Email: Lecturer: Tel: Prof Theo von Backström

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Email:

[email protected]

Dosent /

Lecturer:

Prof Theo von Backström Tel:

+27 21 808 4267

Fakulteit /

Faculty:

Engineering

Office: Afdeling /

Division:

Design & Mechatronics / Mechanics / Thermo fluids / Renewable Energy

M525

Departement /

Department:

Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering

Navorsingsveld /

Research field:

Rock bed thermal energy storage, Thermal air receivers, Turbomachinery

Algemene beskrywing van navorsingsveld:

General description of research field:

Turbomachinery: Cooling fans, small gas turbines; ocean current turbines Renewable energy: Thermal energy storage in rock beds

Lys van onderwerpe/

List of topics: MEng (Structured) MEng (Research)

PhD

1.

Design and costing of full scale rock bed thermal energy system X X

Funding (amount of bursaries /degree eg. 2x PhD)

NRF 2.

Design and development of SCRAP solar receiver X X NRF 3.

Investigation of the feasibility of a deconstructed gas turbine to compress air for a solar air receiver X X NRF 4.

Fitting a newly designed high pressure ratio compressor to the Rover gas turbine, to enable the insertion of a solar receiver in the flow path.

Spesifieke voorvereistes /

Specific requirements

:

X X NRF

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