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Irene Penesis

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Irene Penesis

Lead, Marine Renewable Energy Research Group
Bid Director, Blue Economy CRC
Professor, Mathematics & Hydrodynamics
Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics

Room G74a, Swanson Building, Newnham Campus

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I.Penesis@utas.edu.au

Australia is at a tipping point as the global push for renewable energy sources continues to gain momentum.

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"Harnessing marine resources for renewable energy."

Irene Penesis - April 2019

Professor Irene Penesis believes the nation has a major advantage in its bid to become a world leader in the supply of renewables.

“A vast majority of Australia’s population live around the coast, and Australia has the third- largest exclusive economic zone in the world,” she said.

“A lot of this marine resource is untapped and has the potential to be part of Australia’s mix of renewable energy sources.

“As we continue to move away from conventional oil and gas resources towards renewables such as wind and solar, there is a unique opportunity to utilise what we have on our doorstep by harnessing wave, tidal and offshore wind resources.

“Additionally to being a clean, renewable and emission-free resource, tidal currents are highly predictable. It means that systems can be more easily designed depending on the environment of a given site, and energy load and power availability can be accurately predicted years in advance.

“There is a high potential for on-grid and off-grid needs around islands and remote coastal communities as well.

“Australia’s south and west coastlines are already hosting several wave energy projects as the large swells and high ocean winds make them one of the best locations in the world to commercially harness wave energy.

“There is so much potential to capture and harness this form of energy.”

This potential has inspired Professor Penesis’ research for well over a decade.

Her research interests in experimental and mathematical techniques being applied to ocean renewable energy have also led to several successful industry collaborations.

“I’ve always worked in the area of applying mathematics to the development of solutions for engineering problems,” she said.

“When I arrived at the Australian Maritime College (AMC), I was interested in maritime engineering applications around renewable energy devices, so I pursued my passion in using my hydrodynamics background to develop research-based solutions for industry.”

Over the years Professor Penesis has developed key industry partnerships in the wave and tidal energy sector, in particular, the hydrodynamic aspects of a device’s performance, and runs one of the largest marine renewable energy research groups in Australia.

“Industry focused a lot of its research and development initially at early technology readiness levels, but I was interested in going one step further and understanding how the technology performs when it is in the real ocean environment,” she said.

“I wanted to understand the efficiency of the device, how it performed in realistic ocean conditions, and assess its impact on the marine environment – which led to interdisciplinary research with other areas including the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS).”

Professor Penesis said her research focus is a crucial component to the blue economy, which seeks to provide solutions for the sustainable use of the world’s ocean resources, be it for food, energy or economics.

“We are well positioned to take a lead role in the blue economy on a global scale,” she said.

“The challenge now is applying our technical and scientific abilities and expertise in converting that ocean energy into actual sources of power. This will unlock an unprecedented opportunity in Australia to create new energy markets.”

Irene Penesis is a Professor in the National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics at the Australian Maritime College (AMC), a specialist institute of the University of Tasmania. Irene leads a multi-disciplinary research team working in the field of marine renewable energy. She also holds the substantive role as Bid Director of the Blue Economy Cooperative Research Centre (CRC). 

Irene is currently leading an Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) funded project, Tidal Energy in Australia - Assessing Resource and Feasibility to Australia's Future Energy Mix, with project partners CSIRO and UQ which started in July 2017. Irene has held several positions including Member of the MERIC Scientific International Committee since 2018, and Chair of Marine Renewable Energy Specialist Committee of the International Towing Tank Conference (ITTC) between 2011 and 2017, a peak international body developing technical guidelines and procedures relevant to the hydrodynamic testing of wave energy converters, marine current/tidal turbines and offshore wind turbines. Being an outstanding teacher is also an essential aspect of her work and a driver for her passion for engineering and mathematics education.

Biography

Irene Penesis was awarded a PhD in Mathematics in 2002 from RMIT University, Melbourne Australia. Her PhD in the field of tribology examined the pressure field and load-carrying capacity in specialised non-smooth gas-lubricated bearings used in industrial drilling machinery. Irene developed mathematical models to solve the complex elliptic partial differential equations analytically and numerically that governed the pressure field. Before joining the Australian Maritime College, specialist institute of the University of Tasmania, Irene was a lecturer at RMIT University in the School of Mathematical and Geospatial Sciences, and served a short postdoctoral research role modelling shape changes of red blood cells in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Melbourne.

Career summary

Qualifications

  • PhD (2002) 'Gas-lubricated bearings with non-smooth profiles', RMIT University, Australia
  • BAppSc (Hons) (1997), RMIT University, Australia

Languages (other than English)

  • Greek

Memberships

Professional practice

Professional Offices Held:

  • Member, MERIC Scientific International Committee (since 2018)
  • Chair, International Towing Tank Conference (ITTC) Marine Renewable Energy Specialist Committee (Sept 2014 – Sept 2017)
  • Member, International Towing Tank Conference (ITTC) Marine Renewable Energy Specialist Committee (Sept 2017 – Sept 2020)
  • Secretary & Committee Member, International Towing Tank Conference (ITTC) Marine Renewable Energy Specialist Committee (2011 – Sept 2014)
  • Organising Committee (Australian/New Zealand Member), Asian Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (AWTEC) Series (2014 - current)
  • Organising Committee, 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC) 2012, Australian Maritime College, Launceston
  • Invited Member, Society for Underwater Technology (SUT), Marine Renewable Energy Specialist Panel, Engineering Committee on Oceanic Resources (ECOR) (2010 – current)
  • Secretary of the Victorian Branch of ANZIAM (2002 – 2003)
  • Organising Committee for Engineering Mathematics and Applications Conference (EMAC) 2007, University of Tasmania, Hobart
  • Secretary of the Victorian Branch of ANZIAM (2002-2003)

Professional Qualifications:

  • Member, Australian Mathematical Society (since 1997)
  • Member, Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE) (since 2009)
  • Member, Royal Institution for Naval Architects (RINA) (since 2011)

Administrative expertise

Deputy Director (Accreditation) from June 2014 to September 2015:

I am leading AMC's NCMEH through professional accreditation (and AQF compliance for UTAS) of its undergrad, postgrad, and dual-badge maritime engineering degree programs through Engineers Australia (EA), Royal Institution of Naval Architecture (RINA), Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST).

Other Major Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Jan 2014 – current, Master's Program Coordinator
  • 2012 – 2013, NCMEH Student Recruitment Coordinator 
  • 2013, MTM Pathway Coordinator
  • Jan – Jun 2012, (Acting) Deputy Director (Academic) 
  • Jan – Mar 2010, (Acting) Deputy Director (Academic) 
  • 2007 – 2011, First Year Coordinator, BEng
  • 2004 – 2007, Course Coordinator, BEng feeder

Other University Service Roles:

  • AMC Learning and Teaching Committee (2013 – 2014)
  • Chair, UTAS Student Complaints Panel (2014, 2015)
  • Member, UTAS Student Complaints Panel (2009 – 2015)
  • Member, AMC Board of Studies (2010)
  • Member of the AMC/UTAS Integration Academic Working Party (2007)
  • Member of the AMC Academic Board's Teaching and Learning Committee (2003 – 2005)

Teaching

Engineering Mathematics, Calculus, Probability And Statistics, Laplace Transforms, Fourier Series, Ordinary Differential Equations, Partial Differential Equations, Vector Calculus, Numerical Methods, Finite Element Methods, Hydrodynamics

Teaching expertise

Since joining AMC/UTAS in 2003, my teaching focus has been on coordination, development and delivery of mathematics and engineering units within the Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Science degree programs at the University of Tasmania. My teaching aims to achieve coherence between curriculum design and assessment and provide opportunities for students with differing approaches to learning and motivations to engage in learning mathematics and its real-world applications.

Scholarship of Learning and Teaching activities include:

  • Developing engineering and mathematics pathways for VET students to articulate to higher education transforming the way we teach mathematics in primary education using technology.
  • Evaluating and selecting Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) resources: capacity building for teachers in regional and rural schools.
  • Developing and disseminating new interdisciplinary approaches to mathematics and science pre-service teacher education.

