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2018

  • Blasco, J. Design and build a manual hand blender.
  • Chohan, D. The effect of an encased explosive on the response of a structural target.
  • Gounden, N. Energy absorption characteristics of double-cell tubes subjected to axial load: a numerical study.
  • Mahlaule, B. Design a rig to perform shear test experiments on circular rings.
  • Palamattan, J. Modelling the lateral crushing of nested ring systems.
  • Ramavu, N. Design and manufacture a corn sheller.

2017

  • Butler, A. Response of structures to oblique blast loads.
  • Forrester, K. Energy absorption characteristics of 3D printed lattics structures.
  • Fouad, Y. Simulating the response of w-beam to impact loading.
  • Harnaker, A. Energy absorption characteristics of multi-tubular structures under quasi-static loading.
  • Jeewa, P. Effect of an encased explosive on the response of a structural target.
  • Kang, G. Response of a structural target to an improvised explosive charge.
  • McPherson, S. Design, build and commission a dough press.
  • Moerane, M. Energy absorption characteristics of nested rings crushed laterally.
  • Ncube, V. Simulating blast disruptors.
  • Nongolola, T. Simulating the response of sandwich panels with tubular cores to blast load.
  • Samuel, N. Design a rig to perform shear test experiments on circular rings.

2016

  • Braithwaite, J. The effect of an encased explosive on the response of a structural target.
  • Busakwe, N. Response of a fully clamped beam subjected to impact load.
  • Campbell, N. Dynamic impact loading of scaled steel frame.
  • Ramashala, T. Quasi-static and dynamic bending behaviour of sandwich beams with thin walled tubes as core.
  • van Huyssteen, D. Experimental rig to demonstrate deflection of structure in Mechanics of Solids.
  • Wale, O. Characterising blast loads using Bikini gauges.

2015

  • Barendse, RJ. Experimental rig to validate deflection of structures for theory in Solids coursework.
  • Briaraj, R. Simulating blast disruptors.
  • Fourie, AK. Simulating the response of sandwich panels with tubular cores to blast load.
  • Mnqatu, L. Impact on plates.
  • Vermeulen, MJ. Dynamic impact loading of scaled steel frame.

2014

  • Brunette, EM. Dynamic compression of soils under confined loading.
  • Chimbuya, T. Investigate the effect of "encased" explosive on the response of s structural target.
  • Daly, MH. Investigate the effect of aspect ratio of quadrangular plates subjected to blast loads.
  • Davies, S. Dynamic impact loading of scaled steel frame.
  • Guo, S. Fragment damage as a result of blast load.
  • Haveron, DE. Investigate the use of pebbles to disrupt the blast load resulting from the detonation of explosives.
  • Mashala, TC. The energy absorption characteristics of tubular structures subjected to axial load using a SHPB.
  • Mokhabela, MA. Design and instrument a swinging impact pendulum.
  • Reisinger, S. Scaling buried charges.
  • Shires, MJ. Cable twisting machine.

2013

  • Baby, T. Multi-layered, stack plates subjected to uniform blast loading.
  • Cunliffe, G. The response of sandwich panels with filled tubular cores to blast load.
  • du Plessis, MC. Blast response of sandwich panels with tubular cores.
  • Featherstone, T. Optimisation of T-beam sections under blast loading.
  • Garbiel, S. Small scale earthquake simulator.
  • Hobson, L. Response of composite V shape panels to blast loads.
  • Joao, C. Impact response of textile concrete.
  • Kuttel, J. L. Understanding the effect of moisture content on buried charge.
  • Mulibana, ZC. Redesign, modify and test a bar end grinder.
  • Naidoo, K. Response of shallow “V” plates to blast load.
  • Nair, G. Dynamic compression of aluminium foam.
  • Niven, T. Cylinders under internal blast loading.
  • Nteta, S. Design, build and Test a prototype intermediate strain rate tensile test rig.
  • Snaddon, DPC. Create a quasi-1D numerical code for the analysis of gas guns and shock tubes.
  • Vundla, N. Modelling strategies for viscoelastic wave propagation in polymer HPB.
  • Warncke, D. The design and testing of novel shallow V-shape structures.
  • Weyer, M. Design and testing of a two stage gas-gun.

