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John FENTON

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Pubikationen

Wissenschaftliche Veröffentlichungen

Chapters in books and invited lectures
1.    Schwartz, L. W. and Fenton, J. D. (1982) Strongly-nonlinear waves, In Van Dyke, M., Wehausen, J. V., and Lumley, J. L., editors, Ann. Rev. Fluid Mech., volume 14, pages 39-60.
2.    Fenton, J. D. (1990) Nonlinear wave theories, In Le Méhauté, B. and Hanes, D. M., editors, The Sea - Ocean Engineering Science, volume 9, pages 3-25. Wiley, New York.
3.    Fenton, J. D. (1996) Teaching engineering using mathematical packages, In Pudlowski, Z. J. and Hadgraft, R. G., editors, The Application of Computer-Assisted Training Programs in Engineering Education, Monash Engineering Education Series. UNESCO Supported International Centre for Engineering Education, Clayton, Australia.
4.    Fenton, J. D. (1999) The cnoidal theory of water waves, chapter 2, in Developments in Ocean/Offshore Engineering, ed. J. B. Herbich, pages 55-100. Gulf, Houston.
5.    Fenton, J. D. (1999) Numerical methods for nonlinear waves, chapter 5, in Advances In Coastal And Ocean Engineering, vol. 5, pages 241-324, ed. P. L-F Liu, World Scientific, Singapore.
6.    Fenton, J. D. (2008) Obstacles in streams and their roles as hydraulic structures, in Hydraulic Structures – Proc. 2nd International Junior Researcher and Engineer Workshop on Hydraulic Structures, 30.7-1.8.2008, Pisa, Italy, ed. Stefano Pagliara, Edizioni Plus, University of Pisa, pp. 15-22.

 

Articles in journals
7.    Sharp, B. B. and Fenton, J. D., (1968) A model investigation of squat, Dock and Harbour Authority, pages 242-244.
8.    Fenton, J. D. (1972) A ninth-order solution for the solitary wave, J. Fluid Mech. 53, 257-271.
9.    Fenton, J. D. (1973) Some results for surface gravity waves on shear flows, J. Inst. Maths. Applics. 12, 1-20.
10.    Fenton, J. D. (1973) Cnoidal waves and bores in uniform channels of arbitrary cross-section, J. Fluid Mech. 58, 417-434.
11.    Longuet-Higgins, M. S. and Fenton, J. D. (1974) On the mass, momentum, energy and circulation of a solitary wave II, Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. A 340, 471-493.
12.    Fenton, J. D. and Abbott, J. E. (1977) Initial movement of grains on a stream bed: the effect of relative protrusion, Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. A 352, 523-537.
13.    Fenton, J. D. (1978) Wave forces on vertical bodies of revolution, J. Fluid Mech. 85, 241-255.
14.    Fenton, J. D. (1979) A high-order cnoidal wave theory, J. Fluid Mech. 94, 129-161.
15.    Rienecker, M. M. and Fenton, J. D. (1981) A Fourier approximation method for steady water waves, J. Fluid Mech. 104, 119-137.
16.    Fenton, J. D. (1982) On the numerical solution of convective equations, Bull. Austral. Math. Soc. 26, 81-105.
