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Biography

Since starting my academic career, the small wind turbine research work has attracted over $500,000 in research income. In 2005 a colleague formed a company, Aerogenesis Australia to commercialise the wind turbine technology developed by the group. This company has received $1.245m to commercialise the groups small wind turbine technology.

The computational biomechanics research group has received significant publicity in the popular scientific literature and film including:

  • A segment on Catalyst ABC science program covering the jaw testing and palaeontology of the Marsupial Lion, Thylacoleo (Series 6 Episode 38 2005).
  • Dingo had measure of Tassie tiger article published in BBC News (online) reporting the finding of our paper which predicted the Tasmanian tiger to have more powerful bite but the dingo was better equipped to deal with struggling prey (September 2007).
  • Sabre-toothed cats were weak in the jaw article in Nature news reporting the findings of our paper into the popular science press (October 2007).
  • 'Crash-tested' skulls throw light on extinctions article in New Scientist about the groups finite element work on great white shark jaw (April 2008).
  • The work on the great white shark, documented in Wroe et al. (2008), has made the top 100 stories of 2008 in DISCOVER Science technology and the Future magazine.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle, 22/04/1988
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), University of Newcastle, 30/04/1983

Research

Research keywords

  • computational biomechanics
  • finite element modelling
  • mechanical engineering design
  • small wind turbine systems

Research expertise

Small wind turbine dynamics and fatigue testing and issures related to small wind turbine blades

Computational biomechanics. Creating, solving and interpreting the results of detailed finite element models of biological structures.

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
091305Energy Generation, Conversion And Storage Engineering50
111699Medical Physiology Not Elsewhere Classified25
060899Zoology Not Elsewhere Classified25

Awards

Recognition.

2008Postgraduate supervisor of the year award
Newcastle University postgraduate student association (Australia)
Contribution to postgraduate education

Invitations

TUNRA Consultant
TUNRA, Australia (Consulting)
2006

Collaboration

My research consists of work in two areas: small wind turbine dynamics, and computational biomechanics. The former is about undertaking research to bring the level of performance of small wind turbines up to that of their larger counterparts, and for the latter using traditional engineering computational tools to understand the forces that drive the evolution of skeletal morphology.

My interest in small wind turbine research has steadily evolved from a focus on the fundamental issues of small wind turbine dynamics to a more specialised focus on lifespan issues of small wind turbine blades. My early research interests lay in understanding the dynamic forces acting on small wind turbine blades operating in a wide range of flow regimes. The results of this work have been used to determine the design of the composite structure of wind turbine blades; that is the amount, type and lay of the fibreglass matting within the blades load-carrying external shell. It has led to the development of an accelerated blade fatigue test program which is used to quantify the lifespan of the structure of small wind turbine blades. A practical outcome of this research is the design of a high efficiency light-weight blade for small wind turbines. This technology will help reduce the cost and improve the performance of small wind turbines leading to cheaper renewable energy technology.

My research work in computational biomechanics began in 2005 with a multi-disciplinary group formed in 2006 consisting of an engineer (me), a biologist and two palaeontologists. As the only engineer and a foundation member in the group as well as the finite element expert, I drive the computational analysis work providing modelling solutions to biological mechanisms and the interpretation of the computational results. We can now create high resolution, detailed heterogeneous finite element models of biological structure within 2 hours. The group has to date undertaken a reverse engineering analysis of the iconic fossil sabre-toothed cat (Smilodon fatalis), an analysis of the biomechanical factors underlying the out-competing of the Tasmanian Tiger on mainland Australia by the dingo, modelling of bite force in Great White Sharks, an investigation of skull mechanics in Komodo dragons, and a re-evaluation of jaw mechanics in mammals.

