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  1. Constitutive modelling of the skin accounting for chronological ageing
    Pond, Damien, 2017-09-26T14:46:07Z, University of Cape Town
    The skin is the largest organ in the human body. It is the first line of contact with the outside world, being subject to a harsh array of physical loads and environmental factors. In addition to this, the skin performs numerous physiological tasks such as thermo-regualtion, vitamin D synthesis and ...
  2. Influence of heat treatment condition on the stress corrosion cracking properties of low pressure turbine blade steel FV520B
    Naicker, Leebashen, 2017-09-26T14:46:32Z, University of Cape Town
    Stress corrosion cracking (SCC) is a corrosion phenomenon which continues to plague the power generating industry especially in low pressure (LP) steam turbine blades operating in the phase transition zone. An investigation has therefore been conducted to examine the effect of heat treatment conditi ...
  3. Sustainable urban development - the need for a South African rating tool for sustainable precinct developments
    Potgieter, Melissa, 2017-09-26T14:46:55Z, University of Cape Town
    Globally, urban sustainability is shifting its focus from individual building to sustainability at precinct, neighbourhood and community levels. This dissertation aims to determine whether the South African urban development industry has a need for the introduction and incorporation of a precinct le ...
  4. Adaptive and autonomous protocol for spectrum identification and coordination in ad hoc cognitive radio network
    Ohize, Henry Ohiani, 2017-09-26T14:47:17Z, University of Cape Town
    The decentralised structure of wireless Ad hoc networks makes them most appropriate for quick and easy deployment in military and emergency situations. Consequently, in this thesis, special interest is given to this form of network. Cognitive Radio (CR) is defined as a radio, capable of identifying ...
  5. Access network selection schemes for multiple calls in next generation wireless networks
    Orimolade, Joseph Folorunsho, 2017-09-26T14:47:22Z, University of Cape Town
    There is an increasing demand for internet services by mobile subscribers over the wireless access networks, with limited radio resources and capacity constraints. A viable solution to this capacity crunch is the deployment of heterogeneous networks. However, in this wireless environment, the choice ...
  6. Validation of an adjusted calcium formula using the Roche calcium (NMBATPA) and albumin (BCG) methods at Groote Schuur Hospital
    Ndlovu, Mbali, 2017-09-26T14:47:50Z, University of Cape Town
    ABSTRACT: Validation of an adjusted calcium formula using the Roche calcium (NMBATPA) and albumin (BCG) methods at Groote Schuur Hospital Introduction: Most laboratories continue to adjust serum total calcium (tCa) concentration for serum albumin as a surrogate marker of calcium status, despite the ...
  7. CD4 and CD8 T-cell responses to acellular pertussis and rotavirus vaccination in breast-fed HIV exposed, uninfected infants
    Nundalall, Trishana, 2017-09-26T14:48:20Z, University of Cape Town
    Introduction: Vaccination is one of the most efficient ways to prevent infectious diseases, however due to the naivety and regulation of immunity found in infants, induction of vaccine-mediated immunity is challenging. Respiratory and diarrheal diseases are major contributors to infant mortality. Ad ...
  8. Investigating pedestrian safety solutions on rural high-order roads. Case-study: R71 Polokwane
    Mokoma, Lesedi Dibuseng, 2017-09-26T14:48:53Z, University of Cape Town
    South Africa"s pedestrian accident rate is one of the highest in the world. The percentage of pedestrian accidents to total road accidents is approximately 33% (RTMC, 2011) far greater than the world average of 22% (World Health Organisation, 2013). The problem is more acute in rural areas where 1 i ...
  9. Realising the density dividend? Changes in urban lifestyle and culture as compact developments emerge on Cape s public transport corridors
    Mckenzie, Katharine, 2017-09-26T14:49:01Z, University of Cape Town
    Local planning reform has facilitated the development of some higher density residential and mixed-use development on Cape Town"s transport corridors, laying the basis for more efficient and sustainable lifestyles in areas of the city served by public transport and paratransit services. The research ...
  10. Investigating the operational behaviour of a double curvature arch dam
    Prins, Zac James, 2017-09-26T14:49:02Z, University of Cape Town
    The safety of dams is crucial in ensuring the continual availability of water, safety of the surrounding communities and infrastructure. Surveillance systems are implemented to monitor the structural integrity of certain dams which have a safety risk. The components and extent of the surveillance sy ...