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Johnstone, Andrew Dr.

Research Fellow

Overview


Andrew is a Research Fellow at the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences at the School of Mechanical, Materials, Mechatronic and Biomedical Engineering, University of Wollongong. He completed his PhD at University of Wollongong and presently works as a researcher in the ARC Steel Research Hub.

Research Overview


  • Andrew completed his PhD in spring 2017, studying energy harnessing from fluid-structure vibrations. In the Steel Research Hub, his research activities are focused on improving the uniformity of protective sacrificial metallic coatings applied to steel strip products. His primary research activities are on the application of numerical methods to investigate how the uniformity of the metallic coatings is affected by the unsteadiness of the air jets used as part of the metallic coating process. He is also involved in laboratory-scale study of related aspects of the process.

    His research background is previously in the field of renewable energy technology exploiting the energy sources of ocean currents and other water flows.

Selected Publications


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Computational and Experimental Study of Shrouded River Current Turbine in finite size channel
    Doctor of Philosophy Dynamics Flow in the meniscus Region of Liquid drag-out Ahmed, Rubel

Keywords


  • metallic coatings
    kinetic hydro turbine
    air jets

Research Overview


  • Andrew completed his PhD in spring 2017, studying energy harnessing from fluid-structure vibrations. In the Steel Research Hub, his research activities are focused on improving the uniformity of protective sacrificial metallic coatings applied to steel strip products. His primary research activities are on the application of numerical methods to investigate how the uniformity of the metallic coatings is affected by the unsteadiness of the air jets used as part of the metallic coating process. He is also involved in laboratory-scale study of related aspects of the process.

    His research background is previously in the field of renewable energy technology exploiting the energy sources of ocean currents and other water flows.

Selected Publications


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Computational and Experimental Study of Shrouded River Current Turbine in finite size channel
    Doctor of Philosophy Dynamics Flow in the meniscus Region of Liquid drag-out Ahmed, Rubel

Keywords


  • metallic coatings
    kinetic hydro turbine
    air jets
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