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Dr Alan Fleming

Alan Fleming

Post doctoral Research Fellow - Ocean Wave Energy
Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics

Newnham Campus

+61 3 6324 9667 (phone)

Alan.Fleming@utas.edu.au

Dr Alan Fleming is a Post-doctoral research fellow in Ocean Wave Energy at the Australian Maritime College National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics.

Biography

Alan is an early career researcher with the University of Tasmania.

Career summary

Qualifications

  • PhD (2012) 'Phase-averaged analysis of an oscillating water column wave energy converter' University of Tasmania, Australia
  • GradCert ResComm (2012) University of South Australia, Australia
  • BEng (Hons) (2008) University of Tasmania, Australia

Memberships

Professional practice

Member, Society for Underwater Technology (SUT)

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Expertise

Experimental analysis of Wave Energy Converters in model test facilities

Research Themes

Alan's research aligns to the University's research themes of both: Marine, Antarctic and Maritime; and, Environment, Resources and Sustainability. His research interests include:

  • Renewable Energy – in particular Ocean Wave Energy
  • Particle Imaging Velocimetry (PIV)
  • Other image based measurement techniques including:
    • Close range photogrammetry
    • Surface flow measurement

Alan and the Marine Renewable Energy team at the Australian maritime College are currently collaborating with Swinburne University under an Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) on a project which will assist developers and government in planning wave energy converter farms.

Awards

2013 Australian Maritime College Rob Lewis Medal for excellence in postgraduate studies

Current projects

  • 3D water wave measurement using stereo camera pairs in wave basins
  • Experiments on arrays of generic wave energy converters (ARENA funded)
  • Impulse turbine design for oscillating water columns
  • High flow, low pressure pneumatic check valves
  • Particle imaging velocimetry (PIV) in hydrodynamic facilities
  • Manufacture of low cost, neutrally buoyant, fluorescent seeding particles for PIV.

Fields of Research

  • Ocean Engineering (091103)
  • Marine Engineering (091101)
  • Renewable Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Solar Cells) (090608)
  • Naval Architecture (091102)
  • Ship and Platform Hydrodynamics (091104)
  • Maritime Engineering (091199)
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (050204)
  • Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology) (060205)
  • Environmental Monitoring (050206)
  • Fluidisation and Fluid Mechanics (091504)
  • Ecological Applications (050199)
  • Ship and Platform Structures (091105)
  • Automation and Control Engineering (091302)

Research Objectives

  • Wave Energy (850508)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments (960507)
  • Marine Oceanic Processes (excl. climate related) (969902)
  • Yachts (861305)
  • Tidal Energy (850507)
  • Water Safety (880206)
  • Passenger Water Transport (880204)
  • Expanding Knowledge in Engineering (970109)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales (960501)
  • Hydro-Electric Energy (850503)
  • Biofuel (Biomass) Energy (850501)
  • Wind Energy (850509)

Publications

Total publications

51

Highlighted publications

(2 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2012Journal ArticleFleming A, Penesis I, Macfarlane G, Bose N, Denniss T, 'Energy balance analysis for an oscillating water column wave energy converter', Ocean Engineering, 54 pp. 26-33. ISSN 0029-8018 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2012.07.002 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 34Web of Science - 24

Co-authors: Penesis I; Macfarlane G; Bose N

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2012Journal ArticleFleming A, Penesis I, Macfarlane G, Bose N, Hunter S, 'Phase averaging of the velocity fields in an oscillating water column using splines', Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment, 226, (4) pp. 335-345. ISSN 2041-3084 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1475090212439826 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: Penesis I; Macfarlane G; Bose N

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Journal Article

(30 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2019Ansarifard N, Fleming A, Henderson A, Kianejad SS, Chai S, 'Design optimisation of a unidirectional centrifugal radial-air-turbine for application in OWC wave energy converters', Energies, 12, (14) Article 2791. ISSN 1996-1073 (2019) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Ansarifard N; Henderson A; Kianejad SS; Chai S

2019Ansarifard N, Kianejad SS, Fleming A, Chai S, 'A radial inflow air turbine design for a vented oscillating water column', Energy, 166 pp. 380-391. ISSN 0360-5442 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.energy.2018.10.068 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Ansarifard N; Kianejad SS; Chai S

