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2013

Warncke, D.

The design and testing of novel shallow V-shape structures

Cunliffe, G.

The response of sandwich panels with filled tubular cores to blast load

Baby, T.

Multi-layered, stack plates subjected to uniform blast loading

du Plessis, M.C.

Blast response of sandwich panels with tubular cores

Kuttel, J. L.

Understanding the effect of moisture content on buried charge

Naidoo, K.

Response of shallow “V” plates to blast load

Niven, T.

Cylinders under internal blast loading

Joao, C.

Impact response of textile concrete

Hobson, L.

Response of composite V shape panels to blast loads

Weyer, M.

Design and testing of a two stage gas-gun

Garbiel, S.

Small scale earthquake simulator

Featherstone, T.

Optimisation of T-beam sections under blast loading

Snaddon, D.P.C.

Create a quasi-1D numerical code for the analysis of gas guns and shock tubes

Nteta, S.

Design, build and Test a prototype intermediate strain rate tensile test rig

Mulibana, Z.C.

Redesign, modify and test a bar end grinder

Nair, G.

Dynamic compression of aluminium foam

Vundla, N.

Modelling strategies for viscoelastic wave propagation in polymer HPB

2012

Mofokeng, B. K.

Investigation into microstructural response to strain hardening during blast loading

Piu, S.

The Effects of Using Foam Filler on the Energy Absorption Characteristics of Tubular Structures

Blakemore, D.

Simulating the blast response of cylindrical shells to lateral blast loads

du Plessis, M.C.

Blast response of sandwich panels with tubular cores

Kuttel, J. L.

Understanding the effect of moisture content on buried charge

Naidoo, K.

Response of shallow “V” plates to blast load

2011

Briner, J.

Design, manufacture and test shallow V-shape hulls to withstand explosion loading

De Wet, N.

Numerical study of the penetration behaviour of non-deformable cylindro-conical projectiles perforating mild steel plates

Fisher, J.

Design, manufacture and test of woven fibre metal laminates for blast

Gulubane, L.

Influence of hole layout on the blast mitigation of perforated plates

Haw, P. R.

Quantifying the effect of buried charges

Keth, R.

Manufacture & testing of curved sandwich panels for blast applications

Khanyile, N.

Risk awareness of engineering students – development of a new survey

Kloppers, N.

Flexural properties of glass

Myers, G.

Teaching Demonstration Tool for Solid Mechanics

Norton, P.

Evaluating the bonding of epoxy based fibre metal laminates

Ormrod, B.

Blast load characterization

Pombili, N.

Radial Distribution of Impulse Due To Blast Loading

Ranwaha, N.

Response of steel plates to repeated uniform blast load

Schmidt, E.

Impact of Glass

2010

Brinckmann, H. B.

Response of cylindrical shells to lateral blast load

Du Plessis, N.

Design and testing of perforated plates as blast shielding for underground tunnels

Friggens, C. J.

Energy absorption and collapse characteristics of mild steel square tubes with induced split discontinuities

Henchie, T. F.

Effect of shape charges and influence of polystyrene on the response of mild steel plate to blast load

Lee, WC

Manufacturing of Fibre Metal Laminate

Ozinsky, A

Design, build and testing of blast-resistant polymeric sandwich panels

Pitman, J. D.

Design, Build and Test a Direct Shear Split Hopkinson Bar Apparatus

Sanders, D.

Design, build and test of a single pulse shock tube

Yende, M.

Design, Build and Test a Tensile Specimen Fixture for a Split Hopkinson Bar Apparatus

2009

Bentley, S.

Design, build and test of a bar end grinder

Cho, K. J.

Axial crushing of rectangular tubes

Husemeyer, P.

Numerical investigation of stress wave propagation in Hopkinson bar

Mufamadi, P. G.

Evaluating risk awareness within the Mechanical Engineering Department

Pickering, E. G.

The response of V-shaped plate structures to localised blast loading

Rowland, B. K.

The response of composite sandwich structures with polymeric foam cores to blast loading

Shivute, D. N.

The response of composite panels with metal fillers to blast loading

2008

Boachie-Yiadom, K. A.

Deformation of thin-walled tubes using a hopkinson bar

Boettiger, E.

An experimental study of the post penetration behaviour of cylindroconical projectiles perforating 0.9mm steel plates

Chabalala, V.

The effects of buried charges on the response of circular plates

Ebrahim, G.

Investigate the effects of using honeycomb as filler on the energy absorption characteristics of tubular structures

Govender, D.

Underwater explosion testing

Heyns, A.

Sandwich panels subjected to blast loading: Aluminium honeycomb

Jardine, M. T.

Numerical simulation of the response of sandwich structures comprising of thin-walled tubes

Levitas, R.

Layered steel plates subjected to blast loading

Modak, G.

