Discovery Early Career Researcher Award - Grant ID: DE190101296 [ 2019 - 2023 ]

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Researchers Dr Wenhua Zhao

Brief description This project aims to develop rigorous, physics-based models to accurately predict hydrodynamics of floating offshore structures at different scales. The project will address the issue between laboratory-to-field scaling, a fundamental problem in fluid dynamics. This outcome will be achieved through the integration of numerical technology, with physical modelling and field data acquisition. The outputs from this project will reduce risks and improve operability of existing offshore structures, and lead to more efficient design for potential floating offshore projects. This will benefit the whole community of floating offshore structures and cement Australia’s place as a pioneer in offshore industry and emerging renewable energy sector.

Funding Amount $386,552

Funding Scheme Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

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