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Towards greener infrastructure
Comparison between conditions of major roads within and outside the port of Durban
Over the past years road traffic has increased at the Port of Durban. Due to the lack of maintenance, this has resulted in road deterioration. Roads are considered as the most important transport mode at the Port of Durban. ...
Rea Vaya : South Africa’s first bus rapid transit system
Today, both the public and private transport sectors are facing challenges as a result of an increase in vehicle ownership and the suburbanisation of both firms and residences in the world. In the past, public transport ...
Determining the best BRT for eThekwini
(3S Media, 2014-06)
BRT systems are fast becoming part of the South African urban landscape. In the first part of this two-part article, the authors set about defining BRT systems, looking at their history and examining configurations, factors ...
Using computational intelligence
The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of using artificial neural networks (ANNs) to classify hydration status and predict the fluid requirements of endurance athletes. Hydration classification models were built ...
Visual assessments of current pavement conditions in the stack areas of Berth 203-205 at the Durban Container Terminal-Pier 2
(Emerald Group, 2014-04)
The Durban Container Terminal is currently the biggest and busiest container terminal in Africa and handles about 2.7-million TEUs a year. DCT handles approx. 70% of South Africa’s containers and generates 60% of South ...
Diesel engine performance modelling using neural networks
The aim of this study is to develop, using neural networks, a model to aid the performance monitoring of operational diesel engines in industrial settings. Feed-forward and modular neural network-based models are created ...
Influence of high content fly ash on concrete durability
Abstract - The use of fly ash products by the South African cement and construction industries has saved the country over 6 million tons of harmful greenhouse gas emissions. Fly ash is an industrial by-product that is ...
Designing environmentally sound engineering solutions on infrastructure projects
(World Academy of Research and Publication, 2013-12)
There is a growing complexity of infrastructure planning and the need for coordination of design and environmental requirements. The lack of appropriate tools and skills for sustainable Infrastructure design is often seen ...
Infrared heating assisted thermoforming of polypropylene clay nanocomposites
The objective of this work is to study the influence of nanoclay addition in PP sheet during infrared (IR) heating assisted thermoforming process. The effect of nanoclay on viscoelastic, friction and dimensional characteristics ...