Associate Professor Warren Smith

Associate Professor in Aero/Mech Engineering
School of Engineering and Information Technology
+61 2 6268 8262
+61 2 6268 8276

LOCATION

Building 20 Room 135
School of Engineering and Information Technology, The University of New South Wales, Australian Defence Force Academy, PO Box 7916, Canberra BC ACT 2610, AUSTRALIA

  • ABOUT
  • PUBLICATIONS

Associate Professor School of Engineering and IT University College, ADFA

Affiliate Research Scholar, University of Oklahoma, 2013-14

Qualifications

  • PhD (Operations Research)
  • MS (Mechanical Engineering)
  • BE (Naval Architecture) 1st Class Honours

Memberships

MSNAME, MASME, MRINA, AAEE

Research Interests

  • Complex Systems • Systems Modelling • Decision-Based Design • Optimisation Methods
  • Mechanical Design • Vehicle Design (Formula SAE)
  • Naval Architecture • Ship Design and Safety
  • Engineering Design Education • Authentic and Immersive Experiential Learning

Supervised HDR Completions (as at April 2017)

Sabeghi, M., Solution Space Exploration in Model-Based Realization of Engineered Systems. 2016, University of Oklahoma.

Milisavljevic, J., Accounting for Uncertainty in the Realization of Multistage Manufacturing Processes. 2015, University of Oklahoma.

Drohan, D., Inflatable Lifejacket Requirements for Encumbered Military Personnel, in School of Engineering and IT. 2015, UNSW: Canberra.

Coutts-Smith, L., Investigation of Anisotropic Laminated Bend-Twist Coupled Cantilevers in the Context of Preliminary Design and Analysis, in School of Engineering and IT. 2015, UNSW: Canberra.

Hayes, P., Stability Requirements of Naval Landing Craft, in School of Engineering and IT. 2014, UNSW: Canberra.

Singh, H.K., Development of Optimization Methods to Deal with Current Challenges in Engineering Design Optimization, in School of Engineering and IT. 2011, UNSW: Canberra.

Ayob, A.F.M., Development of an Optimization Framework for the Design of High Speed Planing Craft, in School of Engineering and IT. 2011, UNSW: Canberra.

Xie, S., Dynamic Contribution-based Decomposition Method and Hybrid Genetic Algorithm for Multidisciplinary Engineering Optimisation, in School of Aerospace, Civil and Mechanical Engineering, University College. 2009, University of New South Wales, PhD Thesis: Canberra.

Isaacs, A., Development of Optimization Methods to Solve Computationally Expensive Problems, in School of Engineering and Information Technology, University College. 2009, University of New South Wales, PhD Thesis: Canberra.

Fulton, N.L., Regional Airspace Design:  A Structured Systems Engineering Approach, in School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University College. 2002, University of New South Wales, PhD Thesis: Canberra.

Peacock, D.A., Decision-Based Hydrodynamic Design of Displacement Monohulls, in School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. 1998, University of New South Wales, PhD Thesis: Sydney.

Teaching Experience

  • Mechanical Engineering Design (variety of UG courses 1st-4th year)
  • Naval Architecture (UG and PG)

Organisational Leadership

  • National Coordinator, Warman Design & Build Project & Competition, 2002-present
  • Faculty Advisor, Formula SAE student design & build competition, 2003 – 2013 at UNSW Canberra, 2013-2014 at University of Oklahoma
  • F1inSchools ACT Hub Chair, 2007-present
  • F1inSchools National Rules Chair / Chair of Judges, Australia, 2011-present

Consulting Interests

  • Short courses: Naval Architecture, Ship Safety Management
  • Expert Opinion Services

Executive Positions

  • Head of School, School of Aerospace, Civil and Mechanical Engineering at UNSW-Canberra (ADFA), 2003-2009
  • Deputy Head of School, School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at UNSW-Canberra (ADFA) 2002-2003

Significant Awards

  • Re-Engineering Australia Foundation Founder's Award for Outstanding Contributions to the F1inSchools Program, 2017
  • Australian Society for Operations Research Conference Best Paper Award, 2016
  • UNSW Canberra Community Engagement Award for Services to the F1inSchools Program, 2013
  • Re-Engineering Australia Foundation Founder's Award for Outstanding Contributions to the F1inSchools Program, 2013
  • UNSW Canberra Rector’s Commendation for Excellence in Classroom Teaching, 2010
  • ALTC (now OLT) Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, 2008
  • AAEE Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, 2008
  • Ship Shape 2000, Royal Institution of Naval Architects Walter Atkinson Prize for best paper by a member, 1993

Prior Professional Experience

Naval Architect, Australian Department of Defence, 1978-1998

Various appointments included specialist engineering, research and managerial positions in - Ship hydrodynamics, ship concept design development and ship project costing; - Project management - Requirements and specification development; - Design, support and execution of tender evaluation methodologies.

