Masters Degrees (Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies)


This collection contains dissertations sponsored by the Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies.

Recent Submissions

  • A finite element based optimisation tool for electrical machines 

    Gerber, Stiaan (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2011-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Knowledge of the magnetic fields in the domain of electrical machines is required in order to model machines accurately. It is difficult to solve these fields analytically because of the complex geometries ...

  • Pyrolysis of sugarcane bagasse 

    Hugo, Thomas Johannes (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The world’s depleting fossil fuels and increasing greenhouse gas emissions have given rise to much research into renewable and cleaner energy. Biomass is unique in providing the only renewable source ...

  • Performance characteristics of packed bed thermal energy storage for solar thermal power plants 

    Allen, Kenneth Guy (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Solar energy is by far the greatest energy resource available to generate power. One of the difficulties of using solar energy is that it is not available 24 hours per day - some form of storage is ...

  • Processing of wood and agricultural biomass for gasification 

    Malatji, Pholoso (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Wood waste, when used for gasification is commonly pressed into briquettes, especially if no uniform particle size is available. This densification reduces problems of handling, storage and transportation ...

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