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2019Ansarifard N, Fleming A, Henderson AD, Kianejad SS, Chai S, et al., 'Comparison of inflow and outflow radial air turbines in vented and bidirectional OWC wave energy converters', Energy, 182 pp. 159-176. ISSN 0360-5442 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.energy.2019.06.041 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Ansarifard N; Henderson AD; Kianejad SS; Chai S; Orphin J

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2018Ashworth Briggs A, Fleming A, Duffy J, Binns JR, 'Tracking the vortex core from a surface-piercing flat plate by particle image velocimetry and numerical simulation', Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Proceedings. Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment pp. 1-16. ISSN 1475-0902 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1475090218776202 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Ashworth Briggs A; Duffy J; Binns JR

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2018Fleming A, Winship B, Macfarlane G, 'Application of photogrammetry for spatial free surface elevation and velocity measurement in wave flumes', Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment pp. 1-23. ISSN 1475-0902 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1475090218797785 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Winship B; Macfarlane G

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2018Rajapakse G, Jayasinghe S, Fleming A, Negnevitsky M, 'Grid integration and power smoothing of an oscillating water column wave energy converter', Energies, 11, (7) Article 1871. ISSN 1996-1073 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/en11071871 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Rajapakse G; Jayasinghe S; Negnevitsky M

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2018Winship B, Fleming A, Penesis I, Hemer M, MacFarlane G, 'Preliminary investigation on the use of tank wall reflections to model WEC array effects', Ocean Engineering, 164 pp. 388-401. ISSN 0029-8018 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2018.06.033 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Winship B; Penesis I; Hemer M; MacFarlane G

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2017Algie C, Ryan S, Fleming A, 'Predicted power performance of a submerged membrane pressure-differential wave energy converter', International Journal of Marine Energy, 20 pp. 125-134. ISSN 2214-1669 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ijome.2017.09.005 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

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2017Elhanafi A, Fleming A, Leong Z, MacFarlane G, 'Effect of RANS-based turbulence models on nonlinear wave generation in a two-phase numerical wave tank', Progress in Computational Fluid Dynamics, 17, (3) pp. 141-158. ISSN 1741-5233 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1504/PCFD.2016.10001174 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Elhanafi A; Leong Z; MacFarlane G

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2017Elhanafi A, Fleming A, MacFarlane G, Leong Z, 'Numerical hydrodynamic analysis of an offshore stationary-floating oscillating water column-wave energy converter using CFD', International Journal of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, 9, (1) pp. 77-99. ISSN 2092-6782 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ijnaoe.2016.08.002 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 22Web of Science - 14

Co-authors: Elhanafi A; MacFarlane G; Leong Z

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2017Elhanafi A, Fleming A, MacFarlane G, Leong Z, 'Underwater geometrical impact on the hydrodynamic performance of an offshore oscillating water column-wave energy converter', Renewable Energy, 105 pp. 209-231. ISSN 0960-1481 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2016.12.039 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 29Web of Science - 23

Co-authors: Elhanafi A; MacFarlane G; Leong Z

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2017Elhanafi A, MacFarlane G, Fleming A, Leong Z, 'Scaling and air compressibility effects on a three-dimensional offshore stationary OWC wave energy converter', Applied Energy, 189 pp. 1-20. ISSN 0306-2619 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2016.11.095 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 38Web of Science - 31

Co-authors: Elhanafi A; MacFarlane G; Leong Z

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2017Elhanafi A, MacFarlane G, Fleming A, Leong Z, 'Investigations on 3D effects and correlation between wave height and lip submergence of an offshore stationary OWC wave energy converter', Applied Ocean Research, 64 pp. 203-216. ISSN 0141-1187 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.apor.2017.03.002 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 14Web of Science - 13

Co-authors: Elhanafi A; MacFarlane G; Leong Z

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2017Elhanafi A, MacFarlane G, Fleming A, Leong Z, 'Experimental and numerical investigations on the hydrodynamic performance of a floating-moored oscillating water column wave energy converter', Applied Energy, 205 pp. 369-390. ISSN 0306-2619 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.07.138 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 31Web of Science - 24

Co-authors: Elhanafi A; MacFarlane G; Leong Z

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2017Elhanafi A, MacFarlane G, Fleming A, Leong Z, 'Experimental and numerical measurements of wave forces on a 3D offshore stationary OWC wave energy converter', Ocean Engineering, 144 pp. 98-117. ISSN 0029-8018 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2017.08.040 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Elhanafi A; MacFarlane G; Leong Z

