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  • Vernacular or not? Preliminary thoughts in developing a methodology to understand the imijondolo 

    Whelan, Debbie (University of the Free State, 2016)
    The informal dwelling could be considered a cultural universal in its global replication as immediate shelter prompted by modernism and modernisation. Simul-taneously, one could argue that such buildings are of vernacular ...
  • Finding solid ground : law enforcement, key populations and their health and rights in South Africa 

    Scheibe, Andrew; Howell, Simon; Muller, Alexandra; Katumba, Munyaradzi; Langen, Bram; Artz, Lillian; Marks, Monique Michal (International Aids Society, 2016)
    Introduction: Sex workers, people who use drugs, men who have sex with men, women who have sex with women and transgender people in South Africa frequently experience high levels of stigma, abuse and discrimination. Evidence ...
  • Catalytic hydrocracking of waste vegetable oil using high pressure flow apparatus to obtain jet fuel range alkanes 

    Kiambi, Sammy Lewis (Chemical Society of Pakistan, 2016)
    The hydrocracking of waste vegetable (cooking) oil was studied over two different catalysts as an alternative way to produce jet fuel range alkanes (C9 – C15). Experiments were carried out in a packed bed reactor at ...
  • Bulk cure study of nanoclay filled epoxy glass fiber reinforced composite material 

    Olusanya, John; Kanny, Krishnan; Singh, Shalini (De Guyterhttps://www.degruyter.com/view/j/polyeng.ahead-of-print/polyeng-2015-0086/polyeng-2015-0086.xml, 2016)
    The correlation between cure properties and structure of nanoclay filled composite laminate has not been studied extensively. Most of the cure studies were preferably done using small samples through a calorimetric method. ...
  • Microstructural properties of lime stabilized naturally occurring acidic soil 

    Bhengu, P.H.; Allopi, Dhiren (IJAREM, 2016)
    Natural Acid occurring soils are very common in regions with high rainfall. KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa) is no exception to this. Agricultural wise, these soils are a major cause of poor yields of crops and vegetables, ...
  • Review on the lime-soil stabilization as one of the successful technologies used in the improvement of road-soil-pavement layers strength 

    Bhengu, P.H.; Allopi, Dhiren (Southern African Transport Conference, 2016)
    In general terms, transport infrastructure by definition describes the framework that supports our transport system. This includes, railways, sea-ports, airports and, in particular road pavements. In South Africa, the South ...
  • Resolving contractor commitment challenges in project delivery by using conceptual system dynamics models 

    Aiyetan, Olatunji Ayodeji; Das, Dillip (University of Johannesburghttp://journals.co.za/docserver/fulltext/jcpmi_v6_supp1_a6.pdf?expires=1495524187&id=id&accname=58140&checksum=102273BC80DF8A13D854D6D559E8550D, 2016)
    Contractors play a vital role in construction projects. However, their lack of commitment is argued to be one of the major barriers against successful project delivery. This investigation was aimed at to explore how ...
  • What has been done and still needs to be done to skill South Africans to deliver infrastructure projects 

    Chetty, Maggie; Bird, Adrienne; Lawless, Allyson (2016)
    The National Infrastructure Plan is made up of eighteen Strategic Integrated Projects (SIPs) each of which consists of a large number of projects drawn from a wide range of economic sectors and stretching across all nine ...
  • An Eulerian approach to soil impact analysis for crashworthiness applications 

    Evans, Wade Robert; Johnson, D.; Walker, Mark (Elsevierhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0734743X15300294, 2016)
    The primary motivation of this study was the development and implementation of an explicit nonlin-ear dynamic finite element based methodology for investigating the crashworthiness of small lightweight composite aircraft ...
  • A review of LCC-HVDC and VSC-HVDC technologies and applications 

    Oni, Oluwafemi E.; Davidson, Innocent E.; Mbangula, Kamati N.I. (IEEEhttp://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?arnumber=7555677, 2016)
    High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) systems has been an alternative method of transmitting electric power from one location to another with some inherent advantages over AC transmission systems. The efficiency and rated ...
  • Dynamic voltage stability studies using a modified IEEE 30-Bus system 

