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  • Schutte, Zelldra; Pandelani, Thanyani A; Langdon, GS; Ahmed, Rayeesa; Mahlase, Andrew CK; Reinecke, John D (Routledge, 2019-09)
    Full scale under body blast testing are rather complex and cause a lot of variability in data. The complexity and variability of blast testing can be reduced by a well-developed numerical model that can simulate the various ...
  • Pandelani, Thanyani A; Schutte, Zelldra; Ahmed, Rayeesa (2019-11)
    Primary Blast Injuries (PBI) are caused by the propagating shock wave, associated with High-order Explosives (HE), that moves through the body, affecting gas-containing and fluid-surrounded organs, such as the lungs, the ...
  • Schutte, Zelldra; Pandelani, Thanyani A; Snyman, I; Langdon, GS (2018-11)
    During an Under Body Blast (UBB), the seated occupants are significantly accelerated, primarily through the floor and seats, which may lead to severe injuries and fatalities. Numerous studies have captured the injury ...
  • Williams, LL; Lück-Vogel, Melanie (Springer, 2020-03)
    Coastal zones are dynamic spaces where human activities and infrastructure are exposed to natural forces, climate change and extreme weather events such as storm surges. Coastal inundation is regarded as one of the most ...
  • Gopal, Ajith K; Wium, Elsmari (Inderscience Publishers, 2019-08)
    The application of a modified A-star (A*) global search algorithm and trajectory planner based on the tentacles algorithm approach are investigated for real-time path and trajectory planning on an unmanned ground vehicle ...
  • Van Wyk, Marius S; Mostert, Frederik J; Cloete, William E; Mattheyse, Richard (ACTEA, 2019-07)
    A simulation tool was used to investigate the comparative effects of air and water in a gap between two detonic transfer elements. A specific model configuration was used to position a donor and acceptor in air and water ...
  • De Saxe, Christopher; Berman, Robert J; Clarke, Anria; Reinecke, John D (2019-07)
    Tyre parameterisation is fundamental to vehicle dynamics research, as tyre properties have a significant impact on the behaviour of a vehicle. One way in which some of the primary tyre parameters can be extracted is a ...
  • Robert, Robert J; De Saxe, Robert J; Clarke, Anria; Reinecke, John D; Fisher, Colin (2019-07)
    All of a vehicle’s cornering and acceleration forces are transmitted through its tyres to the road. Tyre testing and parameterisation are therefore fundamental to vehicle dynamics research. Lateral stiffness properties are ...
  • De Saxe, Christopher C; Cebon, DC (SAGE Publications Ltd, 2019-03)
    Articulated heavy goods vehicles and long combination vehicles offer improved efficiency and emissions but reduced low-speed manoeuvrability and high-speed stability compared to rigid lorries. Active control systems can ...
  • Ntshabele, K; Isong, B; Dladlu, N; Abu-Mahfouz, Adnan MI (IEEE, 2018-10)
    One of the challenges faced by Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) is the issue of uncontrollable interference as the spectrum becomes congested due to the current proliferation of wireless devices. Cognitive radio (CR) emerged ...
  • Berman, Robert J; Rosman, Benjamin S; Van Niekerk, B; Nordengen, Paul A (2018-10)
    The ever increasing global freight task brings with it a number of challenges for road freight transportation. The combination of high-capacity vehicles and Performance-based Standards (PBS) is proving to be a viable and ...
  • Mwenge Kahinda, Jean-Marc; Musvoto, Constansia D; Archer van Garderen, Emma RM; Dhavu, K; Seopa, J (2016-10)
    Over 80% of South Africa's land is used for agriculture with livestock herding being the dominant rural land use. Approximately 1.5 million hectares of land in South Africa is degraded leading to the loss of ecosystem ...
  • Clarke, Anria; Sabatta, D (2018-09)
    Vehicle preview models have gained increasing popularity in recent years as a means of predicting potentially hazardous vehicle control inputs and attempting to mitigate their effects. These models are even more important ...
  • Pandelani, Thanyani A; Schutte, Zelldra; Wium, Elsmari (2018-09)
    Blast waves from landmines and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) produce an almost instantaneous rise in pressure which causes Primary Blast Injuries (PBI). The primary blast injuries are caused directly by the blast ...
  • Carpanen, D; Webster, C; Pandelani, Thanyani A; Newell, N; Clasper, J; Masouros, S (2018-07)
    The lower extremity is the most common body region injured in modern warfare which is characterised by proliferation of explosive weapons. Personnel on foot (dismounted) attacked by anti-personnel mines sustain predominantly ...
  • Pandelani, Thanyani A; Newell, N; Phill Pearce, A; Schutte, Zelldra; Stinner, D (IRCOBI, 2018-09)
    The objective of this study was to examine the effect of body armour on the occupant response within the mounted blast environment in an effort to understand the effect of these injuries upon survivability. Determination ...
  • Mostert, Frederik J (Elsevier, 2019-10)
    This paper presents a view of some of the challenges that are presented in investigating protection methodologies against explosive blast effects. In particular, the paper is concerned with experimental efforts that can ...
  • Eddy, C; de Saxe, Christopher C; Cebon, D (Camera-based measurement of cyclist motion, 2018-08)
    Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) are overrepresented in cyclist fatality statistics in the UK relative to their proportion of total traffic volume. In particular, the statistics highlight a problem for vehicles turning left ...
  • De Saxe, Christopher C; Cebon, D (Taylor & Francis, 2018-06)
    High-capacity vehicles have been shown to be highly effective in reducing emissions associated with road freight transport. However, the reduced manoeuvrability of long vehicles often necessitates the use of active trailer ...
  • Kural, K; de Saxe, Christopher C; Kharrazi, S; Asp, T; Kraaijenhagen, B; Pauwelussen, J (2018-04)
    This paper describes interim results of the ongoing CEDR-funded "FALCON" project, which aims to introduce a step improvement in transport efficiency in Europe through the definition of a new performance-oriented legislative ...

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