Scott Draper

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

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

    6009 Perth


  • 595 Citations
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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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Projects 2011 2021

Research Output 2006 2018

An experimental and numerical study of runout from a tailings dam failure

Liu, H., 2018, (Unpublished)

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

dam failure
tailings dam
computational fluid dynamics

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
Liquefied natural gas
Surface waves
Dynamic models
Computational fluid dynamics
Iterative methods

Experimental investigation of local scour around submerged piles in steady current

Yao, W., An, H., Draper, S., Cheng, L. & Harris, J. M., 1 Dec 2018, In : Coastal Engineering. 142, p. 27-41 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aspect ratio

Green water evaluation for FPSOs during cyclones

Chen, L., Draper, S., Wolgamot, H. A., Taylor, P. & Milne, I. A., 2018, Offshore Technology Conference Asia 2018. United States: Offshore Technology Conference, Vol. 2, p. 739-755 17 p. OTC-28538-MS

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

tropical cyclone