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  • 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

Thesis passed for Higher Grades

  • OZINSKY, A, The Response of Partially-confined Right-circular Cylinders to Internal Blast Loading, MSc dissertation, University of Cape Town, 2013
  • LEE, WC, Response of Different Materials to Blast Loading, MSc dissertation, University of Cape Town, 2013
  • HENCHIE, T, The response of circular plates to repeated uniform blast loads: an experimental and numerical study, MSc dissertation, University of Cape Town, 2013
  • OPPERMAN, CJ, Study of a simplified bumper system subjected to offset impact loading, MSc dissertation, University of Cape Town, 2013
  • GERETTO, V, The effect of different degrees of confinement on the deformation of square plates subjected to blast loading, PhD dissertation, University of Cape Town, 2012
  • AHMAD, MS, The blast performance of layered steel panels, PhD dissertation, University of Cape Town, 2011
  • GOVENDER RA, Characterisation of Glass Fibre Polypropylene and GFPP based Fibre Metal Laminates at high strain rates, pp1-246, PhD dissertation, University of Cape Town, 2011
  • PICKERING, EG, Response of quadrangular plates to buried charges, pp1-189, MSc dissertation, University of Cape Town, 2011
  • MERRETT, R, The high strain rate behaviour of metallic cellular materials, MSc dissertation, University of Cape Town, 2011
  • CURRY, R, Implementation of viscoelastic Hopkinson bars , pp1-151, MSc dissertation, University of Cape Town, 2011
  • IYER, YL, The development and validation of a geometrically simplified and an accurate finite element model of the wrist joint, pp1-220, MSc dissertation, University of Cape Town, 2009
  • SMITH, PM, A parametric analysis of the BISRU sled tester's dynamic response, pp1-159, MSc dissertation, University of Cape Town, 2009
  • BOWDEN, AS, Experimental and Numerical Study on the effect of Strain Rate to Ductile Damage, pp1-209, MSc dissertation, University of Cape Town, 2009
  • RONCHIETTO, FFP, Crushing Characteristics of Axially Stacked Square Tubes, pp1-204, MSc dissertation, University of Cape Town, 2009
  • VAN Der WESTHUIZEN, A., The Strain Rate Dependent Properties and Modelling of Bovine Cortical Bone in Compression, pp 1-253, PhD dissertation, University of Cape Town, 2008
  • CHI, Y, The Response of Honeycomb Sandwich Panels to Blast Loads, pp1-138, MSc dissertation, University of Cape Town, 2008
  • ROSSITER, IB., Performance of Mild Steel Perforated Plate as a Blast Wave Mitigation Technique, pp 1-152, MSc dissertation, University of Cape Town, 2008
  • HIGGINS, S., Strain Rate and Density Dependent Behaviour of Bovine Cancellous Bones in Compression, pp 1-137, MSc dissertation, University of Cape Town, 2008
  • UNGERER, D., Investigating the Use of mRubber to Attenuate the Effect of Blast Load Applied to a Surrogate Lower Leg, pp 1-197, MSc dissertation, University of Cape Town, 2008
  • BEETGE, FJ., Impulse Loading of Near-field Shallow-buried Explosions, pp 1-208, MSc dissertation, University of Cape Town, 2008
  • VARA, AR., Determination of Material Properties of Mild Steel at Different Temperatures and Strain Rate.s, pp 1-95, MSc dissertation, University of Cape Town, 2008
  • BONORCHIS, D. "Analysis and Simulation of Welded Plates Subjected to Blast Loading", pp 1-248, PhD dissertation, University of Cape Town, 2007
  • THEOBALD, MD. "Blast loading of sandwich panels with thin-walled tube cores", pp 1-234, PhD dissertation, University of Cape Town, 2007
  • WHITE, T. "Investigation of factors affecting surrogate limb measurements in the testing of landmine protected vehicles, pp 1-231, MSc dissertation, University of Cape Town, 2007
  • ROUX, A. "Protection of electronics in submerged enclosures against underwater explosions", pp 1-223, MSc dissertation, University of Cape Town, 2007
  • STRYDOM, KR. "The design of an impulse meter to characterise vertical blast loads", pp 1-133, MSc dissertation, University of Stellenbosch, 2007
  • CHUNG KIM YUEN, S. "The Effects of Blast-induced Imperfections of the Energy Absorption Characteristics of Square Tubes", pp1-320, PhD dissertation, University of Cape Town, 2006
  • MAHOI, S. "Influence of Shape of Solid Explosives On Circular Steel Plates", PhD dissertation, University of Cape Town, 2006
  • JACOB, N. "The Effect of Stand-Off Distance on the Failure of Thin Plates Subjected to Blast Loads", pp1-171, MSc dissertation, University of Cape Town, 2005
  • GOVENDER, RA. "Numerical Investigations of Dispersion in Hopkinson Pressure Bars", pp 1-130, MSc dissertation, University of Cape Town, 2005
  • OCHOLA, RO. "Investigation of Strain Rate Sensitivity of Polymer Matrix Composites", pp 1-218, PhD dissertation, University of Cape Town, 2004.
  • HARTLEY, R."Assessing the effect of friction on compression split hopkinson pressure bar tests", MSc dissertation, University of Cape Town, 2004.
