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Nagi Abdussamie

Lecturer in Ocean Engineering
National Centre for Maritime Engineering & Hydrodynamics

Room G68 , Swanson

+61 3 6324 3637 (phone)

Nagi.Abdussamie@utas.edu.au

  • Dr Abdussamie completed his PhD at Australian Maritime College, University of Tasmania in 2016.
  • Dr Abdussamie commenced his current appointment at the Australian Maritime College in 2017 as a Lecturer of Ocean Engineering at the National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics.
  • Dr Abdussamie is currently the Course Coordinator of Ocean Engineering.
  • Dr Abdussamie’s primary research interests are the application of computational fluid dynamics techniques, experimental methods, machine learning tools and risk-based techniques for marine and offshore industries.

Biography

Dr Abdussamie has been a teaching/research member at the Australian Maritime College, University of Tasmania since 2013. Before that Dr Abdussamie was a marine surveyor with the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) which is one of the world’s leading classification organisations. His industry experience with ABS on several new building and operational projects of both ships and offshore structures has enabled him to effectively build his research portfolio and teaching philosophy. Research and teaching enable Dr Abdussamie to share his previous field experience with ocean engineering students in the classroom.

Career summary

Qualifications

  • PhD in Ocean Engineering
    Thesis title: Towards Reliable Prediction of Wave-in-Deck Loads and Response of Offshore Structures (2016)
  • MSc in Mechanical Engineering
    Thesis title: Flow and Transport Problems in Porous Media Using CFD (2009)
  • BEng in Marine and Offshore Engineering
    Thesis title: Advanced Technology in Tieback and Liner Cementing in Deepwater Wells and HT/HP Environment (2006)
  • 3rd Marine Engineer Certificate of Competency

Languages (other than English)

  • Arabic, written and spoken (Mother tongue).
  • English, written and spoken (Good command).

Memberships

Professional practice

  • Engineers Australia (EA)
  • The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA)
  • The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST)

Committee associations

  • The International Ship and Offshore Structures Congress (ISSC)

Other

  • Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE)

Administrative expertise

  • Feb 2019 – June 2019, NCMEH Course Coordinator of BEng Program
  • June 2019 – current, NCMEH Course Coordinator of Ocean Engineering
  • Feb 2019 – current, AMC Learning & Teaching Committee
  • Feb 2019 – current, NCMEH BEng Course Curriculum Team
  • Feb 2019 – current, NCMEH Accreditation Team for BEng and Master Courses

Teaching

Offshore hydrodynamics, ocean wave mechanics, offshore structures, marine engineering, offshore engineering, offshore operations, offshore structural engineering, design of offshore structures, mooring analysis, subsea pipelines, marine safety, ship survey and inspection, offshore risk assessment

Teaching expertise

  • Dr Abdussamie has been teaching undergraduate students since 2009, contributing to teaching in marine and offshore engineering, mechanical engineering, and ocean engineering at all levels.
  • Dr Abdussamie has also supervised several undergraduate, honours and postgraduate students, and mentored many other researchers in their research studies.

Teaching responsibility

  • JEE145 Introduction to Offshore Engineering and Operations
  • JEE245 Offshore Engineering and Operations
  • JEE246 Intro to Maritime Science, Engineering & Technology
  • JEE309 Subsea Engineering
  • JEE320 Applied Offshore Structural Engineering
  • JEE359 Design of Floating Offshore Structures
  • JEE492 Special Topics in Ocean Engineering

Research Appointments

  • Dr Abdussamie has been a panel member during Confirmation of Candidature (CoC) for several HDR candidates, mentoring and guiding PhD students to improve their research outcomes.
  • Dr Abdussamie has been chairing several sessions at AMC Research Project Conference.
  • Also, Dr Abdussamie has been a Chair of Examiners for many HDR students during their thesis examination.