Administrative

Administrative expertise

Assistant Dean (International) for the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Head of mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

Deputy Head of School of Engineering

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • computer aided engineering
  • finite element analysis
  • mechanical engineering design

Teaching expertise

Finite element analysis

Mechanical Engineering design

Computer Aided Eningeering

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Highlighted Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2002Bechly ME, Clausen PD, 'The Dynamic Performance of a Composite Blade From a 5kW Wind Turbine. Part 11: Predicted Blade Response', Wind Engineering, 26 273-286 (2002) [C1]
2006McHenry CR, Clausen PD, Daniel WJT, Meers MB, Pendharkar A, 'Biomechanics of the rostrum in crocodilians: A comparative analysis using finite-element modeling', Anatomical Record Part A - Discoveries in Molecular Cellular and Evolutionary Biology, 288A 827-849 (2006) [C1]
2004Peterson PL, Clausen PD, 'Timber for high efficiency small wind turbine blades', Wind Engineering, 28 87-96 (2004) [C1]
2003Epaarachchi JA, Clausen PD, 'An empirical model for fatigue behavior prediction of glass fibre-reinforced plastic composites for various stress ratios and test frequencies', Composites Part A-Applied Science and Manufacturing, 34 313-326 (2003) [C1]
2007McHenry CR, Wroe S, Clausen PD, Moreno K, Cunningham E, 'Supermodeled sabercat, predatory behavior in Smilodon fatalis revealed by high-resolution 3D computer simulation', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 104 16010-16015 (2007) [C1]
2008Clausen PD, Wroe S, McHenry CR, Moreno K, Bourke J, 'The vector of jaw muscle force as determined by computer-generated three dimensional simulation: A test of Greaves' model', Journal of Biomechanics, 41 3184-3188 (2008) [C1]

Publications

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Chapter (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Clausen PD, Reynal F, Wood DH, 'Design, manufacture and testing of small wind turbine blades', Advances in Wind Turbine Blade Design and Materials, Woodhead Publishing, Cambridge 413-431 (2013) [B1]

