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, +91-9632831839
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
  • Dynamic and hydrodynamic analysis of offshore floating platforms for wind turbines, Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), Portugal.
  • 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.
  • Performance of combined wave and wind energy platform, India-Portugal Bilateral Technological Cooperation, Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi, India & Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), Portugal. 
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.
  • Praveen, K.M., D. Karmakar & C. Guedes Soares, (2018), Hydroelastic analysis of articulated floating elastic plate based on Timoshenko-Mindlin plate theory, Ships and Offshore Structures (Taylor and Francis), 13(S1), 287-301.
  • D. Karmakar & C. Guedes Soares, (2018), Wave motion control over submerged horizontal plates, Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering (ASME), 140, 031101-1-10.
  • Vijay, K.G., D. Karmakar & C. Guedes Soares, (2018), Long-term response analysis of TLP-type offshore floating wind turbine, ISH Journal of Hydraulic Engineering (Taylor and Francis), (In press).

Technical Report:

  • Z. Gao, H.B. Bingham, R. Nicholls-Lee, F. Adam, D. Karmakar, D.G. Karr, I. Catipovic,   G. Colicchio, W. Sheng, P-F Liu, Y. Takaoka, J. Slätte, H-K Shin, S.A. Mavrakos, Y.T. Jhan,   H. Ren, (2015), Offshore Renewable Energy, Committee V.4, 19th 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).
  • Z. Gao, H.B. Bingham, D. Ingram, A. Kolios, D. Karmakar, T. Utsunomiya,  I. Catipovic,  G. Colicchio, J.M. Rodrigues, F. Adam, D.G. Karr, C. Fang, H-K Shin, J. Slätte, C. Ji, W. Sheng, P-F Liu and L. Stoev, (2018), Offshore Renewable Energy, Committee V.4, 20th International Ship and Offshore Structure Congress, Mirek Kaminski, Phillipe Rigo (Eds), IOS Press, The Netherlands, Vol-2, pp. 193-278. 

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. 
  • K. Raed, D. Karmakar and C. Guedes Soares, (2016), Long-term assessment of the wave load acting on semi-submersible wind turbine support structure, Maritime Technology and Engineering III, Chapter: 135, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, (Eds: Guedes Soares, C. & Santos, T.A.), pp.1125-1132.
  • A. Sinha, D. Karmakar, J. Gaspar and C. Guedes Soares, (2016), Time domain analysis of circular array of heaving point absorbers, Maritime Technology and Engineering III, Chapter: 136, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, (Eds: Guedes Soares, C. & Santos, T.A.), pp.1133-1140.
  • K.G. Vijay, D. Karmakar, E. Uzunoglu & C. Guedes Soares, (2016), Performance of barge-type floaters for floating wind turbine, Progress in Renewable Energies Offshore – Guedes Soares (Ed.) Taylor & Francis Group, London, ISBN 978-1-138-62627-0, pp. 637-645.
  • V. Anvesh, D. Karmakar and C. Guedes Soares, (2016), Performance of Oscillating Water Column wave energy converters integrated in breakwaters, Progress in Renewable Energies Offshore – Guedes Soares (Ed.) Taylor & Francis Group, London, ISBN 978-1-138-62627-0, pp. 295-302.
  • D. Akhila and D. Karmakar (2017), Dynamic analysis of different configurations of offshore floating wind turbine, Asian and Pacific Coasts - Eds: Kyung-Duck Suh (Seoul National University, South Korea), Eric C Cruz (University of the Philippines Diliman, Philippines) and Yoshimitsu Tajima (The University of Tokyo, Japan), World Scientific, pp. 837-848.
  • Sheba N. Rajan, D. Karmakar & Guedes Soares, C., (2018), Influence of damping on the oscillating water Column WEC integrated with breakwater. Advances of Renewable Energies Offshore - Guedes Soares (Ed.) Taylor & Francis Group, London, ISBN 978-1-138-58535-5, pp. 579-587.
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.
  • International Ship and Offshore Structures Congress (ISSC), Technical Committee Member for “V.4 Offshore Renewable Energy”, 2012-2015.
  • International Ship and Offshore Structures Congress (ISSC), Technical Committee Member for “V.4 Offshore Renewable Energy”, 2015-2018.
  • International Ship and Offshore Structures Congress (ISSC), Technical Committee Member for “V.6 Ocean Space Utilization”, 2018-2021.
 

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P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangaluru - 575 025
Karnataka, India.

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