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Gregor Macfarlane

Gregor MacFarlane

Associate Professor
Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics

Newnham Campus

+61 3 6324 9880 (phone)

gregorm@amc.edu.au

Associate Professor Macfarlane is a naval architect with 20 years' experience in experimental techniques applied to engineering hydrodynamic problems. He manages two of AMC's hydrodynamic facilities: the Towing Tank and Model Test Basin.

Biography

Having been born into a family that has operated a boatyard on Loch Lomond in Scotland for over four generations, it was inevitable that Gregor would also be passionate about boats and ships. After completing a trade as a fitter & machinist and certificate in mechanical engineering in Sydney by the mid-1980s, he was then lured to a degree in naval architecture - and Tasmania. Over the past two decades Gregor has built a sound career base in experimental maritime hydrodynamics and established many strong stakeholder links with industry. He has lead the development and operation of two of AMC's hydrodynamic facilities.

Career summary

Qualifications

  • PhD (2012), 'Marine vessel wave wake: focus on vessel operations within sheltered waterways' University of Tasmania, Australia
  • MPhil (2003), 'The measurement and assessment of sub-critical vessel generated waves' Australian Maritime College, Australia
  • BEng (Hons) (1993), 'Naval architecture' Australian Maritime College, Australia
  • Cert IV Mechanical Engineering (1986)  North Sydney TAFE, Australia
  • Cert III Fitting and Machining Trade North Sydney TAFE, Australia

Memberships

Professional practice

  • Fellow, Royal Institution of Naval Architects
  • Technical Committee Member, International Towing Tank Conference (ITTC) Resistance Committee (2005 – 2008; 2014 – 2017)
  • Australian Research Council Assessor

Administrative expertise

Lead Chief Investigator on three ARC Linkage projects.

Manage the physical, financial and human resources associated with AMC's Towing Tank and Model Test Basin facilities since 1997 (these National facilities are valued in excess of $15M).Project managed over 300 commercial and research consultancy projects involving the conduct of physical model experiments (both model and full scale) with a combined worth in excess of $7M.

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Expertise

  • Vessel wave wake
  • Ocean wave energy
  • Motions and loads of ships and offshore structures
  • Generating the perfect wave for man-made surfing facilities
  • Damage stability of naval vessels
  • Hydrodynamics of suction caissons/piles

Research Themes

Gregor's research aligns to the university's research theme of Marine, Antarctic and Maritime. Water waves are a central theme to his research: quantifying the waves created by moving ships and boats (vessel wave wake); how waves affect the motions and loads of ships and offshore structures; generating the perfect wave for man-made surfing facilities, and extracting energy from ocean waves.

Over the past 20 years his 'pet' research topic has revolved around the waves generated by ships and boats (often referred to as wave wake, or simply wash). These waves can result in a variety of issues for other users of the waterway and surrounding environment, which has resulted in a growing need for tools that can accurately predict the characteristics of the waves to assist in the provision of effective waterways management. The complex array of variables involved can make the development of prediction tools a difficult task, particularly when attempting to accurately predict the effects of water depth effects and in the far-field, taking into account propagating wave phenomena such as dispersion and attenuation. Although applicable to ships and boats of all sizes, Gregor's focus is primarily on small to medium sized commercial vessels and pleasure craft that operate in sheltered waterways such as rivers and harbours. Gregor has provided advice on this topic to numerous Government regulatory authorities, vessel operators, designers, boating clubs and the community, both nationally and internationally. Example locations of specific interest in Australia include: Gordon River (TAS); Sydney Harbour and Parramatta River (NSW); Brisbane, Noosa and Mary Rivers and the Gold Coast waterways (QLD); and the Swan and Canning Rivers (WA).

Collaboration

Gregor has strong connections to industry stakeholders, including Chief Investigator on ARC Linkage projects with Sea Transport Corporation, Webber Wave Pools, Bombora Wave Power, Oceanlinx, Transport for NSW. He is actively involved in multiple ocean wave energy projects, two of which are funded by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) in collaboration with Swinburne University of Technology, CSIRO, Bureau of Meteorology, Carnegie Wave Energy and BioPower Systems. He also has a long-standing collaboration with Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) - Maritime Division, having worked on over a dozen Defence related projects over the past decade, three of which are current.

Awards

  • Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) Gold Medal of Exceptional Merit for the best paper published by the institution worldwide during 2006
  • RINA Medal of Distinction 2012 (co-author)
  • RINA Australian Division: Walter Atkinson Award 2013 (co-author)

Current projects

  • ARC Linkage with Transport for NSW: Marine vessel wave wake: ferry operations in sheltered waterways
  • ARC Linkage with Sea Transport Corporation: The ship within a ship: new-generation transhipment of bulk ore products
  • ARC Linkage with Bombora Wave Energy and Oceanlinx: Performance and design optimisation of ocean wave energy converters
  • ARENA Emerging Renewables Program: Towards an Australian capability in arrays of ocean wave-power machines
  • ARENA Emerging Renewables Program: The Australian wave energy prospectivity atlas - mapping, assessing and forecasting Australia s wave energy resources
  • DSTO: Study into vessel-vessel interaction
  • DSTO: Manoeuvring properties of a surfaced submarine

Fields of Research

  • Ship and Platform Hydrodynamics (091104)
  • Ocean Engineering (091103)
  • Naval Architecture (091102)
  • Maritime Engineering (091199)
  • Marine Engineering (091101)
  • Ship and Platform Structures (091105)
  • Renewable Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Solar Cells) (090608)
  • Phycology (incl. Marine Grasses) (060701)
  • Automotive Combustion and Fuel Engineering (incl. Alternative/Renewable Fuels) (090201)
  • Geomatic Engineering (090999)
  • Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (010207)
  • Environmental Monitoring (050206)
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (050204)
  • Transport Engineering (090507)
  • Fluidisation and Fluid Mechanics (091504)
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (091501)
  • Physical Oceanography (040503)

Research Objectives

  • Wave Energy (850508)
  • Passenger Water Transport (880204)
  • Navy (810108)
  • Water Transport (880299)
  • International Sea Freight Transport (excl. Live Animal Transport) (880202)
  • Water Safety (880206)
  • Expanding Knowledge in Engineering (970109)
  • Coastal Sea Freight Transport (880201)
  • Tidal Energy (850507)
  • Port Infrastructure and Management (880205)
  • Nautical Equipment (excl. Yachts) (861303)
  • Oil and Gas Exploration (850103)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Mathematical Sciences (970101)
  • Environmentally Sustainable Transport (889899)
  • Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Marine Environments (960407)
  • Personnel (810109)
  • Command, Control and Communications (810103)
  • Coastal and Estuarine Land Management (960902)
  • Integrated Systems (861604)
  • Aerospace Equipment (861301)
  • Emerging Defence Technologies (810104)
  • Biofuel (Biomass) Energy (850501)
  • Rehabilitation of Degraded Coastal and Estuarine Environments (961201)
  • Commercial Construction Design (870202)
  • Fisheries - Wild Caught (830299)
  • Horticultural Crops (820299)
  • Instrumentation (861599)
  • Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) (920499)
  • Recreational Services (909902)
  • Coastal and Estuarine Water Management (960903)

Publications

Total publications

110

Highlighted publications

(10 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2014Journal ArticleMacFarlane GJ, Bose N, Duffy JT, 'Wave wake: focus on vessel operations within sheltered waterways', Journal of Ship Production and Design, 30, (3) pp. 109-125. ISSN 2158-2866 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5957/JSPD.30.3.130055 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Bose N; Duffy JT

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2013Journal ArticleRobbins A, Thomas GA, MacFarlane GJ, Dand I, Renilson M, 'When is water shallow?', International Journal of Maritime Engineering, Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, Part A, 155, (Jul-Sep) pp. A117-A129. ISSN 1479-8751 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Robbins A; Thomas GA

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: Fleming A; Penesis I; Bose N

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2012Conference PublicationMacfarlane GJ, Bose N, Duffy JT, 'Wave wake: focus on vessel operations within sheltered waterways', Proceedings of the 2012 SNAME Annual Meeting & Expo and Ship Production Symposium, 24-26 October 2012, Providence, RI, USA, pp. 27-47. (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Bose N; Duffy JT

2010Journal ArticleMacfarlane GJ, Renilson MR, Turner T, 'The transient effects of flood water on a Warship in calm water immediately following damage', Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects Part A: International Journal of Maritime Engineering, 152, (4) pp. A209-A224. ISSN 1479-8751 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3940/rina.2010.a4.197tn [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Renilson MR

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2009Journal ArticleMacFarlane GJ, 'Correlation of prototype and model scale wave wake characteristics of a catamaran', Marine Technology and Sname News, 46, (1) pp. 1 - 15. ISSN 0025-3316 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 2

2008Conference PublicationCampana E, Gorski J, Chun H, Day A, Huang D, et al., 'The Resistance Committee - Final Report and recommendations to the 25th ITTC', Japan Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers, 14 - 20 September, Fukuoka, pp. 1-61. (2008) [Conference Edited]

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2008Journal ArticleMacFarlane GJ, Cox G, Bradbury J, 'Bank Erosion from Small Craft Wave wake in Sheltered Waterways', The Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects - Part B, 150, (B2 ) pp. 33-48. ISSN 1740-0694 (2008) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 9