Research Invitations

  • Invited Keynote Speaker at Australian Oil and Gas Conference, Perth, WA (2016).
  • Invited Speaker at the International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE (2018 & 2020).

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Expertise

Dr Abdussamie’s research work aims to improve current engineering design approaches for both offshore oil and gas and marine renewable energy structures subjected to severe weather conditions through numerical modelling validated by experimental data. His key engineering expertise and interests include computational fluid dynamics and machine learning methods, high-performance computing, structural analysis, and risk-based techniques for marine and offshore industries. Over recent years his knowledge and commitment have enabled him to establish and develop his research themes in hydrodynamics, structures, and marine safety. Moreover, he has a strong continuing commitment in research as demonstrated by the number of papers that currently are under review in both international journals and conferences, and by his current supervision of HDR students as well as final year students.

Research Themes

  • Maritime engineering
  • Blue economy

Collaboration

From his research work collaboration, Dr Abdussamie has established links with industry experts and academic researchers from:

  • INTECSEA Australia
  • CAPGROW Singapore
  • DSTG Australia
  • Palisade Asset Management
  • ABS
  • BMT Design & Technology
  • University College London (UCL)
  • The University of RMIT
  • The University of Adelaide
  • The National University of Singapore (NUS)
  • The University of Kuala Lumpur (UniKL)

Awards

  • In late 2012, Dr Abdussamie was awarded tuition and stipend scholarships by UTAS/AMC to enrol in the PhD programme and research into the field of the hydrodynamics of offshore structures in collaboration with the Australian Oil and Gas industry.
  • In Feb 2017, Dr Abdussamie was awarded Special Commendation for his doctoral research.
  • In April 2018, Dr Abdussamie has been awarded a certificate by Ocean Engineering Journal “Elsevier” due to his outstanding contribution in reviewing.

Current projects

  • The effect of air entrapment on wave-in-deck loads
  • Mooring analysis of floating offshore wind turbines
  • Hydrodynamic performance of floating offshore wave energy converters
  • Multi-use offshore platforms: are they feasible?
  • Developing machine learning tools for the performance of wave energy converters
  • Mooring analysis of a floating offshore aquaculture farm
  • Towing tank experiments of rigid net panels of offshore aquaculture cages

Fields of Research

  • Ocean engineering (401503)
  • Marine engineering (401501)
  • Ship and platform structures (incl. maritime hydrodynamics) (401504)
  • Civil geotechnical engineering (400502)
  • Aquaculture (300501)
  • Land use and environmental planning (330404)
  • Decision support and group support systems (460902)
  • Applied statistics (490501)
  • Maritime transportation and freight services (350904)
  • Maritime engineering (401599)
  • Agricultural biotechnology diagnostics (incl. biosensors) (300101)
  • Naval architecture (401502)
  • Logistics (350903)
  • Environmentally sustainable engineering (401102)
  • Numerical modelling and mechanical characterisation (401706)
  • Structural engineering (400510)
  • Environmental law (480203)
  • Acoustics and noise control (excl. architectural acoustics) (401701)
  • Fisheries management (300505)
  • Climate change impacts and adaptation (410199)

Research Objectives

  • Oil and gas exploration (170203)
  • Wave energy (170807)
  • Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem) (190101)
  • Expanding knowledge in engineering (280110)
  • Wind energy (170808)
  • Structural metal products (240706)
  • Natural hazards (190499)
  • Maritime (140108)
  • Aquaculture fin fish (excl. tuna) (100202)
  • Hydrogen production from renewable energy (170704)
  • Coastal sea freight transport (270402)
  • Management of liquid waste from animal production (excl. water) (100102)
  • Marine systems and management (180599)
  • Oil and gas processing (170705)
  • Renewable energy (170899)
  • Oil and gas extraction (170603)
  • Civil construction design (120201)
  • Domestic passenger water transport (e.g. ferries) (270403)
  • Tidal energy (170806)
  • Port infrastructure and management (270409)
  • Energy storage (excl. hydrogen and batteries) (170304)
  • Higher education (160102)
  • Environmentally sustainable animal production (100199)
  • Rehabilitation or conservation of coastal or estuarine environments (180206)
  • Fisheries - aquaculture (100299)
  • Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems (180601)
  • Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems (180201)
  • Environmentally sustainable plant production (260199)
  • Management (150302)
  • Technological and organisational innovation (150306)
  • Environmentally sustainable construction activities (120699)