2012

  • Blakemore, D. Simulating the blast response of cylindrical shells to lateral blast loads.
  • du Plessis, MC. Blast response of sandwich panels with tubular cores.
  • Kuttel, JL. Understanding the effect of moisture content on buried charge.
  • Mofokeng, BK. Investigation into microstructural response to strain hardening during blast loading.
  • Naidoo, K. Response of shallow “V” plates to blast load.
  • Piu, S. The Effects of Using Foam Filler on the Energy Absorption Characteristics of Tubular Structures.

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, HB. 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, TF. 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, JD. 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, KJ. Axial crushing of rectangular tubes.
  • Husemeyer, P. Numerical investigation of stress wave propagation in Hopkinson bar.
  • Mufamadi, PG. Evaluating risk awareness within the Mechanical Engineering Department.
  • Pickering, EG. The response of V-shaped plate structures to localised blast loading.
  • Rowland, BK. The response of composite sandwich structures with polymeric foam cores to blast loading.
  • Shivute, DN. 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, MT. 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, SR. 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, HL. 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, SB. The Energy Absorption and Collapse Characteristics of Square Tubes with Induced Circular Hole Discontinuities Subjected to Axial Impact Loads.
  • Likando, RS. Quasi-static and Dynamic Crushing of Square Tubes, Scaling Investigation.
  • Reid, WI. Investigation into the Mode of Collaspse of Two Linked Tubes Subjected to Axial Impact Loads.
  • Ronchietto, FF. Investigation of Crushing Characteristics of Two Axially Stacked Square Tubes.
  • Rossiter, IB. Response of Circular FML Panels to Blast Loading.
  • Starke, RA. Energy Absorption Characteristics of Multi-cell Profiles.
  • Timmis, R. Disrupting the Response of Structures to Blast Loading.

2005

  • Ahrens, CI. Design and Fabrication of a Composite Cricket Bat.
  • Chi, Y. Investigation of the Blast Response of Honeycomb Sandwich Panels.
  • Cross, BA. Measurement of the Forces Transmitted Through a Cricket bat Handle.
  • Dlamini, MN. Finite Element Analysis of Different Cricket Bat Designs.
  • Eggers, AE. Influence of Stacking Arrangement on the Blast Resistance of CFML Panels.
  • Leslie, JW. A lower limb impact situation.
  • McBride, DCT. Finite element simulation and drop test comparison of a surrogate leg.
  • Mekgwe, OJ. Numerical Investigation of the Behaviour and Response of Peripherally Clamped Centrally Supported Blast Loaded Circular Plates.
  • North-Coombes, F. Physical and computational model of the human foot subjected to a blast load.

2004

  • Bwalya, KD. The Response of Steel Plates to Repeated Blast Loads.
  • Carmen, E. Experimental Tests on Animal Bones (University of Witswatersrand).
  • Evezard, GM. Design, Build and Commission a High Speed Direct Shear Test Rig.
  • Fenner, M. The Development of a FE model of the Human Hand (University of Witswatersrand).
  • Katzeff, S. The Development of a FE model of the Human Knee Joint (University of Witswatersrand).
  • Lin, CF. The Development of a FE model of the Human Foot (University of Witswatersrand).
  • Mbete, SEL. 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.
  • Pringle, H. The Correlation Between an Artificial Leg and a FE Model (University of Witswatersrand).
  • San Giorgio, C. An Investigation of the Impact Resistance of Cricket Helmet.
  • Taylor, HT. Design, Build and Commission an Instrumented Taylor Test Rig.
  • Vara, A. Determination of Material Properties at Different Temperatures and Strain Rates.
  • Versfeld, AM. Intermediate Strain Rate Tensile Testing Machine.
  • Watermeyer, G. Design, Build and Commission a Tensile Split Hopkinson Bar.

