Browsing Masters Degrees (Civil Engineering) by Title

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    • 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 finite element framework 

      Olivier, Albertus Hendrik (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2002-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The role of the computer has changed from a calculation tool to a tool that supports human thinking. In this thesis fundamental aspects of the Finite Element method are mapped to an object model with ...

    • 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 open-source implementation to predict buckling behaviour of cold-formed sections 

      Bronkhorst, S-J (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2017-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The deformation and buckling behaviour of cold-formed sections is a popular research topic. It is currently being studied at Stellenbosch University, but only a few tools exist to aid such research ...

    • The optimisation of web-tapered portal frame buildings 

      Aucamp, Herman (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2017-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Web-tapered members are widely advocated as a cost-effective alternative to conventional structural sections for portal frames. These non-prismatic members improve the distribution of internal stresses ...

    • 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 ...

    • Options to reduce sediment build-up in a surf zone trench protected by an open-ended cofferdam 

      Muller, Jacobus Johannes (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2015-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: When constructing a submarine pipeline, construction teams must work in the hostile environment in the ocean known as the surf zone. The surf zone is the area along a shoreline stretching between the ...

    • 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 ...

    • The Performance of Locally Produced Supplementary Cementitious Materials When Incorporated In Concrete 

      Alexandre, Vital Jorge (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2016-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The production of cement has a strenuous impact on the environment. Nonetheless, it is required by the construction industry as a key parameter for socio-economic development. Supplementary cementitious ...

    • 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 ...

    • Physical Modelling Investigation of Rock Scour Extent Due to a Plunging Jet for Typical High Head Dams 

      Umumararungu, Marie Grace (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2016-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Hydraulic structures can release high-velocity plunging jets, which can result in scouring of the rock downstream of the structure. The extent of the scour hole must be predicted and analysed to ensure ...

    • 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 cracking of concrete and the effect of depth 

      Steyl, Lourens (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2016-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Plastic settlement and shrinkage cracking dominate cracking in the early life of conventional concrete. The mechanisms responsible for these cracking types include differential settlement and restrained ...

    • 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 ...