Dr Ahmed Swidan
Adjunct Senior Lecturer

Dr Ahmed Swidan

Academic:
  • Ph.D in Maritime Engineering - Mechanical
  • MEngSc in Maritime Engineering and Naval Architecture
  • BEngSc (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering
Professional:
  • Marine Chief Engineer Class 1 COC
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
Affiliations:
  • Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia (FIEAust)
  • Fellow and Chartered Marine Engineer of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (FIMarEST - CMarEng)
  • Member of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA)
  • Chartered Engineer (CEng – Engineering Council of Great Britain)
UNSW Canberra
School of Eng & Tech

Ahmed Swidan is a Marine Engineer (Mechanical) with over 20 years of maritime experience across the navy, ship industry and academia. His personal research interests are in; design of mechanical systems aboard ships, high-speed marine crafts, autonomous underwater vehicles, and aspects of offshore design.

Ahmed is a Senior Lecturer in Maritime Engineering at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Canberra. Previously he was a Lecturer in Maritime Engineering at the Australian Maritime College (AMC), University of Tasmania (UTAS) for 6 years.

Ahmed has also 11 years of experience in aspects of vessel management, classification & certification, operations, hull and machinery repair, conversion, system design and construction. This experience was gained through a variety of roles ranging from Chief Marine Engineer aboard warships, Naval Project Manager to Chief Technical Superintendent of numerous commercial vessels.

Ahmed obtained his Ph.D in Maritime Engineering from AMC, UTAS in 2016. He  is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia (IEAust), Fellow and Chartered Marine Engineer of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST), Member of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) and a Chartered Engineer (CEng – Engineering Council of Great Britain).