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2017Elhanafi A, MacFarlane G, Fleming A, Leong Z, 'Experimental and numerical investigations on the intact and damage survivability of a floating-moored oscillating water column device', Applied Ocean Research, 68 pp. 276-292. ISSN 0141-1187 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.apor.2017.09.007 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Elhanafi A; MacFarlane G; Leong Z

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2017Fleming A, MacFarlane G, 'In-situ orifice calibration for reversing oscillating flow and improved performance prediction for oscillating water column model test experiments', International Journal of Marine Energy, 17 pp. 147-155. ISSN 2214-1669 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ijome.2017.01.005 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: MacFarlane G

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2017Fleming AN, MacFarlane GJ, 'Experimental flow field comparison for a series of scale model oscillating water column wave energy converters', Marine Structures, 52 pp. 108-125. ISSN 0951-8339 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.marstruc.2016.12.005 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: MacFarlane GJ

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2017Mitchell Ferguson T, Penesis I, MacFarlane G, Fleming A, 'A PIV investigation of OWC operation in regular, polychromatic and irregular waves', Renewable Energy, 103 pp. 143-155. ISSN 0960-1481 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2016.11.019 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Mitchell Ferguson T; Penesis I; MacFarlane G

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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]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Nader J-R; MacFarlane G; Penesis I

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2017Orphin J, Fleming A, Algie C, 'Physical scale model testing of a flexible membrane wave energy converter: Videogrammetric analysis of membrane operation', International Journal of Marine Energy, 20 pp. 135-150. ISSN 2214-1669 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ijome.2017.09.004 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Orphin J

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2017Rajapakse G, Jayasinghe S, Fleming A, Negnevitsky M, 'A model predictive control-based power converter system for oscillating water column wave energy converters', Energies, 10, (10) Article 1631. ISSN 1996-1073 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/en10101631 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Rajapakse G; Jayasinghe S; Negnevitsky M

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2016Elhanafi A, Fleming A, MacFarlane G, Leong Z, 'Numerical energy balance analysis for an onshore oscillating water column-wave energy converter', Energy, 116, (1) pp. 539-557. ISSN 0360-5442 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.energy.2016.09.118 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 31Web of Science - 27

Co-authors: Elhanafi A; MacFarlane G; Leong Z

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2015Mitchell Ferguson T, Fleming AN, Penesis I, Macfarlane G, 'Improving OWC performance prediction using polychromatic waves', Energy, 93, (Part 2) pp. 1943-1952. ISSN 0360-5442 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.energy.2015.10.086 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Mitchell Ferguson T; Penesis I; Macfarlane G

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2015Mitchell Ferguson T, MacFarlane G, Fleming A, Penesis I, 'PIV investigation of 3-dimensional flow within an oscillating water column', International Journal of Marine Energy, 11 pp. 120-131. ISSN 2214-1669 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ijome.2015.06.004 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Mitchell Ferguson T; MacFarlane G; Penesis I

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2014Harte C, Primo C, Penesis I, Fleming A, Wright J, 'Preliminary assessment of the impacts of a wave energy converter on marine species native to South Australian coastal habitats', South Australian Naturalist, 88, (1) pp. 54-60. ISSN 0038-2965 (2014) [Non Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Harte C; Primo C; Penesis I

2014Harte C, Primo Perez C, Penesis I, Fleming AN, Wright Jeffrey, 'Preliminary assessment of the impacts of a wave energy converter on marine species native to South Australian coastal habitats', The South Australian Naturalist, 88, (1) pp. 54-60. ISSN 0038-2965 (2014) [Non Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Harte C; Primo Perez C; Penesis I

2013Fleming A, Penesis I, Goldsworthy L, MacFarlane G, Bose N, et al., 'Phase averaged flow analysis in an oscillating water column wave energy converter', Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, 135, (2) pp. 021901-1 - 021901-9. ISSN 0892-7219 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1115/1.4007076 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Penesis I; Goldsworthy L; MacFarlane G; Bose N

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2012Fleming A, Penesis I, Macfarlane G, Bose N, Denniss T, 'Energy balance analysis for an oscillating water column wave energy converter', Ocean Engineering, 54 pp. 26-33. ISSN 0029-8018 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2012.07.002 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 34Web of Science - 24

