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Researcher: Chai, S (Associate Professor Shuhong Chai)

Fields of Research

Ocean Engineering
Naval Architecture
Marine Engineering
Ship and Platform Hydrodynamics
Special Vehicles
Environmental Technologies
Maritime Engineering
Hydrogeology
Applied Statistics
Decision Support and Group Support Systems
Mechanical Engineering
Environmental Management
Energy Generation, Conversion and Storage Engineering
Automation and Control Engineering
Ship and Platform Structures
Environmental Engineering Modelling
Interdisciplinary Engineering
Physical Oceanography
Signal Processing
Dynamics, Vibration and Vibration Control
Marine Geoscience
Urban and Regional Economics
Urban and Regional Studies (excl. Planning)
Civil Geotechnical Engineering
Research, Science and Technology Policy
Stochastic Analysis and Modelling

Research Objectives

Oil and Gas Extraction
Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Oil and Gas Exploration
Passenger Water Transport
Tidal Energy
Natural Hazards in Marine Environments
Renewable Energy
Environmentally Sustainable Manufacturing
Institutional Arrangements for Environmental Protection
Precious (Noble) Metal Ore Exploration
Management of Solid Waste from Mineral Resource Activities
Wind Energy
International Sea Freight Transport (excl. Live Animal Transport)
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Air Force
Coastal and Estuarine Water Management
Wave Energy
Water Transport
Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
Automotive Equipment
Energy Storage, Distribution and Supply
Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Fresh, Ground and Surface Water Environments (excl. Urban and Industrial Use)
Emerging Defence Technologies
Education and Training Theory and Methodology
Mobile Data Networks and Services
Nautical Equipment (excl. Yachts)
Port Infrastructure and Management
Expanding Knowledge in Technology
Environmentally Sustainable Mineral Resource Activities
Environmentally Sustainable Construction
Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Application Software Packages (excl. Computer Games)
Environmentally Sustainable Energy Activities
Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Marine Environments

Career Best Publications

Conceptual design of a Submersible Remotely Operated Swimming Dredger (SROSD); 30th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE2011)
Experimental investigation of hydrodynamic loads on subsea structures; 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Numerical Study of the Hydrodynamic Properties of a Mid-Water Arch; International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
Performance Evaluations of Taut-wire Mooring Systems for Deepwater Semi-submersible Platform; 30th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE2011)

