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Bryce Pearce

Research Fellow, Cavitation Research Laboratory
Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics

Room Room 2-2, AMC Cavitation research laboratory (Building A1), Newnham Campus

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Bryce.Pearce@utas.edu.au

Dr Bryce Pearce is a research fellow at the Australian Maritime College's Cavitation Research Laboratory (CRL). The CRL consists principally of a variable pressure water tunnel for investigating cavitation, and bubbly and turbulent flows in a naval hydrodynamics context as well as general fluid mechanics. The CRL water tunnel is one of the most sophisticated medium-sized tunnels worldwide for experimental modeling of the physics of hydrodynamic cavitation. As part of the CRL team Dr Pearce is using the facility to work on internationally relevant problems in the field. Partners of the CRL include the Australian government's Defence Science and Technology Organisation, the US Office of Naval Research and the Technical Research and Development Institute of the Japanese Ministry of Defence.

Biography

Before joining the University of Tasmania, Bryce established a career as a sea-going marine engineer working for both Australian and international shipping companies.  In 2000 he returned to the Australian Maritime College (AMC) to complete a Batchelor of Engineering (Naval Architecture) and then went on to undertake a PhD in field of cavitating flow at the CRL. From 2011, Bryce has been employed as a research fellow at the CRL involved in a broad range of projects involving collaborations with Australian and overseas

Career summary

Qualifications

  • PhD (2011) 'Ventilated supercavitating hydrofoils for ride control of high-speed craft', University of Tasmania, Australia
  • BEng (Hons) (2002) 'Resistance prediction of large full-form vessels through regression analysis', Australian Maritime College, Australia
  • BAppSc (1987), Australian Maritime College, Australia

Memberships

Professional practice

  • Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society (AFMS)

Administrative expertise

  • AMC coordinator for 2 ERA submission rounds

Teaching

Fluid Mechanics, Hydrodynamics, Cavitation, Experimental Techniques

Teaching expertise

Bryce has been delivering the Hydrodynamics unit (4th year Naval Architecture students) since 2012 till the present. Previously he has had teaching responsibilities in Materials for Engineering Design, Engineering Mechanics, Materials Technology, Operations and Maintenance Management, Design of Marine Machinery Systems. Bryce has also taught a number of units in the seafarer training area.

Teaching responsibility

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Expertise

  • Experimental Fluid Mechanics
  • Cavitation and Bubbly Flows
  • Cavitation Inception
  • Supercavitation
  • Ventilated Flows
  • Turbulent Flows
  • Fluid Structural Interaction

Research Themes

Bryce's research aligns with the University's research theme of Marine, Antarctic and Maritime.

His work is in fluid mechanics in a naval hydrodynamics context specialising mainly in cavitating and bubbly flows but also fluid-structure interaction, hydro-acoustics, high Reynolds number turbulent flows and experimental techniques. Our understanding and ability to model these flows and associated phenomena are important for the prediction and ultimate performance of ships and submarines in naval applications. These flows are also important more generally for a range of scientific and engineering processes.

Collaboration

Bryce has a close relationship with the Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG) who fund, and are a stakeholder in, the major part of the research he contributes to in the Cavitation Research Laboratory (CRL) at the AMC.

Through this collaboration, Bryce is currently collaborating with researchers from Australian Universities including Monash and University of New South Wales. From funding received through the United States Office of Naval Research he is currently collaborating with researchers from the Universities of Michigan, Minnesota and Iowa, the United States Naval Surface Warfare Centre, Carderock Division and Dynaflow, Inc..

Most recently, Bryce is involved in a program for DSTG on cavitation research as part of an Australia-Japan collaboration in naval hydrodynamics involving the Technical Research and Development Institute, Ministry of Defence, Japan.

Current projects

  • Propeller and hydrofoil unsteady loading, fluid-structure interaction, vibration, cavitation and hydro-acoustics
  • Turbulent and bubbly flows about hulls and propulsion and control devices
  • Bubble breakup, coalescence and transport in structured turbulence
  • Influence of lifting surfaces and cavitation on freestream bubble populations
  • Microbubble generation and measurement
  • Basic hydrodynamic cavitation research – bubble dynamics, cavitation inception from freestream and surface nucleation and unsteady and coherent phenomena
  • Supercavitation (ventilated cavities)

Fields of Research

  • Ship and Platform Hydrodynamics (091104)
  • Maritime Engineering (091199)
  • Fluidisation and Fluid Mechanics (091504)
  • Marine Engineering (091101)
  • Naval Architecture (091102)
  • Ocean Engineering (091103)
  • Turbulent Flows (091508)
  • Special Vehicles (091106)
  • Dynamics, Vibration and Vibration Control (091304)
  • Composite and Hybrid Materials (091202)