Publications (as at April, 2017)

Books: 1

Book Chapters: 7

Journal: 13

Conference: 87

Books

Churches A; Smith WF, 2016, Warman design &​ build competition : a history of the Warman design &​ build competition 1988-2015, The Institution of Engineers Australia, https://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/sites/default/files/content-images/2016-12/193686_-_warman_book_-_digital_final_for_website_0.pdf

Book Chapters

Westcott M; Fulton N; Smith W, 2018, 'Towards a Feasible Design Space for Proximity Alerts Between Two Aircraft in the Conflict Plane', in , Springer, pp. 187 - 200, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-55914-8_14

Ray T; Isaacs A; Smith WF, 2009, 'A Memetic Algorithm for Dynamic Multiobjective Optimization', in Goh CK; Ong YS; Tan KC (ed.), Studies in Computational Intelligence, Springer, Berlin / Heidelberg, pp. 353 - 367, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-88051-6_16

Ray T; Singh HK; Isaacs A; Smith WF, 2009, 'Infeasibility Driven Evolutionary Algorithm for Constrained Optimization', in Montes EEM (ed.), Constraint-Handling in Evolutionary Optimization, Springer Publishing Company, Berlin, Germany, pp. 145 - 165, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-00619-7_7

Ray T; Isaacs A; Smith WF, 2009, 'Surrogate Assisted Evolutionary Algorithm for Multi-objective Optimization', in Rangaih GP (ed.), Multi-objective Optimization: Techniques and Applications in Chemical Engineering, edn. Har/Cdr edition (December 22, 2008), World Scientific Publishing, Singapore, pp. 131 - 151, http://www.worldscibooks.com/etextbook/7088/7088_toc.pdf

Isaacs A; Ray T; Smith WF, 2008, 'Set Representation and Multi-parent Learning within an Evolutionary Algorithm for Optimal Design of Trusses', in Chen YP; Lim LH (ed.), Studies in Computational Intelligence, Springer Publishing Company, pp. 419 - 439, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-85068-7_17

Mistree F; Smith WF; Bras B, 1993, 'A Decision-Based Approach to Concurrent Engineering', in Paresai HR; Sullivan W (ed.), Handbook of Concurrent Engineering, edn. Original, Chapman-Hall, New York, pp. 127 - 158

Journal articles

Hardré PL; Siddique Z; Smith WF, 2015, 'Modeling the motivation of mechanical engineering students: Productive perceptions for present and future success', International Journal of Engineering Education, vol. 31, pp. 635 - 647

Mohamad ayob A; Ray T; Smith WF, 2012, 'A Hydrodynamic Preliminary Design Optimization Framework for High Speed Planing Craft', Journal of Ship Research, vol. 56, pp. 35 - 47, http://dx.doi.org/10.5957/JOSR.56.1.100056

Mohamad ayob A; Ray T; Smith WF, 2011, 'Beyond Hydrodynamic Design Optimization of Planing Craft', Journal of Ship Production, vol. 27, pp. 1 - 13, http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/sname/jspd/2011/00000027/00000001/art00001

Mohamad Ayob A; Ray T; Smith WF, 2011, 'Uncovering secrets behind low-resistance planing craft hull forms through optimization', Engineering Optimization, vol. 43, pp. 1161 - 1173, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0305215X.2010.546841

Mohamad Ayob AF; Ray T; Smith WF, 2011, 'Beyond hydrodynamic design optimization of planing craft', Transactions - Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, vol. 119, pp. 473 - 485

Singh HK; Ray T; Smith WF, 2010, 'C-PSA: Constrained Pareto simulated annealing for constrained multi-objective optimization', Information Sciences, vol. 180, pp. 2499 - 2513, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ins.2010.03.021

