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Researcher: Sargison, JE (Dr Jane Sargison)

Fields of Research

Mechanical Engineering
Aerodynamics (excl. Hypersonic Aerodynamics)
Civil Engineering
Education
Turbulent Flows
Aircraft Performance and Flight Control Systems
Solid Mechanics
Energy Generation, Conversion and Storage Engineering
Architectural Science and Technology (incl. Acoustics, Lighting, Structure and Ecologically Sustainable Design)
Environmental Engineering Modelling
Engineering
Phycology (incl. Marine Grasses)
Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Water Resources Engineering
Sustainable Agricultural Development
Water Quality Engineering
Interdisciplinary Engineering
Building Science and Techniques
Aerospace Engineering
Infrastructure Engineering and Asset Management
Bacteriology
Control Systems, Robotics and Automation
Specialist Studies in Education
Forestry Biomass and Bioproducts
Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation
Photodetectors, Optical Sensors and Solar Cells
Marine Engineering
Automotive Combustion and Fuel Engineering (incl. Alternative/Renewable Fuels)
Ship and Platform Hydrodynamics
Crop and Pasture Biomass and Bioproducts
Stochastic Analysis and Modelling
Palaeoclimatology
Renewable Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Solar Cells)
Fluidisation and Fluid Mechanics
Special Vehicles
Dynamics, Vibration and Vibration Control
Simulation and Modelling
Environmental Technologies
Naval Architecture
Quantum Chemistry

Research Objectives

Hydro-Electric Energy
Air Safety
Education and Training Systems
Aerospace Equipment
Coastal and Estuarine Land Management
Vegetables
Residential Construction Design
Water Services and Utilities
Geothermal Energy
Instrumentation
Environmentally Sustainable Energy Activities
Nautical Equipment (excl. Yachts)
Energy Conservation and Efficiency in Transport
Renewable Energy
Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Industrial Machinery and Equipment
Construction
Expanding Knowledge in the Mathematical Sciences
Air Passenger Transport
Hardwood Plantations
Environmentally Sustainable Plant Production
Pasture, Browse and Fodder Crops
Commercial Energy Conservation and Efficiency
Biofuel (Biomass) Energy
Coastal and Estuarine Air Quality
Land and Water Management of environments
Urban and Industrial Water Management
Fisheries - Aquaculture
Environmentally Sustainable Construction
Wind Energy
Energy Systems Analysis
Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability
Energy Storage (excl. Hydrogen)
Water Safety
Hydrogen Storage
Information Processing Services (incl. Data Entry and Capture)
Marine Air Quality
Navy
Energy Services and Utilities
Environmentally Sustainable Transport
Hydrogen Distribution
Energy Storage, Distribution and Supply
Organic Industrial Chemicals (excl. Resins, Rubber and Plastics)
Solar-Thermal Energy

Career Best Publications

A Converging Slot-Hole Film-Cooling Geometry-Part 1: Low-Speed Flat-Plate Heat Transfer and Loss; Transactions of the ASME: Journal of Turbomachinery
A Converging Slot-Hole Film-Cooling Geometry-Part 2: Transonic Nozzle Guide Vane Heat Transfer and Loss; Transactions of the ASME: Journal of Turbomachinery
Design and calibration of a wind tunnel with a two dimensional contraction; The Fifteenth Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Developing multi-discipline design skills in undergraduates; 2004 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Engineering Education Reaches New Heights
Flow Visualisation of a converging Slot-Hole Film-Cooling Geometry; ASME Turbo Expo 2002
Performance Prediction of a Converging Slot-Hole Film-Cooling Geometry; ASME Turbo Expo 2003 Conference
The Variation of Heat Transfer Coefficient, Adiabatic Effectiveness and Aerodynamic Loss with Film Cooling Hole Shape; Heat Transfer in Gas Turbine Systems, Annals of The New York Academy of Sciences

