Dr. Danie de Kock


ANSYS® Expertise: ANSYS® Fluent, ANSYS® Icem, ANSYS® EKM, Gambit. Experience in supporting CAE Products: 20 years.

Responsibilities: General management, sales, support and consulting on ANSYS mechanical and fluids products. Certified ANSYS® support Engineer on ANSYS® fluids and mechanical products.


PhD (Mech) (Pretoria), September 2005, “Optimal Tundish Design Methodology in a Continuous Casting Process”, Promoter: Prof. K.J. Craig, External Examiners: Dr.R.I.L. Guthrie (McGill University, Montreal, Canada) and Dr. Y. Sahai (Ohio State University, Ohio, USA). MEng (Mech) (Pretoria) (with distinction), February 1999. Fields of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Mathematical Optimization. Title of dissertation: “Industrial Applications of Computational Flow Optimisation”. Courses taken during study include: Numerical Thermoflow, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, Numerical Methods and Mathematical Optimisation. BEng (Mech) (Pretoria), (cum laude), November 1996. Title of final year project: “Numerical Air Pollution Simulation”.


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    - Francesco Pietra, University of Pretoria

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