Debabrata Karmakar

Designation: 

Assistant Professor

Professional Experience: 

  • Research Associate, Centre for Marine Technology and Ocean Engineering (CENTEC), University of Lisbon, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Assistant Professor, School of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Indian Maritime University, VisakhapatnamMinistry of Shipping, GOI, India
Contact Details

E-mail: 

dkarmakar@nitk.edu.in

Telephone: 

+91-824-2473319

Mobile: 

+91-9449063749
Academic Background

Ph. D. (Ocean Engineering & Naval Architecture), Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India, 2009

Areas of Interest
  • Marine Hydrodynamics
  • Coastal Engineering
  • Offshore Wind Energy
  • Wave Energy
  • Fluid Structure Interaction
  • Hydroelasticity
Significant Projects
  • Mathematical techniques in the gravity wave interaction with floating offshore structures, Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi, India
  • Coupled dynamic analysis associated with the response and design loads of offshore floating wind turbines, Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi, India
Supervision of Ph.D

2 (Ongoing)

Significant Publications
  • D. Karmakar & T. Sahoo, (2005), Scattering of surface waves by an articulated floating elastic plates in water of infinite depth, Marine Structures, Vol.18 (5-6) pp. 451-471.
  • D. Karmakar, J. Bhattacharjee & T. Sahoo, (2007), Expansion formulae for wave structure interaction problems with applications in hydroelasticity, International Journal of Engineeering Science, Vol. 45 (10), pp. 807-828.
  • J. Bhattacharjee, D. Karmakar & T. Sahoo, (2007), Transformation of flexural gravity waves by heterogeneous boundaries, Journal of Engineering Mathematics, Vol. 62 (2), pp. 173-188.
  • D. Karmakar & T. Sahoo, (2007), Scattering of flexural gravity waves by abrupt change in water depth, Proceedings of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, Vol. 7(1), pp 2050021-2050022.
  • D. Karmakar & T. Sahoo, (2008), Gravity wave interaction with floating membrane due to change in water depth, Ocean Engineering, Vol. 35(7), pp. 598-615.
  • D. Karmakar, J. Bhattacharjee & T. Sahoo, (2009), Wave interaction with multiple articulated floating elastic plates, Journal of Fluids and Structures, Vol. 25(6), pp.1065-78. 
  • D. Karmakar, J. Bhattacharjee & T. Sahoo, (2010), Oblique flexural gravity wave scattering due to changes in bottom topography, Journal of Engineering Mathematics, Vol. 66, pp.325–341.
  • S.C Mohapatra, D. Karmakar & T. Sahoo, (2011), On capillary gravity wave motion in two layer fluids, Journal of Engineering Mathematics, Vol. 71(3), pp. 253-277,
  • D. Karmakar & C. Guedes Soares, (2012), Wave scattering by moored floating elastic plate, Applied Ocean Research, Vol. 34(1), pp. 135-149.
  • D. Karmakar & C. Guedes Soares, (2012), Oblique wave scattering by moored floating membrane due to heterogeneous bottom topography, Ocean Engineering, Vol. 54, pp. 87-100.
  • D. Karmakar, J. Bhattacharjee & C. Guedes Soares, (2013), Scattering of gravity waves by multiple surface-piercing floating membrane, Applied Ocean Research, Vol. 39(1), pp. 40-52.
  • D. Karmakar & C. Guedes Soares, (2014), Wave transformation due to multiple bottom-standing porous barriers, Ocean Engineering, Vol. 80, pp. 50-63.
  • C. Guedes Soares, J. Bhattachrjee & D. Karmakar (2014), Overview and prospects for offshore wave and wind energy, Brodogradnja, Vol. 65(2), pp. 91-113.
  • D. Karmakar & C. Guedes Soares, (2015), Propagation of gravity waves past multiple bottom standing barriers, Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering (ASME), Vol-137(1), pp. 01101-1-10. 
  • H. Bagbanci, D. Karmakar & C. Guedes Soares, (2015), Comparison of spar-type and semi-submersible type floaters concepts of offshore wind turbines using long-term analysis, Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering (ASME), Vol-137(4), pp. 061601-01-10.
  • Shan Wang, D. Karmakar & C. Guedes Soares, (2016), Hydroelastic impact of a horizontal floating plate with forward speed, Journal of Fluids and Structures, Vol 60, pp 97 -113.
  • D. Karmakar, H. Bagbanci & C. Guedes Soares, (2016), Long-term extreme load prediction of spar and semi-submersible floating wind turbines using the Environmental Contour method, Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering (ASME), Vol-138(2), pp. 021601.
  • Ashank Sinha, D. Karmakar & C. Guedes Soares, (2016), Performance of optimally tuned arrays of heaving point absorbers, Renewable Energy, 92, 517-531.

 Technical Report:

  • Gao, Z, Bingham, H.B., Nicholls-Lee, R., Adam, F., Karmakar, D., Karr, D.G., Catipovic, I.,  Colicchio, G., Sheng, W., Liu, P-F, Takaoka, Y., Slätte, J., Shin, H-K, Mavrakos, S.A., Jhan, Y.T., Ren, H., (2015), Offshore Renewable Energy, Committee V.4, International Ship and Offshore Structure Congress, Guedes Soares, C & Garvatov, Y. (Eds), Taylor and Francis Group, London, UK, Vol 2, pp. 670-722, (ISBN 978-1-138-02895-1). 