2007Conference PublicationIreland J, MacFarlane GJ, Drobyshevski Y, 'Investigation into the Sensitivity of the Dynamic Hook Load During Subsea Deployment of A Suction Can', Proceedings of the OMAE2007 26th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering , 10-15 June 2007, San-Diego, USA, pp. 1-11. (2007) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2006Journal ArticleMacFarlane GJ, 'Correlation of Prototype and Model Scale Wave Wake Characteristics for Vessels Operating at Low Froude Numbers', Transactions of RINA - International Journal of Maritime Engineering, 148, (2006) pp. 103-118. ISSN 1479-8751 (2006) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 3

Journal Article

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YearCitationAltmetrics
2019MacFarlane GJ, Graham-Parker KJ, 'Marine vessel wave wake: transient effects when accelerating or decelerating', Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering, 145, (1) Article 04018027. ISSN 0733-950X (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)WW.1943-5460.0000478 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Graham-Parker KJ

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2018Bharath A, Nader J-R, Penesis I, Macfarlane G, 'Nonlinear hydrodynamic effects on a generic spherical wave energy converter', Renewable Energy, 118 pp. 56-70. ISSN 0960-1481 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2017.10.078 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Bharath A; Nader J-R; Penesis I

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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: Fleming A; Winship B

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2018Mathew J, Sgarioto D, Duffy J, Macfarlane G, Denehy S, et al., 'An experimental study of ship motions during replenishment at sea operations between a supply vessel and a landing helicopter dock', International Journal of Maritime Engineering, 160, (A2) pp. 97-108. ISSN 1479-8751 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3940/rina.ijme.2018.a2.427 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2

Co-authors: Duffy J; Denehy S; Cameron A; Eutick N

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2018Pethiyagoda R, Moroney TJ, Macfarlane GJ, Binns JR, McCue SW, 'Time-frequency analysis of ship wave patterns in shallow water: modelling and experiments', Ocean Engineering, 158 pp. 123-131. ISSN 0029-8018 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2018.01.108 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Binns JR

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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; Fleming A; Penesis I; Hemer M

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2018Elhanafi A, Macfarlane G, Ning D, 'Hydrodynamic performance of single-chamber and dual-chamber offshore-stationary Oscillating Water Column devices using CFD', Applied Energy, 228 pp. 82-96. ISSN 0306-2619 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.06.069 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Elhanafi A

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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: Fleming AN

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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; Fleming A; 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; Fleming A; 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; Fleming A; Leong Z

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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; Fleming A; 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; Fleming A; 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; Fleming A; 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: Fleming A

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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; Fleming A; Leong Z

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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; Fleming A

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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; Fleming A; Penesis I

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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; Fleming A; Leong Z

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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; Fleming A; Leong Z

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2015Liu P, Bose N, Frost RT, MacFarlane GJ, Lilienthal T, et al., 'Model testing and performance comparison of plastic and metal tidal turbine rotors', Applied Ocean Research, 53 pp. 116-124. ISSN 0141-1187 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.apor.2015.08.002 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Liu P; Bose N; Frost RT; Lilienthal T; Penesis I

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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; Fleming AN; Penesis I

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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; Fleming A; Penesis I

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2014Liu P, Bose N, Frost R, MacFarlane G, Lilienthal T, et al., 'Model testing of a series of bi-directional tidal turbine rotors', Energy, 67 pp. 397-410. ISSN 0360-5442 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.energy.2013.12.058 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Liu P; Bose N; Frost R; Lilienthal T; Penesis I; Thomas G

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2014MacFarlane GJ, Bose N, Duffy JT, 'Wave wake: focus on vessel operations within sheltered waterways', Journal of Ship Production and Design, 30, (3) pp. 109-125. ISSN 2158-2866 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5957/JSPD.30.3.130055 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Bose N; Duffy JT

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2014MacFarlane GJ, Duffy JT, Bose N, 'Rapid assessment of boat-generated waves within sheltered waterways', Australian Journal of Civil Engineering, 12, (1) pp. 31-40. ISSN 1448-8353 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.7158/C13-029.2014.12.1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2

Co-authors: Duffy JT; Bose N

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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: Fleming A; Penesis I; Goldsworthy L; Bose N

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2013Penesis I, MacFarlane GJ, Bose N, Hunter S, Baghaei A, 'Wave energy an example of collaboration between industry and academia in Australia', Journal of Ocean Technology, 8, (1) pp. 50-60. ISSN 1718-3200 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Penesis I; Bose N

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2013Robbins A, Thomas GA, Amin WAI, MacFarlane GJ, Renildon M, et al., 'Vessel wave wake characterisation using wavelet analysis', International Journal of Maritime Engineering: Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, Part A, 155, (Part A2) pp. 59-66. ISSN 1479-8751 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Robbins A; Thomas GA; Amin WAI

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2013Robbins A, Thomas GA, MacFarlane GJ, Dand I, Renilson M, 'When is water shallow?', International Journal of Maritime Engineering, Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, Part A, 155, (Jul-Sep) pp. A117-A129. ISSN 1479-8751 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Robbins A; Thomas GA

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2013Schmied SA, Binns JR, Renilson MR, Thomas GA, MacFarlane GJ, et al., 'A novel method for generating continuously surfable waves-comparison of predictions with experimental results', Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, 135, (3) pp. 034501.1-034501.9. ISSN 0892-7219 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1115/1.4023798 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Schmied SA; Binns JR; Renilson MR; Thomas GA

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2013Robbins A, Thomas G, Macfarlane G, Dand I, Renilson M, 'When water is shallow', Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects Part A: International Journal of Maritime Engineering, 155, (Part A3) pp. A116-A130. ISSN 1479-8751 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Robbins A; Thomas G

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: Fleming A; Penesis I; Bose N

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2012Macfarlane GJ, Lilienthal T, Ballantyne RJ, Ballantyne S, 'An Experimental Study on the Relative Motions Between a Floating Harbour Transhipper and a Feeder Vessel in Regular Waves', International Journal of Maritime Engineering, 154, (A2) pp. 97-107. ISSN 1479-8751 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3940/rina.ijme.2012.a2.228tn [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6

Co-authors: Lilienthal T

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2012Macfarlane GJ, Renilson MR, Turner T, 'The flooding after damage of a warship with complex internal compartments - experiments on a fully constrained model in calm water and regular beam seas', International Journal of Maritime Engineering, 154, (A2) pp. A53-A65. ISSN 1479-8751 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3940/rina.ijme.2012.a2.212 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Renilson MR

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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: Fleming A; Penesis I; Bose N

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2011Robbins A, Thomas GA, Renilson MR, Macfarlane GJ, 'Subcritical wave wake unsteadiness', International Journal of Maritime Engineering, 153, (A3) pp. 153-161. ISSN 1479-8751 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3940/rina.ijme.2011.a3.201 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6

Co-authors: Robbins A; Thomas GA; Renilson MR

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2010Macfarlane GJ, Renilson MR, Turner T, 'The transient effects of flood water on a Warship in calm water immediately following damage', Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects Part A: International Journal of Maritime Engineering, 152, (4) pp. A209-A224. ISSN 1479-8751 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3940/rina.2010.a4.197tn [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Renilson MR

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2010Schmied SA, Binns JR, Renilson MR, Thomas GA, Macfarlane GJ, et al., 'A novel method for generating continuously surfable waves', Marine Technology Society Journal, 44, (2) pp. 7-12. ISSN 0025-3324 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.4031/MTSJ.44.2.2 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Schmied SA; Binns JR; Renilson MR; Thomas GA

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2009MacFarlane GJ, 'Correlation of prototype and model scale wave wake characteristics of a catamaran', Marine Technology and Sname News, 46, (1) pp. 1 - 15. ISSN 0025-3316 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 2

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2009Robbins A, Thomas GA, Renilson MR, MacFarlane GJ, Dand I, 'Vessel trans-critical wave wake, divergent wave angle and decay', Royal Institution of Naval Architects. Transactions. Part A. International Journal of Maritime Engineering, 151, (2) pp. 25-38. ISSN 1479-8751 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Robbins A; Thomas GA; Renilson MR

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2009Rolls AG, Renilson MR, MacFarlane GJ, Cannon S, 'Effect of Water Depth on Motions in Beam Seas for a Typical Landing Craft', Transaction of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, 151, (1) pp. 11-21. ISSN 0035-8967 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Rolls AG; Renilson MR

2008MacFarlane GJ, Cox G, Bradbury J, 'Bank Erosion from Small Craft Wave wake in Sheltered Waterways', The Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects - Part B, 150, (B2 ) pp. 33-48. ISSN 1740-0694 (2008) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 9

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2007Doctors L, MacFarlane GJ, Young R, 'A study of transom-stern ventilation', International Shipbuilding Progress , 54, (2) pp. 145-163. ISSN 0020-868X (2007) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 18

Co-authors: Young R

2007Doctors L, MacFarlane GJ, Young RA, 'The Influence of Demihull Beam, Demihull Separation and Water Depth on Wave Generation of Catamarans', The Australian Naval Architect, 11, (1) pp. 24-28. ISSN 1441-0125 (2007) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Young RA

