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Faculty of Engineering

 

The Faculty of Engineering covers a broad range of engineering disciplines, which are currently being reformed to respond to the demands of regional, National and global industry priorities in engineering education. Through a range of multi-disciplinary research institutes and centres, the Faculty aims to integrate its education and research programmes into a cohesive system, providing students with modern technology platforms for relevant and industry-responsive education, with a high degree of work-integrated learning. These platforms include the Product Life Cycle Management Competency Centre, providing state-of-the-art education in product design through to simulation and life-cycle management, the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Laboratory, and the Centre for Substation Automation and Energy Management Systems, to mention a few. Through this approach, the Faculty aims to emerge as a major driver of socio-economic change in the region.

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  • Mekuto, Lukhanyo; Ntwampe, Seteno K.O; Mudumbi, John B.N; Akinpelu, Enoch A; Mewa-Ngongang, Maxwell (Elsevier Inc, 2017)
    The datapresented in this article contains the bacterial community structure of the free cyanide(CN-) and thiocyanate(SCN-) degrading organisms that were isolated from electroplating was- tewater and synthetic SCN- ...
  • Sun, B (Science China Press and Springer, 2017)
    In recent years studies of aquatic locomotion have provided some remarkable insights into the many features of fish swimming performances. This paper derives a scaling relation of aquatic locomotion CD(Re) 2 = (Sw) 2 and ...
  • Haldenwang, R; Slatter, PT; Vanyaza, S (BHR Group, 2004)
    The effect of the cross-sectional shape on the laminar flow of fluids in open channels has been investigated by researchers such as Straub et al. (1) for Newtonian fluids and Kozicki and Tiu (2) for non-Newtonian fluids. ...
  • Haldenwang, R; Slatter, PT; Chhabra, RP (BHR Group, 2002)
    The laminar-turbulent transition for pipelines has been studied intensively and several models are available to predict transition with various degrees of success. Generally the Reynolds number of 2100 is used to describe ...
  • Chaúque, EFC; Dlamini, LM; Adelodun, AA; Greyling, CJ; Ngila, JC (Elsevier, 2016)
    The manipulation of nanofibers’ surface chemistry could enhance their potential application toward the removal of ionic dyes in wastewater. For this purpose, surface modification of electrospun polyacrylonitrile (PAN) ...
  • Pinfold, L; Fapohunda, JA (Geospatial World Forum, 2014)
    The continued growth of inner city construction coupled with the mounting costs of land in the urban centres puts pressure on inner city construction management. The complex nature of construction in urban centres requires ...
  • Sun, Bohua (ICSV 21, 2014)
    The performance of MEMS gyro is affected by several factors, and one of them is the change of temperature. To design a higher performance MEMS gyro, the temperature compensation should be taken into account. Due to its ...
  • Cain, V; Thijs, L; Van Humbeeck, J; Van Hooreweder, B; Knutsen, R (Elsevier, 2015)
    The fracture toughness (K1c) and fatigue crack growth rate (FCGR) properties of selective laser melted (SLM) specimens produced from grade 5 Ti6Al4V powder metal has been investigated. Three specimen orientations relative ...
  • Oliver, GJ; Rhonda, J (Springer Science, 2014)
    The simulation of welding requires the modelling of a number of processes; of primary interest in this contribution is the modelling of the material behavior during and after welding. Arc welding can be seen chiefly as a ...
  • Aransiola, EF; Daramola, M; Ojumu, TV (Nova Science Publishers, 2013)
    In the recent past, the use of Xylene in industrial, domestic, clinical and agriculture is becoming important. It is an aromatic hydrocarbon which consists of three distinct isomers; paraxylene, orthoxylene and metaxylene, ...
  • Adewole, A.C; Tzoneva, Raynitchka (Elsevier, 2014)
    IEC 61850-9-2 is an international substation automation standard that proposes a Process Bus communication network between process level equipment and bay level Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs) used for power systems ...
  • Zakariya, NS; Kahn, MTE (IACSIT Press, 2014)
    Nuclear energy is a proven technology for large scale base load electricity generation which can reduce dependence on imported gas and carbon dioxide (CO2) emission, less vulnerable to fuel price changes than coal- and ...
  • Millar, B; Barris, K (The Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society (CASAS), 2017)
    Students at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology were provided with Harvard referencing system guides in isiXhosa, Afrikaans and English. Without exception, isiXhosa mother-tongue students rejected the isiXhosa guide ...
  • Kabwe, Christine; Haldenwang, Rainer; Fester, Veruscha; Chhabra, Raj (Springer, 2017)
    This work investigated the prediction of transitional flow of non-Newtonian fluids in open channels. A number of empirical methods are available in the literature, which purport to predict the frictional losses associated ...
  • Tartibu, Kwanda Lagouge; Sun, Bohua; Kaunda, Modify Elton (ResearchGate, 2013)
    This paper presents a new mathematical approach for optimizing the geometry of a thermoacoustic regenerator, aimed at producing efficient thermoacoustic engines. Optimal set of parameters describing the device are computed ...
  • Wiklund, Johan; Kotze, Reinhardt; Birkhofer, Beat; Ricci, Stefano; Meacci, Valentino; Haldenwang, Rainer; Stading, Mats (Ubertone, 2014)
    The enhanced tube viscometer concept aiming to derive information on the flow behavior of industrial fluids using the UVP+PD methodology, i.e. Ultrasound Velocity Profiling (UVP) with Pressure Difference (PD) is older ...
  • Kanyarusoke, Kant E; Gryzagoridis, Jasson; Oliver, Graeme (ASHRAE Transactions, 2013)
    This work is a follow on to previous ones on solar tracking in Tropical Africa by the authors. While the first work showed the necessity to replace current fixed panels/collectors with two slope fixed installations at ...
  • Rahman, Mashuqur; Wiklund, Johan; Kotzé, Reinhardt; Håkansson, Ulf (Elsevier, 2017)
    The rheology of cement grout is complex due to its thixotropic nature and the presence of a yield stress. Despite the importance of the yield stress for grouting design, no standard methods are yet available to determine ...
  • Kanyarusoke, Kant E; Gryzagoridis, Jasson; Oliver, Graeme (Journal of Energy in Southern Africa, 2015)
    That solar tracking improves energy yields from solar harvest systems is not debatable. Nor is the under powering of tropical Africa amidst plenty of energy resources – including solar. This paper presents a review of ...
  • Lloyd, Philip J (Journal of Energy in Southern, 2017)
    Using World Bank Development Indicators, it is shown that the use of energy is strongly related to almost every conceivable aspect of development. Wealth, health, nutrition, water, infrastructure, education, even life ...

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