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Ian Milne

Dr Ian Milne

Research Fellow
Offshore Foundation Systems, Centre for

Contact details
Address
Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems
The University of Western Australia (M053)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 7051
Email
ian.milne@uwa.edu.au
Biography
Dr Milne is a research fellow within the ITRH for Offshore Floating Facilities. His main research is on wave-structure interaction, focussing on developing new methodologies and tools for roll damping of ships and side-by-side offloading of FLNGs via numerical, experimental and field data acquisition. He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at The University of Auckland which focussed on metocean and unsteady hydrodynamics for tidal turbines. Prior to joining UWA he worked within industry as a mechanical engineer and an ocean engineer, encompassing R&D and early concept studies for offshore oil and gas facilities.
Key research
Hydrodynamics of FLNG and FPSO vessels, focussing on roll damping and wave-structure interaction.
Field data acquisition of motions of floating facilities (FPSOs, Drillships)
Numerical modelling of FPSO mooring line system dynamics and failure prediction.
Computation of directional wave spectra from ship motions.
Metocean analyses using experimental and numerical methods
Turbulence in tidal channels and boundary layers
Unsteady aero/hydrodynamics of wind and tidal turbines and airfoils
Publications
J10. Bartels A., Cripps E.J, Keating A., Milne I.A., Travaglione, B. and Hodkiewicz M.R. 2018. Validating industrial IoT devices using soft sensor models. Submitted to Sensors.
J9. Milne I.A. and Zed M. 2018. Full-scale validation of the hydrodynamic motions of a ship derived from a numerical hindcast. Submitted to Ocean Engineering.
J8. Astfalck L.C., Cripps E.J., Gosling J.P., Hodkiewicz M.R. and Milne I.A. 2018. Expert elicitation of directional metocean parameters. Ocean Engineering. 161C pp. 268-276
J7. Zhao W., Milne I.A., Efthymiou M., Wolgamot H.A., Draper S., Taylor P.H. and Eatock Taylor R. 2018. Current practice and research directions in hydrodynamics for FLNG - side-by-side offloading. Ocean Engineering 158.
J6. Milne I.A., Sharma R.N. and Flay R.G.J. 2017. The structure of turbulence in a rapid tidal flow. Proc. R. Soc. A. 473, 2204, RSPA20170295
J5. Milne I.A., Delaux S. and McComb P.J. 2016. Validation of a predictive tool for the heading of turret-moored vessels, Ocean Engineering 128.
J4. Milne I.A., Day A.H., Sharma R.N. and Flay R.G.J. 2016. The characterisation of the hydrodynamic loads on tidal turbines due to turbulence. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 56
J3. Milne I.A., Day A.H., Sharma R.N. and Flay, R. G. J. 2015. Blade loading on tidal turbines for uniform unsteady flow. Renewable Energy 77.
J2. Milne I.A., Day A.H., Sharma R.N. and Flay R.G.J. 2013. Blade loads on tidal turbines in planar oscillatory flow. Ocean Engineering 60C.
J1. Milne I.A., Sharma R.N., Flay R.G.J. and Bickerton S. 2013. Characteristics of the onset flow turbulence at a tidal-stream power site. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A. February 28, 371

Recent conferences
C8. Milne I.A. and Graham J.M.R. 2018. Vortex shedding of hulls in close proximity with relative motion. Proceedings of the 37th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE), Madrid, Spain.
C7. Milne I.A. and Zed M. 2018. The application of numerically-derived ocean wave spectra to floating bodies. The 3rd Australasian Conference on Wave Science (KOZWaves), Auckland, New Zealand.
C6. Milne I.A. and Zed M. 2018. Deriving directional wave spectra from ship motions. In Proceedings of OTC Asia, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.
C5. Zed M. and Milne I.A. 2018. Full-scale verification of the hydrodynamic motions of a floating facility. In Proceedings of OTC Asia, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.
C4. Chen L., Draper S., Wolgamot H., Taylor P.H. and Milne I.A. 2018. Green water evaluation for FPSOs during cyclones. In Proceedings of OTC Asia, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.
C3. Amato G., Doyle S., Petley S., Campobasso M.S., Milne I.A. and Aggidis G.A. 2017. Navier-Stokes CFD analysis of a tidal turbine rotor in steady and planar oscillatory flow. In Proceedings of the 12th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (ETWEC2017), Cork, Ireland.
C2. Graham J.M.R. and Milne I.A. 2017. Distortion effects on turbulence in a tidal flow due to the mean flow field of a horizontal axis tidal turbine. In Proceedings of the 12th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (ETWEC2017), Cork, Ireland.
C1. Milne I.A., Sharma R.N. and Flay R.G.J. 2016. Observations of turbulence in a strong tidal flow. Proceedings of the 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Perth, Australia

Milne I.A. 2014. An experimental investigation of turbulence and unsteady loading on tidal turbines. PhD Thesis. The University of Auckland
Roles, responsibilities and expertise
International Journal of Marine Energy Editorial Board
20th AFMC Organising Committee and Session Chair
Primary supervisor for Honours projects (RiverLab)
Co-supervisor for PhD theses in unsteady hydrodynamics of pipelines and the statistical prediction of FPSO excursion and mooring failure.
Funding received
Maximising the impact of UWA's offshore floating structure research - enhancing WA's position as a global offshore engineering hub
Milne, I. & Zhao, W.
UWA Research Impact Grants

Fluid resonance in the gap between two side‐by‐side offshore floating structures with square bilges
Zhao, W., Draper, S., Milne, I., White, D. & Wolgamot, H.
Honours and awards
Start-Something OceanWorks Innovation Prize
Current projects
ITRH for Offshore Floating Facilities
Woodside FutureLab RiverLab - Hydrodynamics and mooring systems for FPSOs.
Research profile
Research profile and publications
 

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