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

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  • Oladiran, M.T. (Elsevier Science Ltd, http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/405891/description#description, 1994)
    Solar energy is finding wide application via several energy-saving devices and systems. Its use, especially in rural areas, can often be limited by the non-availability of complete information on insolation data. In this ...
  • Oladiran, M.T. (Elsevier Science Ltd, http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/405891/description#description, 1995)
    The use of solar energy is well established for low-grade thermal applications such as water heating and purification. In many of the solar systems, the collector surface located in the Northern Hemisphere faces the true ...
  • Oladiran, M.T. (Elsevier Science Ltd, http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/269/description#description, 1995)
    Botswana depends heavily on imported petroleum products for all premium applications. However, there is an abundant reserve of coal and other alternative sources of energy. This paper presents the energy trends and the ...
  • Oladiran, M.T.; Pheko, H. (Elsevier Science Ltd, http://journals.elsevier.com/00014575/accident-analysis-and-prevention/, 1995)
    In many African countries, including Botswana, the driving schools and instruction given to pupils are uncontrolled. Thus, this paper presents the results of an investigation into the level of professional training offered ...
  • Ketlogetswe, C. (University of Botswana, 1998)
    Since independence, the economy of Botswana has been undergoing a rapid transition from one in which the majority of the people depend on traditional agriculture and pastoralism to one in which formal sector employment ...
  • Ketlogetswe, C. (University of Botswana, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, http://ajol.info/index.php/bjt, April, 1998)
    Since independence, the economy of Botswana has been undergoing a rapid transition from one in which the majority of the people depend on traditional agriculture and pastoralism to one in which formal sector employment ...
  • Dimitrova, J.; Slivkov, G. (University of Botswana, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, http://ajol.info/index.php/bjt, April, 1998)
    This paper presents an examination of the possibility of using wind turbines generating electricity for households in the remote rural areas of Botswana. On the basis of theoretical consideration of the wind system generating ...
  • Inambao, F.L.; Mosweu, M. (University of Botswana, 1999)
    It is widely recognised that air pollution caused by the global rapid increase of automobile traffic is a threat to the environment. With regard to automobiles there are three general areas of concern: urban pollution, ...
  • Khartchenko, N.V.; Oladiran, M.T.; Douglass, G.W. (University of Botswana, http://www.ub.bw, 1999)
    Coal is plentiful in many parts of the world but its combustion can create severe environmental and aesthetic problems.In the past three decades, the cost of crude oil and natural gas has been unstable and the reserves of ...
  • Oladiran, M. T. (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/RecentIssue.jsp?punumber=13, August, 1999)
    This paper presents the results of an investigation to determine the level of continuing professional development (CPD) for engineers in developing countries. Questionnaires were administered randomly to engineers of ...
  • Kiravu, C.S.A.M. (University of Botswana, 2000)
    Computer models are used to replicate the essential performance features of a physical element using convenient modeling and simulation programs. Within SPICE, an acronym for the Simulation Program with Integrated-Circuit ...
  • Mothibi, J.; Kutua, S. (University of Botswana, www.ub.bw, 2001)
    One of the critical elements that determine the competitiveness of nations is the population density of, and quality of its engineers. This view has been corroborated by researchers such as Biluch (1989), Garelli et al ...
  • Uziak, J.; Foster, J.D.G. (University of Botswana, 2001)
    In this paper a method is presented which enables the solution of the equation of motion of the slider-crank mechanism. Expansion of functions into Fourier series is used in this method, whereby the solution of the equation ...
  • Inambao, F.L.; Mosweu, M. (University of Botswana, 2001)
    Diesel engines are used in heavy duty applications because of their high effeciency an reliability. However, oxides of nitrogen emissions remain a major concern. In diesel engines, fuel combustion is responsible for a major ...
  • Loukanov, I. A.; Uziak, J. (International Symposium on Theory of Machines and Mechanisms (IFToMM), 2001)
    The single-stroke ram press machine is widely used for sunflower oil extraction in African countries. It is manually operated, low speed machine constructed on the basis of slider-crank mechanism. The paper presents a ...
  • Uziak, J.; Foster, J.D.G. (University of Botswana, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, http://ajol.info/index.php/bjt, October, 2001)
    In this paper a method is presented which enables the solution of the equation of motion of the slider-crank mechanism. Expansion of functions into Fourier series is used in this method, whereby the solution of the equation ...
  • Mothibi, J.; Kutua, S. (University of Botswana, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, http://ajol.info/index.php/bjt, October, 2001)
    One of the critical elements that determine the competitiveness of nations is the population density of, and quality of, its engineers. This view has been corroborated by researchers such as Bilich (1989), Garelli et al ...
  • Foster, J. D. G. (Tempus Publications http://www.ijee.ie/, 2002)
    The economy of Botswana has grown rapidly since it became independent in 1966, but the population is only 1.7 million. Engineering construction projects are of large scale. The University of Botswana offers engineering ...
  • Kutua, S.; Mothibi, J. (University of Botswana, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, http://ajol.info/index.php/bjt, April, 2003)
    “Sustainable development” as a concept was popularised by a 1987 report of the United Nations World Commission on Environment and Development. The report defined sustainable development as “development that meets the needs ...
  • Matshediso, I.B. (University of Botswana, http://www.ub.bw, 2004)
    Although most SADC countries have or were in the process of liberalizing their legislation and fiscal regimes some member states seemed to levy exorbitant tax rates. SADC members’ states need to note that in designing the ...

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