SANCOLD scholarship

SANCOLD scholarships will assist post-graduate students to undertake studies and research in the general field of Dam Engineering and to take advantage of the best possible training opportunities in South Africa.  These scholarships will allow the holder’s mobility, as well as the freedom to select supervisors in their chosen fields.  The purpose of these scholarships is to support persons who are committed to contributing significantly to research, teaching and professional practice in the field of Dam Engineering in their future careers.

Scholarship 2017: No scholarship has been awarded for 2017. Funding will be used for the National Flood Study Programme (NFSP). 

Scholarship 2015 - 2016: The scholarship was awarded to Frank Denys, who enrolled for a PhD at the University of Stellenbosch. 

The thesis topic for Frank’s PhD is “Fluid Structure Interaction of Piano Key Weirs”.  The research focusses on the interaction between the structural and hydraulic behaviour of Piano Key Weirs (PKWs).  The research study currently underway at the Stellenbosch University in South Africa. The thin walled nature of PKWs is advantageous from a hydraulic perspective, but potentially weakens the structure from a vibration perspective. These thin walls have relatively low natural frequencies which, under the right conditions, could coincide with those of the fluctuating pressure excitations that are generated by the unique flow dynamics around the structure. Such resonance could lead to fatigue induced failure.

The preliminary results, as presented at the 3rd International Workshop on Labyrinth and Piano Key Weirs (PKW2017) in Vietnam during February, are that there may be structural concerns related to vibrations when it comes to the implementation of thin, steel-plate PKWs. The work includes both physical and numerical modelling, which is ongoing and scheduled for completion at the end of 2017. The formal completion date of the PhD is the end of 2018. 

Frank Denys

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Scholarship 2014: No scholarship was awarded. 

Scholarship 2012/2013:

The scholarship was awarded to Guy Robertson. He completed his Master’s degree at the University of Stellenbosch. The title of his thesis was “Labyrinth weir hydraulics: Validation of CFD Modelling”. He completed his studies in 2014.

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Workshop and Technical Tour in China: October 2017

To promote the “World Declaration on Hydropower and Dams for African Sustainable Development” launched at the ICOLD 80th Anniversary in 2008 in Paris as well as the “World Declaration on Water Storage for Sustainable Development” launched at the ICOLD 24th Congress in 2012 in Kyoto, CHINCOLD has been carrying out annual workshops and study tours for members of the African Regional Club since 2009. This year CHINCOLD has invited members of the African Club to the 10th Workshop and Technical Tour in October 2017 in Changsha, Hunan Province of China.

Kindly contact the Secretary for more details. Submissions in the correct format to the Secretary of SANCOLD is required by 15 May 2017

Please download CHINCOLD CV Template here

 

The Annual South African National Committee on Large Dams (SANCOLD) Conference in 2017 will be held in Centurion, Tshwane between Wednesday 15 and Friday 17 November 2017

 SANCOLD invites all from Africa and the wider family of ICOLD to participate in the Conference which will include technical presentations, technical panel discussions and an exhibition. This event will offer dam and water resources engineers as well as all contributing to the dam engineering industry important international, regional and local linkages, networking and the exchange of knowledge and experiences.

SANCOLD 2017 will be an ECSA Continuing Professional Development (CPD) accredited event and attendance for the three days will receive 3.0 credits (1 credit /day).

Please download the Abstract format 2017 V1 file here

Please download the First Announcement 2017 file here

 

 

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