Journal article (41 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Aquilina P, Chamoli U, Parr WCH, Clausen PD, Wroe S, 'Finite element analysis of three patterns of internal fixation of fractures of the mandibular condyle', BRITISH JOURNAL OF ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY, 51 326-331 (2013) [C1]
2013Walmsley CW, Smits PD, Quayle MR, McCurry MR, Richards HS, Oldfield CC, et al., 'Why the Long Face? The Mechanics of Mandibular Symphysis Proportions in Crocodiles', PLOS ONE, 8 (2013) [C1]
2013Wroe S, Chamoli U, Parr WCH, Clausen P, Ridgely R, Witmer L, 'Comparative Biomechanical Modeling of Metatherian and Placental Saber-Tooths: A Different Kind of Bite for an Extreme Pouched Predator', PLoS ONE, 8 e66888-e66888 (2013) [C1]
2013Walmsley CW, Mccurry MR, Clausen PD, Mchenry CR, 'Beware the black box: Investigating the sensitivity of FEA simulations to modelling factors in comparative biomechanics', PeerJ, 2013 (2013) [C1]
2012Parr WCH, Wroe S, Chamoli U, Richards HS, McCurry MR, Clausen PD, McHenry CR, 'Toward integration of geometric morphometrics and computational biomechanics: New methods for 3D virtual reconstruction and quantitative analysis of finite element models', Journal of Theoretical Biology, 301 1-14 (2012) [C1]
2012Evans SP, Parr WCH, Clausen PD, Jones A, Wroe S, 'Finite element analysis of a micromechanical model of bone and a new 3D approach to validation', Journal of Biomechanics, 45 2702-2705 (2012) [C1]
2012Oldfield CC, McHenry CR, Clausen PD, Chamoli U, Parr WCH, Stynder DD, Wroe S, 'Finite element analysis of ursid cranial mechanics and the prediction of feeding behaviour in the extinct giant Agriotherium africanum', Journal of Zoology, 286 163-170 (2012) [C1]
2011Ferrara TL, Clausen PD, Huber DR, McHenry CR, Peddemors V, Wroe S, 'Mechanics of biting in great white and sandtiger sharks', Journal of Biomechanics, 44 430-435 (2011) [C1]
2010Graham BA, Clausen PD, Bolton PS, 'A descriptive study of the force and displacement profiles of the toggle-recoil spinal manipulative procedure (adjustment) as performed by chiropractors', Manual Therapy, 15 74-79 (2010) [C1]
2009Fry BG, Wroe S, Teeuwisse W, Van Osch MJP, Moreno K, Ingle J, et al., 'A central role for venom in predation by Varanus komodoensis (Komodo Dragon) and the extinct giant Varanus ( Megalania) priscus', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 106 8969-8974 (2009) [C1]
2009Clausen PD, Freere P, Peterson P, Wilson SVR, Wood DH, 'The shape and performance of hand-carved small wind turbine blades', Wind Engineering, 33 299-304 (2009) [C1]
2008Wroe S, Huber DR, Lowry M, McHenry CR, Moreno K, Clausen PD, et al., 'Three-dimensional computer analysis of white shark jaw mechanics: How hard can a great white bite?', Journal of Zoology, 276 336-342 (2008) [C1]
2008Clausen PD, Wroe S, McHenry CR, Moreno K, Bourke J, 'The vector of jaw muscle force as determined by computer-generated three dimensional simulation: A test of Greaves' model', Journal of Biomechanics, 41 3184-3188 (2008) [C1]
2008Wilson SVR, Clausen PD, Wood DH, 'Gyroscopic moments on small wind turbine blades at high yaw rates', Australian Journal of Mechanical Engineering, 5 1-8 (2008) [C1]
2008Moreno K, Wroe S, Clausen PD, McHenry CR, D'Amore DC, Rayfield EJ, Cunningham E, 'Cranial performance in the Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis) as revealed by high-resolution 3-D finite element analysis', Journal of Anatomy, 212 736-746 (2008) [C1]
2008Bourke J, Wroe S, Moreno K, McHenry CR, Clausen PD, 'Effects of gape and tooth position on bite force and skull stress in the dingo (Canis lupus dingo) using a 3-dimensional finite element approach', PLoS ONE, 3 e2200 (2008) [C1]
2007Wilson SVR, Clausen PD, 'Aspects of the dynamic response of a small wind turbine blade in highly turbulent flow: Part 2 predicted blade response', Wind Engineering, 31 217-231 (2007) [C1]
