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Past Postgraduate Members

Postdoctoral Fellows | Postgraduate Students


Post-Doctoral Research Fellows

  • Theobald, MD (PhD University of Cape Town, 2007). 2008-2010
  • Chung Kim Yuen, S (PhD University of Cape Town, 2006). 2007-2008
  • Langdon, GS (PhD University of Liverpool, 2003). 2004-2006
  • Lemanski, SL (PhD University of Bristol, 2004). 2004-2006
  • Franz, T (PhD University of Bremen, 1998). 1999-2001

Postgraduate Students

2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 |

2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997 | 1996 | 1995 | 1993 |

1991 | 1990 | 1989 |


2018

MSc

  • Ghoor, I. The response of concave singly curved fibre reinforced moulded sandwich and laminated composite panels to blast loading, 2018. [download dissertation]
  • Hilton, K. The effect of boundary conditions and architecture on the response of cancellous bone, 2018. [download dissertation]
  • Moore, K.  A numerical assessment of architectural parameters for anisotropic behavior in idealised trabecular structures, 2018. [download dissertation]
  • Welgemoed, L. An interspecies comparison of the dynamic properties of cortical bone, 2018.

2017

PhD

  • Curry, R. Response of plates subjected to air-blast and buried explosions, 2017. [download thesis]

MSc

  • Roginsky, A. An experimental investigation into the anisotropic behaviour of bovine femoral cortical bone, 2017. [download dissertation]
  • Shangase, TP. Changes in material characteristics of AISI 430 stainless steel plates subjected to repeated blast loading, 2017. [download dissertation]
  • Warncke, D. The response of quadrangular plates to buried encased charges, 2017. [download dissertation]

2016

MSc

  • Davids, S. The influence of charge geometry on the response of cylinders to internal air blasting, 2016. [download dissertation]
  • Long, C. Analysis of a car door subjected to side impact, 2016. [download dissertation]
  • Weyer, M. An experimental and theoretical study on the effect of strain rate on ductile damage, 2016. [download dissertation]

2015

MSc

  • Mathew, TJ. SCARAB: development of a rugged, low cost, inspection-class robotic platform, 2015. [download dissertation]

2014

MSc

  • Paul, G. Properties of cortical bone at intermediate strain rates, 2014.
  • Ranwaha, N., The use of cellular materials to alleviate the damage from blast-induced fragments, 2014. [download dissertation]
  • Stander, M. Development of an intermediate strain rate compression testing machine, 2014. [download dissertation]

2013

MSc

  • Henchie, T., The response of circular plates to repeated uniform blast loads: an experimental and numerical study, 2013. [download dissertation]
  • Opperman, CJ. Study of a simplified bumper system subjected to offset impact loading, 2013. [download dissertation]
  • Ozinsky, A. The Response of Partially-confined Right-circular Cylinders to Internal Blast Loading, 2013. [download dissertation]

2012

PhD

  • Geretto, V. The effect of different degrees of confinement on the deformation of square plates subjected to blast loading, 2012. [download thesis]
  • Ahmad, MS. Study of dynamic behaviour of multi-layered structures subjected to blast loading, 2012. [download thesis]

MSc


2011

PhD

  • Govender, RA. Characterisation of Glass Fibre Polypropylene and GFPP based Fibre Metal Laminates at high strain rates, 2011. [download thesis]

MSc

  • Curry, R. Implementation of viscoelastic Hopkinson bars, 2011. [download dissertation]
  • Husemeyer, P. Theoretical and numerical investigation of multiple-mode dispersion in Hopkinson bars, 2011.
  • Merrett, RP. Dynamic response of aluminium foams, 2011. [download dissertation]
  • Pickering, EG. Response of quadrangular plates to buried charges, 2011. [download dissertation]