  • NETANGAHENI, PT. "An investigation of the failure mechanisms of thermoplastic composites at various rates of strain and temperature", MSc dissertation, University of Cape Town, 2003.
  • BONORCHIS, D. "Implementation of Material Models for High Strain Rate Applications as User-subroutines in ABAQUS/Explicit", pp1-228, MSc dissertation, University of Cape Town, 2003.
  • WILLIAMS, J. "Identification of PDC Cutter Spalling Mechanisms" MSc dissertation, University of Cape Town, 2002.
  • MULUH, ET. "Analysis of Deformation and Tearing of Uniformly Blast-Loaded Circular and Square plates; Rectangular Beams and T-Beams" MSc dissertation, University of Cape Town, 2002.
  • DAYKIN,LA. "Modelling the Effects of Explosives on V-Plates" MSc dissertation University of Cape Town, 2002.
  • JOST, R. "The Modelling of the Human Body subjected to a Side Impact" PhD dissertation, University of Cape Town, 2001.
  • SONN, L . "An Assessment of Software Packages as Applied to Particles in A Rotating Mill" MSc dissertation , University of Cape Town, 2001.
  • LEVIN, A, "Modelling Mechanical Systems" MSc. dissertation, University of Cape Town, 2000.
  • WIEHAHN, M, "Circular plates subjected to localised blast load - some insights into the mechanism of tearing and the energy required", pp 1-127. MSc. dissertation, University of Cape Town, 2000.
  • WILL, M, "Projectile impact damage in filament wound CFRP tubes - Effect of stacking sequence on projectile kinetic energy dissipation", pp 1-165. MSc. dissertation, University of Cape Town, 2000..
  • CHUNG, KIM YUEN, S. "Deformation and tearing of uniformly blast-loaded quadrangular stiffened plates", pp 1-201. MSc. dissertation, University of Cape Town, 2000.
  • GROBBELAAR, WP, "An investigation of structures subjected to blast loads incorporating an equation of state to model the material behaviour of the explosive", pp 142. MSc. dissertation, University of Cape Town, 1999.
  • NANNUCCI, PR, "A computational investigation of the progressive buckling of square tubes with geometric imperfections", pp 124. MSc. dissertation: University of Cape Town, 1999.
  • SMITH, M, "Microstructural analysis of plates with large strains as a result of central localised blast loading", pp 139. MSc. dissertation: University of Cape Town, 1999.
  • TYABASHE, L, "Determination of the power losses on a tyre-mounted ore-grinding mill". MSc (Eng) thesis, University of Cape Town, 1998.
  • MILNER, A. "The prediction of outermost trajectory of media in a grinding mill for the lifter bars with rounded or worn profiles", pp 1-112. MSc. dissertation, University of Cape Town, 1997.
  • KOTZE, J. "A concept model for a multi-fingered prosthetic hand", pp 1-184. MSc. dissertation, University of Cape Town, 1997.
  • BALDEN, VH. "The identification of structural modal parameters, as an alternative in-vivo diagnosis for osteoporosis", pp1-136. MSc. dissertation, University of Cape Town, 1997.
  • TOLLNER, ME, "Designing and Modelling an Automated Packaging system", pp 1-125. MSc. dissertation, University of Cape Town, 1997.
  • BIMHA, RE, "Response of thin circular plates to central blast loading", pp 1-76. MSc. dissertation, University of Cape Town, 1996.
  • CLARKE, MP, "An In-Shoe gait analysis device to measure the maximum shear stresses at the first metatarsal head", pp 1-204. MSc. dissertation, University of Cape Town, 1996.
  • GELMAN, ME, "A numerical study of the response of blast loaded thin circular plates, with both clamped and integral boundary conditions", pp 1-125. MSc. dissertation, University of Cape Town, 1996.
  • FARROW, G, "The Response of Multiple Plates Subjected to an Impulsive Load", MSc. dissertation, University of Cape Town, 1995.
  • JORDAN, I, "The Mechanisms of False Brinelling", MSc. dissertation, University of Cape Town, 1995.
  • RADFORD, A, "Localised Loading of Impulsively Loaded Plates", MSc. dissertation, University of Cape Town, 1995.
  • MARSHALL, NS, "Active Crash Control of Structural Members", MSc. dissertation, University of Cape Town, 1995.
  • THOMAS, B, "The Effect of Boundary Conditions on Thin Plates Subjected to Impulsive Loads", MSc. dissertation, University of Cape Town, 1994.
  • BRECKON, A, "Modelling of Healthy and Diseased Bone", MSc. dissertation, University of Cape Town, 1993.
  • POWELL, M, "The Study of Charge Motion with Particular Reference to the Grinding Action", PhD. dissertation, University of Cape Town, 1993.
  • 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", MSc. dissertation, University of Cape Town, 1991.
  • LUMPP, D, "Deflections of Stiffened Plates Subjected to Impulsive Loading", MSc. dissertation, University of Cape Town, 1991.
  • TEELING SMITH, G, "The Deformation and Tearing of Plates Subjected to Impulsive Loads", MSc. dissertation, University of Cape Town, 1990.
  • 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", MSc. dissertation, University of Cape Town, 1989.