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Prof Roland W Lewis - Honorary Degree, Swansea University
The Council and Senate of Swansea University has invited Prof Roland W. Lewis to accept an Honorary Degree (DEng) from the University.
Prof. Jan Nordström now formally forms part of the InCFD Research Group
Prof. Nordström appointed Honorary Professor in Computational Mathematics at UCT
Major International Award for InCFD
InCFD have won the award for Best Innovations in Flight Physics at Airbus for 2017/18. This is due the unprecedented accuracy of Elemental allowing for a new level of understanding of fuel sloshing effects on the aircraft structure.
Water Rocket World Record
Water-propelled rocket designed and built by the InCFD Research Group breaks world record.
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Tuesday, 22 September 2020
The University of Pierre and Marie Curie (UPMC) and UCT independently award Ph.D. Degree to Leon Malan

Leon Malan, from Mechanical Engineering, is awarded a Ph.D. independently from both UPMC (Paris VI Sorbonne) and UCT.

Publication Date:
Wed, 31 Jan 2018 - 12:45
InCFD's Donovan Changfoot receives SASOL Award for the best Masters dissertation

Donovan Changfoot's masters dissertation "Towards a hybrid CFD platform for investigating aircraft trailing vortex interactions" receives SASOL award.

Publication Date:
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 - 09:30
Kobus van Rooyen is Awarded his Ph.D.

Many congratulations to Kobus van Rooyen, the first InCFD Ph.D. graduate.

Publication Date:
Mon, 17 Jul 2017 - 15:30
The AeroGust project now featuring at the Paris Airshow

Watch the Aerogust video to find out more about the real-world impact the research will have on the aviation industry and future of aircraft and wind turbine design.

Publication Date:
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 - 11:00


InCFD is a research group based with-in the department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Cape Town (UCT). The prime objective is to develop state-of-the-art computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling technology and expertise for the express support of industry. This is done via the uncompromising pursuit of innovation through fundamental research which carries the hall mark of excellence. InCFD is home to the South African Research (SARChI) Chair in Industrial CFD.