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2007MacFarlane GJ, Cox G, 'An introduction to the development of rational criteria for assesing vessel wash within sheltered waterways', Journal of Marine Design and Operations, 2007, (B11) pp. 3-13. ISSN 1476-1556 (2007) [Refereed Article]

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2007Thomas GA, Duffy JT, MacFarlane GJ, Polmear J, 'Water Stilling for Towing Tank seakeeping experiments', Australian Journal of Mechanical Engineering, 4, (2) pp. 225-223. ISSN 1448-4846 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/14484846.2007.11464528 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Thomas GA; Duffy JT

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2006MacFarlane GJ, 'Correlation of Prototype and Model Scale Wave Wake Characteristics for Vessels Operating at Low Froude Numbers', Transactions of RINA - International Journal of Maritime Engineering, 148, (2006) pp. 103-118. ISSN 1479-8751 (2006) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 3

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2001Renilson MR, Soholt JE, MacFarlane GJ, 'Recent developments in ocean engineering education', The APPEA Journal, 41, (1) pp. 783-786. ISSN 1000-1000 (2001) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Renilson MR

Conference Publication

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2019Cox G, MacFarlane G, 'The effects of boat waves on sheltered waterways - thirty years of continuous study', Proceedings of Australasian Coasts & Ports Conference 2019, 10-13 September 2019, Hobart, Australia, pp. 1-7. ISBN 978-1-925627-23-7 (2019) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Cox G

2019Howe D, Nader J-R, Macfarlane G, 'Integration of wave energy converters within floating offshore structures', Proceedings of the Australasian Coasts & Ports 2019 Conference, 10-13 September 2019, Hobart, Australia, pp. 1-7. ISBN 978-1-925627-23-7 (2019) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Howe D; Nader J-R

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2019Johnson NTM, MacFarlane GJ, Duffy JT, Ballantyne RJ, 'The floating harbour transhipper: hydrodynamic considerations for well docks', Proceedings of Australasian Coasts & Ports Conference 2019, 10-13 September 2019, Hobart, Australia, pp. 1-17. ISBN 978-1-925627-23-7 (2019) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Johnson NTM; Duffy JT

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2019MacFarlane G, Colleter G, 'Australasian Coasts & Ports 2019: Future directions from 40ºS and beyond', National Committee for Coastal and Ocean Engineering, 10-13 September 2019, Hobart, Australia ISBN 978-1-925627-23-7 (2019) [Conference Edited]

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2019Macfarlane G, Graham-Parker K, Connellan M, 'The increase in wave wake characteristics of marine vessels when accelerating', Proceedings of 38th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore & Arctic Engineering, 9-14 June 2019, Glasgow, UK, pp. 1-10. (2019) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Graham-Parker K

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2019Howe D, Nader J-R, Orphin J, MacFarlane G, 'The effect of lip extrusion on performance of a breakwater integrated bent duct OWC WEC', Proceedings of the 12th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, 27 August-1 September 2017, Cork, Ireland, pp. 1098.1-1098.9. ISSN 2309-1983 (In Press) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Howe D; Nader J-R; Orphin J

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

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Co-authors: Howe D; Nader J-R

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2018Elhanafi A, Duffy J, Macfarlane G, Binns J, Keough SJ, 'Experimental validation of a CFD model for inline force and bow wave height on a vertical cylinder moving in waves', Technical Program for the Thirteenth (2018) ISOPE Pacific-Asia Offshore Mechanics Symposium, 14-17 October 2018, Jeju Island, Korea, pp. 191-197. ISBN 9781880653869 (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Elhanafi A; Duffy J; Binns J

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

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Co-authors: Howe D; Nader J-R

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

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Co-authors: Bharath AB; Nader J-R; Penesis I

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2017Bretscher E, Norris SE, Mason AJ, Macfarlane GJ, Denier JP, 'Parametric search and optimisation of fast displacement hull forms using RANS simulations of full-scale flow', Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computational Methods in Marine Engineering (MARINE 2017), 15-17 May 2017, Nantes, France, pp. 515-528. ISBN 978-849469098-3 (2017) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2017Clarke L, MacFarlane G, Penesis I, Duffy J, Matsubara S, et al., 'Safety analysis of a new and innovative transhipping concept: a comparison of two Bayesian network models', Marine Navigation: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation (TransNav 2017), 21-23 June 2017, Gdynia, Poland, pp. 347-354. ISBN 978-1-138-29768-5 (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1201/9781315099088-61 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Clarke L; Penesis I; Duffy J; Matsubara S

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2017Clarke LJ, Macfarlane G, Penesis I, Duffy JT, Matsubara S, et al., 'A risk assessment of a novel bulk cargo ship-to-ship transfer operation using the functional resonance analysis method', Proceedings of the ASME 2017 36th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, 25-30 June, 2017, Trondheim, Norway, pp. V03BT02A019-1- 9. ISBN 978-0-7918-5766-3 (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1115/OMAE2017-61535 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Clarke LJ; Penesis I; Duffy JT; Matsubara S

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2017Cossu R, MacFarlane G, Abbassi R, Carvalho A, 'Physical modelling of mixing processes from ballast water discharge in ports', Proceedings of the Australasian Coasts and Ports Conference 2017, 21-23 June 2017, Cairns, Australia, pp. 1-7. ISBN 9781922107916 (2017) [Conference Extract]

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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; Fleming A; 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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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; Fleming AN; Nader J-R

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

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Co-authors: Howe D; Nader J-R

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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: Fleming AN

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2017Fu TC, Tanaka H, Kim J, MacFarlane GJ, Wang W, et al., 'Final report and recommendations of the Resistance Committee', Proceedings of 28th International Towing Tank Conference, 17-23 September 2017, Wuxi, China, pp. 17-68. ISBN 978-7-5027-9917-5 (2017) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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

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Co-authors: Bharath A; Penesis I; Nader J-R

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

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Co-authors: Bharath A; Penesis I; Nader J-R

2016Carette N, Turner T, Mathew J, Sgarioto D, Hallmann R, et al., 'Physical testing of rigid hull inflatable boat and mother ship interactions for launch and recovery simulation validation', Proceedings of the 2016 Launch and Recovery Symposium (ASNE), 16-17 November 2016, MITAGS, Linthicum Heights, MD, USA, pp. 1-9. (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Duffy J; Denehy S

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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; Fleming A; 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: Fleming A; Nader J-R; 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; Fleming A

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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; Fleming A

2015Drohan DNA, Smith WF, MacFarlane GJ, 'Inflatable lifejacket requirements for encumbered military personnel', Proceedings of the Pacific International Maritime Conference 2015, 6-8 October, Sydney Exhibition Centre, Glebe Island, Sydney, pp. 1-12. (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2015MacFarlane GJ, Johnson N, Clarke L, Ballantyne R, McTaggart K, 'The floating harbour transhipper: New-generation transhipment of bulk ore products', ASME 2015 34th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, 31 May - 5 June 2015, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, pp. 1-6. ISBN 978-0-7918-5655-0 (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1115/OMAE2015-41337 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Johnson N; Clarke L

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2015MacFarlane GJ, Matsubara S, Clarke LJ, Johnson NTM, Ballantyne RJ, 'Transhipment of bulk ore products using a floating harbour transhipper', 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: Matsubara S; Clarke LJ; Johnson NTM

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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: Fleming AN; Penesis I

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2015Sgarioto D, Turner T, van Walree F, MacFarlane G, 'Development and validation of a non-linear seakeeping tool for high speed craft', Proceedings of the Pacific International Maritime Conference 2015, 6-8 October, Sydney Exhibition Centre, Glebe Island, Sydney, pp. 1-10. (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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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: Fleming A

2014Schmied SA, Binns JR, Renilson MR, Thomas GA, MacFarlane GJ, et al., 'The design limitations of a circular wave pool', ASME 2014 33rd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, 8-13 June 2014, San Francisco, California, pp. 1-9. ISBN 978-0-7918-4550-9 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1115/OMAE2014-23675 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Schmied SA; Binns JR; Renilson MR; Thomas GA

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2013Schmied SA, Binns JR, Renilson MR, Thomas GA, MacFarlane GJ, et al., 'Limitations on the creation of continuously surfable waves generated by a pressure source moving in a circular path', Proceedings of the ASME 2013 32nd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, 9-14 June 2013, Nantes, France, pp. 1-12. ISBN 978-0-7918-5531-7 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1115/OMAE2013-10174 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Schmied SA; Binns JR; Renilson MR; Thomas GA

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2013MacFarlane GJ, Duffy JT, Bose N, 'Assessing boat generated waves within sheltered waterways', Proceedings of the 2013 coasts and ports conference, 11-13 September 2013, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-6. ISBN 9781922107053 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Duffy JT; Bose N

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2012Binns JR, Renilson M, Thomas G, Macfarlane G, Schmied S, et al., 'Research into the circular wave pool - a new method of generating controlled breaking waves', Proceedings of Pacific 2012 International Maritime Conference, 31 January - 2 February 2012, Sydney, NSW, pp. 630-636. (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Binns JR; Renilson M; Thomas G; Schmied S

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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: Fleming A; Penesis I; Bose N

