• Parking lot typical stormwater runoff constituents and stormwater 

      Rauch, Ingrid (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2019-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The purpose of this research is to establish whether stormwater runoff constituents can be linked to a specific land use. Comparing local runoff constituents gathered throughout the study with international ...
    • 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 ...
    • The performance properties of recycled concrete in road pavement materials 

      Bredenkamp, Zaandre (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2018-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Due to a rise in population and industrialisation, the demand on infrastructure in developing countries have increased significantly. The world has been moving towards a more environmentally friendly and ...
    • Performance testing of enrobés à module elevé asphalt 

      Thomas, Michael Phillip (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2018-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Enrobés à Module Elevé (EME), is a French based technology developed during the 1980’s and utilises a low penetration bitumen at high binder contents to produce a very stiff asphalt, which has superior ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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-feasibility model for the creation of green pedestrian zones 

      Maritz, Anneri (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2019-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: City centres facilitate various activities ranging from business and cultural activities to providing residential accommodation (Coca-Stefaniak, 2013). A healthy environment is of importance to ensure the ...
    • 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 lightweight foamed concrete walling, a structural system for low-rise residential buildings 

      Dunn, Trevor Paul Andrew (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2017-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Lightweight foamed concrete, in contrast to normal weight concrete, is a low density, zero coarse aggregate concrete. The applications of foamed concrete have previously been non-structural and made use ...
    • 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 the failure load of steel columns weakened to facilitate demolition of structures 

      Van Jaarsveldt, Willem (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2017-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Minimal research has been conducted to date on how to analyse weakened columns, thus safety risks are still involved when structures are weakened prior to demolition. There are various methods to demolish ...
    • 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 ...