Book Chapters:

  • D. Karmakar, J. Bhattacharjee & T. Sahoo, (2011), Contemporary approaches in the hydroelastic analysis of floating and submerged structures, Marine Technology and Engineering, C. Guedes Soares et al., (Eds), London, UK: Taylor & Francis Group, Vol - 1, pp 461-478.

  • D. Karmakar & C. Guedes Soares, (2012), Interaction of gravity waves with moored floating membrane, Maritime Technology and Engineering, C. Guedes Soares et al., (Eds), London, UK: Taylor & Francis Group, Vol-1, pp. 181-187.

  • H. Bagbanci,    D. Karmakar & C. Guedes Soares, (2011), Review of offshore wind turbines concepts, Maritime Technology and Engineering, C. Guedes Soares et al., (Eds), London, UK: Taylor & Francis Group, Vol-2, pp. 553-562.

  • H. Bagbanci, D. Karmakar & C. Guedes Soares, (2011), Effect of the environment on the design loads on monopile offshore wind turbine, Maritime Technology and Engineering, C. Guedes Soares et al., (Eds), London, UK: Taylor & Francis Group, Vol-2, pp. 547-552.

  • D. Karmakar & C. Guedes Soares, (2014), Reliability based design loads of an offshore semi-submersible floating wind turbine, Developments in Maritime Transportation and Exploitation of Sea Resource -C. Guedes Soares & López Peña (Eds), Taylor & Francis Group, London, ISBN 978-1-138-00124-4, Vol-2, pp. 919-926.

  • D. Karmakar & C. Guedes Soares, (2015), Hydrodynamic analysis of vertical flapping thin plate in oblique incident waves, Maritime Technology and Engineering, Guedes Soares, C. & Santos T.A. (Eds.),  Taylor & Francis Group, London, UK, Vol-2, pp. 1251-1258.

  • S. Wang, D. Karmakar & C. Guedes Soares, (2015), Hydroelastic impact due to longitudinal compression on transient vibration of a horizontal elastic plate, Maritime Technology and Engineering, Guedes Soares, C. & Santos T.A. (Eds.),  Taylor & Francis Group, London, UK, Vol-2, pp. 1073-1080. 

  • Ashank Sinha, D. Karmakar & C. Guedes Soares, (2015), Effect of floater shapes on the power take-off of wave energy converters, Renewable Energies Offshore, Guedes Soares, C.(Ed.), Taylor & Francis Group, London, UK, pp. 375-382.

  • Ashank Sinha, D. Karmakar & C. Guedes Soares, (2015), Numerical modelling of an array of heaving point absorbers, Renewable Energies Offshore, Guedes Soares, C.(Ed.), Taylor & Francis Group, London, UK, pp. 383-391.

  • N.T. Bozo, D. Karmakar & C. Guedes Soares, (2015), Numerical investigation of a submerged surging plate wave energy converter, Renewable Energies Offshore, Guedes Soares, C.(Ed.), Taylor & Francis Group, London, UK, pp. 515-522.

  • J.F.M. Gadelho, D. Karmakar, A. Lavrov & C. Guedes Soares, (2015), CFD analysis of a rigid bottom fixed submerged plates, Renewable Energies Offshore, Guedes Soares, C.(Ed.), Taylor & Francis Group, London, UK, pp. 531-537.

  • D. Karmakar & C. Guedes Soares, (2015), Review of the present concepts of multi-use offshore platforms, Renewable Energies Offshore, Guedes Soares, C.(Ed.), Taylor & Francis Group, London, UK, pp. 867-875.

  • K. Raed, D. Karmakar & C. Guedes Soares, (2015), Uncertainty modelling of wave loads acting on semi-submersible floating support structure for offshore wind turbine, Renewable Energies Offshore, Guedes Soares, C.(Ed.), Taylor & Francis Group, London, UK, pp. 945-951.

  • E. Uzunoglu, D. Karmakar & C. Guedes Soares, (2016), Floating offshore wind platforms (Chapter 4), In: Floating Offshore Wind Farms, Castro-Santos, Laura, Diaz-Casas, Vicente (Eds.), Springer (ISBN 978-3-319-27970-1), pp. 53-76. 

Achievements
  • N.C.E.R.T-MCM Scholarship, RIEBhubaneswar, India, 1999 – 2001.
  • CSIR-Senior Research Fellowship (SRF), India, April 2008-Nov 2009.
  • NBHM, Department of Atomic Energy, Post-Doctoral Fellowship, August 2009.
  • Lady-Davis Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Technion, Israel, Nov 2009.
  • Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Jan 2012.
  • Excellent contribution award at ISSC 2015, Cascais, Portugal for the Committee Report V.4 on Offshore Renewable Energy.
  • DST Young Scientist Research Grant, 2015.
  • ISSC Technical Committee Member for “V.4 Offshore Renewable Energy”, 2012-2015.
  • ISSC Technical Committee Member for “V.4 Offshore Renewable Energy”, 2015-2018.
 

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