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2012Hill J, Turner T, Dawson E, Macfarlane G, 'Investigation into the roll behaviour of landing craft in deep water', Proceedings of the Pacific 2012: International Maritime Conference, 31 January - 2 February 2012, Sydney, NSW, pp. 497-506. ISBN 978-162276120-3 (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2012Macfarlane GJ, Bose N, Duffy JT, 'Wave wake: focus on vessel operations within sheltered waterways', Proceedings of the 2012 SNAME Annual Meeting & Expo and Ship Production Symposium, 24-26 October 2012, Providence, RI, USA, pp. 27-47. (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Bose N; Duffy JT

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2012Ballantyne R, Macfarlane G, Ballantyne S, Lilienthal T, 'The floating harbour transhipper - an operationally effective solution for military and emergency response duties', Proceedings of Pacific 2012 International Maritime Conference, 31 January - 2 February 2012, Sydney, NSW, Australia, pp. 576-585. ISBN 978-162276120-3 (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Citations: Scopus - 3

Co-authors: Lilienthal T

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2012Macfarlane GJ, Bose N, Duffy JT, 'Predicting the effects of boat generated waves within sheltered waterways', Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Estuaries and Coasts, 8-11 October, Hanoi, Vietnam, pp. 1-8. (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Bose N; Duffy JT

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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: Fleming A; Penesis I; Goldsworthy L; Bose N

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2011Macfarlane GJ, Daire N, 'The influence of catamaran hull form on added resistance in head seas', Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation (FAST 2011), 26-29 September 2011, Honolulu, Hawaii, pp. 329-335. ISBN 978-0-9850660-0-0 (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2011Schmied SA, Binns JR, Renilson MR, Thomas GA, Macfarlane GJ, et al., 'A novel method for generating continuously surfable waves - Comparison of predictions with experimental results', Proceedings of the 30th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE2011), 19-24 June, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 83-93. ISBN 978-0-7918-4438-0 (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1115/OMAE2011-49145 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Schmied SA; Binns JR; Renilson MR; Thomas GA

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2010Turner T, Ypma E, Macfarlane G, Renilson MR, 'The Development and Application of a Damage Dynamic Stability Modeling Capability for Naval Vessels', PACIFIC '10, 27-29 January 2010, Sydney, Australia, pp. CD Rom. ISBN 1-877040-78-9 (2010) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Renilson MR

2009Plummer CR, MacFarlane GJ, Drobshevski Y, 'Hydrodynamic Properties of a Suction Can Oscillating Near the Free Surface', Proceedings of ASME 28th International Conference On Ocean, Offshore and Artic Engineering, 31 May - 5 June 2009, Honolulu, pp. CD. ISBN 978-0-7918-3844-0 (2009) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2008Campana E, Gorski J, Chun H, Day A, Huang D, et al., 'The Resistance Committee - Final Report and recommendations to the 25th ITTC', Japan Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers, 14 - 20 September, Fukuoka, pp. 1-61. (2008) [Conference Edited]

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2008Roe T, MacFarlane GJ, Drobyshevski Y, 'Heave added mass and damping of a suction can in proximity to the sea floor', Proceedings of 27th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, 15 - 20 June 2008, Esroril Portugal, pp. [OMAE2008-57172].. (2008) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2008MacFarlane GJ, Cox G, 'A guide to the assessment of vessel wash within sheltered waterways', Pacific 2008 : International Maritime Conference ; proceedings book ; meeting the maritime challenges, 29 - 31 January 2008, Sydney EJ ISBN 9781877040665 (2008) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2007Cartwright B, Renilson MR, MacFarlane GJ, McGuckin D, Cannon S, 'Motions of a landing craft in a flooded well dock - effect of well dock design', Proceedings of International Conference on Military Support Ships, 13 - 14 November 2007, London, pp. CD. (2007) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Renilson MR

2007Ireland J, MacFarlane GJ, Drobyshevski Y, 'Investigation into the Sensitivity of the Dynamic Hook Load During Subsea Deployment of A Suction Can', Proceedings of the OMAE2007 26th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering , 10-15 June 2007, San-Diego, USA, pp. 1-11. (2007) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2007Sprent T, MacFarlane GJ, 'The Alignment of the Australian Maritime College's Towing Tank', Proceedings of the Spatial Science Institute Biennial International Conference (SSC2007), Hobart, Tasmania Australia, 14-18 May 2007, May, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 63-76. ISBN 978-0-9581366-6-2 (2007) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Sprent T

2007Thomas GA, MacFarlane GJ, Dand I, Robbins A, Renilson MR, 'The Decay of Catamaran wave wake in Shallow water', Proceeding of the 9th International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation, FAST 07, 26-29 September 2007, Shanghai, pp. 184-192. (2007) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Thomas GA; Robbins A; Renilson MR

2006Thomas GA, Duffy JT, MacFarlane GJ, Polmear J, 'Water Stilling for Towing Tank Experiments of High Performance Craft', Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on High Performance Marine Vehicles (Hiper06), 8-10 November 2006, Launceston, Australia, pp. 153-163. (2006) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Thomas GA; Duffy JT

2005Xia J, Hayne SR, MacFarlane GJ, Field D, Drobshevski Y, 'Investigation into float-over installations of minimal platforms by hydrodynamic model testing', Proceedings of 24th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering (OMAE 2005), 12 -16 June 2005, Halkidi, Greece, pp. CD. ISBN 0-7918-3759-9 (2005) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2004MacFarlane GJ, Cox G, 'The Development of Wave Wake Criteria for the Noosa and Brisbane Rivers in South East Queensland', Coastal Environment 5, 26 -28 April 2004, Alicante Spain, pp. 55-72. ISBN 1-85312-710-8 (2004) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2001Renilson MR, Soholt JE, MacFarlane GJ, 'Recent developments in ocean engineering education', APPEA Conference Papers, Hobart (2001) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Renilson MR

2000MacFarlane GJ, Renilson MR, 'When is Loww wash Low Wash? - An Investigation Using a Wave Wake Database', Proceedings Of International Conference on Hydrodynamics of High Speed Craft - Wake Wash and Motions Control, 7-8 Nov 2000, London, pp. 1-14. ISBN 0 903055 62 7 (2000) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2000MacFarlane GJ, Renilson MR, 'When is Low wash Low Wash? - An Investigation Using a Wave Wake Database', Proceedings Of International Conference on Hydrodynamics of High Speed Craft - Wake Wash and Motions Control, 7-8 Nov 2000, London, pp. 1-14. ISBN 0 903055 62 7 (2000) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Renilson MR

1999MacFarlane GJ, Renilson MR, 'Wave Wake - A Rational Method for Assesment', Proceedings Of International Conference on Coastal Ships and Inland Waterways, 17 - 18 Feb 1999, London, pp. 1-15. ISBN 0 903055 62 7 (1999) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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71