Research Objectives

  • Nautical Equipment (excl. Yachts) (861303)
  • Navy (810108)
  • Expanding Knowledge in Engineering (970109)
  • Emerging Defence Technologies (810104)
  • Water Transport (880299)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences (970102)

Publications

Bryce publishes in, and reviews for a range of journals on fluid mechanics and related topics that vary in focus from basic to applied research including

  • Journal of Fluid Mechanics
  • Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science
  • Journal of Fluids and Structures, and;
  • Ocean Engineering.

Bryce also regularly publishes in major symposia in his field, including:

  • The International Symposium on Cavitation
  • The Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference

Total publications

60

Highlighted publications

(4 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2017Journal ArticleDe Graaf KL, Brandner PA, Pearce BW, 'Spectral content of cloud cavitation about a sphere', Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 812 Article R1. ISSN 1469-7645 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/jfm.2016.819 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: De Graaf KL; Brandner PA

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2015Journal ArticleBrandner PA, Pearce BW, De Graaf KL, 'Cavitation about a jet in crossflow', Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 768, (April) pp. 141-174. ISSN 0022-1120 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/jfm.2015.73 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 12

Co-authors: Brandner PA; De Graaf KL

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2014Journal ArticlePearce BW, Brandner PA, 'Inviscid cavity flow over a wall-mounted fence', Ocean Engineering: An International Journal of Research and Development, 80 pp. 13-24. ISSN 0029-8018 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2014.02.003 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Brandner PA

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2014Journal ArticleZarruk GA, Brandner PA, Pearce BW, Phillips AW, 'Experimental study of the steady fluid-structure interaction of flexible hydrofoils', Journal of Fluids and Structures, 51 pp. 326-343. ISSN 0889-9746 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jfluidstructs.2014.09.009 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 33Web of Science - 23

Co-authors: Zarruk GA; Brandner PA

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Journal Article

(16 outputs)
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2019Barbaca L, Pearce BW, Ganesh H, Ceccio SL, Brandner PA, 'On the unsteady behaviour of cavity flow over a two-dimensional wall-mounted fence', Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 874 pp. 483-525. ISSN 0022-1120 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/jfm.2019.455 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Barbaca L; Brandner PA

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2019Smith SM, Venning JA, Giosio DR, Brandner PA, Pearce BW, et al., 'Cloud cavitation behavior on a hydrofoil due to fluid-structure interaction', Journal of Fluids Engineering, 141, (4) Article 041105. ISSN 0098-2202 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1115/1.4042067 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Venning JA; Giosio DR; Brandner PA

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2019Garg N, Pearce BW, Brandner PA, Phillips AW, Martins JRRA, et al., 'Experimental investigation of a hydrofoil designed via hydrostructural optimization', Journal of Fluids and Structures, 84 pp. 243-262. ISSN 0889-9746 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jfluidstructs.2018.10.010 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Brandner PA

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2018Barbaca L, Pearce BW, Brandner PA, 'An experimental study of cavity flow over a 2-D wall-mounted fence in a variable boundary layer', International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 105 pp. 234-249. ISSN 0301-9322 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ijmultiphaseflow.2018.04.011 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Barbaca L; Brandner PA

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2018Brandner PA, Venning JA, Pearce BW, 'Wavelet analysis techniques in cavitating flows', Philosophical Transactions A, 376, (2126) Article 20170242. ISSN 1364-503X (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1098/rsta.2017.0242 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Brandner PA; Venning JA

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2018Venning JA, Khoo MT, Pearce BW, Brandner PA, 'Background nuclei measurements and implications for cavitation inception in hydrodynamic test facilities', Experiments in Fluids, 59 Article 71. ISSN 0723-4864 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00348-018-2520-5 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Venning JA; Brandner PA

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2018Young YL, Garg N, Brandner PA, Pearce BW, Butler D, et al., 'Load-dependent bend-twist coupling effects on the steady-state hydroelastic response of composite hydrofoils', Composite Structures, 189 pp. 398-418. ISSN 0263-8223 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.compstruct.2017.09.112 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 10

Co-authors: Brandner PA

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2017Barbaca L, Pearce BW, Brandner PA, 'Numerical analysis of ventilated cavity flow over a 2-D wall mounted fence', Ocean Engineering, 141 pp. 143-153. ISSN 0029-8018 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2017.06.018 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Barbaca L; Brandner PA

