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Advanced Experimental techniques for solving maritime hydrodynamic problems


MacFarlane, GJ and Fleming, AN, Advanced Experimental techniques for solving maritime hydrodynamic problems, Proceedings of Australasian Coasts & Ports 2017: Working with Nature, 21-23 June 2017, Cairns, Australia, pp. 743-749. ISBN 9781922107916 (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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The past two decades has seen a marked shift in the primary purpose of performing physical scale model experiments in hydrodynamic facilities to help solve a range of maritime hydrodynamic problems. It is now commonplace for experimental programs to utilise complex measurement techniques to investigate highly nonlinear phenomena, often to provide high-quality data from a controlled environment to aid the validation of numerical techniques, such as potential flow and computational fluid dynamic (CFD) models. This has resulted in a significant increase in the usefulness of relatively small- to medium-sized experimental facilities due to their versatility and cost effectiveness in (a) developing and verifying innovative measurement techniques, and (b) applying these techniques to perform complex experiments to solve hydrodynamic problems for the maritime industry. This paper presents examples of several state-of-the-art measurement techniques that can now readily be performed within the National facilities at the Australian Maritime College, including the 100 m long towing tank and 35m long x 12m wide shallow water wave basin. Also described are examples of how these techniques have recently been applied to a range of industry-driven research projects.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:maritime hydrodynamics, model experiments, stereo videogrammetry, PIV
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Ship and platform structures (incl. maritime hydrodynamics)
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Water transport
Objective Field:Water safety
UTAS Author:MacFarlane, GJ (Associate Professor Gregor MacFarlane)
UTAS Author:Fleming, AN (Dr Alan Fleming)
ID Code:120555
Year Published:2017
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (LP130100962)
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2017-08-28
Last Modified:2021-07-26
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