Isaacs A; Ray T; Smith WF, 2009, 'Multi-objective design optimisation using multiple adaptive spatially distributed surrogates', International Journal of Product Development, vol. 9, pp. 188 - 217, http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJPD.2009.026179

Ray T; Smith WF, 2006, 'A surrogate assisted parallel multiobjective evolutionary algorithm for robust engineering design', Engineering Optimization, vol. 38, pp. 997 - 1011, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03052150600882538

Xie S; Milthorpe J; Smith WF; Wei R, 2004, 'A contribution-based decomposition method for multidisciplinary engineering optimization', Collection of Technical Papers - 10th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference, vol. 5, pp. 2761 - 2768

Peacock DA; Smith WF; Pal PK, 1999, 'Typographical corrections for three recently published Regresssion based Resistance Preduction Methods', The Australian Naval Architect, pp. 35

Smith WF; Mistree F; Kamal S, 1987, 'The Influence of Hierarchical Decisions on Ship Design', Marine Technology, vol. 24, pp. 131 - 142, http://www.sname.org/SNAME/ViewTechnicalPaper?DocumentKey=f5418bdd-46e9-4fac-a2eb-4c9e6208f36a

Conference Papers

Hoke C; Smith W; Wilson K, 2018, 'Effectiveness of First Year Mentoring Program on Increasing Student Sense of Belonging and Correlation with Motivation', Hamilton, NZ, presented at 29th Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference 2018, Hamilton, NZ, 09 December 2018 - 12 December 2018

Grimm M; Smith WF; Fortescue D, 2017, 'The Influence of Roll Radius of Gyration Including the Effect of Inertia of Fluids on Motion Predictions', in International Maritime Conference, Pacific 2017, International Maritime Conference, Pacific 2017, Sydney, Australia, presented at International Maritime Conference, Pacific 2017, Sydney, Australia, 03 October 2017 - 05 October 2017

Fortescue D; Grimm M; Smith WF, 2017, 'Experiments investigating the Mass Moment of Inertia of Fluids in Roll', in International Maritime Conference, Pacific 2017, International Maritime Conference, Pacific 2017, Sydney, Australia, presented at International Maritime Conference, Pacific 2017, Sydney, Australia, 03 October 2017 - 05 October 2017

Anastasio G; Cole J; Smith WF, 2017, 'Framing Considerations of Autonomous Naval Ships for the Royal Australian Navy', in International Maritime Conference, Pacific 2017, International Maritime Conference, Pacific 2017, Sydney, Australia, presented at International Maritime Conference, Pacific 2017, Sydney, Australia, 03 October 2017 - 05 October 2017

Smith WF; Wheeler C; Burvill C; Churches A; Riley T, 2017, 'The Warman – Looking Beyond 30 Years', in Huda N; Inglis D; Tse N; Town G (eds.), 28th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE 2017), School of Engineering, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, Manly, Sydney, Australia, pp. 491 - 502, presented at Australasian Association for Engineering Education, AAEE2017, Manly, Sydney, Australia, 10 December 2017 - 13 December 2017

Fulton NL; Westcott M; Smith WF, 2016, 'Constructing a Feasible Design Space for Multiple-Cluster Conflict and Taskload Assessment', in Sarker R; Abbass HA; Dunstall S; Kilby P; Davis R; Young L (eds.), Proceedings of the 24th National Conference of the Australian Society for Operations Research, SPRINGER INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING AG, UNSW Canberra, pp. 201 - 219, presented at ASOR 2016, UNSW Canberra, 16 November 2016 - 18 November 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-55914-8_15

Westcott M; Fulton NL; Smith WF, 2016, 'Towards a Feasible Design Space for proximity alerts between two aircraft in the Conflict Plane', in Sarker R; Abbass HA; Dunstall S; Kilby P; Davis R; Young L (eds.), Proceedings of the 24th National Conference of the Australian Society for Operations Research, SPRINGER INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING AG, UNSW Canberra, pp. 187 - 200, presented at ASOR 2016, UNSW Canberra, 16 November 2016 - 18 November 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-55914-8_14

Smith WF, 2016, 'Comparing Self-Perceptions of Students from Australia and the USA as they Develop Teamwork Competencies', in Comparing Self-Perceptions of Students from Australia and the USA as they Develop Teamwork Competencies, AAEE 2016, Coffs Harbour, presented at AAEE 2016, Coffs Harbour, 04 December 2016 - 07 December 2016

