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Recent Submissions

  • Development of a model for predicting cycle time in hot stamping 

    Muvunzi, R.; Dimitrov, D. M.; Matope, S.; Harms, T. M. (Elsevier, 2018)
    In manufacturing, reducing the cycle time results in lower production costs. The cycle time in a hot stamping process affects the quality characteristics (tensile strength) of formed parts. A faster cooling rate (˃27 K/s) ...
  • Solution heat treatment of single crystal castings of CMSX-4 nickel-base superalloy 

    Rzyankina, E.; Pytel, M.; Mahomed, N.; Nowotnik, A. (Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch University, 2016)
    An investigation of the microstructure and mechanical properties for heat treated directionally cast rods, produced from the nickel-based superalloy, CMSX-4, is presented. The rods were cast using the Bridgman method for ...
  • Investigating the energy efficiency and surface integrity when machining titanium alloys 

    Tayisepi, N.; Laubscher, R. F.; Oosthuizen, G. A. (Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch University, 2016)
    Sustainable manufacturing strategies will need to address the resource efficiency and surface quality challenges in cutting processes. This paper aims to provide a systematic methodology for modelling the input and outputs ...
  • Communication in a LabVIEW based holonic controller 

    Masendeke, D. M.; Basson, A. H. (Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch University, 2016)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This paper presents a communication approach for a holonic controller developed in LabVIEW. The controller is aimed at station that forms part of a reconfigurable assembly cell. The objective of the ...
  • A concentrating solar power value proposition for South Africa 

    Gauche, Paul; Von Backstrom, Theodore W.; Brent, Alan C. (Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town, 2013)
    Concentrating solar power (CSP) offers the potential for a high degree of localization and an alternative strategy to meet electricity demand for South Africa in a future of uncertain conventional resources. The ...
  • Using a filter-based SQP algorithm in a parallel environment 

    Venter, Gerhard; Vanderplaats, Garret N. (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2009-12)
    A parallel, filter-based, sequential quadratic programming (SQP) algorithm is implemented and tested for typical general-purpose engineering applications. Constrained engineering test problems, including a finite element ...