17.    Fenton, J. D. and Gardiner-Garden, R. S. (1982) Rapidly-convergent methods for evaluating elliptic integrals and theta and elliptic functions, J. Austral. Math. Soc. Ser. B 24, 47-58.
18.    Fenton, J. D. and Rienecker, M. M. (1982) A Fourier method for solving nonlinear water wave problems: Application to solitary wave interactions, J. Fluid Mech. 118, 411-443.
19.    Fenton, J. D. (1985) Wave forces on vertical walls, J. Waterway Port Coastal and Ocean Division ASCE 111, 693-718.
20.    Fenton, J. D. (1985) A fifth-order Stokes theory for steady waves, J. Waterway Port Coastal and Ocean Engng 111, 216-234.
21.    Fenton, J. D. (1988) The numerical solution of steady water wave problems, Computers and Geosciences 14, 357-368.
22.    Fenton, J. D. and McKee, W. D. (1990) On calculating the lengths of water waves, Coastal Engng 14, 499-513.
23.    Fenton, J. D. (1992) Reservoir routing, Hydrol. Sci. J. 37, 233-246.
24.    Fenton, J. D. (1994) Interpolation and numerical differentiation in civil engineering problems, Civ. Engng Trans, Inst. Engnrs Austral. CE36, 331-337.
25.    Kennedy, A. B. and Fenton, J. D. (1997) A fully-nonlinear computational method for wave propagation over topography, Coastal Engng 32, 137-161.
26.    Nielsen, P., Aseervatham, R., Fenton, J. D., and Perrochet, P. (1997) Groundwater waves in aquifers of intermediate depths, Adv. Water Res. 20, 37-43.
27.    Coleman, S. E. and Fenton, J. D. (2000) Potential-flow instability theory and alluvial stream bed forms, J. Fluid Mech. 418, 101-117.
28.    McMahon T.A., Fenton, J.D., Stewardson, M.J., Costelloe, J., and Finlayson, B.L. (2002) Estimating discharge at an ungauged site, Australian J. Water Resources 5, 113-117.
29.    Khanna, M., Malano, H. M., Fenton, J. D., and Turral, H. (2003) Design and management guidelines for contour basin irrigation layouts in southeast Australia, Agricultural Water Management 62, 19-35.
30.    Khanna, M., Malano, H. M., Fenton, J. D., and Turral, H. (2003) Two-dimensional simulation model for contour basin layouts in southeast Australia I: Rectangular basins, J. Irrigation and Drainage Engng 129, 305-316.
31.    Khanna, M., Malano, H. M., Fenton, J. D., and Turral, H. (2003) Two-dimensional simulation model for contour basin layouts in southeast Australia II: Irregular shape and multiple basins, J. Irrigation and Drainage Engng 129, 317-325.
32.    Barlow, K., Fenton, J.D., Nash, D. and Grayson, R. (2006) Modelling phosphorus transport in a surface irrigation drain, Advances in Water Resources 29, 1383-1398.
33.    Zerihun, Yebegaeshet T. and Fenton, John D. (2006) One-dimensional simulation model for steady transcritical free surface flows at short length transitions, Advances in Water Resources 29(11), 1598-1607.
34.    Zerihun, Y.T. and Fenton, J.D. (2007) A Boussinesq-type model for flow over trapezoidal profile weirs, J. Hydraulic Res. 45(4), 519–528.

