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Mohan Anantharaman

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Mohan Anantharaman

Team Leader and Course Coordinator
National Centre for Ports and Shipping

Room F65 , Swanson Building

+61 3 6324 9889 (phone)

M.Anantharaman@utas.edu.au

  1. Marine Engineer. 20 years of sailing experience, last 10 years in the capacity of Chief Engineer, in the merchant navy.
  2. 17 years in academia at the Australian Maritime College, University of Tasmania. Senior Lecturer and Course Coordinator, Team Leader.

Career summary

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Marine Engineering)
  • Masters by Research (Mar.Tech) with distinction
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) with First Class Honours
  • Diploma in Operations Research Management gmt
  • First Class Engineer (Motor)
  • Chartered Engineer
  • Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology

Languages (other than English)

  • Hindi
  • Tamil
  • Malayalam
  • Marathi

Memberships

Professional practice

Fellow member of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology. Chartered Engineer.

Teaching

Marine Engineering, Surveying, Superintendency, Management

Teaching expertise

  • Advanced Marine Engineering.
  • Advanced Marine Mechanics.
  • Management and Maritime Law.
  • Port State Control.
  • Marine Surveying and Inspection.
  • Marine Superintendency.

Teaching responsibility

Senior Lecturer Marine Engineering

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Expertise

Development of a Condition Based Maintenance model for a ship’s main propulsion engine. Applying principles of Reliability Engineering to Marine Engineering, to achieve cost benefits.

Control Exhaust Emissions from Marine Diesel Engines

Research Themes

Reliability Engineering, Condition based maintenance, Port State Control

Awards

  • Award for Publication AMC-UTAS in 2014

Fields of Research

  • Maritime engineering (401599)
  • Marine engineering (401501)
  • Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy (390113)
  • Educational technology and computing (390405)

Research Objectives

  • Other transport (279999)
  • International sea freight transport (excl. live animals, food products and liquefied gas) (270405)
  • Water transport (270499)
  • Transport energy efficiency (170104)
  • Autonomous water vehicles (270401)
  • Maritime (140108)
  • Environmentally sustainable transport activities (270299)
  • Management of water consumption by transport activities (270205)
  • Energy systems and analysis (170305)
  • Energy services and utilities (170303)

Publications

Mohan regularly contributes to the International Journal of Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea transportation, and Maintenance Journal, Australia.

Total publications

25

Journal Article

(13 outputs)
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2021Anantharaman A, Islam R, Sardar A, Garaniya V, Khan F, 'Impact of defective turbocharging system on the safety and reliability of large marine diesel engine', TransNav, 15, (1) pp. 189-194. ISSN 2083-6473 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.12716/1001.15.01.19 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Islam R; Sardar A; Garaniya V; Khan F

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2020Anantharaman M, Islam R, Kahn F, Garaniya V, Lewarn B, 'Emergency preparedness for management of main propulsion engine failure on a bulker during harsh weather at sea', Safety in Extreme Environments, 2 pp. 103-111. ISSN 2524-8170 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s42797-019-00014-5 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Islam R; Garaniya V; Lewarn B

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2020Islam R, Anantharaman M, Khan F, Abbassi R, Garaniya V, 'A hybrid human reliability assessment technique for the maintenance operations of marine and offshore systems', Process Safety Progress, 39, (S1) Article e12118. ISSN 1547-5913 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/prs.12118 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Islam R; Garaniya V

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2020Islam R, Anantharaman M, Khan F, Garaniya V, 'A review of human error in marine engine maintenance', TransNav, 14, (1) pp. 43-47. ISSN 2083-6473 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.12716/1001.14.01.04 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Islam R; Garaniya V

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2019Anantharaman M, Islam R, Khan F, Garaniya V, Lewarn B, 'Data analysis to evaluate reliability of a main engine', TransNav, 13, (2) pp. 403-407. ISSN 2083-6473 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.12716/1001.13.02.18 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Islam R; Garaniya V; Lewarn B

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2019Islam R, Anantharaman M, Khan F, Garaniya V, 'Reliability assessment of a main propulsion engine fuel oil system - what are the failure-prone components?', TransNav, 13, (2) pp. 415-420. ISSN 2083-6473 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.12716/1001.13.02.20 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Islam R; Khan F; Garaniya V

