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Researcher: French, BJ (Dr Benjamin French)

Fields of Research

Ship and platform structures (incl. maritime hydrodynamics)
Naval architecture
Physical oceanography

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in engineering
Domestic passenger water transport (e.g. ferries)
Oceanic processes (excl. in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean)
Nautical equipment

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A high Froude number time-domain strip theory for ship motion predictions in irregular waves; 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
An experimental model of non-rafting collisions between ice floes caused by monochromatic water waves; 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, AFMC 2014
Hydrodynamic responses of a thin floating disk to regular waves; Ocean Modelling
Lessons learnt through the design, construction and testing of a hydroelastic model for determining motions, loads and slamming behavior in severe sea states; Sixth International Conference on Hydroelasticity in Marine Technology
Slam characteristics of a high-speed wave piercing catamaran in irregular waves; Royal Institution of Naval Architects. Transactions. Part A. International Journal of Maritime Engineering
Slam events of high-speed catamarans in irregular waves; Journal of Marine Science and Technology
Slam occurrences and loads of a high-speed wave piercer catamaran in irregular seas; Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Proceedings. Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment
Surge motion of an ice floe in waves: comparison of a theoretical and an experimental model; Annals of Glaciology
The prediction of wetdeck slam loads on high-speed catamarans; International Maritime Conference, Pacific
Wave slam on wave piercing catamarans in random head seas; Ocean Engineering
Wave-induced collisions of thin floating disks; Physics of Fluids

Research Projects

Research Candidate Supervision