Dr. Wai Kean Yap

Dr. Wai Kean Yap completed a Bachelor of Engineering with First Class Honours in Mechatronics Engineering and a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Tasmania in 2005 and 2010 respectively. He is also a Visiting Fellow at the Australian College of Kuwait, State of Kuwait. Dr. Yap is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Renewable Energy here at Charles Darwin University. His current research is funded by the Australian Solar Institute (now ARENA) under their skills development program.

Research interests:

  • Artificial Intelligence and predictive modelling
  • Electric and hybrid powertrains
  • Renewable energy generation
Year Type Citation
2014 Journal Article Yap, W. Kean, Havas, L., Overend, E. & Karri, V. Neural network-based active power curtailment for overvoltage prevention in low voltage feeders. Expert Systems with Applications 41, (2014).
2013 Conference Paper Chaudhary, A., Huggett, A., Yap, W. Kean & Karri, V. Remote area hybrid solar-diesel power systems in tropical Australia. ISES Solar World Congress (2013).
2013 Journal Article Yap, W. Kean & Karri, V. Comparative analysis of artificial neural networks and dynamic models as virtual sensors. Applied Soft Computing 13, 181 - 188 (2013).
2012 Report Havas, L., Yap, W. Kean & Overend, E. Overvoltage in small distributed solar generators on residential low voltage networks – system limit. Power and Water Corporation desktop study report (2012).
2012 Journal Article Yap, W. Kean & Karri, V. Comparative Study in Predicting the Global Solar Radiation for Darwin, Australia. Journal of Solar Energy Engineering 134, 034501 (2012).
2012 Journal Article Yap, W. Kean & Karri, V. Emissions predictive modelling by investigating various neural network models. Expert Systems with Applications 39, 2421 - 2426 (2012).
2012 Conference Proceedings Overend, E., Havas, L. & Yap, W. Kean. Effect of small, distributed solar generators on residential low-voltage networks. (2012).
2012 Journal Article Yap, W. Kean, Ho, T. & Karri, V. Exhaust emissions control and engine parameters optimization using artificial neural network virtual sensors for a hydrogen-powered vehicle. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 37, 8704 - 8715 (2012).
2011 Report Havas, L. & Yap, W. Kean. Hydroelectric Generation Potential at Manton Dam. Power and Water Corporation Feasibility Study (2011).
2011 Report Yap, W. Kean. Key opportunities for CSPs in the NT. (2011).
2011 Journal Article Yap, W. Kean & Karri, V. ANN virtual sensors for emissions prediction and control. Applied Energy 88, 4505 - 4516 (2011).
2010 Thesis Yap, W. Kean. Emissions Predictive Modelling and Simulation for a Plug-in Hybrid Electric Scooter. PhD, (2010).
2009 Journal Article Yap, W. Kean & Karri, V. Performance simulation and predictive model for a multi-mode parallel hybrid electric scooter drive. International Journal of Energy Research 34, 67 - 83 (2009).
2009 Journal Article Yap, W. Kean & Karri, V. Performance modelling and simulation of a hybrid electric scooter. International Journal of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles 2, 43 (2009).
2008 Journal Article Karri, V., Yap, W. Kean & Titchen, J. Simulation and configuration of hydrogen assisted renewable energy power system. International Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering 2, (2008).
2008 Journal Article Yap, W. Kean & Karri, V. Modelling and simulation of a hybrid scooter. International Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering 2, (2008).
2008 Journal Article Yap, W. Kean & Karri, V. Regenerative energy control system for plug‐in hydrogen fuel cell scooter. International Journal of Energy Research 32, 783 - 792 (2008).
2007 Conference Paper Yap, W. Kean & Karri, V. Control system for plug-in hybrid hydrogen fuel cell scooter. Proceedings of International Conference on Modelling and Simulation (CITICOMS-2007) (2007).

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