Offshore services client, Perth

"As part of a current initiative, our company required assessment of initial vessel concept design, to meet a specific range of operational criteria. Perth Hydro was contracted to conduct concept hull design comparison, and subsequent optimisation using Inviscid Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and OCTOPUS for calculating the Response Amplitude Operators (RAO).

Dr Tim Gourlay (Director - Perth Hydro) provided excellent service, communication and deliverables throughout the project, and was formative in the initial program stages and current vessel design considerations. In the event of requiring further services (offered by Perth Hydro), I would be more than happy to proceed with Tim, or recommend his services to others requiring the same."

Dr Evert Lataire, Ghent University / Flanders Hydraulics Research, Belgium

"For the last five years we've been working together with Tim on a regular basis. For example, we compared different calculation methods for wave induced motions on ships. We also checked his own calculation method (SlenderFlow) for ship squat in shallow and/or confined waters to our results from tests carried out in the Towing Tank for Manoeuvres in Shallow Water (co-operation Flanders Hydraulics Research and Ghent University, Belgium). We published as co-authors on these research topics at different international platforms.

As a very structured and dedicated researcher we also appreciate Tim's membership to the technical committee of the International Conference on Ship Manoeuvring in Shallow and Confined Water (MASHCON)."

Dr Philipp Mucha, Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute (BAW), Germany

"I have got to know Tim in the course of the PreSquat workshop on the validation of numerical methods for ship squat prediction in confined waters.

Since PreSquat, we are cultivating a fruitful knowledge exchange on ship hydrodynamics in confined water, having involved mutual visits to Germany and Australia, and becoming visible in various joint scientific publications. Tim is a reliable, thorough and skilled engineer and commits himself to any project he takes on."

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