Publications

Total publications

30

Journal Article

(15 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2021Aryai V, Abbassi R, Abdussamie N, Salehi F, Garaniya V, et al., 'Reliability of multi-purpose offshore-facilities: present status and future direction in Australia', Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 148 pp. 437-461. ISSN 0957-5820 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.psep.2020.10.016 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Aryai V; Garaniya V; Baksh M; Penesis I

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2021Nguyen HP, Park JC, Han M, Wang CM, Abdussamie N, et al., 'Representative transmission coefficient for evaluating the wave attenuation performance of 3D floating breakwaters in regular and irregular waves', Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 9, (4) Article 388. ISSN 2077-1312 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/jmse9040388 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Penesis I; Howe D

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2021Pols A, Gubesch E, Abdussamie N, Penesis I, Chin C, 'Mooring analysis of a floating OWC wave energy converter', Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 9, (2) Article 228. ISSN 2077-1312 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/jmse9020228 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Pols A; Gubesch E; Penesis I; Chin C

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2021Tenekedjiev K, Abdussamie N, An H, Nikolova N, 'Regression diagnostics with predicted residuals of linear model with improved singular value classification applied to forecast the hydrodynamic efficiency of wave energy converters', Applied Sciences, 11, (7) Article 2990. ISSN 2076-3417 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/app11072990 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Tenekedjiev K; Nikolova N

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2020Singh U, Abdussamie N, Hore J, 'Hydrodynamic performance of a floating offshore OWC wave energy converter: an experimental study', Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 117 Article 109501. ISSN 1364-0321 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2019.109501 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 20Web of Science - 17

Co-authors: Singh U

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2019Groves B, Abdussamie N, 'Generation of rogue waves at model scale', Journal of Ocean Engineering and Science, 4, (2) pp. 100-112. ISSN 2468-0133 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.joes.2019.02.001 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Groves B

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2019Murfet T, Abdussamie N, 'Loads and response of a tension leg platform wind turbine with non-rotating blades: An experimental study', Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 7, (3) Article 56. ISSN 2077-1312 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/jmse7030056 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4

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2018Abdussamie N, Ojeda R, Daboos M, 'ANFIS method for ultimate strength prediction of unstiffened plates with pitting corrosion', Ships and Offshore Structures, 13, (5) pp. 540-550. ISSN 1744-5302 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/17445302.2018.1439668 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: Ojeda R

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2018Abdussamie N, Zaghwan A, Daboos M, Elferjani I, Mehanna A, et al., 'Operational risk assessment of offshore transport barges', Ocean Engineering, 156 pp. 333-346. ISSN 0029-8018 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2018.03.006 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8

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2017Abdussamie N, Daboos M, Elferjani I, Shuhong C, Alaktiwi A, 'Risk assessment of LNG and FLNG vessels during manoeuvring in open sea', Journal of Ocean Engineering and Science, 3, (1) pp. 56-66. ISSN 2468-0133 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.joes.2017.12.002 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Shuhong C

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2017Abdussamie N, Drobyshevski Y, Ojeda R, Thomas G, Amin W, 'Experimental investigation of wave-in-deck impact events on a TLP model', Ocean Engineering, 142 pp. 541-562. ISSN 0029-8018 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2017.07.037 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17Web of Science - 13

