application of alternative energies in the Australian offshore sector; Journal of Engineering Science and Technology
CFD modelling of heavy fuel oil spray combustion; 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
CFD modelling of primary atomisation of diesel spray; 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Chemical characterization of heavy fuel oil for combustion modelling; World Engineers Convention 2011 (WEC2011)
Condition monitoring of subsea pipelines considering stress observation and structural deterioration; Journal of Loss Prevention in The Process Industries
Denitrification in a low carbon environment of a constructed wetland incorporating a microbial electrolysis cell; Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering
Design of a solar Stirling engine for marine and offshore applications; International Journal of Renewable Energy Technology
Determination of human error probabilities for the maintenance operations of marine engines; Journal of Ship Production and Design
Developing a dynamic model for pitting and corrosion-fatigue damage of subsea pipelines; Ocean Engineering: An International Journal of Research and Development
Developing a novel risk-based methodology for multi-criteria decision making in marine renewable energy applications; Renewable Energy
Developing a quantitative risk-based methodology for maintenance scheduling using Bayesian Network; Chemical Engineering Transactions
Development of a compressible multiphase cavitation approach for diesel spray modelling; Applied Mathematical Modelling
Development of a human reliability assessment technique for the maintenance procedures of marine and offshore operations; Journal of Loss Prevention in The Process Industries
Development of a monograph for human error likelihood assessment in marine operations; Safety Science
Development of Emission Factors for Ships’ Emissions at Berth; 23rd Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference
Dynamic reliability assessment of ship grounding using Bayesian Inference; Ocean Engineering
Dynamic risk analysis of offloading process in floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) platform using Bayesian Network; Journal of Loss Prevention in The Process Industries
Dynamic risk assessment of well control system; 1st CCPS Asia-Pacific Conference on Process Safety
Dynamic risk-based maintenance for offshore processing facility; Process Safety Progress
Effect of air ingestion at the start of injection process in a diesel injector; 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (20AFMC)
Effects of sulphur and vanadium contents in diesal fuel on engine performance and emissions: Principal Component Analysis (PCA); The 2017 Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion
Emissions from a marine auxiliary diesel engine at berth using heavy fuel oil; 10th Australasian Heat and Mass Transfer Conference
End of injection process in a single-hole diesel injector; Atomization and Sprays
Estimating the carbon footprint of Tasmanian fishing vessels; International Journal of Small Craft Technology
Evaporation and mixing of ethanol-water mixture in a heavy duty common rail diesel engine intake air; Australian Combustion Symposium
Extensive chemical characterization of a heavy fuel oil; Fuel
Failure analysis of the tripping operation and its impact on well control; The 34th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Artic Engineering
Feasibilty study of concentrated solar power in the shipping industry; Future Energy Conference 2014
Fire impact assessment in FLNG processing facilities using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD); Fire Safety Journal
Heavy fuel oil combustion modelling using continuous thermodynamics; Journal of The Japan Institute of Marine Engineering
Human error assessment during maintenance operations of marine systems – what are the effective environmental factors?; Safety Science
Human error probability assessment during maintenance activities of marine systems; Safety and Health at Work
Human error risk assessment for shipping maintenance procedures in harsh environments; 3rd Workshop and Symposium on Safety and Integrity Management of Operations in Harsh Environments (C-RISE3)
Improved oil recovery using CO2 as an injection medium: a detailed analysis; Journal of Petroleum Exploration and Production Technology
Improving droplet sizing methodology for spray dynamics investigation; International Journal of Spray and Combustion Dynamics
Improving logistics management using foldable/collapsible containers: A case study; The Asian Journal of Shipping and Logistics
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)
Marine engines and their impact on the economy, technical efficiency and environment; Journal of the Japan Institution of Marine Engineering
Marine transportation risk assessment using Bayesian Network: application to Arctic waters; Ocean Engineering: An International Journal of Research and Developmento
Modeling of future refrigerants in vapour compression cycle; 16th Annual General Assembly of the International Association of Maritime Universities
Modelling of fire risks in an offshore facility; Fire Safety Journal
Modelling of fuel injector in-nozzle cavitation and early spray breakup using a multiphase volume of fluid method; 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (20AFMC)
Modelling of pitting corrosion in marine and offshore steel structures - A technical review; Journal of Loss Prevention in The Process Industries
Modelling the impacts of fire in a typical FLNG processing facility; SAFE'17: International Conference on Safety and Fire Engineering
Modelling thermal effects in cavitating high-pressure diesel sprays using an improved compressible multiphase approach; Fuel
Modified independent component analysis and Bayesian network-based two-stage fault diagnosis of process operations; Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research
