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    • Scheduling algorithms for routine maintenance of roads in maintenance wards of a gravel road network 

      Burger, A. F. (Adriaan Francois) (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2005-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The study reported in this thesis focuses on the development of algorithms that can be used to schedule routine maintenance work in maintenance wards of a gravel road network, This was undertaken as ...

    • Scheduling evenly spaced routes in networks 

      Groves, G.W. (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2011-08-10)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Please refer to full text for abstract.

    • Scheduling program based on the theory of constraints 

      Malherbe, Johannes Louw (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2003-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The goal of this thesis is to provide a stepping-stone for the design and development of a software package that implements the Goal System Algorithm, based on the Theory of Constraints (TOC). This ...

    • Scheduling sequence-dependent colour printing jobs 

      Schuurman, J.; Van Vuuren, J. H. (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2016)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: A scheduling problem in the colour printing industry is considered in this paper. The problem is to find an optimal assignment of print jobs to each of a set of colour printers, as well as an optimal ...

    • Scheduling strategies to improve quality of service for heterogeneous data over resource constrained wireless mesh networks 

      Sheikh, Sajid Mubashir (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2017-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Cost and bandwidth plays a major role in many telemetry and Internet of Things (IoT) application network implementations. Wireless Mesh Networks (WMNs) based on singleradio single-channel (SRSC) networks ...

    • A SCM approach to project management in the South African construction industry 

      Brown, Stephen John (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2015-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The two factors that motivated this research were, the failure of construction projects to adhere to budget and schedule and the lack of insight into the management of complex construction projects in ...

    • Scoping exercise to determine load profile archetype reference shapes for solar co-generation models in isolated off-grid rural African villages 

      Prinsloo, Gerro Johannes; Dobson, Robert; Brent, Alan (Energy Research Centre, 2016-08)
      For many off-grid rural communities, renewable energy resources may be the only viable option for household and village energy supply and electrification. This is especially true for many rural regions in Southern Africa, ...

    • Scour of the screed layer underneath a vertical seawall with a rubble mound foundation 

      Malan, Christiaan Tomas (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2016-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Scour is here defined as the removal of granular bed material by hydrodynamic forces in the vicinity of coastal structures. It is believed to be one of the most common causes of seawall failure. This ...

    • Scour of unlined dam spillways 

      Sawadogo, Ousmane (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The scour process of unlined spillways is an important research topic of value in engineering practice. In South Africa numerous unlined spillway dams have experienced severe erosion. This led, in ...

    • Screening for abnormal heart sounds and murmurs by implementing neural networks 

      Visagie, Claude (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2007-03)
      This thesis is concerned with the testing of an “auscultation jacket” as a means of recording heart sounds and electrocardiography (ECG) data from patients. A classification system based on Neural Networks, that is able ...

    • Seakeeping control of HYSUCATs 

      Milandri, Giovanni Sergio (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2006-03)
      This thesis investigates practical methods of modelling and control of the vertical motions of a hydrofoil assisted catamaran, the HYSUCAT. The aim of the control application is to reduce the motions, and consequently ...

    • A second generation SUNSAT RAMDISK 

      Rust, A. N. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2000-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The SUNSAT RAMDISK was studied, and tests performed to assess its flight readiness. Errors were detected, and modifications had to be made to ensure proper operation. SUNSAT was subsequently launched, ...

    • Second order analyses methods for stirling engine design 

      Snyman, H. (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2007-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT:In the midst of the current non-renewable energy crises specifically with regard to fossil fuel, various research institutions across the world have turned their focus to renewable and sustainable ...

    • The secondary impact of variation orders : a qualitative analysis 

      Neff, Melany Mavis (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Variations made to the original scope of works are part of construction projects. Varying the scope of works has a cost and time impact, also referred to as the direct impact of V.Os. The direct impact ...

    • Sediment transport dynamics in dam-break modelling 

      Msadala, Vincent P. C. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2016-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The prediction of breach characteristics during earth embankment dam-break modelling due to overtopping is dependent on the accurate modelling of the intrinsic breaching processes such as flow hydraulics, ...

    • Sediment transport dynamics in South African estuaries 

      Beck, Julia S. (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2005-12)
      Estuaries are complex water bodies and differ considerably from fluvial river systems. In estuaries the flow reverses regularly due to the tidal currents and flow depths depend primarily on the tides and not the flow. ...

    • Sediment transport regime in the area of the East London harbour entrance 

      Theron, Andre K. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2004-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: East London is situated on the south-eastern, Indian Ocean, coast o f South Africa. The sediment transport regime at East London is quite unlike the regimes at other ports in South Africa. A major ocean ...

    • Sediment yield prediction based on analytical methods and mathematical modelling 

      Msadala, V. P. (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: A study of the state of reservoir sedimentation in South Africa based on reservoir sediment deposit data, has shown that a considerable number of reservoirs have serious sedimentation problems. The ...

    • The seismic analysis of a typical South African unreinforced masonry structure 

      Van Der Kolf, Thomas (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: South Africa has some regions which are susceptible to moderate seismic activity. A peak ground acceleration of between 0.1g and 0.15g can be expected in the southern parts of the Western Cape. Unreinforced ...

    • Seismic evaluation of the north bound N1-R300 bridge interchange 

      Solms, Michael Nicolas (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2015-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The N1 / R300 or Stellenberg interchange was designed in 1982 and construction was completed in early 1986. The bridge was designed according to the Code of procedure for the Design of Provincial Bridges ...