Co-authors: Drobyshevski Y; Ojeda R; Amin W

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2017Abdussamie N, Ojeda R, Drobyshevski Y, Thomas G, Amin W, 'Experimental investigation of extreme wave impacts on a rigid TLP model in cyclonic conditions', Ships and Offshore Structures, 12, (2) pp. 153-170. ISSN 1754-212X (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/17445302.2015.1121608 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Ojeda R; Amin W

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2017Abdussamie N, Ojeda R, Drobyshevski Y, Thomas G, Amin W, 'The impact of extreme wave events on a fixed multicolumn offshore platform', International Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering, 27, (3) pp. 293-300. ISSN 1053-5381 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.17736/ijope.2017.sh18 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Ojeda R; Drobyshevski Y; Amin W

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2017Abdussamie N, Ojeda R, Thomas G, Amin W, 'Measurements of global and local effects of wave impact on a fixed platform deck', Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment (Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers: Part M), 231, (1) pp. 212-233. ISSN 2041-3084 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1475090216636410 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Ojeda R; Amin W

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2017Banks M, Abdussamie N, 'The response of a semisubmersible model under focused wave groups: Experimental investigation', Journal of Ocean Engineering and Science, 2, (3) pp. 161-171. ISSN 2468-0133 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.joes.2017.07.003 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 14Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Banks M

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Conference Publication

(14 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
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; Penesis I

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2019Khanam S, Abdussamie N, Ojeda R, 'Numerical prediction of wave excitation forces on a fixed tension leg platform concept for offshore wind turbines', Proceedings of Australasian Coasts & Ports Conference 2019, 10-13 September 2019, Hobart, Australia, pp. 1-6. ISBN 978-1-925627-23-7 (2019) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Ojeda R

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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: Ojeda R; Penesis I

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2018Abdussamie N, Ojeda R, Drobyshevski Y, Thomas G, Amin W, 'Dynamic behaviour of a TLP in waves: CFD versus model tests', Proceedings of the 28th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, 10-15 June 2018, Sapporo, Japan, pp. 1151-1157. ISBN 9781880653876 (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Ojeda R; Drobyshevski Y; Amin W

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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: Ojeda R; Penesis I

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2017Abdussamie N, Daboos M, Ojeda R, 'Prediction of Ultimate Strength of Locally Corroded Plates Using ANFIS Model', Proceedings of the PACIFIC 2017 International Maritime Conference, 3-5 October 2017, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-9. (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Ojeda R

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2016Abdussamie N, Daboos M, Chai S, 'Assessment of operational risks of LNG and FLNG vessels during manoeuvring in bad weather conditions', Proceedings of the 12th ISOPE Pacific-Asia Offshore Mechanics Symposium (PACOMS 2016), 4-7 October 2016, Gold Coast, Australia, pp. 289-296. ISSN 1946-004X (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Chai S

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2016Abdussamie N, Drobyshevski Y, Ojeda R, Thomas G, Amin W, 'The effect of air content and compressibility on wave-in-deck impact pressures', Proceedings of the 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (20AFMC), 5-8 December 2016, Perth, Australia, pp. 1-4. (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Drobyshevski Y; Ojeda R; Amin W

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2016Abdussamie N, Haase M, Sartipi K, Ojeda R, Amin WAI, et al., 'Simulating Loads and Motions of Full-Scale Offshore Platforms in Cyclonic Wave Conditions', Proceedings of the 2016 SPE Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition, 25-27 October 2016, Perth, Western Australia, pp. SPE-182455-MS 1-12. (2016) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.2118/182455-MS [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Haase M; Sartipi K; Ojeda R; Amin WAI

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2016Abdussamie N, Ojeda R, Thomas G, Amin W, 'Offshore platforms in waves-CFD simulations for devastating conditions', Proceedings of the 12th ISOPE Pacific/Asia Offshore Mechanics Symposium (PACOMS) 2016, 4-7 October 2016, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, pp. 108-118. ISSN 1946-004X (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Ojeda R; Amin W

