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Associate Professor Phil Clausen

Associate Professor

School of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)

Career Summary

Biography

Since starting my academic career, small wind turbine research work at The University of Newcastle 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.

Research Expertise
Small wind turbine dynamics and fatigue testing and issues related to small wind turbine blades Computational biomechanics: Creating, solving and interpreting the results of detailed finite element models of biological structures.

Teaching Expertise
Finite element analysis Mechanical Engineering design Computer Aided Eningeering.

Administrative Expertise
Head of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering Deputy Head of School of Engineering (academic).

Collaborations
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.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), University of Newcastle

Keywords

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

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
060899 Zoology not elsewhere classified 25
091305 Energy Generation, Conversion and Storage Engineering 50
111699 Medical Physiology not elsewhere classified 25

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Associate Professor University of Newcastle
School of Engineering
Australia

Awards

Recognition

Year Award
2008 Postgraduate supervisor of the year award
Newcastle University Postgraduate Student Association

Invitations

Participant

Year Title / Rationale
2006 TUNRA Consultant
Organisation: TUNRA Description: During this time period I have undertaken over 10 consulting activities through TUNRA. Here I have undertaken detailed finite element modeling for a wide range of industries. The work undertaken generally requires skills which are not generally available in the engineering community.
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Chapter (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Clausen 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]
DOI 10.1533/9780857097286.3.413
Citations Scopus - 1

Journal article (44 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Evans SP, Clausen PD, 'Modelling of turbulent wind flow using the embedded Markov chain method', Renewable Energy, 81 671-678 (2015)

Small wind turbines are usually installed to provide off-grid power and as such can be situated close to the load in a less-than-ideal wind resource. These wind regimes are often ... [more]

Small wind turbines are usually installed to provide off-grid power and as such can be situated close to the load in a less-than-ideal wind resource. These wind regimes are often governed by low mean speeds and high wind turbulence. This can result in energy production less than that specified by the manufacturer's power curve. Wind turbulence is detrimental to the fatigue life of key components and overall turbine reliability and therefore must be considered in the design stage of small wind turbines. Consequently it is important to accurately simulate wind speed data at highly turbulent sites to quantify loading on turbine components. Here we simulate wind speed data using the Markov chain Monte Carlo process and incorporate long term effects using an embedded Markov chain. First, second and third order Markov chain predictions were found to be in good agreement with measured wind data acquired at 1Hz. The embedded Markov chain was able to predict site turbulent intensity with a reasonable degree of accuracy. The site exhibited distinctive peaks in wind speed possibly caused by diurnal heating and cooling of the earth's surface. The embedded Markov chain method was able to simulate these peaks albeit with a time offset.

DOI 10.1016/j.renene.2015.03.067
2015 McCurry MR, Mahony M, Clausen PD, Quayle MR, Walmsley CW, Jessop TS, et al., 'The relationship between cranial structure, biomechanical performance and ecological diversity in varanoid lizards.', PLoS One, 10 e0130625 (2015)
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0130625
2014 Aquilina P, Parr WC, Chamoli U, Wroe S, Clausen P, 'A Biomechanical Comparison of Three 1.5-mm Plate and Screw Configurations and a Single 2.0-mm Plate for Internal Fixation of a Mandibular Condylar Fracture.', Craniomaxillofac Trauma Reconstr, 7 218-223 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1055/s-0034-1375172
2013 Wroe 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]
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0066888
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6
2013 Walmsley 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]

Finite element analysis (FEA) is a computational technique of growing popularity in the field of comparative biomechanics, and is an easily accessible platform for form-function a... [more]