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2018Anantharaman M, Khan F, Garaniya V, Lewarn B, 'Reliability assessment of main engine subsystems considering turbocharger failure as a case study', TransNav, 12, (2) pp. 271-276. ISSN 2083-6473 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.12716/1001.12.02.06 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Khan F; Garaniya V; Lewarn B

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2015Anantharaman M, Garaniya V, Khan F, Lewarn B, 'Marine engines and their impact on the economy, technical efficiency and environment', Journal of the Japan Institution of Marine Engineering, 50, (3) pp. 85-92. ISSN 1346-1427 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Garaniya V; Khan F; Lewarn B

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2014Anantharaman M, Khan F, Garaniya V, Lewarn B, 'A step-by-step approach for evaluating the reliability of the main engine lube oil system for a ship's propulsion system', The International journal on marine navigation and safety of sea transportation, 8, (3) pp. 367-371. ISSN 2083-6473 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.12716/1001.08.03.06 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Khan F; Garaniya V; Lewarn B

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2013Anantharaman M, 'Using reliability block diagrams and fault tree circuits to develop a condition based maintenance model for a vessel's main propulsion system and related subsystems', TransNav : The International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation, 7, (3) pp. 409-413. ISSN 2083-6481 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.12716/1001.07.03.13 [eCite] [Details]

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2012Anantharaman MP, 'A Proposed Research Project to Develop a Condition Based Maintenance model for a vessel's main propulsion system and related subsystems', Asset Maintenance and Maintenance Journal, 25, (5) pp. 47. ISSN 1835-7903 (2012) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2003Anantharaman MP, 'Fault Tree Analysis to Prepare Cargo Holds for Loading on Bulk Carriers', MJ Maintenance Journal, 16, (3) pp. 72-74. ISSN 1835-789X (2003) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2002Anantharaman MP, 'A Fault Tree approach to Practical Shipboard Problem On A Fresh Water Generator', Maintenance Quarterly, 15, (4) pp. 64, 65. ISSN 1835-789X (2002) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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Chapter in Book

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Anantharaman M, Khan F, Garaniya V, Lewarn B, 'Reliability of fuel oil system components versus main propulsion engine: An impact assessment study', Safety of Marine Transport: Marine navigation and safety of sea transportation, CRC Press, A Weintrit & T Neumann (ed), PO Box 11320, 2301 EH Leiden, The Netherlands, pp. 175-180. ISBN 978-1-138-02859-3 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Khan F; Garaniya V; Lewarn B

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2013Anantharaman MP, Lawrence N, 'Develop a Condition Based Maintenance model for a vessel's main propulsion system and related subsystems', Maritime Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation, CRC Press/Balkema, A Weintrit & T Neumann (ed), The Netherlands, pp. 235-238. ISBN 978-1-138-00105-3 (2013) [Other Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1201/b14960-42 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Lawrence N

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Conference Publication

(10 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Anantharaman M, Khan F, Garaniya V, Lewarn B, 'Reliability assessment of vessel's main engine by combining Markov analysis integrated with time dependent failures', Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transport (TRANSNAV 2017), 21-23 June 2017, Gydnia, Poland, pp. 367-374. ISBN 978-1-138-29768-5 (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1201/9781315099088-63 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Khan F; Garaniya V; Lewarn B

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2017Anantharaman M, Khan F, Garaniya V, Lewarn B, 'A holistic approach to reliability and safety on the operation of a main propulsion engine subjected to a harsh working environment', Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop and Symposium on Safety and Integrity Management of Operations in Harsh Environments (C-RISE3), 18-20 October 2017, St John's, NL, Canada, pp. 1-6. (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Khan F; Garaniya V; Lewarn B

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2017Sardar A, Jayasinghe S, Anantharaman M, 'Condition monitoring for automated ferries', Proceedings of IAMU AGA 18, 11-14 October 2017, Varna, Bulgaria, pp. 524-532. ISBN 978-954-8991-96-4 (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Sardar A; Jayasinghe S

