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Roberto Ojeda

Roberto Ojeda

Course Coordinator B.Eng (Naval Architecture) & Lecturer
Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics

Room G61, Swanson Building, Newnham Campus

+61 3 6324 9695 (phone)

Roberto.Ojeda@utas.edu.au

Dr Roberto Ojeda is the Course Coordinator of the Bachelor of Engineering program in Naval Architecture of the National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics of the Australian Maritime College, one of the specialist institutes of the University of Tasmania. His main area of research is ship and offshore structures.

Biography

Dr Roberto Ojeda conducted his undergraduate studies on Naval Architecture at the Austral University in Valdivia, Chile. In 2002 he was awarded AMC's 'Tom Fink Scholarship' to conduct his undergraduate research project in Australia, for which he received the Austral University 'Rudolph A. Phillipi' medal for the best university wide undergraduate research project.After completing his undergraduate studies in 2003 (1st class honours) he was employed as a Naval Architect by CNM Ltda, a private naval design firm in Chile, where he was involved in the design of tugs, ferries, fishing vessels, and ships and offshore structures for the aquaculture industry.


He returned to Australia in 2004 to pursue his PhD studies. In 2008 he was employed as a Lecturer by the National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics, Australian Maritime College, and in 2011 he became the Course Coordinator of the Bachelor of Engineering program in Naval Architecture.

Career summary

Qualifications

  • PhD (2011) 'Non-linear buckling and large deflection analyses of isotropic and composite stiffened panels using an arbitrarily orientated stiffened element approach', University of Tasmania, Australia
  • BEng (Hons) (2003) 'Static modal and transient analysis of a composite catamaran under slamming loads using the method of finite elements', Austral University, Chile

Languages (other than English)

  • Spanish
  • German

Memberships

Committee associations

  • Committee III.1 (Ultimate strength) of the International Ship and Offshore Structures Congress.

Teaching

Mechanics of Solids, Structural Analysis, Finite Element Analysis, Engineering Mechanics

Teaching expertise

Roberto has been actively involved in the development and teaching of structural engineering units at AMC, for which he has been awarded two UTAS teaching merit certificates. He has an active role in the Australian Adaptive Mechanics Network aimed at developing new adaptive tools to teach key threshold concepts to engineering students.

Teaching responsibility

Research Appointments

  • 2012-2018 Elected member of International Ship and Offshore Structures Congress committee III.1 - Ultimate strength

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Expertise

  • Ultimate strength of ships
  • Naval structures
  • Collision and grounding
  • Fatigue
  • Light construction and composite materials
  • Fluid structure interaction
  • Underwater explosions

Research Themes

Roberto's research aligns to the University's research theme of Marine, Antarctic and Maritime. His research interest is focused on ship and offshore structures, with a special interest in naval vessels. His work aims at developing novel and efficient computer simulations capable of evaluating the performance of advance metallic and composite ship structures. His current focus is on the specialist areas of structural longevity, underwater explosion and ultimate strength. Roberto was recently appointed for a second term as a member of the Ultimate Strength Committee (Committee III.1) of the International Ship and Offshore Structures Congress (ISSC), which is the international forum for the exchange of information by experts undertaking and applying marine structural research.

Collaboration

Roberto is currently involved in two multi-institutional initiatives funded through the ARC LIEF scheme. The first initiative, led by UNSW, aims to establish the first robotic composite manufacturing facility in Australasia. This initiative will allow the fabrication of high quality composite models for the investigation of advanced ship structures. The second initiative, led by the University of Adelaide, is aimed at establishing a world-class facility for 3D dynamic testing to be operational in early 2016. The success of these projects will allow Roberto and other UTAS academics to access leading edge equipment and, most importantly, to nurture collaborations in structural research with other Group of Eight Australian universities.Roberto has also developed strong collaborations with the Australian Defence Science and Technology group in the areas of ship structural longevity, collision, fatigue and response to underwater explosions.

