• Pallet routing strategies for a reconfigurable conveyor. 

      Havenga, Pieter-Jan (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2017-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: A reconfigurable manufacturing system is characterized by high customizability and a high throughput rate. The research presented in this thesis considers a reconfigurable approach to the path planning ...
    • PANDAS: Paediatric Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity/Disorder Application Software. 

      Mwamba, H. M. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2018-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common neuropsychiatric disorder that impairs social, academic, and occupational functioning in children, adolescents and adults. It is estimated that ...
    • Paper industry process wastewater reclamation and potential clarification from paper sludge through integrated bio-energy production 

      Donkor, Kwame Ohene (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2019-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The paper and pulp industry is one of the major consumers of fresh water and as such produces large quantities of contaminated process water. However, with the recent drought crisis in South Africa, there ...
    • Parallel algorithms for electromagnetic moment method formulations 

      Davidson, David Bruce (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 1991-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This dissertation investigates the moment method solution of electromagnetic radiation and scattering problems using parallel computers. In particular, electromagnetically large problems with arbitrary ...
    • Parallel paradigms in optimal structural design 

      Van Huyssteen, Salomon Stephanus (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2011-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Modern-day processors are not getting any faster. Due to the power consumption limit of frequency scaling, parallel processing is increasingly being used to decrease computation time. In this thesis, ...
    • Parameter extraction of superconducting integrated circuits 

      Lotter, Pierre (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2006-12)
      Integrated circuits are expensive to manufacture and it is important to verify the correct operation of a circuit before fabrication. Efficient, though accurate, parameter extraction of post-layout designs are required ...
    • Parametric modeling of radiation patterns and scattering parameters of antennas 

      Mutonkole, Ngoy; Samuel, Elizabeth Rita; De Villiers, Dirk I. L.; Dhaene, Tom (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2016)
      This paper describes a data-driven method to model the radiation patterns (over a large angular region) and scattering parameters of antennas as a function of the geometry of the antenna. The radiation pattern model consists ...
    • A parametric monophone speech synthesis system 

      Klompje, Gideon (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2006-12)
      Speech is the primary and most natural means of communication between human beings. With the rapid spread of technology across the globe and the increased number of personal and public applications for digital equipment ...
    • Parking lot typical stormwater runoff constituents and stormwater 

      Rauch, Ingrid (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2019-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The purpose of this research is to establish whether stormwater runoff constituents can be linked to a specific land use. Comparing local runoff constituents gathered throughout the study with international ...
    • Particle deflection and plate-out dynamics in a helium stream 

      Steyn, Hermanus Johannes (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: In the primary circuit components of high temperature reactors, various unwanted particles have been found. These particles include, for example, graphite and silver- 110 (110mAg). The silver-110 (110mAg) ...
    • Particle swarm optimisation: an algorithm using support vector classification based constraint approximations. 

      Malan, Maria Magdalena (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2019-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Particle swarm optimisation (PSO) is by its nature an unconstrained global optimisation method, which must be, and has been, adapted in order to be capable of solving constrained optimisation problems. ...
    • A passive night-sky radiation system 

      Joubert, Gideon Daniel (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: A passive night-sky radiation cooling system consists of a radiation panel and a cold water storage tank. The stored cold water may be used to cool a room during the day time, particularly in summer. ...
    • A passive suspension system for a hydrofoil supported catamaran 

      Kopke, Markus (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2008-03)
      This study investigates practical passive methods to improve the seakeeping of a Hydrofoil Supported Catamaran (Hysucat). The Hysucat is a hybrid vessel combining hydrofoil efficiency with the stability of catamarans. The ...
    • Path planning for an unmanned terrestrial vehicle in an obstacle ridden environment 

      Ferreira, Thomas Ignatius (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-03)
      This thesis relates to the successful development of an unmanned terrestrial vehicle (UTV) capable of operating in an obstacle ridden environment. The primary focus of the project is on the specific path planning algorithms. ...
    • PAVDAM - probabilistic and volumetric design of asphalt mixtures 

      Smit, Andre de Fortier (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2002-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The dissertation presents a design procedure for HMA mixes based on probabilistic and volumetric approaches, hereafter referred to as PAVDAM. Central to PAVDAM is the use of an analytical model for ...
    • Paving the way for the use of prediction modelling in a health care environment 

      Van Zyl, Ilse (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2011-10)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The high cost of hospitalisation is a challenge for many health insurance companies, governments and individuals alike. In 2006, studies concluded that well over $30 billion was spent on unnecessary h ...
    • Paving the way for the use of prediction modelling in a hospital environment 

      Van Zyl, I.; Van Dyk, L.; Lane-Visser, T. E. (Operations Research Society of South Africa (ORSSA), 2011-09)
      ENGLISH ABRACT: The high cost of hospitalisation is a challenge for many health insurance companies, governments and individuals alike. In 2006, studies concluded that well over $30 billion was spent on unnecessary ...
    • Pellet-size estimation of a ferrochrome pelletizer circuit using Computer Vision techniques 

      Rabie, Johannes Kasselman (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2018-03)
      ENGLISH SUMMARY: Agglomerate pellet size plays an integral part in the safe and stable operation of a submerged arc furnace (SAF), and the efficiencies and yields achieved within the ferrochrome refining processes. For ...
    • Perceptions of professional practitioners and property developers relating to the costs of green buildings in South Africa 

      Coetzee, D. A.; Brent, A. C. (South African Institution of Civil Engineering, 2015-12)
      Sustainable design practices are a key component in ensuring that the building and civil infrastructure industry does not damage our natural environment. Green buildings – and allied initiatives in other sectors of the ...
    • Performance -- Management -- Employees 

      Stelzner, Samuel Georg Eric; Schutte, Corne S. L. (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2016)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This paper produces a preliminary version of a strategic framework for managing employee flourishing. ‘Flourishing’, a term from positive psychology, describes the experience of ‘the good life’. Providing ...