Total funding

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Projects

Multi-Vessel Interactions: Parent Vessel Seakeeping and Stern Ramp Operability (2019)$50,600
Description
Using a 1:40 scale model of the OPV, it is proposed that a series of systematic tests be undertaken in the AMC UTAS towing tank. The objective of this testing program is to characterise vessel seakeeping responses, wave sheltering, radiation and diffraction together with the wave environment within the stern ramp for a variety of vessel operating and sea conditions (forward speeds, wave heights and periods).
Funding
Defence Science and Technology Group ($50,600)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Duffy JT; MacFarlane GJ; Denehy S; Honeychurch LJ
Year
2019
Maritime Platform Hydrodynamics and Manoeuvring (2019 - 2022)$1,217,448
Description
The project will focus on developing Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) simulations to predict the hydrodynamic coefficients and the hydrodynamic and seakeeping behaviour of an underwater maritime platform under a range of conditions and configurations. This will include bare and appended hull forms, deep, near surface, and on surface operations, manoeuvres, and appendages. These simulation models are to be validated and supplemented through captive scaled model experiments conducted in AMCs towing tank and/or the model test basin using the DST Group Horizontal Planar Motion Mechanism (HPMM) and specialised balances located in Launceston, Tasmania.
Funding
Defence Science and Technology Group ($1,217,448)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Duffy JT; Leong ZQ; Binns JR; Conway A; MacFarlane GJ
Period
2019 - 2022
Naval Platform Behaviour and Performance (2018 - 2020)$357,649
Description
The project is divided into 3 core areas: (1) hydrodynamic loading of a surfaced vessel, (2) submarine performance and (3)propulsion modelling. The aims of these projects are included in the Research Agreement.
Funding
Defence Science and Technology Group ($357,649)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Duffy JT; MacFarlane GJ; Denehy S; Ranmuthugala SD; Rolls AG
Period
2018 - 2020
Mathematical and Computational Analysis of Ship Wakes (2018 - 2020)$317,288
Description
A spectrogram is a useful mathematical tool for visualising the frequency components of a wave signal. While spectrograms are popular in many fields such as signal processing, they have only recently begun to be employed to study surface wave patterns generated by ships or vessels in open water. The project will implement new mathematical and computational models for simulating ship wakes and develop the theoretical foundations necessary to analyse the resulting spectrograms. Algorithms will be developed to help end-users predict the energy contained in a given ship wake. These results will have direct implications for monitoring damage to coastal zones, docked vessels or man-made structures by ship wakes.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($317,288)
Scheme
Grant-Discovery Projects
Administered By
Queensland University of Technology
Research Team
McCue S; Moroney T; Binns JR; MacFarlane GJ; Soomere T
Period
2018 - 2020
Grant Reference
DP180103260
Naval Platform Performance (2017 - 2018)$112,539
Description
The project is divided into three core areas: 1) hydrodynamic loading of a surfaced vessel; 2) performance of a submarine operating on the surface, and 3) submarine propulsion inflow modelling. The aims of these project are included in the research agreements.
Funding
Defence Science and Technology Group ($112,539)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Duffy JT; MacFarlane GJ; Denehy S; Turner T; Ranmuthugala SD
Period
2017 - 2018
Submarine Hydrodynamics and Manoeuvring (2017 - 2019)$808,151
Description
The project will focus on developing Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFO) simulations to predict the hydrodynamic coefficientsand the behaviour of submarines under a range of conditions and configurations. This will include bare and appended submarine hull forms, deep, near surface, and on surface operations, submarine manoeuvres, and appendages. These simulation models are to be validated and supplemented through captive scaled model experiments conducted in AMC's towing tank using the Horizontal Planar Motion Mechanism (HPMM).
Funding
Defence Science and Technology Group ($808,151)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Duffy JT; Leong ZQ; MacFarlane GJ; Binns JR; Wright Gregory; Ranmuthugala SD
Period
2017 - 2019
Mathematical models for sea state representation in computational fluid dynamics (2017 - 2018)$201,212
Description
DST have been developing a computational fluid dynamics model which is capable of predicting the wake generated by a vertical surface piercing cylinder moving at a predetermined speed through a free surface. It is desirable to modify the computational model in order to predict the wake from a cylinder moving through a free surface that better represents a range of sea states as would be experienced in a real ocean environment. The aim of this project is to enable the existing CFD model to be upgraded so as to include realistic sea states and to validate the addition of waves to the simulated wake model against towing tank data collected from experiments of a vertical cylinder travelling through waves.
Funding
Defence Science and Technology Group ($201,212)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Duffy JT; MacFarlane GJ; Binns JR; Ranmuthugala SD
Period
2017 - 2018
Ferry wake in a confined channel (2017)$67,390
Description
The aims of this study were to predict the characteristics of the waves generated by multiple ferry designs, establish a suitable wavewake criteria for a confined channel (finite water depth and lateral distance to banks) and estimate the acceptable vessel speeds. Thiswas achieved through the conduct of physical scale model scale tests.
Funding
DMANN Corporation Pty Ltd ($67,390)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
MacFarlane GJ
Year
2017
River ferry wave wake study (2017 - 2018)$22,940
Description
The aims of this study were to assess the background issues and determine appropriate criteria to assess proposed ferry concepts for operation on the Brisbane River by predicting their wave characteristics.
Funding
Brisbane City Council ($6,370); Oceanic Design and Survey Pty Ltd ($16,570)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
MacFarlane GJ
Period
2017 - 2018
Stealth induction mast capability and technology demonstrator (2017 - 2018)$115,240
Description
Design and perform a series of experiments to support research into the performance of a stealth induction mast. Includes preliminary assessment from viscous CFD simulations.
Funding
PMB Defence Engineering Pty Ltd ($115,240)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
MacFarlane GJ; Binns JR
Period
2017 - 2018
Berthed ship-passing ship interaction study (2017)$170,100
Description
The aim of this study is to investigate the ship to ship interaction between a passing ship and a ship berthed for specific site conditions at the Port of Newcastle. The interaction forces created by the passing ship will influence the motions and mooring loads of the berthed vessel for the loading and/or discharging of bulk carriers. By quantifying these motions and loads, and comparing them against suitable criteria, the acceptable conditions for ship operations can be determined. The motions and mooring loads on the berthed ship due to the passing ship for the site specific conditions are determined for numerical (CFD) predictions.
Funding
Port of Newcastle Operations Pty Ltd ($170,100)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Duffy JT; Denehy S; Woodward MD; MacFarlane GJ
Year
2017
Passenger ferry wave wake study (2017 - 2018)$78,190
Description
The aims of this study were to predict the characteristics of the waves generated by severa l concept ferry designs, establish a suitable wave wake criteria for a sheltered waterway, and estimate the acceptable vessel speeds for various routes on the sheltered waterway. This was achieved using a combination of empirical predictions and data acquired from model scale tests and full scale trials.
Funding
Transport for NSW ($78,190)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
MacFarlane GJ
Period
2017 - 2018
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
Project FOX (Fleet Operations and Expeditions) (2017 - 2018)$14,000
Description
AMC PhD student, Fletcher Thompson, applied for and has been successfully awarded the Laurie Prandolini Research Fellowship (LPRF) from the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science, and Technology (IMarEST). The funds from the LPRF will support Fletchers PhD research program into Fleet Operations and Expeditions. The primary aim of Fletchers project is to establish distributed intelligence into autonomous marine vehicle fleets to exhibit collaborative behaviours. As a secondary aim, the project may also pursue real world fleet specific tasks and scenarios to provide basis of applicability for a heterogeneous autonomous marine vehicle fleet.
Funding
Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology ($14,000)
Scheme
Fellowship-Laurie Prandolini Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Guihen D; MacFarlane GJ; Thompson F
Period
2017 - 2018
Slamming load measurement techniques using pressure sensors and hydro-elastic segmented models (2016)$120,000
Description
A collaborative project is proposed to gain a better understanding into the use of piezo-resistive pressure sensors and hydro-elastic segmented models to measure slamming loads for naval vessels. This will involve the design and construction of a hydro-elastic segmented model of a generic destroyer hull-form. Each segment of this flexible model will be instrumented with load cells to record shear forces and bending moments, accelerometers to measure vertical acceleration and flexural response, and pressure sensors to capture the hydrodynamic loading on bow section.
Funding
Defence Science and Technology Group ($120,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Duffy JT; MacFarlane GJ; Denehy S
Year
2016
Rigid hull inflatable boat seakeeping during towing and lifting operations (2016)$90,000
Description
collaborative project is proposed to investigate the seakeeping behaviour of a Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB) during a variety of towing and lifting evolutions commensurate with L&R operations. A series of systematic tests be undertaken in the towing tank to characterise the seakeeping behaviour of a RHIB when under tow and raised for a variety of forward speeds (4-10 knots), loading conditions (light and heavy) and sea conditions (wave height and period). Several tow connection options (stag horn, bow ring, short and long tow lines) and lifting arrangements (short and long lifting lines) will be explored to ascertain their influence on the dynamic behaviour of the RHIB during L&R-type operations.
Funding
Defence Science and Technology Group ($90,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Duffy JT; MacFarlane GJ; Denehy S
Year
2016
Vessel Vessel Interaction Phase 2 (2016)$46,000
Description
A multi-phase collaborative project has been proposed to investigate vessel-vessel interaction. Phase 1 of this project focussed onhydrodynamic performance of the LHD during Replenishment at Sea (RAS) operations and has now been completed. The next phase of the project will focus onhydrodynamic performance of vessels during RAS operations involving the Cantabria Replenishment Oiler. The primary aims of this second phase are to (a) construct asuitable scale model of the Cantabria, (b) develop and commission modifications to multi-vessel test rig in the AMC UTAS Model Test Basin (MTB). These modificationswill facilitate the use of the Qualisys non-contact motion measurement system to quantify the motions of the two ship models during RAS experiments. The current workprogram will conclude with a limited number of commissioning RAS trials of the complete system.
Funding
Defence Science and Technology Group ($46,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Duffy JT; MacFarlane GJ; Sgarioto D; Turner T
Year
2016
Hydrodynamic performance of a novel wave energy converter (2016 - 2017)$36,140
Description
AMC was requested to develop and conduct a series of scale model experiments to quantify the motions of a novel pendulum-typewave energy converter. Data was acquired in both regular and irregular wave spectra data and was used to validate numericalprediction codes.
Funding
AMOG Consulting ($36,140)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
MacFarlane GJ
Period
2016 - 2017
Hydrodynamic performance of the PPB-R (2016)$52,989
Description
AMC was requested to develop and conduct a series of scale model experiments to quantify the calm water performance andseakeeping ability for the Replacement Pacific Patrol Boat (PPB-R). This required the conduct of scale model experiments in the AMCtowing tank and CFD predictions of the propulsive coefficients for a range of speeds and load conditions. The results of the physicalexperiments also provided a means of validation for the CFD model.
Funding
Austal Ships Pty (Ride Control Section) ($52,989)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
MacFarlane GJ; Haase M
Year
2016
Review of waterway boating speed limits: specialist advice on boat-generated wave wake (2016)$6,240
Description
AMC was requested to review the proposed changes to boating speed limits for the Gold Coast waterways. This included a scientificstudy to provide justification for the proposed changes to boat size and speed limits for each of the three proposed speed zo nes.
Funding
Gold Coast Waterways Authority ($6,240)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
MacFarlane GJ
Year
2016
Hydrodynamic performance of novel multihull vessels (2016)$42,420
Description
AMC was requested to develop and conduct a series of scale model experiments to quantify the calm water performance of threenovel multi-hulled vessels: a fast catamaran, an expedition catamaran and a trimaran. This required the conduct of experiments in theAMC towing tank and modifications to each of the three scale models. To aid the research, tests were also undertaken to quantify theperformance of the centre hull of the trimaran as a monohull. This project required the conduct of applied research to conduct anoriginal series of experiments on several dedicated scale models of multi-hulled vessels.
Funding
LOMOcean Design ($42,420)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
MacFarlane GJ; Duffy JT
Year
2016
Hydrodynamic performance of a Motor Yacht (2016)$39,060
Description
AMC was requested to develop and conduct a series of scale model experiments to quantify the calm water performance andseakeeping ability for a monohull motor yacht. This required the conduct of scale model experiments in the AMC towing tank for arange of speeds and load conditions in both calm water and a variety of wave conditions (regular waves and irregular wave spectra) .
Funding
Riviera Australia Pty Ltd ($39,060)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
MacFarlane GJ; Duffy JT
Year
2016
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
Postdoctoral on submarine manoeuvring (2015 - 2016)$187,000
Description
