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Adriaan van Niekerk

Lecturer in Design and Dynamics

University of the West of England

Biography

My name is Adriaan van Niekerk, and my passion is designing innovate engineering products and teaching others to do the same. My mission is to share the knowledge and experience gained after numerous years working in this field.

This site provides you with a glimpse of what I have been up to as well as external links to all my social media accounts and projects.

Interests

  • Programming engineering solutions
  • Validate models through experimentation
  • Continuously improving designs
  • Teaching others

Education

  • PhD in Automotive Engineering, 2020

    University of the West of England

  • MEng in Nuclear Engineering, 2016

    North West University

  • BEng in Mechanical Engineering, 2013

    North West University

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Recent Posts

My recording gear

A list of items that I use to create my videos.

Ideal Rankine Cycle with feedwater heater calculations

How to calculate the thernal efficiency of an Ideal Rankine Cycle with a regenerative cycle using Python and PYroMat

Ideal Rankine Cycle with reheat calculations

How to calculate the thernal efficiency of an Ideal Rankine Cycle with reheat using Python and PYroMat

Ideal Rankine Cycle calculations

How to calculate the thernal efficiency of an Ideal Rankine Cycle using Python and PYroMat

JSAE/SAE conference in Kyoto, Japan

NOx emissions have become a health concern in cities with calls to reduce and ban vehicles with CI engines from entering the city. As …

Courses

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Understanding Thermodynamics

Understanding Mechanical Engineering Thermodynamics.

Projects

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Web scraping Facebook

How to web scrape data from Facebook.

Web scraping for daily COVID-19 stats

How to web scrape data from a website.

Create a Twitter bot

How to create a Twitter bot