Hannes van der Walt

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Staff Details

Office Location: 
Engineering Building, F01
Telephone Number: 
+264 61 207 2904
Email Address: 
ORCID: 
0000-0002-1224-7532

 

Professional Registration

  • ECSA PE910364
  • ECN TBC

Qualifications

  • PhD. Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa (1991)
  • M.Eng. Mechanical Engineering, University of Pretoria, South Africa, 1988
  • B.Eng. Mechanical Engineering, University of Pretoria, South Africa, 1985
  • Lean Six Sigma, Rio Tinto Alcan, 2008

Research Focus Areas

  • Thermo-fluid, Heat Transfer and combustion process modelling
  • Renewable energy

Brief Career Summary

  • 2020+ Dean: Faculty of Engineering, Namibia University of Science and Technology
  • 2009-2019 Principal Thermal & Process Engineer, Gasco Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2007-2008 Senior Process Improvement Engineer, Rio Tinto Alcan, Australia
  • 1995-2007 Head: Mechanical Engineering, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia
  • 1992-2007 Senior Thermo-Fluids Consultant and Engineering Software Specialist, M-Tech Industrial Pty Ltd, Potchefstroom, South Africa
  • 1992-1994 Associate Professor, North-West University, South Africa
  • 1986-1991 Senior Mechanical Engineer, Atlas Aircraft Corp, Johannesburg, South Africa

Selected Publications

  1. Van der Walt, JP, Emergency Flare Ice Build-up Estimation, Flownex SE Case Study, Nov 2018, (www.flownex.com/information/projectlibrary/oil-gas)
  2. Van der Walt, JP, Bare Tube Cross Flow Recuperator Design, Flownex SE Case Study, July 2017, (www.flownex.com/information/projectlibrary/oil-gas)
  3. Van der Walt, JP, Economic Pipe Sizing Using the Generaux Equation, Flownex SE Case Study, July 2016, (www.flownex.com/information/projectlibrary/oil-gas)
  4. Van der Walt, JP, Immersion Firetube Model, Flownex SE Case Study, Jan 2016, (www.flownex.com/information/projectlibrary/oil-gas)
  5. Van der Walt, JP, Coalescing Filter Sizing using Rated and Specified Pressure Loss Components, Flownex SE Case Study, Aug 2015, (www.flownex.com/information/projectlibrary/oil-gas)
  6. Van der Walt, JP, Fired Heater Design, Flownex SE Case Study, July 2015, (www.flownex.com/information/projectlibrary/oil-gas)
  7. Van der Walt, JP, The Sizing of Pressure Control and Pressure Safety Valves Including
  8. Reaction Force Calculation, Flownex SE Case Study, Feb 2015, (www.flownex.com/information/projectlibrary/oil-gas)
  9. Van der Walt, JP, Flow Transmitter Orifice Sizing and Uncertainty Analysis, Flownex SE Case Study, Feb 2015, (www.flownex.com/information/projectlibrary/oil-gas)
  10. Van der Walt, JP, Fouling Factors in Flownex Heat Transfer Models, Flownex SE Case Study, Jan 2015, (www.flownex.com/information/projectlibrary/oil-gas)
  11. Van der Walt, JP, Natural Gas Combustion Modelling, Flownex SE Case Study, Jan 2015, (www.flownex.com/information/projectlibrary/oil-gas)
  12. Van der Walt, JP and Blicblau, AS, “Applying Experiential Learning with Success”, Proceedings of the 2005 AAIR Forum, Melbourne, Australia, 23 – 25 November 2005.
  13. Blicblau, AS and Van der Walt, JP, “Breaking The Boundaries In Engineering Education By Incorporating Interdisciplinary And Inter-Gender Interaction In Final Year Projects”, Proceedings of the 2005 ASEE/AaeE 4th Global Colloquium on Engineering Education, Australasian Association for Engineering Education
  14. Van der Walt, JP and Morsi, YS, “Analysis of the flow through a circular-to- semicircular cooling baffle bends”, Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, Proceedings of the Institutions of Mechanical Engineers Part C, UK, Vol. 214 Part C, pp. 389-397, 2000.
  15. Van der Walt, JP, “A Pressure Loss Coefficient for a Series of Injection Mold Cooling Baffles”, Journal of Injection Molding Technology, Society of Plastics Engineers, USA, Vol. 4 No. 1, pp. 36-43, March 2000
  16. Liu, GW, Van der Walt, JP and Morsi, YS, “Analysis of Spray Cooling Heat Flux”, Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol 121 No 3, pp. 742 – 745, August 1999.
  17. Van der Walt, JP and Morsi, YS, "Characterization of the Pressure Losses of a Plastic Injection Mold Cooling Baffle Entrance", Journal of Injection Molding Technology, Society of Plastics Engineers, USA, Vol. 2 No. 4, pp. 192-198, December 1998.
  18. Kietzmann, C.vL, Van der Walt, JP and Morsi, YS, “A Free Front Tracking Algorithm for a Control-Volume Based Hele-Shaw Method”, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, Vol. 41, 253-296, 1998.
  19. Van der Walt, JP and Nurick, A, “Life Prediction of Helicopter Engines fitted with Dust Filters”, AIAA Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 32 No. 1, July 1995, pp. 118-123.
  20. Van der Walt, JP and Nurick, A, “Erosion of Dust Filtered Helicopter Turbine Engines, Part II”, AIAA Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 32 No. 1, Jan-Feb 1995, pp. 112-117.
  21. Van der Walt, JP and Nurick, A, “Erosion of Dust Filtered Helicopter Turbine Engines, Part I”, AIAA Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 32 No. 1, Jan-Feb 1995, pp. 106-111.
  22. Van der Walt, JP and Nurick, A, “Static Pressure Distribution in the Inlet of a Helicopter Turbine Engine”, AIAA Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 31 No. 6, Nov-Dec 1994, pp. 1411-1412.
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