Conference Proceedings: Recent submissions

  • Das, Dillip Kumar; Burger, Everardt A. (Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Municipal Engineer, 2017)
    Traffic safety in the suburban roads of South African cities is a major challenge. Although many studies have explored the contributing factors, the influence of urban factors such as land use, urban form, urban pattern, ...
  • Awuzie, B.O; Mcdermott, Peter (Built Environment Project and Asset Managment, 2016)
    Purpose – Extant literature highlights the increasing inability of project-based organisations (PBOs) to meet infrastructure client's expectations, particularly as it concerns the delivery of socioeconomic outcomes during ...
  • Akanbi, Adeyinka K.; Masinde, Muthoni (International Conference on e-Infrastructure and e-Services for Developing Countries, 2015)
    Technological advancement in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) has made it become an invaluable component of a reliable environmental monitoring system; they form the ‘digital skin’ through which to ‘sense’ and collect the ...
  • du Preez, W B; Booysen, G (Proceedings of the 13th World Conference on Titanium, 2016)
    South Africa has the potential to add significant value to its titanium natural resource. Initiated by a National Research and Technology Foresight Project in 1999, a national consensus has grown regarding this beneficiation ...
  • Vermaak, Herman; Janse van Rensburg, Japie (Pattern Recognition Association of South Africa and Robotics and Mechatronics International Conference (PRASA-RobMech),IEEE Xplore:, 2016)
    This paper describes a method of utilising a robot that plays a game of chess, against a human or itself, as a case study to try and improve the development structure of a Reconfigurable Assemble System within an educational ...
  • Markus, Elisha. D. (2016 Pattern Recognition Association of South Africa and Robotics and Mechatronics International Conference (PRASA-RobMech) Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2016)
    This paper discusses the practical implementation of a flatness based control for a flexible joint robot arm. Using differential flatness theory, reference trajectories are generated for a flexible joint robot and then ...
  • Stott, Philip; Monye, Priscilla; Theron, Elizabeth (First Southern African Geotechnical Conference, At Sun City, South Africa, 2016)
    A fundamental aspect of the characterization of any soil is the assessment of its particle size distribution. While this is relatively easy for the coarse fraction it remains problematic for soil fines particu-larly for ...
  • Phiri, S.F.; Kusakana, K. (IEEE Xplore: Industrial and Commercial Use of Energy (ICUE), International Conference, 2016)
    Due to technological developments, some isolated areas, where consumers were supplied with electricity using standalone hybrid systems, are currently being connected to the grid. The new problem induced by these ...
  • Das, Dillip Kumar (Proceedings of Planning Africa Conference, 2016)
    Central areas depict distinct images of cities. Increasingly, it is seen that the significance of the designated central areas in many cities across the world has been relegated because of the up market developments ...
  • Stott, P.R.; Theron, E. (First Southern African Geotechnical Conference, At Sun City, South Africa, 2016)
    It has been observed that when samples from one particular layer of one particular test pit are analysed by different laboratories the results may vary over an alarmingly large range. Jakobsz and Day (2007) suggested that ...
  • Kuriakose, Rangith Baby; Luwes, Nicolaas (Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2016)
    Modern classrooms see many innovative practices in facilitation. Most facilitators prefer using presentations animated videos and multimedia to better explain their content. Campuses are Wi-Fi enabled and students use ...
  • Hertzog, Pierre E; Swart, Arthur James (IEEE Xplore: Emerging Technologies and Innovative Business Practices for the Transformation of Societies (EmergiTech), IEEE International Conference, 2016)
    LabVIEW has the advantage of being able to customize a graphical user interface to produce visual results at different stages, performing signal acquisition and processing of several stages simultaneously. It has become ...
  • Hertzog, Pierre E; Swart, Arthur J (IEEE Xplore: Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON), 2016)
    A key graduate attribute for engineering students is the design and development of solutions for real-life problems. Enabling students to grasp engineering design principles often proves challenging, especially within ...
  • Nsengimana, Joseph; Van Der Walt, Jacobus G (17th Annual Conference of the Rapid Product Development Association of South Africa, 2016)
    Additive Manufacturing (AM) commonly known as 3D printing has found many applications in the automotive, aerospace and medical industries. The flexibility to fabricate 3D objects of any complexity displayed by AM technologies ...
  • MOTUBA, L; NOGQALA, N; MONYANE, TG; EMUZE, FA (Department of Construction management & Quantity Surveying, University of Johannesburg, South Africa, 2016)
    The purpose of this research is to explore target costing (TC) principles in relation to its use and adoption, with the intention to reveal the potential for positive impact on project performance in South Africa. The ...
  • Monyane, Thabiso; Emuze, Fidelis; Crafford, Gerrit (5TH CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE Port Elizabeth, 28-29 November, 2016)
    A doctoral study has been embarked upon with the intentions of addressing cost management problems encountered on Infrastructure Delivery Improvement Programme (IDIP) in South Africa. Given that poor cost performance ...
  • Louw, Nicolaas; Lawrence, Meda; Swart, James (2nd International Conference on Higher Education Advances, HEAd’16 Universitat Polit`ecnica de Val`encia, Val`encia, 2016)
    South Africa has the largest number of people living with HIV and AIDS in the world. A concerted effort is needed to address this epidemic, lest a socioeconomic crisis may cripple the country. Education may be the most ...
  • Monaheng, L.F.; Du Preez, W.B.; Olwagen, A.; Haupt, P. (Conference: Rapid Product Development Association of South Africa, At Vaal University of Technology Gauteng Science and Technology park, 2016)
    Medical implants created by Ti6Al4V (ELI) through Additive Manufacturing (AM) processes have a very positive impact on the quality of life of patients who have undergone bone reconstructive surgery. The effectiveness of ...
  • Dzogbewu, Thywill Cephas; Monaheng, L; Els, J; van Zyl, I; du Preez, W B; Yadroitsava, I; Yadroitsev, I (SUNConferences, 17th Annual Conference of the Rapid Product Development Association of South Africa, 2016)
    The type of material used in biomedical applications depends on specific implant applications; different types of implant need different mechanical properties. Since the architectures of bone tissues in the human body are ...
  • Malefane, L. B.; du Preez, W. B.; Maringa, M. (17th Annual Conference of the Rapid Product Development Association of South Africa, 2016)
    Design of medical prostheses is typically based on the mechanical properties of the materials used. However, apart from non-loadbearing implants, medical prostheses in use are exposed to various forms of dynamic loading. ...

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