Balmer L; Siddique Z; Mistree F; Smith WF, 2015, 'Development of Student Competencies Overtime in an Authentic Immersive Design Experience', in ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, Seattle, WA, presented at Proceedings of the 122nd ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Seattle, WA, 14 June 2015 - 17 June 2015

Sabeghi M; Smith WF; Allen JK; Mistree F, 2015, 'Solution Space Exploration in Model-Based Realization of Engineered Systems', in Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference, Boston, MA, presented at Proceedings of the ASME 2015 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2015, Boston, MA, 02 August 2015 - 05 August 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/DETC201546457

Smith WF, 2015, 'Design and Build for Gondwanna - A Course in Mechanical and Electronic Design', in Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference, Boston, MA, presented at Proceedings of the ASME 2015 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2015, Boston, MA, 02 August 2015 - 05 August 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/DETC2015-46646

Smith WF; Milisavljevic J; Sabeghi M; Allen JK; Mistree F, 2015, 'The Realization of Engineered Systems with Considerations of Complexity', in Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference, Boston MA, presented at Proceedings of the ASME 2015 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2015, Boston MA, 02 August 2015 - 05 August 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/DETC201546211

Lord JM; Smith WF, 2015, 'Offshore combatant Vessel – Concepts That Did Not Float', in Offshore combatant Vessel – Concepts That Did Not Float, Proceedings of the Pacific 2015 International Maritime Conference, Glebe Island, Sydney, Australia, presented at Proceedings of the Pacific 2015 International Maritime Conference, Glebe Island, Sydney, Australia, 06 October 2015 - 08 October 2015

Hayes P; Smith WF; Renilson M; Cannon S, 2015, 'Quasi-Static Intact Stability Criterion for Ships with Well Decks', in Quasi-Static Intact Stability Criterion for Ships with Well Decks, Proceedings of the Pacific 2015 International Maritime Conference, Glebe Island, Sydney, Australia, presented at Proceedings of the Pacific 2015 International Maritime Conference, Glebe Island, Sydney, Australia, 06 October 2015 - 08 October 2015

Drohan DNA; Smith WF; Macfarlane GJ, 2015, 'Inflatable Lifejacket Requirements for Encumbered Military Personnel', in Inflatable Lifejacket Requirements for Encumbered Military Personnel, Proceedings of the Pacific 2015 International Maritime Conference, Glebe Island, Sydney, Australia, presented at Proceedings of the Pacific 2015 International Maritime Conference, Glebe Island, Sydney, Australia, 06 October 2015 - 08 October 2015

Hayes P; Smith WF; Renilson M; Cannon S, 2015, 'A Reassessment of Wind Speeds used for Intact Stability Analysis', in A Reassessment of Wind Speeds used for Intact Stability Analysis, Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on the Stability of Ships and Ocean Vehicles, Glasgow, Scotland, presented at Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on the Stability of Ships and Ocean Vehicles, Glasgow, Scotland, 14 June 2016 - 19 June 2015

Smith WF; Milisavljevic J; Sabeghi M; Allen JK, 2014, 'Accounting for Uncertainty and Complexity in the Realization of Engineered Systems', in Boulanger F; Krob D; Morel G; Roussel JC (eds.), Proceedings of the Poster Workshop at the 2014 Complex Systems Design & Management International Conference, Paris, France, pp. 195 - 211, presented at 5th International Conference on Complex System Design & Management (CSD&M 2014), Paris, France, 12 November 2014 - 14 November 2014

Smith WF; Siddique Z; Mistree F, 2014, 'Developing Teamwork Competencies in a Design Course – Self-Perceptions of Students', in Proceedings of the AAEE2014 Conference Wellington, New Zealand, AAEE2014 Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, presented at AAEE2014 Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, 07 December 2014 - 10 December 2014

Smith WF; Siddique Z; Mistree F, 2014, 'The development of competencies in a design course from a student perspective', in ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings

Smith WF, 2013, 'A Pillar of Mechanical Engineering Design Education in Australia – 25 Years of the Warman Design and Build Competition', in ASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference - Volume 1: 15th International Conference on Advanced Vehicle Technologies; 10th International Conference on Design Education; 7th International Conference on Micro- and Nanosystems, ASME, Portland, OR, presented at ME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Portland, OR, 04 August 2013 - 07 August 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/DETC2013-12647