 

Conference papers
35.    Fenton, J. D. and Mills, D. A. (1976) Shoaling waves: numerical solution of exact equations, In Provis, D. G. and Radok, R., editors, Proc. IUTAM Symp. on Waves on Water of Variable Depth, volume 64 of Lecture Notes in Physics, pages 94-101, Springer, Berlin.
36.    Fenton, J. D. and Rienecker, M. M. (1980) Numerical solution of the exact equations for steady and unsteady water waves, In Proc. 17th Int. Conf. Coastal Engng, Sydney, pages 50-69.
37.    Fenton, J. D. (1983) On the application of steady wave theories, In Proc. 6th Australasian Conf. Coastal and Ocean Engng, Gold Coast, pages 64-68.
38.    Fenton, J. D. (1983) A Taylor series method for numerical fluid mechanics, In Proc. 8th Australasian Fluid Mech. Conf., Newcastle, pages 1C13-1C16.
39.    Fenton, J. D. (1985) A family of schemes for computational hydraulics, In Proc. 21st Congress IAHR, Melbourne, volume 2, pages 23-27.
40.    Fenton, J. D. (1985) Wave forces on vertical walls, In Proc. 7th Australasian Conference on Coastal and Ocean Engng, Christchurch N.Z., volume 2, pages 315-324.
41.    Fenton, J. D. (1986) Polynomial approximation and water waves, In Proc. 20th Int. Conf. Coastal Engng, Taipei, pages 193-207.
42.    Fenton, J. D. (1989) Stable numerical methods for diffusive flows, In Proc. Watercomp '89, First Australasian Conference on Technical Computing in the Water Industry, Melbourne, pages 185-189.
43.    Fenton, J. D. (1989) A simplified approach to reservoir routing, In Proc. Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Christchurch, pages 377-381.
44.    Fenton, J. D. and Christian, C. D. (1989) Inferring wave properties from sub-surface pressure data, In Proc. 9th Australasian Conference on Coastal and Ocean Engng, Adelaide, pages 380-384.
45.    Hamill, R., Christian, C. D., and Fenton, J. D. (1989) Investigation of beach erosion at Mission Bay, In Proc. 9th Australasian Conference on Coastal and Ocean Engng, Adelaide, pages 219-223.
46.    Zoppou, C. and Fenton, J. D. (1989) Computing floods and river flows using quasi-characteristics, In Proc. Watercomp '89, First Australasian Conference on Technical Computing in the Water Industry, Melbourne, pages 195-199.
47.    Drennan, W. M., Fenton, J. D., and Donelan, M. A. (1990) Numerical simulation of nonlinear wave groups, In Proc. 11th Ann. Conf. Canadian Applied Math. Soc., Halifax.
48.    Fenton, J. D. (1990) Calculating seepage flow with a free surface: Some old methods and some new ones, In Proc. N.Z. Geomechanics Society Groundwater and Seepage Symp., Auckland, pages 31-36.
49.    Fenton, J. D., Josem, A. C., and Hinwood, J. B. (1991) Chaotic and other oscillations of pipelines, In Proc. 10th Australasian Conf. Coastal and Ocean Engng, Auckland, pages 381-386.
50.    Fenton, J. D. (1992) Exploiting periodicity in boundary integral equations, In Proc. 11th Australasian Fluid Mech. Conf., Hobart, pages 667-670.
51.    Fenton, J. D. (1993) Simulating wave shoaling with boundary integral equations, In Proc. 11th Australasian Conference on Coastal and Ocean Engng, Townsville, pages 71-76.
52.    Fenton, J. D. (1994) A spectral method for diffraction problems, In Proc. Int. Symp. on Waves - Physical and Numerical Modelling, Vancouver, pages 961-970.
53.    Fenton, J. D. (1995) A numerical cnoidal theory for steady water waves, In Proc. 12th Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engng Conference, Melbourne, pages 157-162.
54.    Fenton, J. D. and Nalder, G. V. (1995) Long wave equations for waterways curved in plan, In Proc. 26th Congress Int. Assoc. Hydraulic Res., London, volume 1, pages 573-578.
55.    Fenton, J. D. and Stecki, J. S. (1995) Subsea control systems - on the nature of wave propagation in long hydraulic transmission lines, In Design and Performance: Proc. 8th Bath Int. Fluid Power Workshop, Bath, 20-22 Sep. 1995, pages 126-139.
56.    Kennedy, A. B. and Fenton, J. D. (1995) Simulation of the propagation of surface gravity waves using local polynomial approximation, In Proc. 12th Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engng Conference, Melbourne, pages 287-292.
