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					                      Australian Maritime
                 Hydrodynamics Research Centre




ANNUAL REPORT 2004-2005



By


Dr Jimin He


Manager, AMHRC




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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY


This report for the financial year of 2003-2004 is written for the Commonwealth
Department of Education, Science and Training, in fulfilment of the requirement made
in the Deed of Agreement for the Major National Research Facilities Program. It is
prepared in accordance with the MNRF document, Guidelines for Meeting Annual and
Other Reporting Requirements.

In this financial year, the Centre completed its Board membership and constituted an
Advisory Committee. Both the Board and the Committee have held regular meetings.
Records of these meetings are documented in this report. The Centre also commenced
its staff recruitment.

Except for the Cavitation Tunnel, the Centre has met or exceeded the milestones
outlined in Schedule 4 of the Deed of Agreement. The upgrade of the Cavitation
Tunnel is expected to lead to a world-class experimental hydrodynamic facility. There
is a delay of up to twelve months for the Cavitation Tunnel upgrade due to materials
cost increase, necessity of site relocation and technology update. Revised milestones for
the Cavitation Tunnel have been proposed in this report. A significant cost overrun has
been foreshadowed.

The Centre has achieved all the performance indicators except for the milestones for
the Cavitation Tunnel and Research and Other Grants target.

Access to the facilities has increased over the targeted days. There is a significant
improvement in the area of research collaboration, linkage with industry and research
outputs. New collaborations with industry and research institutions have been
established.

The Centre worked with the AMC and AMC Search in promoting the facilities and its
enhanced capabilities. It also developed a colour brochure, a Website, and a Marketing
Plan. A commercialisation Plan has also been developed to guide the Centre’s
endeavour in its IP management and commercialising its R&D capabilities.

The Centre planned budget for this financial year is $1,137,315. It includes the MNRF
fund of $955,000, the AMC contribution of $100,000, commercial work profit of
$5,000, research and other grants of $50,000 and carry-over from financial year 2002-
2003 of $27,315. Among these, the actual commercial work profit becomes $7,710 and
research and other grants is $0. The balance of this financial year is $248,549 (22% of
the planned budget), which the Centre requests to carry over into FY2004-05. Reasons
are given in the Financial Reporting Section of this report.




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CONTENTS

ACRONYM LIST                                               3

  1
  1    INTRODUCTION
       INTRODUCTION                                       6
                                                          6

  2
  2    PROGRESS WITH ESTABLISHMENT
       PROGRESS WITH ESTABLISHMENT                        7
                                                          7
       Governance
       Milestones                                          9

  3
  3    RESEARCH, ACCESS AND COLLABORATION
       RESEARCH, ACCESS AND COLLABORATION                 19
                                                          19
       Facility’s access regime                           19
       Collaboration and Linkages                         20
       Facility’s Contribution to Research and Training   25
       Contribution to Australian Industry                28

  4
  4    PROMOTION OF THE FACILITY
       PROMOTION OF THE FACILITY                          29
                                                          29
       Marketing                                          29
       Promotion                                          29

  5
  5    COMMERCIALISATION
       COMMERCIALISATION                                  30
                                                          30

  6
  6    COMPLIANCE WITH BIOLOGICAL & RADIATION SAFEGUARDS 31
       COMPLIANCE WITH BIOLOGICAL & RADIATION SAFEGUARDS 31

  7
  7    FINANCIAL REPORTING
       FINANCIAL REPORTING                                32
                                                          32
       Summary                                            32
       Financial tables                                   32
       Audit                                              33

  8
  8    CONFIDENTIALITY
       CONFIDENTIALITY                                    33
                                                          33

  9
  9    PRIVACY
       PRIVACY                                            34
                                                          34

  10
  10   ATTACHMENTS
       ATTACHMENTS                                        35
                                                          35




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APPENDICES
APPENDICES                                                                44
                                                                          44
     Appendix 1 Terms of Reference for AMHRC Advisory Committee           45
     Appendix 2 Guidelines for AMHRC Hydrodynamics Research Award         47
     Appendix 3 Descriptions of Major Cavitation Tunnel Components        51
     Appendix 4 Design of the prototype visual system for IMS             54
     Appendix 5 Board Review of Performance                               56
     Appendix 6 AMHRC Colour Brochure                                     63
     Appendix 7 Centre Asset Register in 2003-2004                        72
     Appendix 8 Schedule 3 Tables in the format given by the Guidelines   74
     Appendix 9 Auditor Report for AMHRC                                  81




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ACRONYM LIST

     AMC       Australian Maritime College

     AMHRC     Australian Maritime Hydrodynamics Research Centre

     CFD       Computational Fluid Dynamics

     CT        Cavitation Tunnel

     CWC       Circulating Water Channel

     DEST      Department of Education, Science and Training

     DSTO      Defence Science and Technology Organisation

     EST       Eastern Standard Time (Australia)

     FY        Financial year

     HPC       High Performance Computer

     HPMM      Horizontal Planar Motion Mechanism

     IMS       Integrated Marine Simulator

     MNRF      Major National Research Facility

     MOU       Memorandum of Understanding

     MTB       Model Test Basin

     PI        Performance Indicator(s)

     ROV       Remote Operated Vehicle

     R&D       Research and Development

     TPAC      Tasmanian Partnership for Advanced Computing

     TT        Towing Tank

     UCAM      University of Cambridge

     UTAS      University of Tasmania




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1   INTRODUCTION


This is the third annual report from the Australian Maritime Hydrodynamics Research
Centre (AMHRC) to the Commonwealth Department of Education, Science and
Training, in fulfilment of the requirement made in the Deed of Agreement for the Major
National Research Facility Program.

The AMHRC facility consists of six individual facilities, namely: Cavitation Tunnel
(CT), Towing Tank (TT), Model Test Basin (MTB), Integrated Marine Simulator
(IMS), Circulating Water Channel (CWC) and High Performance Computer (HPC).
Among these, the CT, TT, MTB, IMS and CWC are the existing experimental facilities
of the Australian Maritime College. The AMHRC has upgrade plans for the CT, TT,
IMS and CWC. The HPC is a computing facility established using MNRF funding.

In FY 2004-2005, the Centre has completed the upgrade of the Towing Tank – the first
facility to be completed. Significant changes in the Centre’s plan for facility
development have been instigated by the budget difficulty of the Cavitation Tunnel
upgrade. These changes, which will be detailed in this report, have implications on the
Centre administration as well as on facility upgrade. In the process of planning for these
changes, the Centre kept DEST fully informed and, whenever applicable, took advice
from DEST.

The IMS upgrade has progressed but has been behind the schedule. The CWC upgrade
has now been put on hold pending on future funding. However, the Facility Manager is
still working with AMC and DSTO on a ‘scaled down’ upgrade to improve the facility’s
capability.

Research activities in hydrodynamics continue to be pursued by staff from AMC, UTAS
and DSTO with encouraging results. The Centre used its research network to team up
with other institutions to seek research funding.

In May 2005, the Centre has undergone a DEST organised MNRF review process. This
was a very useful self-assessing exercise as well as an expert review. We look forward
to incorporating suggestions in the review report into our future operations.

This report summarises the research, collaborative activities, finance, infrastructure
development and management of the Centre during the period from July 2004 to June
2005. It has been prepared in accordance with the MNRF document, Guidelines for
Meeting Annual and Other Reporting Requirements which was issued by DEST in
2004.

The Centre’s performance continues to be assessed using the Performance Indicator
Survey agreed by the Commonwealth prior to the FY 2002-2003. The Centre has fallen
behind on several Indicators but has performed well on majority of them.




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2     PROGRESS WITH ESTABLISHMENT

Governance

In this FY, both the Advisory Committee and the Board have conducted meetings on a
quarterly basis. The Advisory Committee meeting usually precedes the Board meeting
which includes an ‘Advisory Committee Report’ as a standing agenda item.

Tables 1-4 provide details of agenda items discussed at meetings held by the Centre
Board from July 2004 to June 2005. They are indicative of the activities of the Board
and its role in Centre governance.


                             Table 1 Board Meeting 8

    Time, Date and         Attendance                     Agenda Items
       Venue
12:30AM              Mr.Olle Holmdahl            • Adoption of Agenda and
Monday 6th           (Chairperson)                 Declaration of Conflict of
September, 2004      Prof. Frank Bullen            Interest
The Council          Ms. Janis Cocking           • Confirmation of Minutes and
Room, AMC            Mr. Robert Dunbar             Matters Arising
Newnham              Dr. Jimin He (Centre        • Centre Manager’s Report
Campus               Manager)                    • Advisory Committee Report
                     Dr. Neil Otway              • Annual Reporting and
                     Dr. John Ritter               Guidelines
                                                 • Centre Commercialisation Plan
                     Ms Rebecca Marthick
                                                 • AMHRC Board Meeting
                     (Minute secretary)
                                                   Review of Performance
                                                 • Other Business

                             Table 2 Board Meeting 9

    Time, Date and         Attendance                     Agenda Items
       Venue
10:00 AM             Mr.Olle Holmdahl           • Adoption of Agenda and
Monday 6th           (Chairperson)                Declaration of Conflict of
December, 2004       Ms. Janis Cocking            Interest
Council Room,        Mr. Robert Dunbar          • Confirmation of Minutes and
AMC Newnham          Dr. Jimin He (Centre         Matters Arising
Campus               Manager)                   • Centre Manager’s Report
                     Dr. Neil Otway             • Advisory Committee Report
                     Dr. John Ritter            • Cost Benefit Analysis (CT
                     Dr. Greg Walker (proxy       Upgrade)
                     for Professor Frank        • Board Meeting Review of
                     Bullen)                      Performance
                                                • Other Business
                     Ms Rebecca Marthick
                     (Minute secretary)

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                            Table 3 Board Meeting 10

 Date, Time and            Attendance                     Agenda Items
     Venue
10:00 AM            Mr Olle Holmdahl           • Adoption of Agenda and
Monday March        (Chairperson)                Declaration of Conflict of
7th 2005            Prof. Frank Bullen           Interest
Council Room,       Mr Rob Dunbar              • Confirmation of Minutes and
AMC Newnham         Dr Jimin He (Centre          Matters Arising
Campus              Manager)                   • Centre Manager’s Report
                    Dr Neil Otway              • Advisory Committee Report
                    Dr John Ritter             • Revision of Deed of Agreement
                                               • Commercialisation
                    Apologies:
                                               • Board Meeting Review of
                    Ms. Janis Cocking
                                                 Performance
                                               • Other Business
                    Ms Rebecca Marthick
                    (Minute secretary)

                            Table 4 Board Meeting 11

 Date, Time and            Attendance                     Agenda Items
     Venue
13:10 Monday        Mr Olle Holmdahl           • Adoption of Agenda and
15th of June 2005   (Chairperson)                Declaration of Conflict of
Small Meeting       Dr Jimin He (Centre          Interest
Room, AMC           Manager)                   • Confirmation of Minutes and
Newnham             Dr Neil Otway                Matters Arising
Campus              Prof. Tom Hardy            • Centre Manager’s Report
                                               • Advisory Committee Report
                    Tele-linked:               • Revision of Deed of Agreement
                    Prof Frank Bullen          • Risk Analysis and Long Term
                    Mr Rob Dunbar                Planning
                    Dr J Ritter
                                               • Board Meeting Review of
                    Apologies: Ms Janis
                                                 Performance
                    Cocking
                                               • Other Business
                    Mrs Lauren Saunders
                    (Minute secretary)


The Advisory Committee of the Centre has held quarterly meetings in this FY. The
Committee has provided great assistance to the Centre in the area of promotion and
marketing. It helped to clarify the role of the Centre in terms of ‘research business’,
given the commercial association between all of the facilities and AMC Search except
for the CT and the HPC.




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The staff members the Centre employed for its operations are listed in Table 8.

                          Table 5 – AMHRC Staff Appointment
      Name                   Role               Proposed        Employment        Remarks
                                              Employment         fraction
                                                duration
 Peter Niekamp      Computer System         January 2005 -          0.8       Resigned in May
                    Administrator and       January 2007                      2004. Re-
                    Development                                               appointed on a
                    Programmer                                                different capacity.
 Lauren Saunders    Personal Assistant to   April 2005 – June       0.5       Appointment
                    Centre Manager          2007                              made after
                                                                              departure of
                                                                              Rebecca Marthick
 Robert Lewis       Systems Developer       March 2005 –            1.0       For IMS
                                            March 2007                        development
 Jon Binns          Research Engineer       October 2004 –       Vary from    Assist in CT
                                            January 2005         0.2 to 1.0   project

As the facility upgrade develops, it becomes clear that the positions initially designed in
the Business Plan for upgrade and for operation do not always suit the reality. For
example, the Computer System Administrator and Development Programmer role,
initially occupied by Peter Niekamp, incorporated two responsibilities. The first is
computer oriented requiring a highly qualified computer and systems skills. While the
second is to develop marine tug simulation which requires in-depth engineering
knowledge. Such a combination is rarely exists and its re-enforcement will generate
significant strain on the person trying to fulfil the responsibilities.

