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    • The calibration of compound crump and sharp-crested gauging weirs in South Africa 

      Wessels, P. (Pieter) (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 1996-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The present network of now gauging stations in South Africa has grown from isolated observations on an ad extensive is to an extensive network of stations across the country. Standardised gauging ...

    • The calibration of material properties for use in discrete element models 

      Horn, Etienne (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: One of the main challenges in using the Discrete Element Method (DEM) is to specify the correct input parameter values. In general, the models are sensitive to the input parameter values and accurate ...

    • Calibration of UV-sensitive camera for corona detection 

      Du Toit, Nicolaas Serdyn (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2007-03)
      Electrical energy is continuously transported across the world by high voltage transmission lines. These transmission lines are however subject to losses beside the inherent resistive and dielectric losses. This additional ...

    • Call centre design, operation and optimisation : a structured and scientific based approach 

      Du Preez, Johan Joubert (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2008-03)
      Call centres form an increasingly important part of the modern day business environment and perform an important role in the strategic and operational aspects of organisations. Call centres have emerged and developed to ...

    • A CAN based distributed telemetry and telecommand network for a nanosatellite 

      Khumalo, Simphiwe (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2008-03)
      A communications protocol is designed for real time control and data handling for a Nanosatellite application. The communication protocol is based on the Controller Area Network (CAN) technology. The protocol handles ...

    • Capability profile of an additively manufacturing machine based on the selective laser melting process 

      Mantel, Jessica Kirsten (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2011-10)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Additive Manufacturing is a relatively young technology that involves the layer-by-layer addition of material in solid, liquid or powder form to create parts. It is ideally suited for producing complex parts ...

    • Capacitive seat sensors for multiple occupancy detection using a low-cost setup 

      Zeeman, Adriaan Siebrits; Booysen, Marthinus J.; Ruggeri, Giuseppe; Lagana, Bruno (IEEE -- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2013-02)
      The Minibus public transportation sector and road safety remains a significant challenge in Africa. We propose a low cost system to monitor the taxi industry and encourage safe driving. A low cost capacitive proximity ...

    • Capitalising on South Africa's innovation resource through entrepreneurship in the creative industries 

      Riley, Kim (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Capitalising on South Africa’s innovation resource through entrepreneurship in the creative industries. In light of the current global challenges as well as local needs and opportunities, there is ...

    • Carbon dioxide reaction in aqueous amine solutions 

      Machinga, Phineas (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: See item for full text

    • Carbon finance and reforestation : a survey of African cases 

      Lagrange, Chantal V. M. (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This thesis addresses the topic of carbon finance in the context of reforestation and avoided deforestation. The research is based on the Nhambita Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation ...

    • Cardiac MRI segmentation with conditional random fields 

      Dreijer, Janto Frederick (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This dissertation considers automatic segmentation of the left cardiac ventricle in short axis magnetic resonance images. The presence of papillary muscles near the endocardium border makes simple ...

    • A case study in project management 

      Boezaart, T. C. (Theodoor Christiaan) (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2003)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Project Management has already moved beyond the realms of an "orderwinning"- criteria to a "necessary-to-survive"-criteria. Increasingly people are drawn into project management without the correct ...

    • Catalytic distillation : design and application of a catalytic distillation column 

      Nieuwoudt, Josias Jakobus (Jako) (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2005-12)
      Catalytic Distillation (CD) is a hybrid technology that utilizes the dynamics of si- multaneous reaction and separation in a single process unit to achieve a more compact, economical, efficient and optimized process ...

    • CFD analysis of solid-liquid-gas interactions in flotation vessels 

      Karimi, Mohsen (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: A Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) model was developed for the prediction of flotation rate constants in a stirred flotation tank and validated against experimental data. The model incorporated local, ...

    • CFD investigation of flow in and around a natural draft cooling tower 

      Storm, Heinrich Claude (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Cooling tower inlet losses and effective flow diameter under no crosswind conditions and the pressure distribution around a circular cylinder subjected to a crosswind are modelled using CFD. The CFD ...

    • CFD investigation of the atmospheric boundary layer under different thermal stability conditions 

      Pieterse, Jacobus Erasmus (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: An accurate description of the atmospheric boundary layer (ABL) is a prerequisite for computational fluid dynamic (CFD) wind studies. This includes taking into account the thermal stability of the ...

    • CFD modelling of global mixing parameters in a Peirce-Smith converter with comparison to physical modelling 

      Chibwe, Deside K.; Akdogan, Guven; Aldrich, Chris; Eric, Rauf H. (Berkeley Electronic Press, 2011)
      The flow pattern and mixing in an industrial Peirce-Smith converter (PSC) has been experimentally and numerically studied using cold model simulations. The effects of air volumetric flow rate and presence of overlaying ...

    • CFD modelling of ogee spillway hydraulics and comparison with physical model tests 

      Kanyabujinja, Nshuti Placide (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2015-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Modern Computational Fluid Dynamics modelling (CFD) are becoming common design and analysis tools in the engineering field. Nowadays, project designs involve the use of CFD techniques along with physical ...

    • The CFD simulation of an axial flow fan 

      Le Roux, Frederick Nicolaas (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The purpose of this project is to investigate the method and accuracy of simulating axial ow fans with three-dimensional axisymmetric CFD models. Two models are evaluated and compared with experimental ...

    • Change-point detection in dynamical systems using auto-associative neural networks 

      Bulunga, Meshack Linda (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: In this research work, auto-associative neural networks have been used for changepoint detection. This is a nonlinear technique that employs the use of artificial neural networks as inspired among other ...