Ian Milne

Dr

  • The University of Western Australia (M053), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Crawley

    Australia

  • 78 Citations
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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.

Roles and responsibilities

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 overview

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.

Current projects

ITRH for Offshore Floating Facilities
Woodside FutureLab RiverLab - Hydrodynamics and mooring systems for FPSOs.

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

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Projects 2016 2020

Research Output 2011 2018

Current practice and research directions in hydrodynamics for FLNG-side-by-side offloading

Zhao, W., Milne, I. A., Efthymiou, M., Wolgamot, H. A., Draper, S., Taylor, P. & Eatock Taylor, W. R. 2018 In : Ocean Engineering. 158, p. 99–110

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Liquid sloshing
Hydrodynamics
Liquefied natural gas
Ships
Damping

Deriving directional wave spectra from ship motions

Milne, I. A. & Zed, M. Mar 2018 (Accepted/In press) Proceedings of the Offshore Technology Conference Asia. Offshore Technology Conference

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference paper

Distortion effects on turbulence in a tidal flow due to the mean flow field of a horizontal axis tidal turbine

Graham, J. M. R. & Milne, I. A. 2018 Proceedings of the 12th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (ETWEC2017). p. 693-1-693-6

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference paper

turbines
flow distribution
turbulence
rotors
blades

Expert elicitation of directional metocean parameters

Astfalck, L. C., Cripps, E. J., Gosling, J. P., Hodkiewicz, M. R. & Milne, I. A. 1 Aug 2018 In : Ocean Engineering. 161, p. 268-276 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Probability distributions
Transparency
Drilling
Decision making
Gases

Full-scale verification of the hydrodynamic motions of a floating facility

Zed, M. & Milne, I. A. 2018 Proceedings of Offshore Technology Conference Asia. Offshore Technology Conference

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference paper

Drilling
Hydrodynamics
Drillships
Ships
Planning