Research Publications

A baseline study of the effect of freshwater biofilms in hydraulic conduit; IAHR World Congress
A Case Study of the Improvements Gained in Conduit Efficiency by Cleaning a Biofouled Pipeline; Australian Journal of Water Resources
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 Converging Slot-Hole Film-Cooling Geometry-Part 1: Low-Speed Flat-Plate Heat Transfer and Loss; Transactions of the ASME: Journal of Turbomachinery
A Converging Slot-Hole Film-Cooling Geometry-Part 2: Transonic Nozzle Guide Vane Heat Transfer and Loss; Transactions of the ASME: Journal of Turbomachinery
A force balance to measure the total drag of biofilms on test plates; Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
A heat and mass transfer analysis of the subfloor cavity of a residential building; Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA), Annual Conference
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 preliminary analysis of subfloor ventilation data - bridging the gap between theory and experiment; Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA), Annual Conference
A preliminary analysis of subfloor ventilation data - bridging the gap between theory and experiment ; Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA), Annual Conference
A preliminary analysis of subfloor ventilation data: bridging the gap between theory and experiment; Architectural Science Review
A three-dimensional simulation of a cyclone dryer; Computational Fluid Dynamics in the Process Industries, International Conference
Aligning Information Literacy with the Faculty Teaching and Learning Agenda; Australian Academic & Research Libraries
Application of the HEC RAS to Hydraulic Modelling of an irrigation Scheme to Determine Potential for Capacity Increase; National Conference on Hydraulics in Water Engineering
Bio-char and pyrolysis research activities at UTAS; Tasmanian ANZ Biochar Workshop
Characterizing the roughness of freshwater biofilms using a photogrammetric methodology; Biofouling
Cost model for operation of a hydropower generator; Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC)
Design and calibration of a facility for film cooling research; Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Design and calibration of a water tunnel for skin friction research; Australian Journal of Mechanical Engineering
Design and calibration of a wind tunnel with a two dimensional contraction; The Fifteenth Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Deterioration of Conduit Efficiency Due to Biofouling; National Conference on Hydraulics in Water Engineering
Developing multi-discipline design skills in undergraduates; 2004 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Engineering Education Reaches New Heights
Development and implementation of a cross-discipline, flexible delivery unit; 14th Annual Conference Australian Association for Engineering Education
Development of a cross discipline, experiential based, flexible delivery unit; International Conference on Engineering Education - ICEE 2002
Diatom fouling problems in a Tasmanian Hydro Canal, including the description of Gomphonema tarraleahae sp. nov; Diatom Research
Drag force and surface roughness measurements on freshwater biofouled surfaces; Biofouling: The Journal of Bioadhesion and Biofilm Research
Ductless task air-conditioning; ASHRAE Transactions
Effects of freshwater biofilms on flow over rough surfaces; 6th international symposium on Ecohydraulics
Experimental review of devices to artificially thicken wind tunnel boundary layers; The Fifteenth Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Flow Visualisation of a converging Slot-Hole Film-Cooling Geometry; ASME Turbo Expo 2002
Flow visualisation of the external flow from a converging slot-hole film-cooling geometry; Experiments in Fluids: Experimental Methods and Their Applications to Fluid Flow
Hydraulic of Board Crested Weirs with Varying Side Slopes; Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering
Hydraulic Roughness of Biofouled Pipes, Biofilm Character, And Measured Improvements From Cleaning; Journal of Hydraulic Engineering
Influence of Surface Roughness caused by Biofilm Growth on Hydroelectric Power System Water Conveying Efficiency; Engineering a Sustainable Future
Initial Investigations into the Unsteady Operation of Hydroelectric Systems During Rapid Starting of Francis Turbines; Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Introduction students to ePortfolio to record generic attributes; ASEE/AaeE Global Colloquium on Engineering Education
Investigating Changes to Irrigation Scheme; Water Engineering Australia
Light as a key driver of freshwater biofouling surface roughness in an experimental hydrocanal pipe rig; Biofouling
Macadamia biochar as a growth stimulus for Eucalyptus nitens forestry nurseries; 5th Joint Australian and New Zealand Soil Science Conference
Mapping Surface Biofilms to Improve the Efficiency of Water Conveyance; Spatial Science Institute Biennial International Conference (SSC)
Modelling and simulation of Paddy Grain (Rice) drying in a simple pneumatic dryer; Biosystems engineering
Modelling of Transient Behaviour in a Francis Turbine Power Plant; The Fifteenth Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Modelling Penstock Pulsations in Hydro-Electric Power Stations; Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Numerical and experimental studies of the flow field in a cyclone dryer; ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering
Optimising Hydropower Generation through Fluid Dynamics Research; International Conference for Women Engineers and Scientists
Performance Prediction of a Converging Slot-Hole Film-Cooling Geometry; ASME Turbo Expo 2003 Conference
Pipeline protection and extension of internal coating life; Corrosion & Materials
Prediction of Free-Stream Turbulence Variation around the Leading Edge of an Axial Compressor Blade; Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Roughness issues in Hydro Tasmania water conveyance structures; Corrosion and Prevention
Stochastic fluid flow model of the operation and maintenance of power generation systems; IEEE Transactions on Power Systems
The Effect of Freshwater Biofilms on Skin Friction Drag; 16th IAHR-APD Congress and 3rd Symposium of IAHR-ISHS
The effect of gomphonema and filamentous algae streamers on hydroelectric canal capacity and turbulent boundary layer structure; 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 Freshwater Biofilms on Drag in Hydroelectric Power Schemes; WSEAS Transactions on Fluid Mechanics
The State of Power: A Tasmanian Perspective; High-Level International Forum on Water Resources Hydropower
The turbulence structure of flows over rough surfaces and freshwater biofilms; 17th IAHR-APD Congress
The Variation of Heat Transfer Coefficient, Adiabatic Effectiveness and Aerodynamic Loss with Film Cooling Hole Shape; Heat Transfer in Gas Turbine Systems, Annals of The New York Academy of Sciences
Turbulence and Mean-Velocity Structure of Flows over Filamentous Biofilms; 34th World Congress of the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research
Using CFD to improve the design of circulating water channel; Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Wet feet in the ivory tower - a 50 year research partnership supporting hydropower development in Tasmania; 34th World Congress of the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research
What do we teach them and what are they learning? Evaluation and assessment of the information literacy skills of science students; UniServe Science