Co-authors: Penesis I; Macfarlane G; Bose N

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2012Fleming A, Penesis I, Macfarlane G, Bose N, Hunter S, 'Phase averaging of the velocity fields in an oscillating water column using splines', Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment, 226, (4) pp. 335-345. ISSN 2041-3084 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1475090212439826 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: Penesis I; Macfarlane G; Bose N

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Conference Publication

(21 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018Ansarifard N, Fleming A, Henderson A, Kianejad SS, Chai S, 'Optimization study on the downstream section of a radial inflow turbine', AWTEC 2018 Proceedings, 09-13 September 2018, Taipei, Taiwan, pp. 311. (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Ansarifard N; Henderson A; Kianejad SS; Chai S

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2018Rajapakse G, Jayasinghe S, Fleming A, 'Power Management of an Oscillating Water Column Wave Energy Converter with Battery/Supercapacitor Hybrid Energy Storage', Proceedings of 2018 8th International Conference on Power and Energy Systems (ICPES), 21-22 December 2018, Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp. 1-6. ISBN 978-1-5386-6029-4 (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1109/ICPESYS.2018.8626942 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Rajapakse G; Jayasinghe S

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2017Bennet 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. (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Penesis I; MacFarlane GJ; Nader J-R

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2017Binns JR, Ashworth Briggs A, Fleming A, Duffy J, Haase M, et al., 'Unlocking hydrofoil hydrodynamics with experimental results', Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Innovation in High Performance Sailing Yachts, 28-30 June 2017, Lorient, France, pp. 2-8. (2017) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Binns JR; Ashworth Briggs A; Duffy J; Haase M

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2017Elhanafi A, Macfarlane G, Fleming A, Leong Z, 'Intact and damaged survivability of an offshore floating-moored OWC device', Proceedings of the 27th (2017) annual International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, 25-30 June, 2017, San Francisco, USA, pp. 58-65. ISSN 1098-6189 (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Elhanafi A; Macfarlane G; Leong Z

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2017Fleming A, MacFarlane G, Hunter S, Denniss T, 'Power performance prediction for a vented oscillating water column wave energy converter with a unidirectional air turbine power take-off', Proceedings of the 12th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, 27 August - 1 September 2017, Cork, Ireland, pp. 1204-1 - 1204-7. ISSN 2309-1983 (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: MacFarlane G

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2017Fleming A, Manasseh R, 'Preliminary experimental observation of surface currents produced by simulating WEC radiation and diffraction wave fields', Proceedings of the 12th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, 27 August - 1 September 2017, Cork, Ireland, pp. 802-1 - 802-7. ISSN 2309-1983 (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2017MacFarlane GJ, Fleming AN, 'Advanced Experimental techniques for solving maritime hydrodynamic problems', Proceedings of Australasian Coasts & Ports 2017: Working with Nature, 21-23 June 2017, Cairns, Australia, pp. 743-749. ISBN 9781922107916 (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: MacFarlane GJ

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2017Rajapakse G, Fleming AN, Jayasinghe SG, 'predictive control for the grid integration of an oscillating water column air turbine-generator system', Proceedings of the University of Tasmania Graduate Research Conference 2017, 7-8 Spetember 2017, Hobart, tasmania, pp. 400468 1-1. (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Rajapakse G; Jayasinghe SG

2017Rajapakse G, Jayasinghe SG, Fleming A, Shania F, 'Model predictive control-based power take-off control of an oscillating water column wave energy conversion system', IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 12-14 June 2017, Perth, Australia, pp. 1-11. ISSN 1755-1307 (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1088/1755-1315/73/1/012010 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3

Co-authors: Rajapakse G; Jayasinghe SG

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2016Algie C, Fleming A, Ryan S, 'Experimental and numerical modelling of the Bombora wave energy converter', Proceedings of the 3rd Asian Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, 24-28 October 2016, Singapore, pp. 719-725. ISBN 978-981-11-0782-5 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2016Algie C, Fleming AN, 'Experimental study of membrane volume effects on the performance of Bombora Wave Power's wave energy converter', Proceedings of the Australian Ocean Renewable Energy Symposium, 18-20 October 2016, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, pp. A9. (2016) [Conference Extract]