The new positions created to meet the requirement of the facilities are (1) a part time
position for managing HPC and for laboratory program development, and (2) a systems
developer for tug simulation and for assisting in the visual and recording of IMS.

The operation of the facilities is the responsibility of AMC Facility Managers. They are
listed in Table 9.


                              Table 9 – Facility Managers
                           Name                        Role
                   Paul Brandner              Manager, CT
                   Gregor MacFarlane          Manager, TT and MTB
                   Ian Smith                  Manager, IMS
                   John Wakeford              Manager, CWC


Milestones

In this reported FY, all four facilities, i.e. Cavitation Tunnel, Towing Tank, Integrated
Marine Simulator and Circulating Water Channel, have progressed with their respective
upgrade plans as prescribed in the Business Plan. The milestones pertaining to this
reporting period are addressed below.



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    High Performance Computer – the installation of the high performance computer
                (HPC), (consisting of 32 PC nodes, each a 2.8GHz Pentium 4 with
                1024Mb of memory and 40Gb local storage) was completed in FY
                2002-2003. Since its installation, the HPC has been used by
                researchers from AMC for research related to the simulation of gas
                emissions from marine engines. It has also been used for modelling
                of high-speed ships.

                   In this FY, the Centre installed a suite of CFD software on the HPC.
                   Called Newt System Software, it is a product of Cambridge Flow
                   Solutions Ltd (a subsidiary of Cambridge University). This software
                   will enable AMHRC researchers to conduct CFD modelling such as
                   propeller design, using the latest CFD technologies. It also provides
                   a platform for international collaboration beginning with researchers
                   at Cambridge University.

    Cavitation Tunnel – the most significant facility upgrade work for the Centre in
                 this FY has been focused on the Cavitation Tunnel. Listed below are
                 the milestones for the upgrade as seen in Schedule 4 of the Deed of
                 Agreement.

            Activity                                        Milestone                 Date
Modifications to the Cavitation Tunnel to extend 1. All design tasks completed Dec-03
its capabilities                                  2. All manufacturing tasks
                                                     completed                   Sep-04
                                                  3. Installation of new
                                                     tunnel completed            Nov-04
                                                  4. Tunnel commissioned         Dec-04
                                  Performance Indicators for Milestones 1 - 4
Milestone 1
Design tasks completed on time. (Delayed)
Milestone 2
All sub-system manufacturing tasks completed in accordance with detailed design
specifications and within budget. (Delayed)
Milestone 3
Modifications to the Cavitation Tunnel completed on time and within budget. (Delayed)
Milestone 4
Modified facility fully tested and accepted as meeting the requirements of Schedule 1,
Section 1.3.1 and detailed design specifications. Total project costs within budget. (Delayed)

                   Of the facilities being upgraded, the cavitation Tunnel is the largest
                   and most technologically demanding; the upgrade utilising leading-
                   edge technologies developed in Europe and the US in naval,
                   aerospace and nuclear industries. Once upgraded, the Tunnel is
                   expected to be a world-class experimental hydrodynamic research
                   facility for Australia. Its flagship reputation has been affirmed by
                   high quality research work and highly-significant defence associated
                   projects in FY2003-2004.
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The main tasks undertaken throughout the last year on the design and
manufacture of the CT have included:

(1) Near completion of the tunnel circuit design. This includes
    diffusers, downstream tank, pump and drive, resorber, upstream
    bend, and the degassing and nuclei injection systems which are
    supported by an ARC grant.
(2) Design and purchase of ancillary systems (which includes
    acoustic isolation and enclosure).
(3) Design of tunnel building and site-work preparation (funded by
    the AMC).
(4) Co-ordination of the tender process for the tunnel building.
(5) Manufacture of diffusers and degassing and nuclei injections
    systems.
(6) Near completion of R&D associated with circuit design.

The tender for the Tunnel building has been prepared by a
contractor. This process will finish in the third quarter of 2004. The
process of tendering the manufacture of Tunnel components will also
be carried out in the third quarter of 2004.

Notwithstanding these delays and challenges, ongoing R&D
activities have continued to be undertaken with the Centre
Participants in addition to external collaborators. This has been
achieved by careful management of the upgrade project.

Appendix 3 provides descriptions of the Tunnel circuit components
and concept engineering drawings developed in this FY.

Changes to the original activity schedule which have impacted on
the achievement of relevant milestones have included the following:

1. Extensive and necessary building modifications resulted in AMC
   taking a decision to relocate the facility calling for infrastructure
   preparation not originally time-framed. This decision was taken
   following consideration of future campus development,
   accessibility and synergies with other existing and planned
   hydrodynamic facilities.
2. Significant building cost increases have been witnessed since the
   initial budget estimates were prepared. In order to minimize the
   cost overrun, in some cases extensive structural and mechanical
   re-design has been done.
3. The design of the CT components have been modified
   substantially not only to ensure quality and precision but also to
   reduce the cost in light of nearly doubled price for steel material
   since the initial estimate three years ago.

A current conservative estimate of the CT upgrade (based on the
preliminary design of the tunnel circuit) has indicated a cost overrun
of 20% to 40%. The Centre has been in consultation with the

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                   Participants to establish ways to address this issue. This problem
                   does not affect the determination of the Participants and the Centre
                   to continue the upgrade of this facility, which is judged to be very
                   important to Australia’s national maritime interest as stated in the
                   Business Plan. It does, however, impact on the schedule for
                   completing the upgrade work.

                   Based on the design and building tender information to date, the
                   Centre believes the revised milestones for the CT upgrade should be
                   as follows:

                                                                Provisional Revised
                         Milestone       Initial Planned Date          Date
                1. All design tasks
                completed                        Dec-03                Dec-04
                2. All manufacturing
                tasks completed                  Sep-04                Mar 05
                3. Installation of new
                   tunnel completed              Nov-04                June-05
                4. Tunnel
                commissioned                     Dec-04                Aug 05

                   The performance milestones remain the same as those in the
                   Business Plan.

                   There is a significant reduction of the number of months needed for
                   achieving Milestone 2 once Milestone 1 is completed. This is
                   because these two milestones are now pursued concurrently. While
                   design tasks are being completed, some manufacturing tasks (e.g.
                   diffusers 2 and 3) have been underway. Given the R&D nature of
                   this Cavitation Tunnel upgrade and with the best assessment to date,
                   it is realistic to achieve these provisional revised Milestones.

    Towing Tank – The milestones for the Towing Tank upgrade, as set out in
               Schedule 4, are listed below.

                                                           Milestone                 Date
Activity
Extension to the length of the Towing Tank    1. Preliminary design                 Feb-04
                                                 completed
                                              2. Detailed design completed           Jul-04
                                              3. Construction work
                                                  commences                         Oct-04
                                              4. Extension completed                Mar-05
                                              5. Extended facility
                                                 commissioned                       Apr-05
                    Performance Indicators for Milestones 1 - 5
Milestone 1
Preliminary design plans for tank extension and all related civil engineering works finalised

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on time. (Milestone met)
Milestone 2
Detailed design plans for tank extension and all related civil engineering works finalised on
          time and within design phase budget. (Milestone expected to be met)
Milestone 3
Construction of extended facility commences on time.
Milestone 4
Extension to Towing Tank and all related project work completed on time and within budget.
Milestone 5
Extended facility fully tested and accepted as meeting the requirements of Schedule 1,
Section 1.3.3 and detailed design specifications. Total project cost within budget.

                   The preliminary design for the extension of the towing tank and
                   related civil engineering work have been completed on schedule.
                   Detailed engineering design is approximately 90% complete and the
                   tender document for the tank extension and related civil work is
                   being prepared and should be ready by end of August 2004. The
                   tender process can begin soon after.

                   In accordance with the Business Plan, the Centre appointed a
                   graduate engineer to support the Towing Tank extension project.
                   This appointment was made in January 2004, for duration of two
                   years, (to completion of the tank upgrade).

                   The Towing Tank upgrade has been planned in conjunction with an
                   infrastructure development at AMC, namely the construction of a
                   new wing of the existing Swanson Building, where the extended
                   Towing Tank will occupy the basement floor. Centre funds for the
                   tank upgrade will become part of the total budget for the
                   infrastructure development project (which the AMC will under-
                   write). The Centre will ensure that its facility objectives will be
                   achieved within budget constraints and, as far as possible, time
                   schedule identified in the Business Plan.

    Integrated Marine Simulator (IMS) – There are three major activities outlined in
                Schedule 4 for the upgrade of the IMS facility. The first activity is
                to develop a prototype visual system for the IMS.

          Activity                                     Milestone                  Date
Development of a prototype visual system for 1. Design completed                 Jul-04
the IMS                                      2. Install new sub systems          Sep-04
                                             3. New networking soft-
                                                ware developed                   Sep-06
                                             4. Bridge wing test station
                                                installed                       Feb-07
                                             5. Final evaluation and testing    Mar-07
                             Performance Indicators for Milestones 1 - 5
Milestone 1

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Design specification for the prototype system completed. (Milestone expected to be met)
Milestone 2
Sub-systems for the prototype visual system purchased, installed and acceptance tested.
Delivery on time and within budget. (Milestone expected to be met)
Milestone 3
New networking software fully developed and accepted as meeting design requirements.
Milestone 4
New bridge wing test station installed and fully integrated into the system.
Milestone 5
New system fully functional in accordance with detailed design specifications and
Schedule 1, Section 1.3.2 requirements that relate to the prototype visual system. Total
project costs within budget.

                   In this FY, the design of the prototype visual system has been
                   completed. Appendix 4 shows the system included in the Tug
                   Simulator room.

                   A new Silicon Graphics computer has been ordered as the new sub-
                   system for the prototype visual system. The cost of this new
                   equipment is $340,000. AMHRC contributed $129,000 to this
                   procurement. The system will be installed in the third quarter of
                   2004. Until the equipment can be delivered, Silicon Graphics has
                   loaned a substitute computer to the IMS.

                   The AMC has reached agreement with Rheinmetall Defence
                   Electronics to supply the source code for the IMS visualisation
                   upgrade. Rheinmettal Defence Electronics is the current supplier
                   supporting IMS software.

            Activity                                    Milestone                Date
Development of a Tug Simulation Laboratory 1. Design completed.                 Jul-05
to be incorporated into the IMS               2. Install new hardware           Sep-05
                                              3. System development
                                                 completed. Final
                                                 evaluation and testing         Jun-07
                               Performance Indicators for Milestones 1 - 3
Milestone 1
Design specification for the Tug Simulation Laboratory completed.
(Milestone expected to be met)
Milestone 2
Hardware for the Tug Simulation Laboratory purchased and installed. Equipment delivered
and installed on time and within budget.
Milestone 3
New system fully functional in accordance with Schedule 1, Section 1.3.2 requirements that
relate to the Tug Simulation Laboratory and detailed design specifications. Total project


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costs within budget.

                   The second activity of the IMS upgrade is to develop a Tug
                   Simulation Laboratory, to be incorporated into the IMS. This FY,
                   preliminary investigations were undertaken to assess the feasibility
                   of using Ph.D research outcomes to inform the design of the
                   Laboratory, and relevant computer coding. Due to a staff departure,
                   this work is currently on hold and will be re-activated later in 2004.
                   no significant delay on the upgrade is envisaged.

                   The room design for the Tug Simulator has also been completed
                   (refer to Appendix 4).

           Activity                                    Milestone                    Date
Enhancements to IMS software used to model   1. Sea state and swell
ship motions                                    algorithms developed              Mar-05
                                             2. Completion of sea state
                                                and swell modelling               Dec-05
                                             3. Squat and ship-ship
                                                algorithms developed              Dec-06
                                             4. Completion of squat and
                                                ship-ship modelling                Jun-07
                               Performance Indicators for Milestones 1 - 4
Milestone 1
Sea state and swell algorithms developed on time.
Milestone 2
Development of sea state and swell modelling completed and accepted as meeting design
specifications.
Milestone 3
Squat and ship-ship algorithms developed on time.
Milestone 4
Development of squat and ship-ship modelling completed and accepted as meeting design
specifications. Total project costs within budget.

                   The third activity of the IMS upgrade is the enhancement of software
                   used to model ship motions, and to simulate sea state, swell, ship
                   squat, and ship-to-ship interaction. An international collaboration
                   involving Associate Professor Sera Wataru (from Kobe University,
                   Japan) and AMC researchers has laid the foundation for this activity.
                   Work completed thus far includes mathematical algorithms for sea
                   swell, and preliminary experimental verification. Figure 1 shows an
                   experiment being conducted in the Model Test Basin.




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                   Figure1 Experiment on the verification of sea swell modelling in the
                                           Model Test Basin

                  In March 2004, the Centre advertised for a Research position in
                  Simulation and Modelling to further develop this area of activity. No
                  suitable candidate was found. The Centre is currently re-advertising
                  this position. This delay will have some impact on progress, but it is
                  not envisaged to significantly impede the completion of the activity.
                  Implementation of the state-of-the-art designed simulations will be a
                  significant achievement of the Centre.

    Circulating Water Channel (CWC) – the milestones for CWC upgrade have been
                 outlined in Schedule 4 which are listed below.