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2014Abdussamie N, Amin W, Ojeda R, Thomas G, Drobyshevski Y, 'Vertical wave-in-deck loading and pressure distribution on fixed horizontal decks of offshore platforms', Proceedings of the 24th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, 15-20 June 2014, Busan, Korea, pp. 898-906. ISSN 1098-6189 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Citations: Scopus - 14

Co-authors: Amin W; Ojeda R; Thomas G

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2014Abdussamie N, Amin W, Ojeda R, Thomas G, Drobyshevski Y, 'Irregular wave generation and assessment of static air gap of offshore structures', The Proceedings of the 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, 8-11 December, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1-4. ISBN 978-0-646-59695-2 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Amin W; Ojeda R; Thomas G; Drobyshevski Y

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2014Abdussamie N, Amin W, Thomas G, Ojeda R, 'Wave-in-deck forces on fixed horizontal decks of offshore platforms', ASME 2014 33rd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, 8-13 June 2014, San Francisco, California, pp. 1-11. ISBN 978-0-7918-4537-0 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1115/OMAE2014-23629 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 14

Co-authors: Amin W; Thomas G; Ojeda R

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2014Abdussamie N, Ojeda R, Amin W, Thomas G, Drobyshevski Y, 'Prediction of wave-in-deck loads on offshore structures using CFD', The Proceedings of the 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, 8-11 December, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1-4. ISBN 978-0-646-59695-2 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Ojeda R; Amin W; Thomas G; Drobyshevski Y

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Other Public Output

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2020Abdussamie N, Ascui F, Byrne J, Eccleston R, Forster C, et al., 'Tasmania's Renewable Energy Future - Submission to the Draft Tasmanian Renewable Energy Action Plan to the Tasmanian State Government', Tasmanian Policy Exchange, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 1-85. (2020) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Ascui F; Byrne J; Eccleston R; Forster C; Franklin E; Fyfe M; Gale F; Gales O; Garaniya V; Hann V; Harrison M; Hemer M; Hyslop S; Lovell H; MacFarlane G; Nader J-R; Parr B; Penesis I; Peterson C; Smith M; Stratford E; Watson P; White MW

