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Dr Jean-Roch Nader

Jean-Roch Nader

Postdoctoral Fellow - Maritime Engineering
Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics

Newnham Campus

+61 3 6324 9690 (phone)

JeanRoch.Nader@utas.edu.au

Dr Jean-Roch Nader is a post-doctoral researcher fellow at the National Centre for Marine Engineering and Hydrodynamics at the Australian Maritime College, a specialist institute of the University of Tasmania. Jean-Roch's background and interest are in Maritime Engineering and more particularly in Ocean Renewable Energy.

Biography

In 2006, Jean-Roch completed two master degrees his first being a Master in Maritime Engineering from the Engineering Sciences Institute of Toulon and Var, France (ISITV).  The second, a Research Master specialising in Physical Oceanography and Coastal Meteorology from the University of South Toulon-Var (USTV) France.

In 2007, Jean-Roch worked as a Research Engineer, at the consultancy cell CASAGEC attached to the coastal and civil research laboratory LaSAGeC2, University of Pau, Anglet France, (Coastal Engineering).

In 2008, he relocated to Australia to take on a position of Research Engineer, (2008) at the Marine and Ocean Forecasting group, the Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research (CAWCR), Bureau of Meteorology; (global ocean modelling).

In 2014, Jean-Roch graduated with a PhD from the School of Mathematics and Applied Statistics (SMAS), Faculty of Informatics, at the University of Wollongong (UOW) and commenced as a post-doctoral research fellow at the Australian Maritime College in late 2013.

Career summary

Qualifications

  • PhD (2014) 'Interaction of ocean waves with oscillating water column wave energy converters' University of Wollongong, Australia
  • MRes (2006) University of South Toulon-Var (USTV), France
  • MMarEng (2006) Institute of Toulon and Var, France

Languages (other than English)

French (native)

Spanish (conversational)

Administrative expertise

Jean-Roch is the first year coordinator at NCMEH which involves a large number of administrative duties from coordinating first year students and units, organising first year activities and managing a first year RIGS project.

Teaching

Scientific programming, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, coastal Engineering

Teaching expertise

Jean-Roch is the unit coordinator and lecturer for the first year NCMEH unit, JEE101, Programming and Problem Solving for Engineers.

Teaching responsibility

JEE101 Programming and Problem Solving for Engineers

Jean-Roch coordinates first year students undertaking the following courses:

Bachelor of Engineering (Naval Architecture) (Honours) 24A
Bachelor of Engineering (Ocean Engineering) (Honours) 24B
Bachelor of Engineering (Marine & Offshore Engineering) (Honours) 24C
Bachelor of Engineering (Naval Architecture - Co-operative Education) (Honours) 24D
Bachelor of Engineering (Ocean Engineering - Co-operative Education) (Honours) 24E
Bachelor of Engineering (Marine & Offshore Engineering - Co-operative Education) (Honours) 24F

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Expertise

  • Mathematical modelling techniques (including own 3D hydrodynamic model), instrumentation, data processing and experimental investigation
  • Ocean renewable energy
  • Maritime engineering
  • Hydrodynamics
  • Coastal engineering
  • Ocean modelling
  • Coastal monitoring
  • Hydrodynamic of floating structures

Research Themes

Jean-Roch's research aligns to the University's research themes of Marine, Antarctic and Maritime as well as Environment, Resources and Sustainability. His research experience is working with varied applications of mathematical modelling techniques (including his own 3D hydrodynamic model), instrumentation, data processing and experimental investigation applied to the study of maritime engineering, hydrodynamics, coastal engineering and ocean modelling problems.

Jean-Roch  is currently centred on experimental and numerical investigation of ocean renewable energy devices – power generation, environmental impact and resource assessment; both wave energy and marine current energy.

I don't know a better place in Australia for this research than the Australian Maritime College.