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2017Barbaca L, Pearce BW, Brandner PA, 'Experimental study of ventilated cavity flow over a 3-D wall-mounted fence', International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 97 pp. 10-22. ISSN 0301-9322 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ijmultiphaseflow.2017.07.015 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Barbaca L; Brandner PA

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2017De Graaf KL, Brandner PA, Pearce BW, 'Spectral content of cloud cavitation about a sphere', Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 812 Article R1. ISSN 1469-7645 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/jfm.2016.819 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: De Graaf KL; Brandner PA

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2016Belle A, Brandner PA, Pearce BW, de Graaf KL, Clarke DB, 'Artificial thickening and thinning of cavitation tunnel boundary layers', Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 78 pp. 75-89. ISSN 1879-2286 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2016.05.007 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Belle A; Brandner PA; de Graaf KL

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2015Brandner PA, Pearce BW, De Graaf KL, 'Cavitation about a jet in crossflow', Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 768, (April) pp. 141-174. ISSN 0022-1120 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/jfm.2015.73 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 12

Co-authors: Brandner PA; De Graaf KL

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2015Pearce BW, Brandner PA, 'Numerical analysis of basic base-ventilated supercavitating hydrofoil sections', Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment, 299, (3) pp. 291-302. ISSN 2041-3084 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1475090213518195 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Brandner PA

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2015Pearce BW, Brandner PA, 'Numerical analysis of base-ventilated intercepted supercavitating hydrofoil sections', Ocean Engineering, 104 pp. 63-76. ISSN 0029-8018 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2015.04.072 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Brandner PA

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2014Pearce BW, Brandner PA, 'Inviscid cavity flow over a wall-mounted fence', Ocean Engineering: An International Journal of Research and Development, 80 pp. 13-24. ISSN 0029-8018 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2014.02.003 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Brandner PA

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2014Zarruk GA, Brandner PA, Pearce BW, Phillips AW, 'Experimental study of the steady fluid-structure interaction of flexible hydrofoils', Journal of Fluids and Structures, 51 pp. 326-343. ISSN 0889-9746 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jfluidstructs.2014.09.009 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 33Web of Science - 23

Co-authors: Zarruk GA; Brandner PA

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Conference Publication

(43 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2019Kueh JS, Russell PS, Pearce BW, Brandner PA, 'Generation and dispersion of monodisperse microbubbles', Proceedings of the 21st Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference 2018, 10-13 December 2018, Adelaide (In Press) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Kueh JS; Russell PS; Brandner PA

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2018Barbaca L, Pearce BW, Brandner PA, Ganesh H, Ceccio SL, 'An experimental study of unsteady behaviour of cavity flow over a 2-D wall-mounted fence', Proceedings of the 10th Symposium on Cavitation (CAV2018), 14-16 May 2018, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, pp. 66-71. ISBN 9780791861851 (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1115/1.861851_ch14 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Barbaca L; Brandner PA

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2018Smith SM, Venning JA, Brandner PA, Pearce BW, Giosio DR, et al., 'The influence of fluid-structure interaction on cloud cavitation about a hydrofoil', Proceedings of the 10th Symposium on Cavitation (CAV2018), 14-16 May 2018, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, pp. 1013-1018. ISBN 9780791861851 (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1115/1.861851_ch193 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Venning JA; Brandner PA; Giosio DR

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2018Venning J, Giosio D, Smith S, Pearce B, Brandner P, 'The influence of nucleation on the spectral content of cloud cavitation about a hydrofoil', Proceedings of the 10th Symposium on Cavitation (CAV2018), 14-16 May 2018, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, pp. 1015-1030. ISBN 9780791861851 (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1115/1.861851_ch195 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Venning J; Giosio D; Brandner P

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2018Venning JA, Giosio DR, Pearce BW, Brandner PA, 'Global mode visualisation in cavitating flows', Proceedings of the 10th Symposium on Cavitation (CAV2018), 14-16 May 2018, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, pp. 485-490. ISBN 9780791861851 (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1115/1.861851_ch92 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Venning JA; Giosio DR; Brandner PA

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2018Young YL, Garg N, Brandner PA, Pearce BW, Butler D, et al., 'Material bend-twist coupling effects on cavitating response of composite hydrofoils', Proceedings of the 10th Symposium on Cavitation (CAV2018), 14-16 May 2018, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, pp. 690-695. ISBN 9780791861851 (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1115/1.861851_ch132 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Brandner PA

