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RMIT University

http://www.rmit.edu.au/departments/rd/
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RMIT University aims to undertake outcome-related research and development in its areas of demonstrated research excellence, and to support innovation to underpin future economic and social development in the communities in which it operates.

The University's approach to this strategy is to build depth and breadth of disciplinary competence in a number of targeted areas. It also seeks

  • to promote a strong practical research culture using project teams to connect disciplinary strengths, and research activity linked to teaching and learning for staff and students;
  • to focus on applied research to contribute to national and international innovation;
  • to align research activities to address issues identified by industry, community partners and other client groups;
  • to provide and to support the commercialisation of potential innovations.
Electrical engineering energy research interests cover a broad area and include all aspects of power system analysis protection and control; renewable energy sources, co-generation and energy management; condition monitoring and dielectric diagnosis of electrical equipment and electromagnetic environment, interference and compatibility.

The Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy Group conducts research in the area of renewable energy and energy which is currently wasted as low grade heat. The CARE Group is committed to the creation and development of energy technology which is environmentally sustainable and cost-effective and is involved in a number of research projects of which some examples are listed below.<

 

Faculty of Engineering
Department of Aerospace Engineering
http://www.aero.rmit.edu.au/
[ Australian Science at Work Entry ]

Development of zero head propulsive systems
Chief Researchers: Bayandor Dr J, Abanteriba Assoc Prof S
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: RENEWABLE ENERGY
Research Field Classification:
291199 Environmental Engineering nec

 

Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
http://www.mm.rmit.edu.au/research/research.htm
[ Australian Science at Work Entry ]

Heat pipe heat exchanger
Chief Researcher: Wu X P
Supervisor: Akbarazadeh Prof A
Current Status: Completed
Descriptors: ENERGY MANAGEMENT; RENEWABLE ENERGY
Research Field Classification:
291199 Environmental Engineering nec


Conservation of water from open storages
Chief Researcher: Burston I
Supervisor: Akbarzadeh Prof A
Sponsors: Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation; Sainty and Associates
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: SALINITY
Research Field Classification:
290802 Water and Sanitary Engineering


Heat pipe turbine
Chief Researcher: Oanca I
Supervisor: Akbarzadeh Prof A
Current Status: Completed
Descriptors: ENERGY MANAGEMENT; RENEWABLE ENERGY
Research Field Classification:
299999 Engineering and Technology nec

 

School of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering
http://www.ee.rmit.edu.au/course/pgradbro.htm
[ Australian Science at Work Entry ]

Electrolyte development for high power density solid oxide fuel cells
Chief Researcher: Sood Prof D
Sponsor: Ceramic Fuel Cells Ltd
Duration: 2000-2003
Descriptors: FUEL CELLS; MATERIALS DEVELOPMENT; SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Research Field Classification: 300903 Sustainable Development


Development of a novel protection system for distribution lines
Chief Researcher: Al-Dabbagh Dr M
Duration: 2000 - 2001
Descriptor: DISTRIBUTION
Research Field Classification:
290502 Industrial Engineering


Accurate fault location estimation on power transmission lines
Chief Researcher: Al-Dabbagh Dr M
Duration: 2000 - 2001
Descriptor: TRANSMISSION
Research Field Classification:
290502 Industrial Engineering


Design of high voltage resin rich insulation for large electrical machines
Chief Researcher: Al-Dabbagh Dr M
Duration: 2000 - 2001
Descriptor: INSULATION
Research Field Classification:
290502 Industrial Engineering


Power quality and minimisation of losses in energy system
Chief Researcher: Al-Dabbagh Dr M
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: QUALITY
Research Field Classification:
290502 Industrial Engineering


Energy management of solar cars
Chief Researcher: Al-Dabbagh Dr M
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: SOLAR
Research Field Classification:
291199 Environmental Engineering nec


Automated assembly of industrial transformer cores utilising dual co-operating mobile robots bearing a common electromagnetic gripper
Chief Researcher: Postman B
Supervisor: Vinay Dr T
Sponsor: AECM - Holden Scholarship
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: ROBOTICS
Research Field Classification:
290502 Industrial Engineering


Modelling of a passenger vehicle power steering system
Chief Researcher: Besanko D
Supervisor: Kangsanant Dr T
Sponsor: AECM - Holden Scholarship
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
Research Field Classification:
290502 Industrial Engineering

 


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