Awards

  • 'Rudolph A. Phillipi' medal for the best undergraduate research project, Austral University, Chile, 2003

Current projects

  • Application of Fluid Structure Interaction Modelling for Underwater Shock to Future Submarines
    This project, linked with Babcock international and DSTG and funded through AMC's Research Transformation Centre-Naval Design and Manufacture centre  (http://rtcndm.com.au/education/), aims to develop advanced numerical simulations to investigate the structural response of submarine structures subjected to underwater explosions
  • Experimental and Numerical Investigation of the Slamming Loads on the Offshore Structures
    This project aims at establishing the magnitude and distribution of wave induce deck load in offshore structures through experimental and numerical investigations.
  • Slam Loading in Structural Integrity Assessments of Semi-Planing Hullforms
    This project linked with DSTG is focused on developing advanced structural longevity prediction tools for naval platforms using structural health monitoring data.
  • Reliability and Integrity Management of Ocean Structures
  • This project investigates the reliability and integrity of offshore steel structures suffering from pitting corrosion damage. The experimental and modelling methodologies being developed in his investigation will be used to study and evaluate new risk management strategies for offshore operation. These strategies will help to increase the understanding of the reliability and integrity of offshore structures.

Fields of Research

  • Ship and Platform Structures (091105)
  • Naval Architecture (091102)

Research Objectives

  • Navy (810108)

Publications

Roberto publishes in, and reviews for journals that focus on ship structures topics including

  • Ocean Engineering
  • Journal of Marine Science and Technology

He also publishes in conferences in his field, including:

  • International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers Conference
  • International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Artic Engineering

Total publications

40

Journal Article

(14 outputs)
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2019Magoga T, Aksu S, Cannon S, Ojeda R, Thomas G, 'Through-life hybrid fatigue assessment of naval ships', Ships and Offshore Structures pp. 1-12. ISSN 1744-5302 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/17445302.2018.1550900 [eCite] [Details]

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2018Abdussamie N, Ojeda R, Daboos M, 'ANFIS method for ultimate strength prediction of unstiffened plates with pitting corrosion', Ships and Offshore Structures, 13, (5) pp. 540-550. ISSN 1744-5302 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/17445302.2018.1439668 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Abdussamie N

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2017Abdussamie N, Drobyshevski Y, Ojeda R, Thomas G, Amin W, 'Experimental investigation of wave-in-deck impact events on a TLP model', Ocean Engineering, 142 pp. 541-562. ISSN 0029-8018 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2017.07.037 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3

Co-authors: Abdussamie N; Drobyshevski Y; Amin W

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2017Abdussamie N, Ojeda R, Drobyshevski Y, Thomas G, Amin W, 'Experimental investigation of extreme wave impacts on a rigid TLP model in cyclonic conditions', Ships and Offshore Structures, 12, (2) pp. 153-170. ISSN 1754-212X (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/17445302.2015.1121608 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Abdussamie N; Amin W

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2017Abdussamie N, Ojeda R, Drobyshevski Y, Thomas G, Amin W, 'The impact of extreme wave events on a fixed multicolumn offshore platform', International Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering, 27, (3) pp. 293-300. ISSN 1053-5381 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.17736/ijope.2017.sh18 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Abdussamie N; Drobyshevski Y; Amin W

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2017Abdussamie N, Ojeda R, Thomas G, Amin W, 'Measurements of global and local effects of wave impact on a fixed platform deck', Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment (Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers: Part M), 231, (1) pp. 212-233. ISSN 2041-3084 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1475090216636410 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Abdussamie N; Amin W

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2017Bhandari J, Khan F, Abbassi R, Garaniya V, Ojeda R, 'Pitting degradation modelling of ocean steel structures using Bayesian network', Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, 139, (5) pp. 051402-051402-11. ISSN 0892-7219 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1115/1.4036832 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Bhandari J; Khan F; Abbassi R; Garaniya V

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2017Bhandari J, Lau S, Abbassi R, Garaniya V, Ojeda R, et al., 'Accelerated pitting corrosion test of 304 stainless steel using ASTM G48; Experimental investigation and concomitant challenges', Journal of Loss Prevention in The Process Industries, 47 pp. 10-21. ISSN 0950-4230 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jlp.2017.02.025 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Bhandari J; Lau S; Abbassi R; Garaniya V; Lisson D; Khan FI

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2017Magoga T, Aksus S, Cannon S, Ojeda R, Thomas G, 'Identification of slam events experienced by a high-speed craft', Ocean Engineering, 140 pp. 309-321. ISSN 0029-8018 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2016.07.017 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

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2015Bhandari J, Khan F, Abbassi R, Garaniya V, Ojeda R, 'Modelling of pitting corrosion in marine and offshore steel structures - A technical review', Journal of Loss Prevention in The Process Industries, 37 pp. 39-62. ISSN 0950-4230 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jlp.2015.06.008 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 77Web of Science - 61

