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Researcher: Fleming, AN (Dr Alan Fleming)

Fields of Research

Ocean Engineering
Marine Engineering
Maritime Engineering
Ship and Platform Hydrodynamics
Naval Architecture
Renewable Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Solar Cells)
Environmental Impact Assessment
Environmental Monitoring
Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Ecological Applications
Ship and Platform Structures

Research Objectives

Wave Energy
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments
Yachts
Tidal Energy
Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales
Water Safety
Biofuel (Biomass) Energy

Career Best Publications

Energy balance analysis for an oscillating water column wave energy converter; Ocean Engineering
Phase averaging of the velocity fields in an oscillating water column using splines; Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment

Research Publications

A model predictive control-based power converter system for oscillating water column wave energy converters; Energies
A PIV investigation of OWC operation in regular, polychromatic and irregular waves; Renewable Energy
Advanced Experimental techniques for solving maritime hydrodynamic problems; Australasian Coasts & Ports 2017: Working with Nature
Effect of RANS-based Turbulence Models on Nonlinear Wave Generation in a TwoPhase Numerical Wave Tank; Progress in Computational Fluid Dynamics
Energy balance analysis for an oscillating water column wave energy converter; Ocean Engineering
Experimental and numerical investigations on the hydrodynamic performance of a floating–moored oscillating water column wave energy converter; Applied Energy
Experimental and numerical investigations on the intact and damage survivability of a floating–moored oscillating water column device; Applied Ocean Research
Experimental and numerical measurements of wave forces on a 3D offshore stationary OWC wave energy converter; Ocean Engineering: An International Journal of Research and Development
Experimental and numerical modelling of the Bombora wave energy converter; 3rd Asian Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (AWTEC 2016)
Experimental flow field comparison for a series of scale model oscillating water column wave energy converters; Marine Structures
Experimental investigation into the attenuation of the incident wave field by wave energy converters; Australian Ocean Renewable Energy Symposium (AORES)
Experimental investigation of WEC array interactions; Australian Ocean Renewable Energy Symposium (AORES)
Experimental study of membrane volume effects on the performance of Bombora Wave Power’s wave energy converter; Australian Ocean Renewable Energy Symposium (AORES)
Im-situ orifice calibration for oscillation flow and improved performance prediction for oscillating water column model test experiments; Asian Wave and Tidal Energy Conference 2014
Improving OWC performance prediction using polychromatic waves; Energy
Improving the hydrodynamic efficiency of an offshore OWC wave energy converter through changes to the submerged depth of the OWC front face; Australian Ocean Renewable Energy Symposium (AORES)
In-situ orifice calibration for reversing oscillating flow and improved performance prediction for oscillating water column model test experiments; International Journal of Marine Energy
Intact and damaged survivability of an offshore floating–moored OWC device; 27th (2017) annual International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
Investigations on 3D effects and correlation between wave height and lip submergence of an offshore stationary OWC wave energy converter; Applied Ocean Research
Model predictive control-based power take-off control of an oscillating water column wave energy conversion system; International Conference on Sustainable Energy Engineering
Numerical energy balance analysis for an onshore oscillating water column-wave energy converter; Energy
Numerical hydrodynamic analysis of an offshore stationary–floating oscillating water column–wave energy converter using CFD; International Journal of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
Performance of ocean wave-energy arrays in Australia; 3rd Asian Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (AWTEC 2016)
Phase averaged flow analysis in an oscillating water column wave energy converter; Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering
Phase averaged flow analysis in an oscillating water column wave energy converter; 30th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE2011)
Phase averaging of the velocity fields in an oscillating water column using splines; Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment
Physical scale model testing of a flexible membrane wave energy converter: Videogrammetric analysis of membrane operation; International Journal of Marine Energy
PIV investigation of 3-dimensional flow within an oscillating water column; International Journal of Marine Energy
Power performance prediction for a vented oscillating water column wave energy converter with a unidirectional air turbine power take-off; The 12th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC)
Predicted power performance of a submerged membrane pressure-differential wave energy converter; International Journal of Marine Energy
predictive control for the grid integration of an oscillating water column air turbine-generator system; University of Tasmania Graduate Research Conference 2017
Preliminary assessment of the impacts of a wave energy converter on marine species native to South Australian coastal habitats; The South Australian Naturalist
Preliminary assessment of the impacts of a wave energy converter on marine species native to South Australian coastal habitats; South Australian Naturalist
Preliminary experimental observation of surface currents produced by simulating WEC radiation and diffraction wave fields; The 12th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference
Scaling and air compressibility effects on a three-dimensional offshore stationary OWC wave energy converter; Applied Energy
The Bombora wave energy converter: A novel multi-purpose device for electricity, coastal protection and surf breaks; Coast and Ports 2015
Tracking the vortex core from a surface-piercing foil by particle image velocimetry (PIV) using fluorescing particles; 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Underwater geometrical impact on the hydrodynamic performance of an offshore oscillating water column-wave energy converter; Renewable Energy
Underwater Geometry optimization for an oscillating water column ocean wave energy converter; 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Unlocking hydrofoil hydrodynamics with experimental results; 4th International Conference on Innovation in High Performance Sailing Yachts

Research Projects

Asian Wave and Tidal Energy Conference Series (AWTEC) 2014, Tokyo, Japan; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Impacts of a Wave Energy Converter on marine ecosystems in coastal South Australia; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Impacts of a Wave Energy Converter on marine ecosystems of coastal South Australia; Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMAREST)
The Australian Wave Energy Prospectivity Atlas Mapping, Assessing and Forecasting Australia s Wave Energy Resources; Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)
Towards an Australian capability in arrays of ocean wave-power machines; Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)
Performance of a novel tidal energy turbine
Research and Physical Experiments to Investigate Marine Renewable Energy Concepts

Research Candidate Supervision

Optimisation of Oscillating water Column Devices Using Particle Image Velocimetry (PVI) Methods
The Impact of oscillating Water Column Wave Energy Converters on the Marine Environment- Colonisarion by Biofouling Communities