2007McHenry CR, Wroe S, Clausen PD, Moreno K, Cunningham E, 'Supermodeled sabercat, predatory behavior in Smilodon fatalis revealed by high-resolution 3D computer simulation', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 104 16010-16015 (2007) [C1]
2007Wilson SVR, Clausen PD, 'Aspects of the dynamic response of a small wind turbine blade in highly turbulent flow: Part 1 measured blade response', Wind Engineering, 31 1-16 (2007) [C1]
2007Wroe S, Moreno K, Clausen PD, McHenry CR, Curnoe D, 'High-resolution three-dimensional computer simulation of hominid cranial mechanics', Anatomical Record - Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology, 290 1248-1255 (2007) [C1]
2007Wroe S, Clausen PD, McHenry CR, Moreno K, Cunningham E, 'Computer simulation of feeding behaviour in the thylacine and dingo as a novel test for convergence and niche overlap', Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B-Biological Sciences, 274 2819-2828 (2007) [C1]
2006McHenry CR, Clausen PD, Daniel WJT, Meers MB, Pendharkar A, 'Biomechanics of the rostrum in crocodilians: A comparative analysis using finite-element modeling', Anatomical Record Part A - Discoveries in Molecular Cellular and Evolutionary Biology, 288A 827-849 (2006) [C1]
2006Epaarachchi JA, Clausen PD, 'The development of a fatigue loading spectrum for small wind turbine blades', Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 94 207-223 (2006) [C1]
2005Epaarachchi JA, Clausen PD, 'A new cumulative fatigue damage model for glass fibre reinforced plastic composites under step/discrete loading', Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 36 1236-1245 (2005) [C1]
2004Peterson PL, Clausen PD, 'Timber for high efficiency small wind turbine blades', Wind Engineering, 28 87-96 (2004) [C1]
2003Epaarachchi JA, Clausen PD, 'An empirical model for fatigue behavior prediction of glass fibre-reinforced plastic composites for various stress ratios and test frequencies', Composites Part A-Applied Science and Manufacturing, 34 313-326 (2003) [C1]
2002Bechly ME, Clausen PD, 'The Dynamic Performance of a Composite Blade From a 5kW Wind Turbine. Part 11: Predicted Blade Response', Wind Engineering, 26 273-286 (2002) [C1]
2001Bartlett S, Winton M, Clausen PD, 'An Added Mass Theory for the Base Plate in a Partially Filled Rectangular Tank for use with FEA', Journal of Sound and Vibration, 246 211-223 (2001) [C1]
2001Bechly ME, Clausen PD, 'The Dynamic Perfomance of a Composite Blade from a 5kW Wind Turbine Part 1: Measured Blade Response', Wind Engineering, 25 133-148 (2001) [C1]
2000Clausen PD, Wood DH, 'Recent advances in small wind turbine technology', WindEngineering, 24 189-201 (2000) [C1]
1999Bechly ME, Clausen PD, 'Dynamics Strain Measurements from the Blade of a Small Wind Turbine', Wind Engineering, 23 15-22 (1999) [C1]
1999Clausen PD, Wood DH, 'Research and development issues for small wind turbines', Renewable Energy, 16 922-927 (1999) [C1]
1999Bechly ME, Clausen PD, 'Some dynamic strain measurements from the blade of a small wind turbine', Wind Engineering, 23 15-22 (1999)
1997Bechly ME, Clausen PD, 'Structural design of a composite wind turbine blade using finite element analysis', COMPUTERS & STRUCTURES, 63 639-646 (1997)
1994WOOD DH, PETERSON PL, CLAUSEN PD, 'THE TURBULENT WAKE OF A CIRCULAR-CYLINDER ROTATING ABOUT THE STREAMWISE AXIS', EXPERIMENTS IN FLUIDS, 16 375-384 (1994)
1993CLAUSEN PD, KOH SG, WOOD DH, 'MEASUREMENTS OF A SWIRLING TURBULENT BOUNDARY-LAYER DEVELOPING IN A CONICAL DIFFUSER', EXPERIMENTAL THERMAL AND FLUID SCIENCE, 6 39-48 (1993)
1991MEHTA RD, WOOD DH, CLAUSEN PD, 'SOME EFFECTS OF SWIRL ON TURBULENT MIXING LAYER DEVELOPMENT', PHYSICS OF FLUIDS A-FLUID DYNAMICS, 3 2716-2724 (1991)
1989CLAUSEN PD, WOOD DH, 'THE CORRECTION OF X-PROBE RESULTS FOR TRANSVERSE CONTAMINATION', JOURNAL OF FLUIDS ENGINEERING-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME, 111 226-229 (1989)
1988CLAUSEN PD, WOOD DH, 'AN EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF BLADE ELEMENT THEORY FOR WIND TURBINES .2. PHASE-LOCKED AVERAGED RESULTS', JOURNAL OF WIND ENGINEERING AND INDUSTRIAL AERODYNAMICS, 31 305-322 (1988)