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2018Russell PS, Giosio DR, Venning JA, Pearce BW, Brandner PA, et al., 'Towards real-time optical measurement of microbubble content in hydrodynamic test facilities', Proceedings of the 10th Symposium on Cavitation (CAV2018), 14-16 May 2018, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, pp. 1056-1061. ISBN 9780791861851 (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1115/1.861851_ch201 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Russell PS; Giosio DR; Venning JA; Brandner PA

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2017Pearce BW, Brandner PA, Garg N, Young YL, Phillips AW, et al., 'The influence of bend-twist coupling on the dynamic response of cavitating composite hydrofoils', Proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on Marine Propulsors, 12-15 June 2017, Helsinki, Finland, pp. 803-813. (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2017Smith S, Venning J, Giosio D, Brandner P, Pearce B, et al., 'Cloud cavitation behaviour on a hydrofoil due to fluid-structure interaction', Papers ISROMAC 17 - Forums 17 & 19, 16-21 December 2017, Maui, Hawaii, pp. 1-8. (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Venning J; Giosio D; Brandner P

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2017Russell PS, Giosio DR, Venning JA, Pearce BW, Brandner PA, 'Microbubble generation from condensation and turbulent breakup of sheet cavitation', Proceedings of the 31st Symposium on Naval Hydrodynamics, 11-16 September 2016, Monterey, California, USA, pp. 1-13. ISBN 978-0-692-84661-2 (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Russell PS; Giosio DR; Venning JA; Brandner PA

2017Khoo MT, Venning J, Takahashi K, Ari J, Mori T, et al., 'Joint research between Australia and Japan on the cavitation inception of marine propellers and control surfaces', MAST Asia 2017 Programme, 12-14 June 2017, Chiba, Japan, pp. 1-6. (2017) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Venning J; Brandner PA; Ranmuthugala D

2017Venning J, Smith S, Brandner P, Giosio D, Pearce B, 'The influence of nuclei content on cloud cavitation about a hydrofoil', Papers ISROMAC 17 - Forums 17 & 19, 16-21 December 2017, Maui, Hawaii, pp. 1-6. (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Venning J; Brandner P; Giosio D

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2017Phillips AW, Cairns R, Davis C, Norman P, Brandner PA, et al., 'Effect of material design parameters on the forced vibration response of composite hydrofoils in air and in water', Proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on Marine Propulsors, 12-15 June, 2017, Helsinki, Finland, pp. 813-822. ISBN 978-951-38-8608-0 (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2016Barbaca L, Pearce BW, Brandner PA, 'Experimental Investigation of Ventilated Cavity Flow over a Wall Mounted Fence', ISROMAC 16 Conference Proceedings, 10, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, pp. 1-7. (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Barbaca L; Brandner PA

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2016Giosio DR, Pearce BW, Brandner PA, 'Influence of pressure on microbubble production rate in a confined turbulent jet', 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: Giosio DR; Brandner PA

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2016Giosio DR, Pearce BW, Brandner PA, 'Leading edge interfacial phenomena of sheet and cloud cavitation', 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: Giosio DR; Brandner PA

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2016Khoo MT, Venning JA, Pearce BW, Brandner PA, Lecoffre Y, 'Development of a cavitation susceptibility meter for nuclei size distribution measurements', Proceedings of the 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (20AFMC), 5-8 December 2016, Perth, Australia, pp. 1-4. ISBN 978-1-74052-377-6 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Venning JA; Brandner PA

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2016Smith SM, Pearce BW, Brandner PA, Clarke DB, Moreau DJ, et al., 'Steady and unsteady loads acting on a hydrofoil immersed in a turbulent boundary layer', 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: Brandner PA; Xue Y

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2016Venning JA, De Vincentis S, Pearce BW, Brandner PA, 'Microbubble generation for PIV seeding', 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: Venning JA; Brandner PA

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2016De Graaf KL, Pearce BW, Brandner PA, 'The influence of nucleation on cloud cavitation about a sphere', ISROMAC 16 Conference Proceedings, 10-15 April 2016, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, pp. 1-7. (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: De Graaf KL; Brandner PA

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2015Brandner PA, Henderson AD, De Graaf KL, Pearce BW, 'Bubble breakup in a turbulent shear layer', Journal of Physics Conference Series: 9th International Symposium on Cavitation, 6-10 December 2015, Lausanne, Switzerland, pp. 1-4. ISSN 1742-6588 (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/656/1/012015 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Brandner PA; Henderson AD; De Graaf KL