His previous experience and interest includes:

  • Ocean and meteorology modelling;
  • Coastal monitoring (sediment transport, water quality, currents)
  • Hydrodynamic of floating structures.

Collaboration

Jean-Roch's PhD in Applied Mathematics at the University of Wollongong was funded by an ARC grant in conjunction with industry partner Oceanlinx Ltd.He is currently an investigator on two Category 2 competitive research grants funded by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), wave energy companies BioPower Systems Ltd and Carnegie Wave Power Ltd, together with partners Swinburne University of Technology and CSIRO to address a critical knowledge gap in understanding the performance of ocean wave-energy devices in arrays when operating in relatively close proximity.

Current projects

Jean-Roch is currently an investigator on two Category 2 competitive research grants funded by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), wave energy companies BioPower Systems Ltd and Carnegie Wave Power Ltd, together with partners Swinburne University of Technology and CSIRO to address a critical knowledge gap in understanding the performance of ocean wave-energy devices in arrays when operating in relatively close proximity.I have been extending my current research toward other fields of Maritime Engineering (Ocean Engineering, instrumentation and tidal energy) where in cooperation with my colleague, Dr Remo Cossu, we were successful in securing a University of Tasmania, Grant-Research Enhancement (REGS). This project aims at developing a cost-effective methodology to measure tidal current velocity fields and to evaluate their suitability for renewable energy generation. The project includes in-situ measurement campaigns as well as numerical modelling.

Fields of Research

  • Ocean Engineering (091103)
  • Renewable Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Solar Cells) (090608)
  • Ship and Platform Structures (091105)
  • Physical Oceanography (040503)
  • Marine Engineering (091101)
  • Sedimentology (040310)
  • Ship and Platform Hydrodynamics (091104)
  • Economic Models and Forecasting (140303)

Research Objectives

  • Wave Energy (850508)
  • Tidal Energy (850507)
  • Environmentally Sustainable Energy Activities (859899)
  • Energy Systems Analysis (850603)

Publications

Jean-Roch has published five journal papers (with three journal article bonuses), three refereed international conference papers and one technical report.

Two of his journal papers, as lead author, are gaining international recognition with (Nader et al., 2012) being already cited 15 times and (Nader et al., 2014) identified as a 'Key Scientific Article contributing to excellence in engineering, scientific and industrial research' by Advances in Engineering Ltd Ontario, CANADA.

Jean-Roch is regularly invited to review papers for Ocean Engineering, Renewable Energy and Energies.

Total publications

24

Journal Article

(6 outputs)
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2017Howe DP, Nader JP, 'OWC WEC integrated within a breakwater versus isolated: Experimental and numerical theoretical study', International Journal of Marine Energy, 20 pp. 165-182. ISSN 2214-1669 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ijome.2017.07.008 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Howe DP

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2017Nader J-R, Fleming A, MacFarlane G, Penesis I, Manasseh R, 'Novel experimental modelling of the hydrodynamic interactions of arrays of wave energy converters', International Journal of Marine Energy, 20 pp. 109-124. ISSN 2214-1669 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ijome.2017.11.003 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Fleming A; MacFarlane G; Penesis I

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2015Nader J, 'Limitation of the second-order wave theory in low frequencies', Marine Structures, 43 pp. 143-147. ISSN 0951-8339 (2015) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.1016/j.marstruc.2014.12.001 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

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2014Luo Y, Nader JP, Cooper P, Zhu SP, 'Nonlinear 2D analysis of the efficiency of fixed oscillating water column wave energy converters', Renewable Energy, 64 pp. 255-265. ISSN 0960-1481 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2013.11.007 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 34Web of Science - 32

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2014Nader J-R, Zhu S-P, Cooper P, 'Hydrodynamic and energetic properties of a finite array of fixed oscillating watercolumn wave energy converters', Ocean Engineering: An International Journal of Research and Development, 88 pp. 131-148. ISSN 0029-8018 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2014.06.022 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 9