Research Projects

Biochar as a soil amendment and productivity stimulus for Tasmanian forestry crops; Tasmanian Community Fund (TasCF)
Development of Flow Through a Gas Turbine Blade Film Cooling Hole; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Freshwater Biofouling of Hydraulic Conduits: Impact, Mitigation, and Control, and the Consequences of Climate Change; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Hydro Turbine and Waterway Modelling; Hydro Electric Corporation (HEC)
Improvement of Water Conveying Efficiency in Hydroelectric Power Generation Systems by Optimising Pipe Friction Losses; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Improving water conveying efficiency in Hydro Electric Power generation systems by optimising pipe friction losses ; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Pipeline and Canal Efficiency Improvement Research Study; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Predictive Cost and Maintenance Models for Short Term Scheduling Strategies in Hydro Power Plants; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Rapid Starting and Unsteady Operation of Hydraulic Turbines; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Rising Stars; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Skin Friction Control Using Engineering and Biological Surface Coatings; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Turbulent Mixing Measurements in Gas Turbine Blade Cooling Flows; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Unsteady Effects in Large Scale Film Cooling Holes; Rolls Royce (RR)
Calibration of Aerodynamic Probes
Cressy Longford Irrigation Scheme Flow Model
Effect on O & M Characteristics of using Biodiesel as a Mineral Substitute Fuel in Stationary Energy Generation Applications
Feasibility Study of Potential Technologies for Small Scale Hybrid Remote Area Power Systems
Modelling of Generating Plant Operation and Maintenance
Review of Carbon Thermal Storage System
Technical Expertise for the Manufacture and Installation of Specialist Equipment
The Design and Development of specialist research equipment
Thermodynamic models of the Graphite-Based Energy Storage System
Treatment Options for Hydro Tasmania Assets Affected by Alkali Silica Reactivity

Research Candidate Supervision

A Study of Diesel-hydrogen Fuel Mix in a Stationary Compression Engine
An Analysis of the Subfloor Cavity Climate in a Residential Building
Apnea Detection and Adaptive Control of Normoxia in Premature Neonates
Biochar as a Soil Ammendment and Productivity Stimulus for Eucalyptus nitens Plantations
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
Cost models for intermittent and off-design operation and deferred maintenance of hydro-power generators.
Development of a Cyclone Rice Dryer
Friction, Roughness and Boundary Layer Characteristics of Freshwater Biofilms in Hydraulic Conduits
Influence of Internal Flow Configuration on the Flow Field Within and Around a Fan-Shaped Film Cooling Hole
Microbiological investigation into aspects of biofouling in Hydro Tasmania conduits.
Stalk Formation in Fouling Diatoms
Taxonomy, Ecophysiology and Mitigation of Fouling Diatoms in a Hydro Electric Canal at Tarraleah (Tasmania)
The Effect of Freshwater Biofilms on Turbulent Boundary Layers and the Implications for Hydropower Canals
The Future of Thermal Comfort in an Energy-Constrained World
Turbulent Flow Phenomena and Boundary Layer Transition at the Circular Arc Leading Edge of an Axial Compressor Stator Blade
Unsteady Flow and Transition Phenomena in an Axial Flow Compressor
Unsteady Operation of Hydro-Electric Turbines
Unsteady Operation of the Francis Turbine