1987Clausen PD, Wood DH, 'INTERPRETATION OF X-PROBE MEASUREMENTS IN THE WAKE OF A WIND TURBINE.', American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fluids Engineering Division (Publication) FED, 53 51-56 (1987)
1987CLAUSEN PD, PIDDINGTON DM, WOOD DH, 'AN EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF BLADE ELEMENT THEORY FOR WIND TURBINES .1. MEAN FLOW RESULTS', JOURNAL OF WIND ENGINEERING AND INDUSTRIAL AERODYNAMICS, 25 189-206 (1987)
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Conference (16 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2007Clausen PD, Peterson PL, Wilson SVR, Wood DH, 'Advanced blades for small wind turbines', Solar07: ANZSES Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society. Conference Proceedings, Alice Springs, NT (2007) [E1]
2007Wroe S, Clausen PD, McHenry CR, Moreno K, 'Finite element modeling of feeding behavior in the thylacine and wolf: A novel test for convergence', Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Austin, Texas (2007) [E3]
2007Moreno K, Wroe S, McHenry CR, Clausen PD, D'Amore D, 'Komodo dragon cranial mechanics and kinesis as revealed by high-resolution finite element analysis (Poster)', Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Austin, Texas (2007) [E3]
2006Wilson SVR, Clausen PD, 'Instantaneous Dynamic Loads on the Blades of a Small Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine', Proceedings of the 44th Annual ANZSES Conference 2006, Canberra (2006) [E1]
2006McHenry CR, Cunningham E, Wroe S, Pendharkar A, Clausen PD, 'A biomechanical model of Smilodon fatalis based on finite element analysis', Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Ottawa, Ontario (2006) [E3]
2005Erkan G, Honeylands T, Shook A, Clausen PD, 'Thermal Stress Analysis of Fluid Bed Reactor Refractories', Proceedings of the 36th Australian Foundary Institute National Conference, Sydney (2005) [E2]
2003Peterson PL, Clausen PD, 'The Suitability and Feasibility of Using Australian Grown Timbers for the Manufacture of High Efficiency Small Wind Turbine Blades', Destination Renewables from research to market, Melbourne, Australia (2003) [E1]
2002Bechly ME, Clausen PD, 'The Measured and Predicted Response of an Operating Composite Blade for a Small Wind Turbine', Proceedings of the 40th Annual ANZSES Conference, Newcastle (2002) [E1]
2002Espaarachichi JA, Clausen PD, 'The Development of an Accelerated Fatigue Testing Procedure For the Blades of Small Wind Turbines', Proceedings of the 40th Annual ANZSES Conference, Newcastle (2002) [E1]
2001Clausen PD, Whan G, 'An Assessment of the Design of a Gautschi Mould using Finite Element Analysis', Seventh Australian Asian Pacific Conference Aluminium Cast House Technology, Hobart, Australia (2001) [E2]
1999Bechly ME, Clausen PD, Snaith H, 'On the design and manufacture of small composite wind turbine blades', Proceedings of the Australian Wind Energy Conference, Newcastle (1999) [E1]
1999Epaarachchi JA, Clausen PD, Peterson PL, 'Fatigue test programs for small wind turbines', Proceedings for the Australian Wind Energy Conference, Newcastle (1999) [E1]
1997Bechly ME, Clausen PD, Ebert PR, Wood DH, Pemberton A, 'Field testing of a prototype 5kW wind turbine', WIND ENERGY CONVERSION 1996, EXETER UNIV, EXETER, ENGLAND (1997)
1997Bechly ME, Clausen PD, Snaith H, 'Structural design, manufacture, and testing of resin transfer moulded blades for small wind turbines', WIND ENERGY CONVERSION 1996, EXETER UNIV, EXETER, ENGLAND (1997)
1992WOOD DH, PETERSON PL, CLAUSEN PD, 'MEASUREMENTS IN THE TURBULENT WAKE OF A ROTATING CIRCULAR CYLINDER', ELEVENTH AUSTRALASIAN FLUID MECHANICS CONFERENCE, VOLS 1 AND 2, UNIV TASMANIA, HOBART, AUSTRALIA (1992)
1992CLAUSEN PD, EBERT P, KOH SG, WOOD DH, 'THE AERODYNAMIC DESIGN OF A 5KW WIND TURBINE', ELEVENTH AUSTRALASIAN FLUID MECHANICS CONFERENCE, VOLS 1 AND 2, UNIV TASMANIA, HOBART, AUSTRALIA (1992)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants25
Total funding$453,806

