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Researcher: Sembukutti Vidanelage, BJ (Dr Nirman Sembukutti Vidanelage)

Fields of Research

Marine engineering
Ship and platform structures (incl. maritime hydrodynamics)
Field robotics
Computer vision
Naval architecture
Image processing

Research Objectives

Water transport
International sea freight transport (excl. live animals, food products and liquefied gas)
Water safety
Emerging defence technologies
Expanding knowledge in engineering
Electronic information storage and retrieval services
Coastal sea freight transport
Domestic passenger water transport (e.g. ferries)
Road infrastructure and networks

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

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
Acoustic analysis based condition monitoring of induction motors: A review; IEEE Annual Southern Power Electronics Conference (SPEC)
Estimation of drag force on tug hulls at different drift angles; 3rd International Symposium of Maritime Sciences
Hydrodynamic interaction effects on tugs operating within the midship region alongside large ships; 9th International Research Conference of KDU
Non-dimensionalisation of lateral distances between vessels of dissimilar sizes for interaction effect studies; Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects Part A: International Journal of Maritime Engineering
Numerical and experimental prediction of hydrodynamic interaction effects acting on tugs during ship manoeuvres; Journal of Marine Science and Technology
Safe operation of tugs within close proximity to the forward and aft regions of ships; 10th Annual International Research Conference of General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University
Safe tug operations during ship-assist manoeuvres; Journal of Navigation
Sensitivity analysis of SVM kernel functions in machinery condition classification; 2021 IEEE Southern Power Electronics Conference (SPEC)
Supervised machine learning algorithm selection for condition monitoring of induction motors; 2021 IEEE Southern Power Electronics Conference (SPEC)

Research Projects

Aquaculture Vessel Requirement scoping study; Blue Economy CRC Co (BECRC)
City Parking Assistance APP Using IoT - GotIT; CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Maritime Acoustics and Propulsion Performance

Research Candidate Supervision