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

12

Total funding

$72,834,188

Projects

Seeding marine innovation in SW WA with a WEC deployment in Albany (2022 - 2024)$1,609,500
Description
Wave energy converter deployments are typically isolated affairs carried out in great secrecy. This project will deploy a prototype-scale WEC, which has undergone extensive optimisation demonstrating high energy capture (published in peer-reviewed journals), in King George Sound in Albany. The deployment will enable an ecosystem of surrounding activities including a virtual exercise powering aquaculture facilities, development of a test site/market demonstrator and academic research. Data will be publicly available, and benefits will include demonstration of local (Great Southern, WA) and national capability, interaction across CRC partners, advancement of the technology, community engagement, training and more.This project is led by Dr. Hugh Walgamot from University of Western Australia, partner universities include AMC/UTAS and University of Queensland (UQ). Industry participants include BMT Commercial Australia Pty Ltd, Climate-KIC Australia Ltd, Huon Aquaculture Company Pty Ltd, M4 WavePower Ltd and WA State Government Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development. AMC/UTAS will be contributing to one main output for the project (output 5) among ten in this project which seeks to achieve the following: Improved model scale experiment testing procedures. Tank testing plays a key role in the development of Wave Energy Converters (WECs) through the Technology Readiness Levels. Many unknowns remain around scale effects, uncertainty analysis and survivability tests from model test experiments compared to large scale deployments. This project will shed light onto these effects with a unique set of data allowing direct comparison data between scales. This will lead to improved testing procedures and therefore reduced technical and financial risks around WEC development.The project proposal was submitted by Dr Hugh Walgamot on 9th July 2021 to BE CRC. The total fund requested to BE CRC is $450,000.
Funding
Blue Economy CRC Co ($1,609,500)
Scheme
General Projects
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Nader JP; MacFarlane GJ; Abdussamie N; Howe DP
Period
2022 - 2024
Bass Offshore Wind Energy (BOWE) Zone Reviews (2021)$12,204
Description
The project aims at conducting a high-level analysis and a comprehensive literature review on three potential zones for offshore wind developments in Tasmania in terms of site-specific environmental parameters and supporting information about supply chain and logistics. The outcomes of this study will better inform decision-makers and developers on the feasibility and suitability of such zones for offshore wind developments in Tasmania.
Funding
Brookvale Energy ($12,204)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Garaniya V; Abdussamie N; Arzaghi E; Tolooiyan AS; Chen S; Baalisampang T
Year
2021
Blue Economy CRC Leadership Roles - Nagi Abdussamie (2021 - 2023)$199,954
Description
The Blue Economy CRC would like to confirm the researchers from the University of Tasmania who will be performing duties for the CRC as Program or Deputy Program Leaders. The position descriptions for these roles are attached.We are anticipating that in-coming and continuing Deputy Program Leaders will carry out their roles at the indicated full time equivalent (FTE) and commence from 5 November 2021 to align with existing appointments.We are excited to offer Dr Nagi Abdussamie, from the AMCs National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics, at the University of Tasmania the position of Deputy Program Leader for the Offshore Engineering and Technology research program. This appointment is at 0.4 FTE funded by the Blue Economy CRC to the direct employer/host organisation. Dr Abdussamie will be required to report to the Research Director during his term.Program Leaders are funded by the CRC on a pro rata basis at the rate of $240,169.99 per annum (including on-costs) being returned back to the host institution, specifically consisting of $186,990.04 in salary and salary on costs of $53,178.95 (calculated at 28.44% of salary). Superannuation however is to be provided by the host institution. Salaries are indexed annually in November at 3%.Unless concluded earlier under the terms of the agreement the appointment will conclude or be renewed on 4 November 2023 to align with existing appointments. The positions can be terminated at its discretion by the Blue Economy CRC or the host Institution providing the other party at least six months' written notice.
Funding
Blue Economy CRC Co ($199,954)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Abdussamie N
Period
2021 - 2023
Underwater Collision Research Facility - Phase III (2020 - 2023)$149,914
Description
The project aims to provide a validated method for conducting numerical analyses of the response of water-backed, metallic structures involved in underwater collisions, and where water is able to escape (vent) through pre-existing openings.
Funding
Defence Science and Technology Group ($149,914)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ojeda Rabanal RE; Mitchell Ferguson TG; Abdussamie N
Period
