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An experimental and numerical convective heat transfer analysis over a transonic gas turbine rotor blade.
An experimental and numerical investigation of the flow and convective heat transfer distribution around a high turning angle gas turbine rotor blade has been carried out at the University of Kwa-Zulu, Durban campus. This ...
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
Variable sensor system for guidance and navigation of AGVs.
Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) depend on sensor systems to guide and navigate in manufacturing environments. The sensor system must ensure the correct path is followed and monitor the vehicleâ€™s progress as it proceeds ...
Heat transfer enhancement in nano-fluids suspensions : thermal wave effects and hyperbolic heat conduction.
The spectacular heat transfer enhancement revealed experimentally in nanofluids suspensions is being investigated theoretically at the macro-scale level aiming at explaining the possible mechanisms that lead to such ...
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 ...
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 ...
Development of a universal impeller test rig for scaled testing of high performance impellers.
This dissertation presents the validation of a universal impeller test rig, designed by the author and constructed at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). The research was conducted as part of UKZN’s Aerospace Systems ...