Browsing Research Articles (Civil Engineering) by Issue Date

Browsing Research Articles (Civil Engineering) by Issue Date

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  • Mashiri, Mac; Dube, Sipho; Buiten, Denise (Unisa Press, 2007)
    Transport plays a significant role in the lives of children and young people, facilitating or constraining their ability to discharge their domestic responsibilities, providing opportunities for earning an income, ...
  • Heymann, Gerhard (South African Institution of Civil Engineering, 2007-03)
    The continuous surface wave (CSW) test is a seismic technique for determining ground stiffness by measuring the velocity of Rayleigh wave propagation along the ground surface. A sinusoidal force is generated by a shaker ...
  • Alexander, Will J.R.; Bailey, F.; Bredenkamp, D.B.; Van der Merwe, Alwyn; Willemse, Nico (South African Institution of Civil Engineering, 2007-06)
    This study is based on the numerical analysis of the properties of routinely observed hydrometeorological data which in South Africa alone is collected at a rate of more than half a million station days per year, with some ...
  • Mokonyama, Mathetha; Venter, C.J. (Christoffel Jacobus) (South African Institution of Civil Engineering, 2007-09)
    The paper investigates the use of an alternative household car ownership modelling approach for South African urban areas, particularly the metropolitan areas, that moves away from existing race-based classifications, but ...
  • Van Veelen, Martin; Visser, Alex T. (South African Institution of Civil Engineering, 2007-12)
    No abstract available
  • Du Plessis, Hanli; Kearsley, Elsabe P.; Matjie, Ratale Henry (South African Institution of Civil Engineering, 2007-12)
    In recent years the cement and concrete industry has reduced its environmental impact by increasing the use of waste materials as both cement extenders and fillers in concrete. Fly ash has been widely used as a cement ...
  • Cai, Qingbo; Robberts, John M.; Janse van Rensburg, Ben W. (South African Institution of Civil Engineering, 2008-03)
    A smeared crack model, based on non-linear fracture mechanics, was developed which allows for either linear or bilinear softening and assumes shear retention dependent on the strain normal to a crack. A mesh objectivity ...
  • Horak, Emile (South African Institution of Civil Engineering, 2008-06)
    The falling weight deflectometer (FWD) is used worldwide as an established, valuable, nondestructive road testing device for pavement structural analyses. The FWD is used mostly for rehabilitation project level design ...
  • Hugo, D.; Heyns, P.S. (Philippus Stephanus); Thompson, R.J.; Visser, Alex T. (Elsevier, 2008-06)
    Current management techniques for the aintenance of mine haul roads, such as ad hoc blading, scheduled blading and even maintenance management systems, have shortcomings in complex mining environments. This paper investigates ...
  • Van Dijk, Marco; Van Vuuren, S.J. (Water Research Council, 2009)
    The use of thermal mixing by means of compressed air appears to have important potential for evaporation suppression on deep reservoirs. Current methods used to reduce evaporation from open-water impoundments such as ...
  • Grabe, P.J. (Hannes) (South African Institution of Civil Engineering, 2009-05)
    A new optical track deflection measurement device was developed for Transnet Freight Rail (Track Technology) to be used for track research carried out in both field and laboratory investigations. The functioning and ...
  • Alexander, Will J.R. (South African Institution of Civil Engineering, 2009-06)
    Pattern recognition is hard-wired into our brains. Unfortunately, it seems that most civil engineers have forgotten how to apply it to solve complex problems. This article gives some examples of where pattern recognition ...
  • Venter, C.J. (Christoffel Jacobus) (South African Institution of Civil Engineering, 2009-09)
    In June 2009 the City of Tshwane's BRT Project Office hosted a World Bank-led workshop on public transport restructuring. A highlight was the presentations made by colleagues from Nigeria on their experiences with implementing ...
  • Steyn, Wynand Jacobus Van der Merwe (American Society of Civil Engineers, 2009-10)
    Nanotechnology is the term used to cover the design, construction and utilization of structures with at least one dimension measured in nanometers. Compared with typical civil engineering structures the two fields operate ...
  • Rust, Eben; Heymann, Gerhard; Jones, Gary (South African Institution of Civil Engineering, 2010-04)
    Collapse potential in unsaturated soil was first identified and quantified by researchers in South Africa. A landmark paper was published by Ken Schwartz in 1985 presenting the state of the art at that time. Since then, ...
  • Vorster, Daniel Jacobus; Grabe, P.J. (Hannes) (South African Institution of Civil Engineering, 2010-05)
    No abstract available.
  • Steyn, Wynand Jacobus Van der Merwe (South African Institution of Civil Engineering, 2010-09)
    Pavement Interactive, an online pavement community built on an open-source wiki platform, is a novel and possible approach to giving distance training to South African and southern African roads professionals in various ...
  • Steyn, Wynand Jacobus Van der Merwe; Grabe, P.J. (Hannes); Venter, C.J. (Christoffel Jacobus) (South African Institution of Civil Engineering, 2010-09)
    No abstract available.
  • Marais, Cornelle; Robberts, John M.; Janse van Rensburg, Ben W. (South African Institution of Civil Engineering, 2010-10)
    Large span concrete flat-slab systems with internal spherical void formers (SVF) have been used in Europe for over a decade. They are bi-axially reinforced concrete flat-slab systems with a grid of internal spherical void ...
  • Roth, C.P. (Chris); Grigoriu, Mircea D. (South African Institution of Civil Engineering, 2010-10)
    Response sensitivity analysis as a part of dynamic finite element structural analysis has many applications to structures of realistic scale and complexity in earthquake engineering. A demonstration project, consisting of ...