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    • An adaptive transportation prediction model for the informal public transport sector in Africa 

      Ndibatya, I.; Booysen, Marthinus J.; Quinn, J. (IEEE, 2014-10)
      The informal public transport sector in Sub-Saharan Africa is responsible for transporting the overwhelming majority of the workforce. Often, passengers have to wait for hours for taxis to coincidentally pass by to pick ...

    • Agent based job scheduling for a vehicle engine reconditioning machine shop 

      Nyanga, L.; Van Der Merwe, A. F.; Burawa, M.; Matope, S.; Dewa, M. T. (Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch University, 2016)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Job scheduling at a machine shop is a multi-decision criteria problem whose skills are acquired after some years of experience. For Small, Medium to Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) with limited machinery the ...

    • Alignment of a functional innovation strategy 

      Katz, B. R.; Du Preez, N. D.; Schutte, Corne S.L. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, Department of Industrial Engineering, 2011-09)
      For a strategy to be successful it first needs to be the correct strategy then it needs to be aligned with the business values, structures, capabilities and other strategies and finally it needs to be executed [1]. This ...

    • Analytical prediction of rotor eddy current loss due to stator slotting in PM machines 

      Wills, Dominic A.; Kamper, Maarten J. (IEEE Xplore, 2001-08)
      Certain types of PM electric machines are particularly susceptible to the proliferation of eddy currents flowing within the solid conducting regions in the rotor. These eddy currents can be induced by current ...

    • Auditory intelligent speed adaptation for long–distance informal public transport in South Africa 

      Ebot Eno Akpa, N. A.; Booysen, Marthinus J.; Sinclair, M. (IEEE, 2016-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Informal transport refers to the collective passenger road transport industry with little or no regulatory control of its operations, usually characterised by unplanned and ad-hoc service delivery. The ...

    • Automated landing of an intelligent unmanned aerial vehicle in crosswind conditions using total energy control 

      Le Roux, C. T.; Engelbrecht, J. A. A. (2014-12-10)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This paper presents the development, implementation and verification of a flight control system for the automated landing of an intelligent unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in crosswind conditions. There ...

    • Business models for sustained eHealth implementation : lessons from two continents 

      Van Dyk, Liezl; Wentzel, M. Jobke; Van Limburg, A.H. Maarten; Van Gemert-Pijnen, Lisette; Schutte, Corne S. L. (Computers & Industrial Engineering Conference Proceedings, 2012-07)
      There is general consensus that Computers and Information Technology have the potential to enhance health systems applications, and many good examples of such applications exist all over the world. Unfortunately, with ...

    • Capacitive seat sensors for multiple occupancy detection using a low-cost setup 

      Zeeman, Adriaan Siebrits; Booysen, Marthinus J.; Ruggeri, Giuseppe; Lagana, Bruno (IEEE -- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2013-02)
      The Minibus public transportation sector and road safety remains a significant challenge in Africa. We propose a low cost system to monitor the taxi industry and encourage safe driving. A low cost capacitive proximity ...

    • Characteristics of single layer selective laser melted tool grade cemented tungsten carbide 

      Van Staden, A. C.; Hagedorn-Hansen, D.; Oosthuizen, G. A.; Sacks, N. (Stellenbosch University. Faculty of Engineering. Dept. of Industrial Engineering., 2016)
      Cemented carbide tools, specifically tungsten carbide based alloys, have found a wide range of application fields including manufacturing, agriculture, and mining, among others. A need for customised tooling solutions using ...

    • Comparison of return on investment for an entry level micromilling machine versus benchmark state of the art machines 

      Dirkse van Schalkwyk, T. G. (South African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2013-07)
      Entry level micromilling machines have a substantially reduced capital cost, and lower operating costs associated with them, compared to the state of the art micromilling machines. This paper presents the decision making ...

    • A comparison of simple low-power wedge-type X-band waveguide absorbing load implementations 

      Stander, T.; Van der Walt, P. W.; Meyer, P.; Steyn, W. (IEEE, 2007-11)
      Two inexpensive waveguide absorbing loads are constructed and measured, each using a single thin resistive sheet absorber supported by styrofoam walls, and 50mm in length. It is found that a V-cut wedge displays less ...

    • Contemporary wind generators 

      Akuru, Udochukwu Bola; Kamper, Maarten J. (Energy Research Centre, 2015)
      It is believed that wind energy is growing at a very rapid rate, especially in the last few years. When compared with other sources of renewable energy in the energy portfolio, it becomes evident that the bulk is wind ...

    • Design and development of a satellite based water resources monitoring system 

      Mafukidze, Harry; Wolhuter, Riian (2014-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The Faculty of Forestry and Woodscience at Stellenbosch University has a requirement to monitor and record water resources and environmental data at remote sites, not within reach of any mobile services. ...

    • Detection of reckless driving in the Sub-Saharan informal public transportation system using acceleration-sensing telematics 

      Schietekat, Justin M.; Booysen, Marthinus J. (IEEE -- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2013-07)
      Many lives are lost annually in Sub-Saharan Africa’s unique and vibrant informal public transportation system due to accidents caused by reckless driving, fatigue, and illegal overloading. Fleet management has been used ...

    • Developing a patient-specific maxillary implant using additive manufacturing and design 

      Booysen, G. J.; Van der Merwe, A.; De Beer, D.; Van den Heever, C.; Els, J. (Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch University, 2016)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Maxillectomy is the surgical removal or resection of the maxilla or upper jaw bone. A total or partial maxillectomy can be performed depending on how far the tumour has spread. This paper will discuss ...

    • The development of a software development framework by combining traditional & agile methods to address modern challenges 

      Nortier, Bernadette; Von Leipzig, Konrad H.; Schutte, Corne S. L. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, Department of Industrial Engineering, 2011-09)
      This paper is focused on the development of a Software Development Framework (SDF) by applying the principles of Agile with phase management to produce an Agile SDF that is focused on delivering working software in time ...

    • An economic cost model for patient-specific intervertebral disc implants 

      De Beer, N.; Bloem, N. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, Department of Industrial Engineering, 2011-09)
      Back pain is a common concern amongst a growing population across the world today. Depending on the severity of a patient’s condition, and after conservative treatment options have been exhausted, total disc replacement ...

    • Emerging synthesis of social manufacturing 

      Steenkamp, L. P.; Ras, C. I; Oosthuizen, G. A.; Von Leipzig, K. H. (Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch University, 2016)
      Manufacturing systems has changed constantly throughout the years and new theory towards value creation is emerging. The latest manufacturing paradigm is described as social manufacturing which uses open design platforms. ...

    • Evaluation of communication systems for deep level mining monitoring applications 

      Van Wyk, P. J. J.; Oosthuizen, G. A.; Conradie, P. J. T. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, Department of Industrial Engineering, 2011-09)
      Deep level mining companies face many problems affecting their development and profitability. One of these problems affecting growth is the lack of effective, yet economically viable, communication systems. This is ...

    • Evaluation of robot technologies for deep level mining applications 

      Louw, S. E.; Oosthuizen, G. A.; Al Shaalane, A. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, Department of Industrial Engineering, 2011-09)
      Mining starts with the extraction of effortless resources, but quickly progresses to more complex situations. As the mining depth increase the technical challenges and difficulty to retrieve resources rises. The future ...