Browsing Department of Civil Engineering by Title

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    • 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 ...

    • Performance Characterization of Cement Treated Sand Base Material of Mozambique 

      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 ...

    • Performance measurement trends in the implementation of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) within the South African transportation environment 

      Struwig, C. B.; Andersen, S. J. (2014-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Over the past decade, the South African transportation environment has actively started to adapt a technology-driven setting. Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) applications such as Advanced ...

    • The Performance of Locally Produced Supplementary Cementitious Materials When Incorporated In Concrete 

      Alexandre, Vital Jorge (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2016-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The production of cement has a strenuous impact on the environment. Nonetheless, it is required by the construction industry as a key parameter for socio-economic development. Supplementary cementitious ...

    • The performance properties of recycled concrete in road pavement materials 

      Bredenkamp, Zaandre (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2018-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Due to a rise in population and industrialisation, the demand on infrastructure in developing countries have increased significantly. The world has been moving towards a more environmentally friendly and ...

    • Performance testing of enrobés à module elevé asphalt 

      Thomas, Michael Phillip (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2018-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Enrobés à Module Elevé (EME), is a French based technology developed during the 1980’s and utilises a low penetration bitumen at high binder contents to produce a very stiff asphalt, which has superior ...

    • A peridynamic model for sleeved hydraulic fracture 

      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 ...