Dr Scott Draper
Offshore Foundation Systems, Centre for
- Contact details
- Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems
The University of Western Australia (M051)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
- +61 8 6488 7400
- BE BCom W.Aust., DPhil Oxf.
- My research focuses on offshore fluid mechanics, applied to both the oil and gas and marine renewable energy industries. I work on a range of problems spanning through the water column. These include: the stability and scour of subsea infrastructure at the seabed; the optimum arrangement of marine renewable energy devices; and, most recently, wave kinematics and hydrodynamics of floating bodies. I use a range of field data, laboratory testing and numerical modelling in my research.
- Key research
- Offshore fluid mechanics
- Subsea pipeline/structure scour and stability
- Hydrodynamics of floating bodies
- Marine Energy Resource Assessment (Wave and Tidal)
- (* PhD students)
B1. Cheng, L., Draper, S., An, H. (2014) Scour and Erosion. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Scour and Erosion, Leiden, The Netherlands, CRC Press/Balkema. ISBN: 978-1-138-02732-9.
J21. *Mohr, H., Draper, S., White, D.J. & Cheng, L. (2016). Predicting the rate of scour beneath subsea pipelines in marine sediments under steady flow conditions. Coastal Engineering (In Press).
J20. Nishino, T., & Draper, S. (2015). Local blockage effect for wind turbines,Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 625, No. 1, p. 012010.
J19. Adcock, T.A.A., Taylor, P.H. and Draper, S. (2015). Non-linear dynamics of wave-groups in random seas: Unexpected walls of water in the open ocean, Proceedings of the Royal Society A 471(2184)
J18. *Leckie, S.F., White, D.J., Draper, S. and Cheng, L. (2015). Unlocking the Benefits of Long Term Pipeline Embedment Processes: Image Analysis-based Processing of Historic Survey Data, Journal of Pipeline Systems (In Press).
J17. *Zhang, Q., Draper, S., Cheng, L. and An, H. (2015). Time scale of scour under pipelines in time varying flow conditions, Applied Ocean Research (In Press).
J16. Adcock, T.A.A and Draper, S. (2015). A note on the variation in shape of linear rogue waves in the ocean. Underwater Technology, 33 (2), pp. 75-80.
J15. Draper, S., An, H., Cheng, L., White, D. J., & Griffiths, T. (2015). Stability of subsea pipelines during large storms. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 373: 20140106.
J14. *Leckie, S.H.F., Draper, S., White, D.J., Cheng, L., Fogliani, A.J. (2015), Lifelong embedment and spanning of a pipeline on a mobile seabed, Coastal Engineering, 95, pp. 130-146.
J13. Adcock, T. A. A., Draper, S. and Nishino, T. Tidal Power generation – A review of hydrodynamic modelling’, Proc. Institute Mech. Engineers, Part A: J. Power and Energy, DOI: 10.1177/0957650914544347
J12. Draper, S., and Nishino, T. (2014). Centered and staggered arrangements of tidal turbines. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 739, 72-93.
J11. Draper, S., Adcock, T. A. A., Borthwick, A.G.L, and Houlsby, G.T. (2014) ‘An electrical interpretation of the Pentland Firth Tidal Stream Energy Resource’ Proceedings of the Royal Society of London A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 470:20130207.
J10. Draper, S., Adcock, T. A. A., Borthwick, A.G.L, and Houlsby, G.T. (2014) ‘Estimate of the Extractable Pentland Firth Tidal Stream Energy Resource’, Renewable Energy, 63, 650-657.
J9. Adcock, T.A.A. and Draper, S. (2014). Power extraction from tidal channels–Multiple tidal constituents, compound tides and overtides. Renewable Energy, 63, 797-806.
J8. Draper, S., Adcock, T.A.A., Borthwick, A.G.L, and Houlsby, G.T. (2014) ‘A note on the power potential of tidal currents in channels’, International Journal of Marine Energy, 6, 1-17.
J7. Adcock, T.A.A., Draper, S., Houlsby, G.T., Borthwick, A.G.L., and Serhadlioglu, S, (2014) ‘Long-term available power predictions for the Pentland Firth’, Proc. Institute Mech. Engineers, Part A: J. Power and Energy, DOI: 10.1177/ 0957650914544347.
J6. Vennell, R., Funke, S.W., Draper, S., Stevens, C. and Divett, T. (2014) ‘Designing Large Arrays of Tidal Turbines: a synthesis and review’, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 41, pp. 454-472.
J5. White, D.J., Draper, S., Cheng, L., An, H., Mohr, H. and Leckie, S. (2014), ‘Ocean-Structure-Seabed interaction: O-tube modelling of pipeline stability’, Australian Geomechanics, 49(4), 157-164.
J4. Draper, S., Borthwick, A.G.L., and Houlsby, G.T. (2013) ‘Energy Potential of a tidal fence deployed near a coastal headland’, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 371:20120176.
J3. Adcock, T.A.A., Draper, S., Houlsby, G. T., Borthwick, A. G. L., and Serhadlioglu, S. (2013), “The available power from tidal stream turbines in the Pentland Firth”, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 469:20130072.
J2. Serhadlıoğlu, S., Adcock, T. A., Houlsby, G. T., Draper, S., & Borthwick, A. G. (2013). Tidal stream energy resource assessment of the Anglesey Skerries. International Journal of Marine Energy, 3, 98-111. [Citations: 7].
J1. Draper, S., Houlsby, G.T., Oldfield, M.L.G. and Borthwick, A.G.L (2010). Modeling Tidal Energy Extraction in a Depth Averaged Domain. IET J. Renew. Powr. Gen., Vol. 4, pp.545-554.
- Roles, responsibilities and expertise
- COFS stream leader (Offshore Engineering Science)
UWA Oceans Institute Deputy Director
UWA Oceans Institute Leadership Team
- Funding received
- Australian Research Council Discovery Project: "Scour and scour induced settlement of subsea structures" DP150104644
Australian Research Council Linkage Project: "Hydrodynamic forces on small diameter pipelines laid on natural seabed" LP150100249
Australian Research Council Linkage Project: "Novel wave energy foundation solutions to survive extreme loads" LP150100598
- Society for Underwater Technology
UWA Oceans Institute
Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society
- Honours and awards
- 2010 Science Scholarship, St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford
2006 Rhodes Scholarship (Australia-at-large)
2005 Civil Engineering Award for best Honours Project, UWA
Other UWA undergraduate awards: D.N. Foster Award in Coastal and Offshore Engineering (2005), Steel Institute of Australia Structural Design Award (2004), BSP Industry Award (2004), Hartley Poynton Prize for finance (2003)
- I am unit coordinator for GENG5501 (Coastal and Offshore Engineering)
I also give lectures in the following units:
Design of Offshore Systems CIVL 5505 (Metocean engineering + Renewable Energy)
Environmental Geotechnics GENG5502 (Contaminant transport)
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