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Researcher: Balash, C (Dr Cheslav Balash)

Fields of Research

Ocean Engineering
Maritime Engineering
Aquaculture
Ship and Platform Structures
Fisheries Sciences
Fisheries Management
Innovation and Technology Management

Research Objectives

Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Oil and Gas Extraction
Wild Caught Rock Lobster
Wild Caught Prawns
Wild Caught Fin Fish (excl. Tuna)
Agricultural Machinery and Equipment
Aquaculture Prawns
Fisheries - Recreational
Aquaculture Crustaceans (excl. Rock Lobster and Prawns)

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Aquaculture net drag force and added mass; Aquacultural Engineering
Australian prawn-trawling innovations for enhanced energy efficiency; Third International Symposium on Fishing Vessel Energy Efficiency
Drag characterisation of prawn-trawl bodies; Ocean Engineering
Effects of buoyancy modules geometry on hydro-elastic and hydrodynamic performance of a steep wave riser in steady current; The 34th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering
Effects of cylindrical cruciform patterns on fluid flow and drag as determined by CFD models; Ocean Engineering: An International Journal of Research and Development
Experimental modelling of transverse oscillations in aquaculture netting parallel to the flow-sounds baffling; China Ocean Engineering
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 evaluation of a generic sail used in an innovative prawn-trawl otter board; The 34th international conference on ocean, offshore and arctic engineering
Hydrodynamic loads and response of a Mid Water Arch structure; Ocean Engineering: An International Journal of Research and Development
Netting drag due to mesh orientation in prawn trawls; Computational Methods in Marine Engineering V: Marine 2013
Netting opening resistance estimation using an experimental-computational method; Computational Methods in Marine Engineering V: Marine 2013
On the effects of bending stiffness for flexible riser model tests; 33rd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE 2014)
Prawn trawl drag due to material properties - an investigation of the potential for drag reduction; 2nd International Symposium on Fishing Vessel Energy Efficiency
Progressively evaluating a penaeid W trawl to improve eco-efficiency; Fisheries Research
Subsea-asset protection from falling objects using multi-layered shielding: a preliminary study; ASME 2017 36th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering
Subsea-Asset Protection From Falling Objects Using Multi-Layered Shielding: a preliminary study; ASME 2017 36th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE 2017)
The 'W' prawn-trawl with emphasised drag-force transfer to its centre line to reduce overall system drag; PLoS One
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
Twist-and-camber effects on the performance of simple hydro-sails for efficiently spreading penaeid trawls; Ocean Engineering: An International Journal of Research and Development
Vortex-induced motion of a free-standing riser below the critical mass ratio; ASME 2017 36th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering

Research Projects

2012: 31st International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, Brazil; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Optimising a novel prawn trawl design for minimum drag and maximum eco-efficiency; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Flow-field tests with a full-scale codend
Hydrodynamic evaluation of the size 3 batwing otter board sail model
The Methodical Introduction of High Strength Netting to the Prawn Trawling Industry in Queensland

Research Candidate Supervision