          Activity                                   Milestone                    Date
Enhanced data acquisition capability and     1. Design plans completed           Jan-04
modified control system for the CWC          2. Manufacturing tasks
                                                completed                        Oct-04
                                             3. Construction tasks
                                                completed                        Jan-05
                                             4. Enhanced facility
                                                commissioned                     Aug-05
                               Performance Indicators for Milestones 1 - 4
Milestone 1
Design plans for Schedule 1, Table 7, Design Phase tasks 1 and 2 finalised.
(Milestone partially met)
Milestone 2
Sub-system components listed in Schedule 1, Table 7, Manufacturing Phase tasks 1 & 2

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manufactured and in accordance with design specifications. Delivery on time and within
budget.
Milestone 3
Installation changes as specified in Schedule 1, Table 7, Construction Phase tasks 1, 2 and
3 finalised on time and in accordance with detailed design specifications.
Milestone 4
New system fully functional in accordance with Schedule 1, Section 1.3.4 major facility
requirements and returned into service. Total project costs within budget.

           Activity                                       Milestone             Date
Horizontal Planar Motion Mechanism (HPMM) 1. Design plans completed            Jan-05
upgrade and improved underwater vehicle           2. Manufacturing tasks
testing capability                                   completed                 Jul-05
                                                  3. Construction tasks
                                                     completed                 Jan-06
                                                  4. Enhanced HPMM
                                                     commissioned              Jul-06
                                 Performance Indicators for Milestones 1 - 4
Milestone 1
Design plans for HPMM design tasks completed.
Milestone 2
HPMM sub-system components manufactured and acceptance tested. Delivery on time
and within budget.
Milestone 3
All HPMM-related construction tasks completed and accepted as meeting detailed
design specifications.
Milestone 4
Enhanced HPMM fully functional, accepted as meeting detailed design specifications
and returned to service. Total project costs within budget.

                   Investigation has been carried out on the enhanced data acquisition
                   capability and modified control system for the CWC. The concept
                   design plan for this system has been developed and a working design
                   prototype version for the observation windows has been built. The
                   design will be finalised after necessary technical inputs from
                   overseas facilities. These inputs will be obtained via communications
                   with peers abroad and by a visit to some of the advanced facilities in
                   Europe which is planned for the second half of 2004.

                   No construction was planned in 2003-2004. In that FY, expenditure
                   of AMHRC resources on this facility has primarily been through in-
                   kind contributions. Secondment of a DSTO’s key scientist to the
                   USA in 2003 for one year has impacted on the progress of this
                   facility upgrade. This should be rectified in FY2004-2005 however.



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      Governance and Administration –activities and related milestones pertaining to
                  the Centre’s governance and administration have been outlined in
                  Schedule 4 as:

       Activity 1                                            Milestone             Date
AMHRC Board operation                               1. Appointment of the Board
                                                       Members                    Dec-02
                                                    2. Board performance
                                                       indicators developed       Mar-03
                                                    3. Four Board meetings per    2002/03
                                                       year                       2003/04
                                                    4. Two Board meetings per     2004/05
                                                       year                       2005/06
                                                                                  2006/07
                                                    5.Minimum attendance of
                                                      80% of Members at Board
                                                      meetings                2002/07



                                    Performance Indicators for Milestones 1 - 5
Milestone 1
Board Members appointed on time. (Met in past
year)
Milestone 2
Performance indicators for the operation of the Board developed and implemented.
(Milestone met)
Milestone 3
At least four Board meetings are held each year during 2002/03, 2003/04.
(Milestone met)
Milestone 4
At least two Board meetings are held each year during 2004/05, 2005/06, 2006/07.
(Milestone met to date)
Milestone 5
A minimum attendance of at least 80% of the number of Board Members is achieved at each
Board meeting. (Milestone met to
date)

and

          Activity 2                                      Milestone                    Date
Administration                                  1. Appointment of interim
                                                   Centre Manager                 Dec-02
                                                2. Advisory Committee             Mar-03
                                                   established.
                                                3. Appointment of Centre

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                                                      Manager (continuing)             Jun-03
                                                   4. Annual Reports forwarded         Aug-03
                                                      to Commonwealth                  Aug-04
                                                                                       Aug-05
                                                                                       Aug-06
                                                                                       Aug-07
                                    Performance Indicators for Milestones 1- 4
Milestone 1
Interim Centre Manager appointed.
(Met in past year)
Milestone 2
Members of the Advisory Committee selected and timetable set for initial meeting.
(Milestone met)
Milestone 3
Continuing Centre Manager appointed.
(Milestone met in past year)
Milestone 4
Annual Reports to be forward to the Commonwealth within two months after the completion
of the financial year. (Milestone
met)

                   The Centre Board held four meetings during the FY 2003-2004, and
                   plans to conduct the same regular meetings in following years in
                   order to sustain an adequate degree of continuity and focus by the
                   members. With one exception, the meetings have had 100 per cent
                   attendance by Board members or their nominees.

                   As a quality assurance initiative, the Board has undertaken a process
                   of review of its performance. Appendix 5 contains the documents
                   developed for the review. These have been used as a guide to ‘score’
                   Board meetings and indicate areas that require further development.


3   RESEARCH, ACCESS AND COLLABORATION

Facility’s access regime

As upgrade of individual facilities are still ongoing in this FY, all the facilities except
for the HPC remain assets of AMC in accord with the Deed of Agreement, and continue
to be used by AMC for teaching, research and commercial activities. Access to
facilities by the AMHRC has been governed by the regime stipulated in the Business
Plan. Table 10 outlines the facility access regime for the AMHRC.




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                    Table 10 AMHRC access over five years

                           AMHRC Access (Days/year)
         Facility             2002/3 2003/4 2004/5 2005/6 2006/7
         Cavitation Tunnel      15     60     60    120    120
         Towing Tank            20     40     40     50     50
         Model Test Basin       0      70     70     70     70
         CWC                    10     20     20    120    120
         IMS                    10     20     20     20     20


AMHRC access to facilities includes time allocated to the following activities:

   1.   Facility upgrades
   2.   Research, and training activities undertaken by the Participants
   3.   Use by collaborators
   4.   Commercial use.

The actual number of days access provided to the AMHRC in 2003-2004 is reported in
Table 11. This demonstrates that performance targets for access have been met, with all
facilities (except the Model Test Basin) exceeding the planned number of days for
2003/4.


                    Table 11 AMHRC access in 2003-2004

                          AMHRC Access (Days/year)
         Facility                2003/4 planned          2003/4 actual
         Cavitation Tunnel             60                    234
         Towing Tank                   40                    167
         Model Test Basin              70                     69
         CWC                           20                     36
         IMS                           20                    127


The significantly large number of days access for the CT, TT and IMS is due to the
volume of work involved in the facilities upgrade and provision for undergraduate
teaching. The charge for commercial use is in accordance with the Business Plan.

Collaboration and Linkages

A significant development in research collaboration is the Memorandum of
Understanding between the University of Cambridge, University of Tasmania and the
Australian Maritime College. The purpose of this MOU is formally to state the mutual
interest of the AMC, UTAS, and UCAM in industrial fluid mechanics research related
to aerodynamics, hydrodynamics, marine applications and their intent to collaborate for
the purpose of advancing understanding in this area through the sharing of infrastructure
and intellectual property and acquisition of joint research grants. The installation of the


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Cambridge Flow Solutions’ CFD software (NEWT) on the Centre’s High Performance
Computer is a first step of this collaboration.

A separate MOU between AMC and Curtin University has also been signed which
specifically focuses on AMHRC projects. Associated with this MOU is the formation of
a Steering Group comprising two staff from each organisation. A joint bid by AMHRC,
Centre of Marine Science and Technology in Curtin University and AMC Search to
undertake a research for Melbourne Port in the area of underkeel clearance exemplifies
this collaboration.

Both AMC and UTAS have joined in TREN (the Tasmanian Research and Education
Network) which is to deliver high-speed broadband capability between Tasmania and
the Mainland for research and education purposes. This has potential benefit for
AMHRC to engage with mainland universities and other institutions on joint research
projects requiring high speed data transfer. A concept of remote access to the
experimental hydrodynamic facilities at AMC has been canvassed with Curtin
University.

In contrast with the Annual Report for FY2002-2003, this report presents research
activities in discipline areas rather than in relation to individual facilities. Research
related to the facilities largely falls into two major areas; namely Cavitation and Fluid
Dynamics (Cav&FD), and Ship Hydrodynamics (ShipHydro). Cav&FD is mainly
associated with the CT, CWC and HPC facilities, and ShipHydro mainly with the TT,
MTB, IMS and HPC.

The continuous research activities and collaborations in Cavitation and Fluid Dynamics
area and in Ship Hydrodynamics area are summarised in Tables 12 and 13. New
research collaborations are set out in Table 14.


                                         Table 12
       Continuing Research Collaborations in Cavitation and Fluid Dynamics

  Collaborators                Title of Activity              Period of Collaboration
  AMC: Dr Paul Brandner,       Design of Upgraded CT          Current
  UTAS: Dr G Walker
  AMC: Dr Paul Brandner,       Viscous Flow About             Current (PhD project)
  UTAS: Dr G Walker            Underwater Bodies
  DSTO: Mr David Clarke
  AMC: Dr Paul Brandner,       Unsteady and Hydro Elastic     Current
  DSTO: Dr Robert              Performance of Propellers
  Hughes
  DSTO: Dr Lorenz Drack
  AMC: Dr Paul Brandner,       Flow Investigation About  Current
  UTAS: Dr G Walker,           Submarine Countermeasures
  DSTO: Mr Brendon
  Anderson,
  DSTO: Mr D Clarke
  AMC: Dr Paul Brandner,       Submarine Hydrodynamic         Current
  UTAS: Dr G Walker,           Studies

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 DSTO: Mr Brendon
 Anderson,
 DSTO: Mr D Clarke
 AMC: Dr Paul Brandner,       Dynamic Support of High           2002-2003
 UNSW/Crowther                Speed Craft Using
                              Hydrofoils
 AMC: Dr Paul Brandner,       Re-rigthing of capsized           Current (ARC, AMC)
 AMC: Mr Jonathon             yachts Performance of             (PhD project)
 Binns                        surfboard fins
 UTAS: Dr Greg Walker         Flow friction due to bio-         Current (ARC, UTAS)
 UTAS: Dr Jane Sargison       fouling
 AMC: Dr Paul Brandner
 UTAS: Dr Greg Walker         Design of upgraded AMC            Current (ARC,
 AMC: Dr Paul Brandner        Tom Fink cavitation tunnel        AMC/UTAS)
                              for active control of free and
                              dissolved gas content
 AMC: Dr Paul Brandner        Performance of surfboard          Current
 UTAS: Dr G Walker,           fins
 Surf Hardware
 International: Mr Tony
 Rowse
 Murray, Burns and
 Dovell:
 Mr Andrew Dovell.
 AMC: Dr Paul Brandner        Ventilated super-cavitating       Current (PhD project)
 AMC: Mr Bryce Pearce         ride control foils
 Elms Australia: Mr Tony
 Elms
 Total number of projects:    11



                                       Table 13
         Continuing Research Collaborations in Ship Hydrodynamics

Collaborators                Title of Activity                 Period of Collaboration
1.AMC: Jinzhu Xia,           ARC DP project                    2002-2005
University of Melbourne:
Nick Haritos,
2. AMC: Jinzhu Xia,          ARC DP project                    2002-2005
Norwegian Uni Sci Tech:
Odd Faltinsen,
3. AMC: Jinzhu Xia,          ARC DP project                    2002-2005
CSIRO: Bev Ronalds
4. AMC: Jinzhu Xia,          Defence stability project         2003-
Akihiko Matsuda,
NRIFE, Japan
5. AMC: Jinzhu Xia,          Defence stability project         2003-
Department of Defence:
Gordon MacDonald,
6. AMC: Jinzhu Xia,          Student project                   2003
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Jim Millan, IMD, Canada

1. AMC: Mr J Binns,       Sailing yacht safety           2000-
Murray, Burns and         investigations
Dovell
2. Farr Yacht Design      Sailing yacht safety           2001-2004
                          investigations
3. AMC: Mr J Binns,       Sailing yacht safety           2000-2004
Formation Design          investigations
Systems
4. AMC: Mr J Binns,       Research into sailing dinghy   2003-2007
Virtual Sailing Pty Ltd   simulation

1. AMC: Dr P Sahoo,       Research                       Till October 2003
UNSW: Prof. L J Doctors
2. AMC: Dr P Sahoo,       Research                       Till Nov 2004
Prof. L J Doctors
3. AMC: Dr P Sahoo,       Research                       Till July 2004
Dr. S K Das
4. AMC: Dr P Sahoo,       Research                       Till January 2004
Prof. Marcos Salas

1. AMC: Dr G Thomas,      Research Project - Slamming July 2003 - June 2004.
Prof M Davis UTAS         of High Speed Vessels
2. AMC: Dr G Thomas,      Research Project - Slamming July 2003 - June 2004.
UTAS: Dr Damien           of High Speed Vessels
Holloway
3. AMC: Dr G Thomas,      Research Project - Slamming July 2003 - June 2004.
Mr Tim Roberts            of High Speed Vessels
Revolution Design

