• Performance evaluation of air-cooled heat exchangers 

      Makhema, Thabo (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2000-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The main objective of this study to determine the air-side heat transfer and pressure drop performance characteristics of commercially available round and elliptical fined tubes. A . computer code to ...
    • Performance evaluation of water collecting systems with a hybrid dephlegmator 

      Du Plessis, Jacques J. P. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Water collection systems are used in wet-cooling towers (WCTs) with fill over which water to be cooled flows and in evaporative air-cooled heat exchangers (EACHEs) having deluged tube bundles over which ...
    • Performance evaluation of wet-cooling tower fills with computational fluid dynamics 

      Gudmundsson, Yngvi (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: A wet-cooling tower fill performance evaluation model developed by Reuter is derived in Cartesian coordinates for a rectangular cooling tower and compared to cross- and counterflow Merkel, e-NTU and Poppe ...
    • Performance improvement of the Rover 1S/60 Gas Turbine Compressor 

      Luiten, Ruben Vincent (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2015-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The use of gas turbines in central receiver solar power plant cycles has become an increasingly popular research topic. This has led to the need to investigate and analyse the effect of the solar receiver ...
    • Performance investigation of a turbocharger compressor 

      De Wet, Andrew Louis (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2011-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Stellenbosch University participated in a project to re-design the compressor section of a diesel locomotive turbocharger. Tests conducted on the prototype compressor showed possible rotating stall in ...
    • Performance modelling, validation and operational feasibility of a parabolic trough power plant. 

      Barnes, Reece Christian (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2017-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Currently, the most developed commercial Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) technology in operation is the parabolic trough power plant (PTPP) technology. This is due to more than thirty years of experience, ...
    • Performance of a parabolic trough solar collector 

      Brooks, Michael John (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2005-03)
      Parabolic trough solar collectors (PTSCs) constitute a proven source of thermal energy for industrial process heat and power generation, although their implementation has been strongly influenced by economics. In recent ...
    • Performance of a solar air heater incorporating thermal storage 

      Lombaard, Francois (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2002-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: In the present study, research was conducted to determine the feasibility of water energy storage through which the output of heated air by an upward facing solar air heater could be prolonged. Following ...
    • The performance of an axial flow fan in a small scale A-frame test facility. 

      Bock, Raoul Dimitri (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2017-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This thesis investigated the performance of the B2 axial flow fan at different operating points and at two fan speeds in an A-frame configuration. For this purpose, a test facility consisting of a forced ...
    • Performance of an axial flow helium compressor under high through-flow conditions 

      De Wet, Christiaan Louis (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The purpose of this investigation is to determine the performance of an axial ow compressor operating in a closed loop helium cycle under high through- ow conditions. The GTHTR300 four-stage helium ...
    • Performance testing of an axial flow fan in an A-frame test facility 

      Van Eck, Johannes (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2019-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The primary objective of this research and experimental investigation is to determine the performance of an axial flow fan in an A-frame test facility. Commissioning of the A-frame test facility required ...
    • Performance trends of a large air-cooled steam condenser during windy conditions 

      Louw, Francois G. (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2011-03)
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    • Performance trends of an air-cooled steam condenser under windy conditions 

      Van Rooyen, J. A. (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2007-03)
      Air-cooled steam condensers (ACSC’s) are increasingly employed to reject heat in modern power plants. Unfortunately these cooling systems become less effective under windy conditions and when ambient temperatures are high. ...
    • Plastic photovoltaic roof tiles 

      Donkin, Richard Philip (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This project investigated the feasibility of incorporating photovoltaic cells into plastic roof tiles using injection moulding. Such tiles have the potential to provide robust and distributed electricity ...
    • Pneumatic power measurement of an oscillating water column converter 

      Kooverji, Bavesh (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: A measurement device was developed to accurately determine the pneumatic power performance of an Oscillating Water Column (OWC) model in a wave flume. The analysis of the pneumatic power is significant ...
    • Pose error estimation of a quadcopter in the outdoors 

      Lock, Jacobus C. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2016-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The quadcopter industry is a fast-growing and maturing industry which pro- duces `dumb' (or manually controlled) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). They are also commonly equipped with controllers which ...
    • A pre-feasibility study of a concentrating solar power system to offset electricity consumption at the Spier Estate 

      Lubkoll, Matti (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2011-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The Spier Estate - a wine estate in the Western Cape Province of South Africa - is engaged in a transition towards operating according to the principles of sustainable development. Besides changes in ...
    • Pre-study for conversion of a gas turbine from liquid to gaseous fuel 

      Zhang, Yueqian (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2016-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Gaseous fuel has shown its benefits as a promising alternative energy source. In an effort to research the effect of gaseous fuel on gas turbines, a Rover 1S/60 gas turbine was used for the fuel conversion ...
    • Prediction and measurement of the performance of spray cooled heat exchangers 

      Kriel, Dawid Eduard (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 1991-01)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: In the present study various mathematical models have been developed for the analysis of spray cooled finnned-tube heat exchangers. These models range from simplified models based on the work by Kreid ...
    • A prediction method for flow in axial compressors 

      Roos, Thomas Helm (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 1995)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: A procedure is presented for predicting the flow through axial compressors. The matrix throughflow equation is transformed to yield an expression of radius dependent on stream function and axial position. ...