Awards:

  • UTAS Teaching Merit Certificate, team nomination with Dr Roberto Ojeda (2014)
  • UniJobs Lecturer of the Year, placed 8th amongst staff at UTAS
(2014)
  • Commended Award for Engineering Education Engagement from Australasian Association of Engineering Education (AAEE), part of Engineers Australia (2011)
  • University of Tasmania Vice-Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Community Engagement in the category of Team –Creative Partnerships with Community (2009)
  • Australian Maritime College (AMC) Council Award for High Achievement in Teaching (2006)

Teaching responsibility

Research Appointments

  • Chair of Marine Renewable Energy (MRE) Specialist Committee of the International Towing Tank Conference (ITTC) from September 2014 to September 2017.
  • Secretary and Committee Membeer of Marine Renewable Energy (MRE) Specialist Committee of the International Towing Tank Conference (ITTC) from September 2011 to September 2014 – lead to three published international guidelines and final report on the state-of-the-art in the field.

The ITTC is the peak body which have responsibility for establishing procedures and guidelines to maintain institutional credibility for those involved in the prediction of hydrodynamic performance of ships and marine installations based on experimental or numerical modelling.

Research Invitations

  • Invited assessor of ARC applications, since 2014.
  • Visiting Scholar, Dalhousie University, Faculty of Engineering, 2012.
  • Invited keynote speaker at 'A celebration of research: Industry & Community Partnership Day' at Acadia University, 2012.
  • Invited guest lectures at 'Tidal Power Workshop' hosted by Dalhousie University for industry, 2012.
  • Invitation by Marine Renewables Canada to participate as academic expert in 'UK Perspective on MRE Industry Development' roundtable discussion, 2012.
  • Chair sessions at seven international conferences.
  • Editor, Special Issue: Marine Engineering and Applications, Journal of Mathematical Problems in Engineering.
  • Peer reviewer of several journal articles in Journal of Ocean Engineering, Journal of Renewable
  • Energy, International Journal of Marine Energy, International Journal of Maritime Engineering, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Journal of Ocean Technology, and ANZIAM Journal.

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Expertise

Irene's research experience is working with varied applications of mathematical modelling techniques applied to the study of maritime engineering and hydrodynamics problems. Her work is centred on experimental and numerical methods that quantify the flow in the study of:

  • Ocean renewable energy devices – power generation, environmental impact and resource assessment; both wave energy and marine current energy;
  • Blue economy
  • Underwater explosions;
  • Ship to ship interactions;
  • Hydrodynamic interactions between two moving submerged bodies;
  • High-speed craft slamming events;
  • Lubrication theory in the study of non-smooth slider bearings.

Research Themes

Irene's research aligns to the University's research themes Marine, Antarctic and Maritime and Environment, Resources and Sustainability.

Her work in ocean renewable energy is centred mainly on two types of renewable energy devices; wave energy converters and tidal/current energy devices. Irene has undertaken experiments utilising AMC's specialised hydrodynamic test facilities (the tow tank, wave basin, circulating water channel) and high performance computing cluster, to determine and optimise the performance of these devices in waves and currents respectively, and assess the technical viability of these devices when deployed in real ocean environments. This work has been in collaboration with industry partners, other research organisations such as CSIRO and Swinburne University of Technology. With her collaborators, Irene is also working on the assessment of how ecologically friendly ocean energy devices are on the marine environment, and the assessment of wave and tidal energy resources in Tasmania. Irene has been the driving force in the establishment of the Blue Economy CRC, an industry-driven research and development initiative to enhance the development of Australia’s blue economy through the delivery of world-class, industry focused research into integrated seafood and renewable energy production systems. This partnership involves industry, government and research organisations in Australia and from overseas.

Irene has applied her mathematical skills to other hydrodynamic problems relevant to the maritime industry including hydrodynamic effects in ship-to-ship interactions for Sea Transport Corporation, investigating alternative methods for shock testing defence vessels using an airgun charge for Defence Science and Technology Group and investigating slamming on high-speed catamarans when operating in large waves for INCAT and Revolution Design.

Collaboration

Irene is currently involved in ten nationally funded research projects of international significance, four of which are primarily aimed at building Australia's capability for ocean renewable energy. These projects are conducted in close collaboration with engineering researchers at UTAS and Swinburne University of Technology, the CSIRO, and established Australian wave energy companies, Carnegie Wave Energy, BioPower Systems, Bombora Wave Power and ex-Oceanlinx developers.  

In addition, further funded research projects are aimed at developing a new-generation of ship-to-ship transhipping solutions for the mining industry; these are in partnership with international specialist marine design and consulting company Sea Transport Corporation.Other funded research projects are focused on the development of improved educational outcomes for both teachers and students in primary, secondary and higher education in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM); these involve collaboration with several Australian universities.

Awards

Best paper presented, 'Asymptotic Analysis of Narrow Gas-Lubricated Slider Bearings with Non-Smooth Profiles', presented at the EMAC 1998, Engineering Mathematics Conference in Adelaide, Australia, July 1998.

Fields of Research

  • Ship and Platform Hydrodynamics (091104)
  • Real and Complex Functions (incl. Several Variables) (010111)

Research Objectives

  • Wave Energy (850508)
  • Tidal Energy (850507)

Publications

Total publications

124

Highlighted publications

(20 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2018Conference PublicationCossu R, Heatherington C, Grinham A, Penesis I, Hunter S, 'A cost-efficient seabed survey for bottom-mounted OWC on King Island, Tasmania, Australia', AWTEC 2018 Proceedings, 09-13 September 2018, Taipei, Taiwan, pp. 411. (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Cossu R

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

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Co-authors: Orphin J; Nader J-R

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

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Co-authors: Nader J-R; Marsh P; Couzi C

2018Journal ArticleHemer MA, Manasseh R, McInnes KL, Penesis I, Pitman T, 'Perspectives on a way forward for ocean renewable energy in Australia', Renewable Energy, 127 pp. 733-745. ISSN 0960-1481 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2018.05.036 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6

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2017Conference PublicationBennet 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: Fleming AN; MacFarlane GJ; Nader J-R

2017Other Public OutputLeong ZQ, Ranmuthugala SD, Penesis I, Nguyen HD, 'WHC Nicholas Prize', The Royal Institution of Naval Architects, United Kingdom (2017) [Award]

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Co-authors: Leong ZQ; Ranmuthugala SD; Nguyen HD

2017Other Public OutputLeong ZQ, Ranmuthugala SD, Penesis I, Nguyen HD, 'The Royal Institution of Naval Architects Medal of Distinction', The Royal Institution of Naval Architects, United Kingdom (2017) [Award]

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Co-authors: Leong ZQ; Ranmuthugala SD; Nguyen HD

2017Conference PublicationPenesis I, Batten W, Fontaine A, Shin HK, Li Y, et al., 'Final report and recommendations of the Specialist Committee on Hydrodynamics Modelling of Marine Renewable Energy Devices', Proceedings of the 28th International Towing Tank Conference (ITTC), 17-23 September 2017, Wuxi, China, pp. 579-638. ISBN 978-7-5027-9917-5 (2017) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2017Journal ArticlePenesis I, Katersky Barnes R, Kilpatrick S, Symes M, Leon de la Barra BA, 'Reskilling the manufacturing workforce and developing capabilities for the future', Australasian Journal of Engineering Education, 22, (1) pp. 14-22. ISSN 1325-4340 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/22054952.2017.1338228 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Katersky Barnes R; Kilpatrick S; Symes M; Leon de la Barra BA

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2016Other Public OutputHemer M, Penesis I, McInnes K, Manasseh R, Pitman T, 'Catching the waves: it's time for Australia to embrace ocean renewable energy', The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group Ltd, Victoria, Australia, 18 October (2016) [Magazine Article]

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2016Conference PublicationHunt D, Penesis I, 'Pioneering tidal energy development in Tasmania', Proceedings of the Australian Ocean Renewable Energy Symposium, 18-20 October 2016, Melbourne, Australia, pp. A27. (2016) [Conference Extract]

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2016Other Public OutputPenesis I, Kilpatrick S, Allison J, Harte D, Symes M, et al., 'Reskilling the manufacturing workforce and developing capabilities for the future', Final Report, Office for Learning and Teaching, Department of Education and Training, Australia, Australia (2016) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Kilpatrick S; Allison J; Harte D; Symes M; Leon de la Barra BA; Katersky Barnes R; Broun D

2016Conference PublicationPenesis 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: Nader J-R; Fleming A; MacFarlane G

2015Journal ArticleDay AH, Babarit A, Fontaine A, He Y-P, Kraskowski M, et al., 'Hydrodynamic modelling of marine renewable energy devices: a state of the art review', Ocean Engineering, 108 pp. 46-69. ISSN 0029-8018 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2015.05.036 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 50Web of Science - 42

