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Researcher: Thomas, GA (Professor Giles Thomas)

Fields of Research

Ship and Platform Hydrodynamics
Naval Architecture
Ocean Engineering
Maritime Engineering
Ship and Platform Structures
Mechanical Engineering
Marine Engineering
Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Higher Education
Fisheries Management
Fisheries Sciences
Vocational Education and Training Curriculum and Pedagogy
Physical Oceanography
Education Assessment and Evaluation
Engineering
Ecological Applications
Special Vehicles
Glaciology
Curriculum and Pedagogy
Phycology (incl. Marine Grasses)
Structural Engineering
Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
Environmental Impact Assessment
Oceanography
Interdisciplinary Engineering
Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
Simulation and Modelling
Automotive Combustion and Fuel Engineering (incl. Alternative/Renewable Fuels)
Aquatic Ecosystem Studies and Stock Assessment
Dynamics, Vibration and Vibration Control
Earthquake Engineering
Fluidisation and Fluid Mechanics
Aerodynamics (excl. Hypersonic Aerodynamics)
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Solid Mechanics
Approximation Theory and Asymptotic Methods
Natural Resource Management
Conservation and Biodiversity

Research Objectives

Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Passenger Water Transport
Water Safety
Navy
Nautical Equipment (excl. Yachts)
Water Transport
Wild Caught Rock Lobster
Coastal Sea Freight Transport
Fisheries - Wild Caught
Marine Oceanic Processes (excl. climate related)
Tidal Energy
International Sea Freight Transport (excl. Live Animal Transport)
Syllabus and Curriculum Development
Wild Caught Fin Fish (excl. Tuna)
Oil and Gas Refining
Structural Metal Products
Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Learner Development
Learner and Learning Processes
Integrated Systems
Teaching and Instruction Technologies
Oil and Gas Extraction
Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum
Commercial Energy Conservation and Efficiency
Wild Caught Prawns
Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments (excl. Social Impacts)
Learner and Learning
Learner and Learning Achievement
Command, Control and Communications
Education and Training Systems
Coastal and Estuarine Land Management
Aerospace Equipment
Education and Training Theory and Methodology
Fisheries - Recreational
Aquaculture Prawns
Oil and Gas Exploration
Education and Training
Climate Change Models
Expanding Knowledge in the Mathematical Sciences
Commercial Construction Design
Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
Energy Conservation and Efficiency
Environmentally Sustainable Transport
Scientific Instruments
Port Infrastructure and Management
Expanding Knowledge in Technology
Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards
Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales
Environmentally Sustainable Mineral Resource Activities
Recreational Services

