• Three-dimensional modelling of simultaneous saccharification and fermentation of cellulose to ethanol 

      Van Zyl, Josebus Maree (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Second-generation bioethanol is an alternative transportation fuel currently being investigated whereby cellulose, specifically lignocellulosic (woody) portions, of any plant mass can be converted to ...
    • 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 ...
    • Dual sequential approximation methods in structural optimisation 

      Wood, Derren Wesley (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This dissertation addresses a number of topics that arise from the use of a dual method of sequential approximate optimisation (SAO) to solve structural optimisation problems. Said approach is widely ...