Dr Scott Draper
Academic Staff (Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering)
- Contact details
- Academic Staff (Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering)
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.
J23. *Leckie, S.F., Mohr, H., Draper, S., McLean, D.L., White, D.J. and Cheng, L. (2016). Sedimentation-induced burial of subsea pipelines: observations from field data and laboratory experiments. Coastal Engineering (In Press).
J22. Draper, S., Nishino, T., Adcock, T.A.A. and Taylor, P. H. (2016) Performance of an ideal turbine in an inviscid shear flow, Journal of Fluid Mechanics (In Press).
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, 110, 111-126.
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.H.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 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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Research profile and publications