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2011 (1 grants)

Improved Design and Operational Efficiency of Small Wind Turbines in Unsteady Flows$130,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Associate Professor Phil Clausen, Associate Professor Tristan Perez, Doctor Colin Coates, Professor David Wood
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$130,00020112013
GNo:G1000155

2010 (1 grants)

A Morphological Study of the King Fisher Skull$1,000
Funding Body: The Australian Geographic Society Australia

Project Team
Doctor Colin McHenry, Ms Michelle Quayle, Associate Professor Phil Clausen
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,00020102010
GNo:G1000914

2007 (3 grants)

Structural and Hydrodynamic Analysis of Crocodilian Skulls during Feeding$10,378
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Phil Clausen
SchemeRole
Pilot GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,37820072007
GNo:G0187833

Shredder wear parts: open and capped rotors - literature search and modelling$7,700
Funding Body: Smorgon

Project Team
Associate Professor Phil Clausen
SchemeRole
UniBusinessChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,70020072007
GNo:G0187716

Structural and Hydrodynamic Analysis of Crocodilian Skulls during Feeding$4,622
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Project Team
Associate Professor Phil Clausen
SchemeRole
Pilot GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$4,62220072007
GNo:G0188323

2005 (2 grants)

Systems modelling for small wind turbines and renewable energy installations$27,000
Funding Body: CSIRO - Energy Technology

Project Team
Mr Matthew Clifton-Smith, Conjoint Professor David Wood, Associate Professor Phil Clausen
SchemeRole
Postgraduate Research ScholarshipInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$27,00020052008
GNo:G0185777

Structural modelling of mammalian animal skulls$6,208
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Phil Clausen
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$6,20820052005
GNo:G0184764

2004 (1 grants)

Improving the structural performance of a small wind turbine blade.$8,013
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Phil Clausen
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$8,01320042004
GNo:G0183435

2003 (1 grants)

Dynamic and performance of small wind turbine.$8,284
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Phil Clausen, Conjoint Professor David Wood
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$8,28420032003
GNo:G0182401

2002 (1 grants)

The effect of rotation on the fatigue of wind turbine blades$7,771
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Phil Clausen
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,77120022002
GNo:G0181359

2001 (2 grants)

An Erosion Model for Fibre Reinforced Plastics$11,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Phil Clausen, Conjoint Professor David Wood
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$11,00020012001
GNo:G0179969

Dynamic Fluid-Structure Interaction.$5,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Phil Clausen
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00020012001
GNo:G0179940

1998 (4 grants)

Fatigue test procedure for small wind turbine blades$70,500
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Associate Professor Phil Clausen, Conjoint Professor David Wood
SchemeRole
Strategic Partnerships with Industry - Research & Training Scheme (SPIRT)Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$70,50019982000
GNo:G0177134

Fatigue test procedure for small wind turbine blades.-INDUSTRY PARTNER CONTRIBUTION OF 98 SPIRT GRANT.$15,000
Funding Body: Biomass Energy Services and Technology Pty Ltd

Project Team
Associate Professor Phil Clausen, Conjoint Professor David Wood
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$15,00019982000
GNo:G0177752

Fatigue Test Procedure for Small Wind Turbine Blades.$14,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Associate Professor Phil Clausen, Conjoint Professor David Wood
SchemeRole
Small GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$14,00019981998
GNo:G0177377

World Renewable Energy Congress V, Italy 20-25 September 1998$2,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Phil Clausen
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,50019981998
GNo:G0179751

1997 (1 grants)

Solar 1997, Canberra, 1-3 December 1997$508
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Phil Clausen
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$50819971997
GNo:G0179421

1996 (1 grants)

Measuring the aeroelastic response of small wind turbine blades.$9,043
Funding Body: Department of Industry, Science & Resources

Project Team
Associate Professor Phil Clausen
SchemeRole
Bilateral S&T Program (Defunct)Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,04319961996
GNo:G0175973

1995 (2 grants)

Turbulent Helical Vortices$10,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Conjoint Professor David Wood, Associate Professor Phil Clausen
SchemeRole
Small GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00019951995
GNo:G0174977