AMC: Mr G. O’Connor       Development of a realistic     Jan 03 – Jan 04
Professor Sera Wataru,    swell simulation
Kobe University, Japan
AMC: Mr G. O’Connor       Upgrade of visualisation       Current
AMC: Mr I Smith           simulation

UNSW: Professor L         Longitudinal wave cuts on      2004 (PhD project)
Doctors                   pseudo-catamaran
UNSW: Mr Olav Ophium
Mr Stephen Helmstedt
UNSW: Professor L         Measurement of transom         2004 (PhD project)
Doctors                   hollow
UNSW: Mr Simon
Robards
UNSW: Professor L         Longitudinal wave cuts on      2004 (PhD project)
Doctors                   trihull
UNSW: Mr Stephen
Helmstedt
AMC: Mr J Duffy           Bore waves between             Current
Dr T Gourlay, Curtin      catamaran hulls
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 University

 Total number of projects:   23



                                         Table 14
                             New Research Collaborations

 Collaborators                Title of Activity            Period of Collaboration
 AMC: P Brandner              Strategic collaboration      2004-
 UTAS: G Walker
 Mark Saville, Cambridge
 University, UK

 1. AMC: Jinzhu Xia,          Hydrodynamics research and 2004-
 Xiao Bo Chen, BV,            software
 France
 2. AMC: Jinzhu Xia,          Student project              2004-
 Yuriy Drobyshevski, Icon
 Engineering
 3. AMC: Jinzhu Xia,          Student project              2004-
 Andrew Mason, FDS
 4. AMC: Jinzhu Xia, Tim      Student project              2004-
 Finnigan, Energetech
 5. AMC: Jinzhu Xia, Rob      Stability project            2004-
 Gehling, AMSA

 1. AMC: Dr P Sahoo,          Research                     Till August 2004
 Prof. Marcos Salas
 2. AMC: Dr P Sahoo,          Conference                   Till Nov-2006
 Prof. Volker Bertram

 1. AMC: Dr G Thomas,        Student Project               Feb 2004 – June 2004
 Dr Tim Gourlay Curtin
 University
 2. AMC: Dr G Thomas,        Student Project               Feb 2004 – June 2004
 Mr David Sterling
 DJSTGS
 3. AMC: Dr G Thomas,        Student Project               Feb 2004 – June 2004
 Kerry Johnson DOD
 4. AMC: Dr G Thomas,        Student Project               Feb 2004 – June 2004
 Virtual Sailing Pty Ltd
 Total number of projects: 12


Most of the collaborative activities listed are based on initiatives of individual
researchers from the Participants. Importantly, AMC and UTAS have formed a strategic
research collaboration arrangement with the Department of Engineering, Cambridge
University, to pursue the advancement of understanding in industrial fluid mechanics

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research related to aerodynamics, hydrodynamics and marine applications. The
collaboration will also facilitate to the sharing of infrastructure and intellectual property,
and the acquisition of joint research grants. This agreement is built upon the
experimental research strength of AMC and UTAS, and the computational strength of
the Cambridge University. The installation of Cambridge Flow Solutions’ CFD
software (NEWT) on the Centre’s High Performance Computer has provided a common
platform for facilitating research collaborations.

Currently, the majority of research projects involve one participating organisation of the
Centre, and either another participating organisation or an external collaborator. While
it is pleasing to see research projects involving individual international researchers, the
strategic outlook of the Centre will develop as the collaboration with the Cambridge
University progresses further and by setting up more multilateral projects.

The projects involving industry participants (those with Crowther, Surf Hardware
International, Elms Australia, Farr Yacht Design, and Virtual Sailing Pty Ltd) are
funded by those participants.

The majority of these research projects involve using the AMHRC’s experimental
facilities. It is important to note that while contributions by facility managers and their
staff are not overtly mentioned above, they are the essential and often critical part to the
accomplishment and success of these projects.

Facility’s Contribution to Research and Training

The AMHRC facilities have been used by researchers in different parts of Australia,
notably the University of New South Wales and Curtin University. Given the unique
nature of the experimental facilities, there is room for providing access to more
Australian researchers. Through collaboration with staff at AMC, UTAS and DSTO,
international researchers have begun to access the facility for their collaborative
research endeavours. This will improve when strategic alliances with overseas
institutions including the University of Cambridge are formalised.

Table 15 lists work published by AMC, DSTO and UTAS researchers, in the field of
hydrodynamics during 2003/04.

                                     Table 15
             Research Publications and Authors from the Participants*
 Publication Name      Article Title              Author(s)              Date of Article
                                                                         Appearance
 Fast 03 Conf          Transient Dynamic          Thomas, Davis,         Sept 03
                       Slam Response of           Holloway &
                       Large High Speed           Roberts
                       Catamarans
 International         The Whipping               Thomas, Davis,         Jan 04
 Journal of            Vibration of Large         Holloway &
 Maritime              High Speed                 Roberts
 Engineering           Catamarans
 The 8th               Simulation of Ship         Xia, J. and Fan, S.,   2003
 International         Motions. Coupled
                       H      Pit h d R ll
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Conference on        Heave, Pitch and Roll
Stability of Ships
and Ocean
Vehicles, Madrid,
Spain.


A Review Section Hydrodynamic                   Xia, J. et al.       2003
in the             Impact Loads
Proceedings of
the 15th
International Ship
and Offshore
Structures
Congress, August
11-15, 2003, San
Diego, California,
USA.


Proceedings of       Hydroelastic               Xia, J., Miao, Q.,   2003
the 22nd             modelling of a             Haritos, H. and
International        compliant offshore         Ronalds, B.
Conference on        tower – formulation
Offshore
Mechanics and
Arctic
Engineering,
OMAE’03, 8-13
June, Cancun,
Mexico.

Proceedings of       Parametric study of        Miao, Q. and Xia,    2003
the 22nd             mooring lines on a         J.
International        small buoy
Conference on
Offshore
Mechanics and
Arctic
Engineering,
OMAE’03, 8-13
June, Cancun,
Mexico.
FAST 2003 Conf.      A Study on Wave            PK Sahoo & LJ        October 2003
                     Resistance of High-        Doctors
                     Speed Displacenment
                     Hull Forms in
                     Restricted Depth
Pacific 2004         A Study on A Study         P Bojovic, PK        February 2004
Conf.                on Stern Wedges and        Sahoo & M Salas
                     Advanced Spray Rail
                     System on Calm
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                        Water Resistance of
                        High-Speed
                        Displacement Hull
                        Forms
 PRADS 2004             Theoretical and              PK Sahoo & LJ           Will be in
 Conf.                  Experimental Study           Doctors                 proceedings to be
                        of Motion                                            published in
                        Characteristics of                                   September 2004
                        High-Speed
                        Catamaran Hull
                        Forms
 HIPER04 Conf.          Determination of Roll        SK Das, PK Sahoo        Will be in
                        Motion for a Floating        and SN Das              proceedings to be
                        Body in Regular                                      published in
                        Waves                                                September 2004
 HIPER04 Conf.          Experimental and             PK Sahoo, NA            Will be in
                        CFD Study of Wave            Browne and M            proceedings to be
                        Resistance of High-          Salas                   published in
                        Speed Round Bilge                                    September 2004
                        Catamaran Hull
                        Forms
 HIPER04 Conf.          Experimental and             M Salas,R Luco,         Will be in
                        CFD Resistance               PK Sahoo, NA            proceedings to be
                        Calculation of a             Browne and M            published in
                        Small Fast catamaran         Lopez                   September 2004
 Sailing Sport          “A Completely 'New'          Bethwaite, F.D.,        2004
 Science                Mechanical Sailing           Saunders, N.R.,
 Conference,            Simulator”                   Habgood, M.D.,
 Toulon, France                                      Binns, J.R.
 The 5th                The development of           G.Macfarlane and        2004
 International          vessel wave wake             G. Cox
 Conference on          criteria for the Noosa
 Coastal                and Brisbane rivers in
 Environment,           Southeast
 Spain                  Queensland.
* Names printed in italic are collaborators outside of AMC, DSTO and UTAS.

In October 2003, the ‘Tasmanian Partners for Advanced Computing’ in cooperation
with the Centre, organised a workshop titled the ‘TPAC Marine Computational
Engineering Awareness Workshop’. It was held at the AMC. This one-day workshop
aimed at promoting the computational approach in marine engineering. More than 30
specialists attended it. Of the thirteen presentations at the workshop, nine of them were
hydrodynamics related. At the end of the workshop, participants toured the AMHRC
facilities.

The facilities continue to be used for undergraduate education and project work,
providing an essential contribution to research and training. These projects are both
internal and external. Table 16 lists the projects associated with undergraduate use of
the facilities.



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                    Table 16 Undergraduate Research Projects

  Institution       Researcher         Supervisor       Project title         Facility
UNSW/AMC          Olav Ophium       L.Doctors         Longit. Wave       TT
                                    (Professor)       cuts on
                                                      pseudo-
                                                      catamaran
AMC               Blair Lewis       P.Sahoo           Drag reduction     TT
                                                      by thin air film
AMC               Luke Dodds        J.Xia             FPSO               TT
                                                      offloading
                                                      operability
AMC               Stuart            J.Duffy           Vessel squat &     TT
                  McDonnell                           ship bank
                                                      interaction
AMC/              Holly Lees        G.Macfarlane      Wave energy        TT/MTB
Energtech                                             structure
AMC               Luke Pretlove     P.Sahoo /         Wave wake          MTB
                                    G.Macfarlane      study of
                                                      Weinblum
AMC / Austal      Anton             G.Macfarlane      Added              TT
Ships             Schiemann         & Tony            resistance of
                                    Armstrong         catamarans
AMC               Oscar Palos       G.Thomas &        Re-righting of     TT
                                    J.Binns           yachts with
                                                      canting keels
UMSW/AMC          Felix Scott       P.Helmore         Effect of          TT
                                                      demihull
                                                      spacing on
                                                      catamaran


Contribution to Australian Industry

In this FY, the primary focus for the Centre has been to upgrade existing experimental
hydrodynamic facilities at the AMC. This is the first step towards realising the Centre’s
vision of ‘providing an internationally-competitive experimental and theoretical
hydrodynamic research capability for Australia’.

As these facilities are unique in Australia, the Centre contributes to Australian industry
by ensuring that the facilities and their additional capabilities after upgrade are widely
promoted to prospective industry users, as well to existing users. AMC Search, the
commercial arm of the AMC, has been an important contributor in promoting the
facilities to industry users. The Centre has developed a colour brochure providing
detailed information about facility and research capabilities, and the technical synergies
that exist between facilities and researchers.

In many instances, the benefits to Australian industry are the flow-on effects from R&D
or educational institutions collaborated with the Centre rather than direct. This is due to


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the fundamental and underpinning nature of the Centre and its foreseen outputs.
Nevertheless, the opportunities for direct input to industry are being pursued.

The facilities have been used by a number of Australian industries in their R&D and
design work. Details have been tabulated in the ‘Collaboration and Linkages’ section. It
is anticipated that this use by Australian industries will increase significantly when the
upgrade is completed.


4   PROMOTION OF THE FACILITY

Marketing

The AMHRC continues to use AMC’s commercial arm, (AMC Search Ltd) to market
the Centre’s facilities through its wide client database and regular seminars, such as the
industry briefing sessions it conducted in capital cities and industry sites throughout
Australia. The commercial partners of the AMC also cooperate to market the enhanced
capabilities available as a result of facility upgrades. In the mean time, assisted by the
Advisory Committee, the Centre has developed a strategic Marketing Plan. This Plan
focuses on ‘research business’ of the Centre and aims to create self-sustainability for
the Centre in the long term. The AMC has agreed in principle a mechanism on
achieving the Centre’s commercial revenue target of $182,000 revenue during the
period 2002-07, as specified in the Business Plan.

As a part of the marketing drive, the Centre has developed an eight-paged colour
brochure. This brochure is enclosed in Appendix 6. This brochure will be distributed to
interested organisations and individuals.

Promotion

The Centre also undertook a number of ‘outreach activities’. For example, the Ship
Hydrodynamic Research area and the Model Test Basin facility at AMC were featured
in the ABC’s Catalyst Program on 27th of May 2004. The Centre also contributed to a
display booth with AMC, for the Pacific 2004 International Conference held in Sydney
in February 2004. The Centre Manager presented a paper titled “Activities of Australian
Maritime Hydrodynamics Research Centre” to the Conference to promote the facility to
Australia’s research community. A similar presentation was made to the Marine
Computational Engineering Awareness Workshop in October 2003, which the Centre
co-hosted. The CEO of AMC Search made presentations in September 03 to Fremantle
Ports and in October 03 to the Directors of the Townsville Port Authority in which he
promoted the R&D capability of AMHRC.

In addition to these high profile presentations made externally to AMC, some 95 tours
were made for international experts, academics and dignitaries visiting AMC. Details of
these tours are listed in Table 17.




