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Visit by Dr. Till Biedermann, Hochschule Düsseldorf

The department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering at Stellenbosch University has been privileged to have Dr. Till Biedermann who is a lecturer at the Institute of Sound and Vibration Engineering (ISAVE) at Hochschule Düsseldorf, University of Applied Sciences, Germany, visit us. During his stay he conducted research alongside Prof. Johan van der Spuy. Dr. Biedermann…

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A visit by KSB Pumps and Valves (SA) Pty Ltd

We were fortunate to have a mutually benefitting visit from an industry partner. Experts in their field Mr Friedrich Görgens, Mr Johan van der Poel, and Mr Ecan Mmakola of KSB Pumps and Valves (S.A.) Pty Ltd, part of a multinational manufacturer of pumps and valves with headquarters in Germany, gave us the opportunity to…

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Engineers Without Borders, change agents of our time

The global movement Engineers Without Borders (EWB) International proclaims in their slogan: “We believe that more can be done to address global inequity and injustice. Engineering can be a critical enabler of change that allows the planet, including all people and living things, to thrive”   EWB International supports Engineers Without Borders organisations worldwide that…

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Military Academy, Saldanha visits our Wind Tunnel.

On Friday 22 April a group from the Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Military Science, Military Academy Saldanha, visited.   Lt Col Hano Van Eck, a Pilot Engineer and lecturer in Military Technology (Aerodynamics) with his group of third year Technology students visited for a practical related to the module in our subsonic Laboratory (Wind Tunnel).…

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News from SA Aghulhas II, Antarctica

News received from the South Seas on 11 February 2022   “This is Day 6 of the Endurance22 expedition and SA Aghulhas II is making good progress. We are navigating through the South Seas enroute to search for Shackleton’s ship, Endurance, in the Weddel Sea, Antarctica. The goal currently is to bypass several low-pressure systems…

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