2009

MSc

  • Bowden, AS. Experimental and Numerical Study on the effect of Strain Rate to Ductile Damage, 2009. [download dissertation]
  • Downey, M. Design, build and commission a shock tube apparatus for autoignition research, 2009. [download dissertation]
  • Iyer, YL. The development and validation of a geometrically simplified and an accurate finite element model of the wrist joint, 2009. [download dissertation]
  • Smith, PM. A parametric analysis of the BISRU sled tester's dynamic response, 2009. [download dissertation]

2008

PhD

  • Van der Westhuizen, A. The Strain Rate Dependent Properties and Modelling of Bovine Cortical Bone in Compression, 2008. [download thesis]

MSc

  • Beetge, FJ. Impulse Loading of Near-field Shallow-buried Explosions, 2008. [download dissertation]
  • Chi, Y. The Response of Honeycomb Sandwich Panels to Blast Loads, 2008. [download dissertation]
  • Higgins, S. Strain Rate and Density Dependent Behaviour of Bovine Cancellous Bones in Compression, 2008. [download dissertation]
  • Ronchietto, FFP. Crushing Characteristics of Axially Stacked Square Tubes, 2008. [download dissertation]
  • Rossiter, IB. Performance of Mild Steel Perforated Plate as a Blast Wave Mitigation Technique, 2008. [download dissertation]
  • Ungerer, D. Investigating the Use of rubber to Attenuate the Effect of Blast Load Applied to a Surrogate Lower Leg, 2008. [download dissertation]
  • Vara, AR. Determination of Material Properties of Mild Steel at Different Temperatures and Strain Rates, 2008. [download dissertation]

2007

PhD

  • Bonorchis, D. Analysis and Simulation of Welded Plates Subjected to Blast Loading, 2007.
  • Theobald, MD. Blast loading of sandwich panels with thin-walled tube cores, 2007. [download thesis]

MSc

  • Roux, A. Protection of electronics in submerged enclosures against underwater explosions, 2007. [download dissertation]
  • Strydom, KR. The design of an impulse meter to characterise vertical blast loads, University of Stellenbosch, 2007.
  • Whyte, T. Investigation of factors affecting surrogate limb measurements in the testing of landmine protected vehicles, 2007. [download dissertation]

2006

PhD

  • Chung Kim Yuen, S. The Effects of Blast-induced Imperfections of the Energy Absorption Characteristics of Square Tubes, 2006. [download thesis]
  • Mahoi, S. Influence of Shape of Solid Explosives On Circular Steel Plates, 2006. [download thesis]

MSc

  • Bbosa, L. An investigation of impact breakage of rocks using the split Hopkinson pressure bar, 2006. [download dissertation]

2005

MSc

  • Govender, RA. Numerical Investigations of Dispersion in Hopkinson Pressure Bars, 2005. [download dissertation]
  • Jacob, N. The Effect of Stand-Off Distance on the Failure of Thin Plates Subjected to Blast Loads, 2005. 

2004

PhD

  • Ochola, RO. Investigation of Strain Rate Sensitivity of Polymer Matrix Composites, 2004. [download thesis]

MSc

  • Hartley, R. Assessing the effect of friction on compression split hopkinson pressure bar tests, 2004. [download dissertation]

2003

MSc

  • Bonorchis, D. Implementation of Material Models for High Strain Rate Applications as User-subroutines in ABAQUS/Explicit, 2003. [download dissertation]
  • Netanhageni, PT. An investigation of the failure mechanisms of thermoplastic composites at various rates of strain and temperature, 2003. [download dissertation]

2002

MSc

  • Williams, J. Identification of PDC Cutter Spalling Mechanisms, 2002. 

