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Structural analysis in a distributed collaboratory
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2002-12)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Structural analysis is examined in order to identify its essential information requirements, its fundamental tasks, and the essential functionalities that applications which support it should provide. ...
Imposed loads for inaccessible roofs of light industrial steel buildings
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2003-04)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: A critical evaluation of provisions for imposed loads in the South African Loading Code for design of structures, SABS 0160-1989 (SABS), by comparison with other codes was performed earlier. The ...
Contributions to structural mechanics and durability in structural engineering
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University., 2016-12)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Contributions to structural engineering have been made since 2001 from the basis of the Department of Civil Engineering of Stellenbosch University (SU). The inauguration of the Centre for Development of ...
The structural use of alkali activated materials (Geopolymers)
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2017-03)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Alkali activated materials (AAMs), also referred to as geopolymer concretes, are a new generation of alternative construction materials, which are formed through the alkali activation of clinker-free ...
Rocking shear wall foundations in regions of moderate seismicity
(South African Institution of Civil Engineering, 2013-10)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This paper presents a study which investigates the feasibility of a concept to reduce the size of shear wall foundations for earthquake forces in regions of moderate seismicity. The approach is to allow ...
The Inverse Finite Element Method: Sensitivity to Measurement Setup
(Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2005-03)
In the inverse finite element method (iFEM), given a finite element model of a structure and imperfect displacement measurements, the external loads acting on the structure can be assessed. The basic idea behind iFEM is ...
Algorithmic component and system reliability analysis of truss structures
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-12)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Most of the parameters involved in the design and analysis of structures are of stochastic nature. This is, therefore, of paramount importance to be able to perform a fully stochastic analysis of structures ...
The seismic analysis of a typical South African unreinforced masonry structure
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-04)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: South Africa has some regions which are susceptible to moderate seismic activity. A peak ground acceleration of between 0.1g and 0.15g can be expected in the southern parts of the Western Cape. Unreinforced ...
Load and response estimation and model recalibration using inverse finite element methods
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2006-12)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Please refer to full-text for abstract.
An investigation into the structural behaviour of a novel cellular beam structure in fire
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2017-12)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) has developed a novel cellular beam structure (CBS), which has been specifically designed for the construction of two to ten storey office ...