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           Table 17 Promotional Activities of AMHRC in FY2003-2004

      Activity           Host/Venue            Date/Period           Hosting Staff
Facility tour (12)    CT                    July 03 – June 04     P Brandner AMC
Facility tour (16)    CWC                   July 03 – June 04     J Wakeford AMC
Facility tour (90)    IMS                   July 03 – June 04     I Smith AMC
Facility tour (87)    TT                    July 03 – June 04     G MacFarlane, J
                                                                  Duffy, R Young
                                                                  AMC
Facility tour (87)    MTB                   July 03 – June 04     G MacFarlane, J
                                                                  Duffy, R Young
                                                                  AMC


Listed below are some of the organisations of particular significance or their
representatives that participated in tours.

      International Association of Maritime Universities Steering Committee
      Professor Younis (Director of Fisheries - Oman)
      Kuwait Marine Fire Fighting Delegation
      Matt Durning - IDP USA
      Qatar Petroleum Delegation
      DPIWE Surveyors Conference
      Silicon Graphics Australia Ltd
      Korean Maritime University
      NKMIT
      National Maritime Schools Consortium
      Port of Townsville
      New Zealand Parliamentary Representatives
      CINEC Sri Lanka
      Russian Maritime University

In this FY, the Centre also developed and launched its own Website and acquired its
domain name as: www.amhrc.edu.au.


5   COMMERCIALISATION

In this FY, the Centre has focused primarily on the facility upgrade and staff
recruitment. The Centre has developed a Commercialisation Plan which identifies the
strengths, weakness, threats and opportunities for the Centre. The Commercialisation
Plan is supported by a Marketing Plan (in draft form). A copy of this Commercialisation
Plan has been attached with this annual report.

MNRF funding and resources from AMC, DSTO and UTAS provide the Centre with
the means to develop enhanced facility capabilities, which will strengthen the R&D
capability of Australia in hydrodynamics related areas, and intellectual capital in
general. The completion of the facility upgrade and the research activities arising from

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this, should provide a variety of commercially viable results on which the Centre will
capitalise.

In its pursuit of commercialisation, the Centre has focused on “research business” in
accordance with the AMHRC Deed of Agreement. In particular, AMHRC research
takes precedence over purely commercial activities, although a successful approach to
meeting or exceeding research goals could be expected to also generate commercial
success. Additionally, success will enhance the contribution to teaching, learning and
training in maritime engineering. Thus, commercialisation for the Centre is focused on
that of the intellectual properties (data, methods, patents, ideas, instrumentation,
computer codes, etc) derived from research and development. It will also be focused on
research and development capability through industry R&D projects, competitive
research funding to sustain the capability, technology transfer and supporting the
Commonwealth Department of Defence with research capability ready for use. This
differs from a purely dollar driven commercialisation pursuit. Provision of upgraded
facilities for teaching and learning through the AMC is also an essential part of the
commercialisation.

The Centre worked with the AMC Search and Centre for Marine Science and
Technology in Curtin University to respond to an Expression of Interest called by the
Port of Melbourne for an Underkeel Clearance study. This is an area of immense
significance and great R&D potential to Australia. The outcome of this submission has
not been known.

The commercialisation activities the Centre has conducted in FY 2003-2004 are listed
in the Table below.


                         Table 18 Commercialisation Activity

        Activity/Project            Date                 Staff              Income
                                                   J Binns, AMC
     Virtual Sailing           Jan04-May04                                  $2,710
                                                P Niekamp, AMHRC
     Research*
    * This activity is a small component of an AMC research project headed by Mr J Binns.


6    COMPLIANCE WITH BIOLOGICAL & RADIATION SAFEGUARDS

The activities of the Centre have not involved either human or animal experiments or
biological and radiation involvement.

The Centre is governed by the policies and regulations of the AMC, which has, over the
years, developed a comprehensive suite of internal documents for the Workplace Health
and Safety and work ethics. The Centre will continue to be informed by AMC on the
update of the relevant policies through its representation to the Centre Board.




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7   FINANCIAL REPORTING

Summary

The total cash budget for the Centre in this FY is $1,137,315. This includes the
Commonwealth MNRF Funding for 2003-2004 of $955,000, cash contribution from the
AMC of $100,000, commercial work profit of $5,000 (which became $7,710), research
grants of $50,000 (which was not successful) and carried forward from 2002-2003 of
$27,315.

The actual expenditure for 2003-2004 amounts to $608,807 and the commitments are
$232,609 including the remaining commitment amount of $58,800 made in FY02-03.
This leaves a balance of $248,549 which is 22% of the total cash budget. The Centre
seeks the approval from the DEST to carry this balance over to FY 2004-05 when it will
be used as initially planned on the upgrade of the Cavitation Tunnel.

The approved total inkind budget for the Centre this FY amounts to $1,424k equivalent.
The actual inkind contributions from the Participants accrued to $1,907k equivalent.
The difference is mainly attributed to more than expected activities on the CT upgrade.

The Centre has adopted its own facility bank account which details all transactions
related to the Centre.

A copy of the Asset Register has been attached to Appendix 7.

Financial tables

In the annual report for FY2002-2003, a change of AMC inkind multiplier from 0.46 to
1.12 was made to the Schedule 3 Tables. A Revision to the Deed of Agreement was
formally tendered to the DEST in this FY. Appendix 8 lists the completed Schedule 3
Tables in the format given by the Guidelines. Each table is further elaborated below.

Table 1 – The Centre has attracted more inkind contributions than that planned in years
2003-2004. The significant increase of the inkind contribution owes mainly to the fact
that the CT has attracted a very sizable contribution from each of the three Participants.
In case of DSTO, significant contribution was made for the engineering work for the
tunnel’s instrumentation. In case of AMC, significant amount of time of the Tunnel
facility has been made available for the upgrade purpose. This is most visible in the
‘Other’ and ‘Capital’ rows in the Table.

Table 2 – The Centre received the MNRF fund of $955k and AMC cash contribution of
$100k, as per the Deed of Agreement. The amount of ‘commercial work profit’ of
$7,710 the Centre achieved in this FY slightly exceeded the target of $5,000. On the
category of ‘research and other grants’, the Centre has failed to attract the income target
of $50,000 in this FY. This situation is likely to improve in FY 2004-2005 as
applications for infrastructure type of competitive grants are being planned.

Table 3 – In total, the Centre’s cash budget is $1,190k. This includes the $1,055k from
MNRF and AMC funds and the $27,315 carried forward from FY2002-2003. The
Centre under spent in the salary category because it was not successful in finding right
candidates to fill Centre positions as scheduled for this FY. The ‘Other’ category shows

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notable difference between the Agreement amount of $104k and the Actual amount of
$305k. This is because the latter also contains the $248,549 to be carried over to the FY
2004-2005.

The $248,549 to be carried over to the FY 2004-2005 represents 22% of the Agreement
Cash Budget of $1,110,000 for the Centre in FY 2003-2004. This amount is primarily
due to underspend in the Cavitation Tunnel area. As mentioned in the ‘Milestone’
Section of this report, there is an envisaged delay for the tunnel upgrade due to reasons
given. This delay postpones spending of some large items to the FY 2004-2005. The
carry-over amount will be used for the Tunnel upgrade in FY2004-2005. The total cash
contributions to the Centre for FY 2004-2005 will now be $2,513,549 instead of the
agreed $2,265,000. This includes the $600,000 interest free loan from the AMC which
will be paid back in FY 05-06.

Table 4 – combined table for previous ones.

Table 5 – contains the breakdowns of the cash and inkind resources in different areas.

Table 6 – contains large expenditure for capital equipment purchase.

Audit

The Centre engaged Garrott Audit and Assurance Services in Launceston for auditing
its work in year 2003-2004. Mr Ben Coull, the Audit Manager of Garrott Audit and
Assurance Services, is a Qualified Auditor. He was fully informed of the Deed of
Agreement under which AMHRC operates, and the MNRF Programme Guidelines for
Meeting Annual and Other Reporting Requirements. The audit report has been attached
in Appendix 9.

Contact details of the auditor are given below.

    Mr Ben Coull C.A.
    Audit Manager
    Garrott Audit & Assurance Services
    62 Paterson Street, Launceston, TAS 7250
    Tel. 03 6323 1222 Fax 03 6323 1231 E-mail bencoull@garrotts.com.au

The Centre envisages that the sources of funding and Heads of Expenditure for FY
2003-2004 will be in accordance with that outlined in the Business Plan.


8    CONFIDENTIALITY

The Centre abides to Clause 18 of the Deed of Agreement for confidential information.
No part of this report is classified as confidential. It is available to the general public if
requested under the FOI Act. The Centre will inform the DEST any changes duly
should situations change.




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9   PRIVACY

The Centre abides to Clause 19 of the Deed of Agreement for Privacy.




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10 ATTACHMENTS




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ATTACHMENT A: MNRF Programme Annual And Other Reporting Checklist
For 2003-2004 Financial Year

Have you:
       completed and submitted the Performance Indicators Survey?

Progress with Establishment
(see clauses 7.2, 13.2(e), 13.2(k) of the Commonwealth Deed of Agreement)

        has the Board been established in accordance with the Commonwealth Deed of
        Agreement?
        current details of Board members and the Facility Manager included
        list of personnel has been provided.

Has the Commonwealth approved:
        the Board membership?
        the Facility Manager?

Has the Facility:
        established separate financial and accounting records for the Facility and a separate
        Facility bank account?
        reviewed business plan targets and reported on progress?
        met establishment milestones?
        reported any significant achievements?


Research, Access & Collaboration
(see clauses 13.2(h), 13.2(i), 13.2(f) of the Commonwealth Deed of Agreement)

Have you reported:
       details of the Facility’s access regime, including access committee role and charging?
       collaborative arrangements that are outlined in section 1.5 of the business plan?
       reported details of research projects undertaken at the Facility?

Promotion of the Facility
(see clause 13.2(g) of the Commonwealth Deed of Agreement)

Have you:
       provided details of the steps you have taken to promote your Facility in the last year?
       established a website?
       reviewed your marketing strategy for its appropriateness?

Commercialisation
(see clauses 14.1, 14.2, 22.1(a), 22.1(b) of the Commonwealth Deed of Agreement)

Have you:
       developed a commercialisation plan prior to commercialisation activity? Have you
       provided the Commonwealth with a copy of the commercialisation plan?
       provided a commercialisation report?

Financial Reporting
(see clauses 9.4, 9.5, 13.2(a),(b),(c),(d), 13.3), 20.4 of the Commonwealth Deed of Agreement)

Please check you have submitted:
        a declaration, signed by the Board Chairman, certifying the correctness of particulars
        provided under clause 13.2(a) of the Commonwealth Deed of Agreement and including
        a statement that the Grant has been expended solely upon the establishment of the
        Facility and in accordance with the Facility Business Plan
        Have you provided the information in the form of Tables 1-6



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If the answer is ‘no’ to any of the following, an explanation should be provided in the Annual
Report:
         Have all participants made their agreed contributions?
         Has Commonwealth approval been sought for any variations to heads of expenditure
         (for amounts greater than 20% of $250,000 whichever is the greater)?
         Have you provided a copy of the assets register?
         Have you provided an audited financial statement in respect of the Financial Year
         indicating the monetary Contributions to the Facility, and the application of the Grant
         and the Contributions to each Head of Expenditure.




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ATTACHMENT B: MNRF Performance Indicator Survey

Name of Facility: Australian Maritime Hydrodynamics Research Centre


NB: All questions refer to the current reporting period, unless otherwise specified.

1. Facility demand and usage


(a) Facility demand                                                           >100%*

100% indicates demand equals Facility capacity, >100% indicates Facility is oversubscribed


* This is based on the actual number of days vs the targeted as in Table 11.


(b) Users accessing the Facility

 User Type                           National                      International            Total
                                Number    Percentage            Number     Percentage      Number
                                            of total                          of total
                                              users                           users
 Public-funded                     2                                                          2
 researchers (not                DSTO
 university)                  AAD, CSIRO
 Industry                           6                                                         6
                                Crowther
                                   Elms
                              Virtual Sailing
                                Energtech
                                  Austal
                              Surf Hardware
 University                        4                           1                              5
                                  AMC                       Kobe Univ
                                 UTAS
                                 UNSW
                                 Curtin


 Other (please specify)
 Total                             12                                                        13
* “Public-funded researcher” is taken as a non-university research organisation.