57.    Townsend, M. and Fenton, J. D. (1995) Numerical comparisons of wave analysis methods, In Proc. 12th Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engng Conference, Melbourne, pages 169-173.
58.    Fenton, J. D. (1996) Exploiting periodicity in boundary integral equations, In Easton, A. K. and Steiner, J. M., editors, The Role of Mathematics in Modern Engineering, Proc. 1st Biennial Engng Mathematics Conference, Melbourne, pages 565-576. Studentlitteratur, Lund.
59.    Coleman, S. E. and Fenton, J. D. (1996) Potential flow instability theory and bed forms, In Proc. ASCE North American Water and Environment Congress '96, published on CD.
60.    Fenton, J. D. (1996) An examination of the approximations in river and channel hydraulics, In Proc. 10th Congress, Asia-Pacific Division, Int. Assoc. Hydraulic Res., Langkawi, Malaysia, pages 204-211.
61.    Fenton, J. D. (1996) Channel flow over curved boundaries and a new hydraulic theory, In Proc. 10th Congress, Asia-Pacific Division, Int. Assoc. Hydraulic Res., Langkawi, Malaysia, pages 266-273.
62.    Fenton, J. D. and Kennedy, A. B. (1996) Fast methods for computing the shoaling of nonlinear waves, In Proc. 25th Int. Conf. Coastal Engng, Orlando, volume 1, pages 1130-1143.
63.    Kennedy, A. B. and Fenton, J. D. (1996) A fully nonlinear 3-D method for the computation of wave propagation, In Proc. 25th Int. Conf. Coastal Engng, Orlando, volume 1, pages 1102-1115.
64.    Townsend, M. and Fenton, J. D. (1996) A comparison of analysis methods for wave pressure data, In Proc. 25th Int. Conf. Coastal Engng, Orlando, volume 1, pages 575-588.
65.    Oakes, A., Fenton, J. D., and Haw, L. (1997) Channel regulation - fact or folklore?, In Proc. Aust. Nat. Committee on Irrign and Drainage Conference, Deniliquin, 2-4 September.
66.    Fenton, J. D., Aughton, D., and Oakes, A. (1998) On gate stroking and upstream and downstream control, In Proc. Irrigation Association of Australia 1998 National Conference, Brisbane, pages 609-618.
67.    Fenton, J. D. (1999) Calculating hydrographs from stage records, Proc. 28th Int. Assoc. Hydraulic Res. Congress, Graz, Austria, August, published on CD.
68.    Fenton, J. D., A. M. Oakes and D. J. Aughton (1999) On the nature of waves in canals and gate stroking and control, Proc. Workshop on Modernization of Irrigation Water Delivery Systems, US Committee on Irrigation and Drainage, Phoenix, Arizona, October 17-21, pages 343-357.
69.    Wendt, C., E. Weyer, I. Mareels and J. D. Fenton (1999) Soft sensor for flow measurement: models from data, Proc. Workshop on Modernization of Irrigation Water Delivery Systems, US Committee on Irrigation and Drainage, Phoenix, Arizona, October 17-21, pages 681-693.
70.    Weyer, E., I. Mareels, J. D. Fenton, and D. J. Aughton (2000) Advanced management and control of water networks, Proc. of the 10th World Water Congress, 12-17 March 2000, Melbourne, Paper no. 249, published on CD.
71.    Khanna, M., J. D. Fenton, H. M. Malano, and H.Turral (2000) Two-dimensional simulation model for contour basin layouts in southeast Australia, Proc. ASCE Watershed 2000, Fort Collins, Colorado, June 20-24, 2000, published on CD.
72.    Fenton, J. D. (2001) Rating curves: Part 1 - correction for surface slope, Proc. Conf. on Hydraulics in Civil Engng, Hobart, 28-30 Nov., pp309-317, Inst. Engnrs, Aust..
73.    Fenton, J. D. (2001) Rating curves: Part 2 - representation and approximation, Proc. Conf. on Hydraulics in Civil Engng, Hobart, 28-30 Nov., pp319-328, Inst. Engnrs, Aust..
74.    Stewardson, M.J., J. D. Fenton and P. Cottingham (2001) Applying the flow events method in an environmental flow study of the Broken River, Proc. International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Canberra, 10-13 Dec, Vol 2, pp881-886, The Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand.
75.    Fenton, J. D. (2002) The application of numerical methods and mathematics to hydrography, Proc. 11th Australasian Hydrographic Conference, Sydney, 3 July - 6 July 2002.
76.    Erinawati, R., and J. D. Fenton (2003) Linear and nonlinear system methods for stream flow prediction, Proc. 28th International Hydrology and Water resources Symposium, Wollongong, 10-14 November.
