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ResearcherRyan Van Herel

Link, room 203
Internal Phone: 95870


Research Interests

I am experienced in the application of electric power to industrial-scale processes, high-voltage and high-current switching phenomena, modelling of electromagnetic transients, high-voltage and high-power testing of transmission and distribution assets and equipment according to AS/NZS, IEC, and IEEE standards.
My specialisations include full-spectrum development of sophisticated process and instrumentation systems for determining electrical and thermal quantities, from control and operation of the supply systems for electrical heating loads, to the development of hardware and software for human and computer visualisation and analysis of data from those systems.

Recent Publications

  • Nursultanov N., Heffernan WJB., van Herel MJWMR. and Nijdam JJ. (2019) Computational calculation of temperature and electrical resistance to control Joule heating of green Pinus radiata logs. Applied Thermal Engineering 159 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2019.113855.
  • Heffernan WJB., Nursultanov N., van Herel R. and Smart T. (2018) Joule heating of logs for phytosanitary purposes and timber processing pre-treatment. Advanced Materials Letters 9(11): 767-775. http://dx.doi.org/10.5185/amlett.2018.2133.
  • van Herel R., Sinton R., Enright W. and Bodger P. (2012) Wire explosion by electromagnetic induction. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science 40(7): 1891-1897. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TPS.2012.2198245.
  • Sinton R., van Herel R., Enright W. and Bodger P. (2011) Generating extra long arcs using exploding wires. Journal of Applied Physics 110(9): 93303. http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3660386.
  • Sinton R., van Herel R., Enright W. and Bodger P. (2010) Investigating Long-Distance Exploding-Wire Restrike. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science 38(4): 1015-1018. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TPS.2010.2042080.