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Researcher: Ojeda Rabanal, RE (Dr Roberto Ojeda Rabanal)

Fields of Research

Ship and platform structures (incl. maritime hydrodynamics)
Ocean engineering
Naval architecture
Marine engineering
Maritime engineering
Air pollution modelling and control
Composite and hybrid materials
Structural engineering
Education systems
Manufacturing processes and technologies (excl. textiles)
Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy
Dynamics, vibration and vibration control
Solid mechanics
Risk engineering
Industrial and product design
Earthquake engineering
Higher education
Field robotics
Metals and alloy materials
Knowledge representation and reasoning
Manufacturing engineering

Research Objectives

Oil and gas exploration
Expanding knowledge in engineering
Structural metal products
Nautical equipment
Teaching and instruction technologies
Environmentally sustainable mineral resource activities
Construction materials performance and processes
Other education and training
Oil and gas extraction
Environmentally sustainable transport activities
Natural hazards
Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem)
Management of solid waste from construction activities
Scientific instruments
Other manufacturing
Polymeric materials and paints
Environmentally sustainable manufacturing activities
Measurement standards and calibration services
Emerging defence technologies
International sea freight transport (excl. live animals, food products and liquefied gas)
Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
Expanding knowledge in education
Transport energy efficiency
Other information and communication services

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A cost and time effective prediction technique for OWC-WEC devices; 28th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference
A new approach for the large deflection finite element analysis of isotropic and composite plates with arbitrary orientated stiffeners; Finite Elements in Analysis and Design
Accelerated pitting corrosion test of 304 stainless steel using ASTM G48; Experimental investigation and concomitant challenges; Journal of Loss Prevention in The Process Industries
Adaptive Tutorials to target Threshold Concepts in Mechanics - a Community of Practice Approach; The 22nd Annual Conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education
ANFIS method for ultimate strength prediction of unstiffened plates with pitting corrosion; Ships and Offshore Structures
Comparison between fatigue life values calculated using standardised and measured stress spectra of a naval high speed light craft; 13th Triennial PRADS Conference (PRADS 2016)
Dynamic behaviour of a TLP in waves: CFD versus model tests; 28th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference
Effects of fatigue damage on the high strain-rate performance of DH36 steel; Ships and Offshore Structures
Effects of Structural Ageing on Blast Analyses of a Naval Vessel: A Technical Review; PACIFIC 2017 International Maritime Conference
Experimental investigation into the hydrodynamic performance of a TLP-OWC device; 28th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference
Experimental investigation of extreme wave impacts on a rigid TLP model in cyclonic conditions; Ships and Offshore Structures
Experimental investigation of wave-in-deck impact events on a TLP model; Ocean Engineering
Feasibilty study of concentrated solar power in the shipping industry; Future Energy Conference 2014
Finite element investigation on the static response of a composite catamaran under slamming loads; Ocean Engineering
Finite element simulation of blank torpedo impact on submarine hulls; Ocean Engineering
Geometric Non-Linear analysis of Stiffened Structures: A Review; International Maritime Conference, Pacific
Geometrically non-linear analysis of composite stiffened & sandwhich structures using the finite element method; 19th Australasian conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials
Identification of slam events experienced by a high-speed craft; Ocean Engineering
Indentification of slam events experienced by a high-speed craft; Safety & Reliability of Ships, Offshore & Subsea Structures International Conference
Interdependencies between variables in fatigue analysis of a weight-optimised naval ship; First International Symposium on Risk Analysis and Safety of Complex Structures and Components
Irregular wave generation and assessment of static air gap of offshore structures; 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Localized fatigue failure analysis of aluminium crewboats due to propeller pulse loads: A case study; Advanced Materials Research
Measurements of global and local effects of wave impact on a fixed platform deck; Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment (Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers: Part M)
Modelling of pitting corrosion in marine and offshore steel structures - A technical review; Journal of Loss Prevention in The Process Industries
Numerical prediction of wave excitation forces on a fixed tension leg platform concept for offshore wind turbines; Australasian Coasts & Ports Conference 2019
Offshore platforms in waves-CFD simulations for devastating conditions; 12th ISOPE Pacific/Asia Offshore Mechanics Symposium 2016
Pitting degradation modelling of ocean steel structures using Bayesian network; Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering
Prediction of Ultimate Strength of Locally Corroded Plates Using ANFIS Model; PACIFIC 2017 International Maritime Conference
Prediction of wave-in-deck loads on offshore structures using CFD; 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Reliability assessment of offshore asset under pitting corrosion using Bayesian Network; Corrosion 2016
Report of ISSC 2015 Committee III.1 Ultimate Strength; The 19th International Ship and Offshore Structures Congress
Simulating Loads and Motions of Full-Scale Offshore Platforms in Cyclonic Wave Conditions; 2016 SPE Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition
The Adaptive Virtual Workshop: Maintaining student engagement through an on-line adaptive resource for engineering design education; 25th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education
The effect of air content and compressibility on wave-in-deck impact pressures; 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (20AFMC)
The impact of extreme wave events on a fixed multicolumn offshore platform; International Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering
The need for fatigue life prediction methods tailored to high-speed craft: A technical review; Pacific International Maritime Conference 2015
The whipping response of a submerged free-free cylinder due to underwater explosions; Pacific 2017 International Maritime Conference
The whipping response of a submerged platform subjected to near-field, non-contact underwater explosions
Through-life hybrid fatigue assessment of naval ships; Ships and Offshore Structures
Tracking the vortex core from a surface-piercing foil by particle image velocimetry (PIV) using fluorescing particles; 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Vertical wave-in-deck loading and pressure distribution on fixed horizontal decks of offshore platforms; The 24th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference
Wave-in-deck forces on fixed horizontal decks of offshore platforms; 33rd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE 2014)

Research Projects

An Australasian facility for the automated fabrication of high performance bespoke components ; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Blast Survivability of a Fatigued Naval Surface Platform; Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering (AINSE)
The ARC Research Training Centre for Naval Design and Manufacturing; Australian Research Council (ARC)
The development of a world-class facility for three dimensional dynamic testing; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Blast and shock modelling Phase 3
Defence Material Technology Centre
Defence Material Technology Centre Project 9.82 - Blast and shock modelling Phase 2 - See RMDB 5252 for Phase 3
Defence Material Technology Centre- Blast and Shock modelling
DSP 2.0 Equipment Loan Agreement - UCRF Drop tower and HS camera
Effect of Pitting Corrosion on the Structural Strength Properties of Stiffened Panels
HPMM Manoeuvring Research and Structural Analysis Capability
Underwater Collision Research Facility
Underwater Collision Research Facility - Phase II
Underwater Collision Research Facility - Phase III

Research Candidate Supervision

Experimental and Numerical Investigation of the Slamming Loads on the Offshore Structures
Fluid Structure Interaction on T-Foil Struts
Slam Loading in Structural Integrity Assessments of Semi-Planing Hullforms