Influence of polystyrene on the response of plates to blast loading

Oxtoby, S. R.

Design, Build and Commissioning of an Intermediate Strain Rate Compression Test Rig

Parker, I.

An investigation into the effects of a weld connection on the response of two circular tubes stacked in series

Pillay, S.

Sandwich panels subjected to blast loading: Aluminium foam

Rowe, L.

Steel based fibre metal laminates subjected to localised blast loading

2007

Bhagaloo, V.

Investigation of the Crushing Characteristics of Two Linked Tubes with Different Cross-Sections

Bowden, A.

Numerical Investigation of the Tensile Split Hopkinson Bar

De Wee, C.

Influence of Confinement on the Blast Performance of Steel Plates

Downey, M.

Design, Build and Commissioning of a Tensile Split Hopkinson Bar Apparatus

Francisco, L.

Design, Build and Commissioning of a Sandbox for Simulating Landmine Detonations

Geretto, C.

The Response of Confined Mild Steel Square Box to Blast Loading

Green, P.

Design, Build and Commissioning of an Underwater Explosion Tank

Hiemstra, P.

The Effect of the Geometry of Knee Joint on the Transmission of a Stress Wave

Leisegang, D.

Material Characterisation of Composites at Low and High Strain Rates

Mayimele, N.

Response of Sandwich Structures Made from Aluminium Foam Core to Blast Loading

Merrett, R.

The Use of Aluminium Foam as Cladding to Blast Loading

Ngcobo, M

Effect of Explosive Charge Shape upon Structural Response

Pandelani, T.

Design, Build and Commissioning of a Dynamic Shear Pin Testing Apparatus

Smith, P.

The Effects of Honeycomb on Foot During Impact

Stander, M.

Design, Build and Commissioning of a Mini Split Hopkinson Bar Apparatus

Swanepoel, D.

Investigation of the Effects of the Connecting Link on the Crushing Characteristics of Two Linked Tubes

Thomas, L.

Influence of Adhesive on the Blast Performance of Back-to-Back Steel Plates

Witbeen, H. L.

Investigation of the Energy Absorption Characteristics of Parallel-cells Comprising of Various Thin-Walled Tubes

2006

Bartle, S.

Physical and computational model of the human foot with tendon subjected to a blast load

Bodlani, S. B.

The Energy Absorption and Collapse Characteristics of Square Tubes with Induced Circular Hole Discontinuities Subjected to Axial Impact Loads

Likando, R. S.

Quasi-static and Dynamic Crushing of Square Tubes, Scaling Investigation

Reid, W. I.

Investigation into the Mode of Collaspse of Two Linked Tubes Subjected to Axial Impact Loads

Ronchietto, F. F.

Investigation of Crushing Characteristics of Two Axially Stacked Square Tubes

Rossiter, I. B.

Response of Circular FML Panels to Blast Loading

Starke, R. A.

Energy Absorption Characteristics of Multi-cell Profiles

Timmis, R.

Disrupting the Response of Structures to Blast Loading

2005

Ahrens, C. I.

Design and Fabrication of a Composite Cricket Bat

Chi, Y.

Investigation of the Blast Response of Honeycomb Sandwich Panels

Cross, B. A.

Measurement of the Forces Transmitted Through a Cricket bat Handle

Dlamini, M. N.

Finite Element Analysis of Different Cricket Bat Designs

Eggers, A. E.

Influence of Stacking Arrangement on the Blast Resistance of CFML Panels

McBride, D. C. T.

Finite element simulation and drop test comparison of a surrogate leg

Mekgwe, O. J.

Numerical Investigation of the Behaviour and Response of Peripherally Clamped Centrally Supported Blast Loaded Circular Plates

Leslie, J. W.

A lower limb impact situation

North-Coombes, F.

Physical and computational model of the human foot subjected to a blast load

2004

Taylor, H. T.

Design, Build and Commission an Instrumented Taylor Test Rig

Watermeyer, G.

Design, Build and Commission a Tensile Split Hopkinson Bar

Versfeld, A. M.

Intermediate Strain Rate Tensile Testing Machine

Evezard, G. M.

Design, Build and Commission a High Speed Direct Shear Test Rig

Vara, A.

Determination of Material Properties at Different Temperatures and Strain Rates

Bwalya, K. D

The Response of Steel Plates to Repeated Blast Loads

Mbete, S. E. L.

An investigation of the Charge Stand-off Distance of a Structure Subjected to a Blast Load

Pitterman, M.

Correlation Between an Artificial Leg and a FE Model

San Giorgio, C.

