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Researcher: Pearce, BW (Dr Bryce Pearce)

Fields of Research

Ship and Platform Hydrodynamics
Maritime Engineering
Fluidisation and Fluid Mechanics
Marine Engineering
Ocean Engineering
Naval Architecture
Turbulent Flows
Composite and Hybrid Materials
Dynamics, Vibration and Vibration Control

Research Objectives

Nautical Equipment (excl. Yachts)
Navy
Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Emerging Defence Technologies
Water Transport

Career Best Publications

Cavitation about a jet in crossflow; Journal of Fluid Mechanics
Experimental study of the steady fluid-structure interaction of flexible hydrofoils; Journal of Fluids and Structures
Inviscid cavity flow over a wall-mounted fence; Ocean Engineering: An International Journal of Research and Development
Spectral content of cloud cavitation about a sphere; Journal of Fluid Mechanics

Research Publications

A numerical investigation of the viscous 2-D cavitating flow over a wall - mounted fence; 17th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
An Australian capability for submarine control surface performance evaluation; Mast Asia Conference 2015
An experimental investigation of microbubble generation in confined turbulent jet; 17th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
An experimental investigation of the optical measurement of microbubbles in a confined radial jet; 7th Australian Conference on Laser Diagnostics in Fluid Mechanics and Combustion
Artificial thickening and thinning of cavitation tunnel boundary layers; Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science
Artificial thickening of cavitation tunnel boundary layers; 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Bubble Behaviour
Bubble breakup in a turbulent shear layer; 9th International Symposium on Cavitation
Cavitation about a jet in crossflow; Journal of Fluid Mechanics
Cavitation about a sphere impacting a flat surface; 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Cavitation due to an impacting sphere; 9th International Symposium on Cavitation
Computational investigation of ventilated cavity flow over a 2-D fence; 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Development of a cavitation susceptibility meter for nuclei size distribution measurements; 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC)
Effect of material design parameters on the forced vibration response of composite hydrofoils in air and in water; Fifth International Symposium on Marine Propulsors
Experimental investigation of a base-ventilated supercavitating hydrofoil with interceptor; 8th International Symposium on Cavitation
Experimental Investigation of Ventilated Cavity Flow over a Wall Mounted Fence; 16th International Symposium on Transport Phenomena and Dynamics of Rotating Machinery
Experimental modelling of steady hydrofoil fluid-structure interaction; 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Experimental study of the steady fluid-structure interaction of flexible hydrofoils; Journal of Fluids and Structures
Experimental study of ventilated cavity flow over a 3-D wall-mounted fence; International Journal of Multiphase Flow
Hydroacoustic Characterisation of the AMC Cavitation Tunnel; Acoustics 2013 Victor Harbor: Science, Technology and Amenity
Influence of pressure on microbubble production rate in a confined turbulent jet; 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC)
Inviscid cavity flow over a wall-mounted fence; Ocean Engineering: An International Journal of Research and Development
Joint research between Australia and Japan on the cavitation inception of marine propellers and control surfaces; MAST Asia 2017
Leading edge interfacial phenomena of sheet and cloud cavitation; 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC)
Limitations on 2D Super-cavitating Hydrofoil Performance; Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Microbubble content in the wake of a cavitating hydrofoil; 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Microbubble generation for PIV seeding; 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC)
Microbubble generation from condensation and turbulent breakup of sheet cavitation; 31st Symposium on Naval Hydrodynamics
Microbubble generation in a confined radial jet; 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Noise from sub-boundary layer steps; 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Numerical analysis of base-ventilated intercepted supercavitating hydrofoil sections; Ocean Engineering
Numerical analysis of basic base-ventilated supercavitating hydrofoil sections; Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment
Numerical analysis of ventilated cavity flow over a 2-D wall mounted fence; Ocean Engineering
Proceedings of the 30th Symposium on Naval Hydrodynamics; 30th Symposium on Naval Hydrodynamics
Proceedings of the eighteenth Australasian fluid mechanics conference; 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Spectral content of cloud cavitation about a sphere; Journal of Fluid Mechanics
Spectral content of cloud cavitation about a sphere; 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Steady and unsteady loads acting on a hydrofoil immersed in a turbulent boundary layer; 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC)
The effect of boundary layer thickness on cavity flow over a backward-facing step; 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
The effect of vapour cavitation occurrence on the hydrodynamic performance of an intercepted base-ventilated hydrofoil; 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
The influence of bend-twist coupling on the dynamic response of cavitating composite hydrofoils; 5th International Symposium on Marine Propulsors (SMPí17)
The influence of nucleation on cloud cavitation about a sphere; 16th International Symposium on Transport Phenomena and Dynamics of Rotating Machinery
Validation of a microbubble seeding generator for particle image velocimetry applications; 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Ventilated cavity flow over a backward-facing step; 9th International Symposium on Cavitation

Research Projects

Microbubble disperse flow about lifting surfaces; Office of Naval Research Global (ONR)
Benchmarking of tests applied to generic submarine model
Experimental study of 5-blade propellor induced wakes
Measurement of the vibration behaviour of flexible hydrofoils
Naval Propeller Cavitation
Nucleation Effects on Cavitation Inception of Marine Hydrofoils and Propellers
Propeller Performance Modeling Benchmark Study
SEA 1000: Future Submarine Hydrodynamics Research
Submarine Propulsor Research Project
Targeted artificial seeding and diagnostics of cavitation nuclei for hydrodynamic research
The influence of hydrodynamic lifting surfaces on freestream microbubble content

Research Candidate Supervision

Experimental investigation of super-caviting hydrofoils for ride control of high-speed craft
Unsteady Loading of Hydrofoils Normally Immersed in a Turbulent Boundary Layer
Viscous Wake Flows About a Generic Submarine