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  • Haas, Trevor Neville (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2007-12)
    The current codes of practice for the design of structures which were studied during this investigation do not explicitly account for the flexibilities and interactions of the Electric Overhead Travelling Crane (EOHTC) ...
  • Idowu,Ifeolu Mobolaji (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: End stop impact forces are horizontal longitudinal forces imposed by the crane on the end stops. Both the previous South African loading code SABS 0160:1989 and the current South African loading code ...
  • McKenzie, Kim Anne (Stellenbosch: University of Stellenbosch, 2007-12)
    The failure rate of electric overhead travelling crane supporting structures across the world is unacceptably high. Failures occur even when the supporting structures are designed within the relevant design codes. This ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Smit, Andre de Fortier (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2002-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The dissertation presents a design procedure for HMA mixes based on probabilistic and volumetric approaches, hereafter referred to as PAVDAM. Central to PAVDAM is the use of an analytical model for ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Cirillo, Gerardo (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2003-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Tunneling in busy urban areas is becoming a common practice, caused by the everincreasing number of commuters. This causes a decline in the service level that the surface transportation systems provide ...