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2012Nader JP, Zhu SP, Cooper P, Stappenbelt B, 'A finite-element study of the efficiency of arrays of oscillating water column wave energy converters', Ocean Engineering: An International Journal of Research and Development, 43, (April 2012) pp. 72-81. ISSN 0029-8018 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2012.01.022 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 28Web of Science - 22

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Conference Publication

(18 outputs)
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2018Bennet M, Penesis I, Fleming AN, MacFarlane GJ, Nader J-R, 'Experimental Study into the Diffracted Wave Field Downstream of an Array of Wave Energy Converters in Irregular Waves', Proceedings of the 12th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC 2017), 27 August - 1 September 2017, Cork, Ireland, pp. 1-10. (In Press) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Penesis I; Fleming AN; MacFarlane GJ

2018Grennell R, Howe D, Nader J-R, MacFarlane G, 'Performance analysis of an OWC device integrated within a porous breakwater', AWTEC 2018 Proceedings, 09-13 September 2018, Taipei, Taiwan, pp. 451. (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Howe D; MacFarlane G

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2018Howe D, Nader J-R, MacFarlance G, 'Experimental analysis into the effects of air compressibility in OWC model testing', AWTEC 2018 Proceedings, 09-13 September 2018, Taipei, Taiwan, pp. 449. (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Howe D; MacFarlance G

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2018Howe D, Nader J-R, Orphin J, MacFarlane G, 'The effect of lip extrusion on performance of a breakwater integrated bent duct OWC WEC', Proceedings of the 12th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, 27 August - 01 September, Cork, Ireland, pp. 1098.1-1098.9. ISSN 2309-1983 (In Press) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Howe D; Orphin J; MacFarlane G

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2018Mitchell Ferguson TG, Penesis I, Frost RT, Sartipi K, Kemp N, et al., 'Development of the Tamar River Tidal Test Facility', Proceedings of the 12th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC 2017), 27 August - 1 September 2017, Cork, Ireland, pp. 1-10. (In Press) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Mitchell Ferguson TG; Penesis I; Frost RT; Sartipi K; Kemp N

2018Orphin J, Penesis I, Nader J-R, 'Uncertainty analysis for a wave energy converter: the Monte Carlo method', AWTEC 2018 Proceedings, 09-13 September 2018, Taipei, Taiwan, pp. 444. (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Orphin J; Penesis I

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2018Penesis I, Hemer M, Cossu R, Hayward J, Nader J-R, et al., 'Tidal energy in Australia - assessing resource and feasibility to Australia's future energy mix', AWTEC 2018 Proceedings, 09-13 September 2018, Taipei, Taiwan, pp. 507. (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Penesis I; Marsh P; Couzi C

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2018Bharath AB, Nader J-R, Penesis I, MacFarlane GJ, 'Modelling of a Damped Generic Submerged Spherical Wave Energy Converter in Resonance', Proceedings of the 12th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC 2017), 27 August - 1 September 2017, Cork, Ireland, pp. 1-7. (In Press) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Bharath AB; Penesis I; MacFarlane GJ

2017Howe D, Nader J-R, Orphin J, Macfarlane G, 'The effect of lip extrusion on performance of a Breakwater Integrated Bent Duct OWC WEC', Proceedings of the 12th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, 27 August - 1 September 2017, Cork, Ireland, pp. 1-9. (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Howe D; Macfarlane G

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2017Orphin J, Nader J-R, Penesis I, Howe D, 'Experimental Uncertainty Analysis of an OWC Wave Energy Converter', Proceedings of the 12th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC) 2017, 27 August - 1 September 2017, Cork, Ireland, pp. 1096-1 - 1096-10. ISSN 2309-1983 (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Orphin J; Penesis I; Howe D