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2015De Graaf KL, Brandner PA, Pearce BW, Lee JY, 'Cavitation due to an impacting sphere', Journal of Physics Conference Series: 9th International Symposium on Cavitation, 6-10 December 2015, Lausanne, Switzerland, pp. 1-4. ISSN 1742-6588 (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/656/1/012014 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: De Graaf KL; Brandner PA; Lee JY

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2015Khoo M, Brandner P, Pearce B, Clarke D, Butler D, et al., 'An Australian capability for submarine control surface performance evaluation', Mast Asia Conference 2015, 13-15 May 2015, Yokohama, Japan, pp. 1-19. (2015) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Brandner P; Butler D; Belle A

2015Pearce BW, Brandner PA, Foster SJ, 'Ventilated cavity flow over a backward-facing step', Journal of Physics Conference Series: 9th International Symposium on Cavitation, 6-10 December 2015, Lausanne, Switzerland, pp. 1-4. ISSN 1742-6588 (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/656/1/012164 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Brandner PA

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2015Trump MC, De Graaf KL, Pearce BW, Brandner PA, 'An experimental investigation of the optical measurement of microbubbles in a confined radial jet', Proceedings of the 7th Australian Conference on Laser Diagnostics in Fluid Mechanics and Combustion, 9-11 December 2015, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 29-34. ISBN 978-0-646-94892-8 (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: De Graaf KL; Brandner PA

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2014Barbaca L, Pearce BW, Brandner PA, 'Computational investigation of ventilated cavity flow over a 2-D fence', 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: Barbaca L; Brandner PA

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2014Brandner PA, Pearce BW, Kim K-H, 'Proceedings of the 30th Symposium on Naval Hydrodynamics', 2-7 November 2014, Hobart, Australia (2014) [Conference Edited]

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Co-authors: Brandner PA

2014De Graaf KL, Brandner PA, Lee JY, Pearce BW, 'Cavitation about a sphere impacting a flat surface', 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: De Graaf KL; Brandner PA; Lee JY

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2014De Graaf KL, Brandner PA, Pearce BW, 'Spectral content of cloud cavitation about a sphere', 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: De Graaf KL; Brandner PA

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2014De Graaf KL, Zarruk GA, Brandner PA, Pearce BW, 'Microbubble content in the wake of a cavitating hydrofoil', 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: De Graaf KL; Zarruk GA; Brandner PA

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2014Doolan CJ, Moreau DJ, Brandner PA, Pearce BW, De Graaf KL, 'Noise from sub-boundary layer steps', 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: Brandner PA; De Graaf KL

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2014Pearce BW, Brandner PA, Foster SJ, Zarruk GA, 'The effect of boundary layer thickness on cavity flow over a backward-facing step', 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: Brandner PA; Zarruk GA

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2014Zarruk G, Henderson AD, De Graaf KL, Brandner PA, Pearce BW, 'Validation of a microbubble seeding generator for particle image velocimetry applications', 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: Zarruk G; Henderson AD; De Graaf KL; Brandner PA

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2014Brandner PA, De Graaf KL, Pearce BW, Burgess JS, 'Microbubble generation in a confined radial jet', The Proceedings of the 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, 8-11 December, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1-4. (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Brandner PA; De Graaf KL

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2013Doolan C, Brandner PA, Butler D, Pearce BW, Moreau D, et al., 'Hydroacoustic Characterisation of the AMC Cavitation Tunnel', Proceedings of Acoustics 2013 Victor Harbor: Science, Technology and Amenity Annual Conference of the Australian Acoustical Society, 17-20 November 2013, Victor Harbor, South Australia, pp. 1-7. ISBN 978-0-646-91218-9 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Brandner PA; Butler D

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2012Brandner PA, Belle A, Pearce BW, Holmes MJ, 'Artificial thickening of cavitation tunnel boundary layers', 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: Brandner PA; Belle A; Holmes MJ

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2012Brandner PA, Pearce BW, 'Experimental modelling of steady hydrofoil fluid-structure interaction', 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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2012Brandner PA, Pearce BW, 'Proceedings of the eighteenth Australasian fluid mechanics conference', Australian Maritime College, 3-7 December 2012, Launceston, Tasmania, pp. 1-37. ISBN 978-0-646-58373-0 (2012) [Conference Edited]

