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    • Communication in a LabVIEW based holonic controller 

      Masendeke, D. M.; Basson, A. H. (Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch University, 2016)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This paper presents a communication approach for a holonic controller developed in LabVIEW. The controller is aimed at station that forms part of a reconfigurable assembly cell. The objective of the ...

    • Investigating the energy efficiency and surface integrity when machining titanium alloys 

      Tayisepi, N.; Laubscher, R. F.; Oosthuizen, G. A. (Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch University, 2016)
      Sustainable manufacturing strategies will need to address the resource efficiency and surface quality challenges in cutting processes. This paper aims to provide a systematic methodology for modelling the input and outputs ...

    • Solution heat treatment of single crystal castings of CMSX-4 nickel-base superalloy 

      Rzyankina, E.; Pytel, M.; Mahomed, N.; Nowotnik, A. (Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch University, 2016)
      An investigation of the microstructure and mechanical properties for heat treated directionally cast rods, produced from the nickel-based superalloy, CMSX-4, is presented. The rods were cast using the Bridgman method for ...

    • Using a filter-based SQP algorithm in a parallel environment 

      Venter, Gerhard; Vanderplaats, Garret N. (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2009-12)
      A parallel, filter-based, sequential quadratic programming (SQP) algorithm is implemented and tested for typical general-purpose engineering applications. Constrained engineering test problems, including a finite element ...