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2016Bharath A, Penesis I, Nader J-R, MacFarlane G, 'Non-linear CFD modelling of a submerged sphere wave energy converter', Proceedings of the 3rd Asian Wave & Tidal Energy Conference, 24-28 October 2016, Singapore, pp. 320-329. ISBN 978-981-11-0782-5 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Bharath A; Penesis I; MacFarlane G

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2016Bharath A, Penesis I, Nader J-R, MacFarlane G, 'Viscous effects on the performance of wave energy converters in shallow water', Proceedings of the Australian Ocean Renewable Energy Symposium, 18-20 October 2016, Melbourne, Australia, pp. A10. (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bharath A; Penesis I; MacFarlane G

2016Fleming A, Nader J-R, MacFarlane G, Penesis I, Manasseh R, 'Experimental investigation of WEC array interactions', Proceedings of the Australian Ocean Renewable Energy Symposium, 18-20 October 2016, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, pp. A20. (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Fleming A; MacFarlane G; Penesis I

2016Green S, Cossu R, Penesis I, Nader J-R, 'Tidal energy: a promising future resource for Tasmania', Proceedings of the 3rd Asian Wave & Tidal Energy Conference, 24-28 October 2016, Singapore, pp. 891-898. ISBN 978-981-11-0782-5 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Penesis I

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2016Penesis I, Manasseh R, Nader J-R, De Chowdhury S, Fleming A, et al., 'Performance of ocean wave-energy arrays in Australia', Proceedings of the 3rd Asian Wave & Tidal Energy Conference, 24-28 October 2016, Singapore, pp. 246-253. ISBN 978-981-11-0782-5 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Penesis I; Fleming A; MacFarlane G

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2015Nader J-R, 'Hydrodynamic analysis and performance of a single fixed circular OWC device', Proceedings of the 11th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, 6-11 September 2015, Nantes, France, pp. 1-7. ISSN 2309-1983 (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2012Nader JP, Zhu SP, Cooper P, 'On the efficiency of oscillating water column (OWC) devices in converting ocean wave energy to electricity under weakly nonlinear waves', Proceedings of the ASME 2012 31st International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, 1 - 6 July 2012, Rio de Janero, Brazil, pp. 659-666. ISBN 978-0-7918-4494-6 (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1115/OMAE2012-84271 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4

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2011Nader J, Zhu S, Cooper P, Stappenbelt B, 'A finite element model for efficiency of a moored floating OWC device in regular waves', Proceedings of The 30th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE2011), 19-24 June, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 1-9. ISBN 978-0-7918-4438-0 (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1115/OMAE2011-49502 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5

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Grants & Funding

Jean Roch's PhD (UOW) research in Applied Mathematics was funded by an ARC grant (LP0776644) in conjunction with industry partner Oceanlinx Ltd.

He is currently an investigator on two Category 2 competitive research grants funded by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), wave energy companies BioPower Systems Ltd and Carnegie Wave Power Ltd, together with partners Swinburne University of Technology and CSIRO to address a critical knowledge gap in understanding the performance of ocean wave-energy devices in arrays when operating in relatively close proximity.

Jean Roch is a co-investigator in a University of Tasmania, Grant-Research Enhancement (REGS). This project aims at developing a cost-effective methodology to measure tidal current velocity fields and to evaluate their suitability for renewable energy generation.