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2012Pearce BW, Brandner PA, 'The effect of vapour cavitation occurrence on the hydrodynamic performance of an intercepted base-ventilated hydrofoil', 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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2012Pearce BW, Brandner PA, 'Experimental investigation of a base-ventilated supercavitating hydrofoil with interceptor', Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Cavitation, 14-16 Aug, Singapore, pp. 1-6. ISBN 9789810728267 (2012) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2010Brandner PA, Wright G, Pearce B, Goldsworthy L, Walker GJ, 'An experimental investigation of microbubble generation in confined turbulent jet', Proceedings of the 17th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, 5-9 December 2010, Auckland ISBN 978-0-86869-129-9 (2010) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2010Pearce BW, Brandner PA, Binns JR, 'A numerical investigation of the viscous 2-D cavitating flow over a wall - mounted fence', Proceedings of the 17th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, 5-9 December 2010, Auckland ISBN 978-0-86869-129-9 (2010) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2007Pearce BW, Brandner PA, 'Limitations on 2D Super-cavitating Hydrofoil Performance', Proceedings of the 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, 2-7 December 2007, Crown Plaza, Gold Coast, Australia, pp. 1399-1404. ISBN 978-1-864998-94-8 (2007) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2012Brandner P, Anderson B, Pearce BW, 'Bubble Behaviour', Catalyst, Australian Broadcasting Commission, Australia, 29 March 2012 (2012) [Media Interview]

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Grants & Funding

Through his DSTO collaboration, Bryce has secured over $3.8M in funding as co-investigator on several major projects including work on the SEA1000 (future submarine) program. Most recently, Bryce has been involved in the establishment of a program for DSTG on cavitation research as part of an Australia-Japan Collaboration in naval hydrodynamics involving the Technical Research and Development Institute, Ministry of Defence, Japan. Bryce has also received funding from the United States Office of Naval Research (ONR) with a project funded through the ONR Naval International Cooperative Opportunities in Science and Technology Program.