An Investigation of the Impact Resistance of Cricket Helmet

Carmen, E. (University of Witswatersrand)

Experimental Tests on Animal Bones

Fenner, M. (University of Witswatersrand)

The Development of a FE model of the Human Hand

Katzeff, S. (University of Witswatersrand)

The Development of a FE model of the Human Knee Joint

Lin, C.F. (University of Witswatersrand)

The Development of a FE model of the Human Foot

Pringle, H. (University of Witswatersrand)

The Correlation Between an Artificial Leg and a FE Model

2003

Cox, R. M. T.

Numerical Investigation of the Response of Peripherally Clamped Centrally Supported Blast Loaded Plates

Palmer, R. N.

Experimental Investigation of the Response of Peripherally Clamped Centrally Supported Blast Loaded Plates

2002

Hartley, R. S.

Characterizing Friction Effects in Split Hopkinson Pressure Bar Tests

Gilbert, E. U.

Biaxial Split Hopkinson Bar

Ahmed, R.

Design, Build and Test a Rig that can Measure the Reaction Force History at the Centre Support of a Circular Blast Loaded Plate

2001

Jacob, N.

Investigate the effect of explosive radius on the response of square and rectangular plates of different thicknesses, subjected to localised blast loads.

Desai, S.

The effect of explosive radius on the response of quadrangular plates, of different thicknesses, subjected to localised central blast loads.

Chandramohan, R.

The use of piezo electric sensors to measure load in a rotating mill.

Tait, D.

An investigation into the dynamic response of constant thickness quadrangular plates subjected to circular localised explosive loads.

Aneck-Hahn, R. J.

Hoist and construction for Graham Clarke.

2000

Martin, K.

Improved cricket bat design.

Mafani, M. C.

Measuring the Impact Strength of Copper using the Direct Impact Hopkinson bar Technique

1998

Appollis, L.

Investigate the effect of induced imperfections in tubular structured, in terms of their energy absorption characteristics.

Milane, M.

Vibration absorber.

Rogbeer, N.

Measuring the specimen/target interface stress during A Taylor test target.

Ratshikuni, M.

Development and testing of Taylor impact rig.

1997

Chung Kim Yuen, S.

The effect of plate thickness on localised blast loads.

Cottrell, P.

Multiple build-in plates subjected to localised blast loads.

Davies, M.

An investigation into procedures and results of drop testing of drill cutters.

Lockley, J

Investigation of the optimum angle for a vehicle undercarriage for blast resistance.

Wiehahn, M.

Internal pressure blast wave effects

Rueckemesser, D.

Model of dynamic impact of simple car bonnets using the finite element method.

1996

Grobbelaar, W. P.

Modelling of fragmentation damage.

Nannucci, P. R.

Model of dynamic buckling of thin walled cylindrical and square tubes as a vehicle energy absorber device using finite element analysis.

Clogg, R. C.

An investigation into the post-penetrative energy and deflection of a projectile passing through a target.

Mngadi, N. T. G.

The investigation of plastic hinge lengths on impulsively loaded beams.

1995

Bryant, M. W.

Fragmentation damage.

Mallinson, D. V.

The effect of sandwich plates subjected to localised central blast loads.

Magagula, M. J.

The micro-structural phenomena of the elongation and tearing of plates subjected to central blast loads.

Loumeau, M. J. J. F.

The effect of thickness of a plate subjected to impulsive loading.

Maclay, D. A. G.

The use of a sling-shot to measure the breaking resistance of ore.

Miller, M. J.

Asymmetric blast loading of a square/rectangular plate.

1994

Saunders, T. A. J.

Investigate the microstructural phenomena of the tearing of plates when subjected to blast loads.

Perry, M. J.

The response of composite structures to localised impulsive loading.

Desvaux de Marigny, F. D.

Impact response of welded plates.

Eekhout, G. G.

Investigate the crushing and/or breaking resistance of ore using a slingshot.

van den Oever, N.

Testing the impact response of a composite structure subjected to multiple impacts .

Lee-Chick, J. K. F

Investigate the tearing of sheet metal as it occurs in a tanker collision.

Malebye, M.

Investigate the side-impact energy-absorbing capabilities of a motor vehicle .

Molyneux, A. R.

Investigate the response of non-rigid projectiles (ie. Soft projectiles) fired at rigid targets.

1992

Watson, N. R.

Energy absorber for vehicles in accidents.

Marshall, N. S.

Investigate the boundary conditions of blast loaded plates.

Radford, A. M.

Investigate the loading conditions of blast loaded plates.

Shave, G. C.

Tearing of square plates subjected to impulsive loads.

Warnes, A. J.

The dynamic and static resistance of bread pans.

Campbell-Pitt, M. B.

Clamped stiffened plates subjected to impulsive loading.

Levin, A.

Fully built in stiffened plates subjected to impulsive loading.

Farrow, G. H.

Model and test a composite structural panel.

Wepener, S. D.

Effect of soft-soled shoes on impact loads at the artificial hip joint.