This is a postdoctoral position in submarine manoeuvring modelling. The Postdoc will undertake computational fluid dynamic simulations and model scale experiments to support the prediction of manoeuvring characteristics of generic submarine geometry.
Funding
Defence Science and Technology Group ($187,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ranmuthugala SD; Duffy JT; Binns JR; MacFarlane GJ; Leong ZQ
Period
2015 - 2016
Study into Vessel-Vessel Interaction (Phase 1) (2015)$115,000
Description
A multi-phased collaborative project is proposed to investigate vessel-vessel interaction. The focus of Phase 1 of this project is the hydrodynamic performance of the LHD during Replenishment at Sea (RAS) operations. The primary aims of this initial phase are to (a) construct a suitable scale model of the LHD, (b) characterise the roll decay characteristics of the scale model LHD and (c) to develop and commission new equipment that will facilitate scale model experiments to quantify the motions of the LHD and replenishment ship whilst undergoing Replenishment at Sea operations. This will require modifications to the existing ship model towing carriage in the UTAS/AMC Model Test Basin to enable multi vessel testing in both head and oblique seas. The current work program will conclude with a limited number of commissioning trials of the complete system and initial RAS tests, from which the Project Team will develop a suitable test matrix to be performed in Phase 2 of the project.This research will develop a novel technique to measure motions and loads on vessels during replenishment at sea operations in both head and oblique seas.
Funding
Defence Science and Technology Group ($115,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Duffy JT; MacFarlane GJ; Denehy S
Year
2015
Hydrodynamic performance of a stern landing vessel (2015)$22,200
Description
AMC was requested to develop and conduct a series of scale model experiments to quantify the calm water performance of a novel stern landing vessel. This required the conduct of experiments in the AMC towing tank and modifications to the hull model. Analysis of the raw experimental data was undertaken by AMC personnel. A written report was provided which included details of the test program, model particulars, facility and instrumentations details, experimental test rig and procedures, video and photographs, results and discussion. This project required the conduct of applied research to conduct an original series of experiments on a dedicated scale model of a novel stern landing vessel.
Funding
Sea Transport Corporation ($22,200)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
MacFarlane GJ; Matsubara S; Duffy JT
Year
2015
Berthed ship-passing ship interaction study for Hay Point (2015)$108,960
Description
The aim of this study is to investigate the ship to ship interaction between a passing ship and a ship berthed for the specific site conditions at Hay Point. The interaction forces created by the passing ship will influence the motions and mooring loads of the berthed vessel for the loading and/or discharging of bulk carriers. By quantifying these motions and loads, and comparing them against suitable criteria, the acceptable conditions for ship operations can be determined.The motions and mooring loads on the berthed ship due to the passing ship for the site specific conditions are determined through a combination of physical scale model experiments and numerical predictions.
Funding
BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance ($108,960)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Duffy JT; Denehy S; MacFarlane GJ
Year
2015
Marine vessel wave wake: Ferry operations in sheltered waterways (2015 - 2018)$265,942
Description
This project aims to address one of the biggest risk factors when commencing any new ship/boat operations by ensuring the waves that the new vessels generate are minimised, thereby reducing the impact on other users of the waterway or damage to the surrounding infrastructure or environment. The intended outcome is a new method for predicting this complex phenomenon that will be a significant advance on conventional technologies. Once developed, using model and full scale experimentation, the method will allow more comprehensive and accurate assessments of any proposed ferry operation to be made in a timely manner during early planning stages.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($192,767)
Scheme
Grant-Linkage Projects Round 1
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
MacFarlane GJ; Duffy JT
Period
2015 - 2018
Grant Reference
LP150100502
Manoeuvring properties of a surfaced submarine (2014)$158,100
Funding
Defence Science and Technology Group ($158,100)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Duffy JT; Denehy S; MacFarlane GJ; Ranmuthugala SD
Year
2014
Real-Time Draught Surveys by Photogrammetry (2014)$75,400
Description
The aim of this study was to examine the viability of adopting some form of photogrammetry to measure the attitude of a vessel (trim, list and draught) in real time to aid the calculation of the total displacement of a ship as an alternative to traditional draught surveys.Physical scale model experiments were performed to measure the change in draught, trim and heel during a simulation of a typicalloading sequence for a bulk carrier. The measurement system was a form of photogrammetry a non-contact digital video motioncapture system. The physical measurements by photogrammetry were compared to calculations of a similar nature obtained from acontemporary hydrostatics software package.The study allowed the accuracy of the photogrammetry system to be assessed for measuring changes in draught, trim and list in realtime. The photogrammetry system was able to quantify differences in the model vessel's attitude to an equivalent level of accuracy in still water and also in wave affected conditions. Recommendations for future work were provided.
Funding
Rio Tinto Limited ($75,400)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Binns JR; MacFarlane GJ; Snell AG
Year
2014
Motions of bulk carrier ships moored in open water berths (2014)$88,000
Description
The aims of this study are to assess the viability of open water berths for the loading and/or discharging of bulk carriers. This requires the motions of berthed ships at an open water berth and associated mooring loads due to the environmental effect of wind, irregular waves and current to be predicted and the results compared against suitable criteria.The motions and mooring loads on a Cape class ship with a generic mooring configuration (based on past research conducted by AMC)are predicted using numerical simulations. For this numerical study the wave direction, height and period that results in the safetycriteria being exceeded will be identified based on a 12 hour irregular seaway sample. The wind and wave direction will be coupled to produce the likely worst case scenarios. Five wind and wave directions are analysed. Additionally, for a selected case the effect of wind and current strength will be investigated. The motions and mooring loads are compared to Permanent International Association of Navigation Congress (PIANC) and Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) criteria to determine whether it is viable to perform loading and/or discharging operations of bulk carriers at open water berths.
Funding
GHD Pty Ltd ($88,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Duffy JT; Denehy S; MacFarlane GJ
Year
2014
A comparative study into the calm water performance of two hull forms (2014)$40,800
Description
The aims of this study were to make significant improvements to the calm water performance of a high-speed monohedron hull form when operating at speed in calm water. This involved the manufacture of a scale model of the existing hull form and performing a series of benchmark experiments in the AMC Towing Tank. Suggestions of modifications to the hull form that could provide potential improvements were provided by several sources, including the industry participants and hydrodynamicists from AMC and external organisations. The revised hull form had significant differences in hull shape to the original. A second physical model was constructed of the revised hull form and a further series of experiments were performed, including an investigation of dynamic effects from the use of a pair of interceptors. It was found that these hull form changes resulted in significant improvements in powering performance.
Funding
Southerly Design ($40,800)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
MacFarlane GJ; Duffy JT
Year
2014
Vessel wave wake study (2014 - 2015)$76,456
Description
The aims of this study were to (a) predict the characteristics of the waves generated by a proposed new vessel, (b) quantify the characteristics of the waves generated by selected existing vessels, (c) establish a suitable wave wake criteria for sheltered waterways, and (d) estimate the acceptable vessel speeds for various routes. This was achieved using a combination of empirical predictions and data acquired from full scale trials.
Funding
Transport for NSW ($76,456)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
MacFarlane GJ
Period
2014 - 2015
Towards an Australian capability in arrays of ocean wave-power machines (2014 - 2017)$858,946
Description
Research into wave energy converters and the interaction of waves and currents when these converters are placed in arrays.
Funding
Australian Renewable Energy Agency ($770,728)
Collaborators
BioPower Systems ($6,000); Carnegie Wave Energy Limited ($6,000); Swinburne University of Technology ($76,218)
Scheme
Emerging Renewables Program
Administered By
Swinburne University of Technology
Research Team
Manasseh R; Penesis I; Babanin A; MacFarlane GJ; Illesinghe S; Fleming AN; Toffoli A; Walker JM; Nader JP
Period
2014 - 2017
The Australian Wave Energy Prospectivity Atlas Mapping, Assessing and Forecasting Australia s Wave Energy Resources (2014 - 2017)$1,329,900
Description
CSIRO have successfully signed with ARENA (the AustralianRenewable Energy Agency). This is a subcontract with CSIRO to compare estimates between numerical and laboratory models, and dedicated fieldobservations, of (i) the qualitative structure of the current field around a wave energy converter (WEC); and (ii) the attenuation of the wave field downstream of a WEC.Its from this study would indicate the basic qualitative pattern of currents created by a wave energy device: for example, whether the device would producea current in the form of a jet, a single vortex, a pair of vortices, or multiple vortices, and enable validation of idealized numerical and laboratory experimentswith field collected data. Furthermore, measurements of wave energy attenuation down‐stream of the WEC(s) will be compared between idealizedlaboratory and numerical experiments, and insitu field measurements. These comparisons will allow the project to determine how representative the fieldmeasurements are of alternative WEC technologies, for which other idealized experiments have been carried out.
Funding
Australian Renewable Energy Agency ($1,329,900)
Scheme
Emerging Renewables Program
Administered By
CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation
Research Team
Penesis I; MacFarlane GJ; Walker JM; Nader JP; Fleming AN
Period
2014 - 2017
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
Hydrodynamic performance of a SOLAS passenger ship for Tokelau (2013)$27,500
Description
The project involves the development and conduct of a series of scale model experiments to quantify the calm water and head sea performance of a proposed SOLAS passenger vessel to service the South Pacific island of Tokelau.
Funding
Stronach & Associates Pty Ltd ($27,500)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
MacFarlane GJ; Duffy JT
Year
2013
Hydrodynamic performance comparison of a trimaran, catamaran and stabilised monohull (2013)$29,880
Description
This is an investigation into the comparative performance of several vessels when operating in calm water and in specific seaways. Design and scale model experiments, analysis, presentation, and a written report will be produced.
Funding
Sea Transport Solutions ($29,880)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
MacFarlane GJ; Duffy JT
Year
2013
The ship within a ship: new-generation transhipment of bulk ore products (2013 - 2015)$420,000
Description
With Australia's mining boom already reaching its high point, the industry will increasingly rely on cost-efficiency to compete with emerging sources around the world. The project will develop one of the most significant advances in the technology of bulk ore transhipment in decades. The concept of a floating harbour transhipper involves a large covered floating storage vessel incorporating a well dock that interfaces with a feeder vessel. This would allow Australia's mining export industry, particularly smaller companies in remote locations, to adopt much smaller harbours, reduce capital expenditure on dredging and infrastructure, and boost environmental sustainability.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($270,000)
Scheme
Grant-Linkage Projects Round 1
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
MacFarlane GJ; Bose N; Penesis I; Duffy JT
Period
2013 - 2015
Grant Reference
LP130100962
Real Time Draft Surveys (2012)$60,000
Funding
RightShip Pty Ltd ($60,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Binns JR; Snell AG; MacFarlane GJ
Year
2012
Ship Interaction and Ship Mooring Study (2012)$318,360
Description
This project aimed to predict motions of berthed ships in a proposed shipping channel and associated mooring loads due to the effect of a passing ship and compare the predictions to suitable criteria. The work was undertaken in two stages. In Stage I the interaction forces experienced by berthed ships due to the effect of a passing ship were measured using model scale experiments in the Model Test Basin. An innovative test rig and new procedures were developed to obtain new knowledge on the novel berth arrangements. In Stage 2 the berthed ship motions, mooring line loads and fender loads were predicted using numerical simulations. These accounted for the hydrodynamic and mooring forces and moments acting on the hull. The limiting passing vessel speeds were identified for a range of ship sizes, berth occupancy scenarios and water depths. The new knowledge arising from this work was summarised in a comprehensive report, which included: I) Study objectives 2) Project methodology 3) Input parameters for the prediction of berthed ship motion and mooring loads 4) Details concerning the experimental modelling techniques 5) Details concerning the numerical simulation techniques 6) Maximum and minimum berthed ship motions, maximum mooring line loads and maximum fender loads. It addressed the research question: What is the influence of passing ship velocity, channel and berth pocket geometry, berthed ship size, passing ship size and berth pocket occupancy on interaction forces and moments due to a passing ship. In turn, how does this influence berthed ship motions and mooring loads for the specific scenarios faced? Its innovation lay in conducting novel physical experiments to obtain previously unavailable data on the influence of a range of variables on passing ship interaction forces and moments and berthed ship motions and mooring loads.
Funding
Newcastle Port Corporation ($318,360)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Duffy JT; Denehy S; MacFarlane GJ
Year
2012
