CENTRE FOR RENEWABLE AND SUSTAINABLE ENERGY STUDIES

COMPLETED RESEARCH

Research into various renewable energy sources is done by different academic departments and research groups.
The completed research is listed below:

NO.STUDENTDEGREEDEPARTMENTSUPERVISORCOMPLETED RESEARCH TOPIC

WAVE ENERGY

1. James R JoubertMScEng Mechanical Eng, StellenboschDS BOSMANAn investigation of the wave energy resource on the South African coast, focusing on the spatial distrubution of the South West Coast
2. Paul AckermanMScEng Mechanical Eng, StellenboschT von BackstromAir Turbine Design Study for a Wave Energy Conversion System.
3. J du PlessisMScEng Mechanical Eng, StellenboschProf JL van Niekerk A hydraulic wave energy converter
4. James R JoubertPhD Mechanical Eng, StellenboschProf JL van Niekerk Design and development of a novel wave energy converter
5. B KooverjiMScEng Stellenbosch UniversityProf JL van Niekerk Pneumatic power measurement of an oscillating water column converter
6. Jonathan FrickMScEng University of Cape TownProf JL van Niekerk Implementation Plan for the Stellenbosch Wave Energy Converter on the South-West Coast of South Africa
7. Jason FairhurstMEng Mechanical Stellenbosch UniProf JL van Niekerk Modeling and Design of an Oscillating Wave Energy Converter
8. Imke MeyerMEng Mechanical Stellenbosch UniProf JL van Niekerk Towards a Practical Resource Assessment of the Extractable Energy in the Agulhas Ocean Current