2001

MSc

  • Daykin, LA. Numerical modelling of explosively loaded steel V plates using the Jones-Wilkins-Lee equation of estate,  2001. [download dissertation]
  • Marais, ST. Development and proving of a split Hopkinson Bar used for high strain rate materials testing, 2001. [download dissertation]
  • Muluh, ET. Analysis of Deformation and Tearing of Uniformly Blast-Loaded Circular and Square plates, Rectangular Beams and T-Beams, 2001. [download dissertation]
  • Sonn, L. An Assessment of Software Packages as Applied to Particles in A Rotating Mill, 2001. [download dissertation]

2000

PhD

  • Jost, R. The Modelling of the Human Body subjected to a Side Impact, 2001. [download thesis]

MSc

  • Chung Kim Yuen, S. Deformation and tearing of uniformly blast-loaded quadrangular stiffened plates, 2000. [download dissertation]
  • Wiehahn, M. Circular plates subjected to localised blast load - some insights into the mechanism of tearing and the energy required, 2000. [download dissertation]
  • Will, M. Projectile impact damage in filament wound CFRP tubes - Effect of stacking sequence on projectile kinetic energy dissipation, 2000. [download dissertation]

1999

MSc

  • Grobbelaar, WP. An investigation of structures subjected to blast loads incorporating an equation of state to model the material behaviour of the explosive, 1999.
  • Levin, A. Modelling Mechanical Systems, 1999. [download dissertation]
  • Nannucci, PR. A computational investigation of the progressive buckling of square tubes with geometric imperfections, 1999. 
  • Smith, M. Microstructural analysis of plates with large strains as a result of central localised blast loading, 1999. [download dissertation]

1998

MSc

  • Tyabashe, L. Determination of the power losses on a tyre-mounted ore-grinding mill, 1998. [download dissertation]

1997

MSc

  • Balden, VH. The identification of structural modal parameters, as an alternative in-vivo diagnosis for osteoporosis, 1997. [download dissertation]
  • Kotze, J. A concept model for a multi-fingered prosthetic hand, 1997. [download dissertation]
  • Milner, A. The prediction of outermost trajectory of media in a grinding mill for the lifter bars with rounded or worn profiles, 1997. [download dissertation]
  • Tollner, ME. Designing and Modelling an Automated Packaging system, 1997. [download dissertation]

1996

MSc

  • Bimha, RE. Response of thin circular plates to central blast loading, 1996. [download dissertation]
  • Clarke, MP. An In-Shoe gait analysis device to measure the maximum shear stresses at the first metatarsal head, 1996. [download dissertation]
  • Gelman, ME. A numerical study of the response of blast loaded thin circular plates, with both clamped and integral boundary conditions, 1996. [download dissertation]

1995

MSc

  • Farrow, GH. The Response of Impulsively Loaded Sandwich Plates, 1995. [download dissertation]
  • Jordan, IK. The effects of the slip amplitude and lubricant type on the rate of false brinelling in roller bearings, 1995. [download dissertation]
  • Marshall, NS. Active control of passive safety in passenger motor vehicles, 1995. [download dissertation]
  • Radford, A. Thin circular metal plates subjected to localised impulsive loads, 1995. [download dissertation]
  • Thomas, B. The Effect of Boundary Conditions on Thin Plates Subjected to Impulsive Loads, 1995. [download dissertation]

1993

PhD

  • Powell, M. The Study of Charge Motion with Particular Reference to the Grinding Action, 1993. [download thesis]

MSc

  • Breckon, A. An investigation of the morphological and mechanical properties of cancellous bone in rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis of the hip, 1993. [download dissertation]

1991

MSc

  • Lumpp, DM. An experimental investigation of circular plates, beams and stiffened circular plates subjected to impulsive loading, 1991. [download dissertation]
  • Von Bentheim, K. An Investigation into the Parameters Affecting the Performance of Tube Mills -The Behaviour of a Single Particle on a Corrugated Liner Inside a Rotating Cylinder, 1991. [download dissertation]

1990

MSc

  • Teeling-Smith, G. The Deformation and Tearing of Plates Subjected to Impulsive Loads, 1990. [download dissertation]

1989

MSc

  • Nates, M. An Investigation into the Parameters Affecting the Performance of Tube Mills -The Behaviour of a Single Particle on the Inside of a Rotating Cylinder, 1989. [download dissertation]