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

130m Wave piercer catamaran: A new energy efficient multihull operating at critical speeds; Second International Conference on High Speed Marine Vehicles
2010 C- Star Commercialisation awards
A high Froude number time-domain strip theory for ship motion predictions in irregular waves; 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
A new approach for the large deflection finite element analysis of isotropic and composite plates with arbitrary orientated stiffeners; Finite Elements in Analysis and Design
A novel method for generating continuously surfable waves; Marine Technology Society Journal
A novel method for generating continuously surfable waves - Comparison of predictions with experimental results; ASME 2011 30th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, OMAE2011
A novel method for generating continuously surfable waves-comparison of predictions with experimental results; Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering
A practical design approach including resistance predictions for medium-speed catamarans; Ship Technology Research
A Time-domain simulation for predicting the downwind performance of yachts in waves; The Fifteenth Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium
A Tool for Online Mechanics Learning Resource Sharing; AAEE
Added mass of whipping modes for ships at high Froude number by a free surface boundary element method coupled with strip theory; ANZIAM Journal
Albatross of Tasmania
An experimental investigation of ride control algorithms for high-speed catamarans Part 1: Reduction of ship motions; Journal of Ship Research
An experimental investigation on slamming kinematics, impulse and energy transfer for high-speed catamarans equipped with Ride Control Systems; Ocean Engineering
An experimental model of non-rafting collisions between ice floes caused by monochromatic water waves; 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, AFMC 2014
An innovative multi-disciplinary programme to foster maritime engineering students' complex problem solving skills through practical activities at sea; International Conference on the Education & Professional Development of Engineers in the Maritime Industry
An insight into the slamming behaviour of large high-speed catamarans through full-scale measurements; Journal of Marine Science and Technology
An Investigation into the Whipping of Large High-Speed Catamarans; HIPER 04: 4th International Conference on High-Performance Marine Vehicles
Analysis of wave slam induced hull vibrations using continuous wavelet transforms; Ocean Engineering
Application of RANSE-based simulations for resistance prediction of medium-speed catamarans at different scales; 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Boundary element methods in the prediction of the acoustic damping of ship whipping; ANZIAM J.
Boundary element methods in the prediction of the acoustic damping of ship wipping vibrations; 11th Biennial Computational Techniques and Applications Conference
Catamaron Motions in Beam Obilique Seas; FAST: International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation
Centrebow design for wave-piercing catamarans; 12th International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation
Characterisation of slam events of a high-speed catamaran in irregular waves; FAST: International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation
Computational Modelling of Wet Deck Slam Loads with Refeence to Seat Trials; FAST 07
Computational modelling of wet deck slam loads with reference to sea trials; FAST: International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation
Cross-institutional comparison of mechanics examinations: A guide for the curious; AAEE
Deep water entry of high speed ferry bows; 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Design and commissioning tests for waterjet self-propulsion testing of a medium-speed catamaran ferry using a single demihull; Third International Symposium on Marine Propulsors
Determination of wave slamming loads on high-speed catamarans by hydroelastic segmented model experiments; International Journal of Maritime Engineering
Developing student skills through industry-aligned and team-focussed design projects; RINA, Royal Institution of Naval Architects - 2nd International Conference on the Education and Professional Development of Engineers in the Maritime Industry
Development of mathematical pathways for VET students to articulate to related higher education courses
Development of mathematical pathways for VET students to articulate to related higher education courses: a focus on engineering; International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education
Development of mathematics pathways for VET students to articulate to related higher education courses; ACSME: Australian Conference on Science & Mathematics Education 2013
Dynamic knockdown of canting keel yachts in breaking waves; Marine Technology and SNAME News
Dynamic Stability in following Seas: predictive and experimental approaches; Journal of Marine Science andTechnology
Effect of slam force duration on the vibratory response of a lightweight high-speed wave-piercing catamaran; Journal of Ship Research
Energy audit of fishing vessels; Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment
Energy prices and seafood security; Global Environmental Change
Energy use of fishing vessels operating in Tasmania; Transactions of the The Royal Institution of Naval Architects: International Journal of small craft technology
Enhancing Critical Thinking Skills in First Year Engineering Students; Engineering Education Conference
Estimating the carbon footprint of Tasmanian fishing vessels; International Journal of Small Craft Technology
Evaluation of finite element analysis as a tool to predict sea loads with the aid of trials data; HSMV: High Speed Marine Vehicles Symposium
Experimental analysis of the wet flexural mode response of an NPL 6A hydroelastic segmented model; Australian Journal of Mechanical Engineering
Experimental analysis of the wet flexural mode response of an NPL6a hydroelastic segment model; HIPER 06: 5th International Conference on High Performance Marine Vehicles
Experimental Investigation into wave-induced design loads on a large moored catamaran; Ships and Offshore Structures
