Browsing Research articles (Dept of Mechanical Engineering) by Issue Date

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  • Ketlogetswe, C.; Kemoeng, L.L.; Nato, L.T. (University of Botswana, www.ub.bw, 2004)
    This paper describes a case study that evaluated the level of recycling operations in Botswana. Recycling operations are now recommended as effective waste management strategies for reducing the amount of municipal solid ...
  • Loukanov, I. A.; Uziak, J.; Michalek, J. (Czech Academy of Agricultural Sciences http://agriculturejournals.cz/web/RAE.htm, 2005)
    The power requirement of tillage implements is an important design consideration particularly for animal-drawn implements where the power is limited. The paper presents the possibility of reduction in the draught requirements ...
  • Ketlogetswe, C.; Fiszdon, J.K.; Seabe, O.O. (Elsevier Science Ltd. www.elsevier.com/locate/rser, 2007)
    Import of a huge proportion of electrical energy from the Southern African Power Pool, and the geographical location and population distribution of Botswana stimulated the need to consider renewable energy as an alternative ...
  • Meyer, J.P. (Elsevier Science Ltd, http://www.elsevier.com/locate/apenergy, 2007)
    The energy-utilization over a 10-year period (1994–2003) has been analysed for the South African industrial sector, which consumes more primary energy than any other sector of the economy. Four principal sub-sectors, ...
  • Oladiran, M.T.; Meyer, J.P. (Elsevier http://www.elsevier.com, 2007)
    The energy-utilization over a 10-year period (1994–2003) has been analysed for the South African industrial sector, which consumes more primary energy than any other sector of the economy. Four principal sub-sectors, ...
  • Uziak, J.; Loukanov, I. A. (CIGR Journal http://www.cigrjournal.org/, 2007)
    The ram-press technology for oil expression has received a lot of attention in many African countries during the last two decades. The technology is based on manually operated mechanical presses, which employ a slider-crank ...
  • Loukanov, I. A. (Research in Agricultural Engineering http://journals.uzpi.cz/web/RAE.htm, 2007)
    This paper deals with the pumping process of a resonance-vibrating pump, which utilizes the resonance vibrations of one degree-of-freedom oscillating system. The pump is powered by a mechanical shaker consisting of ...
  • Loukanov, I.A.; Uziak, J. (Akademiai Kiado, 2007)
    The effect of enamel-coating on the draught performance of an animal-drawn mouldboard plough was studied. A single furrow swing mouldboard plough-Maun Series, and the same type enamel-coated plough both ox-drawn, are ...
  • Marumo, R.; Tokhi, M.O. (University of Botswana, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, http://ajol.info/index.php/bjt, April, 2007)
    This article proposes a new modeling scheme using extended radial basis function (RBF) and adaptive neuro-fuzzy filter for handling nonlinear uncertainties of an air motor servo valve. This model combines the fast model ...
  • Masoso, O.T. (Elsevier http://www.linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0378778808000923, 2008)
    This paper presents the findings of a case study with building simulation using EnergyPlus dynamic thermal simulation software, in which wall insulation was varied together with cooling set-point temperature in a hot and ...
  • Uziak, J.; Loukanov, I. A. (Dalhousie University, 2009)
  • Ketlogetswe, C.; Mothudi, T.H. (Elsevier Science Ltd. http://www.elsevier.com/locate/rser, 2009)
    Lack of access to electricity grid form the main challenge facing majority of developing regions particularly in rural communities. The situation is driven mostly by the absence of electricity infrastructure in most of ...
  • Oladiran, M.T.; Foster, J. (Trans Tech Publications http://www.scientific.net/AMR.62-64.551, 2009)
    A team of academics produced a Design Brief (DB) to assist architects design a scholarly physical environment for modern engineering education and research. The information gathered from external and internal sources was ...
  • Foster, J.D.G.; Uziak, J.; Loukanov, I.A. (Blackwell Publishing Ltd, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1475-1305, 2009)
    This study presents the experimental setup and results of measurement of forces and moments in a manually operated ram press machine. Tests were conducted on a BP30 ram press using electrical resistance strain gauges to ...
  • Kanyarusoke, K.E.; Uziak, J. (Wiley Periodicals Inc. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1099-0542, 2009)
    Formal Engineering Education has traditionally been delivered using the low technology—high touch lecturing method, in which the lecturer and student meet face to face. Distance education in this field has been quite ...
  • Uziak, J.; Gizejowski, M. (University of Botswana, 2009)
    A new design developed by the authors that gives an opportunity to account for the interaction of different modes of buckling is presented.Eurocode 3 model is used as the reference model, an equivalent geometric imperfection ...
  • Uziak, J. (Tempus Publications, 2009)
    Technology-based teaching and learning is entering academic life at an amazing rate. It comes whether invited or not. Students and lecturers are confronted with new technologies. There are new teaching methods to accompany ...
  • Uziak, J.; Oladiran, M. T. (Tempus Publications http://www.ijee.ie/, 2009)
    Complementary studies are fundamental for accreditation of engineering programmes in line with the Washington Accord. This paper presents the experiences of the University of Botswana in introducing General Education Courses ...
  • Batane, N.R.; Morrison, D.J.; Moosbrugger, J.C. (Elsevier, www.elsevier.com, 2010)
    The axial–torsional cyclic deformation behavior of polycrystalline nickel was investigated by performing fully reversed plastic strain amplitude controlled fatigue experiments at effective plastic strain amplitudes ranging ...
  • Mmusi, M.; Batane, N.R. (University of Botswana, www.ub.bw, 2011)
    The brake blocks employed on Botswana Railways locomotives have been found to fail frequently resulting in increased maintenance and operational costs. The paper presents the metallurgical and mechanical properties of two ...

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