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2015Chapter in BookLe P, Fischer A, Penesis I, Rahimi R, 'Aggregating GIS and MCDM to optimize wave energy converters location in Tasmania, Australia', Soft Computing Applications for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, Information Science Reference, MS Garcia-Cascales, JM Sanchez-Lozano, AD Masegosa, C Cruz-Corona (ed), USA, pp. 141-164. ISBN 978-1-4666-6631-3 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6631-3.ch006 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Fischer A; Rahimi R

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2015Journal ArticlePenesis I, Kilpatrick S, Broun D, Belward S, Barnes R, et al., 'Development of mathematical pathways for VET students to articulate to related higher education courses: a focus on engineering', International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, 23, (1) pp. 52-63. ISSN 2200-4270 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 2

Co-authors: Kilpatrick S; Broun D; Barnes R; Thomas G; Leon de la Barra B

2014Journal Articlede Graaf KL, Penesis I, Brandner PA, 'Modelling of seismic airgun bubble dynamics and pressure field using the Gilmore equation with additional damping factors', Ocean Engineering, 76 pp. 32-39. ISSN 1873-5258 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2013.12.001 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 22Web of Science - 18

Co-authors: de Graaf KL; Brandner PA

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2013Journal ArticleLien C-H, Wu JJ, Penesis I, Sniegocki H, Chang W-J, 'Marine engineering and applications', 2013 Article 761083. ISSN 1024-123X (2013) [Edited Journal]

DOI: 10.1155/2013/761083 [eCite] [Details]

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2013Journal ArticlePenesis 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: MacFarlane GJ; Bose N

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 - 33Web of Science - 24

Co-authors: Fleming A; Macfarlane G; Bose N

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Journal Article

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YearCitationAltmetrics
2019Armstrong CJ, Drobyshevksi Y, Chin C, Penesis I, 'Probabilistic analysis of extreme riser responses for a weather-vaning FPSO in tropical cyclones', Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, 141, (2) Article 021602. ISSN 0892-7219 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1115/1.4041069 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Armstrong CJ; Chin C

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2019Arzaghi E, Abaei MM, Abbassi R, O'Reilly M, Garaniya V, et al., 'A Markovian approach to power generation capacity assessment of floating wave energy converters', Renewable Energy, 146 pp. 2736-2743. ISSN 0960-1481 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2019.08.099 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: O'Reilly M; Garaniya V

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2019Xu Y, Liu P, Penesis I, He G, Heidarian A, et al., 'Energy generation efficiency and strength coupled design and optimization of wind turbine rotor blades', Journal of Energy Engineering, 145, (2) Article 04019004. ISSN 0733-9402 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)EY.1943-7897.0000599 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Xu Y; Liu P

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2019McCarthy RJ, Arzaghi E, Abaei MM, Abbassi R, Garaniya V, et al., 'A risk-based approach to layout implementation of WEC array by addressing accidental constraints', Journal of Ocean Engineering and Marine Energy, 5, (1) pp. 73-84. ISSN 2198-6444 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s40722-018-00126-3 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Garaniya V

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2018El-Bidairi KS, Nguyen HD, Jayasinghe SDG, Mahmoud TS, Penesis I, 'A hybrid energy management and battery size optimization for standalone microgrids: a case study for Flinders Island, Australia', Energy Conversion and Management, 175 pp. 192-212. ISSN 0196-8904 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.enconman.2018.08.076 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: El-Bidairi KS; Nguyen HD; Jayasinghe SDG

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2018Rahimian M, Walker J, Penesis I, 'Performance of a horizontal axis marine current turbine - a comprehensive evaluation using experimental, numerical, and theoretical approaches', Energy, 148 pp. 965-976. ISSN 0360-5442 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.energy.2018.02.007 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Rahimian M; Walker J

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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; Hemer M; MacFarlane G

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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; Macfarlane G

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2018Hemer MA, Manasseh R, McInnes KL, Penesis I, Pitman T, 'Perspectives on a way forward for ocean renewable energy in Australia', Renewable Energy, 127 pp. 733-745. ISSN 0960-1481 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2018.05.036 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6

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2017Chin CKH, Fluck A, Chong CL, Penesis I, Ranmuthugala D, et al., 'Higher order thinking through Calculus for Kids', Journal of Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria, 4, (1) pp. 26-31. ISSN 2205-3611 (2017) [Professional, Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Chin CKH; Fluck A; Chong CL; Ranmuthugala D; Coleman B

2017Marsh P, Ranmuthugala D, Penesis I, Thomas G, 'The influence of turbulence model and two and three-dimensional domain selection on the simulated performance characteristics of vertical axis tidal turbines', Renewable Energy, 105 pp. 106-116. ISSN 0960-1481 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2016.11.063 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 12

Co-authors: Marsh P; Ranmuthugala D

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2017Abaei MM, Arzaghi E, Abbassi R, Garaniya V, Penesis I, 'Developing a novel risk-based methodology for multi-criteria decision making in marine renewable energy applications', Renewable Energy, 102, (B) pp. 341-348. ISSN 0960-1481 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2016.10.054 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 26Web of Science - 22

Co-authors: Abaei MM; Arzaghi E; Abbassi R; Garaniya V

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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 - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Nader J-R; Fleming A; MacFarlane G

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2017Penesis I, Katersky Barnes R, Kilpatrick S, Symes M, Leon de la Barra BA, 'Reskilling the manufacturing workforce and developing capabilities for the future', Australasian Journal of Engineering Education, 22, (1) pp. 14-22. ISSN 1325-4340 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/22054952.2017.1338228 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Katersky Barnes R; Kilpatrick S; Symes M; Leon de la Barra BA

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2017Rahimian M, Walker J, Penesis I, 'Numerical assessment of a horizontal axis marine current turbine performance', International Journal of Marine Energy, 20 pp. 151-164. ISSN 2214-1669 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ijome.2017.07.009 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Rahimian M; Walker J

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2017Swidan A, Thomas G, Penesis I, Ranmuthugala D, Amin W, et al., 'Wetdeck slamming loads on a developed catamaran hullform - experimental investigation', Ships and Offshore Structures, 12, (5) pp. 653-661. ISSN 1744-5302 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/17445302.2016.1194555 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Swidan A; Ranmuthugala D; Amin W

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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 - 6Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Mitchell Ferguson T; MacFarlane G; Fleming A

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2016Marsh P, Ranmuthugala D, Penesis I, Thomas G, 'Numerical simulation of the loading characteristics of straight and helical-bladed vertical axis tidal turbines', Renewable Energy, 94 pp. 418-428. ISSN 0960-1481 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2016.03.060 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Marsh P; Ranmuthugala D

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2016Swidan A, Thomas G, Ranmuthugala D, Amin W, Penesis I, et al., 'Experimental drop test investigation into wetdeck slamming loads on a generic catamaran hullform', Ocean Engineering, 117 pp. 143-153. ISSN 0029-8018 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2016.03.059 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 14Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Swidan A; Ranmuthugala D; Amin W

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2015Day AH, Babarit A, Fontaine A, He Y-P, Kraskowski M, et al., 'Hydrodynamic modelling of marine renewable energy devices: a state of the art review', Ocean Engineering, 108 pp. 46-69. ISSN 0029-8018 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2015.05.036 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 50Web of Science - 42

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2015Leong ZQ, Ranmuthugala D, Penesis I, Nguyen H, 'Quasi-static analysis of the hydrodynamic interaction effects on an autonomous underwater vehicle operating in proximity to a moving submarine', Ocean Engineering, 106 pp. 175-188. ISSN 0029-8018 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2015.06.052 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: Leong ZQ; Ranmuthugala D; Nguyen H

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2015Leong ZQ, Ranmuthugala D, Penesis I, Nguyen HD, 'RANS-based CFD prediction of the hydrodynamic coefficients of DARPA suboff geometry in straight-line and rotating arm manoeuvres', International Journal of Maritime Engineering, 157, (A1) pp. A41-A52. ISSN 1479-8751 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3940/rina.ijme.2015.al.308 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Leong ZQ; Ranmuthugala D; Nguyen HD

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2015Leong ZQ, Ranmuthugala D, Penesis I, Nguyen HD, 'Transient analysis of hydrodynamic interaction effects on an autonomous underwater vehicle in proximity of a moving submarine', International Journal of Maritime Engineering, 157, (A4) pp. A205-A218. ISSN 1479-8751 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3940/rina.ijme.2015.a4.320 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Leong ZQ; Ranmuthugala D; Nguyen HD

