Scott Draper

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

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

    6009 Perth


  • 837 Citations
  • 16 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

3 Citations (Scopus)

Detecting sediment concentration using contact image sensor

Yao, W., An, H., Draper, S., Cheng, L., Zhao, M. & Tang, G., 2019, Scour and Erosion IX - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Scour and Erosion, ICSE 2018. Keh-Chia, Y. (ed.). CRC Press/Balkema, p. 605-611 7 p. (Scour and Erosion IX - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Scour and Erosion, ICSE 2018).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

Contact sensors
Image sensors
3 Citations (Scopus)

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
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Lateral resistance of "rigid" pipelines and cables on rocky seabeds

Griffiths, T., White, D. J., Draper, S., Leighton, A., Cheng, L., An, H. & Fogliani, A., Jun 2019, In : Canadian Geotechnical Journal. 56, 6, p. 823-839 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


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

Projects 2011 2021