(c) Competitive government grants used to access and conduct research at the Facility

 Name of granting program         Grant title,    Total value      Year awarded      Percentage of
 (eg ARC, NHMRC)                  researcher        of grant        and duration     grant used to
                                and institution     ($’000)                         access Facility
 ARC Linkage Infrastructure    Control of         195             2002-2004        100%
                               free/dissolved
                               gas content in a
                               cavitation
                               tunnel,
                               Brandner AMC
                               and Walker
                               UTAS

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 ARC Discovery                   The influence of     175              2002-2005           *
                                 sway-roll
                                 coupling on the
                                 dynamics of an
                                 inverted sailing
                                 yacht in waves,
                                 Brandner AMC
 AusIndustry R&D Start           Surfboard fin        98               2001-2004           *
                                 Hydrodynamics
Note: (1) An un known amount/percentage of competitive research grants were used by
researchers from UNSW to access Towing Tank and Model Test Basin. (2) * indicates the
percentage is not assessable.
Include: all grants from competitive Commonwealth and State/Territory research funding
schemes
Exclude: grant amounts reported in previous reporting periods



(d) Opportunity cost to access similar overseas facilities

 Name of overseas Facility and             Estimated cost (A$)                     Opportunity cost(s)
 location
 Survey incomplete                                                         eg, costs to access overseas
                                                                           facilities, time delays, potential
                                                                           economic and research
                                                                           benefits foregone, qualitative
                                                                           comments



(e) Details of similar/same facilities emerging in Australia

 Name of Facility in Australia                      Location                        Field of Activity
 None




2. Access arrangements


(a) User satisfaction with access arrangements

 User Type                     Number of                  User                User                 User
                             users surveyed           satisfaction -      satisfaction -       satisfaction -
                                                        low (%)           medium (%)             high (%)
 Public-funded                   1 (CSIRO)                                     100
 researchers (not
 university)
 Industry                            2                                                             100
                                   Austal
                               Energetech
 University                  5 (from UNSW)                                                         100
                                 1 (Curtin)
 Other (please specify)
 Total                                9                     0                 100                  100
Note: this information requires facilities to conduct user surveys
Note: based on the responses received.




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(b) To what extent have overseas users accessing the Facility provided increased
    leverage for Australian researchers to access overseas facilities?

              Agreement with Cambridge University in place ..........................................................................

3. Facility promotion and enhancement to Australian SET


(a) Publications and activities which include data obtained from research performed at
    the Facility

 Publication                                                                                                             Number
                                                                                                                Local        Overseas
 Academic                     Peer reviewed journal and conference articles                                       2             13
                              Books and chapters in books                                                         0              0
 Media                        Newspaper, TV, radio                                                                1
                              Popular scientific press                                                            0
 Other (please
 specify)
Media may cover interviews
Name of publications are listed in the relevant annual report section by author and date



(b) Prizes awarded for research conducted at the Facility

 Award                                                       Name of awardee                                           Reason
 None



(c) Other communication and promotional activities

 Activity                                                                                                                Number
                                                                                                                Local        Overseas
 Trade Displays                                                                                                   1
 Seminars
 Community-based fora eg talks to schools
 Workshops                                                                                                         1
 Conference poster presentations
 Other (please specify)

(d) To what extent has the Facility contributed to enhancing the skills base and training
    opportunities for Australian researchers?

Through the provision of research training and experience for staff from DSTO, UNSW, UTAS,
University of Curtin .....................................................................................................................................

4. Collaborative activities


(a) Collaborative activities and networking opportunities

 Activity                                                                                                            Number
                                                                                                              National   Overseas




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 New Collaborative activity                                                                                        8                     3
 Continuing collaborative activities (from previous reporting period)                                             32                     6
 Total                                                                                                            40                     9


(b) Types of new collaborative activities

 Type of Collaborative Activity                                       Number                         Comment
 Strategic alliances                                                    2                   AMC and UTAS with Cambridge
                                                                                                  University in UK
                                                                                              AMC/AMHRC with Curtin
 Joint ventures or commercial licensing
 Research collaborations                                                   11
 Major consultancies
 Major international conferences or
 professional networks
 Other (please specify)
A full description of collaborating activities are provided in the relevant annual report section
Exclude links that exist because of isolated personal contacts or visits, unless they could
lead to substantial benefit to Australia



(c) Industry Participation

                   Company                        Number         List by name               Role
 Large companies (employ 200 people or               2       Austal                  Projects
 more)                                                       Surf Hardware Intl
 Medium companies (employ between 20-                2       Elms Australia          Projects
 199 people)                                                 Energetech
 Small companies (employ fewer than 20               1       Virtual Sailing         Projects
 people)
Industry users involved in the Facility can include but are not limited to the roles of:
(A) those making financial or other contributions;
(B) users accessing the Facility for research purposes;
(C) seconded technical personnel;
(D) seconded members of governance committees;
(E) other (please specify).

5. Commercial activity and application of research results


(a) New Australian Enterprises

 Activity                                               Number          Capitalisation                            Comment
                                                                          ($’000)
 Start-up companies and spin-offs                         None
 Other (please specify)


(b) What evidence is there that industry and research users are adopting sophisticated
    technologies and advanced designs and products developed by use of the Facility?

            e.g. Collaboration with Crowther Multihulls ................................................................................

(c) What evidence is there of new industry and/or research clusters, or expansion of
    existing clusters, that can be attributed to the existence and use of the Facility?

            None yet .....................................................................................................................................


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6.   Financial indicators


(a) Income from access arrangements

            User Type          National      International         Total
                               ($’000)          ($’000)           ($’000)
 Public-funded                Indirectly
 researchers (not                only
 university)
 Industry                       7.71                               7.71
 University                   Indirectly
                                only
 Other (please specify)       Indirectly
                                only
 Total                                                             7.71




(b) Additional investment (surplus to budget in Schedule 3)

 Investor                               National                                International
                              Cash ($’000)    In-kind ($’000)          Cash ($’000)      In-kind ($’000)
 Public-funded
 researchers (not
 university)
 Industry
 University
 Federal Government
 State Government
 Local Government
 Non-Government Org
 Philanthropic
 contributions
 Other (please specify)
 Total                          None yet               None yet             None yet        None yet




(c) Commercialisation of research results and knowledge diffusion

 Activity                               Number         Income                     Comment
                                                       ($’000)
 Licensing agreements
 Contract services and
 consultancies undertaken by
 Facility for fee paying clients
 Income to Facility from royalties
 and sales of products and
 services
 Other (please specify)
 Total                                     None        None yet
                                            yet




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(d) Total income received in the reporting year

                 Income type             National        International            Total
         Total Cash ($’000)               108                                      108
         Total In-kind ($’000 )           1895                                    1895
         Total MNRF grant ($’000)         955                                      955
                                Total     2958                                    2958

(e) Self sufficiency in terms of operating costs

Percentage of total income that covers the Facility’s operating
costs excluding the MNRF grant.                                                       68 %
Income includes participant contributions (cash and in-kind), income from commercial activities,
access charges, interest etc. but excludes the MNRF grant.



7. Facility-specific measures
(This section has been incorporated into the Milestone Section of this report)




I acknowledge that giving false or misleading information is a serious offence.




                       Olle Hohmdahl

                       Chairman of the AMHRC Board

                      Date:




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APPENDICES




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Appendix 1 Terms of Reference for AMHRC Advisory Committee




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                 ADVISORY COMMITTEE
 AUSTRALIAN MARITIME HYDRODYNAMICS RESEARCH CENTRE

     TERMS OF REFERENCE                           Status:18 November 2003


The AHMRC Advisory Committee fills an advisory and supporting role to the
management of the Australian Maritime Hydrodynamics Research Centre. It is not
a standing committee of the Board of AMHRC, nor does it perform a management
function.

1. Terms of Reference
The Advisory Committee performs the following functions:
    (a)   Act as a formal consultation mechanism and provide advice to the
          AMHRC regarding strategic directions for Australian maritime (and
          other) hydrodynamics research and development, and commercial
          activity;
    (b)   Act as a mechanism to establish and enhance collaborative relationships
          between AMHRC, industry and stakeholders involved with Australian
          maritime (and other) hydrodynamics research and development, and
          commercial activity.

2. Membership and composition
The Advisory Committee comprises the Centre Manager, one representative
nominated by each of AMC, DSTO and UTAS and two representatives from
industry or R&D agencies.

The Board may opt for additional industry or R&D representatives as deemed
necessary for the Committee to achieve its purpose, yet there is no defined quorum.

3. Work of the Committee
    The Advisory Committee will provide advice on:
    o The Marketing of the Centre and commercialisation
    o Strategies for meeting AMHRC performance objectives
    o The identification and development of targets for External collaboration
    o Mechanism for monitoring the achievement of overall AMHRC
       performance

4. Meetings
The Advisory Committee will normally meet four times a year. The meeting can be
in the form of telephone conference but at least one meeting will take place at the
Centre each year. The meetings will be minuted and records held by the Centre
Manager.

5. Review of Terms of reference
The Advisory Committee may redefine its Terms of Reference, for Board approval,
to ensure relevance to the development of AMHRC in achieving its defined
objectives.




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Appendix 2 Guidelines for AMHRC Hydrodynamics Research Award




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       AUSTRALIAN MARITIME HYDRODYNAMICS
                RESEARCH CENTRE
                                     Guidelines for

                    HYDRODYNAMICS RESEARCH AWARD



INTRODUCTION

The Manager of Australian Maritime Hydrodynamics Research Centre, under the
auspices of the Centre Board, will make available an annual AMHRC Hydrodynamics
Research Award to individuals or groups from the three Participants of the Centre.

The awards will consist of a grant of $3,000 to be used at the discretion of the winner or
winning group for scholarly activities of benefit to the research of the Centre. This
award will be determined in June of 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007.

PURPOSE

The AMHRC Hydrodynamics Research Awards seek to:

   •   Acknowledge and reward researchers in hydrodynamics and related areas who
       have reached a high level of achievement and involvement in research;
   •   Recognise researchers who have made significant contributions to the upgrade
       of hydrodynamics research facilities of the Centre and/or to the enhancement of
       their capabilities; and
   •   Reward researchers who have made significant contributions in establishing
       strategic collaborations with institutions outside AMHRC.

ELIGIBILITY

Researchers or groups from the three Participants of the Centre are eligible for
nomination. Winners of past years may be nominated for different achievements.

ENTRY PROCEDURE

Candidates can be nominated by any staff member or members from the three
Participants. All nominations will be made to the Centre Manager at the end of each
May.

The following information with a covering letter will be needed to support the
nomination:

   1. Career Information - This summarises the details of the nominee's career to
      date.




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   2. Description of Achievements - This section should 'flesh out' the nominee's
      engineering achievements in general and the main reasons for nomination.
      (within 500 words)
   3. Self-assessment – This section should provide information regarding significant
      achievements, changes that might have resulted or could result from the work
      conducted and contributions to realising the vision of the Centre.

SELECTION PROCESS

A small judging panel will conduct the process of selecting the winners of the Award.
The panel will be formed as a sub-committee of the Centre Advisory Committee, and
involve representation from each of the Centre’s three members.

A member of the Advisory Committee nominated for the Awards will not be eligible to
act as a panel member.

The nominees will be ranked against the selection criteria. The panel will then discuss
their ranking and agree on the nominee who will most closely satisfy the aims of the
award.

The Board of AMHRC is then required to ratify the decision before the award is
presented to the winner(s).

SELECTION CRITERIA

In addition to considering the nominees Curriculum Vitae, Achievements and Centre
Association, the panel will consider the quality and importance of the research or the
impact of contributions to realising the vision of the Centre.

With respect to quality, the evaluation process will encompass standard quantitative
indices of research performance, as judged by peer review, such as publications, and
success in obtaining external funds. As a measure of the importance of the work, the
evaluation process will encompass wider concerns such as the potential influence of
the work in the broad area of knowledge.

To assess the impact of the contributions to realising the vision of the Centre, the
panel will evaluate both tangible and strategic benefits made by the nominees in the
context of providing enhanced capability for industry and research communities.




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                      AMHRC Research Award - Score Table
                      (For Each Nominated Person or Group)

Nominee's Name(s):                         Affiliation(s):

      Scoring items                    Consideration                  Score
                            Academic achievements
CURRICULUM VITAE            Research track record
                                                   Sub-total (/10)
                            Demonstrated competence &
ACHIEVEMENTS                significant achievements
                                                   Sub-total (/15)
                            Contribution to AMHRC in general
                            Association with Centre facilities
CENTRE ASSOCIATION                                Sub-total (/15)
                            Refereed publications
QUALITY                     Success in obtaining external funds
                                                  Sub-total (/20)
                            Potential influence of the work in
IMPORTANCE                  the broad area of knowledge
                                                  Sub-total (/20)
                            Contributions to realising the vision
                            of the Centre
IMPACT                      Provision of enhanced capability for
                            industry and research communities
                                                  Sub-total (/20)
                                                   TOTAL (/100)


                              SUMMARY TABLE

        Nominee(s)               Facility related             Score     Rank




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Appendix 3 Descriptions of Major Cavitation Tunnel Components




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The Diffuser
The diffuser is a finely tapered section to reduce the flow velocity leaving the test
section gradually, to avoid flow separation and instability, before entering the
downstream tank. It consists of 3 sections of ductwork, the first of which is a pre-
diffuser with 1.25 and 2.5° floor and side slopes respectively before transitioning to a
5° included angle in both planes with the ceiling being horizontal. As the pre-diffuser
has high velocity flow it has high tolerances on dimensions and flatness to avoid flow
separation and cavitation. The second and third sections continue with the same
included angle and horizontal ceiling with exit dimensions of 1.95 x 1.9m. All the
diffusers are lined with UB Grade 350 carbon steel stiffeners for structural strength
and stability due to both vacuum and pressure loading.