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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 - 5Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Liu P; Bose N; Frost RT; MacFarlane GJ; Lilienthal T

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2015Marsh P, Ranmuthugala D, Penesis I, Thomas G, 'Numerical investigation of the influence of blade helicity on the performance characteristics of vertical axis tidal turbines', Renewable Energy, 81 pp. 926-935. ISSN 0960-1481 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2015.03.083 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 14

Co-authors: Marsh P; Ranmuthugala D

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2015Marsh PJ, Ranmuthugala D, Penesis I, Thomas G, 'Three-dimensional numerical simulations of straight-bladed vertical axis tidal turbines investigating power output, torque ripple and mounting forces', Renewable Energy, 83 pp. 67-77. ISSN 0960-1481 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2015.04.014 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 35Web of Science - 33

Co-authors: Marsh PJ; Ranmuthugala D

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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; Macfarlane G

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Mitchell Ferguson T; MacFarlane G; Fleming A

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2015Penesis I, Kilpatrick S, Broun D, Belward S, Barnes R, et al., 'Development of mathematical pathways for VET students to articulate to related higher education courses: a focus on engineering', International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, 23, (1) pp. 52-63. ISSN 2200-4270 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 2

Co-authors: Kilpatrick S; Broun D; Barnes R; Thomas G; Leon de la Barra B

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

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Co-authors: Harte C; Primo C; Fleming A

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; MacFarlane G; Lilienthal T; Thomas G

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2014de Graaf KL, Brandner PA, Penesis I, 'The pressure field generated by a seismic airgun', Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science: International Journal of Experimental Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics, and Fluid Mechanics, 55 pp. 239-249. ISSN 0894-1777 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2014.02.025 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: de Graaf KL; Brandner PA

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2014de Graaf KL, Brandner PA, Penesis I, 'Bubble dynamics of a seismic airgun', Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science: International Journal of Experimental Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics, and Fluid Mechanics, 55 pp. 228-238. ISSN 0894-1777 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2014.02.018 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 19Web of Science - 14

Co-authors: de Graaf KL; Brandner PA

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2014de Graaf KL, Penesis I, Brandner PA, 'Modelling of seismic airgun bubble dynamics and pressure field using the Gilmore equation with additional damping factors', Ocean Engineering, 76 pp. 32-39. ISSN 1873-5258 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2013.12.001 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 22Web of Science - 18

Co-authors: de Graaf KL; Brandner PA

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

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Co-authors: Harte C; Primo Perez C; Fleming AN

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 - 9Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Fleming A; Goldsworthy L; MacFarlane G; Bose N

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2013Lien C-H, Wu JJ, Penesis I, Sniegocki H, Chang W-J, 'Marine engineering and applications', 2013 Article 761083. ISSN 1024-123X (2013) [Edited Journal]

DOI: 10.1155/2013/761083 [eCite] [Details]

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2013Lien CH, Wu JJ, Penesis I, Sniegocki H, Chang WJ, 'Marine Engineering and Appications' ISSN 1024-123X (2013) [Edited Journal]

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2013Marsh P, Ranmuthugala D, Penesis I, Thomas G, 'Performance predictions of a straight-bladed vertical axis turbine using double-multiple streamtube and computational fluid dynamics models', Journal of Ocean Technology, 8, (1) pp. 87-103. ISSN 1718-3200 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 9

Co-authors: Marsh P; Ranmuthugala D; Thomas G

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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: MacFarlane GJ; Bose N

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2013Swidan A, Amin W, Ranmuthugala D, Thomas G, Penesis I, 'Numerical prediction of symmetric water impact loads on wedge shaped hull form using CFD', World Journal of Mechanics, 3, (8) pp. 311-318. ISSN 2160-0503 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.4236/wjm.2013.38033 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Swidan A; Amin W; Ranmuthugala D; Thomas G

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2013Swidan AAW, Amin WAI, Ranmuthugala SD, Thomas GA, Penesis I, 'Numerical Prediction of Symmetric Water Impact Loads on Wedge Shaped Hull Form Using CFD', World Journal of Mechanics, 3, (8) pp. 1-8. ISSN 2160-049X (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.4236/wjm.2013.38033 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Swidan AAW; Amin WAI; Ranmuthugala SD; Thomas GA

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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 - 33Web of Science - 24

Co-authors: Fleming A; Macfarlane G; Bose N

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

DOI: 10.1177/1475090212439826 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: Fleming A; Macfarlane G; Bose N

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2012Fluck A, Ranmuthugala D, Chin C, Penesis I, 'Calculus in elementary school: an example of ICT-based curriculum transformation', Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 31, (2) pp. 23. ISSN 0731-9258 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Fluck A; Ranmuthugala D; Chin C

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2011Chin CKH, Fluck A, Ranmuthugala D, Penesis I, 'ICT Curriculum Transformation of Mathematics in Primary Schools', International Journal for Cross-Disciplinary Subjects in Education, 2, (3) pp. 428-435. ISSN 2042-6364 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Chin CKH; Fluck A; Ranmuthugala D

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2011Leong ZQ, Ranmuthugala SD, Penesis I, Nguyen HD, 'Computational Fluid Dynamics Re-Mesh Method to Generating Hydrodynamic Models for Maneuvring Simulation of Two Submerged Bodies in Relative Motion', Journal of Computer Science and Cybernetics, 27, (4) pp. 1-10. ISSN 1813-9663 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Leong ZQ; Ranmuthugala SD; Nguyen HD

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2008Penesis I, Shepherd J, 'Entry effects in the narrow, gas lubricated, step slider bearing', ANZIAM Journal, 49 pp. 258-272. ISSN 1446-8735 (2008) [Refereed Article]

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2004Penesis I, Shepherd J, Connell H, 'The Pressure Field in the Gas-Lubricated Step Slider Bearing', ANZIAM Journal, 45 pp. 423-442. ISSN 1446-1811 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S1446181100013468 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

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Chapter in Book

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Fluck AE, Ranmuthugala D, Chin CKH, Penesis I, Chong J, et al., 'Large Effect Size Studies of Computers in Schools: Calculus for Kids and Science-ercise', Tomorrow's Learning: Involving Everyone, Springer Nature, A Tatnall, M Webb (ed), Switzerland, pp. 70-80. ISBN 978-3-319-74310-3 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-74310-3_9 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Fluck AE; Ranmuthugala D; Chin CKH; Chong J; Yang Y

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2015Le P, Fischer A, Penesis I, Rahimi R, 'Aggregating GIS and MCDM to optimize wave energy converters location in Tasmania, Australia', Soft Computing Applications for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, Information Science Reference, MS Garcia-Cascales, JM Sanchez-Lozano, AD Masegosa, C Cruz-Corona (ed), USA, pp. 141-164. ISBN 978-1-4666-6631-3 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6631-3.ch006 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Fischer A; Rahimi R

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2012Fluck AE, Ranmuthugala D, Chin C, Penesis I, 'Calculus in elementary school: an example of ICT-based curriculum transformation', Education and Information Technology 2012: A Selection of AACE Award Papers, AACE, TJ Basiaens & GH Marks (ed), United States, pp. 155-162. ISBN 1-8800-9497-5 (2012) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Fluck AE; Ranmuthugala D; Chin C

Review

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YearCitationAltmetrics
2002Penesis I, Shepherd J, Connell H, 'The pressure field in the gas-lubricated step slider bearing', Research Report No. 2, -RMIT Department of Mathematics, (March 2002) pp. 1-25. (2002) [Review Single Work]

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Conference Publication

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2019Gubesch E, Chin C, Abdussamie N, Penesis I, 'The hydrodynamic performance of an integrated semi-submersible platform with wave energy converters: a concept for multi-use platforms', 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: Gubesch E; Chin C; Abdussamie N

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2019Mitchell Ferguson TG, Penesis I, Frost RT, Sartipi K, Kemp N, et al., 'Development of the Tamar River Tidal Test Facility', Proceedings of the 12th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC 2017), 27 August - 1 September 2017, Cork, Ireland, pp. 1-10. (In Press) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Mitchell Ferguson TG; Frost RT; Sartipi K; Kemp N; Nader J-R

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2018Cossu R, Heatherington C, Grinham A, Penesis I, Hunter S, 'A cost-efficient seabed survey for bottom-mounted OWC on King Island, Tasmania, Australia', AWTEC 2018 Proceedings, 09-13 September 2018, Taipei, Taiwan, pp. 411. (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Cossu R

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

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Co-authors: Orphin J; Nader J-R

