Dr Wai-Kean Yap

BEng Hons, PhD

Lecturer - Mechanical Engineering


  • Dynamics
  • Fluid and Thermodynamics
  • Innovation and Design

Membership of professional organisations

Research interests

  • Renewable energy technologies
  • Automotive engineering
  • Instrumentation and control
  • Artificial intelligence

Selected publications

  • Yap WK, Karri V, 2015.A remote off-grid hybrid PV-diesel model as a planning and design tool, incorporating dynamic and ANN modelling techniques. Renew. Energy 78 42-50.
  • Yap WK, Havas L, Overend E, Karri V, 2014. Neural network-based active power curtailment for overvoltage prevention in low voltage feeders. Expert Syst. Appl. 41(4) 1063-170.
  • Chaudhary A, Huggett A, Yap WK, Karri V, 2014. Remote area hybrid solar-diesel power systems in tropical Australia. Energy Procedia 57 1485-91.
  • Yap WK, Baig MH, Halawa E, 2014. Performance monitoring and evaluation of a CIGS-roof integrated photovoltaic system under the unique tropical environment of Darwin, Northern Territory. Asia-Pacific Solar Research Conference, Sydney, Australia.
  • Yap WK, Karri V, 2013. Neural networks and dynamic models as virtual sensors for emissions prediction. Appl. Soft Comput. 13(1) 181-8.
  • Yap WK, Karri V, 2012. Comparative study in estimating the global solar radiation for Darwin, Australia. J. Sol. Energy Eng. Trans. - ASME 134(3) 034501.
  • Yap WK, Ho T, Karri V, 2012. Exhaust emissions control and engine parameters optimization using artificial neural network virtual sensors for a hydrogen-powered vehicle. Int. J. Hydrog. Energy 37(10) 8704-15.
  • Overend E, Havas L, Yap WK, 2012.Effect of small, distributed solar generators on residential low-voltage networks. AuSES 50th Annual Solar Conference, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Yap WK, Karri V, 2012. Emissions predictive modelling by investigating various neural network models. Expert Syst. Appl. 39(3) 2421-6.
  • Yap WK, Karri V, 2011. ANN virtual sensors for emissions prediction and control. Appl. Energy 88(12) 4505-16.
  • Yap WK, Karri V, 2010. Performance simulation and prediction model for a hybrid electric scooter drive.  Int. J. Energy Res. 34(1) 67-83.
  • Yap WK, Karri V, 2009. Performance modelling and simulation of a hybrid electric scooter. Int. J. Electr. Hybrid Veh. 2(1) 43-63.
  • Yap WK, Karri V, 2008. Regenerative control system for plug-in hydrogen fuel cell scooter. Int. J. Energy Res. 32(9) 783-92.
  • Yap WK, Karri V, 2008. Modelling and simulation of a hybrid scooter. Int. J. Electr. Electron. Eng. 2(11) 693-8.
  • Karri V, Yap WK, Titchen J, 2008. Simulation and configuration of hydrogen assisted renewable energy power system.  Int. J. Electr. Electron. Eng. 2(11) 699-706.
    Yap WK, Karri V, 2007. Control system for plug-in hybrid hydrogen fuel cell scooter. International Conference on Modelling and Simulation (CITICOMS), Coimbatore, India.
  • Yap WK, Karri V, 2007. Regenerative control systems for plug-in hydrogen fuel cell scooter. SSEE International Conference on Engineering Sustainability, Perth, Australia.
Dr Wai-Kean Yap


T: +61 8 8946 7482
E: wai.yap@cdu.edu.au
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Charles Darwin University
Darwin, Northern Territory
Australia, 0909