Co-authors: Bhandari J; Abbassi R; Garaniya V

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2014Chatterton MG, Ojeda R, 'Finite element simulation of blank torpedo impact on submarine hulls', Ocean Engineering, 82, (May) pp. 128-134. ISSN 1873-5258 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2014.02.014 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Chatterton MG

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2014Leacy TM, Ojeda R, 'Localized fatigue failure analysis of aluminium crewboats due to propeller pulse loads: A case study', Advanced Materials Research, 891-892 pp. 1041-1046. ISSN 1022-6680 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.891-892.1041 [eCite] [Details]

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2007Ojeda RE, Prusty G, Lawrence N, Thomas GA, '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, 43, (13) pp. 989-1002. ISSN 0168-874X (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.finel.2007.06.007 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 12

Co-authors: Lawrence N; Thomas GA

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2004Ojeda RE, Prusty G, Salas M, 'Finite element investigation on the static response of a composite catamaran under slamming loads', Ocean Engineering, 31, (7) pp. 901 - 929. ISSN 0029-8018 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2003.08.008 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 6

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Conference Publication

(25 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018Abdussamie N, Ham M, Ojeda R, Penesis I, 'A cost and time effective prediction technique for OWC-WEC devices', Proceedings of the 28th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, 10-15 June 2018, Sapporo, Japan, pp. 649-656. ISBN 9781880653876 (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Abdussamie N; Penesis I

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2018Abdussamie N, Ojeda R, Drobyshevski Y, Thomas G, Amin W, 'Dynamic behaviour of a TLP in waves: CFD versus model tests', Proceedings of the 28th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, 10-15 June 2018, Sapporo, Japan, pp. 1151-1157. ISBN 9781880653876 (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Abdussamie N; Drobyshevski Y; Amin W

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2018Hore J, Abdussamie N, Ojeda R, Penesis I, 'Experimental investigation into the hydrodynamic performance of a TLP-OWC device', Proceedings of the 28th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, 10-15 June 2018, Sapporo, Japan, pp. 627-633. ISBN 9781880653876 (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Abdussamie N; Penesis I

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2017Clayton D, Mitchell-Ferguson T, Ojeda R, Abbassi R, 'Effects of Structural Ageing on Blast Analyses of a Naval Vessel: A Technical Review', Proceedings of the PACIFIC 2017 International Maritime Conference, 3-5 October 2017, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-12. (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Clayton D; Mitchell-Ferguson T; Abbassi R

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2017De Candia S, Ojeda R, Reid W, Ratcliffe M, Binns J, 'The whipping response of a submerged free-free cylinder due to underwater explosions', Proceedings of the Pacific 2017 International Maritime Conference, 3-5 October 2017, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-8. (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Binns J

2017Abdussamie N, Daboos M, Ojeda R, 'Prediction of Ultimate Strength of Locally Corroded Plates Using ANFIS Model', Proceedings of the PACIFIC 2017 International Maritime Conference, 3-5 October 2017, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-9. (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Abdussamie N

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2016Abdussamie N, Haase M, Sartipi K, Ojeda R, Amin WAI, et al., 'Simulating Loads and Motions of Full-Scale Offshore Platforms in Cyclonic Wave Conditions', Proceedings of the 2016 SPE Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition, 25-27 October 2016, Perth, Western Australia, pp. SPE-182455-MS 1-12. (2016) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.2118/182455-MS [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Abdussamie N; Haase M; Sartipi K; Amin WAI

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2016Abdussamie N, Ojeda R, Thomas G, Amin W, 'Offshore platforms in waves-CFD simulations for devastating conditions', Proceedings of the 12th ISOPE Pacific/Asia Offshore Mechanics Symposium (PACOMS) 2016, 4-7 October 2016, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, pp. 108-118. ISSN 1946-004X (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Abdussamie N; Amin W

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2016Bhandari J, Khan F, Abbassi R, Garaniya V, Ojeda R, 'Reliability assessment of offshore asset under pitting corrosion using Bayesian Network', Proceedings of Corrosion 2016, 6-10 March 2016, Vancouver, Canada, pp. 1-15. (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Bhandari J; Khan F; Abbassi R; Garaniya V