Mobile
+61 (0) 476 156 466
Phone
+61 (0) 476 156 466
Location
Building 20 Room 133
  • Journal articles | 2023
    Joiner K; Swidan A, 2023, 'Conceptualising a Hybrid Flying and Diving Craft', Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 11, https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse11081541
    Journal articles | 2021
    Hazenberg G; Joiner K; Swidan A, 2021, 'Quantification of Wing in Ground Effect for Application in Conceptual Maritime Surveillance Drone Design (Submitted)', Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects Part A: International Journal of Maritime Engineering
    Journal articles | 2021
    Hunter B; Swidan A; Joiner K, 2021, 'Refining landing load estimates for the Conceptual Design of a Wing-In-Ground Maritime Surveillance Drone (Preparation)', IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering
    Journal articles | 2020
    Atkinson SR; Skinner CJ; Joiner K; Caldwell NHM; Swidan A, 2020, 'Important Trends and Junctures in Warship Design', Marine Systems & Ocean Technology, 15, pp. 135 - 150, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40868-020-00076-2
    Journal articles | 2017
    Swidan A; Thomas G; Penesis I; Ranmuthugala D; Amin W; Allen T; Battley M, 2017, 'Wetdeck slamming loads on a developed catamaran hullform–experimental investigation', Ships and Offshore Structures, 12, pp. 653 - 661, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17445302.2016.1194555
    Journal articles | 2016
    Swidan A; Thomas G; Ranmuthugala D; Amin W; Penesis I; Allen T; Battley M, 2016, 'Experimental drop test investigation into wetdeck slamming loads on a generic catamaran hullform', Ocean Engineering, 117, pp. 143 - 153, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.oceaneng.2016.03.059
    Journal articles | 2013
    Swidan A; Amin W; Ranmuthugala D; Thomas G; Penesis I, 2013, 'Numerical Prediction of Symmetric Water Impact Loads on Wedge Shaped Hull Form Using CFD', World Journal of Mechanics, 03, pp. 311 - 318, http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/wjm.2013.38033
  • Conference Papers | 2022
    Swidan A; Joiner K; Jewson E; Carroll N; Champ D; Shpak G, 2022, 'A Novel Flying and Diving Wig Craft for Electronics Intelligence - a Conceptual Design', in International Telecommunications Conference, ITC-Egypt 2022 - Proceedings, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ITC-Egypt55520.2022.9855715
    Conference Papers | 2021
    Abbas MS; Swidan AA, 2021, 'Towards Enhancing Maritime Asset Management Value Through Transforming Maritime Expert Knowledge into Machine Learning Models', in 21st Annual General Assembly, IAMU AGA 2021 - Proceedings of the International Association of Maritime Universities ,IAMU Conference, pp. 557 - 578
    Conference Papers | 2021
    Carroll N; Champ D; Jewson E; Gebers A; Patel V; Shpak G; Joiner K; Swidan A; Morozov E, 2021, 'Low-Observable Submersible Seaplane for Electronics Intelligence (LOSSEI): A conceptual design and analysis', Submarine Institute of Australia, Adelaide, presented at 6th SIA Submarine Science, Technology and Engineering Conference 2021 (SubSTEC6), Adelaide, 08 November 2021 - 10 November 2021
    Conference Papers | 2021
    Hunter B; Swidan A; Joiner K; Hazenberg G, 2021, 'Accurate Prediction of Landing Loads for a New Design of a Wing-In-Ground Maritime Surveillance Drone – CFD Investigation', IEEE, Alexandria, Egypt, pp. 12 - 17, presented at 2021 31st International Conference on Computer Theory and Applications (ICCTA), Alexandria, Egypt, 11 December 2021 - 13 December 2021, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICCTA54562.2021.9916598
    Conference Papers | 2021
    Joiner K; Swidan A; Jewson E; Carroll N; Champ D; Shpak G, 2021, 'Submersible Seaplanes as the Path to Hybrid Flying and Diving Craft', Howard University, USA, presented at ISUDEF 2021 - International Symposium on Unmanned Systems and the Defense Industry ’21, Howard University, USA, 26 October 2021 - 28 October 2021
    Conference Papers | 2021
    Shama AM; Swidan A; Young J, 2021, 'Multiphase flow simulation of subsea pipeline leakage detected by acoustic emission method', in American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fluids Engineering Division (Publication) FEDSM, http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/FEDSM2021-65619
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Shama AM; Swidan A; Young J; Ranmuthugala D, 2020, 'Wave Induced Plume and Hydrodynamic Loads Over Vertical Circular Cylinder Piercing Surface - Numerical Investigation', in 22nd Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, AFMC 2020, http://dx.doi.org/10.14264/6fe4991
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Buckland S; Swidan A; Smith W, 2019, 'Development of an Acoustic Testing System for the Subs in Schools Program', in Pacific International Maritime Conference, Sydney, Australia, presented at Pacific International Maritime Conference, IMC2019, Sydney, Australia, 08 October 2019 - 10 October 2019
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Buckland S; Swidan A; Smith W, 2019, 'Taking sub in school to the next level - Acoustic testing', in RINA, Royal Institution of Naval Architects - IMC 2019: Pacific International Maritime Conference
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Buckland S; Swidan A; Smith W, 2019, 'Taking sub in school to the next level - Acoustic testing', in RINA, Royal Institution of Naval Architects - IMC 2019: Pacific International Maritime Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands, presented at IMC, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 21 October 2019
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Harper C; Swidan A; Smith W, 2019, 'Subs in Schools: Engineering a Reliable Depth-Control System and Pressure-Hull', in Pacific International Maritime Conference, Sydney, Australia, presented at Pacific International Maritime Conference, IMC2019, Sydney, Australia, 08 October 2019 - 10 October 2019
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Harper C; Swidan A; Smith WF, 2019, 'Subs in schools: Engineering a reliable depth-control system and pressure-hull', in RINA, Royal Institution of Naval Architects - IMC 2019: Pacific International Maritime Conference, Sydney, Australia, presented at Pacific International Maritime Conference, IMC2019, Sydney, Australia, 08 October 2019 - 10 October 2019, Sydney, Australia, 08 October 2019 - 10 October 2019