Multimedia fate modeling of oil spills in ice-infested waters: an exploration of the feasibility of fugacity-based approach; Process Safety and Environmental Protection
Nonlinear Gaussian Belief Network based fault diagnosis for industrial processes; Journal of Process Control
Novel use of video technology to enhance the use of marine simulators to link knowledge and practical skills; 25th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education
Numerical analysis of cavitation about marine propellers using a compressible multiphase VOF fractional step method; The 9th Australasian Congress on Applied Mechanics (ACAM)
Numerical and experimental investigation of early stage diesel sprays; Fuel
Numerical modelling of a fast pyrolysis process in a bubbling fluidized bed reactor; 2017 International Conference on Sustainable Energy Engineering
Numerical simulation of performance and exhaust emissions of a marine main engine using heavy fuel oil during the whole voyage; The 3rd ASEAN Smart Grid Congress and the 5th International Conference on Sustainable Energy
On-board measurements of particle and gaseous emissions from a large cargo vessel at different operating conditions; Environmental Pollution
Parametric analysis of pyrolysis process on the product yields in a bubbling fluidized bed reactor; Fuel
Particle emissions from ships at berth using heavy fuel oil; IAMU AGA 17 - Working together: the key way to enhance the quality of maritime education, training and research
Performance assessment of aeration and radial oxygen loss assisted cathodes based integrated constructed wetland-microbial fuel cell systems; Bioresource Technology
Pitting degradation modelling of ocean steel structures using Bayesian network; Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering
Potential use of alternative energies in the Australian offshore sector; Journal of marine environmental engineering
Project based Learning for First Year Maritime Engineering Students: Manufacturing and Testing of Skateboards; 24th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education
Reliability assessment of main engine subsystems considering turbocharger failure as a case study; TransNav
Reliability assessment of marine floating structures using Bayesian network; Applied Ocean Research
Reliability assessment of offshore asset under pitting corrosion using Bayesian Network; Corrosion 2016
Reliability assessment of vessel’s main engine by combining Markov analysis integrated with time dependent failures; The 12th International Conference on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transport (TRANSNAV 2017)
Reliability of fuel oil system components versus main propulsion engine: An impact assessment study; Safety of Marine Transport: Marine navigation and safety of sea transportation
Review and analysis of fire and explosion accidents in maritime transportation; Ocean Engineering
Risk analysis of deepwater drilling operations using Bayesian network; Journal of Loss Prevention in The Process Industries
Risk-based fault detection using Self-Organizing Map; Reliability Engineering and System Safety
Risk-based maintenance of offshore Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD) operation; Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering
Risk-based maintenance planning of subsea pipelines through fatigue crack growth monitoring; Engineering Failure Analysis
Risk-Based Maintenance Scheduling with application to naval vessels and ships; Ocean Engineering
Risk-based process system monitoring using self-organizing map integrated with loss functions; Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering
Safety and risk analysis of deepwater drilling using managed pressure drilling technology; The International Conference on Marine Safety and Environment
Safety During Oil and Gas Transfer and Transport; Methods in Chemical Process Safety
Self-Organizing map based fault diagnosis technique for non-Gaussian processes; Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research
The investigation of marine ship engine emission behaviour using numerical simulations; Australasian Coasts and Ports 2017
Thermal Cracking and Polymerisation Modelling of a Single Heavy Fuel Oil Droplet; Chemeca 2011
Vaporisation and pyrolysis modelling of a single droplet of heavy fuel oil using continuous thermodynamics; ANZIAM JOURNAL

Research Projects

ASME 2015 34th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE2015); University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Bioelectricity Generation from Dairy Wastewater ; Tasmanian Community Fund (TasCF)
Chemical Characterization of Heavy Fuel Oil Using Thermal Analysis; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Development of a Methodology to Measure and Assess Ship Emissions; International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU)
May 2011: World Engineer's Convention 2011; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Availability of low sulphur marine fuel oil in Australia
Defence Material Technology Centre
Defence Material Technology Centre- Blast and Shock modelling
Effect of Pitting Corrosion on the Structural Strength Properties of Stiffened Panels
Implications of Various Environmental Regulatory Options on Australian Shipping Industry for debate at MEPC 66 meeting
Sense-T Stage 2: Adaptive Water Resources Management (Stage 2)

Research Candidate Supervision

A Robust Control System with Predictive Abilities for Subsea Production Systems
Develop a Condition Based Maintenance Model for a Vessel's Main Propulsion System and Related Subsystems
Development of Methodology and Model to Assess and Manage Ship Emissions
Ethanol Fueling of Heavy Duty Common Rail Diesel Engines
Measurement and CFD Modelling of Diesel Engine Spray Dynamics
Ship engine and boiler exhaust emissions and fuel consumption in Australian waters