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2016Magoga T, Aksu S, Cannon S, Ojeda R, Thomas G, 'Comparison between fatigue life values calculated using standardised and measured stress spectra of a naval high speed light craft', Proceedings of PRADS 2016, 4-8 September 2016, Copenhagen, Denmark, pp. 239-246. ISBN 978-87-7475-473-2 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2016Abdussamie N, Drobyshevski Y, Ojeda R, Thomas G, Amin W, 'The effect of air content and compressibility on wave-in-deck impact pressures', Proceedings of the 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (20AFMC), 5-8 December 2016, Perth, Australia, pp. 1-4. (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Abdussamie N; Drobyshevski Y; Amin W

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2015Magoga T, Aksu S, Cannon S, Ojeda R, Thomas G, 'The need for fatigue life prediction methods tailored to high-speed craft: A technical review', Proceedings of the 2015 Pacific International Maritime Conference, 6-8 October, Sydney Exhibition Centre, Glebe Island, Sydney, pp. 1-14. (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2015Yoshikawa T, Bayatfar A, Kim BJ, Chen CP, Wand D, et al., 'Identified for deletion - Duplicate of 124932', Proceedings of the 19th International Ship and Offshore Structures Congress, 7-10 September 2015, Cascais, Portugal, pp. 282-349. ISBN 978-1-138-02895-1 (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2015Yoshikawa T, Bayatfar A, Kim BJ, Chen CP, Wang D, et al., 'Report of ISSC 2015 Committee III.1 Ultimate Strength', Proceedings of the 19th International Ship and Offshore Structures Congress, 7-10 September 2015, Cascais, Portugal, pp. 282-340. ISBN 9781138028951 (2015) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2014Dherai AN, Garaniya V, Ojeda R, 'Feasibilty study of concentrated solar power in the shipping industry', Abstract book of the Future Energy Conference 2014, 3 - 5 November 2014, Columbo House, University of New South Wales, pp. 68. (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Dherai AN; Garaniya V

2014Abdussamie N, Amin W, Ojeda R, Thomas G, Drobyshevski Y, 'Vertical wave-in-deck loading and pressure distribution on fixed horizontal decks of offshore platforms', Proceedings of the 24th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, 15-20 June 2014, Busan, Korea, pp. 898-906. ISSN 1098-6189 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Citations: Scopus - 6

Co-authors: Abdussamie N; Amin W; Thomas G

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2014Abdussamie N, Amin W, Thomas G, Ojeda R, 'Wave-in-deck forces on fixed horizontal decks of offshore platforms', ASME 2014 33rd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, 8-13 June 2014, San Francisco, California, pp. 1-11. ISBN 978-0-7918-4537-0 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1115/OMAE2014-23629 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9

Co-authors: Abdussamie N; Amin W; Thomas G

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2014Abdussamie N, Ojeda R, Amin W, Thomas G, Drobyshevski Y, 'Prediction of wave-in-deck loads on offshore structures using CFD', The Proceedings of the 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, 8-11 December, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1-4. ISBN 978-0-646-59695-2 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Abdussamie N; Amin W; Thomas G; Drobyshevski Y

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2014Ashworth Briggs A, Fleming A, Ojeda R, Binns JR, 'Tracking the vortex core from a surface-piercing foil by particle image velocimetry (PIV) using fluorescing particles', Proceedings of the 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, 8-11 December, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1-4. ISBN 978-0-646-59695-2 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Ashworth Briggs A; Fleming A; Binns JR

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2014Abdussamie N, Amin W, Ojeda R, Thomas G, Drobyshevski Y, 'Irregular wave generation and assessment of static air gap of offshore structures', The Proceedings of the 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, 8-11 December, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1-4. ISBN 978-0-646-59695-2 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Abdussamie N; Amin W; Thomas G; Drobyshevski Y

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2014Magoga TF, Aksu S, Cannon S, Ojeda R, Thomas G, 'Indentification of slam events experienced by a high-speed craft', Safety & Reliability of Ships, Offshore & Subsea Structures International Conference, 18-20 August, Scotland, UK, pp. 1-13. (2014) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Thomas G