Finite element analysis (FEA) is a computational technique of growing popularity in the field of comparative biomechanics, and is an easily accessible platform for form-function analyses of biological structures. However, its rapid evolution in recent years from a novel approach to common practice demands some scrutiny in regards to the validity of results and the appropriateness of assumptions inherent in setting up simulations. Both validation and sensitivity analyses remain unexplored in many comparative analyses, and assumptions considered to be 'reasonable' are often assumed to have little influence on the results and their interpretation. Here we report an extensive sensitivity analysis where high resolution finite element (FE) models of mandibles from seven species of crocodile were analysed under loads typical for comparative analysis: biting, shaking, and twisting. Simulations explored the effect on both the absolute response and the interspecies pattern of results to variations in commonly used input parameters. Our sensitivity analysis focuses on assumptions relating to the selection of material properties (heterogeneous or homogeneous), scaling (standardising volume, surface area, or length), tooth position (front, mid, or back tooth engagement), and linear load case (type of loading for each feeding type). Our findings show that in a comparative context, FE models are far less sensitive to the selection of material property values and scaling to either volume or surface area than they are to those assumptions relating to the functional aspects of the simulation, such as tooth position and linear load case. Results show a complex interaction between simulation assumptions, depending on the combination of assumptions and the overall shape of each specimen. Keeping assumptions consistent between models in an analysis does not ensure that results can be generalised beyond the specific set of assumptions used. Logically, different comparative datasets would also be sensitive to identical simulation assumptions; hence, modelling assumptions should undergo rigorous selection. The accuracy of input data is paramount, and simulations should focus on taking biological context into account. Ideally, validation of simulations should be addressed; however, where validation is impossible or unfeasible, sensitivity analyses should be performed to identify which assumptions have the greatest influence upon the results. © 2013 Walmsleyet al.

DOI 10.7717/peerj.204
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6
2013 Aquilina 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.bjoms.2012.08.007
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 5
2013 Walmsley 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]
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0053873
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 12
2012 Evans 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2012.08.003
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4
2012 Parr 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.jtbi.2012.01.030
Citations Scopus - 23Web of Science - 26
2012 Oldfield 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]
DOI 10.1111/j.1469-7998.2011.00862.x
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 14
2011 Ferrara 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2010.09.028
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 10
2010 Graham 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.math.2009.07.003
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Philip Bolton, Brett Graham
2009 Fry 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]
DOI 10.1073/pnas.0810883106
Citations Scopus - 43Web of Science - 40
2009 Clausen 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]
DOI 10.1260/0309-524X.33.3.299
Citations Scopus - 2
2008 Wilson 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]
Citations Scopus - 2
2008 Bourke 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]
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0002200
Citations Scopus - 30Web of Science - 29
2008 Moreno 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]
DOI 10.1111/j.1469-7580.2008.00899.x
Citations Scopus - 45Web of Science - 45
2008 Clausen 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2008.08.019
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 11
2008 Wroe 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]
DOI 10.1111/j.1469-7998.2008.00494.x
Citations Scopus - 43Web of Science - 43
2007 Wilson 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]
DOI 10.1260/030952407780811429
Citations Scopus - 6
2007 Wilson 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]
DOI 10.1260/030952407783123042
Citations Scopus - 1
2007 Wroe 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]
DOI 10.1098/rspb.2007.0906
Citations Scopus - 57Web of Science - 59
2007 Wroe 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]
DOI 10.1002/ar.20594
Citations Scopus - 53Web of Science - 51
2007 McHenry 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]
DOI 10.1073/pnas.0706086104
Citations Scopus - 95Web of Science - 93
2006 Epaarachchi 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.jweia.2005.12.007
Citations Scopus - 23Web of Science - 15
2006 McHenry 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]
DOI 10.1002/ar.a.20360
Citations Scopus - 64Web of Science - 64
2005 Epaarachchi 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.compositesa.2005.01.021
Citations Scopus - 26Web of Science - 22
2004 Peterson PL, Clausen PD, 'Timber for high efficiency small wind turbine blades', Wind Engineering, 28 87-96 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1260/0309524041210865
Citations Scopus - 10
2003 Epaarachchi 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]
DOI 10.1016/S1359-835X(03)00052-6
Citations Scopus - 76Web of Science - 69
2002 Bechly 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]
DOI 10.1260/030952402321160589
Citations Scopus - 5
2001 Bartlett 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]
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1
2001 Bechly 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]
Citations Scopus - 7
2000 Clausen PD, Wood DH, 'Recent advances in small wind turbine technology', WindEngineering, 24 189-201 (2000) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 21
1999 Bechly ME, Clausen PD, 'Some dynamic strain measurements from the blade of a small wind turbine', Wind Engineering, 23 15-22 (1999)

