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Professor Graham Smith

Having recently returned to academia after a period in consulting engineering, Dr Smith has interests in Turbo-machinery, Heat Transfer and Fluid Dynamics. Dr Smith has been the project leader of a number of industrial projects including the National Gas Turbine Test facility in Pretoria, Micro-Hydro installations and the efficient application of compressed air systems in fermentation processes. Dr Smith continues to play an advisory role in the turbo-machinery industry.
Position:   Associate Professor
Qualifications:   PhD (Cantab)
MScEng (Natal)
BScEng (Natal)
Discipline:   Civil Engineering
Campus:   Howard College
Telephone:    031 260 8425 
Recent Publications:

  Smyth J., Philogene L., Bindon J., Brooks M., Smith G. and Snedden G., "An Overview of the Turbopump Development Programme in the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Aerospace Systems Research Group", 2nd South African Space Congress, Observatory, Cape Town, 2012

Smyth J., Bindon J., Brooks M., Smith G. and Snedden G., "The Design of a Kerosene Turbopump for a South African Commercial Launch Vehicle", 48th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit July, Atlanta, Georgia, 2012

Smith G.D.J. “Theoretical Modelling For Impingement Cooling of large scale Coils of Aluminium” Proceedings of 2009 ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference, July 19-23, 2009, San Francisco, California USA paper HT2009-881

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