2003

  • Cox, RMT. Numerical Investigation of the Response of Peripherally Clamped Centrally Supported Blast Loaded Plates.
  • Palmer, RN. Experimental Investigation of the Response of Peripherally Clamped Centrally Supported Blast Loaded Plates.

2002

  • 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.
  • Gilbert, EU. Biaxial Split Hopkinson Bar.
  • Hartley, RS. Characterizing Friction Effects in Split Hopkinson Pressure Bar Tests.

2001

  • Aneck-Hahn, R.J. Hoist and construction for Graham Clarke.
  • Chandramohan, R. The use of piezo electric sensors to measure load in a rotating mill.
  • Desai, S. The effect of explosive radius on the response of quadrangular plates, of different thicknesses, subjected to localised central blast loads.
  • Jacob, N. Investigate the effect of explosive radius on the response of square and rectangular plates of different thicknesses, subjected to localised blast loads.
  • Tait, D. An investigation into the dynamic response of constant thickness quadrangular plates subjected to circular localised explosive loads.

2000

  • Mafani, MC. Measuring the Impact Strength of Copper using the Direct Impact Hopkinson bar Technique.
  • Martin, K. Improved cricket bat design.

1998

  • Appollis, L. Investigate the effect of induced imperfections in tubular structured, in terms of their energy absorption characteristics.
  • Milane, M. Vibration absorber.
  • Ratshikuni, M. Development and testing of Taylor impact rig.
  • Rogbeer, N. Measuring the specimen/target interface stress during A Taylor test target.

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.
  • Rueckemesser, D. Model of dynamic impact of simple car bonnets using the finite element method.
  • Wiehahn, M. Internal pressure blast wave effects.

1996

  • Clogg, RC. An investigation into the post-penetrative energy and deflection of a projectile passing through a target.
  • Grobbelaar, WP. Modelling of fragmentation damage.
  • Mngadi, NTG. The investigation of plastic hinge lengths on impulsively loaded beams.
  • Nannucci, PR. Model of dynamic buckling of thin walled cylindrical and square tubes as a vehicle energy absorber device using finite element analysis.

1995

  • Bryant, MW. Fragmentation damage.
  • Loumeau, MJJF. The effect of thickness of a plate subjected to impulsive loading.
  • Maclay, DAG. The use of a sling-shot to measure the breaking resistance of ore.
  • Magagula, MJ. The micro-structural phenomena of the elongation and tearing of plates subjected to central blast loads.
  • Mallinson, DV. The effect of sandwich plates subjected to localised central blast loads.
  • Miller, MJ. Asymmetric blast loading of a square/rectangular plate.

1994

  • Desvaux de Marigny, FD. Impact response of welded plates.
  • Eekhout, GG. Investigate the crushing and/or breaking resistance of ore using a slingshot.
  • Lee-Chick, JKF. 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, AR. Investigate the response of non-rigid projectiles (ie. Soft projectiles) fired at rigid targets.
  • Perry, MJ. The response of composite structures to localised impulsive loading.
  • Saunders, TAJ. Investigate the microstructural phenomena of the tearing of plates when subjected to blast loads.
  • van den Oever, N. Testing the impact response of a composite structure subjected to multiple impacts.

1992

  • Campbell-Pitt, MB. Clamped stiffened plates subjected to impulsive loading.
  • Farrow, GH. Model and test a composite structural panel.
  • Levin, A. Fully built in stiffened plates subjected to impulsive loading.
  • Marshall, NS. Investigate the boundary conditions of blast loaded plates.
  • Radford, AM. Investigate the loading conditions of blast loaded plates.
  • Shave, GC. Tearing of square plates subjected to impulsive loads.
  • Warnes, AJ. The dynamic and static resistance of bread pans.
  • Watson, NR. Energy absorber for vehicles in accidents.
  • Wepener, SD. Effect of soft-soled shoes on impact loads at the artificial hip joint.