77.    Fenton, J. D. (2003) The effects of obstacles on surface levels and boundary resistance in open channels, Proc. 30th IAHR Congress, Thessaloniki, 25-29 August, eds J. Ganoulis and P. Prinos, volume C2, pp9-16.
78.    Barlow, K., D. Nash, R. Grayson, and J. D. Fenton (2004) Factors affecting the role of irrigation drains as sources or sinks of phosphorus, Proc. 2nd Asian Regional Conference, International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage, 14-17th March 2004, Moama, NSW, published on CD.
79.    Nguyen, H. T. and J. D. Fenton (2004) Identification of roughness in open channels, Advances in Hydro-Science and -Engineering, Volume 6, M. S. Altinakar, S. S. Y. Wang, K. P. Holz, and M. Kawahara (eds), Proc. 6th Int. Conf. on Hydro-Science and -Engineering, Brisbane, 31 May - 3 June 2004, University of Mississippi.
80.    Zerihun, Y. T. and J. D. Fenton (2004) Boussinesq-type momentum equations solutions for steady rapidly varied flows, Advances in Hydro-Science and -Engineering, Volume 6, M. S. Altinakar, S. S. Y. Wang, K. P. Holz, and M. Kawahara (eds), Proc. 6th Int. Conf. on Hydro-Science and -Engineering, Brisbane, 31 May - 3 June 2004, University of Mississippi.
81.    Zerihun, Y. T. and J. D. Fenton (2004) A one-dimensional flow model for flow over trapezoidal profile weirs, Advances in Hydro-Science and -Engineering, Volume 6, M. S. Altinakar, S. S. Y. Wang, K. P. Holz, and M. Kawahara (eds), Proc. 6th Int. Conf. on Hydro-Science and -Engineering, Brisbane, 31 May - 3 June 2004, University of Mississippi.
82.    Erinawati, R. and J. D. Fenton (2004) A comparison of computational intelligence systems for river flow forecasting in Victoria, 4th Australian Stream Management Conference, 19-22 October 2004, Launceston, Tasmania, to be published on CD.
83.    Erinawati, R. and J. D. Fenton (2004) Linear and nonlinear transfer function methods for stream flow routing, 4th Australian Stream Management Conference, 19-22 October 2004, Launceston, Tasmania, to be published on CD.
84.    Nguyen, H. T. and J. D. Fenton (2004) Estimation of roughness in streams by using velocity measurement data, 4th Australian Stream Management Conference, 19-22 October 2004, Launceston, Tasmania, to be published on CD.
85.    Erinawati R., and J. D. Fenton (2004) A comparison of computational intelligence systems for river flow forecasting, Proc. 4th Australian Stream Management Conf., Launceston, Tasmania, 19-22 Oct, eds. I. D. Rutherfurd, I. Wiszniewski, M. Askey-Doran and R. Glazik, Dept of Primary Industries, Water and Environment, Hobart, pp217-222.
86.    Nguyen, H. T., and J. D. Fenton (2004) Using two-point velocity measurements to estimate roughness in Proc. 4th Australian Stream Management Conf., Launceston, Tasmania, 19-22 Oct, eds. I. D. Rutherfurd, I. Wiszniewski, M. Askey-Doran and R. Glazik, Dept of Primary Industries, Water and Environment, Hobart, pp445-450.
87.    Fenton, J. D. (2005) On the energy and momentum principles in hydraulics, Proc. 31st Congress, Int. Assoc. Hydraulic Engng and Res., Seoul, Korea, 11-16 September, pages 625-636, published on CD, IAHR.
88.    Nguyen, H. T., and J. D. Fenton (2005) Identification of roughness for flood routing in compound channels, Proc. 31st Congress, Int. Assoc. Hydraulic Engng and Res., Seoul, Korea, 11-16 September, pages 847-854, published on CD, IAHR.
89.    Zerihun, Y. T., and J. D. Fenton (2005) Modelling of steady transcritical flow in open channels, Proc. 31st Congress, Int. Assoc. Hydraulic Engng and Res., Seoul, Korea, 11-16 September, pages  805-816, published on CD, IAHR.
90.    Bleninger, T., Fenton, J. D. and Zentgraf, R. (2006) One-dimensional flow modelling and a case study of the River Rhine, Proc. Int. Conf. on Fluvial Hydraulics, Lisbon, Portugal, September 6-8, Vol. 2, pp 1963-1972.
91.    Fenton, J.D. and Zerihun, Y.T. (2007) A Boussinesq approximation for open channel flow, Proc. 32nd Congress, Int. Assoc. Hydraulic Engng and Res., Venice, Italy, 2-6 July 2007, published on CD, IAHR.