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

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Co-authors: Nader J-R; Marsh P; Couzi C

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2018Rahimian M, Walker J, Penesis I, 'The impact of evaluation method on the performance of the horizontal axis marine current turbine', Australian Ocean Renewable Energy Symposium 2018 book of abstracts, 20-22 November 2018, Western Australia (2018) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Rahimian M; Walker J

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2018Xu Y, Liu P, Penesis I, He G, 'Deployment of batch mode scientific workflow on a Computation-as-a-Service private cloud', Proceedings - 5th International Conference on Soft Computing and Machine Intelligence (ISCMI 2018), 21-22 November 2018, Nairobi, Kenya, pp. 123-128. ISBN 9781728113005 (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Xu Y; Liu P

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

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Co-authors: Abdussamie N; Ojeda R

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

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Co-authors: Abdussamie N; Ojeda R

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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: Fleming AN; MacFarlane GJ; 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; MacFarlane GJ

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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; MacFarlane G; 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; Macfarlane G; Duffy JT; Matsubara S

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

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

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

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Co-authors: Nader J-R; Howe DP

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2017Penesis I, Batten W, Fontaine A, Shin HK, Li Y, et al., 'Final report and recommendations of the Specialist Committee on Hydrodynamics Modelling of Marine Renewable Energy Devices', Proceedings of the 28th International Towing Tank Conference (ITTC), 17-23 September 2017, Wuxi, China, pp. 579-638. ISBN 978-7-5027-9917-5 (2017) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2017Armstrong CJ, Drobyshevski Y, Chin C, Penesis I, 'Variability of extreme responses due to wave frequency motions of a weather-vaning FPSO', Proceedings of the ASME 2017 36th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering OMAE2017, 25-30 June, 2017, Trondheim, Norway, pp. V03AT02A025-1 - 10. ISBN 978-0-7918-5765-6 (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1115/OMAE2017-61745 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Armstrong CJ; Chin C

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2016Johnston KE, Penesis I, Rahimi R, 'Investigating the development of large scale wave converter test sites in Tasmania', Proceedings of the 3rd Asian Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, 24-28 October 2016, Singapore, pp. 376-384. ISBN 978-981-11-0782-5 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Johnston KE; Rahimi 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; Nader J-R; MacFarlane G

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

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Co-authors: Fleming A; Nader J-R; MacFarlane G

2016Fluck AE, Ranmuthugala D, Chin C, Penesis I, Chong J, 'Innovating with Calculus for Kids', Australian Council for Computers in Education 2016 Conference Refereed Proceedings, 29 September - 2 October 2016, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 58-63. ISBN 978-0-9581188-2-8 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Fluck AE; Ranmuthugala D; Chin C; Chong J

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

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Co-authors: Nader J-R

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2016Hunt D, Penesis I, 'Pioneering tidal energy development in Tasmania', Proceedings of the Australian Ocean Renewable Energy Symposium, 18-20 October 2016, Melbourne, Australia, pp. A27. (2016) [Conference Extract]

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2016Chin CKH, Fluck AE, Chong J, Penesis I, Ranmuthugala D, et al., 'Higher order thinking through Calculus for Kids', Australian Council for Computers in Education 2016 Conference Refereed Proceedings, 29 September - 2 October 2016, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 31-38. ISBN 978-0-9581188-2-8 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Chin CKH; Fluck AE; Chong J; Ranmuthugala D; Coleman B

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2016Penesis I, Katersky Barnes R, Kilpatrick S, Symes M, Leon de la Barra BA, 'Reskilling the manufacturing workforce and developing capabilities for the future', Proceedings of the 27th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, 4-7 December 2016, Coffs Harbour, Australia, pp. 647-656. ISBN 978-0-9941520-4-6 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Katersky Barnes R; Kilpatrick S; Symes M; Leon de la Barra BA

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: Nader J-R; Fleming A; MacFarlane G

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2016Rahimian M, Walker J, Penesis I, 'Numerical assessment of a horizontal-axis marine current turbine performance', Handbook of the 2016 Australian Ocean Renewable Energy Symposium, 18-20 October 2016, Melbourne, Australia, pp. A29-A30. (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Rahimian M; Walker J

2016Swidan A, Thomas G, Ranmuthugala D, Penesis I, Amin W, et al., 'Prediction of slamming loads on catamaran wetdeck using CFD', Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation (FAST 2015), 1-4 September 2015, Washington DC, USA, pp. 1-6. (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Swidan A; Ranmuthugala D; Amin W

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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; Hemer M; MacFarlane G; Fleming A

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; Nader J-R; MacFarlane G

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2015Armstrong CJ, Chin C, Penesis I, Drobyshevski Y, 'Sensitivity of vessel responses to environmental contours of extreme sea states', ASME 2015 34th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, 31 May - 05 June 2015, St Johns, Newfoundland, Canada, pp. 1-13. ISBN 9780791856499 (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1115/OMAE2015-41680 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Armstrong CJ; Chin C

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2015Cropp C, Penesis I, Walker J, Liu P, Frost R, 'Experimental testing of bi-directional tidal turbine rotors', Proceedings of the 11th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, 06-11 September 2015, Nantes, France, pp. 1-7. ISSN 2309-1983 (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Cropp C; Walker J; Frost R

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2015Leong ZQ, Ranmuthugala D, Penesis I, Nguyen H, 'The hydrodynamic interaction effects on a fully appended AUV operating near a moving submarine', Proceedings of the Pacific International Maritime Conference 2015, 6-8 October, Sydney Exhibition Centre, Glebe Island, Sydney, pp. 1-16. (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2015Nitschke S, Chin CKH, Fluck A, Penesis I, Ranmuthugala D, et al., 'Calculus for kids: Engaging primary school students in engineering mathematics', Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education - AAEE2015, 6-9 December, Geelong, Australia, pp. 1-11. ISBN 978-0-7300-0041-9 (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Chin CKH; Fluck A; Ranmuthugala D; Chong J

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2015Rahimian M, Walker J, Penesis I, Frost R, Chai S, 'Experimental evaluation of horizontal-axis marine current turbine using two scale models', Proceedings of the 11th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, 6-11 September 2015, Nantes, France, pp. 1-9. ISSN 2309-1983 (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Rahimian M; Walker J; Frost R; Chai S

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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: MacFarlane GJ; Fleming AN

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2014Rafieshahraki J, Thomas GA, Penesis I, Amin WAI, Davis MR, et al., 'Centrebow design for wave-piercing catamarans', Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation, 2-5 December 2013, Amsterdam, pp. 1-8. (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Rafieshahraki J; Thomas GA; Amin WAI; Davis MR

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2014Day S, Penesis I, Babarit A, Fontaine A, He Y, et al., 'ITTC Recommended Guidelines: Model tests for current turbines (7.5-02-07-03.9)', Proceedings of the 27th International Towing Tank Conference (Recommended Procedures and Guidelines register), 31 August - 5 September 2014, Copenhagen, Denmark, pp. 1-17. (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2014Day S, Penesis I, Babarit A, Fontaine A, He Y, et al., 'ITTC Recommended Guidelines: Wave Energy Converter Model Test Experiments (7.5-02-07-03.7)', Proceedings of the 27th International Towing Tank Conference (Recommended Procedures and Guidelines register), 31 August - 5 September 2014, Copenhagen, Denmark, pp. 1-13. (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2014Fluck A, Chin CKH, Ranmuthugala D, Penesis I, 'Calculus for Kids', Conference Proceedings of the Australian Computers in Education Conference 2014, 30 September - 3 October 2014, Adelaide, South Australia, pp. 143-150. ISBN 978-0-646-92095-5 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Fluck A; Chin CKH; Ranmuthugala D

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2014Leong ZQ, Ranmuthugala D, Penesis I, Nguyen H, 'Scaling and relative size effects on the hydrodynamic interaction on an UUV operating close to a submarine', Proceedings of Warship 2014: Naval Submarines and UUVs, 18-19 June 2014, Bath, United kingdom, pp. 1-9. (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Leong ZQ; Ranmuthugala D; Nguyen H

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2014Marsh PJ, Ranmuthugala D, Penesis I, Thomas G, 'Numerical simulation of straight-bladed vertical axis tidal turbines', 2nd Asian Wave and Tidal Energy Conference Program, 28-31 July, Tokyo, Japan, pp. 1-8. (2014) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Marsh PJ; Ranmuthugala D; Thomas G

