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SAIMechE Central Branch Mechanical Engineering Post Grad Student Conference


When: Friday 17 November 2017
08:00 AM
Where: University of Johannesburg
Auckand Park Campus, Cnr Barry Hertzog & Empire Road
Napier Road Entrance, Mercury Room
Johannesburg, Gauteng  2092
South Africa
Jenny Fuller / Carel Kruger

Phone: 0116155660

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SAIMechE Central Branch Mechanical Engineering

Post Graduate Student Conference 2017


Limited seats still available...

Central Branch in conjunction with the participating Universities and Industry is hosting a Mechanical Post Graduate Student Conference.

The conference will expose industry and other students to the leading edge post graduate research that is being done at the universities. This will create the opportunity of cooperation between researchers and industry in cases where mutual beneficial work is being done (ownership and patent rights being observed). It will also enable the general engineering fraternity the opportunity to expose themselves to current research being conducted at local universities and new developments in mechanical engineering and as such ensure continual professional development.

The conference has varied content that will fulfill the interest of a wide audience. Papers incorporate engineering research into heat transfer, refrigeration, coatings, welding, solar systems and biomedical applications – refer paper titles below:

  1.  Development of Transient Model for Analysing Direct Heated Kiln. (N Phiri, UJ)
  2. CFD evaluation of a solar air heater (M Potgieter, UJ)
  3. Optimisation of a male pyramid socket adapter for a transtibial prosthesis (P le Roux, UJ)
  4. Effect of weld bead heat input on mechanical properties of 3CR12 stainless steel. (C Phiri, UJ)
  5. Mechanical and microstructural characterisation of aluminium welds reinforced with copper powder.(CS Abima, UJ)
  6. Alternative to chromium-based coating: the role of organic material.(B Baruwa, UJ)
  7. A power spectrum density characterization of thin Al films based on atomic force microscope profiling (FM Mwema, UJ)
  8. new class of ventilated disc brake (M Atkins, Wits)
  9. Modelling of the hybrid solar energy powered system for water heating and space heating and cooling ((RAM Coetzee, TUT)
  10. R290 transport refrigeration development and performance (M Ramoube, TUT)
  11. Comparison of 2 and 5 volume percent addition of Niobium on the Electrical and Mechanical properties of Copper for Interconnectivity and Electrical Rail Cables Applications (AA Eze, TUT)
  12. Performance Improvement of Solar Water Heating System for Improved Living Conditions of Rural Households (ID Ibrahim, TUT)
  13. A Framework for Improving Spare Parts Management: Eskom Power Stations Case Study (RE Goliada, UP)
  14. Anaerobic Digestion Process Stabilisation and In-situ Upgrading of Biogas using Biochar (SO Mesebino, UJ)


*The cost of this full day event for SAIMechE members is R500, non-members R750 if payment is made by 31 October. Cost thereafter will be R1000 for SAIMechE members and R1500 for non-members. Student Members attend free of charge - there is limited space and early booking and payment is essential.

SAIMechE Members:

Payment by EFT only – see account detail below.
Use your name & member number as reference

Non SAIMechE members registration:

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Banking Details:

Standard Bank: Eastgate Branch
Branch code: 018 505
Account name: SAIMechE Central Branch
Current account number: 401449823
Ref: name & surname

*The conference is CPD accredited, validation number to be advised.

**Snacks, drinks and lunch will be served.

***(Requests for special dietary requirements has to be submitted with the enrollment form.)

We look forward to seeing you there!



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