 

Technical Reports

92.    Fenton, J. D. (1968) Hydraulic and stability analyses of rockfill dams, Report DR15, University of Melbourne Civil Engng Dept.
93.    Sharp, B. B. and Fenton, J. D. (1968) Report of investigation of a proposed dock at Yarraville, Report DR16, University of Melbourne Civil Engng Dept.
94.    Fenton, J. D. (1974) Solitary grain movement on rough beds, Hydraulics & Hydrology Res. Rept. 3, Imperial College London Civil Engng Dept.
95.    Fenton, J. D. (1999) Leakage Management Research Project, Report 5/98, Centre for Environmental Applied Hydrology, The University of Melbourne.
96.    Fenton, J. D. and R. J. Keller (2001) The calculation of streamflow from measurements of stage, Technical Report 01/6, Co-operative Research Centre for Catchment Hydrology, Melbourne.
97.    Fenton, J. D. (2003) 2002 Leakage Management Study, unpublished report for Melbourne Water.
98.    Bleninger, T., J. D. Fenton, and G. H. Jirka (2007) Verfahrensbeschreibung des 1-D hydronumerischen Modellsystems Cascade+, Bericht Nr 823, Institut für Hydromechanik, Universität Karlsruhe.

 

Lehre

University of N.S.W. – 1977-1986
First Year
Mathematics 1 - Algebra, lecture size 400.
Second Year
Engineering Mathematics 2, enrolment 350, lecture size 170.
Mathematics (for Faculty of Applied Science), lecture size 25.
Principles of Theoretical Mechanics 2 - Hydrodynamics, lecture size10.
Principles of Theoretical Mechanics 2 - Mechanics, lecture size 10.
Principles of Theoretical Mechanics 2 - Higher Mechanics, lecture size 6.
Third Year
Electrical Engineering Mathematics 3 - Numerical Methods, lecture size 180.
Fluid Dynamics, lecture size 3.
Fourth year & Postgraduate Courses
Water waves.
Nonlinear dispersive water waves.
Applied integral transform methods (attended by some 12 colleagues).
Seiches & Tides.

 

Auckland University – 1987-1992
Intermediate Year
Engineering Mechanics 1 - in charge of course, and lecturer, 290 students.
First Professional Year
Fluid Mechanics 1 - 105 students.
Engineering Design 1 - lecture and tutorial size 24.
Third Professional Year
Fluid Mechanics 3 - 15 students.
Maritime Engineering - 15 students.
Graduate Courses
Fluid Mechanics Seminar - 4 students.
Advanced Fluid Mechanics - 12 students.

 

Melbourne University – 2000-2005
First Year
Engineering Communications and Computing – designed course and lecturer for Numerical Methods and Computing component – 150 students
Third Year
Engineering Hydraulics 1 – Course Co-ordinator and lecturer – 125 students.
Engineering Hydraulics and Hydrology – Course Co-ordinator and lecturer for open channel hydraulics component – 100-200 students
Co-ordinator for all 3rd-year students
Fourth Year
Coast and Harbour Engineering - 15-30 students.
River Hydraulics – 15-25 students.

 

University of Karlsruhe (TH) – 2005-2009
Course for Master of Science in Resources Engineering
This was a 2-year course for overseas students, delivered in English. There were some 20-25 students. I took part in the planning and delivery of several of the subjects:
Hydromechanics/Applied Hydraulics
Environmental Fluid Mechanics
Computational Fluid Dynamics
River Engineering
Water Resources

 

Vienna University of Technology – 2009-
River Engineering
Computations and Hydraulics
Coastal and Ocean Engineering
Consulting

 

 

 

 

 

Biographie

Zur Person

Name:              John Desmond Fenton
Nationalität:      Australien
Fremdsprache:  Deutsch  

 

Fachlicher Bildungsweg 

Bendigo Technical College, Victoria, Australia
1962-64: Course for Diploma of Civil Engineering, awarded 1964.

Melbourne University
1965-66: Final two years of the course for the degree of Bachelor of Engineering in the Civil Engineering Department.
1967-68: Course work and research for the degree of Master of Engineering Science in the same department, majoring in Hydraulic Engineering and Soil Mechanics, thesis on the flow through and geomechanical stability of rockfill dams, supervised by Dr. I.C. O'Neill and Dr. P.J. Moore.

Cambridge University
1968-72: Research for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Cambridge University, supervised by Prof. Sir James Lighthill, SecRS.