Research Publications

A comparison between Smoothed-Particle Hydrodynamics and RANS Volume of Fluid method in modelling slamming; Journal of Ocean Engineering and Science
A scenario-based approach to evaluating potential environmental impacts following a tidal barrage installation; Ocean and Coastal Management: International Journal Dedicated to The Study of All Aspects of Ocean and Coastal Management
Accuracy of potential flow methods to solve realtime ship-tug interaction effects within ship handling simulators; TransNav: the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation
An experimental investigation of hydrodynamic impacts of marine growth on mid-water arch system; 33rd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE 2014)
An inherently safer layout design for the liquefaction process of an FLNG plant; Royal Institution of Naval Architects. Transactions. Part A. International Journal of Maritime Engineering
An integrated method for human error probability assessment during the maintenance of offshore facilities; Process Safety and Environmental Protection
Assessment of operational risks of LNG and FLNG vessels during manoeuvring in bad weather conditions; 12th ISOPE Pacific-Asia Offshore Mechanics Symposium, PACOMS 2016
Assessment of operational risks of LNG and FLNG vessels during manoeuvring in bad weather conditions; The Twelfth (2016) Pacific-Asia Offshore Mechanics Symposium
Bootstrap Kuiper testing of the identity of 1D continuous distributions using fuzzy samples; International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems
CFD Simulation and Engineering Mitigation of Liquid Sloshing in Topside Process Vessel on Floating Production Platform; SPE Annual Technical Conference
CFD Verification of Engineering Options for Mitigating Liquid Sloshing in Topside Vessels on a Floating Production Facility; SPE Projects, Facilities & Construction
Computational modelling of sloshing in liquefied natural gas tank; 36th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE2017)
Conceptual design of a Submersible Remotely Operated Swimming Dredger (SROSD); 30th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE2011)
Coupled analysis of FPSO and CALM buoy offloading system in West Africa; 33rd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE 2014)
Developing a quantitative risk-based methodology for maintenance scheduling using Bayesian Network; Chemical Engineering Transactions
Development of a Numerical Manoeuvring Model for the R-Class Icebreaker; Canadian Marine Hydromechanics and Structures Conference
Discussions on locomotion and excavation systems of 'SROSD II'; 2015 IEEE Underwater Technology
Dynamic risk analysis of offloading process in floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) platform using Bayesian Network; Journal of Loss Prevention in The Process Industries
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
Environmental disturbance characterised through spillage from underwater dredging/mining cutting; 34th International Geological Congress 2012
Estimation of drag force on tug hulls at different drift angles; 3rd International Symposium of Maritime Sciences
Experimental evaluation of horizontal-axis marine current turbine using two scale models; 11th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference
Experimental investigation of hydrodynamic loads on subsea structures; 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Experimental study of wave induced loads and motions on FLNG in head and oblique sea waves; International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE2016)
Hydrodynamic loads and response of a Mid Water Arch structure; Ocean Engineering: An International Journal of Research and Development
Motion response analysis of FPSO's CALM buoy offloading system; The 34th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering
Motion response of a floating offshore wind turbine foundation; 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Multimedia fate modeling of oil spills in ice-infested waters: an exploration of the feasibility of fugacity-based approach; Process Safety and Environmental Protection
Numerical investigation into wave transformation around King Island; 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Numerical Study of the Hydrodynamic Properties of a Mid-Water Arch; International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
On the effects of bending stiffness for flexible riser model tests; 33rd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE 2014)
Optimization Design and Investigation of Performance Test for Tuna Longline Fishing Boat; Journal of Dalian University of Technology
Optimization Design of New Blade Section Based on Genetic Algorithm; NCT'50 International Conference on Propeller Cavitation
Performance Evaluations of Taut-wire Mooring Systems for Deepwater Semi-submersible Platform; 30th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE2011)
Potential use of alternative energies in the Australian offshore sector; Journal of marine environmental engineering
Powering for medium speed wave-piercing catamarans comparing waterjet and screw propeller performance using model testing; The fourth international symposium on marine propulsors
Probability of Occurrence of Extreme Waves in Three Dimensional Mechanically Generated Random Wave Fields: A Comparison with Numerical Simulations; ASME 2011 30th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, OMAE2011
Radial basis function neural network based rudder roll stabilization for ship sailing in waves; 2015 5th Australian Control Conference (AUCC)
RANS prediction of FLNG-LNG hydrodynamic interactions in steady current; Applied Ocean Research
Scale effects on hydrodynamic manoeuvring force prediction; The 25th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
Sensitivity of Smoothed-Particle Hydrodynamic Parameters on Slamming Simulations; Offshore Technology Conference Asia (OTC Asia) 2016
Study on New Approach to Blade Section Design and Effects of its Parameters on Cavitation Characteristics Part 1: A New Approach to Blade Section Design; Journal of Hydrodynamics
The effect of bending stiffness on hydroelastic response of VLFS; 33rd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE 2014)
The effects of LNG-tank sloshing on the global motions of FLNG system; International Journal of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
Tidal heights in hyper-synchronous estuaries; Natural Resources
Time domain simulation of a dynamic positioning deepwater semisubmersible drilling platform; 33rd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE 2014)
Transportation risk analysis framework for arctic waters; 33rd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE 2014)
Turbidity Caused by Spillage from a Dredging/ Mining Transverse Axis Cutter; WODCON XX: The Art of Dredging
URANS prediction of berthed ship - passing ship interactions; ASME 2017 36th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, OMAE 2017
URANS prediction of ship hydrodynamics in head sea waves at zero forward speed with model testing validation; International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE2016)
URANS predictions of wave induced loads and motions on ships in regular head and oblique waves at zero forward speed; Journal of Fluids and Structures
URANS study of scale effects on hydrodynamic manoeuvring coefficients of KVLCC2; Ocean Engineering

Research Projects

Engineering pathways for regional Australia:viable learning platforms built by knowledge partnering; Office for Learning & Teaching (OLT)
Experimental Investigation on VIV Characteristics of Slender Offshore Structures; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Experimental Performance of Marine Current Turbines; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
International Conference on Ocean, Offshore Structures and Arctic Engineering (OMAE 2014), San Francisco, Ca, USA; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
May 2011: OMAE2011 - the 30th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Working from the other side: Facing the challenges of under-ice for autonomous navigation in Antarctica; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Equipment Loan - Gavia Geoswath
Experimental Investigation of Hydrodynamic Properties of Mid Water Arch System
Investigation into the Response Based Analysis of Risers of Floating Systems
Seabed Pipeline Hydrodynamic Modelling
Tracer Analysis of Sediment Redistribution of Tamar Estuary

Research Candidate Supervision

Assessment of Sea States from Onboard Measurements of Vessel Accelerations
Development and testing of sustainable remediation strategies for an estuary subject to excessive siltation
Impact of the human factor in shipping across the design and operational lifecycle
Improvements in Ship to Ship Interaction Modelling
Investigation into Global Performance Optimization of a Floating Liquefied Natural Gas System
Modeling and Simulation of a ROV/AUV Equipped with a Collective and Cyclic Pitch Propeller (CCPP)
Performance of an Auger Dredging Cutter for Subsea Dredging and Mining