2014Day S, Penesis I, Babarit A, Fontaine A, He Y, et al., 'ITTC Recommended Guidelines: Model tests for offshore wind turbines (7.5-02 -07-03.8)', Proceedings of the 27th International Towing Tank Conference (Recommended Procedures and Guidelines register), 31 August - 5 September 2014, Copenhagen, Denmark, pp. 1-15. (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2014Swidan AA, Thomas GA, Amin W, Ranmuthugala D, Penesis I, 'Numerical investigation of water slamming loads on wave-piercing catamaran hull model', HSMV 2014: 10th symposium on high speed marine vehicles, 15-17 October 2014, Naples, Italy, pp. 1-9. (2014) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Swidan AA; Thomas GA; Amin W; Ranmuthugala D

2014Day S, Penesis I, Babarit A, Fontaine A, He Y, et al., 'Specialist Committee on Hydrodynamic Testing of Marine Renewable Energy Devices: final report and recommendations to the 27th ITTC', Proceedings of the 27th International Towing Tank Conference, 31 August - 5 September 2014, Copenhagen, Denmark, pp. 1-54. (2014) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2013Fei J, Chin CKH, Mather CA, Penesis I, Chandler L, 'Investigating the transformative role of Echo360 on learning and teaching', Open UTAS to the World - Program of the 2013 Teaching Matters Conference, 28-29 November 2013, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 33. (2013) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Fei J; Chin CKH; Mather CA; Chandler L

2013Kilpatrick SI, Beswick K, McNaught K, Penesis I, Balatti J, et al., 'Development of mathematics pathways for VET students to articulate to related higher education courses', Development of mathematical pathways for vet students to articulate to related higher education courses, Friday 20th September, Australian National University (2013) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Kilpatrick SI; Beswick K; Thomas GA; Callingham RA; Skalicky JL; Brown NR; Fitzallen NE; Leon de la Barra BA; Katersky Barnes RS

2013Penesis I, Chin C, Ranmuthugala D, Fluck A, 'An innovative approach using ICT to teach calculus in primary schools', Enhancing Global Engineering and Technology Education: Meeting the Future - Proceedings of the 2013 International Engineering and Technology Education Conference, 3-6 November 2013, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, pp. 1-11. ISBN 978-0-646-59658-7 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Chin C; Ranmuthugala D; Fluck A

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2012De Graaf KL, Penesis I, Brandner PA, 'Comparison of the Rayleigh-Plesset and Gilmore equations and additional aspects for the modelling of seismic airgun bubble dynamics', 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: De Graaf KL; Brandner PA

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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; Macfarlane G; Bose N

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2012Leong ZQ, Ranmuthugala D, Penesis I, Nguyen HD, 'Numerical simulation of spheres in relative motion using dynamic meshing techniques', Proceedings of the 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, 3-7 December 2012, Lauceston, Tasmania, Australia, pp. 1-4. ISBN 978-0-646-58373-0 (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Leong ZQ; Ranmuthugala D; Nguyen HD

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2012Marsh P, Ranmuthugala D, Penesis I, Thomas G, 'Three dimensional numerical simulations of a straight-bladed vertical axis tidal turbine', Proceedings of the 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, 3-7 December 2012, Lauceston, Tasmania, Australia, pp. 1-4. ISBN 9780646583730 (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Marsh P; Ranmuthugala D; Thomas G

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2011Chin CKH, Penesis I, Ranmuthugala D, Fluck AE, 'An analysis of students' performance in ICT curriculum transformation of mathematics in Australian primary schools', CICE-2011 Proceedings (Canada International Conference on Education), 4-7 April 2011, Toronto, Canada, pp. 82-87. ISBN 978-0-9564263-9-0 (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Chin CKH; Ranmuthugala D; Fluck AE

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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]

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Co-authors: Fleming A; Goldsworthy L; Macfarlane G; Bose N

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2011Fluck AE, Ranmuthugala D, Chin C, Penesis I, 'Calculus in elementary school: an example of ICT-based curriculum transformation', Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE 2011), 7-11 March 2011, Nashville, USA, pp. 3203 - 3210. ISBN 1880094843 (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Fluck AE; Ranmuthugala D; Chin C

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2011Fluck AE, Ranmuthugala D, Chin CKH, Penesis I, 'Rethinking computers in schools: Calculus in primary', Proceedings of the 2011 Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, 27 November - 1 December 2011, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 1-13. ISSN 1324-9320 (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Fluck AE; Ranmuthugala D; Chin CKH

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2011Leong ZQ, Ranmuthugala D, Penesis I, Nguyen H, 'Using Computational Fluid Dynamics Re-Mesh to Generate Hydrodynamic Models for Manoeuvering Simulation of Two Submerged Bodies in Relative Motion', Proceedings of the 1st Vietnam Conference on Control and Automation, 25-26 November 2011, Hanoi, Vietnam, pp. 143-149. ISBN 978-604-911-020-7 (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Leong ZQ; Ranmuthugala D; Nguyen H

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2011Penesis I, Chin C, Ranmuthugala D, Fluck A, 'An Investigation into the use of ICT to teach Calculus to Australian Primary Schools', Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, 5-7 December 2011, Fremantle, Western Australia, pp. 331-337. ISBN 9780858259980 (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Chin C; Ranmuthugala D; Fluck A

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2011Rafieshahraki J, Penesis I, Thomas G, Davis MR, Whelan JR, 'Prediction of Slamming Behaviour of Monohull and Multihull Forms using Smoothed Particle Hydrodymamics', HSMV 2011 Conference Proceedings, 25 - 27 May 2011, Naples, Italy, pp. 1-10. ISBN 978-88-906112-0-9 (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Rafieshahraki J; Thomas G; Davis MR

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2003Penesis I, Shepherd J, 'The Gas Lubricated Rayliegh Step Slider Bearing of Narrow Geometry', EMAC 2003 Proceedings: Proceedings of the Sixth Engineering Mathematics and Applications Conference, 9-11 July 2003, Sydney, pp. 197 - 191. ISBN 1863655336 (2003) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2000Penesis I, Shepherd J, Connell H, 'The Pressure Field in a Two-Dimensional Taper-Taper Gas-Lubricated Bearing of Narrow Geometry', EMAC2000 Proceedings of the Fourth Biennial Engineering Mathematics and Applications Conference, 10-13 September 2000, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 239-242. ISBN 085825705X (2000) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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1998Connell H, Penesis I, Shepherd J, 'Asymptotic Analysis of Narrow Gas-Lubricated Slider Bearings with Non-Smooth Profiles', EMAC98 Proceedings of the Third Biennial Engineering Mathematics and Applications Conference, 13-16 July 1998, The University of Adelaide, South Australia, pp. 163-166. (1998) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Other Public Output

(9 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Leong ZQ, Ranmuthugala SD, Penesis I, Nguyen HD, 'WHC Nicholas Prize', The Royal Institution of Naval Architects, United Kingdom (2017) [Award]

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Co-authors: Leong ZQ; Ranmuthugala SD; Nguyen HD

2017Leong ZQ, Ranmuthugala SD, Penesis I, Nguyen HD, 'The Royal Institution of Naval Architects Medal of Distinction', The Royal Institution of Naval Architects, United Kingdom (2017) [Award]

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Co-authors: Leong ZQ; Ranmuthugala SD; Nguyen HD

2016Hemer M, Penesis I, McInnes K, Manasseh R, Pitman T, 'Catching the waves: it's time for Australia to embrace ocean renewable energy', The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group Ltd, Victoria, Australia, 18 October (2016) [Magazine Article]

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2016Penesis I, Kilpatrick S, Allison J, Harte D, Symes M, et al., 'Reskilling the manufacturing workforce and developing capabilities for the future', Final Report, Office for Learning and Teaching, Department of Education and Training, Australia, Australia (2016) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Kilpatrick S; Allison J; Harte D; Symes M; Leon de la Barra BA; Katersky Barnes R; Broun D

2015Kilpatrick S, Beswick K, Penesis I, McNaught K, Balatti J, et al., 'Development of mathematical pathways for VET students to articulate to related higher education courses', Office for Learning and Teaching, Australia, pp. 1-102. (2015) [Report Other]

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Co-authors: Kilpatrick S; Beswick K; Thomas G; Callingham R; Skalicky J; Brown N; Fitzallen N; Leon de la Barra BA

2012Chin CKH, Fluck A, Penesis I, Ranmuthugala SD, 'Maple Helps Teach Calculus to 11-Year Old Students', Maplesoft User Case Studies, Maplesoft, www.maplesoft.com (2012) [Media Interview]

