Scott Draper

Dr, BE BCom W.Aust., DPhil Oxf.

  • The University of Western Australia (M051), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 703 Citations
  • 15 h-Index
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Personal profile


I work within a group of researchers at UWA on fluid mechanics problems relevant to both the oil and gas and marine renewable energy industries. The problems I work on span through the water column, and include: the stability and scour of subsea infrastructure at the seabed; the optimum arrangement of marine renewable energy devices; and the hydrodynamics of floating bodies. I use a range of field data, laboratory testing and numerical modelling in my research.

Current projects

ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub (ITRH140100012) for Offshore Floating Facilities: OFFShore Hub
Albany Wave Energy Research Centre: WERC
The Woodside OceanWorks RiverLab initiative: RiverLab

Teaching overview

GENG 5501 Coastal and Offshore Engineering
GENG 5502 Environmental Geotechnics


Subsea pipeline/structure scour and stability
Hydrodynamics of floating bodies
Marine renewable energy


  • Offshore hydrodynamics
  • Fluid-soil-structure interaction
  • Wave structure interaction
  • Sediment transport and scour
  • Marine renewable energy (wave and tidal)

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Research Output 2006 2019

Eliciting features of 2D greenwater overtopping of a fixed box using modified dam break models

Zhang, X., Draper, S., Wolgamot, H., Zhao, W. & Cheng, L., 1 Mar 2019, In : Applied Ocean Research. 84, p. 74-91 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Computational fluid dynamics

Resolving wave and laminar boundary layer scales for gap resonance problems

Wang, H., Wolgamot, H. A., Draper, S., Zhao, W., Taylor, P. H. & Cheng, L., 10 May 2019, In : Journal of Fluid Mechanics. 866, p. 759-775 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

laminar boundary layer
Laminar boundary layer
harmonic excitation

Scour around a subsea structure with mudmat: Comparison of field data with laboratory data: Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering

Yao, W., Draper, S., Watson, P., An, H., Cheng, L. & Banimahd, M., 2019, VSOE 2018: Proceedings of the 1st Vietnam Symposium on Advances in Offshore Engineering. Singapore: Springer, Vol. 18. p. 224-230 7 p. (Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

civil engineering
soil classification
soil property

Transverse motion instability of a submerged moored buoy

Orszaghova, J., Wolgamot, H., Draper, S., Eatock Taylor, R., Taylor, P. & Rafiee, A., 2 Jan 2019, In : Proceedings of the Royal Society A-Mathematical Physical and Engineering Sciences. 475, 2221, p. 1-21 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

direct power generators
Mathieu Equation

Projects 2011 2021