Extreme Asymmetric Slam Loads on Large High Speed Catamarans; 6th Symposium on High Speed Marine Vehicles
Full-scale motions of a large high-speed catamaran: the influence of wave environment, speed and ride control system; International Journal of Maritime Engineering
Full-scale simulation-based hull form design for large medium-speed catamarans with high fuel efficiency; 13th International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation
Generic Graduate Attributes in Maritime Engineering; International Conference on Education, Training and Continuing Development of Marine Engineers in Maritime Industry
Geometrically non-linear analysis of composite stiffened & sandwhich structures using the finite element method; 19th Australasian conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials
Global & Slam Loads For A Large Wave Piercing Catamaran; Australian Journal of Mechanical Engineering
Global & Slam Loads For A Large Wave Piercing Catamaran; FAST 05
Global and Slam Load Model Testing to Support Developing HSMV Operations in Severe Sea Conditions; International Conference for Innovation in High Speed Marine Vessels
Global loads derivation of large high speed vessels; Pacific 2006 international maritime conference
Graduate Attributes: Industry and Graduate Perceptions; Education and Professional Development of Engineers in the Maritime Industry
High speed catarmaran or monohull? How do you chose?; Ships and Offshore Structures
High-Speed Catamaran or Monohull? How do you choose?; HiPer: International Conference on High Performance Marine Vehicles
Hydrodynamic responses of a thin floating disk to regular waves; Ocean Modelling
Hydroelastic Response of a Segmented Frigate Model; International Maritime Conference, Pacific
Identification of extreme impulsive slam loads on high speed ferries by hydro-elastic model testing; 2nd International Conference on Violent Flows
Indentification of slam events experienced by a high-speed craft; Safety & Reliability of Ships, Offshore & Subsea Structures International Conference
Influence of centrebow on motions and loads of high-speed catamarans; 11th International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation (FAST 2011)
Influence of channel shape on wave-generated parameters by a pressure source in shallow water; Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering
Intercultural competence in engineering education: who are we teaching?; 2012 Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE)
Irregular wave generation and assessment of static air gap of offshore structures; 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Learning through Industry-Focussed and Team-Based Ship Design Projects; AAEE
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
Limitations on the creation of continuously surfable waves generated by a pressure source moving in a circular path; ASME 2013 32nd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering
Maritime Engineering Benchmarking Project 2013: Final Report and Recommendations
Maximising efficiency and minimising cost in high speed craft; 11th International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation (FAST 2011)
Mitigation of slamming of large wave-piercing catamarans; 30th Symposium on Naval Hydrodynamics
Model testing of a series of bi-directional tidal turbine rotors; Energy
Motions of Catamarans in Oblique Seas at Speed ; Royal Institution of Naval Architects. Transactions. Part A. International Journal of Maritime Engineering
Netting drag due to mesh orientation in prawn trawls; Computational Methods in Marine Engineering V: Marine 2013
Non-linear Behaviour in the Seakeeping of High Speed Craft; 12th International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation
Numerical investigation of water slamming loads on wave-piercing catamaran hull model; 10th High speed marine vehicles Symposium
Numerical prediction of symmetric water impact loads on wedge shaped hull form using CFD; World Journal of Mechanics
Numerical Prediction of Symmetric Water Impact Loads on Wedge Shaped Hull Form Using CFD; World Journal of Mechanics
Numerical simulation of straight-bladed vertical axis tidal turbines; 2nd Asian Wave and Tidal Energy Conference
Observing cultural interactions in engineering design projects; The 22nd Annual Conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education
On the avoidance of parametric roll in head seas; Ships and Offshore Structures
On the design and resistance prediction of large medium-speed catamarans; 8th International Conference on High-Performance Marine Vehicles
On the macro hydrodynamic design of highly efficient medium-speed catamarans with minimum resistance; International Journal of Maritime Engineering
Parametric rolling in head seas - an Australian perspective; Osaka Colloquium on Seakeeping and Stability of Ships
Performance predictions of a straight-bladed vertical axis turbine using double-multiple streamtube and computational fluid dynamics models; Journal of Ocean Technology
Prediction of Slamming Behaviour of Monohull and Multihull Forms using Smoothed Particle Hydrodymamics; 9th Symposium on High Speed Marine Vehicles (HSMV 2011)
Prediction of water wave propagation using computational fluid dynamics; 32nd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering
Prediction of wave-in-deck loads on offshore structures using CFD; 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Reliability assessment of ship powering performance extrapolations using Monte Carlo methods; 3rd International Symposium on Marine Propulsors
Replenishment at Sea: Motionsof Ships Operating Side by Side in Head Seas; International Journal of Maritime Engineering
Research into the circular wave pool a new method of generating controlled breaking waves; Pacific 2012 International Maritime Conference
Resistance prediction of medium-speed catamarans using free-surface viscous flow simulations; 15th Numerical Towing Tank Symposium
Rigid Body Dynamic Hull Bending Moments, Shear Forces and Pcm In Fast Catamarans; The 7th International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation
Seakeeping behaviour of a damaged warship; International Maritime Conference, Pacific