Funding Summary

Number of grants

6

Total funding

$4,979,814

Projects

Mitigating Uncertainty in Hydrodynamic Modelling of Oscillating Water Column Wave Energy Converters (2018 - 2019)$14,000
Description
Experimental investigations into scale and laboratory effects for wave energy converters Developing uncertainty analysis procedures for wave energy converter model test experiments Primary outcome is the implementation of the work into new versions of international hydrodynamic testing guidelines for wave energy converters (International Towing Tank Conference (ITTC)).
Funding
Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology ($14,000)
Scheme
Fellowship-Laurie Prandolini Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Penesis I; Nader JP
Period
2018 - 2019
Tidal Energy in Australia - Assessing Resource and Feasibility to Australia's Future Energy Mix (2017 - 2020)$2,748,968
Description
Knowledge of Australias tidal resource remains insufficient for prospective tidal energy developers who are expressing interest in developing tidal stream projects in Australia and to make any assessment of their risk for potential projects. Several successful deployments of tidal technologies have been carried out in test centres internationally, and as a result, tidal systems are considered to have the highest TRL's in the ocean renewables sector. AMC-UTAS, with project partners CSIRO and UQ, seek to address this critical knowledge gap.
Funding
Australian Renewable Energy Agency ($2,494,860)
Collaborators
MAKO Tidal Turbines Pty Ltd ($50,000); OpenHydro Group Ltd ($50,000); Spiral Energy Corporation Pty Ltd ($50,000); University of Queensland ($104,108)
Scheme
Grant-Advancing Renewables Programme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Penesis I; Nader JP; Hemer M; Cossu R; Hayward J; Rosebrock U; Grinham A; Sayeef S; Osman P
Period
2017 - 2020
New frontiers in renewable energy site exploration (2015)$25,500
Funding
University of Tasmania ($25,500)
Scheme
Grant-Research Enhancement (REGS)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Cossu R; Nader JP
Year
2015
European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (2015)$2,500
Funding
University of Tasmania ($2,500)
Scheme
Grant-Conference Support Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Nader JP
Year
2015
Towards an Australian capability in arrays of ocean wave-power machines (2014 - 2017)$858,946
Description
Research into wave energy converters and the interaction of waves and currents when these converters are placed in arrays.
Funding
Australian Renewable Energy Agency ($770,728)
Collaborators
BioPower Systems ($6,000); Carnegie Wave Energy Limited ($6,000); Swinburne University of Technology ($76,218)
Scheme
Emerging Renewables Program
Administered By
Swinburne University of Technology
Research Team
Manasseh R; Penesis I; Babanin A; MacFarlane GJ; Illesinghe S; Fleming AN; Toffoli A; Walker JM; Nader JP
Period
2014 - 2017
The Australian Wave Energy Prospectivity Atlas Mapping, Assessing and Forecasting Australia s Wave Energy Resources (2014 - 2017)$1,329,900
Description
CSIRO have successfully signed with ARENA (the AustralianRenewable Energy Agency). This is a subcontract with CSIRO to compare estimates between numerical and laboratory models, and dedicated fieldobservations, of (i) the qualitative structure of the current field around a wave energy converter (WEC); and (ii) the attenuation of the wave field downstream of a WEC.Its from this study would indicate the basic qualitative pattern of currents created by a wave energy device: for example, whether the device would producea current in the form of a jet, a single vortex, a pair of vortices, or multiple vortices, and enable validation of idealized numerical and laboratory experimentswith field collected data. Furthermore, measurements of wave energy attenuation down‐stream of the WEC(s) will be compared between idealizedlaboratory and numerical experiments, and insitu field measurements. These comparisons will allow the project to determine how representative the fieldmeasurements are of alternative WEC technologies, for which other idealized experiments have been carried out.
Funding
Australian Renewable Energy Agency ($1,329,900)
Scheme
Emerging Renewables Program
Administered By
CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation
Research Team
Penesis I; MacFarlane GJ; Walker JM; Nader JP; Fleming AN
Period
2014 - 2017

Research Supervision

Current

3

Completed

1

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDExperimental Investigation into the Scale Effects of Wave Energy Converter Arrays2016
PhDExperimental Investigation into the Hydrodynamics and Performance of Breakwater/Harbour Mounted Oscillating Water Column Wave Energy Converters in Arrays2016
PhDAssessment of the Potential of Tidal Power in Banks Strait (Eastern Bass Strait Islands)2017

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDNumerical Analysis of Arrays of Wave Energy Converters
Candidate: Aidan Bronson Bharath
2018