This paper presents and discusses the results of detailed strain gauge measurements taken from the surface of a composite blade on a small horizontal-axis wind turbine. We believe... [more]

This paper presents and discusses the results of detailed strain gauge measurements taken from the surface of a composite blade on a small horizontal-axis wind turbine. We believe that these are the first such measurements to be taken on a small wind turbine. The two-bladed upwind machine is located adjacent to Fort Scratchley, a historic seaside landmark in Newcastle, and has a nominal rated output of 5 kW at a wind and rotor speed of 10 m/s and 400 RPM respectively. A series of field experiments were undertaken where the aeroelastic response of the blade was measured with 26 surface mounted strain gauges, along with the wind speed and direction, turbine speed and direction and turbine power output. The results show a periodic fluctuation in both the blade flapping and lead-lag directions with a once per revolution period.

Citations Scopus - 3
1999 Bechly ME, Clausen PD, 'Dynamics Strain Measurements from the Blade of a Small Wind Turbine', Wind Engineering, 23 15-22 (1999) [C1]
1999 Clausen PD, Wood DH, 'Research and development issues for small wind turbines', Renewable Energy, 16 922-927 (1999) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 27Web of Science - 20
1997 Bechly ME, Clausen PD, 'Structural design of a composite wind turbine blade using finite element analysis', COMPUTERS & STRUCTURES, 63 639-646 (1997)
DOI 10.1016/S0045-7949(96)00387-2
Citations Scopus - 56Web of Science - 35
1994 WOOD DH, PETERSON PL, CLAUSEN PD, 'THE TURBULENT WAKE OF A CIRCULAR-CYLINDER ROTATING ABOUT THE STREAMWISE AXIS', EXPERIMENTS IN FLUIDS, 16 375-384 (1994)
1993 CLAUSEN 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)
DOI 10.1016/0894-1777(93)90039-L
Citations Scopus - 19Web of Science - 10
1991 MEHTA RD, WOOD DH, CLAUSEN PD, 'SOME EFFECTS OF SWIRL ON TURBULENT MIXING LAYER DEVELOPMENT', PHYSICS OF FLUIDS A-FLUID DYNAMICS, 3 2716-2724 (1991)
DOI 10.1063/1.858161
Citations Scopus - 24Web of Science - 13
1989 CLAUSEN PD, WOOD DH, 'THE CORRECTION OF X-PROBE RESULTS FOR TRANSVERSE CONTAMINATION', JOURNAL OF FLUIDS ENGINEERING-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME, 111 226-229 (1989)
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 7
1988 CLAUSEN 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)
DOI 10.1016/0167-6105(88)90010-4
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 8
1987 CLAUSEN 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)
DOI 10.1016/0167-6105(87)90016-X
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 11
1987 Clausen 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)

This paper discusses the intepretation of X-probe measurements obtained in the wake of a model wind turbine using the technique of phase-locked averaging. To measure the three mea... [more]

This paper discusses the intepretation of X-probe measurements obtained in the wake of a model wind turbine using the technique of phase-locked averaging. To measure the three mean velocity components, the X-probe was used in two planes, giving a redundant estimate of the component along the probe axis. The correction of the measured mean velocities for the effects of transverse velocities is described and justified. The corrections reduced the axial component by up to 20%, while the components orthogonal to the probe axis were hardly altered. These results show that the need for transverse velocity corrections can be assessed easily by comparing the two uncorrected estimates of the axial component. Similarly, the comparison of the two corrected axial velocity measurements, can indicate the adequacy of the correction.