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Co-authors: Chin CKH; Fluck A; Ranmuthugala SD

2012Fluck A, Ranmuthugala SD, Chin CKH, Penesis I, 'Mayfield primary tops the nation in integral calculus', The Department, The Department of Education, online, 1, 1, p. 1. (2012) [Media Interview]

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Co-authors: Fluck A; Ranmuthugala SD; Chin CKH

2011Fluck A, Ranmuthugala SD, Chin CKH, Penesis I, 'Calculus in elementary school: an example of ICT-based curriculum transformation', OUTSTANDING PAPER AWARD, Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (SITE 2011), Nashville, USA (2011) [Award]

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Co-authors: Fluck A; Ranmuthugala SD; Chin CKH

2011Fluck A, Ranmuthugala SD, Chin CKH, Penesis I, 'Calculus triumph for Mayfield', The Examiner, The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, November 3, 2011, p. 6. (2011) [Media Interview]

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Co-authors: Fluck A; Ranmuthugala SD; Chin CKH

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

24

Total funding

$9,825,324

Projects

Mitigating Uncertainty in Hydrodynamic Modelling of Oscillating Water Column Wave Energy Converters (2018 - 2019)$14,000
Description
Experimental investigations into scale and laboratory effects for wave energy converters Developing uncertainty analysis procedures for wave energy converter model test experiments Primary outcome is the implementation of the work into new versions of international hydrodynamic testing guidelines for wave energy converters (International Towing Tank Conference (ITTC)).
Funding
Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology ($14,000)
Scheme
Fellowship-Laurie Prandolini Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Penesis I; Nader JP
Period
2018 - 2019
Performance of the novel Xl prototype tidal energy turbine (2017)$51,630
Description
AMC was requested to develop and conduct a series of scale model experiments to quantify the performance of a novel "Xl"prototype tidal turbine. The experiments quantified the torque, thrust, power coefficients and peak turbine efficiency.
Funding
Spiral Energy Corporation Pty Ltd ($51,630)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Penesis I; Mitchell Ferguson TG; Marsh PJ
Year
2017
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
Tidal Energy in Australia - Assessing Resource and Feasibility to Australia's Future Energy Mix (2017 - 2020)$2,748,968
Description
Knowledge of Australias tidal resource remains insufficient for prospective tidal energy developers who are expressing interest in developing tidal stream projects in Australia and to make any assessment of their risk for potential projects. Several successful deployments of tidal technologies have been carried out in test centres internationally, and as a result, tidal systems are considered to have the highest TRL's in the ocean renewables sector. AMC-UTAS, with project partners CSIRO and UQ, seek to address this critical knowledge gap.
Funding
Australian Renewable Energy Agency ($2,494,860)
Collaborators
MAKO Tidal Turbines Pty Ltd ($50,000); OpenHydro Group Ltd ($50,000); Spiral Energy Corporation Pty Ltd ($50,000); University of Queensland ($104,108)
Scheme
Grant-Advancing Renewables Programme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Penesis I; Nader JP; Hemer M; Cossu R; Hayward J; Rosebrock U; Grinham A; Sayeef S; Osman P
Period
2017 - 2020
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
Experimental investigation of full-scale MAKO tidal turbine in the Tamar Estuary (2016)$243,867
Description
AMC demonstrated real-world operation of a 2.5m sweep diameter MAKO tidal turbine in the Tamar River consistently for aprolonged period. A field station for ongoing tidal research would be established as a result of this project for future turbine designs to be tested. This work included the creation of new knowledge and understanding of the performance of full-scale MAKO tidal turbine in open water environment, when compared to laboratory model-scale experiments. Development of a low-cost mooring design for a floating platform and expertise on maritime operations (including vessel operations and device monitoring), in testing the MAKO tidal turbine in highly dynamic high-flow environments.
Funding
Elemental Energy Technologies Ltd ($243,867)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Penesis I; Mitchell Ferguson TG; Frost RE; Sartipi K
Year
2016
Investigation into the Response Based Analysis of Risers of Floating Systems (2015 - 2017)$47,803
Description
The research will be performed in collaboration with industry, in particular Intecsea, an offshore oil and gas company specializing in innovative front end engineering design in fields of metocean analysis and floating systems, riser and mooring systems and subsea engineering. The currently published research within the RBA filed is very limited and the work proposed will contribute to fields of interest to the offshore industry. Development of the probabilistic analysis methods for the complete floating system, including its dynamic risers, is important for the offshore industry, especially for fields in deep water and with harsh environment. Establishing consistent probabilistic methods for the analysis of the hull, moorings and the risers will enable the design process to be streamlined and will contribute to improved safety and efficiency of the floating production systems.
Funding
INTECSEA ($47,803)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Chin CKH; Penesis I; Chai S; Drobyshevski Y
Period
2015 - 2017
Reskilling the manufacturing workforce and developing capabilities for the future (2015)$50,000
Description
Australias future in the next three to five years depends on a stronger workforce with more qualified engineers and associated professionals with the high level skills capable of delivering the needs of growing industries such as advanced manufacturing and the maritime sector. In recent years, Australias traditional manufacturing industries like construction, automotive and forestry have seen a decline in business leaving much of the current workforce looking to utilise their technical skills and knowledge elsewhere. Hence, providing pathways that allow the reskilling or upskilling of the current workforce, to develop more complex skills required for future industries becomes essential. This project will initially focus on the engineering and associated skills required for the growing Tasmanian advanced manufacturing and maritime industry. It will investigate what pathways exist or may be required in higher education and vocational education and training to meet these needs and will serve as a pilot for a full application examining this nationally.
Funding
Office for Learning & Teaching ($50,000)
Scheme
Grant-Seed
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Penesis I; Kilpatrick SI; Allison J; Harte D; Symes MF; Leon de la Barra BA; Katersky Barnes RS; Broun DJ; Sammut K
Year
2015
Experimental Performance of Marine Current Turbines (2014)$34,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($34,000)
Scheme
Grant-Research Enhancement (REGS)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Penesis I; Chai S
Year
2014
Towards an Australian capability in arrays of ocean wave-power machines (2014 - 2017)$858,946
Description
Research into wave energy converters and the interaction of waves and currents when these converters are placed in arrays.
Funding
Australian Renewable Energy Agency ($770,728)
Collaborators
BioPower Systems ($6,000); Carnegie Wave Energy Limited ($6,000); Swinburne University of Technology ($76,218)
Scheme
Emerging Renewables Program
Administered By
Swinburne University of Technology
Research Team
Manasseh R; Penesis I; Babanin A; MacFarlane GJ; Illesinghe S; Fleming AN; Toffoli A; Walker JM; Nader JP
Period
2014 - 2017
The Australian Wave Energy Prospectivity Atlas Mapping, Assessing and Forecasting Australia s Wave Energy Resources (2014 - 2017)$1,329,900
Description
CSIRO have successfully signed with ARENA (the AustralianRenewable Energy Agency). This is a subcontract with CSIRO to compare estimates between numerical and laboratory models, and dedicated fieldobservations, of (i) the qualitative structure of the current field around a wave energy converter (WEC); and (ii) the attenuation of the wave field downstream of a WEC.Its from this study would indicate the basic qualitative pattern of currents created by a wave energy device: for example, whether the device would producea current in the form of a jet, a single vortex, a pair of vortices, or multiple vortices, and enable validation of idealized numerical and laboratory experimentswith field collected data. Furthermore, measurements of wave energy attenuation down‐stream of the WEC(s) will be compared between idealizedlaboratory and numerical experiments, and insitu field measurements. These comparisons will allow the project to determine how representative the fieldmeasurements are of alternative WEC technologies, for which other idealized experiments have been carried out.
Funding
Australian Renewable Energy Agency ($1,329,900)
Scheme
Emerging Renewables Program
Administered By
CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation
Research Team
Penesis I; MacFarlane GJ; Walker JM; Nader JP; Fleming AN
Period
2014 - 2017
Impacts of a Wave Energy Converter on marine ecosystems of coastal South Australia (2014 - 2015)$2,000
Description
The primary objective of this project is to determine the impacts of a single wave energy converter on several critical aspects of the marine environment at Port Macdonnell, SA. In order to undertake this research the following research outcomes will be addressed: 1) the effect of the WEC on fish community structure and southern rock lobster abundance; 2) the effect of the WEC on the abundance and diversity of native and non-native fouling communities; 3) the effect of the WEC on acoustic profiles recorded at the structure and at defined distances away from the structure This project will provide new information on how the deployment of a specific type of WEC, an oscillating water column (OWC), will impact the surrounding marine environment. It will utilise a rigorous before-after-control-impact (BACI) design to determine impacts on fish communities, commercial crustacean species and fouling communities. By also determining changes to noise regimes it will provide a framework to understand potential mechanisms behind any changes to biological communities. These data can then be used to design future experiments that for example, determine the effects of noise on fish and crustacean species. Given that this structure is proposed to be the first of an array designated for the region, these data can be extrapolated to take into account further WEC development in the region. This research analyses the effects a Wave Energy Converter (WEC) situated close to the shore at Port MacDonnell SA will have on acoustic profiles, fouling assemblages and pelagic and demersal fisheries species of the region. It is anticipated that this study will encourage better management practices to be developed in regard to the installation of WECs and other renewable energy devices offshore, which will help protect native species in the region.
Funding
Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology ($2,000)
Scheme
Fellowship-Laurie Prandolini Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Wright J; Harte C; Penesis I; Primo Perez C; Fleming AN
Period
2014 - 2015
Inspiring mathematics and science in teacher education (2013 - 2016)$2,200,000
Description
This project aims to: 1) identify ways in which interdisciplinary relationships between mathematics and science educators and mathematicians and scientists can develop and be maintained both within and between universities; 2) identify characteristics of initial teacher education programs that enhance the confidence and knowledge of pre-service teachers to teach mathematics and science; and 3) identify characteristics of successful science course innovations that increase the numbers of science graduates aspiring to teaching careers.
Funding
Department of Industry and Science ($2,200,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Beswick K; Fraser SP; Seen AJ; Hilder EF; Penesis I; Thomas GA
Period
2013 - 2016
Calculus in the real world: transforming the way we teach Mathematics in primary education (2013 - 2015)$150,000
Description
This project will demonstrate a transformation in the way mathematics is taught to primary school students, enabling them to solve real-world problems using calculus. Building on an award-winning pilot project in which primary students used professional engineering software to master university-level calculus, the project will provide hundreds of young people access to this and more advanced topics. Teachers will be trained to use multi-media learning materials designed at the University of Tasmania in conjunction with an inter-disciplinary team involving the Australian Maritime College. The project will promote a love of learning mathematics to encourage enrolment in tertiary subjects such as Science and Engineering, which have been in decline.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($150,000)
Scheme
Grant-Linkage Projects Round 1
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Fluck AE; Ranmuthugala SD; Chin CKH; Penesis I
Period
2013 - 2015
Grant Reference
LP130101088
Investigating the transformative role of Echo360 on learning and teaching (2013)$24,790
Description
This project investigates the transformative role of Echo360 on learning and teaching through: a) examining the impacts of the technology on student learning behaviours including learning approaches, class attendance, and the use of Echo360 generated-materials; b) investigating the relationship between class attendance, the use of Echo360-generated materials, and student performance; and c) evaluating the impacts of Echo360 on teaching efficiency and identifying effective practices in using the technology to enhance flexible and online/distance delivery. Participants of the project not only include lecturers of different disciplines, but also an education developer and a learning service coordinator. Given the wide use of Echo360 in Australian universities and limited research on the impacts of the technology on learning and teaching, there is a great opportunity for the project to be extended.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($24,790)
Scheme
Grant-Teaching Devpmt Institutional Significance
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Fei J; Chin CKH; Penesis I; Allan CN; Chandler L; Mather CA
Year
2013
Development of mathematics pathways for VET students to articulate to related higher education courses (2013)$219,000
Funding
Department of Industry and Science ($219,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Kilpatrick SI; Beswick K; Penesis I; Thomas GA; Callingham RA; Skalicky JL; Fitzallen NE; Leon de la Barra BA; Brown NR
Year
2013
Evaluating and selecting STEM resources: capacity building for teachers in rural and regional schools (2013)$378,000
Description
The project aims to establish a sustainable model for building confidence and capacity of rural and regional primary and junior secondary teachers of science, technology and mathematics (STEM) through a teacher and expert jointly-developed framework for teacher analysis, critique, and evaluation of STEM resources.
Funding
Department of Industry and Science ($378,000)
Scheme
Grant-Aust Maths and Science Partnership Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Kilpatrick SI; Fraser SP; Beswick K; Chin CKH; Fitzallen NE; Fluck AE; Penesis I; Leon de la Barra BA; Ranmuthugala SD; Seen AJ; Thomas GA; Harte D
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
Impacts of a Wave Energy Converter on marine ecosystems in coastal South Australia (2013)$7,000
Description
This PhD project will research the effects a Wave Energy Converter situated close to the shore at Port MacDonnell SA will have on fouling assemblages and pelagic and demersal fisheries species of the region.
Funding
Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment ($7,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Wright JT; Harte C; Penesis I; Primo Perez C; Fleming AN
Year
2013
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
Study into High-Performance Simulation of Two Body Hydrodynamics (2011)$18,000
Funding
Defence Science and Technology Group ($18,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ranmuthugala SD; Penesis I
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
Underwater Explosions (UNDEX) and Cavitation Dynamics Adjacent to an Elastic Plate (2010 - 2012)$85,000
Funding
Defence Science and Technology Group ($85,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Penesis I; Brandner PA
Period
2010 - 2012
Preliminary Investigation into the use of Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) to model underwater explosions (2008)$8,400
Funding
Defence Science and Technology Group ($8,400)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
Defence Science and Technology Group
Research Team
Penesis I
Year
2008