Ship motions during replenishment at sea operations in head seas; International Journal of Maritime Engineering
Simulation of ship manoeuvring in laterally restricted water; International Conference on Ship Manoeuvring in Shallow and Confined Water
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
Slamming and Whipping of Wave-Piercing Catamarans; Hydroelasticity in Marine Technology International Conference
Slamming of High-Speed Catamarans in Severe Sea Conditions Investigated by Hydroelastic Segmented Model Experiments; Symposium on Naval Hydrodynamics
Slamming Quasi-Static Analysis of an Incat 98m High-Speed Wave Piercing Catamaran; International Conference for Innovation in High Speed Marine Vessels
Slamming Response of a Large High-Speed Wave-Piercer Catamaran; Marine Technology and SNAME News
Slamming Response of Large High Speed Catamarans; FAST 2001, The 6th International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation
Stochastic Optimisation of IACC Yatchs; COMPIT
Student Views on Engineering Mechanics Education and the Implications for Educators; Engineering Education: an Australian Perspective
Students Views on Engineering Mechanics Education and Implications for Educators; AAEE
Subcritical wave wake unsteadiness; International Journal of Maritime Engineering
Surge motion of an ice floe in waves: comparison of a theoretical and an experimental model; Annals of Glaciology
System, apparatus and method for reducing trawl bycatch
System, apparatus and method for reducing trawl bycatch
Tasmania's Albatross - a view from AMC's vessel Bluefin
The 'W' prawn-trawl with emphasised drag-force transfer to its centre line to reduce overall system drag; PLoS One
The Decay of Catamaran wave wake in Shallow water; FAST: International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation
The design limitations of a circular wave pool; International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering
The effect of mesh orientation on netting drag and its application to innovative prawn trawl design; Fisheries Research: An International Journal on Fishing Technology, Fisheries Science and Fisheries Management
The effect of slamming and whipping on the fatigue life of a high speed catamaran; Australian Journal of Mechanical Engineering
The formation of surfable waves in a circular wave pool - comparison of numerical and experimental approaches; 31st International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, OMAE 2012
The influence of slamming and whipping on the fatigue life of a high-speed catamaran; FAST: International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation
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 Medal of Distinction of The Royal Institution of Naval Architects for Response of a high-speed wave piercing catamaran to an active ride control system
The Performance And Controllability Of Yachts Sailing Downwind In Waves; HPYD: High Performance Yacht Design Conference
The prediction of wave patterns at large distances from a moving body in a confined channel; 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
The prediction of wetdeck slam loads on high-speed catamarans; International Maritime Conference, Pacific
The Vibratory Damping of Large High Speed Catamarans; Marine Structures
The Vibratory Response of High-Speed Catamarans to Slamming Investigated by Hydroelastic Segmented Model Experiments; International Journal of Maritime Engineering
The whipping vibration of large high speed catamarans; International Journal of Maritime Technology
The whipping vibratory response of a hydroelastic segmented catamaran model; FAST: International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation
Three dimensional numerical simulations of a straight-bladed vertical axis tidal turbine; 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Time-domain simulation of wet deck slamming - a hybrid theoretical and empirical approach; HiPer: International Conference on High Performance Marine Vehicles
Transient Dynamic Slam Response Of Large High Speed Catamarans; The 7th International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation
Transient wave loads on large high speed catamarans; 8th International Conference on High Performance Marine Vehicles
Vertical wave-in-deck loading and pressure distribution on fixed horizontal decks of offshore platforms; The 24th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference
Vessel trans-critical wave wake, divergent wave angle and decay; Royal Institution of Naval Architects. Transactions. Part A. International Journal of Maritime Engineering
Vessel wave wake characterisation using wavelet analysis; International Journal of Maritime Engineering: Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, Part A
Water Stilling for Towing Tank Experiments of High Performance Craft; HiPer: International Conference on High Performance Marine Vehicles
Water Stilling for Towing Tank seakeeping experiments; Australian Journal of Mechanical Engineering
Wave excited motion of a body floating on water confined between two semi-infinite ice sheets; Physics of Fluids
Wave slam on wave piercing catamarans in random head seas; Ocean Engineering
Wave slamming loads on wave-piercer catamarans operating at high-speed determined by hydro-elastic segmented model experiments; Marine Structures
Wave-in-deck forces on fixed horizontal decks of offshore platforms; 33rd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE 2014)
Wave-induced collisions of thin floating disks; Physics of Fluids
Wave-induced motions of gas cat: a novel catamaran for gas processing and offloading; Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering
Wave-induced motions of gas cat: A novel catamaran for gas processing and offloading; OMAE: International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering
Wet-deck slamming loads and pressures acting on wave piercing catamarans; International Shipbuilding Progress
When is water shallow?; International Journal of Maritime Engineering, Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, Part A
When water is shallow; Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects Part A: International Journal of Maritime Engineering
Where is all the energy going? An energy audit system for Australian fishing vessels; International Symposium on Fishing Vessel Energy Efficiency

