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Researcher: Leong, ZQ (Dr Zhi Leong)

Fields of Research

Ship and Platform Hydrodynamics
Ocean Engineering
Naval Architecture
Marine Engineering
Special Vehicles
Navigation and Position Fixing
Maritime Engineering
Metals and Alloy Materials

Research Objectives

Water Transport
Wave Energy
Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Navy
Marine Oceanic Processes (excl. climate related)
Biofuel (Biomass) Energy
Pipeline Transport
Emerging Defence Technologies
Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Fresh, Ground and Surface Water Environments (excl. Urban and Industrial Use)
Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Oceanography

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Autonomous Underwater Vehicle motion response: a nonacoustic tool for blue water navigation; Marine Technology Society Journal
CFD Analysis of scour prediction around subsea pipelines; 2014 Australasian Corrosion Association Conference
CFD modelling and validation of an AUV undergoing variable accelerations; 24th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference
Computational Fluid Dynamics Re-Mesh Method to Generating Hydrodynamic Models for Maneuvring Simulation of Two Submerged Bodies in Relative Motion; Journal of Computer Science and Cybernetics
Effect of RANS-based Turbulence Models on Nonlinear Wave Generation in a TwoPhase Numerical Wave Tank; Progress in Computational Fluid Dynamics
Effects of appendages on underwater vehicles; 10th International Research Conference of General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University
Effects of hydrodynamic interaction on an AUV operating close to a moving submarine
Estimating flow velocities of the water column using the motion response of an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV); 2015 MTS/IEEE OCEANS Conference
Evaluation of the Out-of-Plane loads on a submarine undergoing a steady turn; 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC)
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
Free running simulation of an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle undergoing a straight line manoeuvre via computational fluid dynamics; Pacific International Maritime Conference 2015
Hydrodynamic interaction effects on tugs operating within the midship region alongside large ships; 9th International Research Conference of KDU
Hydrodynamics design considerations for underwater vehicles; 9th International Research Conference of KDU
Ian Telfer Prize
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)
Intact and damaged survivability of an offshore floating–moored OWC device; 27th (2017) annual International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
Investigation into the Hydrodynamic Interaction Effects on an AUV Operating Close to a Submarine; Pacific 2013 International Maritime Conference
Investigations on 3D effects and correlation between wave height and lip submergence of an offshore stationary OWC wave energy converter; Applied Ocean Research
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
Numerical investigation of the hydrodynamic interaction between two underwater bodies in relative motion; Applied Ocean Research
Numerical modelling of the hydrodynamic performance of sinusoidally pitching hydrofoils; 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC)
Numerical simulation of spheres in relative motion using dynamic meshing techniques; 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Predicting scour beneath subsea pipelines from existing small free span depths under steady currents; Journal of Ocean Engineering and Science
Quasi-static analysis of the hydrodynamic interaction effects on an autonomous underwater vehicle operating in proximity to a moving submarine; Ocean Engineering
RANS-based CFD prediction of the hydrodynamic coefficients of DARPA suboff geometry in straight-line and rotating arm manoeuvres; International Journal of Maritime Engineering
Scaling and air compressibility effects on a three-dimensional offshore stationary OWC wave energy converter; Applied Energy
Scaling and relative size effects on the hydrodynamic interaction on an UUV operating close to a submarine; Warship 2014: Naval Submarines and UUVs
Simulation and validation of an AUV in variable accelerations; International Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering
Technologies for Under-Ice AUV Navigation; 2016 Autonomous Underwater Vehicles, AUV 2016
The effect of hull form on the optimum L/D ratio for minimum resistance for submerged bodies; PACIFIC 2017 International Maritime Conference
The hydrodynamic effects on an underwater vehicle in close proximity to a larger moving vehicle; 11th International Naval Engineering Conference and Exhibition
The hydrodynamic interaction effects on a fully appended AUV operating near a moving submarine; Pacific International Maritime Conference 2015
The Royal Institution of Naval Architects Medal of Distinction
Transient analysis of hydrodynamic interaction effects on an autonomous underwater vehicle in proximity of a moving submarine; International Journal of Maritime Engineering
Under the big-ice: fluid-ice structure interaction of the Drygalski ice tonguet; The 23rd IAHR International Symposium on Ice
Underwater geometrical impact on the hydrodynamic performance of an offshore oscillating water column-wave energy converter; Renewable Energy
Using Computational Fluid Dynamics Re-Mesh to Generate Hydrodynamic Models for Manoeuvering Simulation of Two Submerged Bodies in Relative Motion; The 1st Vietnam Conference on Control and Automation
WHC Nicholas Prize

Research Projects

Computational Fluid Dynamics - Free Running Model Project
Loan of Mullaya Underwater Vehicle
Postdoctoral on submarine manoeuvring
Submarine Hydrodynamics and Manoeuvring

Research Candidate Supervision