Asset Management at the University of Pretoria

The Centre for Asset Integrity Management (C-AIM) at the University of Pretoria is unique in that it integrates its analysis and testing capability in assessing the structural integrity and performance of physical assets, with sound scientific research to inform asset management decisions within the context of asset life cycles. The centre is well-established with an excellent computational and experimental infrastructure, with specialist laboratories which have been in development since the mid 1980s and a strong research program focused on vibration monitoring of rotating machinery under fluctuating load and speed conditions since 1999.

Key strengths include:

  • Quality academic education: more than 80 final year and 50 postgraduate students.
  • Twenty high-calibre academic, research and technical staff members.
  • A unique multi-disciplinary postgraduate programme in physical asset management.
  • Long term industry partnerships
  • World-class research and testing laboratories

Interests include:

  • Engineering approach to asset management
  • Life cycle analysis
  • Reliability centred maintenance
  • Optimised management of strategic spares
  • Preventative maintenance analysis
  • Condition-based maintenance analysis
  • Vibration analysis

Academics: Specialisation Centre & Partnering University of Technology


Professor Stephan Heyns
Coordinator, Professor
University of Pretoria

Asset Integrity Management, Machine and Structural Health Monitoring

Associate Johann Wannenburg
EPPEI Chair (UP), Associate Professor
University of Pretoria

Life Cycle Management, Condition Monitoring, Maintenance Engineering

Dr Dawood Desai
Acting Section Head Mechanical
Tshwane University of Technology

Structural Dynamics (vibration), Fatigue Vibro-acoustics, Finite Element Analysis, Infrared Thermography

Contact Details

Phone: 012 420 2096
Physical Address: Cnr Lynnwood and Roper Str, University of Pretoria, Engineering 1 Building Hillcrest, 0028