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Browsing Department of Civil Engineering by Title

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    • A non-intrusive video tracking method to measure movement of a moored vessel 

      Kieviet, Johan (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch UniversityStellenbosch University, 2015-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: There are several ports around the world currently experiencing problems with moored vessel motions. Extreme vessel motions are mainly caused by long waves, which can become trapped inside a harbour ...

    • Nonlinear truss modelling of masonry infill frames towards sustainable residential buildings 

      Mbewe, Peter Binali Kamowa (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2018-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: With significant international efforts focused on sustainable development goals, the role of engineers in achieving sustainable infrastructure development cannot be over-emphasised. However, one of the ...

    • Numerical (FEA) evaluation of crane end buffer impact forces 

      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) ...

    • Numerical evaluation (FEA) of end stop impact forces for a crane fitted with hydraulic buffers 

      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 ...

    • Numerical modelling of performance and failure criteria for surfacing seals 

      Gerber, Johan Andries Kritzinger (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2016-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Finite element modelling of complex structures such as bituminous surfacing seals has become a viable practice to obtain insight into the structure's response behaviour. These responses are difficult, ...

    • The numerical simulation of wheel loads on an electric overhead travelling crane 

      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 ...

    • Object – oriented Steel Member Design Framework 

      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 ...

    • Object-oriented finite element framework 

      Olivier, Albertus Hendrik (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2002-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The role of the computer has changed from a calculation tool to a tool that supports human thinking. In this thesis fundamental aspects of the Finite Element method are mapped to an object model with ...

    • Object-oriented steel connection design framework 

      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 ...

    • The occurrence and extent of collapse settlement in residual granite in the Stellenbosch area 

      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 ...

    • Oorsake van padongelukke met verwysing na die R44 tussen Somerset-Wes en Klapmuts 

      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 ...

    • An open-source implementation to predict buckling behaviour of cold-formed sections 

      Bronkhorst, S-J (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2017-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The deformation and buckling behaviour of cold-formed sections is a popular research topic. It is currently being studied at Stellenbosch University, but only a few tools exist to aid such research ...

    • Optimality in sewer network design 

      De Villiers, Nico-Ben (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2018-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Sewer networks form a vital part of urban infrastructure and represent a capital intensive expense in the public sector. In South Africa, a recent estimation stated that R44.75 billion is required to ...

    • The optimisation of web-tapered portal frame buildings 

      Aucamp, Herman (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2017-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Web-tapered members are widely advocated as a cost-effective alternative to conventional structural sections for portal frames. These non-prismatic members improve the distribution of internal stresses ...

    • Optimisation of wind turbine foundations 

      Muzofa, Tinotendaishe Daniel (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2017-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study seeks to optimize the foundations of tall wind turbine support structures in South Africa. It is postulated that the concrete quantity can be reduced in gravity based foundations by incorporating ...

    • An optimisation strategy for small airports 

      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 ...

    • Options to reduce sediment build-up in a surf zone trench protected by an open-ended cofferdam 

      Muller, Jacobus Johannes (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2015-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: When constructing a submarine pipeline, construction teams must work in the hostile environment in the ocean known as the surf zone. The surf zone is the area along a shoreline stretching between the ...

    • An overview of municipal information systems of Drakenstein municipality with reference to the Actionit open decision support framework 

      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 ...

    • PAVDAM - probabilistic and volumetric design of asphalt mixtures 

      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 ...

    • Perceptions of professional practitioners and property developers relating to the costs of green buildings in South Africa 

      Coetzee, D. A.; Brent, A. C. (South African Institution of Civil Engineering, 2015-12)
      Sustainable design practices are a key component in ensuring that the building and civil infrastructure industry does not damage our natural environment. Green buildings – and allied initiatives in other sectors of the ...