• Protrusions on Stepped Spillways to Improve Energy Dissipation 

      Wright, Henry-John (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2006-12)
      Stepped spillways constructed of roller compacted concrete (RCC) is a hydraulic and cost effective measure to dissipate energy of large water flows over the spillway of a dam. Stepped spillways, like other spillway types, ...
    • Prove your hypothesis 

      Wynchank, Sinclair; Van Dyk, Liezl; Fortuin, Jill (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2011-09)
      The Southern African Telemedicine conference has extended its reach in 2011 and now includes eHealth and other relevant areas such as e-Learning, mHealth and innovation. Our partner, ISFTeH, is also hosting its 16th ...
    • Providing decision support to FMCG market players in developing economies 

      Kriel, Janti (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2016)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Resulting from a drop in commodity prices, foreign investment has largely been diverted to the consumer goods and services market in Africa. The aggressive expansion of ill-prepared companies into ...
    • The psychoacoustics of electric vehicle signature sound 

      Swart, Daniel Johannes (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2018-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The automotive industry is currently exploring the global sound sphere to identify a pleasant, safe and unique electric vehicle signature sound. Drive-train acoustics contribute to the performance benchmark ...
    • Public transport sector driver behaviour : measuring recklessness using speed and acceleration 

      Zeeman, Adriaan Siebrits; Booysen, Marthinus J. (Southern African Transport Conference, 2014-07)
      The informal transport industry in Sub-Saharan Africa is notoriously dangerous, leading to many fatalities annually. This paper presents an innovative way of monitoring driver behaviour, in real-time, by taking into account ...
    • Pulse power device characterization for amplifier design 

      Fourie, Paul (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2004-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Bi-polar Si transistors optimized for pulse conditions is still the most popular choice as amplification element in the final stages of solid-state radar amplifiers in L and S band. With the radar market ...
    • Purification of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens lipopeptides for postharvest disease control 

      Mazibuko, Sebenzile (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2018-03)
      ENGLISH SUMMARY: Africa is the largest exporter of fresh fruit (by volume) in the southern hemisphere and as such, the quality of fruit must be maintained throughout the global supply chain. Several fungal pathogens ...
    • PWM converter for a highly non-linear plasma load 

      Van der Merwe, Wim (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2005-12)
      This thesis discuss an investigation into the applicability of modern high frequency power conversion technology in the plasma mineral processing industry. The physics governing the plasma in a processing environment are ...
    • Pyrolysis of Eucalyptus grandis 

      Joubert, Jan-Erns (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: In recent times, governments around the world have placed increasing focus on cleaner technologies and sustainable methods of power generation in an attempt to move away from fossil fuel derived power, ...
    • Pyrolysis of sugarcane bagasse 

      Hugo, Thomas Johannes (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The world’s depleting fossil fuels and increasing greenhouse gas emissions have given rise to much research into renewable and cleaner energy. Biomass is unique in providing the only renewable source ...
    • Pyrolysis of waste plastics into chemicals as an alternative to landfilling or incineration 

      Chomba, Evans Mwila (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2018-03)
      ENGLISH SUMMARY: World population growth has brought about high production and consumption trends on the petroleum resources. One aspect contributing to this trend is plastic manufacture accounting for considerable petroleum ...
    • Pyrolysis of waste polypropylene plastics for energy recovery: Investigation of operating parameters and process development at pilot scale 

      Parku, George Kofi (2019-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Polypropylene (PP) has been identified as the second most abundant plastic waste in landfills globally and the fastest growing plastic waste in South Africa. The increasing numbers have been attributed ...
    • Pyrolysis process optimisation to maximise limonene production from waste tyres 

      Mkhize, Ntandoyenkosi Malusi (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2018-03)
      ENGLISH SUMMARY: Globally, increasing waste tyre generation is a major economic and environmental challenge. Economic challenges include depleting natural resources and rising crude oil prices from which synthetic rubbers ...
    • Pyrometallurgical recovery of cobalt from waste reverbaratory furnace slag by DC plasma-ARC furnace technology 

      Banda, Wezi (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2001-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Slag cleaning has become a common practice at many smelters in the nonferrous industry to maximize recovery of valuable metals. However, during the carbothermic reduction of nonferrous slag to recover ...
    • A Python implementation of graphical models 

      Gouws, Almero (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: In this thesis we present GrMPy, a library of classes and functions implemented in Python, designed for implementing graphical models. GrMPy supports both undirected and directed models, exact and ...
    • A qualitative model of evolutionary algorithms 

      Fagan, Francois (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Evolutionary Algorithms (EAs) are stochastic techniques, based on the idea of biological evolution, for finding near-optimal solutions to optimisation problems. Due to their generality and computational ...
    • Quality assurance in the aerospace industry : implementation of AS 9100 Quality Management Standard at an SME 

      Leonard, Corli (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2011-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: South Africa has potential to grow extensively as a country supplying components to the global aerospace industry supply chains, as well as directly to OEMs like Airbus, Boeing and Cessna which are first ...
    • Quality of project documentation as a major risk source in infrastructure projects in South Africa 

      Malinda, Moses Joseph Kelvin (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2017-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: It is a common occurrence for infrastructure projects to exceed the planned project cost and time and clients very often provide a contingency amount to counter the effects of such eventualities. The ...
    • Quantification and evaluation of customer travelling experience using quality management tools 

      Skuce, Emile (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2011-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: "There are approximately 3,9 million public transport commuters. The 2,5 million taxi commuters account for over 63 percent of public transport work trips, bus services account for another 22 percent ...
    • Quantification of CD4+ cell count via a nanofibre-based biosensor 

      Lloyd, Alexander M. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2019-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Antigen-substrate binding has been found to cause a change in the resistance of conductive nanofibre substrates. This thesis endeavoured to exploit this phenomenon to produce sensors capable of quantifying ...