2020 - 2023
Multi-Purpose Offshore/High Energy Platforms: Concepts and Applications (2020)$49,939
Description
Multi-use (purpose) offshore platforms can be an appealing alternative to the traditional land reclamation technique in creating space on the sea for a wide range of offshore applications such as floating breakwaters, floating renewable energy installations (e.g., production and storage of hydrogen from splitting water, floating wind turbines, wave energy converters, floating solar farms), floating marine research facility, accommodation facility, and feed systems and equipment for offshore aquaculture farming.The scope of this proposed study is to review the state-of-the-art multi-use floating offshore platform concepts and their applications which can be viable options for the Australian offshore industry in the future.
Funding
Blue Economy CRC Co ($49,939)
Scheme
Scoping Study Projects
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Abdussamie N; Garaniya V; Wang CM; Karampour H; Magee A; Jin Y; Yew LK; Draper S; Martini A; Underwood M; Shearer C; Abbassi R; Salehi F; Ang KK
Year
2020
The effect of mooring systems on the operability and survivability of a floating offshore wave energy converter: Numerical and experimental investigations (2020 - 2021)$14,000
Description
This is part of a PhD project that will investigate the effects of rigid body motions and mooring systems on the overall hydrodynamic performance and survivability of a floating oscillating water column wave energy converter. A series of scale model experiments will be conducted in the Model Test Basin at the Australian Maritime College and range of numerical simulations will be conducted computational fluid dynamics software.
Funding
Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology ($14,000)
Scheme
Fellowship-Laurie Prandolini Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Abdussamie N; Penesis I; Chin CKH
Period
2020 - 2021
Review on fish pen designs and mooring systems (2020)$51,463
Description
This study will scan the literature for offshore fish pen designs. It will identify operating envelopes, failure modes and knowledge gaps, and present recommendations for future studies. It will also review the performance of existing inshore fish pens, assess their suitability for offshore application, and identify opportunities for improvement in their current environment. It will consider failure modes, maintenance requirements, environmental compatibility and end-of-life strategies. The study will provide guidance to assist in shorter-term improvements to fish pens; help establish realistic goals for durability in offshore sites and introduce new concepts for offshore fish pens for consideration by BECRC partners.
Funding
Blue Economy CRC Co ($51,463)
Scheme
Scoping Study Projects
Administered By
Blue Economy CRC Co
Research Team
Abdussamie N; Morehead D; Wang CM; Heitzmann M; Veidt M
Year
2020
Logistics challenges to offshore co-location of aquaculture & energy industries (2020)$49,972
Description
The ecosystem of a future blue economy (BE) consists of sectors including offshore aquaculture, offshore engineering, marine transport, ports, marine construction and supply, and marine renewable energy. The co-locating and/or integrating of aquaculture and marine renewable energy offshore requires an efficient, effective and coordinated logistics system to support its sustainability. The multiple sectors in the BE system complicates the logistics network and could result in business challenges in relation to, for example, shipping, transport infrastructure, storage design, policy (e.g. marine management protection), and regulation (e.g. safety and security).To address the above-mentioned challenges, it is important to understand the end-to end supply chains within the BE. Therefore, this project, firstly, aims to identify and map the supply chains within the BE. This will help companies better operate along their supply chains for performance improvement; appreciate customer demand patterns and customer preferences to optimise production plans and maximise revenue; and respond to sustainability requirements and therefore better engage with customers by providing demonstrable evidence, such as sustainable practices along these supply chains.Secondly, this project explores potential challenges of the offshore co-location of aquaculture and energy business development to develop an integrated and planned approach to managing the integrated supply chains.As such, there are two research questions (RQ):RQ1: What type of general framework is suitable for mapping supply chains within the BE?RQ2: What are the potential logistics challenges and opportunities to developing offshore co-location of aquaculture and energy sectors?In answering the research questions, this project will achieve the following objectives:1. Developing a general framework as for mapping supply chains within the BE, including process mapping approach and data collection tools;2. Identifying the current challenges and opportunities in offshore aquaculture and energy supply chains;3. Identifying current and emerging infrastructure/operations/people/technological solutions of adopting integrated and coordinated approaches by multiple firms in both offshore aquaculture and