Funding Summary

Number of grants

14

Total funding

$12,745,781

Projects

Nucleation and Cavitation Inception in Tip Leakage Flows (2019 - 2021)$307,692
Description
In this research project we propose to use the unique capabilities of the Cavitation Research Laboratory (CRL) at the Australian Maritime College (AMC) to gain new understanding of cavitation inception and dynamics in tip leakage flows (TLFs) of hydrofoils and propellers. A single hydrofoil will be fixed in the CRL tunnel test section to create a TLF adjacent to a wall. This configuration will be tested for a range of conditions most importantly including several nuclei populations. These tests will provide new insights in the physics of cavitation nucleation and inception in TLFs, as well as archival experimental datasets useful for design considerations and improvements in computational models for predicting this phenomenon.
Funding
Office of Naval Research ($307,692)
Scheme
Grant- Navy and Marine Corps Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Brandner PA; Pearce BW
Period
2019 - 2021
Predicting turbulent multi-phase flows with high fidelity: a physics based approach (2018 - 2021)$3,000,000
Description
Turbulent, bubbly and cavitating flows are critical to naval platform capability particularly as they control signatures. These flows remain a scientific challenge due to complex physics involving a large range of spatial and temporal scales ranging from molecular through to ship or submarine sizes. Cavitating and bubbly flows by their multi-phase nature involve a range of physical phenomena and processes ranging from nucleation, surface and interfacial effects, mass transfer via diffusion and phase change to macroscopic flow physics involving, bubble dynamics, turbulent flow interactions and two-phase compressibility effects.This project will engage a diverse range of disciplines to gain new insights into these flow phenomena. New experiments will probe further into the nature of cavitation in turbulent flows relevant to full-scale. Micron-sized bubbles control the physics of cavitation and bubbly wakes that evolve into large-scale flows. Novel optical techniques will be developed to measure these small scale features in laboratory experiments with potential application in operational monitoring on naval platforms. This work will lead the way for new technologies and approaches for design of the next generation of naval platforms.
Funding
Defence Science and Technology Group ($3,000,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Brandner PA; Pearce BW
Period
2018 - 2021
Fluid structure interaction studies and propulsor performance (SEA 1000) (2018 - 2022)$3,107,272
Description
Fluid Structure Interactions (FSI), submarine propulsor performance and related hydroacoustic issues will be investigated using experimental and computational techniques in support of the future submarine program. The project will develop experimental capabilities to test propulsors in realistic flow fields as well as conducting studies into the Fluid Structure Interactions (FSI) on hydrofoils as the material, damping and loading issues are equally applicable to propulsors. The above research work will also involve computational studies in addition to measurements on physical models.
Funding
Defence Science and Technology Group ($3,107,272)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Brandner PA; Pearce BW; Clarke David
Period
2018 - 2022
Naval Propeller Cavitation (2017 - 2018)$462,363
Description
The project aims to improve the understanding of nucleation as well as cavitation inception on hydrofoils and propellers through experiments in the AMC Cavitation Research Laboratorys cavitation tunnel. The relationship between DSTO and AMC forms a critical component of the collaborative research project between DSTO and the British Ministry of Defence (MPO), in which comparative tests of British and Australian nucleation measurement equipment will be undertaken. This joint research will advance the understanding of cavitation tunnel testing nuclei measurement techniques.
Funding
Defence Science and Technology Group ($462,363)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Brandner PA; Pearce BW
Period
2017 - 2018
Measurement of the vibration behaviour of flexible hydrofoils (2016)$29,900
Description
Due to their excellent strength and stiffness properties combined with their low mass, composite materials are being used in a range of undersea naval applications such as rudders, propellers and control surfaces. However, a rigorous understanding of the dynamic behaviour of these structures is required to evaluate their structural integrity. An extreme example is where hydrodynamic forces couple with the structures natural mode of vibration causing a potentially destructive self-reinforcing vibration (flutter). One of the challenges for the analysis of composite structures is that the material density approaches the fluid density and as such the added mass of the fluid must be taken into account. This project will measure the free vibration of a range of metallic and composite hydrofoils. The experiments will be performed both in-air and in-water so that a better understanding of how added mass influences the hydrofoils vibration behaviour can be developed.
Funding
Defence Science and Technology Group ($29,900)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Brandner PA; Pearce BW; Wrigley RL
Year
2016
Submarine Propulsor Research Project (2016 - 2018)$1,238,100
Description
The Maritime Division of the Defence Science and Technology Group (DST Group) in collaboration with the Australian Maritime College (AMC) of the University of Tasmania will undertake a submarine propeller research project that will investigate submarine propeller performance using experimental and computational techniques in support of the SEA1000 Future Submarine Program. The project will develop experimental capabilities to test propellers in realistic flow fields as well as conducting studies into the Fluid Structure Interactions (FSI) on hydrofoils as the material, damping and loading issues are equally applicable to propellers. The above research work will also involve related computational studies.
Funding
Defence Science and Technology Group ($1,238,100)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Brandner PA; Pearce BW
Period
2016 - 2018
Nucleation Effects on Cavitation Inception of Marine Hydrofoils and Propellers (2015 - 2018)$896,650
Description
The project aims to improve the understanding of nucleation as well as cavitation inception on hydrofoils and propellers through experiments in the AMC Cavitation Research Laboratorys cavitation tunnel. The relationship between DSTO and AMC forms a critical component of the collaborative research project between DSTO and TRDI, in which comparative tests of Japanese and Australian nucleation measurement equipment as well as cavitation investigations on hydrofoil models and a generic propeller model will be conducted in Japanese and Australian cavitation tunnels. This joint research will advance the understanding of cavitation tunnel testing techniques and enhance the performance of the respective facilities.This work will provide greater insight and understanding of nucleation physics and cavitation inception and how this may be experimentally modelled in research facilities of significantly different design and functional architecture. This project is part of a new collaboration between Australia and Japan in naval hydrodynamics research.