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2013Anantharaman MP, 'Port state control inspection in the Shipping world - a safety and social Responsibility', Proceedings of the Pacific 2013 International Maritime Conference, 7-9 October 2013, Darling Harbour, Australia, pp. 1-10. (2013) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2013Anantharaman MP, 'Port state control inspection in the shipping world - a safety and social responsibility', Proceedings of the international scientific meeting for corporate social responsibility (csr) in shipping, 11-12 June 2013, Kotka, Finland, pp. 110-126. ISBN 978-951-29-5618-0 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2012Anantharaman MP, 'Port State Control Inspection in the Shipping World', Maritime Safety and Marine Environmental Protection for the Littoral States of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore, 15th - 23rd September 2012, Dalian Maritime University, Dalian, China, pp. 1-67. (2012) [Plenary Presentation]

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2012Anantharaman MP, 'The penchant for large diesel engines in the operation of big shipping vessels', BIT's 1st Annual World Congress of Ocean 2012: Abstract Book, 20-22 Sept 2012, Hangzhou, China, pp. 101. (2012) [Conference Extract]

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2004Anantharaman MP, 'Ship Economy: A Fault Tree Approach to Address Shipboard, Pracitcal Problems to Achieve a Huge Benefits to Cost Ratio', Proceedings of Pacific 2004 International Maritime Conference, 3-5 February, Sydney, pp. 68-78. ISBN 1877040185 (2004) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2004Anantharaman MP, 'Oil pollution regulations and oily water separator design to meet these requirements', Australian Maritime Sciences Association, 6-9 July 2004, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 14. (2004) [Conference Extract]

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2004Anantharaman MP, 'Ship Economy: A Fault Tree Approach to Address Shipboard, Problems to Achieve a Huge Benefits to Cost Ratio', Pacific 2004 International Maritime Conference Managers, OCT 2004, Sydney Australia, pp. 68 - 78. ISBN 1877040185 (2004) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

2

Total funding

$57,354

Projects

Thermal Oil Heating System Energy Balance: Spirit of Tasmania Vessels (2020 - 2021)$8,261
Description
The Spirit of Tasmania operated by TT Line Company Pty. Ltd. uses a low sulphur fuel oil to comply with the 1 January 2020 low sulphur limit. This new fuel type has resulted in operational changes on the vessel that affect the Heating Load requirements of the installed Thermal Oil Heating System. The thermal oil heating system on the vessels provides heating for hotel services, auxiliary equipment and most importantly heating required for burning traditional bunker fuels in the ships diesel engines.The low sulphur fuel oil does not require as much heating in comparison to heavy fuel oil. The projects aim is to undertake an energy balance on the thermal oil heating system to quantify the savings at sea and port. The energy audit will further provide answer for the following questions.1.How much has been saved in energy, fuel consumption and greenhouse gas terms due to the reduction in fuel heating because of burning low sulphur fuel oil?2.Can any improvements be made to the 20-year-old Thermal Oil System to optimise its performance due to the reduced demand for heating?3.Are there any operational changes that could be affected due to the reduced heating demand?4.Can the thermal oil system be heated to a temperature lower than 190 ⁰C?5.Knowing what we know now, are there any new technologies that could be implemented to make further savings?
Funding
TT-Line Company Pty ($8,261)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Garaniya V; Baalisampang T; Islam TR; Anantharaman MP; Arzaghi E
Period
2020 - 2021
RAN-ASHORE - Study to achieve on-shore qualification of Marine Systems Technicians (2016)$49,093
Description
This project will explore the opportunities and threats associated with delivering more of the training for Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Marine Systems Technicians ashore, rather than at-sea. We will review current approaches and training facilities, document new approaches being used to train merchant seafarers, develop training assessment methodologies and collect empirical evidence validating the use of training technologies for qualification of MSTs.
Funding
Defence Science and Technology Group ($49,093)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Brooks BP; Lutzhoft MH; Lokuketagoda GO; Anantharaman MP
Year
2016
  1. Did Maritime Labour Convention bring hopes to seafarers? A survey on seafarers.
  2. Shipyard layout design.
  3. Exhaust emissions from ships – A study on present scenario with proposed solution to future.