energy supply chains; and4. Charting directions to prepare industry sectors for potential logistics challenges to the offshore co-location of aquaculture and energy business development.The outcomes of this project will inform further research in developing an integrated and planned approach to managing supply chains. This relates to the identification of potential synergies between marine and offshore energy and aquaculture systems, which is output 5.2 of program 5 of the BE CRC.This project is also relevant to the remaining 4 programs of the BE CRC as logistics management is a critical factor to the success of each sector within the blue economy (RPs1-4) for production and decision making.The context of this research project is based on international studies on offshore aquaculture operations and offshore energy operations within the BE. It also relates to international studies on co-existence between offshore aquaculture and energy sectors conducted mainly in Europe, such as Germany, UK, Belgian, and Spain (e.g. Karmakar & Soares, 2015; de Groot, Campbell, Ashley & Rodwell, 2014; Weiss, Ondiviela, Guinda, Jesus, Gonzlez, Guanche & Juanes, 2018). This research will provide incremental and potentially transformational outcomes for BE supply chains within an Australian context.
Funding
Blue Economy CRC Co ($49,972)
Scheme
Scoping Study Projects
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Chen S; Cahoon SC; Bhaskar PR; Abdussamie N; Adams LR; Lee K; Wu Y
Year
2020
Risks & Opportunities for the Blue Economy (2020 - 2022)$613,462
Description
Cataloguing hazards and characterising risks associated with the Blue Economy is the most challenging step of any risk identification process. This project will deliver an integrative characterisation of risk across all parts of the Blue Economy CRC engineering and technology, production, energy, sustainability and policy. The resulting integrated inventory will identify the multidimensional envelopes of risk relevant to the Blue Economy activities in the short to medium term. Opportunities (research gaps, industry needs, etc.) identified during the analysis will also be catalogued. Consequently, this project is foundational to many CRC activities, bringing immediate benefit to any industry partners undertaking trials or deployment within the next decade.
Funding
Blue Economy CRC Co ($613,462)
Scheme
General Projects
Administered By
Blue Economy CRC Co
Research Team
Fulton E; Lacharite M; Semmens JM; Lea MA; MacLeod C; D'Alessandro SP; Deegan CM; Hatton MacDonald DA; Haward MG; Wood G; Abdussamie N
Period
2020 - 2022
Aquaculture Vessel Requirement scoping study (2020)$49,351
Description
The Purpose of this scoping study is to understand the likely requirements of the service vessels needed to efficiently and sustainably operate and maintain offshore aquaculture farms in the future. Developing an understanding of the likely environmental, operational and technical constraints will enable an assessment of current vessel types and technologies to be conducted and the development of a typical vessel specification and concept design. A comprehensive review of the existing Australian and international maritime classification standards and Human Centred Design guidelines from the design, building, construction, and survey perspectives of the aquaculture support vessels will be carried out under this study.
Funding
Blue Economy CRC Co ($49,351)
Scheme
Scoping Study Projects
Administered By
Blue Economy CRC Co
Research Team
Shearer C; Sembukutti Vidanelage BJ; Jayasinghe Arachchillage SDG; Chin CKH; Abdussamie N; Abeysiriwardhane HSA; Dove TW; Tomlinson N
Year
2020
Blue Economy CRC: Project Initiation (2019 - 2028)$70,000,000
Description
Record to establish the Blue Economy CRC, for the Stage 1 application
Funding
Department of Industry, Innovation and Science ($70,000,000)
Scheme
CRC Programme
Administered By
Blue Economy CRC Co
Research Team
Penesis I; Frusher SD; Carter CG; Haward MG; Abdussamie N
Period
2019 - 2028
Effect of Pitting Corrosion on the Structural Strength Properties of Stiffened Panels (2017 - 2018)$34,429
Funding
Defence Science and Technology Group ($34,429)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ojeda Rabanal RE; Garaniya V; Abbassi R; Abdussamie N; Pedrina L; Aksu S
Period
2017 - 2018

Research Supervision

Current

7

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDInvestigation into the Effects of Air Entrapment on the Wave-In-Deck Loads on Offshore Structures in Extreme Weather Events2018
PhDThe Effect of Mooring Systems on the Operability and Survivability of a Floating Offshore Wave Energy Converter: Numerical and experimental investigations2018
PhDInfluence of Vented Water Backing on the Response of Thin Shell Structures Subjected to Impact Loading2019
PhDComputational and Experimental Analysis on Manoeuvrability of High Speed Wave Piercing Catamarans at Low Speed While they are Subjected to Strong Wave and Wind Loading2020
PhDInfluence of Small Rivers and Estuarine Exchange on Coastal Ecology2021
PhDInvestigating and minimising fishing vessels' operational limitation expected to be imposed by IMO Second Generation Intact Stability Criteria2021
PhDMaximising Fuel Efficiency and Improving Dynamic Stability Through Ship's Routing2021