Solar '95 Annual - Hobart, Tasmania - 29/11/95 - 1/12/95$614
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Phil Clausen
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$61419951995
GNo:G0175968

1994 (1 grants)

Finite element analysis of fastened connections$6,300
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Phil Clausen
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$6,30019941994
GNo:G0174734

1993 (2 grants)

Measurements in Three Dimensional Turbulent Flows.$30,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Conjoint Professor David Wood, Associate Professor Phil Clausen
SchemeRole
Large GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$30,00019931993
GNo:G0173115

'Solar '93', Fremantle, West. Aust., 1 - 4 Dec 1993$565
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Phil Clausen
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$56519931993
GNo:G0174435

1992 (2 grants)

92.93.94 COLLAB.Wind Turbine Design For Remote Area Power Systems.$60,300
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Conjoint Professor David Wood, Associate Professor Phil Clausen
SchemeRole
Strategic Partnerships with Industry - Research & Training Scheme (SPIRT)Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$60,30019921994
GNo:G0174278

Measurements Of Dynamic Forces On Wind Turbine Blades$7,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Phil Clausen
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,50019921992
GNo:G0174118
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions7
Total current UoN Masters EFTSL2.1
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL2.15

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142016M Philosophy (Mechanical Eng)Principal SupervisorMulti-Dimensional Optimisation of a Small Scale, Diffuser Augmented Wind Turbines
20142018M Philosophy (Human Physiolog)Co-SupervisorRole of Neck Posture in Headaches
20142017PhD (Mechanical Engineering)Principal SupervisorComputational Modelling of Small Wind Turbines Operating in Unsteady Flows
20132015M Philosophy (Mechanical Eng)Principal SupervisorDevelopment of a Fatigue Damage Spectrum for Small Wind Turbine Blades Operating in Turbulent Flow
20132017M Philosophy (Mechanical Eng)Principal SupervisorFluid Flow Through a Dynamic Grid
20132015PhD (Mechanical Engineering)Principal SupervisorInvestigating the Aerodynamic and Mechanical Interaction Between the Blades and Tower of Small Wind Turbine
20102018PhD (Mechanical Engineering)Principal SupervisorA Skeletal Review of Australovenator Wintonensis With Descriptions of Newly Discovered Material Utilising Computed Tomography, Mimics and Finite Element Analysis

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2011M Philosophy (Mechanical Eng)Co-SupervisorModelling the Unsteady Aerodynamics of Wind Turbines
2009PhD (Geology)Principal Supervisor'Devourer of Gods': The Palaeoecology of the Cretaceous Pliosaur Kronosaurus Queenslandicus
2009PhD (Mechanical Engineering)Co-SupervisorMulti-Purpose Design of Small Wind Turbine Systems
2007M Eng (Mechanical) [R]Principal SupervisorAspects of the Dynamic Loads Acting on the Blade of a Small Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine in YaWed Flow
2007M Eng (Mechanical) [R]Principal SupervisorThe Development Of A Comprehensive Fatigue Test Rig and The Use Of Timber For Small Wind Turbine Blades
2006M Eng (Mechanical) [R]Principal SupervisorA New Technique to Generate Detailed Finite Element Models from CT Scan Data and a Comparative Study Between Biting Activity for Panthera Leo and Smilodon Fatalis
2006PhD (Mechanical Engineering)Co-SupervisorAspects of the Aerodynamics and Operation of a Small Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine
2003PhD (Mechanical Engineering)Sole SupervisorThe Development and Testing of a New Fatigue Life Procedure for Small Composite Wind Turbine Blades Incorporating New Empirical Fatigue Life Prediction and Damage Accumulation Models for Glass Fibre Reinforced Plastics
PhD (Mechanical Engineering)Co-SupervisorMultiobjective Evolutionary Optimisation of Small Wind Turbine Blades
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PositionAssociate Professor
School of Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaMechanical Engineering
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ES403,
Engineering Science - D.W. George,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/philip-clausen