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  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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) ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Ackers, Mogamat Sadley (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The optimal design of a heat exchanger for a specified heat transfer, pressure drop and set of ambient conditions entails minimising space, weight, material usage and overall cost. However, the variables ...
  • Heyns, Johan Adam (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2008-12)
    This study evaluates the performance characteristics of a power plant incorporating a steam turbine and a direct air-cooled dry/wet condenser operating at different ambient temperatures. The proposed cooling system uses ...
  • Allen, Kenneth Guy (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Solar energy is by far the greatest energy resource available to generate power. One of the difficulties of using solar energy is that it is not available 24 hours per day - some form of storage is ...
  • De Vos, Ebenhaezer Roux (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2007-03)
    Mozambique is investing heavily in rehabilitating and upgrading the current roadway infrastructure. Investigation by the Mozambican roads authority found that some consulting engineers and contractors were not familiar ...
  • Booysen, Marthinus J.   Zeadally, Sherali   Van Rooyen, Gert-Jan (The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), 2012-04)
    The emergence of computationally rich vehicles and recent advances in wireless communication technologies are fueling vehicular network research in industry and academia. A key challenge to the successful deployment of ...
  • Krige, David Schabort (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Micro gas turbines used in the aerospace industry require high performance with a compact frontal area. These micro gas turbines are often considered unattractive and at times impractical due to their ...
  • Hedderwick, Richard Anthony (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2000-12)
    A solar chimney power plant consists of a central chimney that is surrounded by a transparent canopy located a few meters above ground level. The ground beneath this canopy or collector as it is known is heated by the ...
  • Reuter, Hanno Carl Rudolf (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: In the design of a modern natural draught wet-cooling tower (NDWCT), structural and performance characteristics must be considered. Air flow distortions and resistances must be minimised to achieve ...
  • Booysen, Marthinus J.   Van Rooyen, Gert-Jan (IEEE -- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2013-06)
    Efficient medium access in Vehicular Ad-hoc NETworks (VANETs) remains a significant challenge. Two types of Media Access Control (MAC) approaches have been proposed, namely contention-based and contention-free. We propose ...
  • Gudmundsson, Yngvi (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: A wet-cooling tower fill performance evaluation model developed by Reuter is derived in Cartesian coordinates for a rectangular cooling tower and compared to cross- and counterflow Merkel, e-NTU and Poppe ...