The Downstream Tank
The downstream tank is a large volume of 5m width, 3m height and 10m length to
greatly reduce flow speed to permit coalescence and gravity separation of bubbles in
the flow. It also contains a free surface for gas collection and pressure control. It
contains 3 galleries or volumes the largest of which is where flow enters from the
diffuser and where bubble separation takes place. This main volume is separated
from volumes above and below by a false ceiling and floor that consist of relatively
light weight plating with non-pressure resistant connections.

The Resorber
The resorber is a large diameter section that extends to most of the lower limb where
the flow velocity is reduced and made uniform to promote dissolution of small
bubbles or nuclei due to a combination of high pressure, low turbulence and long
residence. Flow entering the resorber is initially decelerated in a split conical diffuser
and made uniform with a Zanker conditioner at its exit. The Zanker conditioner
consists of a perforated plat with a honeycomb connected to its downstream face such
that each honeycomb cell corresponds to a single perforation. This is to prevent
instabilities due to interaction of jets from the perforated plate and for growth of finer
scale turbulence. A mitre bend is combined with the downstream end of the resorber
consisting of a series of vertical and horizontal stiffeners forming cells of 500mm
square into which mitred blocks of honeycombs are fitted. The vertical limb of the
resorber after the bend is a conical contraction. The resorber is supported within
square UB section frames with corner in-fills to provide structural strength and
stability to the resorber shell as well as columns that support the tunnel upper limb.
The entire tunnel weight is thus transferred to the foundations via these frames and
base plates that are guided along the tunnel axis to allow for thermal expansion.

The Pump Bend
The pump bend consists of a vertical limb where flow exits the downstream tank, a
vaned bend combined with a penetration for the main pump drive shaft/seal and a
conical contraction at entry to the main pump. Being of circular cross-section and
subject to only moderate vacuum this section requires only minimal stiffening. The
turning vanes are of single or double skin circular arc construction with 4 rows of
spanwise stiffening to prevent vibrations. The section is rigidly connected to the
downstream tank and the tunnel foundation as a point from which all thermal
expansion of the circuit occurs. The shaft penetration consists of a flange for




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mounting of the shaft mechanical seal. An external frame is fitted to the bend adjacent
to the shaft penetration for mounting of the shaft outer bearing.

The Main Pump
The main pump provides the pressure rise required for the tunnel flow. It consists of
a bell mouth entry, a 6 bladed 1.2m nominal diameter rotor and 14 bladed stator. The
stator row removes swirl induced by the rotor and contains the inner bearing for the
rotor shaft.

The Resorber Drop-out Section
This section is a short section of diffusing ductwork, with an extension of the main
pump centre-body, that can be removed easily, via an adjustable flange at its
downstream end, to gain access to the main pump and shaft bearing.

The Upstream Bend
The upstream bend has a vertical limb consisting of a round to square transition a
vaned bend and a short horizontal limb. The turning vanes are of single or double
skin profiled section construction with 4 rows of spanwise stiffening to prevent
vibrations. This section is lined with UB Grade 350 carbon steel stiffeners for
structural strength and stability due to both vacuum and pressure loading.

The Contraction
The contraction is the section combined with the effects of the honeycomb that
creates the ideal flow in the test section. Degassing micro-bubble injectors are also
installed in the entrance floor and the test section ceiling boundary layer thickener is
installed in the exit ceiling. The contraction has a horizontal ceiling in common with
the rest of the upper limb to minimise the volume of water that must be drained for
model installation/removal and to minimise the static pressure in the test section.
Flow is accelerated through the contraction due to a reduction of area of 7.11 which
thins the boundary layers and creates a uniform flow in the test section. Simple ideal
flow theory indicates that non-uniformities present at the contraction entrance are
reduced by a factor of the area ratio squared. The contraction may also be fitted with
pressure tappings which may be calibrated for velocity measurement in the test
section. High pressure gradients are present at the entrance and exit of the contraction
which can cause flow separation and cavitation necessitating significant precision of
manufacture. This section is lined with flat bar Grade 350 carbon steel stiffeners for
structural strength and stability due to both vacuum and pressure loading.




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Appendix 4 Design of the prototype visual system for IMS




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Appendix 5 Board Review of Performance




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Board members Bullen and Ritter developed documentation for a scorecard system to
review the Board's performance at each meeting. The tool uses a simple scoring
system to test 34 wide-ranging criteria, and assesses both on-the-day and longer term
matters. Critiques are undertaken by individual members on a rotational basis, and
scores plus comments are considered under a set agenda item in the following
meeting. Particular attention is paid to teasing out underlying/longer-term issues.
Scores of 77% and 85% from the first two critiques have unearthed a number of
deficiencies (and some surprises), for which remedial steps have been taken.




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              AMHRC Board Review of Performance

Background

Professor Frank Bullen the University of Tasmania representative on the AMHRC
Board undertook to provide a draft document for the Board to consider for use in its
own performance review process.

The following points are now provided to the Board for review and possible
implementation in 2003-2004.

Board Skills and Composition

The Board recognises that a balance of skills are required in the Board, including
those related to technical expertise, commercial business, business analysis, marketing
and business development. Some points to consider are:

       1. Is there a need to formally appoint a Deputy Chairman to the Board to
          assist the Chair where and when appropriate.
       2. Should the Board develop a succession plan for its members, having
          regard for the need of the Board to possess a balanced set of skills
          (engineering, finance, Government relations, commercial business).
       3. Should an induction program be developed and documented for new
          Directors to include coverage of history of creation of the AMHRC and
          meeting with key staff within the AMHRC and AMC.
       4. Given the existing balance of skills of Directors, does the Board wish to
          coopt additional members, accepting that any additional member would
          need to meet the Board’s needs and requirements.

Strategic Issues

The Board may wish to review if it has appropriate “corporate” planning processes in
place to assist it to address issues such as:

       1. The Board being aware of past performance of elements of the AMHRC
          and the impacts on future strategies and plans.
       2. The need to review milestones and a process for monitoring the
          achievement of strategies.

Board Meetings

Over time it would be desirable for Board Meeting processes to improve where
possible and the following two issues could be considered for ongoing attention.

       1. The Board maintaining a system of review (a critique) undertaken at the
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       2. The Board inviting a manager(s) to meetings to provide direct information
          on areas of responsibility.

Board Operating Systems

The Board may wish to review if its operating systems may be improved by
considering:

       1. The development of a template to assist the preparation of business cases
          by managers.
       2. A risk management strategy that can be applied to business cases and
          revisited after completion of an activity.
       3. Undertaking an annual review of board performance in consultation with
          an external consultant.

Board Relationships

The Board may wish to consider if there is a need to further enhance the relationships
developed between the Board and management whilst acknowledging that such
interaction should not happen at an operational level. Also the Board may wish to
consider if the AMHRC would from benefit from the Board having contact with
major clients and key stakeholders within government. The Board should consider the
following:

       1. Informal “social” functions to be arranged to include AMHRC and AMC
          managers about a six monthly.
       2. Identifying major clients and establishing regular meetings for informal
          review of partnerships.
       3. The Chairman and the Centre manager establishing meetings with key
          stakeholders.




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                                                                         B6-04-01
                     AMHRC Board Review of Performance

                       REVIEW OF BOARD MEETINGS


Introduction

The following document sets out a check-list of performance indicators for AMHRC
Board meetings. It follows a draft document provided by Prof. Frank Bullen at the
September 2003 Board meeting ( ref B04 – 06 ), for consideration for use in the Board
performance review process. That document proposed a review system be established
for making critiques upon completion of each meeting.

The draft check-list attempts to capture both specific details in the conduct of the
meeting and also identify Board member skills brought to the meeting. The list draws
upon document B04 – 06, AMHRC Deed of Agreement para 7.1 and Schedule 4, and
material from AMC Council’s performance review sessions including a seminar given
by R Patterson of the Aust. Inst. of Company Directors on 20 March 2003.

In line with widespread current trends the check-list has been contrived to be
comprehensive yet amenable to a simple scoring methodology and a single final
mark. Detail indicators are clustered under headings, each of which may be weighted
differently if deemed appropriate:
           1. Governance and formal requirements
           2. Conduct of the meeting
           3. Business of the meeting
           4. Timely consideration of topical issues
           5. Actions arising
           6. Competencies of members
           7. Comments (non-scoring)
Given the belief (and experience) that finely grading indicators often can be absurd,
the following simple grades are proposed:
              1 = well done or fully compliant
              ½ = partly covered or marginal
              0 = poorly done or neglected
A final score is derived from the cumulative score on all indicators relevant to the
meeting in question.

Both the check-list and scoring methods are regarded as sighting shots; improvements
and refinements are anticipated.

Performance Indicator Check-list

1. Governance and Formal Requirements
   1.1 Meeting properly convened, membership legal, conflicts of interest declared,
       agenda agreed
   1.2 Preparation of the business – timely distribution of minutes of previous
       meeting, current agenda and necessary documents




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   1.3 Requirements met for personal conduct, probity, compliance with regulatory
       requirements and protocols (e.g. workplace equity).

2. Conduct of the Meeting
   2.1 Chair unbiased, allowing all reasonable inputs, discussion
   2.2 Agenda followed, items addressed appropriately, no omissions
   2.3 Due diligence maintained throughout meeting, members focussed on business
       of the centre, no pursuit of private/vested interests
   2.4 Proper and sufficient documentation provided to enable informed discussion,
       wise decisions
   2.5 Satisfactory secretarial support and minute taking enabling an accurate record
       of discussions, sentencing of items and actions arising

3. Business of the Meeting
   3.1 Recurring, essential items of business addressed as appropriate to the current
       meeting
   3.2 Items of governance, regulatory nature
   3.3 Finance
   3.4 Technical progress, milestones
   3.5 Centre Manager’s report including Advisory Committee inputs, management
       issues
   3.6 Annual planning and reporting calendar
   3.7 Strategic issues
   3.8 Commercial and business issues
   3.9 Risk assessment, management
   3.10        Members’ issues
   3.11        Participating organisations’ issues
   3.12        Customer issues
   3.13        Quality and performance issues including critique of previous Board
       meeting
   3.14        Review of progress in meeting performance goals, indicators
   3.15        Other business
   3.16        Matters of special concern arising from the meeting to be flagged

4. Timely Consideration of Topical Issues
   4.1 Any subcommittee, working party reports
   4.2 Extraordinary matters
   4.3 External specialists invited
   4.4 Visits, presentations

5. Actions Arising
   5.1 Past items carried over correctly, current actions clearly understood
   5.2 As many items as reasonable sentenced, ‘stragglers’ dealt with
   5.3 New items clearly stated and agreed, action members agreed upon and willing
       to act

6. Competencies of Members
   6.1 All members present competent with regard to their roles




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   6.2 For the business of the day, adequate administrative, technical, financial,
      commercial and analytical competencies brought to the table to enable
      informed discussion, wise sentencing of all items
   6.3 Any shortcomings, omissions in the collective competency of the meeting
      noted, agreed

7. Comments (non-scoring)


John Ritter
Member
11 February 2004




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                                    AUSTRALIAN MARITIME HYDRODYNAMICS
                                             RESEARCH CENTRE

                                                        ASSET REGISTER


Description of Asset             Purchase Price Date of Purchase              Location           Commonwealth Grant Funding %


High performance computer cluster       $79,536       19/3/2003         Simulator Building AMC               100%
Traverse rig                            $350,000      30/6/2003            Cavitation tunnel                   0%
(Donation from DSTO and AMC)
SGI Computer                            $440,000      19/04/04          Simulator Building AMC               29.3%




………………………………………………………….                               ………………………………………………
Centre Manager,
Australian Maritime Hydrodynamics Research Centre     Dated




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Appendix 8 Schedule 3 Tables in the format given by the Guidelines




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Table 1
In-Kind Contributions from Participating Parties ($'000s)
Participating Party                                                                                                                                                      Cumulative       Cumulative
                                                                                                                 Variance from                                                                            Projected
                                    Actual        Agreement                     Actual          Agreement                        Agreement    Agreement    Agreement    Contributions    Contributions               Agreement 5
                                                                                                                 Deed (to end                                                                            Grand Total
                                  2002/2003       2002/2003                   2003/2004         2003/2004                        2004/2005    2005/2006    2006/2007   (Total to Date - (Total to Date -                Years
                                                                                                                   2003/04)                                                                                5 Years
                                                                                                                                                                           Actual)        Agreement)

Australian Maritime College
Salaries                                             243              205               258               197             100           198          178         178              501            402         1,055          956
Capital                                                0                0                 0                 0               0             0            0           0                0              0             0            0
      1
Other                                                354              446             1,222               839             290           995        1,369       1,430            1,576          1,286         5,370        5,080
Total                                                597              651             1,480             1,036             390         1,193        1,548       1,608            2,077          1,687         6,426        6,036
Defence Science & Tech Org
Salaries                                              81              130                57               139             -132         103           83           83              138            269           406          538
Capital                                              373                0               236                 0              609           0            0            0              609              0           609            0
      2
Other                                                395              182                47               191               70         145          118          118              442            372           823          753
Total                                                849              312               340               330              547         248          201          201            1,189            642         1,838        1,291
                      3
University of Tasmania
Salaries                                              37                19                29                19             27           20           20           20               66             38           125           98
Capital                                                0                 0                 0                 0              0            0            0            0                0              0             0            0
Other                                                 74                38                58                39             55           40           40           40              131             77           251          196
Total                                                110                57                87                58             82           60           60           60              197            115           376          294

