Dominic Davis

Mr Dominic Davis

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

Postgraduate Student

School of Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences


My PhD research investigates vortex-based solar particle receivers for the solar sensible heating of particles or for solar thermochemistry applications.

As part of my research I have:

  • Investigated the technical feasibility of the solar calcination of alumina in a laboratory-scale solar vortex receiver.
  • Systematically assessed thermal performance of vortex-based solar particle receivers for sensible heating of particles with a numerical heat transfer model I have developed.
  • Developed a method of directly measuring particle residence time distributions in a laboratory-scale cold-flow solar vortex receiver.
  • Systematically assessed the influence of key operational parameters on particle residence time distributions within a vortex-based solar particle receiver.

German tutor with the Wirltu Yarlu Academic Mentoring Program

  • Position: Postgraduate Student
  • Phone: 83136940
  • Email: dominic.davis@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Engineering South, floor 3
  • Room: 3 24b
  • Org Unit: School of Mechanical Engineering

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