Gas turbine Technology

Cape Aerospace Technologies (CAT) makes use of the latest software packages to design and optimize its engines.

CAT aspires to not only build high precision propulsion systems, but to also enrich and develop capabilities in this industry. A key component in the Company is to establish and enable knowledge transfer between engineer, artisan and student.

Since 2009, a number of students have done research on micro gas turbines at the University of Stellenbosch gaining knowledge and insight into turbomachinery. The turbines and turbine related equipment used by the students are supplied by CAT. CAT is also responsible for gas turbine testing at the University of Stellenbosch.

The interest in micro gas turbines has grown considerably at the University of Stellenbosch. Research and development on gas turbine components have started in 2009 at the University of Stellenbosch and are continuing to grow in scope and knowledge.