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    • Machine learning approach to radio frequency interference(RFI) classification in Radio Astronomy 

      Wolfaardt, Cornelis Johannes (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2016-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Radio frequency interference (RFI) presents a large problem for radio telescopes. Interference prevents observations from being made, or extends the duration required for observations. This thesis ...

    • Machine-to-machine (M2M) communications in vehicular networks 

      Booysen, Marthinus J.; Gilmore, J. S.; Zeadally, Sherali; Van Rooyen, Gert-Jan (Korea Society of Internet Information (KSII), 2012-02)
      To address the need for autonomous control of remote and distributed mobile systems, Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications are rapidly gaining attention from both academia and industry. M2M communications have recently ...

    • Machining of powder metal titanium 

      Sobiyi, Kehinde Kolawole (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2011-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study is to investigate the machinability of commercially pure (CP) titanium, manufactured using the press-and-sinter PM process. To this end, CP titanium powder (-200 mesh) was ...

    • Magnetic field visualization for superconducting circuits 

      Van Staden, Ruben (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2016-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Ambient magnetic fields, trapped flux and fields generated by bias and ground return currents affect superconducting electronic circuits negatively. Analysis of current distribution in bias lines and in ...

    • Maintenance engineering standards to fulfil the legal duty of road authorities towards safe roads 

      Roodt, Louis de Villiers (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2016-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The road network is a mode of communication that is important for the movement of people and the distribution of goods. Ownership of roads is vested in public entities. The provision of roads follows need, ...

    • Management by measurement: a performance management approach for assessing ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems) projects in South Africa 

      Struwig, Claudia B. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2016-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Over the past decade, the South African transport environment has actively started to adapt a technology-driven setting. Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) applications such as Advanced Traffic Management ...

    • The management of constructability knowledge in the building industry through lessons learnt programme 

      Kuo, Vincent; Wium, Jan (South African Institution of Civil Engineering, 2014-04)
      In the 1980s the term "constructability" evolved in the USA. The proponents of this concept believe that constructability, which embraces both design and management functions, is comprehensive in facilitating construction ...

    • Managerial support for an optometry practice : a business analytics study 

      Kotze, Melandi (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2011-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The South African optometry industry has limited literature available regarding the ideal management of optometry practices. This makes it difficult for optometry practices to evaluate their performance ...

    • The manufacture and evaluation of ceramic membranes 

      Ven, Nelke C. Van de (Nelke Cornelia) (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2001-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Inorganic membranes offer numerous advantages, such as stability at high temperatures and a long lifetime. Two Russian professors invented and patented a method for manufacturing a tubular ceramic ...

    • Manufacturing intelligence : a dissemination of intelligent manufacturing principles with specific application 

      Schlechter, E. J. (Emile Johan) (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2002-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Artificial intelligence has provided several techniques with applications in manufacturing. Knowledge based systems, neural networks, case based reasoning, genetic algorithms and fuzzy logic have been ...

    • Manufacturing processes for engineered cement-based composite material products 

      De Koker, Don; Van Zijl, G. P. A. G. (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2004-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The effort to modify the brittle behaviour of plain cement materials such as cement pastes, mortars and concretes has resulted in the modern concepts of fibre reinforcement and matrixfibre interface ...

    • Marine renewable energy resource 

      Bryden, Ian (Stellenbosch: Stellenbosch University, 2008)
      The invitation for a presentation pertaining to the marine renewable energy resource

    • Markerless augmented reality on ubiquitous mobile devices with integrated sensors 

      Van Wyk, Carel (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2011-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The computational power of mobile smart-phone devices are ever increasing and high-end phones become more popular amongst consumers every day. The technical speci cations of a high-end smart-phone today ...

    • A mass memory system for satellites using field programmable gate arrays and synchronous DRAM 

      Vosloo, Jacobus Jurie (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2006-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Technological advances have increased storage requirements on board satellites tremendously in recent years. Storage normally used on satellites is expensive and often complex and rigid hardware systems ...

    • Mass transfer in structured packing 

      Erasmus, Andre Brink (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2004-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Structured packing is a popular column internal for both distillation and absorption unit operations. This is due to the excellent mass transfer characteristics and low pressure drop that it offers ...

    • A mass transfer model for structured packing 

      Kawesha, David Mukuma (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2002-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The distillation process is the most widely used separating process in the chemical process industry. The optimal design of the distillation units can lead to reduced capital costs and improved energy ...

    • Material and energy flow analysis of the Malawian tea industry 

      Taulo, J. L.; Sebitosi, A. B. (Elsevier, 2016)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This paper briefly reviews the material and energy flows of the Malawian tea industry, in order to identify opportunities and reduce its environmental impacts. The review also details the concept and ...

    • Material characterisation and response modelling of recycled concrete and masonry in pavements 

      Barisanga, Fabrice (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The global quest for sustainability has intensified the requirement for waste recycling in a number of countries. Waste recycle includes Construction and Demolition Waste (CDW), which emanates from the ...

    • Material models for rail pads 

      Heunis, Johannes Jacobus (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2011-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The vibrations and noise “pollution” that rail vehicles produce have become of particular concern in recent years. More pressure is being placed on operators of trains and trams (especially those operating ...

    • Mathematical and numerical analysis of electrospraying electrodynamics 

      Pieterse, Cornelius Louwrens (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The electrodynamics of arbitrary, point-to-plane electrospraying geometries, were investigated in this research both analytically and numerically. Electrospraying is the process during which particles ...