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Autonomous materials handling robot for reconfigurable manufacturing systems.
The concept of mass producing custom products, though extremely beneficial to the commercial, and retail industries, does come with some limitations. One of these is the occurrence of bottlenecks in the materials handling ...
A study and implementation analysis of an anti-sagging device for power transmission lines using shape memory alloys
Shape memory alloys (SMA’s) are a family of metals that exhibit properties of pseudo-elasticity
Performance based analysis of current South African semi trailer and b-double trailer designs
South African heavy vehicles are currently designed according to prescriptive standards designed and enforced by the National Department of Transport (DoT); these standards are regulated in terms of mass, dimensions and ...
Modelling of carbon nanotubes and carbon nanotube-reinforced polymers with applications to composite structures.
Owing to their exceptional mechanical and physical properties, carbon nanotubes seem to
A mechatronic approach to develop the concept of a materials handling system for a reconfigurable manufacturing environment.
People are unique and display a variety of preferences with regard to the products that are
Reconfigurable modular machine design for reconfigurable manufacturing environment.Reconfigurable modular machine design for reconfigurable manufacturing environment.
Manufacturing techniques are based on the principles of Flexible Manufacturing and Dedicated Manufacturing for mass production. Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems (RMS) is a manufacturing system that can provide for Agile ...
Design of an autonomous underwater vehicle : vehicle tracking and position control.
This project proposes the development of an autonomous underwater vehicle that can be used to perform underwater research missions..The vehicle can be pre-programmed to complete a specified mission. Missions may include ...
Modelling and empirical characterisation of environmental degradation of FRP laminates in southern Africa.
As polymeric composite materials are being increasingly used in Southern Africa, there is a
The prediction of cavitation in high speed centrifugal pumps.
The primary focus of this research was to analyse the flow through a high speed centrifugal turbopump and validate the original meanline design. This research forms part of a larger project which is to develop a kerosene ...
The relationship between the bending amplitude and bending stress/strain at the mouth of a so-called square-faced clamp for different conductor sizes and different tensile loads : experimental approach.
In this research, realistic models were developed using experimental approach and statistical or deterministic analysis in the relationship between bending amplitudes and bending stress (strain) of the overhead line ...