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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
An automated apparatus for non-contact inspecting of mass produced custom products.
The evolution of the manufacturing industry may be viewed as proceeding from Dedicated Manufacturing Systems (DMS) to Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems (RMS). Customer requirements change unpredictably, and so DMS ...
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
Autonomous sea craft for search and rescue operations : marine vehicle modelling and analysis.
Marine search and rescue activities have been plagued with the problem of risking the lives of rescuers in rescue operations. With increasing developments in sensor technologies, it became a necessity in the marine search ...
Finite element solutions of optimization problems with stability constraints involving columns and laminated composites.
The primary aim of this study is to assess the applicability and performance of the finite element method (FEM) in solving structural optimization problems with stability constraints. In order to reach this goal, several ...
Design of a novel hydrokinetic turbine for ocean current power generation.
In a world with a growing need for energy, but also a growing need to decrease dependence on fossil fuel energy production, new methods of energy generation are required. The energy which exists in flowing rivers, ocean ...