2014Vassar A, Prusty G, Burton L, Doh J-H, Ford R, et al., 'The Adaptive Virtual Workshop: Maintaining student engagement through an on-line adaptive resource for engineering design education', Proceedings of the 25th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, 7-10 December, New Zealand, pp. 1-12. ISBN 978-0-473-30428-7 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2011Prusty GB, Russell C, Ford R, Ben-Naim D, Ho S, et al., 'Adaptive Tutorials to target Threshold Concepts in Mechanics - a Community of Practice Approach', Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, 5-7 December 2011, Freemantle, Western Australia, pp. 305-311. ISBN 9780858259980 (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2008Ojeda RE, Prusty G, Lawrence N, 'Geometric Non-Linear analysis of Stiffened Structures: A Review', Pacific 2008 International Maritime Conference Proceedings, 29 -31 January 2008, Sydney, pp. CD. ISBN 1 877040 64 9 (2008) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Lawrence N

2007Ojeda RE, Lawrence N, Thomas GA, Prusty BG, 'Geometrically non-linear analysis of composite stiffened & sandwhich structures using the finite element method', Progress in Mechanics and Structures of material, 29 November to 1st December 2006, Christchurch, New Zealand, pp. 204-208. ISBN 0415426928 (2007) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Lawrence N; Thomas GA

Other Public Output

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018De Candia S, Ojeda R, Reid W, Ratcliffe M, 'The whipping response of a submerged platform subjected to near-field, non-contact underwater explosions', Research Report, Department of Defence, Science and Technology, Australia (2018) [Government or Industry Research]

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Grants & Funding

Roberto is a Co-Chief Investigator on two ARC-LIEF grants. The first grant (2014 - $500k) aims to establish the first robotic composite manufacturing facility in Australasia. The second grant (2015 - $400k) aims to establish a world-class facility for 3D dynamic testing.

Roberto has also been successful in attracting funding from the Australian Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG). In 2013 he secured $115k to establish advanced structural simulation capabilities at AMC.His success in attracting funding combined with his record of collaboration with the DSTO allowed him to be part of the Research Transformation Centre for Naval Design and Manufacture (RTC-NDM). This project funded through the ARC ITTC scheme ($2.59M) is aimed at training a new cohort of industry-focused, broadly skilled engineers and researchers though several industry-linked postgraduate research projects.

