Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
- BEng (Mechanical), Stellenbosch University, 2001
- MEng (Mechanical), cum laude, University of Stellenbosch, 2004
- PhD (Mechanical Engineering), University of Cape Town, 2008
|Jul 2011 to present:||Stellenbosch University|
Senior Lecturer, Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
|Jul 2008 - June 2011:||Optimal Energy|
Publications, Presentations and Patents
BEKKER A, OMER H. Detection of wave slamming sites from ship deflections. R&D Journal 2016; 32:50-57.
BEKKER A, SWART DJ. The comparison and analysis of standard production electric vehicle drive-train noise. International Journal of Vehicle Noise and Vibration 2016; 12:260-276.
OMER H, BEKKER A. A study of wave slamming vibrations and analysis in the context of human factors on the S.A. Agulhas II during a voyage to the southern ocean. 50th UK Conference on Human responses to Vibration, South Hampton, United Kingdom, Institute of Sound and Vibration Research 2015: 249-260.
SOAL KI, BEKKER A, BIENERT J. Structural vibration analysis on the polar supply and research vessel the S.A. Agulhas II in Antarctica. 23rd International Conference on Port and Ocean under Arctic Conditions (POAC 2015), Trondheim, Norway, POAC 2015: 512-522.
SOAL KI, BEKKER A. Operational modal analysis on the polar supply and research vessel the S.A. Agulas II. In: Aenlle ML, Fernández PF, ET AL (eds.) 6th International Operational Modal Analysis Conference (6th IOMAC), Gijon, Spain, IOMAC 2015: 611-618.
BEKKER A. Influences of Electric Propulsion on Vehicle Vibro-acoustics. R&D Journal 2014; 30 : 47-54.
BEKKER A, SUOMINEN M, PELTOKORPI O, KULOVESI J, KUJALA P, KARHUNEN J. Full Scale Measurements on a Polar Supply and Research Vessel During Maneouver Tests in an Ice Field in the Baltic Sea. 33rd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE2014), Palace Hotel, San Francisco, California, USA, 2014: 1-10.
SWART DJ, BEKKER A, BIENERT J. The subjective evaluation of interior noise produced by electric vehicles. 9th South African Conference on Computational and Applied Mechanics 2014 (SACAM2014), Somerset West, South Africa, 2014: 1-8.
SUOMINEN M, KARHUNEN J, BEKKER A, KUJALA P, ELO M, VON BOCK UND POLACH R, ENLUND H, SAARINEN S. Full-scale measurements on board PSRV S.A. Agulhas II in the Baltic Sea. 22nd International Conference on Port and Ocean Engineering under Arctic Conditions (POAC '13), Espoo, Finland, 2013: 1-12.
Previous Journal Papers
1. (2006) Van der Westhuizen* A. and Van Niekerk J.L.,
Verification of seat effective amplitude transmissibility (SEAT) value
as a reliable metric to predict dynamic seat comfort, Journal of Sound
and Vibration, Volume 295, Issues 3-5, 22 August 2006, p.1060-1075.
2. (2011) Bekker A., Cloete T.J, Kok S. and Nurick G.N., Introducing
objective power law rate dependence into a viscoelastic material model
of bovine cortical bone, International Journal of Impact Engineering,
Submitted on 20 July 2011 Manuscript number IE-D-11-00200.
1. (2009) T.J. Cloete, A. Van der Westhuizen*, S. Kok and G.N.
Nurick. A tapered striker technique pulse shaping technique for uniform
strain rate dynamic compression of bovine bone. Research paper and
presentation delivered by T.J. Cloete at the 9th International
Conference on Mechanical and Physical Behaviour of Materials under
Dynamic Loading (DYMAT), Brussels, Belgium, 2009.
2. (2007) Van der Westhuizen*, T.J. Cloete, S. Kok and G.N. Nurick.
Strain rate dependent mechanical properties of bovine bone in axial
compression. International Research Council on the Biomechanics of
Impact (IRCOBI), Research paper and presentation delivered at the
Conference on the Biomechanics of Impact, 2007, Maastricht, the
3. (2004) Van der Westhuizen* A. and Van Niekerk J.L., Verification
of seat effective amplitude transmissibility (SEAT) value as a reliable
metric to predict dynamic seat comfort. Presentation at the 39th United
Kingdom Group Meeting on Human Responses to Vibration, held at Ludlow,
Shropshire, UK, 2004.