Research Supervision

Thinking of a PhD in ocean renewable energy? Feel free to discuss your ideas with Irene. She thoroughly enjoys supervising students and working closely with them on interesting industry relevant research problems. She is actively recruiting, but applicants must have a strong track record (e.g. BEng with 1st class honours or BEng with 2nd class upper honours and a peer-reviewed journal/conference paper in English or MEng; and very good overall English).

Current

6

Completed

13

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDThe Impact of oscillating Water Column Wave Energy Converters on the Marine Environment: Colonisarion by Biofouling Communities2012
PhDA Resilience-Based Causal Framework for Conducting Safety Analysis2014
PhDExperimental Investigation into the Scale Effects of Wave Energy Converter Arrays2016
PhDImplementation of Parallel Operation on Cloud Platform for Computational Marine Hydrodynamics2017
PhDBio-Physical Coupling of Hydrodynamics and Fish Densities at High-Potential MHK Development Sites2018
PhDThe Effect of Mooring Systems on the Operability and Survivability of a Floating Offshore Wave Energy Converter: Numerical and experimental investigations2018

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDInvestigation on the Use of Wall Reflections to Simulate Wave Energy Converter Array Effects
Candidate: Brian John Winship
2019
PhDProbabilistic Analysis of Flexible Riser Responses in Storms
Candidate: Curtis John Armstrong
2019
PhDCurrent-Induced Scour Beneath Elevated Subsea Pipelines
Candidate: Jun Yi Lee
2019
PhDThe Floating Harbour Transhipper: Well dock hydrodynamics of a novel transhipment concept
Candidate: Nicholas Thomas Maxwell Johnson
2018
PhDAssessing the Performance of Horizontal Axis Marine Current Turbines: The Impact of;;Evaluation Method and Inflow Parameters
Candidate: Masoud Rahimian
2018
PhDNumerical Analysis of Arrays of Wave Energy Converters
Candidate: Aidan Bronson Bharath
2018
PhDCatamaran Wetdeck Slamming A Numerical and Experimental Investigation
Candidate: Ahmed Abdelwahab Wahby Swidan
2016
PhDAn Experimental Investigation into WEC Performance in Realistic Sea States Using PIV
Candidate: Thomas Gregory Mitchell Ferguson
2016
PhDThe Hydrodynamic and Structural Loading Characteristics of Straight and Helical-bladed Vertical Axis Tidal and Current Flow Turbines
Candidate: Philip John Marsh
2015
PhDEffects of Hydrodynamic Interaction on an AUV Operating Close to a Moving Submarine
Candidate: Zhi Quan Leong
2015
PhDThe Influence of Hull Form on the Slamming Behaviour of Large High-Speed Catamarans
Candidate: Jalal Rafieshahraki
2014
PhDThe Bubble Dynamics and Pressure Field Generated by a Seismic Airgun
Candidate: Katrina Leigh de Graaf
2013
PhDPhase-averaged Analysis of an Oscillating Water Column Wave Energy Converter
Candidate: Alan Noel Fleming
2012