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Division for Thermofluid Dynamics

Ms Dimitra Westdyk

Lecturer : Thermo-Fluid Division

Mrs Westdyk is a Lecturer in the Termo-Fluid Division. Her field of research is evapotranspiration of grass subject to radiation and convective heat transfer, and she specialises in air-conditioning and refrigeration, thermodynamics and heat transfer.​

Academic Qualifications

  • BScEng (Mech), Pretoria (Cum Laude), 1969
  • BEng (Hons), Pretoria, 1982
  • MScEng (Mech), Stellenbosch (Cum Laude), 2007

Professional Experience

1982 - present: Stellenbosch University
1981: Vaalriver Potchefstroom University 
1981: Potchefstroom University for CHE
1976-1980: Pretoria University 
1971-1981: Consulting Mechanical Engineering Firm
Consulting Engineer


Fields of Research

  • Evapotranspiration of grass subject to radiation and convective heat transfer

Fields of Interest

  • Air-conditioning and Refrigeration
  • Thermodynamics
  • Heat Transfer

Conference Proceedings

1. Evapotranspiration of grass growing under glass and subject to solar radiation and convective heat transfer. HEFAT, Zambia. 2003.