Research Projects

2006/229 Development and Implementation of an Energy Audit Process for Australian Fishing Vessels; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Asymmetric and Nonlinear Unsteady Loads on High Speed Ferries; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Development of mathematics pathways for VET students to articulate to related higher education courses; Department of Industry and Science (DoIS)
Empowering industry: energy audit of prawn trawler with auxiliary sail power ; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Engineering pathways for regional Australia:viable learning platforms built by knowledge partnering; Office for Learning & Teaching (OLT)
Evaluating and selecting STEM resources: capacity building for teachers in rural and regional schools; Department of Industry and Science (DoIS)
Inspiring mathematics and science in teacher education; Department of Industry and Science (DoIS)
Motion and Loads of a Hydroelastic Frigate Model in Waves; Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG)
Optimising a novel prawn trawl design for minimum drag and maximum eco-efficiency; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Powering optimisation of large energy-efficient multihulls operating at critical speeds; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Putting fisheries in the food bowl ; Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR)
Rising Stars; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
The Bycatch Buster; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
The Novel Production and Analysis of Breaking Waves Utilising Circular-track Moving Disturbances; Australian Research Council (ARC)
The optimisation of light to reduce prawn bychatch in the Northern Prawn Fishery; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Wave Slam on High Speed Wave Piercing Catamaran Ferries in Large Seas; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Damage Stability - Validation of FREDYN
Flow-field tests with a full-scale codend
Gas Cat: A Gas Processing and Offloading Catamaran
Investigation into the flow field around a full-scale codend fitted with a seal excluder device
Investigation into the viability of retrofitting a bulbous bow to a 24m fish trawler and prawn trawler
Investigation into underwater bait setter capsule performance
Long Line Sinkage Rates in Moving Water
Powering of Medium Speed Catamarans in Shallow and Deep Water
Preliminary Investigation into the Dynamic Stability of Military Platforms in Deep and Shallow Water and Potential Application of Reconfigurable Hull Forms
Research into the Damage Stability of a Landing Craft
Researcher in Business: Application of light systems as by-catch reduction devices
Seabed Pipeline Hydrodynamic Modelling
The Methodical Introduction of High Strength Netting to the Prawn Trawling Industry in Queensland

Research Candidate Supervision

A Fluid Structure Interaction Study of a Cross-Flow Water Turbine
A Robust Control System with Predictive Abilities for Subsea Production Systems
Application of light as a bycatch reduction device in prawn trawl fisheries
Asymmetric Slamming Loads of Large High Speeds Catamarans
CFD Investigations of Wave Energy Converter Performance
Experimental and Numerical Investigation of the Slamming Loads on the Offshore Structures
Global Bending Moments of High Speed Wave Piercing Catamarans (WPC) Using Computational Fluid Dynamics
High Speed Craft Motion and Wave Load
Hydrodynamic Interaction Between Oscillating Water Columns
Limitations on the Creation of Continuously Surfable Waves Generated by a Pressure Source Moving in a Circular Path
Modelling of Ship-Bank Interaction and Ship Squat for Ship-Handling Simulation
Non-Linear Buckling and Large Deflection Analyses of Isotropic and Composite Stiffened Panels using an Arbitrarily Orientated Stiffened Element Approach
Non-Linear Unsteady Wave Loads on Large High-Speed Wave Piercing Catamarans
Numerical Investigation of a Novel Method for Generating Continuously Surfable Waves
Numerical Investigations on the Resistance of Large Highly Efficient High - and Medium - Speed Catamarans
Self-Propulsion Test of Propeller Driven Medium Speed Catamaran
Self-propulsion Tests of Catamaran Ferry
Severe Dynamic Asymmetric Structural Loads on Large High-Speed Catamarans
Shallow Water Vessel Wash - Simple Characterisations for a Complex Phenomenon
Ship Motions and Wave-Induced Loads on High Speed Catamarans
Slam Loading in Structural Integrity Assessments of Semi-Planing Hullforms
Slamming and Motions of High-Speed Catamaran Ferries
Slamming of Large High-Speed Catamarans in Irregular Seas
Stochastic Optimisation of America's Cup Class Yachts
The Influence of Hull Form on the Slamming Behaviour of Large High-Speed Catamarans
The Slamming and Whipping Vibratory Response of a Hydroelastic Segmented Catamaran Model
Using CFD and FEA Analysis to Design the Optimum BOW and Stern Tunnel Thruster for Fast Ferries
Wave Slam of Large High-Speed Catamarans