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
Motions of a dive support vessel in a seaway (2012)$57,240
Description
This project involved developing and conducting a comprehensive series of scale model experiments to quantify the motions of a proposed dive support vessel when travelling at speed and moored in a seaway. This required the conduct of experiments in both towing tank and model test basin, using specialist test rigs. Analysis of the raw experimental data was also undertaken. A written report was provided which included details of the test program, model particulars, facility and instrumentations details, experimental test rig and procedures, video and photographs, results and discussion. This project required the conduct of applied research to conduct an original series of experiments on a dedicated scale model of a proposed dive support vessel. It addressed the research question: What are the motions experienced by a dive support vessel when subject to a variety of incident wave conditions under two scenarios: while travelling at speed, and when moored using a 4-point mooring system (directly above the archaeological dive site)? Its innovation lay in the conduct of a novel series of physical experiments to obtain previously unavailable data on the motions of a proposed dive support vessel for multiple operational scenarios.
Funding
Incat Crowther ($57,240)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
MacFarlane GJ; Duffy JT
Year
2012
The re-righting of a capsized pilot boat (2012)$6,660
Description
This project developed and conducted a series of scale model experiments to investigate the re-righting of a capsized pilot boat. This required the conduct of experiments in the AMC towing tank using a specially built scale model, including all superstructure and topsides. Analysis of the experimental data was undertaken by AMC personnel. A written report was provided which included details of the test program, model particulars, facility and instrumentations details, experimental test rig and procedures, video and photographs, results and discussion. This project required the conduct of applied research to conduct an original series of re-righting experiments on a dedicated scale model of pilot boat. It addressed the following question: How do the mass properties and above-water shape of a pilot boat affect its re-righting ability in calm water and in a seaway?
Funding
Norman R Wright & Sons ($6,660)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
MacFarlane GJ; Duffy JT
Year
2012
Calm water performance of a novel barge hull form for high-speed operation (2012)$22,279
Description
This project involved developing and conducting a series of scale model experiments to quantify the calm water performance of a novel barge-type hull form for high-speed operation. This required the conduct of experiments in the towing tank and modifications to the hull model. Analysis of the raw experimental data was undertaken. A written report was provided which included details of the test program, model particulars, facility and instrumentations details, experimental test rig and procedures, video and photographs, results and discussion. This project required the conduct of applied research to conduct an original series of experiments on a dedicated scale model of a novel high-speed barge. It addressed the research question: How do changes in the loading conditions and modifications to the hull form affect the powering, sinkage and trim of a novel barge when travelling at a range of speeds. Its innovation lay in the conduct of a novel series of physical experiments to obtain previously unavailable data on the calm water performance of a novel barge hull form for high-speed operation.
Funding
Global Marine Design ($22,279)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
MacFarlane GJ; Duffy JT
Year
2012
Hydrodynamics of new ferry terminals for the Brisbane River during flood events (2012 - 2013)$42,770
Description
This project developed and conducted a series of scale model experiments to quantify the loads experienced by the piers that will anchor several new designs of ferry terminals proposed for the Brisbane River. Of particular interest are the extreme loads expected during major flood events. Work involved the design of a suitable test rig and programme of experiments, construction of a series of physical models of various different floating terminals. The experiments were conducted in the AMC towing tank and analysis of the raw experimental data was performed by AMC personnel. A written report, including details of the test program, model particulars, facility and instrumentations details, experimental test rig and procedures, video and photographs, results and discussion, was provided. This project required the conduct of applied research to an original series of experiments on dedicated scale models of the proposed new designs of river ferry terminals. It addressed the research question: What are the loads experienced by the piers designed to anchor various new designs of ferry terminals proposed for the Brisbane River? It conducts a novel series of physical experiments to obtain previously unavailable data on the loads due to flood conditions on a series of river ferry terminals.
Funding
Aurecon Australia ($42,770)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
MacFarlane GJ; Duffy JT
Period
2012 - 2013
Upper Tamar River Estuary Sediment Study (2012 - 2013)$10,680
Description
The AMC are working collaboratively with the Launceston Flood Authority (LF A), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Parks & Wildlife Service (P&W) on a silt raking trial for the upper Tamar River estuary. The EPA identified some specific analyses that must be undertaken prior to this trial, including the collection and analysis of sediment samples. AMC, in collaboration with the LF A and EPA, were tasked with the collection of suitable elutriate samples from strategic locations and depths of the estuary floor. Each sample was prepared within AMC's laboratories and provided to Analytical Services Tasmania (AST) to undertake elutriate extractions and analysis. AMC documented the location, type and number of samples collected and provided interpretation of AST's analysis results. The project addressed the research question: What nutrients and metals are contained within the silt in specific locations of the upper Tamar River estuary? Its innovation lay in the acquisition and analysis of sediment and water samples to provide a baseline from which decisions can be made on how to proceed with the removal of silt from the upper Tamar River estuary.
Funding
Launceston Flood Authority ($10,680)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Fischer AM; MacFarlane GJ
Period
2012 - 2013
Calm water performance of a novel ROPAX catamaran (2012)$18,120
Description
AMC was requested to develop and conduct a series of scale model experiments to quantify the calm water performance of a novel ROP AX catamaran. This required the conduct of experiments in the AMC towing tank and modifications to the hull model. Analysis of the raw experimental data was undertaken by AMC personnel. A written report was provided which included details of the test program, model particulars, facility and instrumentations details, experimental test rig and procedures, video and photographs, results and discussion. This project required the conduct of applied research to conduct an original series of experiments on a dedicated scale model of a novel ROP AX catamaran. It addressed the research question: How do changes in the loading conditions and modifications to the hull form affect the powering, sinkage and trim of a novel ROP AX catamaran when travelling at a range of speeds? Its innovation lay in the conduct of a novel series of physical experiments to obtain previously unavailable data on the calm water performance of a novel ROP AX catamaran hull form for operation over a range of speeds.
Funding
Sea Transport Solutions ($18,120)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
MacFarlane GJ; Duffy JT; Penesis I
Year
2012
An Investigation into the Motions of a Landing Craft Operating in Both Deep and Shallow Water (2011 - 2012)$171,181
Funding
Defence Science and Technology Group ($171,181)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
MacFarlane GJ; Duffy JT
Period
2011 - 2012
Ship Interaction and Ship Mooring Study (2011)$333,600
Funding
Newcastle Port Corporation ($333,600)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Duffy JT; MacFarlane GJ
Year
2011
Resistance Tests, Powering Estimates and Seakeeping Tests for the LCH-R for Directorate of Navy Platform Systems (2011)$51,360
Funding
Department of Defence ($51,360)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
MacFarlane GJ; Duffy JT
Year
2011
Hydrodynamic Testing on an OWC Model (2011)$19,320
Funding
OceanLinx ($19,320)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
MacFarlane GJ; Duffy JT
Year
2011
Performance and design optimisation of Oscillating Water Column ocean wave energy converters (2011 - 2015)$477,000
Description
This project will develop new ocean wave energy technologies for electricity generation and desalination. Use of this renewable energy technology will dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The aim is to optimize the next generation of near-shore Oscillating Water Column ocean wave energy conversion systems for utility-scale electricity and desalinated water production. Physical experiments will be used to visualise and quantify the particle flow in and around the systems to identify and minimise energy losses. The results will ensure Oceanlinx, recipients of multiple international renewable energy awards, continues to lead the development of the most effective and economically attractive wave energy conversion systems in the world.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($342,000)
Collaborators
Bombora Wave Power Pty Ltd ($125,000); OceanLinx ($10,000)
Scheme
Grant-Linkage Projects Round 2
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Bose N; MacFarlane GJ; Penesis I; Goldsworthy LC; Denniss T; Ryan S
Period
2011 - 2015
Grant Reference
LP110200129
June 2011: 11th International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation (2011)$2,250
Funding
University of Tasmania ($2,250)
Scheme
Grant-Conference Support Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
MacFarlane GJ
Year
2011
Model tests on a self-propelled model of a landing craft in shallow water (2010)$20,000
Funding
Defence Science and Technology Group ($20,000)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
MacFarlane GJ; Duffy JT
Year
2010
Research and Physical Experiments to Investigate Marine Renewable Energy Concepts (2010)$196,500
Funding
OceanLinx ($196,500)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
MacFarlane GJ; Duffy JT
Year
2010
A Preliminary Investigation into the Relative Motions of a Novel Floating Harbour Transhipper and Shuttle Vessel (2010)$57,840
Funding
Sea Transport Solutions ($57,840)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
MacFarlane GJ; Duffy JT
Year
2010
Investigation into the Comparative Impact of Wash from Boats and Wind Waves (2009)$40,896
Funding
Swan River Trust ($40,896)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
MacFarlane GJ
Year
2009
Research and Physical Experiments to Investigate Marine Renewable Energy Concepts (2009)$164,740
Funding
OceanLinx ($164,740)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
MacFarlane GJ
Year
2009
Research into the Damage Stability of a Landing Craft (2009)$192,000
Funding
Defence Science and Technology Group ($192,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
MacFarlane GJ; Renilson MR; Thomas GA
Year
2009
Powering of Medium Speed Catamarans in Shallow and Deep Water (2009 - 2010)$54,500
Funding
Revolution Design Pty Ltd ($54,500)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Duffy JT; Thomas GA; MacFarlane GJ
Period
2009 - 2010
The Novel Production and Analysis of Breaking Waves Utilising Circular-track Moving Disturbances (2009 - 2011)$283,850
Description
The project will allow the design of the world's first circular track wave pool to proceed. The pool, capable of generating customised continuously breaking waves, uses a revolutionary idea proposed by industry partner Liquid Time. A disturbance is rotated on the perimeter of a circular wave pool to create breaking waves on a central sloping beach. Immediate outcomes will be: the ability to physically and numerically produce predetermined continuously generating breaking waves in a circular pool; the control of the wave transformation process; and design of the optimum moving disturbance. Use of a continuous steady-state wave will allow breaking wave analysis and fundamental knowledge of wave mechanics to be significantly extended.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($210,000)
Scheme
Grant-Linkage Projects Round 2
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Binns JR; Thomas GA; MacFarlane GJ; Renilson MR
Period
2009 - 2011
Grant Reference
LP0990307
Damage Stability - Validation of FREDYN (2008 - 2012)$279,424
Funding
Defence Research and Development Canada Atlantic ($55,000); Defence Science and Technology Group ($32,600); Maritime Research Institute Netherlands ($191,824)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Renilson MR; MacFarlane GJ; Thomas GA
Period
2008 - 2012
Research and Physical Experiments to Investigate the Performance of a Novel Concept for a Pusher Tug and a General Cargo Base (2008)$36,460
Funding
Sea Transport Solutions ($36,460)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
AMC Search
Research Team
Macfarlane G
Year
2008
Physical Experiments to Investigate Marine Renewable Energy Concepts (2008)$48,480
Funding
Oceanlinx Ltd ($48,480)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
AMC Search
Research Team
Macfarlane G
Year
2008
Physical Experiments to Investigate Marine Renewable Energy Concepts (2008)$26,370
Funding
BioPower Systems ($26,370)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
AMC Search
Research Team
Macfarlane G
Year
2008
Investigation into the apparent centre of yaw for a novel trimaran hull form (2008)$51,779
Funding
Austral Ships ($51,779)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
AMC Search
Research Team
Macfarlane G
Year
2008
Preliminary Investigation into the Dynamic Stability of Military Platforms in Deep and Shallow Water and Potential Application of Reconfigurable Hull Forms (2007 - 2008)$24,000
Funding
Defence Science and Technology Group ($24,000)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Thomas GA; MacFarlane GJ
Period
2007 - 2008
Applied Research and Development in the Field of High Speed Vessel Design (2007 - 2008)$25,000
Funding
Incat Crowther ($25,000)
Scheme
Research Agreement
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Renilson MR; MacFarlane GJ
Period
2007 - 2008
Motion and Loads of a Hydroelastic Frigate Model in Waves (2007 - 2009)$255,000
Funding
Defence Science and Technology Group ($255,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Thomas GA; MacFarlane GJ; Davis MR
Period
2007 - 2009
Australian Maritime Hydrodynamic Research Centre (2002 - 2006)$4,456,949
Funding
Department of Education, Science and Training ($4,456,949)
Scheme
Agreement-Major National Research Facility
Administered By
Australian Maritime College
Research Team
Brandner PA; MacFarlane GJ; Walker GJ
Period
2002 - 2006