Coutts-Smith LJ; Heslehurst RB; Smith WF, 2013, 'Tailoring Laminate Bend-Twist Coupling Through Ply Position', in Composites Australia and CRC-ACS, 2013 Composites Conference, Composites Australia and CRC-ACS, 2013 Composites Conference, Melbourne, Vic, presented at Composites Australia and CRC-ACS, 2013 Composites Conference, Melbourne, Vic, 04 March 2013 - 05 March 2013

Fraser P; McCullagh J; Gamble G; Robinson J; Smith WF, 2013, 'Smart Valve Development', in Proceedings of the International Maritime Conference, Pacific 2013, Pacific IMC 2013, Sydney, pp. Paper 62, presented at Pacific IMC 2013, Sydney, 07 October 2013 - 09 October 2013

Hayes P; Smith WF; Renilson M; Cannon S, 2013, 'Naval Landing Craft Stability: Development of New Rational Criteria for the RAN', in Proceedings of the International Maritime Conference, Pacific 2013, Pacific IMC 2013, Sydney, pp. Paper 43, presented at Pacific IMC 2013, Sydney, 07 October 2013 - 09 October 2013

Drohan D; Smith WF, 2013, 'Understanding Lifejacket Requirements for Encumbered Military Personnel', in Proceedings of International Maritime Conference, Pacific 2013, Pacific IMC 2013, Sydney, pp. Paper 14, presented at Pacific IMC 2013, Sydney, 07 October 2013 - 09 October 2013

Coutts-Smith LJ; Heslehurst RB; Smith WF, 2013, 'Manufacturing considerations of a tailored bend-twist coupled laminate', in International SAMPE Technical Conference, Kansas, pp. 1025 - 1039, presented at International SAMPE Technical Conference, Kansas, 21 October 2013 - 24 October 2013

Smith WF; Mohamad Ayob A; Ray T, 2012, 'The Design of High Speed Planing Craft using a Optimization Framework', in Proceedings ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE2012), American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Houston, Texas, USA, pp. 11 - 20, presented at ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition IMECE2012, Houston, Texas, USA, 09 November 2012 - 15 November 2012, http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2012-85844

Hayes P; Smith W; Renilson M; Cannon S, 2012, 'Naval landing craft stability', in RINA, Royal Institution of Naval Architects - International Maritime Conference 2012, Pacific 2012, pp. 543 - 553

Smith WF; Myers M; Dansie B, 2012, 'F1 in Schools: An Australian Perspective', in Proceedings ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE2012), American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Houston, Texas, USA, pp. 369 - 382, presented at ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition IMECE2012, Houston, Texas, USA, 09 November 2012 - 15 November 2012, http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2012-86240

Drohan D; McNeice B; Luckin P; Smith WF; Burdekin S, 2012, 'Development of new RAN personal lifesaving equipment', in RINA, Royal Institution of Naval Architects - International Maritime Conference 2012, Pacific 2012, pp. 517 - 527

Mohamad Ayob AF; Ray T; Smith WF, 2012, 'The quest for optimum high speed planing craft design', in RINA, Royal Institution of Naval Architects - International Maritime Conference 2012, Pacific 2012, pp. 507 - 516

Hayes P; Smith WF; Renilson M; Cannon S, 2012, 'Naval Landing Craft Stability - Simulation of Extreme Roll Motions and Shipping of Water into the Well Deck', in Naval Landing Craft Stability - Simulation of Extreme Roll Motions and Shipping of Water into the Well Deck, Stability of Ships and Ocean Vehicles, 11th International Conference, Athens, pp. 607 - 616, presented at Stability of Ships and Ocean Vehicles, 11th International Conference, Athens, 23 September 2012 - 28 September 2012

Drohan D; McNeice B; Smith WF; Burdekin SG, 2012, 'Development of New RAN Personal Lifesaving Equipment', in Pacific 2012 International Maritime Conference, Pacific 2012 International Maritime Conference, Sydney, pp. 1 - 11, presented at Pacific IMC 2012, Sydney, 01 January 2012, http://www.pacific2012imc.com/

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