Funding
Defence Science and Technology Group ($896,650)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Brandner PA; Pearce BW; De Graaf KL
Period
2015 - 2018
Microbubble disperse flow about lifting surfaces (2015 - 2017)$346,925
Description
The ultimate goal of the proposed efforts is to understand the physics of dispersed bubbly flows generated or modulated by ships and underwater vehicles that influence a range of signatures that potentially enable identification and tracking. As a first step towards this goal, experimental efforts are proposed to quantify the influence of the turbulent flow field generated by a lifting surface on the size distribution and dispersion of freestream microbubbles. The proposed efforts are aligned with the Platform Design and Survivability focus area of the US Naval S&T Strategy. The research will be conducted in collaboration with the US researchers, including Prof. S. Ceccio (U. of Michigan), Dr. G. Chahine (Dynaflow, Inc.), Prof. P. Carrica (U. of Iowa), and Prof. K. Mahesh (U. of Minnesota). The project outcome includes new knowledgebase on the dispersed bubbly flow physics, state-of-the-art optical measurements techniques and data analysis methods, comprehensive experimental database for CFD verification and validation, tools and conference/journal papers.
Funding
Office of Naval Research ($346,925)
Scheme
Grant- Navy and Marine Corps Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Brandner PA; Pearce BW; De Graaf KL
Period
2015 - 2017
Experimental study of 5-blade propellor induced wakes (2014)$71,133
Funding
Defence Science and Technology Group ($71,133)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Zarruk Serrano GA; De Graaf KL; Brandner PA; Pearce BW
Year
2014
SEA 1000: Future Submarine Hydrodynamics Research (2013 - 2016)$2,245,745
Description
The Maritime Division of the Defence Science and Technology Group (DST Group) in collaboration with the Australian Maritime College (AMC) of the University of Tasmania will undertake a submarine propeller research project that will investigate submarine propeller performance using experimental and computational techniques in support of the SEA1000 Future Submarine Program. The project will develop experimental capabilities to test propellers in realistic flow fields as well as conducting studies into the Fluid Structure Interactions (FSI) on hydrofoils as the material, damping and loading issues are equally applicable to propellers. The above research work will also involve related computational studies.The aims of the project are to:Develop techniques to create realistic test environments for testing submarine propeller performance; Provide a capability to investigate FSI of control surfaces and propellers and investigate techniques for improved dampening of hydrofoils; andInvestigate the flow around a flapped control surface and its impact on the inflow into the propeller plane
Funding
Defence Science and Technology Group ($2,245,745)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Brandner PA; Pearce BW
Period
2013 - 2016
Targeted artificial seeding and diagnostics of cavitation nuclei for hydrodynamic research (2013)$940,000
Description
This project directly supports the delivery of activities under the Interactive Project Agreement between DSTO and UTAS entitled Submarine Research Program. In undertaking this Interactive project, the Organisation will provide the following: 1) design and manufacture of microbubble injector arrays for artificial seeding of cavitation nuclei at specific concentrations and locations within the cavitation tunnel test section; 2) design and manufacture of new test section metal and glass windows enabling high quality optical access for photographic and laser based investigations; 3) specification and purchase of Laser diagnostic equipment for measurement of microbubble velocity and size distributions for cavitation and particle imaging velocimetry investigations in the cavitation tunnel; 4) engage with the Defence Security Agency to upgrade the security status of the UTAS Cavitation Research Laboratory at AMC; 5) specification and purchase of constant temperature anemometry equipment for quantification of background velocity and turbulent flow fields as part of multiphase and cavitating flow studies.
Funding
Defence Science and Technology Group ($940,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Brandner PA; Pearce BW
Year
2013
The influence of hydrodynamic lifting surfaces on freestream microbubble content (2013)$20,000
Description
The scientific objectives of the project are to develop an experimental capability for generation and measurement of microbubbles in flowing water volumes, and investigate parameters influencing the performance of microbubble generating devices as used in the Cavitation Tunnel for artificial seeding of cavitation nuclei and bubbly flows. Bubble production rates will be derived through application of new laser based diagnostic techniques, which measure local distribution of bubble sizes, their concentration and velocity, in flowing water. The application of this research will enable rigorous investigation of cavitation phenomena about model hydrodynamic bodies and lifting surfaces, and their influence on entrainment and dispersion of microbubbles in their wake, existing in the free stream and generated through cavitation (if the flow conditions allow for inception of phase change). The findings of this research will also be used to assess the feasibility of using the microbubble generation devices to populate the flow with tracer particles suitable for particle image velocimetry (PIV) studies.
Funding
Defence Science and Technology Group ($20,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Brandner PA; Pearce BW; Zarruk Serrano GA
Year
2013
Propeller Performance Modeling Benchmark Study (2012 - 2013)$20,001
Funding
Defence Science and Technology Group ($20,001)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Brandner PA; Pearce BW
Period
2012 - 2013
Benchmarking of tests applied to generic submarine model (2011 - 2012)$60,000
Funding
Defence Science and Technology Group ($60,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Brandner PA; Pearce BW
Period
2011 - 2012

Research Supervision

Bryce supervises undergraduate and postgraduate students on projects within the Cavitation Research Laboratory (CRL).

Currently there are several postgraduate opportunities within the CRL in the following areas:

  • Super-cavitating hydrofoils for motion control of high-speed ships
  • Cavitation dynamics in steady and unsteady flow about hydrofoils
  • Hydro-elastic behaviour of hydrofoils
  • Cavitation inception from surface and freestreem nucleation
  • Dynamics of cavitation inception and its effect on cloud cavitation
  • Microbubble generation and measurement
  • Microbubble disperse wakes and shear layers
  • Bubble breakup in turbulent shear layers

Current

3

Completed

1

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDThe Influence of Hydrodynamic Lifting Surfaces on Freestream Microbubble Populations2016
PhDUnsteady Loading on Hydrofoils due to Turbulence and Cavitation2016
PhDThe Influence of Nuclei Content on Tip Vortex Cavitation Inception2017

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDCavity Flow Over a Wall-Mounted Fence
Candidate: Luka Barbaca
2018