Browsing Masters Degrees (Civil Engineering) by Title

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  • Numerical evaluation (FEA) of end stop impact forces for a crane fitted with hydraulic buffers 

    Idowu,Ifeolu Mobolaji (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: End stop impact forces are horizontal longitudinal forces imposed by the crane on the end stops. Both the previous South African loading code SABS 0160:1989 and the current South African loading code ...

  • The numerical simulation of wheel loads on an electric overhead travelling crane 

    McKenzie, Kim Anne (Stellenbosch: University of Stellenbosch, 2007-12)
    The failure rate of electric overhead travelling crane supporting structures across the world is unacceptably high. Failures occur even when the supporting structures are designed within the relevant design codes. This ...

  • Object – oriented Steel Member Design Framework 

    Hewetson, C.G. (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2005-12)
    Adequate member design is a vital part of structural design. Current design software automates the design process by making use of the finite element model to create a design model. Although this is time effective, the ...

  • Object-oriented steel connection design framework 

    Willemse, G. E. (Grant Erin) (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2004-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Connections are a vitally important part of any structural framework. Thisstatement may seem obvious, yet it is surprisinghow often insufficient attention is given to the design of this essential aspect ...

  • The occurrence and extent of collapse settlement in residual granite in the Stellenbosch area 

    Gildenhuys, Nanine (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Large areas of the earth’s surface are covered by soils that are susceptible to large decreases in bulk volume when they become saturated. These soils are termed collapsing soils and are very common in ...

  • Oorsake van padongelukke met verwysing na die R44 tussen Somerset-Wes en Klapmuts 

    Vogel, Liesel (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2004-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: South Africa, and other developing countries, experience great problems concerning road traffic accidents. Despite road safety campaigns like Arrive Alive being launched, accident rates do not decline ...

  • An optimisation strategy for small airports 

    De Vos, Johan (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The aviation industry is an extremely dynamic industry where all stakeholders need to ensure that the operational margins are clearly identified and adhered to. Failure to actively and continuously ...

  • An overview of municipal information systems of Drakenstein municipality with reference to the Actionit open decision support framework 

    De Kock, Jacobus M. (Jacobus Michiel) (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2002-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Actionl'I' is a project undertaken by a consortium consisting of CSIR, Simeka Management Consulting, University of Pretoria and the University of Stellenbosch for the Innovation Fund of the Department ...

  • Performance Characterization of Cement Treated Sand Base Material of Mozambique 

    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 ...

  • A peridynamic model for sleeved hydraulic fracture 

    Van Der Merwe, Carel Wagener (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Current numerical methods in the eld of hydraulic fracturing are based mainly on continuum methods, such as the Finite Element Method (FEM) and the Boundary Element Method (BEM). These methods are ...

  • Personnel Allocation for Engineering Projects 

    Theron, Louis Francois (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-04)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The logical allocation of tasks in engineering offices currently relies heavily on the experience and intuition of project managers. In large scale projects the complexity of the task allocation procedure ...

  • Physcial hydraulic model investigation of critical submergence for raised pump intakes 

    Kleynhans, S. H. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Various design guidelines have been published over the past four decades to calculate the minimum submergence required at pump intakes to prevent vortex formation. These design guidelines also require the ...

  • Planning for seawater desalination in the context of the Western Cape water supply system 

    Blersch, Catherine Louise (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: South Africa has historically been reliant on inexpensive surface and groundwater resources; however, as pressure on these resources continues to grow, seawater desalination has begun to emerge as a ...

  • Plastic shrinkage cracking in conventional and low volume fibre reinforced concrete 

    Combrinck, Riaan (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Plastic shrinkage cracking (PSC) is the cracking caused by the early age shrinkage of concrete within the first few hours after the concrete has been cast. It results in unsightly surface cracks that ...

  • Plastic shrinkage cracking in conventional and low volume fibre reinforced concrete 

    Combrinck, Riaan (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2011-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Plastic shrinkage cracking (PSC) is the cracking caused by the early age shrinkage of concrete within the first few hours after the concrete has been cast. It results in unsightly surface cracks that ...

  • Post-calibration and quality management of weigh-in-motion traffic data 

    De Wet, Dirk Pieter Gerhardus (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Weigh-in-motion (WIM) scales are installed on various higher order South African roads to provide traffic loading information for pavement design, strategic planning and law enforcement using a scientific ...

  • Pre-signal study at an at-grade intersection with separate right-turn phase 

    Tang, Hao (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2015-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Capacity waste happens when right-turn vehicles have right-of-way during a separate right-turn phase and lanes (e.g., through lanes) of the same approach of the intersection cannot discharge vehicles ...

  • Precast modular construction of schools in South Africa 

    De Klerk, Dean (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This thesis is a study in the use of precast modular construction as an alternative to current methods of school construction in South Africa. Precast Modular Construction is a concept which utilises the ...

  • Predicting water quality in bulk distribution systems 

    Rust, Tertius (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The increased water demand to be supplied by municipal water distribution systems, and subsequent increased storage period of reserve water, may have implications with regards to water ageing and subsequently ...

  • Prediction of damage to cement-based structures subject to tunnelling-induced settlements 

    Cirillo, Gerardo (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2003-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Tunneling in busy urban areas is becoming a common practice, caused by the everincreasing number of commuters. This causes a decline in the service level that the surface transportation systems provide ...