Funding Summary

Number of grants

9

Total funding

$4,809,012

Projects

Underwater Collision Research Facility - Phase II (2018 - 2020)$700,000
Description
Establishment of an Underwater Collision Research Facility for Future Submarine Program to produce empirical modelling for different types of underwater collisions.
Funding
Defence Science and Technology Group ($700,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ojeda Rabanal RE; Duffy JT
Period
2018 - 2020
Blast Survivability of a Fatigued Naval Surface Platform (2018)$13,427
Description
AINSE application to support the work of a PhD candidate on an ongoing DMTC funded investigation aimed at determining the effects of the structural age of a surface combatant on its ability to withstand blast loading.
Funding
Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering ($13,427)
Scheme
Scholarship-Postgraduate Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Mitchell Ferguson TG; Ojeda Rabanal RE; Abbassi R
Year
2018
Effect of Pitting Corrosion on the Structural Strength Properties of Stiffened Panels (2017 - 2018)$34,429
Funding
Defence Science and Technology Group ($34,429)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ojeda Rabanal RE; Garaniya V; Abbassi R; Abdussamie N; Pedrina L; Aksu S
Period
2017 - 2018
Underwater Collision Research Facility (2016 - 2017)$110,000
Description
Design of an Underwater Collision Research Facility for Future Submarine Program to produce empirical modelling for different types of underwater collisions.
Funding
Defence Science and Technology Group ($110,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ojeda Rabanal RE; Duffy JT
Period
2016 - 2017
Defence Material Technology Centre- Blast and Shock modelling (2016 - 2018)$276,221
Description
Blast and shock modelling project for the Defence Material Technology Centre
Funding
Defence Materials Technology Centre ($276,221)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Binns JR; Ranmuthugala SD; Ojeda Rabanal RE; Abbassi R; Garaniya V
Period
2016 - 2018
The development of a world-class facility for three dimensional dynamic testing (2015)$400,000
Description
This project will see establishment of a world-class facility for multi-directional dynamic testing. Currently there are no such facilities in Australia. This includes such areas as vibration testing, materials testing, biomechanics and human factors, blast and earthquake simulations, field robotics, automotive safety research,flight/vehicle simulation, and marine applications.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($400,000)
Scheme
Grant-Linkage Infrastructure
Administered By
University of Adelaide
Research Team
Cazzolato B; Sammut K; Thewlis D; Wilson John; Ranmuthugala SD; Ojeda Rabanal RE
Year
2015
Grant Reference
LE150100094
An Australasian facility for the automated fabrication of high performance bespoke components (2014)$500,000
Description
This proposal targets an Australian-first multi-site integrated facility for the automated fabrication of advanced bespoke composite components. The consistency and quality of automated manufacture allows clear focus on the fundamentals of composites mechanics, design methodology, sensor integration and other frontiers of composites research. The availability of automated manufacturing facility, and coordination of Australias composites research institutions, will allow Australia to compete with the major international composites institutions and retain its position as a technology innovator.The proposed facility integrates with existing thermoset composites manufacturing facility in UNSW and existing automation facility at ANU. By fostering the coordinated development in both NSW and ACT, a regional facility will be accessible to partner organisations University of Sydney, University of Western Sydney, ACS Australia and Australian Defence Force Academy. Complementary facilities in thermoplastic composites development at University of Auckland, as well as complementary hydrodynamics test facilities at UTAS - Australian Maritime College, will help to provide a highly capable joint facility through which partner organisations will engage in pre-existing collaborations and undertake new joint research directions.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($500,000)
Scheme
Grant-Linkage Infrastructure
Administered By
University of New South Wales
Research Team
Prusty G; Compston P; Tong L; Kwok K; Fox B; Tang Youhong; Ojeda Rabanal RE; Bhattacharyya D
Year
2014
Grant Reference
LE140100082
The ARC Research Training Centre for Naval Design and Manufacturing (2014 - 2017)$2,659,935
Description
The Training Centre will transform the Australian naval manufacturing industry by creating a new cohort ofindustry-focused, high-level and broadly skilled engineers and researchers. The resulting network ofengineering researchers will enable the industry to more rapidly innovate and solve key problems concerning the efficient design, construction and sustainment of naval platforms. This industrial transformation will bring significant benefits to Australia as it commences a very ambitious shipbuilding program comprising thedesign and manufacture of new fleets of submarines, future frigates and patrol boats. The success of these major projects is reliant on developing this cohort of researchers to solve the key research questions.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($2,389,935)
Collaborators
ASC Pty Ltd ($120,000); Austal Limited ($30,000); Babcock International Group ($30,000); PMB Defence Engineering Pty Ltd ($30,000); Serco Australia Pty Ltd ($30,000); Thales Australian Ltd ($30,000)
Scheme
Grant-Industrial Transformation Training Centres
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Binns JR; Norrish J; Ranmuthugala SD; Sammut K; Ojeda Rabanal RE; Tang Youhong; Van Duin S; Brooks L
Period
2014 - 2017
Grant Reference
IC140100003
HPMM Manoeuvring Research and Structural Analysis Capability (2013)$115,000
Funding
Defence Science and Technology Group ($115,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
MacFarlane GJ; Ojeda Rabanal RE; Ranmuthugala SD; Duffy JT; Denehy S
Year
2013

Research Supervision

Roberto currently supervises five PhD students: three as principal supervisor and two as a co-supervisor. All of his candidate's projects align with his long term personal research goal of establishing an internationally respected ship and offshore structures research group at AMC/MEH.He is always interested in recruiting driven and motivated students that share his passion for ship structural research. His research projects require committed students with good experience in experimental and numerical structural analysis of ship and off-shore structure, good written and oral communication skills as well as solid team working skills.

Current

4

Completed

3

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDDevelopment of a Structural Fatigue Life Assessment Framework for High-Performance Naval Ships2013
PhDExperimental and Numerical Investigations into the Underwater Explosion Induced Whipping Response of Submerged Platforms2015
PhDBlast and Shock Modelling2017
PhDInvestigation into the Effects of Air Entrapment on the Wave-In-Deck Loads on Offshore Structures in Extreme Weather Events2018

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDFree Surface Interaction of a 'T-Foil' Hydrofoil
Candidate: Alexander John Edwin Ashworth Briggs
2018
PhDReliability and Integrity Management of Ocean Structures
Candidate: Jyoti Prasad Bhandari
2018
PhDTowards Reliable Prediction of Wave-in-Deck Loads and Response of Offshore Structures
Candidate: Nagi Abdussalam Mohamed Abdussamie
2016