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2016Elhanafi A, Fleming A, MacFarlane G, Leong Z, 'Improving the hydrodynamic efficiency of an offshore OWC wave energy converter through changes to the submerged depth of the OWC front face', Proceedings of the Australian Ocean Renewable Energy Symposium, 18-20 October 2016, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, pp. A25. (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Elhanafi A; MacFarlane G; Leong Z

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: Nader J-R; MacFarlane G; Penesis I

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; Nader J-R; MacFarlane G

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2016Winship BJ, Penesis I, Hemer M, MacFarlane G, Fleming A, 'Experimental investigation into the attenuation of the incident wave field by wave energy converters', Proceedings of the Australian Ocean Renewable Energy Symposium, 18-20 October 2016, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, pp. A12. (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Winship BJ; Penesis I; Hemer M; MacFarlane G

2015Ryan S, Algie C, MacFarlane GJ, Fleming AN, Penesis I, et al., 'The Bombora wave energy converter: A novel multi-purpose device for electricity, coastal protection and surf breaks', Proceedings of the 2015 Coasts and Ports Conference, 15-18 September, Auckland, New Zealand, pp. 1-6. ISBN 9781922107794 (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: MacFarlane GJ; Penesis I

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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; Ojeda R; Binns JR

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2014Fleming A, MacFarlane G, 'Im-situ orifice calibration for oscillation flow and improved performance prediction for oscillating water column model test experiments', Proceedings of the Asian Wave and Tidal Energy Conference 2014, 38-31 July, Tokyo, Japan, pp. 1-6. (2014) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: MacFarlane G

2012Fleming A, Macfarlane G, Penesis I, Bose N, Hunter S, 'Underwater Geometry optimization for an oscillating water column ocean wave energy converter', Proceedings of the 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, 3-7 December, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, pp. 1-4. ISBN 9780646583730 (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Macfarlane G; Penesis I; Bose N

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2011Fleming A, Penesis I, Goldsworthy L, Macfarlane G, Bose N, et al., 'Phase averaged flow analysis in an oscillating water column wave energy converter', Proceedings of the ASME 2011 30th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, 19-24 June, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, pp. OMAE2011-49426. ISBN 978-0-7-918-4437-3 (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1115/OMAE2011-49426 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Penesis I; Goldsworthy L; Macfarlane G; Bose N

