Ahmed Swidan

Senior Lecturer

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).

Conference Papers
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Carroll N; Champ D; Jewson E; Gebers A; Patel V; Gennady S; 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
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 (submitted)', 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
2021
Shama A; Swidan A; Young J; Ranmuthugala D, 2020, 'Wave Induced Plume and Hydrodynamic Loads Over Vertical Circular Cylinder Piercing Surface – Numerical Investigation', in Proceedings of the 22nd Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference AFMC2020, The University of Queensland, presented at 22nd Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference AFMC2020, http://dx.doi.org/10.14264/6fe4991
2020
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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=
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
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
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
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
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
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
2019
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
2015
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
2014
Journal articles
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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
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
2021
Atkinson SR; Skinner CJ; Joiner K; Caldwell NHM; Swidan A, 2020, 'Important Trends and Junctures in Warship Design', Marine Systems & Ocean Technology, vol. 15, pp. 135 - 150, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40868-020-00076-2
2020
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, vol. 12, pp. 653 - 661, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17445302.2016.1194555
2017
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, vol. 117, pp. 143 - 153, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.oceaneng.2016.03.059
2016
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, vol. 03, pp. 311 - 318, http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/wjm.2013.38033
2013
Patents
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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
2017
Theses / Dissertations
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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
2016

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”

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

Maritime Engineering - Mechanical Systems, Hydrodynamics and CFD simulations.

 

Organisational units
lensSchool of Engineering & Information Technology
Sub Theme
lensFluid & Fluid-structure Interactions