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The Eskom Power Plant Engineering Institute (EPPEI), established in 2012, has been founded to create a stable platform for research and post-grad education between Eskom and South African Universities. Seven specialisation areas with specific themes cover the relevant topics: Energy Efficiency, Combustion Engineering, Emission Control Technologies, Materials Engineering, Plant Asset Management, Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy Technology. Main tasks of EPPEI are to increase the number of post-graduate students within Eskom, increase the technical and scientific knowledge and strengthen the interaction between Eskom and the participating universities.

The activities of the Eskom Materials Science Specialisation, established within the UCT Centre for Materials Engineering, are directed towards the most urgent challenges in the power plant materials field. The primary focus will be laid on high temperature behaviour, fatigue and corrosion of engineering materials, with emphasis on materials utilised in power generation. Research will explore the influence of service operating environments on the performance of materials with a view to being able to

  1. better predict the life of engineering materials and components in power generating plant,
  2. optimize the selection of materials for plant construction,
  3. improve manufacturing technologies including welding and
  4. improve the reliability in monitoring material and component integrity.

EPPEI Materials Science and Mechanics Specialisation

Mr Philip van der Meer - MSc
UCT Intake 2012

philip.vandermeer@uct.ac.za
Effect of geometry on the microstructural ageing of a 1CrMoV turbine rotor steel
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Mr Teboho Molokwane - MSc
UCT Intake 2012

teboho.molokwane@uct.ac.za
Microstructural and property assessment of creep aged 12Cr steel after welding
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Mr Nadeem Gamiet - MSc
UCT Intake 2012

nadeemgamiet@gmail.com
Numerical analysis of compressive residual stresses in metallic materials as a result of shot peening
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Ms Nicole Seumangal - MSc
UCT Intake 2013

nicoleseumangal@gmail.com
Influence of the heat treatment procedure on the stress corrosion cracking behaviour of low pressure turbine blade material FV566
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Mr Lee Naicker - MSc
UCT Intake 2014

NaickeLE@eskom.co.za
Influence of heat treatment condition on the stress corrosion cracking properties of low pressure turbine blade steel FV520B
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Ms Trisha Rasiawan - MSc
UCT Intake 2014

RasiawT@eskom.co.za
Investigation of the fine grain heat affected zone of repair welded creep aged power plant steel
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Mr Oliet Tshamano - MSc
UCT Intake 2014

TshamaLO@eskom.co.za
Small punch test: evaluation of embrittlement of power plant materials
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Mr Philip Doubell - MSc (part-time)
UCT Intake 2014

DoubelP@eskom.co.za
Influence of Heat Treatment parameters variations on properties of CSEF steels (Steel 91)
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Mr Nicolas Cardenas - MSc
UCT Intake 2015

Nicolas.Cardenas@Eskom.co.za
CRDNIC005@myuct.ac.za
Investigation into the applicability and performance of the Digital Image Correlation method to measure creep strain in pipe welds in the Eskom power station context.
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Mr Ryan Matthews - PhD
UCT Intake 2013

ryan.matthews@eskom.co.za
Intergranular oxidation of 316L stainless steel in the PWR primary water environment
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Mr Kashir Singh - MSc
UCT Intake 2015

kashir.singh@alumni.uct.ac.za
Investigation of the influence of service exposure on strain localisation in steel weldments
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Mr Muhammad Stracey - MSc
UCT Intake 2014

STRMUH001@myuct.ac.za
Modelling of dislocation creep in 9-12% chromium steels
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Mr Royden Weyer - MSc
UCT Intake 2014

WYRROY001@myuct.ac.za
Modelling of damage due to diffusional creep in high chromium steels
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Mr Olwethu Mndini - MSc
UCT Intake 2016

olwe2mndini@gmail.com
mndolw002@myuct.ac.za
Technique development to simulate the HAZ microstructure in steels using direct resistance heating
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