    Oni, Oluwafemi E.; Davidson, Innocent E.; Mbangula, Kamati N. I. (IEEEhttp://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?arnumber=7555668, 2016)
    Power System stability is an essential study in the planning and operation of an efficient, economic, reliable and secure electric power system because it encompasses all the facet of power systems operations, from planning, ...
  • Modeling and control of voltage source converters for grid integration of a wind turbine system 

    Hamatwi, E.; Davidson, I. E.; Gitau, M. N.; Adam, G. P. (IEEE, 2016)
    Wind energy is one of the most promising renewable energy sources for generating electricity due to its cost competitiveness when compared to the conventional energy sources (fossil fuels). Wind farms are usually located ...
  • A system model for project delivery time and implementation 

    Aiyetan, Olatunji Ayodeji; Smallwood, J.J.; Shakantu, W. (Association of Schools of constructions of Southern Africahttp://www.asocsa.org/documents/JoC-Dec2014-vol7-no2.pdf, 2015-12)
    Purpose: Professionals undertake tasks as part of inter alia, the design process, which require a range of actions, which are substantially influenced by the environment. Given that the interplay of all of these forces has ...
  • Development of green dual polymers for antibacterial applications 

    Nayuniagri, Mithil Kumar; Kanny, Krishnan (Taylor and Francis Onlinehttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03602559.2015.1036440, 2015-11-03)
    In this article, we report on the antibacterial properties of a novel antimicrobial poly(citric acid-co-curcumin) polymer system that was prepared by a catalyst–free polyesterification process. The dual polymer of poly(citric ...
  • Dynamic response of nanocomposite laminates during low, medium and high velocity impact loading 

    Balaganesan, G.; Velmurugan, R.; Kanny, Krishnan (DEStech Publicationshttp://www.dpi-journals.com/index.php/FAE/article/view/1582/1392, 2015-11)
    The composite laminates are subjected to impact loading in various conditions with different energy levels. The energy levels are varied by varying mass and speed of the striking mass. The conditions are low velocity of ...
  • Vibration of a cantillever beam with extended tip mass and axial load subject to piezoeletric control 

    Moutlana, M. K.; Adali, Sarp (Matieland : South African Institution of Mechanical Engineeringhttps://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.saimeche.org.za/resource/collection/808D30D3-713D-4B6C-A8C2-063D436C8682/2014_03_Moutlana_and_Adali_-_FINAL,_2015,_31,_60-65.pdf, 2015-10-08)
    The effect of piezoelectric control on the frequencies of a cantilever beam with an extended tip mass and axial load is studied. Rotatory inertia of the tip mass as well as the stiffness of piezo layers are taken into ...
  • Improving performance at the Durban Container Terminal through automation 

    Naicker, Rowen; Allopi, Dhiren (http://journals.co.za/docserver/fulltext/civeng/23/9/civeng_v23_n9_a17.pdf?expires=1478162629&id=id&accname=58140&checksum=700B63DD5397BA519A9F7B3DA0204822, 2015-10)
    OVERVIEW The Durban Container Terminal (DCT) is currently the biggest and busiest container terminal in Africa and handles about 2.7 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent unit) a year. The DCT handles approximately 70% of ...
  • Characteristics of microwave and RF signal filters 

    Ilcev, Stojce Dimov (ABE-IPS Books Online Journal, 2015-10)
  • Automation verses National Development Plan 

    Naicker, Rowen; Allopi, Dhiren (IJESMRhttp://www.ijesmr.com/doc/Archive-2015/September-2015/5.pdf, 2015-09)
    The Durban Container Terminal (DCT) is currently the biggest and busiest container terminal in Africa and handles about 2.7-million TEUs a year. DCT handles approximately 70% of South Africa’s containers and generates 60% ...
  • The need for expansion of the Durban Container Terminal 

    Naicker, Rowen; Allopi, Dhiren (ARC Pubilications PVT LTDhttps://www.arcjournals.org/pdfs/ijcrce/v1-i2/5.pdf, 2015-09)
    The Durban Container Terminal (DCT) is currently the biggest and busiest container terminal in Africa and handles about 2.7-million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) a year (Naicker and Allopi 2015: 24). DCT handles ...