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

9

Total funding

$2,681,866

Projects

APR Internship (2019)$16,000
Description
APR Internship awarded to Supervisor PhD candidate to conduct internship with TasTurbines. During the project Nazanin will spend time on evaluating the turbine design with view to a better understanding of the turbine's performance. It is likely improved turbine geometry and associated publications will result.
Funding
Australian Institute of Mathematics & Science Pty Ltd ($16,000)
Scheme
APR Intern
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Fleming AN; Ansarifard N
Year
2019
Development of an owe wave energy converter with novel unidirectional airflow features (2017)$274,380
Description
AMC performed several research tasks as part of the development of a first-of-kind oscillating water column (OWC) wave energyconverter with novel unidirectional airflow features intended for deployment off the coast of King Island, Tasmania. This included, but was not limited to the following tasks: Develop and conduct multiple series of physical scale model experiments to quantify the power generating performance andsurvivability in extreme weather conditions of a near-shore owe with (and without) novel unidirectional flow capability. Develop an oscillating test rig and perform a study into the performance of novel air valves for the OWC device. Geophysical survey and mapping of potential sites and interpretation of data. Seabed survey and sediment coring of potential sites and interpretation of data.
Funding
Wave Swell Energy Ltd ($274,380)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
MacFarlane GJ; Fleming AN; Penesis I
Year
2017
Performance of a novel tidal energy turbine (2016)$164,520
Description
AMC was requested to develop and conduct a series of scale model experiments to quantify the performance of a motions of a novelMAKO tidal turbine. The experiments quantified the power coefficients and investigated the flow velocity fields around the blades and hub using particle imaging velocimetry (PIV).
Funding
Elemental Energy Technologies Ltd ($164,520)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Penesis I; Frost RT; MacFarlane GJ; Mitchell Ferguson TG; Fleming AN
Year
2016
Asian Wave and Tidal Energy Conference Series (AWTEC) 2014, Tokyo, Japan (2014)$2,500
Funding
University of Tasmania ($2,500)
Scheme
Grant-Conference Support Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Fleming AN
Year
2014
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
Impacts of a Wave Energy Converter on marine ecosystems of coastal South Australia (2014 - 2015)$2,000
Description
The primary objective of this project is to determine the impacts of a single wave energy converter on several critical aspects of the marine environment at Port Macdonnell, SA. In order to undertake this research the following research outcomes will be addressed: 1) the effect of the WEC on fish community structure and southern rock lobster abundance; 2) the effect of the WEC on the abundance and diversity of native and non-native fouling communities; 3) the effect of the WEC on acoustic profiles recorded at the structure and at defined distances away from the structure This project will provide new information on how the deployment of a specific type of WEC, an oscillating water column (OWC), will impact the surrounding marine environment. It will utilise a rigorous before-after-control-impact (BACI) design to determine impacts on fish communities, commercial crustacean species and fouling communities. By also determining changes to noise regimes it will provide a framework to understand potential mechanisms behind any changes to biological communities. These data can then be used to design future experiments that for example, determine the effects of noise on fish and crustacean species. Given that this structure is proposed to be the first of an array designated for the region, these data can be extrapolated to take into account further WEC development in the region. This research analyses the effects a Wave Energy Converter (WEC) situated close to the shore at Port MacDonnell SA will have on acoustic profiles, fouling assemblages and pelagic and demersal fisheries species of the region. It is anticipated that this study will encourage better management practices to be developed in regard to the installation of WECs and other renewable energy devices offshore, which will help protect native species in the region.
Funding
Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology ($2,000)
Scheme
Fellowship-Laurie Prandolini Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Wright J; Harte C; Penesis I; Primo Perez C; Fleming AN
Period
2014 - 2015
Impacts of a Wave Energy Converter on marine ecosystems in coastal South Australia (2013)$7,000
Description
This PhD project will research the effects a Wave Energy Converter situated close to the shore at Port MacDonnell SA will have on fouling assemblages and pelagic and demersal fisheries species of the region.
Funding
Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment ($7,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Wright JT; Harte C; Penesis I; Primo Perez C; Fleming AN
Year
2013
Research and Physical Experiments to Investigate Marine Renewable Energy Concepts (2012 - 2013)$26,620
Description
This project developed and conducted a comprehensive series of scale model experiments on a novel near-shore bentduct type OWe. Basic analysis of the raw experimental data was also undertaken. Written reports were provided which included details of the test program, model particulars, facility and instrumentations details, experimental test rig and procedures, video and photographs. This project required the conduct of applied research to conduct an original series of experiments on a number of scale models of a novel owe wave energy converter. It addressed the research question: What are the loads experienced by a near-shore bent-duct type OWe when subject to large storm waves? In addition, what is the efficiency of this specific wave energy converter, and how does this vary with changes to orifice damping, water depth and incident wave conditions? Innovation was in conducting a novel series of physical experiments to obtain previously unavailable data on the efficiency of a novel near-shore wave energy converter.
Funding
OceanLinx ($26,620)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
MacFarlane GJ; Fleming AN; Duffy JT
Period
2012 - 2013

Research Supervision

I am looking for local candidates (Australian/NZ citizenship) who are self-motivated and enthusiastic about one of the following:

  • Ocean Wave Energy
  • Advanced imaging techniques such as photogrammetry and particle imaging velocimetry
  • Innovative measurement techniques for wave basins

Current

2

Completed

4

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDCFD Analysis and Optimisation of Unidirectional Radial Impulse Turbine Geometry for Application with Oscillating Water Column Wave Energy Converters2015
PhDGrid Integration and Maximum Power Point Tracking of Tidal Power Generator2017

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDInvestigation on the Use of Wall Reflections to Simulate Wave Energy Converter Array Effects
Candidate: Brian John Winship
2019
PhDFree Surface Interaction of a 'T-Foil' Hydrofoil
Candidate: Alexander John Edwin Ashworth Briggs
2018
PhDPerformance and Survivability of Offshore Oscillating Water Column Wave Energy Converters
Candidate: Ahmed Shawki Shawki Mohamed Elhanafi
2017
PhDAn Experimental Investigation into WEC Performance in Realistic Sea States Using PIV
Candidate: Thomas Gregory Mitchell Ferguson
2016