Browsing Masters Degrees (Applied Mathematics) by Title

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    • Modelling the South African fresh fruit export supply chain 

      Ortmann, Frank Gerald (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2005-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT : The process of modelling the fruit export infrastructure capacity of South Africa formed part of a larger project called the Fruit Logistics Infrastructure Capacity Optimisation Study," which was ...

    • Modifying and generalising the Radon transform for improved curve-sensitive feature extraction 

      Fick, Carlien (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2017-12-01)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT : In this thesis a novel and generic feature extraction protocol that is based on the well-known standard discrete Radon transform (SDRT) is presented. The SDRT is traditionally associated with computerised ...

    • Pore-scale modelling for fluid transport in 2D porous media 

      Cloete, Maret (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2006-12)
      In the present study, a model to predict the hydrodynamic permeability of viscous flow through an array of solid phase rectangles of any aspect ratio is derived. This also involves different channel widths in the streamwise ...

    • Predicting the effect of biofilm growth on the pressure drop over a biofilter 

      van Jaarsveld, Jacoline (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2017-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT : Hydrogen sulphide is a poisonous gas produced by several industries. It is therefore crucial to investigate and mathematically model the environmentally friendly biofiltration process, which has the ...

    • A probabilistic graphical model approach to solving the structure and motion problem 

      Streicher, Simon Frederik (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2016-03)

    • Shark identification using the notches in the dorsal fin 

      Marais, Tessa (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2016-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT : In order to protect endangered species, such as the Great White shark, a reliable estimate of the population is needed. In counting animals, it is necessary to be able to distinguish between individuals. ...

    • Short-term stream flow forecasting and downstream gap infilling using machine learning techniques 

      Steyn, Melise (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2018-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT : Stream flow is an important component in the hydrological cycle and plays a vital role in many hydrological applications. Accurate stream flow forecasts may be used for the study of various hydro-environmental ...

    • The study of similarity score calculation methods for minutia-based fingerprint matching algorithms 

      De Kock, Antonie Johannes (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2016-11)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT : This study aims to establish guidelines for calculating the similarity score between two minutia point representations of ngerprints for minutia-based ngerprint matching. Existing research does not ...

    • Text detection in natural images using convolutional neural networks 

      Grond, Marco Marten (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2017-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT : In this study we attempt to solve the problem of text detection in natural images. This requires us to identify regions in a natural image that contain text. Possible applications range from assistive ...

    • Time series analysis of data measured in the nearshore area 

      Mphasha, Rosa (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2016-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT : Factors that lead to the generation of currents in the nearshore area within the Natal Bight were investigated. The investigation was carried out on data that spans from the 6th June 2012 to the 16th ...

    • Tracking with context 

      Du Toit, Carlo (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2016-12-01)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT : Tracking in an unconstrained environment presents a difficult challenge. Abrupt object motion, appearance changes, non-rigid objects and occlusion are but a few of the trials faced. To overcome these ...

    • Video Surveillance Incorporating Pan-Tilt-Zoom Cameras 

      Holtzhausen, Petrus Jacobus (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2015-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT : When trespassers target businesses and homes, outdoor spaces are typically the first point of illegal entry. Camera systems can help secure these environments, but typically many cameras are needed to ...