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Researcher: Henderson, AD (Associate Professor Alan Henderson)

Fields of Research

Energy generation, conversion and storage (excl. chemical and electrical)
Aerodynamics (excl. hypersonic aerodynamics)
Aerospace engineering
Maritime engineering
Turbulent flows
Separation science
Water resources engineering
Mechanical engineering
Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy
Education assessment and evaluation
Marine engineering
Electrical energy generation (incl. renewables, excl. photovoltaics)
Logistics
Other engineering
Ship and platform structures (incl. maritime hydrodynamics)
Building information modelling and management
Phycology (incl. marine grasses)
Ocean engineering
Instrumental methods (excl. immunological and bioassay methods)
Civil engineering
Engineering practice and education
Other physical sciences
Higher education
Numerical modelling and mechanical characterisation
Fluid mechanics and thermal engineering
Wood processing
Aquaculture
Architectural science and technology
Experimental methods in fluid flow, heat and mass transfer
Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)
Infrastructure engineering and asset management
Decision support and group support systems
Electrical energy transmission, networks and systems
Environmentally sustainable engineering
Manufacturing processes and technologies (excl. textiles)
Sociology and social studies of science and technology
Environment and resource economics
Numerical computation and mathematical software
Fish physiology and genetics

Research Objectives

Hydro-electric energy
Air safety and traffic management
Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
Expanding knowledge in the chemical sciences
Energy storage (excl. hydrogen and batteries)
Expanding knowledge in engineering
Air passenger transport
Solar-thermal energy
Oceanic processes (excl. in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean)
Energy transformation
Aerospace equipment
Transport energy efficiency
Other education and training
Teaching and instruction technologies
Learner and learning
Intermodal materials handling
Nautical equipment
Residential construction design
Energy transmission and distribution (excl. hydrogen)
Teaching and curriculum
Tidal energy
Aquaculture rock lobster
Measurement and assessment of marine water quality and condition
Industrial machinery and equipment
Expanding knowledge in philosophy and religious studies
Defence
Commercial energy efficiency
Maritime
Other environmental management
Fisheries - aquaculture
Aerospace transport
Geothermal energy
Energy services and utilities
Wood, wood products and paper
Information systems, technologies and services
Oil and gas processing
Industrial gases
Energy systems and analysis
Renewable energy
Construction materials performance and processes
Wind energy
Wheat
Residential energy efficiency
Construction design
Industrial construction planning
Environmentally sustainable energy activities

Career Best Publications

The influence of turbulence on wake dispersion and blade row interaction in an axial compressor; Journal of Turbomachinery, Transactions of the ASME