Research Supervision

Current

3

Completed

11

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDA Resilience-Based Causal Framework for Conducting Safety Analysis2014
PhDVessel Wave Wakes New perspectives on their generation, propagation and shoreline impacts2016
PhDExperimental Investigation into the Hydrodynamics and Performance of Breakwater/Harbour Mounted Oscillating Water Column Wave Energy Converters in Arrays2016

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDInvestigation on the Use of Wall Reflections to Simulate Wave Energy Converter Array Effects
Candidate: Brian John Winship
2019
PhDA Mission Planner to Improve the Cost-effectiveness of Autonomous Marine Vehicle Deployments
Candidate: Fletcher Francis Thompson
2019
PhDThe Floating Harbour Transhipper: Well dock hydrodynamics of a novel transhipment concept
Candidate: Nicholas Thomas Maxwell Johnson
2018
PhDNumerical Analysis of Arrays of Wave Energy Converters
Candidate: Aidan Bronson Bharath
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
PhDThe Investigation of High Quality Surfing Waves Generated by a Moving Pressure Source
Candidate: Mohammadreza Javanmardi
2015
PhDLimitations on the Creation of Continuously Surfable Waves Generated by a Pressure Source Moving in a Circular Path
Candidate: Steven Anthony Schmied
2014
PhDShallow Water Vessel Wash - Simple Characterisations for a Complex Phenomenon
Candidate: Alexander Robbins
2013
PhDPhase-averaged Analysis of an Oscillating Water Column Wave Energy Converter
Candidate: Alan Noel Fleming
2012
MastersThe Study of Ship Motions in Regular Waves using a Mesh-Free Numerical Method
Candidate: Bruce Kenneth Cartwright
2012