• Helicopter tail boom vibration analysis and suppression 

      Funnell, M. E. (Marc Edwin) (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2002-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: An experimental investigation was conducted usmg a cantilever beam to illustrate an understanding of vibration techniques and phenomena. The [Tee and forced vibration of the cantilever beam was ...
    • Heliostat cost reduction for power tower plants. 

      Pidaparthi, Arvind Sastry (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2017-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Heliostats typically contribute to about 40 % of the total installed costs in a concentrated solar power (CSP) tower plant. The objective of this study is to investigate the effects of heliostat size on ...
    • A heliostat field control system 

      Malan, Karel Johan (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The ability of concentrating solar power (CSP) to efficiently store large amounts of energy sets it apart from other renewable energy technologies. However, cost reduction and improved efficiency is ...
    • Heliostat field layout optimization for a central receiver 

      Lutchman, Shanley Lawrence (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: There are two methods generally used for heliostat field layout optimization: the field growth method and the pattern method. A third, less commonly used method also exists: the free variable method. ...
    • High accuracy numerical model of the SALT mirror support truss 

      De Lange, Billy (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2011-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Although a numerical model of the mirror support truss of the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) has already been developed during the design thereof, this thesis focuses on the development of the ...
    • High Octane and Oxygenate test set-up for CFR Octane Engine. 

      Bergenthuin, Johannes Gysbertus (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2018-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Petrol blending involves mixing of several refinery fuel streams, each with different properties that contribute to the usability of the final product. The octane rating of a fuel stream is the measure ...
    • Hip position classification device 

      Van Niekerk, Philippus Johannes (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2019-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Robust, user-friendly hip position tracking device that is capable to function outside of a lab environment can lead to valuable progression in the hip impingement research field. This project discusses ...
    • Hollow carbon nanospheres: a structural integrity investigation. 

      Du Toit, Jessica (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2018-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Hollow carbon nanospheres (HCNSs) have high strength, thermal and electrical conductivities which allow for applications in electrochemical capacitors, lithium ion battery anodes and catalyst supports. ...
    • The Hybrid Pressurized Air Receiver (HPAR) for combined cycle solar thermal power plants 

      Kretzschmar, Holger (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Concentrating solar power technology is a modern power generation technology in which central receiver systems play a significant role. For this technology a field of heliostats is used to reflect solar ...
    • Hydration sensor development for use on infants in underserved areas 

      Kieser, Eduard (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2015-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: To treat dehydration in infants a good measure of dehydration level is required. Clinical hydration scales are the standard for assessing hydration upon first examination. These scales rely on the training ...
    • A hydraulic wave energy converter 

      Du Plessis, Jacques (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: As a renewable energy source, wave energy has the potential to contribute to the increasing global demand for power. In South Africa specifically, the country’s energy needs may easily be satisfied by ...
    • Identifying the optimum storage capacity for a 100-MWe concentrating solar power plant in South Africa 

      Madaly, Kamalahasen (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Central receiver power plants generate renewable electricity by exploiting the energy provided by the sun. The conditions experienced in the Northern Cape region of South Africa provide the ideal ...
    • IEC 61131-3-based control of a reconfigurable manufacturing subsystem 

      Hoffman, Albert Jakobus (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The South African industry has an increasing need for manufacturing automation. However, the classical form of automation is not cost effective for the low volumes and high variance of products that are ...
    • Image classification from EEG Brain Signals using machine learning and deep learning techniques. 

      Uys, Pieter Johannes (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2019-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Please refer to full text for abstract
    • The immobilisation of inorganic pollutants in fly-ash and other waste components 

      Alberts, Christiaan Johannes (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 1996)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This project involves the use of fly-ash and its pozzolanic activity to study the immobilisation of heavy metals. By using a waste to treat other waste the cost of treatment can be reduced significantly ...
    • The impact of wave slamming indused vibration on human factors and equipment on board the SA Agulhas II 

      Omer, Hamza (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2016-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: An investigation of wave slamming phenomenon was performed in the context of human factors on-board the S.A. Agulhas II, a South African Polar Supply and Research Vessel. Full scale vibration measurements ...
    • Impact response of a continuous fibre reinforced thermoplastic from a soft bodied projectile 

      Van der Westhuizen, Artho Otto (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-03)
      AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Saamgestelde materiale het baie gewilde materiale in die lugvaart- en motor industrië geword as gevolg van die gewigsbesparende voordele wat dit inhou. Kostes en ander verwerkingsprobleme het ...
    • An improved device to measure human response to dorsiflexion and plantar flexion perturbations 

      Gildenhuys, Fourie (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The Dorsiflexometer is a device designed and built for the assessment of a patient’s balance capabilities. The birth of the Dorsiflexometer is due to a serious need for physiological balance assessment ...
    • The improvement of a battery thermal management system for an electric vehicle 

      Vosloo, Christoffel Jacobus (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2020-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The increasing cost of fossil fuels, along with the growing concern over climate change, has sparked renewed interest in the research and development of Electric Vehicles (EVs). This thesis focusses on ...
    • Improving the heat transfer characteristics of a Spiky Central Receiver Air Pre-heater (SCRAP) using helically swirled fins 

      Grobbelaar, Dewald (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2019-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The purpose of this project is to investigate the effect of helically swirled fins on the heat transfer coefficient and pressure drop in the spiky central receiver air pre-heater (SCRAP). First a ...