Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology

Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology

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  • Noah, Olugbenga O.; Slabber, Johan F.M.; Meyer, Josua P. (American Nuclear Society, 2016-03)
    Natural convection heat transfer in fluid-saturated porous media has in recent years gained considerable attention especially in high-temperature reactors. It is proposed in this study that light water reactors (LWRs) ...
  • Henriques, Valdo; Malekian, Reza (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2016)
    This paper describes the work carried out on the design and construction of a mine safety system prototype using a wireless sensor network with the objective of building a safety system to monitor the ambient characteristics ...
  • Peres, Edna (South African Institute of Architects, 2016-09)
    This paper explores Derick de Bruyn’s most recent project, house_derick. It tracks the architectural influences that inform his particular design approach to residential architecture, using his own home as the explanatory ...
  • Sturges, Paul (De Gruyter, 2016-09)
    This exploration of the connection between the library and the broader socio-political sphere in which it functions is based on a keynote presentation originally given at the BOBCATSSS Conference in Lyons, January 2016. ...
  • Jacobsz, S.W.; Kearsley, Elsabe P.; Cumming-Potvin, D.; Wesseloo, J. (Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 2016-08)
    The Duplancic model of caving is widely accepted in industry and is the framework within which most monitoring and numerical modelling results in caving mines are interpreted. As a result, the damage profile ahead of the ...
  • Van Wyk, B.; Du Toit, Adeline S.A. (Archlib Information Service, 2016-10)
    The status and the prestige of higher education institutions depend on the quality, visibility and accessibility of their research. Globally, research indicates that valuable research output originates from both ...
  • Hancke, Gerhard P.; Oleyede, Muhtahir O. (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2016)
    Biometric systems are used for the verification and identification of individuals using their physiological or behavioral features. These features can be categorized into unimodal and multimodal systems, in which the former ...
  • Nellore, Kapileswar; Hancke, Gerhard P. (MDPI Publishing, 2016)
    Vehicular traffic is endlessly increasing everywhere in the world and can cause terrible traffic congestion at intersections. Most of the traffic lights today feature a fixed green light sequence, therefore the green ...
  • Kiptoo, Caroline Chepkoech; Gerber, Aurona Jacoba; Van der Merwe, Alta (Wits LINK Centre, 2016)
    This article proposes a conceptual architecture for citizen-expert knowledge exchange in biodiversity management. Expert services, such as taxonomic identification, are required in many biodiversity management activities, ...
  • Winckler, Christiaan; Boshoff, Douw G.B. (SUNMeDIA, 2016)
    A grain silo is a unique form of real estate because of its construction, use and income generation. The study is based on vertical concrete silos built for the sole purpose of storing grain. Silos are, in essence, ...
  • Perekwa, Gamuchiari B.; Prinsloo, Tania; Van Deventer, Jacobus Philippus (International Center for Information Technology and Development, 2016-07)
    This paper investigates the impact of mobile technology on Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) in the developing world in the post-hyperinflation era. Data was collected from a multi-staged sample of 114 MSE owners within ...
  • Banda, R.K.; Pretorius, Leon (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2016-12)
    This research was carried out to determine the effect of scope definition on public building projects that are implemented by project implementing agencies (PIAs) in Malawi. The research sought to investigate the relationship ...
  • Brink, Hendrik G.; Nicol, Willie (The Italian Association of Chemical Engineering, 2016)
    Previously published results from a novel, homogeneously distributed shear, tubular fermenter used to study continuous chemostat (high shear) and biofilm (low shear) fermentations (Brink and Nicol, 2014a), were compared ...
  • Dick, Archie L. (Sage, 2016)
    This article reviews the responses of librarians to crises in the ‘old’ and ‘new’ South Africa. It draws on primary and secondary sources to tell the stories of librarians during personal, political and professional crises. ...
  • Venter, Christoffel (Elsevier, 2016-11)
    Bus rapid transit (BRT) systems are often implemented as a means toward achieving regulatory reform in the transport sector. This often involves simultaneous formalisation of informal paratransit operators, and restructuring ...
  • Schwegmann, Colin Peter; Kleynhans, Waldo; Salmon, B.P. (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2017-02)
    The detection of ships at sea is a complex task made more so by adverse weather conditions, lack of night visibility, and large areas of concern. Synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery with large swaths can provide the ...
  • Osuch, P.J. (Piotr); Stander, Tinus; Petrashin, Pablo; Toledo, Luis; Lancioni, Walter (Hindawi Publishing, 2017)
    Oscillation-based testing (OBT) has been proven to be a simple, yet effective VLSI test for numerous circuit types. This paper investigates, for the first time, the application of OBT verification for second generation ...
  • Oerlemans, Leon A.G.; Ceri-Booms, Meltem; Curseu, Petru Lucian (Elsevier, 2017-03)
    This paper reports the results of a meta-analytic review of the relationship between person and task-focused leader behaviors, on the one hand, and team performance, on the other hand. The results, based on 89 independent ...
  • Olivier, Martin S.; Pieterse, H.; Van Heerden, R.P. (South African Institute of Electrical Engineers, 2016-06)
    Traces found on Android smartphones form a significant part of digital investigations. A key component of these traces is the date and time, often formed as timestamps. These timestamps allow the examiner to relate the ...
  • Kruger, P.S. (Paul Stephanus), 1944-; Yadavalli, Venkata S. Sarma (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2016-12-06)
    Uncertainty is ever-present and is an integral part of life. Recognising the existence of uncertainty and its possible effects on decision-making may be important for the profitability, financial success, or even survival ...

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