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Swidan A; Christophersen D; Bauer T, 2019, 'Mitigation of slamming of catamarans in Waves', in RINA, Royal Institution of Naval Architects - IMC 2019: Pacific International Maritime Conference
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Swidan A, 2019, 'A Novel Concept in Reducing Wetdeck Slamming Loads – CFD Investigation', in Proceedings of the Twenty-ninth (2019) International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, Copyright © 2019 by the International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers (ISOPE), Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, pp. 2824 - 2830, presented at Proceedings of the Twenty-ninth (2019) International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference (ISOPE 2019), Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 16 June 2019 - 21 June 2019, file:///C:/Users/z3525793/Desktop/Research_Projects/ISOPE_2019/19TPC-0103Swidan_Published.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Swidan A, 2019, 'Mitigation of Slamming of Catamarans in Waves', in International Maritime exposition Conference 2019, Sydney, Australia, presented at International Maritime Exposition Pacific Conference 2019, Sydney, Australia, 08 October 2019 - 10 October 2019, https://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=en&as_sdt=0%2C5&q=Mitigation+of+Slamming+of+Catamarans+in+Waves&btnG=
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Swidan A, 2019, 'Slamming loads of ships - Experimental approaches', in Systems Engineering Test and Evaluation Conference 2019, Canberra, Australia, presented at Systems Engineering Test and Evaluation Conference 2019, Canberra, Australia, 29 April 2019 - 01 May 2019
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Von-Limont S; Swidan A; Osman A; Smith W, 2019, 'Design and Build of a Device to Measure Resistance and Power of Model Submarines in the Submarines in Schools Technology Challenge', in Pacific International Maritime Conference, Sydney, Australia, presented at Pacific International Maritime Conference, IMC2019, Sydney, Australia, 08 October 2019 - 10 October 2019
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Von-Limont S; Swidan A; Osman A; Smith W, 2019, 'Design and build of a device to measure resistance and power of model submarines in the submarines in schools technology challenge', in RINA, Royal Institution of Naval Architects - IMC 2019: Pacific International Maritime Conference, Sydney, Australia, presented at Pacific International Maritime Conference, IMC2019; Start: 2019-10-08; End: 2019-10-10; Sydney, Australia, Sydney, Australia, 08 October 2019 - 10 October 2019
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Von-Limont S; Swidan A, 2019, 'Design and Development of a Device to Measure the Fluid Resistance and Power of Scale Model Ships and Submarines in a Pool', in International Maritime Expo - Pacific Conference 2019, Sydney, Australia, presented at International Maritime Expo - Pacific Conference 2019, Sydney, Australia, 08 October 2019 - 10 October 2019
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Wotherspoon J; Swidan A; Smith W; Osman A, 2019, 'Model Submarine Sail Geometry Optimisation – A Numerical and Experimental Investigation', in Pacific International Maritime Conference, Sydney, Australia, presented at Pacific International Maritime Conference, IMC2019, Sydney, Australia, 08 October 2019 - 10 October 2019
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Wotherspoon J; Swidan A; Smith W; Osman A, 2019, 'Model submarine sail geometry optimisation - A numerical and experimental investigation', in RINA, Royal Institution of Naval Architects - IMC 2019: Pacific International Maritime Conference
    Patents | 2017
    Swidan A; SWIDAN M, 2017, Energy recovery device for water desalination plants (D-A-C), INTERNATIONAL APPLICATION PUBLISHED UNDER THE PATENT COOPERATION TREATY (PCT), Patent No. WO2017071720A8 WIPO (PCT), Patent Agent:Intellectual property Rights Office (IPRO), (Alexandria University)., https://patents.google.com/patent/WO2017071720A8/en
    Theses / Dissertations | 2016
    Swidan A, 2016, Catamaran wetsdeck slamming - a numerical and experimental investigation, University of Tasmania, https://eprints.utas.edu.au/23491/7/Swidan_whole_thesis_ex_pub_mat.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Swidan A, 2015, 'Prediction of Slamming Loads on Catamaran Wetdeck using CFD', in McKesson CB (ed.), The 13th international conference on fast sea transportation (FAST) - SNAME, SNAME, Washington DC, USA, presented at The 13th international conference on fast sea transportation (FAST), Washington DC, USA, 01 September 2015 - 04 September 2015, http://www.sname.org/pubs/viewtechnicalpaper?DocumentKey=dd5b9447-a7fa-44cb-ac3e-4c80afcf86bd
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Swidan A; Thomas G; Ranmuthugala D; Amin W; Penesis I, 2014, 'Numerical investigation of water slamming loads on wave-piercing catamaran hull model', in Blakeley T; Pensa C (ed.), The 10th Symposium on high-speed marine vessels (HSMV), http://ecite.utas.edu.au/97856, Naples, Italy, presented at The 10th Symposium on high-speed marine vessels (HSMV), Naples, Italy, 15 October 2014 - 17 October 2014, http://ecite.utas.edu.au/97856

SEIT, Self Forming Research Groups, $50,000.

R.I.N.A. AUSTRALIAN DIVISION

Walter Atkinson Award

for

Best Written Paper in 2018-19

presented to 

Ahmed Swidan,

Dane Christophersen & Tristan Bauer

“A New Centrebow Design to Enhance the Performance of High-Speed Catamarans in Rough Seas”

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Experimental Tests
  • Hydrodynamics

My Research Supervision

(2017- 2018) - Primary Supervisor - Mr Muhammad Sammar Abbas - Master of Maritime Engineering - Enhancing Maritime Asset Management Value by Transforming Condition Monitoring Expert Knowledge into Machine Learning Models.

2019 - Primary Supervisor - Dr Alaa Osman - Postdoctoral visiting research fellow - Numerical investigation of the separation bubble formed behind the sharp leading edge of a flat plate at incidence using Hybrid LES/ RANS.

(2019 - 2022) - Primary Supervisor - Ahmed Shama (Ph.D. Student) - Mitigation of wakes generated by surface piercing periscopes of Submarines – Experimental and Numerical Investigation.

My Teaching

  • Mechanical and Electrical Plants

  • Naval Architecture - MAXSURF

  • Marine Project - Maritime Engineering Systems Design