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Conference (19 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Chu M, Clausen PD, 'The Dynamic Response of a Small Horizontal-Axis Wind Turbine Blade Operating in Highly Turbulent Flow', Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Conference: Australian Solar Energy Society (Australian Solar Council), Melbourne (2014) [E1]
2014 Bradney D, Clausen PD, 'Computational Modelling of Small Wind Turbine Dynamics', Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Conference: Australian Solar Energy Society (Australian Solar Council), Melbourne (2014) [E1]
2014 Evans S, Clausen PD, 'High Resolution Wind Speed Modelling of Turbulent Flow using Markov Chain Monte Carlo Simulation', Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Conference: Australian Solar Energy Society (Australian Solar Council), Melbourne (2014) [E1]
2007 Clausen 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]
2007 Moreno 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]
Citations Web of Science - 2
2007 Wroe 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]
2006 McHenry 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]
2006 Wilson 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]
2005 Erkan 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]
2003 Peterson 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]
2002 Bechly 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]
2002 Espaarachichi 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]
2001 Clausen 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]
1999 Epaarachchi JA, Clausen PD, Peterson PL, 'Fatigue test programs for small wind turbines', Proceedings for the Australian Wind Energy Conference, Newcastle (1999) [E1]
1999 Bechly 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]
1997 Bechly 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)
1997 Bechly 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)
1992 WOOD 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)
Citations Web of Science - 1
1992 CLAUSEN 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)
Citations Web of Science - 1
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 25
Total funding $453,806

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20111 grants / $130,000

Improved Design and Operational Efficiency of Small Wind Turbines in Unsteady Flows$130,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Associate Professor Phil Clausen, Associate Professor Tristan Perez, Doctor Colin Coates, Professor David Wood
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1000155
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20101 grants / $1,000

A Morphological Study of the King Fisher Skull$1,000

Funding body: Australian Geographic Society

Funding body Australian Geographic Society
Project Team Doctor Colin McHenry, Ms Michelle Quayle, Associate Professor Phil Clausen
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000914
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20073 grants / $22,700

Structural and Hydrodynamic Analysis of Crocodilian Skulls during Feeding$10,378

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Phil Clausen
Scheme Pilot Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187833
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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

Funding body: Smorgon

Funding body Smorgon
Project Team Associate Professor Phil Clausen
Scheme UniBusiness
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187716
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Structural and Hydrodynamic Analysis of Crocodilian Skulls during Feeding$4,622

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project Team Associate Professor Phil Clausen
Scheme Pilot Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0188323
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20052 grants / $33,208

Systems modelling for small wind turbines and renewable energy installations$27,000

Funding body: CSIRO - Energy Technology

Funding body CSIRO - Energy Technology
Project Team Mr Matthew Clifton-Smith, Conjoint Professor David Wood, Associate Professor Phil Clausen
Scheme Postgraduate Research Scholarship
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185777
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Structural modelling of mammalian animal skulls$6,208

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Phil Clausen
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0184764
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20041 grants / $8,013

Improving the structural performance of a small wind turbine blade.$8,013

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Phil Clausen
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183435
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20031 grants / $8,284

Dynamic and performance of small wind turbine.$8,284

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Phil Clausen, Conjoint Professor David Wood
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0182401
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20021 grants / $7,771

The effect of rotation on the fatigue of wind turbine blades$7,771

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Phil Clausen
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181359
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20012 grants / $16,000

An Erosion Model for Fibre Reinforced Plastics$11,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Phil Clausen, Conjoint Professor David Wood
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0179969
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Dynamic Fluid-Structure Interaction.$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Phil Clausen
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0179940
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19984 grants / $102,000

Fatigue test procedure for small wind turbine blades$70,500

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Associate Professor Phil Clausen, Conjoint Professor David Wood
Scheme Strategic Partnerships with Industry - Research & Training Scheme (SPIRT)
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0177134
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

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

Funding body Biomass Energy Services and Technology Pty Ltd
Project Team Associate Professor Phil Clausen, Conjoint Professor David Wood
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0177752
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Fatigue Test Procedure for Small Wind Turbine Blades.$14,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Associate Professor Phil Clausen, Conjoint Professor David Wood
Scheme Small Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0177377
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