Grand Total In-kind
Salaries                                            361               354               344               355               -5          321          281         281              705            709         1,587        1,591
Capital                                             373                 0               236                 0              609            0            0           0              609              0           609            0
Other                                               822               666             1,328             1,069              415        1,180        1,527       1,587            2,149          1,735         6,444        6,029
Total                                             1,556             1,020             1,907             1,424            1,019        1,501        1,808       1,868            3,463          2,444         8,640        7,620

Notes:
1. General infrastructure costs have been calculated by applying a 1.12 multiplier to staffing salaries plus on-costs
2. Infrastructure costs have been calculated by applying a 1.06 multiplier to base salary costs
3. The inkind contributions have been calculated using current staff charge out rates (1/3 salary and 2/3 others)




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Table 2
Cash Contributions From Participating Parties ($'000s)

                                                                                                        Variance from                                                                   Cumulative Total Projected
                                             Actual        Agreement         Actual        Agreement                     Agreement     Agreement     Agreement       Cumulative Total                               Agreement 5
         Participating Party                                                                            Deed (to end                                                                       to Date -    Grand Total
                                           2002/2003       2002/2003       2003/2004       2003/2004                     2004/2005     2005/2006     2006/2007       to Date - Actual                                  Years
                                                                                                          2003/04)                                                                        Agreement       5 Years

AMC
                                                       0               0         100              100                0          100            200               0              100                100        400          400
AMC (Interest Free Loan)                               0               0           0                0                0          600           -600               0                0                  0          0            0
DSTO                                                   0               0           0                0                0                                                            0                  0          0            0
UTAS                                                   0               0           0                0                0                                                            0                  0          0            0
             Total                                     0               0         100              100                0          700           -400               0              100                100        400          400


                                                                                                                                                                                        Cumulative Total Projected
                                             Actual        Agreement         Actual        Agreement                     Agreement     Agreement     Agreement       Cumulative Total                               Agreement 5
           Other Sources                                                                                  Variance                                                                         to Date -    Grand Total
                                           2002/2003       2002/2003       2003/2004       2003/2004                     2004/2005     2005/2006     2006/2007       to Date - Actual                                  Years
                                                                                                                                                                                          Agreement       5 Years
Commercial Work Profit                                 0               0               8            5              3             30            50            97                    8                 5        184          182
Research and Other Grants                              0               0               0           50            -50             50            75           100                    0                50        225          275
            Total                                      0               0               8           55            -47             80           125           197                    8                55        409          457



                                                                                                                                                                                        Cumulative Total Projected
                                             Actual        Agreement         Actual        Agreement                     Agreement     Agreement     Agreement       Cumulative Total                               Agreement 5
                                                                                                          Variance                                                                         to Date -    Grand Total
                                           2002/2003       2002/2003       2003/2004       2003/2004                     2004/2005     2005/2006     2006/2007       to Date - Actual                                  Years
                                                                                                                                                                                          Agreement       5 Years
MNRF Grant 2003/04                                575            575             955              955                0         1,485         1,000          485               1,530              1,530      4,500        4,500




                                                                                                                                                                                        Cumulative Total Projected
                                             Actual        Agreement         Actual        Agreement                     Agreement     Agreement     Agreement       Cumulative Total                               Agreement 5
                                                                                                          Variance                                                                         to Date -    Grand Total
                                           2002/2003       2002/2003       2003/2004       2003/2004                     2004/2005     2005/2006     2006/2007       to Date - Actual                                  Years
 Grand Total of Cash Contributions                                                                                                                                                        Agreement       5 Years
                                                  575            575            1,063           1,110            -47           2,265          725           682               1,638              1,685      5,309        5,357


Funds brought forward from 2002/03                                             27,315
Notes:

MNRF Funds spent/committed in 2003/2004           $841,474

MNRF Funds carried forward to 2004/2005          $140,841

Total Funds carried forward to 2004/2005         $248,551




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Table 3
Cash Heads of Expenditure ($'000s)


                                                                    Variance
  Total of                                          1                                                                     Cumulative      Cumulative       Projected
              Actual        Agreement       Actual       Agreement from Deed Agreement             Agreement   Agreement                                               Agreement 5 Difference
 Heads of                                                                                                                Total to Date - Total to Date - Grand Total 5
            2002/2003       2002/2003       2003/04       2003/04    (to end 2004/2005             2005/2006   2006/2007                                                  Years     5 Years
Expenditure                                                                                                                 Actual        Agreement         Years
                                                                    2003/04)


  Salaries           112            130            163           274         -129           430          538          598           274          404          1841         1970         -129
  Capital            341            375            622           732         -144         1803           121            0           964        1107           2887         3031         -144
         2
   Other             122             70            305           104          253            32           66           83           427          174            609          355         253
   Totals            575            575          1,090         1,110          -20         2,265          725          682         1,665        1,685          5,337        5,357         -20

  Notes:
  1. Actual expenditure includes $232,609 for outstanding commitments placed during 2003/04
  2. 'Other' includes $248,551 to be carried forward to 2004/05




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Table 4
Summary of Resources Applied to Activities of MNRF ($'000s)

                                                                                 Variance from                                              Cumulative      Cumulative       Projected
                                          Agreement     Actual      Agreement                    Agreement     Agreement   Agreement                                                     Agreement 5   Difference
                       Actual 2002/2003                                          Deed (to end                                              Total to Date - Total to Date - Grand Total 5
                                          2002/2003   2003/2004      2003/04                     2004/2005    2005/2006    2006/2007                                                        Years       5 Years
                                                                                   2003/04)                                                   Actual        Agreement         Years


Grand Ttl 5 Yrs                 1,556         1,020        1,907         1,424          1,019         1,501        1,808        1,868             3,463         2,444          8,640          7,620        1,019
Inkind from Tble 1

Grand Ttl 5 Yrs                   575           575        1,063         1,110            -47         2,265          725         682              1,638         1,685          5,309          5,357          -47
Cash from Tble 2


Ttl Resources                   2,131         1,595        2,970         2,534            972         3,766        2,533        2,550             5,101         4,129         13,949         12,977          972
Cash & Inkind Income


Allocation of Total Resources Applied to Activities of MNRF Between Heads of Expenditure ($)


                                                                                 Variance from                                              Cumulative      Cumulative       Projected
                                          Agreement     Actual      Agreement                    Agreement     Agreement   Agreement                                                     Agreement 5   Difference
                       Actual 2002/2003                                          Deed (to end                                              Total to Date - Total to Date - Grand Total 5
                                          2002/2003   2003/2004      2003/04                     2004/2005    2005/2006    2006/2007                                                        Years       5 Years
                                                                                   2003/04)                                                   Actual        Agreement         Years


Total Salaries                    472           484           506          629           -134          751           819         879                979         1,113          3,427          3,562         -134
Cash & Inkind


Total Capital                     715           375           858          732            466         1,803          121               0          1,573         1,107          3,497          3,031          466
Cash & Inkind


Total Other                       944           735        1,633         1,173            668         1,212        1,593        1,671             2,577         1,909          7,052          6,384          668
Cash & Inkind


Grand Total
(Cash & Inkind)                 2,131         1,595        2,997         2,534            999         3,766        2,533        2,550             5,128         4,129         13,976         12,977          999




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Table 5
Summary of Planning/Construction/Upgrade/Operating Expenditure ($'000s)

                                                                                                          Variance
                                                                                                                                                           Total to                  Projected
                                                            Actual    Agreement     Actual     Agreement from Deed Agreement Agreement Agreement                      Total to Date             Agreement
                                                                                                                                                            Date                    Grand Total
                                                          2002/2003   2002/2003   2003/2004    2003/2004   (to end 2004/2005 2005/2006 2006/2007                       Agreement                 5 Years
                                                                                                                                                           Actual                     5 Years
                                                                                                          2003/04)

                   Cavitation Tunnel             cash           221         207            0           0          14           0           0           0        221            207         221          207
                                                 inkind         364         210            0           0         154           0           0           0        364            210         364          210
                   Towing Tank                   cash             0           0           46          46           0           0           0           0         46             46          46           46
                                                 inkind           0           0           20          89         -69           0           0           0         20             89          20           89
Planning Phase     Circulating Water Channel     cash             0           0            2          40         -38          20          10           0          2             40          32           70
                                                 inkind           0           0           15         165        -150          81          53           0         15            165         150          300
                   Integrated Marine Simulator   cash             0           0            0           0           0           0           0           0          0              0           0            0
                                                 inkind          57          73           20          67         -62          71          70          71         77            139         289          352
                   Computer System               cash             0          40            0           0         -40           0           0           0          0             40           0           40
                                                 inkind           4          98            0           0         -94           0           0           0          4             98           4           98
                   Cavitation Tunnel 1,4         cash            86           4          308         538        -148         950           0           0        394            542       1,344        1,492
                                                 inkind         926           1        1,111         199       1,837          71           0           0      2,037            200       2,109          272
                   Towing Tank5                  cash             0           0          164         159           5         679           0           0        164            159         843          838
Construction/
                                                 inkind           0           0          186          40         146          94           0           0        186             40         281          135
                   Circulating Water Channel     cash             0           0            0          23         -23         145         164           0          0             23         309          332
Upgrade Phase
                                                 inkind           0           0           68          83         -15          70         181           0         68             83         319          334
                   Integrated Marine Simulator   cash             0           0          129          73          56         259         157         174        129             73         719          663
                                                 inkind           0           0           47          19          27          56          78          80         47             19         261          234
                   Computer System               cash           170         145           57          60          22           0           0           0        227            206         227          206
                                                 inkind           4          23            0          35         -55           0           0           0          4             58           4           58
Total Planning &                                 cash           477         396          955         939          97       2,052         331         174      1,432          1,335       3,989        3,892
Construction2                                    inkind       1,355         404        1,467         698       1,719         445         383         151      2,822          1,102       3,801        2,081
Operating Phase                                  cash             0           0            0           0           0          82         228         325          0              0         635          635
                                                 inkind         106         529          280         616        -758         936       1,300       1,589        386          1,145       4,212        4,970
Administration                                   cash            98         179          135         171        -117         130         166         183        233            350         713          830
                                                 inkind          95          87          160         110          58         119         126         127        255            197         627          569
Grand Total3                                     cash           575         575        1,090       1,110         -20       2,265         725         682      1,665          1,685       5,337        5,357
                                                 inkind       1,556       1,020        1,907       1,424       1,019       1,501       1,808       1,868      3,463          2,444       8,640        7,620
Expenditure                                                   2,131       1,595        2,997       2,534         999       3,766       2,533       2,550      5,128          4,129      13,976       12,977

Notes
1. Cash expenditure on the Cavitation Tunnel includes:
   Konecranes: $47,989 for installation of new crane
   Pitt and Sherry $43,370 consulting engineers
   Towers Technical Services $38,503 consulting engineers
   The Engineering CompanyTowers $182,881 manufacturing new tunnel components
2. Planning and Construction Actual Cash Total for 2003/2004 includes $248,551 to be carried forward to 2004/2005
3. Outstanding commitments of $232,609 for 2003/04 orders have been included in the appropriate expenditure accounts
4. Capital inkind from DSTO of $235,781 was for improvements to existing Traverse Rig (instrumentation) in the Cavitation Tunnel.
5. Towing Tank expenditure for Planning/Construction phases includes $185,000 which represents part funding (in conjunction with AMC) for preliminary design/construction activity for facility upgrade.




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Table 6
Cash Cost (net of GST) of Purchased Capital Equipment ($'000s)


  Fin Years                   Description                 Location     Quantity       Unit Value ($)        Total ($)
                CFD Computing Facility                      AMC           1                            79
    2002/03
                Items < $50k
                Cavitation Tunnel (facility upgrade)
                New equipment                               AMC         Various                    102
     Total                                                                                                               181
                Silicon Graphics Computer                   AMC      Part ownership                129
                Items < $50k
    2003/04
                Cavitation Tunnel (Facility Upgrade)
                Manufacturing new components/sections       AMC         Various
                New Crane                                                                          231
     Total                                                                                                               360
                Cavitation Tunnel Side Wall & Tanking       AMC            1                        97
                Cavitation Tunnel Roof Slab & Tanking       AMC            1                        82
                Cavitation Tunnel Downstream Tank           AMC            1                       380
    2004/05
                Items < $50k
                Towing Tank (Facility Upgrade)              AMC         Various                    500
                CWC (Facility Upgrade)                      AMC         Various                     70
                Tug Hardware                                AMC         Various                     29
                Cavitation Tunnel (Facility Upgrade)        AMC         Various                    100
     Total                                                                                                              1,258
                Items < $50k
    2005/06
                CWC (Facility Upgrade)                      AMC         Various                        50
                Computer System Upgrade                     AMC            1                           30
     Total                                                                                                                 80
  Grand Total                                                                                                           1,879




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