Browsing Masters Degrees (Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering) by Title

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Browsing Masters Degrees (Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering) by Title

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  • Van der Merwe, Willem Johannes (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2008-03)
    A rapid measurement system is implemented using two digital video cameras, presenting a faster and less expensive solution to certain metrology problems. The cameras are calibrated from one stereo image-pair of a 3D ...
  • Riley, Lennard Barry (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2004-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The diesel consumption of haul trucks deployed on opencast mines was investigated as a means of reducing the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of mining haul trucks. The conceptualisation of TCO and an ...
  • Busch, Alexander Carlo (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2008-03)
    A solution is sought for the measurement of human deep tendon reflexes as part of a comprehensive patient condition monitoring system for use in a telemedicine context. This study focused on the development, testing and ...
  • Becker, Konrad Wilhelm (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-03)
    Pulmonary tuberculosis is a common and potentially deadly infectious disease, commonly affecting the respiratory area. Over one-third of the world’s population is infected with the tuberculosis bacterium. Since pulmonary ...
  • Smit, Daniel Gideon Hugo (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-04)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The RoboCup offers a research platform to advance robotics and multi-robot cooperation in dynamic environments. This project builds on work previously done to develop a research platform for multi-robot ...
  • Visagie, Claude (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2007-03)
    This thesis is concerned with the testing of an “auscultation jacket” as a means of recording heart sounds and electrocardiography (ECG) data from patients. A classification system based on Neural Networks, that is able ...
  • Milandri, Giovanni Sergio (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2006-03)
    This thesis investigates practical methods of modelling and control of the vertical motions of a hydrofoil assisted catamaran, the HYSUCAT. The aim of the control application is to reduce the motions, and consequently ...
  • Snyman, H. (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2007-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT:In the midst of the current non-renewable energy crises specifically with regard to fossil fuel, various research institutions across the world have turned their focus to renewable and sustainable ...
  • Goussard, Charl Leonard (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2001-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This thesis describes an algorithm to extract primitive geometric entities (flat planes, spheres or cylinders, as determined by the user's inputs) from unstructured, unsegmented point clouds. The ...
  • Tshamala, Mubenga Carl (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-04)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Traditionally nuclear reactor power plants have been optimised for electrical power generation only. In the light of the ever-rising cost of dwindling fossil fuel resources as well the global polluting ...
  • Pienaar, Schalk Willem (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2007-12)
    Electronic engine control systems utilise tables, or maps, of data to determine the set-points of the various actuators on the engine and to calculate the values of variables that cannot be directly measured. To ensure ...
  • Botha, Frederick Johannes (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: In light of the rapid depletion of the world’s oil reserves, concerns about energy security prompted the exploration of alternative sources of liquid fuels for transportation. One such alternative is ...
  • Dymond, Jacques Andrew Dryden (2004-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Lomolding is a new process similar to injection moulding. In this thesis a numerical model of the polymer flow into the cavity is presented. The model is used to compare the two processes with each ...
  • Muiyser, Jacques (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Axial flow fans used in large-scale air-cooled steam condensers (ACSCs) may operate under distorted inflow conditions. These conditions occur due to the prevailing wind conditions, the presence of ...
  • Pierce, Warrick Tait (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Solar Assisted Power Generation (SAPG) can be seen as a synergy of solar and fossil plants – combining the environmental benefits of the former and the scale, efficiency and reliability of the latter. ...
  • Pretorius, Johannes Petrus (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2004-04)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study investigates energy generation by large-scale solar tower power plants. The performance characteristics of a so-called reference plant with a 4000 m diameter glass collector roof and a 1500 ...
  • Stander, Johan Nico (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2008-12)
    The sustainability and economy of the current South African National Antarctic Expedition IV (SANAE IV) base diesel-electric power system are threatened by the current high fuel prices and the environmental pollution ...
  • Visagie, Jonathan Gerhardus (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2004-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: A need exists for the development of an unmanned rotorcraft capable of autonomous flight, as would be required for the survey of high voltage electricity supply lines. A program was initiated at ...
  • Honing, Werner (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Air-cooled steam condensers are used in arid regions where adequate cooling water is not available or very expensive. In this thesis the effect of steam-side and air-side effects on the condenser performance, ...
  • Meyer, Adriaan Jacobus (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2006-12)
    A small scale steam jet ejector experimental setup was designed and manufactured. This ejector setup is of an open loop configuration and the boiler can operate in the temperature range of Tb = 85 °C to 140 °C. The typical ...