 

Beruflicher Werdegang

1972-74: Senior Research Assistant, Department of Civil Engineering, Imperial College, London, working with Prof. J.R.D. Francis and Brigadier R.A. Bagnold F.R.S. on an experimental study of the mechanics of sediment transport.
1974-75: Dynamicist, Atkins Research and Development, a section of the Consulting Engineers W.S. Atkins, of Epsom, Surrey, working on the design and installation of oil production platforms in the North Sea.
1975-77: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Monash University: as a Queen Elizabeth Fellow, conducting research into the shoaling of waves as they approach the coast.
1977-86: Lecturer and Senior Lecturer, School of Mathematics, University of New South Wales, conducting research in theoretical and computational fluid mechanics and coastal and ocean engineering.
1987-1992: Professor of Fluid Mechanics, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Auckland, research in fluid mechanics, hydraulics and hydrology and coastal and ocean engineering.
1992-1997: Research Chair - Australian Research Council Senior Research Fellow, Monash University, research in coastal and ocean engineering and computational hydraulics and hydrology.
1995-2000: Professorial Associate (Honorary Position), Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of Melbourne.
1997 – Present: Private Consultant in irrigation, river, and pipeline engineering.
January 1998 – June 1999: Senior Research Fellow (50% appointment) in the Cooperative Research Centre for Catchment Hydrology, Civil Engineering Department, Monash University; working on the hydraulic basis for the measurement of floods and waves in rivers.
June 1998 – July 2000: Research Fellow (40% appointment) in Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Melbourne University: Department of Industry Grant ''Advanced Management of Channel Networks''; working on wave propagation in canals.
July 2000 – June 2005: Professorial Fellow, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of Melbourne, 70% appointment.
December 2005 – June 2009: Visiting Professor, Institut für Hydromechanik, Universität Karlsruhe
October 2009 – September 2010: Guest Professor, Vienna University of Technology

 

Honours & Scholarships

Principal's Prize for 2nd and 3rd year Civil Engineering, Bendigo Technical College, 1962 and 1963.
Gold Medal for Diploma, Bendigo Technical College, 1964.
Citizenship Prize, Bendigo Technical College, 1964.
Institution of Engineers Prize for Victoria, 1964, for joint top of final year of the Civil Engineering Diploma Courses in State Technical Colleges and Institutes of Technology.
First Class Honours and Argus Exhibition for top of Civil Engineering Department, Melbourne University, 1966.
M.K.N. Johansen Scholarship, 1967.
Shell Postgraduate Scholarship in Science & Engineering for Australia, 1968.
Queen Elizabeth Fellowship in Marine Science, 1975.
Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, 1980.
Australian Research Council Senior Research Fellowship, Dept of Mechanical Engineering, Monash University, 1992.
Miller Visiting Research Professor, University of California, Berkeley, tenable for one month, funded by the Miller Institute for Basic Research in Science, 1992.
Professorial Associate, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of Melbourne, 1995 – 2000.
Academic Associate, Queen's College, University of Melbourne, 2000 – 2002.
Honorary Fellow, School of Anthropology, Geography and Environmental Studies, Melbourne University, July – September 2005.

 

Consulting

Kampsax A/S (Denmark): Investigation of tsunami danger on island near Krakatoa, Indonesia, 1991.
Panel to accredit the Bachelor of Engineering degrees in Civil and in Environmental Engineering at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, 1992.
Panel to accredit the Bachelor of Engineering degrees in Civil and in Environmental Engineering at the University of New South Wales, 1993 and 1996.
Rural Water Corporation and Rubicon Systems Australia: consulting on models of flow and wave propagation in distribution channels, 1994-Present.
Consulting for Rubicon Systems Australia as a consultant on simulation of waves in irrigation canals, and other problems of hydraulics, including ultrasonic flow measurement, flow gauging, and vibration of gates, 1997 – 2000.
Melbourne Water Corporation: Leak detection in pipelines, 1998, 2002, & 2005.
Goulburn-Murray Water: accurate methods of flow measurement, 2001.
East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority: appointed as member of the Scientific Reference Panel for the Snowy River Rehabilitation Project, 2001-.
Central Highlands Water: flow over measuring weirs, 2001.
Permo-Drive Pty Ltd: solutions of the lubrication equations for oil flow in a hydraulic pump-motor, 2001-3.
Bureau of Meteorology, Australia: I presented a Workshop on Looped Rating Curves in Rivers to the Hydrometeorological Service of Viet Nam in Ha Noi, May 2002.
Ecology