Completed a PhD under the supervision of Prof Detlev Kröger (University of Stellenbosch) investigating the aerodynamic performance of dry-cooled systems.
Currently a professor at the University of Stellenbosch with a research focus on large-scale dry-cooled systems.
Responsible for structural integrity and aerodynamic development.
Hans van Kamp
Formal training at Fokker Industries in aerodynamic and structural engineering.
20 years experience working with advanced plastics and manufacturing processes.
Responsible for structural design and manufacturing.
Matimba Case Study:
- Reference fan consumes between 16 and 21 % less power than current Matimba fan for similar flow displacement
- Alternatively: volume flow rates can be increased by
between 10 – 15%
- Greater protection against detrimental effects of wind
- Negligible blade excitation due to favourably designed modal characteristics
- Fatigue on blades and gearboxes greatly reduced
- Fan blade weight is reduced by ½
- Dramatically reduces stress on blades and gearboxes during start-up
- Blade shape and structure is consistent (within 0.8 % by weight and 0.6 % by natural modes)
- Blades are interchangeable and vibrational loads due to imbalance negligible
- Maximum operational load far below yield point (safety factor 4) Fatigue negligible.