• A feasibility analysis of a one-shot object tracking algorithm executed on a general-purpose single board computer 

      Walsh, Gerard Louis (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2019-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Algorithms that are able to track generic objects in real-time have many useful applications such as security and traffic surveillance, augmented reality and sports analytics. Practical implications ...
    • Feasibility of once-through cooling for 50MWe solar thermal power plant on / near the lower Orange River. 

      Kehinde, Abiole Gboyega (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2019-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The rapid increase in demand for solar energy and its contribution to the national grid has placed new emphasis on the performance of Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) Plant. Plant performance can be ...
    • Feasibility study for wind power at SAB Newlands 

      Brosius, Walter (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-12)
      This paper describes a MEng thesis project for a MEng in Renewable Energy Systems program at the Centre for Renewable Energy Studies at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. The aim of this paper was to offer ...
    • Feasibility study of stereo vision as a stand-alone sensor for obstacle detection. 

      Nolte, Armand (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2017-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The need for obstacle detection and the estimation of the relative distance of the objects is increasing in the field of robotics. The feasibility of using stereo vision as a means of detecting objects ...
    • Finite element modelling of shielded metal arc welding 

      Cronje, M. (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2005-12)
      This study involved the modelling and verification of the Shielded Metal Arc Welding of mild steel with the focus on displacement and temperature distribution prediction of welded plates. The project was divided into ...
    • A finite volume method for the analysis of the thermo-flow field of a solar chimney collector 

      Beyers, Johannes Henricus Meiring (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2000-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study investigates the implementation of the finite volume numerical method applicable to non-orthogonal control volumes and the application of the method to calculate the thermo-flow field within ...
    • A flexible distributed design assistance tool in early design phases 

      Liu, Yang (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2007-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The globalisation is increasing the complexity of product development in terms of product variants and the range of technologies implemented. It emphasises the requirement for developing various design ...
    • Flow regime recognition in two-phase thermosyphon loops using pressure pulse analyses 

      Dobson, Robert Thomas; Ruppersberg, J. C. (Thermal-Fluids Central, 2012)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The nuclear industry finds application for natural circulation in the form of passive heat removal systems used under accident conditions as well as for the removal of parasitic heat loss during normal ...
    • Flow through a solar chimney power plant collector-to-chimney transition section 

      Kirstein, Carl (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2004-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: One of the areas of the fluid dynamic design of solar chimney power plants that has not been investigated sufficiently is the collector-to-chimney transition section of a single turbine layout. The ...
    • Fluoroscopy based needle-positioning system for percutaneous nephrolithotomy procedures 

      Conradie, Jean-Pierre (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2008-12)
      A fluoroscopy-guided needle-positioning system is designed and tested as a first prototype for aiding urologists in gaining fast, accurate and repeatable kidney calyx access during a PCNL procedure while also reducing ...
    • Forced granular flow 

      Coetzee, C. J. (Cornelis Jacobus) (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2000-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The main goal of the thesis is to validate the ability of discrete element methods (DEM) to predict forced granular flow. Granular flow occurs in a broad spectrum of industrial applications. The thesis ...
    • Formulation of a weakly compressible two-fluid flow solver and the development of a compressive surface capturing scheme using the volume-of-fluid approach 

      Heyns, Johan Adam (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study presents the development and extension of free-surface modelling techniques for the purpose of modelling two-fluid systems accurately and efficiently. The volume-of-fluid (VOF) method is ...
    • Four quadrant axial flow compressor performance 

      Gill, Andrew (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The aims of this thesis are to identify all possible modes of operaton for a multi-stage axial flow compressor; then to characterise the performance, attempt to numerically model operation, and determine ...
    • From turbo-machines to solar chimneys 

      Von Backstrom, Theodor W. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This dissertation is basically a summary, with some interpretation, of published research by the author. The scope is limited to the fields of turbo-machinery, computational fluid dynamics and solar ...
    • Generative design procedure for dmbedding complex behaviour in pneumatic soft robots 

      Ellis, David Rostin (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2020-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Soft pneumatic actuators form part of the growing field of soft robots being used in areas not suited to conventional hard-linked robots. Applications include low-cost automation, wearable technology, and ...
    • Generative design using Lindenmayer-systems and numerical optimization 

      Joubert, Izak Johannes (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2020-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Traditional methods of generative design for structural design applications typically utilise finite element analysis or other resource intensive methods. A more efficient method of design generation is ...
    • Grey water reclamation utilising solar thermal energy 

      Hartwig, Gerhard Rudolf (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The objective of this research was to obtain clean drinkable water from treated sewage effluent by using a solar-powered distillation cycle. Technologies and concepts were borrowed from the solar ...
    • Heat pipe heat exchanger for high temperature nuclear reactor technology 

      Dobson, Robert T.; Laubscher, Ryno (Global Digital Central, 2013)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: When a high temperature nuclear reactor is used to supply process heat, nuclear regulators require an intermediate heat transfer loop between the primary reactor coolant stream and the secondary process ...
    • A heat pipe heat recovery heat exchanger for a mini-drier 

      Meyer, A.; Dobson, R. T. (Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town, 2006)
      This paper considers the thermal design and the experimental testing of a heat pipe (thermosyphon) heat exchanger for a relatively small commercially available mini-drier. The purpose of the heat exchanger is to recover ...
    • Heat transfer to MHD oscillatory dusty fluid flow in a channel filled with a porous medium 

      Prakash, O. M.; Makinde, O. D.; Kumar, Devendra; Dwivedi, Y. K. (Indian Academy of Sciences, 2015)
      In this paper, we examine the combined effects of thermal radiation, buoyancy force and magnetic field on oscillatory flow of a conducting optically thin dusty fluid through a vertical channel filled with a saturated porous ...