• Rapid 3D measurement using digital video cameras 

      Van der Merwe, Willem Johannes (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2008-03)
      A rapid measurement system is implemented using two digital video cameras, presenting a faster and less expensive solution to certain metrology problems. The cameras are calibrated from one stereo image-pair of a 3D ...
    • Real time full circuit driving simulation system 

      Louw, Nicolaas Hendrik (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2004-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The requirements regarding the quality of engines and vehicles have increased constantly, requiring more and more sophisticated engine testing. At the same time, there is a strong demand to reduce lead ...
    • A reconfigurable manufacturing system for thermoplastic fibre-reinforced composite parts : a feasibility assessment 

      Claassen, Marius (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2015-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The South African manufacturing industry plays a pivotal role in the growth of its local economy. Modern manufacturing requirements include the ability to respond quickly to product variability, fluctuations ...
    • Recurrence quantification analysis of resting state EEG signals in autism spectrum disorder – a systematic methodological exploration of technical and demographic confounders in the search for biomarkers 

      Heunis, T.; Aldrich, C.; Peters, J. M.; Jeste, S. S.; Sahin, M.; Scheffer, C.; De Vries, P. J. (BioMed Central, 2018-07-02)
      Background: Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder with a worldwide prevalence of 1–2%. In low-resource environments, in particular, early identification and diagnosis is a significant challenge. ...
    • Redesign and performance evaluation of a cardiac pulse duplicator 

      Rodriguez, Reynaldo Adrian (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2017-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The worldwide demand for prosthetic heart valve (PHV) replacements is increasing rapidly. Although developing countries have the largest demand due to the high incidence of rheumatic heart disease, the ...
    • Reducing the total cost of ownership of mining haul trucks 

      Riley, Lennard Barry (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2004-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The diesel consumption of haul trucks deployed on opencast mines was investigated as a means of reducing the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of mining haul trucks. The conceptualisation of TCO and an ...
    • Reflex sensors for telemedicine applications 

      Busch, Alexander Carlo (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2008-03)
      A solution is sought for the measurement of human deep tendon reflexes as part of a comprehensive patient condition monitoring system for use in a telemedicine context. This study focused on the development, testing and ...
    • Research @ Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering : cited more, preserved forever 

      Smith, Ina; Gibson, Hilton; Talliard, Paulette; Truter, Corinna (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010-07-19)
      Presentation delivered to members of the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering on 19 July 2010, University of Stellenbosch.
    • Research into adventitious lung sound signals originating from pulmonary tuberculosis using electronic auscultation 

      Becker, Konrad Wilhelm (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-03)
      Pulmonary tuberculosis is a common and potentially deadly infectious disease, commonly affecting the respiratory area. Over one-third of the world’s population is infected with the tuberculosis bacterium. Since pulmonary ...
    • Retrospective study on mandible morphology towards improving implant design 

      Gillingham, Ryan (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2019-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Pre-surgery planning is crucial to the success of orthognathic surgery. With the advancement in 3D imaging modalities, modern methods in predicting a pathological mandible’s ideal geometry have improved. ...
    • Review of optimization techniques 

      Venter, G. (John Wiley & Sons Ltd., 2010)
      A basic overview of optimization techniques is provided. The standard form of the general nonlinear, constrained optimization problem is presented, and various techniques for solving the resulting optimization problem are ...
    • Robocup small size league : active ball handling system 

      Smit, Daniel Gideon Hugo (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The RoboCup offers a research platform to advance robotics and multi-robot cooperation in dynamic environments. This project builds on work previously done to develop a research platform for multi-robot ...
    • Rock bed thermal storage for concentrating solar power plants 

      Allen, Kenneth Guy (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Concentrating solar power plants are a promising means of generating electricity. However, they are dependent on the sun as a source of energy, and require thermal storage to supply power on demand. At ...
    • Rotary regenerator design optimisation and heating surface selection 

      Swanepoel, D. C. (Daniel Coenraad) (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 1995)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The rotary regenerator is far from a new device and since its invention more than 70 years ago it has developed into a carefully engineered product. They are mainly used for gas to gas heat transfer and ...
    • SAURAN : a new resource for solar radiometric data in Southern Africa 

      Brooks, Michael J.; Du Clou, Sven; Van Niekerk, Wikus L.; Gauche, Paul; Leonard, Corli; Mouzouris, Michael J.; Meyer, Riaan; Van der Westhuizen, Nic; Van Dyk, Ernest E.; Vorster, Frederik J. (Energy Research Centre, 2015)
      A new resource for sun strength data in Southern Africa has been established with the commissioning of a regional network of solar monitoring stations. The Southern African Universities Radiometric Network (SAURAN) is an ...
    • Scenario modelling for short to long term rollout of Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) in South Africa 

      Auret, Christina (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2015-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: South Africa is currently in the process of greatly expanding its electricity generating infrastructure. A significant portion of the new capacity will be made up out of renewable energy systems. The ...
    • Scoping exercise to determine load profile archetype reference shapes for solar co-generation models in isolated off-grid rural African villages 

      Prinsloo, Gerro Johannes; Dobson, Robert; Brent, Alan (Energy Research Centre, 2016-08)
      For many off-grid rural communities, renewable energy resources may be the only viable option for household and village energy supply and electrification. This is especially true for many rural regions in Southern Africa, ...
    • Screening for abnormal heart sounds and murmurs by implementing neural networks 

      Visagie, Claude (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2007-03)
      This thesis is concerned with the testing of an “auscultation jacket” as a means of recording heart sounds and electrocardiography (ECG) data from patients. A classification system based on Neural Networks, that is able ...
    • Seakeeping control of HYSUCATs 

      Milandri, Giovanni Sergio (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2006-03)
      This thesis investigates practical methods of modelling and control of the vertical motions of a hydrofoil assisted catamaran, the HYSUCAT. The aim of the control application is to reduce the motions, and consequently ...
    • Second order analyses methods for stirling engine design 

      Snyman, H. (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2007-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT:In the midst of the current non-renewable energy crises specifically with regard to fossil fuel, various research institutions across the world have turned their focus to renewable and sustainable ...