Research Publications

3D printed LED based on-capillary detector housing with integrated slit; Analytica Chimica Acta
A comparative investigation of round and fan-shaped cooling hole near flow fields; ASME Turbo Expo 2007: Power for Land, Sea and Air GT2007
A Comparative Investigation of Round and Fan-Shaped Cooling Hole Near Flow Fields; Journal of Turbomachinery-Transactions of the ASME
A comparative study of thermal behaviour of a horizontal and vertical shell-and-tube energy storage using phase change materials; Applied Thermal Engineering
A Numerical Prediction of the Hydrodynamic Torque Acting on a Safety Butterfly Valve in a Hydro-Electric Power Scheme; WSEAS Transactions on Fluid Mechanics
A numerical study of the flow through a safety butterfly valve in a hydro-electric power scheme; Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
A Tool for Online Mechanics Learning Resource Sharing; AAEE
Assessment of final year engineering projects an AQF8 perspective; Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference (AAEE 2014)
Bubble breakup in a turbulent shear layer; 9th International Symposium on Cavitation
Comparison of inflow and outflow radial air turbines in vented and bidirectional OWC wave energy converters; Energy
Complete polymer electrophoresis microchip with integrated high voltage and detection electrodes; 15th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2011, MicroTAS 2011
Compressed air energy storage: thermodynamic and economic review; 2014 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting
Cross-institutional comparison of mechanics examinations: A guide for the curious; AAEE
Design and calibration of a facility for film cooling research; Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Design and performance evaluation of a pump-as-turbine micro-hydro test facility with incorporated inlet flow control; Renewable Energy
Design optimisation of a unidirectional centrifugal radial-air-turbine for application in OWC wave energy converters; Energies
Design optimization of a purely radial turbine for operation in the inhalation mode of an oscillating water column; Renewable Energy
Development of a CFD model for an oscillating hydrofoil; Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Drag force and surface roughness measurements on freshwater biofouled surfaces; Biofouling: The Journal of Bioadhesion and Biofilm Research
Effects of geometric parameter on energy storage performance in a shell-and-tube latent heat energy storage system; 7th International Conference on Compressors and Refrigeration
Engineering curriculum structure and mapping: Accreditation and beyond; 24th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education
Experimental investigation into the rapid reserve generating capability of Francis-type turbines; 3rd IAHR Europe Congress
Fluid-structure interaction in a pump-as-turbine operating at part load; 20th International Seminar on Hydropower Plants
Guidelines for learning and teaching of final year engineering projects at AQF8 learning outcomes; 26th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE2015)
Heat transfer mechanism in solar thermal energy storage systems using phase change materials; 5th Annual International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Science (SEES2016)
Honour thesis assessment: the role of guidelines in achieving inter-rater agreement; AAEE
Honours thesis assessment: the role of guidelines in achieving inter-rater agreement; Engineering Education: an Australian Perspective
Increasing student satisfaction with teamwork in project-based engineering units; AAEE2019 Conference - 30th Annual Conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education
Influence of Free-Stream Turbulence on Wake-Wake Interaction in an Axial Compressor; The Fifteenth Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Influence of Ground Effect on the Aerodynamic Characteristics of a High-Aspect Ratio Catamaran Vessel; Thirteenth Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Influence of inlet velocity ratio on the outlet flow uniformity of a fan-shaped film cooling hole; ASME Turbo Expo
Initial Investigations into the Unsteady Operation of Hydroelectric Systems During Rapid Starting of Francis Turbines; Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Investigation of destructive condensation in Australian cool temperate buildings
Lab-on-a-Chip device with laser-patterned polymer electrodes for high voltage application and contactless conductivity detection; Chemical Communications
Light as a key driver of freshwater biofouling surface roughness in an experimental hydrocanal pipe rig; Biofouling
Metal-Free Lab on a Chip Electrophoresis Device with Integrated Electrodes; Analytix 2012
Modelling Penstock Pulsations in Hydro-Electric Power Stations; Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Numerical investigation of a horizontal axis tidal turbine; 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC)
Numerical investigation of heat transfer mechanism in a vertical shell and tube latent heat energy storage system; Applied Thermal Engineering
Observation of transition phenomena on a controlled diffusion compressor stator with a circular arc leading edge; ASME Turbo Expo
Observations of Transition Phenomena on a Controlled Diffusion Compressor Stator With a Circular Arc Leading Edge; Journal of Turbomachinery
Observing cultural interactions in engineering design projects; The 22nd Annual Conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education
One step multi-material 3D printing for the fabrication of a photometric detector flow cell; Analytica Chimica Acta
Optimization study on the downstream section of a radial inflow turbine; The 4th Asian Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (AWTEC 2018)
Physics-based hydraulic turbine model for system dynamic studies; IEEE Transactions on Power Systems
Prediction of Free-Stream Turbulence Variation around the Leading Edge of an Axial Compressor Blade; Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Quality outcomes of learning and teaching in final year Engineering projects; 27th Australasian Association for Engineering Education Annual Conference (AAEE2016)
Rapid reserve generation from a Francis Turbine for system frequency control; Energies
Separation and relaminization at the circular arc leading edge of a controlled diffusion compressor stator; ASME Turbo Expo 2012
Solar domestic hot water systems using latent heat energy storage medium: a review; Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
Strategies for promoting cultural diversity within student laboratory groups in an engineering degree course at an Australian university; 29th Australasian Association for Engineering Education Annual Conference (AAEE 2018)
The effect of changing the stator reduced frequency in a compressor cascade on transition and separation in the leading edge region (DRAFT: The effect of reduced frequency on transition and separation at the leading edge of a compressor stator); ASME 2012 Gas Turbine India Conference
The Effect of Freshwater Biofilms on Skin Friction Drag; 16th IAHR-APD Congress and 3rd Symposium of IAHR-ISHS
The effect of stator reduced frequency on transition and separation at the leading edge of a compressor stator; 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
The influence of bacteria-based biofouling on the wall friction and velocity distribution of hydropower pipes; 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
The influence of bacteria-based biofouling on the wall friction and velocity distribution of hydropower pipes; Australian Journal of Mechanical Engineering
The Influence of Turbulence on Wake Dispersion and Blade Row Interaction in an Axial Compressor; ASME Turbo Expo 2005: Gas Turbine Technology, Focus for the future
The influence of turbulence on wake dispersion and blade row interaction in an axial compressor; Journal of Turbomachinery, Transactions of the ASME
The Influence of University Entry Scores on Performance in Engineering Mechanics; AAEE
The influence of university entry scores on student performance in engineering mechanics; Australasian Journal of Engineering Education
The turbulence structure of flows over rough surfaces and freshwater biofilms; 17th IAHR-APD Congress
Turbulent boundary-layer structure of flows over freshwater biofilms; Experiments in Fluids: Experimental Methods and Their Applications to Fluid Flow
Two-dimensional simulation of a cylinderical latent heat thermal energy storage system; 11th IIR Gustav Lorentzen Conference on Natural Refrigerants 2014
Unsteady Transition Phenomena At A Compressor Blade Leading Edge; ASME Turbo Expo 2006: Power for Land, Sea, and Air
Unsteady Transition Phenomena at a Compressor Blade Leading Edge; Journal of Turbomachinery-Transactions of the ASME
Unsteady Wake-Induced Transition on axial compressor blades-calming and leading edge interaction effects; 2006 Workshop om Unsteady Flows in Turbomachinery
Validation of a microbubble seeding generator for particle image velocimetry applications; 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference

Research Projects

ARC Research Hub for Sustainable Onshore Lobster Aquaculture; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Assessing final year engineering projects (FYEPs): ensuring learning and teaching standards and AQF8 outcomes; Office for Learning & Teaching (OLT)
Commercial development of rock lobster culture systems: the cutting edge of aquaculture; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Freshwater Biofouling of Hydraulic Conduits: Impact, Mitigation, and Control, and the Consequences of Climate Change; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Fully-automated Direct-writing Lithography for Microchip Fabrication; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Investigation of the Unsteady Aerodynamics at the Leading Edge of an Optimised Stator Blade in an Axial Compressor; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Rapid Starting and Unsteady Operation of Hydraulic Turbines; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Unsteady Effects in Large Scale Film Cooling Holes; Rolls Royce (RR)
Dam spillway hydraulics
Investigation of Destructive Condensation in Australian Cool-temperate Buildings
Research Connections - Houstons Farm Cold Chain Analysis
Review of Water Current Turbines for Hydro Canal Power Generation
Sense-T Stage 2: Forest and Wood Products
Unsteady Operation of Hydroelectric Turbine During Synchronous Condenser (SC) Mode Research

Research Candidate Supervision

Apnea Detection and Adaptive Control of Normoxia in Premature Neonates
CFD in Ship Design
Climate Change Mitigation through Strategic Planning in Local Government- A Technology Approach
Conditions Favouring Growth of Freshwater Biofouling in Hydraulic Canals and the Impact of Biofouling on Pipe Flows
Design, Construction and Optimisation of a Scalable Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) and Distribution System for Off-Grid and Hybrid Grid Connect Electricity Generation
Detection in microseparation formats designed, modelled and fabricated utilising modern engineering technologies
Influence of Internal Flow Configuration on the Flow Field Within and Around a Fan-Shaped Film Cooling Hole
Long-Term Performance of Tidal Turbines
Numerical Modelling of Hydrofoil Fluid-Structure Interaction
Performance Appraisal of a Diesel Generator Powered by Biodiesel
Solar hot water system using latent heat thermal energy storage
The Effect of Freshwater Biofilms on Turbulent Boundary Layers and the Implications for Hydropower Canals
The Empirical Validation of the House Energy Rating Software AccuRate for Residential Buildings in Cool Temperate Climates of Australia
Turbulent Flow Phenomena and Boundary Layer Transition at the Circular Arc Leading Edge of an Axial Compressor Stator Blade
Unsteady Loading of Hydrofoils Normally Immersed in a Turbulent Boundary Layer
Unsteady Operation of Hydro-Electric Turbines