Duncan Sutherland

Lecturer

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Duncan joined UNSW Canberra in 2018 as a lecturer in applied mathematics. Previously, he was a postdoctoral researcher at Victoria University, Melbourne, following his PhD in Applied Mathematics at the University of Sydney under the supervision of A/Prof. C. Macaskill. 

Conference Abstracts
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Sutherland D; Philip J; Ooi A; Moinuddin K, 2018, 'Simulations of surface fire propagating under a canopy: flame angle and intermittency', in Advances in forest fire reseach, presented at VIII International Conference on Forest Fire Research
2018
Conference Papers
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Wadhwani R; Sutherland D; Moinuddin K, 2019, 'Simulated transport of short-range embers in an idealised bushfire', in 6th International Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference, Sydney, presented at 6th International Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference, Sydney, 29 April 2019
2019
Sutherland D; Philip J; Ooi A; Moinuddin KAM, 2018, 'Large eddy simulation of flow over streamwise heterogeneous canopies: Quadrant analysis', in Proceedings of the 21st Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, AFMC 2018
2018
Sutherland D; Philip J; Ooi A; Moinuddin KAM, 2018, 'Large eddy simulation of flow over streamwise heterogeneous canopies: Quadrant analysis', in Proceedings of the 21st Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, AFMC 2018
2018
Singha Roy S; Sutherland D; Khan N; Moinuddin K, 2018, 'A comparative study of wind fields generated by different inlet parameters and their effects on fire spread using Fire Dynamics Simulator', in Proceedings of the 21st Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, AFMC 2018
2018
Singha Roy S; Sutherland D; Khan N; Moinuddin K, 2018, 'A comparative study of wind fields generated by different inlet parameters and their effects on fire spread using Fire Dynamics Simulator', in 21st Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Adelaide, presented at 21st Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Adelaide, 10 December 2018
2018
Sutherland D; Philip J; Ooi A; Moinuddin K, 2018, 'Large Eddy Simulation of Flow Over Streamwise Heterogeneous Canopies: Quadrant Analysis', in 21st Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Adelaide, presented at 21st Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Adelaide, 10 December 2018
2018
Dissanayake A; Setunge S; Venkatesan S; Sutherland D; Moinuddin K, 2018, 'Numerical assessment of composite bridges subjected to Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) fires', in Maintenance, Safety, Risk, Management and Life-Cycle Performance of Bridges: Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management (IABMAS 2018), Melbourne, presented at Maintenance, Safety, Risk, Management and Life-Cycle Performance of Bridges, Melbourne, 09 July 2018
2018
Sutherland D; Philip J; Ooi A; Moinuddin K, 2018, 'SIMULATIONS OF THE EFFECT OF CANOPY DENSITY PROFILE ON SUB-CANOPY WIND SPEED PROFILES', in AFAC 2018, Perth, presented at AFAC 2018, Perth, 05 September 2018
2018
Wadhwani R; Sutherland D; Moinuddin K, 2017, 'Suitable pyrolysis model for physics-based bushfire simulation', in 11th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, Sydney, presented at 11th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, Sydney, 10 December 2017
2017
Sutherland D, 2017, 'Large-eddy simulation of neutral atmospheric surface layer flow over heterogeneous tree canopies', in AFAC 2017, Sydney, presented at AFAC 2017, Sydney, 04 September 2017
2017
Journal articles
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Sutherland D; Sharples JJ; Mell W; Moinuddin KAM, 2021, 'A response to comments of Cruz et al. on: 'Simulation study of grass fire using a physics-based model: Striving towards numerical rigour and the effect of grass height on the rate of spread'', International Journal of Wildland Fire, vol. 30, pp. 221 - 223, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WF20091
2021
Moinuddin K; Khan N; Sutherland D, 2021, 'Numerical study on effect of relative humidity (and fuel moisture) on modes of grassfire propagation', Fire Safety Journal, vol. 125, pp. 103422 - 103422, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.firesaf.2021.103422
2021
Accary G; Sutherland D; Frangieh N; Moinuddin K; Shamseddine I; Meradji S; Morvan D, 2020, 'Physics-based simulations of flow and fire development downstream of a canopy', Atmosphere, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/atmos11070683
2020
Sutherland D; Sharples JJ; Moinuddin KAM, 2020, 'A response to comments of Cruz et al. on: 'The effect of ignition protocol on the spread rate of grass fires'', International Journal of Wildland Fire, vol. 29, pp. 1139 - 1141, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WF20046
2020
Sutherland D; Sharples JJ; Moinuddin KAM, 2019, 'The effect of ignition protocol on grassfire development', International Journal of Wildland Fire, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WF19046
2019
Khan N; Sutherland D; Wadhwani R; Moinuddin K, 2019, 'Physics-based simulation of heat load on structures for improving construction standards for bushfire prone areas', Frontiers in Mechanical Engineering - Thermal and Mass Transport, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmech.2019.00035
2019
Moinuddin KAM; Sutherland D, 2019, 'Simulations of radiation heat flux on a structure from a fire in an idealised shrubland.', The Australian Journal of Emergency Management
2019
Moinuddin K; Sutherland D, 2019, 'Modelling of tree fires and fires transitioning from the forest floor to the canopy with a physics-based model', Mathematics and Computers in Simulation
2019
Moinuddin K; Sutherland D; Mell W, 2018, 'Simulation study of grass fire using a physics-based model: striving towards numerical rigour and the effect of grass height on the rate of spread', International Journal of Wildland Fire, vol. 27, pp. 800 - 814, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WF17126
2018
Wadhwani R; Sutherland D; Ooi A; Moinuddin K; Thorpe G, 2017, 'Verification of a Lagrangian particle model for short-range firebrand transport', FIRE SAFETY JOURNAL, vol. 91, pp. 776 - 783, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.firesaf.2017.03.019
2017
Wadhwani R; Sutherland D; Moinuddin KAM; Joseph P, 2017, 'Kinetics of pyrolysis of litter materials from pine and eucalyptus forests', JOURNAL OF THERMAL ANALYSIS AND CALORIMETRY, vol. 130, pp. 2035 - 2046, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10973-017-6512-0
2017
Sutherland D; Macaskill C; Dritschel DG, 2013, 'The effect of slip length on vortex rebound from a rigid boundary', PHYSICS OF FLUIDS, vol. 25, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4821774
2013

Gravity Current Driven Smoke Dispersion In a Stratified Ambient, A. Ooi, K. Moinuddin, D. Sutherland, R. Manasseh, ARC Discovery Project, $250,000 2021-2024 

Understanding the Origin and Development of Extreme and Mega Bushfires T. Penman, J. Sharples, K. Moinuddin, J. Hilton, D. Sutherland, C. Clements, ARC Discovery Project, $590,000 2021-2024 

Fire spread across fuel types K. A. M. Moinuddin, G. R. Thorpe, A. Ooi, V. Novozhilov, J. Philip, D. Sutherland, Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre, $523,000, 2017-2020

Predicting merging fire behaviour in Planned Burning T. Penman, A. Filkov, B. Cirulis. J. Sharples, D. Sutherland, Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre, $100,000, 2020-2021

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Sub Theme
lensApplied & Industrial Mathematics