World Renewable Energy Congress V, Italy 20-25 September 1998$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Phil Clausen
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0179751
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19971 grants / $508

Solar 1997, Canberra, 1-3 December 1997$508

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Phil Clausen
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1997
Funding Finish 1997
GNo G0179421
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19961 grants / $9,043

Measuring the aeroelastic response of small wind turbine blades.$9,043

Funding body: Department of Industry, Science & Resources

Funding body Department of Industry, Science & Resources
Project Team Associate Professor Phil Clausen
Scheme Bilateral S&T Program (Defunct)
Role Lead
Funding Start 1996
Funding Finish 1996
GNo G0175973
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

19952 grants / $10,614

Turbulent Helical Vortices$10,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Conjoint Professor David Wood, Associate Professor Phil Clausen
Scheme Small Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1995
Funding Finish 1995
GNo G0174977
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

Solar '95 Annual - Hobart, Tasmania - 29/11/95 - 1/12/95$614

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Phil Clausen
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1995
Funding Finish 1995
GNo G0175968
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19941 grants / $6,300

Finite element analysis of fastened connections$6,300

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Phil Clausen
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1994
Funding Finish 1994
GNo G0174734
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19932 grants / $30,565

Measurements in Three Dimensional Turbulent Flows.$30,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Conjoint Professor David Wood, Associate Professor Phil Clausen
Scheme Large Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1993
Funding Finish 1993
GNo G0173115
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

'Solar '93', Fremantle, West. Aust., 1 - 4 Dec 1993$565

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Phil Clausen
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1993
Funding Finish 1993
GNo G0174435
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19922 grants / $67,800

92.93.94 COLLAB.Wind Turbine Design For Remote Area Power Systems.$60,300

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Conjoint Professor David Wood, Associate Professor Phil Clausen
Scheme Strategic Partnerships with Industry - Research & Training Scheme (SPIRT)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1992
Funding Finish 1992
GNo G0174278
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Measurements Of Dynamic Forces On Wind Turbine Blades$7,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Phil Clausen
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1992
Funding Finish 1992
GNo G0174118
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed9
Current8

Total current UON EFTSL

Masters1.2
PhD3.15

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 PhD Development of a Fatigue Damage Spectrum for Small Wind Turbine Blades
Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 Masters Multi-Dimensional Optimisation of a Small Scale, Diffuser Augmented Wind Turbines
Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD Computational Modelling of Small Wind Turbines Operating in Unsteady Flows
Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 Masters Role of Neck Posture in Headaches
Human Biology, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2013 PhD Investigating the Aerodynamic and Mechanical Interaction Between the Blades and Tower of Small Wind Turbine
Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2013 PhD Manufacturing and Properties of Perlite-Silicate Composites
Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2013 Masters Fluid Flow Through a Dynamic Grid
Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2010 PhD A Skeletal Review of Australovenator Wintonensis With Descriptions of Newly Discovered Material Utilising Computed Tomography, Mimics and Finite Element Analysis
Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2011 Masters Modelling the Unsteady Aerodynamics of Wind Turbines
Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2009 PhD 'Devourer of Gods': The Palaeoecology of the Cretaceous Pliosaur Kronosaurus Queenslandicus
Geology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2009 PhD Multi-Purpose Design of Small Wind Turbine Systems
Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2007 Masters The Development Of A Comprehensive Fatigue Test Rig and The Use Of Timber For Small Wind Turbine Blades
Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2007 Masters Aspects of the Dynamic Loads Acting on the Blade of a Small Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine in YaWed Flow
Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2006 PhD Aspects of the Aerodynamics and Operation of a Small Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine
Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2006 Masters A 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
Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2003 PhD The 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
Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2003 PhD Multiobjective Evolutionary Optimisation of Small Wind Turbine Blades
Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
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Associate Professor Phil Clausen

Position

Associate Professor
School of Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Focus area

Mechanical Engineering

Contact Details

Email philip.clausen@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 492 16202
Fax (02) 492 16946

Office

Room ES403
Building Engineering Science - D.W. George
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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