Theses

Theses 2018-07-18T10:28:48+00:00

Ph.D., M.Sc. and M.Eng. Theses

Ph.D. Dissertations

  • Prinsloo, G.J. (2018). “Synthesis of an off-grid solar thermal cogeneration and intelligent smartgrid control system for rural applications”. PhD. Stellenbosch University. URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/103804
  • Heller, L. (2017). “Development of a dual-pressure air receiver system for the SUNDISC cycle”. PhD. Stellenbosch University. URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/101315.
  • Landman, W.A. (2017). “Optical Performance of the Reflective Surface Profile of a Heliostat”. PhD. Stellenbosch University. URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/101210.
  • Lubkoll, M. (2017). “Performance Characteristics of a Spiky Central Receiver Air Pre-heater (SCRAP)”. PhD. Stellenbosch University. URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/101295.
  • Gauche, P. (2016). “Spatial Temporal model to evaluate the system potential of concentrating Solar Power Towers in South Africa”. PhD. Stellenbosch University. URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/100151.
  • Brooks, M.J. (2015). “Application of a perforated shadow band to the decomposition of global solar irradiance”. PhD. Stellenbosch University. URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/97959.
  • Louw, F.G. (2015). “Investigation of the flow field in the vicinity of an axial flow fan during low flow rates”. PhD. Stellenbosch University. URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/97987
  • Kotze, J.P. (2014). “Thermal energy storage in metallic phase change materials”.  PhD. Stellenbosch University. URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/96049.
  • Allen, K.G. (2014). “Rock bed thermal storage for concentrating solar power plants”. PhD. Stellenbosch University. URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/4329.
  • Strauss, J.M. (2013). “Direct piston displacement control of free-piston Stirling engines”. PhD. Stellenbosch University. URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/85604 .
  • Owen, M.T.F. (2013). “Air-cooled condenser steam flow distribution and related dephlemator design considerations”. PhD. Stellenbosch University. URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/85731.
  • von Backström, T.W. (2012). “From turbo-machines to solar chimneys”. PhD. Stellenbosch University. URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/71762.
  • Fluri, T.P. (2008). “Turbine layout for and optimization of solar chimney power conversion units”. PhD. Stellenbosch University. URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/4402.
  • Pretorius, J.P. (2007). “Optimization and control of a large-scale solar chimney power plant”. PhD. Stellenbosch University. URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/349.
  • Gannon, A.J. (2002). “Solar chimney turbine performance”. PhD. Stellenbosch University. URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/1402.
  • Conradie, A.E. (1995). “Performane optimization of engineering systems with particular reference to dry-cooled power plants”. PhD. Stellenbosch University. URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/1326 .
  • Du Preez, A.F. (1992). “The influence of cross-winds on the performance of natural draft dry-cooling towers”. PhD. Stellenbosch University. URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/1426.

M.Sc. & M.Eng. theses